Welcome to The Reeds Center​

Partners in compassionate care. Experts in cognitive behavioral science.

Who We Are

The Reeds Center provides expert cognitive-behavioral therapies for adults, adolescents and children struggling with OCD, anxiety, and related problems. We provide therapies in a variety of intensities and formats to ensure the most therapeutic and cost effective treatment for each individual we serve. We offer treatment both at our office in Manhattan and remotely via Telehealth.

How We Treat

At The Reeds Center we utilize the latest in evidence-based treatments in a variety of formats:

We Offer In-Person and Online Sessions to Treat OCD, Anxiety and More

Request an appointment to find out how The Reeds Center can help you overcome life’s challenges.

What Our Clients Say

Meet The Reeds Center

Luke Goodwin, LCSW, M.S.Ed is a licensed senior masters-level clinician at The Reeds Center. He received his Master of Social Work degree from New York University, with a specialization in mental health treatment for emerging adults. Luke also has a Master of Science in Education from Fordham University and a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University.

Sarah Parker, Ph.D. is a Director and Co-founder of The Reeds Center. She has extensive training and experience using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies (CBT) to treat anxiety disorders and eating disorders in a variety of formats and intensities. She works with adolescents and adults, and has particular expertise in the overlap between OCD and eating disorders.

Joshua M. Sanchez, LMSW is an senior masters-level clinician at The Reeds Center. He achieved his M.S. in Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice focusing on Health, Mental Health, and Disabilities from Columbia University and a B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College.

Sam Birkenholz, Psy.D. is a postdoctoral fellow at The Reeds Center specializing in the treatment of OCD and anxiety-related disorders in children, adolescents, and young adults. She has extensive experience utilizing evidence-based interventions, including exposure and response prevention (ERP) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT).  She has received specialized training in the treatment of feeding and eating disorders using CBT-E, family-based treatment (FBT), and perceptual retraining (mirror exposure).

Maanasa Gade, LMSW is an advanced masters-level clinician at The Reeds Center. Maanasa has extensive experience using cognitive-behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing to support individuals experiencing OCD, anxiety, depression, and major life transitions.

Hope Kassen, LMSW is an senior masters-level clinician at The Reeds Center. She has received her MSW degree from Columbia University and her BA in political science from Oberlin College.  Hope has experience providing evidence-based treatments of OCD, body dysmorphia, depression, anxiety, trichotillomania, phobias, and panic. Hope has worked with adults, children, and adolescents as well as survivors of trauma, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ identifying clients.

Yaritza Waddell, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist at The Reeds Center. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Roosevelt University and completed her predoctoral training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Kennedy Krieger Institute.

James Bender, Psy.D. is a Director and Co-founder of The Reeds Center. He specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies (CBT) for anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and OCD related disorders, chronic worry, and panic. He also has expertise in impulse control disorders (Trichotillomania and skin picking) and anxiety disorders that co-exist with depression and insomnia.

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