We are Columbia-educated psychologists who came together to create a practice group because we have a shared vision of what good therapy is.  We are trained in a wide range of evidence-based modalities, including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavior, and existential therapies, and we employ a pragmatic and integrative approach, as every patient’s needs are different. Our dedication to providing a psychotherapeutic environment that fosters honesty, interactivity, playfulness, and growth is what makes us unique.  We have enjoyed working with patients ages 4 to 65, including individuals, couples, and family systems. We enjoy what we do and we love learning from our work with patients.




Erel Shvil, Ph.D.

I am a licensed Psychologist, and I earned my master’s degrees and doctorate at Columbia University. I completed my clinical internship at Jacobi Medical Center. In addition to seeing patients in my private practice, I am a Clinical Psychologist Researcher at New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University, where I investigate brain mechanisms for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I have also worked on a large research project aimed at measuring an individual’s sense of self. I have a wide variety of experiences helping people struggling with grief, trauma, and mid-life crisis, as well as couples who need support with parenting and relationship counseling. I am fully fluent in Hebrew and practice bilingual therapy.

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Sara Zoeterman, Ph.D.

I earned my master’s degrees and doctorate at Columbia University, and I completed a clinical internship at Manhattan Psychiatric Center. I have worked with many adults, adolescents, and children who are managing emotional difficulties such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, family issues, and interpersonal problems. I also have intensive training working with individuals with severe mental illness, and patients who have been homeless, incarcerated, or involuntarily hospitalized. My past research activities have focused on the experiences of pregnant women and new mothers.

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