PAIRS NYC Instructors

Pio J. Cabada, LCSW-R, RYT, MPA, RDT


I have been in the helping profession since 1987.  My objective is to help people create positive changes in their lives. I provide a relaxed atmosphere, use modern clinical concepts, and work collaboratively with each individual, couple, or group.  I encourage my clients to hone in on their strengths for their personal growth and transformation in order to bring in more love and satisfaction into their lives. 

I am a Registered Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-R).  My master degree in Social Work was earned at Fordham University and my second master degree (MPA - Master in Public Administration) was earned at Baruch College. I use both master degrees interchangeably in the way I work with each client. I am psychoanalytically trained at the National Institute for Psychoanalysis and the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis. 

I am also a Registered Drama Therapist (RDT), Certified Fitness Instructor, Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT), and a PAIRS-certified instructor (helping couples who are struggling with their relationships).  With all of that, we would be working collaboratively using a wholesome approach.  What this mean is, I integrate many of the well-known evidenced based practice modalities and theories, as well as wellness and yoga principles (e.g. breathing, mindfulness, focus attention, awareness, etc.) within the framework of psychodynamic psychotherapy.

Richard McKee, LCSW-R, CSW-G


Richard K. McKee, LCSW-R, CSW-G is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist.  He is trained in substance abuse counseling, psychotherapy, medical social work, and gerontology.  He also maintains a credential as a Clinical Social Worker in Gerontology. 

 Mr. McKee worked as a substance abuse counselor, assistant director, and quality assurance specialist for a network of outpatient substance abuse/mental health clinics located in NYC. He earned the Geriatric Scholar Certificate through the Consortium of New York Geriatric Education centers, a program that focuses on enhancing the care and services provided to older adults and their families.  Mr. McKee completed his SIFI (Seminar in Field Instruction) and is certified to train, instruct, and mentor MSW students that are currently in graduate school. Prior to his graduate studies, Mr. McKee has much experience in child welfare, working in a foster care agency, as well as a law firm representing families with active child abuse and/or neglect cases.

 Mr. McKee completed his graduate studies at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College.  He currently works as an outpatient mental health and medical social worker in a leading hospital in NYC, providing supportive counseling in regards to the emotional, psychological, and concrete needs to patients and their families.  He coordinates a variety of activities, including discharge planning, outreach, interdisciplinary activities, psychosocial assessments, long term care planning, consultation, and crisis intervention.  

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