About the practice

Respect for your individual perspective drives our client-centered approach. As therapists, we have developed a practice based on a holistic approach to health and a deep-seated belief in the creative possibilities of change. By exploring the origins of your thoughts and feelings, we will begin to gain clarity and reframe current behaviors and feelings.  We create a unique therapeutic relationship to help you gain the insight and strength to thrive.


Raphael Ben-Yehuda, LCSW

I believe that psychotherapy works best when it encourages curiosity and creativity towards oneself and the world. Together, we’ll look at how ways of thinking, feeling and behaving may be limiting your ability to achieve goals and to develop fulfilling relationships. I am a psychodynamic-oriented therapist, providing insight-oriented psychotherapy and behavioral interventions tailored to the individual.

Originally from New York City, with a background in the visual arts, I have worked therapeutically with people from a diverse range of cultures, with varied identities and values. I have treated individuals with a wide continuum of symptoms and challenges, including a history of trauma, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, personality disorders, schizophrenia and dual diagnoses. I worked as a clinician within the Mount Sinai Health system for five years. I’m currently a second-year fellow at the Training Institute for Mental Health as well as a clinician in private practice. I am a member of The National Association of Social Workers and The New York State Society for Clinical Social Work.


Shahar Lion, LMSW

I believe transformation happens in collaboration, when one feels heard, safe and understood by a knowledgeable and compassionate therapist. It takes courage and readiness to make a change. Through my holistic lens, I will help you to make a meaningful shift.

Originally from Israel and based in New York City for almost 20 years, I have developed an effective therapeutic approach that has helped people transform and maintain a healthy life and relationships. My unique approach is based on years of experience in clinical psychotherapy, movement analysis, mindfulness, yoga and visual art. I've treated people from all walks of life, cultures and identities. My expertise includes anxiety, depression, LGBTQ, relationships and trauma. I have a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from New York University and a postgraduate certificate in Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. I am a Certified Movement Analyst (CMA) as well as a certified yoga instructor specializing in women's health. I have served for a decade as a senior faculty member at Pratt Institute in the Integrative Mind and Body Program and I am a member of The National Association of Social Workers.