Maggie O’Connor, MA, LMFT
NYS License #000249
I love this work; I am constantly seeking new ways to help people break through their old patterns and create happier, healthier lives!
I fully appreciate the moment in which the pain of living miserably finally becomes worse than any possible risk of change. Using care, compassion, and drawing on the latest neuroscience research, I will be on your side as we move toward healing. You don’t have to be alone. And once we’ve ‘broken through’ to the other side, you’ll be wondering why you hadn’t started sooner.
I know that you come to the couch after a process that may have taken a long time, so it’s important to me to provide you with an effective therapy experience in an environment of comfort and safety, with no room for judgment.
I look forward to our first meeting.
You may also want to know:
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in NY and CA. I hold Postgraduate Certification in Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy, and am a Clinical Member of The American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and the New York Chapter of the same.
I am a Clinical Member of the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy, and I actively participate in the New York Center for EFT. I received my Master’s degree from Boston College.
Leslie Janson, Psychoanalyst, CASAC
NYS License #000528
Welcome! The work begins with the most difficult part – the decision to make that first appointment. This decision means that you want to discover what is keeping you from moving forward in your life and in your relationships more authentically.
Together, and at your pace, we will make those discoveries. We will move to clarify ways of being in your life that are working, and ways of being that you no longer need. Our work is collaborative, supportive, and completely individual to you.
My years of experience in psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and counseling with individuals, families and couples have led me to a core belief in the power of our true selves to give us clues and signals. Together we will use those clues and signals as the way out of pain and dilemma.
You may also want to know:
I am a Licensed Psychoanalyst and Certified Addiction and Substance Abuse Counselor in New York State, with Postgraduate training at The Westchester Institute for Training in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. I received my Master’s degree in Psychology from New York University. I participate regularly in an advanced peer supervision group of couples therapists in Westchester, NY.
Mary Gale Gurnsey, LMFT
NYS License #001149
My favorite part of this work is when together we find that “A-ha” moment that opens the door to something you hadn’t seen before. I love sharing what I have learned with others.
Early in my career working with middle school-aged children, I came to appreciate how we are all connected in relationship to each other. Over the years, I’ve developed a true passion for helping both children and adults to find better ways of working together to create lasting change.
I absolutely believe that you have the ability to achieve your goals, with quality support. Starting with a safe space in the therapy room, we will work together to find the answers from within, and achieve greater satisfaction in your life.
You may also want to know:
I most commonly utilize Emotionally-Focused Therapy and Internal Family Systems, as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in NY and am a Clinical Member of The American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and the New York Chapter of the same. I received my Master’s degree from University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. I am fully trained in EMDR, having completed EMDRIA-approved Basic Training though The School of Social Work in Falk College at Syracuse University.
Isabel Frankel Rachlin, LCSW
NYS License #RO21530-1
I know that when you walk into my office for the first time, you are longing for relief from the layers of distress, and issues that plague you.
It is important to me to provide a safe space and calm presence, so that you are able to slow down, reflect, and begin to make sense of the challenges that have brought you to therapy.
Past and present relationships can be our greatest source of joy and also our greatest source of distress. You deserve to be in relationships in which you can be true to yourself, and feel accepted without having to hide any part of your being. The relationship with yourself is the first one for which we can initiate change.
By integrating my clinical skills with recent neuroscience research, I will listen deeply, and walk with you as you navigate towards a more enriched life that positively affects all of your relationships. I look forward to helping you become more attuned and grounded within yourself, bringing forth the possibility for deeper connection with others.
You may also want to know this about me:
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York, with extensive postgraduate training through The Stone Centre of Wellesley College, The Family Institute of Westchester, The Center for Intentional Living, The International Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy, and The Westchester Centre for The Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. I studied at Wheelock College and received my Masters in Social Work at Smith College.
I have over 35 years of experience in clinical, supervisory and leadership positions at community agencies and teaching hospitals, as well as in private practice working with individuals, couples, and families.