Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Owner
Based in Brooklyn, NY, Ms. Yelizaveta "Liza" Golub sees patients at YLG Mental Health Counseling, PLLC, which she opened in 2014. Liza is a physician specializing in psychotherapy. She received her master’s degree in mental health counseling from the City University of New York, Brooklyn College. She also holds a bachelor’s degree from the same university.
Liza is well versed in English and Russian. She is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society, the Eastern Psychological Association, and the New York Mental Health Counselors Association. She treats a myriad of conditions, including anxiety, bipolar disorders, depression, eating disorders, and stress. She is a zealous researcher, with authorial credits in numerous esteemed publications.
Liza started out at the inpatient psych unit at Coney Island Hospital where she worked directly with a variety of serious mental health conditions such as suicidal ideations, schizophrenia, psychosis, and bipolar disorder. Liza was then 1 of 3 individuals who spent 8 years working with the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) evaluating and treating survivors from 9/11/2001. She also worked with firefighters, EMT, and paramedics currently on the job and focused on PTSD, Depression, and Substance use. Liza is well versed in hypnotherapy and has worked with many people coping with eating disorders, particularly binge eating disorder and bulimia.
Liza is a dedicated provider who carefully listens to her patients and provides sound advice that would benefit them. She majorly focuses on preventive health care and treats patients in a structured manner, focusing not just on the ailment but also on the general well-being of the patient.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, CASAC Master Counselor
Ms. Kelly Norcross is a licensed mental health counselor who received her Master's Degree in Forensic Mental Health Counseling from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and English from Pace University.
Kelly specializes in treating stress management, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and enjoys working with people who want to increase their self-esteem and life satisfaction. Kelly utilizes a comprehensive, person-centered approach which often includes Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies during her sessions.
Kelly holds a CASAC Master Counselor certification (Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor) from the Office of Addiction Services and Supports. She has a history of working directly with those coping with substance use and dual diagnosis in an inpatient and outpatient setting. Kelly also specializes in knowledge of community resources to support wellness.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Ms. Chelsea Jun is a licensed mental health counselor in the state of New York. Chelsea completed her undergraduate degree at Syracuse University and obtained a bachelor's degree in psychology. She completed her Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling at the Teacher's College at Columbia University.
One of the primary foundations of her approach to therapy is establishing a strong therapeutic alliance. Essential to this is creating a safe, supportive and warm environment for clients where they are free of the fear of judgment. She strongly believes that no two people are the same, and highlight and recognize the uniqueness of each client that comes seeking therapy.
Therapy is a collaborative process and it is important to her to meet clients where they’re at, while also challenging clients when appropriate to help encourage positive and more self-accepting thought and behavioral patterns. Equally important for her is empowering and working with clients to help them walk out of therapy with more insight, self-awareness, tools to cope with the difficulties of life, healing and growth.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Ms. Caitlin Crowe is a mental health counselor who received her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Mercy College and a Bachelor's degree in clinical psychology from the College of Staten Island. She is currently a member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association and the American Counseling Association.
Caitlin has experience working with individuals coping with anxiety disorders, stress-related disorders, emotional disturbance, intimate partner violence, trauma, and developmental disabilities. Caitlin utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT),
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy in her sessions.
Caitlin’s aim is to provide patients with a safe, non-judgmental space where they can be their most authentic and vulnerable selves. Caitlin emphasizes self-awareness, constructive change, and positive thinking to promote growth and healing. Her style is collaborative and empowering. Caitlin uses a person-centered approach by identifying that each person has the capacity for personal growth and change. She uses empathy and unconditional positive regard to support her patients throughout their journey.
Mental Health Counselor - Limited Permit
Aaiza Kausar is a Mental Health Counselor operating on a limited permit under the supervision of Liza. She graduated with her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling in May of 2020 and her Bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2017 from Adelphi University.
Aaiza has substantial experience working with clients who endure stress, anxiety, depression, loss, and isolation.
Aaiza considers building trust, validation, and accurate empathy to be the most significant factors in the path to the patient's recovery. Productive therapeutic work cannot be done without building a strong therapeutic alliance, so Aaiza makes it her priority. Aaiza’s described her theoretical orientation as Humanistic but she employs Cognitive-Behavioral techniques as needed. Aaiza believes that practicing mindfulness is a beneficial approach to cope with stress and anxiety. She will work to meet the patient where they are at, establish therapeutic goals, and adjust them as needed.
Mental Health Counselor - Limited Permit
Ms. Barbara Feldhoff is a Mental Health Counselor with a limited permit working under the supervision of Liza. Barbara received her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from North Western and a Bachelor's degree from New York University.
Barbara specializes in treating adolescents and adults with neurodiversity and attention disorders. She believes in emphasizing and valuing the relationship between patient and therapist to create a space of support and trust.
In session, Barbara uses an eclectic mix of Acceptance and Commitment Theory, Psychodynamic Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Theory, and Person-Centered Theory to guide the patient to learn more adaptive ways to feel, think and behave. Learning to encourage lived experiences as an opportunity for deeper self-reflection, is the path she takes to lessen stress, anxiety, and depressive symptoms. Increased self-awareness and acceptance of oneself speaks to the process of change and accentuates growth. As we seek help, we are unknowing in how to find relief in our own situations, yet the identification adds a layer of comfort and compatibility. As a professional counselor, this is how Barbara shows up to a therapeutic session with her patient. Unconditional positive regard is everything.
Mental Health Counselor - Intern
Ms. Cora Khaytin is a Certified School Counselor who is currently a student at Long Island University (LIU) for Clinical Mental Health. Cora received her Masters and certification in school counseling at New York University. Cora also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Human Development from Empire State College.
Cora is currently pursuing an advanced degree in clinical mental health at LIU. Cora was a practicing school counselor for two years and specialized in managing anxiety, building self-esteem, and teaching healthy social skills, both individually and in groups. Cora elected to return to school for clinical mental health counseling, in order to provide a higher level of service to a more diverse group of clients.
Cora often uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and breathing exercises in her sessions.