Welcome Anisha, Brad, and Carolyn!fab-work2020-01-07T17:25:39-05:00
Anisha Patel, MSc., Psy.D.
Anisha Patel, MSc., Psy.D. is a Post-Doctoral fellow whose creativity and background in visual arts and psychology is expressed both inside and outside the therapy office. Dr. Patel has pursued clinical training experiences with a particular focus on children, adolescents, and young adults, but has also had considerable adult training. She is a mindful clinician who has excelled in multidisciplinary, cross-cultural training settings in both the United States and United Kingdom. Her master’s level training at the Anna Freud Center offered an in-depth training to developmental psychopathology and a theoretical approach focused on identifying risk and resiliency factors associated with mental health. Dr. Patel has learned how factors from neurobiological, developmental, and psychoanalytic research traditions can predict developmental trajectories, and thereby inform on targets for intervention. She continued her training closer to home, receiving her doctorate from Long Island University Post where she specialized in relational psychodynamic and transdiagnostic CBT/DBT models. Dr. Patel’s prior training experiences allow her to thoughtfully tailor treatment to meet the needs of her clients and by leveraging her varied experiences to build meaningful connections and networks between disparate groups.
At this juncture in her professional development, Dr. Patel enjoys working with individuals across the lifespan who are struggling with various challenges. She specializes in psychological trauma, anxiety, and depression. Equally, she enjoys collaborating with individuals who are adjusting to major life transitions including professional and relational difficulties in the hustle of New York City and navigating their own acculturation process. By creating a safe environment where her clients feel heard and understood, she is able to help her clients strengthen their own inner resources. Outside her therapy office, she exhibits a good work-life balance. She has a passion for travel and fosters a sense of community wherever she is and her continued appetite for learning propels her to become a better clinician for all her clients.
To set up a time to meet with Anisha, please click HERE.
Bradford Stevens, Ph.D.
Brad Stevens is a Postdoctoral Fellow who received his B.A. in Psychology from Princeton University and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Hofstra University. During his graduate education, Brad received extensive training in a variety of cognitive-behavioral interventions. Brad has provided individual, group, and couples therapy, and he is most passionate about working with adults and adolescents.
Brad completed his APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center (JJPVAMC). At JJPVAMC, Brad provided psychotherapy to diagnostically and culturally diverse veterans across nine different rotations. Prior to internship, Brad completed year-long practicum placements at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Division, the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders, and Northwell Health’s Unified Behavioral Health Center for Military Veterans and Their Families. From 2012 until 2018, Brad also served as a student clinician in two of Hofstra’s on-campus training clinics (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Clinic, Phobia and Trauma Clinic).
In his work with clients, Brad strives to balance change and acceptance strategies, and his clinical work is imbued with focus, creativity, humor, and warmth. Brad is a native New Yorker (sans driver’s license!) who enjoys playing volleyball, practicing yoga, watching Netflix, and consuming baked goods. Click below to start a meaningful conversation with Brad.
To set up a time to meet with Bradford, please click HERE.
Carolyn Sorkin, Ph.D.
Carolyn B. Sorkin, Ph.D., is a collaborative clinical psychologist who has been described as a “fierce advocate for her patients.” For the past seven years she has been engaged in clinical work with culturally and diagnostically diverse children, adolescents, adults, and families in both inpatient and outpatient settings. With compassionate curiosity, she helps people make sense of their experiences to promote healing and growth.
Dr. Sorkin’s road to psychology was hardly linear. During her 20-plus year career as a fashion design executive, she lived and worked globally with people from vastly different cultures. Challenged by language barriers, she utilized unspoken attunement, innate creativity, and genuine curiosity to enter her co-workers’ worlds. Her experiences fostered a passion for helping individuals discover new ways of relating to themselves and others.
In both inpatient and outpatient settings, Dr. Sorkin used this passion to facilitate authentic communication and build stronger bonds between children and their families. At the William Alanson White Institute and most recently at Bellevue Hospital, she worked with adoptive and biological child-parent dyads to help parents make sense of their child’s challenging behaviors and help children develop a language to express their feelings. She continued this work while providing crisis and short-term inventions in the child/adolescent psychiatric emergency room.
Dr. Sorkin also has a seven-year specialty in the treatment of eating disorders which began at Mt. Sinai hospital. She has helped families and patients find new ways of relating to food, their bodies, themselves, and others. Additionally, ¬¬given her extensive corporate career in fashion design, Dr. Sorkin particularly enjoys and is skilled at working with people in creative and corporate arenas. This began at the New School Counseling Center where she helped fashion students use their creativity to manage concerns and frustrations and allow for the discovery of different aspects of their emerging adult selves. She continues this work with adults, finding creative solutions to complicated problems.
As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Sorkin works from an attachment-oriented framework integrating tangible solution-focused interventions with dynamic relational approaches.
She brings unique sensitivity, unwavering commitment, and an unrelenting belief in her patients’ ability to move toward growth and fulfillment.
To set up a time to meet with Carolyn, please click HERE.