About Alena

Nam libero tempore soluta

I am a New York State licensed psychotherapist and certified yoga teacher specializing in the mind/body connection.

I continue my clinical and yoga training with leaders in both fields, so that I can provide my clients with the most advanced evidence-based services available.

Whether you seek psychotherapy or therapeutic yoga instruction, we will work together, using evidence-based practices, to improve the quality of your life.

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress management
  • Relaxation and meditation
  • Medical professionals
  • Women and reproductive issues
  • Adolescence-adulthood
  • Disability, chronic pain, fatigue, and illness
  • Injuries
  • LGBTQ issues
  • Artists and Performers
  • High profile clientele
  • Columbia University in New York City (Lecturer)
  • New York University Medical Center/Hospital for Joint Diseases
  • Initiative for Women with Disabilities
  • Women’s Mental Health Consortium
  • Performing Arts Medicine Association
  • LifeForceYoga Healing Institute
  • Beth Israel Medical Center, Department of Integrative Medicine
  • International Association of Yoga Therapists
  • Actors Fund
  • Actors Equity Association
  • New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • BS, Psychology; Northern Arizona University
  • MSW, Columbia University in New York City
  • Registered Yoga Teacher, YogaWorks 200 hour (2008)
  • Therapeutic yoga training, Beth Israel Medical Center, Jillian Friedman
  • LifeForce Yoga® Practitioner Level 1 for anxiety and depression, Amy Weintraub
  • Ongoing Iyengar yoga training, Tzahi Moskovitz


My extensive network of colleagues includes functional medical doctors, naturopathic doctors, nutritionists, body workers, yoga teachers, psychiatrists, and reproductive medical professionals. If you feel you need a more extensive health care team and choose to include me in your interdisciplinary treatment, I will work along with your existing providers with your written consent. If you would like a referral from my selected colleagues, we will work together to find the best match for you.