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Welcome!

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, psychological and neuropsychological testingpostpartum support, behavior/parent management support, play therapyand 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. 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.

Services

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), applied behavior analysis (ABA), play therapy, and PROMPT therapy 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:

About Us

Meet The Team

Dr. Rachel Lemonik, Psy.D.

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

Justine Gervacio, Psy.D.

Supervising Clinical Psychologist

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

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Mallory Winter, LCSW

Psychotherapist

Mallory Winter is a licensed social worker who specializes in perinatal mental health and parenting, and provides therapy for adolescents, adults, and new parents.

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Juliet Vicari, LMSW

Psychotherapist

Intake Coordinator

Juliet Vicari is a licensed social worker who provides therapy for older adolescents and adults, with an emphasis on CBT and DBT. She also serves as our intake coordinator.

Lily Gordon, LCSW

Lily Gordon, LCSW

Psychotherapist

Lily Gordon is a clinical social worker who provides psychotherapy  for adolescents, adults, and new parents in both English and Spanish. She specializes in maternal mental health, depression, parenting, teen issues, and  stress management. 

Teresa Reiter, LMSW

Teresa Reiter, LMSW

Psychotherapist

Senior Intake Coordinator

Teresa Reiter is a licensed social worker who provides therapy for adolescents, college students, and young adults. She also serves as our senior intake coordinator.

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Laura Greene, LMSW, BCBA

Psychotherapist and Behavior Analyst

Laura Greene is a licensed social worker and applied behavior analyst who provides psychotherapy for children, adolescents, adults, as well as parent consultation and support. 

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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 developed and directs the New Parents Support Group program. 

Talia Shiovitz, LMSW, Pleasantville Therapy

Psychotherapist

Talia Shiovitz is a licensed social worker who specializes in EMDR and provides therapy for teens and young adults. She is particularly drawn to supporting college students and young professionals.

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

Randi Weinberger, Psy.D.

Supervising Clinical Psychologist

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

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Hayley Reed, LCSW

Psychotherapist

Hayley Reed is a licensed social worker who specializes in couples and family therapy, and offers support for children, adults, and parents.

 

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Caroline Kovatch, MHC-LP

Child Focused Play Therapist Psychotherapist

Caroline Kovatch is is a mental health counselor with a specialty in play therapy. She supports children and families  experiencing a range of challenges. 

Melinda Ferraraccio, LCAT, Pleasantville Therapy

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Expressive Arts Therapist

Melinda Ferraraccio is an expressive arts therapist who specializes in medical anxiety, grief and loss, maternal mental health, and offers psychotherapy, therapeutic yoga, and expressive arts workshops for children, 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 (e.g. Apraxia). Find her at www.chattychildren.com.

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. 

Robyn Shiovitz

Robyn Shiovitz

Practice Manager

Robyn Shiovitz is our wonderful practice manager who provides administrative support and oversight in order to help keep the practice running smoothly.

New Groups

New Group Offerings

Upcoming Events

  • Feb 23, 2024, 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM EST
    Zoom Group
    Are you on the autism spectrum? Interested in learning coping skills and managing your emotions? Join our Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) group!
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  • Mar 12, 2024, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM EDT
    Zoom
    Join psychotherapist Talia Shiovitz, LMSW, for a 6-week body image group focused on developing positive self talk, combatting body focused distortions, and learning to accept your body as it is.
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  • 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.
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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.

Body Image Group

Join psychotherapist Talia Shiovitz, LMSW, for a 6-week body image group for women focused on developing positive self talk, combatting body focused distortions, and learning to accept your body as it is.

Groups are held on Tuesdays at 5:45pm and are virtual. The next session begins in March 2024.

Body Image Group
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DBT Skills Group For Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Join ABA specialist and psychotherapist Laura Greene, LMSW to learn practical, easy, and evidence-based tools to help feel your best. Many adults with an autism spectrum disorder struggle with identifying and coping effectively with their emotions. This group teaches emotion regulation skills to adults on the spectrum with an emphasis on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills.

 

Groups are held on Zoom on Fridays at 12:30 PM and are ongoing.

CONTACT US

427 Bedford Road, Suite 130, 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

info@pleasantvilletherapy.com

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