Alexandra (Allie) Finkel, LCSW is a co-founder and therapist at Kind Minds Therapy. Allie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and teacher with several years of experience working directly with children and families in school, community, and hospital based settings. Allie has always had a passion and interest in helping others, specifically children and families. Allie studied psychology and child development at the University of Wisconsin-Madison before she began her career as an educator through Teach For America. While Allie loved teaching, she realized her true passion was to help children thrive socially and emotionally, in all areas of their lives. This passion led her to obtain her masters in social work from Columbia University, where she focused her degree on advanced clinical practice in health, mental health, and disabilities. Allie also holds a post graduate certification in child and family therapy from New York University.

In addition to providing psychotherapy in private practice, Allie also works as a pediatric oncology social worker, where she provides individual play therapy, expressive arts therapy, supportive counseling and case management to patients, siblings, and caregivers in both the inpatient and outpatient hospital setting. In conjunction with her direct clinical work with patients, Allie designs and provides wellness staff support groups to employees of all disciplines, and her work in this emerging field has been published and presented nationally. 

Allie also has extensive experience providing intensive tutoring to students of all ages -- specializing in improving executive functioning, frustration tolerance, and coping skills to facilitate and complement academic growth. 

 

Sarah Roffe, LCSW, CCLS, is a co-founder and therapist at Kind Minds Therapy.  Sarah is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Child Life Specialist with thirteen years of experience working directly with children and families in a hospital setting.  Sarah also has a background working in trauma, specifically with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, and holds a post-Masters’ Certificate in Clinical Adolescence from New York University. 


Sarah studied psychology at Indiana University and received her Masters’ degree from Columbia University. She completed her Child Life therapy certification at Yale New Haven’s Children’s Hospital. 

In addition to providing psychotherapy in private practice, Sarah also works as a pediatric nephrology social worker, where she provides individual play therapy, expressive arts therapy, and supportive counseling to patients and their families in both the inpatient and outpatient hospital setting. 

Sarah has a passion for working with children and their families.  After many years as a child life specialist, Sarah decided to return for her Masters’ degree, in the hopes of combining the two disciplines to best meet the needs of children and their families.  Sarah believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to have someone outside of their world to bear witness to the daily struggles of life, help them hold onto hope when needed, and become their own best advocates.  Sarah believes that through talk, play, and creative arts comes hope, comfort, and a strong sense of self. It is her belief that we as humans do not have a lot of choice in the things that happen to us, but we can control the people we surround ourselves with and the moments that can fill us with joy. Let’s work together and choose joy!

 

Our Approach

At Kind Minds Therapy, we believe in the power of collaboration, and we utilize a holistic approach to help our patients meet their goals. We operate from a strengths based framework and are solution oriented, drawing from a variety of therapeutic modalities to meet your individual needs. We will work with you to develop a plan that makes you feel equipped with the tools you need to succeed in therapy and in life.

 

Areas of Focus:

  • ADHD

  • Anxiety

  • Childhood Cancer

  • Chronic Illness

  • Coping skills

  • Depression

  • Emotional regulation

  • Executive functioning

  • Grief and loss

  • Life transitions

  • Parenting 

  • Relationships and friendships

  • School related concerns

  • Stress management

 

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