Our team

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

Aarian Punter
Aarian Punter
Aarian Punter

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aarian.punter@resiliencelab.us

The therapeutic relationship is a sacred interpersonal bond built on trust. Together, we will co-create this safe space, so you can overcome any and all obstacles you may be facing in your life right now. As a psychotherapist, I approach my work using an anti-oppressive social justice lens, which enables us to come to a deeper understanding of how our environment impacts us as individuals, families, and communities, e.g., we may explore anything from the trickle down effect of workplace stress to the negative impact of mainstream media violence on children. Specific treatment modalities range from CBT and DBT to narrative therapy and trauma-focused care. While your unique story is centered in our work, I draw on my own experiences as an African American woman of color, parent of two, and poet when appropriate. For instance, my personal experience as an artist informs my understanding of anxiety's hidden complexities within this particular population.

Regardless of what is coming up for you, I use a strengths-based approach to help you access your innate human capacity towards resilience. Hunter College (MSW)

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

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alessandra.tantawi@resiliencelab.us

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.

Alexa Rodriguez
Alexa Rodriguez
Alexa Rodriguez

Brooklyn Downtown Supervisor - Not accepting Clients

For over 25 years, I’ve found myself called to seek out and co-create communities dedicated to the work of collective healing and liberation from what’s made the dominant society, and everyone within it, so unwell. As an Afro-Latina, I know it’s past time for BIPOC to get mental healthcare that sees and deals with the many faces of our individual and collective trauma, and its undeniable impact on our health. Our work will draw from cross-cultural healing approaches not limited to traditional talk therapy. We’ll carefully dig into your individual experience and view it through a wider, systemic lens. We will map the powerful dynamics in your life, including familial and societal trauma, internalized racism, colorism, immigration and other forms of racialized trauma. Together, we will face and care for the damage that systemic violence imposes on our relationships—with ourselves and others. Whether your struggle is with depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationships, abuse, work issues or bereavement, rest assured: There is a way forward in the healing power of the therapeutic relationship. Let’s begin to unearth the full capacity of your strengths so you can finally experience the relief of sustained healing and the peace of whole-self wellness. St. Francis College, BA Psychology 6/1997 Silberman School of Social Work, MSW 6/2004

Alexandra Keysselitz
Alexandra Keysselitz
Alexandra Keysselitz

alexandra.keysselitz@resiliencelab.us

I view therapy as a collaborative and co-created space of exploration. I follow an interactive and relational approach to therapy, helping clients to understand their relational patterns and the impact past and present narratives have on their day-to-day lives.

I believe that the therapeutic relationship is imperative to the therapeutic process and I strive to create a brave, non-judgemental, and inclusive space where obstacles can be understood and explored. I am passionate about helping clients recognize their intrinsic strengths and using those strengths to build a strong foundation for success in relationships, romantic partnerships, work, and personal life.

I have previously worked with individuals, couples, parents, and families using a relational lens to understand individual and group dynamics. I have experience in Motivational Interviewing, CBT, and family therapy. I have a particular interest in working with couples and families.

● New York University (MSW)
● University of Puget Sound (BA in History)

Anica Camela Mulzac
Anica Camela Mulzac
Anica Camela Mulzac

Union Square Supervisor - Not accepting Clients

Imagine giving me a tour of your house. On the journey I may ask questions and wonder with you about why certain patterns and styles are present, and together we may consider what and how things may differ if they were altered. I will never push my way through doors you have closed, it is your house after all, but we may stand beside those doors and reflect on what it may take or mean to open them. This is a visual I use to describe my collaborative approach to therapy, one in which we combine my knowledge and clinical expertise with your understanding and experience of being you. I invite you to bring your full and complete self into the therapeutic space as we work together to explore the beliefs/experiences/patterns that have shaped your identity and functioning, including what it means to live in a racialized society. By adopting an integrative framework, I draw on a wide range of clinical theory, research, and evidence-based treatments to help you deepen insight and garner practical strategies for addressing the challenges and demands that you face.

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

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anya.lukianov@resiliencelab.us

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

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berta.bustamante@resiliencelab.us

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

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brett.dupuy@resiliencelab.us

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

Brianne Gallo
Brianne Gallo
Brianne Gallo

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brianne.gallo@resiliencelab.us

Do you feel like you’re “stuck” in old unwanted patterns and feel unsure of how to get out? Perhaps you’re dealing with relationship and attachment issues, resurfacing childhood traumas, difficult life transitions or consistently putting yourself last. As a therapist, I walk alongside and equip my clients with the tools to help heal themselves both body and mind.

I work with my clients to integrate a holistic and mindfulness approach to therapy, integrating meditation, breathwork and visualization to facilitate change, all while exploring deeper subconscious beliefs. As an empathic and highly sensitive person (HSP) myself, I am accustomed to working on emotion regulation and bringing validation to those who feel confused about being an HSP, many times a quality that is misunderstood. I received my master’s in social work from Loyola University of Chicago and have received training in cognitive behavioral therapy and am also a 200-hr registered vinyasa yoga teacher. Using a mindfulness approach, my work with clients follows the premise that we all have the potential to facilitate change and heal ourselves with the right tools and understanding of your authentic self.

Carmen Lo
Carmen Lo
Carmen Lo

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carmen.lo@resiliencelab.us

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. Maybe you just want to do and feel better.

You may feel unhappy or ambivalent about your career, studies, or relationships. You may need a place to process grief, loss, past traumas, or injustices. Perhaps you are adjusting to a new life stage or evolving identity. Whatever your sources of anxiety, anger, or sadness we can work together to help you gain the skills and self-knowledge to move forward in your life.

Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, I had a career working for global advertising agencies and as a freelancer and consultant. Now, I have shifted from focusing on stories and meaning in culture, to inner lives and healing in individuals.

I am also a parent, and know what it is like to work in the corporate world while raising young children, and to be a stay-at-home mom.

MSW, New York University; BA Psychology, University of Western Ontario

Carol Meylan
Carol Meylan
Carol Meylan

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carol.meylan@resiliencelab.us

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

Cassandra Koegel
Cassandra Koegel
Cassandra Koegel

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cassandra.koegel@resiliencelab.us

In a world where so many expectations are placed upon us, therapy is a place where the only expectation is to show up. Otherwise, therapy is for you, and it is what you make of it. You get to decide what you want to discuss, and I am here to hold the space for you to do so. My aim is to create an environment where you feel comfortable being your most authentic self, where you can express yourself and feel your emotions freely and be met with empathy rather than judgment.

My approach to therapy is holistic, trauma-informed, and person-centered, meaning that it is personalized for each individual’s unique situation and needs, taking the whole picture into account. Through a social justice lens, I strive for my work to be as inclusive and intersectional as possible. I am happy to work with anyone who is open to the therapeutic process. When passion, humor, and creativity are incorporated into sessions, it can truly nourish the therapeutic space and thus your potential. You have the power within yourself to create positive change, and hopefully I can support you in fully realizing and accessing it.

Pronouns she/her/hers.
Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College (MSW).
Binghamton University (BA in Psychology).

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.

Christopher Stevenson
Christopher Stevenson
Christopher Stevenson

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christopher.stevenson@resiliencelab.us

The language of therapy has become ubiquitous in our culture. While the therapist in me appreciates this development, particularly if it is accompanied by a destigmatizing of mental health care, I understand some of the skepticism some might feel regarding therapy in general. For example, it is worth asking: How is it that our society seems increasingly alienated and atomized, even as acknowledgment of trauma and ideas pertaining to emotional healing gain prominence in our discourse? Given all of this focus on self-care and wellness, why does it seem like so many of us feel more alone and lost than ever?

Certainly, this dynamic is in part due to larger structural forces that shape our lives in ways both obvious and imperceptible. But rest assured, therapy absolutely can be a force for good, so long as we never lose sight of the paramountcy of human connection and avoid retreating into narcissism.

My approach to therapy is integrative, with an emphasis on relational work and psychodynamic principles and application. It is also rooted in the idea that we are, in part, socially constructed individuals, even at the cognitive level. I offer a warm, non-judgmental, and non-authoritarian space where we will identify the feelings and assumptions that generate the self-defeating patterns preventing you from experiencing joy and fulfillment in your life.

So many of us desire to feel more connected, less anxious, and less alienated, but we simply do not know how to achieve this reality. This is especially true for some of us who have experienced attachment disruptions, or even more severe forms of trauma. Or, perhaps we see a path forward, but that path vanishes suddenly without warning and is replaced by malaise and renewed uncertainty, or, even worse, despair. Our work together will focus on developing that path in such a way where it will endure even in the face of adversity and the intrusion of the past into the present.

Dahlia Mayerson
Dahlia Mayerson
Dahlia Mayerson

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dahlia.mayerson@resiliencelab.us

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

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elijah.thompson@resiliencelab.us

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

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emily.weinrebe@resiliencelab.us

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

Emma Gonzalez
Emma Gonzalez
Emma Gonzalez

emma.gonzalez@resiliencelab.us

You are the expert of your life” I begin each therapeutic relationship with this statement to assure the client that there will be no judgment or assumptions on their lived experience. Therapy is a rollercoaster in which you will learn and gain insight on many things about yourself. As your therapist, we’ll explore different therapeutic techniques to best fit your needs and healing process. I have an active approach during the sessions, which means I will listen attentively, ask questions to understand, and highlight strengths. I hope to create a space for you to feel empowered to navigate your stressors. In facing those moments, you can experience healing, growth, and peace.

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

Giitou Neor
Giitou Neor
Giitou Neor

giitou.neor@resiliencelab.us

Today more than ever focusing on the things that are most important in our lives like maintaining a balanced healthy life has come to the forefront for many of us. Mental health makes up an important part of our health as it connects to the physical in more ways than we know. The ability to recognize that something doesn’t feel right is often the first step in this process. For everyone the process though this journey of self healing may look different but it is the same commitment we make to take care of ourselves. You may be noticing that you’re having some trouble falling or staying asleep, fatigue or maybe an inability to concentrate as you have before. As a collective we have experienced an increased stress that has put a strain on our finances, we have lost loved ones and faced uncertainty of what lies ahead. In my clinical approach with you I strive to create a safe supportive space and partnership where client and clinician travel together on a road of self-discovery healing encompassed within a strong therapeutic alliance. I have experience in working with Couples, children, families and individuals. I also have experience in holding group therapy sessions to assist those process emotions and life events in the group space. I have therapeutic focus in utilizing the TFCBT, Seeking Safety, CBT and DBT modalities to assist one in managing symptoms related to anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction and trauma. I work to assist clients in learning skills that may be applicable to times of intense stress or high emotion where they can feel more equipped in their daily life. My main goal is to ensure that you are able to work through the many life stressors that can create distress and assist you to moving towards a life worth living. MSW- Columbia University School of Social Work BA- Concordia College New York

Hala Alyan
Hala Alyan
Hala Alyan

Brooklyn Williamsburg Supervisor - Not accepting Clients

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

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

Hannah Brooks
Hannah Brooks
Hannah Brooks

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Life is sometimes not as kind to us as we would like it to be. Whether it be past traumas, relationship issues, depression, or anxiety, you are taking the first step in choosing wellness by seeking therapy. As a therapist, I am here to create a supportive and safe environment for you to share your story and become the best version of yourself. Together we will utilize this space to identify areas in your life that you want to improve, as well as build upon the skills that you already have in your toolbox. My goal as a therapist is to help you discover and build upon your strengths, while helping meet your goals and work through any tough situations that you may be experiencing. I have specialized in working with adolescents and young adults experiencing depression, anxiety, familial stress, and work or school stress. With all clients, I am here to meet you where you are. I utilize evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing. Using a strengths-based approach with an emphasis on empowerment, I am here to support you during your self-discovery journey. -Marquette University (BA in Psychology) -Loyola University Chicago (MSW)

Hayat Yussuf
Hayat Yussuf
Hayat Yussuf

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hayat.yussuf@resiliencelab.us

As I listen to you, I’m kind and supportive.  I’m real and fully present.  I’m connecting to all your body senses.  Not everyone is in tune with their emotions and body, so I come prepared for a range of clients: from the overwhelmed to the disconnected, from the dismissive to the overly concerned.

I have been working with childhood and adult trauma clients who experience anxiety, depression, and dissociative symptoms that have come to interfere with daily functioning.  I incorporate talk therapy with mindfulness, and body-centered approaches to help soothe and regulate an overactive nervous system and build resources and resilience to face life’s challenges.  Some of those body-based modalities include EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) and SE (Somatic Experiencing).

The best part of work is empowering you, witnessing your progress and guiding you to navigate life challenges. Seeing you make a difference, regardless of how small it is, is very fulfilling. I’m fortunate to spend my life doing something I love.

MSW from Columbia University and MBA from Suffolk University.
Extensive training in neuroscience, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, AEDP, IFS, Somatic Experiencing, Mindfulness, EFT, and EMDR from Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy.

Jaclyn Smith
Jaclyn Smith
Jaclyn Smith

jaclyn.smith@resiliencelab.us

Upper East Side Supervisor

I have been in clinical practice for 20 years working collaboratively with individuals facing diverse & challenging issues. My treatment modality is person centered; therapy should be tailored to a person's needs, as no two individuals are alike. I employ a variety of approaches, theories and techniques, in an eclectic and flexible manner. I have extensive experience in treating Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Relationship Issues, Career Problems, Self-Esteem Issues, Substance Abuse and Trauma.

I work to create an environment that is open and non-judgmental. Looking at each person as a unique individual, helping to identify their values, goals, and changes they want to make where they feel satisfied, productive and in control. I provide short-term and long-term psychotherapy.

Columbia University MSW

Ithaca college, BA Psychology

LCSW-R

Jason Styka
Jason Styka
Jason Styka

Bryant Park Supervisor - Not accepting Clients

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

Jenna Sackman
Jenna Sackman
Jenna Sackman

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What if you could learn to honor and express your pain without suffering through it or allowing it to control you? The most significant truth of our lifetime is that pain is inevitable and often uncontrollable, but suffering is a choice based on how we process, cope, and react to life’s challenges. I specialize in working with diverse populations, supporting young adults and adults who experience anxiety and stress, depression, relationship challenges, life transitions and low self-esteem.

Passionate about fusing traditional psychotherapy with an integrative and holistic approach, I offer an opportunity to connect mind, body and soul. I aim to uniquely tailor therapy sessions to each client’s needs by utilizing a variety of techniques, incorporating both Western and Eastern healing modalities. Generally, I work to help my clients broaden their awareness, challenge problematic patterns, learn healthy coping skills, live authentically, and seek their unique version of joy. Above all, I believe that the strongest therapeutic relationships are built from trust, respect, transparency, empathy and equality, and I always counsel from a nonjudgmental place of understanding and compassion. With the right guidance and support, you can learn to free your mind, and, in doing so, free your life.

Teachers College, Columbia University (Masters in Mental Health Counseling)
Relay Graduate School of Education (Masters in Teaching)
Washington University in St. Louis (BA in Psychology and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies)

Jennie Kogan
Jennie Kogan
Jennie Kogan

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As humans, we are born with an intrinsic wisdom on how to heal. Over time, we adapt patterns of thinking, behaving and being that serve to protect us temporarily from pain, but that often prevent us from thriving. Therapy can be a tool to connect us back to our intrinsic wisdom.

I aim to create a therapeutic space that can be a playground for interpersonal relationships. It can be hard to set boundaries, ask for needs or express challenging emotions, and therapy can serve as a place to practice these skills to eventually use them outside of therapy as well. My practice is informed by numerous trainings on social justice and anti-oppression, trauma-informed counseling, and motivational interviewing. I am passionate about people in the fullness of our stories. We are complicated. We are more than diagnoses and more than labels, which are often assigned to us without our consent.

Over the past ten years I have worked in supportive housing, case management, community development and direct service work with a wide variety of populations. My passions include destigmatizing mental health, social justice, breaking down binaries and all things related to nature or food. I look forward to embarking on a journey together.

Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, MSW
University of Vermont, B.S. in Dietetics, Nutrition and Food Sciences

Jesse Gross
Jesse Gross
Jesse Gross

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I strongly believe that all people are capable to bring about positive change in their lives. I take an action-oriented approach using Rogerian therapy and CBT interventions to enhance self-awareness, expression, and acceptance. The aim of my practice is to establish a foundation based on trust and understanding so we can collaboratively build a suitable space to face challenges while maintaining a sharp distinction between feelings, thoughts, actions, and the roles that they may fill.

I have worked with a diverse group of clientele in the form of individual, couples, families, and group counseling. I have experience treating anxiety disorders, depression, relationship issues, career problems, self-esteem issues/assertiveness, sexual challenges, anger management, substance use, and trauma. During therapy, the space will also allow us to identify and explore your beliefs, past and present challenges, and patterns of behavior. With hard work this space will allow us to promote the development of sustainable resilience.

I’m ready to join your team and become an ally in the fight for a better quality of life!

BFA, SUNY Purchase
MSEd in Rehabilitation Counseling, Hunter College
Advanced Certificate in Mental Health Counseling, University at Buffalo

Jessica Holt
Jessica Holt
Jessica Holt

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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.

Katherine Landis
Katherine Landis
Katherine Landis

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Between work, school, parenting, general life obligations, and now, a global pandemic, life can be stressful and overwhelming. Friends and family are all going through their own stressors, and it can be easy to feel unseen, unheard, and invalidated. You deserve a safe space to feel supported where you can speak freely, be validated, process your thoughts and trauma, and grow toward the person you want to be. Therapy is just that place, and I’m so glad you have taken the first step of your healing journey by reading this page.

As a therapist, it’s my role to support you, your child, your adolescent, or your family in healing and growing. We will work together to decide what you want to gain from therapy, and I will provide you with concrete tips and skills to help you achieve your goals. As the client, you are the expert of your own life. Each session, you will provide me with individual puzzle pieces. It is my job to help you put the pieces together to understand the larger picture; this includes your past, your present, and creating a path to attaining the future of your dreams.

Columbia University (MSW) New York University (BSW)

Katie Kyle
Katie Kyle
Katie Kyle

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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.

Katrine Philippides
Katrine Philippides
Katrine Philippides

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Life is difficult, and it’s important to take care of yourself. Being here means you are considering taking a step towards empowering yourself, and making that decision is in itself a first step. While you may fear judgement from others, be the most critical judge of yourself, or feel stuck and unable to find a balance in your life, I’m here to say that it does not always have to be this way.

I am here to tell you that it is possible for you to access the strength within you and put yourself first! I will guide you through this process of self-exploration. I consider therapy to be the kindest gift you can offer yourself, and working together will enable you to feel more in control of your life in a collaborative and non-judgemental environment. Your goals are my goals.

Whether you are struggling with challenges of everyday life such as anxiety related to food, self-image, identity, or relationships I am here to help you work through them. Your pain is real, and we will help you take control of your life and become the best version of yourself. I believe in a person-centered approach in which we tackle your holistic wellbeing with honesty and at a pace that feels comfortable to you.

I received my Masters of Science in Social Work at Columbia University, where I was trained in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, and Biofeedback. I completed my clinical training at the Barnard College Counseling Center in navigating trauma, relationships, sexuality, life changes, loss and grief, and concerns related to body image and eating. If you think you’re ready for a positive change in your life let’s take the next step together!

LAQUANIQUE LAKE
LAQUANIQUE LAKE
LAQUANIQUE LAKE

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Greetings, Whole Being of Love:

I offer a heart healing path approach to therapy, wherein the client is their own healer, and I am their guide. This approach affirms that the healing journey or path is not the process of rewriting oneself as whole, but, rather, it is the process of uncovering the wholeness that one already is.

“Therapy” is a sacred space. In this space, I partner with individuals in developing healing practices, tools, and strategies that weave together celebration, curiosity, experience, reflection, awareness, journaling, visualization, creativity, exploration, and soul expression; these are used to help the healer open to their inner guidance, speak from their authentic voice, experience their personal truths, and allow their souls to sing their stories fully and uninhibitedly.

By hearing their heart’s truths and sharing their soul’s expressions, the healer begins to release emotional charges and bonds to past pain in a way that allows them to experience their wholeness.

The heart healing path approach invites the healer to use both intuition and intellect to expose, explore, and shift limiting and suppressing ways of journeying through life. Through their own exploration, the healer is guided in the process of identifying and harnessing their power of choice, so that they may begin to walk in their authenticity and proactively create the lived experiences that they want to have.

All are welcomed!
In celebration of the Love that you are,
Laquanique L. Lake, LMSW
New York University (MSW)
Fairleigh Dickerson University (BA in Psychology)

Laura DeInnocentiis
Laura DeInnocentiis
Laura DeInnocentiis

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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

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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

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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.   

Lexi Joondeph-Breidbart
Lexi Joondeph-Breidbart
Lexi Joondeph-Breidbart

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alexis.joondeph-breidbart@resiliencelab.us

If you have already looked through therapist profiles, you have taken the initiative to start therapy and are motivated to seek treatment. This is a great starting place for us. I invite you to share your story in a safe, encouraging, and nonjudgemental space. I will take a collaborative approach and will work with you on self-reflection, problem solving, and stress reduction whether your issues stem from from school, your career, relationships, or life transitions.
Together, we can find a modality that works best for you, such as psychodynamic therapy, CBT, solution-based, mindfulness, and others. I have experience working with children, people transitioning into adulthood, and adults. Prior to joining Resilience Lab, I worked at the 14th Street Y where I led a Retirement Support Group. I also worked at the Sirovich Center treating clients with hoarding disorder. In addition, I worked at NYU Langone Medical Center on an in-patient unit, as well as at Mount Sinai Beth Israel working with victims/survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.
I also started and run a breakup support group for individuals navigating the challenges of heartbreak. Through these experiences, I have learned that everyone has strengths that can help in coping with difficult situations. I look forward to working with you.

New York University (MSW) University of Massachusetts Amherst (BA in Psychology)

Lindsay Hylek
Lindsay Hylek
Lindsay Hylek

Not accepting clients

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. Or, explore who you are now to determine who you want to become in the future. 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 therapies, I have an extensive research background and draw from additional evidence-based practices to mitigate pain and embolden vitality.

BA in Psychology and Economics (Colby College) MSSW in Advanced Clinical Social Work (Columbia University)

Linnea Michaels
Linnea Michaels
Linnea Michaels

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linnea.michaels@resiliencelab.us

Even before the events of 2020, many people struggled with feelings of anxiety, depression, and emotional distress. Whether this has manifested in negative coping responses or just an unshakable negative outlook, therapy can be an important antidote. My focus on how our environments shape who we are as individuals is especially important during this time of uncertainty and fear. Whether you are dealing with new symptoms or underlying stressors exacerbated by the pandemic and socio- political climate, together we will use your strength of conviction to address emotional distress.

I treat depression, anxiety, burnout, trauma, grief and bereavement, chronic illness, and pregnancy and infant loss, prenatal, and postpartum issues. In our sessions, we will create a non-judgmental zone and we will navigate these unchartered waters together to help you feel less overwhelmed.

You have taken an important first step in feeling less overwhelmed and improving your overall well-being. Know that you are not alone. I look forward to meeting you.

University of Pennsylvania (MSW)
Smith College (BA)

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

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malissa.pansa-ad@resiliencelab.us

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

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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

Bronx Weschester and Chelsea Supervisor - Not accepting Clients

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

Harlem Supervisor - Not accepting Clients

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.

Menemsha Milnor
Menemsha Milnor
Menemsha Milnor

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My approach to therapy is relational and psychodynamic, rooted in the belief that with proper support, we can transform pain into positive change. Many of us numb or avoid our feelings as a means of getting through the day. While this is a natural response to trauma or chronic stress, over time the numbing of pain leads to the numbing of pleasure.

I believe that being able to feel our feelings is essential to the experience of living a full life. In our work together, I will use practical tools and help you learn skills to stay grounded in your body and in touch with your feelings, so that you can live with purpose, joy, and meaningful connection.

I am distinctly passionate about helping people form secure relationships by focusing on communication and self-esteem issues. While my therapeutic orientation is psychodynamic, I also have training in various evidence-based modalities, such as CBT, AEDP, and mindfulness.

I have historically worked with diverse populations, such as survivors of intimate partner violence and youth impacted by parental incarceration. I have recently begun to work more closely with LGBTQIA+ youth and feel particularly well suited to help LGBTQIA+ of all ages navigate the stress of coming out and other challenges.

Michael Sands
Michael Sands
Michael Sands

Upper West Side and Brooklyn Supervisor - Not accepting clients

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

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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.

Nadley McIntosh
Nadley McIntosh
Nadley McIntosh

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My name is Nadley and I have been a Social Worker for over 10 years. My experience varies within different social services sectors. I am passionate and dedicated to my work. I enjoy working with my clients to help them breakthrough and reveal a side of themselves they never knew they had. My approach to therapy is being open to change. I allow my clients to express themselves in the way that best suits them and help them identify other ways to cope effectively. To me, therapy should be a place where you feel safe and can let all your built up feelings be released without feeling judged. Take this journey with me as your clinician and we will work through it together.

Rachael Graham
Rachael Graham
Rachael Graham

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rachael.graham@resiliencelab.us

Beginning therapy is a brave and beautiful step. My goal as a therapist is to help my patients utilize their existing internal strengths to navigate difficulties in their lives in ways that promote self-compassion, acceptance, and positive change. My clients have diverse lived experiences and backgrounds. As such, I approach my practice with an intersectional perspective, understanding there is no “one size fits all” approach for successful therapy. I enjoy working with a diverse group of patients and have particular interests in depression, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, relationship issues, and low self-esteem. The relationships that are borne from therapy are all unique and valuable. I strive to provide a safe space where my clients can reach the vulnerability necessary to heal from emotional pain and ultimately achieve their best self.

Macalester College BA in Psychology
Columbia University MSW

Renee Eddy
Renee Eddy
Renee Eddy

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renee.eddy@resiliencelab.us

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

Ruann Ibrahim
Ruann Ibrahim
Ruann Ibrahim

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ruann.ibrahim@resiliencelab.us

Wherever you are in your life’s journey, you don’t have to go through it alone. It can be challenging to understand why we are going through a difficulty in our life, but more importantly, it can be difficult to identify our own needs during these times. As a trained Art Therapist, I utilize talk therapy along with creative self-expression. I work from an intersectional and social justice framework, and as a female therapist of color I am committed to validating personal experiences and intersections of identity including race, ethnicity, and gender. It is my hope to help you connect to your inner self, to find and discover creative resources within you to help you cope and authentically express yourself.

As an Art Therapist, I offer a therapeutic practice which utilizes art, including various materials and art forms, to help express what cannot always be said with words. This does not require any artistic skill or background, just curiosity and a willingness to explore your emotions through creativity. It is important to me to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for you to feel comfortable and confident throughout your healing journey. I am here to support you along your path of self-discovery and well-being.

School of Visual Arts (MPS Art Therapy)

Samantha Vasquez
Samantha Vasquez
Samantha Vasquez

Columbus Circle Supervisor - Not accepting Clients

Shani Gardner
Shani Gardner
Shani Gardner

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shani.gardner@resiliencelab.us

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.

Sky Koltun
Sky Koltun
Sky Koltun

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“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.

Sohaula DePeyster
Sohaula DePeyster
Sohaula DePeyster

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sohaula.depeyster@resiliencelab.us

Success begins with the decision to try. Pursing therapy provides a safe environment to explore passions, work past your fears, and balance your life. It takes courage and strength but leads to a satisfying life. I specialize in working with adults dealing with anxiety, depression, challenging family dynamics and addiction. I especially love working with individuals dealing with self-esteem challenges, gender identity and life transitions. Every client is treated with respect, compassion and warmth. My approach is using cognitive behavioral and strength-based modalities to treat various mental health conditions. I have experience working with individuals dealing with addiction in a harm reduction facility. This included addressing trauma, understanding triggers and safety planning. As a structural family therapist, I address family dynamics, communication skills, trauma, structural patterns and creating a unified family. Creating a safe and judgment-free space is crucial. Mental health is not something that can be solved overnight. I truly believe with time, patience and support individuals can become vulnerable enough to be their true selves in a therapeutic environment leading to a successful and fulfilling life.

MSW, New York University Silver School of Social Work

Somaly Nou
Somaly Nou
Somaly Nou

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somaly.nou@resiliencelab.us

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

Sung-Mun Choi
Sung-Mun Choi
Sung-Mun Choi

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sungmun.choi@resiliencelab.us

I know personally the courage it takes, along with research and planning, to take the steps to seek out therapy/counseling/healing. Whatever weight you are carrying on your back, whatever is sitting deep in your heart, or whatever obstacles are blocking your way, in this space, we will explore your inner most self in a deep, profound way, explore all nuances of your feelings to another, and you will receive nonjudgmental acceptance. The human psyche and interpersonal relationships are profoundly complex for any one person to try to navigate alone. But Resilience has brought you this far, and within you, you have what Irvin Yalom calls “an inbuilt propensity toward self-realization.” My hope is to support you through this process in developing a life full of meaning.

My approach is to remain flexible and use a mix of different evidence-based therapy modalities according to your needs. I have spent over a decade working to support culturally diverse New Yorkers in schools, family courts, correctional facilities, and nonprofits as a Program Coordinator, Case Planner and Program Director.

Oberlin College, B.A. Boston College, MSW.

Taylor Orlandoni
Taylor Orlandoni
Taylor Orlandoni

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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

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tracey.lundgren@resiliencelab.us

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

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vernon.bauer@resiliencelab.us

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) 

Erika Vidales
Erika Vidales
Erika Vidales

erika.vidales@resiliencelab.us

As an inclusive therapist, I consider my practice to be a nurturing space where you can feel empowered to explore your feelings, attitudes, stressors and influences that agitate your life. My clinical approach is varied, I may use a combination of modalities based on your needs such as; DBT, CBT, goal setting, and mindfulness practices. I identify as a first-generation Mexican American and I am passionate about self discovery, identity, exploring intergenerational patterns, and deconstructing mental health stigma. Prior to joining Resilience Lab, I worked at an outpatient mental health clinic in the Bronx and worked at a New York City Charter School as an AmeriCorps educator. I have experience working with individuals cope through anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, life changes, family conflicts, adjustment to remote learning/ work, and interpersonal stress. I invite you to have a voice in your journey as we work collaboratively to explore, unpack , and learn new ways to gain insight.

New York University (MSW), Manhattan College (BA in Psychology and Minor in Sociology.)

Jenna Sackman
Jenna Sackman
Jenna Sackman

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jenna.sackman@resiliencelab.us

What if you could learn to honor and express your pain without suffering through it or allowing it to control you? The most significant truth of our lifetime is that pain is inevitable and often uncontrollable, but suffering is a choice based on how we process, cope, and react to life’s challenges. I specialize in working with diverse populations, supporting young adults and adults who experience anxiety and stress, depression, relationship challenges, life transitions and low self-esteem.

Passionate about fusing traditional psychotherapy with an integrative and holistic approach, I offer an opportunity to connect mind, body and soul. I aim to uniquely tailor therapy sessions to each client’s needs by utilizing a variety of techniques, incorporating both Western and Eastern healing modalities. Generally, I work to help my clients broaden their awareness, challenge problematic patterns, learn healthy coping skills, live authentically, and seek their unique version of joy. Above all, I believe that the strongest therapeutic relationships are built from trust, respect, transparency, empathy and equality, and I always counsel from a nonjudgmental place of understanding and compassion. With the right guidance and support, you can learn to free your mind, and, in doing so, free your life.

Teachers College, Columbia University (Masters in Mental Health Counseling)
Relay Graduate School of Education (Masters in Teaching)
Washington University in St. Louis (BA in Psychology and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies)

Linnea Michaels
Linnea Michaels
Linnea Michaels

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linnea.michaels@resiliencelab.us

Even before the events of 2020, many people struggled with feelings of anxiety, depression, and emotional distress. Whether this has manifested in negative coping responses or just an unshakable negative outlook, therapy can be an important antidote. My focus on how our environments shape who we are as individuals is especially important during this time of uncertainty and fear. Whether you are dealing with new symptoms or underlying stressors exacerbated by the pandemic and socio- political climate, together we will use your strength of conviction to address emotional distress.

I treat depression, anxiety, burnout, trauma, grief and bereavement, chronic illness, and pregnancy and infant loss, prenatal, and postpartum issues. In our sessions, we will create a non-judgmental zone and we will navigate these unchartered waters together to help you feel less overwhelmed.

You have taken an important first step in feeling less overwhelmed and improving your overall well-being. Know that you are not alone. I look forward to meeting you.

University of Pennsylvania (MSW)
Smith College (BA)

Mallory Sprague
Mallory Sprague
Mallory Sprague

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mallory.sprague@resiliencelab.us

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

Menemsha Milnor
Menemsha Milnor
Menemsha Milnor

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menemsha.milnor@resiliencelab.us

My approach to therapy is relational and psychodynamic, rooted in the belief that with proper support, we can transform pain into positive change. Many of us numb or avoid our feelings as a means of getting through the day. While this is a natural response to trauma or chronic stress, over time the numbing of pain leads to the numbing of pleasure.

I believe that being able to feel our feelings is essential to the experience of living a full life. In our work together, I will use practical tools and help you learn skills to stay grounded in your body and in touch with your feelings, so that you can live with purpose, joy, and meaningful connection.

I am distinctly passionate about helping people form secure relationships by focusing on communication and self-esteem issues. While my therapeutic orientation is psychodynamic, I also have training in various evidence-based modalities, such as CBT, AEDP, and mindfulness.

I have historically worked with diverse populations, such as survivors of intimate partner violence and youth impacted by parental incarceration. I have recently begun to work more closely with LGBTQIA+ youth and feel particularly well suited to help LGBTQIA+ of all ages navigate the stress of coming out and other challenges.

Michael Sands
Michael Sands
Michael Sands

Upper West Side and Brooklyn Supervisor - Not accepting clients

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.

Alexa Rodriguez
Alexa Rodriguez
Alexa Rodriguez

Brooklyn Downtown Supervisor - Not accepting Clients

For over 25 years, I’ve found myself called to seek out and co-create communities dedicated to the work of collective healing and liberation from what’s made the dominant society, and everyone within it, so unwell. As an Afro-Latina, I know it’s past time for BIPOC to get mental healthcare that sees and deals with the many faces of our individual and collective trauma, and its undeniable impact on our health. Our work will draw from cross-cultural healing approaches not limited to traditional talk therapy. We’ll carefully dig into your individual experience and view it through a wider, systemic lens. We will map the powerful dynamics in your life, including familial and societal trauma, internalized racism, colorism, immigration and other forms of racialized trauma. Together, we will face and care for the damage that systemic violence imposes on our relationships—with ourselves and others. Whether your struggle is with depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationships, abuse, work issues or bereavement, rest assured: There is a way forward in the healing power of the therapeutic relationship. Let’s begin to unearth the full capacity of your strengths so you can finally experience the relief of sustained healing and the peace of whole-self wellness. St. Francis College, BA Psychology 6/1997 Silberman School of Social Work, MSW 6/2004

Berta Bustamante
Berta Bustamante
Berta Bustamante

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berta.bustamante@resiliencelab.us

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

Christopher Stevenson
Christopher Stevenson
Christopher Stevenson

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christopher.stevenson@resiliencelab.us

The language of therapy has become ubiquitous in our culture. While the therapist in me appreciates this development, particularly if it is accompanied by a destigmatizing of mental health care, I understand some of the skepticism some might feel regarding therapy in general. For example, it is worth asking: How is it that our society seems increasingly alienated and atomized, even as acknowledgment of trauma and ideas pertaining to emotional healing gain prominence in our discourse? Given all of this focus on self-care and wellness, why does it seem like so many of us feel more alone and lost than ever?

Certainly, this dynamic is in part due to larger structural forces that shape our lives in ways both obvious and imperceptible. But rest assured, therapy absolutely can be a force for good, so long as we never lose sight of the paramountcy of human connection and avoid retreating into narcissism.

My approach to therapy is integrative, with an emphasis on relational work and psychodynamic principles and application. It is also rooted in the idea that we are, in part, socially constructed individuals, even at the cognitive level. I offer a warm, non-judgmental, and non-authoritarian space where we will identify the feelings and assumptions that generate the self-defeating patterns preventing you from experiencing joy and fulfillment in your life.

So many of us desire to feel more connected, less anxious, and less alienated, but we simply do not know how to achieve this reality. This is especially true for some of us who have experienced attachment disruptions, or even more severe forms of trauma. Or, perhaps we see a path forward, but that path vanishes suddenly without warning and is replaced by malaise and renewed uncertainty, or, even worse, despair. Our work together will focus on developing that path in such a way where it will endure even in the face of adversity and the intrusion of the past into the present.

Emma Gonzalez
Emma Gonzalez
Emma Gonzalez

emma.gonzalez@resiliencelab.us

You are the expert of your life” I begin each therapeutic relationship with this statement to assure the client that there will be no judgment or assumptions on their lived experience. Therapy is a rollercoaster in which you will learn and gain insight on many things about yourself. As your therapist, we’ll explore different therapeutic techniques to best fit your needs and healing process. I have an active approach during the sessions, which means I will listen attentively, ask questions to understand, and highlight strengths. I hope to create a space for you to feel empowered to navigate your stressors. In facing those moments, you can experience healing, growth, and peace.

Giitou Neor
Giitou Neor
Giitou Neor

giitou.neor@resiliencelab.us

Today more than ever focusing on the things that are most important in our lives like maintaining a balanced healthy life has come to the forefront for many of us. Mental health makes up an important part of our health as it connects to the physical in more ways than we know. The ability to recognize that something doesn’t feel right is often the first step in this process. For everyone the process though this journey of self healing may look different but it is the same commitment we make to take care of ourselves. You may be noticing that you’re having some trouble falling or staying asleep, fatigue or maybe an inability to concentrate as you have before. As a collective we have experienced an increased stress that has put a strain on our finances, we have lost loved ones and faced uncertainty of what lies ahead. In my clinical approach with you I strive to create a safe supportive space and partnership where client and clinician travel together on a road of self-discovery healing encompassed within a strong therapeutic alliance. I have experience in working with Couples, children, families and individuals. I also have experience in holding group therapy sessions to assist those process emotions and life events in the group space. I have therapeutic focus in utilizing the TFCBT, Seeking Safety, CBT and DBT modalities to assist one in managing symptoms related to anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction and trauma. I work to assist clients in learning skills that may be applicable to times of intense stress or high emotion where they can feel more equipped in their daily life. My main goal is to ensure that you are able to work through the many life stressors that can create distress and assist you to moving towards a life worth living. MSW- Columbia University School of Social Work BA- Concordia College New York

Jessica Holt
Jessica Holt
Jessica Holt

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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.

Hala Alyan
Hala Alyan
Hala Alyan

Brooklyn Williamsburg Supervisor - Not accepting Clients

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

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

Somaly Nou
Somaly Nou
Somaly Nou

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somaly.nou@resiliencelab.us

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

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malissa.pansa-ad@resiliencelab.us

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

Bronx Weschester and Chelsea Supervisor - Not accepting Clients

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  

Anya Lukianov
Anya Lukianov
Anya Lukianov

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anya.lukianov@resiliencelab.us

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

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brett.dupuy@resiliencelab.us

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 - Not accepting Clients

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

Sky Koltun
Sky Koltun
Sky Koltun

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sky.koltun@resiliencelab.us

“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.

Tracey Lundgren
Tracey Lundgren
Tracey Lundgren

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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

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vernon.bauer@resiliencelab.us

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) 

Alessandra Tantawi
Alessandra Tantawi
Alessandra Tantawi

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alessandra.tantawi@resiliencelab.us

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.

Brianne Gallo
Brianne Gallo
Brianne Gallo

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brianne.gallo@resiliencelab.us

Do you feel like you’re “stuck” in old unwanted patterns and feel unsure of how to get out? Perhaps you’re dealing with relationship and attachment issues, resurfacing childhood traumas, difficult life transitions or consistently putting yourself last. As a therapist, I walk alongside and equip my clients with the tools to help heal themselves both body and mind.

I work with my clients to integrate a holistic and mindfulness approach to therapy, integrating meditation, breathwork and visualization to facilitate change, all while exploring deeper subconscious beliefs. As an empathic and highly sensitive person (HSP) myself, I am accustomed to working on emotion regulation and bringing validation to those who feel confused about being an HSP, many times a quality that is misunderstood. I received my master’s in social work from Loyola University of Chicago and have received training in cognitive behavioral therapy and am also a 200-hr registered vinyasa yoga teacher. Using a mindfulness approach, my work with clients follows the premise that we all have the potential to facilitate change and heal ourselves with the right tools and understanding of your authentic self.

Laura Wu
Laura Wu
Laura Wu

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laura.wu@resiliencelab.us

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.

Margarita Carson
Margarita Carson
Margarita Carson

Bronx Weschester and Chelsea Supervisor - Not accepting Clients

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  

Shani Gardner
Shani Gardner
Shani Gardner

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shani.gardner@resiliencelab.us

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.

Sohaula DePeyster
Sohaula DePeyster
Sohaula DePeyster

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sohaula.depeyster@resiliencelab.us

Success begins with the decision to try. Pursing therapy provides a safe environment to explore passions, work past your fears, and balance your life. It takes courage and strength but leads to a satisfying life. I specialize in working with adults dealing with anxiety, depression, challenging family dynamics and addiction. I especially love working with individuals dealing with self-esteem challenges, gender identity and life transitions. Every client is treated with respect, compassion and warmth. My approach is using cognitive behavioral and strength-based modalities to treat various mental health conditions. I have experience working with individuals dealing with addiction in a harm reduction facility. This included addressing trauma, understanding triggers and safety planning. As a structural family therapist, I address family dynamics, communication skills, trauma, structural patterns and creating a unified family. Creating a safe and judgment-free space is crucial. Mental health is not something that can be solved overnight. I truly believe with time, patience and support individuals can become vulnerable enough to be their true selves in a therapeutic environment leading to a successful and fulfilling life.

MSW, New York University Silver School of Social Work

Taylor Orlandoni
Taylor Orlandoni
Taylor Orlandoni

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taylor.orlandoni@resiliencelab.us

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.

Alexandra Keysselitz
Alexandra Keysselitz
Alexandra Keysselitz

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I view therapy as a collaborative and co-created space of exploration. I follow an interactive and relational approach to therapy, helping clients to understand their relational patterns and the impact past and present narratives have on their day-to-day lives.

I believe that the therapeutic relationship is imperative to the therapeutic process and I strive to create a brave, non-judgemental, and inclusive space where obstacles can be understood and explored. I am passionate about helping clients recognize their intrinsic strengths and using those strengths to build a strong foundation for success in relationships, romantic partnerships, work, and personal life.

I have previously worked with individuals, couples, parents, and families using a relational lens to understand individual and group dynamics. I have experience in Motivational Interviewing, CBT, and family therapy. I have a particular interest in working with couples and families.

● New York University (MSW)
● University of Puget Sound (BA in History)

Hannah Brooks
Hannah Brooks
Hannah Brooks

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Life is sometimes not as kind to us as we would like it to be. Whether it be past traumas, relationship issues, depression, or anxiety, you are taking the first step in choosing wellness by seeking therapy. As a therapist, I am here to create a supportive and safe environment for you to share your story and become the best version of yourself. Together we will utilize this space to identify areas in your life that you want to improve, as well as build upon the skills that you already have in your toolbox. My goal as a therapist is to help you discover and build upon your strengths, while helping meet your goals and work through any tough situations that you may be experiencing. I have specialized in working with adolescents and young adults experiencing depression, anxiety, familial stress, and work or school stress. With all clients, I am here to meet you where you are. I utilize evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing. Using a strengths-based approach with an emphasis on empowerment, I am here to support you during your self-discovery journey. -Marquette University (BA in Psychology) -Loyola University Chicago (MSW)

Katherine Landis
Katherine Landis
Katherine Landis

katherine.landis@resiliencelab.us

Between work, school, parenting, general life obligations, and now, a global pandemic, life can be stressful and overwhelming. Friends and family are all going through their own stressors, and it can be easy to feel unseen, unheard, and invalidated. You deserve a safe space to feel supported where you can speak freely, be validated, process your thoughts and trauma, and grow toward the person you want to be. Therapy is just that place, and I’m so glad you have taken the first step of your healing journey by reading this page.

As a therapist, it’s my role to support you, your child, your adolescent, or your family in healing and growing. We will work together to decide what you want to gain from therapy, and I will provide you with concrete tips and skills to help you achieve your goals. As the client, you are the expert of your own life. Each session, you will provide me with individual puzzle pieces. It is my job to help you put the pieces together to understand the larger picture; this includes your past, your present, and creating a path to attaining the future of your dreams.

Columbia University (MSW) New York University (BSW)

Samantha Vasquez
Samantha Vasquez
Samantha Vasquez

Columbus Circle Supervisor - Not accepting Clients

Aarian Punter
Aarian Punter
Aarian Punter

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aarian.punter@resiliencelab.us

The therapeutic relationship is a sacred interpersonal bond built on trust. Together, we will co-create this safe space, so you can overcome any and all obstacles you may be facing in your life right now. As a psychotherapist, I approach my work using an anti-oppressive social justice lens, which enables us to come to a deeper understanding of how our environment impacts us as individuals, families, and communities, e.g., we may explore anything from the trickle down effect of workplace stress to the negative impact of mainstream media violence on children. Specific treatment modalities range from CBT and DBT to narrative therapy and trauma-focused care. While your unique story is centered in our work, I draw on my own experiences as an African American woman of color, parent of two, and poet when appropriate. For instance, my personal experience as an artist informs my understanding of anxiety's hidden complexities within this particular population.

Regardless of what is coming up for you, I use a strengths-based approach to help you access your innate human capacity towards resilience. Hunter College (MSW)

LAQUANIQUE LAKE
LAQUANIQUE LAKE
LAQUANIQUE LAKE

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Greetings, Whole Being of Love:

I offer a heart healing path approach to therapy, wherein the client is their own healer, and I am their guide. This approach affirms that the healing journey or path is not the process of rewriting oneself as whole, but, rather, it is the process of uncovering the wholeness that one already is.

“Therapy” is a sacred space. In this space, I partner with individuals in developing healing practices, tools, and strategies that weave together celebration, curiosity, experience, reflection, awareness, journaling, visualization, creativity, exploration, and soul expression; these are used to help the healer open to their inner guidance, speak from their authentic voice, experience their personal truths, and allow their souls to sing their stories fully and uninhibitedly.

By hearing their heart’s truths and sharing their soul’s expressions, the healer begins to release emotional charges and bonds to past pain in a way that allows them to experience their wholeness.

The heart healing path approach invites the healer to use both intuition and intellect to expose, explore, and shift limiting and suppressing ways of journeying through life. Through their own exploration, the healer is guided in the process of identifying and harnessing their power of choice, so that they may begin to walk in their authenticity and proactively create the lived experiences that they want to have.

All are welcomed!
In celebration of the Love that you are,
Laquanique L. Lake, LMSW
New York University (MSW)
Fairleigh Dickerson University (BA in Psychology)

Marlene Darbouze
Marlene Darbouze
Marlene Darbouze

Harlem Supervisor - Not accepting Clients

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.

Ruann Ibrahim
Ruann Ibrahim
Ruann Ibrahim

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ruann.ibrahim@resiliencelab.us

Wherever you are in your life’s journey, you don’t have to go through it alone. It can be challenging to understand why we are going through a difficulty in our life, but more importantly, it can be difficult to identify our own needs during these times. As a trained Art Therapist, I utilize talk therapy along with creative self-expression. I work from an intersectional and social justice framework, and as a female therapist of color I am committed to validating personal experiences and intersections of identity including race, ethnicity, and gender. It is my hope to help you connect to your inner self, to find and discover creative resources within you to help you cope and authentically express yourself.

As an Art Therapist, I offer a therapeutic practice which utilizes art, including various materials and art forms, to help express what cannot always be said with words. This does not require any artistic skill or background, just curiosity and a willingness to explore your emotions through creativity. It is important to me to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for you to feel comfortable and confident throughout your healing journey. I am here to support you along your path of self-discovery and well-being.

School of Visual Arts (MPS Art Therapy)

Sung-Mun Choi
Sung-Mun Choi
Sung-Mun Choi

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sungmun.choi@resiliencelab.us

I know personally the courage it takes, along with research and planning, to take the steps to seek out therapy/counseling/healing. Whatever weight you are carrying on your back, whatever is sitting deep in your heart, or whatever obstacles are blocking your way, in this space, we will explore your inner most self in a deep, profound way, explore all nuances of your feelings to another, and you will receive nonjudgmental acceptance. The human psyche and interpersonal relationships are profoundly complex for any one person to try to navigate alone. But Resilience has brought you this far, and within you, you have what Irvin Yalom calls “an inbuilt propensity toward self-realization.” My hope is to support you through this process in developing a life full of meaning.

My approach is to remain flexible and use a mix of different evidence-based therapy modalities according to your needs. I have spent over a decade working to support culturally diverse New Yorkers in schools, family courts, correctional facilities, and nonprofits as a Program Coordinator, Case Planner and Program Director.

Oberlin College, B.A. Boston College, MSW.

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

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elijah.thompson@resiliencelab.us

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

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emily.weinrebe@resiliencelab.us

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

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

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laura.deinnocentiis@resiliencelab.us

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

Not accepting clients

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. Or, explore who you are now to determine who you want to become in the future. 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 therapies, I have an extensive research background and draw from additional evidence-based practices to mitigate pain and embolden vitality.

BA in Psychology and Economics (Colby College) MSSW in Advanced Clinical Social Work (Columbia 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

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morgan.rosen@resiliencelab.us

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

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renee.eddy@resiliencelab.us

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

Anica Camela Mulzac
Anica Camela Mulzac
Anica Camela Mulzac

Union Square Supervisor - Not accepting Clients

Imagine giving me a tour of your house. On the journey I may ask questions and wonder with you about why certain patterns and styles are present, and together we may consider what and how things may differ if they were altered. I will never push my way through doors you have closed, it is your house after all, but we may stand beside those doors and reflect on what it may take or mean to open them. This is a visual I use to describe my collaborative approach to therapy, one in which we combine my knowledge and clinical expertise with your understanding and experience of being you. I invite you to bring your full and complete self into the therapeutic space as we work together to explore the beliefs/experiences/patterns that have shaped your identity and functioning, including what it means to live in a racialized society. By adopting an integrative framework, I draw on a wide range of clinical theory, research, and evidence-based treatments to help you deepen insight and garner practical strategies for addressing the challenges and demands that you face.

Katrine Philippides
Katrine Philippides
Katrine Philippides

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Life is difficult, and it’s important to take care of yourself. Being here means you are considering taking a step towards empowering yourself, and making that decision is in itself a first step. While you may fear judgement from others, be the most critical judge of yourself, or feel stuck and unable to find a balance in your life, I’m here to say that it does not always have to be this way.

I am here to tell you that it is possible for you to access the strength within you and put yourself first! I will guide you through this process of self-exploration. I consider therapy to be the kindest gift you can offer yourself, and working together will enable you to feel more in control of your life in a collaborative and non-judgemental environment. Your goals are my goals.

Whether you are struggling with challenges of everyday life such as anxiety related to food, self-image, identity, or relationships I am here to help you work through them. Your pain is real, and we will help you take control of your life and become the best version of yourself. I believe in a person-centered approach in which we tackle your holistic wellbeing with honesty and at a pace that feels comfortable to you.

I received my Masters of Science in Social Work at Columbia University, where I was trained in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, and Biofeedback. I completed my clinical training at the Barnard College Counseling Center in navigating trauma, relationships, sexuality, life changes, loss and grief, and concerns related to body image and eating. If you think you’re ready for a positive change in your life let’s take the next step together!

Lexi Joondeph-Breidbart
Lexi Joondeph-Breidbart
Lexi Joondeph-Breidbart

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alexis.joondeph-breidbart@resiliencelab.us

If you have already looked through therapist profiles, you have taken the initiative to start therapy and are motivated to seek treatment. This is a great starting place for us. I invite you to share your story in a safe, encouraging, and nonjudgemental space. I will take a collaborative approach and will work with you on self-reflection, problem solving, and stress reduction whether your issues stem from from school, your career, relationships, or life transitions.
Together, we can find a modality that works best for you, such as psychodynamic therapy, CBT, solution-based, mindfulness, and others. I have experience working with children, people transitioning into adulthood, and adults. Prior to joining Resilience Lab, I worked at the 14th Street Y where I led a Retirement Support Group. I also worked at the Sirovich Center treating clients with hoarding disorder. In addition, I worked at NYU Langone Medical Center on an in-patient unit, as well as at Mount Sinai Beth Israel working with victims/survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.
I also started and run a breakup support group for individuals navigating the challenges of heartbreak. Through these experiences, I have learned that everyone has strengths that can help in coping with difficult situations. I look forward to working with you.

New York University (MSW) University of Massachusetts Amherst (BA in Psychology)

Nadley McIntosh
Nadley McIntosh
Nadley McIntosh

nadley.mcintosh@resiliencelab.us

My name is Nadley and I have been a Social Worker for over 10 years. My experience varies within different social services sectors. I am passionate and dedicated to my work. I enjoy working with my clients to help them breakthrough and reveal a side of themselves they never knew they had. My approach to therapy is being open to change. I allow my clients to express themselves in the way that best suits them and help them identify other ways to cope effectively. To me, therapy should be a place where you feel safe and can let all your built up feelings be released without feeling judged. Take this journey with me as your clinician and we will work through it together.

Rachael Graham
Rachael Graham
Rachael Graham

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rachael.graham@resiliencelab.us

Beginning therapy is a brave and beautiful step. My goal as a therapist is to help my patients utilize their existing internal strengths to navigate difficulties in their lives in ways that promote self-compassion, acceptance, and positive change. My clients have diverse lived experiences and backgrounds. As such, I approach my practice with an intersectional perspective, understanding there is no “one size fits all” approach for successful therapy. I enjoy working with a diverse group of patients and have particular interests in depression, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, relationship issues, and low self-esteem. The relationships that are borne from therapy are all unique and valuable. I strive to provide a safe space where my clients can reach the vulnerability necessary to heal from emotional pain and ultimately achieve their best self.

Macalester College BA in Psychology
Columbia University MSW

Erika Vidales
Erika Vidales
Erika Vidales

erika.vidales@resiliencelab.us

As an inclusive therapist, I consider my practice to be a nurturing space where you can feel empowered to explore your feelings, attitudes, stressors and influences that agitate your life. My clinical approach is varied, I may use a combination of modalities based on your needs such as; DBT, CBT, goal setting, and mindfulness practices. I identify as a first-generation Mexican American and I am passionate about self discovery, identity, exploring intergenerational patterns, and deconstructing mental health stigma. Prior to joining Resilience Lab, I worked at an outpatient mental health clinic in the Bronx and worked at a New York City Charter School as an AmeriCorps educator. I have experience working with individuals cope through anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, life changes, family conflicts, adjustment to remote learning/ work, and interpersonal stress. I invite you to have a voice in your journey as we work collaboratively to explore, unpack , and learn new ways to gain insight.

New York University (MSW), Manhattan College (BA in Psychology and Minor in Sociology.)

Dahlia Mayerson
Dahlia Mayerson
Dahlia Mayerson

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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.

Jaclyn Smith
Jaclyn Smith
Jaclyn Smith

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Upper East Side Supervisor

I have been in clinical practice for 20 years working collaboratively with individuals facing diverse & challenging issues. My treatment modality is person centered; therapy should be tailored to a person's needs, as no two individuals are alike. I employ a variety of approaches, theories and techniques, in an eclectic and flexible manner. I have extensive experience in treating Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Relationship Issues, Career Problems, Self-Esteem Issues, Substance Abuse and Trauma.

I work to create an environment that is open and non-judgmental. Looking at each person as a unique individual, helping to identify their values, goals, and changes they want to make where they feel satisfied, productive and in control. I provide short-term and long-term psychotherapy.

Columbia University MSW

Ithaca college, BA Psychology

LCSW-R

Jennie Kogan
Jennie Kogan
Jennie Kogan

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As humans, we are born with an intrinsic wisdom on how to heal. Over time, we adapt patterns of thinking, behaving and being that serve to protect us temporarily from pain, but that often prevent us from thriving. Therapy can be a tool to connect us back to our intrinsic wisdom.

I aim to create a therapeutic space that can be a playground for interpersonal relationships. It can be hard to set boundaries, ask for needs or express challenging emotions, and therapy can serve as a place to practice these skills to eventually use them outside of therapy as well. My practice is informed by numerous trainings on social justice and anti-oppression, trauma-informed counseling, and motivational interviewing. I am passionate about people in the fullness of our stories. We are complicated. We are more than diagnoses and more than labels, which are often assigned to us without our consent.

Over the past ten years I have worked in supportive housing, case management, community development and direct service work with a wide variety of populations. My passions include destigmatizing mental health, social justice, breaking down binaries and all things related to nature or food. I look forward to embarking on a journey together.

Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, MSW
University of Vermont, B.S. in Dietetics, Nutrition and Food Sciences

Jesse Gross
Jesse Gross
Jesse Gross

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I strongly believe that all people are capable to bring about positive change in their lives. I take an action-oriented approach using Rogerian therapy and CBT interventions to enhance self-awareness, expression, and acceptance. The aim of my practice is to establish a foundation based on trust and understanding so we can collaboratively build a suitable space to face challenges while maintaining a sharp distinction between feelings, thoughts, actions, and the roles that they may fill.

I have worked with a diverse group of clientele in the form of individual, couples, families, and group counseling. I have experience treating anxiety disorders, depression, relationship issues, career problems, self-esteem issues/assertiveness, sexual challenges, anger management, substance use, and trauma. During therapy, the space will also allow us to identify and explore your beliefs, past and present challenges, and patterns of behavior. With hard work this space will allow us to promote the development of sustainable resilience.

I’m ready to join your team and become an ally in the fight for a better quality of life!

BFA, SUNY Purchase
MSEd in Rehabilitation Counseling, Hunter College
Advanced Certificate in Mental Health Counseling, University at Buffalo

Katie Kyle
Katie Kyle
Katie Kyle

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katie.kyle@resiliencelab.us

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.

Lauren Finn
Lauren Finn
Lauren Finn

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lauren.finn@resiliencelab.us

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.   

Carmen Lo
Carmen Lo
Carmen Lo

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carmen.lo@resiliencelab.us

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. Maybe you just want to do and feel better.

You may feel unhappy or ambivalent about your career, studies, or relationships. You may need a place to process grief, loss, past traumas, or injustices. Perhaps you are adjusting to a new life stage or evolving identity. Whatever your sources of anxiety, anger, or sadness we can work together to help you gain the skills and self-knowledge to move forward in your life.

Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, I had a career working for global advertising agencies and as a freelancer and consultant. Now, I have shifted from focusing on stories and meaning in culture, to inner lives and healing in individuals.

I am also a parent, and know what it is like to work in the corporate world while raising young children, and to be a stay-at-home mom.

MSW, New York University; BA Psychology, University of Western Ontario

Carol Meylan
Carol Meylan
Carol Meylan

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carol.meylan@resiliencelab.us

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

Cassandra Koegel
Cassandra Koegel
Cassandra Koegel

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cassandra.koegel@resiliencelab.us

In a world where so many expectations are placed upon us, therapy is a place where the only expectation is to show up. Otherwise, therapy is for you, and it is what you make of it. You get to decide what you want to discuss, and I am here to hold the space for you to do so. My aim is to create an environment where you feel comfortable being your most authentic self, where you can express yourself and feel your emotions freely and be met with empathy rather than judgment.

My approach to therapy is holistic, trauma-informed, and person-centered, meaning that it is personalized for each individual’s unique situation and needs, taking the whole picture into account. Through a social justice lens, I strive for my work to be as inclusive and intersectional as possible. I am happy to work with anyone who is open to the therapeutic process. When passion, humor, and creativity are incorporated into sessions, it can truly nourish the therapeutic space and thus your potential. You have the power within yourself to create positive change, and hopefully I can support you in fully realizing and accessing it.

Pronouns she/her/hers.
Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College (MSW).
Binghamton University (BA in Psychology).

Hayat Yussuf
Hayat Yussuf
Hayat Yussuf

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hayat.yussuf@resiliencelab.us

As I listen to you, I’m kind and supportive.  I’m real and fully present.  I’m connecting to all your body senses.  Not everyone is in tune with their emotions and body, so I come prepared for a range of clients: from the overwhelmed to the disconnected, from the dismissive to the overly concerned.

I have been working with childhood and adult trauma clients who experience anxiety, depression, and dissociative symptoms that have come to interfere with daily functioning.  I incorporate talk therapy with mindfulness, and body-centered approaches to help soothe and regulate an overactive nervous system and build resources and resilience to face life’s challenges.  Some of those body-based modalities include EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) and SE (Somatic Experiencing).

The best part of work is empowering you, witnessing your progress and guiding you to navigate life challenges. Seeing you make a difference, regardless of how small it is, is very fulfilling. I’m fortunate to spend my life doing something I love.

MSW from Columbia University and MBA from Suffolk University.
Extensive training in neuroscience, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, AEDP, IFS, Somatic Experiencing, Mindfulness, EFT, and EMDR from Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy.

Michael Sands
Michael Sands
Michael Sands

Upper West Side and Brooklyn Supervisor - Not accepting clients

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.

Anne-Marie Bazzani
Anne-Marie Bazzani
Anne-Marie Bazzani

Director of finance - Anne-Marie leads finance and legal at Resilience Lab. She brings more than 20 years of experience driving growth and profitability, by leveraging automation and fostering ideation and experimentation at multinational corporations as well as smaller high growth businesses. Anne-Marie holds a BS from ESSEC, an MBA from Columbia Business School, and is currently enrolled in Harvard’s data analytics program (HBAP).

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.

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.

Lindsay Hylek
Lindsay Hylek
Lindsay Hylek

Not accepting clients

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. Or, explore who you are now to determine who you want to become in the future. 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 therapies, I have an extensive research background and draw from additional evidence-based practices to mitigate pain and embolden vitality.

BA in Psychology and Economics (Colby College) MSSW in Advanced Clinical Social Work (Columbia University)

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.

Paul Chirichella
Paul Chirichella
Paul Chirichella

Director of Operations - Resilience Lab Paul has an expertise in ensuring optimum business performance for complex organizations through analysis, compilation, and communication of critical data. Assessing corporate financial condition, identifying improvement opportunities, and mitigating risk. Continually seeking information to identify operational performance limitations and allocating resources to address those constraints while implementing changes to comply with the constant change in business / financial regulations. A leader cultivating a culture of performance to attain corporate success.

Sakia Hussain
Sakia Hussain
Sakia Hussain

Results oriented with a track record of driving change in both nonprofit and for-profit organizations, Sakia is an energy powerhouse! Her experiences in, and contributions to nonprofit work are a testament to her commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Sakia holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Lehman College. Her long-term educational goal is to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)