Meet our Team

NELLY AMARIGLIO Ph.D.
 
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Licensed Clinical Psychologist

My passion centers on the ways in which early relationships, life experiences and cultural contexts shape our worldviews and impact our choices, coping and performance. I also focus on the interplay between the mind and the physical body, and the ways we can use this connection to increase well-being and overall functioning. Over the past 15 years I have worked in various academic medical institutions and hospitals (UCLA, CHLA), using research-based interventions to guide individuals (children, youth and adults), couples and families in working towards agency and personal growth, positive change, insight, and adaptation to life events.

Style & Approach

I view therapy as a collaborative and creative process. We work together to construct a road map and specialized treatment goals that build upon each client’s natural tendencies for growth and fulfillment. Therapy becomes a safe place to explore, experience and develop new lenses with which to interact with the world. We also focus on developing skills necessary to face and overcome obstacles and challenges. With children, I take a developmental, strengths-based and child-centered approach. I connect with the child on their level and empower the child to express themselves and their needs. I work with the family to identify the context in which concerning behaviors occur, to foster interactions that bolster the child’s coping, and to 

strengthen the care-taking unit. I approach assessments as a collaborative process that helps individuals and families learn about their strengths and needs, and integrate their experience of themselves into specific, actionable recommendations. I believe that a therapeutic feedback process as well as advocacy and outreach (e.g., participating in Individualized Education Programs (IEP's), working with medical teams) are vital to the assessment experience.  

Areas of Expertise

I specialize in providing evidence-based therapeutic modalities to individuals, couples, dyads and families who seek support around mood-related issues (anxiety, depression), trauma, relational challenges, emotional regulation and adaptation to life events and life transitions. I complement my therapeutic and consultative skills with expertise in neurocognitive, psychosocial, educational, and therapeutic assessments. In the field of health psychology, I specialize in the areas of rehabilitation psychology, feeding and eating disorders, pain management, coping with acute and chronic medical and genetic conditions (e.g., diabetes, lupus, fibromyalgia and more), infertility and perinatal mental health. I draw from my passion and certifications in various physical training modalities (Pilates, CrossFit L-1 and CrossFit kids, functional training) to provide comprehensive, whole-body approaches to therapy. 

Education & Training

  • B.A., Bar Ilan University, Psychology and Philosophy 

  • Ph.D., Palo Alto University, Clinical (Child and Family) Psychology

  • Predoctoral Psychology Internship, Children's Hospital Los Angeles/ University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Pediatric and Child & Family Psychology

  • Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship, Children's Hospital Los Angeles/ University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Pediatric Psychology

  • Other work experience: Staff Psychologist, Children's Hospital Los Angeles/ University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Pediatric Psychology; and inpatient hospitals, outpatient settings, academic medical centers, schools, community-based settings

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Link to Nelly's Psychology Today profile

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Languages & Licensure

  • Languages: English, Hebrew and Greek

  • Psychology Licensure: North Carolina (#5567), New York (#023806), California (#27733), and all states participating in PSYPACT (#7712)(see complete list of states here)

  • Telehealth provider: Florida 

 

Contact me: nelly@tpctogether.com 

 

RACHEL ESHEL Psy.D.
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Licensed Clinical Psychologist

I work with clients across the lifespan, and am passionate about supporting people who range in age from early childhood through adulthood. My background in child psychology informs my work with adults as well, as I am always considering how a person's developmental path and early relationships have shaped them.

 

In therapy, I strive to bring empathy and humor to the process. You can expect me to be curious about and accepting of your experiences as I support you in actively working towards change. I am sensitive to issues related to disability, immigration, foster care, adoption, and non-traditional forms of family building, and welcome all to my practice.

 

Style & Approach

 

I help clients to understand the underlying reasons for their behavior, process past and present experiences, and learn how to better manage distress. Therapy will always involve spending the time to build a trusting relationship. We will talk about your experiences, identify areas of strength and concern, learn new skills, deepen understanding of self and others, and build resilience. For younger clients, therapy may also include playing, creating stories, and drawing. I collaborate with clients and their families, schools, and medical teams when it is appropriate to do so.

 

Areas of Expertise

 

I provide evaluation and consultation for third party reproduction, as well as psychological evaluation for immigration cases.

 

With children, adolescents, and families, I provide evidence-based therapy for issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma, emotional regulation, attachment/bonding, sleep issues, stress, identity development, parenting skills, immigration and acculturation, and relationships with others.

 

My therapeutic approach with young people and their families is eclectic and includes:

 

  • attachment-based treatment

  • psychodynamic / insight-oriented therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), including Trauma-Focused CBT, CBT for Insomnia, and CBT for anxiety

  • SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions)

  • Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) (for trauma and bonding)

 

With adults, I provide evidence-based therapy for those facing issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma, insomnia, stress, and family & relationship dynamics.

 

I see people who are managing the joys and challenges that can come along with the transition to parenthood. This includes perinatal depression and anxiety, fertility challenges (including grief and loss), difficulties within caregiver-child relationships, experiences as a foster or adoptive parent, experiences with the NICU or high-risk pregnancy, and being the caregiver of a child with developmental difficulties. 

 

My therapeutic approach with adults is eclectic and includes:

 

  • attachment-based treatment

  • psychodynamic / insight-oriented therapy

  • specialized training in maternal mental health and reproductive psychology

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), including CBT for Insomnia and CBT for anxiety

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (for trauma)

Education & Training

  • B.A., Tufts University, Child Development & Community Health

  • Psy.D., Pace University, School-Clinical Child Psychology

  • Predoctoral Psychology Internship, Children's Hospital Los Angeles/ University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Early Childhood and Child & Family Psychology

  • Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship, Westchester Institute for Human Development, Child Welfare and Pediatric Disabilities

  • Other work experience: inpatient hospitals, outpatient settings, academic medical centers, schools, private group practice, child welfare (foster care), community-based settings and the not-for-profit public health sector

Click here to read Rachel's CV

Link to Rachel's Psychology Today profile

Languages & Licensure

  • Languages: English and Spanish

  • Psychology Licensure: North Carolina (#5297), New York (#021914), and all states participating in PSYPACT (#5725) (see complete list of states here)

Contact me: rachel@tpctogether.com 

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