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

Melissa DiGregorio, LMHC

Melissa DiGregorio, LMHC

Melissa has worked at The Bridge to help guide individuals going through difficult career and life transitions. She has also counseled both individuals and groups on how to reduce anxiety and stress and increase wellness. Melissa is experienced helping those with depression and substance dependence in both outpatient and inpatient settings. She has done extensive research on the psychological impact of the holocaust. Melissa also helped to write a book on redefining gender norms. She is kind, easy to talk with, and Down to Earth. Melissa is a double graduate of New York University.

License: 009818, New York

Geraldine Lesieur, LMSW, Ed.M

Geraldine Lesieur, LCSW, 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: 088061, New York

Tori Chen Therapist

Tori Chen, LMHC

Tori has been a therapist at the Lower East Side Service Center and Housing Works, Inc. She enjoys working with women from diverse backgrounds in a supportive and nonjudgmental manner. Tori specializes in helping those who are in creative fields or pursuing nontraditional careers. She received her degree in Mental Health Counseling from Hunter College, School of Education. Tori is also fluent in Mandarin.

License No: 009563, 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.

    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.

  • 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.


    Intake Forms

    Please fill out the New Client Intake Forms, please find the links below.

  • 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.


    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.

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.

Contact Us About an Appointment

Mirielle Therapy Practice


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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