Meet Nyree Tchalikian, LCSW, CCTP
Nyree Tchalikian, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, who specializes in individual and couples counseling. She has more than 14 years experience helping patients in the following areas: life transitions, low self-esteem, panic disorder, anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder, substance abuse, domestic violence, stress management, and family issues. She prides herself in providing a practice that is based on trust and professionalism.
Education and Experience
In 2006, Nyree earned her Master’s Degree from New York University. Upon graduating, she conducted civil investigations for the State of New Jersey’s Institutional Abuse Investigation Unit. Nyree worked for over 10 years conducting civil investigations on child abuse and neglect in the inner cities. Eventually, she moved on to pursue her passion in psychotherapy.
Nyree’s focus is to listen to her patients, evaluate the situation at hand, and create solutions. She provides coping skills to better manage life’s challenges. She helps her patients identify and overcome distorted and negative patterns of thinking. Nyree is compassionate, empathic, and is known for putting her patients at ease. She provides explanations that her patients can understand in order to implement healthier stress free lives and gain inner peace. Her approach is direct, active and gentle. Nyree believes that therapy is not a “one size fits all” approach and that treatment should be tailored based on the patient’s needs.
Specialized Training and Approaches
Nyree uses various treatment modalities depending on what works best for the patient. She has had extensive training in Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and utilizes the Gottman Method in couples therapy. Her certification in trauma helps patients tie the past with the present and by doing so they gain a deeper understanding of present day behaviors. Patients are given homework assignments to implement and learn various coping skills to help manage difficult and painful emotions.
Meet Blair Biersbach, MSW, LCSW
Blair Biersbach is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with diverse training and experience in community agency, private practice, and school settings. She received her Masters Degree in Social Work from Columbia University with a concentration in Advanced Generalist Practice and Programming.
Blair approaches her clinical work with patience and compassion, recognizing the vulnerability involved in initiating a therapeutic relationship. She works with both children and adults, appreciating the beauty and challenges of each stage of life.
Throughout her career, Blair has worked with patients presenting with depression, anxiety, chronic illness, caregiver stress, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma, and loss. She has extensive clinical experience utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Play Therapy.
Blair recently completed her Clinical Social Work Supervision Certification through the National Association of Social Workers, and now enjoys providing guidance and supervision to Social Workers moving towards their clinical license.
Child/Adolescent Training and Experience
When working with children, Blair utilizes a combination of play therapy, parenting sessions, and family work. With parental consent, she collaborates with the child’s school and pediatric specialists, recognizing the importance of an inclusive team approach. Many of Blair’s child/adolescent patients present with symptoms related to ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, selective mutism, low-self esteem, and anxiety.
Over the past several years, Blair has had the opportunity to provide consultations and psychoeducational presentations to parents and professionals in preschool and grade school settings. These opportunities are reflective of her knowledge and desire to facilitate growth and understanding.
Meet Jocelyn Lara, MSW, LSW
Anxiety and depression can make us feel stuck causing feelings of exhaustion and frustration...not to mention it often feels isolating. Seeking therapy can be scary, especially if therapy is a new approach you are leaning towards exploring. Taking this step can feel unfamiliar, even uncomfortable, but it can also be a step closer towards living a life that is meaningful to you.
I enjoy helping individuals overcome life's challenges through self-awareness, mindfulness and processing stressors instead of suppressing them. Over the past three years, I have worked with clients from various backgrounds on issues such as substance and alcohol abuse, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and life transitions.
Therapy is not often a path that is easily approached, but it helps start the process of finding yourself and living a more balanced, healthier, and happier life. Let's challenge these obstacles together in a safe, empathic environment.
In our sessions we will use evidenced based techniques such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness techniques to work towards your goals.