Holly Alderman, LCSW
Holly Alderman, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker with experience providing individual and group psychotherapy to children, adolescents, couples, and families. She works to support clients through difficult emotions and challenging interpersonal relationships through the use of various therapeutic modalities. Her approach to treatment is collaborative, strengths based and relational, focusing on empowering individuals to better understand themselves and build deeper connections with others. While she tailors her approach to the particular needs and style of the person in the room, Holly draws primarily from psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral therapeutic approaches. Much of her work focuses on issues in relationships, challenges with parenting, the process of changing behaviors related to substance abuse, and the exploration of issues related to identity.
Holly received her BA in Psychology from Brown University, her MSW from Columbia University, and post-graduate training at the Ackerman Institute for the Family. She spent 5 years as a Middle School Social Worker in Brooklyn and is currently a clinician with the Supporting Healthy Relationships Program at Montefiore Medical Center, a federally funded marriage and relationship education program for couples. Holly is also a clinician with the Healthy Moms and Babies Program at Montefiore Medical Center, a federally funded intervention for new and expecting mothers. In these programs, Holly works closely with individuals and couples navigating the transition to parenthood with a particular focus on Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.
Holly’s therapeutic goal is to provide a safe space where an individual or couple can feel truly heard, validated and challenged to make positive changes in their individual and relational lives. She views treatment as a collaborative and evolving process that empowers people to meet their goals and find inner strength and hope.