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Adriana Khoker, LCSW-R

CEO & Founder

Not accepting new clients

Adriana is a native New Yorker and familiar with the stressors that come with living in NYC. She received her undergraduate degree from Stony Brook University and her MSW from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. Adriana has extensive experience working with people from all walks of life including, the formerly incarcerated, undocumented, and severe mental illnesses. She also has an array of experience in different settings including, clinic work, mental health startups, and private practice. Adriana enjoys working with people who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, divorce, relationships and life transitions. She implements a variety of interventions including her training in CBT, REBT, Complicated Grief Therapy, and EMDR.

Adriana founded The People’s Therapy with the mission of making great mental health care not only accessible but affordable. She hopes to provide an environment in which people from all walks of life feel welcomed and accepted at her practice.

Darrlyn Moorer, LCSW

Clinical Supervisor/Psychotherapist

Not accepting new clients

Darrlyn Moorer is a native New Yorker passionate about serving the needs of her community. She views the relationship between the clinician and client as a collaboration; she wants her clients to truly feel like they are a part of the therapeutic process and are in charge of their counseling experience. Darrlyn has a broad range of clinical experience in the child welfare, family homelessness and healthcare fields, and has worked with adults, children and families. She also has an extensive background of providing support to diverse groups of people including but not limited to those who identify as BIPOC and/or LGBTQIA+.

She employs a strengths-based, client centered, trauma informed approach in her practice and utilizes Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Reframing and Crisis Intervention. Her goal as a therapist is to provide a safe environment where you can explore your primary interests, identify goals and develop a treatment plan to fit you and your aspirations.

Monica Suarez, LMSW

Psychotherapist

Monica Suarez is a psychotherapist with a passion for supporting others in the NYC community. She received her undergraduate degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and her MSW from NYU Silver School of Social Work. She has broad experience working with people from different walks of life such as undocumented, severely mentally ill, and history of substance use. She enjoys working with people who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, and teenagers. Monica has an extensive history of working with children, youth, and families; particularly with adolescents and their transitioning from children to young adults.

She views her work to be a partnership between clinician and client. Monica strongly utilizes a strength-based and trauma-based approach in her practice by using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Crisis Intervention. Her goal as a therapist is to provide a safe space for you to be your most authentic self and build skills that work for you throughout your treatment.

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Giuseppa LaCorte, LMSW

Psychotherapist

Giuseppa LaCorte is a psychotherapist who works with teens, young adults, and adults. She has a passion for helping others and would love to be a support through your most difficult stressors in life. She has extensive clinical experience in working with severe mental illness, substance use disorders, and those with co-occurring disorders.

She employs a strengths-based perspective, client centered, and shared decision-making model in all her sessions. She also utilizes motivational interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and various other modalities in order to help you realize your goals. Her goal as a therapist is to provide a warm, non-judgmental, and safe environment for all of her clients.

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Ana Ladino, LMSW

Psychotherapist

Ana is a passionate and warm bilingual (Spanish and English) Licensed Master of Social Worker. She obtained her Master’s degree from Columbia University in 2020. She attended New York University for her Bachelor’s Degree in 2017. She has clinical experience in different settings including outpatient treatment programs, school settings and private practice. She can work with all age groups from young children to adults. She utilizes a combination of different therapy approaches including: client-centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic, Mindfulness Skills, Supportive Counseling, Trauma-Informed Care, Crisis Intervention, Family-Systems and Strengths Based approaches. She understands the importance of a multimodal approach to treatment to support clients in exploring their inner worlds and intersecting identities.

Through building a solid rapport and forming strong treatment alliances, Ana works towards helping her client’s learn healthy and adaptive coping skills, increase awareness and experience greater joy when overcoming challenges in their lives. Ana ensures each client is part of their own individualized plan to be able to meet their mental health needs. Ana’s utmost priority is to provide a safe and non-judgmental environment in which clients can explore the therapeutic experience and feel listened to, supported and validated.

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Marberth Coulanges, LMSW

Psychotherapist

Marberth Coulanges is a psychotherapist with a passion to help others in their most difficult moments. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from St. John’s University and Master’s degree in Social Work from New York University.

Marberth enjoys working with teens and young adults. She has extensive clinical experience in working with those struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, identity issues, and life transitions. She has worked in many different settings such as child welfare, schools, hospitals, and outpatient treatment programs.

Marberth works to establish a partnership with her clients through rapport building and a client-centered approach. She utilizes modalities such as Motivational Interviewing, Crisis Intervention, Trauma-Informed Care, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Her goal as a therapist is to create a warm and safe space where clients can feel comfortable to be themselves while learning new skills.

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Liliana Munoz. Graduate student in training

Psychotherapist

Liliana is a native New Yorker who is bilingual in Spanish and English and currently pursuing a masters degree in Science for Clinical counseling. She has chosen this career path because it is her passion: since she was young, she has always found joy and fulfillment in helping others overcome their problems. She is excited that she can now have the same impact on a broader scale as a professional, and she is eager to apply all that she has learned and continue to grow in this field. Her goal is to make clients feel welcome and to establish a solid therapeutic alliance in which they understand that she has their best interest at heart. By doing so, clients will be more open and confident in the process and be in the best position to reach their own goals.

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Our team

Adriana Khoker, LCSW-R

CEO & Founder

Not accepting new clients

Adriana is a native New Yorker and familiar with the stressors that come with living in NYC. She received her undergraduate degree from Stony Brook University and her MSW from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. Adriana has extensive experience working with people from all walks of life including, the formerly incarcerated, undocumented, and severe mental illnesses. She also has an array of experience in different settings including, clinic work, mental health startups, and private practice. Adriana enjoys working with people who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, divorce, relationships and life transitions. She implements a variety of interventions including her training in CBT, REBT, Complicated Grief Therapy, and EMDR. Adriana founded The People’s Therapy with the mission of making great mental health care not only accessible but affordable. She hopes to provide an environment in which people from all walks of life feel welcomed and accepted at her practice.

Darrlyn Moorer, LCSW

Clinical Supervisor/Psychotherapist
Darrlyn Moorer is a native New Yorker passionate about serving the needs of her community. She views the relationship between the clinician and client as a collaboration; she wants her clients to truly feel like they are a part of the therapeutic process and are in charge of their counseling experience. Darrlyn has a broad range of clinical experience in the child welfare, family homelessness and healthcare fields, and has worked with adults, children and families. She also has an extensive background of providing support to diverse groups of people including but not limited to those who identify as BIPOC and/or LGBTQIA+. She employs a strengths-based, client centered, trauma informed approach in her practice and utilizes Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Reframing and Crisis Intervention. Her goal as a therapist is to provide a safe environment where you can explore your primary interests, identify goals and develop a treatment plan to fit you and your aspirations.
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Monica Suarez, LMSW

Psychotherapist
Monica Suarez is a bilingual psychotherapist with a passion for supporting others in the NYC community. She received her undergraduate degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and her MSW from NYU Silver School of Social Work. She has broad experience working with people from different walks of life such as undocumented, severely mentally ill, and history of substance use. She enjoys working with people who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, and teenagers. Monica has an extensive history of working with children, youth, and families; particularly with adolescents and their transitioning from children to young adults. She views her work to be a partnership between clinician and client. Monica strongly utilizes a strength-based and trauma-based approach in her practice by using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Crisis Intervention. Her goal as a therapist is to provide a safe space for you to be your most authentic self and build skills that work for you throughout your treatment.
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Ana Ladino, LMSW

Psychotherapist

Not accepting new clients

Ana is a passionate and warm bilingual (Spanish and English) Licensed Master of Social Worker. She obtained her Master’s degree from Columbia University in 2020. She attended New York University for her Bachelor’s Degree in 2017. She has clinical experience in different settings including outpatient treatment programs, school settings and private practice. She can work with all age groups from young children to adults. She utilizes a combination of different therapy approaches including: client-centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic, Mindfulness Skills, Supportive Counseling, Trauma-Informed Care, Crisis Intervention, Family-Systems and Strengths Based approaches. She understands the importance of a multimodal approach to treatment to support clients in exploring their inner worlds and intersecting identities. Through building a solid rapport and forming strong treatment alliances, Ana works towards helping her client’s learn healthy and adaptive coping skills, increase awareness and experience greater joy when overcoming challenges in their lives. Ana ensures each client is part of their own individualized plan to be able to meet their mental health needs. Ana’s utmost priority is to provide a safe and non-judgmental environment in which clients can explore the therapeutic experience and feel listened to, supported and validated.

Michelle Pinales, LMSW

Psychotherapist
Michelle received her Bachelor’s in Spanish and Psychology with a minor in Latin and African American Studies from Western Washington University. She then went on to receive her Master’s in Social Work with a concentration in children and adolescent trauma and their families at New York University. She is a bilingual Licensed Social Worker and is currently working on obtaining her clinical license. Michelle began her career as a school social worker where she provided both individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, facilitated family and student centered workshops on a variety of topics. She has had a huge passion for advocating for the needs of youth and their families from diverse backgrounds like herself. She has an expertise in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, and Mindfulness. As a supervisor for social work students at New York University, Michelle developed skills in leadership and facilitation. Michelle is passionate about advocating and uplifting communities of color and wants to continue do so through her many platforms including here at The People’s Therapy.
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Jemila McPhee, LMSW

Psychotherapist
Jemila is a Licensed Master Social Worker who enjoys teaching skills that help her clients navigate through life's challenges. Jemila received her Master in Social Work Degree from Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College and her Undergraduate Degree from Queens College. People may describe her as warm, empathetic, and genuine. She believes that meeting people where they are and providing a safe space are key to the healing experience. Jemila specializes in working with people who struggle with anxiety, stress, low confidence, decision making, academic problems, job & career, grief, depression, and trauma. Jemila wants her Ct’s to know that they are not alone and whatever they are going through, she is here for them. Jemila uses a variety of interventions cognitive behavior therapy, client centered therapy and motivational interviewing and a culturally responsive approach.
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Liliana Munoz, GRADUATE STUDENT IN TRAINING

Psychotherapist
Liliana is a native New Yorker who is bilingual in Spanish and English and currently pursuing a masters degree in Science for Clinical counseling. She has chosen this career path because it is her passion: since she was young, she has always found joy and fulfillment in helping others overcome their problems. She is excited that she can now have the same impact on a broader scale as a professional, and she is eager to apply all that she has learned and continue to grow in this field. Her goal is to make clients feel welcome and to establish a solid therapeutic alliance in which they understand that she has their best interest at heart. By doing so, clients will be more open and confident in the process and be in the best position to reach their own goals.
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