Our Team

Olga Rothschild, LMHC

Executive Director

Olga Rothschild is the Executive Director of Rothschild Mental Health Counseling. Olga utilizes an eclectic therapeutical approach including Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral, Gestalt, Motivational Interviewing, Family Dynamic Techniques and other approaches. She is a certified EMDR Level 1 practitioner. Her focus is on the client, their issues and concerns as they're gently guided toward recovery and healing. She works with clients on their most immediate issues of concern at the beginning of the therapeutic process, and then focuses on identifying client's long term goals to help them achieve their goals, and pursue their dreams. She believes that being able to reach one's goals is one of the fundamental ingredients of success, and can help clients identify, and move toward their goals (whether it may be to decrease their suffering, depression, anxiety, improve relationships, pursue vocational goals, or other goals). Olga is a fluent bi-lingual Russian speaker.

Valerie Bull, LMHC

Senior Therapist

Valerie is a non-judgmental, understanding, and easy going therapist who provides a safe space to express your thoughts and feelings. She provides support and insight that will help you learn about yourself and how to effectively solve your relationship and behavioral problems. Depression, anxiety, loneliness, feeling stuck and unable to move forward in life can be relieved with solution-focused therapy. Understanding how, among other things, your childhood experiences may produce self-defeating behaviors and low self-esteem can help you make the positive changes that you want in your life. You may also have more specific issues such as: gender identity, OCD and relationship issues, etc. Together with the client she explores any obstacles that might be holding them back from the happiness and love that they deserve. Valerie enjoys working with adults and couples.

Dianne Ghiraj-Castor, LMHC

Therapist

Dianne is a non-judgmental, compassionate, culturally competent psychotherapist who utilizes eclectic therapeutic approaches that includes psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, motivational interviewing, solution-focused strategies, play therapy, and client centered therapy. Dianne specializes in treatment of individuals ranging from childhood to adulthood. She works with individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship stressors, behavioral issues as well as other difficulties. She fosters a safe and welcoming environment that gives clients the space they need to openly discuss their challenges. Dianne believes that therapy is a collaborative approach in which she guides clients towards their identified goals. Dianne is a published author on racial cultural issues.

Michelle Meyerovich, LMHC

Therapist

Michelle is a culturally competent psychodynamic psychotherapist who utilizes various cognitive-behavioral techniques and solution-focused strategies. Having experience working with age groups ranging from adolescents to adults, she can support individuals struggling with various transitions surrounding identity, relationships, and career. She works with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety,trauma, grief and bereavement. In utilizing evidenced based practices that address many issues, she works with the client to create an in-depth comprehensive treatment.

Annabel Amir, LMSW

Therapist

Annabel is a compassionate, caring and experienced therapist who believes that psychotherapy is a wonderfull tool for change. She's analytical and posseses great knowledge of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Psychodynamic techniques. She's culturally sensitive and speaks fluent Russian, Kyrgyz and Uzbek. Her personality is warm and she is diligent in helping people improve their lives. She is sensitive to acculturation issues and provides psychological support to recent immigrants.

Victoria Goldenberg, LMSW

Therapist

Victoria will provide you with support and compassion as you begin your journey of transformation. She will help you learn new and effective ways to deal with current and past challenges in your life. Her method to helping you is based on her experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in mental health facilities, clinics, schools, and private practice settings. Victoria’s challenging and direct, yet empathetic and considerate approach will allow you to reach your highest potential. Victoria’s therapeutic style is collaborative, flexible, and integrative. As your therapist, she will adapt her approach to meet your needs. She uses the training she received in cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and client-centered therapy to help you achieve your goals.

Yaron Peer, LMSW

Therapist

Yaron believes the more you learn about yourself, the better you can live a full and happy life. Yaron is a culturally competent psychotherapist who provide space to express what the person is dealing with, judgment aside. He comes from a psychodynamic approach to therapy and believes that the way to understand a person’s problem starts with a better understanding of his/her past experiences. He also uses cognitive behavioral therapy, and incorporates relaxation skills and guided imagery techniques in his sessions. Yaron sees great importance in the words a person uses in session, and builds most of his work around revealing the unconscious content and how it is relevant to the person’s everyday life. Yaron has extensive experience working with individuals from the LGBT community. He also works with individuals, both teenagers and adults, who deal with depression, anxiety, HIV, trauma, relationship issues, addiction and immigration. As an immigrant he understands the complexity of moving to another place and dealing with the cultural differences that sometimes can be very traumatic. Yaron is fluent in English and Hebrew.

Alicia Bloomer, LCSW

Therapist

Alicia is a calm, compassionate and empathetic therapist who utilizes eclectic therapeutic approaches that include: cognitive behavioral, motivational interviewing and mindfulness. She has experience working with adolescents, adults and couples in many diverse settings which include: an outpatient substance abuse clinic, a women’s mental health shelter and at various senior and community centers throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. Alicia has experience working with individuals and couples with relationship problems, trauma, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, anger management and major life transitions. She offers a safe space to develop effective coping strategies to reach therapeutic goals.

Doug Blackburn, LCSW

Clinical Social Work Supervisor/Therapist

Doug is clinical supervisor and therapist who is a licensed clinical social worker in New York as well as other states. Doug has over 20 years experience working with a variety of populations, addressing a multitude of emotional and mental health issues. He is active in the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), serving on the Board of Directors. Doug is a Certified Substance Abuse Therapist and trainer for the Association of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). Doug has worked with children, adolescents, families and groups in a number of therapeutic settings. Doug's focus is always first and foremost on the strengths based perspective, with the belief that all persons have the capacity to change and improve their lives. Doug utilizes an eclectic approach to therapy including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused therapy and Motivational Interviewing, as well as always encouraging mindfulness. Doug believes that the most important part of his job as a therapist is to be present with the client at all times and to constantly strive to grow his empathic skills, in an effort to help as many people as possible. Doug strongly believes it is important for each client to leave his or her therapy sessions with a sense of validation and hope.

Malvina Makagon

Office Manager

Malvina is the office manager for Rothschild Counseling. She is responsible for keeping the day to day operations running smoothly. Malvina has many years of experience in the business world working for major companies. She is a fluent English and Russian speaker.

Alexsandra Kalish

Administrative Manager

Alexsandra is an Administrative Manager at Rothschild Counseling. She is responsible for front desk operations and serves as a liason between patients and therapists to assure quality care. Alexsandra is fluent in English and Russian.

Alina Bondareva

Front Desk Specialist

Alina is a Front Desk Specialist at Rothschild Counseling. She is responsible for coordinating top quality care and acts as a liason between clients and therapists. She is studying for a degree in psychology.

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