Citron Hennessey Therapy
MA, EdM, LMHC
Benet is co-founder of Citron Hennessey, a supervisor, trainer adjunct professor for NYU, and Director Emeritus of the award winning IHI Therapy Center. Emphasizing CBT & ACT Benet uses modern evidence based treatments in a supportive and compassionate setting. His approach is warm, respectful and collaborative.
Leonard graduated New York University with a Master’s degree in Counseling for Mental Health. He is a fellow of the Albert Ellis Institute and a fellow and executive committee member at the award winning Institute for Human Identity.
Leonard is extensively trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy and holds certifications in LGBTQ issues, anxiety and depression treatment. Areas of interest include Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction & Reality Therapy.
Advanced Clinical Trainee
As a mental health counseling intern, Allison possesses a thorough knowledge and practical use of many counseling theories, with a preference towards Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Choice Theory and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. She believes that what we tell ourselves and how we think, dictate how we perceive the world.
By providing a safe space that is supportive and non-judgmental, Allison fosters a trusting therapeutic relationship that creates a foundation for therapy to be successful.
Benjamin has previously worked as a clinical intern in a Greenwich House Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program, working with clients experiencing substance use disorder.
Benjamin is enthusiastic about creating space for marginalized voices, understanding the complexities of intersecting identities, and cultivating relationships based on his clients’ attachment needs. He collaboratively builds his therapeutic relationships by helping his clients identify their needs, while working towards goals.
Hadley is earning her MA and Ed.M. in Mental Health Counseling from Columbia University.
As a clinician, Hadley’s approach is multiculturally informed. She utilizes REBT and CBT approaches within a safe and nonjudgmental space to provide the necessary resources and tools that assist her clients in developing self-confidence and self-efficacy so they may create positive change in their own lives.
After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychopathology from CUNY School of Professional Studies, Jeika developed experience in the field as an Assistant Behavior Intervention Specialist, an Article 81 Case Manager, and a Crisis Counselor.
Jeika has experience working with personality disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders, codependency, and a variety of other concerns. It is her goal to create a welcoming environment to foster healthy development in her clients’ lives.
Sanchana’s roots as a mental health advocate have led to her becoming a mental health counselor-in-training. A two-time TEDx speaker, she was invited to participate in the Obama Foundation Summit for her community mental health work, which she later had the honor to present to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Kate and Will!).
Sanchana practices an integrative approach to therapy. These include, but are not limited to, humanist, CBT, REBT, narrative, attachment and and emotion-focused therapy (EFT).
Sarah earned her Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology from Tulane University and is now pursuing a Master of Arts (MA) in Mental Health and Wellness Counseling from NYU. Sarah has specialized experience in eating disorders and LGBTQ+ affirmative counseling, as well as anxiety and depression research.
Sarah views clients from a humanistic and multicultural lens and takes an eclectic approach in creating a treatment plan that’s specifically tailored to each client.
MA, EdM, LMHC
Alicia aims to cultivate a confidential healing space in which client and therapist can collaborate on a plan of treatment that provides the greatest benefit.
She has experience working with issues regarding mood and personality disorders, bereavement, eating disorders, physical and cognitive limitations, and intersectional identities. Areas of clinical specialization include addiction and substance use, depression, anxiety, interpersonal relationships, and trauma/crisis intervention.
Alyson has experience working with a broad range of issues including: depression, general and social anxiety, bereavement, self-esteem, and life transitions. Primarily, her strengths and focus are on treating romantic relational issues, eating disorders, and working with new parents post-partum. Alyson believes in creating a strong client-therapist relationship built on openness and understanding.
MA, PhD, LMHC
He is trained in person-centered therapy and believes that the fundamental core of successful therapy is a therapeutic alliance based on mutual respect and trust. Damien helps his clients to flourish via improving critical thinking, goal setting, and problem solving, as well in developing a better understanding of the nature and usefulness of emotions. He has particular interest in issues surrounding identity, anxiety, stress, trauma, and physical disability.
Jody is a senior therapist at Citron Hennessey Private Therapy. Using a mindfulness-based approach, Jody works with individuals and couples to help them develop the resources and skills to make positive changes in their lives, as well as learn how to relate to themselves and others with more compassion and acceptance. She works particularly well with clients coping with the effects of developmental trauma.
MA, EDM, LMHC
Mack is a first generation Haitian American and native New Yorker. He holds a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling and Clinical Psychology from Columbia University’s Teachers College. Mack uses a holistic, creative and collaborative approach with his clients, ranging from person centered, CBT, DBT and other empirical methods. He believes that healing is an ongoing process. “Clients are experts of self and I help them gain more insight on undiscovered paths of their journey.”
MA, EdM, LMHC
Oonagh gained a Bachelor of Science in Professional Social Work, which led to an incredibly rewarding 10-year career in child welfare and fostering in London.
Oonagh graduated with a Master of Arts and Master of Education in Psychological Counseling from Columbia University. Oonagh is a member of the American Counseling Association. Oonagh has experience in working with clients who are dealing with depression, anxiety, shame, relationship issues, attachment and identity difficulties.
Tracey utilizes an integrative approach to treatment, tailoring her work to address the unique needs of each client. She strives to help clients recognize where they are stuck and to make constructive changes toward achieving more satisfying and balanced lives. She is trained in (CBT) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, (ACT) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) as well as in Psychodynamic and Mindfulness Based therapies.
MA, M.Ed, MHC-LP
She is dedicated to utilizing evidence-based strategies and techniques to support clients towards fulfillment, connection, and happiness. Anna incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and relational approaches to help clients reflect on their interpersonal dynamics and tendencies. Anna’s fosters a safe environment where individuals are encouraged to reflect on maladaptive patterns and behaviors and implement lasting change.
EdM, JD, MHC-LP
Anne seeks to create a supportive and warm therapeutic environment for her clients to explore their past and present. Her approach is person-centered, yet integrative, and seeks to bring about meaningful change in her clients’ lives. She has experience working with depression, anxiety, relational issues, identity development, trauma-related issues, and crisis intervention, amongst others.
MS, EDM, MHC-LP
Doug has a background in treating a diverse set of clients with issues including but certainly not limited to racial and sexual minority stress, bereavement, addiction and symptoms stemming from depression and anxiety. He is a firm believer in integrating empirically supported interventions and takes an existential approach to therapy while maintaining the belief that cognitive-behavioral treatment elements are needed to inspire change.
MA, EDM, MHC-LP
Born and raised in China Jie completed her Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in Honours Cognitive Science at McGill University in Canada. She then moved to New York to continue her studies at Columbia University and received her Master of Arts and Master of Education degrees in Mental Health Counseling. Jie has been trained in several modalities including Person-Centered Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Rational-Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) and Multicultural Counseling.
MA, EdM, MHC-LP
Melissa strives to create a safe space for her clients & believes that therapy is most effective in a collaborative setting, using different techniques to best suit the individual client.
She is able to cultivate a universal perspective that honors the mind, body, and spiritual aspects of her clients. She utilizes a variety of techniques, including Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), as well as Feminist and Multicultural Therapies.
Mirjam graduated with a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from New York University and has previously worked at Weill Cornell’s substance abuse outpatient clinic. She has experience working with a broad range of issues including: depression, anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, borderline personality disorder, eating disorders, and women’s health (pre/postnatal, infertility).
MA, M.Ed, MHC-LP
Olivia began her career in mental health working on an inpatient psychiatric care unit where she developed the skills for crisis management, coping with severe psychopathology, and working within a behavioral change framework. In developing her clinical experience, she also worked at John Jay College Counseling Center where she developed strengths in working with complex trauma, mood and personality disorders, identity-related issues, depression, anxiety, and career-related stress.
Paula acquired a B.S. in Early Childhood Education in the Republic of Colombia and was the leader of a research group dedicated to how environmental issues affect the developing mind. Shortly after, Paula earned a Master of Arts in Family and Child Studies at Montclair State University, while also conducting research on female experiences with internet infidelity. She later earned a second Masters in Mental Health Counseling at New York University.
Before earning his Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Hunter College, Scott Percelay completed his B.A. at The New School where he studied film and psychology. Scott believes stories are powerful tools that can lead to healing, growth, and discovery. Scott takes an integrative approach to therapy and has experience helping clients with a range of topics including, but not limited to: depression, anxiety, grief, addiction, self-esteem, and maintaining healthy relationships.
MA, EDM, MHC-LP
Selma received her B.A. in Psychology from the American University of Beirut (Lebanon). She then continued her education in New York and completed her EdM and MA in Mental Health Counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University. Navigating two worlds, Beirut and New York has shaped both Selma’s understanding of people as well as her therapeutic style. She is committed to creating a welcoming, nonjudgmental space that facilitates the client’s journey towards healing and growth.
Sophie has provided individual and group therapy to adults, children, and families. Her areas of specialization include grief & loss, depression, anxiety, interpersonal relationships, and conflict resolution. She is trained in several modalities including but not limited to Person-Centered Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Sophie believes that for successful therapy, a safe and supportive client-therapist relationship is necessary.
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