Our Therapists

Racheli Miller, PhD

Director

Rina Goldstein, LMSW

Staff Therapist

Foula Gavrilis, PhD, LMHC, JD

Postdoctoral Resident / Staff Therapist

Kevin Montiel, MS, LMSW, LSW

Staff Therapist

Ellen Abrams King, LMSW

Staff Therapist

Leanne Sinsky

Social Work Intern

Dora Bowman, LCSW

Staff Therapist

Kimberly Collins, MS, MSEd, MA

Psychology Extern

Crystal Chen, MA

Psychology Extern

Sarah Anas

Psychology Extern

Yuriem Espinal-Seery, LMHC

Staff Therapist

Racheli Miller

PhD, Director
She/Her/Hers

Does it feel like your worries and fears prevent you from living the life you want to live? Do you find it difficult to be present because you are either worrying about the future or ruminating about the past?  If you want to learn how to move forward when you feel stuck in your head, you have come to the right place, and I am so excited that you are here. I help clients ditch worry, rumination, and unhelpful habits for a more mindful, motivated, and compassionate way of being.
My approach is founded on principles from mindfulness-based and compassion-based cognitive behavioral therapies (CFT, ACT, and DBT). We’ll work together to create the tools you need to manage stress and difficult emotions. Through our work, you’ll explore what’s most important to you and use your new tools to create a life of freedom, growth, and meaning.
I work with clients who struggle with anxiety and mood. I’m a Health at Every Size-aligned therapist and help clients with body image concerns to accept and love their bodies and practice intuitive eating. If my approach resonates with you, I’d love to hear from you!

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Depression

    Rina Goldstein

    LMSW, Staff Therapist
    She/Her/Hers

    What do you want out of life? What is it that fuels you and provides you with joy? When struggling with anxiety, depression, addictive behaviors or self-criticism, a life of meaning can seem out of reach. We are disconnected from that which we truly want and desire. It becomes hard to find motivation and even harder to remain motivated. Fear, doubt, and dread can overwhelm our sense of self. Even if we have some idea of what we want, we feel stymied from moving forward and creating a fuller and richer life for ourselves. If you are feeling stuck, I want to help you connect and reclaim your passion for life.
    In our work together, we will use tools from ACT and mindfulness-based CBT therapies to cultivate self-understanding, acceptance, and self-compassion. As you learn to accept your full humanity and embrace who you are, life will take on new meaning, meaning that can get you through unsettling times and help you accomplish seemingly insurmountable tasks.
    I believe that anyone who embarks on the therapeutic process can learn to move forward mindfully and with a new sense of gratitude. Congratulations for taking the first step to strengthen yourself and heal! If my approach resonates with you, please be in touch. I wish you all the best on your journey of growth and inner peace.

    Specialties

    • Depression
    • LGBTQIA+
    • Anxiety
    • Alcohol Use

      Foula Gavrilis

      PhD, LMHC, JD, Postdoctoral Resident / Staff Therapist
      She/Her/Hers

      There are points in our lives that offer unique opportunities for change and growth. Often these moments are accompanied by painful emotions such as fear, worry, anger, or sadness. This is particularly true in today’s trying times where our familiar routines and usual sources of coping have been disrupted. However, it is precisely this “suffering” which if witnessed, held, and explored in a compassionate and honest manner can fuel true personal growth. If you find yourself struggling, then it may the right time to begin the work of improving your wellbeing.
      While my overall approach to therapy is guided by contemporary psychodynamic principles, I work in a flexible and individualized manner, incorporating elements of CBT, mindfulness, psychoeducation and coping skills practice, all in the context of a strong therapeutic relationship. Together we can look at what maintains current difficulties, while simultaneously trying to understand the contributions of past experience, and how our thoughts and actions often impede our desired change. My goal is to meet you where you are, while guiding you toward change through insight, acceptance, and new experiences and behavior.
      Having experienced my own immigration and cultural adjustment to the US, I am very aware of the role of  culture in the lives of my clients. I have worked with culturally diverse adults, adolescents, and children across various settings, including hospitals, community clinics, and college counseling centers. I strive to maintain an ongoing curiosity and safe space as relates to the impact of culture on each individual’s personal development and history. As a former practicing attorney, I also understand the challenges of high-stress occupations and the difficulty of attempting to maintain a work-life balance, which often leaves us feeling overwhelmed.
      If you feel ready to take the first steps toward working through personal struggles and work toward self-improvement, please reach out.

      Specialties

      • Depression
      • Anxiety
      • Relationship Issues
      • Career/Work-related Issues
      • Acculturation/Cross-cultural dynamics

        Kevin Montiel

        MS, LMSW, LSW, Staff Therapist
        He/Him/His

        Have you been feeling down or anxious? Started using alcohol and/or other substances more than usual? Questioning certain aspects of your identity? Therapy is designed to help address these issues and more. Our work together would provide a space to work on how you think, feel, and behave. It would help bring cravings and drug use back under control. Above all, it would help you better understand who you are as a whole person. I work with a variety of populations including adolescents, those with mood and anxiety issues, active substance users, LGBTQ+, people of color, and those with identity issues. I am licensed to provide therapy in both New York and New Jersey.
        I utilize eclectic tools rooted in social justice to customize therapy to your needs. My methods in therapy include reducing harm of risky behaviors, eliciting change through acceptance, and developing compassion towards oneself. Additional methods include ACT, CBT, motivational interviewing, and psychodynamic approaches among others.
        Life is challenging. Life is a rollercoaster. Let us work together in better understanding and changing your relationship to experiences. No matter what background, together we can take steps in the right direction. Being on this page is the first step in a journey towards wellness. Remember to take care of yourself, you deserve it.

        Specialties

        • Substance Use
        • LGBTQIA+
        • Anxiety
        • Mood Disorders

          Ellen Abrams King

          LMSW, Staff Therapist
          She/Her/Hers

          I’ve heard people describe looking for a therapist as being similar to shopping for shoes- some fit better than others! I genuinely do find myself to be adaptable and a good fit to a variety of folks. I tend to work by personalizing theories from psychodynamic and relational models, somatic and mindfulness-based CBT, to find the best fit for you. We may be a good match if you want to find more meaning in your life, gain access to more positive emotions (joy, peace, vitality, and more) and build more engagement and ease in your relationships.
          I work with both older and younger adults, and adolescents, and also with both individuals and couples. I seek to make change accessible to and empowering for all. I’ve witnessed therapy as a space for many things, including play and exploration alongside an open and caring other. I am gentle, direct and collaborative in my attempts to see the “full you,” and I hold deep and genuine respect for your self-knowledge and experiences.
          Together we can work outside of the binaries of “right” and “wrong” to foster a felt sense of freedom and joy in your life. All parts of you are welcome. You are worth this expansion, and I’d be honored to join you in your life’s story.
          Click here to get started with Ellen Abrams King, LMSW now.

          Specialties

          • Mood Disorders
          • Self Esteem
          • Spirituality
          • LGBTQIA+

            Leanne Sinsky

            Social Work Intern
            She/Her/Hers

            Are you and your partner finding yourself in the same fight over and over again? Do you feel stuck, and like you are speaking different languages? It is common for couples to get stuck in negative cycles of communication and I am here to help. I have studied and trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and have seen its incredible impact on couples. In therapy, I will help you and your partner understand your negative cycles of communication and instead of turning away from each other, learn to turn toward each other for support and connection. We will work on both healing your relationship and healing for each member of the couple individually. If you and your partner are looking for help communicating clearly and connecting in a meaningful way, I’d love to help you do that.
            I am also trained in sex therapy and can help both individual clients or couples work on concerns related to sex and intimacy. As an individual therapist, I work with individuals to grow and change by bringing awareness to their emotions and relationship patterns. I practice compassion-focused cognitive behavioral therapy. As a former dancer and a yoga and meditation instructor, I enjoy working with your somatic experience and healing trauma held in the body.
            If my approach resonates with you, please reach out. I’d love to hear from you.

            Specialties

            • Marital and Premarital
            • LGBTQIA+
            • Sex Therapy
            • Relationship Issues

              Dora Bowman

              LCSW, Staff Therapist
              She/Her/Hers

              I am a compassionate and warm therapist with experience supporting folks struggling with anxiety, trauma, gender, sexuality, depression, stress management, relationship crises and more. With the constant uncertainty and oppression that so many people face in today’s world, it can be difficult to feel safe in your body and continue to grow in your self and relationships. I help clients build more tolerance to manage these experiences, thoughts and feelings, and to challenge the avoidance that may be exacerbating symptoms of depression, trauma and anxiety.
              I use an integrated, trauma-informed approach and draw from Somatic Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and TF-CBT. I am sex/kink positive, support the Health at Every Size (HAES) model, and specialize in working with the LGBTQIA+ community.
              Reaching out for support is a courageous first step, and I commend you for that! You are the expert on your life and body, I can help support you in that, and provide another perspective to welcome meaningful change. I bring a deep sense of warmth, compassion, empathy, humor, and collaboration to every session, and hope that I can be a good fit for you.

              Specialties

              • Anxiety
              • LGBTQIA+
              • Trauma and PTSD
              • Depression

                Kimberly Collins

                MS, MSEd, MA, Psychology Extern
                She/Her/Hers

                Are you feeling anxious, alone, or isolated, but feel that you have no one to talk to about it? Are you struggling to build or maintain important relationships but don’t understand why? Are you undergoing a major life transition and having difficulty adjusting? My ideal clients recognize that they have a concern or problem that is significantly impacting their lives. They may struggle with anxiety or stress and would like some coping mechanisms. They may have difficulty establishing healthy relationships and need help with interpersonal skills. They may have a lot of frustration in dating and/or friendships and personal connections.
                I am a strong proponent of and believer in person-centered, compassion-focused therapy. My therapeutic focus includes helping to manage the transition to college, dating, relationship, and friendship concerns, navigating the stressors of racism/macro and microaggressions, and managing stress and anxiety.
                If anything I’ve mentioned here resonates with you and speaks to the kind of help you are seeking, please do get in touch. I look forward to working together.

                Specialties

                • Anxiety
                • Life Transitions
                • Relationship Issues
                • Dating/Friendship

                  Crystal Chen

                  MA, Psychology Extern
                  She/Her/Hers

                  Have you been struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, or relationship/family issues? Has it felt like you’ve tried everything, but your usual ways just aren’t working anymore? If you want help working through the stressors that life brings, you have come to the right place. My approach is first founded on empathy and building a mutual, non-judgmental understanding of the patterns in your life that are contributing to your distress. From there, therapy is tailored based on your individual needs, goals, and preferences.
                  While I operate from a primarily psychodynamic background, I have experience integrating a variety of mindfulness and skills-based approaches, including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and trauma-informed approaches, such as Internal Family Systems.
                  If you’re feeling ready to take the first steps towards creating lasting and meaningful change, please reach out. I look forward to connecting!

                  Specialties

                  • Mood Disorders
                  • Relationship Issues
                  • Anxiety
                    Sarah Anas

                    Sarah Anas

                    MA, Psychology Extern
                    She/Her/Hers

                    Sometimes it feels impossible to get out of our own heads, as though
                    worries, fears, and stressors are taking over your life. Or maybe you
                    feel like it’s difficult to understand and accept yourself. No matter
                    your struggles or stressors, I am so glad you’re here. You have
                    already taken the first step!
                    Therapy is built on trust, connection, and empathy. I work
                    collaboratively with my clients to create a space that works for them,
                    utilizing compassion-based cognitive behavioral therapies (CBT and
                    ACT), as well as components of dialectical behavior therapy, to help
                    clients tolerate difficult emotions, gain insight into their
                    experiences and symptoms, and reduce negative thoughts. Through our
                    work together, we will explore your values and motivations, create a
                    “tool-belt” of skills to get through difficult times, and see how
                    compassion can lead to growth.
                    Though I work with all sorts of clients, I am also a Health at Every
                    Size aligned therapist, having a special interest in healing an
                    individual’s relationship with food and their body. I operate from an
                    anti-diet, intuitive eating approach, and love helping people unlearn
                    diet culture’s rules.
                    If you’re feeling ready to make a lasting change in a warm, safe (and
                    even sometimes fun) space, please reach out. I can’t wait to meet you!
                    Click here to get started with Sarah Anas, MA now.

                    Specialties

                    • Disordered Eating and Body Image
                    • Health at Every Size and Intuitive Eating
                    • Anxiety
                    • Depression
                      Yuriem Espinal-Seery

                      Yuriem Espinal-Seery

                      LMHC, Staff Therapist
                      She/Her/Hers

                      Embarking on a journey toward healing and purpose can be equally hopeful and daunting. Maybe you have experienced trauma that is currently resurfacing in disruptive ways. Or, you have challenges with engaging in fulfilling relationships. Perhaps you’re starting to realize that your familiar coping strategies have become obsolete over time. Whatever the hurdle is, I’m glad you’re here. I work with folks who have granted themselves the permission and grace to explore issues related to their emotional distress, intersecting identities, complex trauma, maladaptive relational patterns, addictive behaviors, and self-acceptance.
                      I utilize an eclectic approach that is holistic, trauma-focused, and tailored to each client’s needs. I practice cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and pull from psychodynamic, motivational interviewing, DBT, and narrative approaches. I meet my clients where they’re at to set realistic and accessible goals through compassionate self-exploration.
                      I work with my clients to form collaborative partnerships that center their goals and values. I seek to facilitate healing and affirm clients of marginalized identities including BIPOC, LGBTQ+, neurodivergent, and disabled folks. I am here to provide a safe and nonjudgmental space to work through shame and empower you to try newer, aligned ways of living.
                      Click here to get started with Yuriem Espinal-Seery, LMHC now.

                      Specialties

                      • Addiction
                      • LGBTQIA+
                      • Depression
                      • Anxiety