Mental Health



I believe we all want to belong, be heard, be seen and be loved.  We are formed in relationships and we are hurt and harmed or helped and supported in relationship. Relationships are a wonderful resource for healthy change.  It is not uncommon for me to invite important people in your life into the therapy room.  This helps me get a sense of your family and support system so that your relationships improve.  Healthy relationships and attachments are the foundation of healthy human living.

My years as a psychotherapist have been most rewarding.  I have witnessed people choose life and complexity in the face of suffering. I have watched clients develop courage to challenge themselves to be who they want to be .  Parents have taught me the meaning of unconditional love. Couples have shown me the meaning of compassion and forgiveness.  Children have taught me the most -about meaning, truth, trust and emotion.


the_latest.204152707_largeMy specialities include:

  • Couples counseling
  • Grief, loss, abuse and trauma
  • Self-care and integration of self
  • Depression and anxiety disorders
  • Teens
  • Major and career counseling
  • LGBTQ health and pride

“Energy, like you, has no beginning and no end.  It can never be destroyed.  It is only ever shifting states.”
Panache Desai


Please, do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions about me, how I work, and how I might help you and your loved one’s.


Psychotherapy Fees

$100 per standard 60 minute session. $120 for initial 1 and 1/2 hr consult

  I participate with Excellus insurance.


Creative Arts Therapy


Lena De Leo, Creative Arts Therapist

Lena DeLeo is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist and has been working in the field for nearly 8 years, ever since graduating from School of Visual Arts with a Masters degree in Art Therapy in 2012. She is constantly amazed at the healing power of creative expression, no matter the medium.
Art therapy is simply the addition of art-making to a traditional talk therapy session. Lena uses art therapy in conjunction with CBT and DBT therapies to inspire personal growth and behavioral change. Individual sessions are tailored specifically to the client’s needs- some sessions could be almost entirely art-making, while others may be entirely talk therapy. Art therapy is process oriented rather than product oriented, so there is no need to have an artistic background! Everyone is able to participate in art therapy. Some clients gravitate more to art therapy over traditional talk therapy because of the difficulty of putting traumatic or painful experiences into words. Painful experiences are stored in the brain as images and sensations, and art making with an art therapist can allow for a non-verbal expression and powerful emotional outlet.
Lena specializes in using art therapy to help reduce stress, create empowerment, increase self worth, and process trauma. She has worked extensively with people healing from grief, loss, and childhood trauma and provides a supportive environment to allow for emotional healing and growth.
To make an appointment or find out more about art therapy, please reach out to Lena at or 914-331-8230.