We are Humantold Management. We exist to help people find the right clinician, and the right care for their mental health and wellness journey.

We are here to provide resources and referrals to help you on your unique journey of personal growth. Every day, we see how human connection and increased self-knowledge can change lives for the better. The clinicians and practices we support are here to help you address whatever you feel is inhibiting you from living life as your fullest self.

Humantold Management

At Humantold Management, we believe in the power of human connection and increased self-knowledge to change lives for the better.

From Our Clients

Farzad

My partner and I used Jasmine Sundri as our couples therapist between February - May 2019. I really cannot stress how much she has helped us grow as individuals and in our marriage during those months. Jasmine gave us concrete, cognitive based therapeutic solutions and exercises to work through some significant long-term issues we had been unable to resolve over our six year relationship. She mainly helped us start listening to each other again and our relationship is immensely better for it. I'd recommend her wholeheartedly to others in similar situations, thanks a lot Jasmine!

Maria

My family was lucky to find Christina Jeffrey, she was an integral part of our healing. We had many facets to the issues we were dealing with and she managed to separate and work on each one. She was reassuring, understanding, and most of all insightful. She made us feel comfortable enough to open up, especially for those of us that hadn't experienced therapy in the past and for those of us who had and were avoiding it. I could write a book describing all the ways she helped us, but in short we would never have gotten past our issues without her. I highly recommend her - she is truly a caring person and very knowledgeable in her field.

Don

I had the pleasure of working with Aaron. He's professional, patient, understanding, and helpful. He has quite a meditative, nonjudgmental approach to therapy - in the sense that not only is he nonjudgmental as a therapist, but he encourages you not to be judgmental with your own thoughts as you approach your challenges. Having him listen, and hearing his thoughts about my concerns have been instrumental in ensuring I'm living my best life. You're the man, Aaron.

Priscella

I have worked with Benjamin for around a year or more. And it's always great to go see him. I always have great therapy sessions and they have been helping me through life always.

Charlotte

It is difficult to put into words how grateful I am for Rachel Landman. She has helped me change my life for the better and continues to help me learn the tools I need to grow into the person I'd like to be. I can't recommend Rachel enough to anyone who is seeking a therapist who is kind, insightful, genuine, authentic, extremely intelligent, and truly just outstanding at their job. It shows that Rachel cares deeply for the betterment of her clients and goes above and beyond what I ever wanted in a therapist. My only regret is I didn't start going to her sooner.

Korey

I worked with Diana and from being her client I can certainly say she seems to genuinely care. She has helped me with issues and concerns I've been struggling with for some time and is always flexible and understanding. This was a big factor for me as rigidity in a clinician is something I don't tend to do well with. I've been in therapy before but I feel I've made much more progress here.

Simedar

I've bounced around from different therapists for years and am very pleased with my experience at Douglas Psychotherapy. Michelle Hong is amazing and so helpful and light! I look forward to our sessions every week and feel confident that she can help guide me through the toughest times.

James

I've been working with one of your wonderful therapists, Jordan Rands, for a couple months now. He has been a kind, thorough, and thoughtful presence as I start my therapy process - could not have asked for better.

JB

I am delighted to recommend Paige. I have had an exceptionally difficult time through a variety of security-related anxieties that these troubling times have brought. And she helped me become much more confident, independent and willing to ensure that I can become more resilient. I have no doubts she will have an amazing career and help so many people improve on what is one of the most important issues of today's times.

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Upcoming Workshops

Letting Go of Perfectionism

Monday Time: 5:00 pm Samantha Wong

Perfectionism is the tendency to demand an extremely high or even flawless level of performance from ourselves. Perfectionism can feel like a strength; it may have helped us accomplish great things and avoid criticism. On the flip side, the expectation of perfection can be paralyzing and lead to a fear of failure, procrastination, shame, anxiety, and more. This group will explore the impact of perfectionism, the root causes of perfectionism, and strategies to moderate perfectionist tendencies to keep what works and let go of what doesn’t.

04/03/2023

Open

Understanding Perfectionism

04/10/2023

Open

Origins of Perfectionism

04/17/2023

Open

Strategies to Overcome Perfectionism

04/24/2023

Open

Letting Go

Communication & Relationship Skills

Sunday Time: 7:00 pm Mandolin Moody

Have you ever felt that your relationship needed that extra “oomph” that you’re not quite giving it? It is not uncommon to struggle with open and clear communication, and this group aims to make practicing healthy relationship skills second nature. Through in-group exercises and encouraged practice between sessions, learn how to express your needs, set boundaries, effectively apologize, understand your partner, and more.

04/02/2023

Open

Setting Boundaries

04/9/2023

Open

Conflict Resolution

04/16/2023

Open

Forgiveness and Understanding

04/23/2023

Open

Fostering Emotional Connection

Introduction to DBT Skills Group

Monday Time: 6:00 pm Amelia Hall Nandini Malhotra

This group aims to give an overview and introduction to the range of DBT skills training available in full spectrum DBT group skills training.This group is not meant to be a true DBT skills group as it is not run in conjunction with other DBT modules and does not hold to the time requirements of a DBT skills group. It is instead intended to create understanding and interest in the skills that DBT can offer adult clients struggling with interpersonal relationships, self-worth, emotional regulation and distress tolerance. The group will incorporate handouts, worksheets, and homework drawn from “DBT Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets” by Dr. Marsha M. Linehan.

03/06/2023

Open

Introduction to DBT and Mindfulness

03/13/2023

Open

Interpersonal Skills

03/20/2023

Open

Emotion Regulation Skills

03/27/2023

Open

Distress Tolerance

The Basics of Boundaries

Sunday Time: 7:00 pm Callie Karpman

The word boundaries has become quite the buzzword over the last few years... but what does it really mean? Boundaries are the way in which we communicate our needs to ourselves and to others. Often boundaries present as guidelines and expectations in relationships, which can allow one to feel safe and heard. Without proper implementation of boundaries, issues such as anxiety and burnout can ensue. Recognizing an inability to setting healthy boundaries is imperative for change that will allow for a more fulfilling and comfortable lifestyle. This group will examine what healthy and unhealthy boundaries look like and allow for the individuals to explore what their own boundaries might look like. We will also discuss appropriate implementation of boundaries and managing the discomfort than can often arise after setting and maintaining them.

03/05/2023

Open

Introduction & Icebreakers. What are boundaries and what does it mean to have
healthy/unhealthy ones?

03/12/2023

Open

Recognizing & Communicating Your Own Boundaries

03/19/2023

Open

Implementing Appropriate Boundaries & Dealing with Discomfort

03/26/2023

Open

Maintaining Boundaries and Self-care

Alcohol Use in Women

Sunday Time: 4:00 pm Antonina Kalyuskin

Alcohol is used and abused in many realms of life, whether it be “casual drinking”, solo drinking, going out with friends, parties, weddings, the list goes on. We are supposed to consume alcohol and enjoy it, but we are not supposed to “become alcoholics”. The alcohol industry profits off many marginalized groups, one being Women. Using Holly Whitaker’s book, “Quit Like a Woman”, we will discuss the effects of alcohol, systems of recovery that are effective for the needs of women, examining women’s relationship with alcohol and the history of it. Even if you don’t think you qualify as someone with “alcoholism”, but are thinking about your relationship with alcohol and wanting to work on it, this group is for you! Let’s talk about it.

03/05/2023

Open

History of Alcohol Industry & how it targets women. What is your relationship
with alcohol?

03/12/2023

Open

Effects of Alcohol and Systems of Recovery

03/19/2023

Open

How to make the choice to not drink in a culture obsessed with alcohol?

03/26/2023

Open

Take-aways, what are the next steps?

Navigating Family Conflicts

Friday Time: 4:00 pm Zeist Rizvi

The word “family” is subjective. For some, family offers support, security, and unconditional love. For others, family is often associated with strong negative emotions, such as unreasonable expectations and misunderstandings. This group workshop will focus on exploring and discussing elements that often contribute to family conflicts, aiming to gain a better grasp over these elements through a collective framework.

03/10/2023

Open

History and Attachment

03/17/2023

Open

(Mis)communication

03/24/2023

Open

Boundaries

03/31/2023

Open

Expectations and Guilt

Communicating Through Conflict

Monday Time: 6:00 pm Mason Dana

All of us experience conflict every day. Whether large or small, conflicts can trigger maladaptive cycles that can leave us and others feeling raw. This group will explore different frameworks to understand conflict, dive into the origins or our survival modes and introduce new ways to manage and navigate conflict. Group members will be introduced to different conflict resolution strategies to better navigate the conflicts that may arise in their lives. The goal of this group is to provide different frameworks for understanding conflict and to create a supportive, non-judgmental space to integrate strategies for conflict resolution into one's own life.

02/06/2023

Open

Understanding Conflict

02/13/2023

Open

Common Pitfalls in Communication During Conflict

02/20/2023

Open

Boundaries, What They are and How to Use Them Effectively

02/27/2023

Open

Navigating Conflict Compassionately

Holistically Navigating Type 1 Diabetes

Thursday Time: 6:30 pm Carly McCarvill

This group is a 4 week, time limited, psychoeducational, and counseling outpatient program. The open group is designed to help members achieve the following objectives: to establish a T1D community, to share experiences and feedback, to reduce feelings of isolation, to become aware of and challenge faulty belief systems, and to identify and address barriers to diabetes management.

02/09/2023

Open

Easing in: Introduction to the group

02/16/2023

Open

Cognitive Behavioral Group Training (CBTG): Reframing Beliefs and
Perceptions

02/23/2023

Open

Challenges of Navigating this World as a T1D

03/02/2023

Open

Relationship to Numbers / Closing

Journaling for the Anxious Mind

Wednesday Time: 6:00 pm Tina Vong

This group consists of guided meditation and journaling prompts to help increase awareness and understanding of one’s anxiety. It aims to promote mindfulness and encourage discussion on how one’s anxiety is manifested. Importantly, how compassion can be introduced to combat anxiety.

04/05/2023

Open

Psychoeducation - Journaling and Meditation

04/12/2023

Open

Self-Compassion – Positive Journaling

04/19/2023

Open

Self-Compassion – Strength-Based Journaling

04/26/2023

Open

Coping Strategies – Planning & Maintenance

Working with Transitions

Sunday Time: 1:00 pm Luyao Ji

Transitions could be struggles that occur in many life scenarios. In the process of transitioning, many people experience difficulties and discomfort from different perspectives. This group will focus on helping each other work through different transitions. From exploring what transitions is, the impact of transition, to the discussion on the relationship between boundary and transitioning. This group will build a space for sharing and support to make transitions smoother.

04/02/2023

Open

Introductions & Greeting: What Are Transitions

04/09/2023

Open

Impact of Transitions

04/16/2023

Open

Interpret Boundary and Transitioning

04/23/2023

Open

Effective Transitions

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Musings: Thoughts from the Clinical Side

The human mind and experience is worth exploring. In our blog, clinicians share their reflections around a wide array of psychological topics and what it is to be human.

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Our Story

To understand how we got here, it’s important to know where we came from. Humantold Management is what happens when three people with very different, unique skillsets join together to collaborate and build for the greater good.

In 2005 Peter Douglas founded Douglas Psychotherapy Services; in 2018 both Rachel Landman and Christina Jeffrey came onboard. Over the next few years, under the care and administration of Rachel, Christina, and Peter, DPS continued to grow. Then came 2020. The world as we all knew it stopped, allowing us to reflect, grieve, germinate, and to a degree, recuperate. It was during this time that Peter proposed a name change. He believed we had grown beyond one person’s name; that our practice was no longer just DPS, but something more. So together, with excellent marketing and branding folks, we set out to establish and bring to the world, Humantold Psychotherapy. Since then, we’ve just kept going, continuing to look for ways to expand and grow, and meet the needs of our community here in New York City, and the world at large.

In 2022, we expanded yet again to become Humantold Management. Under this umbrella, we can provide even more options for high quality mental health and wellness care. That is why we are here: to bring some good to the world, to shine some light in the dark, to sprinkle some joy and sometimes cause a ruckus to the status quo.

We are Humantold Management, and on behalf of Rachel, Peter, Christina, and the entire Humantold Management team, we are glad you’re here.

Teletherapy Offerings

We offer teletherapy services to individuals, couples, and families who are not able to meet in our offices or are practicing social distancing due to COVID-19. In teletherapy sessions, clients are offered the same high levels of patient-confidentiality and creative personable engagement that our clinician do in-person. We use technology to ensure that their experience is impactful and convenient.