Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness

Graduates of the Program

Graduates of the Program in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness will be competitive with other mental health service providers in both public and private agencies including community mental health programs, university counseling centers, substance abuse treatment among others. In addition, New York State Licensure allows one to engage in private psychotherapy practice under this license. Many graduates go on to pursue advanced degrees including doctoral study.

Diego Santa Cruz Waissbluth
Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness, MA
Psychotherapist at IDCC- Case Manager/Care Coordinator at JBFCS, working with Maimonides Medical Center - Psychiatric Unit
Brooklyn, New York, United States

“My goal is to build a strong therapeutic connection so that patients can advance in their lives. I work with a variety of diagnoses – from Addictions, PTSD, ODD, Schizophrenia, Adjustments Disorders, Schizoefective Disorders – among others. The point of our treatment is not to focus exclusively on what the patient has been diagnosed with, but to look at them through a wellness perspective and focus on improving areas of their lives.”
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Omar Touseef
Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness, MA
Founder @ Psychability.org
School Counselor @ Lahore Grammar School
Lahore, Pakistan
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“If you’re someone who feels that you belong in an Applied Psychology program, then NYU’s program is excellent in every possible way.”

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Anthony Freire
Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness, MA
Licensed Psychotherapist & EMDR Trauma Specialist
Manhattan, New York, United States

“I live for those moments when my clients revisit their goals from our initial session only to realize that they've not only attained those goals, but they have created new ones.”

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Ana Maria Gaviria
Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness, MA
Project Clinician at the ACS-NYU Children's Trauma Institute @ NYU School of Medicine
Manhattan, New York
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“Being a part of Steinhardt's multicultural academic community has made me a better practitioner and a more sensitive human being.

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Samuel Kendakur
Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness, MA
Therapist, Institute of Human Identity & Private Practice
Manhattan, New York
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"When I interned at Bellevue, though, I saw first hand the systemic injustices that had become inherent in the mental health system. I wanted to help people and working directly in the system seemed the best way to do that."

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