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Meet Our Therapists

ALETA ELTING, LMSW Licensed Master Social Worker

Aleta Elting is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) who works with both adolescents and adults. Her approach to therapy is collaborative…

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AMANDA HAHN-KETTER, PSYD, ABPP Clinical Neuropsychologist

Dr. Amanda Hahn-Ketter is a board certified neuropsychologist specializing in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning for individuals with known or suspected brain dysfunction.

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What makes a Great Therapist?

USP Vision

Union Square Practice is a group of psychologists, psychiatrists and therapists who empower individuals to be the best versions of themselves using the latest science has to offer.

At USP we believe that openness, practicality, and a sense of humor are the cornerstones of successful therapy. Because Union Square Practice offers a rare combination of psychiatric and psychological treatment under one roof, we are able to accommodate a wide range of treatment options; whether talk therapy, medication, or some combination.

At USP our diversity of services give us an exclusive advantage to helping you create the best possible treatment plan to be well, and stay well.

AMANDA SHIRLEY, MS, NP-P, PMHNP-BC Psychiatric Nurse Practioner

Amanda Shirley is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, with experience in providing treatment for a wide variety of mental health concerns including…

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BEN OLIVA, LMHC, CMPC Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Mental Performance Consultant

Ben Oliva is a licensed mental health counselor and mental performance consultant. He teaches evidence-based mental skills and techniques.

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CANDY FEIT, LMSW Licensed Master Social Worker

Candy is a LMSW focused on using a psychodynamic approach in working with people experiencing and working through grief and loss in…

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CATHRINE BERNARDO, NP-Student Student Nurse Practitioner

Cathrine Bernardo, RN (she/her/hers) is currently enrolled at NYU-Rory Meyers College of Nursing in pursuit of her Master of Science degree to…

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CHEN ZHANG, MA, MHC Mental Health Counselor, TMS Coordinator

Chen Zhang is a mental health counselor and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation treatment coordinator; she received her Master’s degree in Counseling for Mental…

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CHRISTINA MAROONE, DNP, MPA, PMHNP-BC Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Christina Maroone is a board-certified psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner specializing in medication management and psychotherapy.  She works with patients experiencing a range…

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COURTNEY PENSAVALLE, MA-LMHC Mental Health Counselor

Courtney Pensavalle is a master’s level graduate student in mental health counseling, specializing in adolescent and adult individual therapy.

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Dr. Daniel Mierlak is a board-certified addiction psychiatrist with over 25 years of experience providing consultation and treatment to patients and families…

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DANIEL RICHTER, MD Director of Eating Disorders, Board-Certified Psychiatrist

Dr. Daniel Richter is a board-certified psychiatrist with an expertise and focus on psychotherapy. While he has 20 years of experience and…

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DAVID J. BRIGHT, PhD, LMHC, NCC Clinician & Executive Functioning Coach

Dr. David Bright is a mental health counselor who uses a trauma-informed approach when working with teens, college students, and adults across issues of anxiety, depression, grief, career development and many other concerns

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ELI YASUNA, MHC Mental Health Counselor and Executive Performance Coach

Eli is a Mental Health Counselor (MHC-LP) and Mental Performance Coach who integrates solution-focused, acceptance and commitment therapy, and person-centered approaches in…

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EMMA TURNER, MA, LMHC Mental Health Counselor

Emma is a Mental Health Counselor who is influenced by both Cognitive-Behavioral and Psychodynamic approaches in her work.

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GEOFF FISHER, LMSW Licensed Master Social Worker

Geoff Fisher is a dedicated therapist specializing in anxiety and depression among teens and young adults. Having worked extensively in school settings,…

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HANNA TRUNDLE, MS, RD Registered Dietitian

Hanna Trundle, MS, RD, is a Registered Dietitian who has extensive experience working with eating disorders and stressing the importance of a…

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ILANA LAURENCE, MHC INTERN Mental Health Counselor Intern

Ilana Laurence is a Mental Health Counselor-in-training interning at Union Square Practice. Prior to her USP, her most recent role was Dean…

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ISABELLE BOUNDY, LMSW Licensed Master Social Worker

Isabelle Boundy is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in NY/NJ, specialized in perinatal mental health and parent-infant psychotherapy. Isabelle sees clients…

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JARED McSHALL, PHD Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. McShall is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in couples counseling.

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JENNY SANTI, BA, MBA, MHC Mental Health Counselor and Executive Performance Coach

Jenny is a psychotherapist, executive coach, and artist. Her career has largely focused on social impact, and she is best known for…

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JESSICA RAK, APRN Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Jessica Rak, APRN, is a board-certified Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who specializes in treatment of children and adolescents and provides psychiatric evaluations, psychotherapy…

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JESSICA STACK, MD Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Dr. Jessica Stack is a Board-Certified Child, Adolescent and Adult psychiatrist, skilled in the use of evidence-based psychopharmacologic & psychotherapeutic treatments

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JESSIE CHASAN-TABER, LMSW Licensed Master Social Worker

It’s deeply challenging to struggle with depression, anxiety, self-doubt, loneliness, or dissatisfaction. We might find ourselves feeling trapped in behavioral patterns or…

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JOE DEPAOLA, MS, NP-P, PMHNP-BC Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Joe DePaola, MS, NP-P, PMHNP-BC, is an ANCC Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, with experience in providing treatment for a wide variety of mental health concerns…

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Dr. Marlin is a board-certified psychiatrist with expertise in psychopharmacology and psychotherapy. He sees patients who face challenges with various aspects of mental functioning, including depression, anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD and bipolar disorder.

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JONATHAN FADER, PHD Co-Founder, Director Of Psychology Program

Dr. Jonathan Fader is a licensed clinical and performance psychologist. He is best known for working with professional athletes in the MLB, NFL and teams including The New York Mets and Giants.

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JULIA VIGNA BOSSON, PHD Clinical Psychologist

Julia Vigna Bosson, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist with a specialty in treatment of anxiety and trauma disorders.

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KATE THACHER, PSYD Clinical Psychologist

Kate Thacher, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist. Her training and prior experience provided her with opportunities to work in a variety of clinical settings.

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KATIE KRIMER, MA, LCSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Katie Krimer is a licensed clinical social worker, practicing from a humanistic and mindfulness-based perspective and providing a range of therapies.

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LAURA PARET, PHD Child and Adolescent Psychologist

Laura Paret, PhD, is a child and adolescent clinical psychologist providing diagnostic assessment and treatment for a variety of difficulties that affect youth.

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LISA GOLDBERG, LMSW Licensed Master Social Worker

Lisa Goldberg is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) specializing in the psychological impact of chronic illness, disorders of gut-brain interaction (DGBI),…

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LIV MASSEY, M.ED, MHC Mental Health Counselor and Mental Performance Coach

Liv Massey holds dual roles as a mental health counselor and mental performance coach.

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LILIAS EVANS, DNP Psychiatric Nurse Practioner

Lilias “Lily” Evans is an ANCC Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who specializes in psychotherapy and psychiatric medication management for adolescents and…

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Louisa Gleichman (she/her/hers) is an art psychotherapist, who believes the therapeutic process is a partnership, and that the client is the only expert in their own lived experience.

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LYNDA CIPRIANO, MFT Marriage and Family Therapist

Lynda is a therapist experienced in working with individuals, couples and families. Lynda’s therapeutic approach is integrative, inclusive and flexible based on…

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MATT BUTTIGIEG, MS, DNP, NP-P, PMHNP-BC Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Matt Buttigieg, MS, NP-P, PMHNP-BC, is an ANCC Board Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Matt offers both therapy and medication management.

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Marianne is a licensed master social worker specializing in couples and families. She has advanced training through the Ackerman Institute for the…

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MIA BERNARDI, LMHC Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Mia Bernardi is a mental health counselor who utilizes an integrative approach to psychotherapy that includes narrative and cognitive-behavioral (CBT) techniques.

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MICHAEL DULCHIN, MD Co-Founder, Director Of Psychiatry Program

Dr. Michael Dulchin is a board-certified psychiatrist with an expertise in both psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. He works with patients with a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, and others.

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MICHELLE FREEDLAND, DNP, NP-P, PMHNP-BC Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Michelle Freedland, an ANCC Board Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, specializes in therapy and medication management.

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MICHELLE LAUB, LMSW Licensed Master Social Worker

Michelle Laub is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) who works with both adolescents and adults with a focus on eating disorders…

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NANA ASABERE, MD Psychiatrist

Dr. Asabere (she/her) is a Board-Certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist who received her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School…

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NICOLE CERUSSI, DNP, PMHNP-BC Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP

Nicole Cerussi is a doctorally-prepared a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specializing in psychotherapy and medication management.

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NICOLE COOPER, PHD Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Nicole Cooper is a licensed clinical psychologist. Therapy with Dr. Cooper is a collaborative process, which begins in a safe and comfortable environment.

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RAQUEL CUMBA, PHD Child, Adolescent, & Adult Clinical Psychologist

Raquel Cumba, PhD, is a child and adolescent clinical psychologist providing assessment and treatment of variety of difficulties with a specialization in anxiety, depression, and related behavioral disorders.

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REBEKKA PALMER, PHD Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Rebekka Palmer is a licensed clinical psychologist. She comes from a Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy background and has worked with young adults, athletes, couples and executives.

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SARAH PISCITELLI, LMHC Mental Health Counselor

Sarah Piscitelli is a mental health counselor who practices from a person-centered and humanistic perspective which includes cognitive-behavioral techniques.

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SHOSHIE ASKREN, LCSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Shoshie graduated with a Masters in Social Work from New York University in 2012 and has been practicing as a therapist in…

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SOPHIA PAVLATOS, MS, NP-P, PMHNP-BC Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Sophia Pavlatos is an ANCC Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who specializes in psychopharmacology and psychotherapy. She works with adults…

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Jaime Betancourt, APRN (he/him) is a family nurse practitioner who is currently enrolled at NYU- Rory Meyers College of Nursing in pursuit…

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TIFFANY LePROHON, M.A., M.Ed., LMHC Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Tiffany LeProhon is a mental health counselor, utilizing a humanistic, multicultural and integrative approach drawing from various therapeutic modalities in order to best meet the individualized needs of the client.

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VEDA TYSON, MSW, NPP, APRN Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Veda Tyson is a board-certified Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and a Clinical Social Worker. Veda is certified to treat patients across the…

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YONI HOCHSTEIN, PMHNP-BC, MSED Adult, Adolescent and Child ANCC Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Yoni Hochstein, PMHNP-BC, MSED is an ANCC board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner, with a Master’s Degree in Psychiatric Nursing from Yale University and…

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