80 8th Ave #600, New York, NY 10011

Practical Tools for Leading a More Fulfilled Life

Individually Tailored Therapy Services to Meet Your Needs

You Deserve the Best

You Deserve The Best Care From The Leading Therapy Group

We are a group psychology practice of compassionate and skilled clinicians delivering therapy services tailored to fit the needs of our clients. Drs. Rachel Hutt, Jessica Renz, and Rebecca Skolnick founded MindWell NYC in 2017 to provide emotional wellness services to children, adolescents, adults, and parents in an inclusive, friendly, and warm environment. We specialize in cognitive, dialectical, and mindfulness-based behavior therapies and teach our clients practical tools for leading a more fulfilled life.

Featured Therapists

Taedra Pedonti, LCSW

Taedra Pedonti, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker at MindWell NYC. She specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), with a particular interest in working with adolescents and young adults who may be experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma or struggling to manage their emotions. She takes a holistic approach and uses a combination of her clinical expertise and developing a therapeutic relationship to ensure she is meeting each person’s unique needs. Ms. Pedonti provides individual therapy and group therapy to children, adolescents, young adults, and adults at MindWell NYC.

Nicolette Makedon, LMHC

Nicolette Makedon is a licensed mental health counselor at MindWell NYC. She practices cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and holds a primary certification in rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) from the Albert Ellis Institute. Ms. Makedon has a particular interest in treating diverse individuals aged 13+ with anxiety, depression, life changes, relationship issues, maladaptive thinking, and trauma. She has experience treating individuals, families, groups, and couples. Ms. Makedon provides online individual and group therapy via telehealth to adolescents and adults at MindWell NYC.


Nicolette Makedon, LMHC
Our Approach

It can be hard to manage on your own.  We will assist you in reaching your goals using the latest and most researched anxiety treatment tools available.


Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is comprised of individual therapy, skills training class, phone coaching, and treatment by a team of clinicians. It was created by Marsha M. Linehan, Ph.D. to teach you skills for managing emotions and destructive behaviors creating a great deal of stress in your life.


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a collaborative and practical approach that can help you reach your goals. It is a time-limited and structured therapy that teaches you strategies to manage a range of challenges such as anxiety, depression, problems with eating, general dissatisfaction, and life changes.


We offer a variety of mindfulness-based treatments. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is designed to teach you how to relate to your thoughts differently and to live in the moment, helping to reduce and prevent depression and anxiety. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) assists with letting go of what cannot be changed and taking steps toward creating the life you want to live. We also incorporate mindfulness skills and practice into our CBT sessions.

Virtual Reality

Our therapists sometimes enhance anxiety therapy using virtual reality. This involves wearing a headset and having the therapist guide you through different computer-generated scenes related to the thing you are afraid of. For example, if you have a fear of flying, the therapist will guide you through different flying-related scenarios like the airport and airplane. Virtual reality is used to help treat things like flight anxiety, test anxiety, needle phobia, fear of heights, fear of public speaking, and claustrophobia.

Who we serve

What we treat


Covid-19 Stress


Eating Disorders

Fear of Flying

Sleep Issues

Prolonged Grief Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder

Feeling Better: CBT Workbook for Teens

Featured as Best Anxiety Books for Teens in 2022

MindWell NYC is proud to announce that the folks over at Choosing Therapy have decided to include the book Feeling Better CBT Workbook for Teens by MindWell co-founder Dr. Rachel L Hutt, Ph.D., on their list of Best Anxiety Books for Teens 2022

Are you worried you might be suffering from anxiety?

Take our free online Anxiety Questionnaire

This easy-to-use self-administered questionnaire is used as a screening tool and severity measure for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).