Feeling Good with evidence-based psychotherapy in a warm and supportive environment
Elise Munoz MA, DESS PSY, MSW, DSW(c), LCSW-R | Clinical Director
Westchester, Manhattan, NY & CT Online
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, TEAM. 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 (MA) from the University of Neuchatel and a post-license/predoc (DESS PSY) 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 currently a Doctoral candidate 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
Manhattan & NY Online
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.
Rachel Mitaritonna MSW, LCSW | Clinical Supervisor
Manhattan & NY Online
Cognitive Therapy helps provide the tools necessary to uncover the distorted thoughts and self-defeating beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. I would love the opportunity to work with you to help you gain a more healthy balanced perspective of yourself and life. I am passionate about collaborating with clients to help them develop healthy coping mechanisms in order to overcome life stressors and enjoy better mental health and emotional balance. I believe in providing therapy that focuses on creating a strong therapeutic relationship using compassion and empathy. Additionally, teaching clients how to remain focused on the here and now with the use of mindfulness and meditation.
I obtained my education from Stony Brook University and currently practice therapy as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am currently working towards my certification with the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. I have completed trainings in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with The Beck Institute and Trial-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at Columbia School of Social Work. I have experience working with individuals from all ages on a wide range of issues relating to anxiety, depression, PTSD/trauma, relationship issues and other difficult life transitions. Additionally, I have over 10 years of experience in Applied Behavior Analysis working with special populations across the life span such as Autism Spectrum Disorder.
I look forward to working together to help you create lasting change in your life!
Alice Sounthala MSW, LCSW
Binghamton & NY Online
I am a New York State licensed clinical therapist. I have experience working with individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, suicide, addiction & substance use disorders, sexual identity & gender identity related issues, as well as race & religion-related stress. I enjoy working with teenagers and young adults who may be going through a variety of challenging transitions in their life. My clinical approach is client centered and strengths based, meaning I will meet you where you are at in terms of readiness for change, while also therapeutically challenging you by helping you access your unique strengths and abilities.
Using a variety of modalities, I will tailor the therapy to what is most supportive to you. I will help you meet your goals through the use of evidence-based practice including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI). I receive ongoing supervision through a certified DBT consultant and am currently working on becoming certified in TEAM-CBT, as I am deeply committed to my own personal and professional growth.
I believe my background as a female of a minority race, and the daughter of immigrants helps me see individuals in a nonjudgmental space informed by a social justice lens. My upbringing, education, and work experience combine for a unique level of appreciation and understanding that helps me connect with people on a more intimate level. I look forward to building a trusting and secured relationship with you and helping you to achieve personal wellness and growth.
Effy Bergstein MS, MHC-LP
Manhattan & NY Online
Hello and welcome! I enjoy helping children and adolescents learn how to increase feelings of self-esteem and well-being. Children and teens have many social and academic pressures to confront during their development. Learning better coping mechanisms, and positive strategies early on sets the stage for a healthier developmental trajectory and more positive relationships in the years to come. During our time together, my young clients will feel heard and understood as I foster an environment that is warm and accepting. Together we will tackle the things that may be hard to talk about, in a safe and non-judgmental space that allows for exploration.
While there’s no single approach that’s right for everyone, my collaborative style of therapy is aimed at teaching children and teens practical skills and problem-solving strategies. I cultivate a compassionate space that incorporates mindfulness, cognitive, behavioral and motivational methods within an evidence-based approach called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
I help my young clients struggling with anxiety, panic, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression and peer relationships. It is my passion to facilitate the development of hope and self-esteem, and I consider it a privilege to be working collaboratively with your family. With patience and warmth, I will be there alongside my clients as we practice various strategies to help them back on track to feeling good.
Autumn Bush MSW, LMSW
Manhattan & NY Online
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.
Lynne Byrne MA, M.Ed, LPCA
Connecticut & NY Online
Carl Rogers wrote, “when I have been listened to and heard, I am able to re-perceive my world in a new way and go on.” As your therapist, I am committed to creating a partnership based on trust, compassion, acceptance and mutual respect. In our work together, my goal is to provide a safe space for you to reflect, gain insight into the origins of your challenges and learn practical skills to help you overcome them so you can feel better and live your life more fully. I also believe deeply in the mental health benefits of exercise, nutrition, mindfulness meditation, journaling and seeking out creative sources of passion and joy in one's life. I am excited about the TEAM Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach as it provides a collaborative framework for conducting evidence based therapy offering a multitude of tools to combat symptoms and challenges and help you reach your goals.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Connecticut, and received my MA in Psychological Counseling, and my EdM in Mental Health Counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University. I have experience in individual, group and teletherapy settings working with clients aged 16 years and older seeking support for anxiety, stress, depression, grief, relationship/family difficulties, LGBTQ issues, substance use and self esteem issues. I am also trained in multicultural counseling which understands how our client’s experiences are shaped by their unique identities (race, culture, ethnicity, SES, family structure, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, etc.).
Courage involves vulnerability and I applaud you for taking this first step on the path to feeling good again. It would be my privilege to move forward together with you in this work.
Sev Carney MA, M.Ed, MFT-LP
Manhattan & Online
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, compulsions, 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
Manhattan & NY Online
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.
Laura Gannon MSW, LMSW
White Plains, Westchester & NY Online
I will facilitate a validating, supportive, and non-judgemental therapeutic environment and offer empathy, and understanding to my clients that allows for self acceptance and at the same time, challenges one to push their boundaries.
I am a NYS licensed therapist, with a Masters degree in Social Work from the Silberman School of Social Work, and with years of experience working with children and adolescents from ages 6 to 18. I also have experience working with adults and the elderly, as well as teens in the LGBTQ+ community, helping them with any goals or problems that they need support for. Some of these goals or problems can include making and keeping friends in the community, overcoming barriers to building positive self esteem, becoming more mindful, and much more. I have a background in DBT and I have facilitated many groups to help children, adolescents, and adults learn skills for emotion regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness. I strive to help my clients accomplish their personal goals. I enjoy using alternative forms of therapy (such as drawing/painting, creative writing, or using songs to help express an emotion, etc.) alongside classic methods to accommodate my clients therapeutic needs and comfort with self expression.
Wianda Jean MS, MHC-LP
White Plains, Westchester and NY Online
Maybe your life feels overwhelming some days and you are having difficulties handling it all alone. My hope is that we can work together to take some, or even all of the pressure off. And as we explore and begin to recognize exactly what is holding you back, change and transformation will come. Your dedication to seeking help already tells me that you desire just that. Every session is an opportunity to collaboratively learn, grow and to put it simply, feel better.
I am a Mental Health Counselor with experience treating diverse individuals of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and challenges. My experience includes helping people struggling with the symptoms of anxiety, depression, addiction, mood disorders, ADHD, trauma, psychiatric diagnoses, autism spectrum disorder, and more. I particularly enjoy working with adolescents and young adults who may be experiencing difficulties with self-esteem, a sense of purpose, or navigating different traumas and struggles. I am committed to working with you towards newfound hope and peace in your life, one session at a time.
My therapeutic style is entirely focused on your needs. With cognitive behavioral therapy as the foundational approach, I will cater sessions to your receptivity to a wide variety of techniques. Every person has a unique story, and on this treatment path, we will travel together side by side, until you are able to race ahead. My clients typically appreciate my patience and warmth with them, and these are qualities I strive to bring into every session. Therapy will not always be easy, but it will always be worth it. Let's journey together.
Samantha Meril MSW, LMSW
White Plains, Westchester and NY Online
I believe that emotional well-being is pivotal to a healthy and successful existence. I am dedicated to creating a safe space with a goal of joining individuals in all stages of life to discover a path forward. My approach is rooted in the belief that everyone deserves someone to tune in to their triumphs, hardships and insecurities. My areas of practice include working with individuals to manage transitions, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, family-based conflicts, ADHD, OCD, relationship issues, trauma and LGBTQIA+ supports. I am a NYS licensed therapist, with a Masters degree in Social Work from Fordham University.
I specialize in helping adolescents and parents overcome difficulties by offering a compassionate and direct approach to problem-solving including: coping skills training, school-based conflict resolution, bullying, compulsive behavior modification, ADHD management and overarchingly supporting the invaluable relationships between parents and their children.
If you are feeling overwhelmed or under-supported in facing the challenges of daily life due to emotional, behavioral or relationship challenges, please feel free to ask for a brief consultation to find out if we are a good fit. Drawing from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as other result-driven interventions, we can disrupt circular or dysfunctional patterns that are no longer serving you and replace them with healthy alternatives that will help you achieve your goals.
With an emphasis on open communication and accountability, we will work together to identify your needs and facilitate the best solution-focused treatment. I am looking forward to getting started!
Katherine K.C. Maloney MSW, LMSW
White Plains, Westchester & NY Online
Maybe you have been struggling for a long time, or perhaps a recent loss or traumatic experience has left you shaken and learning to cope with a challenging new reality. For all the reasons you have come to Feeling Good Psychotherapy, deciding to begin or resume therapy is an important and courageous step toward creating greater wellbeing in your life.
I will meet you where you are in your life and work towards establishing a strong therapeutic relationship that is validating, supportive, and nonjudgmental. Together we will use methods from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based practices to help you make the changes you would like to see in your life and shift unhelpful thinking patterns and behaviors that get in the way.
I received my MSW from Columbia University School of Social Work and am a Licensed therapist in New York State. I have experience working with adults and adolescents encountering life stressors and transitions, depression, anxiety, panic, trauma, grief and loss, and relationship difficulties. I have also practiced crisis stabilization with children and adolescents, provided psychotherapy for adults managing serious mental illness, and served as a medical social worker assisting patients and their families in navigating medical illness as well as psychosocial challenges.
Ariel Ligowski MSW, LMSW
Manhattan & NY Online
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 & NY Online
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's 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.
Maria Cristina Latorre MA, MSW, LMSW
White Plains and Midtown Manhattan/GCS & NY Online
What life challenges are you facing? Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? Maybe you're wrestling with compulsive habits, 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 Master's 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.
Andrea Sioris MSW, LMSW
Manhattan & NY Online
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.
Jody Truwit MSW, LMSW
CT & Online
Your motivation and courage to overcome your struggles and pursue healing, growth and wellness is inspiring. It is a privilege to join you in this work.
My priority is to create a trusting, supportive partnership focused on your goals. I believe deeply in teamwork and use compassion, creativity, humor, and mutual respect to work with you to make the positive change you are seeking in your life. I work with children, adolescents and adults with mental health challenges to regain their strength, resilience and confidence using cognitive and behavioral coping, problem-solving, and productive thinking methods. I also partner with clients who are interested in learning how additional mind-body wellness tools and habits can augment their healing journey, including exploring nutrition, exercise, sleep, meditation, visualization, journaling and art therapy. My therapeutic approach draws on the healing, affirming and empowering aspects of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Positive Psychology to build your self esteem, your skills and your joy.
I have experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, school-related issues, relationship difficulty, challenging life transitions, stress management, parenting and performance coaching.
I am a CT licensed therapist with a Masters degree in Social Work from New York University. I have training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) from The Beck Institute and in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) from Behavior Tech, and am pursuing certification in the evidence-based TEAM-CBT approach. I look forward to working with you.
Kerry Higgins MSW, LMSW Accepting only new clients online!
Online only, NY
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, 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.
"If you want effective and rapid results and feel ready to get to work, I am the therapist that you are looking for!"