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About Siena Vaccara, Ed.M, M.A, MHC-LP

Siena Vaccara, Ed.M, M.A, MHC-LP (she/her) received her master’s in Mental Health & Psychological Counseling from Columbia University. Siena believes in encouraging personal growth through education, cultural awareness, and building trusting relationships. She uses Feminist and Narrative treatment plans, as well as Cognitive Behavioral and Person-Centered techniques in session, to embrace an integrative psychotherapy approach that honors the unique needs of individuals. She understands the importance of the collaborative therapeutic space being non-judgemental, unbiased, open-minded, and strength-driven. Siena treats individuals with concerns ranging from personal transitions to family planning, identity, mood fluctuations, and stressful life events.

Siena’s training includes a specialization in Reproductive & Maternal Well-Being. She is a queer identifying therapist with degrees in Gender Studies and expertise in LGBTQIA+ affirming care. Siena is also a DONA International educated Childbirth Doula, certified Child Developmental Monitor, certified Yin Yoga Instructor, and lifelong musician. She uses her expansive and holistic wellness background as a means to help people cultivate mind-body awareness and to promote optimal holistic grounding, artistic expression, and emotional regulation.

Siena is professionally versed in group co-facilitation, gender affirming care, sexuality exploration, ASD populations, childhood development & perinatal health. She is also trained in Emergency Response: Acute Trauma, Overdose Prevention, Suicidal Risk (C-SSRS) Screening, and Stanley-Brown safety planning. Her previous clinical experiences include hospital settings: volunteering at Mount Sinai & New York Memory Center; and school settings, where she has provided mental health care & neurodiversity services to CUNY & SUNY student populations.

Check Out Reviews From Her Patients:

“Siena is by far the best therapist I have ever had! She goes above and beyond to make me feel heard and understood, especially as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. She will often share resources to help me with whatever goal I am working towards at the moment, such as career change or finding community. In the year that I have been with her, not once has she missed a session and scheduling is fast and flexible. Never before have I had this seamless experience with any type of medical professional. I strongly recommend her to anyone looking for a therapist.” -LP

“I have truly enjoyed working with Siena! She is so kind and attentive to my needs. She makes me feel comfortable and welcome every time we meet. I would highly recommend her!” – DB

“I had a great experience and felt that she took her time listening & noting anything important” – CK

“Was really impressed with her intellect & insight” – NW

“She made me want to keep seeking help.” – RJ

“I felt very comfortable talking with Siena, and will absolutely be booking another appointment.” – JK