Feeling Good with evidence-based psychotherapy in a warm and supportive environment
Elise Munoz MA, MAS, MSW, LCSW-R
Westchester and 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
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
Westchester and Manhattan
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!
Roopa Ramkumar MSW, LMSW
I am a NYS licensed psychotherapist who received my graduate education at Columbia University. Having served as a clinician at The Renfrew Center of New York, a leading eating disorder treatment center in New York City, my experience lies in assessing and treating eating disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, and trauma in children, adolescents, and adults. If you are living with binge eating disorder, bulimia (binging and purging), anorexia, or body image issues, I can assist you on your path to recovery. Additionally, I have witnessed how gender identity, sexuality, and race can impact self-image, and strive to be a culturally competent and inclusive clinician.
I use a person-centered approach, viewing my clients as the experts in their story. I utilize my training in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to serve as a nonjudgmental guide for my clients as they take the necessary steps towards achieving their goals.
Dana Rizzo MSW, LMSW
Modern life can challenge us with threats to psychological and biological health, the satisfaction of interpersonal relationships, intrapsychic stability, and socio-cultural needs. If you have feelings of anxiety, depression, or disequilibrium, I am here to assist you. I have helped people with mood disorders, post-traumatic stress, and personality disorders create more balance and joy in everyday life.
I am a Licensed Master of Social Work, holding my MSW from New York University and my BA in social work from Bradley University. I can provide individual and group psychotherapy to adolescents and adults. I have been recognized by the Office of Mental Health for specializing in the Evidence-Based Practice for Mental Health Program through my MSW degree.
Throughout my education and clinical experiences, I have collaborated with diverse populations including adults with serious mental illness and substance misuse, adults with major neurocognitive disorders and dementia, individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and adolescents. I have experience providing cognitive-behavior therapy, dialectical-behavior therapy, and motivational interviewing.
I believe in the importance of forming a positive therapeutic relationship built on trust, respect, and empathy for growth and change to take place. Combining evidence-based therapy with clinical expertise and client preference is one of the most effective pathways to improved overall health and well-being. I look forward to working with you as a partner on your journey to wellness!