It's All About
A Better You
Who We Are
You deserve to be happy, healthy, and the absolute best version of yourself. But you may feel like you’re not quite there, like something’s holding you back. Perhaps it’s a negative experience from the past, or anxiety over what’s to come.
Whatever the case may be, it’s completely normal to experience these feelings and emotions. Humans are messy, our minds are complicated. But these obstacles don’t have to get in the way of you living the life you were destined to.
Welcome To A Better You
A Better You offers counseling services to individuals, couples, families, and young adults to help them live productive, successful lives – whatever that means to them.
We use cognitive behavioral therapy and a solution-focused perspective to help you heal past wounds, reach your goals, and move forward toward your most fulfilling life.
Helping people is my purpose in life.
I’m Elyse, the owner of A Better You.
My life has always been about helping others, and I knew my career path had to revolve around that.
I wanted to make a difference, I wanted to have an impact. I wanted to guide others in healing past wounds in order to move toward the life they desire. So, I went to graduate school to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
Throughout my career, I’ve worked in schools. hospitals, clinics, and treatment centers as a social worker and mental health clinician to fulfill that purpose.
However, I quickly realized that although I was learning, evolving, and changing more lives than I ever would have imagined, I was unhappy. I was burnt out. I was limited in what I could do, how I could practice, and the impact I could have. I wasn’t living up to my full potential as a Social Worker.
That’s when I decided it was time to open
A Better You
I could see the clients I knew I could help the most, and run a practice in a way that would help my clients 10x more than was possible in my previous roles.
A Better You is created for you and every individual, couple, and family we work with. Everything we do is designed to help you toward A Better You, whatever that means to you.
The therapist team guiding you toward a better tomorrow
I'm Elyse Sellers, LCSW
I received my Master’s in Social Work from Fordham University in 2012, and for several years have worked with both adolescents and adults in a variety of therapeutic settings. I believe in working closely with you to figure out what treatment will both ensure you reach your desired goals, but also respect your circumstances. My specialties include working with individuals, couples, young adults, and women struggling with infertility.
I'm Rebecca Silber, MHC
I graduated with my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Long Island University in 2020, and have experience working with patients of all ages. I like to incorporate different types of treatment into therapy sessions in a way that best addresses your objectives. My specialties include working with individuals and families.
Hanna Brinnier, LMSW
I graduated with a Master of Social Work from Adelphi University in 2021. For several years, I have worked with children, adolescents, and young adults in a variety of therapeutic and school settings. My specialties include trauma, relational difficulties, academic issues, body image, and grief. Ultimately, I believe that the foundation of a rich, healing therapeutic experience is the relationship between the client and therapist.
Nikki Gardy, LMSW
I graduated with my Master’s in Social Work from the University at Albany in 2021. Over the years, I have worked alongside adolescents and adults. I believe in using a variety of client-centered approaches to achieve your goals in a way that’s unique to you.
Payments, Insurance, & Cancellation
Insurances we take include: Aetna/1199, United Healthcare/Oxford, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield