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
Alessandra’s ambition is to provide clients with the support they need. In creating a non-judgmental and open environment, she strives to form a strong therapeutic relationship with her clients where they feel heard and validated. The trust and support formed between her and her clients is at the forefront of her work, as it helps foster mutual appreciation and respect for the process of therapy and for one another.
Equal parts warm and direct, Kate is intentional about creating a therapeutic space free from judgement where her clients will be both supported and challenged on their path to living a healthier, more balanced life. She welcomes clients from all backgrounds and identities, and she is particularly interested in working with clients who are navigating issues around anxiety, depression, relationships, personal and professional motivation, and life transitions.
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.
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.
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, 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
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.
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, 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, 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.”
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.
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.
Amy utilizes an eclectic approach with evidence-based techniques to support and guide her clients in their transformative journey. She strives to create a collaborative therapeutic alliance where her clients feel genuinely cared for, challenged in positive ways, and empowered to make the changes they want for themselves.
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.
MAPP, MA, EdM, MHC-LP
Ari’s approach to therapy is both warm and active. Integrating a number of approaches in his work, he draws his strongest influences from relational and positive psychotherapy, paying careful attention to his clients’ hopes, their strengths, and the important people in their lives. Operating from a philosophy that his clients are much more than the problems they bring with them to therapy,
MD, MA, MHC-LP
As a mental health clinician, Cynthia offers unconditional positive regard to create a safe space for clients to share their innermost thoughts and feelings. Cynthia believes that therapy, at its core, is a discourse on the philosophy of thought. What a client thinks, will impact every corner of their being—here is where the work begins.
MA, EdM, MHC-LP
Hadley earned 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.
Janet believes therapy is most effective when clients have a collaborative therapeutic experience and feel empowered to reflect and self-explore. As a mental health clinician, she is dedicated to using evidence-based modalities and supportive techniques that best meet the needs of clients.
Janet is a member of the American Counseling Association, Military and Government Counseling Association and the Association for Multicultural Counseling & Development.
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.
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.
Perri’s clients would describe her style as collaborative, empathic, and focused on a client-centered approach. She takes the time to understand client’s goals and needs, strengths and challenges, and what they need to feel comfortable, supported and understood. She prioritizes providing a safe, exploratory environment and is passionate about the power her clients have to become their own agent of change.
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 presented 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).
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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