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Our Therapists

Lillian Rishty, LCSW



While integrating psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral therapeutic methods, Lillian's approach is interactive, supportive, and individually designed. Lillian enjoys working together on better understanding how past experiences influence present day behaviors combined with a practical, strengths-based, problem-solving approach.  She strives to provide a safe space in which your experiences and relationships can be explored with an emphasis on trust, comfort, and a judgement-free environment. 

Lillian received her Master's at Yeshiva University's Wurzweiler School of Social Work. Lillian has experience working collaboratively in a pediatric neurology office, high school and college settings, facilitating art therapy groups in an outpatient rehab facility, in a mental health clinic, and in private practice. 

Lillian is an LCSW is both New York and New Jersey.  She is a Certified Anxiety Specialist by the National Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapists as well as a Certified Eating Disorder and Weight Loss Specialist. She is also certified in Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy (EDIT)™. Lillian has completed a one-year training at the William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis and Psychology in eating disorders, addictions, and compulsions. She is soon to be a certified complex trauma professional (CCTP).


Some reviews:

"This was my first time going thru therapy so I was apprehensive about it but Dr. Rishty has made the experience easy for me and I've seen progress and results after the first 3 sessions. She's attentive, listens carefully and offers clear guidance for me to understand and utilize in my day to day life."

- Zencare client • June 2022

I really enjoy my therapy sessions with Lillian. She's so easy to talk to and genuinely cares. I've learned a lot about myself in the process.

-Zocdoc client • More than 1 year ago 

Odette Franco, LMHC

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Odette provides a warm, comfortable, and safe space for clients to share and grow. Odette focuses on helping her clients gain awareness of patterns that are interfering with their wellbeing, growth, and relationships. Her clients can expect to develop clarity and new perspectives while building confidence. Odette uses an integrative approach and tailors each session to suit her client’s needs.
Odette earned her Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling at City University of New York, Brooklyn College. Odette has experience working in a mental health clinic treating a variety of disorders across various age groups.
Odette is an LMHC based in New York. She is trained in CBT treatment of anxiety disorders. She has also been trained in DBT and ACT, and integrates those modalities in her work as well. Odette is soon to be trained in grief counseling and ACT for eating and body image concerns.

Misha Valencia, LMSW


Misha specializes in treating Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Depression and trauma. Misha uses different therapeutic approaches, including cognitive-behavioral therapy and psychodynamic, to provide a supportive and comfortable space. Misha has extensive experience working in different outpatient mental health settings and is passionate about helping individuals, families and children overcome various challenges they are experiencing in their lives. 


Misha is also a writer and her work on trauma, education, sibling empty nest syndrome and family violence has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Parents Magazine, Healthline, NY Metro parents and numerous other publications. 

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