Our Team


Mekala Pavlin, LMSW

Mekala Pavlin received her Master of Social Work degree from The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College in 2020.

Mekala has worked with many populations all over Manhattan and the Bronx including parents with young children, people who were formerly incarcerated, homeless women, immigrants, and refugees. The philosophy that guides Mekala’s clinical practice is a client-centered, strength-based approach. Mekala believes that everyone has the right to be respected and treated with the utmost dignity. She strives to support her clients both empathetically and without judgment as they work together to cultivate their individual strengths and overcome challenges. She hopes to empower people to become experts in their own lives and become aware that they have the ability and strength to foster resilience and change.

Mekala resides in Manhattan, New York. When not in the office, she loves to go on long runs, travel, and eat all types of Asian food.

Mekala’s definition of happiness is feeling fulfilled both personally and professionally, spending time with family and friends, and good meals.