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PSYCHOTHERAPIST, MPS, LCAT, ATR/BC

Alison

Alison is a Psychotherapist and a licensed/board certified Creative Art Therapist. Her background includes extensive experience working with children, individuals, and families providing counseling based on a strength-focused model. Alison has also provided short-term crisis intervention in emergencies.  Her broad clinical experience gives her a sensitive understanding of complex family needs in a challenging urban environment.

As a Psychotherapist on a clinical interdisciplinary trauma team at a major hospital, Alison provided trauma-informed care to individuals. She is skilled in directing individual and group work from both psychotherapeutic and art therapy perspectives. She combines, psychotherapeutic interventions with meditation and art therapy to achieve stress reduction, self-awareness, and self-expression.

As part of her responsibility for weekly individual rehabilitation progress and assessment, she led a clinical behavior modification program; it was specifically designed to enhance cultural sensitivity and mutual respect, and to reduce aggressive behavior.

Her research experience includes working in a communication and play lab with children at risk for autism and their families. Alison facilitated recording home or lab visits to assess effectiveness of play therapy for early intervention. Alison also developed an original study of artistic expression in autism.

Education

Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research
Children and Adolescent Program (CAP)

Pratt Institute, Graduate School of Art & Design
Masters in Professional Studies (MPS), Creative Art Therapy and Creativity Development

Hunter College, City University Of New York
Post Baccalaureate Studies, Biology, Psychology, Studio Art

Drew University
Bachelor of Arts (BA), English Literature

Areas of Focus

• Art Therapy
• Adolescents, Children and Families
• Trauma
• Mindfulness

 
 

 
 
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PSYCOTHERAPIST/LCSW

Andrew

Andrew's career as a LCSW has spanned over twelve years in the field of psychotherapy where he has worked with children, families, and adults in various therapeutic settings.  He has extensive clinical skills with individuals suffering from diverse emotional and cognitive issues. Through a heart-centered approach, Andrew works diligently to bring understanding, growth, and comfort to each individual and family with whom he engages.

Andrew works with states such as anxiety and depression, relationship struggles, stress management, and trauma. With tremendous care, he listens and reflects the individual’s need for a safe, positive, objective environment, as he helps each client realize significant growth and happiness. Through strong interests in philosophical and spiritual dimensions of the human experience, Andrew integrates psychodynamic, cognitive, and mind/body approaches to enable clients to live positive, fulfilled, lives.

In addition, Andrew has advanced training in CBT, REBT, Ericksonian Hypnosis, and Biofeedback.

Education

New York University
Masters in Clinical Social Work

New York University, Galletin Division
Psychology, Religion, and Philosophy.

Areas of Focus

• Anxiety and depression
• Relationship struggles
• Stress Management
• Trauma
• CBT, REBT, Ericksonian Hypnosis, and Biofeedback


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PSYCHOTHERAPIST, LCAT, ATR/BC

Eleanor

Eleanor is a Art Psychotherapist. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem or relationship concerns, Eleanor creates a safe and supportive space for examining how to access your true potential. Through her empathic and open-minded style she encourages self-empowerment through the exploration of behavior and emotion.

For the creative minded person, Eleanor has also worked extensively with artists, dancers, musicians and actors who are experiencing career blockage and anxieties.  Additionally her experience with art therapy allows for access to unconscious emotions that may be difficult to express with words. Creative expression is also beneficial in increasing self-esteem and creating a sense of calm. Making art is encouraged but not necessary in session. Many clients choose to focus on traditional psychotherapy and forms of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy without the art component. Eleanor prides herself on the ability to integrate numerous styles to cater to each person’s specific needs for growth.

Eleanor has spent numerous years treating and supporting individuals whose lives are impacted by addictive substances and behaviors. She is currently pursuing her credentialing as a Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor.  Her experience in an outpatient treatment center integrated substance abuse counseling, art therapy and psychotherapy. Previously she has worked in Rikers Island Correctional Facility providing mental heath and art therapy services to incarcerated individuals.  

Her research in utilizing art therapy with an incarcerated individual has recently been featured in "Art Therapy for Psychosis: Theory and Practice" published by The International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis Book Series (Routledge 2017).

Education

New York University
Masters, Art Therapy

Areas of Focus

• Art Therapy.
• Anxiety, depression, self-esteem or relationship concerns.
• Alcohol and Substance Abuse.

 
 

 
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PSYCHOTHERAPIST/LCAT, ATR-BC, Masters in public health

Isabel

Isabel is a bilingual Psychotherapist, and licensed/board certified as a Creative Art Therapist. She has extensive experience creating a compassionate and safe environment that is culturally sensitive, where a client feels comfortable expressing themselves and thus recognizing their agency, strength, and voice to be able to overcome challenges. Isabel is skilled in an eclectic mix of modalities including: Positive Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT), Creative Art Therapy, Mindfulness, Trauma-Focused Treatments (from daily-life-as-trauma to PTSD) and other "tools” such as writing and storytelling. Isabel is also a student of Buddhism and Jungian psychoanalytic approaches.

Consulting for various multi-lateral development organizations, Isabel has advocated on behalf of women, children, adolescents and gender equality. She has worked with diverse populations, such as: individuals suffering from sexual, physical, and psychological trauma; disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration of child soldiers involved in armed conflict; and diminishing violence among family, community and armed forces in fragile countries. 

Inclined to tackle complex problems, Isabel also advocates for vulnerable populations by mobilizing resources and communities. She brings her analytical rigor to cultivate and strengthen relationships which foster influence while engaging and advising multi-lateral organizations, institutional foundations, and international and national non-for-profits to enhance their business intelligence practices and increase their organizations’ effectiveness. (UNICEF USA, the Gates and Rockefeller Foundations, Facebook, Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg, Gucci, Norwegian Refugee Council, The World Bank, and The Global Innovation Fund, +180 NGO's, and others).

She has worked in Colombia, Nepal, and the U.S among other countries.

Education

New York University, College of Global Public Health

Master of Public Health (MPH), Policy & Management

School of Visual Arts

Master of Professional Studies (MPS), Creative Art Therapy

Boston College, School of Arts and Sciences

Bachelor of Science (BS), Biology (pre-medicine)/Bachelor of Art (BA), Studio Arts (painting)

Languages

• English
• Spanish

Areas of Focus

• Trauma, anxiety, depression, chronic illness, death, and dying.
• Domestic violence, gender-based violence.
• Past or current child abuse.
• Relationship and career concerns.
• Refugees, internally displaced persons.
• Diversity in culture, race, religion, and sexual identity.
• Art Therapy

 
 

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PSYCHOTHERAPIST/LMSW

Kate B.

A New York Native, Kate is savvy and fluid with issues of diversity in culture, race, religion, and sexual identity, and has great expertise in sexuality, trauma, anxiety, depression, chronic illness, death, and dying.

Naturally empathic, relational and ‘in tune’, Kate custom tailors her analytically based therapy style to meet the individual needs of each person. Her practice includes a creative use of memories, dreams, imagery, and metaphoric associations while integrating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and guided imagery techniques.  She also encourages a connection to nature as a vital source of integrating self.

Kate is passionate about the process of healing, growth and rediscovery of self.  She celebrates the courage of each individual who chooses this path.

Kate is currently finishing her three year Post Graduate Fellowship program in Psychoanalytic Psychodynamic Psychotherapy at the Training Institute for Mental Health in Manhattan.

Education

Fordham University

Training Institute for Mental Health in Manhattan
Post Graduate Fellowship program in Psychoanalytic Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (In progress)

Areas of Focus

• Sexuality, trauma, anxiety, depression, chronic illness, death, and dying.
• Diversity in culture, race, religion, and sexual identity.
• Psychotherapy, Cognitive. Behavioral Therapy, Guided Imagery Techniques.

 
 

 
 
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PSYCHOTHERAPIST/LMSW

Kate F.

Kate is a Psychotherapist and Licensed Master of Social Work. She combines her therapeutic knowledge and holistic approach to tackle whatever it is you bring to the appointment. Strengths-focused and genuine in her approach, she quickly puts people at ease.

As a therapist and supervisor at one of New York City’s oldest not-for-profit organizations, Kate has a tremendous working knowledge of evidence-based and evidence-informed therapeutic models, such as Multisystemic Therapy, Brief Strategic Family therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solutions Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Action and Commitment Therapy. Kate uses these models as well as the Gottman Method and Chapman approach to work with individuals, couples, families, and adolescents.

Kate has vast research experience, including: stigma in academic settings(women in STEM), how race/stigma impact trust, adolescents dealing with ADHD and/or substance abuse and how this impacts families, and the most effective/common techniques used in various models of family therapy.

 Committed to empowering others and recognizing that each individual seeks something unique out of therapy, Kate is dedicated to adapting her style to fit your needs.

Education

Fordham University
Master of Social Work

University of Delaware
B.A. Psychology, Women & Gender Studies

Areas of Focus

• Anxiety, depression, dating and relationship concerns.

• Parent-child relationships, family conflict, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, ADHD

• Sexuality, race, religion, and sexual identity

• Career or educational concerns/difficulties

• Alcohol and Substance Abuse.

• College students, young professionals, couples, families, adolescents