At the heart of our practice is the belief that value-driven lives of meaning and purpose are possible for everyone. The psychologists at NYMA look forward to supporting adolescents, adults and families as we partner to find your strengths, build skills, and come to the insights that will help you take positive and transformative steps toward living the life you choose. All of our work is built on the guiding principles of non-judgment, acceptance, and the power of relationships.
The psychologists at NYMA are trained and experienced in a range of evidence-based practices to address a wide array of issues and diagnoses including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship concerns, identity, parenting challenges, substance use, grief and loss, LGBTQ+ issues, and life transitions.
Dr. Diane Huebner Dillon (she/her/hers) is a practicing psychologist with 25 years of clinical, teaching, and leadership experience. A cognitive-biobehavioral (DBT, ACT) and EMDR-certified psychotherapist, Dr. Dillon's integrative approach to whole health and healing is evidence-based, trauma-informed, and principle-driven. She is passionate about empowering others to create new narratives and learn effective skills to build lives aligned with their deepest values and authentic selves. Well-versed in organizational, cultural, and family psychology, Dr. Dillon helps individuals create and sustain meaningful change amidst systemic forces. She is a long-term student and practitioner of meditation, mindfulness, and recovery.
Previously, Dr. Dillon was on faculty at Columbia University where she taught in health and behavior studies, co-founded the School at Columbia, and directed the child study team. She has worked with individuals and families from around the world at Hotchkiss, Canyon Ranch, Columbia University, and the Peace Corps. She actively supports gender equality, racial justice, and the resilience and dignity of the human spirit. Dr. Dillon holds degrees from Hamilton College (BA cum laude), Columbia University (MA), the University of Massachusetts (PhD), and the Ellis Institute (Post-doctoral Fellowship). She is licensed to practice in CT, MA, and NY and a member of the American Psychological Association, the Society of Addiction Medicine, EMDR International Association, National Health Service Providers and Principle Quest. She enjoys travel and the beauty of the Berkshires where she lives with her family and their dog, Ted.
Dr. Sascha Griffing (she/her/hers) has been providing comprehensive therapeutic services to youth, adults and families for nearly 25 years. She gained a wealth of experience working within New York City systems (including the legal, mental health and child welfare systems) with clients who have experienced significant trauma, often exacerbated by racial and social injustices. She has been inspired by the ability of her clients to thrive despite adversity and this work has enhanced her understanding of the skills and characteristics that promote resilience. These skills can be more broadly applied to managing challenging life circumstances and stressors as well as conditions like depression and anxiety. Dr. Griffing has been trained in several evidence-based cognitive behavioral and trauma-focused interventions as well as psychodynamic psychotherapy. She takes a flexible and collaborative approach and works to empower clients to reflect on past experiences and behaviors, consider their priorities and values, engage in meaningful relationships and self-care, and build skills to respond flexibly to stress.
Dr. Griffing has served on the faculties of the Mount Sinai and NYU Schools of Medicine and has published several articles about the intersection of trauma and mental health. She completed her B.A. in psychology at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She is licensed in New York and temporarily licensed in Massachusetts while obtaining full licensure. She is a member of the New York State Psychological Association and the Association for Family & Conciliation Courts. Dr. Griffing divides her time between Brooklyn and the Berkshires.
Dr. Gretchen Fischer Felopulos (she/her/hers) is a staff psychologist in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and is an Assistant Professor in Psychology for Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Felopulos specializes in neuropsychological and psychological evaluations with children ages 5-18; college-age students; and young adults. She also offers diagnostic consultation and treatment planning for issues related to learning, executive function skills, behavioral concerns, and/or social-emotional functioning. She is the co-author of Straight Talk About Psychological Testing for Kids, contributing author for the MGH Clay Center for Young Minds website, and reviewer for The Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychopharmacology (JCAP). As the Education & Training Director for the MGH Center for Gun Violence Prevention, Dr. Felopulos is also invested in promoting gun safety efforts and risk reduction via provider education, research, community outreach, and advocacy.
Dr. Beth Casarjian (she/her/hers) has worked extensively with adolescents, adults and families facing a wide range of social, behavioral and emotional challenges. Dr. Casarjian's approach to therapy is grounded in the understanding of the inherent resilience of all people. Using evidence-based practices including cognitive-behavioral therapy, ACT, DBT and mindfulness training, Dr. Casarjian helps clients identify clear treatment goals and harness personal strengths to overcome challenges and lead more balanced, value-driven lives. Dr. Casarjian’s research on parenting, emotional regulation, mindfulness, and trauma has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and informs her work with clients by bringing science-backed approaches and practices into therapy.
A mother of three, Dr. Casarjian brings both a personal understanding, as well as years of clinical experience, to helping parents address the challenges of raising healthy children and teens. Dr. Casarjian holds a bachelor degree from Wesleyan University and received her Ph.D. from Columbia University. Dr. Casarjian is licensed in both New York and Massachusetts. When not working with clients in private practice or as the clinical director of the Lionheart Foundation, she enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, gardening, running, and skiing.