Book your individual, couple, or family session with one of our therapists below.
Augusta GordonLCSW-R, BC-TMH
Augusta is an empathic practitioner who is passionate about helping clients to grow as individuals, while improving their emotional and physical well-being. As with most healers, she came to psychotherapy by way of seeking change, and has a first hand understanding of what it feels like to need guidance and support. When working with clients, she relies on an integration of methods tailored to meet the needs of the client she is working with. She prefers a holistic framework focusing on the interconnectedness of our minds and body using a combination of psychodynamic, CBT, DBT and mindfulness-related yoga/Buddhist interventions.
Augusta graduated from The Evergreen State College where she learned the importance of making connections with other people, asking questions, empathic listening, and learning from differences while additionally exploring creative ventures including drawing, printing, photography and music. After graduation she moved to Korea for several years to gain an understanding of what it is like to live immersed in another culture. When she returned to the U.S., she moved to New York City and attended Hunter College to obtain a Master's degree in Social Work. She learned about current clinical practices in psychotherapy and social justice. Additionally, Augusta is a certified yoga instructor with 1700 hours of training in yoga and Buddhism.
Leigh Barton-PrentisAdministrative Assistant
HANNAH PROPPLCSW / Clinical Director
I am currently only booking new clients with LGBTQIA2S+ identities.
I am a kind, compassionate, and supportive therapist who is able to work with many different age ranges from adolescent through adults. I also work with individuals, couples, and families. I specialize in working with people along the spectrums of gender and sexuality, and those who experience neurodiversity, including those on the Autism Spectrum and with ADHD. I excel at helping people to diminish anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, grief and loss. I believe that therapy is an incredible resource to obtain support with personal journeys including life transition, anti-racism work, exploration of gender and sexuality, and body liberation.
I use an empathetic, collaborative, healing, and person-centered approach. I tend to use mindfulness strategies, CBT, and narrative therapies, along with many other interventions. I practice from the viewpoint that each person should be allowed to name, and claim, their own experience.
Overall, I believe that reaching out for help is an act of compassion both for ourselves and those around us
Lauren SilvermanLMSW / Director of Admin
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.
ELIZABETH SMITHLCAT / Psychotherapist Supervisor
Liz is a licensed creative arts therapist who uses empathy, mindfulness and curiosity in their approach to therapy and clients. Through her work with children, adolescents, emerging adults, and families, Liz supports clients in processing anxiety, depression, gender identity, bereavement, religious trauma, medical trauma, medical diagnosis, and racial trauma. While originally trained in art therapy, Liz integrates systems therapy and child development practices into their clinical process.
Liz attained their M.A. in Art Therapy at NYU, and completed training to become a Certified Child Life Specialist. Their recent clinical work focuses on bereavement, legacy building, acute and chronic illness, positive coping, and psychoeducation. Liz utilizes Art Therapy, CBT and Systems Therapy for individuals, families and parents
ADALYN WILSONLMHC / Psychotherapist Supervisor
Adalyn utilizes a holistic, person-centered approach, and is drawn to engaging in exploration with her clients through narrative therapy. She believes that each client has their own unique experience and story to tell. She uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Gestalt Therapy and positive psychology, along with similar frameworks. She tends to use mindfulness techniques, meditation, writing and art interventions to empower her clients to embrace the work, obtain new skills and continue on their path to a fulfilled life.
She has conducted multiple LGBTQIA+ Awareness trainings for staff and counselors to work with clients or students in the community. She firmly believes in contributing to the groundwork to enhance education around equal access to safe learning, work and counseling environments. She has also worked with neuro-diverse children and young adults in one on one, family and educational environments
Catherine MoorePsychotherapist Supervisor
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 MostellerLCAT / Psychotherapist Supervisor
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.
Elisabeth RitterLCAT / Psychotherapist Supervisor
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.
Ciara ConnellCAT-LP / Psychotherapist
Ciara has worked extensively with both children, teens and adults. She specializes in depression, anxiety, self harm, eating disorders, LGBTQ+, and sexual trauma. She is an abstract painter and has been a client of art therapy herself, knowing the benefits of art therapy personally.
In Ciara’s client-centered approach she will work with the client to find the best treatment plan for their specific needs and allow for them to take the lead in what feels best for them. Ciara believes that it's important for a client to feel agency in their treatment and is there to support and be a listener and a witness for them along the way.
Elizabeth diGiacomantonioCAT-LP / Psychotherapist
Elizabeth believes that all people seeking therapy should be met with compassion and empathy in a safe and non-judgemental space. She takes a strengths-based, collaborative approach to therapy to help those coping with life's challenges increase their wellbeing and meet their goals. Elizabeth works with clients of all ages who are struggling with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, alcohol and/or substance use disorders, ADHD, trauma, identity, relationship problems, and life transitions. She is a person-centered, relational therapist who utilizes multiple techniques, typically drawing from dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and internal family systems (IFS).
Elizabeth is also trained in art therapy, and for those who are interested in exploring creative expression in the therapeutic space, she brings the additional tools of art, play, mindfulness, and creative writing. Elizabeth is passionate about getting to know her clients as individuals and believes that everyone is capable of change and entitled to supportive healing. Elizabeth holds a MPS in Art Therapy & Creativity Development from Pratt Institute, as well as undergraduate degrees from Syracuse University and Parsons School of Design.
Moray DiMartinoCAT-LP / 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 FoleyLMSW / 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.
Molly Simmons BrusickCAT-LP / Psychotherapist
Molly is an art therapist that practices with a person-centered approach with an emphasis on empathy, compassion, and genuineness. She seeks to promote creative expression and well-being through art therapy, but is able to work with clients who are seeking psychotherapy or working with a combination of both. Knowing that creating art can be intimidating, she creates a safe space for those who desire to express themselves in a non-verbal way. Molly focuses on building a trusting relationship with her clients and believes that establishing a meaningful relationship is most important in the healing process.
Molly specializes in depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, trauma, PTSD, and sexual abuse. Molly has experience working with adults, couples, adolescents, children, and military populations. She previously worked as a teaching artist 7+ years throughout the NYC area. Also, she is a textile artist and has done extensive research on the benefits of textile arts in art therapy.
Ariella LindenfeldCAT-LP / 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 MARTINCAT-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 MckeenCAT-LP / 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.
Tyisha NeddCAT-LP / 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.
Octavia PhoenixMHC-LP / 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.
Katie CalihanMHC-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.
Gina SchutzCAT-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, trauma, PTSD, life transitions, low self-esteem and group dynamics.
Sarah Serrano EsquilinCAT-LP / Psychotherapist
Sarah Serrano Esquilin is a neurodivergent affirming art therapist that believes creative expression can empower, increase self-esteem, and heal even with no previous art-making skills. Art Therapy is a powerful modality that can aid in processing experiences and developing coping skills when words are scarce. Sarah integrates mindfulness while using a person-centered approach; meeting clients where they're at to begin the collaborative journey together. Sarah earned her M.A. in Art Therapy from Pratt Institute and has experience in pediatrics, adult in-patient psychiatry, and schools. She also holds an M.A. in elementary and special education with 10+ years of experience. She has worked with people of all ages and experiences including grief, neurodiversity, acute & chronic illnesses, identity, transitions, anxiety, and depression.
Amanda ShpiglerMHC-LP / 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.
Carrie SuterMHC-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.
Joy YedidLMSW / Psychotherapist
After college, Joy travelled to Chennai and Ethiopia where she practiced narrative therapy and photography. Her experiences learning about eastern and western treatment modalities inspired her to move to Shanghai where she earned a masters degree in social work. As a queer woman, Joy has been in both the client and therapist position and has experienced and understands the need for better awareness on how to offer support and to encourage self-compassion. She uses empathy and humor to create and nurture a safe space. Joy appreciates the uniqueness of each person and believes in a collaborative approach to treatment where she uses narrative therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness based practices
Samantha YoungLMSW / 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.
Nitasha KangCAT-LP & MHC-LP / 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 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.
Katarina Bennicoff YundtLCAT
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.
Theresa NicholasMHC-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, 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 cocreate a space where you will feel safe and celebrated for being your most authentic self.
Safiya TelesfordMHC-LP / Psychotherapist
Gabrielle MorganCAT-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.
Whitney BellCAT-LP / Psychotherapist
Whitney is a Creative Arts Therapist, who utilizes action approaches including Drama Therapy and Psychodrama. Using a holistic strengths-based and trauma-informed approach, she believes that each individual is unique and looks forward to co-creating along the therapeutic journey. She uses traditional methods of talk therapy and offers creative alternatives such as embodied practices, art making, journaling, and mindfulness techniques as forms of self expression. Whitney supports individuals, families, and parents in exploring goals, roles, and relationships in their lives. She earned her M.A. in Drama Therapy from New York University and participates in ongoing training to become a Certified Psychodramatist. She works with people of all ages including children, adolescents, and young adults. Whitney is a BIPOC, Neurodivergent, and LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist, who enjoys developing relationships across all of these identities and intersections. She has experience working with folks struggling with a variety of concerns including life transitions, cross-cultural issues, neurodiversity, anxiety, and depression.
Nazalene AlliLMSW / 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.