Welcome to Pleasantville Therapy. With locations in Pleasantville and Manhattan, and available for teletherapy in New York State, we are a group of clinicians who offer comprehensive psychotherapy, testingpostpartum support, nutrition counseling, and speech-language services for children, adolescents, adults, and families. 

We believe that the therapy process shouldn’t be a mystery. Our clinicians work compassionately and collaboratively with clients to make positive life changes. We are committed to helping people manage anxiety and depression, change hurtful and unhealthy relationship patterns, and cope with stressful or challenging life events. Our skilled dietitian provides nutrition counseling and intuitive eating support in order to create a more positive relationship with food and their bodies. Additionally, our highly qualified speech therapists provide articulation and language therapy for children and adults, pragmatic and social skills support, and feeding/swallowing support.


We are here to support you. Contact us so we can begin making positive changes together.


At Pleasantville Therapy, we provide therapy services for individuals and families. Our treatment approach is active, supportive, and collaborative.


We provide evidence-based treatments, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and PROMPT for speech production disorders. We believe that all treatment is based on a genuine personal connection through empathy, passion, and a sense of humor. 

Learn more below:


Meet The Team

Dr. Rachel Lemonik, Psy.D., , Pleasantville Therapy

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Rachel Lemonik is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in perinatal mental health and provides therapy for adolescents, adults, and new parents.

Dr. Caitlin Stell, Psy.D., Pleasantville Therapy

Caitlin Stell, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Caitlin Stell is a licensed clinical psychologist who provides EMDR, ACT, and psychotherapy for adults across the lifespan.

Hayley Maisel, LP-MHC, Pleasantville Therapy

Hayley Maisel, LP-MHC

Mental Health Counselor

Hayley Maisel is a mental health counselor who specializes in CBT and offers support for children, adolescents, young adults, and parents. 

Dr. Talia Zarbiv, Pleasantville Therapy

Talia Zarbiv, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Talia Zarbiv is a licensed clinical psychologist who provides therapy for adolescents, adults, and prenatal/postpartum parents. 

Melinda Ferraraccio, LCAT, Pleasantville Therapy

Melinda Ferraraccio, LCAT-lp

Expressive Arts Therapist

Melinda Ferraraccio is an expressive arts therapist who offers psychotherapy,  yoga, and expressive arts workshops for children, adolescents, and adults.

Marina Casale, SLP, Pleasantville Therapy

Marina Casale, SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Marina Casale is a bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist. She evaluates and treats children and adults with aphasia, TBI, cognitive-communication deficits, motor speech disorders, stuttering, autism spectrum disorders, and voice disorders.

Teresa Reiter, LMSW, Pleasantville Therapy

Teresa Reiter, LMSW

Intake Coordinator

Teresa Reiter is a licensed social worker who provides administrative support, client care, and intake coordination in order to help keep the practice running smoothly. Reach out now to connect at info@pleasantvilletherapy.com!

Talia Shiovitz, LMSW, Pleasantville Therapy


Talia Shiovitz is a licensed social worker who specializes in EMDR and provides therapy for teens and young adults.

Dr. Randi Polizzotto, Psy.D., Pleasantville Therapy

Randi Polizzotto, Psy.D.

Post Doctoral Psychologist

Dr. Randi Polizzotto is a clinical psychologist who provides CBT/DBT, psychotherapy, and testing for children, teens, and young adults.

Dr. Justine Gervacio, Psy.D., Pleasantville Therapy

Justine Gervacio, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Justine Gervacio is a licensed clinical psychologist who provides psychotherapy and testing for children, adolescents, adults, and families. 

Stacey Simon, MS RD, , Pleasantville Therapy

Stacey Simon, MS RD CDN

Registered Dietitian

Stacey Simon is a registered dietitian and board certified gerontological nutritionist  who provides nutrition counseling and intuitive eating support to adolescents and adults.

Sarah Shiovitz, SLP, Pleasantville Therapy

Speech-Language Pathologist

Sarah Shiovitz is a PROMPT certified Speech-Language Pathologist with expertise treating speech production disorders. Find her at www.chattychildren.com.

Katherine Whiteside, Postpartum Doula, Pleasantville Therapy

Postpartum Doula

Katherine Whiteside is a certified Postpartum Doula who provides one on one support to new parents, infant sleep teaching support, and extended family support. She also developed and directs the New Parents Support Group program. 


New Group Offerings

Upcoming Events

  • Time is TBD
    Zoom Workshop
    Learn to effectively sleep teach and support healthy sleep behaviors in your baby (under 1). Problem solve challenges and develop a plan that works for you and your family with postpartum doula and sleep specialist Katherine Whiteside CPD:CBI.

New Parents Support Group

Join us! This warm, and welcoming group is co-facilitated by postpartum doula Katherine Whiteside and clinical psychologist Dr. Rachel Lemonik. It meets 3x a week, is free of charge, and is open to all parents seeking professional advice, peer companionship, and kind support.

Speech Group

Does your child need help with "S", "R", and "Th"? Have a friend who does too?


Join PROMPT certified speech therapist Sarah Shiovitz SLP for our new articulation group! 

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DBT for Anxiety/Depression

Groups focus on building resiliency in order to improve mood and overall wellbeing. DBT skills aim to improve emotional awareness and self regulation, impulse control, communication, and conflict resolution. This group teaches healthy coping strategies while maintaining a safe and compassionate atmosphere. This group is facilitated by clinical psychologist Dr. Caitlin Stell.

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351 Manville Road, Suite 104, Pleasantville, NY 10570

156 East 30th Street, New York NY 10016

222 W 83rd Street, New York NY 10024


tel: 914-488-4343

fax: 914-639-5688


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