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Meaningful human connections drive good care

Combining the power of human connection with an expertise in neuroscience to help everyday people achieve and maintain lasting mental wellness.

We believe mental health is a human right. Taking care of your mental health should be respected, expected, and attainable, regardless of your race, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, or class.

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What makes us different

Compassion

Research shows that a meaningful relationship with a clinician is one of the most powerful drivers of successful health outcomes. We know that our “patients” are real people, so our relationship with you will always be based on trust and mutual respect.

Flexibility

Every person is unique, so every person deserves a unique treatment plan. We know that life happens and needs change. We provide a diverse range of services that grow with you and evolve to meet your needs over time.

Co-creation

You are the expert in your own health. We share our thoughts on the most effective ways forward and work with you to establish a plan that aligns with your beliefs. We are there for you with every aspect of your care, from your treatment plan to scheduling.

Commitment

Our dedication to your well being extends beyond each individual session. Whatever you need, our team is here for you. We’ll do everything in our power to find care options that are right for you.

Proactive

Working on mental health should not start just when you’re unwell. We encourage you to come see us wherever you’re at on your mental health journey. Preventative and ongoing care can lead to long-term, sustainable results.

Accessible

Caring for your mental health shouldn’t be hard. Whereas other practices might turn people away, we work to accommodate anyone who needs or wants mental health services, especially those from marginalized communities.

What makes us different

Compassion

Research shows that a meaningful relationship with a clinician is one of the most powerful drivers of successful health outcomes. We know that our “patients” are real people, so our relationship with you will always be based on trust and mutual respect.

Flexibility

Every person is unique, so every person deserves a unique treatment plan. We know that life happens and needs change. We provide a diverse range of services that grow with you and evolve to meet your needs over time.

Co-creation

You are the expert in your own health. We share our thoughts on the most effective ways forward and work with you to establish a plan that aligns with your beliefs. We are there for you with every aspect of your care, from your treatment plan to scheduling.

Commitment

Our dedication to your well being extends beyond each individual session. Whatever you need, our team is here for you. We’ll do everything in our power to find care options that are right for you.

Proactive

Working on mental health should not start just when you’re unwell. We encourage you to come see us wherever you’re at on your mental health journey. Preventative and ongoing care can lead to long-term, sustainable results.

Accessible

Caring for your mental health shouldn’t be hard. Whereas other practices might turn people away, we work to accommodate anyone who needs or wants mental health services, especially those from marginalized communities.

Our approach to care

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Build a connection

We build relationships with our clients to learn who you are and who you want to be so that we can look beyond symptoms and plan care that fits into your big picture.

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Agree on priorities

We work with you to determine the path that will most effectively lead to your idea of wellness. We will come up with a treatment plan that includes what you’re comfortable with and what you’re interested in working on.

Agree on priorities

We work with you to determine the path that will most effectively lead to your idea of wellness. Your therapist or mental health team will come up with a treatment plan that includes what you’re comfortable with and what you’re interested in working on.

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Work towards wellness together

Your mental health journey is your own, and we are here to help guide you. Whether you’re taking steps forward or back or taking a pause in your journey, we’re here with you every step of the way.

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Maintain and thrive

We give you the tools to continue working on your mental health independently so that wellness can always be a part of your everyday routine.

Maintain and thrive

We give you the tools to continue working on your mental health independently so that wellness can always be a part of your everyday routine.

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Mental health exists on a fluid continuum. Our goal is to support you at your pace and offer the tools to help you redefine the life you want to lead.

Working with a therapist, psychiatrist, or other mental health provider can make a difference in your mental wellness. With services for ADHD, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ASD, and more, our team is ready to support you. At our New York City-based therapy and psychiatry practice, we provide psychiatric consultations and services in conjunction with therapy modalities.

Meet our team

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Tejal Kaur,
MD

Founder, Medical Director & Psychiatrist

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Ruth Alexander,
PMHNP-BC

Director of Clinical Services & Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

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Zuleka Henderson,
PhD, LMSW

Director of the Center for Black WellBeing & Psychotherapist

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Amy (Lei) Zhu,
PMHNP-BC

Assistant Director of Clinical Services & Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

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Katherine Sullivan,
DNP, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

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Olivia Costagliola,
DNP, PMHNP-BC, CCTP

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

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Annie Kuphal,
PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

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Jessica Georges,
PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

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Ednan Haroon,
PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

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Arias A. Davis,
DNP, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

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Emily Warr,
DNP, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

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Lu Li-Herrera,
PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

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Sabrina Sarro,
LCSW, C-DBT, CCTP, SIFI, MFA

Lead Psychotherapist & Clinical Supervisor

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Mairead Keogan,
LCSW

Psychotherapist

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Shunya Wang,
LMSW

Psychotherapist

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Lily Kurtz,
MSN, RN-BC

Psychiatric Nurse

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Nina Mirzakashani,
MSN, RN-BC

Psychiatric Nurse

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Trevor Guerrera,
MSN, RN-BC

Psychiatric Nurse

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Colleen Kerrisk,
OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

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Justine Sonn-Joo Lee

Director of Operations

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Natalie Soffronoff

Client Care Coordinator

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Candice Tonge

Clinical Assistant

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Rashmi Umarji

Clinical Assistant

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(917) 720-4480

Tejal Kaur, MD

Founder, Medical Director & Psychiatrist

About Tejal Kaur (she/her/hers)

I believe that the relationship and connection we form through our work together lay the foundation for ensuring success in the treatment. Within that therapeutic relationship, I refuse to believe that my patients cannot get better. For those where medicine is an important part of the plan, I see it as a tool that allows therapy or other strategies to be most effective, allowing an individual to be in the right space to reach their potential.

Specialties: adolescents, college students, young adults, perinatal or postpartum depression or anxiety, attentional/executive function, autism spectrum, early intervention for psychosis or bipolar disorder, learning disorders

Other Interests: exploring, going on adventures, cuddling with my children, learning, reading, writing, social justice

Services: Psychiatric Consultation ($1,050), Therapy &/or Medication ($525), Medication Follow-up ($525)

 

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(917) 720-4124

Ruth Alexander, PMHNP-BC

Director of Clinical Services &
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

About Ruth Alexander (she/her/hers)

My prescription pad is just one tool in my toolbox; it can be an option in your treatment but doesn’t necessarily need to be used for everyone. I collaborate with clients to create an individualized treatment plan tailored to their life goals. My goal for clients is sustainability in mental wellness by identifying and removing the barriers in their life to help them thrive on their own.

Specialties: preventative care or chronic condition management of depression, mood spectrum conditions, neurodiversity (ADHD and ASD), anxiety, building self-compassion, communication skills, strengthening intuition, coping with life transitions; I also have speciality training in children & adolescents but enjoy working with clients throughout the lifespan.

Other Interests: community and global mental health advocacy, coffee meditation, podcasts/audiobooks, Citi-biking around the city

Services: Psychiatric Consultation ($450), Therapy &/or Medication ($300), Medication Follow-up ($300)

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(917) 920-9128

Zuleka Henderson, PhD, LMSW

Director of the Center for Black WellBeing & Psychotherapist

About Zuleka Henderson (she/her/hers)

We all have the power to create and sustain wellbeing in our lives. For people of African ancestry, we also have a legacy of healing traditions and countless examples of people who’ve used personal and collective resources to transform pain and adversity. My commitment is to work together to create a path towards wellness that builds from this well of cultural strengths and that is personally tailored to how you view healing.

Specialties: healing-centered practice, cognitive behavioral and narrative approaches, intergenerational trauma, intimate partner relationships, visioning and manifesting, caregiver-adolescent relationships, spiritually-grounded practice

Other Interests: laughing, great music and television, being outdoors, boxing, a good podcast, good food, and traveling

Services: Individual Therapy or Coaching ($300), Couples/Family Therapy or Coaching ($300 )

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(917) 720-4132

Amy (Lei) Zhu, PMHNP-BC

Assistant Director of Clinical Services & Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

About Amy Zhu (she/her/hers)

I believe all aspects of health are important and interconnected, including psychological state, physical health, environment, and interpersonal relationships. I believe people do the best they can in difficult circumstances. Let’s make some treatment goals together – I’m here to support you in focusing on your strengths and to help you to overcome those hardships. I completed my psychiatric nurse practitioner training at NYU with a clinical focus in child/adolescent psychiatry. Since then I have worked extensively with adolescents coming out of intensive care programs for psychosis and children/adolescents with neurodiversity. My practice also includes clients across the lifespan with a wide variety of mental health symptoms.

我提供中文的心理咨询跟药物治疗。专注于治疗抑郁症,焦虑症,双向情感障碍,睡眠障碍, 小儿/成人多动症, 以及留学生心里健康等问题。

Specialties: children, adolescents, and young adults with depressionanxiety, mood disorders, neurodiversity (ADHD/ASD), and learning disorders; international student mental health (please click here for more info about Amy’s work in Asian mental health)

Other Interests: I enjoy all types of physical activities: running, CrossFit, rock climbing, hiking and scuba diving.

Services: Psychiatric Consultation ($450), Therapy &/or Medication ($300), Medication Follow-up ($300)

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(917) 920-9051

Sabrina Sarro,

LCSW, C-DBT, CCTP, SIFI, MFA

Lead Psychotherapist & Curriculum Supervisor

About Sabrina Sarro (they/them/theirs)

I am a Black/mixed race, intersex/non-binary/trans*, queer heart worker and relational psychotherapist. My ethos around therapeutic care is rooted in my firm belief that all beings deserve an intentional space to mindfully un-mask; a space to be affirmed, held, and consensually called into the dimensionality and depth of the human experience. I am most invested in supporting my clients in finding grounding, ease, and sanctuary; in processing life’s scar tissue; and in finding accessible and pleasurable ways to cultivate thriving. I work alongside you to support and challenge you in re-imagining what’s possible. I use a mixture of creative, psycho-spiritual, and evidence-based modalities that are person-centered, intersectional, culturally-sustaining and trauma-informed. I aim to co-collaborate and curate a safe space where we can explore your multi-faceted past, present, and future. Together, we can co-create the healing plan you’ve been waiting for. As a person who believes deeply in the magic of sacred witness work, I welcome you with an open heart and an enthusiastic spirit as you engage in this life-saving and life-affirming work. 

Specialties: LGBTQ, BIPOC, mixed-race identities; dating; sex and intimacy; mood spectrum; EMDR; life adjustments/shifts of any kind; race/gender/sexuality/identity work; neurodivergence/Autism spectrum; attachment styles; healthy boundary formation; intuitive self-processing and understanding; Borderline Personality Disorder; C-PTSD; ADHD; trauma; intergenerational wound work; burn-out; IFS; couples’ work of all kinds; working with creatives, artists, writers, organizers, mobilizers; BDSM-KINK-POLYAM communities; intersex/aromantic/asexual communities, frameworks for health at every size; body image/body-processing; somatic work; executive functioning; task management; experiences of: something is registering in my body/brain, but I don’t know how to give it meaning or language​; emotional insight around goals, patterns, behaviors; grief/loss; behavioral assessments/evals; differential diagnosis; anger; family unit work; genogram

I am also a C-DBT and CCTP clinician, which means that I am Certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Additionally, I am SIFI-certified, which means that I am certified to supervise social work students in their clinical placements. I also hold an MFA in Creative Writing (Nonfiction/Memoir) and am skilled in facilitating narrative processing therapy through writing techniques and processes. I completed an EMDR training intensive through the Trauma Institute. I am highly skilled in the 8 formal phases of EMDR and am currently undergoing credentialing through EMDRIA. I have also completed the Dissociative Identity Disorders/Trauma-Spectrum Experiences Intensive through Trauma Institute, as well as completing intensive trainings in Autism/Neurodivergency, Improv, and Sex/Intimacy. 

Other Interests: Highly-Sensitive Persons, Haiti, stuffed animals, astrology, Enneagram, Human Design, narrative medicine, laughter, empathy

Services: Individual Therapy or Coaching ($250), Couples/Family Therapy or Coaching ($300)

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(917) 905-3156

Jessica Georges,
PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

About Jessica Georges (she/her/hers)

All people are capable and deserving of meaningful and fulfilling lives. My mission is to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness while providing compassionate and high-quality care. I offer a psychodynamically-informed, hands-on approach with the intention of helping you develop awareness and insight into your thoughts and behaviors. While I may utilize psychopharmacological medications when clinically appropriate to help clients achieve their goals, I am committed to assisting you with developing the tools you need to lead a productive and meaningful life. I am dedicated to providing collaborative, individualized, holistic care from a shared decision-making perspective to meet you where you’re at and together develop your treatment goals.

Specialties: young adults, women’s mental health, Caribbean culture, BIPOC communities, PTSD, depression, ADHD, mood disorders, trauma, anxiety. I’m also fluent in Haitian Creole.

Other Interests: spending quality time with my family, shopping, listening to music, traveling, watching movies, reality TV

Services: Psychiatric Consultation ($450), Therapy &/or Medication ($275), Medication Follow-up ($275)

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(917) 970-9031

Justine Sonn-Joo Lee

Director of Operations

About Justine Sonn-Joo Lee (she/her/hers)

I have a background as a movement artist, educator, and facilitator with a belief in movement as a medium for community engagement and enhancing the qualities that make us human. I also believe that through movement, everybody and every BODY can feel like a better version of yourself. My work with both trained dancers and non-dancers has shown me the compelling connection between physical and mental wellness.

Specialties: communicating with all people!

Other Interests: knitting as my main form of gift-giving, trying to find the time to learn how to skateboard, finding unique things to decorate my apartment, taking long walks in my neighborhood with my doggo and an iced coffee

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(917) 740-5287

Natalie Soffronoff

Client Care Coordinator

About Natalie Soffronoff (she/her/hers)

I have a background in psychology, and I am passionate about mental health education, access to mental health care, and overall improved mental wellness. I believe that mental wellness comes from interconnectedness of the mind, body, relationships with others, and physical environment. It is my goal to make navigating the mental health field and the steps to get there as encouraging as possible.

Specialties: warmth and education

Other Interests: practicing many forms of yoga – from heated to acro, listening to audio books, journaling poetry reflections, reading books with mental health themes, teaching my old dog new tricks, and pickleball!

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(917) 720-4247

Katherine Sullivan, DNP, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

About Katherine Sullivan (she/her/hers)

I strongly believe that mental health care should be universal for everyone. My approach is collaborative and patient-tailored with a strong foundation in various therapeutic modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and interpersonal psychotherapy. I believe everyone is capable of resilience and hope to work on coping strategies together so that mental well being is sustainable in the future.

Specialties: reproductive psychiatry, women’s mental health, depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, grief, homeless population/marginalized communities

Other Interests: hiking, walking my dog, reading, community advocacy and social justice, cooking, visiting all of NYC’s unique museums.

Services: Psychiatric Consultation ($450), Therapy &/or Medication ($275), Medication Follow-up ($275)

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(917) 979-9739

Mairead Keogan, LCSW

Psychotherapist

About Mairead Keogan (she/her/hers)

I recognize that mental health is much more than what’s happening mentally, but also deals with issues of physical health, social and environmental factors, and relationships. I use a collaborative and tailored approach with each person I work with. Along with the right therapy modality, I love to incorporate clients’ interests into my therapeutic work with them!

Specialties: all ages and stages of life, working with marginalized communities, neurodivergence, autism spectrum,  anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, bipolar disorder, psychosis

Other Interests: movies, TV, video games, reading, embroidery. social justice and mental health advocacy

Services: Individual Therapy ($200)

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(917) 982-2738

Colleen Kerrisk, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

About Colleen Kerrisk (she/her/hers)

I am passionate about empowering clients to lead meaningful lives by fostering successful and continued engagement in daily activities. Utilizing a client-centered, functional skills-based approach, I collaborate with you to examine the roles, routines, and habits that are enhancing independence and function, as well as ones that may be hindering your wellness and health. Together we can develop a broad range of coping strategies, environmental modifications, and holistic wellness tools for you to live your best life.

Specialties: ADHD, ASD, environmental modification, executive functioning, leisure exploration, life skills, neurodiversity-affirming care, self-care, sensory-based therapy, sleep hygiene, social skills, spirituality, wellness recovery action planning, stress management 

Other Interests: playing softball, volleyball, and Ultimate Frisbee, biking, hiking, reading, and taking my cat on walks (yes, you read that correctly!)

Services: Individual Occupation Therapy ($200)

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(917) 997-4959

Olivia Costagliola,
DNP, PMHNP-BC, CCTP

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

About Olivia Costagliola (she/her/hers)

Mental health care allows us to explore who we are, what we need, and how our worldview has developed. Utilizing pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, and an integrative health framework, we will collaborate to develop a treatment plan tailored to you. My holistic approach to health considers the biological, psychological, environmental, social, and behavioral impacts on your wellness.

 I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and current trainee of the Advanced Certificate in Trauma and Disaster Mental Health program through SUNY New Paltz. To facilitate my clients’ recovery and growth from traumatic experiences, I utilize evidence-based modalities such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), and Written Exposure Therapy (WET). My goal in working with clients is to use a variety of techniques which target the root cause of symptoms and support long-term mental wellness.

Specialties: young adults, trauma survivors, military veterans & families, first responders, disaster mental health, anxiety, depression, PTSD, mood disorders, ADHD, Eye Movement Desensitizationand Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), Written Exposure Therapy (WET)

Other Interests: nature, music, science, reading, podcasts, concerts, travel, sudoku, coffee, and cats

Services: Psychiatric Consultation ($450), Therapy &/or Medication ($275), Medication Follow-up ($275)

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(917) 540-0266

Emily Warr,
DNP, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

About Emily Warr (she/her/hers)

My goal is to create an environment that is comfortable, empathetic, safe, and non-judgmental. My approach is informed by my work as a public interest attorney and witnessing the ways in which many aspects of life (housing, work, economic security, racial identity, gender identity, and sexuality) impact mental health. I take a strength-based approach that is client-centered and work with clients to determine what tools work best for them at the time. Healing is not always linear. I hope to create a space that feels supportive no matter where a person is at in their journey, with the flexibility to change or adapt approaches as people grow and change.

Specialties: LGBTQI 2-S+, GNC/Non-Binary, depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, people who have experienced incarceration, family separation and reunification, ADHD, substance use, and eating disorders

Other Interests: I enjoy watching TV, reading, exercising, and eating!

Services: Psychiatric Consultation ($450), Therapy &/or Medication ($275), Medication Follow-up ($275)

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(917) 810-2099

Arias A. Davis,

DNP, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

About Arias A. Davis (they/them)

As a provider, my goal is to facilitate your connection to your own strength, resilience, wisdom, and joy through holding space for the safe exploration of your inner world. I believe that medication is a valuable tool when used consciously and consensually, but is rarely the only support we need. My approach to care is sex-positive, identity-affirmative, and growth-centered, emerging from a position of non-judgement, gentleness, and curiosity. I have a particular commitment to trans, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming people, as well as to those navigating the harms of racism, ableism, heterosexism, and fat-phobia.

Specialties: LGBT+ health, ASD, trauma, grief, spirituality, creative practice, substance use, psychosis, chronic pain, relationships, periods of transition

Other Interests: renaissance painting, experimental music, reading, cooking for my friends, spending time in nature, and exploring movement and somatic practices

Services: Psychiatric Consultation ($450), Therapy &/or Medication ($275), Medication Follow-up ($275)

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(917) 970-2214

Annie Kuphal,
PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

About Annie Kuphal (she/her/hers)

We are all faced with unexpected hurdles at many stages in life. This aspect of human nature makes me a strong advocate for nurturing our mental health from a young age and throughout our lives. I am here to partner with children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. I will assist in navigating these challenges, helping remove barriers, and accompanying each client as they grow toward their full potential in a way that meets their own unique needs, beliefs, and values.

Specialties: children, adolescents, parental support, childhood chronic illnesses, behavioral issues, anxiety

Other Interests: mental health education and suicide prevention and advocacy, cooking/eating/trying yummy foods, spending time by the ocean, and lover of all animals

Services: Psychiatric Consultation ($450), Therapy &/or Medication ($275), Medication Follow-up ($275)

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(917) 740-5287

Candice Tonge

Clinical Assistant

About Candice Tonge (she/her/hers)

I have a background as a Patient Care Technician in Psychiatry. I also have a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science. I come from a Carribean community, and in most Caribbean communities, mental health awareness is often ignored. I truly believe in the importance of mental wellness and want to be a part of the efforts to improve mental healthcare for people and communities.

Specialties: I am a person who is great at referring people to different things! Like a barber, gardener, restaurant, etc. It could be anything as long as I know of it, and I’ll tell people about it or help find someone who is a good fit.

Other Interests: I enjoy trying new recipes and trying different foods; traveling; watching movies; and shopping!

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(917) 905-8973

Shunya Wang,
LMSW

Psychotherapist

About Shunya Wang (she/her/hers)

I have a deep commitment to care about and build meaningful connections with my clients. I’ll work with you to explore your hidden emotions, understand where they come from, and utilize problem-solving skills to tackle your real-life issues that might cause these emotions. My experience in various clinical settings working with children, adolescents, and young adults have developed my skills to provide individualized, holistic and culturally-sensitive care. I utilize Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy. Using these modalities, I’ll work with you to reach your goals by breaking them down into small and meaningful steps. I will be with you every step of the way toward reaching your goals.

我是纽约注册的心理咨询师, 可以用中文普通话进行咨询。我擅长的领域包括抑郁、焦虑、心理创伤、人际关系,情感联系,新移民,以及留学生群体心理健康等问题。

Specialties: depression, anxiety, trauma, mental wellness for female-identified individuals, eating disorders, grief counseling, international student mental health; please click here for more info about Shunya’s work in Asian mental health

Other Interests: painting, dancing, hiking, making podcasts, caring for my three cats

Services: Individual Therapy ($200)

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(917) 920-7012

Ednan Haroon, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

About Ednan Haroon (he/him/his)

As a provider, my goal is to facilitate your connection to your own strength, resilience, wisdom, and joy through holding space for the safe exploration of your inner world. I believe that medication is a valuable tool when used consciously and consensually, but is rarely the only support we need. I also believe that mental health should be especially individualized and managed with diligence, as it is not only a facet of our well-being, but it also shapes our personality, wants, and needs, as well as our lens through which we see the world. For this reason, communication and building rapport is the foundation to my care. My approach to care is growth-centered emerging from a position of non-judgement, gentleness, and curiosity. I have a particular commitment towards the 2nd generation South Asian-American immigrants and other marginalized communities including those struggling with substance use or navigating the harms of various forms of bigotry.

I am a Kashmiri-born, Michigan transplant who transitioned to NYC in Winter of 2021. My cultural background and ability to speak Urdu, Hindi, and Kashmiri has allowed me to additionally care for clients with language barriers in the South Asian community. As a psychiatric nurse practitioner, I utilize a trauma-informed perspective and approach my care through an evidence-based lens to maximize the well-being of my patients.

Specialties: depression, mood-spectrum disorders, anxiety, co-occurring disorders, PTSD, coping & managing life transitions and loss, and holistic treatment measures. I’m experienced with working with young adults and the geriatric population but enjoy working with clients across the lifespan!

Other Interests: spending time with those dear to me, engulfing myself in NYC’s food culture, watching anime, working out, various outdoor and nature-centered activities, mental health education and advocacy

 Services: Psychiatric Consultation ($450), Therapy &/or Medication ($275), Medication Follow-up ($275)

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(917) 905-6847

Lily Kurtz,

MSN, RN-BC

Psychiatric Nurse

About Lily Kurtz (she/her/hers)

You are the master of your own experiences, and together we can determine what is the best way for you to meet your therapy goals. I aim to build a collaborative working relationship with you, where you are a part of every step of your treatment, and feel confident and comfortable with the work that we are doing.

I am currently in my final year of the Doctor of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Practice program at Columbia University. I am a direct and honest communicator, and have experience helping clients across the lifespan recognize their strengths and take control of their mental wellness. 

Specialties: depression, anxietyADHD, women’s mental health, cognitive behavioral therapy, current or prior athletes  

Other Interests: listening to podcasts, lifting weights, boxing, reading, my bulldog Gus Gus, and swimming in the ocean

Services: Psychiatric Consultation ($250), Therapy &/or Medication ($175), Medication Follow-up ($175)

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(917) 451-5826

Nina Mirzakashani,
MSN, RN-BC

Psychiatric Nurse

About Nina Mirzakashani (she/her/hers)

As a passionate psychiatric nurse practitioner student, I’m dedicated to establishing a safe and comforting haven for those seeking mental health care. My approach is non-judgmental, empathetic, and collaborative, and my goal is to provide holistic and individualized patient care! I’m an active listener who strives toward providing culturally-competent care. My background is half-Iranian, and that perspective coupled with being the child of an immigrant has infused a cultural sensitivity into my practice. So many different factors – environmental, nutritional, psychological, social, and biological- culminate to affect one’s well-being and we will work together to navigate these components.

Specialties: depression, anxiety, interpersonal relationships, ADHD

Other Interests: yoga, reading, concerts, travel, spending time with loved ones, the New York times crossword

Services: Psychiatric Consultation ($250), Therapy &/or Medication ($175), Medication Follow-up ($175)

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(917) 242-4616

Lu (Xiaolu) Li-Herrera,
PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

About Lu Li-Herrera (she/her/hers)

Mental health can determine how we think, feel and act. I strongly believe that everyone has the capacity and desire for positive personal change and growth in a supportive environment. I incorporate person-centered and holistic approaches to help us find the path to overcome the obstacles through our partnership.

我提供中文的心理咨询跟药物治疗。专注于治疗抑郁症,焦虑症,双向情感障碍,睡眠障碍,  成人多动症, 女性心理健康, 新移民以及留学生心里健康等问题。

Specialties: Young adults and adults with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, ADHD,  women’s mental health, immigrants, and international student mental health; please click here for more info about Lu’s work in Asian mental health

Other Interests: biking, walking, and dancing

Services: Psychiatric Consultation ($450), Therapy &/or Medication ($275), Medication Follow-up ($275)

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(917) 909-6806

Trevor Guerrera,
MSN, RN-BC

Psychiatric Nurse

About Trevor Guerrera (he/him/his)

Whether it’s through medication management, psychotherapy, or a mix of both, my approach to mental health care is highly individualized, evidence-based, and patient guided so that your needs are met in a way that feels right for you. I seek to provide a warm, calm, and non-judgmental environment in which we can together explore your inner workings and reach your goals. As a gay man, I have an interest in navigating mental health challenges with members of the LGBTQ+ community and am passionate about creating a safe and inclusive space for all. I am dedicated to supporting and empowering you so that you can function at your best. 

Specialties: depression, anxiety, complex PTSD (c-PTSD), psychosis 

Other Interests: running, concerts, exploring NYC’s food scene, sphynx cats

Services: Psychiatric Consultation ($250), Therapy &/or Medication ($175), Medication Follow-up ($175)

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(917) 740-5287

Rashmi Umarji

Clinical Assistant

About Rashmi Umarji (she/her/hers)

As a yoga teacher and licensed esthetician, social work felt like a natural extension to my passion for mental health advocacy and the ways in which ritual, self-care, and beauty can be powerful tools for well-being. I received my master’s in social work in 2023, and working in mental wellness reaffirms to me that joy, contentment and ease are states of being that historically and presently disenfranchised communities should have access to consistently.

Specialties: My practice centers women and femme mental health, LGBTQIA+/BIPOC communities, and first-generation/children of immigrants.

Other Interests: When I’m not at graymatters or my yoga studio, you can find me working on my novel, meandering through the botanical gardens, or curling up to re-read a book for the umpteenth time while my tea goes cold.

We hire highly trained clinicians from multidisciplinary backgrounds, who are compassionate, accommodating, and dedicated to your mental wellness.