our clinical team

Clinical Director, Co-Owner

Josh A. Jonas, LCSW-R​

Josh’s specialty began in the world of trauma and addiction and has grown to include, as he calls it, “high achievers who are miserable.” He is passionate about working with couples, and also feels a special calling to the work he does with men, which involves the embracing and growing of the positive aspects of their masculinity. Josh is the Clinical Director and co-owner of The Village Institute.

Staff Therapist

Enid Zuckerman, LMSW

Enid’s goal in practicing psychotherapy is to establish an ongoing conversation with individual patients and couples, allow for liberation of repressed feelings and the healing of trauma, depression & anxiety. She strives to find practical applications to create more choices in family, work, social, and spiritual life. Enid encourages patients to seek non-verbal and other therapeutic experiences to supplement your work in overcoming self-blaming, restrictive beliefs and to allow the real-self to flourish.

Staff Therapist

Cindy Arlinsky, MHC

Cindy is a Mental Health Counselor providing individual and group psychotherapy.   Self-esteem, career, life transitions, relationships, disordered eating, substance abuse and women’s issues are among her areas of interest.  Cindy is a psychodynamically focused mental health counselor who sees therapy as a springboard to change.

Staff Therapist

Liam Doherty, MHC

Liam merges a psychodynamic approach with a variety of techniques from humanistic, mindfulness and cognitive behavioral models in order to meet each individual’s needs. He has a special focus on helping clients explore the outcomes of personal trauma, across challenged interpersonal relationships, substance use, self-esteem issues and anxiety. Liam has his Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Baruch College.

Staff Therapist

Elyse Blake

Elyse is currently completing her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at The Derner School of Psychology, Adelphi University. She holds a masters in women’s studies and feminist research from Western University in London, Ontario and a masters in psychology from Teachers College Columbia University. Elyse is a relational psychodynamically oriented therapist.

Clinical SUpervisor

Linda Jonas, PhD

Dr. Jonas is the Clinical Supervisor at TVI and has been practicing clinical psychology for over 25 years. She has experience dealing with varied disorders and issues from trauma and anxiety to PTSD, depression, abuse and loss.

Business Director, Co-owner

Jill Morrison Jonas

As Co-Owner and Business Director of TVI, Jill aims to bring psychotherapy and mental health to the forefront of self-care. She believes that, through a focus on excellence in training and business guidance,  The Village Institute launches the best therapists in NYC. Jill is originally from St Louis, MO and has an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. 

JOSH A. JONAS

Clinical Director, LCSW-R

Josh Jonas is the Clinical Director and co-owner of The Village Institute.

His specialty began in the world of trauma and addiction and has grown to include, as he calls it, “high achievers who are miserable.” He is passionate about working with couples, having trained specifically in EFT. Josh also feels a special calling to the work he does with men, which involves the embracing and growing of the positive aspects of their masculinity.

His courses The Therapeutic Search for Meaning, and The Art of Fulfillment have been requirements as part of the The Village Institute’s doctoral internship.  His writing has been featured in publications such as The Huffington Post and Quartz Magazine, and he is also co-creator and host of the podcast “Session Lessons”; a podcast whose mission is to show how powerful and effective therapy can be. 

He is a music junky, a Mets fan, and believes that good therapy can change the world.

Enid Zuckerman

Staff Therapist, LMSW

My goal in practicing psychotherapy is to establish an ongoing conversation with individual patients and couples, and to develop a relationship that engenders greater self-knowledge, access to inner resources, liberation of repressed feelings and the healing of trauma.  Insight-oriented, I also strive to find practical applications to create more choices in family, work, social, and spiritual life. I encourage patients to seek non-verbal and other therapeutic experiences to supplement our work in overcoming self-blaming, restrictive beliefs and to allow the real-self to flourish. I consider liveliness and humor to be essential to my work.

My educational background and training include: B.A.,Psychology, Hunter College; M.A. Psychology, New York University (NYU); MSW with an emphasis on clinical psychology, NYU.

Post graduate studies include: 1 year of psychoanalytic coursework at New York Counseling and Guidance; Certificate in Palliative and End of Life Care, Trauma Workshop led by Bessel Van der Kolk, Addiction Treatment studies with Dr. Frederick Woolverton; Acceptance and Commitment therapy workshop.

My education was profoundly amplified and deepened by clinical research in cancer patients’ quality of life at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center under the leadership of Dr. Jimmie Holland, a founder of the field of psycho-oncology, as well as bereavement groupwork. My personal interests include the mindfulness practices and meditation teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh; Tai Chi; theatre; poetry; mysteries; social justice.

I have experience in helping patients deal with trauma, depression, anxiety, abuse, addiction and sexual identity.

Cindy Arlinsky, MHC-LP

Staff Therapist

Cindy is a psychodynamically focused mental health counselor who sees therapy as a springboard to change. She aims to help individuals identify and explore recurrent patterns in their lives and to establish new, healthier ways of relating and being.  She works with individuals and groups and has experience counseling those challenged by anxiety, depression, relationship dynamics, disordered eating, anger issues and life transitions.   Having taken a non-linear path to becoming a therapist, Cindy is also passionate about helping others work through career angst to discover their ideal vocational fit.  In addition, Cindy has a sub-specialty working with individuals struggling with chronic disorganization and hoarding issues.
 
Cindy completed her Master of Arts in Mental Health counseling at Baruch College, and holds a BA in psychology from Rutgers University.  She is a member of the American Psychological Association and New York Mental Health Counselors Association.  Cindy believes therapy can help us to achieve our best selves.  Her great joy is guiding individuals through a process of self-awareness and of growth toward healing, change, confidence and tranquility.

“We always may be what we might have been” – Adelaide Anne Procter

 

Liam Doherty

Staff Therapist

 In his work with clients in therapy, Liam merges a psychodynamic approach with a variety of techniques from humanistic, mindfulness and cognitive behavioral models in order to meet each individual’s needs. Liam seeks to provide guidance and support to clients through times of hardship, transition…or just life. He has a special focus on helping clients explore the outcomes of personal trauma, across challenged interpersonal relationships, substance use, self-esteem issues and anxiety. He aims to help his clients find working solutions to their problems and process painful feelings —exploring harmful behaviors and negative patterns, while emphasizing personal strengths and positive characteristics that will support their journey. Liam has his Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Baruch College.

After a perilous motorcycle crash in 2103, Liam developed a deeply personal understanding of several methodologies in his recovery, drawing insights from Vipasannā training and cognitive-behavioral approaches to interpret pain in the context of a spiritual framework. Liam also engages in a diverse range of volunteer and professional work; 12-Step settings, college counseling and broad support for the elderly population.

Elyse Blake

Staff Therapist

Elyse is currently completing her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at The
Derner School of Psychology, Adelphi University. She holds a masters
in women’s studies and feminist research from Western University in
London, Ontario and a masters in psychology from Teachers College
Columbia University. Elyse is a relational psychodynamically-oriented
therapist.

The meaning we make of our experience impacts how we move through the
world as an individual in relation to others. Elyse believes in the
power of the therapeutic relationship to help explore and gain insight
into maladaptive ways of relating, patterns of behavior, and beliefs
that might be holding you back.

She has presented original research at national conferences including
the American Psychological Association, Eastern Psychological
Association, and the Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture &
Society. Her research has focused on the therapeutic alliance, gaming
and its impact on romantic relationships, and gaming behavior during
the COVID-19 mandated lockdown.

Linda Jonas

Clinical Supervisor, Ph.D

Dr. Jonas is the Clinical Supervisor at TVI and has been practicing clinical psychology for over 25 years. She has a PhD in Clinical Psychology from The Derner Institute at Adelphi University (’86) and also completed post-doctoral training in psychoanalysis. Her clinical experience includes interpersonal psychotherapy groups (including a group for parents who lost children on 9/11) and individual psychotherapy dealing with varied disorders and issues from trauma and anxiety to PTSD, depression, abuse and loss.

She enjoys working with patients who are at a transitional time in their lives from leaving home for the first time, to coping with divorce or dealing with the loss of a loved one.

Dr. Jonas is a member of the American Psychological Association and the New York State Psychological Association.