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Meet The Team

Tarren Pagones

Clinical Director



Attiya Awadallah 



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Tarren earned her Masters degree in Creative Arts Therapy from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. She is licensed in New York as a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT), nationally credentialed as a Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC) and has been licensed in Connecticut as a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has had extensive education beyond art therapy to include trauma informed care, psychotherapy, play therapy, family therapy and group therapy. 

Tarren is trained in Attachment Regulation and Competency (ARC), recognized as a Circle of Security (COS) parenting educator, and nationally rostered to provide Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). 

Tarren has had experience working in a variety of settings including inpatient, outpatient, partial programs, as well as home-based and school based services. Working in these settings has guided her towards professional mentoring in addition to counseling as these services compliment one another as executive functioning skills are often impacted by stress and mental health.

Tarren found her passion and specialty is working with children and teens as she feels early intervention is key. Her background gives her the opportunity to develop creative pathways to foster difficult conversations beyond traditional means.

Attiya earned her BS from SUNY New Paltz, where she formed a foundation in Creative Arts, Psychology, and Black Studies. Later, she earned a Master’s of Science in Art Therapy and Counseling from the College of New Rochelle; where she was trained in a psychodynamic approach. 

Attiya’s diverse clinical experience includes work in both inpatient, outpatient and residential settings. She has worked with children, adolescents and adults living with PTSD, substance use and co-occurring disorders, anxiety, BPD, depression, Autism Spectrum Disorder and other behavioral conditions. Her therapy modalities include but are not limited to: DBT, CBT, Solution Focused Brief therapy, Gestalt therapy, Motivational Interviewing, meditation, & mindfulness.

Additionally, she is a certified Reiki practitioner and Registered Behavior Technician. Being from an intersectional background, Attiya excels at working with diverse clientele including LGBTQ+, and BIPOC. She believes in a holistic approach to mental health provides a greater opportunity for individuals to experience a greater sense of autonomy and decreased stress levels. 

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