“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.

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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 is a Licensed Master Social Worker offering psychotherapy via telehealth as well as in the New York City location of Resilient Self Therapy. Kathryn has a BA and MS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MSW from Columbia University. Before becoming a psychotherapist she worked in international economic development and as a yoga teacher in Washington, DC.

Kathryn enjoys approaching life from a place of curiosity, play, and humor, and brings much of this into her clinical practice. A life-long learner, she loves to explore and integrate modalities based in mindfulness, cognitive, and somatic work to create holistic and safe spaces for clients to explore and grow.

Kathryn grew up in the Midwest and after living in DC for nearly 10 years, is currently living in NYC. During her free time, she loves to explore outside, be physically active, meet up with her loved ones, or read a good mystery.

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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 specific issues are you the most passionate about helping people with?2022-07-01T15:41:27-04:00

I’m a big believer in integrating mental and physical wellness and love working with young adults (and those young at heart!) going through life transitions, exploring identity, managing grief, and facing chronic illness.

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 is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor at the Hudson Valley location of Resilient Self Therapy. Siobhan received her BA from SUNY New Paltz and her MA from New York University in Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling. Prior to her shift into mental healthcare, she’s worked in the fitness industry as well as in Human Resources.

Siobhan has experience working with clients amongst the substance use/abuse/dependence spectrum and has done so through both individual and group therapy modalities.  She is interested in Interpersonal Neurobiology, the mind/body connection and mindfulness.  Siobhan is a lifelong learner and is always seeking out new opportunities to grow as a clinician.

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. Reading and spending time with family and friends are her favorite past times.

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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 specific issues are you most passionate about helping people with?2021-05-12T12:07:27-04:00

Right now I’m particularly interested in working with adults of all ages. I love helping clients to find more meaning, purpose and balance in their lives. I find that this sort of insight oriented work is what many adults are seeking when they come to therapy.

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 is the Founder and Clinical Director of Resilient Self Therapy with office locations in Manhattan and Kingston, New York. She received her BA from SUNY Stony Brook and her MSW from New York University. Sarah continued on to obtain a post-graduate certificate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy. She has extensive experience in community-based social work, HIV/AIDS mental healthcare, harm reduction psychotherapy, and shame resilience work.

Sarah is committed to professional development and finds it essential for her practice. Continuing to learn and read keeps her engaged in her work. Sarah participates in clinical supervision as well as attends conferences, lectures, and webinars often.

Sarah grew up in the Hudson Valley and lives in Upstate, NY with her family and their dog. Traveling, spending time in NYC, 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 specific issues are you most passionate about helping people with?2019-03-22T11:38:05-04:00

I absolutely love working with young adults around identity related and interpersonal issues. It’s a joy to help someone build their curiosity and insights about themself. I also really like helping people understand their relationship to substance use and identifying what it’s doing for them as well as how it might be interfering with aspects of their personal ambitions.

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?2019-03-22T11:38:31-04:00

Thinking up fun meal ideas and spending time in my kitchen either exploring a new recipe or preparing meals for the busy week ahead, solo dates to the movies, quality time with friends and family, getting engrossed in a good Netflix series, spending time in nature.

Hannah Houston
Administrative Assistant

Hannah is a Clinical Mental Health Counseling student, in her final year, at the College of Saint Rose. She received her Bachelors in Psychology from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in 2018.  She is currently interning as a Bereavement Counselor in an upstate hospice and joined the RST team as the Administrative Assistant in the Fall of 2022.

Hannah appreciates the care it takes to keep up with best practice. Hannah is committed to providing that care through the provision of administrative assistance That care extends from the clinicians to those we serve. She 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 student, 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 specific issues are you most passionate about helping people with?2022-11-10T13:16:59-05:00

It’s important that the clinicians of Resilient Self Therapy have flexibility in their schedules. By performing my duties, I hope to take some responsibilities off of their 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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