Our Therapists

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Rev. Deb Berman, DMin, LCSW
Licensed Psychotherapist and Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider

I’m Rev. Dr. Deb Berman, DMin, LCSW (pronouns she/her/hers).  I look forward to partnering with you on your journey to heal what needs to be healed and learn what needs to be learned so that you can live your best life.  I work with adults in individual and relationship counseling. I incorporate Eastern and Western spiritual and humanistic philosophies to complement contemporary treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mind-Body Therapies, Life Coaching, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma Therapy, Grief Therapies, Relationship Counseling, Spiritual Counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Interpersonal Psychotherapy.

I served as the Chief of the Behavioral Health Program at Interfaith Hospital, where I supervised a staff of mental health practitioners from diverse disciplines and designed and supervised a variety of mental health programs with an emphasis on women’s empowerment and LGBTQAI2+ affirming clinical services. I also served as the Director of Social Work and Clinical Services at The National Jewish Council for Disabilities, where I supervised the organization’s clinical staff in the U.S. and abroad, established and directed neighborhood-based counseling and crisis centers, and produced professional conferences on topics including spiritual psychotherapy, disability and sexuality, grassroots advocacy, self care for professional social justice workers, and healthcare parity.

I have a master’s degree from the Columbia University School of Social Work and hold a Doctorate in Pastoral Counseling from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. I am an ordained Interfaith/Interspiritual minister through the One Spirit Interfaith Seminary where I serve as a clinical supervisor with the institution’s Interspiritual Counseling Program.  I also mentor masters and PhD students, and supervise psychotherapists, mental health counselors, sex educators, and psychologists.  I have have spoken at more than 200 professional conferences and workshops.

I am knowledgeable and affirming of diverse populations including LGBTQAI2+, Kink, Poly/CNM, Alternative Relationships, Chosen Families, Straight Allies, and more.

Rebecca Greene, MHC-LP, CYT

I am psychotherapist Rebecca Greene, MHC-LP, CYT.  I am highly trained in holistic and integrative therapies. I incorporate Eastern and Western approaches into sessions to complement traditional psychotherapy modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, and Relationship Counseling. I am a certified yoga teacher through Abhaya Yoga training program and I received my Reiki certification at Maha Rose. I received a Master of Education in Mental Health Counseling and a Master of Arts in Psychological Counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University. My postgraduate studies encompassed alternative and integrative healing practices and exploring the connection between mental health, physical wellness and personal growth. I served as a Research Assistant at Columbia University’s Spirit Mind Body Institute where I worked on studies pertaining to the empirical benefits of Eastern health practices such as mindfulness, meditation, yoga, and Reiki and explored the role of spirituality and consciousness in well-being and life satisfaction.

I provide a warm, caring, non-judgmental psychotherapy relationship where you can be your authentic self. As a psychotherapist, I work with adults around various topics including, but not limited to, mood and behavioral challenges, life disatisfaction, relationship challenges, feeling stuck, sadness, worry, depression, anxiety, stress, trauma,family issues, interpersonal challenges, work and career, physical illness and pain, addictions, disordered eating, grief, self esteem, OCD, and more. I approach counseling from a perspective that honors the physical, social, emotional, cultural, gender, sexuality, and interpersonal realities of each client. As a therapist trained in Feminist and multicultural theories, I value a collaborative space and I believe that you are the expert of your own experience. I am also knowledgable and affirming of diverse relationships, orientations, identities, and family constellations, both mainstream and alternative, including, but not limited to,Polyamory and Consensual Non Monogamy, LGBTQAI2+, Genderqueer, Kink/BDSM, Monogamous, Straight, and committed Allies and family members.

Lauren Linn, LMSW

Hello! I’m Lauren Linn, LMSW, a Holistic and solution-focused psychotherapist in private practice.  I am here to help you get unstuck so that you are not merely surviving, but thriving and living your best, most fulfilling life. I incorporate diverse contemporary psychotherapy modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Relationship Counseling, Trauma and Grief Therapies, Behavioral Activation, Feminist Therapy, Grief Therapies, Life Coaching, and more.  I work with individuals and relationships of all constellations, backgrounds, and identities.

I provide an empathetic, embracing, and affirming therapeutic space where you will feel safe, supported, and heard.  You are the expert of you, and together we will tap into your inherent wisdom and resources. I am on your side and will give the feedback and tools necessary to find healing and resolution in your life. I work with a multitude of presenting needs such as depression, anxiety, sadness, trauma, developing self care techniques, setting healthy boundaries, grief, loss, moodiness, behavioral challenges, unresolved anger, life transitions, work and school, relationship issues, family dynamics, sex and intimacy, gender exploration and affirmation, stress, chronic illness, substance use, disordered eating, surviving physical and/or sexual abuse, ADD/ADHD, self-esteem, and more. I am sex, sexuality, gender, and body positive.

I hold two B.A.s from Boston University and I received a Masters degree in Clinical Social Work from The Columbia University School of Social Work. I served as a counselor in various settings through The City of New York where I treated emergency medical and fire first responders for PTSD, mood disorders, stress, substance use, depression, anger, anxiety, and diverse family challenges.  I also created and facilitated psychosocial groups for young people that incorporated topics such as affirming gender diversity, healthy communication, self-esteem, and the healing power of egalitarian social connections.  I also served at Henry Street Settlement where I provided on-site counseling and crisis intervention.

I approach working with clients with a warm, affirming, and non-judgmental lens. I am Knowledgeable and Affirming of diverse identities and orientations including LGB, Intersex, Genderqueer, Transgender, Kink/BDSM, Poly, CNM/ENM, Alternative Relationships, Chosen Families, Straight Allies, and beyond.  

All seekers of healing are affirmed here. I look forward to working with you so that you may start living your best life, and sooner than you might think!

Gem Moran, MHC-LP, RYT-200

Divine greetings! I’m Gem Moran, MHC-LP, RYT-200 (pronouns she/her/hers). I am a highly experienced Holistic and Integrative psychotherapist in private practice. I hold an M.A. from New Mexico State University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a focus in Integrative Mental Health.  I am also a certified yoga instructor through Yoga Oasis in Tuscon, Arizona. I incorporate diverse mind-body practices and yogic philosophies into my psychotherapy approach.  I work with adults in individual psychotherapy sessions and I also offer relationship counseling to people who are seeking to improve their dynamics. I am on your side and I offer a warm, nurturing, affirming therapeutic relationship dedicated entirely to your healing and happiness. Together, we will help you get unstuck and find resolution to move beyond thriving to living your best and most beautiful life. 

I have experience in providing mental health services in a variety of settings, including community based health collective Dwell Within Yoga, the private psychotherapy practice of Clear Lake Healing Arts Center, and providing pandemic crisis response services with NYS Project Hope. I work with clients to transform their lives and to address a diverse range of presenting concerns. These include, but are not limited to, sadness, depression, anxiety, worry, panic, perseverative thinking, relationship issues, boundary-setting, coming out, grief, loss, PTSD, family dynamics, trauma, break-ups and divorce, addictions and compulsions, OCD, work related issues, feeling stuck, feeling unsatisfied, coping with uncertainty, self-doubt and insecurity, gender and identity exploration, creative inspiration, meaning-making, sexuality exploration and affirmation, substance use, co-dependency, negotiating value in alternative economies, emotional regulation, communication-strategies, and more. I utilize diverse approaches including Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Non Violent Communication (NVC), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Therapy and Relational-Cultural Therapy, Feminist and Queer Affirming Therapies, and more.

It is my sacred calling to help you feel safe, heard, and seen and to work with you to cultivate compassion, acceptance and clarity around the delicate connection between mental health and validating your unique identities and relationship constellations. I am Knowledgeable and Affirming of individuals from Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Genderqueer and Nonconforming, Intersex, Questioning, Kink/BDSM, Polyamory, CNM/ENM, Alternative Relationships, Straight Allies, Chosen Families and beyond. All ethnicities, cultures, identities, and wisdom paths are affirmed here. 

Alyssa Zakaryan, LMSW

Welcome! I’m Alyssa Zakaryan, LMSW (pronouns they/them or she/her), a solution-focused therapist who integrates contemporary healing modalities with diverse mind-body philosophies and practices. I provide a warm and nurturing healing relationship where you are actively supported on your journey toward spiritual and emotional wellness and living your best life.  I work with adults to address various mood and relational topics including, but not limited to, anxiety, worry, perseverate thoughts, depression, sadness, relationship dissatisfaction, abuse, disordered eating, medical issues, boundary-setting, coming out, family dynamics, addictions and compulsions, grief and loss, trauma, PTSD, OCD, procrastination, work stress, and feeling unsatisfied.  I utilize diverse therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT); Mindfulness; Mind-Body Therapies; Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); Motivational Interviewing (MI); Life Coaching; Career Coaching; ADD/ADHD Organizational Coaching; Prolonged Grief Disorder Therapy (PGDT); Internal Family Systems (IFS).    

I hold a B.A. in Sociology with a focus on intersectional feminism and sexuality studies from McGill University and a Master of Science degree from Columbia University School of Social Work. I have years of experience in working in the field of holistic healthy living, which encompasses positive body image at any size and gender expression, self-esteem, sex positivity, and creating space to invite healthy and nurturing relationships and connections into our lives.  I have designed and facilitated intersectional workshops for adult survivors of childhood trauma and neglect.  In addition, I served in a professional capacity as a mental health and wellness advocate on behalf of transgender persons who were navigating the criminal justice system. 

I am a committed sex, gender, sexuality, and body positive therapist.  I am Affirming of diverse Alternative Relationships and Alt kinship constellations, Polyamory, Ethical Non Monogamy, LGBTQIA2S+, Kink, BDSM, Non-Conforming, Straight, and Monogamous.  I am also experienced in working with multi-generational immigrant families, people from diverse wisdom paths and faith traditions including, but not limited to, nature-based, Goddess path, and Spiritual but Not Religious. 

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