My goal in therapy is to create a treatment that addresses your individual needs and concerns. I will work collaboratively with you to deepen your understanding of dissatisfying patterns. Based on this insight, we will explore new ways of handling emotions, navigating relationships, and behaving in ways that prioritize your health and well being. In addition to providing a warm and supportive environment, I will encourage change that helps you feel more authentic and connected to your life. Let’s work together to uncover the real you.
More About My Practice
I am a psychologist who works with children, adolescents, and adults in individual and family psychotherapy. I also lead a new mothers group and DBT skills groups. My approach is practical, solution focused, and integrative in nature, meaning that depending on the needs of my clients, I seek to relieve distress through improving emotion regulation and other skills while also working towards long-term change by gaining insight into problematic thought patterns and relationship cycles.
I specialize in working with clients who are seeking therapy for emotion- and relationship-based problems, including depression, anxiety, school and college adjustment, life transitions, and trauma. I also provide evidenced-based therapy to women and families throughout pregnancy and the postpartum period, exploring feelings related to childbirth, managing personal and societal expectations, and developing coping skills when adjusting to the new role of motherhood.
Background & Education
Prior to starting her clinical practice, Dr. Lemonik served as a staff psychologist and clinical supervisor at Jacobi Medical Center where she specialized in the treatment of children, adolescents, and their families and provided training to psychologists-in-training. Dr. Lemonik earned her BA in psychology from Barnard College at Columbia University and her doctorate in clinical child psychology from the Pace University. She additionally received advanced clinical and research training at a number of academic and mental health settings in the New York Metro Area, including Mount Sinai Medical Center, Blythedale Children’s Hospital, St. Peter’s University Hospital, Bronx VA Medical Center, Jewish Child Care Association, Briarcliff Manor Schools, and the McShane Center for Psychological Services.