Erin Iwanusa, LCSW, CDWF
Founder and Clinical Director
Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator
Erin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, grief and loss, fertility, and pregnancy loss. Erin specializes in working with clients from adolescence to adulthood. She is a certified Daring Way™ Facilitator, a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown.
Erin has extensive training in both Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, both evidence-based practices shown to support anxiety, mood regulation, eating disorders, and depressed symptoms. Erin is also trained in mindfulness-based practices, including self-compassion and shame resilience. Erin is further trained in grief support, pregnancy loss, and providing care for individuals in palliative and hospice care. Erin’s practice method allows one to continue working throughout the week outside of therapy sessions by implementing skills and setting goals. Sessions with Erin integrate a process-oriented approach, meaning the client brings to session what feels important to discuss, and through discussion, clients leave sessions with tools to continue the therapeutic process throughout the week. For more information on Erin and her work, visit her website at www.eriniwanusalcsw.com.
Cost for 60 minute session: $225
Alicia Kiss, MHC-LP
Alicia is a Mental Health Counselor, and has experience with individuals struggling with addiction and cooccurring mental health diagnoses, as well as those with anxiety, depression, and personality disorders. She has experience working with the adolescent and adults’ populations. Her previous clinical experience working on adult inpatient psychiatric units has provided her the skillset to treat a variety of mental health diagnoses with compassion, support and empathy.
Alicia uses a variety of modalities such as Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), as well as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She offers individual and group psychotherapy in order to best meet her client’s individual needs. Alicia’s goal is to help her clients develop insight into current issues and utilize client strengths to improve their ability to cope with challenges and stressors.
Cost for 60-minute session: $175
*Alicia has sliding scale slots available for those who qualify.
Molly is a therapist completing her Master of Social Work at New York University. Molly specializes in working with adolescents and young adults, living with anxiety and depressive disorders. Molly specifically specializes in supporting individuals in emotion regulation and improving their relationships. Molly uses mindfulness based approaches, cognitive restructuring, and compassion practices in sessions to empower clients to access presence, acceptance, and growth. Molly uses tools from Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy to support clients. Molly's previous work includes working at the JED Foundation, a nonprofit with the mission of protecting the emotional health of, and preventing suicide amongst young adults.
Cost for 60-minute sessions: $75
Taproot Therapy's Internship Program:
Seeing an intern is a wonderful way to receive cost-effective, evidence-based clinical support. Taproot Therapy has a rigorous application process for interns. We select the top Master of Social Work students from the top programs in New York City.
There are several positive aspects of working with a therapy intern:
A note from the clinical director:
"I am honored to work with Molly this year. Molly was selected for our internship program this year based on her ability to connect with clients, build rapport, and offer evidence-based clinical interventions. She has demonstrated quality clinical skills, and her clients report great improvement after working with her. You are in great hands with Molly!" - Erin Iwanusa, LCSW, CDWF
To learn more about Taproot Therapy's Internship program, or to apply for the program, contact the clinical director: firstname.lastname@example.org
Matthew is our amazing executive assistant! He keeps our practice running. Matthew is responsible for anything outside of clinical work. Outside of his executive assistant role, Matthew is a film editor and occasional dog-sitter to our therapy dog, Remy.