Provider Directory

Barbra Waldfogel

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 26 years of experience in clinical and administrative services in child welfare and mental health. In private practice I specialize in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for older teens and adults.

My work in direct care was largely in residential child welfare and then in private practice. While running a group home, I attended the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration PhD program but left to work full time after completing the coursework and passing exams.

My personal experience is as significant to my work as my professional experience.
I have had three children: one daughter through the miracle of fertility treatment; another girl we were lucky to adopt. And, one son who we tragically lost to a rare genetic, neurological disorder.

All of these experiences impact upon who I am and why I love ACT.

Cheryl McGibbon

Psychiatrist, MD

Dr. McGibbon is dedicated to supporting women as they navigate the transition to motherhood. She provides comprehensive evaluations in order to provide guidance around issues related to medication during pregnancy, breastfeeding and fertility treatments.

Renee Abt MD

Physician, MD, Board Certified , Adult, Child Adolescent , Psychiatry

I am a warm, empathic psychiatrist with board certification in child, adolescent and adult psychiatry.  I help clients in therapy by providing a safe environment to explore difficulties, capitalize on strengths, develop coping skills, aiming ultimately to create a life that is fulfilling and meaningful.

Susan Park

Physician

Dr. Susan Park is a board-certified psychiatrist who specializes in women's mental health and perinatal psychiatry.

Katie Brandi

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

I work together with my patients to identify what is getting between them and their most vibrant lives, meaningful relationships, and substantive work. Examining perceptions and relationship patterns, many of which have been in place for years, can help people to understand what isn't working for them and lead to insight and growth.

Anna Zelig

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

I am a licensed clinical social worker who is passionate about working with individuals, couples, and families working through relationship challenges or family conflict. My work often involves rebuilding a connection after a rupture and includes working with clients through trauma, loss, separation/divorce, medical illness, or other life transitions.

Maytal Meltzer, LCSW

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in NYC. I offer psychotherapy services for young adults and adults. I have postgraduate training in psychodynamic psychotherapy and utilize psychodynamic, relational and mindfulness approaches with my patients. I focus on women's issues, anxiety, life transitions and young adults.

Bess Goldenberg

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD

Bess Goldenberg, LCSW
Individual, Couple, Family therapy with children, adolescents , adults
Expertise in anxiety disorders, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorders utilizing
CBT and Psychoanalytic psychotherapy. In private practice over thirty years.

Lyn (Marilyn) S. Paul

Clinical Social Work/Therapist

Lyn (Marilyn) Paul, PhD, LCSW is a Clinical Associate Professor at Adelphi University School of Social Work’s Hudson Valley Center where she teaches courses in human behavior theory and social work practice, and advises and supervises students. Dr. Paul began her social work career in 1995 as a hospital maternal-child social worker, and has researched and published on the complex psychosocial issues confronting contemporary families, especially families formed with advanced medical technology and third party assistance. In addition to her faculty responsibilities, Dr. Paul maintains a part-time clinical social work practice on the Upper West Side of Manhattan where she specializes in loss and transition and in issues associated with women’s reproductive health.

Julia Yacoob

Psychologist

Dr. Yacoob is a Cornell trained clinical psychologist specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for adults coping with life transitions, anxiety and mood disorders, and a variety of other symptoms causing distress. She also has expertise in working with patients who are coping with chronic and acute medical conditions, having completed advanced training in behavioral medicine at such facilities as Weill Cornell Medical College and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Yacoob offers a warm, empathic, and collaborative approach to help individuals achieve their goals within a reasonable time frame. She often draws from schema, psychodynamic, meaning-based and mindfulness-based therapies to create a personalized program of treatment to best meet the needs of each individual.

Susan Kozelka

Psychologist, PhD, NCSP

I provide comprehensive neuropsychological assessment to children, adolescents, and adults who present with an array of with learning, attention, and behavior/psychiatric/medical difficulties. I also participate in educational advocacy within the school system as well as with legal advocates to help parents to navigate the labyrinth of the special education system, helping them attain the appropriate school placement, accommodations, and intervention services critical to the child's success. I thoroughly understand the nuances of the neuropsychological evaluation process and the neurocognitive underpinnings that support learning, development, behavior, and social-emotional functioning.

ELENA ARISTODEMOU

Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

I am a licensed bilingual psychotherapist working in private practice, with years of experience. I firmly believe in the power of therapy to help us reach our fullest potential. My approach is collaborative, with an emphasis on promoting empowerment and competency. 

Juliet Cooper

Psychologist, Psy.D

I am a licensed Psychologist in private practice on the Upper East Side.
I work with children and adults dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, academic pressures, and professional challenges. I bring a solid understanding of living and parenting in our wonderful, but pressure filled NYC life style. I am passionate about parenting and work to support parents in navigating the challenges that arisedifferent developmental stages. I also specilize in working with families who are transitioning through divorce. Working both with children and parents, I place a strong emphasis on supporting co-parenting strategies and effective communication that are proven to help children adapt more successfully to divorce.

Meg Spinelli

Psychiatrist, MD

Dr. Margaret Spinelli is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University and a former Research Psychiatrist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Spinelli is the co-Founder and Former Director of the Women’s Program in Psychiatry at Columbia University and the recipient of research awards from the National Institutes of Mental Health to adapt Interpersonal Psychotherapy to depression and pregnancy. She has an expertise in several psychotherapy modalities including psychodynamic, Transference focused, interpersonal and supportive psychotherapies. Dr. Spinelli’s clinical, teaching, research activities and publications have focused on psychiatric disorders during pregnancy and the postpartum periods.