Village Therapy Group

Individually matched therapists for life-changing solutions

We offer a variety of Therapy Options virtual and in-person

About the Group

Established over 20 years ago in Westchester County, NY,  VILLAGE THERAPY GROUP offers a broad range of diagnostic, therapy and counseling services for adults, couples, families and children.   We offer in-person and virtual therapy by skilled clinicians with a variety of specialities. We provide collaborative, personalized mental health assessment and treatment in an individual or group setting as well as substance abuse assessment and treatment.

Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family issues or

having difficulty with daily life, we are here to help


Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, Oscar, United Healthcare, Oxford

We have partnered with HEADWAY to offer the most efficient insurance claim and payment processing



We Care About Helping You

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy is a process which clients work one-on-one with a trained mental health clinician in a safe, caring, and confidential environment. Individuals explore their feelings, beliefs, and behaviors, work through challenging or influential memories, identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change.

Couples Therapy

Couples therapy is a form of psychotherapy that can help you and your partner improve your relationship. Couples therapy can address a wide range of relationship issues, including recurring conflicts, feelings of disconnection, an affair, issues related to sex, or difficulties due to external stressors.

Child Therapy

Child therapy, aka counseling for kids, helps young individuals understand and manage challenges that affect their mental health. These challenges include mental health conditions, behavioral issues, traumatic events, and bullying. Children can experience the same mental and emotional problems that adults do, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and grief.

Group Therapy

Group therapy involves one or more therapists working with several people at the same time. The most common types of group therapy are: Social Skills Groups, improves social skills for a variety of populations. Support Groups,  provides a wide range of benefits for people with a wide range of issues. Psycho educational groups, educates clients about their difficulties and ways of coping.



Virtual Village is the online division of Village Therapy Group.  Unlike the majority of current 

virtual online platforms, who use large data bases to match providers and clients, Virtual Village 

offers a personalized process to match just the right therapist for each client.

How we are different…

* Our therapists are licensed, experienced and vetted by our Clinical Director with 30 years experience.

* We offer customized affordable fees based on the length of service (see chart on Virtual Village page).

* Our support staff are professional and available to assist with any mental health of financial matters.

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Meet Our Therapists

Nicole Nardizzi

LCSW PLLC, clinical director, mindfulness teacher

Nicole is a licensed child and family therapist with 28 years experience in family agencies and schools where she worked as both a clinician and supervisor.  Her client base was diverse and included individuals, couples, children, and families. Her therapeutic style is interactive and solution focused with support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges.  Nicole has extensive experience working with clients with mood and anxiety disorders, family conflict, relationship  and social issues.

Donna Mandel


Donna is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of New York and she holds her Doctorate of Education in Counseling Psychology.  She has been working in the mental health field for 20 years in a variety of settings including residential and forensic facilities, outpatient mental health clinics and non-traditional community based treatment.

Rachel Erenberg


Rachel is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and certified school social worker with 10 years experience working with children, adolescents and families. Rachel has worked in various mental health settings, including school and day treatment programs, inpatient hospitals and residential treatment. Rachel uses a compassionate and non-judgmental approach when working with her clients.

Jennifer Belew


Jennifer is a Licensed Clinical Social Work who has practiced as a mental health counselor for over 9 years. She works with adolescents, adults, children and families as an agent of support and guidance. Rather than adopting one methodology for all individuals and issues, she draws from a variety of methods to create a tailored approach for each person and situation.

Nanci Kennedy


Nanci is a licensed clinical therapist with 20 years experience of work in community agencies and schools where she worked as both a clinician and supervisor. Nanci has years of training and experience in working with children, adolescents and families. Nanci graduated from Norfolk State University in 1997 with a Masters of Social Work, specializing in Children, Youth and Families.

Pam Cardozo


I am is a Registered Professional Nurse with broad experience in health care specifically in geriatric counseling, working with individuals, families, groups and employees in hospitals in long term health care facilities. Pam counsels individual seniors, and co-facilitates Ageless Living, a support group for seniors, guiding them through various age-related issues.  Pam served as Senior Psychiatric Nurse for Montefiore Medical Center for 10 years providing individual, family, and group therapeutic support for acutely ill psychiatric patients.

Jenna McKean


Jenna is a licensed mental health counselor and credentialed alcoholism and substance abuse counselor in the state of New York. She is nationally certified as a mental health counselor and has also completed a certified training in trauma therapy from PESI. Jenna has been practicing as a mental health counselor for ten years in a variety of treatment settings from the Emergency Department, inpatient psychiatric units, inpatient substance abuse units and outpatient mental health clinics. 

Martha McDermott


Martha Rossi McDermott is a Licensed Master of Social Work with specialty in Adolescents, Family Therapy and Grief counseling. She graduated from the Ehrenkrantz School of Social Work (now the Silver School) at NYU in 1996, and has worked in NYC education programming for at-risk youth, Community based Child Welfare programming for families, and most recently, as the Director of Patient Relations and Community Outreach at a health care provider during the Covid-19 pandemic.  

Beatrice Kessler-Goldsmith


Beatrice Kessler-Goldsmith is a clinical social worker and supervisor with over 20 years of experience in the field of mental health. As a bilingual (English/Spanish) psychotherapist, she has extensive experience with adults and children suffering from anxiety, depression and a variety of other mental health difficulties.  Beatrice works with families dealing with relationship and communication issues including groups and  parent-child dyads.

Kristina Jenney


Kristina Jenney is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Social Work.  She has more than 8 years’ experience working with children, teens, parents and families in a variety of settings that include residential and out-patient mental health.  She has worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, attachment disorders, personality disorders, and PTSD, also many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.


Susan Fitzsimmons



Susan is a Licensed Clinical Social worker with extensive experience treating clients aged 13 through 90 who experience depression, stress, anxiety, grief, trauma and loss.  She has worked in psychiatric settings and rehabilitation centers with clients in emotional crisis, and those working on recovery from substance abuse while also treating mental illness.

She works collaboratively with clients in a person-centered approach to learn positive ways to address issues, handle stressors, develop awareness , and focus on caring for one’s self


Marla Joi Newborn


Marla is a licensed master of social worker and addiction specialist with a strong clinical background helping clients with trauma, alcohol abuse, drug and sex addiction, mood disorders, and challenging life transitions. She uses a person-centered, individualized approach that always includes a harm reduction framework. Marla currently works with individuals, couples, and families aged 18-80.  Marla helps her clients begin to know themselves more deeply through self-awareness, self-compassion.