Irina Wen

PhD, Founder

As a licensed clinical psychologist, Irina specializes in relationships, couples therapy, and trauma. Helping people heal and find their way to a vibrant life and fulfilling relationships is Irina’s true calling. Irina’s role is to help you become more effective in navigating your life experiences and relationship and creating the life you want. Irina created Touchstone Psychology with the goal of helping people thrive and enjoy meaningful and lasting relationships with themselves and others.

​Irina’s stance is authentic, collaborative, empathetic, and holistic, and your work with her is a dynamic conversation that brings healing and growth. She is thoughtful and listen deeply for your strengths as well as the factors that keep you stuck. Honoring possible good reasons for the stuck places, she helps you release and move through them. She honors and appreciates the diversity of identities and backgrounds and strive to provide a safe space for you to feel seen and understood.

Irina has extensive experience in different approaches to psychotherapy and am most grounded in the Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) model. She is a certified EFT Therapist and Supervisor and serves as a board member and the Vice President of the New York Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy. Her interventions draw upon attachment science, evidence-based methods, as well as contemplative practices.

Katya Gruzglina,

MFT-LP - Associate Therapist

Katya helps you build awareness of the behaviors and emotions that might be leaving you feeling stuck, meets you with curiosity and compassion, and facilitates healing for a radically improved life. Her warm, empathic, and genuine presence creates a safe and welcoming space for your therapeutic journey to unfold.

Katya received her Masters of Psychology with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy from Our Lady of The Lake University. She completed a one year internship at the Michael E. Debakey VA Medical Center in Houston, Texas where she worked with military veterans and their partners to help them navigate the effects of trauma, anxiety, and depression on their relationships, while helping them build richer, more meaningful connections with one another and themselves.

Katya has trained in various evidence-based modalities such as Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and Internal Family Systems (IFS) as well as postmodern practices like Narrative Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy.

Katya brings her background in the performing arts into the therapy space, exploring the ways that emotion gets stored in the body. Her approach is collaborative and client-centered, firmly grounded in a foundation of safety and trust. As an immigrant, cultural humility is embedded into Katya’s practice and she strives to continuously learn from and honor each person’s rich life experiences.

Jaime Cecutti,

LMSW - Associate Therapist

For over 25 years, Jaime has been helping individuals, couples, families and communities heal and build healthy relationships. In her counseling career and as a community member in New York City, she has journeyed through the gamut of challenge, change, trauma, loss and growth. Standardized, repeatable and successful healing processes have been a passion of Jaime’s since the beginning of her studies and career. At Stanford University, she earned a degree in Human Biology with a concentration in Change and Wellbeing and then earned a Masters in Social Work at Columbia University. Her research, program development, practice and published articles have centered around trauma, healing and the building of resilience within multiple diverse populations.

As an LMSW with extensive training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), EFT is her primary therapeutic approach. Rooted in attachment theory, EFT is research-based and proven highly effective in providing a clear roadmap for healing. She also has considerable experience in Refocussing Therapy which integrates theology and psychology, providing people with a safe, structured way to connect with the power and presence of God as they understand God.

Jaime brings a strong sense of peace, hope and some occasional humor to the therapy process. She carefully and diligently facilitates work where you will feel deeply heard and understood allowing you to discover the patterns that have good reasons but are blocking health and secure attachment. Empathetically, she will help you identify and have compassion for what happens in your body, mind, emotions and relationships. You will learn and experience (in session and out) ways to repair and relate that create new neural pathways and build true, enduring connection and security.

Anthony Ventra,

Patient Care Coordinator

Anthony welcomes our clients with warmth and understanding. He helps you connect with our clinicians and is there to support your therapeutic journey. He is currently completing his Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling at Hunter College.

He previously worked in the apparel industry as a production manager and account manager. He is passionate about helping individuals and couples to heal their attachment wounds, and he is committed to improving their lives and relationships through the therapeutic process.