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Administration Team Staff Members

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Clinical Supervisor

Danielle Matias
LMHC 

Danielle Matias, LMHC, LPC has been practicing psychotherapy for over 10 years. She provides the FBTC therapists with support in all clinical work. She is dedicated to assisting the community confront and overcome mental health struggles. She specializes in anxiety, depression, addiction, marriage & family, social injustice, sexual abuse, trauma and LGBTQ+ community. She believes in a person-centered approach and wants every client in the clinic to feel unconditional positive regard, acceptance, warmth, and quality care.

Bilingual: Spanish

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Partner

Michelle Fuentes
LCSW

Michelle Fuentes, LCSW is a dedicated psychotherapist that began her clinical career attaining her social work degree from Lehman college.  Michelle has successfully completed EMDR training and is specialized to work with trauma survivors.  Michelle enjoys working with Spanish Speaking clients and also utilizes Christian Counseling when it is appropriate or upon request. She is SIFI certified and supervises a team of msw/lmsw therapists. 

Bilingual: Spanish

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Partner

Lourdyes Alger
LMHC

Lourdyes Alger, LMHC; MSED has been practicing psychotherapy for over 8 years. Lourdyes provides clinical support and utilizes Person-Centered approaches, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness. She has worked with both children and adults who have suffered different emotional/physical and sexual trauma. She has worked with clients that have anxiety and/or depression symptoms. She helps her clients focus on achieving their goals and building up their confidence.

 

Bilingual: Spanish

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Vice President of Patients Relations

Jovana Russell

Jovana joined the Footprints Team in August of 2022, as the Vice President of Patients relations. Jovana is responsible for overseeing internal operations, helping build strong customer relationships, Managing daily operations, and helping ensure continued growth.

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Human Resources Assistant

Roosevelt Shaw

Roosevelt joined the Footprints team January of 2023 as our Human Resources Assistant. He assists with day to day operations of the HR functions and duties. He provides clerical and administrative support tHuman Resources executives. Roosevelt processes documentation and prepares reports relating to personnel activities (staffing, recruitment, training, grievances, performance evaluations, etc.) Roosevelt also deals with employee requests regarding human resources issues, rules, and regulations.

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Hiring Manager 

Crystal- Irene Brito 

Crystal Brito joined the Footprints Team as a Hiring Manager in June of 2023. She is responsible for recruiting, screening, interviewing, hiring, and maintaining all employees of Footprints. She works to hire our Interns, Limited Permit Holders, and fully-licensed clinicians. She guides our employees through the onboarding process as smoothly as possible. She ensures that our employees are allies of the LGBTQ+ community, and believe in the Footprints mission statement.

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Marketing Assistant 

Khaliyah Carter

Khaliyah Carter joined the Footprints Team in October 2022 as our Marketing Assistant. She assists in promoting the services that Footprints provides to the New York, New Jersey, Florida, Connecticut and Nevada communities. She works on our social media and creates enthusiastic and motivating mental health content. She works to showcase our variety of clinicians and excellent customer service abilities.

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Intake Director

Sherelda Leandry

Sherelda joined Footprints in July 2023. She leads a dynamic team devoted to making your first steps into mental health support seamless and reassuring. With a compassionate touch and a wealth of experience, she ensures a confidential and personalized intake process. Her goal is to emphasize understanding and empowerment as clients navigate the journey ahead.

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Intake Coordinator

Alicia Henderson

Alicia joined the Footprints Team in February 2023 as our Intake Coordinator. Alicia gathers information by about the patient and creates patient records. She works with a team of coordinators and ensures that every client receives the care they need.

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Intake Coordinator

Jocey Mack 

Jocey joined Footprints in November 2023. She is dedicated to fostering a supportive environment for mental health seekers. Jocey’s goal is to provide an easy and comforting intake process. She is committed to helping guide individuals on the path to healing and self-discovery.

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Intake Coordinator

Shante Hernandez

Shante joined Footprints in December 2023. She provides a positive workspace for herself and co-workers. Shante is a compassionate listener and advocate, she is here to ensure a smooth and confidential intake process. Committed to creating a safe space for your unique needs. She is dedicated to guiding clients towards the support and resources that empower their well being.

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Facilities adminstrative Assistant 

Andrew Quintana

Andrew Joined Footprints June 2023 as a Facilities administrative assistant. As a dedicated Facilities Administrative Assistant, Andrew brings experience in streamlining office operations and ensuring a seamless work environment. Proficient in coordinating facility maintenance, managing schedules, and supporting day-to-day administrative tasks Andrew is committed to creating an efficient and organized workplace. With strong communication skills and a knack for problem-solving, Andrew contribute to the smooth functioning of facilities and contribute to overall team success.​

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Medical Billing & Credentialing Manager

Albert Iglesias

Albert joined the Footprints Team in April of 2021 as the Primary Medical Biller. He is responsible for making sure that all claims and copayments get properly processed. Any billings errors that may happen along the way will be resolved by Albert and he will do his best to ensure that it is all handled smoothly in order to avoid giving clients any difficulties with their services. Albert is ready to assist clients with any concerns they have.

 

Bilingual: Spanish

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Medical Billing Specialist

Carl Jordan 

Carl Jordan joined the Footprints Team in February of 2022 as a Medical Billing Specialist. He is responsible for making sure that all claims and copayments get properly processed. Any billings errors that may happen along the way will be resolved by Carl and he will do his best to ensure that it is all handled smoothly in order to avoid giving clients any difficulties with their services. 

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Medical Billing Specialist

Erik Henriques

Erik joined the Footprints team January of 2023 as our Medical Billing Specialist. He assists with preparing and submitting medical claims to insurance companies. He ensures all patients medical information is accurate and up to date. Erik follows up on missed payments and resolves financial discrepancies

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Medical Billing Specialist

Raven-Symone Phillips

Raven Joined Footprints in September 2023. Raven has a comprehensive background in healthcare finance, Raven is a seasoned Medical Billing Specialist adept at navigating the intricacies of medical billing and coding. Raven has honed her skills in accurately processing claims, resolving billing discrepancies, and ensuring compliance with healthcare regulations. Known for Raven's attention to detail and commitment to optimizing revenue cycles, Raven plays a crucial role in facilitating seamless financial operations for healthcare providers. Raven's proficiency in medical coding systems and dedication to accuracy make her an asset in the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare reimbursement.

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Intake Coordinator

Natasha Cordero

Natasha joined the Footprints Team in January 2024 as our Intake Coordinator. Natasha gathers information by about the patient and creates patient records. She works with a team of coordinators and ensures that every client receives the care

Supervisors

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Therapist/Supervisor – New York

Jennifer Betances
LMHC

I am a LMHC in NY with over 3 years of counseling experience. I work with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, stress and relationship issues. Whatever the concern, the commonality is that life has challenges and sometimes we need help to overcome them. My approach and focus is on you and how best to help you. As we work together, you'll see my counseling style is warm, direct, interpersonal, supportive, and relatable. You will always experience respect and compassion.

Bilingual: Spanish

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Therapist/Supervisor – New York

Betsy Paulino
LMHC

I am a licensed mental health counselor with many years of experience working with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, and symptoms related to trauma, amongst other symptoms. I provide a safe space for individuals to speak openly about their issues and feel that they are in a setting that is free of judgment. I am bilingual (Spanish)  and can provide sessions in Spanish; I have experience working with those from different cultural backgrounds as well.

Bilingual: Spanish

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Therapist/Supervisor – New York

Aviva Levitin
LMHC

My career began as a dietitian(RD). I have experience working with anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorders and body dysmorphia. My knowledge has taught me that the core struggle of disordered eating patterns is related to the relationship one has with themselves. I have worked with anxiety, depression, trauma, codependency, relationship issues, self-esteem, parenting and more.  I appreciate being part of the miraculous process of recovery. My work is gentle, empathic, positive and encouraging. 

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Therapist - New York

Delores Blackwell
LCSW

Dr Delores Blackwell is a Licensed clinical social worker with specialties in Anger Management, Trauma and Addictions. She is highly invested in working with individuals who want to improve their overall quality of life. She uses several different therapeutic techniques to help folks to lead the lives that they would like to live and does so in consideration of who they are as a whole person without judgment and with care and concern. 

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Therapist - New York

Sharon Chan
LMHC

As you allow me the privilege of walking with you, my goal is to provide a warm, empathetic and safe environment for you to explore patterns of thoughts and behaviors. I build a strong therapeutic alliance to help you feel comfortable and confident in session, and will always meet you where you're at. I believe every client is unique, so I tailor my approach to each client from a variety of cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic modalities.Through my clinical experiences, I have worked with clients of diverse backgrounds and am passionate about providing culturally competent care.

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Therapist - New York

Lauren Sieber
LCSW

I strive to provide a collaborative environment in which client and clinician are equal partners within the therapeutic process and a safe space in which you feel seen, heard and understood. By providing individual therapy for adults and young adults with mild as well as severe and persistent mental illness, my style of therapy allows me to be flexible and geared towards helping each client live intentionally and purposefully toward their individual goals.  

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Therapist/Supervisor – New York

Stephanie Freitas
LMHC

In my therapy approach I believe that every technique we use should be catered to the client so that the therapy can be effective. I want to work collaboratively with my clients to help them along their therapy journey and the process of emotional healing. 

I have experience in dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, and life changes and transitions. I want you to have a safe space to process your feelings so that we can overcome life's struggles together.

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Therapist/Supervisor– New York & New Jersey

Kyle Calderon
LCSW

I find that people are often not aware of their strengths; with this in mind, I like to focus and build on them. I can confidently tell you that seeking therapy is a strength in itself, and I would be honored to work with you as you learn about yourself and the world around you. There is no "right way" to discuss your concerns. I find that building a relationship is the most important part of the work. I work with all ages and have experience with using Play Therapy with children, including a form called Autplay specifically for children on the Autism Spectrum. I focus on working with Autistic and ADHD individual from a Neurodiversity affirming paradigm. I also have experience working with complex trauma including utilizing EMDR, working with LGTBQ+ individuals, and the intersection between Gender identity and Neurodivergence.

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Therapist/Supervisor– New York & New Jersey

Faith Cohen
LMHC

Ms. Faith Cohen earned her Master of Education degree from CUNY Hunter College in New York City. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, and a CASAC, Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (NYS). Since 2008 she has worked in outpatient and residential treatment as a Mental Health Counselor, Substance Abuse Counselor, Rehabilitation Counselor, Vocational Supervisor, Vocational Director, and Clinical Program Director. Ms. Cohen has had the great fortune to quickly climb the ladder due to her education, expertise, experience, and emotional intelligence. Ms. Cohen is a seasoned professional. Before working in social services, she had a successful career in real estate sales/management, until she realized she needed more purpose in her life.

Ms. Cohen treats patients from diverse populations and cultures and those struggling with an array of issues related to career/work challenges, depression, anxiety, substance use, addictive behaviors, self-esteem, personal growth, grief/loss, relationship issues, and stress management. She will work with you to help reveal no longer self-serving behaviors and help you move forward to accomplish your goals and realize your dreams.

“The quality of your life will never exceed the quality of your thoughts. Change one and you will change the other”-Vic Johnson”

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Therapist/Supervisor – New York

Belky Perez
LMHC

As a licensed mental health counselor and registered clinical supervisor. She specializes in working with clients struggling with LGBTQIA+ identity development, relationship concerns, living with anxiety and depression, and surviving trauma. Dr. Perez provides therapeutic services that draw from cognitive-behavioral therapy, emotion-focused therapy, and trauma-informed care approaches. She is a fan of brain-based approaches, especially as they relate to the neurobiology of trauma. Her approach to working with clients is a collaborative one, that invites clients to be the experts in their lives, creating new meaning from their experiences through the therapeutic process.

 

Bilingual: Spanish

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Therapist/Supervisor -New York

Christine Smith
LMHC

I support my clients to live their best lives through self-care and solution-focused therapy. I create a safe and engaging environment that allows clients to feel

comfortable and open. I have over 13 years of experience as an LMHC and have worked with a wide range of people and backgrounds. I specialize in anxiety and depression, and I'm a certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapist. I work hard to support the personal and emotional growth of all my clients.

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Therapist/Supervisor - New York

Elsa Guerrero
LMSW

 Elsa is a bilingual, Spanish speaking Therapist. She provides support to adults in different facets of life. Her approach is gentle and compassionate. She offers individual therapy to those seeking to improve their overall wellbeing while addressing areas of mental health concerns. Elsa considers herself to be a passionate, gentle and empathetic Therapist; She believes that, at the core, meeting clients where they are while providing a safe space for learning and trust is essential. Elsa uses a psychodynamic approach of understanding your emotions and unconscious patterns of behavior that may stem from your early experiences, which teaches you self-awareness and how childhood experiences shape adult interactions and relationships.

 

Bilingual: Spanish 

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Supervisor – New York

Sheila Aries
LMFT

As a bilingual Marriage and Family therapist, I work with many members of marginalized communities to talk about their unique experiences and to break down barriers and stigma around mental health. When a client’s belief’s do not align with their cultural or family’s beliefs it can create distress, anxiety, and other challenging emotions. I help youth, adults, and couples explore issues important to them and to reexamine cultural beliefs, values, and personal ideology.

 

Bilingual: Spanish 

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Therapist/Supervisor - New York

Drusilla White
LCSW

I believe everyone has the capacity for growth and change. As a licensed social worker, I empower clients to be the captain of their treatment through collaboration. I utilize psychodynamic therapy to help clients develop insight into their past and present problems. Using Dialectal behavioral therapy, I help clients develop a “toolbox” of strategies to help alleviate negative emotions and improve wellbeing. 

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Supervisor - New York

Arisleydi Garcia
LMHC

I am a Bilingual Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I have been in the field for 8 years. I have a background of high education, non-profit organization, and private practice. My therapeutic orientation is cognitive behavioral therapy. However, I have a 200 YT Certification and I often utilize mindfulness strategies. I also have several years of supervisory experience. 

Bilingual: Spanish

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Therapist/Supervisor – New York

Tiffany Garcia
LCSW

Tiffany Garcia is a licensed clinical therapist whose mission is to help you thrive and succeed. Her expertise lies in using client-focused interventions with an eclectic treatment approach to help people achieve their goals of stress reduction, improved coping skills, communication, and self-esteem. You’ll find her therapeutic style warm, supportive, and non-judgmental.

Tiffany believes in creating a space of acceptance and unconditional positive regard in order to foster self-acceptance and healing. She considers her approach eclectic; Tiffany has extensive knowledge and experience in many different modalities, including but not limited to cognitive behavioral, TF-CBT, solution-focused, relationship, marriage and family, psychodynamic, parent-child interaction, humanistic, and mindfulness-based therapies. She strongly believes in meeting the client where they are and establishing a strong therapeutic relationship to achieve the client's goals. Tiffany utilizes a multicultural approach with an emphasis on the whole person to achieve treatment goals. She believes in the use of a multifaceted approach in intervention planning, including journaling, homework, mindfulness therapy, and role-playing. Our sessions will be a collaborative effort of creating, establishing, and carrying out goals for long-term success.

 

 

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Therapist/Supervisor - New York

Elizabeth Cherry
LCSW

Elizabeth is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Elizabeth has her master’s degree in social work. She has experience working with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, addiction, relationship concerns, and other life experiences. She believes that each person has their own story that has shaped what they are currently experiencing. Through her work, she strives to foster a safe space where clients can tell their stories, gain insight into how that has impacted them, and create a new reality that is more fulfilling. Elizabeth purposefully incorporates multicultural concepts into each case, because she feels culture greatly influences how we interact with those around us and can help us to define our strengths. She truly believes that therapy is for everyone, but not every therapist is for every client: therefore, she encourages open communication regarding the process of therapy so clients can best overcome their obstacles. She utilizes various therapeutic approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Elizabeth has been providing psychotherapy for over 5+ years in a variety of settings.

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Therapist/Supervisor - New York/New Jersey

Robin Ann Plummer
LCSW-R

I am a supportive psychotherapist with an eclectic approach. I provide a safe environment for individuals to express their issues and needs. Over the past 30 years, I have learned that anxiety, depression, and trauma are best managed when the therapeutic relationship begins from a place of dignity, respect, and hope. I strive to support any person seeking clarity and who has a willingness to grow,

from young adults and the mature among us. I meet clients where they are, providing a supportive and nurturing approach to growth. As an African American,

I am actually aware of the lack of resources and complexities facing our community that harken to the past and still resonate in our current lives.

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Supervisor – New York

Lisa Wilkinson
LMFT

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), in the states of Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, and New Jersey with a mission to increase mental health awareness and improve behavioral health functioning in all communities. My passion is teaching behavioral interventions to handle issues that arise from smaller daily stressors to larger issues. My clinical focus has been on helping clients recover from trauma by utilizing Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Structural Therapy, and Mindfulness. My training taught me to look at the entire person and their environment, not just the "problem". Some of my strengths are working with the entire family, focusing on improving relationships among family members, providing psycho-education and parent training to teach co-parenting, how to manage their child's behavior health issues, and transition management. My most recent work is with Military families and Veterans, providing short-term and solution-focused counseling to service members and their families, going through various transitions. enjoy working with clients on gender and racial identity, as well as sexual, and emotional abuse.

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Supervisor/Therapist – New York

Fatima Santana
LCSW

By utilizing a strengths-based approach employing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy, I can help you go from what’s wrong to what’s strong. I strive to be a support for children and adults who desire the collaborative alliance to move forward. I have experience working with person’s with depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, bipolar and related disorders, substance-related and addictive disorders, trauma and stressor-related disorders, neurodevelopment disorders in individual, couples and family settings

 

Bilingual: Spanish 

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Supervisor/Therapist – New York

Jacqueline Rolon
LCSW

I have spent the majority of my professional career helping people work through trauma, sexual abuse, anxiety, domestic violence, family issues, and depression.  I believe that providing a non-judgmental and supportive therapeutic experience is a pathway for growth and development. I strive to fully understand each person's unique challenges and create a tailored treatment plan to help them reach their therapeutic goals. 

Bilingual: Spanish 

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Therapist – New York

Ranique Bell
LMHC

I obtained my masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and CASAC (substance abuse counseling) from Long Island University. I enjoy working in the helping field knowing that I can be a factor of positivity in a person's life. I have experience working with adults and adolescents experiencing different mental health symptoms such as anxiety, depression, symptoms related to trauma, grief, pregnancy, infertility, miscarriage, and postpartum.

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Therapist – New York

Lily Boahen
LMHC

By utilizing a strengths-based approach employing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy, I can help you go from what’s wrong to what’s strong. I strive to be a support for children and adults who desire the collaborative alliance to move forward. I have experience working with person’s with depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, bipolar and related disorders, substance-related and addictive disorders, trauma and stressor-related disorders, neurodevelopment disorders in individual, couples and family settings 

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Therapist – New York

Mikaela Francis
LMHC

I hold a Masters degree in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness from New York University and have experience working with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, and PTSD.  As a therapist, my aim is to support my clients in connecting with and honoring their whole, true, authentic selves.  Life’s challenges, whether a traumatic experience or a pattern of interpersonal struggles, may sometimes lead us to develop coping mechanisms that while effective, can disrupt our ability to heal and be present in our true self.

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Therapist – New York

Emma Moloney
LMHC

I obtained my Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Marist College. I have had experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families with concerns such as depression, anxiety, stress-related disorders, and personality disorders. I believe therapy can be a transformative process, and I provide therapy from a nonjudgmental, client-centered approach, utilizing mindfulness-based dialectical behavior therapy, as well as other evidence-based practices. I aim to create a warm, open, and safe environment to enable each client an opportunity to work collaboratively to overcome life’s difficulties.

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Therapist – New York

Anam Shafique
LMHC

I received my Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Brooklyn College in 2019. I utilize motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy and psychotherapy. I am experienced in the treatment of a broad range of issues such as, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, addiction, domestic violence, and anger management. My goal is to create a safe space for my clients to explore issues they may be facing in any area of their life. 

 

Bilingual: Urdu/Hindi

Therapists

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Therapist – New York

Hamilton Esteban
MHC-LP

 My work experience is comprised of working in the non-profit sector, with adults & adolescents. I have skills from treatment modalities such as Client-Centered, and Psychodynamic Theory to assist clients with achieving sound Mental Health. Also, I've worked with clients whom are struggling with substance abuse, career changes, and experiencing difficulties with adjustment. We all have unique stories that shape who we are today, it is just as important to work on our Mental Health. 

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Therapist – New York

Alexa Antonelli
MHC-LAC

I am currently enrolled in a Master’s Program specializing in School Counseling with a path and background in Mental Health. With great understanding of the struggles we face during our human experience, my intention is to create a safe and open environment where a client is met with a genuine, empathetic, and equal receiver who makes life easier to face.

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Therapist – New York

Stephanie Guzman
MHC-LP

The best way to describe me as a therapist is my way of being empathetic with others. After becoming a reborn Christian in 2020, I had a desire to connect with people in a spiritual way. In a way, I can connect with them to see them as human beings. It was during this time I wanted toga more knowledge to help in a professional way. Which is why I am here. To help using my talents, passion, and duty to serve others in a therapeutic way.

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Therapist – New York

Sofia Khan
MHC-LP

I employ a person-centered approach in my counseling style, as I believe you are the authority of your life. My goal is to create a warm, safe, and collaborative environment where you feel comfortable to share your thoughts and feelings. I'm here to help you along this journey called life!

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Therapist – New York

Brianna Harrington
MHC-LP

I have experience with culturally diverse clients as well as being able to work with different age populations. I enjoy working with children/youth because it is my passion. I am excited to be on this journey with you whether child, couple or individual so that I can help you gain confidence, and to learn more about yourself that you didn't already know.

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Therapist – New York

Treasure Tabor
MHC-I

Historically, minorities and people of color have not had as many accessible resources for mental health services. Those who may need assistance might choose not to seek it because of issues including, but not limited to stigma and lack of representation. As a Black woman, have faced some of these same dilemmas, but finding the right therapist and getting the help I need has been one of the best decisions I have made for myself. 

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Therapist – New York

Samantha Cortez
MHC-LP

My work experience consists of working in the NYC Educational system at the Elementary, Middle and High School level. At times it may feel difficult to show up as ourselves in relationships, partnerships, friendships, with colleaques or our community. Many of us feel afraid to be vulnerable and honest. My goal is to provide an open and judgement free space to sort through life's complexities. I've helped teens manage anxiety, depression, grief, life transitions, and trauma.

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Therapist – New York

Gabriella Ficarra
MHC-LP

As Freud once said “Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength." In therapy, we strive to empower our clients by helping them develop their own confidence and strengths that overcome their struggles. I work with clients who suffer from anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, personality disorders and more. I have an extensive background in LGBTQ+ and homelessness studies. I also specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), person centered approaches, and substance abuse. So if you've found yourself struggling, please reach out so I can help.

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Therapist – New York

Whitney Wollweber
MHC-I

I am a compassionate listener who sees each person as unique, acceptable, and capable despite any set of challenges. I have experience in individual, family, and group therapy, helping people with various challenges, including anxiety, depression, autism, trauma, PTSD, self-harm, relationships, eating disorders, codependency, etc. I consider it a privilege to work with people of all ages and help them through the more challenging times and areas of their lives. If you are looking for a healing, performance-related growth, or newfound wellness - mental, emotional, physical, occupational, social, spiritual, or intellectual - I would love to come alongside you.

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Therapist – New York

Nina-Lucia Rodríguez
MHC-LP

Many of us experience thoughts of constant worry, hopelessness, or uncertainty. Maybe the burden has grown too strong, limiting your ability to participate fully in your life an reach specific goals. My goal as a therapist is to honor every client's humanity by fostering a brave space that allows for honest, true explanation of feelings, thoughts, and emotions. You are the expert, and I am here to join you on this journey to self-awareness, acceptance, and growth. 

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Therapist – New York

Elizabeth Bracken
LMSW

I am a licensed Social Worker that has over 12 years of experience. I have worked with clients ranging in age from middle school to geriatrics. I specialize in addictions and the family, adolescence, mica and mental health as it relates to depression/ bipolar disorder, trauma, eating disorders, anxiety, grief/loss and also personality disorders. The most important feature of therapy is the connection to the client as a person not a diagnosis. We do this together, so that you don t feel alone.

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Therapist – New York

Amina Singh
MHC-LP

I offer a collaborative and an individualized approach for my clients. I always thrive to encourage open dialogue that will allow clients for self-expressions in a non-judgmental and supportive environment. My role is to help with breaking down the barriers to accessing evidence-based therapies and to offer the opportunity for us to partner together. I have experience working with clients who struggle with depression, severe mental health diagnoses, trauma, low self-esteem, and anxiety.

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Therapist – New York

Angel Then
MHC-LP

My approach to therapy is to be a neutral observer, one who is compassionate, empathetic and supportive during the therapeutic process to form a relationship between myself and the client that is built on trust and communication. I look forward to bolstering my knowledge and cultural competency along the way. I have experience working with children and adults on the autism spectrum as well as clients diagnosed with depression, bipolar disorder, substance abuse disorders and family counseling. 

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Therapist – New York

Phillip Junor
MHC-I

There is a stigma toward counseling, especially among people of color. Many people have preconceived notions about counseling which deters them from seeking out a counselor or trusting the process of counseling. My aim is to give individuals someone they can trust. Someone who will not judge them. I will collaboratively work with my clients to reach a new level of mental wellness. It is my honor to start this process with you.

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Therapist – New York

Aminata Camara
MHC-LP

As a mental health therapist, my compassion for people makes me a person most people trust. I make everyone feel good and hopeful in their lives most vulnerable or challenging times. I let every individual that I encounter know that they are special no matter the situation they may be in. I am someone people from all walks of life can relate to and feel comfortable expressing their most vulnerable thoughts and feelings too. It brings me great joy and contentment to assist individuals to the best of my ability. I will be able to assist individuals with proven research results on how to make informed and healthy decisions about themselves and their relationships.  A healthy mind is a key to a fruitful and successful life. I focus on giving a holistic mind and body approach to mental health care to individuals facing mental illness.

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Therapist – New York & New Jersey

Krystle Carpenter
LMHC

My approach works with the person as a whole, their positive traits and their own inner ability to find growth and healing. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy to foster an understanding of how your thoughts, behaviors and emotions interact with one another and how you can utilize these to affect change and help coping skills. I also have intensive training in mindfulness, meditation and Emotional freedom technique also called tapping. I earned a Master’s in Clinical Psychology and have been working in the areas of grief, and trauma with a specialty in children’s grief. 

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Therapist – New York

Cheryl Davis
MSW-LP

I have been a therapist for over 10 years, working with an array of clients, who were all unique and special in their own right. I have conducted individual and group counseling sessions surrounding depression and anxiety, loss and abandonment, domestic violence and abuse, etc. Although I use a person-centered and/or psychodynamic approach, I always try to meet my clients where they are and worked from a strengths perspective, because I believe that everyone has the potential to make changes.

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Therapist – New York

Chastity Crespo
MHC-I

Chastity Crespo is a Mental Health Counselor LP and a Certified Life Coach. She has obtained her Masters in Mental Health Counseling through Nyack College. Chastity has worked with women who have experienced Trauma from various forms of abuse, providing Trauma Informed Therapy. She is experienced in working with Depression, Anxiety, Trauma and teenagers. She believes in meeting her clients from the place they are at. She believes that all have a story and the importance of their story, the reclaiming of their true self.

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Therapist – New York

Taylor Heilman
MHC-LP

My goal as a trauma-informed therapist is to help you connect with your most authentic self. As a firm believer that each person is the expert in their own journey, I offer a person-centered and collaborative approach to counseling, working with you to creatively explore your lived experiences, strengths, challenges, and goals. I have a passion for supporting clients who have experienced sexual violence and other forms of interpersonal abuse. Additionally, I have experience working with clients who struggle with eating disorders, addiction and substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and various types of trauma. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I strive to create a warm and affirming space for clients of all identities and paths of life. Together we can cultivate a path toward healing and empowerment.

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Therapist – New York

Iryna Rukhliak-Bucaj
MHC-I

 My goal as a therapist is to help my clients find balance and harmony within themselves and in life. I am here to provide support and guidance during difficult times. The mental health field has been my passion for over 12 years. I enjoy working in one-on-one private sessions with couples and families. My practice is not narrowed to one technique; I will use methods that suit each client, whether its CBT, DBT, mindfulness, art therapy, etc. Together, we will tailor the approach specifically for you, covering the range from severe disorders to simple life problems. By creating trust and the right environment in therapy, the client will learn how to make changes and strive to secure steady growth and improvement.

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Therapist – New York

Regina Sanders
MHC-I

I have experience working with depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorder in both children and adults. I bring a unique blend of cultural sensitivity and clinical expertise to the practice. As a devoted advocate for mental health, I work seamlessly with a diverse clientele, offering support and guidance to children, adolescents, and adults. Grounded in empathy and relatability, I create a safe and inclusive space where clients can openly explore their struggles. My holistic approach takes into account individual experiences, cultural nuances, and the interconnectedness of mental and emotional well-being. Whether helping children and adolescents navigate the challenges of coping with anxiety or supporting adults in their journey to overcome trauma, I am a trusted ally committed to fostering resilience and healing. 

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Therapist – New York

Miljana Sinik
LMHC

I am a passionate and dedicated psychotherapist whose approach to therapy is eclectic, drawing from psychodynamic, CBT, solution-focused and mindfulness-based approaches. My style is warm, empathic, encouraging and always tailored to meet your individual needs. I firmly believe in everyone’s unique differences and motivate individuals to build upon their existing strengths so that they can move forward towards healing and growth. Therapy can serve as a powerful space to examine and work through life stressors and deeply rooted patterns to create more fulfilling and meaningful life experiences.  

 

I have an extensive clinical background working with individuals in various life stages and from diverse cultural backgrounds. I specialize working with adults, adolescents, and children with concerns such as anxiety disorders, depression, stress, life transitions, self-esteem, relationship issues, and immigration issues. I understand that being vulnerable about our own experiences can be difficult. I will strive to support you every step of the way and honor and hold your story, with genuine attention and compassion. 

 

Bilingual: Serbo-Croatian

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Therapist – New York

Norma Melendez
MFT-LP

I believe in the resilience of the human spirit. I encourage my clients to invite hope for new beginnings and a better tomorrow. Whether you are experiencing a life change such as divorce or loss, substance abuse, family conflict, or are simply in need of support, I have faith that there is always hope. My approach is interactive, and I am committed to helping individuals improve their quality of life. I work with individuals, families and groups, in becoming the best versions of themselves.

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Therapist – New York

Laticia Grenada
MHC-LP

Sometimes as individuals, we forget that self-care is a cornerstone of our lives. One of the most common misconceptions about seeking therapy as a treatment is having "serious issues." For some, talking to a stranger about everyday struggles may come across as a sign of weakness; in fact, It is a sign of true strength that many people have a hard time seeing.
    As a therapist, I operate a person-centered approach, which focuses on your aspirations and is tailored to your unique circumstances to provide a compassionate, safe, and healthy environment to facilitate comfortability and self-exploration.
   I have experience working with children, adolescents, teens, parents, adults, and families dealing with a wide range of diagnoses such as depression, anxiety disorders, postpartum, ADHD, autism, schizophrenia, relationship issues, attachment issues, abandonment issues, self-esteem, bullying, crisis, and trauma. I utilize a variety of treatment modalities, including but not limited to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), play therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness. My job as a Mental Health Counselor is not limited to my experiences; I am able to compassionately empathize and services the needs of other populations as well as individuals dealing with sexual orientation and gender identity issues.

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Therapist – Florida & New York

Shanderico Gray
PLPC

Hello, my name is Shanderico, but you can call me Shan! Professionally, I am an experienced Provisional Licensed Mental Health Counselor. As a clinical mental health professional, I provide psychotherapy to adults, children, adolescents, couples, and families through the delivery of counseling, crisis intervention, mindfulness, and consultation. I focus on areas of depression, overthinking, trauma, low self-esteem, spirituality and anxiety. I help you understand why you feel the way you feel right now, and pragmatic ways to change it. I am here to help you with whatever it is you are going through. I know you are completely over it by now!

  As a clinician, I go beyond the "textbook" version of counseling. By this, I mean I understand the importance of engaging with you, being relatable and realistic to your needs, and just supporting you. My favored therapeutic modalities are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness and Positive Psychology, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Structural Family Therapy (SFT), and Family Systems Therapy (FST). Therefore, your counseling experience will be genuine and based on your individual needs. I am down to earth, and I make myself available to provide relevant feedback and support when needed. I am here to listen to you and support you as you face the current conflict or crisis in your life. Whether it is a search for meaning, help to manage depression, anxiety, difficulty in relationships, spirituality or traumatic memories, I am here to support you and help you find stability and peace of mind.

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Therapist – New York

Sara Heidari
MHC-I

As your therapist, I bring a blend of academic knowledge and real-world experience to support your mental well-being. I hold a Master's in Clinical Psychology and am working towards a Master's in Counseling Psychology, specializing in understanding and addressing various mental health challenges. My focus includes helping individuals with common issues like anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, and managing emotions. With a strong foundation in clinical psychology, my goal is to guide you through these challenges, providing effective and caring support to enhance your overall mental health and happiness.

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Therapist – New York

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Helena Landegger
MHC-LP 
 

Art Therapy is a type of psychotherapy using imagery & play to provide mental health care by facilitating expressive experiences. The basic tenets of Art Therapy rely on creativity, reconciling a client's emotional or psychological conflicts, & creating personal growth through increased self-awareness. In an Art Therapy session, art-making is used to synthesize experience, trauma, & emotions, as catalysts for personal transformation. No prior experience with art is necessary - Anyone is welcome!

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Therapist – New York

Sherelle Smith
MHC-I

As a counselor, I am attentive, empathetic, and nonjudgmental.  I believe using a person-centered approach can help to build a stronger therapeutic alliance while uncovering a bigger picture to the "whole" of the individual.  Having a multicultural view of the world allows me to connect to many while also eager to learn.  I have experience working with children diagnosed with Autism and understand many of the challenges the child and the families face.  Helping others navigate through life's roadblocks and identify new healthy strategies is very rewarding.

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Therapist – Florida

Jessica Young
MHC-I

I am currently enrolled in a Master's program in clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Military Families and Culture. I aim to create a safe space where clients can feel comfortable being themselves. Additionally, from a place of trust and unconditional positive regard, I want to collaborate with clients to meet their emotional, social, and practical needs.

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Therapist – New York

Taylor Carroll
MHC-LP

After overcoming mental health struggles that once left me feeling powerless, I felt inspired to help those who are in need. I am currently enrolled in an MHC Program at Manhattan College. In my experience, I have counseled children and adults who struggle with anxiety, agoraphobia, OCD, depression, and BPD. I have incorporated treatments such as CBT, DBT, and ERP Therapy in my sessions. As my client, you will be given the opportunity to express yourself in a judgment-free and safe space.

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Therapist – New York

Sonia Ricks
MFT-LP

You are not alone. Whether you are currently experiencing a loss, or coping with a loss from your past. We often feel unprepared for how a significant loss impacts our lives. Counseling can help you find your path toward healing that’s right for you. I can help you regain a sense of peace in your life. Therefore, you will be able to explore your feelings and emotions in a safe, non-judgmental space through therapeutic intervention. I understand veteran issues as well being a military veteran myself. Some of the methods we can use in therapy are CBT, Mindfulness, and DBT to name a few. We will work together to integrate your experience with grief into a learning experience that allows you to cope and move forward with a sense of peace. I would be honored to assist you on your healing journey. My goal is to assist you with your journey to find inner peace.

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Therapist – New York

Alicia Yarbrough
MHC-I

When adhering to myself as a therapist, I am understanding & monotone. I adhere to a worldview that consists of maintaining a body language that is seen as calm and relaxing. In terms of strengths with diagnoses, I have worked with many bipolar, major depressive, schizophrenic and schizoaffective clients. The strengths adhere to being able to adhere to cognitive behavioral therapy. Another strength would be being able to come up with crisis plans, knowing what symptoms to adhere to and knowing triggers. As I’ve worked with the mental health population for more than 4 years, I can recognize when a client is on the verge of being hospitalized. Another strength is being able to have technological skills due to some clients not being able to adhere to updated technology.

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Therapist – New York

Stephany Sanchez
MHC-LP

Therapy is the collaborative work of self-renewal. I will provide you with a safe. space for self-exploration. I incorporate reality, mindfulness, and an evidence-based perspective. I have experience working with individuals, families, young adults, and survivors of diverse backgrounds. I currently provide telehealth services via a HIPPA compliant platform. Finding a therapist that is a good fit for you is an important process. I encourage you to take your time. I welcome you to set up an appointment so that we may determine if working together is the best next step to achieve your goals

Bilingual: Spanish

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Therapist – Florida & New York

Lina Mendez
MHC-LP

My goal as a therapist is to help you understand and organize your thoughts to assist you in becoming the best version of yourself! I have worked in the mental heath field since 2012, and have formally completed my Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling in 2017 from Rutgers University. I have experience working with all ages (3-99+). I am bilingual (Spanish). As a first generation Latin-American woman, I have a personal passion towards enhancing my cultural competency by actively striving to learn, understand and respect all cultures.

 

Bilingual: Spanish

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Therapist – New York

Tyisha Gaskin
MHC-LP

Perhaps you are experiencing 

challenges in life right now. Having worries, concerns or just wanting to have someone to talk with and be heard. With a graduate degree and advanced certification in mental health counseling, my desire is to provide that empathetic listening ear, support and safe space to experience peace of mind. Through a person-centered approach that is client focused, we will utilize various therapeutic modalities including but not limited to CBT and Mindfulness to navigate life. Whatever you are facing, I am here to support, inspire, and empower you to hope and be heard.

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Therapist – New York

Lynda Correa
LMSW

I provide an environment that welcomes differences and similarities that encapsulate the notion of diversity with cultural sensitivity, while providing the positive environment for openness and exploration of emotional and psychological issues. I utilize mix modalities of Schema therapy, Cognitive Behavior therapy, with Object Relations and Rational Emotive therapy focus; as we work together to identify patterns of difficulty in thoughts, behaviors, and approaches. We will work to focus on repairing, maintaining, and facilitating healthy patterns of productive thoughts behaviors and relationships..

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Therapist – New York

Alethea, Burnett
MHC-I

As a Mental Health Counselor, I believe my clients are deserving.

You are deserving of Happiness.

You are deserving of living a Great Life.

You are deserving of Love.

You are deserving of Peace.

Though we are deserving, we may struggle with how to attain happiness, a great life, love, and peace—which is okay!

As a Mental Health Counselor, I desire to help clients become the best versions of themselves.

I am passionate about helping my clients reach their full potential to evolve and grow.

 

You are all deserving …

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Therapist – New York

Emily Cogley
MHC-LP

I have experience working with children with intellectual disabilities and women with substance abuse addictions. As a counselors like to use CBT and mindfulness practices when working with clients. I believe meeting my clients in a space that is comfortable, non-judgmental, empathic, and trust is the key to creating a therapeutic environment. I am excited to begin this journey with you!

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Therapist – New York

Nicole Allen
MHC-I

I empower adults and teens navigating depression, anxiety, panic, Bipolar, ADHD, and various personality disorders. According to the client’s strengths and needs, I will use techniques such as Mindfulness, DBT-based emotion regulation, Person-Centered Therapy, Solution- Focused Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I thrive on prevention, wellness, advocacy, and empowerment. Empowerment from being vulnerable to mental health relapse. Wellness by helping the client thrive in their wellness journey by creating an atmosphere for advocacy and empowerment.

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Therapist – New Jersey

Jazmine Adams
MHC-I

I have experience working with teens, young adults and adults within the BIPOC community, I use a person centered approach and also have experience with solution focused therapy and CBT. By having unconditional positive regard for my clients and meeting them where they are, help them with whatever it is that brings them to counseling. I create a safe and non- judgmental space for my clients while being empathetic and being their biggest advocate. 

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Therapist – New York

Kevin Adams
MHC-LP

As a therapist I follow a Person-Centered Approach to counseling. I believe the best treatment plans are those created tailored to each individual client's needs. Similarly in group therapy I believe each group is different and each group experience should be tailored to what the specific group needs. I pride myself on being versatile and able to work with any and all cultures and ethnic groups. Each client presents different ideologies, different beliefs, different problems, different mental states, and differing experiences; to properly counsel or help a client you have to meet them where they are at and create an effective plan according to their needs and wants. This requires flexibility and a non-rigid mindset to properly counsel each client and using different tools and techniques dependent on the client's specific situation and temperament. 

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Therapist – New York

Rachel Brehm
MHC-LP

I believe that every individual is capable of finding true healing. As your counselor, we will work collaboratively to get you the help and support you deserve, I hope to establish a relationship built on trust so you feel comfortable bringing your whole self to each session. I have experience working with children and adolescents and use an integrative, relational approach to facilitate growth. Whatever you may be facing, you are not alone. I am honored to be on this journey with you!

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Therapist – New York

Noha Bakkar
MHC-LP

When I first meet a client, the only thing I desire for them is that they can imagine change. Are you feeling stuck, confused, anxious, angry, or sad and you don't know what to do with your emotions? Are you struggling to set boundaries for unhealthy relationships? You are not alone. We can work together to create an enriching and safe environment to process difficult problems, without fear of judgment. We may not fix the problems you are facing right away, but we can learn the tools needed to cope and move forward. You are the expert on your own life and I will help you to explore and understand your unique life experiences. I enjoy working with individuals of all ages and I have extensive training working with clients with a variety of needs. I use a creative and practical approach that allows you to understand what drives you and restricts you. My goal is to assist you in overcoming challenges and fears, breaking unhealthy patterns, and creating the genuine change you want and deserve. If you are ready for change, I would be honored to take that journey with you. I want you to feel heard. I'm humbled to be part of creating an empowering narrative to achieve success with you.

 

Bilingual: Arabic

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Therapist – New York

Shanice Brown
MHC-I

As a therapist, I would describe myself as someone who is patient,
understanding, and non judgemental. I believe everyone has their own
unique story and experiences that made them the person they are today,
and as a therapist it's my job to help them understand and work
through those experiences. I have experience in cognitive behavioral
therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. I work with all ages,
groups, and families. I have experience with diagnosing and treating
clients with behavioral issues.

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Therapist – New York

Genesis Maria Castro Palonco
MHC-I

My name is Genesis M. Castro Polanco. I was born in the Dominican Republic and migrated to New York 12 years ago. My strengths as a therapist include providing a safe space in which the priority is the client’s well-being. My focus is working towards the outcomes that the client expects from therapy, emphasizing therapeutic alliance, positive regard, motivation, self-reflection, and working on goals with the client understanding their subjective experience. I am familiar with a range of diagnoses that I have been studying throughout my academic education. I am currently working on expanding my knowledge and mastering my skills when it comes to therapeutic processes.

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Therapist – New York

Shamika Simon
MHC-LP

As a Mental Health Counselor, I believe that everyone should have access to high quality affordable Mental Health Therapy. Because everyone’s needs and experiences differ, I believe that having a therapist that is trained in many different areas is an essential function. Allowing the patient to be in the “driver Seat” of their treatment is the most important part of developing the coping skills necessary for healing.  I believe in catering to the needs of all patients in a way that is responsive to their cultural and spiritual beliefs. My goal is to offer a warm and welcoming safe space where patients can open up and be receptive to treatment.

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Therapist – New York

Mercedes Carter
MHC-LP

Adapting to adversity in life can be a challenge, but it is not impossible. As your clinician, I am determined to help you navigate through life and regain your resilience. I have worked with people who have struggled with various mental health concerns including (but not limited to) depression and anxiety, I have experience in all areas of mental health, and by using multiple Cognitive Behavioral techniques. I am confident that you will gain the coping skills necessary.

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Therapist – New York

Mar Dalauta
MHC-I

Mae Dalauta is a graduate student for Mental Health Counseling at Manhattan College. Her work aims to focuson helping individuals find purpose and fulfillment by exploring their deepest motivations in life. Through her coursework, she has found special interest in working with those struggling with trauma, mood disorders, self harm and abuse. She believes that with an open mind and a lot of self awareness, everyone can reach their fullest potential and become the best versions of themselves possible.

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Therapist – New York

Keosha Chance
MHC-LP

I am a passionate Mental Health Counselor. I specialize in CBT and Talk Therapy to foster a haven within “self “. One of my greatest passions is allowing individuals to tell their stories, through their lens. I want to collaboratively work with my clients and make them feel safe within their healing process . Whether it’s trauma, anxiety, depression. I want to encourage strength and vulnerability  for my clients. I am here to help you throughout your journey. I also specialize in Travel Therapy as a form of healing.  My work experience includes youth, young adults, and families. I am an inclusive therapist and I’m here to listen to your story. 

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Therapist – New York

Theresa Christio
LMSW

Theresa is a compassionate and empathetic psychotherapist that recognizes the incredible courage it takes to reach out for support during periods of distress and vulnerability. Theresa is committed to building a strong therapeutic relationship with clients by providing them with a safe space in which they feel supported, heard and understood. Theresa focuses on helping individuals feel empowered to be able to achieve their treatment goals.

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Therapist – New York

Krystal Clarke
MHC-I

Through my previous position as a music therapist, I have a strong background in supporting the emotional, behavioral, and social well-being of people of all ages and all backgrounds. My priority is to meet my clients where they are and help them discover their full potential, With a holistic, person-centered approach | believe each person can find the tools they need inside of them given a safe, supportive space to do so. I like to use creative approaches to help my clients along their journey.

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Therapist – New York

Jenesis Troche
MHC-I

Operating from a compassion centered approach is something I’m very passionate about. When we extend compassion towards ourselves, we can learn to be compassionate towards others. My style allows me to approach clients in a sincere and caring manner all while being a non-judgmental listener as a way for clients to express their needs and concerns comfortably. Being open minded is vital to the success of the client and providing the best support is my best practice. I invite all those from all walks of life to dig deeper into their own unique healing journey. 

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Therapist – New York

Jaques Floyd
MHC-I

As a mental health counseling intern at Footprints Mental Health Counseling, I bring a unique blend of skills and qualities to my therapeutic practice. My strength lies in my exceptional active listening skills, fostering a space where clients feel truly heard and understood. With a calm and welcoming presence, I create an atmosphere that encourages open communication and trust. Thoughtfulness and open-mindedness guide my approach, allowing me to empathize with diverse experiences. Additionally, my knowledge extends to the intricacies of addressing mental health challenges, with openness to various types of treatment and modalities that best help clients achieve a path forward. I am committed to supporting individuals on their journey to wellness, utilizing my skills to facilitate a positive and transformative therapeutic experience.

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Therapist – New York

Lukas Orr
MHC-I

I am a Mental Health Counselor in training, attending Manhattan College’s Mental Health Counseling Graduate program. I have extensive experience working in mental health and wilderness settings, and have seen first hand the transformative effect that psychotherapy can have on people’s lives. As a therapist I strive for a pe centered practice wherein patients feel seen, heard, and empowered to take on whatever struggles life may present. I love meeting new people, engaging with difficult emotions, and working through problems with patients. With a background in anthropology, I am especially adept at meeting patients where they are in a non-judgmental and caring way. Wherever one comes from in life, I want this practice to feel like a place of safety and growth for them.

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Therapist – New York

Katie Farrelly
LMHC

I am a mental health clinician who uses a trauma-informed, culturally competent, person-centered approach with each of my clients. I am dedicated to providing each individual with insight into their presenting concerns and working alongside them to build healthy coping skills to manage ongoing stressors. I have experience working with depressive/anxiety disorders, grief, postpartum dysphoria, trauma, and severe and persistent diagnoses. I believe in the importance of building a strong therapeutic alliance with each client and strive to create a safe space for you to feel comfortable and empowered in prioritizing your mental health and well being.

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Therapist – New York

Eliza Copjec
MHC-I

I am a counselor in training, earning my Master’s in Mental Health Counseling at Manhattan College. I have experience working with Children and Adolescents in a hospital setting, administering psychology test batteries to test children for neuropsychological and psychoeducational disabilities including ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Learning Disabilities. I have also worked with Children on the Autism Spectrum in a school setting as an ABA Therapist. I love meeting and working with people and want to create a safe space for my clients and their families to express their emotions freely.

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Therapist – New York

Natalie Fernandez
MHC-LP

I view therapy as a way to explore thoughts, emotions, and personal perspectives without judgment. My goal is to offer consistent empathy and compassion that nurtures an environment of safety, understanding, and healing. As a practitioner, I utilize CBT, person-centered, mindfulness-based, and somatic approaches. In my role, I aspire to serve marginalized communities with culturally-appropriate mental health care. 

 

Bilingual: Spanish

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Therapist – New York

Cashmere James
MHC-I

I have a great passion and significant experience in working with the BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ community. My work focuses on targeting ineffective behaviors, habits, and beliefs. Through CBT and person-centered, I intend to support and guide my clients in developing goals to improve the quality of their lives. I believe in taking a collaborative approach to helping clients reach their goals. I empathize and offer a judgement-free space for my clients to be and discover their authentic self.

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Therapist – New York

Zariah Robinson
MHC-I

I am currently enrolled in a Master’s Program specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have experience working with adolescents, teens, and adults within the BIPOC community. I believe in a systematic approach which includes looking at how parts of a system affect one another to sustain healthy relationships. The systems theory applies to individuals, families, and even group therapies. I create a safe and nonjudgemental environment for my clients to encourage transparency and growth.

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Therapist – New York

Anna Jones-Lofton
MHC-LP

I am a passionate Creative Arts Therapist and Mental Health Counselor. I provide talk therapy while fostering an atmosphere of relaxation and safety. I create this space utilizing various creative and expressive activities such as: meditation, poetry, painting, art creation, and photography. I specialize in Anxiety, Addiction, Depression, Couples, Families, injustice, and the LGBTQIA community.

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Therapist – New York

Simona Joseph
MHC-LP

I am an Afro-Caribbean woman who resides in Brooklyn. I received my undergraduate degree from The College of New Rochelle, NY and graduate degree in counseling from Alfred University, NY. My passion is to serve underrepresented communities and provide clinical mental health support to adults and adolescents. I am a true believer of resilience, and that any human being is capable of change.

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Therapist – Florida

Staci Ketterer
MHC-LP

Through my 7 years of mental health counseling experience, have learned that working with clients is walking with them on their journey. My goal as a counselor is to meet clients where they are in their journey and offer empathetic approach to treat depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorders, addiction disorders, and relationship issues with an umbrella encompassing trauma-informed care. 

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Therapist – New York

Strav Sylvain
MFT-LP

My name is Strav (or S.P. if it’s easier) and I am a Marriage and Family Therapist & Certified Trauma Specialist. I have experience working with anxiety, trauma, racism, sexual identity, and more. I have a background working in mental health for years, within all age ranges from childhood to adulthood. The models I use most during my sessions are “Narrative Therapy” and “Person-Centered Therapy” because I believe that no one knows your story as you do. Together, we can explore your thoughts and feelings without judgment, identify roadblocks and unhealthy habits, work on communication and relationships with others and yourself, how to effectively cope with stress and more. My goal as a clinician since day one has always been to be the change I want to see in the world, in doing so, I hope to help normalize therapy in our communities, and help spread that message even beyond.

 

Bilingual: Haitian Creole

Pronouns: he/him/his

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Therapist – New York

Mitchelle Knight
MHC-LP

I received my Master’s in Mental Heath Counseling from Tour College in the Fall of 2015. Connecting with clients and supporting them in reaching their goals is my true passion. As a holistic therapist, I’m committed to develop a trusting, positive and healthy rapport in order to facilitate a therapeutic relationship. Thus, my focus and goal as a therapist is to continually work towards a therapeutic alliance towards self-exploration and change.

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Therapist – New York

Gabriella Tlatelpa
MHC-I

I strive to provide a supportive and compassionate environment for those struggling with self-esteem, body image concerns, and general anxiety surrounding life transitions. My multifaceted approach draws from CBT, mindfulness-based approaches, and action-oriented approaches. I believe everyone has the tools within them to become the best version of themselves. Sometimes, you just need help in learning how to use and apply those tools. Therapy should never feel robotic or cold. I am here to give you the safe space you need to express yourself freely without judgment!

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Therapist – New York

Cherise Mizelle
MHC-LP

As a counselor, my primary goal is to provide a space that allows you to express all of who you are. My counseling is attentive, compassionate, and empowerment-based. I believe healing occurs through the recognition of your inner strengths helping you find ways to treat yourself with compassion during difficult times. I'm dedicated to supporting the growth and development of young adults through older adults.

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Therapist – New York

Lyann Arias

My passion and commitment to supporting individuals on their healing journey stems from my eight years of working with adolescents on their post-secondary trajectories. As a college and career counselor, my primary focus was to ensure students could access post-secondary education while feeling empowered to navigate what they identified as a successful life. This experience guided me to currently pursue a Master’s program specializing in Mental Health Counseling. As a Mental Health Counselor, I aim to provide my clients with a warm and safe space by incorporating different client-centered and holistic therapeutic approaches. These include but are not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). I am dedicated to providing a supportive, understanding, and non-judgemental therapeutic alliance, centered on the growth and development of the individual

Bilingual: Spanish

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Therapist – New York

Meira Levitin 

People benefit from having a safe space, where they can navigate through their life's struggles and learn about themselves. As a therapist, I provide that space as a sincere and non-judgmental listener. My passion is to provide support to clients and empower them to grow through their experiences.

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Therapist – New York

Nina Garland

I am dedicated to helping individuals navigate the complexities of their emotional and mental well-being. I strive to develop personalized treatment plans utilizing therapeutic techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy to empower individuals and provide them with the tools and support they need to achieve their goals to lead a life they desire. In my prior experience I have worked with individuals of all ages, couples, and families. My approach is collaborative, compassionate, and client-centered, and I believe that everyone has the potential to make positive changes in their lives. I am committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for all members of the community. 

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Therapist – New York

Thelma Outlaw
MHC-LP

I am a strong, dedicated, hardworking, highly motivated, organized, enthusiastic, and caring individual. As a therapist, it is my job to help clients develop and realize their potential so that they can overcome obstacles in life. My working experience and internships that I have done to date, working with children adolescents, and adults, have allowed me to implement into practice what I have been learning as a psychology major. Mental health matters. There is light at the end of the tunnel.

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Therapist – New Jersey

Olivia Jones
MHC-LP

Sometimes we may be in need of some extra support to help us work through life’s uncertainties and challenges. Maybe we aren’t sure where to start either and just want to talk with someone. I believe in approaching therapy through a person-centered lens and am here to get to know you and your unique story. I hope to provide a warm, authentic, and non intimidating environment to celebrate the highs and navigate the lows.

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Therapist – New York

Kenya Ravenell
MHC-LP

I received my Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Teachers College and worked as a medical administrative assistant for over 6 years in Obstetrics and Gynecology. My experience working in women’s health motivated me to pursue a masters in counseling with interests in supporting individuals experiencing women’s health issues, couples experiencing infertility, and trauma-informed perspectives. As a mental health counselor the goal in therapy is to create a space where clients can feel supported while exploring their thoughts and emotions. My experience includes providing direct counseling for clients, defining client goals, conducting initial assessments, and building trusting relationships. I have experience working with clients diagnosed with substance use, depression, anxiety, postpartum depression, grief, and trauma. I look forward to supporting individuals or couples experiencing challenges such as mental illness and psychosocial stressors. My therapeutic approach is person-centered, mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral perspective where clients are assisted in self-acceptance and growth. Finding a therapist that is right for you is an important first step in the therapeutic process. I am here to provide judgment free listening, encouragement to explore your feelings, and working together towards improving your emotional well-being.

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Therapist – New York

Nicole Sambat
MHC-I

I am grateful to be able to work in mental health services! I strive to ensure my clients feel heard and feel comfortable speaking to me. People of color often find it difficult to commit to therapy due to cultural differences or lack of rapport and I strive to be the bridge to close that gap. I will work hard to make sure my clients feel empowered and help them meet their short- and long-term goals throughout the course of therapy. I believe anyone is able to make a positive difference in their life with the right support and guidance. 

 

I'm open to working with a variety of populations and diagnoses, but I am interested in working with clients with personality disorders, anxiety disorders, couples, and with children/adolescents.

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Therapist – New York

Ahmbria Garner
MHC-I

There are a lot of ups and downs that we experience as we journey through this thing called life.  Sometimes this journey can become very overwhelming, taking us through periods of great joy and terrible sadness.  It is common to feel alone, not knowing where to turn or what to do. Everyone deserves to feel supported, validated, listened to, and safe to express the good and not-so-good times that come with this beautiful ride of life.  As your counselor, my goal is to do just that.  I will work to create a safe space without judgment for you to acknowledge, learn, express, and work through your feelings.I have experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults within the BIPOC and LGBTQIA communities. Through the use of MCBT, CBT, SFBT, and the person-centered approach, we will work together to develop a higher self-awareness and coping mechanisms that can act as tools when the going gets tough. Congratulations on taking this step. Self-development and growth are rewarding processes that take time. I would be happy to collaborate and support you through this journey.

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Therapist – New York

Selina Calvin
MHC-I

I am pursuing my Master of Arts in Forensic Mental Health Counseling, specializing in Victimology studies, at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. I strive to create a non-judgmental, safe, and relaxing environment where my clients feel comfortable being their most authentic selves. In a person-centered and collaborative approach, I support individuals in exploring their thought patterns, feelings, and behaviors. I have experience working with children and teenagers diagnosed with autism, ADHD, OCD, eating disorders, anxiety, and depressive disorders. I have supported individuals, couples, and families while working through trauma, difficult life transitions, and multicultural issues. I like to utilize a CBT model, including mindfulness, grounding, breathing, and creative exercises, to enhance coping skills and improve the overall quality of life. My gentle, compassionate, and flexible approach allows me to meet people where they are and customize therapeutic interventions to their personal and unique needs.

Bilingual: German

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Therapist – New York

Ayla Gustin
MHC-LP

I am here for you- to witness and support you in your struggles and growth. To see you as the unique person you are and consider all your different parts. I believe in the power of the empathetic therapeutic relationship and invite you to take this journey with me by your side. I am well-versed in gender identity and sexual identity exploration. I pride myself in providing an affirmative space for LGBTQIA+.I look forward to connecting with you!

Pronouns: they/them

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Therapist – New York

Danielle Herrman
MHC-I

Hello, I am a dedicated Clinical Mental Health Counseling student specializing in Addiction Counseling and Family Counseling, pursuing my graduate degree at Saint Joseph's University. My diverse experiences have given me valuable insights into trauma-informed care, effective addiction counseling techniques, and family dynamics. Through these experiences I have refined my ability to assess situations and meet the unique needs of the individuals I serve. With a strong passion for assisting individuals in rebuilding their lives and achieving overall well-being, I firmly believe in the power of compassionate care and its positive impact on those facing mental health challenges.

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Therapist – New York

Atiana Gonzalez
MHC-I

As a current Mental Health Counseling student, I’m motivated by the profound impact that a supportive and empathetic presence can have on an individual's well-being. I am wholeheartedly committed to bringing my evolving expertise to the community. It is my sincere goal to ensure that every contribution I make resonates deeply and positively with the well-being of my clients, reflecting the passion I hold for making a meaningful impact in their lives. Central to my therapeutic approach is the establishment of a safe, judgment-free zone, where individuals feel not only heard but valued, genuinely appreciated, and respected. My unwavering dedication lies in fostering personal growth and progress, prioritizing the safety and well-being of my client while simultaneously cultivating strong and meaningful therapeutic relationships.

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Therapist – New York

Sara Montoya
MHC-LP

I believe that as a Mental Health Counselor it is my responsibility to ensure quality service to each and every individual that I work with. I will develop a treatment plan that caters to each individual to achieve the goals that will lead them to a mentally healthier lifestyle. This includes developing healthy coping skills and mechanisms that will allow them to take on the world without taking on any burdens that come with it. In order to achieve these goals, this counselor will be specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. Lastly, I will provide an environment that the client will feel comfortable and secure in. I strive to develop a healthy counselor-client relationship by demonstrating compassion, empathy, and support. 

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Therapist – New York

Steffan Mosley
MHC-LP

I am a firm believer that counseling experience is that of a collaborative effort between the client and the therapist. Through cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) I hope to extend understanding and compassion that can foster an environment for growth. With a background in working with a diverse group of people, my goal is to offer an openess that encourages sharing thoughts and feeelings wihtout the fear of being judged or criticized. 

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Therapist – New York

Jade Otero
MHC-LP

I believe mental health is integral to a person’s overall health and wellbeing. Common mental health concerns like anxiety, stress, depression, and many others are manageable with a proper course of treatment. I bring an integrative approach to help individuals reach the goals they wish to accomplish and enhance their daily lives. Life stressors can be challenging, it is important for individuals to know they do not have to navigate difficult situations alone. I strive to provide a judgement free space for individuals and I to safely work through challenging situations together.

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Therapist – New York

Mollie Morgan
MHC-I

 I view my role as a therapist as one of trust and collaboration. I believe that people are their own experts and that we are all doing our best with what we have. Together we will observe patterns and strengths to continue forging a path ahead that feels authentic. I use a person-centered lens and I employ a variety of different interventions based on the specific needs of the individual or couple I am working with. Some of my most passionate clinical strengths are working with relationships and creativity. Therapy is an opportunity to feel heard without judgment and connected as well as to foster deep understanding.

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Therapist – New York

Andy Ortiz 
MHC-I

I am a trans man and consider myself to be an understanding, compassionate, open-minded, and supportive therapist that encourages clients to strive toward wellness. I am knowledgeable about a variety of diagnoses including depression and anxiety. In therapy, while I like to use a cognitive behavioral approach I believe that a therapy approach should always be catered to the individual so that it is the most effective. I like to consider how someone's cultural background and upbringing can influence their way of thinking, experiencing emotions, and behavior patterns. I aim to help clients change their way of thinking and develop realistic and healthy coping mechanisms, through collaboration, self-awareness, and encouraging self-care and self-compassion to help them transform their lives. 

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Therapist – New York

Taj Dewitt
MHC-I

Healing and growth is a process that can be lengthy, taxing, and discouraging. I as a therapist am here to provide support with this process and help enhance your quality of life by offering a non-judgmental environment. Through our client and counselor relationship we will work together to ensure that any issues that you’re dealing with can be addressed. It is my desire to provide sessions that are filled with self-discovery and new insight. Therapy can be a process of finding yourself comfortable in this journey, but I am here to assist and take that walk with you. Through providing empathy, comfort, and understanding we together can create an environment that ensures productivity and healing. Everyone has struggles and deals with adversity, you are valid in attending to your struggles.

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Therapist – New York

Ashmee Fernandez
MHC-I

I want to create a safe space for clients to communicate and express their emotions without fear of judgment. My passion and empathy allow me to connect and provide the necessary support for clients to be guided through their experiences. Everyone deserves the opportunity to heal and better themselves.

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Therapist – New York

Dymond Harris
MHC-I

I’ve been in the mental health field for about 6 years where I have a passion working with children and adolescents. I have experience working with youth suffering from Intermittent Explosive Disorder, Autism Spectrum, Depression, Anxiety, Sexual Abuse, Trauma, ADHD and ODD. I utilize a person centered approach as well as directive approaches in therapy.  I feel that individuals are most effective when they face their issues directly. I also use cognitive and dialectical behavior therapy, and mindfulness techniques. A goal of mine during sessions is to provide a safe environment, guide individuals through the challenges they’re having, and eliminating the symptoms that is causing the problem. 

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Therapist – New York

Tynysha Brooks
MHC-I

Tynysha believes in providing a warm, nurturing, and non-judgmental environment for clients. She aims to challenge client’s limiting beliefs by focusing on their strengths that so they can see how they can face the problems in their life. Tynysha provides a compassionate and collaborative approach to support individuals dealing with heightened stress, low self-esteem, anxiety, and/or depression in their lives. She is excited to work with clients in their journey toward growth and fulfillment. When working with couples, she is enthusiastic to work collaboratively with couples to tackle difficulties by helping them build tools and skills surrounding communication, trust, and overall intimacy.  She believes that couples can heal by developing a deeper understanding of family values/patterns and the meaning behind their experiences. She is grounded in Narrative therapy but utilizes techniques from Bowen, Emotion-Focus therapy, Gottman, and Cognitive Behavior therapy.

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Therapist – New York

Antonia Hernandez
MHC-I 

I am currently enrolled in a Master’s Program for Clinical Mental Health. I also have experience working with individual, family, and group therapy, helping people with various challenges, including anxiety, depression, autism, trauma, PTSD, self-harm, relationships, eating disorders, ADHD, codependency, and substance abuse. I use both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well Person-Centered Therapy, both therapeutic approaches are to establish a safe place for clients who need to express their thoughts, behavior as well as emotions. My techniques will help guide clients to establish coping skills for daily living. 

Bilingual: Spanish

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Therapist – New York

Saba Iqbal
MHC-I

I have experience with adolescents and adults in LGBTQIA community and also with children of ADHD, Autism, Learning Disability and Emotionally Disturbed. I also provide individual, couple and family counseling to different cultures and background. I help with trauma, depression, codependency, family issues, relationship issues and many more. I value strong therapeutic relationships with my clients.

 

Bilingual: Urdu