Our Team

Christine Knorr, LCSW CEDS

                       Therapist 

Christine is a seasoned and compassionate Certified Eating Disorders Specialist with experience treating Binge Eating Disorder, Anorexia, Bulimia, Orthorexia, compulsive exercise and body image issues. She has  worked with men, women, teens, and even young children in outpatient, Intensive Outpatient (IOP), and Partial Hospitalization settings. In addition, Christine teaches at Dominican College and is the co-founder of the Rockland Eating Disorders Task Force. 

Christine utilizes a blend of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-focused and attachment-focused techniques to treat both eating disorders and related issues to help you to develop the insight and skills needed to work on real, lasting recovery. 

 

Christine currently has limited openings for morning and early afternoon appointments and can utilize telehealth with residents of New York and Connecticut. 

Bernadette Kowalchuk, LMFT 

                       Therapist

Bernadette is a caring, experienced therapist with extensive experience treating women and adolescents with eating disorders, depression, self harm, anxiety, trauma, and problems with self esteem and body image. She previously worked for over seven years at one of the top Partial Hospitalization/Intensive Outpatient  eating disorder centers in the country. 

 

She collaborates with each client and his or her family to develop a multi dimensional treatment plan that addresses each individual’s unique situation.  She utilizes evidence-based interventions including CBT, DBT, and Renfrew’s Unified Treatment Model. She is also able to provide counseling from a Christian perspective for those who may find this to be a helpful element to their recovery. 


Bernadette currently has openings for after school and evening appointments and can utilize telehealth with residents of New York and New Jersey.

Schedule an appointment today.

Hannah Smith, LMSW

Therapist 

Hannah is a warm, dedicated therapist with experience treating teens and young adults with eating disorders in IOP and Partial Hospitalization settings. She specializes in body image, Binge Eating Disorder, Bulimia, Anorexia, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and trauma. Her previous work has also  included counseling survivors of interpersonal and community violence, and offering home outreach therapy for children and families impacted by intergenerational trauma.

 

Hannah’s approach to therapy is eclectic, and she encourages the inclusion of your preferred method of healing (whatever that may be!).  She is adept at  modalities such as Psychodynamic, Liberation-Based Healing, Creative Arts Therapy, Play Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She strives to deeply understand the ways in which systems of oppression influence an individual’s mental health,  relationships, point of view, and the way they experience their body. 

 

 Hannah aims to provide care that is always social justice and trauma informed, and provides a safe, non-judgemental and accepting therapeutic environment. 

 

Hannah uses she/her/hers pronouns.

              Lauren Mazza, BA

      Mental Health Advocate 

Lauren is a passionate and caring professional whose aim is to increase access to mental health treatment and to ensure that engaging in therapy is a pleasant and productive experience. 

 

Lauren helps our current clients by resolving administrative issues and answering questions promptly, and ensuring that they are connected to resources they need. In addition, Lauren advocates for mental health for the general public by providing information, referrals and resources and works to increase public awareness of eating disorders and available treatments.

 

Lauren can be reached by email at laurenmazza95@gmail.com

28 New Hempstead Rd

New City, NY 10956

(845)505-1119

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