Lena Derhally is a licensed and Imago certified psychotherapist specializing in trauma-informed individual, couples and sex therapy. Some of the issues she focuses on are: Anxiety/panic, difficult life transitions, grief, relational/self-esteem/
boundary issues, toxic workplaces and emotional/covert/narcissistic abuse with romantic partners and family members. Lena is eclectic in her style but uses a blend of psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and solution-oriented modalities to help her clients achieve their goals.
Lena is a trauma-informed, interactive therapist, who empowers clients to make positive and lasting changes in their lives by helping them connect to their authentic core self. Lena helps her clients with trauma, grief, anxiety, relational difficulties, life transitions, toxic workplaces, low self-esteem, and negative self-talk by using a blend of psychodynamic theory, cognitive behavioral therapy, and Imago relationship therapy. She also sees couples and works with them on healthy communication, conflict resolution, and sex issues.
Lena identifies as Arab-American and also enjoys working with diverse clients from various backgrounds and welcomes all people to her judgment-free office with warmth and empathy.
Lena is also the author of the best-selling psychological true crime book, My Daddy is a Hero: How Chris Watts Went from Family Man to Family Killer, which has gone on to sell 50,000 books worldwide. Her new book, The Facebook Narcissist: How to Identify and Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones from Social Media Narcissism will be published on April 26, 2022.
In her spare time, Lena enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and friends, coaching rec soccer, DJ’ing local block parties, and advocating and raising money for the disenfranchised and survivors of war.
She has a Masters in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola College, a Masters in Communications and Media Studies from Fordham University, and a BA in Psychology from Lehigh University.
Lena’s Imago work with couples focuses on the following:
- Couples who are having trouble navigating conflict in a healthy way
- Couples who want to work on communication skills
- Couples at a crossroads in their relationship, deciding whether to move forward or go their separate ways
- Couples who struggle with connection, intimacy, and safety
- Couples that are interested in understanding the deeper patterns and dynamics that are contributing to their issues
- Premarital Counseling
- Sexual issues and sex therapy
Lena is not currently accepting new clients.