- We provide individually tailored, evidence-based psychotherapy from a client-centered approach. Our therapists work collaboratively with you and your psychopharmacologist (if applicable) to create a treatment plan driven by your goals.
- Our psychotherapy sessions are a full 45 minutes, provided weekly for four months, with individually-tailored variation. This treatment length provides the optimal time to work diligently toward improved well-being with a focused, goal-directed process.
- Many reasons for seeking therapy can be addressed by either Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy. Our team will work with you to assign you to the right fit for you.
COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (CBT)
- CBT is a focused approach to reframing negative thoughts and changing negative behavior patterns.
- In CBT, we work with you to identify the problem you wish to address, and adapt an evidence-based, goal-oriented plan to tackle that issue directly.
- Homework is often given in CBT to allow for progress to be made and tracked between sessions. In CBT, you will learn skills that you can adopt and take with you.
BRIEF PSYCHODYNAMIC THERAPY
- Psychodynamic psychotherapy is a good fit for those interested in working in an exploratory way on their personal goals which may include: increased insight, increased sense of self-control and/or self-esteem, and/or increased ability to recognize and work through emotional experiences.
- In our psychodynamic psychotherapy, we develop a collaborative treatment plan based on an unfolding understanding of cultural context, core inner conflicts, and relational patterns.
- Our brief psychodynamic treatment is a way to gain insight and make meaningful change around specific concerns with the support of a therapeutic relationship.
We Accept Many Major Insurance Plans
Our psychiatric providers are credentialed with a number of major insurance plans, including BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, Cigna, Oxford Health, and United Healthcare. We also accept Medicare patients and provide care under private pay/out-of-pocket for those with insurance outside of our panels. We also encourage you to visit your plan website to verify the mental health benefits provided by your employer for your particular plan. We may work with you to bridge your care until the credentialing process is completed and we can see you in-network.
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, 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
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, 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.
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, 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, 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.
Honestly, I really am a fan of this place–it was recommended by my therapist and I’ve been going here for over a year. Decided to finally write a review because I noticed the current reviews are not reflective of the service I’ve had. Finding a good psychiatrist in NYC was actually really hard for me–kept running into people who didn’t care or didn’t seem to really know their stuff. And so, for me, finding a place where they give you a 30 minute appointment instead of the usual 15, in and out, was a relief. I feel like my psychiatrist finally KNOWS me and gives a dang about me.
– Sarah C.
I have been going here for almost a year and I have nothing but great things to say. My doctor is kind, caring, empathetic, and understanding of all my issues. He always listens and provides excellent feedback. I look forward to my visits each month. I can communicate with him via email and he responds right away. The receptionist is always friendly and helpful. I don’t see how so many people have had such bad experiences. It’s so great there, that I have recommended this place to two other friends and they love it as well. Thanks Neighborhood Psychiatry! Keep up the great job!
– Milena A.
They were on time and very professional. Everyone I’ve dealt with has been great, Has answered all my questions in a timely manner, and made me feel comfortable.