I AM TEMPORARILY OFFERING TELETHERAPY VIDEO SESSIONS UNTIL WE CAN SAFELY RETURN TO IN OFFICE SESSIONS. CURRENTLY FULL, BUT PLEASE INQUIRE ABOUT WAIT LIST, Working WITH LMSW, OR TRAUMA GROUP THERAPY.
If you find yourself unable to cope with difficult emotions, distressing thoughts, and tension in your relationships, psychotherapy may be the next step toward wellness. As a licensed (bilingual English/Spanish) clinical psychologist specializing in trauma, I have made it my life’s mission to decrease stigma related to the spectrum of mental health and promote healing and empowerment for the individuals and communities I serve. Together, we will explore what overwhelms you, makes you feel unsafe, or dis-empowers you. I will encourage you to be curious about yourself, embrace change, find balance, regain authenticity, and use your strengths to empower your life. We will collaborate to design an individualized treatment plan to meet your needs.
Dr. Mercedes J. Okosi is a bilingual (English/Spanish) New York State licensed clinical psychologist practicing in New York City and specializing in trauma. She has experience working with a wide range of presentations including anxiety, depression, relationship and family conflict, cultural/identity concerns, substance abuse, and serious mental illness. She is trained in psychodynamic therapy, trauma-focused psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral psychotherapy, and group psychotherapy.
Throughout her experiences, she found that underlying many of the presenting issues of her patients was a common theme: trauma. An overwhelming amount of patients had trauma in their pasts that made them vulnerable to mental illness or exacerbated illness. Passionate about this area of specialization, she hopes that by addressing trauma, individuals and communities can be empowered to overcome stigma surrounding mental illness and flourish.
Tylynn Preston is a Licensed Master Social Worker in the state of Texas and New York state. Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, a hometown made up of only 6% of Black people, Tylynn recognized at an early age the impact of racial disparities on one’s mental health and quality of life for POC.
Tylynn attended Portland State University as an undergraduate student where she studied Criminal Justice and Black Studies. She went on to pursue her Masters of Social Work degree at New York University’s Silver School of Social Work.
During her practice as a clinical Social Worker, Tylynn has more than 10 years of experience providing individual and group counseling, program development and implementation, and leadership skill in various settings working with marginalized communities. Additionally, Tylynn has worked to be a changemaker in social service practices by focusing on trauma-informed care and uplifting voices of those with lived experience to develop policy and inform delivery of services.
Tylynn specializes in racial and intergenerational trauma, and women’s issues. She is also skilled at treating the full range of clinical diagnoses. Tylynn aims to work collaboratively with clients to meet self-identified areas of growth. Modalities incorporated include: talk therapy, mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, psychoeducation, and solution-focused therapy.