Our therapists have varied personal and professional life experiences, which we draw from to inform our professional training. We believe this mix gives us lived-in understanding into the vast array of causes for mental health concerns, so we can better tailor your treatment.
Damien DuPont MA, PhD, LMHC
Founder / Therapist
I moved to New York City from South Carolina 20 years ago, and have gone from teaching Philosophy in colleges, to various roles in the corporate world, to being a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I have a BA (Vanderbilit) and PhD (CUNY Graduate Center) in Philosophy, and an MA in Applied Psychology (NYU).
I work to combine my expertise in Philosophy, (particularly Ancient Greek and Existential), in concert with my training and experience with Adlerian, Existentialist, REBT, CBT, and Rogerian therapy methods to help with your mental health concerns.
The core of successful therapy is the therapeutic alliance we will build based on mutual respect and trust. This basis will allow us to help you improve critical thinking, goal setting & follow-through, and problem solving, as well in developing a better understanding of the nature and usefulness of emotions. I have particular interest in issues surrounding anxiety, depression, identity, stress, trauma, medical conditions, and disability.
Ellen Chen, ED.M, MHC-LP
I moved to New York City from Shanghai to pursue my training and career as a psychotherapist, and offer counseling in both English and Chinese. I studied psychology and counseling at NYU (BS), and Columbia University (Ed.M). I also earned an advanced certificate in Sexuality, Women, and Gender from Columbia, and did my clinical training at Fordham University’s Counseling and Psychological Services program at the Lincoln Center Campus.
Counseling is not one-size-fits-all, so I draw from numerous approaches including Adlerian, REBT, CBT, multicultural, mindfulness, spirituality, and Philosophy to tailor our work to your unique needs. We will work together to help you understand yourself, your behaviors, emotions, and thoughts, to make informed decisions, and foster positive change.
I strive to help you feel acknowledged, accepted, and understood in a safe environment, and am experienced in working with a wide range of individuals, including BIPOC and international New Yorkers. I enjoy working with issues ranging from anxiety, depression, gender, race, self-esteem, to family conflicts, relationship concerns, and life adjustments.