Meet Yurilka

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Therapy is such a personal journey. As a therapist I believe that therapy should be  alive and engaged in each session experience. I pride myself in offering a space where therapy is just a tool for us to connect and for me to be able to relate to you. The old school model doesn’t work for you, I have experience with the old model and the new model of psychoanalytic approach. You're feeling stuck, there's something missing but you are not sure what. You want to excel. You know you can get to the next level, but you can't see where to start or how to continue going. I take my decade’s worth of client work and professional training from New York University & specializing in psychodynamic and behavioral therapy, as well as, my years of psychoanalytic training at The Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalytic Training, to ensure that you get the best individualized experience. You wouldn't buy a one-size-fits-all suit, so choose a therapist that will meet you on your level and take you to the next one. I’ll be with you when you meet your edges because I want you to grow and live your most fulfilling life.


Licensed Clinical Social Worker 

NY State License #095496-1



Silver School of Social Work, New York University

Post Graduate Training and Certificates

New York University - Post-Master Executive Leadership for Non-Profit Organization 

New York University - Certificate of Specialization in Children, Youth and Families

Lehman College/Department of Social Work - Seminar in Field Instruction (SIFI)

New York Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis - Post- Masters Certificate

New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services - C.A.S.A.C. T - Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counseling 

The Mount Sinai Beth Israel Victim Services Program - Certificate in Rape and Violence Intervention 

Lehman College - Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

Pesi Inc. - Certified Clinical Trauma Professional 


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Career Experience 

Adelphi University - Adjunct Professor & Field Liaison 

Acacia Network - Community Association of Progressive Dominicans (ACDP) 

Program Administrator –Satellite Clinic

School Response Team and Article 31 OMH Mental Health Clinic  

Advanced Clinical Supervisor for Post Graduate Training 

Clinical Therapist


Professional Affiliations 

Member of National Association of Social Work (NASW)

Online appointments available