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 The Feeling Good Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (FGC) located in White Plains and the co-founder of The Feeling Good Center of New York (FGC-NY) located in downtown Manhattan. In my private practices, within FGC and FGC-NY, 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.
I have received extensive academic and continuing practical psychotherapy training in clinical psychology both in Europe and in the USA. I possess a BA in psychology from Simmons College in Boston and a Masters degree in social work from Fordham University in New York. I am also a licensed psychologist in Switzerland with a psychology license from the University of Neuchatel and a post-license/predoc (DESS/MAS) in clinical psychology from Geneva University. I conduct therapy sessions in either English, French or conversational Spanish.
Academic & Professional Experience
David Bricker PhD, Licensed Psychologist | Training Director
Lower Manhattan | Contact directly at: (212) 406-3520 or firstname.lastname@example.org
I am the co-founder and Training Director of The Feeling Good Center of New York located downtown Manhattan. For the last 33 years I have been in private practice in lower Manhattan. This location enables me to maintain a practice with a diverse clientele. About half of my clients work in the Wall Street area. Many others come from nearby neighborhoods such as Tribeca, Soho, Battery Park City, Brooklyn Heights, Jersey City, Hoboken and other parts of Manhattan. My clients range in age from late teens to seventies, both men and women. About half of my appointments are with couples.
Current & Past Training Positions
Education, Certifications & Advanced Trainings
Maria Cristina Latorre MA, MSW, LMSW
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.
Maria Makarian LMSW, RYT
I am a licensed psychotherapist with experience in helping adults and families overcome depression, anxiety, and addiction, among other issues. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness as my therapeutic approach. I provide a compassionate, collaborative and supportive environment to assist my clients in overcoming their personal challenges. I empower my clients and guide them in finding solutions that best suit their needs.
I am a trained DBT and CBT psychotherapist. CBT is evidence-based and widely regarded as a highly effective treatment for anxiety and depression. It focuses on the connection between your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. I am in the process of becoming certified in TEAM-CBT therapy, developed by David Burns, MD. TEAM-CBT therapy adds tools to increase motivation for change. Many patients have success with this treatment approach and see improvements in a matter of a few months.
I hold a Masters in Social Work, with a Clinical concentration, from Fordham University in New York. I have worked in a variety of environments in outpatient settings. I am also Certified in Yoga Teaching Training (RYT 200 HR) and fluent in Russian.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call. I am looking forward to connecting with you!
Angelique Hassanein MSW, LMSW
Often times, we find ourselves facing different challenges or wish to improve areas in our lives.
I am a NYS Licensed Psychotherapist with experience in providing supportive, trauma- informed and evidence based practice to adults, adolescents and children. In session, I provide a warm, empathetic and collaborative environment to assist my clients in overcoming areas of their lives such as depression, anxiety and interpersonal challenges. My clients and I develop tools and solutions to find joy and happiness in their lives.
I am certified in TEAM-CBT therapy developed by David Burns, MD. TEAM-CBT utilizes components of cognitive behavioral therapy, but is revolutionary due to increasing motivation to change and achieving joy. Many patients have success in this therapy due to its treatment approach.
I hold a Masters in Social Work from Adelphi University (with a concentration in mental health and trauma-informed practice) and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from St. John’s University. My repertoire includes both a research and clinical background, such as a Psychology Research Assistant and Social Work Intern at Nassau University Medical Center, the largest psychiatric inpatient unit on Long Island, as well as an outpatient therapist at North Shore Long Island Jewish Medical Center (now Northwell Health). During my time in these positions, I have gained experience in providing culturally sensitive, educational and supportive services to individuals and families.
I am looking forward to connecting with you!
Sandra Stingle PhD, Licensed Psychologist
Manhattan (Upper West Side)
I received my PhD at Columbia University and was a professor of Psychology at
Barnard College of Columbia University for 30 years. My psychoanalytic certificate was
granted by Post Graduate Center For Mental Health, and Sex Therapy qualification at Cornell Medical Center Department of Human Sexuality.
With a strong background in a variety of approaches I welcome working with individuals and couples to help them achieve their life goals. I have been trained as a psychoanalyst and have spent the past years incorporating many varied approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy, sex therapy, and couples therapy. The techniques included in advanced CBT approaches such those advanced by TEAM (developed by Dr. David Burns at Stanford University, which emphasizes the many tools vs. schools of therapy,), John Gottman's couples therapy and Harville Hendrix’s Imago therapy all can work in harmony to help you move to a better place. The diversity of my training allows me to tailor our work to fit you and your particular needs and goals with warmth and compassion.
I am passionate about finding many paths to help people overcome their personal struggles.
I enjoy getting to know each person and helping them navigate the many choices open to them. I partner with people to assist them in achieving their goals as we explore together the best and latest approaches, while making a safe, secure, and trusting relationship to foster their curiosity, and nourish their creativity. I feel fortunate to be able to accompany the people I work with on this path and to share the many truths I have gathered.
Robyn Fowler MA, MFT-LP | Director Couples Program
White Plains and Midtown Manhattan/GCS
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.
Candice Lim MSW, LMSW
Westchester and Lower Manhattan
I am a NYS licensed psychotherapist with a Masters degree in Social Work from New York University. I utilize a highly effective approach called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) that provides rapid relief from anxiety, depression, OCD symptoms, addiction and relationship problems. My ongoing training focuses on TEAM-CBT (TEAM stands for Testing, Empathy, Agenda Setting and Methods), an advanced form of CBT created by Dr. David Burns, Professor Emeritus at Stanford University.
I enjoy working therapeutically with individuals of all ages. My experience includes both individual and family therapy. I have a strong background working with adults struggling with chronic pain, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and relationship problems. I also enjoy working with children and adolescents with developmental delays and intellectual disabilities presenting emotional and behavioral issues.
My approach is strengths-based and solution-focused and therapy with me is collaborative and respectful. I provide a warm and safe place for individuals while instilling hope toward reaching well-defined goals.
Kimberly Castillo MSW, LMSW
Lower Manhattan, Midtown and Westchester
I am a NYS licensed psychotherapist, who enjoys working with individuals in every stage of adulthood. I attended Columbia University, where I earned a master’s in social work.
Some of the challenges that I work with people on are relationship problems, interpersonal stressors, employment-related, and academic stress. When working with people, I like to utilize the tools that they already have in dealing with stress and help people to broaden their ability to cope and work through their problems. I am a strong believer that all of my clients can overcome the challenges they are currently facing with the right support, tools, and motivation.
I am dedicated to assuring a positive patient experience, as well as working with my team to improve quality, safety, and service at the practice.
Victoria Gorra MA, MHC-LP
Life can get pretty complicated. I value the approach of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy because it is straightforward and empowering. I seek to create a working partnership with my clients in a nurturing environment of encouragement, empathy, and often times, humor. Everyone has a unique set of stressors and a distinct relationship between thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. So, CBT allows for us to create a personalized path towards a positive and desired change. My treatment involves anxiety and moods disorders in the pediatric and adult population. I also focus on treating panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and eating disorders.
Many techniques that are practiced in session quickly become my clients’ own skill-set to use outside of the therapy room. I ensure that this direct approach still provides the necessary space and time for clients to explore and reflect upon their inner experiences at their own pace.
Born and raised in New York City, I received my undergraduate degree from Brown University, my Master's degree in counseling at Harvard University Graduate School of Education, and another Master's in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Miami. I have since worked in both private practice and agency settings.
Sasha Grossman MSW, LMSW
I offer empathic, supportive, and collaborative psychotherapy for individuals, couples, multiple-partner relationships, and poly families for a range of concerns, including: anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, traumatic experiences, and compulsive thoughts or behaviors. I specialize in working primarily with adults in the kink, poly, trans, GNC/NB (gender non-conforming/non-binary), LGBQ, and sex work communities.
My clients and I work together to develop the tools and solutions that feel most effective by utilizing a variety of evidence-based approaches, including: cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and mindfulness. I am in the process of becoming certified in TEAM-CBT, developed by David Burns, MD.
I received my graduate education at New York University’s Silver School of Social Work, and am a NYS licensed psychotherapist. I enjoy working with a wide variety of adults of all ages, races/ethnicities, and religious affiliations.
Bridget Reilly MSW, LMSW
Midtown and Lower Manhattan
I am passionate about providing solution-focused therapy for children, adolescents, and adults who are struggling with a variety of concerns including stress, depression, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, and relationship issues. Perhaps you have a clear idea about what you would like to accomplish in therapy. Or maybe you have a lingering thought that something in your life is not quite right but are not sure what that is or how therapy can help. We will work together to clarify your goals, heal old emotional wounds, and develop new skills to feel better. I believe that everyone deserves a space to feel safe, supported, and understood.
I am a graduate of the Columbia University School of Social Work and have experience with several evidence-based therapy modalities, including CBT, Mindfulness, Trauma-Focused CBT, and a variety of trauma-informed interventions. I am also able to offer therapy services in Spanish.
Sarah Windt MSW, LCSW
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.
Kim Reichig MSW, MFT-LP
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.