Psychotherapy is a journey of discovery and healing. We welcome you to embark on this supported quest with us - of making your life a more accurate version of the hope and visions you imagine for yourself.

  WHO WE ARE

Doree Lipson, psychotherapist, New Paltz therapy

Doree Lipson, LCSW-R, SEP, Founder, Director, Psychotherapist

 

Doree Lipson is the founder and director of Wellness Embodied, a center for psychotherapy and healing. After working for most of her career in agency settings and seeing the disconnected struggle between wonderful mission statements and poor management and clinical support, she began cultivating the vision of creating a healing center. At the heart of Wellness Embodied is the desire to support and nurture our psychotherapists and other healing providers so they can then do the same for those that choose our practice as the home for their transformative work.

Doree is a licensed clinical social worker with a masters degree in social work from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Doree graduated with a focus on adolescents and families in 2003 and has been working with adults, adolescents, families and couples since that time, both in Michigan and New York states. Doree received her undergraduate degree in English literature from State University of New York College at Fredonia. Doree has also completed a certificate program in Somatic Experiencing (SE) and uses this modality in her therapeutic work.

In addition to her clinical training, Doree has been a student of Soto Zen Buddhist teachings and practice since 1996. Doree is lay-ordained in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. She has taught meditation in both college and private settings. Mindfulness is one central component to the clinical work she does with her patients.

Above all else, Doree strives to find a practical balance between using the tools necessary to function optimally in the day to day while compassionately understanding the life experiences that have created the habituated stuckness that often brings people into treatment. Doree works with a gentle and loving relational approach, focusing on the body as the home for our stories and also the gateway to new experiences. She has a special affinity and love for bridging the personal and spiritual aspects of our life's journey.

Rafael Perez, LCSW-R Psychotherapist

 

In my approach to working with individuals, couples, families and groups, I utilize methods from traditional relational psychotherapy, CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, EMDR, and Somatic Experiencing to help people shift concepts and constraints so that they can restore, transform, and flow with greater ease. This enables us to have greater access to power, increase aliveness, self expression, and feel connected to our higher purpose and greater version of ourselves.

 

I guide people to shift fixated patterns of emotional, cognitive, behavioral, spiritual, and physiological states to discharge any held energy, ease restraints, recalibrate emotions, cognitive restructuring, deepen awareness, apply new skills, adaptive understanding of themselves and restore a sense of self compassion.

 

I have sixteen years of post-masters clinical supervised experience working in various clinical, community, educational, and private settings helping individuals overcome challenges, heal wounds, restore balance, reclaim self expression, and reconnect with inner wisdom in order to live with greater function, freedom and ease.

 

Languages:  English and Spanish

Noreen  Lempert, LCSW Psychotherapist

 

Noreen Lempert is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with an expertise in working with trauma. Noreen has extensive and varied trainings, which enable her to focus on how to help heal the whole person. She has been helping adolescents and adults deal with a range of issues including childhood abuse, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, loss/bereavement and addictions. Noreen has extensive experience in helping clients heal and transform aspects of themselves as they learn to reduce their anxiety and emotional reactivity and come into a new truth about themselves. Noreen works with her clients in a collaborative, relational way as they strive to overcome their problems and make positive changes in their lives. The work with clients is guided by a gentle and experiential approach that combines elements of relational, psychodynamic and parts psychology models with a focus on establishing mindfulness and relaxation techniques to support increased self-awareness and individual growth. The ultimate goal in these therapy sessions is a transformational change that is a gradual process that occurs over time.

 

Noreen received her graduate degree in Clinical Social Work from Fordham University and a training certificate in trauma studies from the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy; she has also received EMDR training in levels I and II. Noreen is currently at work studying additional trauma processing models to better help her clients heal from past traumas.

Carrie Schapker, LMSW  Psychotherapist

 

Carrie offers both individual and couples counseling.  Her goal is to enhance each person’s innate wisdom about their life and relationships, as well as to identify and address specific areas of challenge.  She utilizes cognitive behavioral techniques, including mindfulness practices, to work with habitual patterns of behavior and communication.  She also offers a wide range of health coaching tools — nutritional, creative, and spiritual -- that contribute to overall well-being.  She has worked as a Social Work Intern at the Psychological Counseling Center at SUNY New Paltz and as a Social Worker at the Institute for Family Health in Kingston, NY.  She has counseled a wide range of people on issues that include anxiety, depression, bereavement/loss and recovery from addiction.

 

Carrie received her Master of Social Work degree from Adelphia University and her BA in Political Science from Williams College.  She is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and a certified Health Coach.  She has practiced as a Shambhala Buddhist for the past 18 years and is trained as a meditation instructor.

Stephanie St. John Olear, MHC-LP Psychotherapist

 

Stephanie is a Mental Health Counselor who works with adolescents, families and adults. She completed her graduate studies with a focus on helping families in transition as well as helping those in recovery from substance abuse and mental illness. Stephanie was proud to be on the Mobile Mental Health Team of Ulster County, working closely with those in crisis by providing them with services and intervention. Stephanie has also worked with adults recovering from substance abuse and mental illness and has clinical experience working in substance abuse treatment with adolescents and their families. Stephanie enjoys working with all age groups, providing advocacy for LGBTQIA++; and has been trained in how to promote coping skills for emotional regulation, eating disorders, anxiety, and depression. Stephanie also uses mindfulness techniques that can both empower and heal, along with CBT and DBT, for a well rounded person-centered approach that helps the client participate in a life long journey toward wellness. Stephanie was trained in the Zero Suicide model to assess and prevent suicide. Stephanie is also versed in the treatment of and advocacy for spectrum disorders.

Stephanie holds a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from the State University of New York at New Paltz.  In addition to her clinical training, Stephanie also has a BFA in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University and is an accomplished musician and writer. She strives to bring her creativity to therapy. She is a firm believer in the healing power of artistic expression and has led groups that promote healing from trauma through writing and vocal expression.

Rosemary Rouhana, LMHC, NCC  Psychotherapist

 

Rosey has provided psychotherapy in a variety of settings, including outpatient mental health and substance abuse clinics, domestic violence and homeless shelters, and schools. Rosey has expertise in play and creative arts therapy and has used a variety of interventions to meet each client’s unique needs. She has utilized these modalities to help children, youth, and families to deal with a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self-esteem, and addictions. She is especially passionate about helping children learn to express and regulate their emotions, build coping skills, and heal in a supportive and encouraging environment. Rosey has the utmost respect for children and is constantly learning from them in her work as a psychotherapist.

 

Rosey received her MA in Mental Health Counseling from NYU, where she focused her studies on trauma, play therapy, and child and family counseling. She received her BA in English and Creative Writing at Colby College in Waterville, Maine and values creative expression as a source of healing. Rosey is a pianist and drummer, and loves to compose music in her free time. Rosey is in the process of obtaining certifications in Creative Arts

Therapy and Equine-Assisted Therapy. She is also currently enrolled in a Synergetic Play Therapy program that focuses on how to help children self-regulate and manage uncomfortable states of being that often impact their ability to function in a variety of environments. In addition to these experiential forms of therapy, Rosey provides equine-assisted psychotherapy, where clients initiate healing through interactions with horses, at Nichols Field in Kerhonkson. Rosey is a proficient Spanish speaker and is able to work with monolingual parents of bilingual children.

Mary Farel,  LMSW  Psychotherapist

 

Mary finds herself deeply moved when bearing witness to another human being come alive as a result of overcoming adversity. In this process, the person’s innate potential is revealed, confirming that each one of us has the capacity to heal and grow.

 

Mary sees both adults and couples. She has worked with clients with anxiety, depression, and developmental trauma as well as counseled those in the depths of grief/loss. Assisting clients to identify limitations, and move beyond them, be it patterns/themes in behavior, relationships or communication, Mary works collaboratively and is client-centered.  She utilizes and integrates components of psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavior therapy and dialectical behavior therapy. Mindfulness is an integral part of her therapeutic approach. She enjoys weaving spirituality and the creative arts in to therapy when appropriate.

 

Mary received her Masters in Clinical Social Work from the University at Albany. She has worked at the Adult Partial Hospitalization program at the Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley since 2016. Currently, she is enrolled in the three-year Somatic Experiencing training. Mary is a long-time meditator and has taught yoga to diverse populations since 1998.

  OUR SERVICES

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Outpatient psychotherapy

Therapy may be conducted individually, as a couple or as a family. Therapy is offered on a weekly basis, unless otherwise agreed upon. Individual sessions are approximately 45 minutes in length. Couples and families typically meet for an hour.

 

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Clinical Supervision

Clinical Supervision is available for master level social workers gathering hours toward their "C" or toward their "R". Please contact us to discuss the number of monthly supervision hours necessary to complete these levels of licensure and our current supervision  fee rates.

  FEES / RESOURCES

845-532-6064

wellnessembodiedcenter@gmail.com

Where to find us

126 Main Street Suite A

New Paltz

NY 12561

 

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