Dr. Sternheim strives to foster a warm, collaborative, and non-judgmental environment through humor, empathy and compassion, which allows clients to feel safe to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Through the development of a trusting therapeutic relationship, Dr. Sternheim helps her clients to identify patterns of relating to oneself and others in order to develop more effective ways of coping with emotional and interpersonal distress. She has particular interests in working with children and caregivers to improve family communication, connection, and regulation as well as supporting older teens and young adults through life transitions and identity development.
Prior to joining Mindwell NYC, Dr. Gillian Sternheim trained as a predoctoral intern at Elmhurst Hospital Center/Mt. Sinai Services, where she worked extensively with children, adolescents, adults and families with trauma-related disorders, anxiety and mood disorders, and serious mental illness. Through her clinical work in diverse treatment settings, including outpatient clinics, inpatient units, therapeutic schools, partial hospitalization programs, primary care clinics, and psychiatric emergency rooms, Dr. Sternheim has received extensive training in evidence-based approaches.
Dr. Sternheim earned her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology and M.S. in School Psychology from the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University and her B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis.