We are psychotherapists in private practice treating children, adolescents, adults and couples for a variety of concerns ranging from social and professional issues, interpersonal and emotional needs, to more serious and chronic mental illness.
We specialize in the treatment of eating disorders, depression and anxiety, interpersonal and relationship problems, and academic and career difficulties.
Our work uses a supportive, flexible, and integrative approach, utilizing psychodynamic, cognitive, & dialectical behavioral therapy techniques.
Clinical Supervisor, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist
Stacey Braffett, LCSW-R
Stacey Braffett LCSW-R divides her professional time between her Manhattan based private practice and her work as a staff therapist at the Metropolitan Center for Mental Health (MCMH).
Stacey enjoys working with teens, adults and couples. She specializes in helping people who are struggling with relationship concerns, job issues, eating disorders, compulsions or obsessive behaviors, trauma and sexual abuse.
Stacey also specializes in helping young adults better cope with life stressors, parenting concerns, performance anxiety, and navigating major life transitions.
Stacey's professional experience has ranged from outpatient care and partial hospital programs to acute inpatient work. Prior to becoming a psychotherapist she worked for more than twenty years in human resources in the financial services sector. Stacey has extensive experience with "quality of life issues" both at home, and in the workplace, and understands the challenges individuals face as they "juggle" the multiple roles in their lives.
Stacey is very committed to education and professional training. She is a supervisor for staff therapists at MCMH, an Adjunct Assistant Professor at New York University - Silver School of Social Work, and a field instructor for social work student interns at the clinic. Stacey is also on the faculty at the Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.
Kari R. Olson, PhD, LCSW
Kari has a master's degree in clinical social work, and is a candidate at the Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. In addition, she has a doctorate in cultural anthropology and has conducted research in a wide variety of cultural and social settings. Currently, Kari works as a psychotherapist at Metropolitan Center for Mental Health, as well as in private practice.
Kari’s approach to therapy is direct, attentive, and engaged. Kari’s work with clients has helped them find relief from anxiety and depression, reduction of difficulties in relationships and work, and increased well-being. She partners with clients to explore areas where they feel stuck or frustrated, identify opportunities for growth and change, and helps them find their own best ways to move forward.
Kari welcomes adult clients of all ages, racial and cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender identities, and with diverse life experiences.
Pamela Burger, PhD, LMSW
Pamela holds a master's degree in clinical social work from the NYU Silver School of Social Work. In addition, she earned a PhD in English, with a research focus in the interdisciplinary field of trauma studies. She currently works as a psychotherapist at the Metropolitan Center for Mental Health, as well as in private practice.
Pamela's approach to therapy is empathic and client-centered, meaning she collaborates with each person to discover what will help them reach their own unique goals. She specializes in working with individuals of diverse backgrounds who are struggling to overcome anxious and negative thinking, disordered eating, relationship issues, life transitions, and trauma histories. She also works with students, young professionals, and artists experiencing creative blocks or wrestling with how to progress in their lives and careers. By creating an open, non-judgmental space for self-reflection and exploration, Pamela helps individuals gain insight into the past and identify new ways forward.
Psychanalytic Psychotherapist, CBT-E Specialist
Jill Giornelli; Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, CBT-E specialist
Jill holds a master's degree in clinical social work from New York University and has completed post-graduate training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders (CBT-E).
Jill's approach to therapy is warm, collaborative, and integrative, meaning she draws on a range of evidence-based treatment approaches to find the fit that works best for you and your needs. She works with clients to explore where they feel stuck or dissatisfied and to identify themes, challenges, and strengths to help them move towards their goals and build a more fulfilling life. She particularly enjoys working with students and young adults navigating life and career transitions, struggling with anxiety, perfectionism, and shame, experiencing challenges in relationships, and struggling with disordered eating and body image concerns.
Kristin Eliasberg, MSL, LMSW
Kristin’s approach to therapy is empathic, engaged, and collaborative. Providing a safe and nurturing environment, Kristin works together with clients to explore what may be holding them back from living fulfilling, satisfying lives, and seeks solutions with her clients which can lead to positive change. She welcomes clients of all ages and backgrounds who are experiencing anxiety or depression; feel stuck in work or personal relationships; or are otherwise unable to achieve important life goals. Kristin works as a psychotherapist at Metropolitan Center for Mental Health and in private practice.
Kristin holds a master’s degree in clinical social work from the NYU Silver School of Social Work. She also earned a Master of Studies in Law at Yale Law School and her life experience includes working as a professional dancer, as a journalist, and as a parent coach.