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.
Lynn is a clinical social worker with more than 25 years of experience as a therapist, working with adults, adolescents and families. She brings an empathetic, down-to-earth style while helping her clients overcome barriers to reaching their goals. She employs a strengths-based, culturally sensitive approach, using a variety of modalities based on her clients’ needs, including CBT, DBT, mindfulness, and solution-focused therapy.
Christine Rambert has 10 years of clinical experience providing psychotherapeutic services to culturally diverse and bilingual populations from children to older adults. Bilingual in Spanish, Christine has worked collaboratively within multidisciplinary teams in various outpatient settings to deliver integrative behavioral health care. Christine has extensive training in therapeutic modalities which include CBT, DBT, ACT and TF-CBT. She earned an MA in Sociology/Anthropology from Northeastern University and a Masters in Social Work from NYU Silver School of Social Work. Christine is also a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200) with Yoga Alliance.
Life is hard, and it’s even harder when you’re trying to get through it alone. We often lack understanding of our emotions and aren’t taught how to deal with them properly when they do show up leaving us or those around us hurt or confused.
I have over ten years of experience as a social worker working with individuals and families.
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.
Courtney provides therapy to young adults and adults at various developmental stages. Her work is grounded by a person-centered, eclectic and social justice framework. Courtney’s approach to therapy emphasizes self-understanding, emotional healing and empowerment. Courtney has received training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
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.