Feeling Good with evidence-based psychotherapy in a warm and supportive environment
Elise Munoz MA, MAS, MSW, LCSW-R | Clinical Director
Westchester, Midtown and Lower Manhattan
I am the founder and Clinical Director of Feeling Good Psychotherapy (FGP) with several locations in White Plains and Manhattan and the co-founder of The Feeling Good Center of New York (FGC-NY), a CBT training center located in downtown Manhattan. In my private group practice at FGP, I provide individual, group and intensive psychotherapy to children, adolescents as well as adults and parents. I am specialized and certified in various cognitive behavioral based therapies: CBT, T.E.A.M. therapy and trauma focused CBT. I also have extensive training and practice in family systems therapy. I provide therapy and cognitive assessment in both private practice, clinical and school settings and I am licensed to practice in NYS and CT.
I have received extensive academic and continuing practical psychotherapy training in clinical psychology both in the USA and Switzerland where I am a licensed psychologist with a psychology license from the University of Neuchatel and a post-license/predoc (DESS/MAS) in clinical psychology from the University of Geneva. I currently hold an academic appointments as Adjunct Assistant Professor at New York University, Silver School of Social Work, and I am pursuing Doctoral studies in Clinical Evidence-Based Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania. I conduct therapy sessions in either English, French or conversational Spanish.
Academic & Professional Experience
Sarah Windt MSW, LCSW | Clinical Supervisor
Midtown and Lower Manhattan
Whether it is your first time seeking therapy or not, you’ve shown a great amount of strength just by deciding it is time for a change and taking action. I am a NYS licensed psychotherapist with a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania.
I have experience working with adults individually as well as facilitating psycho- educational groups. I work towards building a therapeutic relationship by developing trust from the beginning. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy allows us to work collaboratively on the goals you’ve identified for yourself. We will work to challenge your unhealthy thoughts and behaviors while developing useful skills to implement into your daily life.
Areas of experience include Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Grief & Loss, and Panic Disorder.
I am a caring and genuine person who prioritizes every client leaving a session feeling valued and supported. I enjoy working with individuals from a variety of socio-econimic backgrounds as well as the LGBT community. I have worked in both private practice and larger outpatient centers.
Autumn Bush MSW, LMSW
Midtown and Lower Manhattan
Welcome! My goal as a therapist is to provide a mixture of optimism, honesty, humor, and direct practicality. I have a genuine interest in each person seeking treatment and think of the therapeutic relationship as a unique collaborative partnership. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and received training working with children, adolescents, and adults with trauma histories. I specialize in helping individuals who struggle with anxiety and depression or who encounter difficulties within relationships overcome the daily intrusion of negative thoughts and behaviors by providing solution-focused treatment and support. My interests are in trauma, mood disorders, LGBTQ+ identity and supports, relationships, and parenting.
My therapeutic approach is eclectic drawing from cognitive, dialectical, and motivational methodologies with influences of mindfulness. My objective is to help clients identify what is not working and make steps toward managing stressors, where applicable, or eliminating them completely. If you struggle with anxiety or depression, are feeling stuck, are transitioning into your new identity as a parent, or are grappling with the lack of support with your gender identity, I can help and offer compassion and strength when you need it most.
I earned my Master of Social Work degree from New York University’s Silver School of Social
Work and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Women’s Studies from Skidmore College.
Sev Carney MA, M.Ed, MFT-LP
Lower Manhattan and Midtown
The poet Ben Okri writes, "The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love, and to be greater than our suffering." However, sometimes it can feel like you've lost your way. Therefore, having a guide can make a difference.
My therapeutic mission is to provide a safe space where we can explore the emotions and experiences that characterize your struggles, masteries, and everything in between. In the service of creating greater freedom in your life, together we'll discover the factors contributing to difficulties and those strengths that may be waiting to be acknowledged.
I specialize in working with adults, particularly those who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, social phobias, panic attacks, trauma, abuse, procrastination, habits, addictions, eating disorders, relationship/boundary problems, and trouble managing day-to-day tasks under stress; as well as with families and couples; and mothers and their babies, together in the therapy room.
I have wide experience of training at Columbia University, including mother-infant communication, parental mental health, and neuroscience. I'm also a certified Marriage and Family Therapist. My therapeutic approach is based on TEAM-CBT, developed by Dr. David Burns at Stanford University, and incorporates my extensive background in multiple schools of psychotherapy.
Brooke Dugan MA, M.Ed, MHC-LP
Midtown and Lower Manhattan
Life can often be challenging and overwhelming. However, with the support of an empathetic, genuine therapist, the pain and anxiety that comes with difficult experiences can become more manageable. I believe that therapy is a place for individuals to foster significant, life-altering growth experiences as a result of better understanding themselves and making meaning out of their life’s events.
I create a safe, trusting environment for my clients to develop useful life skills for improving their mental health. I received my Masters of Arts and Masters of Education in Mental Health Counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University. With a background in positive psychology and sexuality and gender issues, it is my goal to help each of my clients cultivate healthy, empowering relationships with themselves and others. Together, we will use evidence-based methods to help you work towards reducing negative self-talk and increasing fulfilling life experiences in your career, health, and intimate relationships.
I believe in using a collaborative therapeutic style that integrates practical knowledge and a sense of humor to assist clients in overcoming challenges in all areas of their lives. I have experience supporting clients dealing with issues surrounding eating disorders, trauma, sexual functioning, substance use, anxiety, and depression..
Robyn Fowler MA, MFT-LP | Director Couples Program
Are you tired of trying to make the best of your marriage or relationship? Or hoping it gets better once the kids get older? On a bad day, you might even catch yourself thinking, "I just can't do this any longer". You don't fight, but you don't talk or laugh much either. Or maybe you're deeply hurt by the same bitter arguments with your partner. Harsh words come out of the blue and you keep going over old issues. Nothing ever gets resolved. Nobody wins. The pain of infidelity or other disappointments seem insurmountable.
My name is Robyn Fowler and I have helped hundreds of diverse couples master the tools to improve their relationship and save their marriage. I'm a Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapist with a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Australia with 14 years of experience helping people with therapy.
I listen, I care and I design a customized, scientifically supported program to meet your needs. Call 914 315 7950 to schedule your free 15-minute initial telephone conversation to find out how I could help you.
Ariel Ligowski MSW, LMSW
Lower Manhattan and Midtown
I’m a New York State-licensed therapist committed to providing quality therapy to adults of all identities. I work with adults of all ages, particularly young adults with a history of trauma who experience anxiety, depression, Borderline Personality Disorder, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. I work from an anti-oppressive, strengths-based, person-centered perspective that combines cognitive-behavioral and dialectic approaches.
I have a Master's in Social Work from Columbia University and years of experience in community mental health and substance use treatment settings serving individuals from every background.
Reaching out is a difficult and brave first step. Even considering to pursue therapy shows a commitment to your personal growth and wellness. I would welcome the opportunity to partner with you on that journey.
Melissa Haber MSW, LMSW
White Plains, Westchester
My goal as a therapist is to create a warm, trusting, and nonjudgmental environment where we can discuss the issues most important to you. Together we will work on discovering the challenges that are getting in your way from achieving your personal goals, while finding the most effective tools to address your individual needs and make lasting change.
I have experience working with children, adolescents, and families struggling with diagnoses of anxiety, depression, autism, and ADHD. I have worked in middle and high schools, community action programs, and agency settings. I have also been involved with Early Intervention programs and feel passionate about helping families struggling with caring for special needs children.
I am a New York State licensed therapist with a Master of Social Work degree from Boston University. I use an eclectic approach to therapy with an emphasis on solution-focused, evidence-based therapy including: cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy and an advanced CBT approach created by Dr. David Burns, called TEAM-CBT.
Kerry Higgins MSW, LMSW Not accepting new clients at this time!
White Plains and Online only
I am a New York State licensed therapist. I specialize in treating eating disorders and also work with people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, addiction, obsessive compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder in addition to other issues. Utilizing evidence-based practice including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing (MI) I help clients develop resilience and positive coping mechanisms to enhance their quality of life and overcome interpersonal challenges. I value the uniqueness of each individual and believe in treating the whole person while providing a warm and empathic environment.
I received my Master’s Degree in Social Work from New York University Silver School of Social Work. I am currently undergoing training to become certified in TEAM-CBT therapy, developed by David Burns, MD. TEAM-CBT therapy is a powerful and effective framework for conducting evidence-based psychotherapy.
I have experience working in private practice, outpatient, inpatient and agency settings. I enjoy working with adolescents and adults of all backgrounds. Please call to set up at free 15 minute phone consultation with me.
Syedia Hoque MSW, LMSW
My role as your therapist will be to create an environment where you are comfortable to talk about any problems you are facing such as life transitions, relationships or difficult emotions. I like to help people change, recognize more helpful ways of thinking and approaching problems to achieve better outcomes. My goal is to work alongside you to reach your personal goals, including reaching your full potential and feeling more satisfied in your life.
My specialty is working with trauma survivors including those who have experienced sexual assault and rape. Additionally, working in previous clinical settings has exposed me to work with clients that have depression, anxiety, panic attacks, eating disorders, anger and behavioral issues. I have continuous training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and favor this model as I find it most effective for rapid and effective treatment. This model provides us with evidence that a positive shift in our thinking and behavior can reduce those painful emotions almost immediately.
Many cultures may believe seeking help from a therapist is “taboo”. I understand that because I am a woman from the South Asian community. Whatever cultural background, identity, gender, religion, social class, and/or age you are, I genuinely want to hear what is bothering you. I also have experience in conducting sessions in conversational Bengali. I look forward to connecting with you soon.
Maria Cristina Latorre MA, MSW, LMSW
White Plains and Midtown Manhattan/GCS
What life challenges are you facing? Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? Maybe you're wrestling with addiction, a difficult relationship, or interpersonal interactions. Or, perhaps you want to improve some behavioral issues and develop healthier habits. I work with these issues and more. I am a trained Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and also utilize evidence-based therapy for treating individuals of all ages who have experienced trauma and physical, psychological, or sexual abuse. In addition to working with adults, I provide individual and group therapy to children and adolescents struggling with emotional and behavioral problems.
I hold a Masters in Social Work from New York University, and a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University. Among other positions, I have worked in a school-based mental health program, The Treatment Center for Trauma and Abuse and was Program Director for Violence Intervention Program, Inc.
From living abroad for several years, I have developed a strong cultural awareness and can offer sessions in Spanish and Portuguese. I look forward to discussing how I can help you with your difficulties.
Kim Reichig MSW, LMFT
Life can be challenging and it can be hard to overcome problems alone. My therapeutic approach is collaborative, empathetic, supportive, and validating. I use evidence-based treatments including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and parent management training to help my patients achieve their goals. I work with children, adolescents, and adults in individual, parenting, couples, and group therapies. I am certified in TEAM-CBT and I am committed to treating anxiety, depression, and related disorders, relationship issues and other difficulties that arise in life, as well as helping parents effectively raise their children.
I received my masters degree from Long Island University and was a therapist at Family Services of Westchester. In addition, I am a member of the International Advisory Board for Columbia University’s Global Mental Health Program, which works to reduce stigma, promote research, and increase access to mental health professionals globally.
Andrea Sioris MSW, LMSW
Lower Manhattan and Midtown
Are you struggling to find happiness? Do you feel stuck or frustrated in trying to turn around negative thoughts, emotions or behaviors?
Facing these issues can feel daunting, but together, we can take steps to bring tangible change to your life through cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Using this solution-focused approach, we’ll prioritize your most pressing concerns and identify tools you can use immediately to empower you and begin to address your
I specialize in helping adults and adolescents navigate issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship challenges and day-to-day stressors. I am committed to creating a warm and empathetic environment so that my clients feel supported while we work together to achieve their goals.
I am a NYS licensed therapist, with a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from New York University. Previously, I provided individual and group psychotherapy services in school and hospital settings for children, adolescents and adults. I am currently practicing the eclectic, evidence-based therapeutic TEAM-CBT approach, created by David Burns, MD.
Tim Sponsler MSW, LMSW
Lower Manhattan and Midtown
You deserve a therapist who will listen with empathy and offer helpful insight without judgment. I work with clients in a collaborative fashion to help them achieve their goals in a process that is supportive and up lifting. Whether you need a breakthrough, a change in habits, or a more extensive examination of your worldview or patterns, I will help you figure out what is holding you back and how to overcome it. We will do this together in a way that is both effective and at your comfort level.
My specialties include relationship issues, depression, LGBTQ issues (I am LGBTQ), social and career stresses, anxiety and self-esteem. I primarily use cognitive behavioral techniques that will examine your perceptions, interactions and sometimes your history. Occasionally I may supplement these with positive psychology other evidence-based methods.
My background includes a BA in Psychology from Berkeley, an MSW from Columbia, and an MBA from ESADE. I have also completed programs in coaching and positive psychology. Most importantly, I enjoy my job and take pleasure helping my clients move forward in their lives.
I look forward to meeting you and starting this process together.
Jenny Mahlum, Ed.M, MSW-i Offering lower and affordable fees!
Westchester, Midtown and Lower Manhattan
Do you want to change but find yourself settling for the familiar? You’re not alone. We cannot change what happens to us, but we can change the way we perceive, define, and live our experiences. I’m here to help you discover and develop the right tools for your personality, your goals, and your needs. Collaboratively, we can address any internal or external obstacles blocking your path.
I believe in creating an empathetic, compassionate, and non-judgmental environment in which you feel heard and supported. Using a wide variety of evidence-based methodologies, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, we will create opportunities for you to challenge your negative thoughts. By taking a solution-focused and strengths-based approach—integrated with a bit of art and whimsy—we can work together to help you realize the goals you want to achieve for yourself!
I specialize in supporting adults and adolescents navigate a range of concerns, including relationship difficulties, academic stress, anxiety, sexual functionality, and intimacy.
I received my bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Psychological Services from Northwestern University and my master’s degree in Psychology and Human Development from Harvard University. I am currently an M.S.W. student at the NYU Silver School of Social Work and am completing training in cognitive-behavioral and T.E.A.M. therapy under the direct supervision of Elise Munoz, LCSW-R.
"If you want effective and rapid results and feel ready to get to work, I am the therapist that you are looking for!"