Michael Alcée, Ph.D.
Keynote Speaker

Counseling with Me

How Therapy Helps


     The process of therapy is like walking through a dimly lit house--our job is to feel for the light switches & discover new aspects of your interior space. 

      As we do, you'll find new ways of thinking and feeling about yourself, your relationships, & the world!

Who I Work With


- High School, College, and Graduate Students

- Artists  (Writers, Musicians, Actors), HSPs, & Introverts 

-Individuals and Couples 

Making a Difference


Through our work, you 'll make transformative changes & come away developing greater insight into how to live more creatively. You'll also have a lot of fun! :-) 

Biography & How I Can Help You

Michael Alcee, Ph.D.



I received my bachelor's from Williams College and my Ph.D in Clinical Psychology from Fordham University. I've worked/trained in college counseling for over 10 years, having held positions at Fordham, Vassar, Manhattanville, & Ramapo. I am currently the Mental Health Coordinator at Manhattan School of Music.


     Based in Tarrytown, NY, I'm a clinical psychologist who does relational therapy with adults and adolescents, and individuals and couples. 

My practice is geared toward helping you transform your relationships and expand your creative potential!  


 I have a passion for supervising and enjoy working with those in the process of developing their 'therapeutic voice' and accruing licensing hours. 


If you have a revolutionary idea to share with the world, I'm your guy to help with your prep applying, planning, practicing, and giving your next Ted-X talk! Let's work together to change the world!!! Here's some inspiration to get started:



   I speak on a wide variety of subjects: introverts, creativity and the therapeutic process, college mental health, and political polarization to name a few.  


You'll ll find me to be thoughtful, attentive, and warm and also focused and precise in zeroing in on what you are feeling and thinking that you never quite put words to.  The  process will be fulfilling and energizing!


Articles You'll Find Me Quoted In..

Check it Out!

Here's my latest Ted-X talk (transcript)) on how therapy can heal our polarizing divisions! 

Healing Our Polarizing Divisions


Currently In Press in the Journal of College Student Psychotherapy


How to Fall in Love with Session Limits: Lessons from Poetry & Music


The Importance of a Male Presence in College Counseling 


Check Out More Articles on My LinkedIn Page Here


Talks & Testimonials


January 2017

Helping Introverts Flourish in the 21st Century College Landscape 

Metro Counseling Center Conference, New York, NY.

May 2017

The Use of Meditative Methods in the Training of Psychology Interns 

Interdisciplinary Coalition of North American Phenomenologists,

Ninth Annual Conference, Ramapo College of NJ 

June 2017

How to Improve the Campus Climate for Men

Counseling Centers of NY Annual Conference, Buffalo, NY

October 12, 2017

Reaching In and Reaching Out: Navigating the Personal In Academic Writing 

National Confernce on Peer Tutoring in Writing, Hofstra University

November 10, 2017

How to be a Good Double Agent: Working at the Interface of the Academic & the Personal

 International Writing Centers Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL 

Contact Me!

Drop me a line!

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Better yet, see me in person!

I'd be happy to meet with you to talk about the possibility of counseling, supervision, or setting up  a speaking engagement! 

Michael Alcee, PhD.

(914) 589-3209 Call or text me and I'll look forward to speaking or meeting you in person...