Our Team

Amy Wicker, Psy.D., Founder & Clinical Director

Dr. Wicker is a New York State Licensed Psychologist (Psy.D.) and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from William James College.

Prior to obtaining her doctorate, she obtained a Master’s of Science in Social Work from Columbia University’s School of Social Work and a Bachelor of Science from Williams College. Dr. Wicker has worked and/or trained at Shriners Hospital for Children, Massachusetts General Hospital, Wellesley College Counseling Service, and Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Wicker has a special interest in working with distressed couples and has advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP).

Dr. Wicker is committed to providing the highest quality therapy informed by attachment theory, emotion science, and best clinical practices.

*Please note, at this time Dr. Wicker is not accepting new patients.*

Jackie Krol, LCSW, Head Clinical Supervisor

Jackie believes therapy is an adventurous journey into the soul. It is a journey that one embarks on to find out who they are and what they want out of life. Jackie specializes in working with people who suffer from low self-esteem, anxiety, relationship issues, and obsessive compulsive disorder.

Jackie also helps her clients with stress management. Jackie is instrumental in helping her clients navigate journeys toward enhanced peace and happiness. Jackie’s approach is energetic and passionate, as she truly enjoys helping people transform their lives. As a results-oriented therapist, Jackie tailors her therapeutic approach to meet each individual client’s particular needs. Jackie is passionate about helping her clients experience transformation and positive change in their lives.

Jackie is well known for offering online video therapy for busy professionals.

Julie Martin, MFT, LP Staff Therapist

Julie views the therapeutic relationship as a supportive alliance that is formed through the sharing and exploration of one’s unique and sacred personal story. Julie believes that through sharing your story and engaging in a process of exploration, the lingering effects of past traumas can be released, as well as patterns that no longer serve you.

Julie’s style is empathetic, collaborative, and culturally informed, with an emphasis on safety and nonjudgment. Julie enjoys supporting clients who are going through or seeking life transitions, navigating family relationships, and working through anxiety, depression, and trauma.

Julie’s approach to therapy is tailored to the unique needs of every client, and based in Narrative, Family Systems, and Solution-Focused modalities. Julie is trained as a Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher and brings an awareness of the physical effects that trauma has on our bodies. She works from a space of mindfulness, curiosity, and openness.

Julie is passionate about empowering others to find happiness and fulfillment in life.

Jackie Ourman, MHC, LP Staff Therapist

Jackie believes a strong therapeutic relationship is key to successful therapy. Jackie utilizes evidence-based modalities including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), to help her clients overcome difficulties and develop positive skills in their lives.

Jackie has also completed training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Jackie customizes treatment plans based on the unique needs and goals of her clients.

Prior to transitioning into the mental health field, Jackie was a Vice President, Human Resources Generalist, in the investment banking industry in New York City for seven years. She is also a trained chef and worked in the test kitchens at Bon Appétit Magazine and Epicurious. Additionally, she held a senior leadership role at a non-profit, funding research to find a cure for life-threatening food allergies. Her life experiences are varied yet the one constant is her deep connection with people and her strong interest in the human condition.

Allison Poster Katz, MHC, LP Staff Therapist

Allison believes the relationship between therapist and client is the foundation of therapy. Her goal as a therapist is to create a safe space that is supportive and nonjudgmental which helps clients open up and feel comfortable sharing. She wants you to feel heard and understood.

As a therapist and dietitian, Allison believes the journey to mental health involves caring for ourselves in a holistic manner. How we think, eat, and move impacts our mental well-being. Allison possesses a thorough knowledge and practical use of counseling theories, with a preference for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Her favorite motto is “What we think is what we become.” She believes what we tell ourselves and how we think dictates how we perceive the world. This perception becomes our reality. Problems may arise when thoughts become distorted and negatively impacts one’s view of self and life. Allison believes therapy allows clients to explore these challenges and create thought patterns that promote self-growth and healing.

With the use of various cognitive-behavioral techniques, Allison will teach you skills to cope with challenges in a healthier way. She will work with you to create a path dictated by what you want your life to be about rather than what hinders you.

Genifer Lancaster, LMSW, Staff Therapist

Genifer believes hurt, disappointment, sadness, and grief are normal part of the human experience. Genifer notices that we often turn this hurt inward, creating even more painful beliefs about ourselves and the world.

Genifer creates a genuine relationship with her clients, closely joining her clients on their path to personal growth. Genifer collaborates with her clients, helping them to address and remove barriers that prevent them from a more meaningful, authentic, and purposeful life. Sometimes, Genifer will offer curiosity, new ideas, and techniques. Other times, she will help her clients identify and shift patterns that no longer serve them. In this safe, judgment-free space, Genifer’s clients can reconnect with themselves in new and healthier ways.

Genifer works from an attachment-theory perspective, believing that human beings thrive when engaged in healthy, connected, and secure relationships. Genifer utilizes a trauma-informed lens, drawing upon various modalities, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, AEDP, and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Genifer specializes in treating depression, anxiety, family of origin issues, and relational trauma.

Claire Johnson, MHC, LP Staff Therapist

Claire believes therapy can empower individuals to better understand their stories and build an authentic, wholehearted life. Through a strengths-based lens, she creates a highly empathetic and compassionate environment to help her clients explore the full range of their human experiences. Claire supports her clients in examining how past experiences and relational patterns have impacted them and may keep them from reaching their goals. She is a collaborative practitioner and credits the therapeutic relationship as an integral part of change.

Claire is passionate about the mind-body connection and its capacity for resiliency. Her approach is to help clients work through whatever brings them to therapy while exploring how to best care for themselves.

Claire holds an MA degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University and is a certified yoga teacher. She utilizes strengths-based, psychodynamic, and person-centered approaches to support adults struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, and grief.

Anna Spencer, LMSW, Staff Therapist

Anna’s approach to therapy is warm, relational, and empowering. Recognizing the healing from being truly seen and heard, Anna strives to create a collaborative environment where individuals and couples can deepen their knowledge of themselves through increased empathy and understanding.

While Anna may integrate liberation-based healing practices or psychoanalytic approaches, relationships are prioritized as a place for both individual and collective healing. Through attending to our relationships with ourselves and others, Anna believes that we are all gifted an opportunity to reflect on past influences so that we can practice new ways of being in the present and the future.

To obtain her LMSW, Anna completed a dual master’s degree program at Union Theological Seminary and Silberman School of Social Work, where she concentrated in mental health. Anna specializes in supporting people working through trauma, depression, anxiety, and life transitions. Anna always strives to understand the uniqueness of your pain and strengths based on your lived experiences. After working in the field of hospice and crisis interventions, Anna can support you in living a meaningful life now.