Meet the 14th Street Team
Fraidy Zeidman, LMHC (#10392)
Fraidy Zeidman is a New York licensed mental health counselor, who aims to empower each client to be the stewards of his or her ship. By carefully listening, Fraidy helps uncover patterns that are present in a variety of setting. Fraidy has experience working with individuals on anxiety, behavioral issues, OCD, ADHD, life transitions, pre and post-partum depression, depression trauma and mood disorders. She provides individual and couples counseling based on the EFT model (emotionally-focused therapy). Through emotion-focused therapy, Fraidy nurtures individuals to be fully present, find life balance, strengthen emotional health, and develop effective coping skills. Recognizing the light in each individual Sara helps people overcome barriers and build resilience for a healthy body and mind.
Fraidy has a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Touro College. She holds a certificate in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) from the Albert Ellis Institute and was trained in EFT Training with Dr. Sue Johnson.
Calli Kosch Pina, LMHC (License #8055)
Calli Kosch Pina is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who brings authenticity, humor, and non-judgement to her practice. She firmly believes in meeting clients where they are at, in their process toward managing life's joys and hardships. Calli infuses a blend of clinical and theoretical approaches into her work, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, and psychodynamic therapy. Most importantly, she believes that forming a strong therapeutic relationship is the most important element in creating a challenging yet fruitful experience in therapy. Calli has experience working with adolescents and adults who are experiencing life transitions, managing depressed mood, anxiety, substance abuse, and eating disorders.
Calli is a licensed counselor in the states of New York, Massachusetts, and California. Originally from Michigan, Calli has personally experienced many life transitions, including adjustment to living in New York City. Calli received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Boston College. There is an element of tough love that she incorporates into the therapeutic relationship. Honesty and willingness to try something new are all that she asks from her clients in order to foster greater insight and effect change.
anxiety, depression, eatdisorder, substanceaddict, lifetrans, relfamtherapy, organization, selfesteem, lifecoach, cope, trauma, ptsd, cbt, dbt, relational, psychodynamic, person
Margaret Dagrosa, LMHC ((License #10386)
Margaret Dagrosa is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She creates a warm, supportive, and non-judgmental environment where clients feel comfortable exploring the uncomfortable. Margaret believes a strong therapeutic relationship is the foundation to a rewarding experience in therapy. Client-therapist collaboration helps to build self-esteem, unpack trauma, work towards goals, and overcome internal barriers. She utilizes a combination of therapeutic approaches including psychodynamic psychotherapy, person-centered psychotherapy, and mindfulness-based relaxation techniques.
Margaret has experience working children and adults struggling with complex trauma/PTSD, depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia spectrum disorders, low self-esteem, and issues in interpersonal relationships. She also has experience working with members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Margaret received a Master of Science in Education for Mental Health Counseling from Fordham University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Loyola University Maryland. She is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional through the International Association of Trauma Professionals.
anxiety, depression, womenpsych, phobias, grief, lifetrans, relfamtherapy, selfesteem,, cope, trauma, cbt, mindfulness, ptsd, lgbtq, dbt, gestalt, ocd, person
Caitlin Maloy, LMHC (License #9515)
Caitlin is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a master’s Degree from Columbia University. Caitlin utilizes a collaborative approach to therapy, emphasizing that each client is an expert on themselves. She believes that a strong, trusting relationship with clients is essential to understand their specific challenges and identify their goals. Caitlin uses aspects of positive psychology to emphasize each clients’ strengths and motivating factors to help them achieve their objectives. As a team, Caitlin supports each client in developing a realistic and sustainable treatment plan to support them through various life transitions and individual mental health struggles.
Caitlin has worked with a wide variety of populations from children to adults, experiencing a range of issues including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, adjustment disorder, family and relationship issues, low self-esteem, trauma, and schizophrenia. Caitlin utilizes various therapeutic modalities in order to fit the individual needs of each client, specifically CBT, DBT, and mindfulness techniques. Caitlin also utilizes her experience as an intensive in-home family therapist to support clients in working through relationship and family issues by identifying and overcoming their maladaptive patterns of interactions.
anxiety, depression, eatdisorder, womenpsych, substanceaddict, angermgmt, phobias, grief, lifetrans, careercounsel, adhd, careercounsel, couplescounsel, relfamtherapy, organization, lgbtq, selfesteem, parent, cope, trauma, lifecoach, ptsd, cbt, dbt, mindfulness, person
Frank Ledda, LMHC (License #9538)
anxiety, depression, womenpsych, substanceaddict, lifetrans, relfamtherapy, couplescounsel, organization, selfesteem, cope, trauma, ptsd, person, angermgmt, grief, adhd, relfamtherapy, lgbtq, spirit, parent, mindfulness, humanistic
Frank works at both the 14th and 38th Street locations.
Frank is a NYS Licensed Mental Health Counselor. He has spent the majority of his career working as a mental health counselor and certified addictions professional in Florida and Washington State. He has many years of experience and is passionate about helping individuals, couples and families who are dealing with depression, anxiety, bipolar, PTSD and other trauma related difficulties, substance use, grief and loss, gender and sexual identity, interpersonal relationships and life transitions. He values the mind/body connection and is grounded in a strength-based, multicultural and social justice approach to helping people. He has experience working with people of culturally diverse backgrounds. In Florida, half of Frank’s practice was dedicated to serving people in the LGBTQPIA+ community in therapy and also by providing outreach and consultation to community providers of substance abuse and mental health treatment.
Frank’s mindful presence and empathic listening skills help create an ideal space that support an opportunity for clients to increase personal awareness, cultivate compassion toward the self, gain clarity about their personal struggle and develop a plan to work toward their stated goals. He takes an insight oriented eclectic approach to counseling using elements of evidenced based practices, such as, Humanistic, Mindful Cognitive Behavioral Therapies and IATP approach to trauma treatment and recovery. He understands and values the importance of the therapeutic alliance and client matching to a specific approach to counseling based on the individual.
Jenny Kim, LMHC (License #7570)
anxiety, depression, substanceaddict, angermgmt, phobias, lifetrans, adhd, careercounsel, relfamtherapy, organization, selfesteem, lifecoach, spirit, cope, trauma , cbt, person
Jenny Kim, a Florida native, is a culturally competent Mental Health Counselor now living in New York for 10 years. Jenny has a passion to help people reach emotional and mental well-being using a client-centered approach and an eclectic approach in counseling. She is experienced working with children, adolescents, and adults who have struggled with depression, anxiety, interpersonal struggles, self-esteem, domestic violence, and trauma. Jenny’s approach is genuine, empathetic, and perceptive. With the collaboration of the client, she hopes to provide a safe environment to build a positive experience for self-development and self-awareness for the client.
Jenny completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from New York University and received a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has a New York State license in mental health counseling. She has experience in the non-profit sector and community organizations providing counseling and administrative services.
Erin Wolfe, LMHC (License #8628)
anxiety, depression, womenpsych, substanceaddict, lifetrans, relfamtherapy, couplescounsel, organization, selfesteem, cope, trauma, ptsd, dbt, relational, psychodynamic, person
Erin Wolfe, a licensed mental health counselor, is a devoted and compassionate therapist committed to enhancing her clients’ lives. Whether it is processing difficult topics, navigating through a recent change, or confronting possible life barriers, she strives to create a safe and exploratory counseling relationship that fosters growth, sense of empowerment, and emotional well-being. Her work as a primary therapist in outpatient substance abuse clinics has granted her extensive knowledge and understanding of the treatment of addiction, something she recognizes as an underlying symptom of something typically much greater. She served as the primary adolescent counselor in one of such clinics. Erin has experience treating a wide range of issues, including anxiety, mood disorders, trauma/PTSD, personality disorders, and relationship and family issues.
Erin obtained her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling at Long Island University. She draws techniques from psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and expressive art frameworks. Previously, she was a member of the American Psychological Associations Division 35: The Society of the Psychology of Women, where she initiated and installed professional talk panels in various Universities highlighting issues related to gender studies and female empowerment.
Raquel Castello, LMHC (License #8208)
You deserve to be heard and have a voice. Your time in therapy can be a journey that you have not experienced before. Raquel focuses attention to where you are right now and creates discussion on where you would like to be. With a collaborative and strength-based approach to therapy, Raquel will assess and evaluate which treatment modalities can work best with you, in order to provide eﬀective and time-based therapy.
Raquel is a licensed mental health counselor registered in NYS and a certiﬁed clinical trauma professional. She has completed trainings in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), trauma informed cognitive behavioral therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). She also incorporates art interventions, chair yoga/mindfulness, implications on trauma in treating substance use disorders and oppositional, deﬁant and disruptive behaviors in children and adolescents. Raquel is a LGBTQ ally and is understanding of diﬀerent cultures, religions and practices that can contribute to who you are. She is known for being present, patient and calm, which allows individuals to feel comfortable while addressing diﬃcult topics and concerns.
She has been providing short term and long term therapy since 2012 and has worked in several settings including a residential treatment program, an intensive outpatient substance use program and in the inpatient and worked in an outpatient hospital setting with children, adolescents, families and adults. Raquel is a dog mom who enjoys yoga/tai chi/meditation, exercising, traveling to immerse into diﬀerent cultures of other countries and art/music. She acknowledges the challenges you can be facing right now, in your past or projected future and provides for her clients a safe and non-judgmental space to be heard.
anxiety, depression, substanceaddict, angermgmt, phobias, grief, lifetrans, relfamtherapy, adhd, selfesteem, LGBTq, ptsd, org, spirit, parent, cope, trauma, parent, cope, ptsd, careercounsel, sleep, rebt, adhd, lifecoach, organization, cbt, dbt, psychodynamic, mindfulness
Rene Gonzalez, LMHC (License #6391)
Rene Gonzalez is a Texan turned New Yorker, drawn to the city by his passion for people watching, food, architecture, and multiculturalism. Rene cites several of Woody Allen’s most neurotic characters as inspiration for becoming a psychotherapist, and believes it was (partly) his films that planted the seeds of inspiration that compelled him to eventually move to the city. Rene’s early 20s were spent studying Spanish and teaching English in Spain and Latin America, and his encounters with people from diverse backgrounds solidified his intense curiosity about people, and prompted him to return to college to pursue a career as a psychotherapist. Today, Rene works in both private practice and the non-profit sector, and provides services to people from all walks of life.
Rene’s approach is inquisitive, empathic, and collaborative, and he draws from several theoretical frameworks, including humanistic, existential, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic. Rene is a clinician with experience treating depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, bi-polar disorder, trauma related disorders, substance abuse, personality disorders, and issues specific to members of the LGBTQ community.
depression, lifetrans, lgbtq, selfesteem, cbt, rebt, person
Kevin Cox, LMHC (License #9584)
Kevin Cox is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who strongly believes in the power of empathy in the therapeutic process, and utilizes a person-centered approach. As someone passionate with the field, Kevin believes that therapy is a journey in which a therapist works alongside an individual as they strive to develop a stronger sense of agency and independence. In addition to experience with working with individuals suffering from dual diagnoses, mood, and anxiety disorders, Kevin also has experience in Functional Family Therapy. Kevin utilizes elements of psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral (CBT), and gestalt psychotherapy, to aid and meet clients where they are in their journey. Kevin looks forward to pursuing his professional development with a postgraduate training in gestalt psychotherapy.
Kevin is native to Brooklyn, NY and received a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling, as well as a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from Brooklyn College. In addition to his background as a psychotherapist, he is a Mental Health and Domestic Violence Consultant.
anxiety, depression, substanceaddict, angermgmt, grief, lifetrans, careercounsel, relfamtherapy, selfesteem, cope, trauma, cbt, psychodynamic, gestalt