Dori Scallet, LCSW
Director of Operations, 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 you can take off the masks you wear, allowing yourself 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 people struggling with depression, anxiety and stress, identity exploration, parenting issues, and self-worth. I also have significant experience working with the LGBTQ+ community, people in non-traditional relationship structures like polyamory and ethical nonmonogamy, and folks exploring their sexuality. In addition to my private clinical work, over the past several years, I have overseen a victim assistance program at a community-based agency. I’ve 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. This work has shown 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, cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, 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.