About

Do you feel unsure of your purpose in life? Are you unsatisfied with the direction your life is going or the quality of your relationships? Do you have goals or aspirations and struggle with getting started? The good news is you already have what it takes to be happier — your inner self already knows what is best for you, but it gets clouded over by mind chatter, negative thinking, and old reactive behavior patterns that are holding back your progress. 

I always knew I wanted to be a therapist from a young age. I loved listening to people, knowing their struggles, relating, and offering my support and suggestions. I grew up playing the harp and piano and I often played and listened to music to soothe myself during difficult periods in my life. Music was my medicine and I decided early on that I wanted to pursue a career path that would bring together my two passions — music and therapy — to benefit others.

For 15+ years, I have worked in the mental health field providing music therapy and clinical social work services with a variety of client populations — from music therapy with children with Autism to mental health counseling with adults coping with long-term mental health struggles. Over the last 10 years, I've worked exclusively with adults in outpatient settings — hospitals and non-profit agencies, and I spent a brief period providing coaching and career counseling with veterans transitioning back to civilian life. Most recently, I've coordinated Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) and Employee Health and Wellness Programs with VA hospital employees and in private corporations.

 

I love what I do and I am inspired every day by my clients who are doing their best to transition through difficult periods, grow, and achieve their personal and professional aspirations. There is much to be gained by reaching out for help and connecting with a therapist who is there for you, willing to listen without judgment, and understands that your healing journey is your own.

Being a long time meditator, fitness enthusiast and avid runner, I strongly believe in a holistic approach to therapy, emphasizing the mind-body connection and addressing mental, physical and spiritual needs to help you achieve well-being.

For more information about individual psychotherapy services, mindfulness groups/ workshops and MBSR in Brooklyn and Manhattan, click below:

 

** NOTE: I am not accepting new individual therapy clients at this time. Please inquire to learn about upcoming mindfulness meditation workshops, MBSR 8-week course, or to schedule a workshop or presentation.

© 2019 Alison Restak, LCSW, MT-BC    26 Court Street Suite 811 Brooklyn, NY 11242  (646) 868-5818   alison@renewmindfultherapy.com