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Meet the Team at Modern Intimacy

Meet Our Founder

Dr. Kate Balestrieri is a sex therapist in NYC.


Kate Balestrieri, Psy.D.


Licensed Psychologist

Certified Sex Therapist

PACT III Couples Therapist

Certified Sex Addiction Therapist – Supervisor


(CA, FL, IL, NY)

Meet Our Therapists + Coaches

Elena Bahar, LMFT ready to see clients.

Elena Bahar, LMFT


Clinical Associate

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

(CA, CO, FL)

Brooke Brownlee, AMFT at her office.

Brooke Brownlee, APCC


Clinical Associate

Associate Professional Clinical Counselor


Theresa Gallagher, a psychologist in NYC, in her office.

Theresa Gallagher, Psy.D.


Clinical Associate

Licensed Psychologist


Evan Ganick, LMSW outside his office.

Evan Ganick LMSW, ASW


Clinical Associate

Licensed Master Social Worker

Associate Clinical Social Worker

(CA, NY)

Heather Mazzei, a Clinical Associate at Modern Intimacy

Heather Mazzei, ACSW


Clinical Associate

Associate Clinical Social Worker


dr teresa reyes castillo, a psychologist nyc, in her office.

Teresa Reyes Castillo, Ph.D.


Clinical Associate

Licensed Psychologist

(CT, NY)

Ashley Robsinon is a Certified Life Coach with Modern Intimacy.

Ashley Robinson


Certified Life Coach


Raquel Office Pic

Raquel VanLoon, LPC, CADC


Clinical Associate

Licensed Professional Counselor

Certified Alcohol + Drug Counselor


The team at Modern Intimacy has various levels of training.

Some are Licensed Psychologists, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, or Certified Life Coaches.

In addition, Modern Intimacy may employ some clinicians who are pre-licensed and working towards their hours for licensure.

They are supervised by a licensed therapist on a weekly basis, to ensure everyone receives the best quality of care.

Some of our clinicians have additional training and certifications, including:

Meet Our Administrative Team

Kayla Tricaso is Modern Intimacy's Intake Specialist.

Kayla Tricaso


Intake Specialist

Office Manager

Jessie Ripes, Digital Media Coordinator

Jessie Ripes


Digital Media Coordinator

Zenza keeps the team laughing with her colorful hair and big personality.


Therapy Dog


Free 30-Minute Consultation

Teletherapy Service Available

Judgement-Free Counseling

Everyone has the right to empowered, healthy, and thriving relationships. That includes you.

mental health | relationships | sexuality | healing + recovery

We are hiring Licensed Clinicians.

Join the Team at Modern Intimacy



Our team is always expanding.


If you enjoy working with with a diverse team of forever students, who prioritize mental health and work/life balance, send your CV to [email protected]


Click here to learn about our open positions and how to apply. 


Applications from BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and other marginalized communities are prioritized.