Clark Gentile, MHC-LP
Clark was born and raised in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. He received his BA in Psychology from Macaulay Honors College at CUNY Hunter College and his MA in Mental Health Counseling at Nyack College’s Alliance Graduate School of Counseling.
Clark has worked in a public mental health clinic in the Lower East Side. Most of his work has been with adults. He has worked primarily in the public sector and in public health clinics. He has worked with low-income individuals of various ethnic and religious backgrounds who were diagnosed with depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder.
Clark likes to incorporate psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and person-centered techniques in his practice. He loves to be present with each client, and work together to explore their difficulties. Clark’s goal is to aid clients in self-exploration and healing. His research interests include how to better understand the correlation between anxiety and insomnia as well as effective treatments.
Clark identifies as Italian and Puerto Rican American. He is a Christian and participates actively in a local church in Brooklyn. Clark is also a self-care enthusiast. He loves to play video games and watch anime and YouTube. He also plays piano. Clark also likes to exercise, be social, attend church, and practice daily meditation in prayer and Scripture.
Clark feels NYC is his home and can’t imagine living away from it. Clark feels the accessibility of food and entertainment, the ease of public transportation, the walking space of sidewalks and parks, and the camaraderie of New Yorkers are some of his favorite parts of living and working here.
Clark gives back to the community through his church where he leads support groups and hosts social events. He has also taught ESL for Arab-Americans and Arab immigrants. He speaks and understands some Arabic.