About Us

Hal Brickman

Hal Brickman - Best Therapist in Long Island, QueensHal Brickman, LCSW-R, C. Ht., the Director and founder of Alpha Psychotherapy Center, is an experienced and highly respected psychotherapist. He received his M.S.W., from Fordham University Graduate School of Social Services in 1975. In 1979, Hal was awarded a Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from the prestigious Long Island Institute of Mental Health’s 3 year post-graduate training program. Hal Brickman has supervised staff psychotherapists for over ten years.

Hal’s literary contribution to the field of Psychotherapy has been embraced by Psychotherapists worldwide and has been translated into six foreign languages. He has been invited to appear as a featured guest on David Letterman’s Late Nite on two separate occasions. Hal was also invited to appear as a guest on a television health show pilot hosted by Dr. Rock Positano of The Hospital of Special Surgery.

Allia Brickman

Allia Brickman, LMHC, C.HT. is the co-director of Alpha Psychotherapy Center and a Gottman Level-3-Certified couples therapist. The Gottman approach utilizes over 40 years of research to provide proven tools, exercises, and guidance for relationship success. The Gottman Approach involves an extensive intake process since each couple is unique, which includes a joint session, an individual session with each partner, and a relationship quiz. Allia then provides a feedback session in which she and the couples go over the information gathered, the areas of their relationship that need repair, and how to reach their goals. From there, each session includes research-backed tools and exercises which are also provided for between sessions, so you’re not just getting the hour with her. Allia has a warm, empathic, and direct approach and works with couples of all ethnicities, sexualities, and ages.

Allia meets with individuals as well. She primarily utilizes Talk Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, but incorporates a variety of therapeutic styles geared toward the particular individual she’s meeting with. She believes her job as a therapist is to help you discover the power you didn’t know you had and to work with you in pinpointing, and ultimately stepping over, the roadblocks in your life.


Gottman Level-3-Certified- (2022)

Crisis Helpline Counselor – (2011)

LGBTQ Competency Training – (2014)


Long Island Location :

1129 Northern Blvd. Suite 404 Manhasset, NY 11030.
Phone: (516) 439-4282
Email: [email protected]

Queens Location :

110-50 71st Road Forest Hills, NY 11375
Phone: (516) 439-4282
Email: [email protected]