Therapy with Ruschelle and her team will help you see your circumstances in a broader, more compassionate way.
 
 The Appalachian Mountains and the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia where I grew up. 

The Appalachian Mountains and the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia where I grew up. 

 
 Thor the Therapy Dog (In Training)

Thor the Therapy Dog (In Training)

Meet Ruschelle Khanna!

Hello and Thank You for stopping by.  I am committed to you and your wellbeing and am happy to help you find relief from the challenges of emotional and physical pain. 

Getting back into life after trauma or life challenges can be difficult. The good news is, often with small shifts in mindset and a commitment to improving relationships, you can be back in the swing of things in no time. In our sessions, you will learn to live beyond the fog of depression and anxiety, self esteem issues or chronic disease. If you are ready to make a big shift in your life, you've come to the right place.  

About Me

Having suffered from chronic illness for many years, I know first hand the frustration of trying to find medical answers to Lyme and co-infections. 

Often, clients will tell me that no one understands what it is like to have the bizarre symptoms associated with Lyme and co-infections. I understand these symptoms including brain fog, memory loss, inability to read, anger, rage, and even thoughts of suicide.

Severe illness changed my life and the way I practice therapy.  Disabling pain opened me up to a world I never knew possible.  Lyme was a vehicle for the physical and spiritual healing that I was so desperate for in my early twenties. This is my intention for you. 

My Education and Experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and have over ten years experience managing outpatient mental health around New York City.  My experience as a community based mental health clinician allows me to combine down-to earth problem solving skills with therapeutic healing modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy, hypnotherapy and tapping. 

I have over 15 years experience as a psychotherapist in New York, Connecticut and West Virginia.  I am a graduate of Columbia University and have a diverse background ranging from private family psychotherapist in Greenwich Connecticut to Director of Outpatient Mental Health in Manhattan and the Bronx. 

Post graduate education includes extensive training in the treatment of bipolar disorder, suicide prevention and anxiety disorders.  I am trained in Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), Hypnotherapy and Movement Therapy. I have enjoyed teaching and supervising Master's level clinicians through New York University's Social Work Program and have developed curriculum for substance abuse treatment facilities throughout the five boroughs.

My most interesting position was the first I held out of graduate school, a grief and wellness counselor for the Animal Medical Center. There I worked under human-animal behavior specialist, Dr Susan Cohen. 

I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families to lead happier more fulfilling lives.  For me, therapy sessions are interactive, insightful, creative and an opportunity to experience flow. I incorporate a background in dance, mindfulness practices, dream analysis and my own recovery from neuropsychiatric Lyme disease into sessions when appropriate.  

Clinical Team

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Amanda Polster, LMSW

Trauma Specialist

Adult & Adolescent Clinician

Lyme Literate - (In Training)

Amanda works from a cognitive behavioral approach as well as expressive therapies.  Amanda provides a safe and supportive space to express past hurts and explore future possibilities. 

Amanda has advanced training in trauma informed practices, narrative therapy, ecological systems theory and motivational interviewing. These tools help clients to manage stress and prevent continued trauma in daily life. 

Amanda is also currently working toward advanced certification in therapies to serve children and adolescents. She combines art and play therapy techniques to enhance non-verbal and creative communication styles. Amanda provides individual, family and group sessions grounded in a deep understanding of substance use treatment, mental health, social justice and mediation.

"My goal as a clinician is to utilize my knowledge and training in family therapy as a foundation for supporting clients of all ages." - Amanda Polster, LMSW


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Kacie Mitterando, LMSW

Individual, Family and Couples Therapist

SElF Esteem and Trauma Specialist

Lyme Literate - (In Training)

Kacie is a Licensed Master Social Worker as well as a graduate of Stony Brook University who works with individuals using cognitive behavioral therapy to empower those wanting to improve their overall quality of their life. Using evidence based practices, such as motivational interviewing, it is Kacie's primary goal to develop a safe and healthy environment in which individuals can begin healing. Kacie has experience working with substance abuse, depression, anxiety and trauma and is looking forward to incorporating these skills in the therapy process with individuals.

Kacie views therapy as a place in which individuals can feel comfortable and supported while developing a professional relationship that allows for a person centered approach. She believes that maintaining a compassionate and non judgmental environment combined with the therapeutic interventions will assist those not only looking to cope with life’s struggles, but improve the life you are living each and every day.


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Brittany Dursi, LMSW

Individual, Family and Couples Therapist

Burnout Prevention Specialist

Lyme Literate - (In Training)

Brittany is a licensed social worker, specializing in trauma. She graduated from Stony Brook University and loves using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) because it allows clients to focus on and overcome fear.  Brittany works closely with clients to expand and improve confidence. In working with Brittany, you will build coping skills and resilience from day one.   

Brittany has experience working with individuals struggling with substance use, sexual assault, domestic abuse, LBGTQIA issues and a various amount of mental health issues such as: post-partum, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, borderline personality, schizoaffective disorder, PTSD, eating disorders, phobias, self-mutilating behaviors, suicidal ideation, major depressive disorder, GAD and dissociative identity disorder.  

She also has experience with children who have challenges including intellectual limitations, epilepsy, PTSD, autism, ADD/ADHD, depression, anxiety and physical disabilities such as impaired hearing and eyesight.  Brittany chose social work because she is confident that all people are able to reach their fullest potential and with the right support, achieve their goals.


Administrative Team

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Farris Keaton, BSW

Client Services Coordinator

Farris holds her Bachelor of Social Work from Concord College in Athens West Virginia.  She has a background in social justice, focusing on child welfare and substance abuse.  Farris assists with business operations and provides administrative assistance to the team.  Essentially we couldn't manage the day to day without her.

Farris is also a clinician at FMRS Mental Health in their crisis unit and brings years of clinical and operational experience to our team.