Marissa Moore trained at the Ackerman Institute for the Family and the Beck Institute. She is well versed in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness and positive psychology.
Marissa Moore graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Rochester and received a Masters degree in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness from New York University. She completed training at the Ackerman Institute for the Family and is certified in couples and family therapy. She is currently a faculty member of the Ackerman institute, teaching an advanced couples and family therapy seminar. Marissa Moore’s prior work includes experience in community based settings working as a home based crisis intervention counselor with at risk youth as a support counselor for individuals and couples living with HIV and in child welfare offering individual and family therapy focused on strengthening bonds between parent and child. Marissa Moore has extensive experience participating on research teams that explored the link between child development and domestic violence, the impact of abuse on emotional expression and mother daughter interactions. This research was conducted at NYU, University of Rochester and the Mt. Hope Family Center. Currently, Marissa Moore is the owner of Therapy Brooklyn and provides therapeutic services in her Greenpoint office and at the Ackerman Institute in Manhattan. In addition she is teaching faculty at the Ackerman Institute
Marissa Moore actively seeks to continue enrichment and personal development through her participation in trainings, conferences an Ackerman Institute and Positive Psychology training. She also volunteered at Free Arts, an organization dedicated to using art and creativity to foster communication between parents and their children.
.Liz Quiñones’ Puerto Rican/Korean background gives her an appreciation of the uniqueness of each individual. She recognizes that problems are complex and offers support beyond cookie-cutter answers. She works with clients collaboratively to come up with creative solutions in order to face life’s challenges.
Her approach to therapy is active and person-centered. Her role in the therapeutic relationship is to be a supportive, non-judgmental, and a hands-on teammate.
Liz Quiñones provides support for adults working through career changes, loss, depression, and/or anxiety. In addition she supports couples feeling distant and in need of a guide to help them through issues arising in their partnership.
Additionally, she has experience providing help to adults who suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and their families/caregivers.
She has a BA in Psychology from NYU and an M.S.E.d in Mental Health Counseling from Fordham University and is MHC-LP.
Nira Shah is a psychotherapist (MHC-LP) who works with individuals on a range of concerns, including stress, depression, anxiety, gender-based violence and life transitions. Her therapeutic approach is rooted in cultural awareness and holistic modalities. She integrates techniques of Gestalt, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and structural relationship therapy to create a therapy plan that fits with the client. Nira Shah has a deep focus on mindfulness and facilitates clients to recognize and counter symptoms of distress through mindfulness-based interventions and creative introspection. She welcomes clients to an open, compassionate space, where they can explore different perspectives of their thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and coping mechanisms in order to lead a more balanced and fulfilling life.
Narida Sohan, MHC-LP graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Baruch College and received a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from Fordham University. She holds both academic and practical experience working in group settings and individual counseling sessions, developing short and long-term treatment goals that aligns to her client’s needs. She uses various theoretical approaches of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational interviewing, Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Person – Centered Therapy to build a therapeutic alliance with her client.
Narida Sohan works with the adult population with a focus on women’s issues such as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), depression, anxiety, and trauma and stress related disorders: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Reactive Attachment disorder, Acute Stress disorder, Adjustment disorder, General Personality disorder, Paranoid Personality disorder, Anti-Social Personality disorder, and problems related to social environments such as phase of life problems (i.e. Loss of job, retirement), acculturation difficulty, and social exclusion or rejection.
She has a multi-cultural background, is empathetically in tune and takes a non-judgmental approach. She embraces a positive attitude, and possesses great interpersonal and communication skills. Narida is dedicated to fostering a safe environment and working towards the common goal of improving the quality of life, and the emotional health and well-being of her clients.