Our team

Find your match in our team of therapist, or let us do that for you…

Adriana Ruvalcaba
Adriana Ruvalcaba
Adriana Ruvalcaba

As a woman of color, utilizing a holistic, anti-oppressive and trauma-informed approach, I aim to create a safe and confidential space where we can creatively explore and understand your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Transformational change via emotional processing can unearth your inner physical, spiritual, and cultural strengths. Together we can cultivate a balanced approach to life and its challenges.

BA in Sociology UCLA - MSW NYU.

Alessandra Tantawi
Alessandra Tantawi
Alessandra Tantawi

In a time where things can feel out of control, I can provide you with a sense of stability and hope. Don't let the brokenness of the world discourage you from seeking a curiosity to become the best version of yourself. I am here to support you in your journey to unpack and discover the ways in which you can thrive and come home to yourself. Let's take this breath-by-breath, step-by-step, you are already here, you are already on your way. I am a New York state-licensed social worker and trained family and couples therapist from the Ackerman Institute for the Family. I received my Master's in Social Work from Columbia University where my studies were focused on trauma, racial justice, mindfulness, adolescent development, family, and couples therapy. Prior to this, I received my Master's in Childhood Education at Ithaca College where I focused on child development, the inclusion of marginalized children in public school classrooms, and the celebration of student identities. As a psychotherapist, I meet you where you are and support you to meet your goals. I have extensive experience working with diverse populations and I am committed to an anti-racist and anti-oppressive approach. I am a strength-based, sex-positive, progressive clinician; it is my intention to support you to see the best version of yourself. I specialize in trauma, chronic PTSD, multi-racial identity affirmation, mood disorders, child and adolescent development, depression, life transitions, self-esteem, anxiety, and mindfulness.

Anna L Nathanson
Anna L Nathanson
Anna L Nathanson

The trickiest part isn’t solving the issue, but recognizing the issue and identifying what your own needs are. In therapy, I invite a nonjudgmental space to think more deeply about the patterns in your life, and work towards resolving those dynamics that are no longer serving you. During our sessions together, I will take a person-in-environment perspective, meaning that we’ll look at not just a particular diagnosis or set of symptoms, but also at the larger systems and structures that might be impacting your life. To this end, I take an actively anti-oppressive and anti-racist lens to my work with clients.

 

M.S.W. New York University - B.A. McGill University

Anya Lukianov
Anya Lukianov
Anya Lukianov

Societal norms today often inaccurately inform us that asking for help or being vulnerable is a sign of weakness. As a result, many of us tend to get “stuck” in dynamics that just aren't working for us. In the words of Brene Brown, “vulnerability is not weakness, it is our greatest measure of courage”. Therapy success rates are often dictated by the 'ideal client-therapist fit'. Whatever your concern is, let’s talk it through and see if we are a good fit to collaboratively work through the challenges that you are facing. No issue is insignificant enough for therapy if it is taking away from your joy and quality of living. Although I am well-versed in addressing a myriad of issues, I have extensive history working with clients who are struggling with various addictions and with issues related to trauma(s). I embrace a relational, trauma-informed approach that gently addresses core issues so as to encourage long-lasting, positive change. Throughout the therapy process clients should feel heard, validated, proactively motivated, and most importantly, empowered! I hope that you'll find that my services can provide this and more; offering relief and peace-of mind despite the difficulties that you are facing.

Arianna Argotte
Arianna Argotte
Arianna Argotte

Past, painful experiences are a regular part of the human experiences. This unresolved pain can feel overwhelming and can lead to unhealthy habits and coping skills in your present, which can leave you feeling alone or disconnected from your life. Therapy is a place where it is safe to unpack your pain in a non-judgmental, compassionate environment. I know how important it is to feel safe and comfortable with your therapist, which is why I aim to create a space where the trust that we build will create new and meaningful experiences so that you can create a change in your life.

I am a relational, emotions-focused therapist with extensive background in treating trauma. I admire your bravery in taking this first step, and look forward to meeting you!”

B.A. in Psychology University of Missouri-Columbia - M.M.H.C. New York University

Berta Bustamante
Berta Bustamante
Berta Bustamante

As a woman born to Mexican immigrants and raised in America, I hope to help eliminate the pernicious lack of quality mental healthcare for groups that have been historically marginalized, including caregivers, women, and black, indigenous and other people of color, and people who are LGBTQ+. We’ll work together in a warm, straight-up, no-nonsense, rich clinical relationship that we’ll build over time. I work with clients to gently process emotions with an aim to discover and amplify what’s already there—an inborn wellness and inherent inner strength with roots that are spiritual, cultural and unconditional. We can walk together to undertake any healing and transformational change you see as important in a safe, “no bullsh*t” environment focused on your whole life wellness. Prior to becoming a therapist, I spent 20 years working white collar life in Manhattan’s large corporations. I saw first-hand what it costs, emotionally, to try like hell to create momentum in environments that are not built for today’s diverse workforce. For decades, working parents, caregivers, people struggling with depression, chronic illness, imposter syndrome, enormous life shifts or the weight of chronic, compounded societal injustice have just had to swallow a lack of true inclusion. The compounded stress, anxiety and depression in these environments is rampant and largely untreated. I have not only seen it; I’ve lived it. And now I’ve trained to help people work through it and make meaning out of the reality of it all. It’s possible to not only feel better, but feel at your best in spite of whatever challenges you’re facing. You deserve it! BA, US History, Columbia University MSW, Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter College

Brett Dupuy
Brett Dupuy
Brett Dupuy

Therapy is an invaluable tool for navigating the turbulence we encounter in society, at work, in our relationships, or when we are alone. It provides a space where we can better understand ourselves, and embrace our experience. A space where we can experiment with new thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. My practice focuses on adults dealing with trauma histories, compulsive behaviors, emotion regulation, social anxiety, depression, self-esteem, managing the social stress associated with gender and sexual identities, and working through relationship issues - including dating and negotiating forms of consensual non-monogamy. Taking an integrative approach, I use mind-body modalities, which can include mindfulness and EMDR, as well as psychodynamic, and more behaviorally oriented practices like CBT and DBT. Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked as an organizational development consultant. My training in applied social psychology focused on group dynamics, particularly how social identity influences access to authority, and the unconscious roles people play in groups. I have worked with over 30 organizations across the US on projects ranging from executive coaching, board development, strategic planning, and culture change. MA in Social-Organization Psychology, Columbia University. MSW in Social Work, Hunter College

Carmen Lo
Carmen Lo
Carmen Lo

Perhaps you are going through a major transition, want to make a change, or have a nagging feeling you should take a closer look at neglected aspects of yourself. You want to do and feel better. Your unhappiness and pain may be relationship, family, or career related. Whether you are experiencing anger, shame, trauma and loss, or feelings of ambiguity about where you are in life, together we can create a space in which you can feel free to address what brings you here. I will listen and notice, probe and nudge to support you in gaining insight and skills for moving towards the life you envision for yourself. Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, I had a career working for global advertising agencies and as a freelancer and consultant. Now I continue my passion for stories and meaning, while getting deeper into inner lives and healing. I am also a parent.

Carol Meylan
Carol Meylan
Carol Meylan

I am a psychotherapist who works with both individuals and couples. Your happiness in life is greatly influenced by the quality of your relationships – with your partner, your parents, your children and your work colleagues. I can help you develop the communication and conflict resolution skills needed for richer and more satisfying relationships. Through the process of psychotherapy, I can also help you work through problems and issues – life transitions or crises, grief and loss, depression and anxiety – that are impacting your ability to create the life you want. MSW – UCLA MBA – University of Chicago BA – U.C. Berkeley

Carolyn McCandlish
Carolyn McCandlish
Carolyn McCandlish

My primary goal as a therapist is to create a safe, nonjudgmental space to help you process challenges and harness your strengths. With this foundation, I layer in creative, experiential strategies that access the root of current and historical obstacles or more concrete strategies drawn from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). My multifaceted professional background as an actor, teacher, and entrepreneur has uniquely honed my understanding of complex human emotion, interpersonal relationships, and the role of the body in storing our personal histories. A.B. in Psychology from Harvard College  - MSW from Silver School of Social Work

Christine Carville
Christine Carville
Christine Carville

Co-Founder & CEO Resilience Lab - Soho Supervisor and Clinician. Are you seeking relief for anxiety, social discomfort or panic with long-term results? My responsive approach is a mixture of actionable techniques using evidence-based practices such as Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavior Therapy with a psychodynamic foundation. That means learning about what your feelings and reactions mean to you and identifying recurring themes in relationships. We are masters at avoiding things that make us uncomfortable but by examining why and what we avoid or naturally gravitate towards, we become free and strong. I was an entrepreneur in NYC for 12 years before my clinical training which lends me distinctive understanding of the struggle to balance career with life. Whether it's a therapist, counselor, or coach you seek, working with an experienced clinician is a worthwhile investment to help you move forward. I run a dynamic practice. We will work with you to find the right fit within your budget with or without insurance.

Dahlia Mayerson
Dahlia Mayerson
Dahlia Mayerson

As a therapist, my goal is to foster a warm, safe, non-judgmental environment for my clients’ self-discovery and healing. I support my clients to build on their intrinsic skills and strengths so that they can navigate through difficult periods and life transitions in ways that foster growth and well-being. I have worked with people who experience anxiety, depression, self-doubt, trauma, relationship dysfunction, people on the autism spectrum and people who struggle with accepting change. I use a variety of therapeutic interventions such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Theory and Attachment Theory. I cater my approach to each client, and put their needs in the center of the therapeutic alliance. Dahlia received her B.S. in Psychology & Sociology from Pace University, and her MSW from Fordham University. Dahlia is Licensed Master of Social Work.

Desiree Polonis
Desiree Polonis
Desiree Polonis

With the modern world comes modern problems. Do you feel your problems aren’t valid? They are. Current life stressors on top of unresolved issues, no matter how minor they may seem, often lead to anxiety, feelings of inadequacy, and unhealthy, self-destructive habits including substance abuse, behavioral addictions, and even mental health conditions. My mission is to provide support and validation as well as teach skills for gaining traction in life so you can become your best self and build a life you want to live. I moved from Albuquerque, New Mexico to New York to become a therapist and advocate for mental health awareness. As a career-changer, I understand firsthand the stress of juggling a corporate job, relationships, personal hobbies, and aspirations. Now as a psychotherapist, I understand ways to manage these modern stressors for a more effective and fulfilling life. I believe that to truly thrive, we must take care of both body and mind. I emphasize this mind- body connection in my practice. As your therapist, my goal is to create a genuine, professional relationship between us so you feel comfortable exploring important thoughts, emotions, and behaviors for problem solving what needs to happen for creating lasting, positive change in your life. During our sessions, I will use a variety of modalities, but overall, I use a person-centered approach. This means I consider us partners in planning, developing, and monitoring your care to make sure that your needs are being met. Above all, I want to help you advocate for yourself. You are the expert in your own life, but I look forward to supporting you during your journey of self-discovery and self-care. BA University of New Mexico - MSW Fordham University

Elijah Thompson
Elijah Thompson
Elijah Thompson

I seek to offer a safe and non-judgmental therapeutic space, which inspires all to be comfortable and confident in their uninhibited self expression. To speak freely, reflect upon thoughts, emotions and troubles openly and to engage in a profound process of healing that is both restorative and informative. Whether addressing historical trauma, working through current challenges or exploring new possibilities, I look forward to providing support and encouragement as you work towards your goals.
Person centered care is the foundation of my clinical philosophy. Therefore the establishment of a therapeutic bond based on trust, respect and mutual understanding is essential. During treatment we will collectively identify and analyze issue areas, then design a unique and personal plan of care that involves evidence based psychoanalytic methods to encourage holistic healing and lasting results.
I am available to work with individuals, couples, groups and families on a wide range of issues including but not limited to anxiety, depression, trauma, stress and anger management, substance use and adjustment difficulties. I specialize in the utilization of psychodynamic theory which features modalities that include: CBT, Solution-focused therapy, Interpersonal therapy, Mindfulness practices, Narrative therapy and Holistic therapy. In 2018, I graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a B.A in Social Work and Departmental Honors. In 2019, as a 291 Foundation Scholar I received an MSW from New York University, with a focus on clinical treatment and psychoanalytic theory.
 

Elizabeth Abelow Dederick
Elizabeth Abelow Dederick
Elizabeth Abelow Dederick

I am a psychotherapist who works with adults, children, adolescents and families. I utilize a range of modalities (psychodynamic talk therapy, art, movement, mindfulness and more) to support clients as they work through challenges in their lives and develop a more authentic sense of self. I work with folks from a range of backgrounds and a range of concerns, from anxiety and work-related stress to trauma history and family dynamics.

B.A . Connecticut College - M.S.W New York University

Elizabeth Liekar
Elizabeth Liekar
Elizabeth Liekar

My approach as a therapist is an integrative approach, meaning I don't subscribe to one school of thought, but blend elements from different therapeutic approaches according to each of my client's needs. A few areas I draw from are psychodynamic psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and mindfulness. Some common things I tend to work on with clients are unconscious patterns, repetitive relationship themes, the internal critic, changing narratives, counteracting negative thoughts, building better behaviors, and learning to relate to thoughts differently.

M.S.W. New York University - B.S. West Virginia University

Emily Weinrebe
Emily Weinrebe
Emily Weinrebe

My approach to therapy has been influenced by a diverse array of radical mental health practitioners, organizers, and activists.  I highly value personal identity, intersectionality, and human relationships as fundamental to my therapeutic work, and aim for my practice to be a destigmatizing and collaborative space.  Namely, I integrate a harm reduction and strengths-based approach to mental health which presumes that all people are doing their best to survive.

Beyond my formal training in play therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, and Structural Family Therapy, my practice is widely informed by disability justice movements, radical peer support communities, and transformative justice/community accountability models.  I am also passionate about using techniques drawn from somatic experiencing, polyvagal theory, and liberation health. In terms of mental health diagnoses, I am happy to center a traditional diagnostic framework as much or as little as you like, offering space for workshopping, critiquing, and rejecting diagnoses along the way.  You are the expert on your own life and I will honor your needs throughout the therapeutic process.

Pronouns she/her/hers

MSW, Hunter College School of Social Work"

Francesca Parker
Francesca Parker
Francesca Parker

Often people believe they need to have a clinical diagnosis to seek therapy, or that something must be wrong with them if they do. But everyone has tough times and sometimes you need a nonjudgmental person to listen with an experienced ear to help you process your difficulties and learn how to validate and empower yourself in order to improve your self-esteem. Coming from a bicultural Latinx and American household in a part of Canada where few spoke Spanish, I have learned that your friends can’t always understand what you are going through and sometimes you need the right guide to help you feel like your best self. I have experience counseling people in rehab for substance abuse, children with disabilities, pregnant women, and heart surgery patients and their families. With all of these clients I have used skills from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), psychodynamic therapy, and solution/goal oriented therapy to help them manage their anxiety or depression and feel validated. I am all about setting goals and having little victories along the way, while understanding why that is sometimes hard for us to do. BSW/MSW Skidmore/Columbia

Gerson Lovera
Gerson Lovera
Gerson Lovera

Life is filled with confusing patterns that often makes us feel as though we were looking at an abstract painting at the museum. Often times trying to make sense of these patterns can be a difficult and daunting journey. My goal is to help you navigate through this journey and show you ways to appreciate the abstract painting that life can be! I specialize in working with college students, graduates, people going through major life changes and who want to develop an effective way to tune in with their emotions, people who are highly sensitive, and people who have not had a prior good experience in therapy. I also specialize in working with young adults who are trying to make sense of the confusing and contradictory messages of who they can and should be. I am a relational and interpersonal therapist with experience in trauma informed care, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and interpersonal therapy. I believe in the importance of creating a genuine relationship with my clients that is geared towards helping them discover their identity and live a more fulfilling life. You'll find that as we go on this journey, you will experience new ways of feeling and thinking about yourself, your relationships, and the world.

B.S. Ramapo College of New Jersey - LMSW  New York University

Haley Eakin
Haley Eakin
Haley Eakin

I work with clients addressing a range of concerns, including grief, health anxiety, generalized anxiety, depression, relationship conflicts, work stresses, and life changes. I work with clients of all walks of life, and welcome the opportunity to learn more about your unique background, challenges, and experiences.
The foundation of my work is based in what is known as the "therapeutic alliance" which is the working relationship between me and my client. I want to build a base of trust, understanding, and compassion to serve the goal of helping you address your individual needs. From there, I collaborate with you to utilize a range of tools and strategies to help you reach your goals. 
  B.A. Rice University - M.S.W New York University

Jason Styka
Jason Styka
Jason Styka

Bryant Park Supervisor and Clinician. I work primarily with adults struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, career confusion, addiction, and LGBTQIA+ related stress. As a therapist, I offer a safe and non-judgmental space for anyone, irrespective of ethnicity or sexual orientation, to explore even the most difficult of experiences. Utilizing extensive training in a variety of treatment approaches I collaborate with each client to find the tools that will help them to heal. As a supervisor, my goal is to allow each therapist I work with to develop the confidence and skills to successfully navigate all aspects of the therapeutic process.  My hope is to empower each therapist to discover and refine their own unique therapeutic style. Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, LIU-Post - BFA, University of Michigan

Jenny Maenpaa
Jenny Maenpaa
Jenny Maenpaa

Chelsea Supervisor and Clinician.
I work with strong, ambitious women who feel like something is missing, whose work/life balance is out of sync, whose careers don't bring them joy, who repeatedly engage in relationship patterns that don't make them happy, or who feel just plain burned out. I believe there's no better time than right now to embark on the journey of designing a fulfilling life according to your own personal values.
LCSW, EdM

Jessica Holt
Jessica Holt
Jessica Holt

Whether you are going through a life transition or are suffering from long-term lived experiences, I aim to support you step into alignment with your true self. I work with clients to create a balanced life by treating the mind, heart, and body. My work is informed by my passion for social justice and ways systemic inequality may be affecting people on a personal level. I use an eclectic approach that is individually tailored to meet your needs. In our work together we will likely explore thought and behavior patterns, cultivate self-compassion, and practice grounding the body. I am here to listen and provide guidance towards conscious and lasting change.

Josh Zisholtz
Josh Zisholtz
Josh Zisholtz

I’m a humanistically oriented therapist with an approachable style that is centered around the importance of the relationship between the client and therapist. In addition to treating depression and anxiety, I’m also focused on helping individuals working through other life challenges such as relationships, family stress and professional fulfillment. Having become a psychotherapist after a professional career in the arts, I specialize in working with creative professionals and professional artists who often face challenges that are unique to creative individuals.

BFA Emerson College - MSW New York University.

Katie Kyle
Katie Kyle
Katie Kyle

Many difficulties stem from a lack of emotional connection. I work with couples and individuals to resolve their concerns, focusing on identifying whatever connection may be broken or missing and strengthening or building it. I also work with people who have a religious background and faith-based concerns. I am guided by an awareness that even systems set up to help people can further oppress them; I saw this clearly while working with families impacted by the child welfare system. In my clinical practice, I actively seek ways to de-colonize therapy and minimize systemic harm and oppression that can be present in clinical settings. I am easy-going and adaptable, and I believe that you are the authority in your own life.

Laura DeInnocentiis
Laura DeInnocentiis
Laura DeInnocentiis

I am a NYS licensed therapist whose work is rooted in psychodynamic theory and consists of an eclectic mix of evidence-based practices, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing.  I hope to provide a safe space in which to build a trusting and respectful therapeutic relationship.  Clinical interventions are designed to fit your specific needs, and I am available for individual, couples, family, and group counseling.  My therapy style is humanistic, reflective, and engaging. Clients describe me as honest, warm and empathetic with a good sense of humor. In 2005, I earned my MA in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling from the New School of Social Research.  I completed my Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work at Columbia University and was licensed in 2019. Whether you are interested in working through existing challenges or exploring new territory, I look forward to supporting as you aspire toward your goals.  I have experience in the areas of substance abuse, trauma, relationship problems, family conflict, life transitions, and impulse disorders, among others.  Together, we will address the issues that have been preventing you from reaching your true potential and living a fulfilling and purposeful life. Congratulations on taking the first step in your journey toward overall health and well-being.

Laura Wu
Laura Wu
Laura Wu

If you are seeking a therapist, you are taking the first important step towards self-empowerment. Maybe you’re feeling pain, stress, frustration, or hopelessness. You’re tired of pretending to be happy and prioritizing work or other people over yourself. Or maybe your family is unaccepting of who you are. Life is dynamic and can be complicated. In therapy, I will help you adapt resiliently to challenges, explore yourself, and meet your goals. In the therapy room, you are the driver and we will go at your pace.

I utilize an eclectic, integrative, person-centered approach and tailor treatment based on your individual needs. In a world filled with xenophobia, I strive to honor your individuality and self-expression. I emphasize empowerment, collaboration and honesty. My clients describe me as nurturing, empathetic, nonjudgmental, and sincere.

I received my master’s degree from Columbia University and have received training in cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, exposure and response prevention, and biofeedback. Using a strengths-based approach, I hope to create a safe environment for us to speak freely and inspire change.

Lauren Finn
Lauren Finn
Lauren Finn

My personal view is that therapy is a tool. It is a positive, collaborative process that allows for the development of one’s fullest potential. Everyone experiences difficulties in life and feels “stuck” or overwhelmed at times. My goal as a therapist is to create a safe, nonjudgmental space that provides an opportunity to understand distressing experiences and seemingly unmanageable feelings while developing new coping skills and greater self-awareness. We will explore and process the patterns and emotions that are inhibiting desired outcomes in life, be it in relationships, careers, or mood. I will utilize an eclectic style incorporating a variety of evidence-based techniques with a focus on individual strengths. Through my kind and empathic approach, we will work together to reach your goals and achieve mental wellbeing.   

Lindsay Hylek
Lindsay Hylek
Lindsay Hylek

“Be true to yourself”. I’m curious about what that phrase means to you and what is impeding your ability to live authentically. Perhaps you must untangle the past to move forward and flourish in the present. No matter what brings you into treatment specifically, my ultimate goal is to help you parse these queries and connect to your core self. While I specialize in trauma-focused therapy, I have an extensive research background and draw from additional evidence-based practices to mitigate pain and embolden vitality.

Malissa Pansa-ad
Malissa Pansa-ad
Malissa Pansa-ad

Seeking therapy can be an intimidating and overwhelming process. From acknowledging that you would like more support to searching for the right therapist for you, it takes time, effort, and courage to face your challenges and risk vulnerability. That is why I aim to create a warm, welcoming, and non-judgmental space where you experience trust, safety, and comfort to bring your authentic self into the room. To be vulnerable and open as your true self without fear of judgment is to move towards freedom and expansion. I especially enjoy working with BIPOC individuals, couples, and families to explore issues of race, sex, gender, culture, and other identity that may be impacting your relationships, work, or overall wellbeing. As a family and couple therapist, I believe problems reside between people and not within them. We will approach your challenges from a relational and systems perspective, putting into consideration the context, environments, and systems we all reside in. You are the center of your story and expert on your life. We will build upon and utilize your innate skills and strengths to better understand and work through your challenges. Training and Education: Ackerman Institute for the Family, Social Work and Diversity Program – Foundations in Family Therapy; MSW, New York University; BA, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey – Douglass College

Mallory Sprague
Mallory Sprague
Mallory Sprague

Our work together in therapy is to identify what separates us from fulfillment and to find tools to deconstruct those barriers. As a clinician, I collaboratively identify a person’s inherent strengths, empowering them to enact positive changes within themselves and their relationships. My approach is person-centered, strengths-based, and trauma-informed. Curiosity, compassion, and humor enable a safe and engaging atmosphere in which to do individualized work. Integrating various therapeutic modalities will allow our sessions to best suit you and your needs. I have worked in the U.S. and abroad with people of all ages and experiences including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, self-doubt, substance use, and personal and inherited trauma. My worldview has been further shaped by my time as a Peace Corps Volunteer and member of the Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians. My lens is ever-growing and nonjudgmental, allowing me to bring nuance and understanding to my practice. BA – Psychology & International Studies, MSW – Interpersonal Practice & Mental Health University of Michigan

Margarita Carson
Margarita Carson
Margarita Carson

As a solution-focused therapist, Margarita has been honored to make a difference in the lives of people through improving self-confidence and assisting them through challenging times. Margarita is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York State, specializing in individual, couples, and family therapy. Margarita was inspired to enter the field of social work by witnessing the mental health disparities in disadvantaged neighborhoods. Her purpose is to ensure everyone is provided with quality mental health services and live a healthy life.  Margarita graduated from Phoenix University in 2008 with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and Management, University of New England in 2014 with a Master’s Degree in Social Work and she is currently attending Walden University and a PhD Candidate in Public Policy and Administration.  Through her academic studies, experience, and passion she has helped people through a variety of situations. She engages people through a strength-based lens and compassionate counseling. If you are looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, Margarita is looking forward to working with you to achieve your goals. Margarita Carson, MPA, LCSW, PhD Candidate  

Marlene Darbouze
Marlene Darbouze
Marlene Darbouze

I have been a practicing social worker for over 30 years, providing short-term, goal-oriented treatment with ethnically diverse populations, spanning from early childhood through older adults. My style is to collaborate with clients, partnering with them to help in all aspects of the healing process. My approach is holistic in nature, often involving stress-reduction relaxation techniques, mindfulness, and meditation. My aim is to create a safe, non-judgmental space where clients can explore and understand themselves, discover and enhance their strengths -- all in pursuit of achieving their goals. To help at-risk students develop the ability to regulate their behavior, I invented the Right Brain Counseling Method. As a supervisor, my goal is to allow each therapist to find their own voice by developing self-confidence and the skills to navigate successfully all the complex aspects of the therapy process. I am a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-R). I have an MSW from the Yeshiva University Wurzweiler School of Social Work; an FNP (Family Nurse Practitioner) from the College of New Rochelle; an MeD (Master in Bilingual Education) from Bank Street College of Education; a BS in Nursing from Long Island University; and a BS in Social Work from York College.

Michael Sands
Michael Sands
Michael Sands

FlatIron Supervisor and Clinician. Michael has been in private practice for the past 25 years, conducting goal-oriented, short-term treatment with ethnically and culturally diverse individuals and couples. Much of his work focuses on relationship issues, workplace conflict, career transitions, and emotional concerns involving depression, anxiety, and anger. Stress reduction and relaxation techniques often play a major role in his therapeutic process. He actively collaborates with clients in examining problematic situations; looking at the connection between thoughts, emotions, and behavior; and exploring alternative courses of action that are consistent with one’s values. His approach with couples has centered on establishing clear rules of communication and helping them mediate the different needs that naturally arise in a committed relationship. As a supervisor, he strives to provide a safe space for each therapist to explore ways to use their skills and talents as well as developing confidence in their own particular style. He is a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-R), Certified in Critical Incident Stress Management (Group Crisis Intervention), and a member of the National Association of Social Workers. He is MSW, Columbia University School of Social Work, a MBA, Columbia University Graduate School of Business, a JD, Brooklyn Law School, and a BS, New York University.

Mirinda Morency
Mirinda Morency
Mirinda Morency

(she, her, hers). I became a therapist to help people realize their true capabilities in the midst of adversity. I want to normalize the idea of therapy and mobilize people, especially from a Black/African-American/Latinx background, to seek help sooner rather than later. Real growth starts when you are fed up with the nonsense and want to make moves. Let us work together to dig at the source of the suffering or pervasive unsatisfactoriness. The goal is to develop and strengthen a bravery to be able to relate to and sit within the uneasy feelings so that we are no longer afraid or controlled by it. This approach allows us to regain our power. You are the expert of your life and I work collaboratively with you to achieve your goals and serve as a catalyst to mental wellness. So give yourself permission to engage in the healing process and to commit to inner peace, self-love, and gratitude. #breathedeeply #livedeeply   B.S. in Psychology Loyola University Chicago - M.S.W. Columbia University

Morgan Rosen
Morgan Rosen
Morgan Rosen

Therapy should provide an environment that is open and safe to discuss, process and initiate change in every aspect of one’s life. Therapy looks different for different people at different times in their lives. In my therapy, I provide an environment of acceptance and commitment to you and what you bring with you. I understand you are an expert in yourself and I want to learn from you while using the skills and knowledge I have to contribute to your goals. I invite you to reach out and discuss with me your hopes and fears regarding therapy.

Renee Eddy
Renee Eddy
Renee Eddy

The following questions are common: Why can’t I sleep? Why don’t I feel like myself? Why do I feel numb and depressed? The isolation is taking a toll on me! I cannot deal with my kids right now! The feelings and symptoms you are experiencing may be about your body and mind trying to adjust to difficult and stressful from life experiences. Especially with everything that’s going on in our world right now. Well, that is understandable because we are dealing with something in our society that we’ve never dealt with before and it’s having a negative domino effect on your mind, body and soul. You feel completely thrown out of balance from your life traditions. However, it is important to remember that there is hope. My approach as a therapist is a constant theme that runs through all generalist social work practice. This means I have an eclectic theoretical approach that uses a systems framework to assess a variety of points for intervention. For example, I practice the strength perspective. With this practice I identify client’s strengths and then build on their strength to empower the client. Along with reviewing the client’s ecological perspective, which means identifies your life transactions and environmental pressures (work, family, relationships). Along with using CBT helps me identify your unhelpful thoughts, patterns and behavior and alter them to work towards your goals. I want you to remember there is no peace in life without challenges! As your therapist, we will work together to achieve your goals and help you get your life challenges. Please remember as your therapist I want you to know with me you are in a safe space and a judge Free-zone! Renee L Eddy is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), MSW From Yeshiva University NYC, BA degree (area of focus Psychology) from The College of New Rochelle and Certified alcohol substance-abuse counselor (CASAC Level 2).

Rosemarie Barbalace
Rosemarie Barbalace
Rosemarie Barbalace

I believe in practicing therapy from a holistic-based approach. I received graduate training in clinical mental health at Columbia University, am trained in mindfulness-based stress reduction, Reiki, and different types of yoga, including Hatha Yoga, Dancing Spider Kundalini Yoga, Yoga for Trauma and Addictions, and Kidding Around Yoga. I am passionate about helping others bring mindfulness “on the go,” and building on the power of connection and healing in the client-therapist relationship. I believe in building on the power of connection through different parts of the self, a community, and the world around us. I have experience working with adults, children, and families who experience depression, domestic violence, low self esteem, anxiety, trauma, substance use, stress, anger, and rare medical conditions. I have engaged patients in exploring topics such as emotion regulation, distress tolerance, self care, mindfulness, acculturation, race, oppression, privilege, and sexuality. As Carl Jung once said, “I am not what has happened to me. I am what I choose to become.” I engage with others by creating and allowing space for one’s unique healing journey. I utilize a strengths-based approach to help others reach their unique goals, clear limitations, and reach one’s pure potentiality. As a first-generation American living in a multi-cultural family, I integrate this perspective in helping others realize their goals and dreams. Preferred pronouns: She/her/hers Montcler State University BA - Columbia University MSW

Shani Gardner
Shani Gardner
Shani Gardner

Life has a way of breaking us down. Oftentimes, our past traumas, discrimination, anxiety and depression have a way of convincing us that we are weak or not good enough. My goal as a therapist is to help you discover and enhance your strengths, while encouraging you to use them to your advantage. You are the expert in your own life and happiness; my job is to help you uncover what that means for you. I am passionate about providing a warm, non judgemental, empathetic space for clients to safely explore their thoughts, feelings and behaviors in a way that encourages growth, healing and improved quality of life. I can offer a new perspective, help build insight and find tools to help clients move throughout the world. I am most inspired by my clients’ dedication, resilience and growth throughout the therapeutic process. I have worked with a diverse population of clients, including adolescents and adults of varying identities. I specialize in working with clients experiencing anxiety, grief, trauma, depression, self esteem issues, racism-related struggles, and life transitions. I am an identity affirming, anti-oppressive, relationally oriented therapist with an eclectic therapeutic style. I use a combination of various interventions to provide tailored services and best support clients’ individual needs. I have experience implementing cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, mindfulness, narrative and motivational interviewing techniques. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker with my Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice.

Somaly Nou
Somaly Nou
Somaly Nou

Hello, are you feeling “stuck” in areas of your life including relationships, career or unhealthy coping patterns? Life can be hectic and sometimes we may experience anxiety or feelings of inadequacy that may limit us from living a thriving life. I want to help you feel less shame and more confident in yourself. Together, we can work on identifying your emotions and by targeting patterns and behaviors that may no longer serve you. Breaking learned patterns and shifting to healthier coping skills can ultimately lead to lasting change. B.S, University of Florida. MSW, Silberman School of Social Work

Taylor Orlandoni
Taylor Orlandoni
Taylor Orlandoni

If you're reading this, it means you have already taken the first step toward wellness: you've begun the search for the right therapist for you. In our first sessions, we’ll work to establish goals for treatment so that our later sessions can serve to deepen self-exploration into how we can meet those goals. I am not a smile and nod therapist, but a therapist who will truly be your partner in accessing a higher quality of lived experience. I am a New York state-licensed Mental Health Counselor, specially certified by Columbia University to work with Sexuality, Women, and Gender. I also serve the LGBTQIA+ population and have trained with top Gender Services in New York such as NYU Langone Medical Center’s Gender Service and The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy’s Gender Service. I am dedicated to an anti-racist approach to therapy and have extensive experience working with diverse populations. I specialize in sexuality and identity development, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, relationship issues, and life transitions.

Tracey Lundgren
Tracey Lundgren
Tracey Lundgren

Therapy is most effective when clients feel safe. Because of this, I aim to create an accepting, non-judgemental, and inclusive space for you to be your true self. I work with a range of clients, and I specialize in addressing concerns such as depression, anxiety, and navigating life transitions. My approach is strengths-based, person-centered, and trauma-informed with emphasis on your own personal growth towards your goals. In order to best help you create positive change in your life, I will use an integrative approach to explore underlying patterns that may be causing you distress. The evidence based practices that I draw from most include Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Mindfulness, and a psychodynamic approach. Through our work together, you will learn new ways to heal and grow.   M.S.W.  - Columbia University   M.S. - Teaching, Learning, & Curriculum - Drexel University    B.A. -  Psychology - George Washington University    

Vernon Bauer
Vernon Bauer
Vernon Bauer

What makes for a meaningful life? There are as many answers as there are individuals in the world, and yet it can be difficult to say. Maybe we're not sure of what it is that we want, or maybe we do know but are conflicted about it.  I support my patients by providing an interactive and nonjudgmental atmosphere in which we can explore the problematic areas of your life with a strengths and evidence-based, solution-focused approach, intended to promote personal growth and a deeper sense of satisfaction with yourself.  Prior to becoming a therapist, I spent years working as a theater director. Both of these roles involve helping someone cultivate a narrative. The major difference with therapy is that we are working to get the patient to tell their own story with their own voice – and even rewriting the script along the way, as necessary.  I believe in the effectiveness of psychodynamic therapy because whatever our “here and now” symptoms may be (ie: anxiety, depression, anger, jealousy), they are almost invariably rooted in early life “then and there” experiences. Until we understand the roles that we have been playing, and casting others in along the way, how can we ever expect the story to play out differently?  MSW – Columbia University (Currently in post-graduate psychoanalytic training at The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy)   

Sky Koltun
Sky Koltun
Sky Koltun

“People say that what we're all seeking is a meaning for life. ... I think that what we're really seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences will have resonances with our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.” – Joseph Campbell Have you ever had the thought: “If only I could just stop [fill in the blank] my life would be so much better”? Well, I want to tell you that you are right! Whether you struggle with chronic anxiety or depression, drinking, overeating,toxic relationships, negative thought patterns, low self-esteem, addictive/compulsive behaviors, or any number of self-destructive mental habits that keep you from becoming the fullest expression of your true self you already have an intuitive knowing that this is not who you really are. I am here to help people uncover, discover, and discard the mental habits that keep them feeling ‘stuck.’ It has been my experience that once we are able to put down behaviors and thought patterns that no longer serve us, we become free to find out who we truly are and live life to the fullest and fully experience what Joseph Campbell refers to as the rapture of being alive. My approach to therapy is first and foremost holistic; merging the best of traditional and evidence-based clinical psychotherapy with philosophy and neuroscience. This includes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) where we will focus on the present, as well as dynamic approaches where we will explore elements of your past that contributed to who you are today. My practice is eclectic and often includes such methods as “Tapping” or EFT; Internal Family Systems; The Sedona Method; Narrative Therapy; and Behavioral approaches. My clients are individuals and couples that seek practical tools for living that will increase their capacity to use healthy and adaptive coping skills to address major life challenges, increase insight, and improve communication. I received my master’s degree from Hunter College’s Silberman School of Social Work with a focus on Mental Health and Human Sexuality. I specialize in working with couples, adults, and adolescents experiencing depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, addiction/recovery, issues related to sexuality, relationship issues, family conflict, lifetransitions, career confusion, and loss.

Adriana Ruvalcaba
Adriana Ruvalcaba
Adriana Ruvalcaba

As a woman of color, utilizing a holistic, anti-oppressive and trauma-informed approach, I aim to create a safe and confidential space where we can creatively explore and understand your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Transformational change via emotional processing can unearth your inner physical, spiritual, and cultural strengths. Together we can cultivate a balanced approach to life and its challenges.

BA in Sociology UCLA - MSW NYU.

Anna L Nathanson
Anna L Nathanson
Anna L Nathanson

The trickiest part isn’t solving the issue, but recognizing the issue and identifying what your own needs are. In therapy, I invite a nonjudgmental space to think more deeply about the patterns in your life, and work towards resolving those dynamics that are no longer serving you. During our sessions together, I will take a person-in-environment perspective, meaning that we’ll look at not just a particular diagnosis or set of symptoms, but also at the larger systems and structures that might be impacting your life. To this end, I take an actively anti-oppressive and anti-racist lens to my work with clients.

 

M.S.W. New York University - B.A. McGill University

Arianna Argotte
Arianna Argotte
Arianna Argotte

Past, painful experiences are a regular part of the human experiences. This unresolved pain can feel overwhelming and can lead to unhealthy habits and coping skills in your present, which can leave you feeling alone or disconnected from your life. Therapy is a place where it is safe to unpack your pain in a non-judgmental, compassionate environment. I know how important it is to feel safe and comfortable with your therapist, which is why I aim to create a space where the trust that we build will create new and meaningful experiences so that you can create a change in your life.

I am a relational, emotions-focused therapist with extensive background in treating trauma. I admire your bravery in taking this first step, and look forward to meeting you!”

B.A. in Psychology University of Missouri-Columbia - M.M.H.C. New York University

Carolyn McCandlish
Carolyn McCandlish
Carolyn McCandlish

My primary goal as a therapist is to create a safe, nonjudgmental space to help you process challenges and harness your strengths. With this foundation, I layer in creative, experiential strategies that access the root of current and historical obstacles or more concrete strategies drawn from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). My multifaceted professional background as an actor, teacher, and entrepreneur has uniquely honed my understanding of complex human emotion, interpersonal relationships, and the role of the body in storing our personal histories. A.B. in Psychology from Harvard College  - MSW from Silver School of Social Work

Christine Carville
Christine Carville
Christine Carville

Co-Founder & CEO Resilience Lab - Soho Supervisor and Clinician. Are you seeking relief for anxiety, social discomfort or panic with long-term results? My responsive approach is a mixture of actionable techniques using evidence-based practices such as Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavior Therapy with a psychodynamic foundation. That means learning about what your feelings and reactions mean to you and identifying recurring themes in relationships. We are masters at avoiding things that make us uncomfortable but by examining why and what we avoid or naturally gravitate towards, we become free and strong. I was an entrepreneur in NYC for 12 years before my clinical training which lends me distinctive understanding of the struggle to balance career with life. Whether it's a therapist, counselor, or coach you seek, working with an experienced clinician is a worthwhile investment to help you move forward. I run a dynamic practice. We will work with you to find the right fit within your budget with or without insurance.

Desiree Polonis
Desiree Polonis
Desiree Polonis

With the modern world comes modern problems. Do you feel your problems aren’t valid? They are. Current life stressors on top of unresolved issues, no matter how minor they may seem, often lead to anxiety, feelings of inadequacy, and unhealthy, self-destructive habits including substance abuse, behavioral addictions, and even mental health conditions. My mission is to provide support and validation as well as teach skills for gaining traction in life so you can become your best self and build a life you want to live. I moved from Albuquerque, New Mexico to New York to become a therapist and advocate for mental health awareness. As a career-changer, I understand firsthand the stress of juggling a corporate job, relationships, personal hobbies, and aspirations. Now as a psychotherapist, I understand ways to manage these modern stressors for a more effective and fulfilling life. I believe that to truly thrive, we must take care of both body and mind. I emphasize this mind- body connection in my practice. As your therapist, my goal is to create a genuine, professional relationship between us so you feel comfortable exploring important thoughts, emotions, and behaviors for problem solving what needs to happen for creating lasting, positive change in your life. During our sessions, I will use a variety of modalities, but overall, I use a person-centered approach. This means I consider us partners in planning, developing, and monitoring your care to make sure that your needs are being met. Above all, I want to help you advocate for yourself. You are the expert in your own life, but I look forward to supporting you during your journey of self-discovery and self-care. BA University of New Mexico - MSW Fordham University

Elijah Thompson
Elijah Thompson
Elijah Thompson

I seek to offer a safe and non-judgmental therapeutic space, which inspires all to be comfortable and confident in their uninhibited self expression. To speak freely, reflect upon thoughts, emotions and troubles openly and to engage in a profound process of healing that is both restorative and informative. Whether addressing historical trauma, working through current challenges or exploring new possibilities, I look forward to providing support and encouragement as you work towards your goals.
Person centered care is the foundation of my clinical philosophy. Therefore the establishment of a therapeutic bond based on trust, respect and mutual understanding is essential. During treatment we will collectively identify and analyze issue areas, then design a unique and personal plan of care that involves evidence based psychoanalytic methods to encourage holistic healing and lasting results.
I am available to work with individuals, couples, groups and families on a wide range of issues including but not limited to anxiety, depression, trauma, stress and anger management, substance use and adjustment difficulties. I specialize in the utilization of psychodynamic theory which features modalities that include: CBT, Solution-focused therapy, Interpersonal therapy, Mindfulness practices, Narrative therapy and Holistic therapy. In 2018, I graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a B.A in Social Work and Departmental Honors. In 2019, as a 291 Foundation Scholar I received an MSW from New York University, with a focus on clinical treatment and psychoanalytic theory.
 

Elizabeth Abelow Dederick
Elizabeth Abelow Dederick
Elizabeth Abelow Dederick

I am a psychotherapist who works with adults, children, adolescents and families. I utilize a range of modalities (psychodynamic talk therapy, art, movement, mindfulness and more) to support clients as they work through challenges in their lives and develop a more authentic sense of self. I work with folks from a range of backgrounds and a range of concerns, from anxiety and work-related stress to trauma history and family dynamics.

B.A . Connecticut College - M.S.W New York University

Elizabeth Liekar
Elizabeth Liekar
Elizabeth Liekar

My approach as a therapist is an integrative approach, meaning I don't subscribe to one school of thought, but blend elements from different therapeutic approaches according to each of my client's needs. A few areas I draw from are psychodynamic psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and mindfulness. Some common things I tend to work on with clients are unconscious patterns, repetitive relationship themes, the internal critic, changing narratives, counteracting negative thoughts, building better behaviors, and learning to relate to thoughts differently.

M.S.W. New York University - B.S. West Virginia University

Emily Weinrebe
Emily Weinrebe
Emily Weinrebe

My approach to therapy has been influenced by a diverse array of radical mental health practitioners, organizers, and activists.  I highly value personal identity, intersectionality, and human relationships as fundamental to my therapeutic work, and aim for my practice to be a destigmatizing and collaborative space.  Namely, I integrate a harm reduction and strengths-based approach to mental health which presumes that all people are doing their best to survive.

Beyond my formal training in play therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, and Structural Family Therapy, my practice is widely informed by disability justice movements, radical peer support communities, and transformative justice/community accountability models.  I am also passionate about using techniques drawn from somatic experiencing, polyvagal theory, and liberation health. In terms of mental health diagnoses, I am happy to center a traditional diagnostic framework as much or as little as you like, offering space for workshopping, critiquing, and rejecting diagnoses along the way.  You are the expert on your own life and I will honor your needs throughout the therapeutic process.

Pronouns she/her/hers

MSW, Hunter College School of Social Work"

Gerson Lovera
Gerson Lovera
Gerson Lovera

Life is filled with confusing patterns that often makes us feel as though we were looking at an abstract painting at the museum. Often times trying to make sense of these patterns can be a difficult and daunting journey. My goal is to help you navigate through this journey and show you ways to appreciate the abstract painting that life can be! I specialize in working with college students, graduates, people going through major life changes and who want to develop an effective way to tune in with their emotions, people who are highly sensitive, and people who have not had a prior good experience in therapy. I also specialize in working with young adults who are trying to make sense of the confusing and contradictory messages of who they can and should be. I am a relational and interpersonal therapist with experience in trauma informed care, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and interpersonal therapy. I believe in the importance of creating a genuine relationship with my clients that is geared towards helping them discover their identity and live a more fulfilling life. You'll find that as we go on this journey, you will experience new ways of feeling and thinking about yourself, your relationships, and the world.

B.S. Ramapo College of New Jersey - LMSW  New York University

Haley Eakin
Haley Eakin
Haley Eakin

I work with clients addressing a range of concerns, including grief, health anxiety, generalized anxiety, depression, relationship conflicts, work stresses, and life changes. I work with clients of all walks of life, and welcome the opportunity to learn more about your unique background, challenges, and experiences.
The foundation of my work is based in what is known as the "therapeutic alliance" which is the working relationship between me and my client. I want to build a base of trust, understanding, and compassion to serve the goal of helping you address your individual needs. From there, I collaborate with you to utilize a range of tools and strategies to help you reach your goals. 
  B.A. Rice University - M.S.W New York University

Josh Zisholtz
Josh Zisholtz
Josh Zisholtz

I’m a humanistically oriented therapist with an approachable style that is centered around the importance of the relationship between the client and therapist. In addition to treating depression and anxiety, I’m also focused on helping individuals working through other life challenges such as relationships, family stress and professional fulfillment. Having become a psychotherapist after a professional career in the arts, I specialize in working with creative professionals and professional artists who often face challenges that are unique to creative individuals.

BFA Emerson College - MSW New York University.

Laura DeInnocentiis
Laura DeInnocentiis
Laura DeInnocentiis

I am a NYS licensed therapist whose work is rooted in psychodynamic theory and consists of an eclectic mix of evidence-based practices, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing.  I hope to provide a safe space in which to build a trusting and respectful therapeutic relationship.  Clinical interventions are designed to fit your specific needs, and I am available for individual, couples, family, and group counseling.  My therapy style is humanistic, reflective, and engaging. Clients describe me as honest, warm and empathetic with a good sense of humor. In 2005, I earned my MA in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling from the New School of Social Research.  I completed my Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work at Columbia University and was licensed in 2019. Whether you are interested in working through existing challenges or exploring new territory, I look forward to supporting as you aspire toward your goals.  I have experience in the areas of substance abuse, trauma, relationship problems, family conflict, life transitions, and impulse disorders, among others.  Together, we will address the issues that have been preventing you from reaching your true potential and living a fulfilling and purposeful life. Congratulations on taking the first step in your journey toward overall health and well-being.

Lindsay Hylek
Lindsay Hylek
Lindsay Hylek

“Be true to yourself”. I’m curious about what that phrase means to you and what is impeding your ability to live authentically. Perhaps you must untangle the past to move forward and flourish in the present. No matter what brings you into treatment specifically, my ultimate goal is to help you parse these queries and connect to your core self. While I specialize in trauma-focused therapy, I have an extensive research background and draw from additional evidence-based practices to mitigate pain and embolden vitality.

Mirinda Morency
Mirinda Morency
Mirinda Morency

(she, her, hers). I became a therapist to help people realize their true capabilities in the midst of adversity. I want to normalize the idea of therapy and mobilize people, especially from a Black/African-American/Latinx background, to seek help sooner rather than later. Real growth starts when you are fed up with the nonsense and want to make moves. Let us work together to dig at the source of the suffering or pervasive unsatisfactoriness. The goal is to develop and strengthen a bravery to be able to relate to and sit within the uneasy feelings so that we are no longer afraid or controlled by it. This approach allows us to regain our power. You are the expert of your life and I work collaboratively with you to achieve your goals and serve as a catalyst to mental wellness. So give yourself permission to engage in the healing process and to commit to inner peace, self-love, and gratitude. #breathedeeply #livedeeply   B.S. in Psychology Loyola University Chicago - M.S.W. Columbia University

Morgan Rosen
Morgan Rosen
Morgan Rosen

Therapy should provide an environment that is open and safe to discuss, process and initiate change in every aspect of one’s life. Therapy looks different for different people at different times in their lives. In my therapy, I provide an environment of acceptance and commitment to you and what you bring with you. I understand you are an expert in yourself and I want to learn from you while using the skills and knowledge I have to contribute to your goals. I invite you to reach out and discuss with me your hopes and fears regarding therapy.

Renee Eddy
Renee Eddy
Renee Eddy

The following questions are common: Why can’t I sleep? Why don’t I feel like myself? Why do I feel numb and depressed? The isolation is taking a toll on me! I cannot deal with my kids right now! The feelings and symptoms you are experiencing may be about your body and mind trying to adjust to difficult and stressful from life experiences. Especially with everything that’s going on in our world right now. Well, that is understandable because we are dealing with something in our society that we’ve never dealt with before and it’s having a negative domino effect on your mind, body and soul. You feel completely thrown out of balance from your life traditions. However, it is important to remember that there is hope. My approach as a therapist is a constant theme that runs through all generalist social work practice. This means I have an eclectic theoretical approach that uses a systems framework to assess a variety of points for intervention. For example, I practice the strength perspective. With this practice I identify client’s strengths and then build on their strength to empower the client. Along with reviewing the client’s ecological perspective, which means identifies your life transactions and environmental pressures (work, family, relationships). Along with using CBT helps me identify your unhelpful thoughts, patterns and behavior and alter them to work towards your goals. I want you to remember there is no peace in life without challenges! As your therapist, we will work together to achieve your goals and help you get your life challenges. Please remember as your therapist I want you to know with me you are in a safe space and a judge Free-zone! Renee L Eddy is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), MSW From Yeshiva University NYC, BA degree (area of focus Psychology) from The College of New Rochelle and Certified alcohol substance-abuse counselor (CASAC Level 2).

Rosemarie Barbalace
Rosemarie Barbalace
Rosemarie Barbalace

I believe in practicing therapy from a holistic-based approach. I received graduate training in clinical mental health at Columbia University, am trained in mindfulness-based stress reduction, Reiki, and different types of yoga, including Hatha Yoga, Dancing Spider Kundalini Yoga, Yoga for Trauma and Addictions, and Kidding Around Yoga. I am passionate about helping others bring mindfulness “on the go,” and building on the power of connection and healing in the client-therapist relationship. I believe in building on the power of connection through different parts of the self, a community, and the world around us. I have experience working with adults, children, and families who experience depression, domestic violence, low self esteem, anxiety, trauma, substance use, stress, anger, and rare medical conditions. I have engaged patients in exploring topics such as emotion regulation, distress tolerance, self care, mindfulness, acculturation, race, oppression, privilege, and sexuality. As Carl Jung once said, “I am not what has happened to me. I am what I choose to become.” I engage with others by creating and allowing space for one’s unique healing journey. I utilize a strengths-based approach to help others reach their unique goals, clear limitations, and reach one’s pure potentiality. As a first-generation American living in a multi-cultural family, I integrate this perspective in helping others realize their goals and dreams. Preferred pronouns: She/her/hers Montcler State University BA - Columbia University MSW

Anya Lukianov
Anya Lukianov
Anya Lukianov

Societal norms today often inaccurately inform us that asking for help or being vulnerable is a sign of weakness. As a result, many of us tend to get “stuck” in dynamics that just aren't working for us. In the words of Brene Brown, “vulnerability is not weakness, it is our greatest measure of courage”. Therapy success rates are often dictated by the 'ideal client-therapist fit'. Whatever your concern is, let’s talk it through and see if we are a good fit to collaboratively work through the challenges that you are facing. No issue is insignificant enough for therapy if it is taking away from your joy and quality of living. Although I am well-versed in addressing a myriad of issues, I have extensive history working with clients who are struggling with various addictions and with issues related to trauma(s). I embrace a relational, trauma-informed approach that gently addresses core issues so as to encourage long-lasting, positive change. Throughout the therapy process clients should feel heard, validated, proactively motivated, and most importantly, empowered! I hope that you'll find that my services can provide this and more; offering relief and peace-of mind despite the difficulties that you are facing.

Brett Dupuy
Brett Dupuy
Brett Dupuy

Therapy is an invaluable tool for navigating the turbulence we encounter in society, at work, in our relationships, or when we are alone. It provides a space where we can better understand ourselves, and embrace our experience. A space where we can experiment with new thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. My practice focuses on adults dealing with trauma histories, compulsive behaviors, emotion regulation, social anxiety, depression, self-esteem, managing the social stress associated with gender and sexual identities, and working through relationship issues - including dating and negotiating forms of consensual non-monogamy. Taking an integrative approach, I use mind-body modalities, which can include mindfulness and EMDR, as well as psychodynamic, and more behaviorally oriented practices like CBT and DBT. Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked as an organizational development consultant. My training in applied social psychology focused on group dynamics, particularly how social identity influences access to authority, and the unconscious roles people play in groups. I have worked with over 30 organizations across the US on projects ranging from executive coaching, board development, strategic planning, and culture change. MA in Social-Organization Psychology, Columbia University. MSW in Social Work, Hunter College

Jason Styka
Jason Styka
Jason Styka

Bryant Park Supervisor and Clinician. I work primarily with adults struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, career confusion, addiction, and LGBTQIA+ related stress. As a therapist, I offer a safe and non-judgmental space for anyone, irrespective of ethnicity or sexual orientation, to explore even the most difficult of experiences. Utilizing extensive training in a variety of treatment approaches I collaborate with each client to find the tools that will help them to heal. As a supervisor, my goal is to allow each therapist I work with to develop the confidence and skills to successfully navigate all aspects of the therapeutic process.  My hope is to empower each therapist to discover and refine their own unique therapeutic style. Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, LIU-Post - BFA, University of Michigan

Tracey Lundgren
Tracey Lundgren
Tracey Lundgren

Therapy is most effective when clients feel safe. Because of this, I aim to create an accepting, non-judgemental, and inclusive space for you to be your true self. I work with a range of clients, and I specialize in addressing concerns such as depression, anxiety, and navigating life transitions. My approach is strengths-based, person-centered, and trauma-informed with emphasis on your own personal growth towards your goals. In order to best help you create positive change in your life, I will use an integrative approach to explore underlying patterns that may be causing you distress. The evidence based practices that I draw from most include Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Mindfulness, and a psychodynamic approach. Through our work together, you will learn new ways to heal and grow.   M.S.W.  - Columbia University   M.S. - Teaching, Learning, & Curriculum - Drexel University    B.A. -  Psychology - George Washington University    

Vernon Bauer
Vernon Bauer
Vernon Bauer

What makes for a meaningful life? There are as many answers as there are individuals in the world, and yet it can be difficult to say. Maybe we're not sure of what it is that we want, or maybe we do know but are conflicted about it.  I support my patients by providing an interactive and nonjudgmental atmosphere in which we can explore the problematic areas of your life with a strengths and evidence-based, solution-focused approach, intended to promote personal growth and a deeper sense of satisfaction with yourself.  Prior to becoming a therapist, I spent years working as a theater director. Both of these roles involve helping someone cultivate a narrative. The major difference with therapy is that we are working to get the patient to tell their own story with their own voice – and even rewriting the script along the way, as necessary.  I believe in the effectiveness of psychodynamic therapy because whatever our “here and now” symptoms may be (ie: anxiety, depression, anger, jealousy), they are almost invariably rooted in early life “then and there” experiences. Until we understand the roles that we have been playing, and casting others in along the way, how can we ever expect the story to play out differently?  MSW – Columbia University (Currently in post-graduate psychoanalytic training at The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy)   

Sky Koltun
Sky Koltun
Sky Koltun

“People say that what we're all seeking is a meaning for life. ... I think that what we're really seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences will have resonances with our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.” – Joseph Campbell Have you ever had the thought: “If only I could just stop [fill in the blank] my life would be so much better”? Well, I want to tell you that you are right! Whether you struggle with chronic anxiety or depression, drinking, overeating,toxic relationships, negative thought patterns, low self-esteem, addictive/compulsive behaviors, or any number of self-destructive mental habits that keep you from becoming the fullest expression of your true self you already have an intuitive knowing that this is not who you really are. I am here to help people uncover, discover, and discard the mental habits that keep them feeling ‘stuck.’ It has been my experience that once we are able to put down behaviors and thought patterns that no longer serve us, we become free to find out who we truly are and live life to the fullest and fully experience what Joseph Campbell refers to as the rapture of being alive. My approach to therapy is first and foremost holistic; merging the best of traditional and evidence-based clinical psychotherapy with philosophy and neuroscience. This includes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) where we will focus on the present, as well as dynamic approaches where we will explore elements of your past that contributed to who you are today. My practice is eclectic and often includes such methods as “Tapping” or EFT; Internal Family Systems; The Sedona Method; Narrative Therapy; and Behavioral approaches. My clients are individuals and couples that seek practical tools for living that will increase their capacity to use healthy and adaptive coping skills to address major life challenges, increase insight, and improve communication. I received my master’s degree from Hunter College’s Silberman School of Social Work with a focus on Mental Health and Human Sexuality. I specialize in working with couples, adults, and adolescents experiencing depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, addiction/recovery, issues related to sexuality, relationship issues, family conflict, lifetransitions, career confusion, and loss.

Alessandra Tantawi
Alessandra Tantawi
Alessandra Tantawi

In a time where things can feel out of control, I can provide you with a sense of stability and hope. Don't let the brokenness of the world discourage you from seeking a curiosity to become the best version of yourself. I am here to support you in your journey to unpack and discover the ways in which you can thrive and come home to yourself. Let's take this breath-by-breath, step-by-step, you are already here, you are already on your way. I am a New York state-licensed social worker and trained family and couples therapist from the Ackerman Institute for the Family. I received my Master's in Social Work from Columbia University where my studies were focused on trauma, racial justice, mindfulness, adolescent development, family, and couples therapy. Prior to this, I received my Master's in Childhood Education at Ithaca College where I focused on child development, the inclusion of marginalized children in public school classrooms, and the celebration of student identities. As a psychotherapist, I meet you where you are and support you to meet your goals. I have extensive experience working with diverse populations and I am committed to an anti-racist and anti-oppressive approach. I am a strength-based, sex-positive, progressive clinician; it is my intention to support you to see the best version of yourself. I specialize in trauma, chronic PTSD, multi-racial identity affirmation, mood disorders, child and adolescent development, depression, life transitions, self-esteem, anxiety, and mindfulness.

Dahlia Mayerson
Dahlia Mayerson
Dahlia Mayerson

As a therapist, my goal is to foster a warm, safe, non-judgmental environment for my clients’ self-discovery and healing. I support my clients to build on their intrinsic skills and strengths so that they can navigate through difficult periods and life transitions in ways that foster growth and well-being. I have worked with people who experience anxiety, depression, self-doubt, trauma, relationship dysfunction, people on the autism spectrum and people who struggle with accepting change. I use a variety of therapeutic interventions such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Theory and Attachment Theory. I cater my approach to each client, and put their needs in the center of the therapeutic alliance. Dahlia received her B.S. in Psychology & Sociology from Pace University, and her MSW from Fordham University. Dahlia is Licensed Master of Social Work.

Francesca Parker
Francesca Parker
Francesca Parker

Often people believe they need to have a clinical diagnosis to seek therapy, or that something must be wrong with them if they do. But everyone has tough times and sometimes you need a nonjudgmental person to listen with an experienced ear to help you process your difficulties and learn how to validate and empower yourself in order to improve your self-esteem. Coming from a bicultural Latinx and American household in a part of Canada where few spoke Spanish, I have learned that your friends can’t always understand what you are going through and sometimes you need the right guide to help you feel like your best self. I have experience counseling people in rehab for substance abuse, children with disabilities, pregnant women, and heart surgery patients and their families. With all of these clients I have used skills from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), psychodynamic therapy, and solution/goal oriented therapy to help them manage their anxiety or depression and feel validated. I am all about setting goals and having little victories along the way, while understanding why that is sometimes hard for us to do. BSW/MSW Skidmore/Columbia

Jenny Maenpaa
Jenny Maenpaa
Jenny Maenpaa

Chelsea Supervisor and Clinician.
I work with strong, ambitious women who feel like something is missing, whose work/life balance is out of sync, whose careers don't bring them joy, who repeatedly engage in relationship patterns that don't make them happy, or who feel just plain burned out. I believe there's no better time than right now to embark on the journey of designing a fulfilling life according to your own personal values.
LCSW, EdM

Jessica Holt
Jessica Holt
Jessica Holt

Whether you are going through a life transition or are suffering from long-term lived experiences, I aim to support you step into alignment with your true self. I work with clients to create a balanced life by treating the mind, heart, and body. My work is informed by my passion for social justice and ways systemic inequality may be affecting people on a personal level. I use an eclectic approach that is individually tailored to meet your needs. In our work together we will likely explore thought and behavior patterns, cultivate self-compassion, and practice grounding the body. I am here to listen and provide guidance towards conscious and lasting change.

Katie Kyle
Katie Kyle
Katie Kyle

Many difficulties stem from a lack of emotional connection. I work with couples and individuals to resolve their concerns, focusing on identifying whatever connection may be broken or missing and strengthening or building it. I also work with people who have a religious background and faith-based concerns. I am guided by an awareness that even systems set up to help people can further oppress them; I saw this clearly while working with families impacted by the child welfare system. In my clinical practice, I actively seek ways to de-colonize therapy and minimize systemic harm and oppression that can be present in clinical settings. I am easy-going and adaptable, and I believe that you are the authority in your own life.

Laura Wu
Laura Wu
Laura Wu

If you are seeking a therapist, you are taking the first important step towards self-empowerment. Maybe you’re feeling pain, stress, frustration, or hopelessness. You’re tired of pretending to be happy and prioritizing work or other people over yourself. Or maybe your family is unaccepting of who you are. Life is dynamic and can be complicated. In therapy, I will help you adapt resiliently to challenges, explore yourself, and meet your goals. In the therapy room, you are the driver and we will go at your pace.

I utilize an eclectic, integrative, person-centered approach and tailor treatment based on your individual needs. In a world filled with xenophobia, I strive to honor your individuality and self-expression. I emphasize empowerment, collaboration and honesty. My clients describe me as nurturing, empathetic, nonjudgmental, and sincere.

I received my master’s degree from Columbia University and have received training in cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, exposure and response prevention, and biofeedback. Using a strengths-based approach, I hope to create a safe environment for us to speak freely and inspire change.

Lauren Finn
Lauren Finn
Lauren Finn

My personal view is that therapy is a tool. It is a positive, collaborative process that allows for the development of one’s fullest potential. Everyone experiences difficulties in life and feels “stuck” or overwhelmed at times. My goal as a therapist is to create a safe, nonjudgmental space that provides an opportunity to understand distressing experiences and seemingly unmanageable feelings while developing new coping skills and greater self-awareness. We will explore and process the patterns and emotions that are inhibiting desired outcomes in life, be it in relationships, careers, or mood. I will utilize an eclectic style incorporating a variety of evidence-based techniques with a focus on individual strengths. Through my kind and empathic approach, we will work together to reach your goals and achieve mental wellbeing.   

Mallory Sprague
Mallory Sprague
Mallory Sprague

Our work together in therapy is to identify what separates us from fulfillment and to find tools to deconstruct those barriers. As a clinician, I collaboratively identify a person’s inherent strengths, empowering them to enact positive changes within themselves and their relationships. My approach is person-centered, strengths-based, and trauma-informed. Curiosity, compassion, and humor enable a safe and engaging atmosphere in which to do individualized work. Integrating various therapeutic modalities will allow our sessions to best suit you and your needs. I have worked in the U.S. and abroad with people of all ages and experiences including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, self-doubt, substance use, and personal and inherited trauma. My worldview has been further shaped by my time as a Peace Corps Volunteer and member of the Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians. My lens is ever-growing and nonjudgmental, allowing me to bring nuance and understanding to my practice. BA – Psychology & International Studies, MSW – Interpersonal Practice & Mental Health University of Michigan

Shani Gardner
Shani Gardner
Shani Gardner

Life has a way of breaking us down. Oftentimes, our past traumas, discrimination, anxiety and depression have a way of convincing us that we are weak or not good enough. My goal as a therapist is to help you discover and enhance your strengths, while encouraging you to use them to your advantage. You are the expert in your own life and happiness; my job is to help you uncover what that means for you. I am passionate about providing a warm, non judgemental, empathetic space for clients to safely explore their thoughts, feelings and behaviors in a way that encourages growth, healing and improved quality of life. I can offer a new perspective, help build insight and find tools to help clients move throughout the world. I am most inspired by my clients’ dedication, resilience and growth throughout the therapeutic process. I have worked with a diverse population of clients, including adolescents and adults of varying identities. I specialize in working with clients experiencing anxiety, grief, trauma, depression, self esteem issues, racism-related struggles, and life transitions. I am an identity affirming, anti-oppressive, relationally oriented therapist with an eclectic therapeutic style. I use a combination of various interventions to provide tailored services and best support clients’ individual needs. I have experience implementing cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, mindfulness, narrative and motivational interviewing techniques. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker with my Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice.

Taylor Orlandoni
Taylor Orlandoni
Taylor Orlandoni

If you're reading this, it means you have already taken the first step toward wellness: you've begun the search for the right therapist for you. In our first sessions, we’ll work to establish goals for treatment so that our later sessions can serve to deepen self-exploration into how we can meet those goals. I am not a smile and nod therapist, but a therapist who will truly be your partner in accessing a higher quality of lived experience. I am a New York state-licensed Mental Health Counselor, specially certified by Columbia University to work with Sexuality, Women, and Gender. I also serve the LGBTQIA+ population and have trained with top Gender Services in New York such as NYU Langone Medical Center’s Gender Service and The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy’s Gender Service. I am dedicated to an anti-racist approach to therapy and have extensive experience working with diverse populations. I specialize in sexuality and identity development, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, relationship issues, and life transitions.

Berta Bustamante
Berta Bustamante
Berta Bustamante

As a woman born to Mexican immigrants and raised in America, I hope to help eliminate the pernicious lack of quality mental healthcare for groups that have been historically marginalized, including caregivers, women, and black, indigenous and other people of color, and people who are LGBTQ+. We’ll work together in a warm, straight-up, no-nonsense, rich clinical relationship that we’ll build over time. I work with clients to gently process emotions with an aim to discover and amplify what’s already there—an inborn wellness and inherent inner strength with roots that are spiritual, cultural and unconditional. We can walk together to undertake any healing and transformational change you see as important in a safe, “no bullsh*t” environment focused on your whole life wellness. Prior to becoming a therapist, I spent 20 years working white collar life in Manhattan’s large corporations. I saw first-hand what it costs, emotionally, to try like hell to create momentum in environments that are not built for today’s diverse workforce. For decades, working parents, caregivers, people struggling with depression, chronic illness, imposter syndrome, enormous life shifts or the weight of chronic, compounded societal injustice have just had to swallow a lack of true inclusion. The compounded stress, anxiety and depression in these environments is rampant and largely untreated. I have not only seen it; I’ve lived it. And now I’ve trained to help people work through it and make meaning out of the reality of it all. It’s possible to not only feel better, but feel at your best in spite of whatever challenges you’re facing. You deserve it! BA, US History, Columbia University MSW, Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter College

Carmen Lo
Carmen Lo
Carmen Lo

Perhaps you are going through a major transition, want to make a change, or have a nagging feeling you should take a closer look at neglected aspects of yourself. You want to do and feel better. Your unhappiness and pain may be relationship, family, or career related. Whether you are experiencing anger, shame, trauma and loss, or feelings of ambiguity about where you are in life, together we can create a space in which you can feel free to address what brings you here. I will listen and notice, probe and nudge to support you in gaining insight and skills for moving towards the life you envision for yourself. Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, I had a career working for global advertising agencies and as a freelancer and consultant. Now I continue my passion for stories and meaning, while getting deeper into inner lives and healing. I am also a parent.

Carol Meylan
Carol Meylan
Carol Meylan

I am a psychotherapist who works with both individuals and couples. Your happiness in life is greatly influenced by the quality of your relationships – with your partner, your parents, your children and your work colleagues. I can help you develop the communication and conflict resolution skills needed for richer and more satisfying relationships. Through the process of psychotherapy, I can also help you work through problems and issues – life transitions or crises, grief and loss, depression and anxiety – that are impacting your ability to create the life you want. MSW – UCLA MBA – University of Chicago BA – U.C. Berkeley

Michael Sands
Michael Sands
Michael Sands

FlatIron Supervisor and Clinician. Michael has been in private practice for the past 25 years, conducting goal-oriented, short-term treatment with ethnically and culturally diverse individuals and couples. Much of his work focuses on relationship issues, workplace conflict, career transitions, and emotional concerns involving depression, anxiety, and anger. Stress reduction and relaxation techniques often play a major role in his therapeutic process. He actively collaborates with clients in examining problematic situations; looking at the connection between thoughts, emotions, and behavior; and exploring alternative courses of action that are consistent with one’s values. His approach with couples has centered on establishing clear rules of communication and helping them mediate the different needs that naturally arise in a committed relationship. As a supervisor, he strives to provide a safe space for each therapist to explore ways to use their skills and talents as well as developing confidence in their own particular style. He is a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-R), Certified in Critical Incident Stress Management (Group Crisis Intervention), and a member of the National Association of Social Workers. He is MSW, Columbia University School of Social Work, a MBA, Columbia University Graduate School of Business, a JD, Brooklyn Law School, and a BS, New York University.

Somaly Nou
Somaly Nou
Somaly Nou

Hello, are you feeling “stuck” in areas of your life including relationships, career or unhealthy coping patterns? Life can be hectic and sometimes we may experience anxiety or feelings of inadequacy that may limit us from living a thriving life. I want to help you feel less shame and more confident in yourself. Together, we can work on identifying your emotions and by targeting patterns and behaviors that may no longer serve you. Breaking learned patterns and shifting to healthier coping skills can ultimately lead to lasting change. B.S, University of Florida. MSW, Silberman School of Social Work

Malissa Pansa-ad
Malissa Pansa-ad
Malissa Pansa-ad

Seeking therapy can be an intimidating and overwhelming process. From acknowledging that you would like more support to searching for the right therapist for you, it takes time, effort, and courage to face your challenges and risk vulnerability. That is why I aim to create a warm, welcoming, and non-judgmental space where you experience trust, safety, and comfort to bring your authentic self into the room. To be vulnerable and open as your true self without fear of judgment is to move towards freedom and expansion. I especially enjoy working with BIPOC individuals, couples, and families to explore issues of race, sex, gender, culture, and other identity that may be impacting your relationships, work, or overall wellbeing. As a family and couple therapist, I believe problems reside between people and not within them. We will approach your challenges from a relational and systems perspective, putting into consideration the context, environments, and systems we all reside in. You are the center of your story and expert on your life. We will build upon and utilize your innate skills and strengths to better understand and work through your challenges. Training and Education: Ackerman Institute for the Family, Social Work and Diversity Program – Foundations in Family Therapy; MSW, New York University; BA, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey – Douglass College

Margarita Carson
Margarita Carson
Margarita Carson

As a solution-focused therapist, Margarita has been honored to make a difference in the lives of people through improving self-confidence and assisting them through challenging times. Margarita is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York State, specializing in individual, couples, and family therapy. Margarita was inspired to enter the field of social work by witnessing the mental health disparities in disadvantaged neighborhoods. Her purpose is to ensure everyone is provided with quality mental health services and live a healthy life.  Margarita graduated from Phoenix University in 2008 with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and Management, University of New England in 2014 with a Master’s Degree in Social Work and she is currently attending Walden University and a PhD Candidate in Public Policy and Administration.  Through her academic studies, experience, and passion she has helped people through a variety of situations. She engages people through a strength-based lens and compassionate counseling. If you are looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, Margarita is looking forward to working with you to achieve your goals. Margarita Carson, MPA, LCSW, PhD Candidate  

Marlene Darbouze
Marlene Darbouze
Marlene Darbouze

I have been a practicing social worker for over 30 years, providing short-term, goal-oriented treatment with ethnically diverse populations, spanning from early childhood through older adults. My style is to collaborate with clients, partnering with them to help in all aspects of the healing process. My approach is holistic in nature, often involving stress-reduction relaxation techniques, mindfulness, and meditation. My aim is to create a safe, non-judgmental space where clients can explore and understand themselves, discover and enhance their strengths -- all in pursuit of achieving their goals. To help at-risk students develop the ability to regulate their behavior, I invented the Right Brain Counseling Method. As a supervisor, my goal is to allow each therapist to find their own voice by developing self-confidence and the skills to navigate successfully all the complex aspects of the therapy process. I am a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-R). I have an MSW from the Yeshiva University Wurzweiler School of Social Work; an FNP (Family Nurse Practitioner) from the College of New Rochelle; an MeD (Master in Bilingual Education) from Bank Street College of Education; a BS in Nursing from Long Island University; and a BS in Social Work from York College.

Christine Carville
Christine Carville
Christine Carville

Co-Founder & CEO Resilience Lab - Soho Supervisor and Clinician. Are you seeking relief for anxiety, social discomfort or panic with long-term results? My responsive approach is a mixture of actionable techniques using evidence-based practices such as Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavior Therapy with a psychodynamic foundation. That means learning about what your feelings and reactions mean to you and identifying recurring themes in relationships. We are masters at avoiding things that make us uncomfortable but by examining why and what we avoid or naturally gravitate towards, we become free and strong. I was an entrepreneur in NYC for 12 years before my clinical training which lends me distinctive understanding of the struggle to balance career with life. Whether it's a therapist, counselor, or coach you seek, working with an experienced clinician is a worthwhile investment to help you move forward. I run a dynamic practice. We will work with you to find the right fit within your budget with or without insurance.

Courtney Darsa
Courtney Darsa
Courtney Darsa

Director of Nutrition Coaching.

Courtney Darsa, MS, RD, CDE, CDN is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. She received her bachelor's Degree in Dietetics from the University of Delaware, where she also completed her dietetic internship. She then graduated with a master’s degree  in Nutrition Science from Stony Brook University. Courtney has over six years of experience working in both in-patient and out-patient nutrition settings, specializing in diabetes, weight management and medical nutrition therapy.

Growing up on Long Island, New York, Courtney developed an unhealthy obsession around food and calorie counting toward the end of her senior year of high school. After realizing that food was meant to be habitual nourishment instead of something to track and count, Courtney pursued her bachelor's degree in dietetics. Because of her own experience, Courtney is passionate about helping her patients develop a healthier relationship with food so that they can live happier and well-nourished lives. She believes that nutrition and health is not one size fits all and works with each of her clients to find a nutrition plan that works best with their lifestyle and wellness goals.

In her spare time, Courtney can be found experimenting with food, whether that's by exploring Manhattan's restaurant scene or in the comfort of her own apartment; trying the latest fitness craze; or spending down time with loved ones and, of course, her adorable Cockapoo, Brody.

Itai Preis
Itai Preis
Itai Preis

Chief Technology Officer --  Being an entrepreneur is a state of mind, not a title. It means taking full ownership of a project, and getting it done. Itai has hands-on experience in all stages of the product lifecycle: starting from identifying an idea, validating the business case and building a great team, fundraising, execution, marketing, and sales. He brings an unique track record in mobile apps, eCommerce, cloud services and mobile telephony.

Jessica Goldfarb
Jessica Goldfarb
Jessica Goldfarb

COO Resilience Lab. Jessica is a lawyer and strategic management professional with expertise in operations, recruitment, financial management, and program management within startups, growing organizations, nonprofits, and social enterprises. Jessica’s commitment to social purpose most recently brought her to leadership roles at Mouse (a nonprofit dedicated to diversity in STEM education), Women's March Global (an independent nonprofit defending women’s human rights), and Civic Hall (a social enterprise and nonprofit collaborative community of civic tech innovators). Jessica’s background includes over 20 years of consulting with creatively- or technology-driven businesses and as an entrepreneur as the managing partner of the preeminent recruitment firm, Roz Goldfarb Associates, where she started its Digital Media division. Jessica served in the Clinton Administration as an employment and technology policy advisor to Vice President Gore, the Labor Department, and The National Commission for Employment Policy. She is an employment lawyer with experience in mediation, arbitration, and investigations, and began her career in practice at the Proskauer firm in NYC. Jessica has written for professional publications and regularly engages in volunteer and pro bono efforts via professional, nonprofit, and political organizations. Her interests include wellness, yoga, and incorporating mindfulness and neuroscience approaches to personal challenges and professional environments.

Lindsay Hylek
Lindsay Hylek
Lindsay Hylek

“Be true to yourself”. I’m curious about what that phrase means to you and what is impeding your ability to live authentically. Perhaps you must untangle the past to move forward and flourish in the present. No matter what brings you into treatment specifically, my ultimate goal is to help you parse these queries and connect to your core self. While I specialize in trauma-focused therapy, I have an extensive research background and draw from additional evidence-based practices to mitigate pain and embolden vitality.

Marc Goldberg
Marc Goldberg
Marc Goldberg

Co-Founder & CSO Resilience Lab. Marc is the founding partner of Maslow Capital Partners a global growth merchant bank. Prior to founding Maslow, Marc was a founding member of the Reuters Greenhouse Fund and Occam Capital. He Sold Occam Capital to Bryan Garnier & Co. to launch BGPI. Marc brings more than 20 years of investment experience in TMT Europe/USA with more than 50 transactions as principal and 50 transactions as advisor, as well as 15 years of IT operation background in Europe/USA as the former Chief Architect of Reuters Marc is also the executive producer and co-host of Kinnernet Europe, and completed a BS/MS Paris VI University, Post Graduate Stanford, IHEDN session 61. He is an avid explorer and long distance runner and lives between New York and Paris.