Dr. Hala Alyan, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

646.470.1776 | 144 East 44th Street

Dr Hala Alyan

Dr. Hala Alyan is a licensed clinical psychologist in New York City specializing in the assessment and treatment of trauma, substance abuse, anxiety, mood and relationship concerns, and cross-cultural issues.

Currently, Dr. Alyan works as a part-time psychologist at the New York University Student Health Center’s Counseling and Wellness Services, where she is based within the Islamic Center. In addition, Dr. Alyan is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at New York University, and teaches graduate-level courses on cross-cultural counseling and individual counseling practices.

Psychological Services

Dr. Hala Alyan works with adults and adolescents who are coping with trauma, substance abuse and eating disorders. Additionally, she treats individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, existential concerns, life transitions, and cross-cultural issues. Dr. Alyan’s approach emphasizes individuals’ inner strength and resources, and involves reflection and exploration, enhancing coping strategies and incorporating clients’ interests, including art, music and writing, to help them develop a healthier and more authentic personal narrative.

Dr. Alyan’s training reflects her longstanding interest in working with underserved populations, including LGBTQ, immigrant, and marginalized individuals. Providing psychotherapy in both English and Arabic, she is trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy, narrative therapy, motivational interviewing, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Dr. Alyan believes therapy should be an illuminating, collaborative process, and is passionate about helping individuals unearth their innate dynamism and resiliency.

Treatment for:

  • Trauma
  • Substance Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • LGBTQ Issues
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Family Problems
  • Grief/Loss
  • Identity Issues
  • Sexuality
  • Existential Concerns

Professional Background

Dr. Alyan is a New York State licensed clinical psychologist. After completing her B.A. from the American University of Beirut and M.A. from Teachers College, Columbia University, Dr. Alyan obtained her Doctorate of Psychology degree from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at NYU-Bellevue Hospital Center and her postdoctoral fellowship at New York University Student Health Center’s Counseling and Wellness Services.

Dr. Alyan’s doctoral research explored the experiences of Arab immigrant and Arab American survivors of sexual violence throughout the United States. Her clinical training included work in public schools, substance abuse centers, forensic settings, inpatient and outpatient hospital rotations, college counseling centers, and asylum seeking agencies. In all settings, Dr. Alyan has worked in multidisciplinary teams that include physicians, psychiatrists, nurses and nutritionists.


  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
  • Anti-Violence Project (for LGBT and HIV+ individuals): 212-714-1141
  • Alcoholics Anonymous: 212-647-1680
  • ALANON and ALATEEN: 212-941-0094
  • Cocaine Anonymous Hotline: 212-262-2463
  • Narcotics Anonymous: 212-929-6262

Contact – 646.470.1776

Please call or use the form below to contact me.  I will usually respond to messages within 24 hours during the work week, which for me is Monday-Friday. I will reply to messages received during the weekend or on holidays by the next business day.

If you do not receive a reply within 72 hours, please call me directly at 646.470.1776.




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