You deserve to believe in yourself.

You deserve
to believe
in yourself.

If your answers to ANY of these questions were a resounding “yes and holy crap how does she know what I’m thinking?” then you may be experiencing imposter syndrome. But here’s the good news: This is totally fixable!


Therapy is a partnership. You come to therapy as the expert on yourself. I will guide you and empower you to utilize the strengths you already possess to make significant changes to how you feel in your life and become the woman you are meant to be!


Learn mindfulness and meditation in a 4 week workshop. You’ll learn a variety of mindfulness and meditation skills that are helpful for women who are feeling stressed and pressured, or who just want to get more satisfaction from their lives.  


  • Stay at home moms or working moms who feel they’ve lost themselves in all the responsibilities of their lives and don’t put themselves first anymore and want to find their passion again.

  • Women who recently graduated from college or graduate school who are struggling with the transition and trying to find their place in the world.

  • Entrepreneurs, executives, and other professionals who want to take their professional and personal lives to the next level without feeling like a fraud or experiencing anxiety and panic attacks holding them back.

  • Women who feel they are not genuinely themselves in their relationships and are afraid to be vulnerable.

  • Women planning their weddings and dealing with the normal stress of that in addition to the other issues weddings can bring up regarding family and relationships.

My areas of expertise include:


Panic attacks

Women’s empowerment

Imposter syndrome


Stress reduction


Adjustment and life transitions

Relationship issues

Pre-wedding stress

Mindfulness and meditation

Licensed Mental Health CounselorALYSSA PRETE

As a high performing woman, I have experienced anxiety and imposter syndrome myself many times before. It can be so disheartening and frustrating to feel this way. But you do not need to feel this way forever and you are certainly not alone.

I’m Alyssa and I help other women who experience anxiety, panic attacks, and self-doubt crush their imposter syndrome, overcome negative self-talk, increase their confidence, and live happy, successful, and more fulfilled lives. I cannot wait to meet you and help you become and believe in the woman you are meant to be!

I am a licensed psychotherapist. I received my Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Fordham University and I am a NY State Licensed Mental Health Counselor, as well as a CT State Licensed Professional Counselor.

"Change your thoughts and you'll change your world"


The name Knot + Clover best represents my services and mission.

Knots are symbols of strength, interconnectedness and wisdom. Similarly, I offer my clients support and the tools to guide them to a connected, wiser self.

The saying “to live in clover” means to live a carefree life of ease, comfort, or prosperity. I help my clients believe in themselves and enjoy their success, so they may live in clover.


You’ll know from day 1 of working with me that I fully believe in honesty and transparency, which is why I feel it’s important to be upfront about the costs of working together. I know that this seems like an investment, and it is. It’s an investment in yourself. I value and believe in myself and what I can offer, and I want to help you do the same. You are not just paying me for the hour that you are with me. You are paying me for my education, my years of clinical experience and training, my knowledge and skills, my time outside of sessions researching and preparing for how I can continue to support you, and the continuing of my education in order to best support you by continuing to grow and learn as a professional. However, the love, care, and unconditional positive regard I provide my clients is free. My relationships with each client are unique and special in their own ways and in many ways, our honest and trusting relationship is going to help facilitate the changes that you experience.

I am not an in-network provider for any insurance company. If you have out-of-network benefits, I can provide you with an invoice of services to submit to your insurance company and you may get reimbursed. Be sure to check with your insurance provider regarding out-of-network benefits before our first therapy appointment. Koru Mindfulness is non-reimbursable by insurance.

My fees are:
$200 per hour therapy session
$150 for (4) 75-minute sessions of Koru Mindfulness

How do you know we’ll be a good fit? I offer a FREE 20-minute phone call to make sure! I want you to feel as comfortable as possible going into our first session together!


1600 Harrison Avenue
Mamaroneck, NY 10543


If you have any questions don't hesitate.