Welcome to our New Interns!

The Psychotherapy and Spirituality Institute is thrilled to welcome two graduate clinical interns for the 2022-2023 school year, Stephanie Chui and Lana Hurst. They will be providing psychotherapy, in person and online, to individuals, couples and families.

PSI takes seriously its position as an institute in the field of psychotherapy, providing high quality training to graduate students heading into clinical practice as social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and art therapists. Students receive individual and group supervision weekly, participating with staff at every level of learning, reflecting and growing.

It is always said, and it is always true- we learn as much or more from the students as they learn from us.

To schedule a free consultation or make an appointment, email intake@psinyc.org.

Stephanie and Lana will be offering psychotherapeutic services on a sliding scale.

Stephanie Chui

“If you wish to know how these things come about, ask for grace, not instruction, desire, not understanding…”

 —- Bonaventure

Unexpected loss and pain are laced into our lives far more often than we are willing to admit to ourselves or each other. There are seasons when life is not what was expected or hoped for. Stephanie seeks to walk alongside individuals, couples, and families during these difficult moments and life transitions.

Stephanie is committed to working with people who find themselves on the margins of any group, particularly those who feel isolated and unseen. In her therapeutic work, Stephanie makes space for and honors all stories and life experiences. She works collaboratively with clients to create safe spaces so that through self-agency and empowerment, greater healing and personal growth may follow.

Stephanie is currently working towards an M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy at Iona University. She also holds an M.A. in Education and a B.A. in Music and International Relations from Stanford University. Stephanie has significant international experience and speaks Cantonese and Mandarin with intermediate fluency.

Stephanie can be reached at schui@psinyc.org

Lana Hurst

Lana Hurst

Lana Hurst (she/her) is passionate about facilitating experiences that enable people to feel more connected to others and themselves. Although she is originally from a small town in North Florida, Lana has lived up and down the East Coast and the UK. She has worked in a variety of churches and schools in Lakeland, Florida; Trenton, New Jersey; New York City; and Glen Cove, Long Island since graduating from Southeastern University with a BS in Practical Theology and an MA in Ministerial Leadership, as well as Princeton Theological Seminary with an MDiv. Currently, Lana is attending Fordham University in pursuit of an MA in Pastoral Mental Health Counseling.

As a transgender woman, Lana cares deeply about helping others step into their journeys with greater courage and authenticity. She has worked with members of the LGBTQIA+ community who have sought to reconcile their faith and gender identity and/or sexual orientation. Lana also has experience working with those who have experienced religious trauma. She believes that every person deserves a safe space to process their experiences, become more aware of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and discern what a more integrated life can look like. In her work with clients, Lana draws from psychodynamic, client-centered, cognitive behavioral, family systems, and narrative therapies. Her hope is that clients will feel increasingly empowered and integrated.

Lana can be reached at lhurst@psinyc.org.

Stephanie and Lana will be supervised by PSI staff therapists, Ann Durant and Kim Schneiderman.

Ann Durant, LCSW, received her MSW from New York University and holds a certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from The Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center. She also has extensive training in Expressive Arts Therapy from numerous programs including The New England Art Therapy Institute and The Center For Touch Drawing.

Ann can be reached at (212) 780-3271 or adurant@psinyc.org.

Kim Schneiderman, MSW, LCSW, is a psychotherapist with the Psychotherapy and Spirituality Institute (PSI) in Manhattan. She is also the author of “Step Out of Your Story: Writing Exercises to Reframe and Transform Your Life.” She has taught self-discovery writing workshops at the New York Open Center, the 92nd Street Y, the JCC of Manhattan, among other venues, and guest lectured at NYU’s Post-Graduate certificate program in Social Work and Spiritual Care.

Kim can be reached at kschneiderman@psinyc.org.

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