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.
Gary Katz, 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...
Desiree Nazarian, LMSW
Desiree Nazarian is a Licensed Master Social Worker with a concentration in Health & Mental Health and holds her degree from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. She is trained in Person Centered Trauma Informed Care (PCTIC) and explores the effects of utilizing holistic approaches to care in relation to trauma, PTSD and its specific triggers.
Rosie Silva, MHC
Rosie received her Master of Arts and Master of Education in Psychology Counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University, with a concentration in Bilingual Latinx Mental Health Counseling. Rosie’s diverse education and professional background has given her a versatile and relatable style, which makes for an easier connection with a wider range of clients.
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.
Dr. Amanda Lefkowitz, DNP, PMHNP
Dr. Amanda Lefkowitz, DNP, PMHNP, 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. Dr. Lefkowitz is experienced in diagnosing, assessing and providing medication management within the context of a holistic and culturally sensitive approach.