About Us

Our Approach

At the Center for Intimacy Recovery our approach to therapy is geared toward creating a safe space of trust and acceptance. Clients often share things with our therapists that they have never discussed with anyone and it is important to us that they feel comfortable enough to do so knowing that our sessions are confidential.

 

Through our team's training and experience we will work together to have a better understanding of what is going on and find solutions together to help you reach the goals you are striving for. Our clients are motivated, higher functioning individuals and couples committed to learning more about themselves, growing, and resolving issues that are holding them back. Our style is warm. We are straightforward while being compassionate and empathic. We are action–oriented and encouraging without being confrontational or pressuring.

Meet Our Team

 
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    GARY KATZ

    Director, LCSW, CSAT

    Gary Katz received his undergraduate degree in Education and his Masters of Social Work from Rutgers University. He is licensed in New York and New Jersey and has offices...

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    LINDSAY ERICKSEN

    LMSW

    Lindsay Ericksen earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Hunter College. Much of her work and training has focused on providing trauma-informed therapy services to adolescents, adults, and families.

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    JULIE JIMENEZ

    LMSW, CSAT-C

    Julie has been trained under the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals, founded by Dr. Patrick Carnes.

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    DESIREE NAZARIAN

    LMSW

    Desiree Nazarian's concentration is in Health & Mental Health and holds her degree from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College.

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    ROSIE SILVA

    MHC

    Rosie received her Master of Arts & Master of Education in Psychology Counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University, with a concentration in Bilingual Latinx Mental Health Counseling.

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    VANESSA DINE

    LMSW

    Vanessa is earning her Masters of Social Work (MSW) at Fordham University and works at the Center for Intimacy Recovery as an intern.

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    GEORGE EMBIRICOS

    LMSW

    George earned his Master's Degree in Social Work concentrating in Advanced Clinical Practice from Columbia University. He helps identify clients’ strengths & uses evidence-based approaches in his work, including CBT and motivational interviewing.

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    JEFF ADELSON

    LMSW

    Jeff received his MSW from Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. He has worked in the field of addiction for 15+ years and understands how self-soothing behaviors can often become destructive and difficult habits to break.

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    LINDSEY MARSHALL

    LMSW

    Lindsey earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from NYU’s Clinical Program. She uses her diverse experience and education to treat and assess trauma, mental health disorders, addictions, and crisis intervention.

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    JAMIE GLASS

    LMSW

    Jamie  is a graduate of Columbia University where she received her Masters of Social Work. She has training in various evidence-based modalities including CBT, DBT, and Motivational Interviewing

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    MICHELLE CRUZ

    CONSULTATION SPECIALIST & ADMINISTRATOR

    Michelle has worked with all levels throughout organizations from CEO’s to frontline representatives. The various training programs she facilitated all came down to one aspect: treat people with dignity and respect.

Clinical Consultants

Clinical Consultants are independent professionals with a specific area of expertise which the Center for Intimacy Recovery draws from and utilizes in our team based approach for our clients.

AMANDA LEFKOWITZ

DNP, PMHNP

Dr. Amanda Lefkowitz is a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who earned her doctoral degree from Columbia University, where she was the recipient of The Doctor of Nursing Practice Award for clinical excellence.

 

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56 W. 39th St. New York, NY 10018

 

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