DR. ARI KELLNER

Dr. Kellner holds a BA in Psychology from Rutgers University and a Doctor of Psychology from Pace University. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, a licensed clinical psychologist in New York State, and is a Fellow at the Institute of Coaching, McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He serves as a Faculty at Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. He is also certified to interpret and apply Hogan Assessments.

Read about Dr. Kellner’s Philosophy and Approach

ROBYN BELLINSON, LCSW

Learn more about Robyn’s new class
Parent Workshop Series: Social Self Awareness

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years experience as a psychotherapist, helping families through difficult times in their lives. My interest in human development, from early childhood through adulthood, led me to pursue post masters advanced training from psychotherapy institutes in New York City and Westchester County.

I started my private practice in Union Square, NY where I worked with many college students on reducing stress, forming new relationships, adjusting to living independently and establishing their identities. Upon moving my practice to Westchester county, I developed a strong focus on child, adolescent and family therapy. In collaboration with parents, we develop a more complex understanding of their child’s emotional needs. I see many families who are overwhelmed when their children are struggling. Together, we find new strategies for each developmental stage, and help children learn to regulate their emotions.

In addition, I often hear children express that they feel more understood and accepted in their home life. This greater sense of security and connection in their relationships, allows children the ability to be more confident in academics, peer relationships and pursuing areas of interest.

Robyn Bellinson has a BA in Liberal Arts from the University of Maryland. Masters Degree in Social Work from Adelphi University. Post Masters Training at Ackerman Family Therapy Institute. Adult Psychotherapy Training at New York School for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Child Psychotherapy Training at Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.

Additional Training at

Theracare Early Intervention and Preschool Family Training Division
Mt. Sinai Crisis Intervention Center
Jewish Family and Children Services
Youth Counseling League
Counseling Center at Humanities and Legacy NYC Public High Schools
Psychiatric institute of Washington Admissions Unit
Jewish Social Service Agency of Maryland Mental Health Clinic

Dr. Josh Friedman, Nutritional Psychology

First off, I just want to say that I am so excited to be collaborating with Dr. Ari Kellner and his practice.

Like Dr. Kellner, I am a trained psychologist with a doctorate from New York University and post-doctoral training in Psychoanalysis from the Training and Research Institute for Self Psychology (TRISP) in New York City.

Though I love therapy, what I will be bringing to the team is what I consider to be the “missing link” in mental health treatment—

Nutritional Psychology

I especially enjoy working with people who have had disappointing experiences with antidepressants or other medications, and those who are clear they want to explore alternatives to conventional mental health treatment.

I will be working collaboratively with Dr. Kellner’s practice ensure that you receive the highest quality integrative mental health care.  And most of all, I look forward to supporting you in your natural healing journey!

Click here to learn more about my work.

I blog frequently about Functional Medicine approaches to mental health.  You can find some of my articles here.

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I’m excited to join the team and provide our clients with the best customer care.  I hope my resourcefulness and comfort with being the go-to person for all things related to running the office, allows our clinicians to better help all our clients.

I graduated from Ateneo Xavier University with a B.S. in Communication. I have over a decade of experience in the fields of customer and technology support, training, and program management. Personally, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, reading a good book, and having thoughtful conversations over coffee and tea lattes. Please feel free to contact me with big or small requests, I enjoy making your experience as positive and seamless as possible.

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