Last edited 02/23/2024

Ms. Alia Cross LMHC

She / Her / Hers

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Ms. Alia Cross Licensed Mental Health Counselor

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 11:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 11:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Fridayfrom 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM
SaturdayClosed
Sundayfrom 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM

What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

I returned to graduate school in my 30’s to become a therapist after surviving my own journey of having Bipolar One Disorder. The disease is something I live with and manage. During the course of my treatment, I’ve felt what it’s like to have had both poor counselors and also to have had excellent ones. I strive to be one of the better ones. I do this in a variety of ways, but the most crucial one is that I regularly check-in with my clients about their lived experience. I ask my clients how they feel counseling is going. I ask for feedback: What do they think is going well? What’s not going as well? What needs to change in order for their healing process to work for them? Sometimes this means a client will share that I am not the right therapist for them. I don’t take that personally. With those situations, I will provide verbal praise for honest communication and will make a referral to another provider. I choose this profession because I respect other people and believe that each one of us is the own best expert on our lives.

Identity

Gender

Woman

Ethnicity

Middle Eastern/North African, White

Faith

Unitarianism

Other Identities

Living with Bipolar Disorder

Specialties

Anger management

Bipolar disorder

Divorce & separation

Domestic violence

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

General Expertise

Depression

Anxiety

Work Stress

Relationship Issues

Loss/Grief

Self-Esteem

Abuse/Survivors of abuse

Bipolar disorder

In-Network Insurance

Aetna

Cigna

UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

Oscar Health

Oxford Health Plans

Fees

First Session$135
Marriage & Couples Counseling$160
Individual Therapy$135
Group Therapy$40

Types of Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Individual Therapy

Group Therapy

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Strength Based Therapy

Mindfulness Practices

Eclectic Therapy

Animal-Assisted Therapy

Bibliotherapy

Compassion-Focused Therapy

Existential Therapy

Feminist Therapy

Licensure

  • New York, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, 010244-01

Education

University of Rochester, Master of Science, Mental Health Counseling, 2017

The counseling education I received at U of R is a CACREP accredited program, which means it was rigorous and up to NY State standards. I am passionate about education and was at the top of my class. I achieved the Masters Thesis award for my research on Culturally Appropriate Assessment Practices when Working with Arab Immigrant Women Facing Domestic Violence. I participated in several Group therapies during my graduate years to help increase my knowledge of human emotions/processes, along with my own individual sessions.

SUNY Genseo, Bachelor of Arts, History, 2004

I have been a history nerd for most of my life, so majoring in this subject was both a challenge and a joy for me. I wrote my senior thesis on the topic of the Black Mammy and African American women's roles in American History. History is most interesting to me when looking at minorities, women and other oppressed groups' experiences. I appreciate having a compassionate understanding of why our world is the way it is today, by having studied history at the undergraduate level.

Work History

Due to licensing rules, I can only see New York clients! I am empathetic when working with diverse, adult populations facing situational & mental health challenges. I've been on both sides of "the therapy couch" as a Survivor with Bipolar I Disorder & as a counselor. I completed my internship assisting Survivors of Domestic Violence & have a great deal of knowledge about Healthy Relationships vs Unhealthy ones. Prior to opening up my own private practice, I worked for 5 years at an Outpatient Behavioral Health clinic located within a hospital. I'm comfortable helping folks facing anxiety, depression, psychosis & trauma. I am currently strengthening my couples' counseling skills and have hired a private consultant/supervisor to assist me in this endeavor. I can work with both individuals and couples to clarifying achievable goals & I can build trust. It's an honor to be able to help others navigate the curveballs life will throw!

Online Therapy

Office at 206 LINDEN AVE, BUFFALO, NY

Frequently Asked Questions About Alia Cross, LMHC

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Alia Cross, LMHC, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Alia Cross accepting new clients?

Yes, Alia Cross is accepting new clients for online therapy in New York and in-person appointments at 206 LINDEN AVE, BUFFALO, NY, 14216-2830.

Does Alia Cross accept insurance?

Yes, Alia Cross accepts insurance, including Aetna, Cigna, Oscar Health, Oxford Health Plans and UnitedHealthCare (UHC).

What types of therapy does Alia Cross offer?

Alia Cross offers therapy for couples, groups and individuals.

Does Alia Cross offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Alia Cross offers in-person appointments at 206 LINDEN AVE, BUFFALO, NY, 14216-2830.

Does Alia Cross offer online therapy?

Yes, Alia Cross offers online therapy via video sessions to people in New York.

How quickly can I see Alia Cross?

Alia Cross typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Alia Cross speak?

Alia Cross conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Alia Cross online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Alia Cross online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.