Years in Practice

10 years +


New York NY 10011 - United States



Additional Expertise

Career Coach, Career Counselor, Consultant, Dating Coach, Divorce Coach, Divorce Recovery Coach, Marriage and Family Therapist, Marriage/Couples Counselor, Personal Development Coach, Relationship Coach, Social Worker, Wellness Coach

I Practice in

All areas, please inquire



I Believe

You know something needs to change, but you're not sure how to begin. You want someone to talk with, without worrying about others' reactions or judgments.We suffer when our disturbing thoughts (worries, irritability, sadness, images, voices, addictive behaviors, etc.) are out of control. Sadness about the past, worries about the future, anger or irritability about the present, or painful memories about the past may have left you experiencing a feeling of powerlessness. Alex can teach you to help yourself to stop your out-of-control thoughts moment by moment, quickly and relatively easily. Skype sessions available, too.
Alex uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques and teaches Mindfulness techniques to help you improve your mood, relationships, sleep and work and/or school performance. Even decrease your addictions. You can learn to control your mood and thoughts, and repair your relationships, as well.

change your mind, change your world
transform adversity into a path to happiness

"Always rely upon a happy mind alone." - Geshe Chekhawa

About Alex Stadler

Alex Stadler, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a seasoned therapist and a counselor. He has been teaching his clients new ways to triumph over their anger, worries, sadness, voices and visions, and sleeplessness since 1995.

He prides himself in providing help tailored to the individual needs of his clients, he provides a method of Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: a combination of the Mindfulness Training of Buddhism and the most effective contemporary technique, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). 

He began his career as a therapist in 1995. For three years, he was a Case Manager providing Ego-Supportive individual and group therapy to adults suffering from severe mental illness in a Continuous Day Treatment setting in Coney Island, Brooklyn, and He loved it.

From there, he went on to earn an MSW from Hunter College School of Social Work. During his graduate school internships he provided individual and group therapy to the ethnically diverse socioeconomically disadvantaged children, adolescents and families of a private non-profit community-based mental health clinic in Riverdale, Bronx, and the mostly low performing 18 to 21 year olds of mostly Latino and African American heritage of the DOE's Lower East Side Preparatory "last chance" High School in Manhattan.  

Upon graduation from social work school in 2000, Alex spent the next 7 years providing individual and group therapy to the diverse children, adolescents and families community-based mental health clinics in the East Village, Manhattan and Bushwick, Brooklyn, and a school-based mental health clinic in East Flatbush, Brooklyn where he was the lone therapist placed by a private non-profit community-based Park Slope, Brooklyn agency. During this time, he worked with both mental health and substance abuse patients, referred by ACS or the Department of Probation, and adults suffering from severe mental illness.

Alex also began a private psychotherapy practice serving DOE Special Education children and their families, and consulted for NYC not-for-profit organizations, installing social work programs.  

Most recently, Alex worked in a private non-profit East NY mental health clinic located in an adult home where he was the Clinic Supervisor, a trainer, and an individual and group therapist for adults suffering from severe mental illness.  

Currently, Alex's private psychotherapy practice in Manhattan serves New Yorkers from all 5 Boros. He teaches Mindfulness techniques and uses Cognitive Behavioral therapy to improve his clients' quality of life and address their symptoms, inc. anger, worries, addiction and sadness. Alex is a Consultant to several NYC social service agencies, providing Clinical Supervision to Supervisors and School-based Social Workers, teaching mental health topics, and teaches Meditation at Kadampa Meditation Center - NYC.

If you are dedicated to changing your life, feel free to contact Effective Therapy NYC and Alex for more information.  You are invited to email or call him @ 917-691-4574. He can answer your questions, provide a one-time free phone consultation, and schedule an appointment. See Contact for office address and directions.

Alex Stadler, LCSW can help you develop skills and techniques so you are able to transcend your sadness, your worries, your anger and your conflicts, to improve your mood, your relationships, your sleep and your work performance.