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.


KerriAnne Sejour MHC-LP graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Goucher College, received a Master of Arts in Counseling and a Master of Education in Mental Health Counseling from Teacher College, Columbia University. She received the Sexuality, Women, and Gender Certificate as well by concentrating her studies to focus on Maternal Health. Some of her areas of interest include Women’s Health, Maternal Mental health, Reproductive Justice, Social Justice and Multiculturalism.

KerriAnne Sejour’s approach to therapy is psychodynamic and relational and she views therapy as a medium through which individuals can explore the complexities of their everyday lives while being seen, heard and valued. She draws on other modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and Person Centered therapy creating an eclectic style. However, she views the alliance between the client and therapist as the most vital component to therapy.

KerriAnne Sejour’s Jamaican/Haitian background fuels her dedication to honor the multifaceted aspects of her client’s identities and she is attuned to the importance of topics and issues around culture, race, racism and oppression. She works with individuals on a range of concerns, including Depression, Anxiety, Multicultural Issues, Perinatal / Maternal Health Issues, First Generation, Trauma and Substance Abuse. She is a Doula and very passionate about treating current and expecting mothers who are experiencing depression, anxiety and other mental health concerns. KerriAnne is strong advocate for women and continuously seeks out opportunities to mentor, counsel and guide young black woman through the intricacies of life.


Shirley Chen GarciaMHC-LP graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and a Masters of Science in Education degree specializing in Mental Health Counseling from CUNY Hunter College. She works with children, adolescents, adults, and families of various backgrounds while providing a warm and engaging environment to help support them in reaching their full potential. She has experience working with people struggling with anxiety, perfectionism, guilt, depression, relationship difficulties, communication difficulties, spiritual crisis, blocks in creativity, and/or life transitions (i.e. divorce, grief, school, relationships). She will work with you to invite a deep exploration of what’s underneath the surface as a way to establish security, connection and fulfillment.

Shirley Chen Garcia enjoys implementing person-centered and psychodynamic approaches as she views therapy as a safe space for self-exploration, learning processes, and to work toward restoring the whole self. She uses other evidence-based practices such as Motivational Interviewing (strength-based approach), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) to explore and build a healthy therapeutic alliance. 

Shirley Chen Garcia’s Chinese-American background and interracial marriage empowers her passion to work with individuals and families to honor and respect their multicultural worldview while strengthening one’s mental health. She values the hardships and strengths involved in interracial relationships, as interracial bonds can be resilient in the face of prejudice and discrimination.

She is affiliated with the American Psychological Association.


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