Siena Vaccara, Ed.M, M.A, LMHC (she/her) received her master’s in Mental Health & Psychological Counseling from Columbia University. Siena believes in encouraging personal growth through education, cultural awareness, and building trusting relationships. She uses Feminist and Narrative treatment plans, as well as Cognitive Behavioral and Person-Centered techniques in session, to embrace an integrative psychotherapy approach that honors the unique needs of individuals. She understands the importance of the collaborative therapeutic space being non-judgemental, unbiased, open-minded, and strength-driven. Siena treats individuals with concerns ranging from personal transitions to family planning, identity, mood fluctuations, and stressful life events.
Siena’s training includes a specialization in Reproductive & Maternal Well-Being. She is a queer identifying therapist with degrees in Gender Studies and expertise in LGBTQIA+ affirming care. Siena is also a DONA International educated Childbirth Doula, certified Child Developmental Monitor, certified Yin Yoga Instructor, and lifelong musician. She uses her expansive and holistic wellness background as a means to help people cultivate mind-body awareness and to promote optimal holistic grounding, artistic expression, and emotional regulation.
Siena is professionally versed in group co-facilitation, gender affirming care, sexuality exploration, ASD populations, childhood development & perinatal health. She is also trained in Emergency Response: Acute Trauma, Overdose Prevention, Suicidal Risk (C-SSRS) Screening, and Stanley-Brown safety planning. Her previous clinical experiences include hospital settings: volunteering at Mount Sinai & New York Memory Center; and school settings, where she has provided mental health care & neurodiversity services to CUNY & SUNY student populations.