Dr. Chloe’s Associates are chosen with great care, and work under her direction. This allows the practice to accommodate a wider variety of schedules and budgets. Appointments with Dr. Chloe’s Associates are available 7 days per week, with hours ranging from 7am-9pm.
Wondering which Associate to see? Read the bios below, or just request your free 15-minute call so Dr. Chloe can recommend the right fit for you.
Kristin Pleines, LCSW – Kristin Pleines, LCSW is an experienced clinician who works as an associate therapist at the group practice of Dr. Chloe Carmichael on Park Avenue by Grand Central Station. Kristin is committed to helping her clients achieve their goals, and tailors treatment to meet each client’s individual needs. Kristin received her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Connecticut, and is currently in the Clinical Social Work Doctorate program at New York University. Kristin utilizes an array of therapeutic modalities and tools, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness techniques.
Kristin has a passion for helping clients identify how the past and present are connected to change behavioral patterns. She emphasizes self-care and frames therapy as an opportunity to heal and grow. Kristin helps navigate relationship issues, stress from work or parenting, or shaping the way you engage with the world. Kristin is available mid-afternoons through evenings on Mondays and Tuesdays; early mornings through mid-afternoons on Wednesdays and Thursdays; and 10am-3pm on Saturdays.
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Felise Dezen, LMSW – Felise Dezen is a licensed social worker who provides therapy Thursday evenings and on Sundays at the group practice of Dr. Chloe Carmichael on Park Avenue by Grand Central Station. Felise received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University. She is also a staff clinician at New York Presbyterian’s Allen Hospital. Felise incorporates a variety of therapeutic modalities, including motivational interviewing, interpersonal therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), to help her patients build confidence in their own abilities to cope with the various stressors in life, as well as strengthen their skills for better managing challenges.
Felise believes the therapeutic relationship starts from the first interaction, and she works to connect with clients by understanding things thoroughly from the client’s perspective so that she can offer targeted interventions. Felise treats every client as individually as possible, respecting the unique characteristics of each person and situation. Felise is available on Sundays 11am-4pm.
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Amanda Pelcher, LMFT – Amanda is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works as an associate therapist and Head of Training and Development at the group practice of Dr. Chloe Carmichael on Park Avenue by Grand Central Station. Amanda holds a Masters of Science from the University of Rochester. A collaborative and strengths-based therapist, Amanda focuses on helping clients explore and clarify their personal goals, recognize their strengths, regain a sense of control, and develop the tools they need to move forward in their lives. Her work is imbued with energy, humor, and understanding. Amanda is a strong proponent of the value of CBT techniques in helping clients reach their goals and improve their quality of life.
As Head of Training and Development, Amanda provides ongoing case consultation and/or supervision, and has led workshops focusing on teaching and discussing anxiety management skills from Dr. Chloe’s anxiety tools webinar. Amanda works with clients on a variety of issues, including anxiety, changing negative thinking patterns, improving self-esteem, navigating career changes, communication issues, conflict resolution, and anger management. Amanda is available Mondays and Tuesdays early morning through mid-afternoon; Wednesdays and Thursdays mid-afternoon through evening; and Fridays 12pm-6pm.
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Brooke Hunter, LCSW– Brooke is an experienced and interactive clinician who works as an associate therapist at the group practice of Dr. Chloe Carmichael on Park Avenue by Grand Central Station. Brooke believes that a positive therapeutic relationship can create an opportunity for insight, growth, and personal fulfillment. She received her Masters degree in Social Work from Columbia University. Brooke integrates a variety of therapeutic methods, including cognitive behavioral therapy, to help individuals explore relationship patterns and overcome emotional conflicts. She helps clients cope with life stressors and adapt to changes by serving as an active listener and providing the tools to regain control.
She utilizes relaxation techniques, such as guided imagery, to help manage stress and reduce anxiety. She specializes in working with people going through life changes, relationship issues, chronic health conditions, and experiencing bereavement. Brooke provides a empathetic, and supportive environment to help clients gain the confidence to achieve their goals. Brooke is available Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays mid-afternoon through evening; and early morning through afternoon on Tuesdays and Fridays.
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If you see one of Dr. Chloe’s associate therapists above, you will have the option of check-in calls with Dr. Chloe. The purpose of this call is to check-in with Dr. Chloe to review how your sessions have been going, mark progress, make sure you are on track, and to receive her expertise and guidance in refining goals or adding a fresh perspective if it may be helpful. Based on the call, Dr. Chloe can offer suggestions or ideas to you and to the associate therapist to help keep therapy fresh and engaging. Therapy can be a challenging yet rewarding journey and one that you do not have to do alone. We find it helps to not only get set up with the right therapist from the beginning, but receive extra support along the way. The check-in program is totally optional. You can see an associate therapist and choose whether or not you want check-in calls as you go along.