Founding Chairwoman and Executive Director, Psychotherapist
Nitzia Logothetis, MSc, MA, MHC-LP, is a trained psychotherapist and the Founding Chairwoman and Executive Director of Seleni Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing care, research, professional training, and information central to maternal and reproductive mental health. Mrs. Logothetis is driven by a fundamental belief that mental health is as valuable physical health, and that every person has the potential to succeed when supported.
Hara Ntalla is a graduate of the adult psychoanalysis LP Program and also an advanced candidate at the Training Institute of the Contemporary Freudian Society of New York. As a psychoanalyst, she brings an expertise in infant-family mental health and development—as well as depression, anxiety, loss and grief—to her role as clinical director of Seleni. Prior to her current role, Ms. Ntalla conducted supervision with Seleni's clinical staff since 2015.
Dr. Brofman specializes in reproductive and perinatal mental health. She supports people before, during, and after pregnancy, pregnancy loss, and pregnancy termination. Dr. Brofman assists people navigating infertility, assisted reproductive technology, and third-party reproduction, as well as those pursuing or considering medical or elective fertility preservation.
Dr. Harteneck has more than 18 years of experience treating patients with mood and anxiety disorders. She specializes in depression and anxiety, adjustment disorders, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, life and career transitions, infertility, and relationship issues with partners, family, and friends. She uses an integrative approach to therapy, combining psychodynamic insight with cognitive behavioral techniques.
Venus Mahmoodi, PhD, specializes in reproductive mental health, which includes mental health challenges during pregnancy and pregnancy planning, postpartum, fertility struggles, and perinatal loss. She works with individuals and couples to alleviate distress related to grief and loss as well as a wide range of mental health challenges, including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, and emotional dysregulation.
Dr. Manzella comes to Seleni with extensive experience as a clinician, administrator, and professor of psychology. For more than 20 years, Dr. Manzella maintained a private practice in New York City where she provided psychotherapy and supervision in several areas, including grief and bereavement, her specialty.
Dr. Simmons joins the Seleni team with more than 20 years of clinical experience. As a psychoanalyst and psychotherapist, she focuses on how women experience their own bodies and emotional lives before, during, and after pregnancy.
Nneka Symister, LMSW, is an experienced therapist specializing in helping women and couples who suffer with perinatal mood and anxiety dirders. In her work, Ms. Symister uses multiple techniques to best serve her clients, including cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, interpersonal therapy and mindfulness.
Jen Dembo earned her Masters of Social Work at Simmons College and her Bachelor of Science in Communications at Boston University. She is a certified DONA labor support doula and received her childbirth educator training from the Childbirth Education Association of Metro New York. She serves as the Postpartum Support International Co-Coordinator for Westchester County.
Dr. Bieger integrates psychodynamic therapy with cognitive behavioral techniques to treat trauma and bereavement after pregnancy loss, perinatal anxiety and mood disorders, and insomnia. She specializes in helping women navigate the struggles of making the transition to motherhood, especially challenges of parenting and relationships. She helps women build the support they need to take better care of themselves and their families.
Susan Nason has facilitated parenting workshops for more than 30 years. She leads Faber/Mazlish "How to Talk So Kids Will Listen, How to Listen So Kids Will Talk" and "Siblings Without Rivalry" workshops and has a thriving spiritual counseling practice, which features therapeutic and practical approaches to the challenges of raising children. Ms. Nason views parenting as a spiritual practice of compassion, gratitude, self-reflection, and connection. She also conducts teacher trainings in the New York tri-state area, is a frequent speaker at the Parents League and other organizations, and most importantly is a proud mother and ecstatic grandmother.
Dana Rosenbloom is dedicated to providing families with practical information and effective techniques that come from years of interacting with parents and their children. Ms. Rosenbloom offers parent education, play and behavior therapy, special education services, parent workshops and support groups, and professional development coaching.
Jodi Rubin is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist who works with individuals, families, and groups in her private therapy practice in Manhattan. She created Destructively Fit™, a training program for fitness professionals that addresses eating disorders within the fitness industry. She is a former director of Day Treatment at The Renfrew Center for Eating Disorders, and creator of a curriculum on eating disorders for the Graduate School of Social Work at New York University.