Celena believes that teamwork is necessary to build a safe, nonjudgmental and interactive setting. She draws upon an individual’s inner potential to grow, adapt, and thrive in their environment. She uses an eclectic evidence-based practice such as motivational interviewing, psychodynamic, and cognitive behavioral therapy to help people to gain insight and tools against daily stressors. Celena is supportive and compassionate. She is also receptive to feedback and understands individuality is the cornerstone of our humanness. Outside of her practice, she enjoys nature walks, traveling, and swimming.
Celena graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Marymount Manhattan College and Masters of Science in Social Work from Columbia University, eventually furthering her education by completing her Post-Master Certificate in Advanced Assessment and Diagnosis from New York University.
Celena’s experience includes co-occurring diagnosis, alcohol & substance use disorders, relationship issues, life transitions, anxiety & depression, cultural identity, survivor of domestic violence & sexual assault, trauma/PTSD, eating disorders (Anorexia Nervosa & Bulimia), and LGBTQ.