Dr. Fader and Dr. Dulchin have been friends and collaborators since 2001, and have used their own collaborative relationship to model how psychotherapy and psychopharmacology can and should work together.
We both emphasize a practical and respectful approach to patient care, and know from our combined 32 years of practice, and from our past clinical collaborations, that communication, flexibility, practicality, openness and a sense of humor underlie almost all successful treatments.
Our staff comes from a wide variety of training backgrounds, but all of us aim to work with you to build on your existing strengths while helping you develop new strategies and behaviors for overcoming adversity and living the most satisfying life possible.
Co-Founder and Director of the Psychology Program
Dr. Jonathan Fader is a licensed clinical and performance psychologist. He is the Director of Mental Conditioning for the New York Football Giants and also served as the team psychologist for the New York Mets for nine seasons. He is part of The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) Mental Performance Initiative. Fader is a frequent contributor to the national conversation on performance, appearing on CBS this Morning, CNN, Fox News, Bleacher Report and others. Represented by the Lavin Agency, he regularly speaks to groups on improving performance.
Co-Founder and Director of the Psychiatry Program
Michael Dulchin, MD is a board-certified psychiatrist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the New York University Medical Center, where he supervises trainees and teaches psychiatry residents. Dr. Dulchin was the Director of Inpatient Psychiatry at NYU Medical Center from 2003 to 2013, where he was responsible for the clinical, educational and administrative aspects of the inpatient psychiatric program.
Julia Vigna Bosson, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist. She has worked in various medical centers, including multiple VA hospitals, in private practice, and for the NYU Posttraumatic Stress (PTSD) Research Program. Dr. Bosson has a specialty in treatment of anxiety and trauma disorders, ranging from the effects of daily stressors on physiology and immunity to PTSD and other post-trauma reactions. Dr. Bosson is a Certified Provider of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD.
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Matt Buttigieg, PMHNP-BC, is an ANCC Board Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and an adjunct facility member at New York University’s College of Nursing. He earned his master’s degree from NYU, and undergraduate degrees in both nursing and psychology from the University of Michigan and Michigan State University. Matt’s graduate experience includes interning at Union Square Practice and working with the underserved and at-risk population at Housing Works. He also has experience and a passion for working with the LGBTQ community.
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Danielle Conklin, MS, PMHNP-BC is a Nurse Practitioner of Psychiatry with a Master’s of Science Degree from New York University. She has completed clinical training in various mental health settings across NYC including the Bellevue Hospital, VA NY Harbor Hospital, and the Addiction Institute. Her clinical experience includes working with psychiatric emergency cases, children and adolescents, victims of trauma, and Veterans and their families. In addition to psychopharmacology, Danielle offers supportive psychotherapy to her clients and is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. As a current professor in the psychiatric nurse practitioner program at NYU, Danielle provides cutting-edge and up-to-date evidence based treatments to her clients.
Dr. Nicole Cooper is a licensed clinical psychologist. In addition to her work at Union Square Practice, Dr. Cooper is on the faculty of New York University Medical School, where she teaches medical students and early career psychiatrists how to do psychological assessment and psychotherapy.
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Michelle Freedland, MSN, PMHNP-BC, is an ANCC Board Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specializing in Psychotherapy and Psychopharmacology. Michelle received her M.S. in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing from New York University and her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University. Her work experience includes five years on an inpatient Behavioral Health unit at Columbia University Medical Center.
Adult and Reproductive Psychiatrist
Lucy A. Hutner, MD, is a psychiatrist specializing in reproductive mental health, eating disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, young adult mental health, college mental health, and general adult psychotherapy and psychopharmacology.
Licensed Master Social Worker
Tom Kearns, LMSW, is a therapist with extensive experience in both counseling and business giving him a unique ability to provide balanced guidance for working professionals and their families. As a seasoned high-performance consultant, Tom has worked with professional and college athletes, Wall Street executives, lawyers, venture capitalists, artists, and students to help manage stress and anxiety towards improving their personal and professional lives. Tom is also the mental health advisor to the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks, helping to better coordinate care for players.
Dr. Hahn-Ketter is a licensed psychologist with specialized training in neuropsychology. Her background entails extensive clinical and research experiences across medical and mental health settings where she developed a passion for helping patients address neurocognitive issues. As a clinical neuropsychologist, she specializes in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning for individuals with known or suspected brain dysfunction. She also provides brief cognitive rehabilitation to help individuals compensate for and cope with cognitive difficulties.
Yekaterina (Katie) Krimer is a licensed social worker, having earned her master’s degree from NYU’s Silver School of Social Work. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Washington and a Master of Psychology from Boston University. Her background in research, clinical practice, and policy give her the capacity for a well-rounded and open approach when working with patients.
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Flo Leighton, MSN, PMHNP-BC, is an ANCC Board Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specializing in Psychotherapy and Psychopharmacology. Flo received her Master’s degree in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing from New York University and her undergraduate degree from Mercy College. She currently serves as an adjunct clinical professor in psychiatry at New York University’s Accelerated Bachelors of Science in Nursing program.
Read more about Ms. Leighton here.
Laura Paret, PhD, is a child and adolescent clinical psychologist providing diagnostic assessment and treatment for a variety of difficulties that affect youth including mood, anxiety, and behavioral issues. She also specializes in the application of medical psychology for management of pediatric headache and functional neurological symptoms.
Dr. Jamye Shelton Pelosi attended the Clinical Psychology Psy.D. program at the Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, with concentrations in sport psychology and community psychology. Prior to pursuing her doctoral degree, she earned a Masters in Athletic Counseling in Springfield College’s Counseling Psychology program. Dr Pelosi’s doctoral internship in Clinical Psychology at Rutgers University’s Counseling, ADAP, and Psychiatry Services, is where she received training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), group therapy, mindfulness based stress reduction and meditation.
Adult, Adolescent and Child Psychiatrist
Jessica Stack, MD, is a board-certified adult, adolescent and child psychiatrist. While a part of her practice focuses on adults, she also specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents with a variety of psychiatric disorders. She is skilled in the use of evidence based psychopharmacologic and psychotherapeutic treatments to help her patients feel better and improve their functioning.
Dr. Kate Thacher is a licensed clinical psychologist. She received her Psy.D. (Doctor of Psychology) in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University in Los Angeles, CA. Prior to pursuing her doctoral degree, she earned a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. She completed an internship in Clinical Psychology at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital.
Ben Oliva is a mental health counselor and mental performance consultant. He works with adults, adolescents, and children using evidence-based mental skills and techniques that can be applied in all areas of life. Ben specializes in working with youth and adolescents on the topics of confidence, anxiety, focus, and emotional control, as well as helping parents to navigate the youth sports experience. Ben has advanced training in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing (MI), and acceptance-commitment therapy (ACT).