Dorothy Kresz, LCSW


Support, Therapy & Guidance For Those in Mid-Life Transitions

Are you facing a major change in your life and questioning where to go from here? Have you found yourself thrust into a new role and uncertain how to handle it? Have your friends or family said that you’ve changed and you know it’s not in a good way? 

As an experienced, certified psychotherapist and a mother of three grown children—and with several career shifts under my belt—I know what it’s like to face major life transitions. And I can help. 

I can show you how to cope with your feelings so you can get through this time faster and with less anxiety. You can not only survive your transition—you can thrive from the change! 


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If you think holding on is hard, try letting go.
— Herman Hesse


About Me


Born and raised in the Midwest, I have been living in the Hudson River Valley for more than 30 years and consider this my home. Like many of you, I have raised my children to adulthood, juggled the demands of a healthy work/life balance, and managed the care of aging parents. Through experiences both professional and with my extended family, I have learned to support others through depression, anxiety, chronic illness, marital conflicts, sexuality and gender issues, psychiatric hospitalization, dementia, and a host of other challenges that life can present. 

Over the years, my career has gone through a number of drastic changes. I began with an MBA and worked in the corporate world for some time. When that proved unfulfilling, I ventured into the creative world and became a travel photographer. As I moved through various life transitions, though, I decided to go back to school and acquire the tools to help others face what I was facing. I became a psychotherapist and managed a practice in Manhattan for some time before deciding to bring my work closer to home—and closer to my heart. 



  • Master of Social Work, New York University
  • Phi Alpha National Social Work Honor Society
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, University of the State of New York
  • Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from the Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
  • Member, National Association of Social Workers
  • Member, New York State Society for Clinical Social Work
  • Affiliate Member, Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy
Every day is a new beginning. Take a deep breath and start again.
— Ritu Ghatuurey


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