Refresh Psychotherapy

Refresh Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy For The Best Generation of New Yorkers
New York Accepting Online
Park Slope, FiDi, FiDi, FiDi Not Accepting In-person

We can only accept new clients ages 19 years old and above.

Updated April 19, 2021

Refresh Psychotherapy NYC is a group therapy practice offering services both in-office and via Telehealth. They specialize in individual therapy for young adults navigating a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, life transitions, and personality disorders.

With empathy and a common passion for mental wellness, the therapists at Refresh are excited to help clients explore their thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and relationships. They recognize that each client is an expert in their own life, and look forward to walking alongside you to ask the deeper questions. In a safe, non-judgmental environment, and LGBTQI-friendly environment, their work is motivated by helping each person cultivate a life that feels more more meaningful, vibrant, and authentic.

Keeley  Teemsma
Keeley Teemsma

Master of Arts, MA

Founder and CEO

Patricia  Valencia
Patricia Valencia

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Chief Operating Officer

Joanna  Pomerantz
Joanna Pomerantz

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Clinical Supervisor

Leina  Rodriguez
Leina Rodriguez

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT

Clinical Supervisor

Jacqueline  McIntosh
Jacqueline McIntosh

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Clinical Supervisor

Rachel  Grossman
Rachel Grossman

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Clinical Supervisor

Elisabeth  Salner
Elisabeth Salner

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Clinical Supervisor

Melissa  Pullman Weisel
Melissa Pullman Weisel

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Clinical Supervisor

Alexis  Acevedo
Alexis Acevedo

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Clinical Supervisor

Chianne  Green
Chianne Green

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator

Olivia  Alviso
Olivia Alviso

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Education Coordinator

Gina  Fiorella
Gina Fiorella

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Senior Psychotherapist

Kelda  Nelson
Kelda Nelson

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT

Senior Psychotherapist

Rachel  Parodneck
Rachel Parodneck

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Senior Psychotherapist

Fizza  Bokhari
Fizza Bokhari

Registered Dietician, RD

Dietician

Alex  Roth
Alex Roth

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT

Clinician

Ali  Ellis
Ali Ellis

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist - Limited Permit, LCAT-LP

Clinician

Amanda  Abdeldayem
Amanda Abdeldayem

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Clinician

Ammari  Edwards
Ammari Edwards

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Clinician

Andre  Thomas
Andre Thomas

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Clinician

Aneela  Choudhary
Aneela Choudhary

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Clinician

Anika  Seidman-Gati
Anika Seidman-Gati

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Clinician

Bianca  Nieto
Bianca Nieto

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Clinician

Bruna  Moubarak
Bruna Moubarak

Mental Health Counselor - Limited Permit, MHC-LP

Clinician

Catherine  von Klitzing
Catherine von Klitzing

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Clinician

Cheslyn  Walker
Cheslyn Walker

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Clinician

Dani  DeLade
Dani DeLade

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT

Clinician

Elizabeth  Horsburgh
Elizabeth Horsburgh

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Clinician

Em  Riveles
Em Riveles

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Clinician

Emily  Morris
Emily Morris

Master of Social Work, MSW

Clinician

Gabrielle  Green
Gabrielle Green

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Clinician

Heather  Doughty
Heather Doughty

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Clinician

Iyesha  Gatling
Iyesha Gatling

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT

Clinician

Jack  Szary
Jack Szary

Mental Health Counselor - Limited Permit, MHC-LP

Clinician

Jenny  Asaro
Jenny Asaro

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist - Limited Permit, LCAT-LP

Clinician

Jaime  Eileen Conrad
Jaime Eileen Conrad

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Clinician

James  McAllister
James McAllister

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Clinician

Jessy  Pucker
Jessy Pucker

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Clinician

Joseph  Esheyigba
Joseph Esheyigba

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Clinician

Kim  Meyer
Kim Meyer

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Clinician

Kenna  Alemania
Kenna Alemania

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Clinician

Lana  Lorenzo
Lana Lorenzo

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Clinician

Laura  Barthelemy
Laura Barthelemy

MFT-LP

Clinician

Leann  Thaw
Leann Thaw

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Clinician

Lindsey  Schafer
Lindsey Schafer

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Clinician

Melida  Reyes
Melida Reyes

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT

Clinician

Melissa  Mendez
Melissa Mendez

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Clinician

Mika  Fukuyoshi
Mika Fukuyoshi

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Clinician

Molly  Shea
Molly Shea

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Clinician

Nicole  DeMarco
Nicole DeMarco

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Clinician

Nikiray  Colon
Nikiray Colon

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Clinician

Raven  Lee
Raven Lee

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Clinician

Sade  Barksdale
Sade Barksdale

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT

Clinician

Tyrone  Jones
Tyrone Jones

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Clinician

Veronica  Paige
Veronica Paige

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Clinician

Viola  Blake
Viola Blake

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Clinician

Virginie  Petrus
Virginie Petrus

Mental Health Counselor - Limited Permit, MHC-LP

Clinician

Wananan  Phualek
Wananan Phualek

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Clinician


About

What are your practice's specialties?

The team at Refresh Psychotherapy NYC specializes in a wide variety of areas including anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship challenges, work stress, and personality disorders. The team is particularly passionate about supporting young adults and millennials as they navigate personal and professional challenges.

Living in New York City is not easy, and the Refresh team is prepared to guide clients through the highs and lows of adjusting to the city, career challenges, existential anxiety, and panic disorder. They’re ready to help clients work through these issues and become their best selves.

Why should I choose your practice?

Refresh Psychotherapy NYC prides itself in offering the highest quality care from trained therapists, who stay up-to-date on evidence-based treatments for challenges commonly faced by young professionals in New York City.

Here's why Refresh is different from other practices:

(1) The team is dedicated to making the therapy process–from intake to the actual session–as smooth as possible. Each client’s insurance benefits will be verified prior to their appointment.

(2) Clients have access to an online portal, where they can easily message, schedule, or reschedule appointments with their therapist.

(3) Appointments begin on time in order for each client to get the most out of each therapy session.

How does payment work at your practice?

Refresh Psychotherapy NYC is in-network with: Aetna, Cigna, Humana, Optum Behavioral Health, Fidelis Care, and United Health.

The practice can also provide paperwork for clients seeking out-of-network benefits. They keep a credit card on file for copayments and deductibles making payment faster and easier. They accept FSA/HSA/HRA cards & accounts as well.

Where is your office, and who are your clinicians?

Refresh Psychotherapy NYC offers four locations across Manhattan: Park Slope, Financial District, Liberty Street, and Wall Street. To accommodate clients with busy schedules, the team is also happy to offer remote video sessions.

The team consists of Keeley Teemsma, LCSW, AATP; Joanna Pomerantz, LCSW; Charles Perry, LCSW; Lana Lorenzo, LCSW; Rachel Parodneck, LMSW; Melissa Pullman Weisel, PhD; Chianne Green, LMSW; Dani Wolberger, LMSW; Elizabeth Salner LMSW, MPH; Elizabeth Bishop, MA, LMSW, TF-CBT; Fayad Raphique, LCSW; Jina Park, LMSW; Sadia Zaman, LMSW, TF-CBT, LLM; Ammari A. Edwards, LMSW; Tyvon Foster, LMSW, CAMS-II, REBT; and Wananan Phualek, LMSW, CAPP.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Millennials - Supportive care for individuals in their 20s & 30s

Adjusting to New York City - Support navigating logistic stress, emotional overwhelm, and feelings of isolation and loneliness accompanying a major move

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Fidelis Care
  • Optum
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)

Refresh Psychotherapy is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • United Healthcare
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card

Location(s)

Park Slope practice
247 Prospect Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11215
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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FiDi practice
14 Wall Street, New York, New York 10006
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
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FiDi practice
140 Broadway, New York, New York 10005
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
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FiDi practice
42 Broadway, New York, New York 10004
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
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Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
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Languages

English

French

Spanish

Urdu