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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.

Ms. Pedonti received clinical training at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center where she interned in outpatient adult psychiatry providing individual and group therapy. Prior to joining MindWell NYC, Ms. Pedonti worked as a senior social worker at  NYP/Columbia in the Division of Pediatric Psychiatry for several years. Within this role she provided comprehensive evaluations, individual, group, and family/couples therapy to adolescents and adults. She pursued further DBT training in DBT Prolonged Exposure Therapy (DBT-PE) to treat trauma. Ms. Pedonti was also awarded a faculty appointment at Columbia University.

Ms. Pedonti understands the complexity of mental health and wellness. In order to address the mind-body connection, she has devoted over 6 years to learning about and practicing mindfulness and meditation. She has attended many mindfulness retreats and is working towards becoming a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher through Brown University and Mindfulness and Health Institute. Ms. Pedonti has also studied nutrition through Institute for Integrative Nutrition and is a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach.

Ms. Pedonti earned her M.S.S.W. in Advanced Clinical Practice from Columbia University School of Social Work. She obtained her B.A. in Sociology & Anthropology and Women’s/Gender Studies from Pace University.

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