Our Team

Olga Rothschild

Olga Rothschild, LMHC

Executive Director

Olga Rothschild is the Executive Director of Rothschild Mental Health Counseling. One of her main goals is to mentor, motivate, support, and provide training and consistent supervision and guidance to all clinicians of Rothschild Counseling. Her mission to promote better mental health care to clients, including client crisis management. Olga provides supervision to licensed supervisors at Rothschild Counseling and their supervisees, and actively promotes coordination of care for patients who suffer from mental health issues. Olga is knowledgeable and experienced in utilization of Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral, Gestalt, Somatic Experiencing, Gottman's Couple's Counseling Approaches, Motivational Interviewing, Family Dynamic Techniques and EMDR therapy.

Olga is a trained Level I EMDR practitioner. Her focus is on the client, their issues and concerns as they're gently guided toward recovery and healing. She works with clients on their most immediate issues of concern at the beginning of the therapeutic process, and then focuses on identifying client's long term goals to help them achieve their goals, and pursue their dreams. Olga believes that being able to reach one's goals is one of the fundamental ingredients of success, and can help clients identify, and move toward their goals (whether it may be to decrease their suffering, depression, anxiety, improve relationships, pursue vocational goals, or other goals). Olga is a fluent, bi-lingual Russian speaker of Jewish-Asian (Uzbekistan) cultural background.

Joshua Levitt

Joshua Levitt, LMHC

Supervising Therapist

Joshua Levitt, LMHC is an enthusiastic and empathic Licensed Mental Health Counselor and children's mental health specialist with experiences ranging from mental health clinics and foster care agencies to public schools, and the department of education. He has worked extensively with children, adolescents, families and adults covering topics such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, life transitions, self-esteem, and reaching both short and long term life goals. Read more...

Joshua provides a safe and nurturing environment, building strong rapport with children and parents, to allow clients to both express themselves freely as well as develop and practice life, organizational, and coping skills. He engages in an eclectic approach synthesizing techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic approaches, family systems theory, and mindfulness and more.

Justine Brathwaite

Justine Brathwaite, LMHC

Supervising Therapist

Justine is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who strongly believes in the power of connection to forge the path towards healing, growth, and discovery. She believes that the therapeutic alliance should be a safe, enriching, supportive and collaborative environment that nurtures self-efficacy and self-awareness. Using a person-centered, non-judgmental, strength-based approach, Justine has worked with clients from diverse populations and backgrounds in recognizing that everything they need is already within them and the therapeutic process is a way to understand and piece together their unique tapestry through authenticity and self-compassion. Read more...

Justine's approach to therapy is eclectic and integrative, largely shaped by and tailored to meet each client's individual and unique needs and strengths. She embraces and utilizes various psychotherapeutic modalities and techniques through a person-centered, trauma-focused, and culturally aware lens, including, but not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt theory, Psychodynamic approaches, mindfulness techniques, and solution-focused therapy. Justine has experience working with children, adolescents, families and adults who have been impacted by loss and bereavement; interpersonal and relationship concerns; separation and divorce; anxiety; and depression.

Kylie Valent

Kylie Valent, LMHC

Supervising Therapist

Kylie is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has experience working with children, adolescents, families, and adults. Kylie specializes in depression, anxiety, relationship and communication issues, trauma, and parenting difficulties. Kylie treats her clients with respect and compassion and believes everybody deserves an unbiased, non-judgmental listener to promote positive change. Read more...

Kylie works from a client-centered, values-based modality with an approach that combines psychodynamic, rational-emotive and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Kylie draws from different schools of thought in order to best fit the needs of her clients. She also incorporates different aspects of mindfulness into her practice.

Michelle Lev

Michelle Lev, LMHC

Supervising Therapist

Michelle is a licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York State. She has experience providing therapy to children, adolescents and adults and helping them through all types of mental health issues such as ADHD/ADD, anxiety, depression, life transitions, interpersonal challenges, and family conflict. Michelle also has experience working with families in the justice system to help resolve family conflict and create a change for the better. Read more...

Michelle believes in the effectiveness of Psychodynamic talk therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques, and mindfulness techniques to help clients work through the challenges in their lives. To make the most of therapy, Michelle believes a client must feel safe, not judged, and related to in a professional and personable way. Michelle's therapy will be specific to your goals, and collaborative in nature. She looks forward to working with you.

Salihah Hughson

Salihah Hughson, LMHC

Supervising Therapist

Salihah is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who is passionate about the power of therapy to provide self-insight, catharsis, and coping mechanisms as clients work through the challenges of present day and process the traumas of the past. She brings experiences working with children, teens, adults, and families in child welfare, educational, and outpatient settings. Areas of interests and specialties include supporting clients struggling with low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, family/interpersonal conflict, trauma, and grief and loss. Read more...

Salihah approaches therapy in a collaborative and strength-based way, meeting clients where they’re at and supporting them through an individualized and authentic process of healing. In working with Salihah, you can expect transparency, humor, and compassion as you work towards your goals. In her clinical practice, Salihah utilizes a range of relevant therapeutic approaches to meet the needs of clients including cognitive behavioral therapy, functional family therapy, mindfulness, and more.

“All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.” – Helen Keller

Kency Vitale

Kency Vitale, LMHC

Supervising Therapist

Kency is a bilingual (English and Spanish) Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with a passion for providing the utmost quality of services to individuals seeking to improve their lives. She brings over 5 years of experience working in the mental health field with a culturally diverse population. She enjoys working with adults and their families. Her interests and specialties include serving clients with: grief and loss, trauma, women’s issues, acculturation/immigrant issues, stress, relationship issues, anxiety, and depression. Read more...

Kency’s clinical vision is to ensure an atmosphere of safety and compassion for clients and their families to experience their vulnerabilities while sharing their stories. To meet an individual’s unique presenting needs, Kency implements an eclectic therapeutic approach including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Person-Centered, Gestalt, Motivational Interviewing, Emotionally Focused and Trauma Focused interventions.

Igor Kulishov

Igor Kulishov, LMHC

Supervising Therapist

Igor is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a person-centered approach that fosters autonomy and encourages individuals to take control of their lives. He believes that each treatment is unique for the individual and by reflecting on the past and present that the path to the future becomes far less intimidating. His philosophy is that every individual is an expert in themselves and through insight and self-analysis this expertise can be leveraged for positive physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual change. Igor fosters a safe and warm environment so that every individual is able to grow and flourish at their own pace, building on their strengths and gathering skills to tackle any difficulty presenting itself.

Jessica Kubiak

Jessica Kubiak, LMHC

Supervising Therapist

Jessica is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has a wide range of experience in working with individuals across the lifespan. She utilizes an eclectic blend of various therapeutic techniques to best meet the client’s needs including, but not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Strength-Based Therapy, and mindfulness-based practices.

Jessica is passionate about taking a warm person-centered and holistic approach in supporting those throughout their healing journey. She is adamant about meeting individuals where they are in order to help them gain insight, awareness, and tools in order to improve their overall well-being. She firmly believes in the importance and value of investing time and energy into oneself; you and your loved ones deserve the best version of you.

Rachel Snyder

Rachel Snyder, LMHC

Supervising Therapist

Ms. Rachel Snyder is a mental healthcare provider specializing in psychotherapy. As a part of her higher education, she obtained her master's degree in mental health counseling from Alliance University. She has extensive experience conducting individual counseling for adults and adolescents, treating anxiety, depression, and relationship issues while helping her clients deal with trauma. She has also assisted families who had to flee domestic abuse, survivors of sexual assault, and those who were homeless or were affected by the criminal justice system. For therapy to become a place where her patients feel heard, seen, and understood, Ms. Snyder works closely with them to create a supportive therapeutic relationship. Her process enables productive collaboration to achieve the outcome her clients require.

Patrick Griffis

Patrick Griffis, LMHC

Supervising Therapist

Patrick is a warm, inviting, and empathetic counselor that has a passion for working with those who are looking to effect changes in their lives. His out of the box thinking and ability to help those change the patterns that can become barriers to their success has often be seen as invaluable. Patrick works primarily with adults having specializations in those with identity issues, LGBTQIA+, those struggling with chronic illness, trauma, interpersonal communication, and life transitions. Patrick has worked as therapist and supervisor extensively across many modalities of care including Inpatient Psychiatric Units, Residential Substance Use treatment, Harm Reduction Programs, and Supportive Housing, always bringing an open mind and an individualized stance towards care. Read more...

Patrick believes in being integrative and person centered in his approach often utilizing methods of CBT, DBT, REBT, and Gestalt models. As well as always keeping a focus on solutions. Patrick’s main focus is to make sure there is a strong alliance and trust built that a person feels safe and goes at their pace. When working with him you will find an increased ability to reflect and build awareness of self, while feeling supported and validated.

Dinara Kuatova

Dinara Kuatova, LMHC

Supervising Therapist

Dinara is a bilingual Russian-speaking Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Dinara is an empathic counselor who builds a trustful and respectful environment when helping people to overcome life's challenges and to find effective solutions. She believes that mental health is closely connected to physical health, and together with her clients she helps to recognize, explore, and mitigate causes of distress that prevent her clients from achieving their goals. Read more...

Dinara has experience working with children, families and adults from diverse cultures. Her therapeutic specialties include social anxiety, parenting issues, challenging life transitions, low self-esteem and depression, among others. While working with clients, Dinara implements a full variety of psychotherapeutic approaches and modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, and Play Therapy for children.

Melissa Luhmann-Chavez

Melissa Luhmann-Chavez, LMHC

Supervising Therapist

A psychotherapist by profession, Melissa serves the communities of New York. She graduated with a master's degree in education from the City University of New York, Hunter College. Ms. Chavez conducts her sessions at Rothschild Mental Health Counseling. Like any quality mental health professional, she creates a bond with her patients to maintain and improve their lifelong health.

Patients visit Melissa for conditions such as anxiety, hyperactivity disorder, relationship struggles, and bipolar disorder. She also provides bereavement or grief counseling, behavioral therapy, and cognitive therapy.

Steven Purvin

Steven Purvin, LMHC

Supervising Therapist

Steven is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Steven earned his Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling at Hofstra University in 2015. Steven has has expertise helping clients who struggle with anxiety and panic disorders, depression, mood disorders, addictive thinking and behavior, life transitions, and relationship issues. Read more...

Steven’s approach involves setting the tone for a safe space, providing empathy and unconditional positive regard, and establishing person-centered goals. Steven assists clients in developing the ability to challenge unhelpful thought patterns, gain insight into the past, reduce stress, self-regulate, and become emotionally resilient.

Joshua Despain

Joshua Despain, LMHC

Supervising Therapist

Joshua is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a Masters Degree from Lindenwood University. He has worked in the area of Counseling Psychology since 2010 and has experience in supervision, behavior intervention specialist and psychotherapy. Joshua has additional training done in substance abuse, mindfulness based stress reduction, EMDR, and trauma. Joshua has experience working with individuals, LGBTQA; counseling a variety of issues including, premarital and marital, relationships, divorce, anxiety, mood disorders, depression, anger management, self-esteem, grief and loss and a variety of other life transitional issues. Read more...

As a psychotherapist, he enjoys providing authentic, compassionate, empathetic, non judgemental and insightful support as he journeys with his clients through a variety of challenges they face. Joshua understands that our past has influenced our present and becoming mindful of these situations will help create a new understanding of ourselves. Our life experience, positive or negative, are building blocks for who we are today and can be effective tools in creating who we aspire to be tomorrow. He believes that with the right tools, emphatic support, and personal determination, we can live our lives in the only true moment, now.

Cassi Robbins

Cassi Robbins, LMHC

Intake Coordinator

Cassi Robbins graduated from the University of Kentucky with a masters degree in Counseling, currently practicing in NY. She also acquired a bachelor's degree in Psychology, with a specialization in Forensic Psychology from Eastern Kentucky University. For the past 3 years, she has specialized in treating children, teenagers and young adults with various mental health concerns, such as anxiety, depression, body-image struggles and trauma. These problems can have an impact on academic, social and emotional functioning which can lead to distressing relationships and having a caring counselor can help to reduce that impact. Read more...

Through her own personal journey with mental health, she has found passion in assisting others overcome similar challenges. She prides herself on offering a relaxed, non-judgmental environment to identify goals, explore ongoing struggles and to help her clients achieve personal success. She prioritizes providing therapy that is strengths based and solution focused to help clients build their resiliency. She has experience and training providing Cognitive Behavioral therapy techniques, which emphasizes challenging negative thoughts, incorporating healthy coping skills and managing distress in a positive way.

Alina Bondareva

Alina Bondareva, LMHC


Alina Bondareva is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She holds a master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from Brooklyn College. As a mental health counselor, Alina's goal is to create a compassionate and validating atmosphere for the client to feel safe to explore themselves, their emotional world and to share their findings. Alina enjoys working collaboratively with the clients to help them heal by discovering and enhancing their personal strengths and striving towards an improved and healthier life. Read more...

Alina utilizes a combination of psychodynamic, interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral, and solution-focused therapeutic modalities to help the clients embrace themselves and reduce the stress and suffering in daily life. Alina has experience working with young adult and adult clients struggling with various emotional disturbance and life challenges, depression, and anxiety. She also works with the clients to address grief, loss, sibling relationships, career challenges and opportunities, and marital and relationship issues. With a non-judgmental and supportive approach, Alina provides clients with knowledge about the diagnosis, tools to achieve the goals, and skills to improve the quality of life.

Juliya Serebryanskaya

Juliya Serebryanskaya, LLMHC


Juliya is a bilingual (English and Russian) Limited License Mental Health Counselor. Juliya is supervised by Igor Kulishov, LMHC. She strives to provide an empathetic, accepting, and non-judgmental environment that allows you to be an authentic version of yourself. Juliya views therapy as a collaborative therapeutic relationship that builds a safe space for healing and growth. Juliya's studies have focused on trauma-informed care, and she has a special interest in working with the LGBTQIA+ populations.

Tia Ricketts

Tia Ricketts, LLMHC


Tia is an empathetic, patient, and caring therapist whose main priority is to provide a safe space to ensure a productive and beneficial experience for clients. Tia is supervised by Igor Kulishov, LMHC. Tia utilizes a combination of Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Client-centered Therapy. She has experience working with young adults dealing with depression, anxiety, and interpersonal conflicts. The stigma placed on mental health, especially among minorities became her main inspiration for pursuing a career in mental health counseling. She seeks to become a positive representative to help combat racial disparities within the healthcare field and its negative impact on people of color and other marginalized groups.

Mat Bibik

Mat Bibik, LLMHC


Mat utilizes a warm, curious, and nonjudgmental person-centered approach where therapy is viewed as a collaborative and eclectic process. They believe in implementing any number of tools to affect change and bring solutions, with special attention given to mindfulness, narrative, cognitive-behavioral, existential, and motivational interviewing techniques. Mat is a Limited Licensed Mental Health Counselor supervised by Joshua Levitt, LMHC. Mat has experience working with children and adults of all ages, addressing struggles such as depression, anxiety, school and work stress, and interpersonal conflict. In therapy, they maintain a strong awareness of the various systemic challenges in navigating today’s world and how they interact with mental health and functioning. By fostering a positive working alliance, the therapeutic relationship and environment serve as a secure base from which the client can begin to address these challenges and heal.

Isadora Rodrigues

Isadora Rodrigues, LLMHC


Isadora Rodrigues is a bilingual (English and Portuguese) Mental Health Counselor with a limited license supervised by Igor Kulishov, LMHC. Isadora graduated from New York University with a degree in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness and focuses on helping clients achieve greater well-being through psychological restructuring and behavioral changes. She believes that developing a strong work alliance with clients where mutual trust exists is crucial for progress. Read more...

Isadora has experience working with clients from a broad age range from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds and cultures. She approaches each client with curiosity and humility as she understands that the client is the expert in their lives and has the potential to gain knowledge and find resources within to make meaningful changes that lead to greater well-being, given the proper guidance. In working with clients, Isadora utilizes a variety of psychotherapy approaches as each client is unique and requires individualized counseling plans. These include but are not limited to Psychodynamic, Interpersonal, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, REBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Humanistic approaches.

Christie Brake

Christie Brake, LLMHC


Christie is a Limited License Mental Health Counselor supervised by Kylie Valent, LMHC who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and adults and helping them through mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, familial issues, communication issues, and interpersonal challenges. Christie is an empathetic, patient, and caring therapist who believes in the importance of building trusting therapeutic alliances. She provides a safe space free of judgment for clients to explore themselves freely and to grow. Christie utilizes a client-centered therapy with other Psychodynamic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Play Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and mindfulness techniques.

Ted Kolsby

Ted Kolsby, LLMHC


Ted Kolsby is a Limited License Mental Health Counselor supervised by Kylie Valent, LMHC. Ted completed his graduate studies at Brooklyn College. His approach to therapy is eclectic, pulling techniques from psychodynamic psychotherapy, CBT, and client centered treatments. Ted completed his clinical internship at Coney Island Hospital (CIH) where he worked in the inpatient unit. At Brooklyn College’s counseling center, he worked with students struggling primarily with depression, anxiety and interpersonal issues. He is a strong believer in the importance of a strong and trusting therapeutic relationship. Additionally, he believes that humor, when used appropriately, can be a powerful healing agent.

Maike Dockendorf

Maike Dockendorf, LLMHC


Maike is a bilingual German-speaking Limited License Mental Health Counselor supervised by Kylie Valent, LMHC. Maike was born in Germany to a multinational family, has lived in three countries, and graduated with her master’s degree from Minnesota State University Mankato. She approaches counseling through a multicultural lens, helping clients identify, process, and improve concerns they bring in with their own unique backgrounds. Maike likes to incorporate cognitive behavioral and narrative practices, and places importance on fostering a therapeutic relationship in which her clients can be themselves and feel safe. She also achieves this by using an empowering approach that highlights clients’ strengths, finding creative interventions, and using humor. She has experience working with individuals and families from the ages of five and up, and enjoys the diversity these different groups bring to her work.

Christine Scannapieco

Christine Scannapieco, LLMHC


Christine is a Limited License Mental Health Counselor supervised by Kylie Valent, LMHC. Christine’s empathetic, supportive, positive, and accepting approach creates an environment where her clients feel safe to express their deepest concerns and emotions. Christine’s therapeutic approach is eclectic and incorporates different techniques ranging from psychodynamic therapy, CBT, DBT, ACT, mindfulness practices, attachment theory, motivational interviewing, solution-focused, and trauma informed. Christine views the therapeutic process as a collaborative relationship in which she works alongside her clients towards a more meaningful and fulfilling life. Read more...

Christine’s eclectic therapeutic approach allows her to meet each client where they are at and to attune to their specific needs and wants from their therapy experience. Christine’s experience as a therapist includes individuals with a range of presenting concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, racial/ethnic/cultural identity, gender identity, relationship and career issues, family issues, grief and bereavement, intergenerational trauma, and body image.

Lucy German

Lucy German, LLMHC


Lucy is a Limited License Mental Health Counselor supervised by Joshua Levitt, LMHC. Lucy obtained her Master’s degree from New York University in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness. She has experience working with children and adolescents as well as utilizing trauma focused therapy, CBT, and Mindfulness techniques. Lucy believes in using a Person-centered approach as everyone has different needs and unique experiences. She is passionate about creating a safe space for clients to feel comfortable in sharing their truths as well as building the therapeutic relationship.

Michelle Zak

Michelle Zak, LLMHC


Michelle Zak is a Limited License Mental Health Counselor who completed her M.A. in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness from New York University. Michelle is supervised by Igor Kulishov, LMHC. Taking a holistic, exploratory, and empowering approach to therapy, Michelle utilizes aspects of Psychodynamic Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Mindfulness. Michelle also focuses on the mind and body connection. She believes that one’s wellbeing encompasses not only thoughts and emotions, but also one's mind, body, and environment. Michelle creates a warm and safe space for clients to work collaboratively to help clients find happiness and their truest self.

Lud Bazar

Lud Bazar, LLMHC


Lud is a bilingual, Limited License Mental Health Counselor supervised by Salihah Hughson, LMHC. Lud is fluent in English and Haitian-Creole. Lud is devoted to creating a safe, non-judgmental environment where clients feel seen, heard, accepted, and understood. She believes that as a client your feelings and experiences are valid. Life is full of challenges. Lud's goal is to help clients discover how they came to this place and equip them with the proper coping mechanisms to overcome these challenges. Lud has experience working with adolescents and adults struggling with low-self esteem, depression, anxiety, stress, and trauma. She incorporates various evidence-based therapeutic techniques into the treatment process tailored to meet each client’s unique and specific needs. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Person-Centered therapy to help clients achieve their goals and grow into their most authentic selves.

Dalton Alexis

Dalton Alexis, LLMHC


Dalton is a Limited License Mental Health Counselor who completed his M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at SUNY Oswego. Dalton is supervised Kylie Valent, LMHC. Dalton has experience working with adults in transitional stages in their lives. He aims to create a comfortable accepting environment for clients. Dalton focuses on a strength-based approach as well as using aspects from person-centered therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Dalton is passionate about working collaboratively with clients on their own personal goals and building upon themselves.

Ati Kingsawat

Ati Kingsawat, LLMHC


Ati Kingsawat is a Limited License Mental Health Counselor supervised by Joshua Levitt, LMHC. Ati graduated from Florida International University with a Masters degree in Psychology specializing in Mental Health Counseling. Ati believes that mental health services should be accessible to everyone, and she is particularly interested in providing mental health treatment to children and adolescents. Ati has 4 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and their families utilizing skills and strategies from a variety of psychotherapeutic approaches, such as behavioral therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. Her experience includes working with children and adolescents with ADHD and other related behavioral disorders, anxiety, tics, and grief. Ati is a kindhearted and empathetic therapist who wishes to provide the best mental and emotional support for her clients.

Charlene Atkinson

Charlene Atkinson, LLMHC


Charlene is a Limited License Mental Health Counselor supervised by Jessica Kubiak, LMHC. Charlene became a therapist to provide empathetic and compassionate support to those navigating life’s various struggles. Her approach to therapy centers around creating relationships with clients based on mutual respect, trust, understanding, and providing support to clients as they continue to become more aware and confident in who they truly are. She believse everyone’s needs are different, and always strives to understand her clients through the lens of their unique experiences. Read more...

Charlene provides treatment to clients presenting with concerns including anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. She tailors treatment to her clients depending on what is best suited to their needs and using techniques from CBT, person-centered, psychodynamic, and Solution-Focused therapies. Charlene mostly works with adults, but she also really enjoys providing care to adolescents. Whatever the presenting concern may be, her top priority is cultivating a genuine, open, and non-judgmental environment for your growth. She looks forward to meeting you and aiding throughout your journey!

Rose Santana

Rose Santana, LLMHC


Rose is a Latinx-queer identified Limited License Mental Health Counselor who is trauma informed, and social justice oriented. She is supervised by Salihah Hughson, LMHC. Rose has made it her mission to provide a safe, warm, and compassionate environment where she collaboratively works on nourishing clients intersecting identities. She uses an integrative, strengths-based, and collaborative approach that fosters each client’s needs. She encompasses techniques from various therapeutic models in order to restore and strengthen mental health wellness within an intersectional framework. Read more...

Rose received her BA in Psychology from Florida Atlantic University, and her MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. She completed her graduate internship at Mindful Moments Mental Health Counseling where she had the privilege of counseling individuals from various racial and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and LGBTQIA+ identified clients. Her background includes research and training revolving around Internal Family Systems as a treatment for working with survivors of trauma.

Cheryl Chen

Cheryl Chen, LLMHC


Cheryl is a trilingual (English, Mandarin, and Taiwanese) Limited License Mental Health Counselor supervised by Michelle Lev, LMHC. She holds a master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from Columbia University and completed her internship at John Jay College, where she worked with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds. Cheryl has worked with individuals facing a broad range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma, loss, racism, sexual violence, relationship issues, family matters, identity crises, women's issues, life transitions, and anger management. She is a also dedicated advocate for social justice and previously served as a sexual violence prevention educator at Columbia, promoting mental health awareness and fostering a supportive environment. Read more...

Cheryl firmly believes that everyone deserves a safe space to be heard, explore their inherent potential, and make meaningful changes in their lives. To cater to the diverse needs of her clients, Cheryl employs a holistic approach that incorporates evidence-based modalities such as CBT, ACT, psychodynamic therapy, motivational interviewing, and trauma-informed practices. With her warm, genuine, and straightforward style, Cheryl collaborates with clients to gain profound insights into their unique worldviews, develop practical skills, and break free from unhealthy patterns.

Iris Rivera

Iris Rivera, LLMHC


Iris Rivera is a bilingual (English and Spanish) Mental Health Counselor, currently holding a limited license in NY state supervised by Justine Brathwaite, LMHC. Iris practices from a Person-centered approach which functions from the belief that people are intrinsically driven toward and have the capacity for growth and self-actualization; this internal force produces therapeutic change. Iris believes her role in treatment is to provide a nonjudgmental environment helpful to honest self-exploration. Iris’ approach to treatment also utilizes a social justice lens. Read more...

Iris acknowledges that biology and environment influence how humans process their individual experiences. Iris considers that part of people's environmental experiences often includes issues resulting from racism, Immigration laws, Social Economic status, Age, Gender, and Sexuality. She believes the effects of intersectionality, marginalization, and daily interactions with oppressive systems often exasperate mental health conditions. Iris has experience applying techniques from Cognitive-behavioral therapy, Dialectical-behavioral therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing Therapy.

Saoirse Lee

Saoirse Lee, LLMHC


Saoirse is a compassionate and reliable Limited License Mental Health Counselor supervised by Michelle Lev, LMHC. Saoirse applies her knowledge of various psychotherapy modalities to help patients deal with stress, anxiety, grief, hyperactive disorders, and relationship troubles including the LGBTQ community. Saoirse listens to patients attentively during therapy sessions and ensures they feel comfortable expressing their mental health struggles. She understands their unique needs and helps them find a suitable treatment plan.

Kristian Lucaj

Kristian Lucaj, LLMHC


Kristian Lucaj is a Limited License Mental Health Counselor supervised by Salihah Hughson, LMHC. Kristian utilizes a Psychodynamic approach that both explores and understands how our past affects us today, as well as our future. He operates in a direct, but non-judgemental way, in order to make you feel like you are in a safe and empathizing environment. Kristian also provides Cognitive and Rational-Emotive Behavioral herapies to challenge as well as overcome unwelcome thoughts and behaviors, shining light in a direction that provides healing mentally, spiritually, and more.

Jenna Boccabella

Jenna Boccabella, LLMHC


Jenna Boccabella is a Limited License Mental Health Counselor supervised by Joshua Levitt, LMHC. Jenna completed her MA in Mental Health Counseling from Baruch College. Jenna is a warm, open-minded therapist who is passionate about helping clients achieve positive change and discover their personal strengths. She provides a safe, non-judgmental, and encouraging environment for clients to express their most authentic selves. Read more...

Jenna has experience helping children, adolescents, and adults navigate issues such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, self-esteem, and interpersonal conflict. She has worked with individuals and families in a variety of settings, including outpatient therapy, community mental health, residential foster care, and educational programs. Jenna’s therapeutic approach is eclectic and combines techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic theory, play therapy, and mindfulness.

Kevin Bollers

Kevin Bollers, LLMHC


Kevin Bollers is a Limited License Mental Health Counselor supervised by Rachel Snyder, LMHC. Kevin obtained his master’s degree in mental health counseling from Long Island University (LIU). Kevin is a motivated and hard-working therapist who works to assist his client's with their emotional, social, and mental health needs. In therapy, Kevin employs a patient-centered approach to collaboratively work on achieving client's goals. Kevin specializes in working with clients on issues of stress, anxiety, depression, and other issues.

Antonina Kalyuskin

Antonina Kalyuskin, LLMHC


Antonina is a Limited License Mental Health Counselor supervised by Justine Brathwaite, LMHC. Antonina values the therapeutic relationship and offers a nonjudgmental space for clients. She employs a person-centered approach, integrating cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, psychodynamic approaches and internal family systems to tailor the treatment to each individual’s needs. Antonina has worked with adults and adolescents with anxiety, depression, grief, and more. Read more...

Through her experience with many populations, Antonina aims to empower clients on their journey to healing, growth and resilience. LGBTQ+ friendly and culturally sensitive, she believes in fostering lasting positive change through collaboration and support. She celebrates diversity and is dedicated to creating an inclusive environment that honors and respects the unique identities and experiences of everyone she serves.

Aasritha Natarajan

Aasritha Natarajan, LLMHC


Aasritha is a Limited License Mental Health Counselor supervised by Justine Brathwaite, LMHC. She has a background in substance use disorder research and has experience working with adults with depression, anxiety, stress, and interpersonal conflicts. Having grown up in a collectivist culture that has historically stigmatized mental health, Aasritha views psychotherapy as an opportunity to embrace collectivist cultures and use it as a tool to destigmatize mental health and empower clients’ personal relationships with their mental health. Read more...

She aims to show up authentically, and work with her clients to explore what their environments and relationships mean to them. She utilizes an integrative approach, while also bringing in relevant mindfulness, relational, person-centered, and dialectical behavioral techniques. On a broader scale, she reinforces a social justice, multicultural, and trauma-informed foundation with every client, and aspires to build a therapeutic relationship based on compassion, collaboration, and mutual learning. Taking the first step of receiving therapy is challenging, and Aasritha hopes to find the approach that best fits you so you are able to live freely in the now. With her passion for mental health, she aims to learn your story, as well as celebrate your progress.

James McCabe

James McCabe, LLMHC


James McCabe is a Limited License Mental Health Counselor supervised by Justine Brathwaite, LMHC. James completed his MA in Mental Health Counseling & Wellness at New York University. James found his passion specializing in person-centered therapy, with affirmative principles, and works with clients finding self-acceptance and actualization. He is devoted to having each client's voice be heard throughout their treatment as to foster an inclusive and accepting environment for growth. Read more...

James believes facilitating therapeutic change requires an authentic, respectful, and genuine relationship between client and therapist. His approach recognizes that clients are the expert of their lived experience, and he is there to assist you in finding a deeper understanding of your thoughts and emotions. He works collaboratively to address any issues, symptoms, or personal challenges presenting in your life. Together, he hopes to identify ways to best overcome and achieve your best self.

Nadav Sasportas

Nadav Sasportas, LLMHC


Nadav Sasportas is a Limited License Mental Health Counselor who completed his M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Touro University. Nadav is supervised by Michelle Lev, LMHC. Nadav’s experience includes working with individuals who have experienced anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, self esteem, and interpersonal and relationship issues. He utilizes a person-centered and Integrative approach to therapy that incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Harm Reduction practices that facilitate an empathetic and supportive environment for his clients. Read more...

Nadav believes in tailoring treatment to meet each individual's unique needs through collaboration and self-exploration. He is committed to helping clients regain autonomy and achieve positive changes in their physical, mental, and emotional well-being. He works by meeting the client where they are to gain the best understanding of the client’s needs that will encourage self-development and efficient treatment. He empowers individuals by acknowledging their inherent strengths and equipping them with the coping skills and tools to enhance their self-awareness. Through a strong therapeutic alliance, the client will begin the process of overcoming challenges and discovering their capabilities, fostering personal growth and resilience.

Sharon Marciano

Sharon Marciano, LLMHC


Sharon is a bi-lingual Russian speaking LLMHC supervised by Jessica Kubiak, LMHC. Sharon Received her MS from Monmouth University and has previously worked as a therapist at Interborough in Brooklyn, NY, with all populations and cultural backgrounds. Sharon’s approach and philosophy in therapy is to always build a trusting relationship with a client centered approach. Sharon uses various therapeutic techniques in her sessions, such as CBT, mindfulness, and positive therapy to give each client a unique experience, while meeting clients where they are and focusing on their goals to improve their overall life. Sharon believes in taking an empathetic and kind approach with clients and using effective listening skills to help clients learn coping skills to deal with daily stressors that may occur throughout life. Read more...

Sharon specializes in working with children and adolescents struggling with ADHD, school, interpersonal relationships. Sharon also specializes in parent-child relationships and helping families rebuilt and improve their relationship through effective communication. Sharon also has experience helping adults who seek therapy to improve their relationships with their significant others and overall improvement in their daily life. Sharon’s experience as therapist includes individuals who presented concerns with anxiety, panic attacks, depression, ADHD, bipolar, family issues, interpersonal and relationship concerns, as well as trauma. Through therapy and holistic approaches, Sharon will help clients reach goals to find the best version of themselves.

Vanessa Herrera

Vanessa Herrera, LLMHC


Ms. Vanessa Herrera is a Limited License Mental Health Counselor practicing at Rothschild Mental Health Counseling under the supervision of Rachel Snyder, LMHC. With a master's degree in mental health counseling from Alfred University, she offers specialized expertise in addressing a broad spectrum of emotional and psychological concerns. Ms. Herrera establishes a healthy therapeutic alliance with her clients, fostering a supportive and comfortable environment for healing. Read more...

Her adept use of various therapeutic techniques empowers individuals to navigate challenges and develop effective coping strategies. Ms. Herrera dedicates herself to enhancing the mental well-being of her patients and guiding them toward positive growth and resilience.

Amanda Espinal

Amanda Espinal, LLMHC


Amanda Espinal is a Mental Health Counselor with a Limited Permit practicing under the supervision of Jessica Kubiak, LMHC. Amanda holds two master’s degrees in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University. In working with her clients, Amanda takes a collaborative approach and strives to make anyone who enters the therapeutic space feel heard, understood, and validated. With Amanda, clients are encouraged to come as they are without a fear of judgement. Creating a safe space where the client can express their most authentic thoughts and feelings is Amanda’s top priority. Amanda believes that through the therapeutic relationship, tremendous healing can take place as we work to understand your life experiences and how they shape how you show up in the world. Read more...

Amanda uses an eclectic, collaborative, culturally-sensitive approach, utilizing mindfulness, psychodynamic, person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, and dialectical-behavioral therapeutic techniques to best fit the unique needs of each of her clients. Amanda’s diverse experience includes the areas of addiction, domestic violence, foster care, trauma, and working with adults living with major mental illness. Together, Amanda and the client can work to create a space that feels safe, encouraging, and fulfilling for them in order for the client to reach their full potential.

Morgan Schofield

Morgan Schofield, LLMHC


Morgan is a limited license therapist working under the supervision of Rachel Snyder, LMHC. He completed his graduate degree at Columbia University: Teachers College and has experience counseling individuals working on issues of anxiety, depression, stress, and trauma. Read more...

Morgan strives to develop a strong a foundation of trust, honesty, and empathy where clients feel heard and validated. Morgan views therapy as a collaborative and safe, yet challenging, environment to help build coping skills and identify themes, thought patterns, and behaviors. Morgan utilizes a mix of cognitive and person-centered approaches to address individual goals. Morgan’s clinical and academic interests are in the intersection of traumatic stress and substance use as well as group dynamics in families and workplaces.

Dennis Abramov

Dennis Abramov, LLMHC


Dennis is a compassionate and dedicated psychotherapist working under the supervision of Jessica Kubiak, LMHC. He believes in listening intently and bonding with his patients to maintain and improve lifelong health. As a part of his educational journey, he earned his master’s degree in mental health counseling from Yeshiva University. Dennis offers a safe and unbiased space for his patients to express themselves freely during consultations. Dennis provides support for emotional and psychological issues such as anxiety and depression.

Tina Liu

Tina Liu, LLMHC


Tina is a compassionate and dedicated Limited License Mental Health Counselor with a strong commitment to empowering individuals on their unique journeys of self-discovery and personal growth. Tina is supervised by Justine Brathwaite, LMHC. With a dual degree in Mental Health Counseling and Psychological Counseling from Columbia University, Tina is deeply committed to building a partnership with each client and creating a safe and nurturing environment where clients can explore their inner landscapes without any judgment. Read more...

At the heart of Tina's therapeutic philosophy is the belief that every individual deserves a customized and culturally sensitive approach to healing. Drawing from a diverse array of therapeutic modalities, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness, psychodynamic insights, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and strengths-based practices, Tina collaborates with clients to delve into their emotions, thoughts, and aspirations. If you're facing challenges related to self-esteem, identity, grief, relationships, or any other mental health issues, Tina is committed to providing you with a supportive space where you can work together to achieve your goals.

Wioletta Kamrat-Peters

Wioletta Kamrat-Peters, LLMHC


Wioletta is a Limited License Mental Health Counselor supervised by Patrick Griffis, LMHC. She is a warm, engaging, and empathetic counselor that utilizes a person-centered and strength-based approach. Wioletta strives to provide a safe, collaborative, and non-judgmental space where clients can explore their concerns and limitations while building upon already possessed strengths. Inspired by integrative and eclectic methods, she believes in tailoring her therapeutic interventions to clients’ unique needs, experiences, and values. Fostering clients’ self-awareness, self-compassion, and autonomy along with developing strategies that guarantee lasting fulfillment and emotional balance are the building blocks of Wioletta’s therapeutic approach. Read more...

Her go-to modalities include CBT, ACT, DBT, Gestalt, IPT, Gottman, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused systems which she employs with her adult and adolescent clients in both English and Polish. Wioletta specializes in treating anxiety disorders, depression,interpersonal difficulties, trauma, grief, and bereavement which are implemented in individual and family counseling. She is also a certified life coach and Neuro-Linguistic Programming practitioner (NLP) and Telemental Health Provider-Associate (CTHP-A).

Andrew Austin

Andrew Austin, LLMHC


Andrew is a Limited License Mental Health Counselor supervised by Patrick Griffis, LMHC who is person-centered and strives to provide an accepting and inviting environment for individuals to grow and build on their existing strengths. He believes that each person is an expert of their own life and by identifying their own abilities, people can enact powerful change. With a background in education, he is driven to walk through difficulties with empathy and understanding to process today's challenges and yesterday's traumas. Read more...

Andrew's areas of interest include supporting clients experiencing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trauma, substance use, and grief. He has experience with children, teenagers, and adults in educational settings. While working with Andrew, you can expect compassion, active listening, and transparency. Andrew utilizes mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, existential therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused therapy.

Rose Chaikin

Rose Chaikin, LLMHC


Rose is an eclectic therapist, with a background of Queer and Jewish Studies supervised by Salihah Hughson, LMHC. They utilize a person-centered approach, building a client relationship based on the truth that everyone is an expert of their own lives. They have experience working with the younger population as well as adolescents and adults. They believe in catering care to meet your specific individualized needs— they do not believe in a one size fits all approach. They pull from different modalities such as Narrative Therapy, Gestalt, Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Read more...

Rose has worked with struggles in depression, anxiety, interpersonal conflict, gender identity and LGBTQ+ topics among many other everyday life situations. In therapy, they believe an open and collaborative relationship is the key to begin working on their clients’ struggles and will aid in the process of healing.

Aliya Hajiyeva

Aliya Hajiyeva, LLMHC


Aliya is a therapist working under the supervision of Dinara Kuatova, LMHC. Aliya specializes in working with culturally diverse, neurodivergent teens, kids, adults, adolescents, and families. Aliya’s main approach is gentle, compassionate, and guiding towards introspection and building up better communication and interpersonal skills. Aliya is interested in studying somatics, the Gottman method, and family therapy. Aliya is constantly engaged and interested in evolving her approach and self development, and learning new styles to accommodate for her client’s individual needs. Read more...

Aliya’s main passion is providing support and education for newly diagnosed neurodivergent individuals and families, helping cope and remove the social and self-perceived stigma that often comes with the varying diagnoses and building up client’s levels of self-compassion, confidence, and personal boundaries.

Anjana Dubba

Anjana Dubba, LLMHC


Anjana is a limited permit mental health counselor working under the supervision of Patrick Griffis, LMHC. Anjana's interest are depression, anxiety, teaching effective communication skills, and dealing with the day-to-day stress of having responsibilities. Anjana is a passionate and empathetic professional committed to providing inclusive and accessible mental health services to all and helping clients unlock their full potential by fostering self-awareness and self-compassion. She deeply believes that just as everyone deserves care for their physical ailments, they also deserve care for their mental conditions. Read more...

Recognizing each client’s expertise in their own life, Anjana prioritizes understanding their unique circumstances to provide personalized care and empower them on their journey to well-being. Anjana has experience working with adults who need a higher level of care in a partial hospital setting. She tailors treatment to fit each client’s individual needs by using techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, person-centered, strength-based, Gestalt’s empty chair work, and expressive art, dance, and music therapy. Anjana graduated from Pace University with a master’s degree in mental health counseling.

Devisha Mehta

Devisha Mehta, LLMHC


Devisha is a highly skilled and compassionate psychotherapist working under the supervision of Joshua Levitt, LMHC. She addresses various mental health concerns, including managing stress, supporting individuals with bipolar disorder, and guiding those dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Read more...

Devisha takes a client-centered approach, effectively empowering individuals to address their emotional well-being and mental health challenges. Her commitment is to assist clients in achieving improved emotional balance and well-being, ultimately leading to a healthier and more fulfilling life.

Benjamin Shapiro

Benjamin Shapiro, LLMHC


Ben is a Limited License Mental Health Counselor under supervision of Rachel Snyder, LMHC. Ben has clinical experience working with younger and older adults from various backgrounds who struggle with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, low self-esteem, body image, personality disorders, and more. Ben’s therapy style is warm, compassionate, and creative, helping clients move through life's challenges and reach their personal goals. Read more...

Ben utilizes multiple types of therapy with clients, including Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (with mindfulness), Solution-Focused Therapy, and Existential Therapy. He believes building a strong therapeutic relationship and working toward shared goals with clients are the keys to successful therapy.

Kathleen Gormley

Kathleen Gormley, LLMHC


Kathleen is a kind and trustworthy psychotherapist offering virtual consultations through Rothschild Mental Health Counseling. She welcomes patients of all ages and communities. Ms. Gormley earned her master of education degree in counseling education from Seattle University. Her extensive training and experience allow her to apply various evidence-based psychotherapy techniques and help patients cope with multiple mental health concerns. During appointments, Ms. Gormley creates a non-judgmental space for patients to share their issues openly. While formulating treatment plans, she keeps each individual's preferences and goals in mind.