Meet The Practice



New Perspective CBT/DBT

Here, we believe that therapy motivates you to reach your highest potential and improve the quality of your life.  We value the importance of paying attention to organic ways of improving your mental health. Treatment is individualized to meet your unique goals so   that you can create a life worth living.



Black Therapists Matter: This year we started a new tradition, we celebrate our black heritage, history, and excellence every month but we coordinate shirts in February!

Black Therapists Matter: This year we started a new tradition, we celebrate our black heritage, history, and excellence every month but we coordinate shirts in February!

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Dr. Rischa C. Gottlieb, Ph.D.

Executive Director & Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Gottlieb is a NYS licensed clinical psychologist. As a helping professional she believes that each person is doing the best they can in any given moment and, therapy can help build on your innate strength so that you can do more. She believes therapy is a place where you learn more about yourself, develop the skills you need to work through your issues and create the life you want to live.  She looks forward to helping you along your journey through genuine compassion, and humor.

Dr. Gottlieb approaches treatment by meeting you where you are and building forward from there. She uses an integrative approach, including CBT, DBT, trauma-focused, & feminist techniques. She is committed to providing culturally competent care that considers the impact of individual and cultural diversity on one's view of life.

Notable Quotable Clients: “Dr. G, CBT is the idea that it isn’t too late to become the person you’ve wanted to be”

  • PTSD/Trauma

  • Anxiety

  • Women's Issues

  • LGBTQ Issues

  • Racial Identity

Age: 12-Adult


Phone: 515-599-7209

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Dr. Catherine J. Adams, Psy.D.

 Staff Psychologist

Dr. Catherine Adams is a licensed psychologist who believes you are the driver of your own bus, and her role is to be your co-pilot; meaning she takes a culturally-sensitive and strengths-based approach to support, encourage, and challenge you to accomplish the goals you've set for yourself.

Dr. Adams aims to meet clients where they are and emphasizes collaboration within therapy. As such, she integrates aspects of CBT, trauma-focused, and psychodynamic modalities. She is committed to providing effective mental health services which considers the impact of diverse family, community, and cultural environments on one's ability to navigate difficult life experiences.

  • Depression

  • Grief and Bereavement

  • Healthy Relationships

  • PTSD/Trauma

  • Racial Identity

Age: Adult


Phone: 718-407-0239

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Kitama Cahill-Jackson, LMSW

Staff Therapist

Kitama Cahill-Jackson is a Licensed Social Worker in the State of New York.  Kitama uses his straightforward nature and his sense of humor to connect with clients, particularly those who often feel misunderstood and struggle with remaining confident in tough situations.  He sees therapy as a place where passionate, driven people come to learn how to cope with challenging emotions.

Prior to becoming a therapist, Kitama was a documentary filmmaker & journalist, where he learned how to help people create their own narrative.  Kitama particularly enjoys using these skills as well as his extensive background in evidence-based treatment such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help people explore and be proud of their unique personal narratives and identities.

  • Anxiety

  • Loneliness & Self-Esteem

  • Substance Use

  • Borderline Personality/Suicidal Thoughts

  • Racial Identity

Ages: 14 to Adult


Phone: 929-430-5276