Family Guiding, Psy.D

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Welcome to Our Practice!

The challenges of today can be daunting and you don’t have to do it alone. We have over 15 years of experience in guiding clients to reach their full potential – whether a family unit, a partnership or your individual self, we can be your partner on this journey. We know you are unique and your relationships have a rhythm of their own. We will listen to you – we know one size doesn’t fit all – but we do have a proven model that we can help implement which will keep you on a fulfilling path. We bring a fresh and interactive experience to the issues that families deal with daily, from using effective parenting techniques to increasing healthy communication with your spouse and/or children. We work with individuals of all ages, couples and families.
 Meet Our Team

Jasmine Narayan, Psy.D
Dr. Narayan is a Licensed Psychologist and Co-Founder of Family Guiding.  She specializes in child and adolescent psychotherapy, specifically issues related to aggressive/impulsive behavior, emotional regulation, ADHD, depression, anxiety and trauma.  Dr. Narayan works closely with families to improve effective communication, build healthy connections and increase positive interactions.  She draws on positive parenting techniques, parent-child interaction therapy, mindfulness and relaxation, and evidence-based interventions to support clients in their growth. When working with families, her emphasis is on improving the quality of the parent-child relationship and changing interaction patterns. Her experience, support and guidance can help parents reduce problematic behaviors and increase loving, peaceful and authentic connections with their children.

Allyson Cole, Psy.D
Dr. Cole, is a Licensed Psychologist and Co-Founder of Family Guiding.  Over the past 18 years, Dr. Cole has worked with adolescents, adults, and families who struggle with emotional dysregulation, behavioral problems, difficult relational dynamics, and substance abuse issues. Dr. Cole works with clients to help them overcome symptoms and problems associated with anxiety and depression.  She specializes in helping individuals reach their full potential and function at their highest level by guiding them to better understand their authentic selves. In doing so, individuals lay the groundwork for more satisfying and fulfilling lives.  With Dr. Cole’s help, clients achieve more self-awareness, develop sustainable coping skills, and break negative and self-destructive patterns. Dr. Cole also works at our Manhattan location at 280 Madison Ave, Suite 202 New York, NY 10016. 

Sarah Freeze, LMSW 
Sarah Freeze is a Licensed Social Worker who takes a warm, open, and individualized approach when providing psychotherapy. She is passionate about providing support and guidance to children and adults who are experiencing difficulty or are in a period of transition. 
She specializes in issues related to trauma, aggression, anxiety, and depression. The purpose of her work is to increase feelings of well-being, safety, control, and peacefulness by equipping individuals with strategies that work for them.

Scott Murphy, LMHC
Scott Murphy, LMHC believes all people are unique and he provides a safe, encouraging environment for individuals to discover strategies that work for them. He specializes in working with individuals struggling with anxiety and/or depression, behavioral issues, grief and coping skills.

His approach is active, compassionate and challenging with a non-judgmental style. He assists in empowering clients to make the changes necessary to make peace with the past, and find joy and happiness in the present and future.
Julia Werman, LMSW 
Julia Werman is a Licensed Master Social Worker who’s been providing therapeutic services for over 12 years. She brings a wealth of skills, insight and experience to her work. Julia has worked with an array of clients in different settings including substance use inpatient rehabilitation programs, in-vivo work with client’s in their homes, and in therapeutic out-patient settings.
She works closely with her clients to help implement actions toward achieving their goals while exploring their personal roadblocks. She specializes in issues relating to substance use, relationship issues and other compulsive behaviors. She is passionate about providing a safe space for her clients who are seeking a sounding board and support in times of transition. Julia works at our Manhattan location: 280 Madison Ave, Suite 202 New York, NY 10016.
 Visit our website for more information or call 631-223-8499 to make an appointment. 

Family Guiding Reaches

Huntington NY