From navigating your career and dating life in early adulthood.
To balancing your multiple roles in partnership, pregnancy and motherhood, and work.
All the way through menopause and finding generativity in midlife.
Wherever you are in this moment, we help you by identifying your specific concerns, how these concerns came to be, and what you need to experience greater fulfillment and joy in this moment of your life.
We also believe that your symptoms - such as muscle tension, looping or racing thoughts, procrastination, or overworking - are often your body’s way of telling you something doesn’t feel right. We believe that with the ability to hear your bodies’ directives with compassion and non-judgment, your “symptoms” can actually offer important information about your values, desires, and unmet needs.
As women and clinicians, we recognize that there is a delicate intersection between your physiological and hormonal health and your mood. We talk with you about your hormones, your sleep habits, the foods you eat, your relationship with technology, and your access to pleasure and connection.
For this reason, we invite you to be curious about the nature of your thoughts, as they can sometimes cloud our perception. We teach you actionable strategies to help you recognize and change thought and behavioral patterns that may be unhelpful or that may even be inadvertently reinforcing your distress.
Our team is uniquely trained to help you cultivate insight while equipping you with individualized, actionable strategies to experience relief and navigate transitions with self-trust and compassion.
Dr. Emma Levine formed Perennial Wellness out of a belief that women and parents deserve a highly specialized approach to their mental health care.
We understand the unique experience of womanhood. From navigating early adulthood, to the perinatal and postpartum period, to motherhood and beyond, we are highly specialized in integrating evidence-based approaches to mental health care with a deep understanding of female neurobiology, child development, and attachment and responsive parenting philosophies.
Dr. Emma Levine received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Fordham University. She earned her undergraduate degree from Skidmore College, from which she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She completed her psychology training at Andrus Children’s Center and her postdoctoral fellowship at Cognitive Therapy for Women in New York City, obtaining advanced training in cognitive behavioral therapy for women’s mental health. She also has advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders through the Seleni Institute in New York City.
Dr. Levine previously served as the Assistant Director of Cognitive Therapy for Women, providing clinical group supervision to their team of postdoctoral fellows. Dr. Levine has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Fordham University in their Graduate School of Education, where she trained masters and doctoral level students. Dr. Levine has experience working in diverse clinical settings, including the Child, Adolescent and Adult outpatient clinics at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital in New York City, as well as community mental health clinics, college counseling centers, and private practice.
Dr. Levine previously served as the Expert Mental Health Advisor for Expectful, helping to grow their maternal wellness offerings. She helped run events, advised on content, and enabled their communities of hopeful, expecting, and new moms to get trusted support more easily. Dr. Levine regularly contributes to articles pertaining to women’s mental health and gives talks in school and community settings throughout the Northeast.
Dr. Levine founded Perennial Wellness out of a recognition that women, parents and families need and deserve a highly specialized approach to their mental health care. Dr. Levine has witnessed across hundreds of patients that when a woman’s mental health is attuned to from a holistic, evidence-based lens, we all have within us the capacity to lead lives that align with our values and priorities.
Erin earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from New York University, and received advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, as well as in perinatal loss and grief, through the Seleni Institute in New York City. While at Perennial Wellness, Erin has served as a Mental Health Specialist for Expectful in their Mother’s Circle program. In this role, she facilitated support groups for new mothers covering topics pertinent to postpartum adjustment and mental health.
Prior to joining Perennial Wellness, Erin served as a Clinical Social Worker at the Rebecca School, a therapeutic day school in New York City for children and adolescents with Autism and other developmental disabilities. In this role, Erin provided evidence-based interventions in her work with children and adolescents who had difficulties communicating and relating. In addition, she provided clinical intervention and coaching for parents navigating the multifaceted demands of raising a child with neurodiversity. Erin has advanced training in DIRFloortime®, a deeply effective model for promoting growth and connection in a respectful and meaningful way for young children.
Erin is passionate about joining with women navigating the transition into motherhood, and has over a decade of experience working with families as they navigate a child’s new or complex diagnosis of Autism or a developmental disability. She also has a particular interest in working with women in their 20’s and 30’s who are navigating life transitions, shifts in identity, and career and relationship concerns.
Erin blends her warm, relational and compassionate therapeutic approach with the latest evidence-based interventions to help women feel tangible relief and progress towards their goals. In her work with parents, Erin’s intention is to help each family develop an intimate understanding of, and connection with, their child.
Lynne earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from Adelphi University, and completed her Postgraduate training in Family Therapy at the Family Institute of Westchester. Lynne has also completed several advanced training programs at the Ackerman Institute for the Family in New York City.
In addition to her role at Perennial Wellness, Lynne is the Social Work Department Supervisor at the Rebecca School, a therapeutic day school in New York City. Lynne brings to Perennial Wellness decades of clinical experience supporting women, parents and families navigating complex mental health concerns, as well as multifaceted parenting and family dynamics.
Lynne holds a special interest in working with women as they navigate the transition into motherhood. Lynne applies her extensive training in the DIRFloortime® model of practice to her work with mothers and parents as they develop an understanding of their child, attune to their child’s evolving needs, and accommodate to the identity shifts implicit in the transition into motherhood. She also specializes in supporting women as they navigate how to remain connected to their multiple identities across motherhood, relationships, and career.
Lynne is also passionate about providing support for couples navigating the challenges of parenthood. She specializes in supporting couples as they navigate the normative stress and conflict that often emerge in the context of life cycle changes, as well as in navigating patterns of communication within their relationship that may be causing cycles of disconnection or conflict.
Further, Lynne has a specialty in supporting parents of children with special needs, including Autism as well as emotional and behavioral challenges. She utilizes principles of respectful parenting and DIRFloortime® practices and strategies to help parents increase their understanding of their children and to improve relatedness and communication in their children’s lives. Her approach to treatment is warm, collaborative and strengths-based.
Dr. Danielle Auslander received her doctorate in School-Clinical Child Psychology from Yeshiva University. She completed her psychology internship training at Kings County Hospital Center and her postdoctoral fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, obtaining advanced training in neuropsychological assessment and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Throughout her graduate and post-graduate training, Dr. Auslander worked in a wide range of clinical settings, including outpatient, inpatient, and psychiatric emergency room departments of major hospitals. She further provided crisis intervention to healthcare workers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prior to joining Perennial Wellness, Dr. Auslander was an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry within the Division for ADHD and Learning Disabilities at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Auslander has expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in children, adolescents, and adults. She provides cognitive-behavioral treatment for ADHD, including Parent Management Training and Executive Functioning Skills Training.
Dr. Auslander additionally provides cognitive-behavioral therapy for individuals suffering from anxiety disorders and depression, as well as perinatal mood concerns. She particularly enjoys working with women across the lifespan, navigating transitions such as beginning or graduating from college, getting married, having a child, adjusting to post-COVID life, or making a career change. She also have advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders through the Seleni Institute in NYC.
Dr. Auslander also has considerable experience working with schools, working closely with parents, teachers, and school administrators in order to provide support and advocacy around special education services. She develops strong relationships with parents during the initial stressful period of navigating their child’s educational system. Dr. Auslander also enjoys teaching and training as part of her work. She regularly supervises trainees at the pre-doctoral, doctoral, and MD level. Dr. Auslander has served as an Adjunct Professor at Yeshiva University in their Graduate School of Psychology, where she trained doctoral level students in neuropsychological assessment.
Dr. Auslander utilizes a comprehensive approach to diagnostic assessment and an integrative approach to treatment, blending cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and family relational perspectives.
Lauren earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from New York University in 2010, while simultaneously completing a law degree so that she could provide comprehensive advocacy for and support to women in need. She has also holds a Perinatal Mental Health Certification through Postpartum Support International's advanced training program and has received additional advanced training from the Seleni Institute in New York City in the diagnosis and treatment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders as well as in perinatal grief, trauma, and loss.
Prior to focusing her career on providing psychotherapy in private practice, Lauren spent a decade in the legal industry helping women, immigrants, and professionals-turned-new-parents navigate life transitions. She has extensive experience supporting high-achieving women through work-life integration and anxiety-related challenges. As a therapist, Lauren uses cognitive behavioral and feminist frameworks to guide millennial and young women through stressors from work, family, and relationships, including pregnancy, postpartum, and parenting issues.
Lauren is proud of her relatable, authentic, empathetic, and compassionate approach. Herself a mom of two young children, she is dedicated to empowering women and mothers, and has expertise in supporting caregivers in corporate settings. Lauren frequently appears in media and on women’s wellness platforms on topics including the maternal mental load and gender equity. A certified Fair Play method facilitator, she not only uses the tool with clients through individual and couples counseling, but also works closely with Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine media company to train other mental health professionals and executive coaches in the system designed by activist Eve Rodsky to redistribute domestic work and advance women in society. Lauren is actively involved in her local community outside of her native New York City and is licensed to practice social work in both New York and Connecticut.