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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.


Primary Therapist – LMSW – CSAT-C


Primary Therapist – LMSW – CSAT-C – Lisa earned her Master of Social Work from Fordham University and is licensed in New York and New Jersey. Lisa 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, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness-based practices. Lisa is also a Certified S.A.F.E EMDR practitioner.

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

Sean Carroll

Primary Therapist- LMSW- CSAT-C

Primary Therapist – LMSW, CSAT Candidate – Born and raised in New York City, Sean is a licensed Master of Social Work from Fordham University.

Sean works with individuals and groups at New York Pathways, supporting clients in their recovery from out-of-control sexual behavior through evidence-based therapy practices such as Motivational Interviewing for addiction and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Sean introduces clients to 12-step recovery and the power of community and connection to help them achieve and maintain sobriety.

Sean is also involved in developing educational curricula for the agency, providing clients with tools and resources to support their recovery.

Prior to entering the addiction recovery field, Sean worked in the IT field.

Primary Therapist 

Primary Therapist – LMHC, MSEd – Andrea holds a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Hunter College and a Master’s in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, where she focused on American foreign policy and diplomacy. She is an adjunct faculty member in the Hunter College Mental Health Counseling program and is licensed in the State of New York. 

Andrea specializes in treatment for individuals with out-of-control sexual behavior and betrayal trauma therapy for their partners. Using a variety of therapeutic interventions, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-based practices, Motivational Interviewing, and Psychodynamic Therapy, she provides individual therapy and relationship restoration therapy for couples and facilitates group therapy sessions. 

Previous to her career as a therapist, Andrea spent 20 years working in the field of strategic communications research for both Fortune 500 and non-profit clients. Andrea loves reading and theater, and her greatest passion is travel. She has visited over 65 countries and has lived in France, Japan, and South Sudan. She currently lives in Manhattan.


Primary Therapist 

Primary Therapist – Robert E. Turner, (LMSW, M.S. Ed) has more than 25 years of broad-based experience in case management, people development, psychiatric rehabilitation, and social administration within the special needs’ population in New York City. Robert attended Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College.
His tenure spans over two decades long as Program Director for some of the top treatment centers in New York, including most recently, The Odyssey House. Robert spent 5 years overseeing Clinical and Rehab services in an integrated behavioral healthcare modality.  

Robert has a long history working with the LGBTQ+ community around addictions. In the LGBTQ+ community, the frequent destructive sexual activity is not emotionally fulfilling and results in problems in marriage, social relationships, health, employment, finances, and the law. The compulsive behavior interferes with the normal daily life and its responsibilities and can cause devastating results. The LGBTQ+ community can find out about what sexual addiction is, what are its signs and symptoms, its causes and risk factors, and how to deal with it by seeking sex addiction help. 

Robert is currently the Program Director at Samaritan Daytop Village, providing comprehensive Mental health and Addiction Services to over ninety clients daily in the New York area. Samaritan Daytop Village’s mission statement encapsulates their stance that “We believe that good resides in each of our clients.” Robert’s emphasis with his clients and the populations he serves is one based through spiritual components of healing.

Jeffrey Lefleur
Primary Therapist 

Primary Therapist – Jeffrey earned his Master’s in Mental Health Counseling in the Department of Applied Psychology at New York University. In addition, he holds a dual-major B.S. in Finance and Accounting from NYU’s Stern School of Business. Jeffrey has also previously been a guest lecturer in International Finance at UPenn’s Wharton School of Business. As a therapist, he provides therapy to both individuals and groups for out-of-control sexual behavior. 

Prior to joining Pathways, Jeffrey also worked as a counselor on the Sexual Assault Response Team at New York City’s Bellevue Hospital. With a long career in the financial world, Jeffrey intimately understands the pressures, challenges, and choices facing the professional community of New York City.  

Sophie Klafter
Primary Therapist- LMSW- CSAT-C 

Primary Therapist – Sophie holds a Master of Social Work degree from New York University. She provides individual, couples, and group therapy to clients facing infidelity and betrayal, as well as those struggling with sexual compulsivity.

As a therapist, Sophie brings a deep sense of warmth, creativity, humor, and active collaboration to each session. She helps her clients discover how to confront patterns of behavior that have historically held them back, tap into the wisdom of their bodies, and develop trust in their gut feelings. She takes an integrative, sex-positive, trauma-informed, and LGBTQIA+ affirming approach, drawing from somatic, object relations, and cognitive behavioral (CBT) modalities.

Sophie’s clinical experience also includes individual and group work with people living with physical disabilities and illnesses. Additionally, she has co-facilitated trauma-focused process groups for previously incarcerated individuals.

Prior to pursuing a career in social work, Sophie worked as a disability rights activist and photographer on awareness campaigns for Google, Adobe, Vogue, and Airbnb.


Michael Callahan
Primary Therapist- CSAT-C

Primary Therapist – With a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Philosophy from Cathedral College, a Master’s Degree in Divinity and Pastoral Counseling from Immaculate Conception Seminary, and a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from the University of the Cumberlands, additional studies and certifications in Human Resources and Career Counseling at NYU and several top tier Outplacement Providers, advanced Coaching training in the “Coaching with Spirit” program at The Graduate Institute in Bethany CT and Coaching certification through the International Coaching Federation, Mike has worked as Head of Human Resources for major global corporations while also continuing a ministry in pastoral counseling for over 30 years.
Mike’s areas of focus in counseling are in mindfulness, compulsive sexual behavior, 12-step approach to recovery to help people regain agency in their lives, career issues and end of life/grief work.

Mike lives with his wife on Long Island, and enjoys spending time with their four daughters and six grandchildren. He is an author of two books on self-care and enjoys hiking and yoga.


Akiva Tolchin

MFT-Intern, CTNC-LC – Akiva is currently completing a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Touro University. Akiva is a dual-certified transformational coach from the licensed and accredited Institute of Transformational Nutrition. Prior to joining Pathways, Akiva ran a coaching business helping clients learn and apply somatic mind-body techniques toward core paradigm shifts and insights. Akiva is a seasoned practitioner of science-based mind-body methods and integrated trauma work.

As a therapist, Akiva utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Somatic Therapy. In addition to individual sessions, Akiva also offers Marriage Counseling sessions using modalities like Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy (IBCT), Bowen Systems Therapy, and The Gottman Method for couples, along with the previous modalities mentioned.

Before embarking into the mental health and wellness fields, Akiva was a music producer and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Music Studies from Berklee College of Music.

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MSW Intern

MSW Intern – Sophie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Hofstra University and is in her final year of her Master of Social Work program at New York University. She specializes in addiction studies, child abuse, and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT).

Sophie is a dedicated professional with an academic background and extensive experience in psychotherapy, psychoeducation, and research. In her practice, Sophie focuses on mindfulness, DBT skills, trauma-informed care, and helping people regain control and find solutions to their specific challenges. Beyond her professional achievements, Sophie enjoys spending time with her family, is an author, and is greatly involved in her community.

Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant – Margaret is a student is Syracuse University where she is completing an accelerated degree program for Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Public Health and an additional minor in Addiction Studies. As an intern at Pathways, Margaret helps with administrative duties including notetaking, compiling and organizing educational materials, and research. 

Outside of school and work, Margaret enjoys reading, spending time with friends, and going to sporting events and concerts.