Dori Scallet, LCSW (she/her)
Director of Operations, Supervising Psychotherapist
I am a licensed psychotherapist with a background in theatre and performing arts, and it is truly my honor to be able to do this work each day. In both in-person as well as virtual sessions, I strive to create a safe, nonjudgmental space where people can take off the masks they wear, allowing themselves to be open and honest. I help my clients to develop a greater sense of safety and trust within themselves, deepen their connections with their loved ones, and reignite hope for the future.
My goal is to help people identify what is within their control and what they can do to feel better, while also helping to recognize societal constructs or -isms (racism, sexism, ableism, etc.) to contextualize their experiences. I support individuals struggling with depression, anxiety and stress, persistent symptoms of trauma, and self-worth. I support couples and polycules in recognizing their own attachment wounds and body reactions that reduce their ability to communicate and connect effectively with their partner(s). I also have significant experience working with the LGBTQ+ community and folks exploring their sexuality and/or gender identity. Before focusing on my private clinical work, I oversaw a victim assistance program at a community-based agency, where I worked with hundreds of survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and child abuse, helping them process these experiences of trauma and move forward in their lives with meaning and purpose. That work showed me the incredible strength that we all have and our remarkable ability to heal.
Understanding that there is no one size fits all when it comes to a person’s journey towards health and wholeness, I draw from a variety of therapeutic perspectives such as acceptance and commitment therapy, EMDR (eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing), motivational interviewing, and internal family systems therapy. I also bring in bodymind techniques like mindfulness meditation, guided visualization, and deep breathing to allow clients to feel more connected and present in their everyday lives.
My Masters in Social Work is from Columbia University, and my undergraduate degree in Theatre is from Northwestern University. When not working, I can be found playing with (read: frantically chasing) my two small children around Brooklyn.
What past clients have to say:
“Dori is an incredible and kind therapist. Coming into each session she was always kind and warm, held space to talk about the difficult things while asking my consent before we delved into anything. She provided recommendations that felt actionable and truly helped improve my ability to cope, handle conflict and more. I went into therapy with the goal of only tackling two goals, and ended up confronting so many more things. I am ending my time in therapy with an increased sense of self esteem and an overall better ability to navigate my emotions and the world around me.”
– Sam, user experience researcher
“I had a wonderful experience working with Dori as our couples therapist. She was incredibly kind and thoughtful in her approach, and I felt that the counseling [we] received was individualized and relevant. I felt cared for by Dori, and the trust that we built allowed me to go deeper in my understanding of self. I would recommend her to anyone seeking greater insight into how they show up when relating to others.” -Brittany, recruiter
“Dori consistently gave a thoughtful, non-judgmental place for me to talk through a series of hard, life-changing situations. Her approach made it possible for me to be emotionally open and figure out what changes I wanted to make, in order to create a more fulfilling life. No matter how big or small, it always felt like our discussions were important and I was heard.” -former client