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Millicent Ampadu, LCSW
Geographic Area: Bronx NY and Brooklyn, NY
Address:
111 Dahlgern place
Brooklyn, NY 11228
718-745-4288
Areas of Specialization/Expertise: Adolescent, Adult individual, Anxiety and anxiety disorders, Child therapy, Conflicts with creativity, Couples therapy, Depression and mood disorders, Divorce counseling, Family, Grief and mourning, Group psychotherapy, LGBT issues, Parent-infant, Relationships, Stress and coping, Trauma, Work inhibitions
Insurance Accepted: Aetna, Aetna Student Health , Blue Cross, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Cigna, Emblem (HIP, GHI) , Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, GHI, Magellan (any subsidiary), Medicare, United Health Care
Analytic Training:

Candidate at The Contemporary Freudian Society

Short Bio:

I am a trained short-term therapist ( LCSW) who approached treatment from a solution focused lens. I focused on assessing patient from strength perceptive, acknowledging that each individual is an expert of their problem. Collaborating with the patient in figuring out the solution for a desired outcome. Throughout my experience, I have refined my practice values and interests to include harm reduction, empowerment, crisis intervention, and community- building among culturally diverse at-risk populations. I have also utilized diverse strategies, such as motivational interviewing, structural family theory, and CBT-to-crisis intervention and have adapted various clinical intervention modalities. My background includes over 7 years of experience in multiple mental health service delivery settings, including an inpatient unit, outpatient, a Mobile crisis unit, substance use, jail setting and a health home program for chronically ill patients.

I received my MSW from New York University, clinical focused track in 2013 and I am currently a candidate at Psychoanalytic Training Institute of the Contemporary Freudian Society.

Alexander Baron-Raiffe, PhD
Additional Languages: French
Randi Berdon, LCSW
Geographic Area: westchester, NY - Hartsdale, Scarsdale, White Plains, Dobbs Ferry, Eastchester, Tarrytown; Grand Central area
Proximity to Public Transportation: very close to the white plains and hartsdale station; GrandCentral
Address:
111 North Central Park Avenue, Suite 200-B
Hartsdale, NY 10530
914 523-9583
Areas of Specialization/Expertise: Adult individual, Anxiety and anxiety disorders, Couples therapy, Depression and mood disorders, Grief and mourning, LGBT issues, Relationships, Sexual problems, Stress and coping, Work inhibitions
Insurance Accepted: Blue Cross, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Analytic Training:

WCSPP, completed certificate in 2016

currently a 4th year candidate at CFS

Short Bio:

Randi Berdon, LCSW-R has a private practice in Hartsdale and New York City. She sees couples and adults as well as older adolescents. She completed her psychoanalytic training at the Westchester Center for the Study of Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (WCSPP) and has certificates from WCSPP adult psychotherapy program and the couples and family therapy training program from the Ackerman Institute for Families and Couples. She is currently an advance candidate at the Contemporary Freudian Institute. Randi has been in a study group with Suzanne Iasenza since 2012 where she continues to expand her interest in and understanding of sexuality. Prior to opening her private practice, she worked at Family Services of Westchester as a staff psychotherapist seeing families, couples and individuals. Randi is a 2008 graduate from NYU’s School of Social Work.

Noel Bohl-Fabian, LMSW
Geographic Area: New York City, Brooklyn
Proximity to Public Transportation: 4,5,6,N,Q,R,L at Union Square; G at Nassau Ave
Address:
117 Dobbin Street
Suite 303
BROOKLYN, NY 11222
347-450-1862
Address 2:
44 East 12th Street
MD-8
New York, NY 10003
Areas of Specialization/Expertise: Adult individual
Mona B Browne, LMHC
Geographic Area: New York State (online therapy only)
Address:
55 East End Avenue
New York, NY 10028
212-444-2168
Areas of Specialization/Expertise: Retired, Adult individual, Anxiety and anxiety disorders, Depression and mood disorders, Divorce counseling, Grief and mourning, Parent guidance, Relationships, Stress and coping, Work inhibitions
Insurance Accepted: Aetna Student Health , Cigna
Analytic Training:

Candidate, Contemporary Freudian Society Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program
Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (2014-2017)

Short Bio:

Hello and welcome. I'm Mona Browne, a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC), national certified counselor (NCC) and certified dietitian nutritionist (CDN). I offer online psychotherapy for adults struggling with anxiety, depression, emotional distress, relationship issues, separation/divorce/infidelity, parenting concerns and difficult life transitions. “Talk therapy” can reduce emotional distress, alleviate suffering, lessen anxiety and decrease depression. Therapy encourages personal growth and opens up new life possibilities. I am a compassionate therapist who provides a nurturing, safe online space to bring symptom relief and healing.

My Approach. I believe the past lives on in the present. Our earliest life experiences and important relationships provide a model for how the world works. Many times, we continue to apply old patterns to new situations, even when they no longer work or cause great pain. It’s natural to keep doing what we know. Working online together offers the chance to explore, understand and change your life.

Background and Experience. I received a Master of Arts degree in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness from New York University in 2012. I currently work as an online psychotherapist after making the switch from a traditional private practice. I worked and trained as a clinician at the Metropolitan Center for Mental Health and the Karen Horney Clinic, two well-known mental health organizations in Manhattan. I have completed specialized clinical training in the treatment of postpartum depression and anxiety with the Postpartum Stress Center, Postpartum Support International and the Seleni Institute. I have also completed coursework at the Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (MITPP) and the American Institute of Psychoanalysis (AIP).

Earlier in my professional career, I worked as a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist in a community hospital, for a nutrition education organization and in my own consulting business. My passion was translating nutrition science into practical advice for healthy food choices as part of a wellness lifestyle. I wrote for women’s magazines and the popular press, and advised food companies and trade groups.

Online Therapy Tips. How can you get the most out of online therapy? When it’s time for your session, situate yourself in a private space with a computer, tablet or smartphone. Choose a talking space that is comfortable, secure and reasonably soundproof with a lockable door to protect your confidentiality. We will be able to see and hear each other during our live online video session.

*Online therapy is only available to New York state residents to comply with regulatory, licensure and practice requirements.

Sundar Cook, Psy.D
Geographic Area: Old Town Alexandria
Proximity to Public Transportation: Kings St. Metro
Address:
411 1/2 North Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
540-931-5238
571-327-0194
Areas of Specialization/Expertise: Adult individual, Anxiety and anxiety disorders, Couples therapy, Depression and mood disorders, Divorce counseling, Grief and mourning, LGBT issues, Relationships, Stress and coping, Trauma
Insurance Accepted: Blue Cross, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Care First
Analytic Training:

Contemporary Freudian Society

Eric Fielding, Ph.D.
Geographic Area: Ellicott City, Columbia, Catonsville, Baltimore
Address:
9051 Baltimore National Pike
Suite 4B
Ellicott City, MD 21042
4108684143
Areas of Specialization/Expertise: Adolescent, Adult individual, Anxiety and anxiety disorders, Child therapy, Conflicts with creativity, Couples therapy, Depression and mood disorders, Family, Grief and mourning, Parent guidance, Relationships, Sexual problems, Stress and coping, Trauma, Work inhibitions
Insurance Accepted: Blue Cross, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Care First , Cigna, Magellan (any subsidiary), Medicare
Short Bio:

Because I treat people and not diagnoses, I help people with a broad range of problems. By listening to people and paying attention to what develops, I collaboratively assist them to understand feelings, thoughts, body experiences, and behaviors. This may remove barriers to living life to the full. We often create these barriers early in life and then continue them through habitual thought, feeling-management, and relationship patterns. Healing occurs in a safe, new kind of relationship. Within this relationship, people may recognize and talk about things they have known and not known. Since the therapeutic relationship is a unique kind of relationship, therapy can feel challenging or painful. Those clients who openly share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences (including a hesitation to share certain things) are often able to move toward their goals.

I treat adults, adolescents, children, and couples using a psychodynamic approach & am a Candidate at the PTI of Contemporary Freudian Society- DC (since 9/2015). With adults & adolescents, therapy is usually talk-based. With children, I use play/art/talking. Parent consultations are an important part of my work with children & adolescents.

Erin Gelzer
Geographic Area: Dupont Circle
Proximity to Public Transportation: Dupont Circle Metro Station
Address:
1350 Connecticut Ave NW
Ste 308
Washington, DC 20036
202-873-8448
Areas of Specialization/Expertise: Adolescent, Adult individual, Anxiety and anxiety disorders, Couples therapy, Depression and mood disorders, Eating disorders, Grief and mourning, Group psychotherapy, LGBT issues, Relationships, Stress and coping, Work inhibitions
Miriam F Godfrey, LCSW-C, PhD
Geographic Area: Baltimore, MD
Address:
600 Wyndhurst Avenue
Suite 308A
Baltimore, MD 21210
301-412-9740
Areas of Specialization/Expertise: Adult individual, Couples therapy
Insurance Accepted: Blue Cross, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Care First , Medicare
Scott Graybow, PhD
Geographic Area: Flatiron, Union Square
Proximity to Public Transportation: 6, R, F, M, Q
Address:
928 Broadway Suite 1100
New York, NY 10010
9177155489
Areas of Specialization/Expertise: Adult individual, Anxiety and anxiety disorders, Conflicts with creativity, Couples therapy, Depression and mood disorders, Divorce counseling, LGBT issues, Relationships, Sexual problems, Stress and coping, Trauma, Work inhibitions
Insurance Accepted: Blue Cross, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Oxford, United Health Care
Analytic Training:

Certificate (2019) in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Contemporary Freudian Society
Candidate (presently) in Adult Psychoanalytic Program, Contemporary Freudian Society

Short Bio:

Scott Graybow, PhD, LCSW, completed the psychoanalytic psychotherapy program at the Contemporary Freudian Society. He is now a candidate in the adult psychoanalytic program there. He is a member of the International Erich Fromm Society and on the advisory board of the American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work. He is editor of Progressive Psychoanalysis as a Social Justice Movement (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017) and the author of articles about the political economy of mental health. His office is located in the Flatiron area of New York City.

Roa Harb, MD
Elizabeth Holley, MSW
Areas of Specialization/Expertise: Adult individual
Justine Kalas Reeves, DPsyc
Geographic Area: Washington DC
Proximity to Public Transportation: between Cleveland Park and Woodley Park Metro Stations
Address:
3000 Connecticut Avenue NW
Suite 404
Washington, DC 20008
202-360-0222
202-321-7345
Areas of Specialization/Expertise: Retired, Adolescent, Adult individual, Anxiety and anxiety disorders, Child psychoanalysis, Child therapy, Conflicts with creativity, Couples therapy, Depression and mood disorders, Divorce counseling, Eating disorders, Family, Grief and mourning, LGBT issues, Parent guidance, Parent-infant, Relationships, Sexual problems, Stress and coping, Trauma, Work inhibitions
Analytic Training:

Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Training: The Anna Freud Centre
Adult Psychoanalytic Training: Contemporary Freudian Society

Margaret R Laracy, PsyD
Geographic Area: Chevy Chase, MD, Washington, DC
Proximity to Public Transportation: Bethesda metro, various bus lines
Address:
6917 Arlington Rd
Suite 303
Bethesda, MD 20814
2406308435
Areas of Specialization/Expertise: Retired, Adolescent, Adult individual, Anxiety and anxiety disorders, Couples therapy, Depression and mood disorders, Grief and mourning, Group psychotherapy, Relationships, Stress and coping, Trauma
Insurance Accepted: Blue Cross, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Care First , Medicare
Analytic Training:

Analytic Candidate with CFS

Short Bio:

Margaret Laracy, PsyD is a clinical psychologist with experience in community based and group practice settings working with individuals, couples and groups. She is now in private practice in Bethesda, MD.

Su Li Lee
Marsha H Levy-Warren, PhD
Address:
415 Central Park West
Suite 1EL
New York, NY 10025
2128732997
Areas of Specialization/Expertise: Adolescent, Adult individual, Anxiety and anxiety disorders, Conflicts with creativity, Depression and mood disorders, Eating disorders, Grief and mourning, LGBT issues, Parent guidance, Relationships, Stress and coping, Trauma, Work inhibitions
Analytic Training:

NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

Debbie Merav, LMHC
Geographic Area: Manhattan
Address:
116 west 23rd Street
116 west 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011
9292490194
Areas of Specialization/Expertise: Adult individual, Anxiety and anxiety disorders, Depression and mood disorders, Divorce counseling, Eating disorders, Grief and mourning, Sexual problems, Stress and coping, Trauma, Work inhibitions
Insurance Accepted: Aetna, Blue Cross, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Cigna, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Christina Nadler, PhD
Address:
26 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11242
9177202182
Areas of Specialization/Expertise: Adolescent, Adult individual, LGBT issues, Parent-infant, Trauma
Hyunyoung Ellen Park, PsyD
Geographic Area: New York State
Address:
26 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11242
9178585028
Additional Languages: Korean
Analytic Training:

Psychoanalytic Candidate at the Contemporary Freudian Society

Pamela Polizzi, LCSW
Geographic Area: New York, New York
Address:
1751 Second Ave.
Suite 102, Office #3
New York, NY 10128
929-367-7722
Areas of Specialization/Expertise: Adult individual, Anxiety and anxiety disorders, Eating disorders, Stress and coping
Analytic Training:

Candidate at The Contemporary Freudian Society

Short Bio:

I specialize in helping those with anxiety disorders and eating issues such as anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, orthorexia, disordered eating, and chronic dieting. I also help with transitions in young adulthood. I work. with those with body image issues, like body dysmorphic disorder. I also specialize in helping those with depressive disorders, impulsivity, and personality disorders.

James E Roembke, PsyD
Address:
Vital Sources Psychological Services
116 Record Street
Frederick, MD 21701
3016208700
Areas of Specialization/Expertise: Retired, Adult individual, Anxiety and anxiety disorders, Depression and mood disorders, Grief and mourning, Relationships, Sexual problems, Stress and coping, Trauma, Work inhibitions
Insurance Accepted: Medicare
Analytic Training:

Candidate of the Contemporary Freudian Society-DC

Betsy W Spanbock, LCSW
Geographic Area: Flatiron, Chelsea, Union Sq
Proximity to Public Transportation: F,G,R,W,1,6,N,Q,4,5
Address:
60 W 23rd St
#924
New York, NY 10010
917-365-4660
Areas of Specialization/Expertise: Adult individual, Anxiety and anxiety disorders, Conflicts with creativity, Depression and mood disorders, Grief and mourning, LGBT issues, Relationships, Sexual problems, Stress and coping, Trauma, Work inhibitions
Analytic Training:

Adult Psychoanalysis, PTI-CFS; MSW, NYU; MA-Psychotherapy & Counseling, City U, London, UK

Kalia A Ward, MD
Geographic Area: Charlottesville, VA
4342081701
Areas of Specialization/Expertise: Adolescent, Adult individual, Anxiety and anxiety disorders, Child therapy, Conflicts with creativity, Depression and mood disorders, Eating disorders, Family, Grief and mourning, LGBT issues, Parent guidance, Parent-infant, Psychopharmacology , Stress and coping, Trauma, Work inhibitions
Valerie Weaver, LCSW
Geographic Area: Manhattan
Areas of Specialization/Expertise: Retired, Adolescent, Adult individual, Anxiety and anxiety disorders, Child therapy, Depression and mood disorders, Family, Parent guidance, Parent-infant, Stress and coping, Trauma, Work inhibitions
Josh Wolf-Powers, LCSW
Geographic Area: New York, Union Square, Columbus Circle, Midtown, Downtown
Proximity to Public Transportation: Union Square, 14th St, 8th St, Astor Pl
Address:
44 E 12th St, #MD-8
New York, NY 10003
9178857892
Areas of Specialization/Expertise: Retired, Adult individual, Anxiety and anxiety disorders, Conflicts with creativity, Depression and mood disorders, Divorce counseling, Family, Grief and mourning, LGBT issues, Parent guidance, Relationships, Sexual problems, Stress and coping, Trauma, Work inhibitions
Short Bio:

I am caring and non-judgmental. I listen not just to what you say, but to what you mean, and to what you feel. Together, we will identify - and you will implement - solutions to your most intractable problems. I have a longstanding mindfulness meditation practice, which informs my practice of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.

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