Our Group Practice includes a diverse team of Humanistic Mental Health Professionals. Therefore we offer a multi-disciplined and integrated approach to meet the needs of our clients. Please review our team members below and review their Psychology Today profiles to determine their availability, rates, and insurance plans accepted. Contact the Director, Dr. Sarton Weinraub (212-989-6086), if you need help determining which team member would best meet your needs, or if you have any other questions.
Sarton Weinraub, Ph.D. (Psychology Today profile)
I am a Rogerian person-centered psychotherapist who believes the primary goal of therapy is deep empathic listening and nonjudgmental acceptance. Along with many other professionals, I am not in favor of the “medical model” being applied to mental health treatment. As a psychotherapist, I feel it is important to avoid biases, not to impose values, and to appreciate each person as the expert on his or her life. Therefore, I strive to offer psychotherapy that promotes equality and honesty, is based upon what I see as solid scientific evidence, and consistently considers the actualizing potential of each person.
As an individual practitioner, I strive to offer my clients psychotherapy services that draw upon the actualizing capacities of each person, family, and group in order to promote positive growth and healing. Drawing upon this ideal, as Director of the New York Person-Centered Resource Center, I strive to create a welcoming, respectful, safe, and nonjudgmental space for all our clients.
Gerti Schoen, LP (Psychology Today profile)
Feelings of disconnect from self and others is one of the most prevalent issues of our time. I specialize in relationship healing, trauma and anxiety disorders which are at the heart of so much of the suffering in our culture. When you come in, you will be greeted with compassion and a search for understanding. If you are anxious and exhausted, we work to calm your mind and strengthen your confidence. If you come in as a couple, I focus on fostering harmony, intimacy and mutual understanding. I often integrate meditation and body centered exercises into the work in order to increase moment-to-moment awareness and cultivate compassion towards self and others. As a native German speaker who came to the US as an adult, I can empathize particularly with those of you who have been navigating their way through a new culture and feel uprooted. Before embarking on the journey of self discovery, I had a fulfilling career as a journalist.
Michelle Miller, PhD, LCSW, MA, CPC (Psychology Today profile)
I have been trained in cutting edge transformational & in-depth approaches that speed up the process of healing & integration in my clients compared to traditional psychotherapy approaches. I have been featured on MTV as an expert therapist & have 5-star reviews on yelp. My Integral approach helps clients address their self-destructive patterns by getting to the core and root of their issues.The result is a reduction in and transformation of the initial presented symptoms and conditions that originally felt debilitating, dysfunctional and imprisoning. Clients are connected with their internal reference point in the unfolding of this therapeutic process.
My PhD in Transpersonal Psychology & multitude of trainings allow me to utilize an integral & in-depth approach that effectively addresses complex trauma & results in deeper psychic balance & wholeness. My dissertation is on healing C-PTSD using EMDR and transpersonal psychotherapy which have been proven to heal childhood-related traumas.
Modalities used include: EMDR, Holographic Memory Resolution (HMR), Clinical Hypnotherapy, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Advanced Breathwork Techniques, Transformational Life Coaching, Somatic Psychotherapy, Dreamwork, intuition, Shamanic Journeying, and Energy Psychology. Individual, Family, Couple & Group sessions both on-line & in-person are offered.
J. Patrick Howley, M.S., C.A.G.S. Integralschoolhouse.net
My early experience at the “The La Jolla Program” at The Center for the Studies of the Person where Carl Rogers worked at the time had a deep impact on me, both professionally and personally. The person-centered approach changed my life. As a result, I don’t see myself as a traditional psychotherapist or counselor providing “treatment”. Rather, I like to create an environment where it is possible to be authentic in a relationship with another human being.
Major influences in my work over the years have been Carl Rogers and Joyce and John Weir who were friends and colleagues of Rogers. With Joyce and John I learned to talk “percept” language, meaning that I learned to discover my perceptions and give a voice to those “parts" of me. Others who were an influence were Katherine Briggs and Isabell Myers who created the MBTI, a personality instrument (I am a certified administrator of the MBTI), and most recently Ken Wilber (Integral Meditation) and Daniel Brown (Mahamudra Meditation) whose books and my experience with them have given me a much deeper insight into meditation practice and how it integrates into my counseling approach.
Nick Helbich, Ph.D., LCSW (Psychology Today profile)
Strong therapeutic relationships can create healing and generate the ability to change. My approach is eclectic. This means I draw from a variety therapeutic approaches and apply them depending on how well the client responds. I work with a variety of symptoms including: anxiety, depression, obsessions and compulsions (OCD), relationship-, sexual- and work- related issues. I am fluent in German and French, as well as English. I love diversity and I work well with people from all backgrounds and walks of life. I look forward to hearing from you.
I am especially understanding and successful working with gay and lesbian clients (LGBTQ). I also specialize in working with clients who suffer from trauma and substance abuse issues.My purpose is to create a safe environment where clients can access and express painful and angry feelings.
My clients describe me as warm, empathic and non-judgemental.In my work I am interactive and compassionate. I help clients to think through new strategies for resolving their problems. This enables clients to develop new ways of relating to their family, friends, and to their work environment.
I facilitate a weekly meditation group that while based in the person-centered approach, integrates the Weirs approach as well as Krishnamurti, Ramana Maharshi and Ken Wilber.
Elvira M. Medus, LCSW (Psychology Today Profile)
Clinician (Westchester County)
I am a Humanistic Psychotherapist trained within the Person-Centered Approach. I am convinced people have the internal capacity to heal and grow. However, sometimes they require certain conditions to reach their inner potential. My work is to promote the discovery of each client's inner wisdom. In that journey, I honor and embrace my clients’ experiences that emerge in the therapeutic process allowing them to discover their own answers and paths. Specifically, I help clients re-connect with their true selves, strengthen self-esteem, promote healthy behaviors, improve communication and develop enduring coping skills.
As a Family Therapist and a ‘Parent System” certified facilitator, I seek to strengthen families and improve communication between parents and their children through practical and useful strategies. I promote responsible parenting while helping parents raise considerate and confident children. Specifically, I help parents learn how to set limits, teach responsibility, encourage problem solving, promote independence, and explore the power of the words we use.
In addition, I work with Spanish speaking clients. My personal and professional experiences have offered me the capability to understand cross-culture struggles and to profoundly empathize with the adaptation process that immigrants go through. I am a chief parenting and relationship correspondent to the Spanish Speaking channel Telemundo 47 (NBC Universal affiliate). I have been a featured guest to over 30 TV shows at Telemundo 47.
I have a Master in Social Work degree from Columbia University and an extensive training in the Rogerian Approach from Holos Capital, Argentina.
Currently, I'm working in my office in Westchester, New York (Scarsdale).