Hey there, I'm so glad you're here! My name is Deanna and I'm a NYC-based therapist.
I spend my days working with great clients who are truly on track to living their best lives. I have a vibrant personality and do my best to remain my authentic self, meaning I'm fully engaged. The total opposite of what you see portrayed in media, I'm not the type of therapist to take notes and routinely nod.
I tend to infuse flavor and humor in sessions while remaining realistic, practical, and sensitive.
Offering individual, couples, family, and group counseling to adolescents and adults, I work with a wide range of clients to process concerns including substance use, trauma, addiction, relationships, identity, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, grief, women's issues, and vocational.
I split my time between Intuitive Healing Psychotherapy - where I work alongside a group of amazing therapists (learn more about them and their work here ) - and an outpatient community clinic.
I truly enjoy working with and learning from individuals of all walks of life! Because of my dynamic background and intersectionality of multiple identities, I'm interested in working with those who struggle with women's issues, trauma (sexual, physical, emotional, combat, and generational), racial and cultural identity, minority stress, emotional intelligence, and relationships (including relationship with self).
I'm also interested in working with underserved and overlooked populations and communities, including women of color (especially those who are racially ambiguous), Hispanic and Latinx, military Veterans, LGBTQ, and significant others of professional athletes.
A product of both CUNY and Ivy League, I received two master’s degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University in psychological counseling, and a bachelor's degree from John Jay in pre-law. I completed my graduate clinical internships with Henry Street Settlement and Dean Hope Center for Educational and Psychological Services.
I recently launched Women in Wellth, which is a community dedicated towards improving and supporting the mental health and wellness of millennial women of color. In its simplest form, my goal is to connect people to therapy and to each other.
I am a professional member of American Psychological Association, American Counseling Association, and New York Mental Health Counseling Association.