A little history, or more
appropriately called, ‘Her’story…
I first opened our doors in April of 2001 and set out on my own journey
of developing a private practice. During that time, our profession was
dedicated to establishing licensure in New York State. In 2004, a scope
of practice for Marriage and Family Therapists was signed into law,
and, by 2006, the state began processing applications for licensure.
Immediately, I began to see three very concrete needs: The lack of
relational counseling services provided by systemically trained
Marriage and Family Therapists; interns needing a supportive, quality
site for training; and, affordable rates so average hard-working people
can afford the private practice setting.
This was the birth of our vision: to
have a supportive community of therapists in training, and to provide
quality relational therapy, at rates the average person could afford,
in the private practice model.
That was the focus of what we could provide to the outside community.
On the inside, I always longed for a workplace where I found my passion
and felt supported by a community I could be nurtured by, learn from,
and collaborate with, as well as offer my own experience to mentor and
lead. Everyone is an asset and everyone has value. I spent many years
in corporate America realizing the downfall of the common hierarchial
structure. The best kept secret of Midtown MFT is the collaborative
process. Our Interns, Associates, Licensed staff, and Supervisors all
meet weekly and share in the creative process, decision making, and
support. Our trainings are often influenced by what is happening in our
And we did it!!! Reflecting back on the past few years of our birth,
development, and journey to the life we are living, I am truly thankful
to be a part of such a wonderful group of people. This has been an
amazing experience for me both personally and professionally. It is
truly a gift to love what you do.
I could not have done this alone. I send a tremendous amount of
appreciation to Elena Hull
LMFT, CAT, Midtown’s Clinical Director and Associate Supervisor. Her
clinical direction, consistent grounded presence, and dedication to the
learning process of therapists has made us as solid as we are.
Additionally, Christina Curtis
the role of Assistant Clinical Director and Intern
Supervisor. Christina joined Midtown in 2008 as a Licensed Staff member
and Group Supervision Supervisor. She is a true professional, mentor
and leader, and the perfect person to support our Interns. She fosters
a safe and open atmosphere to question, to explore, and to help
everyone else find his or her own unique therapeutic voice.
I have two very talented, compassionate, and amazing women leading my
team. I have now placed myself in the Executive Director role where I
can focus on updating the operations of the practice, extended
community relationships, marketing, advertising, and growth, so more
New Yorker’s will have the chance to experience Midtown MFT!
, Founder of Midtown MFT