Mirielle Therapy Practice is a small group practice based out of a private office in midtown. There are three practitioners, Natalie, Geraldine and myself (Alice) who work closely to provide the best possible individualized care.

We specialize in helping early and mid-career stage women who are looking to make important changes in their lives. Issues that are at the core of ones’ identity can be so painful when they are not going well. Concerns about dating, love, friendships, career issues, family, loss, or health can generate intense feelings of sadness, worry, insecurity, and stress. Our purpose is to work collaboratively with you so that you do not feel alone.

In addition to helping individuals, we also work to repair mother-daughter relationships, and improve the confidence and well-being of adolescent girls who are attending New York City private schools or specialized high schools. At Mirielle Therapy practice, we specialize in Women and Relationships Therapy in NYC.

As our client, it is important that you feel comfortable and accepted. We value working with women from a multitude of: religious backgrounds, nationalities, sexual orientations, and ethnic and cultural identities.

We look forward to speaking with you.

Alice Shepard, Psychologist, Ph.D.

Alice Shepard, Ph.D.
Director & Therapist

Alice has been a therapist for over ten years. She completed training at Barnard College, Columbia Medical Center, and Columbia University’s Counseling & Psychological Services. She is a graduate of Brown University and the City University of New York Graduate Center.

License: 018801-1, New York

Women and Relationships Therapy NYC

Natalie Gedge, LMSW Therapist

Natalie Gedge, LCSW

Natalie has been a therapist at St Francis Counseling Center and The Door. She has prior work experience as an Analyst at J.P Morgan and Goldman Sachs. Natalie is a double graduate of New York University.

License: 092465, New York

Women and Relationships Therapy NYC

Geraldine Lesieur, LMSW, Ed.M

Geraldine Lesieur, LMSW, Ed.M

Geraldine has been a therapist at the Metropolitan Center for Mental Health, The New School counseling center, and New Directions alcohol and drug treatment program. She has worked with adolescents, young adults, and adults from a variety of backgrounds in school, college, and community based settings. She is a graduate of Columbia University School of Social Work, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and New York University. Geraldine is also fluent in French.

License: 094930, New York

Taylor Wayne Therapist

Taylor Wayne, LCSW

Taylor is our newest therapist. She greatly enjoys working with high performing and creative women from diverse backgrounds. Taylor is a graduate of the University of Michigan, and Columbia University School of Social Work. She has been a practitioner within both the NYU and Mount Sinai Health Systems. Taylor specializes in Gestalt therapy, which emphasizes being warm and supportive while helping patients to better understand their current feelings and reactions.

License: 086418, New York

Heather Nelson, B.A.

Heather Nelson, B.A.
Financial Manager

Heather is a graduate of Syracuse University where she majored in marketing. She has previously worked in financial services for HBO & Lord & Taylor.


Our treatment specializations include:

  • Age

    Women of all ages

  • Treatment Orientation



  • Insurance

    We will provide you with an invoice to submit to your insurance company. Please contact your insurance to find out if you are eligible for out-of-network benefits. Therapy is deductible expense for your HSA or Flex Spending Accounts.

  • Payment

    After the first month of therapy, payments are collected at the beginning of each month. Payments can be made by cash, check, or credit card.



    Session fees for Alice are $200 for a 45 minute session.

    Session fees for Geraldine, Jenny and Natalie are $150 for a 45 minute session.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We work by offering each client a standing appointment time for which you pay on a monthly basis. Every effort is made to reschedule any missed appointment as soon as possible.

Privacy & Confidentiality

All aspects of your treatment are confidential within the practice. Important exceptions include if there is risk that you might do harm to yourself or someone else. We are mandated reporters for child abuse.

Intake Forms

Please fill out the New Client Intake Form and the HIPAA Form and bring them to your first session.

Adult Intake Form

Child Intake Form


Psychiatric Medication

If you would like for us to coordinate care with another professional (e.g., your psychiatrist, primary care physician etc., please complete the applicable client release form below.

Client Consent Form

Make an Appointment

Please call Alice to speak by phone for a consultation. If you prefer, you may also reach her by sending an email message below. Email can be used for new inquiries as well as questions or concerns regarding your treatment. We ask that all urgent concerns be communicated via phone. Email is not checked outside of business hours.

Book an Appointment


Alice Shepard, Ph.D.

Mirielle Therapy Practice
303 5th Avenue (Near 31st Street)
Suite 1909
New York, NY 10016
212 545 9901

Hours of Operation
By Appointment Only

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