Aliza Shapiro | LCSW
Aliza Shapiro, LCSW, is a licensed psychotherapist practicing in New York City. In her clinical work, Aliza helps adolescents, young adults, and adults overcome a wide array of mental health challenges including depression, anxiety, OCD, and related disorders. Prior to opening her practice, Aliza attended the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, where she studied Health & Mental Health, with a focus on neurobiology and the treatment of psychological disorders. Aliza continued her training at the Center for Anxiety (a psychology practice across the New York and Boston areas), where she specialized in treating anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders. Earlier in her career, Aliza practiced as a school social worker in elementary, middle, and high schools, and has led workshops on mindfulness and emotion regulation to student and parent bodies alike. A caring and compassionate therapist, Aliza utilizes evidence-based cognitive and dialectical behavior therapy models, and takes a strength-based approach to helping individuals find joy and meaning in everyday life.
In addition to running her practice, Aliza is the VP of People & Culture at the Center for Anxiety. She oversees company wide development and strategic growth, and manages clinical operations including intensive outpatient programs, workplace seminars, and community outreach programming.
Aliza is a passionate advocate for mental health awareness, and utilizes the world of social media to break stigmas around psychology and mental health, foster meaningful and emotion-focused discussions, and build a sense of community for all who are striving to learn and grow.