“Throughout my life, creating authentic connections with others has been my passion. I have always been curious about those I met along the way, and strived to create honest and meaningful relationships. These values are the foundation of my way of engaging in our journey of therapy. I believe that an accepting, compassionate, encouraging, and playful environment is essential for therapy, and allows for true connection and growth — and I am invested in facilitating that process. I recognize that therapy can be daunting, and it requires one to feel safe and understood in order to engage in the process of change. I am grateful to those who allow me to see them in their moments of vulnerability and honored to serve as their guide, as we work together to uncover the happiest version of themselves.”
Yana Lechtman, Psy.D. graduated from Yeshiva University, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Lenox-Hill Hospital. She has been working with children, adults and families in various settings including acute inpatient units, intensive day treatment program, outpatient, residential, and in-home services. She is committed to fostering a collaborative process tailored to fit your needs and style, using integrative approaches. She works from a relational and insight-oriented perspective, while incorporating DBT skills of mindfulness, emotional regulation, and distress tolerance, along with other creative and practical tools. She specializes in working with those who experience emotional dysregulation, difficulties in relationships, and identity development and transition related challenges. She is also experienced working with those who struggle with suicidal thoughts and self-harm behaviors.