MANHATTAN COUNSELING

Talk privately with your therapist from wherever you are.

We offer individual, family and group online counseling. Safe, Secure and Convenient.

City life can be challenging, especially in these trying times. We provide a protected space of compassion, safety and stability with the purpose of helping you work through emotional and daily life issues you may be experiencing.


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All of our therapists are Licensed, Verified and Background-checked.

Our Counselors are available to help with a wide range of concerns you may encounter during your daily life, especially in these trying times; Anxiety, depression, relationship problems, career decisions and many other emotional issues.

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Our Therapists

Anisha Threatt-McBrown
LMSW
I am committed to meeting my client where they are by providing a judgment free zone, promote growth and impact positive change utilizing a strength-based perspective. My goal is to empower you to become your “Best self’ by identifying challenges, overcome obstacles and improving your quality of life.
My experience includes working with adolescents, adults, and families who have been impacted by trauma, mental illness, and substance abuse. I specialize in a wide range of treatment modalities that include Trauma Informed Practices, Person Centered Therapy, Individual/Family Counseling Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Spirituality/ Christianity models for clients in faith, Strength Based Perspectives, Crisis Counseling, Family Reunification and Mindfulness Practices. I am dedicated to helping clients reach their goals and improve their health. Throughout the therapeutic process I goal is for my clients to develop self- awareness, build confidence, and effective coping skills.
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Billie Lowe
LMSW
Since starting out in early 2015 I have been cultivating my ability to assist my clients in developing the tools necessary for the positive changes they seek. Many of the people I worked with were living with depression, anxiety, and often had a history of trauma.
I see my clients as the experts in their journey with self-determination and collaboration being central to my practice. I have experience with adolescents and adults, and I use mostly motivational interviewing techniques coupled with CBT interventions. I look forward to being given the opportunity to assist with these explorations of self and to begin a new working relationship.
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Alicia Colon
LMSW
Alicia is a licensed masters social worker who believes the therapeutic setting is a collaborative effort between the therapist and client. She works with the client to address their concerns and set personalized goals to meet their individual needs. Alicia has experience working with all ages and families.
She is skilled in working with clients with ADHD, autism, depression, anxiety, PTSD, postpartum depression, and other conditions. Alicia enjoys helping clients find the support and skills within themselves to maintain a well balanced life. She is skilled working with verbal and nonverbal children as young as two years old helping them to identify emotions, following directions, and manage frustration. Alicia has experience navigating tele-therapy and creating an engaging and safe therapeutic environment. She tailors her therapeutic approach to each client using person centered therapy, trauma informed care, and solution-focused therapy. Outside of the therapeutic setting Alicia is a wife and mother. She empathizes with the demands put forth on individuals and the collective trauma experienced during the pandemic. Alicia is here to help you navigate your therapeutic journey. She looks forward to meeting with you!
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Lisa Robb
LMSW
I am committed to the growth and personal development of each individual by embracing a multifaceted approach and building on your strengths. My experience includes working with adolescents and adults impacted by life struggles, mental illness and developmental disabilities.
I specialize in motivational interviewing, strength-based perspective, cognitive behavior therapy, solution focused therapy, addiction, harm-reduction, crisis counseling and de-escalation. I strongly believe that we all have the tools to overcome life challenges. Through collaboration each person has the ability to access the tools that work most effectively to achieve personal goals.
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Laura Kish
LMSW

I am committed to providing an empathetic, comfortable, supportive space where you can feel unburdened and understood.

My aim is to assist you in enhancing your awareness and insight, become more confident in your existing strengths, and to develop healthy coping habits. I specialize in treatment of Anxiety and Depressive Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, grief, weight management, feelings of hopelessness or aimlessness, difficulties with self-esteem, self-compassion and self-sabotaging behaviors, transitional life changes, aging, care-taking stress, as well as interpersonal and relationship issues. My approach is tailored to each individual and utilizes a variety of Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness-based Relaxation Techniques, and Psychodynamic Therapy, to create collaborative goals and reduce negative thoughts and maladaptive behaviors
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Sofia Ricci
LMSW

My clinical training has focused on providing therapy to individuals living with mental illness and developmental disabilities in a variety of community-based settings.

I am invested in providing holistic mental health care to encourage exploration of personal strengths. I draw upon a variety of evidenced-based modalities to facilitate increased flexibility and gentleness towards oneself. I look forward to starting where you are and joining with you.
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Heather Hansen
LMSW

I have experience working with adults and adolescents from diverse populations. I consider my clinical lens to be eclectic in nature.

Some specific treatment modalities of focus are mindfulness practices, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy. As a clinician, I approach this work with the mindset that everyone has their own personal toolbox, full of ways to keep them safe and deal with life situations. My job as a professional is to help make those tools stronger and work more efficiently for the client. I received my Masters in Social Work at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. 
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Jeannine Tomaselli
LMSW

 am committed to providing an empathetic, comfortable, supportive space where you can feel unburdened and understood.

My aim is to assist you in enhancing your awareness and insight, become more confident in your existing strengths, and to develop healthy coping habits. I specialize in treatment of Anxiety and Depressive Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, grief, weight management, feelings of hopelessness or aimlessness, difficulties with self-esteem, self-compassion and self-sabotaging behaviors, transitional life changes, aging, care-taking stress, as well as interpersonal and relationship issues. My approach is tailored to each individual and utilizes a variety of Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness-based Relaxation Techniques, and Psychodynamic Therapy, to create collaborative goals and reduce negative thoughts and maladaptive behaviors.
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Sharon Kourt
LCSW-R

I am engaged in multi-faceted approaches to psycho-therapy. 

I specialize in using Motivational Interviewing techniques to assist clients in determining goals which meet client needs, resulting in the ability to make lasting life changes towards optimum functioning. The areas in which I provide treatment are: health and wellness, mental health depression, Bipolar Disorder- work on mood regulation in congruence with medication management where necessary. Family Discord-including couples counseling, pre-post divorce counseling, victims of sexual abuse /trauma, women’s issues, chronic pain management, family issues, and palliative care- end of life issues for patient and family.
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Jenifer Hartig
LMSW

I am a fully qualified therapist with more than 15 years’ experience and expertise. 

Educated at Columbia University, she worked in psychiatric hospitals for the majority of my career, becoming the head of department for adolescent females and the child units. I became very skilled and focused on crisis and trauma counseling for women and adolescents. 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 clients until they’re ready to stand alone.
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Elaine Hernandez-Cordova
LMSW

I use a variety of approaches to guide my client’s, based on strength’s based perspective. 

I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Therapy and psycho- education. My experience includes partnering with my client’s particularly with addiction, mental health and dual diagnosis. Having worked as psychotherapist for over a decade I believe that I am qualified to assist pre-adolescents, adolescents, young adults and adults making adjustments to their mental health, addictions and/or both. Together we make a cohesive plan to sustain a lifestyle that offers a quality of life that can only be found with insight, perspective, resilience and understanding.
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Angela Roth
MA LMHC NCC

We are all shaped by our life experiences. These beliefs influence your choices and you develop patterns that have impacted your life. 

Changing your internal dialogue can support healthy change. I support and assist you in the counseling process to encourage you to grow and gain tools to help you change. I will use counseling theories and treatments that will work best for you. Some therapies I use are cognitive behavior therapy, cognitive restructuring theory, social learning theory, person centered therapy, psycho-spiritual model of counseling with a Christian worldview for faith based clients. Areas of expertise: Depression, Anxiety GAD, Grief and loss, Relationship issues, Personal growth (improve self esteem), Addiction, Eating disorders.
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Darlene Albury
LMSW

My approach to counseling is meeting the clients where they are in their lives, helping them to work through various issues, becoming productive members of society and improving their quality of life. 

Treatment modalities used are Individual/Family Counseling, CBT, Motivational Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Spirituality/Christianity models for clients in faith, Addiction, Relapse/Relapse Prevention, Family Reunification, Domestic Violence, Women’s Issues, Parenting, Emotional Support Animals, Psychodynamic Therapy. Counseling and assisting with community-based referrals/resources and entitlements (VA, STD/LTD, SSDI, etc.)
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Athena Motal
PhD, LCSW-R

My simple goal is to help you cultivate your inner strength to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles. 

When life gets too difficult, as it can for anyone, it is often easy to forget how capable you are. If you find yourself struggling, it will be my privilege to help you tap into that strength and resilience you may have forgotten you have. Together, we will navigate and understand those complexities, so that we can identify the steps and solutions that will lead toward resolution.
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Shantel Johnson
LMSW

Challenges are what makes life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.

Through my strengths based, solutions focused approaches, I warmly support adults, adolescents, women, LGBTQIA+ and many others in highlighting their unique qualities to enable them to overcome life’s obstacles. My intuitive nature has also been effective in providing culturally responsive and anti-oppressive approaches that helps individuals build resilience to weather life’s storms. I received my masters from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College and have a multitude of experience working with individuals from immensely diverse backgrounds.
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Elizabeth Liekar
LMSW

I believe that all human beings can benefit greatly from therapy. Whether you are in the midst of a crisis, or simply looking to find more meaning in your life, therapy can help.

My goal as a therapist is to provide dedicated, non-judgmental space to help guide you in discovering and making sense of whatever brings you pain and difficulty in life in order to bring about meaningful change. My treatment style utilizes an eclectic approach to create a treatment plan that is as unique as each individual. The main therapeutic modalities I draw from are psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and mindfulness. I hold a Master’s degree in Social Work from New York University and am in post-graduate training at the Psychoanalytic Training Institute of NYCGS.
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Laura Allman
LMSW

As a psychotherapist, I am committed to providing a supportive therapeutic space where clients can feel empowered to overcome obstacles. I aim to help clients improve their mood and ability to cope effectively by highlighting existing strengths.

I specialize in treating clients struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and poor self-esteem by employing a psychodynamic approach, and utilizing CBT and motivational interviewing techniques to decrease negative thoughts. I am a graduate of Columbia University’s School of Social Work and have experience working in a variety of mental health settings.
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Patrick Hahn
LCSW

I am committed to forming a non-judgmental, supportive and comfortable environment that fosters personal growth. Furthermore, as constructive therapy requires collaboration, I strive to empower participants to act as both advocates and pilots in their treatment.

My goal is to jointly develop a therapeutic plan that is driven by your personal experiences and goals. Together, we will explore coping skills – both positive and negative – as well as behaviors that may promote or inhibit achievement of your physical and emotional growth. In addition to my master’s degree from Columbia University, I have training in Motivational Interviewing (MI), Illness Management and Recovery (IMR), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
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Rachel Manes
LMSW

As a Licensed Master Social Worker with a doctorate in Developmental Psychology and expertise in self actualization, I help those from all walks of life to grow and thrive across changing social, cultural, and environmental circumstances.

I use an array of clinical skills and evidence based practices to help children, adolescents, adults, couples, and whole families overcome adversity in pursuit of their goals. I employ strong strengths-based approaches that empower individuals while giving them the structure and support they need to reach their full potential. My clinical training includes Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and active involvement with the Ackerman Institute’s family therapy training program with a focus in Couples Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). Area of focus: • Strengths-Based Approaches • Complex Trauma & Attachment Issues • Family Conflict & Healthy Relationships • Child & Adolescent Development • Navigating Difficult Life Transitions
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Zoe Malkin
LMSW

As a therapist, I hope to guide you toward a deeper understanding of your thoughts, feelings and experiences. In a safe and brave space, I am committed to engaging in a collaborative, holistic therapy process in which you can achieve peace and contentment and ultimately, heal.

Together, we will utilize a combination of therapeutic techniques to cultivate adaptive coping strategies that foster change and create positive physical and emotional well being. Areas of particular interest include mindfulness, the mind-body connection, compassion-based therapy, relationships, nutrition, health and physical health, life transitions, anxiety/worry, trauma, as well as chronic pain. Area of focus: • Mindfulness • Mind-body connection • Compassion-based therapy • Relationships • Nutrition, health and physical health • Life transitions • Anxiety/worry • Trauma • Chronic pain
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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.
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Bethanie Hatfield Pacheco
LMSW

Using a strengths based perspective, I am committed to working together with you to help identify and work through the barriers that stand in the way of you achieving your best self. 

 Through a warm, engaging, down to earth style, I will meet you where you are at.  In a non judgmental and supportive space we will work collaboratively to identify your personal goals and create a plan that leaves you feeling empowered and prepared to reach those goals. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families however also have experience and enjoy working with adults as well. Utilizing the lens of Systems Theory, I find it important to work together to identify solutions that acknowledge the role the environment and our interpersonal relationships play in the development of our thoughts and behaviors. I utilize and specialize in Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, Collaborative Problem Solving, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  I obtained my Masters in Social Work from Roberts Wesleyan College and I have been working as a LMSW, in a variety of mental health settings, for 12 years.  Most recently, I have been working at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY on an inpatient psychiatric unit for children and adolescents. 
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Tara Navarra-Berman
LCSW

As a therapist, my goal is to provide a safe space to promote growth, provide support, and impact change. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker with experience across a vast number of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, transitions and adjustment, and self-esteem. 

I believe everyone can benefit from therapy and a deeper understanding of our emotions and thoughts. I believe each experience in therapy should be individualized, and I work with each individual to identify goals for therapy and help in building coping skills to assist while working toward those goals. I utilize a holistic approach and a variety of therapy techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, strengths-based, mindfulness, and psychodynamic psychotherapy. I obtained my Master’s degree in Social Work from Stony Brook University.
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Dahley Turner
LMSW

As a Social Worker, one of my main objectives is to provide quality services to those who I serve. I specialize in working with families, children, adolescents, and young adults. I have experience treating anxiety, depression, school avoidance, difficult life transitions, trauma, and parent/child conflicts. 

I have experience working with children, ages 0-21 years old, and their families in a variety of settings. These settings include: school system, outpatient mental health clinic, child welfare and foster care, and early intervention. My approach to therapy is based on a strengths based perspective, aiming to highlight the positive qualities and attributes of the child and the family. I am a firm believer that providing necessary mental health treatment to children at an early age can help to prevent and mitigate further mental health challenges down the line as an adult. 
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Dorrie Klein
LMSW

Do you believe you have the strength to overcome the challenges you’re facing in life? I do. As a therapist, I believe in a holistic approach to helping individuals, couples and families find their inner resilience to overcome whatever life is throwing at them. 

My goal is to provide a non-judgmental space where you can feel safe to explore your feelings. Together, we can navigate things like grief and loss, personal growth, self-esteem issues, loneliness, anxiety and depression, co-dependent relationships, toxic work and home environments, crisis and trauma, spirituality, and feeling overwhelmed and move toward the solutions that are right for you. Some evidence-based practices that I use in session are: Person-Centered therapy, therapeutic role play, whole body approach, and systems theory. My education includes a bachelor’s degree from Southern Connecticut State University and my master’s in social work from Adelphi University.
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Melanie Mayer
LMSW

I strive to provide acceptance, compassion, and empathy allowing each individual the space to explore what gives meaning, value, and purpose in their lives. One of the most important factors in healing is being heard and understood. 

Collaboratively, we will work to help you cultivate a greater awareness of obstacles hindering you from living a fully engaged life, making sense of your needs, and draw from the appropriate modalities to assist in developing solutions to enhance your life. Through an eclectic theoretical approach, I draw from a variety of methods to adapt to what is needed at the time. I hold a master’s degree from Fordham University Graduate School of Social Services and have experience providing counseling to a variety of populations. I use a strength-based perspective and have training in Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.
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Rachael Suter
LMSW

Do you feel lost and confused about the struggles in your life? Are you overwhelmed by daily tasks and the weight of life’s responsibilities? Together, we will work on strategies that allow you to address the root causes of your difficulties and build meaningful social connections.

As a licensed social worker, it is my goal to utilize a strength’s based approach in helping individuals and families overcome obstacles. I provide various approaches such as, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy techniques and play therapy to assist clients in determining goals and creating sustainable change. My passion is working with children and teens; but I also have experience working with adults with both mental health and substance use. I believe with my work expertise and your life troubles, we can become great partners in overcoming headaches in your life!
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Jasmine Mathurin
LMSW

Bearing witness to this journey is one of my greatest joys and why I always say that “ I have one of the best jobs in the world.” My aim is to help others transmute life challenges, pain and suffering into opportunities for growth, self-love and greater awareness of the value and importance of their existence.

Those I serve are as important to me as I am to them as they are also a part of my journey. It is for this reason that I place a very high regard on the importance of, trust, connection and the therapeutic alliance between my- self and those I serve. My background involves providing individual and group therapy to women, children, adolescents, and families battling various forms of mental illness, including depression, anxiety disorders, learning disabilities, phobias and attention disorders. I have received intensive training in the dynamics of Domestic Violence, Rape, Sexual Assault and the Neurobiology of Trauma. Additionally, I have received training and have experience in the areas of, Trauma, PTSD and Narcissistic Abuse. My training as a practitioner of Chinese medicine allows me to appreciate the value of integrating all aspects of self (Mental, Spiritual, Physical) in treatment. My objective is to assist others in exploring the many tools and resources they have at their disposal in order to address the complex challenges they face from a holistic perspective and with the acknowledgement of the spirit, mind, body connection.
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Adam Greenberg
LMSW, CRPA, CARC

I engage in a multi-faceted and individualized approach to psychotherapy providing clients with the necessary tools to achieve long-term success. I have a passion for assisting individuals in overcoming life challenges by utilizing a strengths-based approach while integrating Mindfulness, a variety of Cognitive Behavioral Therapies and other Evidence-Based Techniques. 

I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention-deficit disorder, social skills/phobia, high school/college transitions, behavioral modification, bereavement, substance abuse and addiction disorders. I am credentialed as a Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA) and a Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC). My aim is to provide clients with healthy coping mechanisms and a positive outlook to increase self-esteem, reduce negative thoughts/ruminations, and to improve maladaptive behaviors.
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Whittney Smith
LMSW

I enjoy working to help alleviate social disparities, specifically dealing with income gaps. My areas of concentration are education, diversity, and social-emotional supports. I am also passionate about helping to ensure that those I serve are able live up to their potentials while receiving a fair chance at success. 

I support clients (women, teens, and children) with: Emotional regulation, Academic motivation, Attendance in school, Substance use/harm reduction, Management of: stress, anxiety, and depression, Positive Parenting, Accomplishing vocational goals.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Iva Svancarova
LMHC

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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