Neesa Sunar is a Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW) who resides in Queens, New York. She has several years of experience working with clients with Serious Mental Illness conditions, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. She is also experienced in assisting adults with mild developmental disabilities.
I am a New York state licensed social worker who focuses on developing a strong therapeutic relationship that fosters trust and collaboration. I believe therapy is a journey of healing and growing. You are welcome to bring your struggles and wounds, parts of yourself that you embrace, and parts that you may not be so proud of. We will work together on self-exploration and discovery to better understand overwhelming experiences and grow from difficult times. As a bilingual therapist (mandarin), I hold a multicultural perspective. I also work flexibly to tailor each individual’s therapy to their unique needs regardless of the personalities, cultures, sexuality, gender, religion, class, or ethnicities. My clinical approach incorporates psychodynamic, mindfulness, trauma-informed, and strength-based therapies.
Hi! My name is Shannon, I am a Licensed Master of Social Work from Hunter College. I have experience working with young adults and families using a Strengths-Based and Client Centered approach. I believe in self empowerment and work to assist clients on their journeys to peace of mind. Self care is key for me! I enjoy walking my dogs, watching Netflix, and mindful coloring in my free time.
Thinking about or deciding to start therapy takes bravery and vulnerability. My goal is to provide a warm, nonjudgmental environment so that you feel safe exploring areas of your life that are preventing you from enjoying it fully. Wherever you are in your journey, I will meet you there and help you get to where you would like to be. My approach is trauma-informed and culturally responsive. I use cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, and insight-oriented therapies to help build on existing strengths, learn new skills, and identify patterns of thought and behavior that are no longer serving you. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults in residential, school, and legal settings, creating a diverse psychotherapeutic approach to many issues, including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship and attachment difficulties, and behavioral issues.
Mike graduated from the School of Social Welfare at the University at Albany, SUNY, with a focus in clinical social work. Mike provides strengths-based and trauma informed therapy to individuals, couples and families and in group settings.
René has clinical experience working in a variety of settings, university campus, emergency and outpatient psychiatry. In addition to Valera Health, René is on staff at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center in the Division of Pediatric Psychiatry. René currently sees patients for individual psychotherapy as well as co-leads therapy groups for adolescent and adult patients impacted by HIV and other chronic medical illnesses. Rene is fluent in Spanish and his specialties include medication management, LGBTQIA+ issues, depression, and anxiety.
Sam is a relational and strengths-based therapist. Her specialties include LGBTQIA+ matters, substance use, trauma/complex PTSD, depression, and anxiety. She practices eclectically, utilizing various evidence-based interventions. As a relational therapist, she believes in the healing power of having an authentic therapeutic relationship with you. Through your partnership with Sam, she will strive to help you find peace in your body and mind, explore your inner-world, and gain tools that will help you make meaningful changes in your life.
Neha Uberoi uses a strengths-based holistic approach to address the emotional needs of her clients to help them achieve their individual goals and improve overall wellbeing.
Iris uses a collaborative and strengths-based approach to meet you where you are on your journey. She is passionate about helping individuals from various cultural backgrounds find their voice and gain greater self-awareness so that they can become their most fulfilled and resilient selves. She has experience working with diverse populations, integrating behavioral and mindfulness techniques and providing support around depression, anxiety, grief, and trauma. She creates a compassionate and validating space for individuals to feel safe and explore their unique histories and experiences. She believes a stable atmosphere with unconditional, positive acceptance that one can reach vulnerability necessary for healing.
Barbra focuses on creating a safe, supportive, and nonjudgmental environment to work collaboratively to achieve individual, group, and/or family goals. Barbra values the importance of relationship-based work and applies elements of the Strengths Perspective, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Practice, and Motivational Interviewing to improve emotional and behavioral health and well-being.