Connie Yip is a psychiatric nurse practitioner (NP) who received her training from Columbia University. She is completing her advanced certification in Schema Therapy and maintains a private practice at the New York Institute for Schema Therapy. Drawing from her years of experience working with adolescents, adults, and families in hospitals, schools, residential treatment centers, and the private practice setting, Connie specializes in the judicious use of medication and psychotherapy. She works with people who struggle with mood, anxiety, ADHD, loss, trauma, stressful life transitions, and relationship issues. As a former special education teacher, Connie uses her passion for teaching to integrate psycho-education in her clinical practice and teach national psychopharmacology seminars to health care providers, pharmacists, and therapists.
Dr. Nathan Thoma is a licensed clinical psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College. With a PhD from Fordham University, Dr. Thoma did his pre-doctoral internship at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Cornell Cognitive Therapy Clinic. He offers psychotherapy for the treatment of anxiety, depression, OCD, panic attacks, social anxiety, difficulties with public speaking, phobias, PTSD, relationship problems, interpersonal conflicts, and work difficulties. A Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, Dr. Thoma specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Schema Therapy, in which he has received advanced certification by the International Society for Schema Therapy. His recently published book, Working with emotion in cognitive behavioral therapy: Techniques for clinical practice, is aimed at disseminating evidence-based methods to therapists interested in using deepened emotional work to provide a lasting, healing experience for patients. His expertise and dedication to training other therapists in these and related methods has led him to recently become President-Elect of the New York City Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Association. Dr. Thoma has a private practice in midtown Manhattan, near Grand Central Station.
I am a licensed clinical social worker (NY LCSW) and certified advanced schema therapist in private practice. I have extensive experience working with clients suffering from depression, anxiety, panic attacks, childhood trauma, life transitions and relationship issues. My training as a certified alcoholism and substance abuse counselor (NY CASAC), helps me work with clients whose lives have been deeply affected by growing up in families in which at least one parent or close family member suffered from addiction. I respect the courage it takes for a person to come for therapy. Building trusting relationships with my clients and offering them hope that change is possible are key elements in a successful outcome. My therapeutic approach is an integration of Schema Therapy with my training in the Somatic Experiencing Method of Healing Trauma and my background in family therapy obtained at the Ackerman Institute for the Family externship program.
As a compassionate, interactive, psychotherapist my goal is to help clients heal, change and grow. Whether you are having problems with relationships, anxiety, depression, addiction, grief or resolving trauma, there is hope. After 30 years of experience working with adults, teens and couples, my treatment approach meets the unique needs of each individual. An Advanced Certified Schema therapist, I also have extensive training in other models, including EMDR and hypnotherapy.
Scott Shapiro, MD, graduated from Harvard Medical School’s Massachusetts General Hospital Residency Program. In addition, he completed his Medical Internship at Harvard Medical School’s Mount Auburn Hospital. He is an Advanced Certified Schema Therapist, specializing in Adult ADD/ADHD, psychotherapy and medication management. He enjoys working with people in a warm, interactive, and relaxing environment to maximize progress. Dr. Shapiro has experience treating people working in various industries including: medicine, finance, law, and education, as well as those with multiple roles of parent, student, and professional. He understands the unique challenges of living with ADD/ADHD. He also believes that all people deserve quality mental health care and is the Founder and Director of the non-profit organization: Milestones-NYC, matching pro bono mental health providers to New Yorkers in need.