Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Merrie Teitel-Greene is a staff licensed clinical social worker at Mahler Psychology PC, experienced in treating a highly diverse population utilizing a trauma-informed, humanistic, strengths-based perspective. Ms. Teitel-Greene utilizes client-centered therapy, play therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, equine assisted psychotherapy, constructive living therapy, yoga, and mindfulness to help children, adolescents and adults with various psychological challenges. She provides support and strategies to assist clients in coping with complex trauma, anxiety, depression, transition, loss, bereavement, personality disorders, ADHD and learning disabilities as well as issues relating to gender identity and relationships. Finally, Ms. Teitel-Greene has consulted and advocated with school systems concerning Individualized Educational Plans and CSE Meetings.
Ms. Teitel-Greene earned her Master’s in Guidance and Counseling and went on to earn her second Master’s in Social Work, both from Hunter College. Prior to that, she obtained her certificate in Montessori Education from the American Montessori Society and her B.A. in Psychology and Education from City University of New York, Brooklyn College.
Ms. Teitel-Greene has been a clinical social worker at the Biondi School at Rising Ground for more than twenty- five years. In this capacity, she provides individual and group therapy to children, adolescents and adults, offers support and consultation to parents, teachers and administrators and is the liaison between the school and the Residential Treatment Center. She screens, analyzes and provides feedback on psychological and neurological reports to assess potential students, prepares Individualized Educational Plans and participates in IEP meetings. She co-facilitates equine therapy groups and has developed and implemented a Gay/Straight Alliance for the school community. Ms. Teitel-Greene also supervises social work and counseling interns.
As Children’s Program Director at the Brooklyn YWCA, Ms. Teitel-Greene founded a Montessori School. She went on to serve as Program Director for a Big Brothers/Big Sisters Program in Manhattan, where she supervised a staff of human service professionals and created a Mentoring Program for first generation, college-bound adolescents.
Ms. Teitel-Greene lives in Chappaqua with her family, where she raised two daughters who attended the Chappaqua School System. One daughter is currently pursuing her PhD at New York University and the other is a Junior at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. Ms. Teitel-Greene is proud to serve the Westchester community. She can be reached at 347-903-5152 or .