We're Here to Listen
In-person and telehealth sessions now available!
Our experience enables us to offer effective outpatient, individualized, psychological care. We treat a number of mental health disorders, and provide a neutral ground to individuals, families, and couples. Due to the current condition of our state and how these economic factors have contributed to the significant increase in anxiety and depression, sliding scale fees are available. Please reach out to discuss pricing options.
Our focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. We achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan.
Damari Pedroza is the CEO, Owner of Holding Hands Mental Health Counseling PLLC. She is a bilingual, LMHC, CFTP - Certified Family Trauma Professional, CATP - Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional, CCATP - Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional, who is also trained in ADHD.
She has a passion to help individuals, couples, and families by guiding them to explore and make the necessary changes needed in order to live a healthier lifestyle, despite the many daily challenges individuals and families may face. Utilizing various approaches such as talk therapy, play therapy, and sand tray therapy, she provides clients of all ages the opportunity to heal and grow.
Ms. Pedroza is a Brooklyn native, Hispanic Latina of Puerto Rican descent. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who obtained her master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from NYACK, The Alliance Graduate School of Counseling. Ms. Pedroza also has a master's degree in Professional Studies with a concentration on Urban Ministry Counseling from The Alliance Theological Seminary also at NYACK College. She has years of experience with clients of various ethnic backgrounds and understands the differing needs of each individual.
We promise to be there for you every step of your journey. Our goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life.
Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life.
Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. We can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing.
Relationship counseling can be beneficial to couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection, in all stages of their relationship. Therapy sessions are held with both couples and is a supportive place to discuss issues and solutions to better strengthen your relationship.
Sand tray therapy may appear to be child's play however, it is a highly therapeutic and multidimensional form of therapy that can provide emotional release for both children and adults. This relaxed and interactive setting of sand play provides individuals with safety and an atmosphere free of threats that allows for the healing process to begin.
We use Play therapy as a tool to guide kids become aware of their thoughts and feelings to help them express themselves in positive ways. It can help them to manage their anger, improve their self-control and work on increasing empowerment and confidence. It can also help them manage fear, anxiety and depression, as well as enhance their problem-solving skills.
Please contact us with questions.
545 Saw Mill River Road Suite 3A, Ardsley, New York 10502, United States