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TIMOTHY LEE

Director and Founder, LCSW

 

Director and Founder – LCSW – Licensed Therapist, State of New York, and a CSAT (Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist) and S-PSB. He earned his MSW from New York University. Tim has trained with Patrick Carnes, Ph.D., Doug Weiss, PH.D, as well as at the Psychodrama Institute New York and Keystone ECU in Chester, PA.

Through private practice, Tim provides therapy to individuals and couples who are experiencing difficulties relating to sex addiction and compulsive behavior. For six years, he was a board member of The Society for The Advancement of Sexual Health , which publishes a scientific journal on sexual compulsivity and hosts an annual conference to provide educational sessions on the treatment of sex addiction. He is a member of IITAP (International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals), and was also a founding member of Addiction Therapy Professionals, a professional group of therapists specializing in the treatment of sex addiction. Before starting his private practice, Tim worked at various addiction treatment centers in the New York City area, including Hazelden of New York.

A licensed pilot, Tim enjoys flying and hiking in his leisure time. He is also an avid traveler and history buff. Tim and his wife live in Manhattan.

KATHLEEN KELLEY

Director of the Family Program

 

Director of the Family Program . MDiv. LMFT, is a NYS licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in the treatment and recovery of individuals, couples and families struggling with addictions. She is also an expert working with couples in crisis due to sexual addiction and compulsivity.

In addition to recently joining New York Pathways, she is managing director and faculty practice member of the Psychotherapy and Spirituality Institute in NYC. Kathleen holds a Master of Divinity and is a candidate for a doctoral degree from The Catholic University of America specializing in family systems. In addition, Kathleen has extensive training in marriage and family therapy as well as psychoanalysis from The Blanton Peale Institute in New York City, The Bowen Family Center in Washington D.C. and The Western Pennsylvania Family Center in Pittsburgh

Kathleen has worked in the field of addictions for over 15 years including for the last 7+ years as part of a multidisciplinary team of clinicians at the Hazelden Foundation in NYC where she served as the Family Program Coordinator. Kathleen has extensive experience developing and facilitating process and psycho-educational groups for spouses, partners and loved ones of people struggling with a variety of addictions.

CHRISTOPHER M. SHEA

Primary Therapist – LMSW, CASAC,
CSAT Candidate, EMDR

 

Primary Therapist – LMSW, CASAC, CSAT Candidate, EMDR – Christopher has been in the addiction treatment field since 2009.  His interest in human behavior, trauma, and recovery has earned him a Master of Social Work degree from New York University.   He also holds credentials as a Certified Alcoholism Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) and is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT). His professional affiliations include memberships in the National Association of Social Workers, the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals, the Cognitive Therapy Center of NJ, and the International Society of Schema Therapy.

Christopher is experienced in working with people suffering from addictions, trauma, and co-occurring mental disorders.  He is formally trained in Schema Therapy as well as EMDR to treat PTSD and other life traps.  He facilitates psycho-educational lectures and the practices of DBT, CBT, and 12-Step Recovery.  Those benefiting from his care include addicted individuals, their partners, and couples working towards relationship restoration.

He has specialized experience in working with LGBTQ populations as both a facilitator of a gay men’s support groups and as a peer counselor at Identity House. He provides culturally competent mental health services in the form of individual and group therapies to a wide variety of populations. Through his dedication and commitment to helping people heal their lives, Christopher upholds dedication, warmth, and integrity as a mental health professional.

JOHN D. KELLY

Primary Therapist – LMSW

 

Primary Therapist – LMSW – John earned his Masters of Social Work degree from Fordham University, and specializes in treatment for sex addiciton and trauma. In addition to individual therapy, John provides relationship restoration therapy for couples, and facilitates psychoeducation and process-oriented groups. Cognitive beharioral therapy, motivational interviewing, as well as Gestalt therapy and inner child experiential therapy are a few modalities John has experience using to help clients restore their lives and relationships.

In the past, John worked for 17 years as a corporate banker and treasury management consultant for several Wall Street firms, and 10 years as a manager at a private golf club in New Jersey.

John currently volunteers and mentors at a non-profit in NYC that helps support previously incarcerated individuals start new businesses and find employment. For fun, John’s hobbies include playing golf, bicycling, gardening and oil painting.

JESSICA ELIZABETH COLE

Primary Therapist – LMSW, MA

 

Primary Therapist – LMSW, MA – Jessica holds a Master’s in Social Work from New York University, where she focused on intimacy disorders and sex addiction, and a Master’s in Anthropology from The New School where she studied the intersection of mental health and anthropology. She’s licensed in the State of New York and a member of the National Association of Social Workers.

Specializing in the treatment of intimacy disorders arising from sex addiction and out-of-control sexual behavior (OCSB), Jessica uses a variety of approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing, and 12-step recovery to help people regain agency in their lives. As a member of the New York Pathways multidisciplinary team, she works with addicted individuals, their partners, and couples working to repair their relationships. Jessica also facilitates psycho-educational and process-oriented group therapy.

Jessica loves to read (she once owned a science-fiction bookstore) and travel. She lives with her husband and daughter in Brooklyn.

ESTEE ESSES

Primary Therapist – LMSW

 

Primary Therapist – LMSW – Estee is a graduate of Adelphi University School of Social Work where she earned her MSW and is a licensed therapist in the State of New York. Estee works with individuals, couples and groups who are experiencing difficulty relating to problematic sexual behavior and intimacy disorders.

Estee uses a variety fo therapeutic interventions including Coginitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness-based practices, Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Psychodynamic Therapy to help people regain control of their lives, heal their relationships and ultimately thrive.

LISA VIERGUTZ

Primary Therapist – LMSW

 

Primary Therapist – LMSW – Lisa earned her Master of Social Work from Fordham University and is licensed in New York and New Jersey. She specializes in treatment of sex addiction and other co-occurring disorders including  substance use disorders, eating disorders and trauma. Lisa has been in the addiction treatment field since 2006 and understands the devastating effects of active addiction and that recovery and lasting change is possible. She provides individual therapy, facilitates relationship restoration for couples and leads psycho-education and process-oriented groups. 

Lisa offers a variety of therapeutic interventions that focus directly on treating the addiction to achieve lasting change that promotes human dignity and wholeness. Other modalities utilized in her treatment include, inner child experiential therapy, S.A.F.E EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness-based practices.  

Previously, Lisa has worked for large corporations, most recently in Pharmaceuticals and earned an MBA in the process. Outside of work she enjoys hanging out with her dogs and is dedicated to helping members of her community heal their lives.

STEVE AUSBURY

Primary Therapist

 

Primary Therapist  – Steve is a graduate of the Gestalt Center for Psychotherapy and Training, NYC. He also trained for two years at Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy also in NYC. He presented an eco-therapy project at the Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy(AAGT)/European Association of Gestalt Therapy (EAGT) Conference in Taormina, Sicily in 2016.

His proposal “I Wouldn’t Want To Be a Member of Any Club That Would Have Me as a Member: A Gestalt Approach to Working with Shame and Compulsive Sexuality in Adult Males” was accepted by the AAGT for the biennial conference in Ireland in 2020 (postponed to 2022). In addition to gestalt theory and practice, Steve also integrates attachment theory, object relations, and mindfulness approaches in his work with individuals and groups.

He holds an MFA from the University of California, San Diego, and has been a writer, performer and a visual artist for many years. Steve was previously the executive director of a community organization in Brooklyn, NY.

Sean Carroll

Primary Therapist, MSW Intern

 

Primary Therapist – Sean is an MSW student at Fordham University.  At Fordham, he has studied evidence-based practice with individuals, families, and groups, cognitive behavioral therapy, and looks forward to bringing this experience and knowledge to his work at New York Pathways.

Before entering social work school, Sean worked in the IT field.  He has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Baruch College. A native New Yorker, Sean and his family have recently relocated to New Jersey, where they enjoy exploring the state’s many parks and hiking trails.