Hannah Propp (They/Them), LCSW

Psychotherapist

Hannah is the Clinical Director of Greenpoint Psychotherapy and is not currently taking new clients while managing the practice. They are a kind, compassionate, and supportive clinician who works with individuals, couples, and families. They specialize in supporting people in their exploration and understanding of gender and sexuality, and those who experience neurodiversity, including Autism and ADHD. They excel at helping people to address struggles with anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, grief and loss. Hannah believes that therapy is an incredible resource to obtain support with personal journeys, including life transition, anti-racism work, exploration of gender and sexuality, and fat liberation. Hannah uses an empathetic, collaborative, healing, and person-centered approach. They use mindfulness strategies, internal family systems (or “parts” work), and narrative therapies, along with many other interventions. They practice from the viewpoint that each person should be allowed to name, and claim, their own experience. Overall, they believe that reaching out for help is an act of compassion both for ourselves and those around us. Hannah also utilizes their years of experience and clinical expertise to oversee hiring and on-boarding for the practice as the Clinical Director. In this role, they also support the founder and CEO Augusta Gordon in guiding the practice’s clinical growth and development.

Katie Callihan (She/Her), MHC-LP

Psychotherapist

Katie (she/her) is a warm and collaborative therapist with experience supporting individuals who identify as sex-positive, within the LGBTQIA+ community, individuals with OCD, ADHD, anxiety, trauma, depression, and substance abuse or addiction. She has received Postpartum Support International (PSI) training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders including but not limited to postpartum depression, fertility challenges, grief, loss and stress management from parenthood life adjustments. For treatment, Katie integrates aspects of Psychodynamic therapy, CBT, DBT skills training, Mindfulness interventions and utilizes creative writing with a time and place for intentional humor, curiosity and play through elements of psychodrama.

Moray DiMartino (She/Her), LCAT

Psychotherapist

Moray DiMartino (she/her) is a registered Dance/Movement Therapist, and Creative Arts Therapist. She received her master’s degree in Dance/Movement Therapy from Pratt Institute in 2021. Moray assists you by guiding the conversation through both the body and mind, bringing connection to the two. She has worked with patients and families through transitional periods of immense grief and complex trauma. She specializes in using the body as a key source of information for clients of all ages. She has facilitated individual, group, and family sessions to create positive emotional regulation and coping for those experiencing anxiety, stress, fogginess, mental illness and chronic illness. The use of movement allows a person to more clearly hone in on their individual identity, fostering growth and healing as a whole.Through mindfulness, emotional awareness and body awareness, Moray helps shift the perspective of the self to a more positive, compassionate and empathetic tone through being an active listener to the self and body. This can allow us to create space within our own body and mind to heal first before becoming the best version of ourselves for others.

Courtney Foley (She/Her), LMHC

Psychotherapist

Courtney is a trauma-informed, LGBTQ+ affirmative therapist. She is passionate about fostering a safe and accepting environment for her clients. She is adept at supporting both children and adults who are facing major life changes, exploring their identities, or dealing with substance abuse, and in general offer collaborative support using anti-oppressive interventions to anyone who might choose to work with her. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Health and Wellness Studies from Binghamton University. She earned her Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Substance Abuse Counseling from Hofstra University, and is a certified yoga teacher. If you’d like, she can incorporate mindfulness, meditation, and development of mind-body connection into her sessions.

Ariella Lindenfeld (She/Her), LCAT

Psychotherapist

Ariella strives to provide a safe and comfortable space for clients and believes that the creative processes can be used in combination with other interventions including psychodynamic psychotherapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and mindfulness – always engaging in a collaborative approach to best serve the client. She also understands that art therapy might not be for everyone and can support clients who wish to engage in talk therapy without including more creative interventions. Ariella earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Cornell University with minors in both psychology and human development, along with a master’s degree in Art Therapy from New York University. Ariella has worked with children, adolescents, and adults facilitating a space for clients to process their experiences and develop the ability to cope with a wide range of issues including but not limited to; anxiety, depression, eating disorders, life transitions, relational issues, trauma, and low self esteem. Her training has equipped her to work with individuals, couples, as well as families. Ariella is bilingual in English and Spanish

Jeremy Martin (He/Him), CAT-LP

Psychotherapist

Jeremy is a compassionate and client-centered LGBTQ+ affirmative therapist striving to help clients feel safe to explore all aspects of themselves using art therapy, psychotherapy, mindfulness and motivational interviewing. As a creative arts therapist, Jeremy has collaborated with clients by tailoring interventions to their unique needs, and has witnessed them make meaningful connections to their artwork, developing new skills in the process. He is able to work with clients who seek talk therapy exclusively as well. He has five years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families, supporting a wide range of needs including anxiety, trauma, depression, illness, and identity development. As a queer person of color, his work is informed by intersectionality and motivated by his personal experience with the communities he serves. In addition to being a clinician, Jeremy maintains his own artistic practice and encourages his clients to explore creative expression in their daily lives. Jeremy earned an M.P.S in Art Therapy from Pratt Institute and a B.S. in Fashion Merchandising with a Minor in Fine Art from Wayne State University.

Kyle Mckeen (He/Him), LCAT

Psychotherapist

Kyle provides a person-centered approach, adapting and integrating diverse theories and techniques into the therapeutic process. He provides a safe, judgment-free environment that allows the client to process their past experiences and self-exploration. He provides a combination of traditional talk therapy and art making in the therapeutic process, providing an ample opportunity for self-expression! Kyle has experience working with a wide range of populations and specializes in working with the LGBTQIA+ community. Kyle graduated from New York University with a Masters in Art Therapy. He earned my BFA in Film & Television. His experience as a filmmaker taught him how art can be a powerful tool for self-expression and led him down the road to becoming an art therapist.

Catherine Moore (She/Her), LMHC

Psychotherapist

Catherine is a reflective-based practitioner who uses empathic communication to better understand individual thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. She strives to provide a warm, collaborative atmosphere where individuals can explore their personal difficulties and feelings, better understand their personalities, and reach new, adaptive resolutions. Catherine uses a variety of therapeutic techniques with a central orientation in psychodynamic counseling. Catherine has an MA in Counseling from Northwestern University, an MSc in Mental Health: Psychological Therapies from Queen Mary University, London, an MSc in Health Psychology from University College London, and a BA in Psychology from Vanderbilt University. She has experience working with individuals from various backgrounds across a diverse range of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, life adjustments and loss, self-esteem, career transitions and creative obstacles.

Sarah Mosteller (She/Her), LCAT

Psychotherapist

Sarah practices with compassion and curiosity, striving to engage in active listening so that sessions feel dynamic. As a licensed creative arts therapist, Sarah has witnessed her clients make meaningful connections through art making when spoken words failed to fully express their felt and lived experiences. Although she is trained in art therapy, she is also able to work with clients who prefer straight talk therapy, or a combination of interventions. Her general approach is client centered, strengths based, and trauma informed. Sarah firmly believes that every individual is equipped with the ability to heal, and she is passionate about helping individuals realize their inherent strength, resilience, and worthiness. Sarah earned a M.A. in Art Therapy from NYU and a B.A. in Studio Art and Art History from the College of Charleston. She has worked with children, adolescents and adults to improve their ability to cope with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders, life transitions, relational problems, and low self-esteem. She tends to use art therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, internal family systems, supportive therapy, and mindfulness as interventions.

Tyisha Nedd (She/Her), LCAT

Psychotherapist

Tyisha Nedd (She/Her) is a registered Dance/Movement Therapist and Creative Arts Therapist. She received her Masters in Science for Dance/Movement Therapy from Pratt Institute in 2020. Tyisha acknowledges that the body holds essential information for understanding our experiences in the world. Her work utilizes body based practices, the creative process, and mindfulness to support clients on their life journeys. Tyisha guides clients in engaging the body as a means to support processing, vitality, insight, empowerment, body-mind connection, and healing. She has worked with people of all ages and many experiences including anxiety, depression, relationship issues (monogamous/polyamorous/ethically non-monogamous), grief, identity (LGBTQ+, gender, race, ability, neurodivergence, spirituality/religion) and trauma. She seeks to offer a grounded and collaborative space that honors each person’s unique experiences.

Elisabeth Ritter (She/Her), LCAT

Psychotherapist

Elisabeth strives to create a space that is centered on safety, compassion, curiosity and kindness, recognizing the value of creating meaning of our lived experiences. She is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist who believes in a collaborative, affirmative and client centered psychotherapy offering a variety of interventions to assist clients in reaching their therapeutic goals. Elisabeth focuses on the whole person and one’s authentic self offering an empathic ear to better understand one’s experiences. She utilizes CBT and DBT informed care as interventions, specializing in Dance/Movement Therapy to offer support through body based interventions when words aren’t available. In working with Elisabeth, there is opportunity to focus on mindfulness practices, meditation and movement as a form of expression emphasizing the mind and body connection. She is passionate about helping others to navigate and decrease anxiety, depression, anger, stress, and grief. With the support of Elisabeth, clients are able to navigate life transitions, improve self-esteem and body image, develop effective communication skills in relationships, and gain insight into patterns of behavior. She trusts that each person has the ability to become empowered through a greater sense of awareness, lightness, and growth.

Gina Schutz (She/Her), MA CAT-LP

Psychotherapist

Gina provides a person-centered approach incorporating past experiences, beliefs, and goals. She uses a holistic and intuitive framework, offering a safe space for clients to use introspection and to express themselves without fear of judgment. She combines art making, talk therapy, play, and humor to create an inclusive and comfortable space for self exploration. Gina is able to be culturally attuned to clients from various backgrounds. As a bilingual clinician, she is able to provide psychotherapy in English and Spanish to ensure that language is not a barrier to receive treatment. Gina earned an MA in Creative Arts Therapy from Pratt Institute. She has worked with children, adolescents, adults, and groups to help cope with a variety of issues, such as; depression, anxiety, OCD, trauma, PTSD, life transitions, low self-esteem, relationship issues and group dynamics. Gina is also facilitating, “Single and Empowered”, a support group designed to provide a safe space for individuals who are navigating the complexities of single life in today’s society. Whether you’re newly single, have been for a while, this group is dedicated to helping you embrace, celebrate, and redefine what it means to be single. We would explore: self love, self worth, loneliness, fears, society norms and pressures, dating, friendship, breakups and more. Group will begin on Nov. 13th at 6:30pm to 7:30pm and recurring every Monday through Google Meet.

Lauren Silverman (She/Her), LMSW

Psychotherapist

Lauren believes that transformative therapy begins with a collaborative and trusting therapeutic partnership, one that highlights the unique knowledge, strengths, and skill sets of each client entering the room. Through trauma-informed practice, Lauren aims to facilitate a safe, anti-oppressive, affirming therapeutic space, recognizing the ways in which institutions, systems, and intersectional identities impact individual experiences and overall wellbeing. Her integrated approach to psychotherapy is based upon person-centered, existential, and attachment-based perspectives. She is passionate about exploring the ways in which attachment and trauma impact how an individual’s identity is formed. She specializes in many modalities, such as: cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, somatic and psychodynamic therapy.

Nitasha Kang (She/Her), LCAT

Psychotherapist

Nitasha utilizes a transformative lens and person-centered approach in her therapy, which puts your lived experience at the center of your work together. Nitasha’s tailored combination of talk, group therapy and art therapy helps her to be able to meet you wherever you are on your healing journey. She also uses therapy informed by social justice and an understanding of trauma, in conjunction with cultural and narrative therapies, to work with you toward healing and exploration. She utilizes art therapy to provide space for creative expression, growth, and awareness. Through these combined restorative therapeutic approaches, Nitasha has worked with clients with PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), depression, ADHD, and anxiety, as well as other diagnoses. Additionally, Nitasha is proud of her experience supporting neurodivergent and developmentally disabled children, including Autistic and Dyslexic children. Nitasha works with you on re-imaging new ways of belonging, expressing, and thriving.Nitasha wants to help you to release the fear of judgment and reintroduce self-care, self-expropriation, and self-love. Nitasha offers group therapy to individuals impacted by family members with substance use disorders. The group therapy provides a safe space for individuals to share their experiences and seek support.

Amanda Shpigler (She/Her), LMHC

Psychotherapist

Amanda is an integrative therapist who works with clients on developing holistic wellness. Amanda uses a person-centered approach to meet each person’s individual needs. She believes in creating a safe space to explore what is going on internally and how that effects our day to day lives. She assists clients with developing a sense of self, working through shame, accomplishing goals, identifying and managing emotions, and finding a sense of healing. Amanda has experience working with addiction, depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief, trauma, self-harm, and self-esteem, etc. She provides individual counseling to children, adolescents and adults of all ages. Amanda uses psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing amongst other therapeutic techniques to assist clients in healing and creating change.

Octavia Phoenix (She/Her), LMHC

Psychotherapist

Octavia is a compassionate and dedicated therapist who believes that everyone is the author of their life story and that everyone deserves their story to be heard. Octavia is here to help clients navigate and narrate their life story by providing a warm, empathetic, safe, and judgment-free space. Together, clients will be able to process emotions, achieve goals, and develop healthy coping strategies. Octavia has experience working with young/emerging adults and adults of different backgrounds who struggle with several stressors like life transitions, anxiety, self-identity, and peer relationships. Octavia works with clients through a few different approaches such as client-focused, strength-based, humanistic, and mindfulness. She believes that therapy is not one size fits all and thus tailors her work to each individual client. Octavia has a MA in Mental Health Counseling from City College of New York and a BA in Psychology with a minor in literature.

Theresa Nicholas (She/Her), MFT-LP

Psychotherapist

Theresa is a holistic therapist who believes true wellness is found in the integration between mind, body and spirit. Healing comes when we have the courage to sit with the parts of ourselves that we’ve abandoned or that we have run away from. She is honored to be a witness and stand for your growth and transformation. Clients that work with Theresa experience a warm, welcoming and non-judgmental space where they can feel safe and open to explore all the messy parts of what it means to be human. She specializes in working with adolescents, trauma, anxiety, life transitions, depression, 12 step programs and other mood disorders. She also is a certified yoga instructor, and mindfulness practitioner and has a background in the arts. Our bodies keep score of our traumas, stories and beliefs and deserve to be listened to, just as much as our thoughts. With this framework in mind, she strives to co-create a space where you will feel safe and celebrated for being your most authentic self.

Gabrielle Morgan (She/Her), CAT-LP

Psychotherapist

Gabrielle is personable, compassionate and an active listener. She uses an integrative/holistic approach toward therapy with her clients. Her person-centered approach allows her to utilize various tools and techniques that best fit the client she is working with. In her practice, she expresses that it is very important for each client to focus on the multitudes of the self in order to get a better understanding of who they are. Gabrielle believes that the first step in the therapeutic process is having the courage and awareness to reach out for guidance when faced with life’s stressors. As a creative arts therapist, Gabrielle creates a safe space for clients to share their emotions, stressors, and difficult life experiences through creative expression when words are too difficult. In addition to her creative skills, she also has experience using talk therapy, mindfulness interventions, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Through her integrative work, she has helped adolescents and adults, including but not limited to: learn new and safe coping skills, manage anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders, interpersonal relationships and issues with the self.

Samantha Young (She/Her), LMSW

Psychotherapist

Samantha practices with a nonjudgmental, empathic, and genuine approach. She is collaborative and strives to bring positive change, comfort, and stability to the lives of those who feel that they are struggling with their mental health. She draws upon extensive and ongoing training as well as over a decade of experience as a Social Worker. She is passionate about providing trauma-informed, anti-oppressive therapy and has worked with diverse cultures, ethnicities, religions, ages, genders, and sexual orientations. Samantha has experience working with varying mental health challenges including, depression, anxiety and relationship issues. She uses an eclectic, client centered approach to therapy that adapts to the needs of each client. She draws from various therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and commitment Therapy (ACT), Psychodynamic theory, Mindfulness as well as holistic methods.

Carrie Suter (She/Her), MHC-LP

Psychotherapist

Carrie Altermese-Suter is a therapist who uses a person-centered approach to therapy. This means that she creates a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to be their most genuine selves, explore the past, be in the present, and engage with hope for the future. Carrie was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She received her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nyack College. Carrie has worked with individuals experiencing substance abuse as well as ADHD and neurological disorders. Carrie also has experience engaging individuals in counseling to cope with anger, anxiety, mood disorders, and other challenges.

Katarina Bennicoff Yundt (She/Her), LCAT

Psychotherapist

Katarina (Kat for short) is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT) and Registered Dance/Movement Therapist (R-DMT, Board Eligible) who believes that exploration through the body helps us reclaim and rewrite the stories that no longer serve us. Kat offers a distinct therapeutic approach that integrates psychotherapy with creative expression to cultivate self-awareness, healing, and wisdom. Her practice is grounded in a holistic approach to mental health and the belief that somatic practices are the path to healing in a world where disconnection from our bodies is the norm.

Nazalene Alli (They/Them), LMSW

Psychotherapist

Nazalene uses an intersectional, collaborative approach with clients to identify strengths in a society seemingly full of barriers. Nazalene is a LMSW graduate of CUNY York College, and takes pride in being a first-generation graduate to immigrants. They enjoy working with the LGBTQ+, disabled, and geriatric populations. They are especially passionate about providing mental health services to people in underserved and underfunded communities. They have worked with people who are experiencing barriers caused by trauma, anxiety, depression, and other challenges. They use relationship-centered therapy to work with you to create growth and connection that is accessible and sustainable.

Nick Zolnierowski (He/Him), LMHC

Psychotherapist

Nick is a therapist that takes a person-centered approach to your therapeutic process. He aims to create a safe and welcoming environment for you to explore any and all aspects of who you are and what you hope to get out of the therapeutic partnership. Nick received his MA in Forensic Mental Health Counseling from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He has many years of experience working to help improve the lives of justice-involved individuals, LGBTQIA+ folks, unhoused individuals, those suffering from addiction, and many others. He specializes in working with clients with a history of trauma and employs aspects of several therapeutic modalities, namely Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and the Psychodynamic Approach.

Chantal Sepulveda (She/Her), MHC-LP

Psychotherapist

Chantal uses a trauma-informed, person-centered, and mindfulness based approach to therapy, creating an empathic space for you to feel safe to explore your thoughts and feelings at your own pace. Chantal works with adults and teens around self-discovery, self-expression, and life adjustments. She believes that therapy works when there is a collaborative and trusting relationship that helps to empower to help you in your areas of need, while empowering you to use your strengths and learn tools to overcome difficulties. Her practice is rooted in approaches that are compassionate and non-judgmental. She uses a variety of techniques from breath work to creative expression to help clients heal, grow, and develop a healthy way of living. Chantal has experience working with survivors of trauma through Mount Siani’s SAVI’s program. She holds a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from New York University and a BA in Psychology from Hunter College.

Sydney Claussell (She/They), CAT-LP

Psychotherapist

Sydney is a loving practitioner who is passionate about helping others by providing the guidance and support necessary for personal growth. They assist their clients in finding mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. While also relying on their empathetic and intuitive abilities, Sydney uses a combination of therapeutic approaches to meet the individual needs of their clients. Sydney’s foundational therapeutic approach is based in Art Therapy which includes other creative arts therapies such as music and movement. They use a combination of CBT and existential/transpersonal approaches along with psychoeducation, mindfulness/meditation and holistic practices. Their main focus is for her clients to experience overall healing through the use of these approaches as well as a collaboration and implementation of a personally tailored treatment plan.

Anna Kampfe (They/Them), CAT-LP

Psychotherapist

Anna is an open-minded practitioner who believes in the healing power of psychotherapy and growth through reflection. They came to the field to learn more about how humans can heal themselves through the discussion of feelings and needs, and, if the client is interested, incorporating creative interventions while on their journey of self-discovery. Their approach is person-centered, integrating psychodynamic practices with mindfulness and body-conscious interventions such as CBT and DBT, and if desired guiding clients through meaningful artmaking experiences. They have worked at special education schools with children and adolescents on the autism spectrum and provided individual and group sessions for adults dealing with depression and anxiety. They also have experience working with the LGBTQ+ community and are skilled at offering support to affirm their identities, explore their behaviors, and achieve personal goals without fear or judgment in a safe space created together. Anna has a Master’s Degree in Art Therapy from New York University with an emphasis on trauma work.

Grace Holden (She/Her), CAT-LP

Psychotherapist

Grace is a Psychotherapist, Dance/Movement Therapist (R-DMT) and Creative Arts Therapist (CAT-LP) at Greenpoint Psychotherapy. She believes all people have an intuitive voice within, and sometimes it calls out during a challenging transition, a crisis, unmanageable symptoms, a rupture in a relationship, a trauma or a loss. Grace provides a safe environment to attend to individuals coping with these difficulties, and seeks to support the strengths within each of her clients. Grace’s knowledge of the mind-body connection guides and supports individuals toward self-awareness and inner growth. She integrates psychodynamic therapy, mindfulness and movement therapy, which can help clients to identify and release traumatic experiences that may be held in the body. With somatic mindfulness, (a method for noticing patterns in thoughts, emotions and sensations) clients are invited to explore learned patterns from the past, to be curious about the present, and to work toward desired goals for the future. She is experienced in guiding clients to explore unconscious processes, to invite insight and clarity to flow more freely into being. Grace works collaboratively with individuals to determine the most meaningful approaches for therapy. Grace believes in establishing a trusting therapeutic alliance with clients for transformative work to take place. She is experienced in working with teens and adults coping with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship challenges, eating disorders, and mood disorders. She holds a Master of Science in Dance/Movement Therapy from Sarah Lawrence College and earned her BA with an emphasis in Interpersonal and Relationship Communication from the University of Minnesota, Duluth. Grace’s collaborative approach to therapy fosters client-led goals that are uniquely aligned to an individual’s strengths and lived experiences.

Julia Woltjen (She/Her), LCAT, ATR-BC

Psychotherapist

Julia (she/her) uses the person-centered approach to therapy and works to create a safe and non-judgmental environment for collaborative work with her clients. Julia’s approach to therapy is trauma-informed and holistic as she aims to help you through whatever inspired you to courageously seek therapy. Julia’s clinical experience includes working with clients and families experiencing symptoms related to depression, bipolar disorder, those with autism, anxiety, and those with acute and chronic medical diagnoses. Julia has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in various settings. Through open discussion and empathetic listening, Julia collaborates with her clients to identify, reframe, and artistically process whatever may be impacting their ability to be the active leader in their life. Julia wholeheartedly believes that each person has the potential for change within them and is passionate about her clients finding that power.

Julia believes that you are the expert on yourself, and as such, each session focuses on what you want to talk about. Based on what you bring into each session, Julia artistically and verbally works with you to navigate every possible aspect. This can range from a structured to a very open process based on what works best for you.

Katlyn Hershman (She/Her), MHC-LP

Psychotherapist

Katlyn works with individuals, couples, and families to explore their own authenticity, self-discovery, and personal growth. She focuses on change and expression of emotion, helping clients describe their feelings. With a compassionate and caring approach, she believes that the therapeutic relationship is integral to change. She aims to provide a safe and supportive environment where clients can freely and authentically experience and express their emotions. She strives to create a space where clients can feel heard, validated, and empowered to explore their innermost thoughts and feelings. Grounded in the psychodynamic approach, Katlyn helps her clients become aware of their interpersonal patterns based on their unique history. When conflicts arise between a client’s thoughts, feelings, and actions, she helps them explore these discrepancies in a collaborative and supportive style. Her goal is to move clients from being stuck to being unstuck in their actions, helping them confront difficult realizations they may be unwilling to face on their own. Katlyn was born in Brooklyn and was raised in Miami. She holds a Masters of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Brooklyn College and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Pratt Institute.

Sam Giedris (She/Her), MHC-LP

Psychotherapist

Sam offers a warm, empathic, and nonjudgmental space for clients. As a queer person herself, she has a passion for working with queer, trans, and gender-nonconforming clients. Sam knows how important a good therapeutic experience is, as her own positive experiences in therapy inspired her to become a counselor. Sam has an integrative approach that relies heavily on psychodynamic and multicultural theories. Through this framework, she looks at the client’s past experiences and how these experiences impact the client in the “here and now,” while paying attention to cultural and systemic factors. Sam also collaborates with each client to integrate the approaches and techniques that work best for them. Sam holds a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University. She has experience working with adolescents and adults on a wide range of issues including identity, anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, body image, low self-esteem, and relationship dynamics.

Melissa Signore (She/They), MHC-LP

Psychotherapist

Mel is an integrative therapist who works through a queer/trans affirmative and anti-oppressive lens to honor our intersectional identities and the impact that society has on our experiences and mental health. She incorporates techniques from approaches such as Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Psychodynamic Theory. They strive to create a safe environment for clients to embrace their true selves in each session. Mel believes that a strong therapeutic relationship is unique and transformative. When built on trust and non-judgement, it opens up a space where you can practice connecting with your emotions, expressing yourself, and employing unconditional self-compassion. Mel graduated from NYU with a Master’s degree in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness and an Advanced Certificate in LGBT Health, Education, and Social Services. They have worked with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance use. Mel also has extensive experience working with the LGBTQIA+ community, including clients looking to explore their sexual and gender identity in sessions.

Gabriella Cianci (She/Her), MHC-LP

Psychotherapist

Gabriella emphasizes a strength-based approach, helping clients build resilience and confidence. She is an enthusiastic and passionate mental health counselor with prior experience working with individuals and couples. Gabriella creates a warm, empathetic, and safe space, encouraging emotional vulnerability and openness, free of judgment. Gabriella assists clients in defining their treatment goals and continuously discusses progress towards these self-defined goals throughout your work with her. Gabriella believes that psychotherapy is a collaborative experience between clinician and client, built on trust and transparency. Gabriella works from an integrative approach, tailoring treatment to fit the client’s existing strengths, life experience, upbringing, and cultural background. Gabriella also incorporates mindfulness practices into her work, helping to increase presence and self-reflection. Gabriella received a BA in Psychology from SUNY New Paltz, minoring in Disaster Studies. To make her dream of working with others on a deeper level a reality, she achieved her MA degree in Mental Health Counseling from the City College of New York. Gabriella also understands the importance of regular self-care practices; hiking, watching documentaries, and spending time with loved ones in her free time.

Jackie Bednar (She/Her), MHC-LP

Psychotherapist

Jackie Bednar is a compassionate, empathetic and dedicated therapist. She received a MA in Counseling and Mental Health & Wellness from New York University. Jackie focuses on fostering a warm and non-judgmental environment, where individuals feel safe exploring their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Jackie believes each person has the innate capacity for growth, and self-discovery and recognizes the uniqueness of each individual. She works collaboratively with clients to identify their strengths, explore their values and goals, and to tailor therapeutic interventions to meet their specific needs. Jackie uses a person-centered approach with mindfulness and CBT techniques. As a clinician, her goal is to empower individuals to build stronger connections with their emotions, thoughts and bodily sensations to help foster self-acceptance. Jackie has worked with both adolescents and adults to engage with a variety of challenges, including: ADHD, PTSD, anxiety, life transitions, low self-esteem and depression. Jackie also has experience working with individuals with Autism, Dyslexia, and other neurodivergent identities from her time at Pratt Institute’s Disabilities Resource Center. Jackie particularly enjoys working with athletes seeking psychological guidance to navigate the pressures of competitive sports. She encourages clients to embark on a journey of healing and personal growth to obtain positive change and reliance and become the best version of themselves.

Erin Fox (She/Her), LCAT

Psychotherapist

Erin is an empathetic, warm, and genuine art therapist who uses a person-centered approach through a combination of art and talk-based therapy including DBT and mindfulness techniques. Erin strives to uphold a safe, anti-oppressive, LGBTQIA+ and gender affirming therapeutic space within a nurturing and non-judgmental environment.

Erin recognizes the importance of playfulness and exploration for all ages and is passionate about narrative therapy and storytelling. Using these skills, Erin works to help clients to grow self-worth, achieve goals, navigate grief, improve communication, alleviate anxiety, reframe thoughts, and develop positive coping skills. As an art therapist, Erin believes that everyone has their own unique creative ability to heal and grow, and she strives to help her clients in finding their own power to do so.

Maxine Adams (She/Her), MHC-LP

Psychotherapist

Maxine earned her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from The Warner School of Education at University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. Maxine has experience working with adults treating a variety of presenting challenges including anxiety, depression, interpersonal conflicts, and general life stressors. She also has experience in crisis intervention as well as co-existing mental health and substance use challenges. Maxine’s clinical approach to therapy involves a variety of techniques and modalities including, psychodynamic approaches, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and mindfulness practice. Maxine facilitates a comfortable, safe space for her clients by facilitating a trusting and mutually respectful environment. She knows that creating a safe space for her clients as they embark on a journey towards change and healing is imperative. Maxine recognizes the importance and difficulty of taking the first step to access therapy. She works collaboratively to guide clients toward reaching their goals.

Francesca Zanatti (She/Her), LCAT

Psychotherapist

Francesca is a Creative Arts Therapist who approaches her work from a person-centered and holistic perspective. With a deep belief in every person’s inherent ability for growth, she guides clients towards self-acceptance by understanding and honoring all parts of themselves. By integrating art therapy, sensorimotor psychotherapy, and CBT interventions, Francesca co-creates a safe space, ensuring that her clients feel welcome and supported. Having grown up in Peru, she values the importance of cultural responsiveness. She is fluent in both English and Spanish, offering psychotherapy services in both languages. Francesca holds an MA in Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Expressive Arts Therapy from Lesley University (MA). She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. She supports clients dealing with challenges such as anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and life transitions. Francesca strives to create a therapeutic environment where clients can fully embrace every aspect of their identity and connect with their true selves.

Kera Lalli (She/Her), MHC-LP

Psychotherapist

Kera (she/her) is a therapist that uses a mindfulness-based approach to allow yourself to be aware and present when dealing with the strains of everyday life while simultaneously improving your mental well-being. She provides clients with the tools to be able to live a more resilient lifestyle through approaches drawn from dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, internal family systems, mindfulness-based therapy, and psychodynamic therapy. Kera received her Master of Arts in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness from NYU Steinhardt. She has experience working with adolescents and adults processing anxiety, depression, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, borderline personality disorder, and self-harm. Her goal is to teach you tools so you are equipped to practice and apply them in everyday life and to remove the negative stigma surrounding mental health.

Taylor Jones-Villegas (She/Her), CAT-LP

Psychotherapist

Taylor is a compassionate, kind-hearted, collaborative, transparent, and supportive therapist. She uses her background in art therapy, DBT skills training, mindfulness interventions, breath work, and creative writing to create a person-centered environment for connection. Taylor specializes in working with clients from pre-adolescents to adults, as well as with individuals, couples, and families from different walks of life. As an artist, healer, and clinician, Taylor embodies the necessity for self-exploration. She creates a safe space for clients to gain the strength to create solutions to life changes and obstacles through art, music, creative writing, talk therapy, and creating boundaries. As a clinician, she encourages her clients to self-love and enhance their vocabulary of positive self-talk, body positivity, and self-awareness of their emotions. Taylor works with clients that have experienced anxiety, depression, grief, loss, and life transitions. The client will be able to take the lead in their healing, deciding what will enhance their treatment to create a place where they can gain support and guidance. Taylor was born and raised in Long Island, NY. She received her Undergrad in Fine Arts at the Fashion Institute of Technology and her Master’s Degree in Clinical Art Therapy and Counseling from Long Island University.

Felicia Moholland (She/Her), CAT-LP

Psychotherapist

Felicia is a humanistic based art therapist who is passionate about helping clients create a personal sense of identity within themselves and within society as a whole. She strives to use creative expression as a way to connect with oneself, and better understand individual feelings, thoughts, and boundaries. Felicia has a background working with children, teens and adults within a variety of settings including, schools, behavioral health, and correctional settings. She has worked with clients with various needs and backgrounds including, but not limited to; autism, anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, sexual trauma, and childhood trauma. She aims to foster an empathetic and accepting therapeutic environment for clients through the use of trauma informed care, and intersectionality. Her speciality is art and talk therapy, but she will also incorporate music, movement, drama, and poetry therapy when it maybe beneficial for the client. Felicia has a MA in Creative Arts Therapy from Pratt Institute, and a BA in Psychology from Mercy College, and is a licensed Behavioral Health Professional for children.

Hannah Schiffman (She/Her), MHC-LP

Psychotherapist

Hannah Schiffman (she/her) is an MHC-LP who understands the importance of having a safe place to express oneself without fear of being judged. She believes that it is never too late to learn new skills and works to encourage self-awareness and self-confidence for her clients who are struggling to accept or understand themselves. Hannah often incorporates artistic elements to facilitate communication and bridge barriers to treatment. Hannah utilizes Narrative therapy, as well as more structured Cognitive-Behavioral and Dialectical therapies, to help clients foster connection, growth, and understanding in their lives and relationships. Hannah has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families across contexts. She has a particular passion for working with neurodivergent individuals, and has specialized training working with people who have ADHD and executive functioning challenges. She has worked with individuals across the lifespan and looks to collaborate with clients to develop personalized treatment.

Anna Simonyan (She/Her), MHC-LP

Psychotherapist

Anna is a trauma-informed practitioner with a range of experience supporting adults struggling with anxiety, attachment, depression, trauma, work stress, family distress, and relationship issues. She also has experience working with individuals from immigrant backgrounds or who are first-generation immigrants navigating acculturation stress and looking to find the balance between cultural and societal expectations. She is kind, empathetic, and strives to help individuals be aligned with who they want to be by guiding them through their therapeutic journey. Anna likes to work collaboratively with clients to identify their therapeutic goals, help them recognize their strengths and potential, and guide them toward social and emotional well-being. She aims to encourage individuals to find compassion in themselves and provide them with the tools that are necessary to achieve their therapeutic goals. Anna utilizes a person-centered approach, mindfulness-based practices, cognitive behavioral therapy, and psychodynamic therapy. Anna completed her Master of Arts in Forensic Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Victim Counseling from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She is currently available to offer both individual and couples therapy.

Lexie Thrash (She/Her), LCAT

Psychotherapist

I am a compassionate, holistic, person-centered therapist who will work to meet you where you are, right now, at this moment. Together, we will develop a plan and a path forward in therapy that creatively addresses your needs. I am unequivocally LGBTQIA+ affirming and intersectional in my approach. I work with folks of all ages, and have particular experience working with couples, families, adolescents, and young adults with concerns including navigating poly and open relationships, complex trauma, PTSD, ADHD, anxiety, and depression. Seeking therapy can be a confusing, overwhelming and vulnerable task; I hope to walk with you on your journey, for as long as you may need. I received my M.S. in Dance/Movement Therapy from Pratt Institute. My research area in graduate school was financial psychology and financial therapy, areas which I continue to study as part of my growing practice. I am also a certified yoga instructor with specialization in restorative and trauma-informed approaches.

Madelaine Wolfond (She/Her), LCSW

Psychotherapist

Maddie is passionate about helping individuals become their most authentic selves. With warmth and curiosity, Maddie challenges her clients to deepen their insight into their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors and to make changes that bring them toward a life of greater satisfaction and fulfillment. Therapy is a journey of exploration, discovery, and growth. Maddie uses a collaborative, goal-directed, and empathetic approach informed by both classical psychodynamic theory and cognitive-behavioral approaches including CBT, DBT, EMDR and ACT. Maddie’s approach is insight and skills-oriented, aimed at facilitating lasting and meaningful change and deeper interpersonal connections. Maddie’s goal is to help clients understand their everyday reactions and patterns to improve the way they respond to challenges.

Michelle Novitsky (She/They), MHC-LP

Psychotherapist

Michelle understands that people seek therapy during times of hardship or uncertainty and opening up can foster awkward feelings. Finding a professional who listens and understands is crucial to one’s healing. As a therapist, Michelle looks forward to immersing clients in the therapy experience, whether it is their first time or a resuming journey! Michelle engages in a relational approach to therapy, while also integrating psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral skills in treating anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, conflicts regarding self-acceptance, and complex trauma. With training in crisis counseling and intervention, Michelle has experience with helping clients to regulate intense or stressful thoughts and emotions. Michelle has experience working with adults of many diverse backgrounds, including, neurodiverse individuals, the BIPOC community, and the LGBTQIA2S+ community. Michelle received her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling at Brooklyn College. Throughout her education, she learned the importance of affirmative care and establishing a trusting connection with clients. She chose to be a mental health counselor in the hopes of empowering others and is excited to provide clients with a safe space to be themselves and reflect upon their personal growth.

Jessamyn Henschel (She/Her), LCAT

Psychotherapist

Jessamyn Henschel is a compassionate and person-centered therapist who believes that you, the client, are the expert of yourself and your inner world. She is here to support and guide you toward living your best life by utilizing psychodynamic, mindfulness, creative arts, somatic, trauma-informed, CBT, and DBT techniques, in a collaborative and humanistic manner. She is a LGBTQIA+ affirming and neurodivergent-affirming provider who celebrates and uplifts each of her clients’ own unique identities and experiences. Jessamyn has previously worked in a variety of settings, including community-based work with court-involved youth, inpatient psychiatry with adults, and outpatient settings for children, families, and adults of varying diagnoses and presenting issues. Jessamyn enjoys working with people of all ages and needs, but particularly specializes in working with teens and young adults dealing with anxiety, OCD, mood disorders, body image and self-esteem issues as well as grief, life transitions, perfectionism, burnout, and family conflict. Seeking therapy can be a challenging task, and while it can feel daunting, taking that first step is worth celebrating. The therapeutic journey is not always an easy one, which is why Jessamyn is here to help you navigate through what lies ahead. She warmly welcomes you to reach out, to accompany you on this journey together.

Marisa Whelan (She/Her), LMSW

Psychotherapist

Marisa is a compassionate, strengths-based, trauma-informed psychotherapist dedicated to meeting you where you are on your unique journey. Marisa provides a safe and non-judgmental space for exploration and growth. Whether you are facing challenges, seeking personal growth, or navigating life transitions, she is here to support you every step of the way to lay the groundwork for positive change. Marisa is committed to the transformative power of acceptance and collaboratively working with you to identify and build upon your strengths. She fosters a warm and empathetic environment, promoting a sense of security and openness. Her diverse experience spans across all age groups, ranging from children to older adults, showcasing her adaptability and proficiency in tailoring therapeutic interventions to meet the unique needs of each client. Holding a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from Marist College and a Master of Social Work (MSW) from NYU Silver School of Social Work, Marisa brings a wealth of academic knowledge and practical experience to her therapeutic services.Embark on a transformative journey together, prioritizing your well-being every step of the way.

Jules Corin (She/Her), CAT-LP

Psychotherapist

Jules is an Integrative Art Therapist who embodies an authentic and explorative spirit in her practice. With a foundation in psychotherapy and art therapy education from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, Jules adeptly integrates narrative therapy tools and expressive art techniques to guide clients through introspection of difficult choices, inquiries, and personal symbolism. Her sessions are uniquely tailored and create a safe, nonjudgmental space where individuals can freely explore their innermost emotions and experiences. Through mindfulness practices, individuals will develop invaluable skills for managing anxiety, depression, existential queries, grief, and interpersonal conflicts. By utilizing narrative therapy tools, Jules collaborates with clients to explore their personal stories, enabling the reframing of narratives and the exploration of alternate perspectives that may lead to new insights. Beyond therapy, Jules draws inspiration from nature, music, and literature, often incorporating their calming influences into her work with clients. Committed to supporting individuals on their paths towards self-awareness, resilience, and personal fulfillment, she endeavors to create an empathetic and free environment conducive to growth and healing.

Anna Eckert-Kramer (She/Her), LMSW

Psychotherapist

Anna is a compassionate and client-centered LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist fluent in both English and Spanish, who uses a nonjudgmental, empathic, and trauma-informed approach to cultivate self-acceptance and self-compassion. She is highly dedicated to building effective, collaborative working alliances with clients based on mutual respect, trust, and understanding. She strives to find ways to meet you where you are and honor you as the expert in your own unique life experiences, preferences, and needs. Anna tailors her therapeutic approach to meet clients’ needs and preferences and therefore uses a wide range of techniques from modalities including CBT, the Interpersonal Process Approach, Motivational Interviewing, and Somatic Experiencing Therapy. She also has experience delivering Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) to trauma survivors, especially survivors of intimate partner violence, of all genders and sexualities. Anna enjoys working with older teens and adults (ages sixteen and up) on all needs, but particularly specializes in working with adults dealing with anxiety, depression, self-esteem and identity issues, grief, and trauma (especially traumatic experiences related to domestic violence and intimate partner violence, including emotional / psychological abuse). While Anna is a cis, straight woman, she has lived experience of being raised by out LGBTQ+ parents at a time when this was less common and accepted. This lived experience helped shape her worldview and inspires her to practice in an anti-oppressive manner that critically examines and holds space for different aspects of clients’ intersectional identities. Anna has an MSW with a concentration in Clinical Social Work from Rutgers University and a BA in Spanish and Literature from Bennington College.

Natalie Dawson (She/Her) , LMSW

Psychotherapist

Natalie is a trauma-informed, LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist. She creates collaborative working relationships with clients to help them grow, heal and make positive changes towards personal freedom. She has experience working with individual teens and adults, as well as groups. Natalie supports people who struggle with sexual trauma, depression, anxiety, substance use, mood disorders and anger management.

In her practice, she utilizes CBT, DBT, EMDR, motivational interviewing and mindfulness techniques. Her goal is to create a safe space to support people as they navigate relationships, approach life’s challenges, create healthy boundaries in personal and professional relationships, and improve mental health. Natalie believes addressing the root cause of a problem in conjunction with developing coping skills allows clients to create individual strategies to build meaningful connections.

Katherine Laux (She/Her), CAT-LP

Psychotherapist

Kate Laux is a trauma informed and holistic Creative Arts Therapist who uses a range of psychological theory and arts based modalities to meet individual, family and group needs. Kate has a background providing meaning centered psychotherapy involving life transitions, trauma, grief and body neutrality. She has worked in hospitals (oncology, eating disorders and palliative care) as well as worked with marginalized homeless and housing insecure communities which includes survivors of domestic violence and sex trafficking. This experience also involves familiarity working with formerly incarcerated people and those living with addiction/dual diagnosis. Kate has participated in free community art hives in the US and Canada, which brings inclusive and accessible art-making outlets that are open to all. Her goal is to connect, collaborate, and empower together. Sessions are strengths focused, tap into our inherent creative abilities, and nurture self-discovery and transformations.

Brianna Kaminski (She/Her), CAT-LP

Psychotherapist

As a dedicated and compassionate art therapist, Bri is committed to facilitating healing and personal growth through the transformative power of art. With her MS in Creative Arts Therapy from Nazareth University, Bri is trained in traditional psychotherapy modalities such as person-centered therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy, as well as art therapy to provide a unique approach in supporting individuals on their journey to self-discovery and well-being. Her therapeutic approach is grounded in the understanding that the creative process can serve as a powerful tool for self-expression, communication, and healing. By integrating traditional therapeutic techniques with the transformative nature of art, Bri strives to create a safe and non-judgmental space where individuals can explore their emotions, thoughts, and experiences. Bri has had the privilege of working with diverse populations, including children, adolescents, and adults while addressing a wide range of challenges such as depression, trauma, anxiety, ADHD, and substance use.The process of therapy is one that can be filled with great curiosity, fear, excitement, and challenge, all representative of human life. Bri hopes to support you through whichever moment of life you may be in and to help guide you to a better understanding of your true self.

Drew Bernard (She/Her), CAT-LP

Psychotherapist

Drew Bernard (she/her) has a soothing energy about her that is both warm and kind. She is empathetic, patient, and willing to meet clients exactly where they are at in their therapeutic journey. Drew has over a decade of experience working as a Creative Arts Therapist and has the ability to connect with adults, children, teens, and their families. Drew’s work focuses on offering a client-centered approach. She creates a safe therapeutic space for clients where their needs and opinions are welcome to be expressed and supported with great care.

Erin Doyle She/Her, LCAT

Psychotherapist

Erin is a collaborative and compassionate art therapist. She is open to working with all ages, including children, teens and adults. She uses an intersectional, anti-oppressive approach that empowers clients to be active contributors in their healing process and encourages self-expression. Erin draws from trauma-informed, person-centered, strengths-based, and narrative theoretical perspectives. Her aim is to center and celebrate all folks through neurodivergent-affirming practices, prioritizing sensory needs, offering grounding, utilizing storytelling, and creating safe environments for creative expression. In therapy sessions, Erin encourages her clients to show up exactly as they are, knowing they will be met with acceptance and support.

Erin is trained in both art therapy and talk therapy. She strives to create a non-judgemental space where clients can explore the extent to which artmaking is incorporated in their healing and treatment. Erin is an LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist, specializing in asexual spectrum identities. Her work is informed by her previous experience supporting LGBTQ youth as well as her own personal experiences in navigating queer identity. She is also knowledgeable on ethical non-monogamy and polyamory. Erin is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist and holds an M.A. in Creative Arts Therapy Counseling from Hofstra University.

Julia Zell (she/her), LCAT, ATR-BC

Psychotherapist

Julia is a Licensed and Board-Certified Art Therapist who believes that tapping into our creativity can lead us down new avenues of inquiry, self-discovery, and healing. Art therapy is a practice rooted in psychotherapy that allows for communication in traditional and non-traditional ways, regardless of prior art experience. Julia’s humanistic approach is one of openness and humility, utilizing a person-centered and DBT focused lens suited to the individual. Julia earned a Master’s in Art Therapy from Pratt Institute and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Cornell University. She has worked with adults, children, adolescents, and families in community and school-based settings. Julia specializes in supporting individuals experiencing periods of transition, acculturation, chronic illness, depression, anxiety, and PTSD.

Taiwo (Faith) Anuoluwapo (She/Her), MHC-LP

Psychotherapist

Faith is a patient, warm, and empathic therapist who believes people are the experts of their own stories and should be provided with a space that allows them to live as authentically as possible. Faith believes that by having a safe space where people feel valued, safe, and supported- they feel more empowered to make better life choices. Faith adopts a mindful, person-centered CBT approach in her work with clients. She believes that self-acceptance and awareness allow people to rediscover how to love themselves and challenge why they make the choices they do. Faith earned an MS in Mental Health Counseling from Pace University and has experience working with people of diverse backgrounds. Faith has worked with teens, adults, older adults, and groups. She has helped people navigate a variety of issues including, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, self-esteem, life transitions, relationships, body image, trauma, multicultural issues, grief, and depression. As a counselor, Faith hopes to bring about positive changes in the lives of her clients- showing them that they are valued and important, especially when they have been told otherwise.

Katherine Abegg, MHC-LP

Psychotherapist

Katherine is a psychodynamic, person-centered therapist with over fifteen years of experience in the healing arts. In addition to an MA in Mental Health Counseling, she is trained in energy work, intuitive reading, breathwork, dream study, and Compassionate Inquiry (with Dr. Gabor Maté). She has over ten years of experience working with plant medicines and as a teacher of A Course In Miracles. She has experience working with teens and adults addressing issues such as depression and anxiety, developmental trauma, relational wounding, spiritual inquiry, and addiction.

Katherine believes that any therapeutic process is most successful when it is integrated into daily life and connected to the natural world. Her transpersonal and holistic approach incorporates the somatic, psychological, neurological, spiritual, and practical elements of restoration and growth. Her intention is to help her clients expand their capacity to feel and to access forgiveness, insight, and agency so that they can fully inhabit their bodies and become generative participants in the world around them.

Salenia (She/Her) Sanchez, CAT-LP

Psychotherapist

Salenia is a practitioner who believes in taking those courageous steps of embracing therapy and embarking on personal self-growth through the power of reflection. Salenia believes in pulling the meanings from narrative-based, CBT, and DBT treatment to reveal the unseen. Those clients who feel open to art discovery will search for what is deeper inside.

Salenia has worked alongside the DOE and DOH providing psychotherapy treatment for children and adolescents on the autism spectrum, ADHD, and Dyslexia, individually and in groups. She has experience working with adults dealing with substance abuse, anxiety, and depression. She also has experience working with the LGBTQIA+ community and is skilled at providing a non-judgmental space. Salenia believes being playful and humorous is vital to our self-growth.

Chloe Roberts (she/her), CAT-LP

Psychotherapist

Chloe is an empathic and intuitive clinician who works with individuals, couples, families, and groups utilizing a psycho-spiritual, person-centered and holistic approach.

She specializes in combining mindful, spiritual, and buddhist frameworks to explore one’s identity and how it relates to our friends, families, relationships, communities, and world.

Chloe is LGBTQIA2S+ affirming and has worked with children, youth, adults, and seniors. Folks who have experienced neurodiversity, ADHD, autism spectrum, anxiety & existential anxiety, depression, grief & loss, terminal illness, trauma, dementia & Alzheimer’s disease.

Chloe graduated with her MA in Art Therapy & Creativity Development from Pratt Institute, received her Usui Reiki level 1 & 2 training from The Crystal Matrix Center, Pranic Healing Level 1, 2, & 3 training from Master Co, and is a co-facilitator of GAZE: nonprofit art therapy workshops for children and adults with cancer and in remission. With over 10 years of experience in these various fields, the blending of these modalities is sure to help navigate any situation the client is facing.

Nikki Woods (she/her), CAT-LP

Psychotherapist

Nikki Woods is a Creative Arts Therapist who obtained her M.P.S in Art Therapy in 2023. She believes in the importance of exploring oneself through the power of creative expression and grounds herself in holistic practices to best support meaningful work with her clients. Through the lens of her own experiences with confronting trauma in therapy, she empowers and encourages clients to be their true authentic selves by adopting a strength-based approach which fosters positive reinforcement, self awareness and tools to cope with day-to-day challenges.

Nikki has experience working with various populations whose lives were impacted by a single or multiple traumatic events to include BIPOC individuals, Veterans from all war eras and branches of service, adults, geriatrics, adolescents and middle-aged children. Her military background as an Army Combat Veteran has exposed her to various cultures, therefore she brings an inclusive and highly empathic nature into the therapeutic space.

When choosing Nikki as your therapist, she will ensure to be present, attentive and nonjudgmental while guiding you every step of the way as you embark on or continue your journey towards creative processing and healing. She strongly believes that connecting and establishing a healthy rapport together are key aspects of developing a dynamic therapeutic relationship and effective treatment.

Nusrat Khundar (she/her), MHC-LP

Psychotherapist

Nusrat (She/Her) is bilingual, South Asian Mental Health Counselor who has expertise in helping adults, adolescents and children in overcoming obstacles that appear in their lives. She has a background working with those who have encountered trauma, depression, anxiety and difficulties in their relationships. Nusrat assists clients in recognizing and altering behaviors that are not helpful for growth such as overly negative thought patterns, that hinder their ability to achieve their goals or enhance their mood. The therapeutic method Nusrat utilizes is individualized, interactive and collaborative while creating a space that is safe for self expression. This varies from person-centered approaches, CBT, solution focused therapy and motivational interviewing techniques. During treatment sessions with Nusrat, clients will work on exploring their own emotion while understanding and learning to accept themselves as they continue to work on improving themselves. As Charlie Chaplin once said, “You have to be able to take your pain and play with it in order to truly laugh!”

Jessica Keeney (she/her), MHC-LP

Psychotherapist

Jessica Keeney, MHC-LP, is a dedicated mental health counselor and proud alumnus of St. John’s University. Jessica graduated with a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling, a program that laid the foundation for her profound understanding of human psychology and its diverse aspects. At the core of Jessica’s practice is her unwavering commitment to acceptance and empathy. She believes that these values are vital in building a strong therapeutic relationship with her clients. Jessica’s therapeutic approach is deeply rooted in a strong code of ethics, and is eclectic yet focused. She skillfully combines the Person-centered approach, where the client’s individual experience is the primary focus, with the insights offered by Psychodynamic therapy, exploring the influence of the past on present behavior. Additionally, she incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques, effectively addressing thought patterns and behaviors. Her experience spans a wide spectrum of clients, including individuals grappling with anxiety, depression, trauma, and everyday life stress. Jessica excels in couples counseling, offering insights and guidance to those navigating relationship challenges. She is also passionate about working with the special needs population.

Claire Sullivan (she/they), CAT-LP

Psychotherapist

Claire Sullivan is a Creative Art and Registered Dance/Movement Therapist. She is a friendly, spirited, and supportive clinician who has extensive experience working with children, teens and adults as individuals, families and groups. She is most knowledgeable in working with children on the Autism or ADHD spectrum as well as supporting people through struggles with anxiety, anger, trauma, and addiction. Claire uses her background in the creative arts as a tool in her person-centered approach to therapy. Claire will work directly with clients in finding the best practice that matches their needs. Claire is an avid believer that everyone and anyone can benefit from therapy, they just have to find what works best for them. She will be a strong listener, witness and support for the client on their path to finding what works best for them on their healing journey.

Allison Shamah (She/Her), CAT-LP

Psychotherapist

Allison is a warm and empathetic therapist who strives to create a safe space for her clients to freely express themselves. She provides a judgment-free environment to facilitate her clients’ self-exploration, self-expression, and growth. Allison is able to utilize client-centered talk therapy, art therapy, or a combination of both to best help her clients achieve their goals and meet them wherever they are on their journey to self-knowledge and healing. She believes in a holistic approach to help her clients better develop their sense of self, identify and work toward their goals, overcome guilt and shame, and better manage their emotions. Allison earned a Masters Degree in Art Therapy from Long Island University. She has worked with a wide range of clients from children to adolescents to seniors and families, who are dealing with anxiety, trauma, grief, mental illness, depression, and dementia

Kristen Enea (She/Her), CAT-LP

Psychotherapist

Kristen embraces an empathetic, holistic, person-centered approach to therapy. She tailors therapy to each individual to best fit their unique and personal needs. She supports her clients in taking the lead on their therapeutic journeys with the use of art therapy and talk therapy. Kristen provides a safe, non-judgmental, creative space with the belief that creativity and connection between the mind and the body can help nurture self-worth, help clients achieve goals, overcome life’s challenges, develop positive coping skills, and ultimately realize their full potential.

Kristen has a Masters Degree in Creative Arts Therapy from Hofstra University. She has worked with individuals, on and off the spectrum, of all ages and abilities. She believes in the use of self-exploration through art in an adaptable way that can work for anyone. Kristen is passionate about providing support for all people in whatever capacity they need.

Timothy Bustle (He/Him), LMSW

Psychotherapist

Timothy brings a therapeutic and holistic approach to his work with his clients. He is passionate about supporting populations like those involved in the criminal justice system, LGBTQIA+, youth, adults with serious mental health challenges and in particular, treating chronic trauma and substance use. Timothy is a therapist that believes there is no one size fits all approach to therapy, and that through a mixture of clinical skills and relational work, he must adapt and evolve with each client’s needs and goals. He blends psychodynamic, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral, internal family systems and dialectical behavioral interventions to bring a well rounded therapeutic engagement. Timothy also performs music semi-professionally and comes from a family of actors and singers, an upbringing and interest that permeates his work with clients.

Most importantly, Timothy has served in direct practice roles with vulnerable and marginalized populations at each professional setting he has worked in because of his commitment to social justice. He believes that this is the core of social work, as well as therapy, and must be integrated into every professional interaction. Timothy acknowledges that it is a continual learning process to decolonize social work and to take ownership of being a lifelong student committed to cultural competency and at its root, the ethics that each social worker is bound by. Timothy has a Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University and a Bachelors in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College in NYC.