Therapy at The Center for Emergence

For anyone seeking therapy, our office address and contact info is listed below. If you think we might help, please do not hesitate to email or call. Know Steven specializes in teens and families, folks on the autism spectrum, and people struggling with alcoholism. Maria specializes in couples issues, selective mutism in teens, and chronic depression and anxieties. They are both also licensed to provide teletherapy, and Steven has been seeing people online for over ten years.

The Center for Emergence
55 Old Nyack Tpke Suite 608
Nanuet, NY 10954

LGBTQIA Friendly LGBTQIA Friendly
Transgender Safe Space Transgender Safe Space

Steven Paglierani LCSWr CASAC EP

(845) 627-7404

Maria Kirsch LMHC EP

(845) 359-0238

Thoughts on Being a Therapist

Care Philosophy
One thing which makes our therapy different is that we do not believe in brokenness. Nor do we blame people. Blame only makes things worse. At the same time, we speak directly and honestly when it comes to holding people accountable. We see responsibility without blame as the fertile ground for change.

The main thing that makes our work different, though, is that we never ask people to "imitate normal." Being authentic and real is the only way to have a good life. We also see will-powered changes as useful only in emergencies, as temporary aids.A true therapy always leads to permanent changes in a person's nature, especially changes which increase this person's ability to love.