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.