“Developing awareness and taking care of your mental health is an act of self-love ❤️ Mental health is the journey of self discovery from awareness to self love.”

Lavinia Barbu, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

State: New Jersey
Not Currently accepting new patients.


Bachelor Degree in Cultural Psychology, New York University

Master Degree in Clinical Social Work, New York University

In-network Insurance

Cigna, Humana, Optum, Horizon BCBS, Self-Pay, Oscar, United Behavioral Health, UMR, Oxford, Optum VACCN, Cigna EAP, Tricare, Aetna, Magellan Health


About Lavinia

Lavinia Barbu is a licensed clinical social worker. Lavinia takes a client-centered approach, focusing on each individual’s needs and goals with kindness and professionalism. She works with adult patients (25 to 65 years old) who are experiencing stress, overwhelm, worry, anxiety, are feeling stuck, or who are dealing with difficult transitions. Lavinia helps patients realize that life is understandable, manageable, and meaningful by helping them develop coping skills and cultivating their inner resources like forgiveness, kindness, compassion, gratitude, courage, and finding a purpose and sense of connection. She aims to inspire patients so they can build the life they want and live with meaning and purpose.

Lavinia is experienced using cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, EMDR, and mindfulness when working with patients. She provides a supportive, fun, professional, and positive environment. She believes in creating a strong therapeutic alliance with her patients and takes a holistic approach to healing, helping patients modify their thinking and behavioral patterns that perpetuate struggles in their lives. Outside of work, Lavinia likes to hike, go on spiritual pilgrimages, do yoga, listen to audiobooks, and take nature walks. In graduate school, her favorite show was Frasier. Lavinia likes working at SohoMD because the team empowers her to do her best work, balancing her personality and her professional needs and perspectives with a larger team of professionals.

Angeli Pemberton, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

State: New York

Curently accepting new patients.
Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling, Iona College Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Iona College
In-network Insurance
Aetna, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Humana, Tricare (referral required) & Optum (Oscar, Oxford, UnitedHealthcare, VACCN & UMR)
For new and existing patients, schedule a video appointment with Angeli by calling the office at 877.923.3643.
About Angeli

Angeli Pemberton is a licensed mental health coun-selor. Angeli’s approach is warm, compassionate, andpatient-centered. This DBT-informed therapist helpspatients become more empowered by teachingthem skills to manage their emotions and increasemindfulness. Angeli works especially well with indi-viduals who may not have felt safe, loved, or validatedin their relationships in the past. Her background intreating patients provides her with a unique frame-work that helps her guide individuals in exploringtheir issues’ root causes.

Angeli treats patients ages 18-55. She specializes intreating depression, anxiety, self-esteem challenges,relationship issues, and stress related to life transi-tions (career changes, parenting challenges, divorce,etc.). Angeli uses a psychodynamic approach to helppatients explore their past and gain self-awarenesswhen needed. She also uses solution-focused,strengths-based, and cognitive-behavioral therapyapproaches to alleviate symptoms. In her spare time,Angeli loves to write and play music. She grew up inTrinidad and Tobago.