Ali Faris, PsyD
My approach focuses on honoring your knowledge in the hope of creating an empowering environment where you benefit from freedom to discover your strengths, resiliencies, and courage. It is important to me that we consider culture, history, and identity in the context of your struggles. I truly appreciate the beautiful complexity that makes each of us who we are.
I specialize in working with clinicians struggling with burnout, stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD/trauma, grief/loss, relationship struggles, existential crisis, transitions, performance challenges, self-worth, and perfectionism. In additional I have experience working with clinicians with serious medical conditions such as cancer, neurological disorders, brain and spinal cord injuries.
When not working, I can be found doing many physical activities including circus arts and spending time catching up with friends and family.
Cassie Sieg, PsyD
My approach balances self-awareness and practical skill building. I believe it can be empowering to understand why we respond the way we do–and necessary to learn new skills for changing those responses. I specialize in treating grief, trauma, work stress, relationship conflict, addiction, and depression. I am also passionate about working with clients to adapt therapy to their culture and life experiences.
I love living in the Pacific Northwest where I split my time between hiking in the woods, training rescue animals, and being mediocre at video games.
Emily Traupman, PhD
I enjoy helping physicians connect with their values and the meaning within and outside of work to maintain their purpose or “north star” around which we shape our lives. My approach is collaborative, individualized, and holistic incorporating Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, and Interpersonal Therapy. I work with health professionals on burnout, stress, mood, anxiety, PTSD/trauma, performance challenges, perfectionism, and coping with acute and chronic medical conditions. When not working I enjoy practicing yoga, hiking, paddle boarding, baking, reading, and long walks with my dog.
Jennifer Ayres, PhD, ABPP
Katherine Bergs, PhD
Laura Lovato, PhD
Amy Trachter, PsyD PhD
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience working with people struggling with substance use issues, relationship problems, learning disorders, and eating and weight difficulties. I have specialized training in working with those who have experienced trauma. I spent the early part of my career in academics at the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami working with those living with medical conditions and substance use disorders.
Throughout my career I have focused on working with people with both physical and mental health difficulties, many of those with acute and chronic medical disorders including Crohn’s Disease, IBS, hepatitis, cancer, cardiac and liver disease including those on the waiting list for transplant and people living with HIV/AIDS. I also have extensive expertise working with people with dementia, traumatic brain injury, CVA/Stroke, and other cognitive difficulties.
I was a special education teacher prior to becoming a psychologist and am a strong advocate for those with special needs. I care deeply about the needs of those I work with. I am particularly interested in working with people to improve interpersonal relationships and communication skills.
I live in Bergen County, New Jersey, and enjoy hiking, running and yoga.
For existing patients: Meet with Amy.
Amy is not taking new patients at this time.
Tanya Vishnevsky, PhD
I work with health professionals experiencing a diverse range of struggles – anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, phobias, grief, relationship difficulty, and many more. My area of specialization is behavioral medicine – helping people cope with the psychological effects of medical conditions such as chronic pain, insomnia, and obesity/overweight.
I love spending time with my family and staying active. And recently I started exploring a new form of artistic expression – quilting!
For existing patients: Meet with Tanya.
Tanya is not taking new patients at this time.