Vienna Pharaon is a certified Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of New York, practicing out of New York City, conveniently located near Grand Central Station. Vienna received her Master of Science in Marriage & Family Therapy from Northwestern University, and trained extensively at The Family Institute, Bette D. Harris Center. There she worked with individuals, couples, and families in a clinic setting. Vienna also completed training at Family Focus, a community outreach program, providing community-, home-, and clinic- based therapeutic services for individuals and families.
After moving back east, Vienna continued her training in Manhattan based private practice settings and treated both individuals and couples, as well as individuals who needed structured anger management therapy. Vienna began her own practice, Mindful Marriage & Family Therapy, because she wanted to expand her approach and help as many people heal, and step into their transformation as possible. Vienna is also the “Relationship Expert” for Motherly, a platform for millennial mothers who are transitioning into parenthood. She holds singles and couples retreats around the planet and leads relationship workshops in new cities every few months.
Vienna brings a special kind of energy to therapy. She truly thinks that her clients have the ability to build great, long lasting change. She pays close attention to patterns, and looks to understand a person’s full story before examining the “issue” that’s bringing the client in.
Vienna listens to understand and uses a collaborative approach so that she and her clients can explore, discuss, challenge thoughts and feelings, and set goals. She uses a systemic and integrative approach that addresses people within the context of their relationships.
Vienna’s style uses warmth, compassion, intuition, optimism, and collaboration. She is active in therapy, and although she finds listening to be highly significant, she’s known to challenge her clients, note where they’re stuck, and promote their transformation.