Kensho Psychotherapy Team

Kenshō is insight, an understanding of reality as-it-is. It’s an experience. It’s an awakening to needing something more in your life, to be followed by further skills or Psychotherapy, to develop deeper understanding, and ability to express it in daily life.

We have assembled a dynamic group of professional independent therapists who are dedicated to providing the care you need. Meet the Kensho Psychotherapy Team:


Phyllis Hamilton

is a Social Worker who has been in the field for over 25 years. She earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Hunter College in 2003. Over the years she has developed her expertise to best support individuals and families dealing with chronic mental illness, substance use, mood disorders, family separation and reunification, sexual trauma, chronic diseases such as HIV and Aids, and working with the LBBTQ community. Phyllis’s life practice has been dedicated to helping children and adults who feel lost find their way and restoring an individual’s ability to reclaim a healthy resemblance of a fulfilling life.

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Deborah May

I’m a Psychotherapist who specializes in women’s mental health; exploring a variety of female issues such as self worth and confidence, anxiety, feelings of depression as well as other emotional issues that prevent you from living up to your potential and finding a satisfying balance in your life. It is possible that during the darkest times in our lives the greatest amount of growth, self discovery and fulfillment can occur. I provide a safe and non-judgmental environment for my clients to explore themselves and their lives.
I specialize in the creative process of change. I use mindfulness, journaling and art, and traditional verbal therapy. The use of mindfulness is a direct and simple technique which reduces anxiety and creates a feeling of calm, therefore making the therapy more productive and sustaining.
My work is unique in that it is multi-modal and focuses on both mind and body. In the first few sessions we decide together which modality or combination of modalities best suits your needs. I have been in practice for 20 years.

My work is unique in that it is multi-modal and focuses on both mind and body. In the first few sessions we decide together which modality or combination of modalities best suits your needs. I have been in practice for 20 years.


Kelly Scimeca

is a Psychotherapist and Licensed Social Worker who has completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Adelphi University. Kelly’s academic and practice experience are rooted in trauma-informed care. Kelly has worked in multiple treatment settings including schools, non-profit organizations, hospitals and private practices. She has worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples, families and groups in multiple areas. Kelly uses a blend of Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT), Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Motivational interviewing and Dialectical Behavior therapy (DBT).

Kelly utilizes play therapy techniques and activities to help clients really feel comfortable during sessions. Kelly has a passion in working with children and families and truly believes that if you put the work in, success will be the result! Kelly’s mission and goal is to help clients overcomes the obstacles that are preventing them from leading fulfilling, successful and happy lives.


Tiffany Pearson

completed a Masters Degree in Social Work from Stony Brook University. Her career has focused on providing clinical services to a diverse population of people in the community. She specializes in child development, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, (CBT), Family Therapy, trauma, depression and anxiety. Tiffany is passionate about preserving the parent child relationship and helping individuals develop skills to overcome barriers to recovery. Current work includes providing Individual, Family and Couples Therapy. Tiffany’s mission is to improve the mental health of African Americans to assist with preventing the separation of the family unit.

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