We Are Like a Journey Through the Bridge to
Self - knowledge
is always a path into the unknown..
That will lead you through this hard path.
But this is an experience that you have to go
through to become a better version of yourself.


Alex Baron Raiffe, Ph.D

Pronouns: He/Him

  • 5 years of experience
  • Languages Spoken: English, French
  • In-person only (Upper East side office)
  • Licensed Psychoanalyst, Ph.D
  • Insurance: Out-of-network only

Work with:

  • Sexuality
  • Creative Block
  • Relationship
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Impulse Control
  • Grief


I completed the NY State Licensure Qualifying Program at the Freudian Society in New York and earned a PhD in French Literature from Princeton University. I see patients in both English and French, and have a particular focus on Francophone expatriates living in New York City and on issues related to gender and sexuality.

Do you feel anxious, depressed, overwhelmed by your obligations? Are you struggling in your relationships, wondering how you got to your current place in life and searching for a new direction? The introspective and collaborative approach to treatment that I offer can help. I provide both psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis and strive to help patients achieve transformation enabling them to lead a more satisfying and fulfilled life.

I believe that effective psychotherapy can provide lifelong relief from neurotic misery through increased self esteem, more satisfying relationships, an ability to derive fulfillment from work, and finding in oneself the resources necessary to overcome adversity and to pursue one's passions.

Education / Experience

Higher and professional education

Princeton University (2020)

Professional courses

The Contemporary Freudian Society in New York (2021)

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How long is a session? Are you conducting in person sessions?

The length of psychotherapy session is either 45 minutes or 50 minutes. Please discuss this with your therapist, but both arrangements are acceptable.

We offer both—in-person, and virtual treatment. Please discuss your preference with your therapist.

How often should I see my therapist?

The frequency of work is determined between you and your therapist. However, we do believe a higher frequency has an important effect on the outcome of the treatment. Most of our therapists work with their patients at more than once-a-week frequency in psychotherapy. However, if you are in psychoanalytic treatment, the frequency is at least 4 times (sometimes we offer 3 times) a week.

How long does the therapy last?

Believe it or not, this is by far the most common question we are asked. There is a famous quote from Freud, “Our answer is like the answer given by the Philosopher to the Wayfarer in Aesop's fable. When the Wayfarer asked how long a journey lay ahead, the Philosopher merely answered ‘Walk!’” The duration of treatment depends on the individual circumstances. Therefore, he says, “[T]he question as to the probable duration of a treatment is almost unanswerable.” At TheraBridge we hold true to Freud’s word, “Walk!” We help our patients walk the path and over the bridge towards a future where new memories and new experiences bring happiness and joy.

Is my information confidential?

Yes, your information is kept confidential. In case we need to coordinate care with other medical professionals including your psychiatrist, we will obtain your consent, though the exchange of patient information amongst medical providers is considered HIPAA compliant.

What kind of therapy do you provide?

At TheraBridge, all our clinicians are trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy or psychoanalysis.