DYKER HEIGHTS COUNSELING

7316 13th Avenue, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn NY 1122

By appointment only:
Monday -Thursday: 9am – 9pm
Friday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday: 9am – 4pm

General Enquiry: 718-640-2270

Appointments: (718) 232 8600


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Dyker Heights Counselors

Kristen Dalelio
LMSW

I work with adolescents, adults, families, and couples to assist them in achieving their full potential; mentally, emotionally and behaviorally. My goal is to create a supportive, nonjudgmental space in order to gain a deep understanding of each client’s needs.

I recognize that everyone has their own unique qualities and strengths. Therefore, I use an integrative approach that incorporates methods from an array of treatment modalities. My treatment approach derives from a Psychodynamic perspective, while incorporating Mindfulness, Solution-Focused and Cognitive-Behavioral techniques. What this essentially means, is that as your therapist, I will get to know the intricacies of your personality; your past and present feelings, motives, and decisions that make you who you are. By understanding the core of your belief systems, I will help you to learn to navigate them in order to change unwanted emotions or behavioral patterns.
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Christine Mindicino
LCSW

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I take a client centered and collaborative approach to create a safe therapeutic space for clients. I welcome clients of all ages and I tailor my work to each client’s individual needs.

I use a wide range of modalities including trauma informed practices, dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and play/art therapy interventions. My experience includes providing individual psychotherapy, supervising school based mental health services, crisis counseling for children/adolescents and home-based family services. I have a Masters Degree from New York University and I have certificates in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children, Advanced Clinical Practices for Adolescents and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Areas of focus include: chronic anxiety, children’s/adolescent mental health, trauma related disorders, self esteem, relationship issues.
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Rebecca Soto
MHC

Through my work as a mental health counselor I have come to find that the most integral part of counseling is providing a safe and welcoming environment for my clients to explore their issues.

I identify as an eclectic therapist and utilize a psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, and humanistic approach to assist clients in gaining insight and promoting change in a supportive, warm space. In addition I am a traditionally trained studio artist and always bring a creative eye to what I do. I received my Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Brooklyn College CUNY where I also received Bachelors degrees in Psychology and Studio Art. My area of expertise is working with adults and couples who are experiencing issues like depression, anxiety, PTSD and stressors related daily life. I also have experience providing behavioral therapy to children on the spectrum. My work is multi-cultural and LGBTQ-affirmative, and I am always interested in the unique experiences of the people I work with.
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Tabisam Shamas
LMHC

As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I have a very diverse background in training and experience. I specialize in the treatment of all ages with anxiety disorders, depression, substance abuse and relationship issues.

Therapeutic techniques incorporated into my work include but are not limited to Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), Person-centered therapy, Experiential Therapy, Solution-focused Therapy and Play Therapy. I enjoy utilizing the appropriate modality to help each client achieve their goals. My goal is to develop a strong therapeutic relationship that is based on openness and acceptance. I am down to earth, intuitive, current, and non-judgmental. I create a warm trusting environment, where my client can be his/her true self and become the best version of themselves. I find helping people succeed, transition through change and assist their families or caregivers preserve through difficult circumstances most rewarding. I provide services in the following languages: English, Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu.
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Alessandra Korzh
LMSW

I understand how difficult it may be to seek help, and I believe that the first step to having a positive therapeutic outcome is the client/therapist relationship. I employ a supportive and holistic approach to help clients feel comfortable, safe, and secure in the therapeutic relationship.

As a licensed social worker, I have experience working with a wide array of populations, with a focus on children, adolescents, and families. While I commonly utilize a psychodynamic approach, I understand that therapy is not “one size fits all” and am able to work with clients based on their individual needs. I have experience with various modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Therapy. I believe that while the past may have a role in who we are today, it does not need to be indicative of who we will be in the future. My goal as a therapist is to help clients better understand themselves, and their world, in order to identify triggers and root causes of maladaptive thoughts/feelings/behaviors. Through our work together I hope to help my clients gain insight, confidence, and effective coping skills.
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Jenifer Hartig
LMSW

My drive and passion is in assisting people to overcome their past, to be able to move forward and reach their full potential. I am a hands-on-therapist, who walks side by side with my patients until they’re ready to stand alone.

A fully qualified therapist, Jenifer brings more than 15 years’ experience and unrivaled expertise to BCS Group’s Online Counseling. Educated at Columbia University, she worked in psychiatric hospitals for the majority of her career, becoming the head of department for adolescent females and the child units. Jenifer continued to provide therapy for her private patients in her own time. She became very skilled and focused on crisis and trauma counseling for women and adolescents. Area of Expertise: • Anxiety • Depression • PTSD • Parenting • Life changes • Bipolar disorder
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Jeannine Tomaselli
LMSW

I am a social worker with a combined 25 years experience in a variety of settings including hospitals, substance abuse treatment centers and mental health clinics.

My experience can accommodate a variety of age groups and life stages and I welcome couples as well! I have specialized in treating the family effects of alcoholism and can assist with healing codependency and trauma bonds.
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Madeline Levy
LMSW

As a licensed social worker, I provide individualized approaches to psycho-therapy. I specialize in using Motivational Interviewing, CBT, DBT techniques to assist clients in determining goals and creating sustainable change.

I utilize mindfulness practices to help clients cope with daily stressors, and difficult emotions. The areas in which I provide treatment include but is not limited to: depression, anxiety, transitional changes, emotional dysregulation, relationship issues, and trauma. I provide therapy to children, adolescences, couples, families, and adults. I am dedicated to helping clients reach their goals and improve their general health and wellness. I view the therapeutic relationship collaboratively and holistically.
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Iva Svancarova
MHC

There comes a time in life when a person realizes she or he needs support and clarification on their life challenges, their crisis, a developmental stage or with something they have been struggling for some time now.

It might be scary to reach out to a professional and I understand that. I am offering a safe, relaxed space, a real experience, where my client will be empowered to work on her/his life trials. I am prepared to give my full attention to my client’s concerns and use my CBT and DBT tools as a flashlight to find the solution. I graduated with distinction with my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. My experience includes one year of a direct training in Exposure Ritual Prevention Therapy by Dr. Steven Phillipson, a leading expert on OCD. In addition I worked in a residential substance use treatment where I received experience in crisis counseling, treating clients with trauma, personality disorders, grief counseling, working with LGBTQ individuals and postpartum depression to name few. I am also fluent in Czech and Slovak and I welcome clients from this community.
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Katherine Ripley
LMSW

I use a strength-based approach to therapy. This means identifying what my clients are already doing well, and guiding them to use those strengths to surmount any obstacles standing in the way of them living their best life.

The expertise that I bring to the table is only one small piece of the puzzle. You have the power to overcome, to persevere and to grow. And I would be honored and humbled to bear witness to and support you on that journey. I earned my masters degree in social work from New York University, and I have been practicing therapy with my LMSW for one year. I have experience working with women and children who have survived domestic violence, as well as men who have used violence against their partners.
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Veronica Vargas
LMSW

My mission is to help my clients find the tools within themselves to cope with the hardships of life so that they may not only function, but truly flourish.

I believe that a client-therapist relationship based on trust, safety, compassion, and genuine acceptance is the most important part of the counseling process. I utilize a blend of Person-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Mindfulness-based treatment interventions in my practice. My approach is based on the idea that we all have the ability to re-write our life stories for a future that reflects who we really are and what we are truly capable of. I have experience working in the following areas: Grief, Depression, Self-esteem issues, Anxiety, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and Childhood trauma.
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