about us

Our Team

Union Square Practice is a group of approachable psychologists, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and therapists that believes in working together to provide thoughtful and expert care to all clients.

Leadership

MICHAEL DULCHIN, MD Co-Founder, Director Of Psychiatry Program

Dr. Michael Dulchin is a board-certified psychiatrist with an expertise in both psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. He works with patients with a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, and others.

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JONATHAN FADER, PHD Co-Founder, Director Of Psychology Program

Dr. Jonathan Fader is a licensed clinical and performance psychologist. He is best known for working with professional athletes in the MLB, NFL and teams including The New York Mets and Giants.

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MARTIN GOLDSTEIN, MD Director, Center for Cognitive Brain Health at USP

Dr. Goldstein is Board-Certified in both Neurology and Psychiatry, and currently serves as the Director of the Center for Cognitive Brain Health at Union Square Practice.

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Clinicians

MIA BERNARDI, MA, EdM, MHC-LP Mental Health Counselor

Mia Bernardi is a mental health counselor who utilizes an integrative approach to psychotherapy that includes narrative and cognitive-behavioral (CBT) techniques.

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JULIA VIGNA BOSSON, PHD Clinical Psychologist

Julia Vigna Bosson, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist with a specialty in treatment of anxiety and trauma disorders.

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MADISON BRAY, MA, EdM, MHC-LP Mental Health Counselor

Madison Bray is a child, adolescent, and adult mental health counselor with a specialty in the treatment of OCD, and anxiety related disorders.

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MATT BUTTIGIEG, MS, NP-P, PMHNP-BC Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Matt Buttigieg, MS, NP-P, PMHNP-BC, is an ANCC Board Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Matt offers both therapy and medication management.

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MICHAEL COOPER, MD Adult Psychiatrist

Dr. Michael Cooper is a psychiatrist trained in both psychotherapy and psychopharmacology.

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NICOLE COOPER, PHD Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Nicole Cooper is a licensed clinical psychologist. Therapy with Dr. Cooper is a collaborative process, which begins in a safe and comfortable environment.

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RAQUEL CUMBA, PHD Child, Adolescent, & Adult Clinical Psychologist

Raquel Cumba, PhD, is a child and adolescent clinical psychologist providing assessment and treatment of variety of difficulties with a specialization in anxiety, depression, and related behavioral disorders.

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JOE DEPAOLA, MS, NP-P, PMHNP-BC Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Joe DePaola, MS, NP-P, PMHNP-BC, is an ANCC Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, with experience in providing treatment for a wide variety of mental health concerns…

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SI YAN DIANA DOU, PA-C Physician Assistant

Si Yan Diana Dou, PA-C, is an NCCPA Board Certified Physician Assistant.

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MICHELLE FREEDLAND, MS, NP-P, PMHNP-BC Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Michelle Freedland, an ANCC Board Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, specializes in therapy and medication management.

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SARA FRISCHER, MS, NP-P, PMHNP-BC Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Sara Frischer is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who specializes in psychotherapy and medication management. Sara’s philosophy is driven…

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AMANDA HAHN-KETTER, PSYD, ABPP Clinical Neuropsychologist

Dr. Amanda Hahn-Ketter is a board certified neuropsychologist specializing in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning for individuals with known or suspected brain dysfunction.

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RACHEL HOFFMAN, LCSW, PhD abd Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Rachel Hoffman is a licensed clinical social worker, who specializes in issues related to sexuality, intimacy, and interpersonal relationships.

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KATIE KRIMER, MA, LCSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Katie Krimer is a licensed clinical social worker, practicing from a humanistic and mindfulness-based perspective and providing a range of therapies.

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FLO LEIGHTON, MS, NP-P, PMHNP-BC Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Flo Leighton is a Board Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specializing in Psychotherapy and Medication Management.

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TIFFANY LePROHON, M.A., M.Ed., MHC-LP Mental Health Counselor

Tiffany LeProhon is a mental health counselor, utilizing a humanistic, multicultural and integrative approach drawing from various therapeutic modalities in order to best meet the individualized needs of the client.

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BEN OLIVA, LMHC, CMPC Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Mental Performance Consultant

Ben Oliva is a licensed mental health counselor and mental performance consultant. He teaches evidence-based mental skills and techniques.

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LAURA PARET, PHD 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.

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SARAH PISCITELLI, MA, MHC-LP Mental Health Counselor

Sarah Piscitelli is a mental health counselor who practices from a person-centered and humanistic perspective which includes cognitive-behavioral techniques.

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JESSICA STACK, MD Adult, Adolescent and Child Psychiatrist

Dr. Jessica Stack is a Board-Certified Child, Adolescent and Adult psychiatrist, skilled in the use of evidence-based psychopharmacologic & psychotherapeutic treatments

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KATE THACHER, PSYD Clinical Psychologist

Kate Thacher, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist. Her training and prior experience provided her with opportunities to work in a variety of clinical settings.

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EMMA TURNER, MA, MHC Mental Health Counselor

Emma is a Mental Health Counselor who is influenced by both Cognitive-Behavioral and Psychodynamic approaches in her work.

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Clinical Coordinators

MIA BERNARDI Clinical Coordinator
TIFFANY LePROHON Clinical Coordinator
EMMA TURNER Clinical Coordinator

Staff

BRIAN LOO, MA TMS Coordinator

Brian Loo, M.A., is the TMS Coordinator at the Center for Cognitive Brain Health at Union Square Practice.

DAVID FRIEDMAN Director of Outreach
LIV MASSEY Project Coordinator
NADINE ROBINSON-LEE Reception
OLESYA SHEL Director of Operations

Olesya Shel is the Director of Operation at Union Square Practice. She is a seasoned business administration professional with 8+ years of…

ZORIBEL RENTERIA Patient Care Manager

Doctoral Trainees

JOANNE RAPTIS, BA Therapist

Joanne has experience working with adults on issues related to depression, anxiety, social anxiety, panic, life-transitions, personal organization, motivation, and time management.

MARKO LAMELA, MA Therapist

Marko Lamela is a third-year clinical doctoral student with training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Prior to beginning his doctorate, Marko completed his…