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CITY THERAPY


"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field.

I'll meet you there."

~Rumi

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CITY THERAPY


"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field.

I'll meet you there."

~Rumi

 

 

 

 

 

 

REQUEST APPOINTMENT

 

Approach


We approach our work with a belief in the power of the human connection and the ability of people to nurture one another. Beginning with a relationship based on respect and empathy, our goal is to help people create a more balanced life; one that is both authentic and open to change. 

 

Approach


We approach our work with a belief in the power of the human connection and the ability of people to nurture one another. Beginning with a relationship based on respect and empathy, our goal is to help people create a more balanced life; one that is both authentic and open to change. 

 

 

Process

Our process is collaborative. We know that our clients are the experts of their own experience and believe that our role is to help them expand their awareness and understanding of these experiences. We help clients to articulate their feelings and to integrate aspects of experience that may have been inaccessible. From this, new frameworks for meaning are created that allow for greater vitality.

 
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Couples


Our focus with couples, seeking to repair or strengthen their relationship, is to help them create a safe and accepting connection to one another. To develop this safe space, couples learn to validate their partner's unique experience without invalidating their own. By deconstructing ineffective ways of communicating, couples can learn to ask for their needs clearly and respond to their partner's needs with love and compassion.  

Couples


Our focus with couples, seeking to repair or strengthen their relationship, is to help them create a safe and accepting connection to one another. To develop this safe space, couples learn to validate their partner's unique experience without invalidating their own. By deconstructing ineffective ways of communicating, couples can learn to ask for their needs clearly and respond to their partner's needs with love and compassion.  

 

Children & Families

We strive to help parents understand their child's behavior in the context of their developmental process and together find ways to best support them. We work with children and adolescents to learn to deal positively with their emotions and their connections to others. 

 
 

Payment

Cash, Check, Venmo & all Major Credit Cards

Rates

$100 - $250 / Session

We do not provide Medication Management or Psychiatric Services.

 

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (Medicaid and Essential Plans only with prefix JLJ )

  • Amerigroup / Healthplus

  • Healthfirst

  • Aetna

  • Fidelis

  • Medicaid or Medicare only with the following managed care plans: Healthfirst, Fidelis, Blue Cross Blue Shield & Wellcare Only

  • We do not accept United or Oxford plans.

 

LOCATIONS

MANHATTAN: Union Square
113 UNIVERSITY PLACE 10003

 

MANHATTAN: Flatiron

34 WEST 22ND STREET 10010

 

We are moving our Brooklyn office on December 1st to One Pierrepont Plaza, 300 Cadman Plaza West

BROOKLYN: Bushwick
2 SAINT NICHOLAS AVE 11237

 

info@citytherapy.nyc

p. 917.960.9500 / f. 917.960.9300

 

Partners in Practice


Partners in Practice


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Cassandra Reid, LCSW

Cassandra founded City Therapy in 2014. She earned her masters degree from Rutgers University and, prior to starting her own practice, worked with children, adolescents and families in an agency setting in Jamaica, Queens. She received post-graduate training in family and couples therapy at Ackerman Institute for Families and in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder at The Rutgers Institute for Families. Other trainings include work with AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) on dissociation and experiential processing and Relational Psychotherapy at The Stephen Mitchell Relational Psychotherapy Study Center. She is currently pursuing psychoanalytic training at The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy.

Office Location: 34 West 22nd St NYC 10010


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Lori Beyer, LCSW

Lori earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from Yeshiva University. Since then, Lori has been dedicated to serving underserved populations in Harlem, with issues ranging from sexual and other forms of childhood traumas, substance abuse, chronic mental illness, HIV/AIDS, to depression as well as anxiety. Lori has also worked extensively with those transitioning genders and the LGBTQ community.

“ I lean towards a psychodynamic approach, but also utilize aspects of Gestalt for exploring the here-and-now, and other appropriate responses tailored to individual goals. I feel that creating a safe space for my clients to be one of the highest values in my practice, as well as self-acceptance and self-forgiveness as tremendous tools for growth. “

Office Location: 34 West 22nd St. NYC 10010


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Steven Lipsky, LCSW, CASAC

Steven Lipsky is a dually-licensed psychotherapist who has been working with adults and couples for the past 30+ years. He has extensive experience successfully treating those in the LGTBQI community. Chronic illness, pain, trauma and relational challenges are also within his scope of practice. Those new to treatment or recovery and with other transitional life issues are also a large part of those with whom he is particularly adept.

Steven is solution-focused and works within a holistic framework, utilizing the mind, body and spirit connection. He has many of his own business and creative interests and this makes him particularly well-qualified to work with persons who want to improve these and other essential areas of their life. He works especially well with those new to treatment, couples and families.

Steven also has substantial experience working with adults with co-existing disorders-- those struggling with addiction and/or mental health issues, e.g., depression, anxiety, family, work and relationship issues. Family, friends and loved ones of those with addictive orders usually benefit from gaining insight into those relationships and boundary setting.

Office Location: 113 University Place NYC 10003


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Deborah Fatone, LCSW

After a successful career as a massage therapist for over 20 years, Deborah’s 3 year experience as a volunteer at Ground Zero after Sept 11, 2001, piqued her interest in going into the mental health field. She was honored to be part of a Red Cross Respite Center in the heart of Ground Zero offering massages to all the rescue workers. After that experience, she attended Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service to pursue a career as a clinical social worker.

“I have worked with active duty military, veterans, police, firemen, the severely mentally ill and people with addictions. While I specialize in PTSD and trauma, I also have extensive experience in treating anxiety, panic disorders, phobias, depression and substance abuse disorders (including treatments not limited to 12 step programs.) I believe in a client centered therapeutic approach and often like to think outside the box combining a variety of therapeutic modalities to fit my client’s needs. I will treat you as the individual you are and together we will customize a therapy program that will help you reach the goals you have defined. Ready to get to work? “

Office Location: 2 Saint Nicholas Ave Brooklyn NY 11237


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Charles Sock, LCSW

Charles' areas of specialty are HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ identity/transitioning, addictions, chronic illness, trauma, grief, adoption, immigration and aging. He earned his Master's in social work from NYU School of Social Work and received post-graduate training in interpersonal and relational therapy at Manhattan Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. Further trainings include motivational interviewing, CBT, strengths-focused, trauma-informed care and mindfulness techniques. Charles has worked in private practice and community behavioral health settings for over 15 years and has helped people facing anxiety, depression, gender and sexuality concerns, relationship problems, chronic illness, addictions, and other life challenges. His approach is flexible, collaborative and tailored to each client's needs.

Office Location: 113 University Place NYC 10003


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Tina Henderson, MA, LCSW-R

Tina is a licensed psychotherapist with a broad range of experience. For almost a decade, she has been treating individuals presenting with anxiety and depression, self-medicating addictions, ACOA issues, PTSD, somatizations and issues of physical and mental health co-morbidities. Tina’s experience also extends to work with individuals struggling with eating disorders and behavioral addictions such as compulsive internet use.

Tina utilizes an eclectic approach to the provision of ego-supportive psychotherapy with interventions that include CBT, psycho-dynamic theory, self-psychology, motivational interviewing and family systems theory.

“My purpose is to inspire people, not to just feel better, but to feel great. Through identifying self-imposed obstacles, self-defeating beliefs, and toxic emotional thought patterns, I can help you untangle the issues standing in the way of your optimal happiness and health. Since my interest in addiction and recovery originated from personal experience within my own family, I am highly qualified from this unique perspective. I can really understand where you are coming from because I too have lived it."

Office Location: 34 West 22nd St NYC 10010


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Tiffany Ciprian, LCSW

Tiffany Ciprian, is a graduate of the Columbia School of Social Work where she earned her master’s degree in Clinical Social Work. For the past decade, Tiffany has worked with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship concerns, and challenges with life transitions. She utilizes a blend of treatment approaches, tailored to meet the needs of her clients. She is committed to creating a safe and supportive space where clients can hold and explore their concerns. “I work with clients in a non-judgmental, compassionate, and collaborative manner. I believe therapy can help individuals maximize their strengths, support personal growth, and offer effective skills for navigating life’s challenges.”

Office Location: 34 West 22nd St NYC 10010


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Shanna King-Harvey, LCSW

Shanna earned a Master’s in Social Work at the Hunter College School of Social Work. Immediately upon graduating, she worked at a mental health clinic where she provided psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families, and children. A great amount of work was devoted to the LGBTQ community and people living with HIV/AIDS. Shanna also worked as a Social Work supervisor in child welfare before joining City Therapy. She uses relational psychotherapy, trauma-focused therapy, CBT, DBT concepts, and has experience helping patients cope with loss and bereavement.

" I strongly believe in the therapeutic relationship and its ability to foster growth and change. Through this relationship we can identify patterns and behaviors that make you feel stagnant. Therapy is a very personal journey where one can heal, learn and bring more awareness to everyday functioning. My hope is to help bring clarity and purpose in order to help you become your best self."

Office Location: 113 University Place NYC 10003


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Christine Barillon, LMSW

Christine is a graduate of Fordham University's Graduate School of Social Work with a specialization in adults, families and organizations. She has completed post graduate training at the NLP Institute in Ericksonian Psychology and Holistic Therapy and is fluent in French. Christine has worked with varied populations in multiple settings and "finds great joy in collaborating, connecting and providing a safe healing environment for her patients."

Office Location: 2 Saint Nicholas Ave Brooklyn NY 11237


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Eric Reid, LCSW

Eric earned his Master’s degree in Social Work from Hunter College School of Social Work. For almost 20 years, he has worked with adults and couples with multiple and varied issues, including chemical dependency, mood disorders, relationship and family problems, and psychotic disorders. After September 11, 2001, Eric received substantial training in trauma and grief work, and worked with New York City employees and first responders. He has spent a considerable amount of his practice time working with medical issues and disabilities. He has a strong grasp of multiple modalities, but maintains that relationship dynamics are the key to understanding and change.

“We are defined by our relationships. Relationship to ourselves, to others and to the world. Relationship dynamics get formed in attempts to succeed in life. Sometimes, though we may succeed in relationship at certain points in life, those same dynamics can become unproductive. At that point we can use the dynamic to understand the problem and determine the adjustments that then lead to success once again.”

Office Location: 34 West 22nd St NYC 10010


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Christine, Ortiz, LMSW

Christine is a graduate of Stony Brook University where she earned her Masters of Social Work. Over the past decade, Christine has worked in state and community based programs as a bilingual (Spanish speaking) social worker and child and family therapist. She has worked with various populations, including people living with HIV/AIDS, domestic violence victims and behaviorally and cognitively challenged children. She has worked with clients experiencing loss, anxiety, depression, mood disorders and learning disorders. Christine believes that therapy is a safe, non judgmental space where people can explore their feelings/challenges and discover practical ways to lead happier and more meaningful lives.

Office Location: 113 University Place NYC 10003


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Takira Victorin, MHC-P

Takira Victorin earned a Master's in Mental Health Counseling at the Long Island University School of Education. Prior to joining City Therapy, a great amount of work was devoted to assisting individuals currently in the criminal justice system and facilitating CBT groups focused on 'Thinking For Change'. Her clinical expertise includes working with individuals dealing with adjustment issues, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, sexual abuse, and relationship issues. Takira believes people come to therapy to develop new perspectives and a deeper understanding of themselves. Her goal as a therapist is to assist her patients through this journey while empowering them to make desired changes to improve the quality of their life.

Office Location: 113 University Place NYC 10003


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Teresa Meadows, LCSW, MPA

Teresa is a proud, native New Yorker and strives to empower and strengthen her Brooklyn Community. She earned her master’s degree from Hunter College School of Social Work, with a specialization in mental health and has worked in the field for over 15 years. Teresa has held varied positions in state service and community organizations and has experience treating individuals with PTSD, depression, substance abuse and sexual trauma. In addition, she has provided ABA therapy to children with autism spectrum disorder and holds credentials as a Clinically Certified Forensic Counselor. She has had many successful outcomes with both these populations and uses several types of modalities including Motivational Interviewing, CBT and other strength based approaches. Her great passion is in helping her patients to recognize - and then mobilize - their own innate strengths to obtain optimal health and wellness.

Office Location: 2 Saint Nicholas Ave Brooklyn NY 11237


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Benn Grodin, LCSW

Benn earned his Master’s degree from the Columbia University School of Social Work. Upon graduation he trained as a fellow at the Adelphi University Student Counseling Center and went on to practice at two Article 31 mental health clinics. Benn operates from an existential perspective, helping patients to achieve and maintain a stronger identity, and to explore their perceptions in a way that promotes valuable insight. He also uses motivational interviewing (MI) to help patients prepare for change and the principles of harm reduction to support patients through the process of behavior modification. Benn is committed to providing a comfortable, non-judgmental therapeutic atmosphere to assist patients in achieving their goals.

Office Location: 113 University Place NYC 10003


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Christina Nolan, LCSW-R

Christina earned her master’s degree in social work from Columbia University School of Social Work, with a concentration in health, mental health, and disabilities. Her postgraduate training includes the Intensive Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program at the William Alanson White Institute. She has also received additional training in dialectical behavior therapy and motivational interviewing.

After obtaining her MSW from Columbia, Christina worked in multiple hospital and non-profit settings, all in New York City. Initially, she worked on an inpatient unit with people who experienced traumatic injuries and acute illnesses. She then worked for several years in behavioral health settings, both inpatient and outpatient, with people diagnosed with severe mental illness. She has also worked in supervisory and ultimately leadership capacities in behavioral health settings for over 5 years, supervising clinicians in multiple disciplines in working with individuals diagnosed with mental illness.

"I have interest and experience in working with individuals struggling with adjustment, life transitions, depression, and trauma histories. I have experience working with individuals having diverse backgrounds and experiences. I am LGBTQ+ affirming."

Office Location: 34 West 22nd St NYC 10010


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Sheila Bennett, LCSW

Sheila received clinical training at the Hunter College School of Social Work (now Silberman School of Social Work) concentrating in Clinical Practice with Children, Individuals and Families with a Field of Practice Specialization in Health and Mental Health. She further trained in techniques including Motivational Interviewing, Coaching, Parenting and Telemental Health Provision.

Sheila is a bilingual (English/Spanish), Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in an eclectic blend of therapeutic approaches tailored to fit the need of each individual. Her approach includes Christian counseling for anyone who would like to approach the process from a place of faith. She practices from a strength based, culturally curious lens to facilitate the development of coping strategies to help manage anxiety and stress, life changes, bereavement and to support families through parenting issues, including co-parenting struggles. "I look forward to partnering with you on your journey towards identifying and tapping into your strengths to achieve your goals and dreams."

Office Location: 2 Saint Nicholas Ave Brooklyn NY 11237