“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

– Maya Angelou

What We Do

We provide client-centered individual and group psychotherapy in New York City and the Hudson Valley. Additionally, clinical supervision is something that we offer clinicians who are looking for additional support around shared niches and/or private practice building. Our areas of specialization are millennials, harm reduction oriented substance use treatment, and worthiness & perfectionism.


Our psychotherapy practice is geared towards helping adults who are looking to address and manage the aspects of their life that are not working. Much of our client base is young adults who are experiencing significant life angst or transition related to identity, career, sexuality, and interpersonal relationships. Our therapists are versed in working with people who are looking to process life experiences that are unresolved, issues related to family of origin, as well as those who are looking to better understand and/or make changes to their relationship with substances of use, abuse, or dependence.

While we do not do couples counseling, we are able to offer referrals to this service if needed. We do meet with collaterals at times when an existing client requests to bring in a family member or partner for a therapy session or two. We offer referrals to trusted providers who are able to prescribe medications if we determine that this would be a helpful supplement to your talk therapy.

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  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Cycle Transitions
  • Relationships
  • Self Compassion
  • Self Esteem
  • Shame Resilience
  • Substance Use


Daring Greatly™ groups offered at Resilient Self Therapy are designed to help members explore areas related to their own relationship to vulnerability, shame, and wholeheartedness. These groups are offered in both an 8-week format as well as weekend intensives. See our Daring Greatly page for more detailed information about our group offerings.

For agencies and organizations that would like to provide Daring Greatly™ for their staff, Sarah Perl, LCSW-R, CDWF is available to work with your team on a consulting basis.

Certified Daring Way Facilitator


Clinical Supervision is one of the greatest gifts a clinician can give themself. It’s a gesture of professional self-care to have a safe, trusted space where therapists can present their challenges, enhance the thoughtfulness of their clinical relationships/interventions, and celebrate successes. Some reasons to seek supervision with Resilient Self Therapy are:

  • The desire to deepen your clinical skill set and take your work to the next level
  • Exploration of countertransference
  • Increasing your comfort level working with substance use, shame, and issues commonly found amongst the millennial population
  • Support around private practice building
  • To attend to and reduce feelings of professional isolation
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Kingston, NY

What we treat

“It is a joy to be hidden, and disaster not to be found.”

– D.W. Winnicott


Do you feel dissatisfied with the quality of your connections and relationships with others? Is dating feeling more like a drag than a desirable adventure?
Are you contemplating some of the biggest questions you’ve ever had to consider about love, work and/or becoming a parent? Are you feeling overwhelmed with juggling all of the responsibilities that are expected of you in adulthood?

Life is hard, we totally get it! The team at Resilient Self Therapy is familiar with the multitude of challenges that can arise during a “quarter-life crisis.” Your therapist will take the time to get to know you and the context in which your worries are impacting you. Together you will work to identify your goals towards relief and effective change.

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Are you finding it increasingly difficult to make good choices about your alcohol or drug use? Perhaps you’re starting to notice incremental ways that your use is starting to interfere with your relationships or commitments? Or maybe your use has gotten to a point where you are feeling out of control?

Working with a therapist at Resilient Self Therapy can help assess the nature of the problem and together we will collaborate to set goals towards positive change. We take a Harm Reduction approach to our work with substance using clients, which may mean finding safe ways to moderate your use or could also mean developing an abstinence plan to support your sobriety and recovery.

Family members or loved ones of substance users are also a common client to our practice. Being in relationship with people who are struggling with substance use can pose its own set of challenges, which we believe is very beneficial to have support around. Sometimes the best place to start is with yourself, so give us a call today to see how we can help.

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Do you struggle around your own feelings of worthiness? Are you your own biggest critic and have a hard time feeling like you’re even on your own team? Do you tend to minimize your own successes and find limited satisfaction when you make achievements?

At Resilient Self Therapy, our clinicians can help with finding the deeper origins of this sort of self-loathing. Utilizing a philosophy of mindfulness and helping to teach compassion practices, our approach to helping is designed to combine both insight-oriented work with actionable steps that you can incorporate into your daily life.

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Meet the Team

In order for you to make the best use of your therapy, you need to feel respected, safe and supported within the therapeutic relationship. Our team offers a warm and interactive approach to their work with clients. Through discussion, reflection, affective expression, and appropriate laughter, your therapist will collaborate with you to address areas of your life that are not working. We also believe that acknowledging and learning from what’s good in your life can be beneficial for your growth.

Kathryn Pace, LMSW

Kathryn (she/her) is a Licensed Master Social Worker offering psychotherapy in the New York City location of Resilient Self Therapy as well as via telehealth in New York state.

Kathryn has experience working with clients facing grief and loss, trauma, substance use and addiction, and mood disorders. A queer practitioner, she also enjoys working with people exploring their queer identities and exploring religious trauma. Kathryn uses an eclectic approach informed by psychodynamic and harm reduction theories to integrate mindfulness, somatic exploration, parts work, and DBT skills.

Kathryn grew up in the Midwest, lived in DC for nearly 10 years, and now lives in Manhattan. She enjoys play and laughter, and during her free time, she loves to explore outside, do CrossFit and yoga, and spend time with her partner and floofy dog.

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Licensed Master Social Worker
NYS 116409

Practice Locations: NYC & Telehealth

What do you love about being a therapist?2022-07-01T15:40:21-04:00

I enjoy how individual and unique the work is. No client is the same and I love figuring out what helps each person during different phases of their life. I’m grateful to be able to approach therapy as a united team with each client and co-create a safe and trusting space to support them in their growth.

What is your academic & professional background?2023-08-07T13:27:06-04:00

I have a BA and MS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MSW from Columbia University. Before becoming a psychotherapist I worked in international economic development and as a yoga teacher in Washington, DC.

What are your core values?2022-07-01T15:41:48-04:00

Exploration, curiosity, play, and kindness.

When you’re not at work, what are you doing?2022-07-01T15:42:16-04:00

I love to explore outdoors in the woods or swim in the ocean, but also enjoy movement indoors through Ashtanga or at the local gym. I also like to unwind with a good book and all the latest reality TV. And I love a good cup of coffee.

Siobhan Vondra, LMHC

Siobhan (she/her) is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor offering psychotherapy at the Hudson Valley location of Resilient Self Therapy as well as via telehealth in New York State.

Siobhan specializes in emerging adulthood, anxiety, parenting, life transitions, and interpersonal relationships. She is interested in the mind-body connection of mental health as well as integrative approaches including diet, exercise and sleep. Siobhan is currently training in Compassionate Inquiry, a somatic approach to trauma and substance use.

Siobhan grew up in NYC and Ireland. Hence the unusual Gaelic name! It’s pronounced Shavon. She now lives in the Hudson Valley with her family. Her favorite past times are reading and spending time with family and friends.


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Licensed Mental Health Counselor
NYS 012912-01

Practice Locations: Kingston & Telehealth

What do you love about being a therapist?2021-05-12T12:07:05-04:00

The transformative process of therapy is so meaningful to me. Being a part of my client’s journey of self discovery and healing is truly an honor. I love co-creating a sense of safety where my clients can be honest and vulnerable in order to find more joy, fulfillment and alignment in their lives.

What about your academic & professional background?2023-08-07T13:29:05-04:00

I received my BA from SUNY New Paltz and my MA from New York University in Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling. Prior to the shift into mental healthcare, I worked in the fitness industry as well as in Human Resources.

What are your core values?2021-05-12T12:07:45-04:00

Curiosity, Growth, Empathy

When you’re not at work, what are you doing?2021-05-12T12:08:09-04:00

Reading as many novels as I can! Practicing yoga, studying Human Design and Astrology, spending time in nature.

Sarah Perl, LCSW-R, CDWF
Founder, Clinical Director, Psychotherapist

Sarah (she/her) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the Founder and Clinical Director of Resilient Self Therapy. She offers in person psychotherapy in both the Manhattan and Kingston locations of the practice as well as via telehealth in New York State. She also provides clinical supervision to early career therapists.

Sarah loves working with parents (especially those adjusting to this new identity), C-Suite executives, helping-professionals, as well as people who work in the hospitality industry. Going back to her clinical roots, she holds a sweet spot for people who are looking to explore their relationship to substance use by helping them identify what it’s doing for them as well as how it might be interfering with aspects of their personal ambitions. Sarah brings a psychodynamic approach to her work with a warm relational style. Most recently, she’s taken an interest in Polyvagal Theory, which emphasizes the intersection of the autonomic nervous system and behavior/health.

Sarah grew up in the Hudson Valley, where after 14 years of living in NYC, she returned to put down roots with her family. Traveling, spending time in the city, all things culinary, and exploring nature are amongst her most cherished activities.


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Licensed Clinical Social Worker
NYS 078739

Practice Locations:  Kingston, NYC, Telehealth

What do you love about being a therapist?2019-03-22T11:37:32-04:00

Being a therapist is an especially unique and exceptional role to play in relation to another person’s life. I am honored to work with people around some of the most intimate details of their life and take that responsibility very seriously. I believe that an optimal level of trust must be established in order to allow the therapeutic alliance to develop. I enjoy feeling challenged by my work with clients while also cherishing the ability to bear witness to the growth and increased fulfillment that I’ve been able to observe my patients to experience.

What about your academic & professional background?2023-08-09T10:02:50-04:00

I earned a BA in Psychology & Sociology from SUNY Stony Brook and my MSW from New York University. I then earned a post-graduate certificates in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy as well as in shame resilience through the Brené Brown Education and Research Group. Prior to my work in private practice, I worked in a non-profit providing community-based mental health care and harm reduction psychotherapy to New Yorkers.

What are your core values?2019-04-03T11:09:54-04:00

Courage, compassion, and play (which is the one I’ve been pushing myself to practice more lately).

When you’re not at work, what are you doing?2023-08-07T13:32:14-04:00

Practicing making more room for play, hanging in my kitchen (cooking, hosting, family dance partying), solo dates to the movies, quality time with friends and family, spending time in nature, (trying not to fall asleep while) reading in bed.

Hannah Houston
Administrative Assistant

Hannah (she/her) is a recent Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduate and offers virtual administrative support to the team at Resilient Self Therapy.

Hannah appreciates the care it takes to keep up with best practice. She is committed to providing that care through the provision of essential administrative assistance, allowing the clinical team to remain focused on providing top notch therapy to their clients. Hannah is here to help cross the Ts and dot the Is.

Hannah grew up in the Catskills. She currently lives with her partner and their dog, Sgt. Peanut Butter. She loves dance, crafting, reading, and alone-together time with her fiancé.

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Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduate, College of Saint Rose

What do you love about being an administrative assistant?2022-11-10T13:11:59-05:00

I love that I can work on the valuable skills of organization and coordination while contributing to the betterment of Resilient Self Therapy.

What about your academic & professional background?2023-08-07T13:34:26-04:00

I received my Bachelors in Psychology from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and earned a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the College of Saint Rose. I completed a clinical internship at a hospice in upstate NY and within my role at RST, I aim to take some responsibilities off of the team’s plates. More time = self-care = better practitioners!

What are your core values?2022-11-10T13:22:05-05:00

Multicultural competency, empathy, and making my inner-child proud!

When you’re not at work, what are you doing?2022-11-10T13:20:36-05:00

Listening to my favorite podcast, squeezing in non-academic reading time, dancing as much as possible, spoiling my dog, or being in nature.

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