Patricia Mendell believes that each stage of one’s life presents new challenges.

For many, these challenges can be an impetus for change and growth. For others, it can create roadblocks. Often recognizing that you are at an impasse can be the key to opening yourself up to life’s possibilities. Emotional vulnerabilities, self-doubt, circular thinking, and recurring negative and judgmental thoughts can all be overcome when one feels understood and accepted with validation, insight, and guidance. Patricia helps patients explore concerns, develop new skill sets, and implement realistic strategies for positive change in one’s life choices.

With over 25 years of experience and specialized training working with individuals and couples, Patricia Mendell understands that with the right support system and therapeutic approach, one can discover patterns and overcome their roadblocks and challenges as individuals, couples, and parents. As a seasoned mental health professional in reproductive health and a survivor of infertility and pregnancy loss, Patricia brings to her work her vast knowledge, understanding, and experience with those seeking to build their families with the help of fertility treatments, egg/sperm/embryo donation, and/or surrogacy. Together, she helps her clients understand their options and seek solutions to their family building plans.

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Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Trinity College
Master of Social Work, Columbia University School of Social Work
John and Julie Gottman Couples Method Levels I & II Training
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Training Levels I & II
The New York Milton Erickson Society for Psychotherapy and Hypnosis
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Certificate


The American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Mental Health Professional Group
Women’s Mental Health Consortium
The National Association of Social Workers
Family Equality
The LGBTQ Center of NYC
Park Slope Parents


Patricia Mendell, LCSW

Patricia offers both practical and therapeutic advice to enable people to discover new ways to approach their life concerns.

Patricia’s therapeutic approaches are drawn from training in many different modalities including:

Cognitive Behavioral
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Gottman Couples Training
Family Systems
Fertility and pregnancy loss education and training


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Individual Counseling

Life is about possibilities. Feeling that there are possibilities gives one hope that life will get better. Yet often, one can become stuck in a maze of negative beliefs about themselves and their abilities.


Couple Counseling

The truth is that all relationships take work. It is not uncommon that differences arise between partners; if not talked about, these differences can turn the best of relationships into a dysfunctional one.


Fertility & Family Building

As an infertility and pregnancy loss survivor and seasoned mental health professional working in the field of reproductive health, Patricia understands the stressful uncertainties that confront those seeking accurate information and emotional support in their quest to parenthood.


Parenting Skills

Parenthood is not for the faint of heart. Parenthood is about learning how to support your child without overdoing for them. It also involves learning how to partner with your spouse or others in raising your child when there are differences in how each person sees their role as a parent.