Getting to Know Colette

Hi my friend,

So you landed on this website and you’re here for a reason. I truly believe the universe connects us every step of the way. I’m Colette, Founder and Director of New Day Vitality. I’m a wife, a mom, a fur mom, an empath, a healer and a true lover of life. I’m not your average therapist. I practice what I preach and that’s authenticity. So I'll probably curse at some point in session and keep it real, pure and honest. I believe being true to who I am is the least I can show up as for my clients considering they are showing me some of their most vulnerable places of themselves.  I’ve dedicated more than a decade of life working as a therapist. Its one of the greatest gifts I’ve ever been given. This work is sacred, it's meaningful, the fact that someone opens the door for my practice and I to be a part of their journey is truly an honor. Through my own hardships in life through childhood I have committed to being “ that person” to my clients. Your not just a client to me, your family, you’re a friend and I go above and beyond to support you. Life takes us in some crazy direction at times but being on this page is one that is meant to be. If your ready and seeking support reach out today. Myself and my tribe of clinicians are here for you. Remember unconditional love is life’s most powerful healer and that includes self love, investing in you, your mental health is providing unconditional love and believe me you deserve it. You are enough, always have been and always will be my friend lets get back to your inner warrior and strength and allow you to shine bright, because you deserve it. Let's talk about the hard stuff, you have the power to change your story let's heal and prioritize you.

3 Fun Facts About Colette

1.  I used to sing professionally, still do but my family and friends are my audience now. I even had an appearance on Broadway and American Idol.

2. If I wasn’t a therapist I would have become a vet. I have an unconditional love for all animals. My hidden pleasure is animal planet, I could watch it for hours.

3. I’m absolutely Disney obsessed. Anything and everything Disney is my jam. In fact, since childhood I’ve visited Disney over 50 times, yes that’s right 50. Disney mom here.

Getting to Know Colette M.

Westchester NY therapistWhat motivates you to work hard?
Helping others reach their goals, providing support and tools to help others on their life journey is truly an honor.

What would you sing at Karaoke night?
Definitely an Elton John song.  His sound track for The Lion King is one of my favorites.

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Anywhere near a body of water, lakes, rivers, streams, the ocean, I love them all.  I find them therapeutic and calming to the senses.

Does your family have a "motto" spoken or unspoken?
I would say, waking up each day with an attitude of gratitude and I try to incorporate this mantra daily.

What was your first job?
My first real job was as an assistant in a photography studio, primarily preparing people to take photographs for graduation, weddings, family photos.

What was your favorite subject in school?
Human behavior, I've always been fascinated by how biology and environment impacts experience and behavior.

Do you like or dislike surprises, why or why not?
I love pleasant surprises, when someone goes to the trouble of carefully planning a wonderful surprise, I am truly grateful and appreciate it.

Getting to Know Maggie

What motivates you to work hard?

Rest should never feel like something you have to earn, but it is something hard work makes me appreciate tremendously. A hard day’s work motivates me to find creative ways to rest and restore myself mentally, physically and spiritually so I can be at my best for myself, my family and my clients.

What would you sing at Karaoke night?
Since I am an 80’s baby I would definitely say classic 90’s R&B would be my first pick.
Maybe Boyz II Men, En Vogue or Tony!Toni!Tone! to name a few.

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
When I originally read this question, I giggled because I knew my answer would make others giggle probably too!

If I could live anywhere, I would live in a cumulus cloud in the sky that looks like an igloo. Sounds dreamy right?

Does your family have a "motto" spoken or unspoken?
“Be generous in prosperity, and thankful in adversity.”

What was your first job?
Working at a pizzeria! I can still remember how my shoes were always covered in flour and my work clothing kept a pizza smell regardless of how much I washed them 😊

What was your favorite subject in school?
I chose to answer this question reflecting on high school. I went to a school for performing arts. I was a theater technology major and that was hands down my favorite class during those 4 years!

Do you like or dislike surprises, why or why not?
I am a fan of surprises! I just ask if it’s a surprise party someone should “trick me” into wearing something appropriate so I don’t show up in yoga pants. HA!

Maggie is currently accepting new clients.

Getting to Know Ryan

What motivates you to work hard?
The joy I receive from supporting others as they achieve personal goals motivates me. I genuinely enjoy being a part of people reaching milestones that are deeply meaningful to them.

What would you sing at a karaoke night?
This takes me back to my college years. Either an early 2000’s pop song or a classic 80’s song that everyone else will want to jump in on at the top of their lungs.

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
I enjoy living in the Hudson Valley. My family is here, and I get to be near multiple bodies of water and so many sources of outdoor activity which is important for my personal wellness.

Does your family have a “motto” - spoken or unspoken?
“What’s hard doesn’t have to be heavy.” This simply means that life will present challenges, but if we share our feelings and burdens with others, it can become more manageable. This is one of my life-long silent mantras.

What was your first job?
My first job was at the age of 16 in a mailroom for a large company in Manhattan. It was so exciting to be given responsibility at that age and I loved the feeling of completing my daily rounds through the different departments. I learned so much and got to people-watch in the process!

What was your favorite subject in school?
My favorite subject was history. I saw the subject as access to unlimited stories about people and places that I could only imagine. History class taught me the importance of perspective-taking and noticing as humans how much we had in common despite cultural, linguistic, or geographic differences.

Do you like or dislike surprises? Why or why not?
I probably like to plan the surprise more than I enjoy being surprised, haha. I do enjoy however being surprised with a fun activity or a new place to visit because I like to try new things!