New York University Silver School of Social Work, MSW
Training & Certifications
Certified in Level I Music and Imagery (MI), Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) Training
Completed training in Level II MI, Bonny Method of GIM - To be certified in winter 2019
Child and Adolescent Trauma Seminar - National Institutes of the Psychotherapies
CBT for Anxiety training - NYU Counseling and Wellness Services
Motivational Interviewing workshop - Jonathan Fader, PhD
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy workshop - Sue Johnson, PhD
NYU: Comparative Short-term Therapy
NYU: Disordered Eating
New York State License Number: 106319
Alice Huang, LMSW
“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” —Leonard Cohen
Attachment Issues and Developmental Trauma
Hi, I’m Alice, a licensed social worker therapist at Cobb Psychotherapy LCSW. I became a therapist because I believe we all want to feel safe, to feel genuinely seen and known, to be comfortable in our own skin, to have meaningful relationships with others, to be able to bounce back from challenges, and to know, deep down, that we are good enough. Perhaps in some communities in the past, it was a village elder, a teacher, a religious figure, or the great-great aunts and uncles of our extended families who might have brought this powerful, necessary grounding into our lives. Today, I believe thoughtful therapy can, and can do it well.
What I do
Curiosity, compassion, courage: all people hold these qualities within themselves. My goal is to work together with clients to rediscover their natural inner resources and instinctual ability to heal.
As a therapist, I provide a positive and accepting environment for people to explore their feelings in a safe way, to recognize patterns throughout their lives, to develop the capacity to tolerate difficult emotions and events, and to experience new feelings, thoughts, behaviors, and deeper relationships—to experience new and deeper ways of being alive. I also believe we are all affected by our environments, and a therapist must remain humble and aware of the social, political, racial, cultural, religious, financial, and intergenerational contexts of each client’s life.
How I Help
I believe emotions, thoughts, behaviors, the nervous system, and the body all play a role in one's overall well-being. Therefore my practice and training are integrative, including attachment-based approaches, cognitive behavioral therapy, meditation and mindfulness, psychodynamic theory, and trauma-informed therapy. I am also one of only a few practitioners in the US trained in the continuum model of Music and Imagery therapy, created by the founder of Guided Imagery and Music, Helen Bonny. In the first couple of sessions with a client, I conduct a careful assessment to determine what kind of approach will be most helpful to the client, and at what point in the process.
I provide therapy to adolescents, college and graduate students, and other adults with anxiety, depression, family conflicts, relationship challenges, low self-esteem, life transitions, and more. I also specialize in working with clients of color, including the Asian and Asian-American communities.
More About Me
I bring to my work as a therapist nearly 20 years of experience working with young adults, adolescents and their families on college and high school campuses, both in the US and abroad, including college mental health, college admissions, and high school guidance counseling, with a focus on social justice and marginalized populations. Before obtaining my Master’s degree in Social Work from New York University, I earned degrees in Religion with an emphasis on Buddhist philosophy and gender studies at Amherst College and in Higher Education Administration at Columbia University. I have also worked as a therapist at the campus counseling centers at both NYU and LaGuardia Community College. I have lived in Taiwan and Beijing, and traveled abroad extensively for work and leisure. I enjoy rainstorms, empty beaches at high tide, passed hor d’oeuvres, reading about applied psychological theory, talking about starting a podcast, and unexpected harmonies. But there’s almost nothing I love more than a good laugh over a good meal while making any kind of music with my family and closest, oldest friends.