Wall Street, Midtown NYC, North Brooklyn Locations
Phone Us: (917) 968-5599

Our Therapists in NYC

We are a network of Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists in independent private practice, and therapists in training, in the Midtown NYC and Wall Street area. Give us a call and we will do a brief intake to determine which therapist is the best fit for you to start working with.

 

Session Fees: (based on level of experience)

Intern: $75/session for Individual and $95 session for Couples/ Family

Associate: $100/session for Individual and $125/session for Couples/ Family

Licensed MFT:$150-$190/ session for Individual and $175-$190 for Couples/ Family

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Call Us: 917-968-5599

 

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Ellen Gregory, LMFT, Founder and Director

Ellen Gregory

Hello and Welcome! I’m Ellen Gregory and I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in New York State and the Founder and Director of Midtown Marriage and Family Therapy, PC.

I am not accepting new therapy clients at this time. My current role is to oversee the referral process to ensure the therapists you are assigned to is a good fit, consult with our providers, and facilitate the overall management of our network of providers.

 

 

Moshe Ratson, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 260 Madison Ave #8023 (Between 38th and 39th Street)

For more than 10 years Moshe’s practice focused on couples and marriage counseling. As an expert practitioner in integrative systemic psychotherapy, Moshe is committed to providing quality clinical care that is based on leading proven and effective psychotherapy approaches.

Moshe has been on the front line of providing cutting edge coaching and mental health services. He has many years of experience as a top business executive and a solid track record of managing sales, marketing and business development teams.

Moshe holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree as well as an MS degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT). He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), and a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF). Moshe also has been a professional basketball player, a basketball coach, a military officer and a secret service expert.

My personal counseling style is direct, challenging and engaging, while being compassionate, caring and encouraging. I provide my clients with non-judgmental and supportive environment, while empowering them with practical tools to develop new solutions to the challenges they face. The key to my work is to meet the clients where they are and slowly and gradually empower them to move toward where they want to be.

My passion is to help couples become their best selves and integrate the necessary skills to develop engaging, fulfilling and happy relationship.

 

Allison Lefkowitz, LMFT

Allison Lefkowitz, LMFT, Therapists in NYC, NYC Therapist

Allison is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in NYC, NY

Location: 11 Hanover Square 27th Floor
Suite D, Wall Street Area

Allison’s believes our earliest relationships with our families have had great influence on the way we experience relationships today. She provides a warm, non-judgmental and supportive environment for healing.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Allison has a special interest in life transitions, anger management, trauma recovery, and anxiety and panic disorders. She provides a warm, non-judgmental and supportive environment for healing. Her clinical approach is psychodynamic, client centered, holistic and relational. Allison also specializes in working with clients going through the “Quarter Life Crisis” or the “Saturn Returns.” She believes this is a period of life that is seldom discussed in our society but would benefit greatly from additional emotional support.

Allison also is passionate about assisting individuals dealing with co-dependency and loved ones suffering from addiction. Finding oneself in a co-dependent relationship can be extremely challenging, confusing, and heartbreaking.

 

Peggy Wu, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Peggy Wu, LMFT

Location: 271 Madison Avenue, Suite 1400, between 39th and 40th

Peggy views people through a humanistic and transpersonal lens. With this natural characteristic, she has been able to achieve strong professional and therapeutic alliances with her clients. Peggy provides a safe, supportive and empathic environment, which is always free of judgments. She helps individuals explore their own inner truth to increase their consciousness and achieve a greater alignment of their mind, body and spirit.

Peggy uses an integrative approach that includes psychosomatic and client-centered therapy to help clients work on their own unique life experiences and any issues relating to trauma, depression, stress/anxiety, and other crucial challenges. Peggy’s experience as a therapist coupled with her background as a certified life coach enables her to use a whole-person approach to help clients explore, feel empowered, and create a plan of action that is tailored to each individual.

When working with couples, Peggy uses Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) based on Attachment Theory to help them identify their cycle of behavior and the underlying emotions which drives their actions. Peggy works with couples on understanding and clarifying their roles by shifting clients’ perspectives of themselves and each other. By developing mutually effective communication skills, couples will work towards obtaining greater insight and strengthening their connections, which ultimately leads to a deeper and more intimate bond.

Peggy has an MBA from Fordham University and MA in Counseling Psychology from Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in NYC, NY, and a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).

 

Scott Schutzman, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 271 Madison Avenue, Suite 1400. (Btn 39th and 40th)

A New York State Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I hold a Masters in Counseling Psychology from  Pacifica Graduate Institute.  In addition I am a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor.

My approach emphasizes compassion and communication as key components in building, healing, and maintaining healthy relationships. I believe that encouragement, understanding, knowledge and action promote growth in the family system and in each individual family member. Having practiced meditation for the past 25 years, I integrate mindfulness techniques to lower stress and increase mental clarity.

While working extensively with those struggling with addiction and substance abuse, couples and families are my area of clinical focus and expertise. Additionally, I have significant professional experience in working with adolescents and children.  Recently I have completed a 2 year residency training at the Family Institute of Westchester.  Additionally, I am a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. (aamft.org) and also the Hudson Valley Guild of Mental Health Professionals http://hudsonvalleyguild.com

Working an actor/director and coach for over thirty years I have appeared in over 60 professional film, TV, and theatrical productions. These creative processes enable me to help clients gain greater access to their emotions and imagination in order to maximize their unique human potential.

“Therapy respects and nurtures the power of the human spirit and its vast capacity for development and transformation.”

 

Elena Hull, LMFT, CAT

Elena Hull, LMFT, CAT, Therapists in NYC, NYC Therapist

Elena is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist in NYC, NY

Location: 302 Fifth Ave, 8th Floor (31st & 5th)

Elena is the Owner and Clinical Director of Indigo Marriage and Family Therapy.

Therapy is a relational endeavor meant to offer people a place to come to know their inner lives and gently meet their suffering in vulnerable times so new possibilities may emerge.  I have a background in the visual arts and I am deeply influenced by Jungian analysis, attachment theory, and contemporary psychodynamic psychotherapy.  Guided imagination, dream work, collage, and poetry are often used in my work.

Therapy can serve to unravel painful emotions into new awareness that can transform a life.  A trusting therapeutic relationship can be the space to risk facing earlier wounds to move beyond old patterns and painful symptoms.  Depth psychotherapy offers the consistency, containment, and time for the process of personal transformation and the potential to reunite with latent possibilities, intuitions, and whatever is essential to us.

 

“If you live the life you love, you will receive shelter and blessings.  Sometimes the great famine of blessings in and around us derives from the fact that we are not living the life we love, rather we are living the life that is expected of us.  We have fallen out of rhythm with the secret signature and light of our own nature.”  – John O’Donohue

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Lauren Deakin, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Lauren Deakin therapist nyc

Location: 302 Fifth Ave, 8th Floor (31st & 5th)

Lauren approaches therapy from the perspective that connection is at the core of everything we do. She partners with clients in discovering or reconnecting with their authentic self and living wholeheartedly from this seed of personal clarity. Lauren creates a space of acceptance and open respect so clients can freely explore their internal repairative energy and hear their own guiding voice.

Working with clients in context of their worldview, culture, life experiences, and biology, each therapeutic journey with Lauren grows out of unique, client-led movement. Through the use of integrated principles and techniques, clients are empowered toward a broader awareness and use of practical, simple tools for change.

Lauren works with families, couples, and individuals, and specializes in working with youth— all within the arc of connection, healthy communication, and personal wholeness. She welcomes clients living with anxiety, anger, depression, disordered eating, substance abuse, and relationship discord.

 

Ben Velez, Marriage and Family Therapy Associate

Ben Velez

Location: 302 Fifth Ave, 8th Floor (31st & 5th)

A firm believer in a mind-body-spirit approach to psychological health, Ben incorporates a long history of multi-disciplinary spiritual practice and investigation with his graduate training in relationship / family therapy into a holistic approach that utilizes transitions and crises as opportunities to deepen insight and life skills that better navigate and manage them, with the end purpose being client-based empowerment to lead the healthiest, most productive and balanced life possible.

Specifically, he combines a compassionate and humanistic approach with mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral strategies, and provides a open, collaborative, and understanding therapeutic environment that is sensitive to all of the varieties along the cultural, gender and spiritual/belief spectrums.  While not limited in focus, his fields of particular interest include at-risk youth, anger management and depression.

Ben holds a dual BA in Comparative Religious Studies and Africana Studies from Vassar College and is currently a candidate for his masters in Marriage and Family Therapy at Mercy College and a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)

 

Amy Benedict, Marriage and Family Therapy Associate

Amy Benedict

Location: 302 Fifth Ave, 8th Floor (31st & 5th)

Amy offers a secure transparent therapeutic space, where both inner and relational awareness can grow and develop. Tapping into the creative power of our narratives, she helps clients explore their deepest values and highest aspirations to open up new possibilities for connection, meaning and fulfillment in life.

Amy holds a Masters in Education from Antioch University New England, is a graduate school intern at Mercy College, a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, a certified Celebrant and Interfaith Minister.

Amy has collaborated closely with diverse individuals and interfaith/ intercultural couples and families to honor marriages and other important transitions. Also a parent, she draws on more than 25 years of reflective experience with the rich complexity of relationships and the lifecycle.

My work has always been guided by a belief in our innate capacity to learn, to heal, and to transform — provided we are met with empathy and compassion in the fullness of who we are; body, mind and spirit.”

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Rachel Astarte, Marriage and Family Therapy Intern

Rachel Astarte

Location: 302 Fifth Ave, 8th Floor (31st & 5th)

Rachel brings a collaborative and humanistic approach to her therapeutic work. She is influenced by Jungian depth psychology—specifically individuation, shadow work, and the collective unconscious.

Rachel views problems as blessings pointing us in the direction of wellness. Using their challenges as a guide, she collaborates with her clients to build the foundation of self necessary to live enriching lives for themselves and their loved ones.

While much of her work centers on self-development of the individual, couples therapy is of particular interest to Rachel. She specializes in sexuality and intimacy, helping couples of all sexual orientations and cultural backgrounds develop more congruent and compassionate communication.

Rachel is a certified transformational life coach and clinical hypnotherapist. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College, and a diploma in Mind-Body Wellness from Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. She also received shamanic training from the Foundation for Shamanic Studies. In addition to being a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), Rachel was the 2016 Student Representative for the Westchester Chapter of NYAMFT.