WE WANT YOU TO GET
THE CARE YOU DESERVE
We believe that using evidence-based techniques in a compassionate, therapeutic relationship is the key to
successful treatment. Our work is grounded in empathy and connection, while helping individuals gain insight
into their struggles. We will help you recognize the barriers that stand in the way of pursuing your values in life.
You will learn how to implement new techniques and skills and, ultimately, how to be your own therapist.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
CBT is a relatively short-term, focused psychotherapy for a wide range of psychological problems. The focus of therapy is on how you are thinking (your “cognitions”), behaving, and communicating today, rather than on your early childhood experiences. Multiple studies have demonstrated that cognitive-behavioral therapy is as effective as medication for depression, anxiety, obsessions, and other fears. In addition, patients learn specific skills that they can use for the rest of their lives. These skills involve identifying distorted thinking, modifying beliefs, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviors. Furthermore, because clients learn to self-help in therapy, they are often able to maintain their improvement after therapy has been completed. Read more >
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
EFT is a short term structured approach, originally developed for couple therapy and based on attachment science. Research studies find that 70-75% of couples that complete the EFT couples therapy move from distress to recovery and 90% show significant improvement. The goal in therapy is to help couples to identify their negative patterns that they might struggle with and to create positive experiences while having more meaningful conversations. EFT fosters the creation of a secure bond between partners. Read more >
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
ACT is an empirically based intervention that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment and behavior change strategies, to increase psychological flexibility. Clients learn how to develop a different relationship with their thoughts, feelings, memories, and physical sensations using experiential exercises, metaphors, and other strategies. One of the goals is also to become more aware of one’s values and to commit to a needed behavior change. Read more >
Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
The Exposure in ERP refers to exposing yourself to the thoughts/ideas, images, objects, and situations that cause distress. The Response Prevention part of ERP refers to making a skillful choice not to do a compulsive behavior once we experience the distress/anxiety or start to obsess. Traditionally, you and your therapist would conduct the hierarchy that contains the feared thoughts/ideas, images, objects, and situations and that are evaluated by the distress level (either on the scale from 0 to 10 or low/medium/high). Read more >
KULLIKI KELLER, LMHC (she/her/hers)
Practice Owner and Clinical Director
Diplomate and Certified CBT Therapist
Certified EFT Couples Therapist
Kulliki is a licensed psychotherapist with over a decade of experience working with individuals and couples. She specializes in helping people with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) (including pure-O), anxiety disorders, and relationship problems (including R-OCD). Kulliki is a certified Cognitive and Behavioral Therapist. She has extensive training and experience using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies, integrating Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Mindfulness, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) into her clinical practice.
As a certified couples therapist, she has developed expertise in providing effective psychotherapy to couples struggling with various relationship issues. She uses Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) to help clients access their emotions on a deeper level to create safe, secure, and loving relationships.
Kulliki's career in the field of psychology started in Europe, where she earned her Bachelor of Art and Master of Art in Psychology at Tallinn University in Estonia. She was trained to work with different populations, treat various conditions, and conduct psychological evaluations for cognitive abilities and personality disorders. After moving to the States, she graduated from a Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Long Island University in New York. Kulliki is also trained in classical singing and has a four-year diploma in music.
Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT)
American Psychological Association (APA)
The International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)
The New York Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy (NYCEFT)
AYANNA PETTAWAY, LMHC, NCC (she/her/hers)
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
National Certified Counselor
Ayanna is a licensed therapist who has worked in the field of social work for ten years. She received her master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Pace University and is a National Certified Counselor. Ayanna specializes in helping adults struggling with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), anxiety, depression, and stress management. She also offers supportive counseling to family members of older adults diagnosed with various forms of dementia.
Ayanna uses evidence-based techniques in a compassionate therapeutic environment where her clients feel heard and supported. She works collaboratively with her clients while utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Her approach is adaptive as she understands that throughout one’s life, they will be met by experiences that will change them in some way.