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MTZ Counseling

MTZ Counseling is a group practice of talented and well-trained psychotherapists under the clinical direction and supervision of Michal Tziyon, LCSW. We offer counseling and psychotherapy services to adults, children, adolescents, couples and families. We are located in the Tribeca neighborhood in lower Manhattan.

Our mission is to provide high quality services that are tailored to each individual’s needs. Our team of therapists bring skill, experience and sensitivity to their work. Our therapists are caring, devoted and provide a non-judgmental, accepting environment in which you will feel comfortable to do the remarkable work of psychotherapy.

When you meet with your therapist for the initial consultation, you will find a comfortable environment with an excellent professional who will guide you through your process. Your treatment is tailored to your needs and your situation as you collaboratively work with your therapist towards your goals.

Please contact us with any questions. To schedule an appointment online, click the book now button in the lower left corner.

Our Therapists

Michal Tziyon, LCSW

Founder & Clinical Director |

Ms Tziyon, LCSW, is a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She obtained her Master of Social Work Degree from New York University with post-graduate clinical training in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy at the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies, and family and divorce mediation training from the Ackerman Institute for the Family.

Ms Tziyon has been in practice since 1999. She has worked in the mental health field in both inpatient and outpatient settings. As a consultant to Family Court and to New York Supreme Court, she provided expert testimony in family and divorce cases and supervised court mandated visits between parents and children. She is a co-founder of the Red Hook Playgroup, a progressive pre-school in Brooklyn. Ms Tziyon was faculty advisor with NYU School of Social Work, and supervised social work interns in the field.

Ms Tziyon has been exclusively in independent practice since 2007 in New York City. She expanded her practice with the addition of carefully selected, talented and skilled therapists. Ms Tziyon finds great fulfillment in her clinical work with patients, as well as in her supervisory relationships with colleagues in her practice. She currently directs her group practice in two locations: Greenwich Village and Tribeca.

Violet Aberham, LMHC

Psychotherapist |

Ms Violet Aberham, LMHC, earned her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Brooklyn College and her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from SUNY Stony Brook. In addition, she obtained a degree in Occupational Studies from NY College of Health Professions, and has been a practicing New York State Licensed Massage Therapist since 2004.

Some of Ms Aberham’s trainings include post-graduate study in family systems theory at the Ackerman Institute for the Family; cognitive-behavior therapy at the Albert Ellis Institute; sexuality at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy; EMDR Levels 1 and 2 with William Zangwill, PhD; Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at NY Insight Meditation Center; and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) at NYCEFT. She has worked with diverse populations as a psychotherapist in various outpatient mental health settings, and has experience working with struggling adolescents and their families as a Multi-Systemic Therapist.

Ms Aberham’s practice is informed by her holistic, humanistic and trauma-sensitive approach. She is passionate about creating a healing, supportive and safe space for clients to evolve and reach their highest potential.

Heidi Boyson, MS, MA, MHC-LP

Psychotherapist |

Heidi Boyson, MHC-LP holds a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Alfred University, as well as a Master’s Degree in Education from Columbia University. Ms Boyson also holds a Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy from Roehampton University and an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic-Integrative Counseling from CPPD, both in London, United Kingdom. After seeing the positive effects of including mindfulness and yoga in her personal life, she sought out further specialized training, obtaining certificates in Mindfulness and Yoga from Mindful Life and Karma Kids.

Ms Boyson worked both in the United States and in the United Kingdom, focusing on the needs of individuals and families. She is passionate about providing high quality, cutting edge services to all clients. Ms Boyson’s specialties include mindfulness, bereavement, trauma, play therapy, sand tray work and spirituality. She has worked in various settings in the field, including mental health clinics, private practice, medical centers, schools and universities.

Ms Boyson’s approach to psychotherapy is flexible and creative. She fully collaborates with clients in the therapeutic process and treatment plan. Ms Boyson is devoted to empowering and assisting clients in their journey.

Jeremey Chase, LMHC

Psychotherapist |

Mr Chase, LMHC, NCC is a New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Nationally Credentialed Counselor. He obtained his Master of Mental Health Counseling from Baruch College, City University of New York with post-graduate clinical training in LGBTQIA focused counseling at the Institute for the Human Identity.

Mr Chase is also in practice as an outpatient Substance Abuse Counselor – Psychotherapist at the Addiction Institute at Mount Sinai West. He facilitates both individual and group harm – reduction counseling for various populations and substances. Mr Chase specializes in therapy for gay men who use crystal methamphetamine as part of Mount Sinai’s Crystal Clear Project.

Mr Chase uses an integrative approach utilizing interpersonal, humanistic and CBT techniques. His style is both practical and flexible to meet the needs of each individual client.

Rachel Honoroff, LMSW

Psychotherapist |

Rachel Honoroff, LMSW, earned her undergraduate degree in Spanish and Anthropology from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in Social Work from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. Ms. Honoroff received advanced training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing).

Ms. Honoroff specializes in working with individuals and families that have experienced trauma with a focus on relational trauma, including intimate partner violence and childhood abuse. She has additional expertise in providing suicide prevention and crisis counseling and has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in residential and outpatient settings. Her clinical work is influenced by psychodynamic theory and integrative methods including mindfulness, body-based, and cognitive behavioral techniques. Through a collaborative and trauma-informed approach tailored to each client’s specific need, Ms. Honoroff supports individuals navigating depression, anxiety, life transitions, and challenging family and interpersonal relationships.

Maria Montesano, MA, MHC-LP

Psychotherapist |

Ms. Montesano, MHC- LP holds a BA in Psychology from City College and Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Hunter College. Her desire to explore the structural and societal elements that impact individuals’ mental health inspired her to study Sociology and obtain a Master’s Degree in Sociology at Hunter College. Ms Montesano also completed post graduate training in Motivational Interviewing and trauma-informed care.

Ms. Montesano has many years of experience working with diverse populations in both inpatient and outpatient settings in the mental health and substance abuse field. Her work is informed by an integrative perspective that incorporates elements of person-centered, psychodynamic, attachment theory and cognitive behavioral approaches. She can assist you in resolving issues related to depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, trauma, substance abuse, sexual identity and career development.

Ms Montesano believes that therapy is one of the few places where individuals can express their hopes, fears and desires fully - without fear of judgement. She provides a warm and empathetic space for self-exploration and growth.

Peter Pascatore, LMSW

Psychotherapist |

Mr. Pascatore, LMSW, received his Master’s degree from the University of Chicago. He was awarded a fellowship from the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis where he continued to earn a Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. He has continued his ongoing analytic training at the Lacanian École Freudienne du Québec. Mr. Pascatore has lectured at Loyola University Chicago and at a number of professional conferences. He has worked in clinics and social services agencies in both residential and outpatient mental health settings.

Mr. Pascatore listens closely to what his patients say because he believes that one’s words must lead the way to facing one’s self. Peter views therapy as an opportunity to expand personal possibilities and move beyond difficulties. His training in Lacanian psychoanalysis has prepared him to work with patients with a variety of problems from unsatisfying relationships, to anxiety, to psychosis.

Matt Pieknik, LMSW

Psychotherapist |

Matt PieknikMatt Pieknik, LMSW, is a New York State Licensed Master of Social Work. With a background in art and literature, Mr. Pieknik studied Freud and Lacan at the Center of the Study of Psychoanalysis and Culture at SUNY Buffalo, with clinical training in Lacanian Psychoanalysis at the Freudian School of Quebec. Mr. Pieknik has provided trauma-informed gender-, trans-, and LGBQ+ affirmative care. He has also worked with individuals and couples experiencing compulsive sexual behaviors, intimacy difficulties, and addiction. Mr. Pieknik presently continues post-graduate training in Lacanian psychoanalysis.

Mr. Pieknik's work focuses on uncovering and examining the internal contradictions, both conscious and unconscious, that inhibit change and development in the areas of depression and anxiety, gender and sexuality, love and relationships, trauma recovery, addiction, and aging. He enjoys working with people across the lifespan, with artists and writers, and with anyone committed to speaking about themselves in an unprecedented way.

Jenny Rella, LMHC

Psychotherapist |

Ms Rella, LMHC, is a New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Ms Rella received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Albany and her Master of Mental Health Counseling from Fordham University Graduate School of Education. She is a New York City Department of Health Certified Sexual Assault Crisis Counselor, and has also completed Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST).

Ms Rella was a Primary Therapist at The Renfrew Center of New York where she provided outpatient individual and family therapy for adults and adolescents seeking treatment for eating disorders. Additionally, she has experience in suicide prevention and crisis intervention as a Licensed NYC Well Hotline Counselor. Ms Rella utilizes an eclectic therapeutic approach that blends elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy with Psychodynamic-Relational based strategies. She values the importance of using the approach that is best suited to a client’s individual needs.

Paulina Ulano, LCSW-R, BCD

Psychotherapist |

Paulina Ulano, LCSW-R, BCS, is a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work by the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work. She earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work with concentration in clinical practice as well as post graduate training at New York University, with additional post graduate training at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies in psychodynamic and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Over the course of her clinical practice, she has also completed advanced training on trauma informed care, suicide prevention and psychotherapy supervision.

Ms Ulano has been in practice since 2004, providing psychotherapy to adults, children and adolescents. She has extensive experience working with people covering a wide range of emotional, relational and life transitional difficulties, including: depression, anxiety, grief due to loss and separations, emotional trauma, work related and academic stress, and relational problems including divorce and parenting.

Ms Ulano works with with individuals from a wide range cultural and religious backgrounds. In her work, she is compassionate and empathic, and creates a warm, safe and supportive therapeutic framework to help individuals in their personal and emotional healing journey.


Counseling and Psychotherapy

In our work with clients, we take into account the myriad influences that make us who we are - our biology, psychology, social environment, current situation and history. Together we talk about the different influences, try to understand them and work towards changing the things the client would like to change. The purpose of the collaboration between the client and therapist is to assist the client in achieving their goals. Our task is to listen and respond in a way that is unique to each individual client.

We utilize a wide range of modalities in our work with clients. With a firm foundation in psychodynamic theory and practice, our clinicians augment their work with various theoretical and practical interventions that suit the client’s needs. This eclectic approach includes orientations such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), internal family systems (IFS) and mindfulness approaches.

Presenting Problems

People come to us for help with a wide range of reasons, including:

  • We help people who feel stuck and want to find a way to make changes in their lives
  • Life transitions, such as a breakup, divorce, relocation, illness or career changes
  • Feelings of depression and anxiety
  • Struggles with body image and eating patterns
  • Challenges managing alcohol and drug use
  • Recovery from childhood trauma and abuse
  • Recovery from recent trauma
  • Working through loss and grief
  • Dissociative identity experiences
  • Ongoing support for an existing mental health diagnosis


We provide counseling and Psychotherapy to adults, adolescents, couples and families.

Individual Psychotherapy

In treatment, your therapist will first and foremost help you feel comfortable. The client is encouraged to talk as openly as possible. Speaking openly in this nonjudgmental, accepting environment opens the door to change. We discover new things about ourselves. We create narrative. We have new thoughts, which leads to an ability to take new actions. It becomes possible to find relief from repetitive, destructive behaviors and relationship patterns. We can learn how to become more accepting of who we are and find relief from inner turmoil. We are able to create productive, creative ways of being in the world that are true to who we are.

Our therapists are skilled in various modalities of treatment, including: Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical, Mindfulness, Humanistic, Interpersonal, Psychodynamic, Psychoanalytic and Trauma Theory. Our range of training enables us to tailor our approach to the specific needs of the person we are working with, based on the individual’s goals.

Couples Counseling

In relationships it is often challenging to find ways to meet the needs of both members of a couple. Communication can easily become reactive and contentious. Alternately, some individuals shut down or withdraw when confronted with emotional pain and disappointment.

Many aspects of couple life may go awry or be riddled with conflict, such as money, sex and parenting. The work of the couple is to sort through the conflicts whilst working on changing harmful patterns of relating and communicating. Space is created so both members of the couple can express themselves and be heard by each other. Working through feelings of frustration, disappointment, betrayal, anger and hurt can open the door to renewed feelings of love and longing. Learning to find forgiveness and to express love and affection, allows the couple to thrive again.

Family Therapy

Family therapy is an effective therapeutic intervention at any stage of the family, including families with adolescents or adult children.

Various life stressors and transitions, or just the ordinary demands of life, can make communication and collaboration challenging in the family system. As we all grow and change, whether we are children, adolescents or adults, these changes can be hard to manage in relationships – how to be with each other and communicate with one another as we or our circumstances transform. Through family therapy, communication is addressed with the goal of creating mutually respectful relationships for all involved. Creating a well balanced family system in which all are heard and feelings are processed, will facilitate finding workable solutions to day to day problems and conflicts, as well as working through dynamics of relationships, whether they are between parents and children, siblings or more complex dynamics with all involved.

Getting Started

Please contact us with any questions or concerns. Making the first step to connect with a therapist is not an easy one, and we are happy to answer any questions to help you feel more at ease in this process.

You will receive a response within one business day. Email is our preferred method of communication in the initial stages and guarantees the promptest response.

You will see an email address next to each therapist’s profile. If you are interested in meeting with that therapist, or asking that therapist a specific question, feel free to contact them directly.

You may book an appointment online by clicking on the book now button in the lower left corner. This will direct you to our updated online schedule. Once you select your desired service (Initial Consultation, Individual, child, couple, family or EMDR), you will be directed to the practice calendars. You will be able to select either all available appointments for that service, or appointments for that service available with specific therapists. You will be able to select a time and date at your convenience. You will be asked to complete a brief form to complete the process.

Once your appointment is booked, you will receive a welcome email from your assigned therapist within one business day. Your therapist will confirm your appointment and provide all the details needed to attend your appointment.

If you are using in-network insurance, your therapist will request the needed information to verify your insurance. Your insurance cost will be verified prior to your first appointment, so that you will be aware of cost prior to attending your first session. If you are using out of network insurance, we will assist you in verifying insurance as well. If you are an out of network or self paying client, you will reach a mutually agreed upon fee with your therapist at your first appointment.

Payment is expected at the time of the appointment. We take cash, checks and credit cards. Please go to our Policies and Fees section for more details regarding verifying insurance and setting fees.

Once you have booked an appointment, you are welcome to request a brief (15-20 minute) phone consultation with your assigned therapist to help you feel more comfortable prior to attending your initial consultation. While this can be helpful, we find that the best way to get a sense of the therapist and determine the goodness of fit between you and your therapist, is to come meet with your assigned therapist in person at the initial consultation.

Policies and Fees

Individual Psychotherapy and Couples Counseling

Initial Individual, couple and family psychotherapy consultations are by appointment only, and are 45 minutes long. All following sessions are 45 minutes.


All sessions are fully confidential as bound by New York State HIPPA Regulations. Signed consent by the client is required in order to disclose information or communicate with other healthcare providers.

Cancellation Policy

Our cancellation policy requires a 24-hour notice, or at least one business day. For Monday appointments, notice must be given on the Friday preceding the appointment. Less than 24-hour/one business day notice results in the full charge for the session. This amount is the agreed upon fee for self paying patients. For insurance patients, the fee for late cancellation is $100.


We verify, submit, and get prompt reimbursement by your insurance to keep your out-of-pocket costs to a minimum.

In Network Insurance

We are in-network with Aetna and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield. Your insurance will be verified prior to your initial consultation. You will receive an email detailing your benefits plan, including deductible, co-pay and co-insurance, prior to your first appointment. You will be aware of your share and fee upon beginning your session.

We do not accept subsidized plans or EAP plans.

Out of Network Insurance

If you have out of network insurance, we will assist you in verifying your insurance and process reimbursement. Typically, out of network plans have a deductible. Once your deductible is met, we can arrange to have your insurance company pay their share of your fee directly to us, so that you will only pay your share of the fee and avoid having to pay the full fee out of pocket and await reimbursement.

Insurance Payment Policy

All quotes of benefit coverage from this office come directly from your insurance company. This quote is not a guarantee of payment or benefits by your insurance company or this office. You are responsible for fees as outlined in your insurance contract and you will be charged accordingly. It is best practice to check with your insurance carrier regarding your benefits.

If your insurance company or existing policy changes, it is your responsibility to contact us to have a refreshed quote done.

Any paperwork necessary for claim processing is provided. You may contact our practice billing manager directly for all needed paperwork at


The fees below represent fees for out of network and cash paying clients. If you have in-network insurance, your fee, whether it is a co-pay, co-insurance or deductible, will be based on your specific insurance package. For more details regarding insurance, please see the Insurance section above.

Individual Psychotherapy

Our fee range is $125-$200 per session. The fee is set at the initial consultation.

Couple and Family Therapy

Our fee range for couples and family therapy is $150-$225 per session. The fee is set at the initial consultation.

Receipts and any paperwork necessary for claim processing is provided. You may contact our practice billing manager directly for all needed paperwork at


Payment is expected at each appointment. We accept cash, personal checks and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard and American Express). You can pay by credit card in the office or using PayPal here.

Professional Education

Upcoming Events

We are excited to introduce our upcoming fall workshops! Our application with the New York State Department of Education is pending to provide Continuing Education Credits for Social Workers (LMSW, LCSW) and Mental Health Counselors (MHC). We will update this website as we progress through the process.

Registration for workshops opens in September. Please see workshop policies below.

Please check back! If you have any questions or inquiries regarding our workshops, contact Michal at

  • Being Apart to Be Together: Helping Couples and Group Members Tolerate the Tension of Intimacy

    Date: Friday, October 4th, 2019, 6-8pm
    Presenter: Teresa Solomita, LCSW, NCPsyA
    Location: Offices of Michal Tziyon LCSW, PLLC, 291 Broadway, Suite 1002, NYC 10007
    Length of Workshop in contact hours: 2 hours (CEU’s for LMSW, LCSW and MHC pending)
    Cost: $85

    Over time people in relationships may develop an enmeshed voice at the expense of individual members’ self-definition and immediate communications. This workshop will discuss and demonstrate techniques that assist in resolving these issues of merging and enmeshment, to help each client self-define, tolerate difference, and create an individual sense of belonging and shared solidarity in their relationships.

    Participants will learn to identify enmeshment and merging as they arise in couples, groups and relationships, as well as identify signs and symptoms of enmeshment and merging (such as boredom and fatigue). We will discuss how the use of immediacy – interventions and interactions in the here and now - prevent stagnation and promote a sense of belonging, while developing self definition and an ability to tolerate differences in couples and groups. Through lecture, discussion and experiential learning, participants will learn techniques designed to foster intimacy, develop emotional muscle and provide a sense of inclusion and connection. We will discuss how to utilize techniques such as bridging, prognostic interventions and joining used to promote emotional separation, and create a pathway to more intimate interpersonal relationships.

  • The Different Roads to Divorce: A Divorce Attorney Explains Mediation as an Alternative to Litigation

    Date: Wednesday, October 16th, 2019, 6-7:30pm
    Presenters: Louisa Derose, JD, and Michal Tziyon, LCSW
    Location: The offices of DeRose and Surico, 387 Park Avenue South, 5th Floor, NYC 10016
    Length of Workshop in contact hours: 1.5 Contact hours (CEU’s for LMSW, LCSW and MHC pending)
    Cost: $65

    In our work with clients, we often are faced with the question of divorce. It is helpful for us, as clinicians, to understand the realities of the process in order to be informed in exploring the realities with our clients. In this workshop, Louisa Derose, a divorce attorney and mediator, will present and discuss the fundamentals, basic principles and process of divorce in New York State.

    The presentation will include a presentation regarding the three main roads to divorce: Negotiation/litigation, collaboration and mediation. The benefits and drawbacks of each method will be addressed, with a focus on the benefits of mediation. The four main issues of divorce - child support, custody, maintenance, property division – will be presented through the lens of the mediator, with a description of the process of working out a settlement agreement and filing paperwork. Participants will obtain the tools to guide their clients in the right direction if and when the client’s goal is to get a divorce.

  • Polyamory and Consensual non-monogamy in the Clinical Encounter: An Introduction for Clinicians Who Are Curious and Concerned

    Date: Friday, October 25th, 2019, 6-7:30pm
    Presenter: Kyra Grosman, Psy. D.
    Location: The Offices of Michal Tziyon, LCSW, PLLC, 291 Broadway, Suite 1002, NYC 10007
    Length of Workshop in contact hours: 1.5 hours (CEU’s for LMSW, LCSW and MHC pending)
    Cost: $65

    Many clinicians are noticing polyamory and consensual non-monogamy (CNM) as an increasing aspect of our clients’ lives. In this workshop clinicians will have the opportunity to learn about the rate, frequency and history of polyamory and CNM in the United States, and current trends and evolving norms in polyamorous/CNM culture. How are polyamorous/CNM people the same as and different from their monogamous peers? How can people use polyamory/CNM that help them build happier lives? Adversely, how do people use polyamory/CNM that cause them to have less happier lives? Through lecture and case presentation, these questions and participants questions will be discussed.

  • Keeping Treatment Alive: How to Resolve Resistances to Treatment in the Therapeutic Dyad

    Date: Friday, November 1, 2019, 6-7:30 pm
    Presenters: Josie Oppenheim, LP, Psy A.D. and Michal Tziyon, LCSW
    Location: The offices of Michal Tziyon, LCSW, PLLC, 291 Broadway, Suite 1002, NYC 10007
    Length of Workshop in contact hours: 1.5 contact hours, (CEU’s for LMSW, LCSW and MHC pending)
    Cost: $65

    Resistances to the therapeutic process can manifest in various stages of treatment; as early as the first session or in mid treatment when goals change, and new goals emerge. In this workshop we will explore how to manage defenses that are potentially derailing of the treatment. We will consider the various obstacles that are erected both in the early sessions and in the ensuing sessions as boundaries and dependency needs are navigated by both members of the dyad. This workshop will offer specific methods for identifying and understanding symbolic communication by the client and resolving the obstacles to maintaining a resilient therapeutic alliance for the dyad’s continued engagement in the therapeutic process.

    We will discuss how universal emotional and relational needs are heightened in the therapeutic dyad. Participants will be able to identify a range of obstacles to beginning and continuing treatment; how concrete problems presented in treatment as real are often, in part, arising from unconscious wishes; how primal needs are both hidden yet there in plain sight, decipherable through an understanding of symbolic communication. Participants will learn ways to respond in order to insulate the patient’s self/ego so that it may develop.

  • Revisiting Countertransference as the Heart of Clinical Knowledge

    Date: Friday, November 8th, 2019, 1:30-3pm
    Presenter: Michal Tziyon, LCSW
    Location: The offices of Michal Tziyon, LCSW, PLLC, 291 Broadway, Suite 1002, NYC 10007
    Length of Workshop in contact hours: 1.5 contact hours (CEU’s for LMSW, LCSW and MHC pending)
    Cost: $65

    This workshop will focus on learning about the client’s unconscious and emotional life through the countertransference, and how this knowledge can be essential to our work with clients. The workshop will focus on the technique of the clinician turning her attention to her own thoughts, feelings and fantasies as a portal to the client’s nonverbal communication.

    The workshop will open with a working definition of the principles of transference, countertransference, resistance and unconscious. With the established meanings of these principles, we will explore ways we can work clinically through the countertransference to facilitate the client’s process effectively. How do we access what is not consciously known to the client? How do we work in the room? When and how do we use what is known to us through the countertransference? The use of specific interventions - exploring, reflecting, emotional communication and observing – will be discussed. Through case vignettes and discussion, participants will learn to assess which intervention is most appropriate for a given clinical situation.

Our Faculty

Louisa DeRose, J.D.

Louisa DeRose, J.D., is an attorney and mediator who trained as a litigator at the Queens County District Attorney’s Office. Having recognized that settling divorces and related issues outside the courtroom can often be in a family’s best interests, Ms. Derose also trained as a mediator at the Ackerman Institute for the Family. Ms. DeRose is as adept at helping her mediation clients collectively work towards making the best choices for their future, as she is fighting for her client’s rights in the courtroom.

Kyra Grosman, Psy. D.

Kyra Grosman, Psy.D., holds a bachelor’s degree from Brown University, and a Psy. D. in Clinical Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. He has been working in the field of mental health and psychotherapy since 2009, presently in private practice in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Grosman specializes in working with the queer community in a culturally competent manner and guides queer people to live their best lives. He aims to teach the relationship skills people need to have fulfilling relationships and believes relationships should be created intentionally and with thought.

Josie Oppenheim, LP, Psy A. D.

Josie Oppenheim, Psya.D., L.P., is on the research and teaching faculties at the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies (CMPS) in New York City, where she is a supervisor and training analyst. She was a clinical supervisor at the New School for Social Research, Department of Psychology and Mental Health Consultant and Supervisor for Grand Street Settlement’s Early Childhood Programs. Previously trained as an actress and stage director, she was co-founder and Artistic Director of the Stella Adler Conservatory Theater. Dr. Oppenheim presents regularly at national and international conferences on psychoanalytic and cultural topics. She has authored numerous papers for professional journals, national magazines and college texts and her journal papers have appeared on the syllabi of psychoanalytic training programs. She is a recipient of the Phyllis W. Meadow Award for Excellence in Psychoanalytic Writing and is a Gradiva Award nominee. She is in private practice in New York City.

Teresa Solomita, LCSW, NCPsyA

Teresa Solomita, LCSW, is a NAAP certified psychoanalyst and graduate of the Center for Modern Psychoanalysis and The Center for Group Studies. She has trained at The Couples Institute in the attachment/ developmental model of couple therapy. Ms. Solomita has been in practice for over 15 years, specializing in working with people who are struggling in their relationships and have a desire to change. She is in private practice in Brooklyn and NYC where she works with individuals, couples and groups.

Michal Tziyon, LCSW

Michal Tziyon, LCSW, is a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She obtained her Master of Social Work Degree from New York University with post-graduate clinical training in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy at the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies, and family and divorce mediation training from the Ackerman Institute for the Family. Ms Tziyon has been in practice since 1999, in the field of mental health and forensic family work and specializes in the clinical supervision and training of clinicians. Ms Tziyon has been exclusively in independent practice since 2007 in New York City, presently in the Tribeca neighborhood in lower Manhattan. In 2017 she expanded her practice to include additional psychotherapists under her supervision.

Workshop Policies

Our educational workshops are open to mental health professionals and graduate students of all disciplines. Continuing Education Credits are currently pending with New York State Education Department for Social Work professionals (LMSW, LCSW) and Mental Health Counselors (MHC).

Workshop Proposals

If you are interested in submitting a proposal for a workshop or educational activity, please contact Michal at

Workshop Requests

If you have a particular interest in a topic, clinical issue, theoretical orientation, technique or any topic relevant to continuing education for professionals in mental health, please contact Michal at

Costs, Refunds and Cancelation Policy

  • The cost of each workshop is indicated with the workshop description.
  • You will receive a full refund if cancelling more than 2 business days/48 hours prior to the time and date of this event.
  • There is no refund if cancelling less than 2 days/48 hours prior to time and date of this event
  • You will be fully refunded if MTZCounseling cancels an event.


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291 Broadway
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New York, NY 10007