Our Team

OUR TEAM

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Dr. Silvia Birklein

Founder and Clinical Director

Silvia B. Birklein, PhD, MA, BC-DMT, LCAT, CMA, KMP
is a Clinical Psychologist, Psychoanalyst, Dance Movement Therapist and Movement analyst in private practice in NYC. She’s the founder and clinical director of SYNC Psychological Services™ and the Institute for Movement Informed Psychotherapy (IMIPSY). She’s a clinical supervisor at Pace University and faculty at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP). Her interests and research are in the intergenerational transmission of affect, and about the body and movement in psychoanalysis.
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Dr. Armin Kelleter

Independent Contractor

Armin Kelleter received his M.A. in General Psychology and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the New School for Social Research in New York where he was trained in a range of therapeutic approaches including long and short-term Psychodynamic Therapy, as well as cognitive-behavioral approaches including standard Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Schema Therapy. He has received Intensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) from the Linehan Institute, and has extensive training and experience in other mindfulness based and meditative approaches.

Dr. Kelleter’s clinical experience includes work in hospitals with inpatient and outpatient populations, school-based mental health, as well as community and geriatric mental health. He has experience working with individuals experiencing a wide range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, psychotic conditions, and the assessment and treatment of personality disorders.

Licensed to practice psychology in the State of New York, #019894-1

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Dr. Frances Rodriguez

Independent Contractor

Dr. Frances Rodriguez, Psy.D. is a NYS licensed clinical psychologist who can provide cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) treatment for young adults suffering from depressive and anxiety disorders. She received extensive CBT training while obtaining an APA-accredited Psy.D. in 2009. Her pre-doctoral internship focused in CBT treatment for young and older adults with severe and chronic mental illness in an outpatient clinic providing individual and group treatment for patients with depressive and anxiety disorders. She completed two clinical psychology postdoctoral fellowships with clinical experiences in English and Spanish serving a multicultural population. In Chicago, IL, she worked in a social work agency with referrals from the Illinois’ Department of Children and Family Services providing CBT to children, adolescents, students, adults, families, and couples. She also collaborated in cultural competency research in The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and in their program development for the Master’s in Clinical Counseling program, provided clinical supervision, and offered mentorship for graduate students in their community projects. In NYC, she has provided culture-sensitive psychological services in English and Spanish to young and older adults from diverse backgrounds and cultures. She has been fulfilling her desire to keep learning about cultures, assessing, and treating culturally diverse clients. Dr. Rodriguez has received clinical psychology APA-accredited continuing education and post-doctoral training workshops to keep providing up-to-date assessment and treatment in all ages and stages through life span development.

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Dr. Margaret Blake

Dr. Blake is a licensed clinical psychologist and certified running coach who earned her doctorate at Adelphi University and who has experience working with a wide range of issues and concerns.  She is passionate about the power of movement, the interplay of the mind and body, and in her practice integrates a range of interventions, including psychodynamic, interpersonal/relational, and cognitive behavioral.  

“Work with me involves exploring past and present relationships, attending to emotion, and working toward freedom from internal and external barriers.  We will identify a desired way of being in the world, build a path toward change, and can be as broad or as focused as an individual sees fit.  Treatment is a collaborative process and change will come from a combination of reflection, attention, and action. “ 

In both inpatient and outpatient settings Dr. Blake has worked with those struggling with depression, anxiety, addiction, and various types of trauma.  She helps those who are having trouble in relationships, with their career, and those who experience a sense of ennui.    She believes that psychotherapy is too good to be reserved for the sick and is dedicated to helping her clients achieve a more satisfying life.