Posts tagged clinical team
Nitzia Logothetis, MSc, MA, MHC-LP

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. 

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Hara Ntalla, M.S.Ed/CSE, LP, LP

Clinical Director

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.

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Shara Marrero Brofman, PsyD

Psychologist

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.

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Patricia Harteneck, PhD, MBA

Senior Psychologist

Training Instructor

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.

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Venus Mahmoodi, PhD

Psychologist

Training Instructor

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.

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Christiane Manzella, PhD

Senior Psychologist

Training Instructor

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.

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Nneka Symister, LMSW

Psychotherapist

Young Parent Workshop Facilitator

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.

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Jennifer Dembo, LMSW, CCE, CD(DONA)

Psychotherapist

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. 

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