Jonathan Schnapp, LCSW

Jonathan Schnapp

I am a New York State Licensed Psychotherapist who has completed his training at The Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (MITPP). I specialize in individual psychotherapy for adults of all ages, and I am the founder of Affinity Psychotherapy.

I LOVE WHAT I DO

Working with people to help them gain a deeper understanding of themselves is both an incredible challenge and a great privilege. I do my best to facilitate and guide the great journey that is the exploration of your inner-world.

I will work with you to better understand your personal experience, so that you can take better advantage of the assets, attributes and passions that drive you.

You can contact me directly at jonathanschnapp@gmail.com or 646-883-8063

María Verónica Laguna, LCSW

My extensive experience with diverse populations has made me particularly attuned to issues related to identity. My aim is to facilitate the development of clients’potentialities, so that they can see themselves as agents of their their own lives, rather than helpless victims of their life circumstances.

My theoretical background includes psychodynamic psychotherapy and evidence-based techniques that have been proven effective for patients with complex trauma. I have worked in a variety of settings in outpatient mental health and supportive housing in New York City, both in the capacity of psychotherapist and clinical supervisor.

You can contact me directly at marialagunapsychotherapy@gmail.com or 718-865-2483

Mara Kline

Mara Kline, MHC

I am a trauma-informed mental health counselor (MHC-LP) with a passion for helping people heal through connection and empowerment.  I use relational psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and dialectical-behavioral therapies. My approach is warm, collaborative and nonjudgmental. I believe that the therapeutic bond is central to the healing process, so I am honored to hold space for your experiences and help you live a fully conscious and meaningful life.

You can contact me directly at kline.mara@gmail.com or 716-912-4130

Jamie Bennett

Jamie Bennett, LCSW

Everyone has their “stuff”, the inevitable challenges sewn into the fabric of their lives. Whether those challenges stem from your family, social, or work contexts, they can have a significant impact on mood, esteem, and overall life satisfaction. I work with adolescents and adults to identify the onset of those challenges and the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that can hold you hostage in your life. In order to liberate you from those emotional confines, I am committed to individualizing my approach and meeting your specific set of needs.

After a psychodynamic exploration of family dynamics, traumas, and pivotal moments over the life course, we will collaborate over meaningful goals aimed at enhancing your self-worth, relationships, and life in general. Throughout that work, I will be vigilant about relaying relevant cognitive and dialectical behavior strategies to reinforce progress.

I maintain a compassionate and empathic therapeutic style in order to create a “judgment-free zone” for my clients. I live and work by the belief that there is value in every experience and by uncovering the meaning in challenges, you can maximize the rest of your life.

You can contact me directly at jbennettpsychotherapy@gmail.com or 347-395-3649

Kristin Eliasberg

Kristin Eliasberg, LMSW, MSL

My approach to therapy is empathic, engaged, and collaborative. In a safe and nurturing environment, we will work together to explore what may be holding you back from living a fulfilling, satisfying life. Together we will seek solutions which will lead to positive change. I work with clients who are experiencing anxiety or depression; feel stuck or confused about work or personal relationships; or are otherwise unable to achieve important life goals.

I am a psychotherapist working at Metropolitan Center for Mental Health and in private practice. In addition to holding a master’s degree in clinical social work from the NYU Silver School of Social Work, I hold a Master of Studies in Law from Yale Law School. My life experience includes working as a professional dancer, as a journalist, and as a parent coach.

I welcome clients of all ages, sexual orientations, and gender identities and from all backgrounds. My extensive and varied life experience informs my approach to each individual client and their needs.

You can contact me directly at kristineliasberg@gmail.com or 914-236-4312

Ricardo Iglesias

Ricardo Iglesias

Ricardo Iglesias, LCSW-R

I understand the psychotherapy process as a bridge. A bridge is a
transitional space that allow us to connect to the other side. The
therapeutic space, as a bridge, is an opportunity to create an encounter
with our true self, and a space for “change”. Once we cross the bridge, we
will be different. I believe the therapeutic space is a partnership, building
on the respect of one’s own self and the respect and acceptance of our
differences. My approach to therapy is focused on each individual’s need,
while providing a safe, supported and empathic environment.

With 25 years of experience as a bilingual psychotherapist, I work with
individuals and couples, and as a therapist’s supervisor. I work with
people struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, life
transitions, loss of loved ones, physical and emotional abuse, chronic and
terminal illness, self-esteem issues, coming out, psychological distress
associated with immigration and cultural impact.

As a psychotherapist, I work at Metropolitan Center for Mental Health and
in private practice. In addition to holding a master’s degree in clinical
social work from the NYU Silver School of Social Work, I hold a Master of
Psychology from University of Buenos Aires, Argentina (UBA). Prior to my
career in Psychology, I studied History and worked as a faculty professor
and researcher at the UBA.

You can contact me directly at xiglesias@aol.com or 917-370-7908