Meet Rena Semertzidis, LMSW

Therapist & Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Consultant

Rena Semertzidis

Rena Semertzidis, LMSW, is a skilled clinical therapist. Her goal is to provide evidence-based treatment to assist clients in the development of personal tools to manage emotions and thoughts, resolve conflict, navigate transitions and major life changes, heal trauma and address common problems.
Rena completed her graduate studies in clinical social work at Hunter College, specializing in psychotherapy. She is formally DBT trained and certified, and has worked in a variety of rigorous and diverse clinical settings including New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell, Payne Whitney Psychiatric Department.

Rena specializes in several clinical techniques, including Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive-Behavioral-Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness-based approaches in both individual and group psychotherapies. Her focus is on helping people who struggle with depression, anxiety, anger issues, interpersonal problems, addictions, marital/relationship issues, and trauma. She treats each client based on an individualized approach, utilizing techniques and treatment modalities that best suit the person’s needs. Rena is also passionate about “whole health” person-centered approaches to care that support multidimensional aspects of health/well-being that are important to each individual. With an appreciation for the interaction between mental and physical health, she seeks to facilitate effective and meaningful cognitive and behavioral change across multiple life domains. Most importantly, she aims to nurture hope in the individual’s ability to live their best life.

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Step 1: Connect

Finding the right person to help can seem challenging, which is why we offer multiple ways to connect with us. You can schedule a complimentary 15-minute consultation with our highly trained Clinical Coordinator, Alli Malamut, by either:

If you do not reach us directly, you can expect to hear back from us the same day or within one business day.

Step 2: Get Matched

In order to find you an ideal fitting clinician or therapist, our Clinical Coordinator will want to learn more about you. Specifically, it would be helpful to hear about your concerns, personal preferences, and any relevant logistical matters (for example, in-person or video sessions? best time or day to meet?) During this call, please feel free to ask us any questions as well!

Please feel free to share with us if you have already identified someone you would like to work with from our Our Team page.

Step 3: Check the fit

Connect with the clinician or therapist you are matched with to ask questions, share history, and make sure you feel comfortable about moving forward. If so, book your first session. If it does not feel right, circle back with us.

Step 4: Get started

Schedule time to meet with your new clinician or therapist and work towards living a more fulfilling life!

Over the years, we’ve found our thoughtful matching process is the surest way to find you an ideal clinician or therapist and achieve the best outcome for you.

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