Alex
LoPinto

LCSW, Therapist (Spectrum & Trauma)

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Alex LoPinto

LCSW, Therapist (Spectrum & Trauma)

Alex LoPinto, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker in NYC.  She earned a Masters in Social Work from Columbia University School of Social Work and went on to receive her Clinical License after working at the Jack and Shirley Silver Center for Special Needs at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan.

During her time at the JCC Manhattan, Alex directed social and recreational programs, facilitated support groups, and conducted intake assessments for neurodiverse teens and adults. Within the center, Alex worked with individuals and families in need of additional community resources and supportive services and, in turn, understands the current landscape of disability benefits and services in the greater NYC area.  

Alex specializes in autism spectrum disorder (ASD), developmental disabilities, and social anxiety.  She is passionate about supporting individuals as they navigate new life chapters and relationships. Alex believes that building strong connections with others is key to alleviating symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression.  Alex works mostly with teens and adults on relationship coaching, social skills development, life skills development, sex/sexuality exploration, transitional planning, and resource navigation.  Alex provides talk therapy utilizing concepts rooted in Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. 

Autism & Aspergers

“The impulse to heal is real and powerful and lies within the client. Our job is to evoke that healing power… and support it in its expression and development. We are not the healers. We are the context in which healing is inspired.”
- Ron Kurtz

Trauma

“Trauma is not what happens to us, but what we hold inside in the absence of an empathetic witness...Trauma is about loss of connection—to ourselves, our bodies, our families, to others, and to the world around us. This disconnection is often hard to recognize because it doesn't happen all at once but rather over time.”
- Peter Levine