Provider Directory

Susan Scheftel

Susan Scheftel is a Clinical Psychologist in private practice who works with adults, children and adolescents. She is on the faculty of the Columbia Psychoanalytic Center, the Columbia Parent Infant Program and the Columbia Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Program.

Pria Alpern

Psychologist, Ph.D.

I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in adolescence, young adulthood, and reproductive and maternal mental health. I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, and PMADS (Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders). I am trained in psychodynamic, CBT, mindfulness, and DBT techniques. I also practice Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Hadar Schwartz

Psychologist, PhD

I work with couples and individuals to increase self-awareness, self-acceptance, and fulfillment.

Chiaying Wei

Psychologist, Ph.D.

Chiaying Wei, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist in New York City. The office is located in the Upper Westside. Her practice is firmly rooted in evidence-based treatments (i.e., cognitive behavior therapy, "CBT "). A CBT trained clinician, her approach is collaborative, individualized, and grounded in scientific evidence. CBT is based on the idea that one’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interconnected. By changing the way you think, it will likely change the way you approach things, and consequently, change how you feel.

Dr. Wei specializes in anxiety, depression, and related disorders. She emphasizes cultivating insight in therapy and integrates acceptance, mindfulness-based, and interpersonal/dynamic oriented techniques. Her work often underlines the importance of family and sociocultural influences on one’s experiences. Additionally, she takes on a “wellness” perspective to promote mind-body health and help one live a healthy, balanced life. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) specializing in meditation, and prenatal and therapeutic yoga.

Evangeline Lehr

Psychologist, Ph.D.

I'm a licensed clinical psychologist. I work for a state psychiatric hospital and also have a small private practice where I see individual adults, many of whom have concerns relating to perinatal mental health, life transitions, and identity (e.g. race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality).

Laura Bhatt

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Laura Bhatt is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York City. Practicing for a decade, she has worked in a variety of mental health settings, specializing in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

Jodi A. Karp

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Practicing Psychotherapy and Sex Therapy with individuals and couples.

Erika M. Cooley

Clinical Social Work/Therapist

In my work with individuals, couples, and families, my goal is to help you to reconnect, or connect for the first time, with your personal sense of meaning in order to carve out a life that is fulfilling. Through our work together, you can develop successful strategies to address daily challenges, and find avenues to thrive instead of merely survive in life.

Jocelyn W. Charnas

Psychologist, Ph.D.

Dr. Charnas is in private practice on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. She treats young adults and adults with depression, anxiety, social, occupational, and interpersonal difficulties, relationship and adjustment problems, phase-of-life issues, and maladaptive behaviors. Dr. Charnas is active, relatable, and directive, emphasizing patient strengths and adaptive functioning. Treatment is focused on the here-and-now, but historical experiences and relationships are explored with the purpose of gaining insight into present conflicts.

Melissa Coffin

Psychologist, Ph.D., CEDS-S

Dr. Melissa McLain Coffin is a licensed psychologist in Connecticut and New York and a certified eating disorder specialist (CEDS) with over a decade of experience providing psychological services to adults and adolescents. She uses both evidenced-based treatment as well as genuine connection to provide the best possible treatment.
Dr. Coffin works with a variety of presenting concerns including women's issues, life transitions, depression, anxiety and trauma. In addition, she specializes in the treatment of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and compulsive over-exercise.

Jaclyn Ghamar

Psychologist, PsyD

I am a licensed psychologist in private practice on the upper east side. I specialize in helping teens and young adults who have complex medical conditions. I have compassion for my clients and the complexity of their struggles.

Ellen C. Cohen

Mental Health Counselor, PhD

I work with adults to relieve suffering, to develop resilience, and to enhance their ability to experience high-level well-being. Specialty areas include anxiety; stress; obsessive-compulsive challenges; creativity blocks; life transitions; self-management for chronic diseases; and adjunctive-to-medical approaches to cancer, during and after treatment. I use an integrative approach tailored to the needs, abilities, and interests of each patient or couple.

Rachel Ward

Psychiatrist, MD

I am a board-certified psychiatrist with a relatively eclectic background and a commitment to maintaining a warm, open and non-judgmental space for all individuals I work with. I am experienced and comfortable diagnosing & treating a wide variety of mental health issues, including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, perinatal and postpartum depression/anxiety/psychosis, adult ADD/ADHD, and dementia with behavioral dyscontrol +/- mood disturbances. I am trained and experienced in providing a number of treatments, including medications, psychotherapy (CBT, DBT, Psychodynamic or Insight-oriented psychotherapy, Relational psychotherapy, Somatic & Attachment Focused EMDR), light therapies (e.g. for seasonal mood symptoms), and nutritional/lifestyle modification for improving quality of life and functioning.

Sepideh Homayoonfar

Psychologist, Psy.D.

Dr. Sepideh Homayoonfar is a Licensed Child-Clinical Psychologist specializing in assessments and neuropsychological evaluations for children from 24 months across the lifespan. She works with children and families impacted by Developmental Disorders, ADHD, and Learning Disorders. She integrates her experiences in developmental psychology, contemporary psychodymnamic therapy, and neuropsychology to provide concrete and appropriate interventions and recommendations for both schools and parents.