Therapists


 
 

 

Jesse Kahn, LCSW, CST

Director, Supervisor, Therapist, & LGBTQ+ Consultant

Pronouns: they/them/theirs & he/him/his

In my practice, you'll find an affirming, interactive, and knowledgeable space. I believe safe exploration of your concerns, fears, shame, and desires is crucial in our work together. I have a caring approach that includes empathic listening and active collaboration. In our work together you will gain a deeper understanding of yourself, identify your personal strengths, learn to listen and trust your intuition, address patterns you wish to change, and learn tools to self-actualize and sustain your goals. The aim of my practice is to guide you in creating a more peaceful and fulfilling life unique to you.

I have specialized training and expertise in working with: gender, sexuality, poly/non-monogamy, fetishes, kink, BDSM, sexual functioning, sexual anxiety, compulsive sexual behaviors, relationship conflict, infidelity, desire discrepant relationships, parents with LGBTQ identified or questioning children, depression, anxiety, addiction, and HIV/AIDS.

Education: Master of Social Work from Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work

Certifications: American Institute for Psychoanalysis, Fellowship and Training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Modern Sex Therapy Institutes, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist (CST)

 
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COLIN LENTZ, LMSW

Therapist & Career Coach

Pronouns: he/him/his

I believe that human beings are, above all, adaptive. We develop powerful and unique ways to survive and succeed under conditions that are insensitive, unforgiving, and overwhelming. As a therapist, my approach builds upon the strength of this adaptive ability while remaining responsive to the anger, fear, and shame that can accompany it. I work with you to foster deeper self-compassion in the face of broader social circumstances that often encourage the opposite.

Therapy provides different things for different people: support, exploration, insight, guidance, growth. Whatever the process or purpose, the heart of this endeavor is the relationship between client and therapist. My approach is fundamentally collaborative, beginning by developing mutual trust and understanding, a foundation which then supports open communication and thoughtful deliberation.

I focus in particular on establishing a therapeutic environment grounded in compassion and sensitivity, where difficult thoughts and feelings can be shared candidly, and fear and shame become subjects of discussion instead of obstacles to it. I am an active participant in this process, moving at your pace or, when helpful and discussed, setting the pace myself. Together, we will establish and work towards goals that align with your vision of a fulfilling and fully realized life.

I have specialized training and expertise in working with: gender (transgender and gender diverse people), sexuality, non-monogamy and polyamory, fetishes and kink/BDSM, sexual functioning and sexual anxiety, compulsive sexual behaviors, trauma, and HIV/AIDS.

Education:

Master of Social Work from Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work

Certifications: Institute for Psychoanalytic Education, Prelude to Training

Fellow at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education, In Progress


 
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JASON L. GARRETT, LMSW

Therapist & LGBTQ+ Consultant

Pronouns: he/him/his

Every human being deserves to find a sense of purpose and belonging in their lives, and it is my belief that these goals are achievable regardless of where you are on your journey. I find that human beings are strong because of, rather than despite, their adversities and, as a result, have a unique opportunity to build resilience and unwavering self-compassion. In our work together, you can expect a heart-centered, pleasure-positive, and shame-free space to express the parts of your experience that you wish to address; and I will encourage a collaborative approach in doing so. 

The decision to invest in therapy is understandably anxiety-provoking, and I am devoted to addressing this sensitively.  You will find that I focus primarily on cultivating a relationship with you, whereby change becomes possible through the act of relating rather than helping. I am dedicated to establishing a connection that both bolsters and empowers you, one where you will feel safe to overcome whatever keeps you from fully realizing the life you imagine.

I have specialized training and expertise in working with: issues related to sexual identity & expression, gender diversity & expansiveness, conflicts of faith/spirituality with queer & trans experiences, non-monogamy/polyamory, HIV-related concerns, desire discrepant relationships, infidelity, sexual trauma, familial conflict, LGBTQ+ individuals & groups, LGBTQ+ parents & children, sexual compulsions, anxiety, and depression. 

Education: Master of Social Work from Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work

Certifications: The Ackerman Institute's Gender & Family Project, Making Gender-Inclusive Schools

The Center Training Institute, Substance Use & the LGBTQ+ Community, Trans Care Practices, LGBTQ+ Immigrant Concerns

The Anti-Violence Project, ILGBTQ+ Community & Intimate Partner Violence

The Trevor Project, LGBTQ+ Community & Suicidality

 
 
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LuKe Knanishu, LCSW

Therapist & LGBTQ+ Consultant

Pronouns: he/him/his

As a therapist, I work from a strengths-based interpersonal perspective, highlighting your resilience with the goal of creating a more fulfilling life. The decision to begin therapy is a highly personal and complex process for many. With this in mind, I thrive to create a non-judgmental, safe and warm environment for exploration and growth. The aim of our work together will be to create a more harmonious relationship with yourself that will positively affect your relationships with those around you.

I hope to bring people into therapy who have often been marginalized and historically excluded from such spaces. In order for this to occur, a reciprocal mutual respect must be created in order for trust to build and meaningful work to begin.

I have specialized training and expertise in working with: gender, sexuality, lgbtq+ people of color, lgbtq+ young people, parents of lgbtq+ children, kink, BDSM, non-monogamy, sexual functioning issues, sexual anxiety, relationship conflict, serious and persistent mental illness, trauma, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, individuals in the arts and entertainment industry, chronic health issues (i.e. - HIV/AIDS, cancer, Parkinson’s), addiction, political anxiety and race related issues.

Education: Master of Social Work from Columbia University School of Social Work

Certifications: Advanced Clinical Practice curriculum track within Columbia University focusing on Contemporary Social Issues.


 
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ANDREA GLIK, LMSW

Therapist & LGBTQ+ Trainer

Pronouns: she/her/hers

No matter what we have experienced in life, we all have an inherent capacity to heal. We can feel connected to ourselves and come home to our bodies. I always want my clients to know that healing is possible. You can inhabit your own life. Your life is yours.

It is a courageous thing to come to counseling and ask for support. In doing so, you are communicating to yourself that it is brave to be vulnerable and that you deserve to feel better. All humans from birth seek understanding and connection above all else. While the challenges and issues we face often stem from our relationships, so too can we find deep healing within the therapeutic relationship.

In my practice, I offer a validating and attuned environment. Here we can dive deep into restoring a loving inner connection to all parts of yourself, especially the ones you had to reject to survive. I also provide tools for grounding and ways of accessing your internal resources. Using somatic oriented therapy to foster a deeper connection between mind and body, we will explore and heal together the impact of traumatic experiences on the brain, nervous system, connection to self, and relationships. At the core of my approach is empowering people to be and love their authentic self in a world that often shames and rejects anyone who falls outside the norm.

I have specialized training and expertise in working with: gender, sexuality, LGBTQ+ people, PTSD, interpersonal violence, sexual trauma, survivorship, body image, women’s empowerment, alternative spirituality, poly/non-monogamy, sex work, kink, BDSM, survivors of cults and religious trauma, childhood trauma, LGBTQ+ youth and their parents, depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, and HIV/AIDS.

Education: Master of Social Work from Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work

Certifications: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, In Progress

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certification, In Progress