Patricia Petrone, M.S., LMHC
Patricia acts as your mentor and guide on your journey to wellness. Patricia is a NYS Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with a passion for helping others to improve their lives. In addition to her therapy background, she is soon sitting for credentials as a certified personal trainer and nutrition consultant and is truly dedicated to on-going education in the fields of psychotherapy and health, and has years of academic experience in clinical nutrition research.
Patricia's goal is to bring her clients the most up to date techniques for changing their lives. Her style of mentoring is integrative, humanistic, and motivational, giving clients the opportunity to explore their struggles, find their strengths, and build upon them. She is a passionate group facilitator, and truly believes in the support and accountability this experience provides. She has expertise in the areas of eating disorders/food addiction, mental health issues, substance addiction, and familial dysfunction, and has helped hundreds of clients to achieve personal balance and wellness.
Sara Maurer, LMSW
“I believe we all have the potential to better ourselves, and that growth occurs when exploring the root causes of issues; not just treating the symptoms. Therapy can be emotional, powerful and liberating. Our life paths may not always be easy to navigate, but with the right tools and methods, we can forge new paths with strength and confidence. I’m here to guide you through whatever obstacles you’re facing, so you may leave treatment with a new sense of independence and wellbeing.”
Sara Maurer, LMSW is a Licensed Master Social Worker specializing in areas of behavior management, family systems, diabetes, trauma, self esteem issues, and addiction. She believes in a holistic approach, treating the entire person rather than a disorder or specific hardship. Her style is humanistic and solution-focused, aiming to reach resolution through exploring the inner-self and uncovering pathways to change. Sara views her clients as the experts and herself as the facilitator, and helps clients build upon their struggles while maintaining areas of strength. She has experience working with individuals and groups both nationwide and abroad, and welcomes clients into a therapeutic setting absent of judgment and driven toward sustainable inner peace.
Sara is working toward credentials as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) and EMDR Trauma specialist. Her therapeutic approaches are Cognitive Behavioral, person-centered, mindfulness, motivational, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. When appropriate, she integrates creative and narrative writing as additional interventions in the self-discovery process.
Audrey Amir, M.A., LMSW
“The therapeutic relationship is the ideal place for the individual to begin to explore the feeling state, the expressive state, the landscape of the true self, without fear of negative consequence. It is the safe space in which to challenge the self to truly show up, whatever that may be, and gently learn to love and accept that self. It’s a powerful process which with the right guide can be, at the very least tremendously helpful, and at the very most wild, adventurous fun!”
Audrey Amir, MA, LMSW is a Licensed Master Social Worker providing psychotherapy for children and adults, as well as family and couples work. She is psychodynamic in her approach and believes in tailoring the therapeutic experience to the needs and personality of the individual, couple, or family. Modalities can include creative writing and narrative approaches, art therapy, mindfulness, wilderness and nature-oriented approaches, trauma-informed yoga, EMDR, cognitive behavioral approaches, and attachment-based couples and parenting work.
Audrey believes in a spectrum of emotional reaction, rather than a pathologizing model of “right” and “wrong”. The client is the expert, and the therapist is the facilitator. The focus of therapy is to help the individual or group identify that which is not working for them, understand it without judgment or blame, and take steps toward outcomes that bring relief, connection, and joy.