• About Brooklyn MFT

    In 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge connected the great cities of New York and Brooklyn for the first time in history, thus changing the course of New York City forever! In keeping with this great legacy of relationship building, the mission of Brooklyn Marriage & Family Therapy, PLLC is to bridge the gap between the current life circumstances of our clients and their vision of an optimized quality of life.


    Selecting a therapist from the number of different counseling options available in NYC can be a daunting task. We understand that you may be unsure of who to turn to, and place your trust in, to help restore balance to your personal and home life. Brooklyn Marriage & Family Therapy, PLLC (Brooklyn MFT) is a private psychotherapy practice dedicated to helping our clients bridge the gaps in their relationships, caused by personal life struggles, via our confidential high quality counseling services for individuals, couples, and families residing in metropolitan New York City.


    For those needing assistance with personal struggles that are non-clinical in nature, in addition to individual, couples and family psychotherapy in Brooklyn, we also offer personal coaching services in our Bushwick office and online. Our staff is available to answer any questions or concerns you have prior to scheduling your first session. Do not wait another minute, contact us today.


  • Staff

    Bridging Your Relationships!

    Cheryl Donald


    Lead Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor
    Cheryl Donald began practicing Marriage & Family Therapy over 20 years ago and has a servant's heart when assisting others in the pursuit of their full potential. As a psychotherapist and life coach, Cheryl views herself as a catalyst for change in her clients' lives. She is an active therapist in the therapy room and pro-actively utilizes a culturally sensitive, solution-focused approach that is directed toward developing and achieving your vision of possible solutions to your personal life struggles. Cheryl is responsible for all clinical operations of the private practice.

    Eileen Fernandez-Trinidad

    MS, LMFT

    Licensed Therapist


    Eileen Fernandez Trinidad is a graduate of Long Island University's Marriage and Family Therapy masters degree program and a New York State Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). Eileen provides affordable psychotherapy services to Brooklyn MFT clients and has specialized experience in various mental health conditions such as Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, Anxiety Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder. Eileen utilizes solution-focused and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in order to assist clients to develop greater self-awareness and utilize inner strengths. Eileen provides clients a safe and non-judgmental environment to promote growth and change. Eileen is bilingual in Spanish and English and can conduct client sessions in either language. Her skills, experience, and passion to help others, combined with a stellar academic background are an asset to the Brooklyn MFT team.

    Erik Mejia


    Associate Therapist


    Erik Mejia is a graduate of Iona College and holds a New York State Marriage & Family Therapist Limited Permit (MFT-LP) to practice under supervision. Brooklyn-born and New Jersey-raised, Erik has a strong belief that the way that we relate to caregivers, family members, romantic partners, the community and larger systems guide us in so many ways and ultimately how we relate to ourselves. Erik utilizes cognitive behavioral, narrative, psycho-dynamic and other models with clients in a very accepting and supportive environment to work on their goals in a way that is comfortable and optimal for them and their unique personality. Erik has a strong passion to help others and uses his personal life experience, combined with a comprehensive clinical education, to help bridge the gap in the personal lives of Brooklyn MFT clients.

    KaShunti Farmer


    Administrative Coordinator


    KaShunti Farmer is a dual graduate degree candidate for Public Health and Public Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. While her interest and goals in the Public Health sector are vast, she has a strong passion for organization, planning and administrative skills. KaShunti is responsible for the administrative functions of the practice and is the friendly voice clients hear when contacting the practice. KaShunti's warm personality and professionalism is a wonderful addition to the Brooklyn MFT team.


  • Founder and Practice Director

    Cheryl Donald, MA, MBA, LMFT is a New York State Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT), Healthcare Executive and Life Coach who has spent two decades working with public health care providers to improve their operating and clinical systems, manage performance outcomes, and reduce health disparities in their communities.


    In 2013, Cheryl founded Brooklyn Marriage & Family Therapy, PLLC as a vehicle to fuse her knowledge of the business of health care with her passion for providing mental and emotional health care services.


    Cheryl Donald has a servant's heart when assisting others in reaching their full potential and views herself as a catalyst for change in her clients' lives. Specializing in the treatment of Depression and Trauma, Cheryl is an active therapist in the counseling room, utilizing a culturally sensitive, cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused approach that is directed toward developing and achieving the client's vision of solutions to their personal life struggles.


    Cheryl has extensive experience providing clinical counseling services in New York City. Prior to opening our private practice, Cheryl Donald provided individual, couple, and family psychotherapy to clients at The Park Slope Center for Mental Health in Brooklyn, NY. Cheryl has also served as an Associate Therapist at Queens Counseling Services of FRMH, a Staff Counselor at Hofstra University’s Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic, and Staff Counselor at A.S.P.E.C.T.S., a non-profit school and community based alcohol and substance abuse prevention, education and counseling program, which operated under the auspices of school district 27 in Queens County, New York. She regularly attends mental health lectures, meetings and trainings and uses that knowledge to better serve her clients.


    Cheryl received her clinical training at Hofstra University, earning a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy; she also holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Health Care Administration from Baruch College of the City University of New York and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Mississippi.​


    Cheryl is a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Past-President of the Metro-NYC Chapter of the New York Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, a Diamond Life member of Delta Sigma Theta, a international service sorority, and Board Chairperson of the Brooklyn Track Club Association. Cheryl is an experienced public speaker and subject matter expert in mental health and available to provide lectures and workshops.


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