Clinicians

 
Hillary Tuvia, Ph.D.  Director, Clinical Psychologist
 

Hillary Tuvia, Ph.D.

Director, Clinical Psychologist

Training + Education

Dr. Tuvia is the founder of UWS Therapy Group. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. from The Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. She completed a two year post doctoral fellowship at the William Allison White Institute. She has worked in a variety of settings including Fordham University's College Counseling Center, St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and New York State Psychiatric Institute. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Tuvia supervises graduate students obtaining various degrees in the mental health field.

Adam Kaufman, M.D.    Psychiatrist

Adam Kaufman, M.D.

Psychiatrist

Training + Education

Dr. Kaufman is a board certified adult psychiatrist. He earned his B.A. from Stanford, his M.D. from Cornell, and completed his psychiatry training at NYU. He is a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society for compassionate medical care.

Clinical Approach

Dr. Kaufman brings an attuned and compassionate approach to working with patients. In many cases, he sees medication as a temporary aid while someone is enduring difficult experiences. When collaborating with therapists, Dr. Kaufman sees his role as helping the patient to become more mentally and physically available to engage in the transformative work of therapy. He takes a collaborative stance with patients in making treatment decisions.

Beth Hait, M.A., Ed.D.

Psychotherapist

Training + Education

Dr. Hait worked as a Dean of Student Support and Counselor at the undergraduate colleges of Yeshiva University for 17 years and as a clinician in the Yeshiva University Counseling Center serving Cardozo Law School and Stern College.

Clinical Approach

Beth's background in working with students and young professionals has endowed her with a deep understanding of the myriad difficulties individuals can face. Her approach is warm and empathic, helping to guide individuals to become more self-aware and thereby gain the capacity to reach their desired goals. www.BethHait.com

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Cheryl Adler, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Post Doctoral Fellow

Training + Education

Cheryl earned her M.A. and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Immaculata University in Pennsylvania. Over the course of her professional training, she has worked at various treatment settings, including college counseling centers, community mental health settings, residential treatment facilities, and hospitals. Most recently, she completed her pre-doctoral internship at Rowan University's counseling center. Her clinical interests include trauma and relationship concerns. For her doctoral dissertation, she researched the impact of caregiver support on symptoms following childhood sexual abuse. She is passionate about advocacy work and the empowerment of disenfranchised individuals.

Clinical Approach

Cheryl approaches her work with clients in a warm and non-judgmental manner. She believes that individuals need to feel safe and comfortable with their therapist in order to effectively address their concerns and work towards meeting their goals. Cheryl draws upon a range of therapeutic techniques and approaches in order to best meet each individual's needs; combining traditional talk therapy with structured tools and exercises. Through this work, Cheryl aims to assist clients in enhancing their capacity for self-awareness and growth so that they can more effectively cope with personal challenges and life demands. 

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Tami Rock, Ms.Ed.

Mental Health Counselor

Training + Education

Tami has a B.A. from the University of Rochester and a M.P.A. from New York University and she is currently pursuing an MS.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling from Hunter College. She has trained with adults of all ages including professional training at a college disability services office. She has past professional experience in the fields of finance and publishing.

Clinical Approach

Tami is strongly empathetic, intuitive and accepting, and is committed to offering her patients a safe space to process feelings and work toward their goals. She approaches patients offering support without judgement. She specializes in young adulthood and issues around anxiety and depression, including struggles in the professional and educational arenas and personal relationships.  

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Stephanie Fischer, MA

Mental Health Counselor 

Training + Education

After earning her BA in Psychology with honors, Stephanie continued to pursue her MA in Mental Health Counseling at The City College of New York (CCNY). Currently, Stephanie also works as a clinical research coordinator in The Social Neuroscience and Psychopathology Lab at CCNY where she investigates social processes in persons with Borderline Personality Disorder, Major Depression, and Social Anxiety. Much of her research on trust, self-esteem, attachment, emotional instability, identity confusion, relational trauma, and anxiety, continues to inform her therapeutic approach with clients.

Clinical Approach

Stephanie has experience providing mental health services and assessments for the diverse population within NYC. Drawing upon evidence-based practices, she integrates Psychodynamic, Relational and Cognitive-Behavioral techniques to consider all features of one's personality and history. Stephanie has completed training courses in Cognitive Processing Therapy for trauma, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and LGBTQ Affirmative practice. Her primary focus is on helping adults who are coping with life transitions, relational issues, understanding their identity, depression, anxiety, and self-esteem. She believes that therapy is a collaborative process built on trust, empathy, and acceptance. With each of her clients, Stephanie aims to tailor a psychotherapy that is sensitive to one's needs while fostering their existing strengths.

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Stephanie Sorensen, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

Specialty | Couples Therapy

Training + Education

Dr. Sorensen received her master's and doctoral degrees from the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University. She has worked with adults, couples and families across the lifespan at many settings, including Montefiore Medical Center, Long Island Jewish Hospital/Northwell Health, St. Luke's Hospital/Mt. Sinai, Elmhurst Hospital, and Marymount College.

Clinical Approach

Dr. Sorensen's approach in working with couples considers each couple member's contribution to interactional patterns that are not working, so they can be identified, understood, and changed. These contributions are often rooted in formative experiences that are elucidated in the process, enabling couple members to better understand each other's perspective. In her work with individuals, Dr. Sorensen considers symptoms of conditions such as anxiety and depression within the context of stressors such as life transitions, questions of role and identity, relationships, sexuality, and aging. Her approach is practical, with a focus on helping patients live meaningful lives in accordance with their values. She understands patients from a psychodynamic perspective, while drawing on a range of interventions (relational, behavioral, cognitive, systemic and existential) to best meet each patient's needs.