Refresh Psychotherapy, Group practice in Brooklyn, New York — Zencare
Refresh Psychotherapy
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Refresh Psychotherapy

Adults 30+ we guide you to your transformation so you can thrive!
New York, New York Accepting Online
Park Slope, FiDi, FiDi, FiDi, South Slope Not Accepting In-person

We only accept new clients ages 30 years old and above.

Updated May 25, 2022

Refresh Psychotherapy is NYC most clinically and culturally diverse group therapy practice offering services both in-office and via Telehealth. We specialize in therapy for adults 30+ navigating a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, life transitions, and personality disorders. We provide individual, group, couples, adult family therapy, mentally healthy and executive coaching.

We guide you to your transformation so that you can not just live but thrive. With empathy and a common passion for mental wellness, we the experts at Refresh are excited to help you explore your thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and relationships. We recognize that each client is an expert in their own life, and look forward to walking alongside you to ask the deeper questions. Each of our clinical experts will provide a culturally inclusive, safe, non-judgmental environment, our work is motivated by helping each person cultivate a life that feels more more meaningful, vibrant, and authentic.

Keeley  Teemsma
Keeley Teemsma

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

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

Genna  Somers
Genna Somers

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

Alex  Roth
Alex Roth

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT

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

Bianca  Nieto
Bianca Nieto

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Clinician

Catherine  von Klitzing
Catherine von Klitzing

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Clinician

Elizabeth  Horsburgh
Elizabeth Horsburgh

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Clinician

Em  Riveles
Em Riveles

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Q&A, Clinician

Gabrielle  Green
Gabrielle Green

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

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

Kim  Meyer
Kim Meyer

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Clinician

Kenna  Alemania
Kenna Alemania

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Clinician

Leann  Thaw
Leann Thaw

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

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

Wananan  Phualek
Wananan Phualek

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Clinician


About

What are your practice's specialties?

The experts at Refresh Psychotherapy NYC specializes in a wide variety of areas including anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship challenges, work stress, and personality disorders. Our team is particularly passionate about supporting professionals who are committed to living a deeper and fuller life as they navigate personal and professional challenges.

Living authentically is not easy, and the experts at Refresh are prepared to guide you through the highs and lows of navigating , career challenges, existential anxiety, and panic disorder. We are ready to help you work through these issues and learn the tools essential to set boundaries and thrive in your life.

Why should I choose your practice?

Here's why Refresh is different from other practices:

(1) We are 100% committed to helping you ground yourself and thrive in this chaotic world.

(2) We are dedicated to providing a space where you do not have educate your therapist about the nuances of your lived experience, because they have lived it too.

(3) Your healing is our priority, we don’t match you with our clinician’s, the choice of who you work with is in your hands.

(4) We are dedicated to life long learning. Consistent education and community support within the practice allow us to provide you with expert care.

How does payment work at your practice?

Refresh Psychotherapy NYC is in-network with: Aetna, Cigna, United Health. Our fees range between $275-$450. In addition we, accept out of pocket payments for therapy and mentally healthy coaching sessions.

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 has offices in Brooklyn and Manhattan and provides Tele-Health sessions.

The team consists of Keeley Teemsma, LCSW, AATP; Patricia Valencia, LMHC; Joanna Pomerantz, LCSW; Leina Rodriguez, LMFT; Alexis Acevedo, LMHC, CASAC; Jacqueline McIntosh, LCSW, CASAC; Genna Somers, LCSW; Chianne Green, LMSW; Olivia Alvizo, LMSW; Em Riveles, LCSW; Alex Roth MPD, LCAT; Andre Thomas, LMSW; Aneela Choudhary, LMSW; Amanda Abdeldayem, LMSW; Ammari Edwards, LMSW; Bianca Neto, LMSW; Catherine von Klitzing, LMSW; Clark Gentile, MHC-LP; Elizabeth Horsburgh, LMSW; Gabrielle Green, LMSW; Iyesha Gatling, LMFT; Jack Szary, MHC-LP; Jamie Conrad, LMSW; James Mc Allister; LMSW Jessy Pucker, LMSW; Kim Meyers, LMSW; Kenna Alemania, LMSW; Leann Borneman, LMSW; Mallory Rahman, LMSW; Melida Reyes, MFT-LP; Melissa Mendez, LMSW; Molly Shea, LMSW; Nikiray Colon, LMSW; Raven Lee, MA LMSW; Sade Barksdale LCAT, ATR-BC; Tyrone Jones, LMSW; Veronica Paige, LMSW; Wananan Phualek, LMSW, CAPP.

What services does your practice offer?

Refresh Psychotherapy LCSW, PLLC has roots in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Our Experts offer a range of culturally attuned therapy such as Individual, Couples ( Monogamous and Polyamorous), Adult Family Therapy, Sex Therapy, and Groups


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

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

Career counseling - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying career goals and implementing steps toward building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

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

  • Aetna Student Health Insurance


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $375 (60min)
  • Initial session: $375 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $450 (60min)
  • Group sessions: $100 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $450 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
Therapist's note

We respond to the vast majority of our inquiries via email, so please provide a valid email address.

The insurance plans we accept are commercial only. We do not work with Medicaid/Medicare.

Our interns work with clients on a sliding scale.

We actually have several tiers of providers with different price points. You can view therapists' appointments and pricing here: refreshtherapynyc.clientsecure.me


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)
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FiDi practice
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  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
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FiDi practice
140 Broadway, New York, New York 10005
Not accepting new clients in-person
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  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
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FiDi practice
42 Broadway, New York, New York 10004
Not accepting new clients in-person
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  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
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Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
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  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
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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
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am to 9pm
  • Tue 8am to 9pm
  • Wed 8am to 9pm
  • Thu 8am to 9pm
  • Fri 8am to 9pm
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South Slope practice
159 20th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11232
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am to 9pm
  • Tue 8am to 9pm
  • Wed 8am to 9pm
  • Thu 8am to 9pm
  • Fri 8am to 9pm
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Head of Practice's Licensure

New York: 81644


Languages

English

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Spanish

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