About us

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.

Dr. Jonathan Fader

Jonathan Fader, PhD

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.

Read more about Dr. Fader here.

Dr. Michael Dulchin

Michael Dulchin, MD

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.

Read more about Dr. Dulchin here.

Dana Rhule, PhD

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Dana M Rhule, PhD, is a licensed child clinical psychologist.  She provides psychological evaluations, parent training, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for children, adolescents, adults, and families. She has extensive training and experience in the research and treatment of child and adolescent anxiety disorders and behavior disorders. Dr. Rhule provides consultation and training for teachers and school staff regarding effective behavior management techniques to promote socially-emotionally responsive classrooms and to meet the needs of children with special needs.

Read more about Dr. Rhule here.

Kate Thacher, psychologist

Kate Thacher, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

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.

Read more about Dr. Thacher here.


Julia Vigna Bosson, PhDBosson Rounded

Clinical Psychologist

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.

Read more about Dr. Bosson here.

Jamye Shelton Pelosi

Jamye Shelton Pelosi, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

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.

Read more about Dr. Pelosi here.

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Child and Adolescent Psychologist

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.

Read more about Dr. Paret here.

Jessica Stack, MD

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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.

Read more about Dr. Stack here.


Michelle Freedland

Psychiatric Nurse PractitionerMichelle Freedland, NP

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.

Read more about Ms. Freedland here.


Danielle Conklin

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

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.

Read more about Ms. Conklin here.

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Licensed Clinical Social Worker

David Pearl is a psychotherapist and performance coach who specializes in treating young professionals, athletes and performing artists. He provides couples counseling and psychotherapy for individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, chronic pain or illness, and relationship difficulties. Using a non-judgmental and practical approach, David is an active therapist who is dedicated to helping people live their best lives. His aim is to provide a safe and supportive environment to strengthen self-esteem and facilitate more meaningful connections with family, friends, professional colleagues, or teammates.

Read more about David here.

Keira Rakoff

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Clinical Coordinator

Keira Rakoff graduated from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in July 2014, with a Masters in Forensic Mental Health Counseling. Her curriculum focused heavily on Evidence Based treatments, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Her background includes work with formerly incarcerated individuals as well as clients with substance abuse addictions.

Read more about Keira here.
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Yekaterina Krimer, MA, LMSW

Licensed Master Social Worker

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.

Read more about Katie here.

Tom Kearns, therapist

Tom Kearns, LMSW

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.

Read more about Tom here.

Lucy A. Hutner, MDLucy Hutner, Reproductive Psychiatrist

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.

Read more about Dr. Hutner here.

Florence Leighton, MSN, PMHNP-BCflorence

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.


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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.
Read more about Mr. Buttigieg here.

Philip Krick, DO, MBA

Philip Krick, DO, MBA, is a trained child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist. Dr. Krick treats a range of mental health issues. He is particularly interested in patients with anxiety and depression. Dr. Krick provides consultation, pharmacological treatment, and psychotherapy for children, adolescents, adults and families at Union Square Practice. He attended UCLA where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiological Science and a minor in English Literature. He completed his medical degree at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine while enrolled in a dual degree Master’s of Business Administration program at Saint Joseph’s University’s Erivan K. Haub School of Business. Read more about Dr. Krick here.