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Kelly Harris, LCSW
Owner/Psychotherapist

I am a licensed clinical social worker with 15 years of experience providing mental health counseling to adolescents, teens and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, OCD, self-esteem, trauma, life transitions and relationship issues. I received my Masters degree in Social Work in 2008 and opened my private practice in 2015.

 

I enjoy helping individuals foster their growth and personal development. My specialty is working females ages 15-35 navigating life's challenges. I use a variety of evidence-based treatment methods such as cognitive behavior therapy and solution-focused therapy to help you explore your thoughts and feelings and work towards overcoming the challenges you are facing. The way people get better is by making small changes in their thinking and behavior every day. I create a safe, nonjudgmental atmosphere focused on clients’ strengths. My goal is to give clients the tools they need to move forward and live their best lives.

In 2019 I lost my Dad to a 9/11-related cancer. He was a NYC Firefighter in Spanish Harlem for 32 years. He is my hero, and when he passed, my life changed forever. Being a therapist and dealing with my own grief has been very challenging. I find solace in nature, playing with my daughter, and surrounding myself with supportive family and friends. To honor my Dad and other first responders, I am proud to be a part of Give an Hour and the WTC Health program.

Certifications: 

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)

Certified Accelerated Resolution Therapist (ART). 

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Kalie Santana, LMSW
Psychotherapist

I am a Licensed Master Social Worker with five years of experience providing mental health support services to children. More recently, I have expanded to also providing counseling to adolescents, teens, and young adults. I am passionate in my work with those who struggle from anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, low self-esteem, school stress, life transitions, and managing challenging emotions. I received my Masters degree in Social Work in 2019 and have experience in substance use rehabilitation programs, child safety programs, schools, and private practice.

 

I use a person-centered strengths based approach. In my practice, I utilize various evidenced based treatment modalities to best match and meet the needs of my clients. Most often I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).  In our collaborative work together, I will hold a safe space that is warm, understanding, and judgment free. I believe that mindset matters, especially when experiencing challenges. Let’s partner together to build strategies, explore barriers to being your best self, and improve your overall quality of life.  You can do this!

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Victoria O'Leary, LMSW
Psychotherapist

Victoria O'Leary, LMSW received her Masters Degree in Social Work from CUNY College of Staten Island and Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from SUNY Stony Brook University. She is a New York State Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW) and is currently pursuing her LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker). She is also a graduate of L'École Pratique de Service Social (EPSS), Paris Summer School of Social Work, located in Paris, France where she co-authored More than meals: An international innovative social impact project for France published in the Health & Social Work Journal. 

In addition to private practice, Victoria has experience in a multitude of settings inclusive of assisted nursing facility, emergency departments, public schools, mental health community residence, hospital administration, and her current full time position in a hospital-based mental health clinic. Such roles provide her with the clinical skills to help patients with various diagnoses and social-emotional needs, specializing in anxiety and depression. 

As a certified Tai-Chi Easy TM Practice Leader, Victoria strives to maintain a focus on overall wellness in all of her treatment planning. She incorporates empowerment theory and strength based practice, helping clients see themselves in a new light. She is a passionate feminist, who enjoys working with female and male clients alike. Her feminist lens encourages each client to pursue self determination, while taking into consideration any challenges related to gender, race, or ethnicity.

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