Meet Our Therapists

CLINICAL STAFF

Therapists, Supervisors and Interns.

  • Zoia Sizgoric
    LCSW-R
    Clinical Director.

    Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

  • Lura Salm
    LMSW
    Therapist and Clinical Coordinator.

    Licensed Master Social Worker.


    Specializations: Adults, adolescents, families, couples, attachment-based therapy, CBT, culturally sensitive therapy, crisis intervention, group therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, psychodynamic, trauma-informed therapy, adjustment disorders, anger management, anxiety, caregiving, depression, domestic violence, LGBTQ+ issues, parenting, PTSD, sexual/physical abuse, vocational/occupational issues.


    Special Training/Experience: Clinical work with the transgender population, clinical work with immigrants and refugees.

  • Alicia Reyes
    LMSW
    Therapist.

    Licensed Master Social Worker.


    Specializations: Children (9-12), adolescents, adults, elderly, attachment-based therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), culturally sensitive therapy, crisis intervention, functional family therapy, Gestalt therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, narrative therapy, person-centered therapy, play therapy, psychodynamic therapy, trauma-informed therapy, adjustment disorders, anger management, anxiety, caregiving, depression, divorce, grief/loss, loss of independence, parenting, PTSD.

  • Aline Goodman
    LMSW
    Therapist.

    Licensed Master Social Worker.

  • Amanda Kaim
    LMSW
    Therapist.

    Licensed Master Social Worker.

  • Angelica Rubio
    Therapist

    Licensed Master Social Worker

  • Arian Holman
    LMSW
    Therapist.

    Licensed Master Social Worker.

  • Brenda Bennett
    Therapist

    Licensed Master Social Worker

  • Candice Overton
    LMHC, NCC
    Therapist and Supervisor.

    Licensed Mental Health Counselor.


    National Certified Counselor.


    Specializations: Children (ages 5-17), adolescents, adults, family therapy, child/parent psychotherapy, CBT Certified, culturally sensitive therapy, crisis intervention, person-centered therapy, play therapy certified, psychodynamic therapy, ADHD, adjustment disorders, anger management, anxiety, child abuse, depression, divorce, parenting, preventative/foster care, PTSD, sexual/physical abuse.


  • Cindy Pinzel
    MHC-LP
    Therapist.

    Mental Health Counselor – Limited Permit.

  • Damara Gonzalez
    LMSW
    Therapist.

    Licensed Master Social Worker.


    Specialization: Child-Parent Therapy, CBT Therapy, Culturally Sensitive, Crisis Intervention, DBT Therapy, Functional Family Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Play Therapy, Trauma-Informed, ADHD/DD, Adjustment Disorders, Anger Management, Anxiety, Caregiving, Child Abuse, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Parenting, PTSD, and Sexual-Physical Abuse.


    Special Training or Certifications: Child-Parent Psychotherapy Motivational Interviewing PESI Advanced Trauma Treatment for Children and Adolescents PESI Intensive Trauma Treatment course.

  • Dewan Bajaj
    LCSW
    Therapist.

    Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

  • Elisabeth Isaksen
    LCSW
    Therapist and Supervisor.

    Licensed Clinical Social Worker.


    Specializations: Children (7-17), adolescents, adults, families, couples, elderly, groups, attachment-based therapy, child/parent psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), culturally sensitive therapy, emotion-focused therapy, eye movement desensitization, and reprocessing (EMDR), group therapy, marriage & family therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, person-centered therapy, play therapy, psychodynamic, trauma-informed therapy, adjustment disorders, anxiety, depression, divorce, domestic violence, LGBTQ+, grief/loss, loss of independence, parenting, PTSD, sexual-physical abuse, vocational/occupational issues, substance use.


    Special Training or Certifications: EMDR (Trained).

  • Elliot Skaggs
    MHC-LP
    Therapist.

    Mental Health Counselor – Limited Permit.

  • Evan Baker
    LMSW
    Therapist

    Licensed Master Social Worker

  • Evelyn Crespo
    LCSW-R
    Supervisor.

    Licensed Clinical Social Worker.


    Specializations: I have experience working with children, adults, couples,/families. I am trained in DBT, CBT, relational therapy, EMDR, and psychodynamic psychotherapy. I work from a social justice perspective and often use an eclectic approach to meet clients' needs. Additionally, I am bilingual Spanish speaking and include the importance of culture in treatment. 


  • Gerarda McDougall
    LCSW-R, BCD
    Supervisor.

    Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

  • Iris Gallagher
    LMSW
    Therapist.

    Licensed Master Social Worker.


    Specializations: Adolescents, Adults, Person-Centered Therapy, Divorce, Grief/Loss Bereavement, PTSD, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic, Adjustment Disorders, Anxiety, Depression.

  • Julie Moulin
    LCSW
    Supervisor.

    Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

  • Lisa Vari
    LMHC
    Therapist.

    Licensed Mental Health Counselor.

  • Lorena Amador
    MHC-LP
    Therapist.

    Mental Health Counselor – Limited Permit.


    Specializations: Children, adolescents, adults, families, couples, play therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), person-centered therapy, reality therapy, rational emotive therapy (REBT), group therapy, marriage & family therapy, mindfulness, crisis intervention, anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction, ADHD/ADD, adjustment disorders, learning disabilities, personality disorders, mood disorders, behavioral problems, bullying, vocational/occupational issues, financial issues, pregnancy, parenting, grief/loss, divorce, life transitions, phobias, domestic violence, child abuse, sexual/physical abuse, anger management, homelessness, sexuality, LGBTQ+, physical illness, stress management, life management.

  • Maria Rivera
    LCSW-R
    Therapist.

    Licensed Clinical Social Worker.


    Specializations: Children (2+), adolescents, adults, families, couples, groups, play therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), person-centered therapy, rational emotive therapy (REBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), group therapy, marriage, and family therapy, codependency behavioral therapy, crisis intervention, anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction, ADHD/ADD, adjustment disorders, learning disabilities, personality disorders, mood disorders, behavioral problems, bullying, parenting, grief/loss, divorce, life transitions, phobias, domestic violence, child abuse, sexual/physical abuse, anger management, preventative/foster care, LGBTQ+, gender identity, physical illness, life management coaching.
  • Mary Orobona
    LCSW
    Therapist and Supervisor.

    Licensed Clinical Social Worker.


    Specializations: Children (8-12), adolescents, adults, groups, elderly, attachment-based therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), crisis intervention, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), emotion-focused therapy, Gestalt therapy, group therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, person-centered therapy, play therapy, psychodynamic, adjustment disorders, anger management, anxiety, caregiving, depression, eating disorders, grief/loss, loss of independence, parenting, vocational/occupational issues.

  • Megumi Moritoki
    LMHC, CASAC
    Therapist.

    Licensed Mental Health Counselor.


    Specializations: Children (8-13), adolescents, adults, families, couples, elderly, attachment-based therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), culturally sensitive therapy, crisis intervention, emotion-focused therapy, Gestalt therapy, group therapy, marriage and family therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, person-centered therapy, play therapy, psychodynamic therapy, trauma-informed therapy, ADHD, adjustment disorders, anger management, anxiety, caregiving, child abuse, depression, divorce, domestic violence, eating disorders, LGBTQ+, grief/loss, loss of independence, parenting, preventative/foster care, sexual/physical abuse, vocational/occupational issues, substance use.


    Special Training or Certifications: Substance use (CASAC), play therapy certified.

  • Monica Fodera
    MHC-LP
    Therapist.

    Mental Health Counselor – Limited Permit.

  • Najah Zaaeed
    LMSW
    Therapist.

    Licensed Master Social Worker.

  • Nancy Stark
    LCSW
    Therapist and Supervisor.

    Licensed Clinical Social Worker.


    Specializations: Adults, Elderly, Families, Couples. Attachment-Based Therapy, CBT Therapy, Culturally Sensitive, Crisis Intervention, DBT Therapy, EMDR Therapy, Functional Family Therapy, Marriage, and Family Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Person-Centered Therapy, Trauma-Informed, Adjustment Disorders, Anger Management, Anxiety, Depression, Divorce, LGBTQ Concerns, Grief/Loss Bereavement, Loss of Independence, PTSD, Vocational/Occupational Issues, Substance Abuse.


    Special Training or Certifications: DBT Therapy, EMDR, Substance Abuse. 

  • Nicole Rose
    LMFT
    Therapist.

    Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.


    Specializations: Adolescents, adults, couples, elderly, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), ADHD, adjustment disorders, anxiety, caregiving, child abuse, domestic violence, eating disorders, loss of independence, preventative/foster care.

  • Paulette Henk
    LMHC
    Therapist.

    Licensed Mental Health Counselor


    Specializations: ADHD, adjustment disorders, anger management, anxiety, child abuse, depression, divorce, domestic violence, PTSD/trauma, grief/bereavement, sexual/physical abuse, substance use, LGBTQ+ issues, Children, adolescents, families, CBT, DBT, culturally sensitive therapy, motivational interviewing, person-centered therapy, play therapy, trauma-informed therapy.


    Special Training: Psychological first aid, Opioid overdose training.


  • Rebecca Dominguez
    LMSW
    Therapist.

    Licensed Master Social Worker.

  • Stella Kazas
    LMHC
    Therapist and Supervisor.

    Licensed Mental Health Counselor.


    Specializations: Children (3-18), adolescents, adults, families, child/parent psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), culturally sensitive therapy, narrative therapy, person-centered therapy, play therapy, ADHD, adjustment disorders, anger management, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, parenting.

  • Stephanie Ruiz
    LMHC
    Therapist.

    Licensed Mental Health Counselor.


    Specialization: ADHD, Adjustment disorders, Anxiety, Anger Management, Behavioral Issues, Bullying, Depression, Grief, Parenting, Peer Relations, Phobias, Physical Illness, Self Esteem, Self Harm, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women’s Issues. Ages: Children (ages 5-12), Teenagers, and Adults. Modalities: Individual, Family, Group. Treatment Approach: Cognitive Behavioral, Culturally Sensitive, Dialectical Behavioral, Eclectic, Family Systems, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative, Person-Centered, Psychodynamic, REBT, Solution Focused, Trauma-Focused.

  • Taylor Raiford-Gaul
    LMSW
    Therapist.

    Licensed Master Social Worker.


    Specializations: Adults, CBT, culturally sensitive therapy, emotion-focused therapy, mindfulness, person-centered therapy, psychodynamic, trauma-informed therapy, adjustment disorders, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, vocational/occupational issues.

  • Valerie Alcena
    LMSW
    Therapist.

    Licensed Master Social Worker.


    Specializations: Children, Adolescents, Adults, Families, Groups, Child-Parent Psychotherapy, CBT Therapy, Culturally Sensitive, DBT Therapy, Functional Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Play Therapy, Psychodynamic, Trauma-Informed, ADHD/ADD, Adjustment Disorders, Anger Management, Anxiety, Caregiving, Depression, Divorce, LGBTQ Concerns, Grief/Loss Bereavement, Loss of Independence, PTSD.


    Special Training or Certifications: CBT (Trauma-Focused).

  • William Carron
    LCSW-R
    Supervisor.

    Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

  • Andrew S. Quinn
    MHC Intern.

    Mental Health Counseling Intern - New York University.

  • Anna Tekunova
    MSW Intern

    MSW Intern - New York University

  • Bandna Badhan
    MHC Intern

    Mental Health Counseling Intern - Queens College

  • Nicole Giacchino
    MHC Intern.

    Mental Health Counseling Intern - St. John’s University.

  • Solansch Highley
    MHC Intern.

    Mental Health Counseling Intern - Hunter College.

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