Here, at Roots & Branches Therapy, we feel it is a privilege to bear witness to the story of your roots as you branch out towards your goals. We endeavor to serve a diverse client base providing insight, empathy, honest feedback, and tools to help you overcome obstacles and difficult circumstances. We utilize evidence-based treatments and our team of skillful practitioners is diligent in their own continuous professional development to serve you better. Our mission is to empower our clients to courageously pursue lives of genuine connection, professional fulfillment, wondrous adventure and mindful acceptance.
Nicole is a psychotherapist with a history in business leadership roles. She partners with her clients to better understand themselves, overcome challenges, and achieve their goals. She is passionate about enabling individuals to overcome the effects of trauma and mental health challenges. She feels privileged to be present with her clients in dark moments and creates an authentic connection and safe, warm, empathetic environment. Nicole uses an eclectic approach to therapy including methods from DBT, CBT, AEDP, IFS, Gottman, Object Relations, and Motivational Interviewing.
Courtney is a mental health counselor who works collaboratively with her clients to foster growth, self-acceptance, and fulfilling interpersonal relationships. Courtney believes in every client’s natural propensity towards self-actualization and believes it is her job as therapist to help her clients identify obstacles to growth. She is honored to enter each client’s world and treats every client with respect and empathy. Courtney promotes a safe and validating environment in which clients can explore their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors through a combination of psychoeducation, skill building, and talk therapy. She centers her practice on evidence-based approaches including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and motivational interviewing using an anti-oppressive and trauma-informed lens.
Vanessa is a mental health counselor who nurtures a genuine connection with her clients with her warm, accepting presence, contagious smile and wonderful sense of humor. Maya Angelou said, “There is no greater agony than bearing the untold story inside you.” Each person’s story shapes who they are, and there are stories that are a burden to carry alone that is relieved when met with empathy. Vanessa considers it to be an honor to be with clients as they share their untold story, gain greater self-knowledge, and manifest the story that is yet to come. Vanessa incorporates a wide range of modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Psychodynamic Therapy and Narrative Therapy. Vanessa welcomes the opportunity to work with clients of all races, genders, sexualities, religions, nationalities/ethnicities, and all relationship types.
Ariella was the first member of our support team and manages new client inquiries, client communication and scheduling, and billing. Ariella is warm, grounding, empathetic, a clear communicator and very efficient. She graduated with honors from Emory University Goizueta Business School, and has several years experience in business roles involving customer service, operations, human resources, social media marking and communication. Ariella is working towards her Masters at the NYU Silver School of Social Work and volunteers at IMAlive as a virtual crisis counselor.
Grace is part of the support team and is eager for the opportunity to assist clients as they move forward in their healing journeys. She is an empathetic, adaptable and analytical problem-solver with a passion for supporting people and communities in reaching their fullest potentials. In her previous roles as a teacher and researcher, she enjoyed connecting with students from all backgrounds and exploring innovative approaches to education. She now hopes to apply her skills and experiences in the mental health field as she works toward her Masters at the Columbia School of Social Work.
Roots & Branches is a new business,. Overtime, we hope to continue with a broad range of practitioners to support all of your wellness goals.