Team

Chrissandra M. Andra

MA, MS, LCSW, SIFI
Chrissandra M. Andra wearing pink shaded sunglasses, gold earrings, and a shirt with an eclectic mix of gold pins.

Title: Founder, Research Team Lead, Clinical Supervisor, & Psychotherapist

Email: sandra@queerbehaviors.com

Phone: 815-600-3107

Modalities: Behavioral Activation (BA); Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT); Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT); Exposure & response prevention (ERP/ExRP); & Prolonged exposure (PE) 

Clinical Interests/Specialties: values-aligned living; overcoming self-injurious/suicidal thoughts and urges; overcoming intrusive/obsessive thoughts; targeting posttraumatic stress responses; teaching and practicing mindfulness

Team(s): Anti-Oppressive Practice Team, DBT Consultation Team, & Research Team

Education: Master of Arts in Creative Process (National University of Ireland, 2016); Master of Social Work in Advanced Clinical Practice with a specialization in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT; Columbia University School of Social Work, 2019); Master of Science in Cognitive Neuroscience (CUNY Graduate Center, 2023)

Brief Bio: Focusing on non-judgmental, collaborative, & behaviorally-specific interventions, I bring a feminist, queer-affirming perspective to my practice of psychotherapy. My style is both gentle and straightforward. I usually ask clients to complete between-sessions homework, so that the work of therapy continues throughout the week.

Alayo Bascome

LCSW
Alayo Bascome, LCSW, with a finger on their chin smiling at the camera. Wearing a long sleeve floral print button down shirt, with a vest over it, and a tie.

Title: Anti-Oppressive Practice Team Lead

Email: TBD

Phone: 929-352-2098

Modalities: Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT); Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); Life coaching & ADHD Coaching; Motivational Interviewing (MI); Rape Crisis Counseling.

Clinical Interests/Specialties: TBD

Team(s): Anti-Oppressive Practice Team

Education: Master of Social Work (Silver School of Social Work, 2019)

Brief Bio: TBD

Paula Carrizosa

LMSW
Paula Carrizosa, LMSW, smiling at the camera, wearing glasses, a necklace with a red charm, and a black shirt.

Title: Psychotherapist

Pronouns: she/her

Email: paula@queerbehaviors.com

Phone: 347-470-9505

Modalities: Behavioral Activation (BA); Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT); Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Prolonged Exposure (DBT-PE); Multi-diagnostic Eating Disorder DBT (MED-DBT); Motivational Interviewing (MI)

Clinical Interests/Specialties: Suicidality; self-harm; emotion regulation; disordered eating; mindfulness; relationships; trauma; Latinx identity/experiences

Team(s): Anti-Oppressive Practice Team, DBT Consultation Team, & Research Team

Education: Master of Social Work (Columbia School of Social Work, 2023)

Brief Bio: My approach to therapy is warm, nonjudgmental, and collaborative. Together, we’ll explore behavioral patterns and past experiences, and begin to implement practical changes that align with your goals and values. I encourage curiosity and self-compassion and practice from an anti-oppressive lens.

Rebecca-Emma Kaplan

LMSW

Title: DBT Consultation Team Lead & Psychotherapist

Pronouns: (all pronouns)

Email: rebeccaemma@queerbehaviors.com

Phone: 914-584-5413

Modalities: Behavioral Activation (BA); Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT); Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); Exposure and Response Prevention (ExRP); Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment

Clinical Interests/Specialties: Suicidality; Self-Harm; Mindfulness; Emotion Regulation; Relational Mindfulness; Values-Aligned Living; Kink and BDSM; Polyamory; Consensual Non-Monogamy; Alternative Family Structures; Substance Use Disorders; Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder; Anxiety Disorders; Queerness; Gender Identity

Team(s): Anti-Oppressive Practice Team, DBT Consultation Team, & Research Team

Education: Master of Social Work (Columbia School of Social Work, 2022)

Brief Bio: Celebration of our authentic selves can create a space for healing. Acting in line with our values can build a platform of self-love. Setting and achieving our goals can instill a sense of agency and purpose in our lives. I aim to serve as a support for empowerment through self-discovery, self-acceptance, skill-building and becoming your best. We will collaborate in the pursuit of your self-defined therapy goals and do so with an anti-oppressive and trauma-informed lens. You will define your life worth living. We will actualize it together.