Dr. Beata Lewis    DR. BEATA "BLISS" LEWIS  is a psychiatrist and psychotherapist in private practice. She works with children, teenagers, and adults. Dr. Lewis graduated with a degree in biology from Harvard University, and earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She completed adult psychiatry training at Columbia University and child psychiatry training at the NYU Child Study Center. She is board certified in adult psychiatry, child psychiatry and integrative holistic medicine. Her areas of interest include psychotherapy, integrative psychopharmacology, mind-body medicine, and nutrition. Dr. Lewis is a Clinical Assistant Professor at NYU and teaches an undergraduate course called  Complementary and Alternative Mental Health.   Drawing from her extensive education and expertise, Dr. Lewis integrates conventional mental health treatments with alternative and complementary approaches. She tailors treatment to the needs and interests of each client, and may incorporate psychotherapy, psychotropic medication management, breath and relaxation work, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, biofeedback, hypnosis, nutrition, and herbal remedies.  Dr. Lewis’ approaches to working with children and teenagers include talk therapy, family therapy, play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, nutritional, educational, and lifestyle modifications, and biofeedback.  Dr. Lewis focuses on anxiety and mood disorders, insomnia, ADHD in children and adults, trauma, stress reduction, chronic illness, disordered eating, and adjustment and relationship issues.

Dr. Beata Lewis

DR. BEATA "BLISS" LEWIS is a psychiatrist and psychotherapist in private practice. She works with children, teenagers, and adults. Dr. Lewis graduated with a degree in biology from Harvard University, and earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She completed adult psychiatry training at Columbia University and child psychiatry training at the NYU Child Study Center. She is board certified in adult psychiatry, child psychiatry and integrative holistic medicine. Her areas of interest include psychotherapy, integrative psychopharmacology, mind-body medicine, and nutrition. Dr. Lewis is a Clinical Assistant Professor at NYU and teaches an undergraduate course called Complementary and Alternative Mental Health.

Drawing from her extensive education and expertise, Dr. Lewis integrates conventional mental health treatments with alternative and complementary approaches. She tailors treatment to the needs and interests of each client, and may incorporate psychotherapy, psychotropic medication management, breath and relaxation work, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, biofeedback, hypnosis, nutrition, and herbal remedies.

Dr. Lewis’ approaches to working with children and teenagers include talk therapy, family therapy, play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, nutritional, educational, and lifestyle modifications, and biofeedback.

Dr. Lewis focuses on anxiety and mood disorders, insomnia, ADHD in children and adults, trauma, stress reduction, chronic illness, disordered eating, and adjustment and relationship issues.

  Stephen Lewis, LMHC    STEPHEN LEWIS  is an integrative psychotherapist in private practice. Stephen earned his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Brown University and studied Philosophy of Mind and Eastern Psychology at Oxford University. Stephen holds a master’s degree in mental health counseling from NYU.   He completed his clinical training in the inpatient and outpatient psychiatric units of Bellevue Medical Center in New York, where he was trained He continued his education in addition to clinical practice and received a masters degree in Mind Body Medicine from Saybrook University.   Stephen practices integrative therapy which incorporates elements of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, yoga, hypnosis, guided imagery, coaching and life design. By integrating the time-tested science of holistic health with modern psychotherapy, Stephen supports his clients in reaching optimal wellness, maintaining balance, and finding contentment in life.  Stephen works with individuals with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma, grief, OCD, obsessive thoughts and ruminations, difficulties in dating and relationships, and life transitions, such as graduating from college or graduate school, career transitions, marriage and having children, divorces and other life transitions. Stephen works with individuals one on one, and also enjoys working with couples in couples therapy and doing family therapy.

Stephen Lewis, LMHC

STEPHEN LEWIS is an integrative psychotherapist in private practice. Stephen earned his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Brown University and studied Philosophy of Mind and Eastern Psychology at Oxford University. Stephen holds a master’s degree in mental health counseling from NYU.   He completed his clinical training in the inpatient and outpatient psychiatric units of Bellevue Medical Center in New York, where he was trained He continued his education in addition to clinical practice and received a masters degree in Mind Body Medicine from Saybrook University.

 Stephen practices integrative therapy which incorporates elements of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, yoga, hypnosis, guided imagery, coaching and life design. By integrating the time-tested science of holistic health with modern psychotherapy, Stephen supports his clients in reaching optimal wellness, maintaining balance, and finding contentment in life.

Stephen works with individuals with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma, grief, OCD, obsessive thoughts and ruminations, difficulties in dating and relationships, and life transitions, such as graduating from college or graduate school, career transitions, marriage and having children, divorces and other life transitions. Stephen works with individuals one on one, and also enjoys working with couples in couples therapy and doing family therapy.

  Dr. Anu Goel    DR. ANU GOEL  is a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist and works as an associate to Dr. Beata Lewis in private practice.He began his learning about psychiatry while engaged in clinical research at University of California, San Diego.  He spent several years living and studying in India, where he deepened his knowledge of both conventional medicine and alternative and complementary medicine. He explored the integration of conventional Western approaches with ancient healing techniques such as mindfulness, yoga and Ayurveda.  Dr. Goel has an interest in the treatment of trauma and he worked with veterans in the psychiatry department at the VA Hospital in Washington DC. Dr. Goel pursued Adult Psychiatry Residency at the University of Kansas and then Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship at the University of Toledo.  He accumulated significant clinical experience as a psychiatrist while working at a busy community mental health center in Ohio.  Dr. Goel specializes in psychotherapy and sensible psychopharmacology with children and adults.  His key approach to psychotherapy is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).  He works with patients to come up with optimal medication regimens when medications are needed.  He aims to help patients to reduce the number and dose of medications to obtain the best results with the minimum side effects, using the guidance of clinical skills and genomic testing.  Dr. Goel is particularly cautious with medication use in children and adolescents.   

Dr. Anu Goel

DR. ANU GOEL is a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist and works as an associate to Dr. Beata Lewis in private practice.He began his learning about psychiatry while engaged in clinical research at University of California, San Diego.  He spent several years living and studying in India, where he deepened his knowledge of both conventional medicine and alternative and complementary medicine. He explored the integration of conventional Western approaches with ancient healing techniques such as mindfulness, yoga and Ayurveda.

Dr. Goel has an interest in the treatment of trauma and he worked with veterans in the psychiatry department at the VA Hospital in Washington DC. Dr. Goel pursued Adult Psychiatry Residency at the University of Kansas and then Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship at the University of Toledo.  He accumulated significant clinical experience as a psychiatrist while working at a busy community mental health center in Ohio.

Dr. Goel specializes in psychotherapy and sensible psychopharmacology with children and adults.  His key approach to psychotherapy is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).  He works with patients to come up with optimal medication regimens when medications are needed.  He aims to help patients to reduce the number and dose of medications to obtain the best results with the minimum side effects, using the guidance of clinical skills and genomic testing.  Dr. Goel is particularly cautious with medication use in children and adolescents.

 

Kaylee Rutchik Stix, LCSW, RYT

KAYLEE RUTCHIK STIX, is an integrative psychotherapist and yoga teacher specializing in yoga therapy.  She works as an associate to Dr. Lewis in private practice.  Kaylee received her Master of Science degree in Clinical Social Work from Columbia University and her Bachelor of Art degree from George Washington University. She attained her 200‐hour Registered Yoga Teacher certificate in Integrative Yoga Therapy.

Kaylee designs therapy sessions to meet each client’s unique needs, interests and goals. Depending on the client, she couples her wellness‐based, bio‐ psycho‐social and person‐centered approach with specific evidenced based practices, such as: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing and Relaxation Skills Training. In conjunction with traditional talk therapy, Kaylee may also integrate more holistic, complementary approaches into sessions, such as meditative breath‐work, yoga therapy and other mind‐body techniques. Kaylee works with individuals one on one, and leads groups.

Kaylee works with adults dealing with a variety of struggles, such as anxiety, stress, depression, transitions (i.e. wedding, pregnancy, school, career etc.), relationship problems, dating problems, creative blocks, adult ADD/ADHD, chronic illness, and sexuality‐related issues. With a collaborative and therapeutic partnership, she helps clients feel more empowered and equipped to face life’s ever‐evolving challenges. Her goal is to help clients not just learn how to cope with life’s many difficulties, but also to develop a greater sense of health, wellness and overall joy in life.

 Peggy Kaplin Zaloga   PEGGY KAPLIN ZALOGA, LMSW  is an integrative psychotherapist who works as an associate to Dr. Lewis in private practice. Peggy received her Master of Social Work degree from New York University. Peggy’s clinical training was primarily with adolescents and adults presenting with a broad spectrum of challenges and mental health diagnoses.  Peggy aims to foster an open and warm therapeutic environment, and tailors therapy sessions to meet the needs of individuals as a means to illuminate their inherent strengths and goals. In addition to traditional talk therapy, Peggy enjoys including writing and art therapy as well as a variety of mind- body exercises in her work with individuals.  Peggy works with children and adolescents who are struggling with anxiety, depression, temper tantrums, poor school performance, OCD and  ADHD/ADD by engaging them in family therapy, individual talk therapy, art therapy, play therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), relaxation skills-building, and lifestyle modifications.  Peggy provides talk therapy and mindfulness-based interventions to adults who are facing challenges related to anxiety, depression, poor concentration, relationship difficulties, family conflicts, career challenges, mood disorders, bereavement and life transitions.

Peggy Kaplin Zaloga

PEGGY KAPLIN ZALOGA, LMSW is an integrative psychotherapist who works as an associate to Dr. Lewis in private practice. Peggy received her Master of Social Work degree from New York University. Peggy’s clinical training was primarily with adolescents and adults presenting with a broad spectrum of challenges and mental health diagnoses.

Peggy aims to foster an open and warm therapeutic environment, and tailors therapy sessions to meet the needs of individuals as a means to illuminate their inherent strengths and goals. In addition to traditional talk therapy, Peggy enjoys including writing and art therapy as well as a variety of mind-
body exercises in her work with individuals.

Peggy works with children and adolescents who are struggling with anxiety, depression, temper tantrums, poor school performance, OCD and

ADHD/ADD by engaging them in family therapy, individual talk therapy, art therapy, play therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), relaxation skills-building, and lifestyle modifications.

Peggy provides talk therapy and mindfulness-based interventions to adults who are facing challenges related to anxiety, depression, poor concentration, relationship difficulties, family conflicts, career challenges, mood disorders, bereavement and life transitions.

 Ashley Moore, Office and Billing Manager   ASHLEY MOORE  is a Postbaccalaureate Premedical student at Columbia University who is interested in pursuing a career in neuropsychiatry and functional medicine. She received her MBA in Human Resources Management and her BA in Psychology and Economics from Pace University. Ashley serves as the point of contact for administrative and insurance inquiries.  Outside of Ashley’s experiences as an administrator, she’s a NYS Rape Crisis Counselor at Mt. Sinai St. Lukes-Roosevelt hospitals and an adjunct at Baruch College. She has also spent time as a phlebotomist in private practices and a research intern at NY Presbyterian Hospital.  Ashley can provide descriptions of our appointment fees, our insurance policies, and our group therapy classes. Feel free to contact her by phone or e-mail, and she’ll be happy to explain the variety of services our office offers.

Ashley Moore, Office and Billing Manager

ASHLEY MOORE is a Postbaccalaureate Premedical student at Columbia University who is interested in pursuing a career in neuropsychiatry and functional medicine. She received her MBA in Human Resources Management and her BA in Psychology and Economics from Pace University. Ashley serves as the point of contact for administrative and insurance inquiries.

Outside of Ashley’s experiences as an administrator, she’s a NYS Rape Crisis Counselor at Mt. Sinai St. Lukes-Roosevelt hospitals and an adjunct at Baruch College. She has also spent time as a phlebotomist in private practices and a research intern at NY Presbyterian Hospital.

Ashley can provide descriptions of our appointment fees, our insurance policies, and our group therapy classes. Feel free to contact her by phone or e-mail, and she’ll be happy to explain the variety of services our office offers.

 Katlyn Hershman, Office Assistant   KATLYN HERSHMAN  received her BFA from Pratt Institute with an emphasis in Sculpture. However, since working for 10 years in art, fashion and fabrication industries designing displays, creating artwork that centers around interconnectedness with the self, self acceptance and awareness, she began to think the world of psychotherapy would be one to explore. She is in the beginning stages of fulfilling her prerequisites to pursue her LMHC in the near future.   Katlyn's family background had her heavily engaged in the medical world. She grew up working in private practice a majority of her life and skillfully learned how assist in managing private practice. She learned this trade from her parents, aunts, uncles and sister who are running their own private practices all around the country.   Outside of Katlyns' experiences as an administrator, she is working with Crisis Text Line, where she actively works as a counselor to people seeing outreach in more comfortable, anonymous formats.

Katlyn Hershman, Office Assistant

KATLYN HERSHMAN received her BFA from Pratt Institute with an emphasis in Sculpture. However, since working for 10 years in art, fashion and fabrication industries designing displays, creating artwork that centers around interconnectedness with the self, self acceptance and awareness, she began to think the world of psychotherapy would be one to explore. She is in the beginning stages of fulfilling her prerequisites to pursue her LMHC in the near future. 

Katlyn's family background had her heavily engaged in the medical world. She grew up working in private practice a majority of her life and skillfully learned how assist in managing private practice. She learned this trade from her parents, aunts, uncles and sister who are running their own private practices all around the country. 

Outside of Katlyns' experiences as an administrator, she is working with Crisis Text Line, where she actively works as a counselor to people seeing outreach in more comfortable, anonymous formats.