Psychiatric Staff

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William Yu

Medical Director

William Yu, DO, is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist who specializes in the care of people experiencing depression, anxiety/panic disorder, PTSD, ADHD, and OCD. He successfully worked in Medical Directorship in psychiatric inpatient and partial hospitalization/day treatment settings. In addition, he has experience in Psychiatric emergency/CPEP and medical consultation liaison (CL). Dr. Yu practices a holistic form of treatment, that includes medication management and supportive, problem-focused psychotherapy. He believes that connection, compassion, and knowledge are the keys to healing.

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Jonathan Weiss, M.D., is a Board-Certified psychiatrist who provides treatment for adolescents and adults with a wide range of psychiatric and behavioral issues, including, but not limited to, mood disorders, anxiety, adjustment to life stressors, developmental issues, behavioral difficulties in adolescents, and ADHD. He provides medication management and other treatments. He enjoys partnering with patients of different ages to improve interpersonal functioning and personal well-being. Dr. Weiss maintains certification from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in the specialties of Psychiatry, and Forensic Psychiatry.


 Professional Affiliations

 American Psychiatric Association
 American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
 American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
 American Psychoanalytic Association

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Jennifer Ray, PMHNP-BC, is a Board-Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She studied history as an undergraduate at Brandeis University and received Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Social Work degrees from Columbia University. She has experience in a variety of mental health settings, including an inpatient unit at New York Presbyterian Hospital, outpatient clinics, and psychiatric rehabilitation facilities, including the Jerusalem Mental Health Center in Israel. Jenn has experience in the assessment and treatment of depression, anxiety, OCD, and PTSD and has a special interest in mood disorders. Jenn uses a comprehensive and integrative approach to her work that includes psychopharmacology and supportive therapy, and teams with clients in developing and executing treatment plans that support their goals as individuals.

Geoffrey Robinson, PMHNP–BC

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Geoffrey Robinson, PMHNP–BC, is a Board-Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. He received his Master of Science in Nursing from Hunter College specializing in Psychiatric Nursing Across the Lifespan. Geoffrey prefers to take a holistic approach in the treatment with a focus on depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, and trauma related disorders. His approach entails working with clients to find the optimal treatment for them using evidence-based practices in psychopharmacology along with supportive, outcome-oriented therapy. Working with Mr. Robinson, clients can expect a sensitive and personal approach to treatment that empowers and helps them work towards their mental health goals.

Linh Tran Board-Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

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Linh Tran, DNP, PMHNP-BC, is a Board-Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She obtained a Master and Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Columbia University. Dr. Tran has worked in a variety of settings, including inpatient units at the New York State Psychiatric Institute as well as outpatient clinics that focus on underserved populations such as children and family in the foster care system. She has experience treating in disorders such as, but not limited to, ADHD, anxiety, depression, OCD, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, attachment disruptions, and PTSD. In addition to providing psychopharmacology, Dr. Tran also employs supportive and solution-based psychotherapy to help patients achieve their goals and overcome their obstacles. For Dr. Tran, a therapeutic relationship that is built on mutual trust, respect and compassion is a prerequisite for change. She strives to empower her patients by guiding them in designing their treatment plan that works for them. “Not to take possession of your life plan is to let your existence be an accident.” – Irvin Yalom.

Brittany Edgar Neighborhood Psychiatry Staff

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Brittany Edgar, PMHNP-BC, MPH, is a Board-Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Brittany provides a calm space to support her clients in their goals, while treating distressing experiences such as depression and mood swings, anxiety and panic, fear and avoidance, insomnia, impaired concentration and memory, obsessive thoughts, compulsive behaviors, feelings of disconnection (dissociation), and relationship problems. Brittany’s treatment approach combines a therapeutic relationship, the latest scientific evidence for medications and psychotherapies, and an understanding of her clients’ unique needs and preferences. Before joining Neighborhood Psychiatry, she worked in psychiatric hospital and clinic settings in NYC, helping people to enhance quality of life and wellbeing, strengthen resilience, and navigate the path towards healing and post-traumatic growth. Brittany completed her Master of Science in Nursing at Columbia University and Master of Public Health at Boston University.

Therapy Staff

Dr Allen Director of Psychological Services

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Richelle Allen, Ph.D.

Director of Psychological Services

Dr. Allen is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with focus on clinical supervision
in therapeutic assessment, treatment planning, and integrative psychotherapy. She
practices and supervises from a social justice oriented, relational framework, integrating
theory, research, and evidence based intervention to effectively serve a wide range of
individuals with alliance and collaboration at the core. In addition to her work with us,
she is an assistant professor and director of The Safran Center for Psychological
Services at The New School for Social research where she coordinates and oversees
psychotherapy, assessment, research, and training.

Patrick Hahn, LCSW

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Patrick Hahn, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker who believes that psychotherapy can be powerful and transformative when it is driven by the individual’s experience. He is committed to developing collaborative partnerships that foster personal growth in a supportive, non-judgmental environment. Patrick has a Masters degree in social work from Columbia University and training in evidence-based modalities that he utilizes in an integrative approach to psychotherapy.

Brooklyn Do LMHC Therapy Staff

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Brooklyn Do, LMHC
I approach the therapeutic relationship with openness, empathy, and the belief that everyone is capable of achieving emotional fulfillment. The therapeutic environment I create for clients is based on the foundations of authenticity and non-judgment. I use a combination of therapeutic modalities, such as psychodynamic, attachment theory, humanistic, and narrative therapy to address an individual’s range of concerns. I have years of experience supporting clients in addressing and overcoming trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, family conflict, attachment-related issues, identity/role changes, and adjustment to life changes. Populations I specialize in include: young children, adult men and women, individuals of color, and families. I am also skilled in individual therapy, group therapy, play therapy, and family therapy.

I strive for my clients to take a closer look at persisting patterns in their lives and relationships in order to fully understand the present and to shape their future. People are the experts of their lives and have the capability to examine, challenge, and change themselves. I want to use client’s expertise to have a collaborative approach in treatment. I have worked with a range of populations, varying in race, culture, socio-economic status, sex, and age.

For the last three years, I aided in opening clinics and implementing an attachment-based intervention to address intergenerational trauma in families impacted by the child welfare system. In this time, I supervised and trained new clinicians and students in this unique therapy model while managing the needs of the practice. This work allowed me to work in-depth with individuals of color and their families while using a social justice perspective. My Masters’ internship was completed at NYU’s RUSK Day Treatment Brain Injury program where I explored and addressed cognitive changes, grief, and integrating an evolved identity for patients and their families. My career and education have shaped a passionate social justice philosophy that motivates my work with populations historically overlooked by mental healthcare.

Erin Miller LMSW

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Erin Miller, LMSW, is a social worker who graduated from the New York University Silver School of Social Work. As a therapist, she aims to make clients feel seen, understood and accepted unconditionally. However you identify, Erin wants to uncover what makes you you – your values, beliefs, and outlook on life – while also maintaining an appreciation for overarching human needs, such as the desire for connection with others and the longing to feel understood. Her therapeutic style is warm, active, and nonjudgemental. She is devoted to providing a safe space for clients to work through both past and present issues. Ms. Miller is passionate about working with creatives, those with anxiety disorders, depression, trauma, identity confusion, spirituality concerns, and relationship issues. Together with Ms. Miller, clients will uncover how that which is unpacked has led you to where you are.

Neighborhood Therapy Staff Malky Katz

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Malky Katz, LMSW, is a social worker who graduated from the Silberman School of Social Work. Malky has clinical experience working with adults, children and families with mental health disorders and developmental disabilities. She creates client centered sessions; ensuring an empathetic, accepting, and safe environment utilizing an overall humanistic approach. Malky uses CBT, solution focused therapy and logotherapy to assist her clients in achieving their therapeutic goals.

Carly Turer LMSW

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Carly Turer, LMSW, is a social worker who graduated from the NYU Silver School of Social Work. Carly has clinical experience providing counseling to individuals of all ages and backgrounds, as well as to groups and families. Carly is an empathetic practitioner who believes in creating a supportive and safe space for clients to work towards meaningful change. Her flexible approach integrates a variety of evidence-based modalities, and is tailored to each individual’s unique strengths, challenges and goals. Carly believes that establishing a trusting and collaborative relationship is essential for successful therapy, and is dedicated towards helping her clients feel their best.

Rosanny Bivieca Therapy Staff at Neighborhood NYC

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Rosanny Bivieca, MHC-LP, is a Mental Health Counselor who graduated from Teachers College, Columbia University. Rosanny has clinical experience providing counseling in English and Spanish, and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and ages. Her approach consists of the utilization of Evidence-Based and Culturally Relevant interventions including but not limited to Trauma informed, Strength Based and CBT. She believes in working collaboratively with individuals to help them achieve their personal goals. Rosanny also believes that connection is a crucial component for lasting change and growth within and outside the room. Her approach is informed by the needs of each client based on the understanding that personal experiences, oftentimes affected by external factors, shape the individual and the way they interact with the world.

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