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About Shiersten

I am a graduate of New York University’s Master's Degree program in Applied Psychology.


Before joining NYU's psychology department, I studied literature, dance, and art at the undergraduate level, and worked extensively in the non-profit sector and held a position at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care Center. In conjunction with New Jersey's Department of Children and Families, I taught mindfulness and movement workshops to other mental health professionals. I frequently draw from artistic practices to support individual and collective healing. 

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Shiersten Gallacher
Mental Health Counselor

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Theory and Philosophy 

The work of caring for the community has been my lifelong commitment and I bring that with me into my work. I view my role as your counselor to be a witness and trust the wisdom and individual timing of every person with whom I collaborate.


Therapy begins with providing unconditional dignity to every client, and I work to expand that positive regard to enable you to build fierce self-compassion. My trauma-informed approach takes two directions—a top-down approach that focuses on how we think and process information and memory, and a bottom-up approach that focuses on embodiment and somatics.


I utilize integrative, culturally competent care, and employ DBT and ACT (successors of CBT), narrative therapy, and family systems therapy. 


Please Contact me for more information or check out my Services or FAQ pages!

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