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 Monday to Friday, 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.
Dr. Alice (Borodiansky) Rizzi, PsyD – Dr. Alice (Borodiansky) Rizzi, PsyD is a recent graduate from La Salle University’s Clinical Psychology doctoral program. She works under the supervision of Dr. Chloe Carmichael as a postdoctoral fellow at Carmichael Psychology on Park Avenue by Grand Central Station, where she sees individuals and couples. Alice received her Bachelor of Science degree from New York University and her master’s and doctoral degrees from La Salle University. Alice integrates cognitive behavioral strategies with a mindful and compassionate interpersonal style. She specializes in goal-directed treatment for anxiety and depression in addition to a skills-based approach for emotion regulation, problem-solving, and stress management. Alice practices mindfulness both personally and professionally and has successfully defended her doctoral dissertation on the measurement of mindfulness in individuals. She strongly values and integrates principles of awareness, acceptance, compassion, kindness, and nonjudgment into her work and can help clients incorporate these – and other values – into their own lives. Combining thoughtful questions, skills, and warmth, Alice aims to help clients lead a life worth living, however they choose to define it.
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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 early afternoons through evenings on Mondays, mid-afternoons through evenings on Tuesdays, and early mornings through mid-afternoons on Thursdays and Fridays.
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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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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.