Matthew Desrosiers, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Trauma and Couples Therapy Expert


Matthew Desrosiers is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, holding a Master of Social Work degree from Fordham University. Operating within an Emotionally Focused Therapy framework, he helps clients learn to manage conflict and begin to rebuild emotional connections. Matthew also specializes in treating individuals and couples with trauma-related histories. He has experience in providing evidence-based practices including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE), and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). Matthew also treats veterans, military families, sexual trauma survivors, and LGBTQ youth.


"As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I understand that relationships between people are an important vehicle for change. Together we will identify and clarify your goals, and create an individualized treatment plan to achieve desired changes. I have specialized experience in working with adults, adolescents, couples, veterans, military families, sexual trauma survivors, and LGBTQ youth. My background in evidence-based treatment modalities provides a framework for family members to learn to deescalate conflict and begin to interact in more loving, responsive, and emotionally connected ways. I strive to ensure that clients feel a sense of warmth and validation throughout all stages of the healing process." 


Click here to schedule a session with Matthew, call (646) 494-2733, or email matthew.desrosiers3@gmail.com 

Edlira Daljani, MA, LMHC

Bilingual Licensed Psychotherapist, Mental Health & Relationship Expert


Edlira Daljani is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and also hold a master's degree in Forensic Psychology. Her education and training have enabled her to work with adults, adolescents and children of various backgrounds seeking treatment for a wide range of symptoms including depression, anxiety,  difficulty with interpersonal relationships, low self esteem, impulsivity, trauma and loss. She specializes in treating relationship issues, depression, loss, and grief. In her practice, she draws from different modalities, including psychodynamic to help enhance self awareness as well as CBT and DBT  to help relieve acute distress and improve functioning. Her approach is non directive, supportive, and her goal is to provide a safe, non-judgmental therapeutic environment, which enables clients to explore and address difficult internal experiences and ultimately create meaningful change. She is bilingual (English-Albanian) and feels comfortable with conducting psychotherapy in both languages.


Click here to schedule a session with Edlira, call (646) 389-0699, or email edliradaljani@gmail.com 

Eduardo Butelman, PhD, MFT

Bilingual Marriage and Family Therapist, Child & Family Therapy Expert


Eduardo Butelman has a Ph.D. degree in Psychology, and holds a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. He is bilingual in English and Spanish, and is fluent in Italian. He offers therapy to individuals, couples and families in any of these languages. He has a long-term background in Bio-Psychology research, related to areas including mood disorders and substance use disorders.  His clinical approach is to use a family therapy framework, together with cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques. This approach can be used with clients undergoing major transitions and stresses across the lifespan, in order to foster resilience and optimal adaptation. 


Click here to schedule an appointment with Eduardo, call (802) 328-0610, or email info@relationshipcounselingnyc.com

Melissa Pennica, MA, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist, Child & Family Therapy Expert


Melissa holds a Master's degree from the University of Connecticut. Melissa’s past clinical work includes working with adolescents, young adults, couples, and families throughout various life stages and transitions. She has experience in evidence-based models including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as play therapy.  Melissa works from an attachment-based lens of therapy, based on the belief that relationships individuals have with themselves and others in their lives can greatly shape who they are. Melissa employs several therapeutic techniques with clients to develop a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them. Her approach to therapy is to create an atmosphere for her clients to feel at ease when exploring these new revelations and emotions, while helping clients to build the skills that are needed to make the changes in their lives. In addition to working with individuals, couples, and families, Melissa also holds interests in working with LGBTQ individuals and couples, and adoptive and foster youth. 


Click here to schedule a session with Melissa, call (516) 229-1210, or email info@relationshipcounselingnyc.com ​​​

Meredith Shirey, MS, LMFT

Practice Director, Clinical Supervisor, Couples Therapy Expert


Meredith is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the Practice Director at Manhattan Relationship Counseling and Psychotherapy. She is a Clinical Fellow member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and a Topic Expert for GoodTherapy.org. She received both her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling degrees from the University at Albany, State University of New York. SUNY is nationally recognized as one of the top five programs in the US for counseling psychology. Meredith specializes in couples therapy and has extensive training in this area, including training from The Gottman Institute and in Emotionally-Focused Couples Training. 

"My approach to treating clients is to convey warmth and acceptance, while also being direct. I believe in balancing insight and behavioral change- meaning that I find the best outcomes in therapy come from a combination of helping clients learn about the origins of their issues, while also giving them tools to enact change in their present lives. Though I offer therapy in a variety of forms including individual, couple, and family; all of my work has a common theme of improving interpersonal relationships. I believe that as social beings, we are always confronted with interpersonal interactions, which can sometimes become distressing. Whether it be a spouse, intimate partner, family member, friend, child, or co-worker, we all encounter relationships that can be a source of enjoyment as well as stress. For this reason, I typically use a variety of therapeutic techniques that pull from relationally-based theories of psychotherapy." ​​


Click here to book a session with Meredith, call (646) 951-3692, or email meredith@relationshipcounselingnyc.com