32 Court Street, 12th Floor, Brooklyn NY 11201

BCS Group are proud to partner with Harmony Counseling Services LCSW PLLC. BCS Group manages and delivers the Mental Health Care programs at this location.

Hours: by appointment only
Mon, Tues, Fri: 11am-9pm
Wed, Thur: 9am-9pm
Sat: 9am-5pm

Appointments Call: (718) 232 8600
General Questions Call: 718 407 2530

BCS Group is in partnership with Harmony Counseling, a New York State licensed practice. Bringing you comprehensive mental health care, delivering high quality individualized care in Downtown Brooklyn.

We are dedicated and committed to improving our patients’ health and well-being, while striving to continue to help potential patients with advice and tailored treatment plans.

When visiting a BCS location, you can expect to receive expert treatment for a wide array of issues, including Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Low self-esteem, Controlling rage and anger, Panic attacks, Eating disorders and body image, Relationship issues, Grief and loss, Support during life transitions, Sexual trauma, PTSD, Postpartum depression and Midlife crisis.

We provides high-quality and effective counseling services across Brooklyn. Our staff and Therapists offers each patient a unique and individualized treatment plan to create an environment of change, providing you with meaningful and lasting results.

Our goal is to create as a safe space for clients to confidentially work through issues that negatively impact their lives. BCS Group is authentic, compassionate, and non-judgmental. We cater to your unique needs while ensuring a first-rate quality of care.

32 Court Street Counselors

Christine Donnellan LMSW

As a therapist, I strongly believe in empowering client’s from a strengths-based perspective. I obtained my Master’s degree at Fordham University and have been a Licensed Master Social Worker since 2017. In addition to psychotherapy, I am presently employed as a Forensic Social Worker, advocating on behalf of individuals’ with criminal justice involvement. I have extensive experience as both an Individual and Family Therapist for a wide range of populations.

I believe in incorporating a variety of modalities into my practice in order to best suit each individual’s needs. My approach is client-centered and collaborative. I have utilized motivational interviewing, psychodynamic principles, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and trauma-informed practices.

Christine Donnellan

Jacquelyn (Jackie) Tagariello LMHC

Jacquelyn is a New York trained psychotherapist and mental health counselor. She operates from the view point that life is full of challenges and asking for help is one of the strongest things a person can do. She works to establish a collaborative, creative partnership with clients in order to help them achieve their personal goals. She believes in a client-focused, strengths-based and holistic approach to therapy. She works to help clients identify and reduce both the symptoms and causes of distress. She specializes in depression, anxiety, as well as interpersonal and relationship difficulties.

She earned her master’s degree in Mental Health and Wellness Counseling from New York University. She has most recently completed a two-year psychodynamic training program at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy where she learned the value of incorporating deep exploration of a clients’ history with her background in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Jacquelyn believes in working towards creating self-acceptance and wholeness for her clients Everyone deserves a space to be seen and heard for who they truly are, even if they’re not quite sure who that person is yet. If you’re interested in working with her, you can find more information on the group practice’s website. There’s no harm in taking a look.

Jacquelyn Tagariello

Genna Sternberg LCSW

Genna is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over five years of experience in the field. Genna works from a trauma informed, person centered, and recovery oriented perspective, and provides individualized therapy based on personal goals and needs. Genna has worked in non-profit agencies throughout her career specializing in working with adults diagnosed with a mental illness, and looking at how social determinants of health impact individuals.

Genna uses a variety of modalities to meet individual needs and has experience utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, and motivational interviewing.

Genna Sternberg

April Barton LMSW

I am a therapist because I find joy and meaning in the healing power of connection. I create space for people as they seek to make sense of their experiences, find perspective, experience their own power, and make positive change in their lives. As a Licensed Social Worker, I believe fostering a warm, non-judgmental, and accepting therapeutic relationship is the foundation of good therapy. This relationship allows us to deeply explore who you are and understand what is getting in the way of you reaching your true potential. In my work, I focus not only on illuminating your strengths and needs but also examining how broader society and systemic oppression impact your experience in the world.

Prior to becoming a social worker, I worked for 15 years in a variety of for-profit and non-profit settings. My previous professional experience gives me additional insight into the challenges, joys and stresses of today’s working world.

I have clinical experience working with diverse populations, with a focus on the LGBTQ+ community, young adults, and those struggling with life transitions or symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. I operate from a person-centered and strengths-based perspective and am trained in psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness and trauma informed approaches.

I received my MSW from Simmons College in Boston, MA. I am queer-identified and LGBTQ+ affirming.

April Barton

Areas of focus:
• Life transitions
• Mindfulness and CBT
• Coping with depression & anxiety
• Trauma

Blaise Prince LMSW

I am a New York trained LMSW, and recieved my MSW from NYU.

As a therapist my goal is to provide you with a safe, affirming space, to process emotions, thoughts, and behaviors that are impacting your daily life, your relationships, and your sense of self.

I use a wide range of modalities to meet your needs and goals of treatment including, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, family systems approaches, and trauma informed therapy.

I have experience working with a diverse population, and am LGBTQ+ affirming. I specialize in treating extreme coping such as, substance use disorders, disordered eating, and sexually acting out; I have experience treating depression, anxiety, and PTSD.

Blaise Prince

Areas of focus:
• Trauma
• Substance dependence
• Managing symptoms of depression & anxiety

Gwen Pelfini MA, MHC

Gwen is an Integrative Psychotherapist, bringing to BCS-Harmony almost a decade working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Gwen’s primary clinical work has been in New York City schools, representing community based organizations, as well as in public health services in the Bronx. Her work and studies have afforded her the privilege to apply her clinical practices abroad, integrating art therapy within the hospital setting in Buenos Aires, as well as learning innovative therapeutic treatments and understandings at NYU London’s community of Autism awareness. Gwen strongly believes in the mind-body integration, honoring the whole person through a holistic perspective. She utilizes multidisciplinary therapeutic modalities, founded in her undergraduate work at UCLA, and refined during her studies at NYU, where she earned a Master’s in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness.

Gwen also has a professional background in music, as a singer, and is passionate about bringing this creativity into the way she approaches clients, meeting each person where they are, and collaboratively curating a customized approach that fits accordingly. She is extensively trained to support individuals in addressing a range of issues, including: unsatisfying relationships, self-esteem issues, life transitions, grief and bereavement, trauma, work stress and family dynamics, as well as interpersonal skills and communication, helping people to find fulfillment in their lives.

Gwen Pelfini

Areas of focus:
• Relationships
• Self-esteem issues
• Life transitions
• Grief and bereavement
• Trauma
• Work stress
• Family dynamics

Charles Seidman LMSW

I believe therapy to be a collaborative, goal-oriented process designed to foster your optimal well being. As such, my aim is to create a non-judgemental, person-focused environment tailored to you and your unique circumstances.

I’m an LMSW and graduate from Columbia University’s School of Social Work experienced in working with adults facing bereavement, anxiety, and depression. I employ several modalities, including CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and mindfulness meditation. I am additionally certified in Ericksonian Hypnosis through the NLP Center of New York

Prior to receiving my social work training, I worked in a number of different psychiatric research and lab settings; I bring this perspective with me to each new client, valuing evidence-based approaches as indispensable to the therapeutic process.

Charles Seidman

Marie F Louis LMSW

I believe changes happen when people are given the guidance they need to draw on their own strengths and realize their potential to live fulfilling lives. I provide an environment of compassion and support to help individuals and families overcome life’s obstacles to move forward and thrive.

I have experience working in a variety of settings with diverse clients, including both long term and brief interventions. In my work with adolescents, adults, older adults and couples, I use an individually-tailored and collaborative approach to the unique needs of each client. I work in a skills-based and goal-oriented way using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy tools to treat a variety of beliefs, thoughts, and behavior that contribute to anxiety, depression and behavioral problems. My experience also includes working with people struggling with relationship challenges, Phase-of-life changes (grief and loss) and life stresses.

I obtained my Master’s degree from Fordham University and a Post graduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavior Therapy from NYU.

Marie Louis

Areas of focus:
• Anxiety
• Depression
• Behavioral problems
• Relationship challenges
• Phase-of-life changes
• Grief and loss
• Life stresses

Sarit Shoshani LMSW

My approach as a therapist is an integrative approach, meaning I am a true believer that therapy is not a “one size fits all” model and I blend elements from different therapeutic approaches according to each of my clients needs. Some of the approaches I use are psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and problem solving. Along with that I make sure to make the room a safe judgment free zone in order to give my clients the comfort and strength to be their authentic selves to better assist our work together. I have experience working with various populations including adolescents, adults, couples and families.

I obtained my MSW from NYU and am a New York trained LMSW. Post graduation I have also done further training in Washington Square Institute for two years in psychodynamic therapy.

Sarit Shoshani

Areas of focus:
• Psychodynamic therapy
• Cognitive behavioral therapy
• Mindfulness
• Problem solving

Hannah Fleckenstein LMSW

As a therapist, my goal is to offer my clients non-judgmental support and guidance in whatever they bring to my office. I believe the first step in effective therapy is building a collaborative relationship, and I want to understand my client’s experiences, strengths, and values in order to help them find the best approaches for the challenges they are facing. Through all the settings I have spent time in and clients I have worked with, I have found empathy and respect to be essential in a positive therapeutic relationship, and I aim to bring these qualities to every session. I tailor my approach to my client’s needs and preferences, and incorporate aspects of CBT, DBT, and mindfulness skills into my work with my clients.

I specialize in substance use, and have worked in a variety of settings treating clients struggling with addiction. I have worked with adolescents and young adults in home and community treatment and in a college counseling center addressing a wide variety of issues, including mood disorders, trauma, and LGBT issues. I earned my master’s degree from Boston College with a concentration in clinical mental health and a certificate in trauma treatment. In addition to BCS, I currently work as a substance use treatment counselor at an outpatient facility in Brooklyn.

Hannah Fleckenstein

Areas of focus:
• Substance Use
• Trauma
• Anxiety
• Depression
• Relationships

Laura Van Wyk LCSW

I believe that a therapeutic relationship is a collaborative one in which I work together with my clients, using a variety of different modalities, to achieve their goals. I believe in focusing on my clients’ strengths and building their skills to become empowered to live the life they want for themselves.

I have over 10 years of experience working in forensic social work, preventative services, and outpatient mental health clinic settings with a wide range of populations. I’m experienced with integrating cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and psychodynamic techniques with my clients to help them address their treatment goals.

I earned my MSW from New York University and became an LCSW in 2017.


Areas of focus:
• Trauma
• Anxiety
• Eating Disorders
• Mood Disorders

Judith Leventhal LMSW

It takes courage to enter the world of personal growth and be willing to explore your choices for a better life. Kudos for taking this step.

Within a safe and open space that is warm and welcoming, we’ll explore obstacles that stand in the way of living your best life. We’ll work on expanding your self awareness and becoming more mindful about the patterns that no longer serve you. When we free up the mind, body and spirit from the fears and lies that bind us, we are free to soar.

To help facilitate a most rewarding therapeutic experience, I utilize a multi-disciplinary approach which includes: Mindfulness training, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Internal Family Systems, all within a Recovery based modality. My clinical experience includes working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families where I bring my skills to address trauma, substance abuse, food related issues, relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, Interpersonal difficulties PTSD and parenting issues.

I believe we are all miracles, some just waiting to happen.


Areas of focus:
• Trauma
• Substance abuse
• Food related issues
• Relationship difficulties
• Depression
• Anxiety
• Interpersonal difficulties
• Parenting issues

Adonai Shabazz LMSW

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Adonai is a HBCU alumna of the illustrious North Carolina A&T State University where she majored in psychology. She then moved on and obtained her MSW from the University of South Carolina. She obtained her LMSW in NYC, and continued her career path working with in various Social Work arenas such as outpatient mental health clinics, adult and adolescent substance use clinics, and in prisons with incarcerated youth.

Adonai specializes in at risk youth, family reconnection, couples reunion, and life transitions. She also specializes in helping with depression, anxiety, overcoming trauma, uprooting cultural disparities and relationship challenges. Adonai has an eclectic understanding of interventions including CBT, Solution Focused therapy, and Mindfulness. She ultimately believes that clients are the experts in their own lives and helps to encourage clients strengths. Adonai has a passion for being a catalyst for change with whomever she interacts with.


Areas of focus:
• At risk youth
• Family reconnection
• Couples reunion
• Life transitions
• Depression
• Anxiety
• Overcoming trauma
• Uprooting cultural disparities
• Relationship challenges

Helen Niu LMHC

Helen received her Masters of Arts in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness from New York University. She comes from a background working with individuals with Autism and other developmental disabilities, as well as with high-risk populations. She has worked with a diverse range of clients in home, school, and office settings. Her areas of interest include depression, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, and substance use. Helen is highly compassionate and empathetic, striving to make each client feel heard regardless of circumstance. She understands that every individual is unique and thus tailors interventions and techniques to match every client’s own story.

Helen believes in the power of thoughts and our ability to shift them to foster empowerment and change. She is interested in the link between the mind and body, and seeks to integrate health and wellness practices into her work to positively impact her clients’ well-being.

Helen Niu

Areas of focus:
• Depression
• Anxiety
• Relationship issues
• Eating disorders
• Substance use

Jennifer Sklar LMSW

(Also provides Online Counseling)

I work with clients with many different backgrounds, providing individualized approaches in a safe and encouraging environment. What I like to do is apply resources to my practice because I believe it helps one build better self-esteem and healthy boundaries. My mission is to help you feel understood and connected – not isolated – as you gain awareness of how your rational mind, and core emotions are intertwined. Many times, we are unaware of how other people and experiences have impacted us. I’m hoping that together we can work on a deeper understanding of the root of the problem.

Through my own therapeutic work, I was able to grow and develop skills that has helped me learn boundaries where I am able to live a more fulfilling life. From my journey with therapy, I went on to graduate school at Yeshiva University in 2013. From there, I went on and trained in Psychoanalytic, Trauma, and CBT work. Through my training I believe together we can build on strategies and skills to bring and carry out into your life.

Jennifer Sklar

Areas of focus:
• Trauma
• Anxiety
• Depression
• Psychodynamic therapy
• Problem solving
• Eating Disorder
• Substance abuse
• Co-dependency

Tatjana La Rocca LMSW

Tatjana is a Licensed Master Social Worker with a decade of experience in the mental health field, spanning psychiatric hospitals, community mental health programs, and managed care organizations.

She is specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with the world-renowned Beck Institute, and in Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) with the Albert Ellis Institute, from which she holds a primary certification. Tatjana helps her clients alter unhelpful thinking patterns and regain control of their lives. Tatjana has experience working with all populations, with a focus on young adults and adolescents.

Tatjana holds a Masters’ degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University and, aside from English, is fluent in German and Serbo-Croatian

Tatjana La Rocca

Vicky Barrio LMSW

Among being a Licensed Master Social Worker, she is also a Certified Life and Relationship Coach and has advocated for vulnerable communities as an Activist. In her work as a therapeutic clinician, Vicky has worked with diverse populations. She is LGBT-Affirming and Anti-Racist as a practice.

Vicky has especially worked with Black and Spanish-speaking families who face specific oppressive pressures. She has worked with children as young as 5 years old to adults in their 50’s and 60’s, all with various clinical diagnoses and treatment needs. As a life/behavior coach,

Vicky has worked with groups, couples and singles to help them map out and take action on their life goals. While some grateful singles and married couples have called Vicky, “Doctor Love”, she is emphatic that each person no matter how young or old is the expert of their own lives and she is simply a helpful partner in the process of feeling fully emotionally healthy and loved.

Vicky believes every person deserves a life with adequate rest, healing, joy, and growth. Depression and anxiety often steal these from you and the therapeutic work involves building on a person’s natural resilience in order to reach a better quality of life.

Vicky Barrios

Sheila McPherson LMSW

I have been a practicing Social Worker for 5 years. My goal is to create a safe and comfortable space where clients can be confident that I am here to listen without judgement, help them to process their feelings, and encourage them to pursue a healthier and more balanced approach to their life’s journey.

I employ a variety of modalities including CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Humanistic Therapy, and have enjoyed working with young adults, adults, and seniors with diverse backgrounds. It has been my privilege to help clients to grow in self-awareness and self-acceptance; providing them with the tools to integrate into their daily lives so they can realistically work towards their goals.

I am also an American Red Cross volunteer working in the Disaster Mental Health unit and have deployed nationally to provide short term mental health counseling for victims of disasters.

I received my MSW from Adelphi University, Garden City NY.

Sheila McPherson

Areas of focus:
• Depression
• Anxiety
• Panic disorder
• Situational stress

Judith Aiges DSW, LCSW

I am a licensed clinical social worker with a doctorate in social work as well as a certificate in family therapy. The majority of my work has been delivering therapeutic services, including individual, group, and family therapy to children and adolescents with chronic emotional and physical illnesses in hospitals and community agencies.

My approach is strength based, and using multiple modalities, such as individual, group, and family therapy. I also incorporate crisis intervention, psychodynamic, systemic, and trauma informed care, when appropriate. I encourage clients to formulate and achieve their own successful goals in a variety of areas, including life cycle transitions, parenting, career planning, and development of creative arts.

Judith Aiges

Diana Falk LCSW

I have been a psychotherapist for over 20 years. I find it an honor and a privilege to help others move forward along their life’s path. My work has been primarily with individuals and couples in clinics and in private practice. My approach is to provide a positive, trustworthy and comfortable environment where the client can feel safe and heard. Then we can begin to work effectively together to create desired change, and achieve the goals we set.

I have also worked in a high school where I was a field instructor for graduate Social Work interns, and where I founded and was the director of a high school Student Service Center where students developed programs to meet school and community needs.

I received a Bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College, a Master’s in Education from Hofstra University and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Adelphi University.

Diane Falk