I acknowledge the strength, awareness, and courage it takes to seek therapy, and emphasize that individuals have already made an incredible step in the right direction.

Our Team

Ariella Fershtadt, LMHC

Licensed In

NY

Approach

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Family-based therapy (FBT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic, Relational, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

My approach during therapy stands on the basis of empathy, normalizing one's feelings, and consistently providing a nonjudgmental environment. I acknowledge the strength, awareness, and courage it takes to seek therapy, and emphasize that individuals have already made an incredible step in the right direction.

I enjoy learning about my client - gathering an understanding of their reasons for seeking therapy, giving space to explore the past and current life events that have shaped them, as well as identify the strengths they already possess that can be applied to learning new skills and new perspectives. I work diligently with my clients to become comfortable and confident using what is discussed in sessions, on their own and outside of sessions!

Education

MS - Education in Mental Health Counseling, Hunter College

Internship, Epilepsy Center of Metropolitan New York

Internship, The Institute for Family Health

License Number and State

NY 010835

Pronouns

she/her

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I became a mental health professional because I truly enjoy providing support and assistance to others. I have always naturally prioritized putting myself in someone else's shoes, and now have the honor of being able to use this quality to genuinely assist others in feeling understood, develop coping skills, and work through the challenges that they are facing.

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy being outside and spending time with family and friends!

What is one thing you do daily that supports your mental and emotional well-being?

Take a walk and listen to music.

How do you recharge?

Catch up on my favorite TV shows.