Through clinical expertise and critical thinking we help clients and their families navigate behavioral health care systems addressing the abstract and practical components of psychiatric treatment. Founded in 2005, Koved Care was created to provide clients with greater hope and purpose in their daily life. “Koved” means “honor” in Yiddish and we strive to honor clients by seeing our clients not as patients, but whole human beings and tailoring care plans accordingly. We believe psychiatric treatment is more effective in concert with care which meets social, vocational, educational, psychological and biological needs.
Health care delivery today has many gaps, especially for those who need psychiatric care. Primary care physicians can no longer be expected to coordinate a team of specialists and in-patient and out-patient treatment providers in the care of a client. In addition, the financial and legal aspects of care are rarely coordinated with clinical services.
Koved Care weaves a safety net of services for its clients by providing strategic, detailed care plans and collaborating closely with clinical, legal and financial management professionals.
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We at Koved Care know that finding the appropriate resource is not a choice to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer free consultations to walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and your budget.
Founder and CEo
In 2005, Steve Horen founded Koved Care to enhance the quality of life for individuals with chronic mental illness. His business is personal. As a young child, Steve watched his mother take on the roles of de facto care manager, hands-on care giver and physical therapist for his father.
Later, in 1970, his family was included in the exploratory study that led to the creation of the Connecticut Hospice, the first in the U.S. It provided care for his mother, who was a terminal cancer patient at that time. When he was subsequently invited to serve on the Hospice’s Building and Site Selection Committee, he had the opportunity to observe first-hand how a new health care service product was designed from the ground up.
When Steve decided to become an entrepreneur -after many years as a venture capitalist and investment banker focused on technology companies- he harnessed his passion and experience to build Koved Care. Embedded in its culture and its service model are the attributes he came to value during that formative time: advocacy-driven, holistic and highly coordinated care across the entire continuum of services.
Steve holds a joint MBA/MA in East Asian studies from the Darden School at the University of Virginia and he received a BA in economics from Beloit College.
Psychiatric Care Manager
Sajini Cherian, MS, LMHC
Sajini Cherian is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the State of New York, and graduated from Pace University, with a Master of Science Degree in Counseling, with Emphasis in Professional Mental Health Counseling. Sajini worked previously as a Psychiatric Clinical Specialist with adults diagnosed with a broad range of clinical disorders. Her experience includes working with clients dealing with depression, anxiety, schizophrenia spectrum disorders, bipolar disorders, mood disorders, addictions, grief, men’s and women’s issues, among other challenges.
Sajini is known for her warm, relaxed and comfortable approach to counseling. She is an Integrative Psychotherapist who works with clients from a strength-based, positive and affirming perspective. Her greatest reward as a clinician is helping people explore ways to make changes in their lives that will allow them to look forward to the future with hope. Outside of work, her interests and hobbies include photography, cooking, and spending time with her friends and family.
Dr. William H. Braun, PsyD
A clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice, Dr. Will Braun works with adults, children, and adolescents. He is an Assistant Attending in the Department of Psychiatry at Lenox Hill Hospital and on Faculty at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute where he is the Director of Training for the Clinical Psychology Internship and Externship Programs. Dr. Braun is also the psychological consultant for George Jackson Academy and Hunter College High School, and he is Chairman of the Committee on Public Information for the American Psychoanalytic Association.
Dr. Braun holds a PsyD in Clinical Psychology from George Washington University, a MEd in Sport Psychology from Boston University and a BA in Music, Piano Performance from University of Central Florida.
Samuel L. Sharmat, M.D.
Samuel L. Sharmat, M.D. is a board-certified psychiatrist well-known for his abilities as a psychiatric diagnostician, treatment planner, and addictionologist. He sits on the Executive Council of the New York City District Branch of the APA and on the Clinical Advisory Boards of The Caron Foundation and Promises Treatment Centers. Additionally, he serves as a diagnostic consultant and provides the pharmacologic aspect of care for patients of area mental health professionals.
With a Family Practice background as well as involvement in a diverse range of both clinical and non-clinical interests, Dr. Sharmat has built a reputation for treating the patient as a whole.
His integrative approach to treatment and his experience with a wide range of people in the entertainment, corporate and creative communities have characterized Dr. Sharmat as a preeminent physician able to relate to a wide variety of patients and people.
Alex Spiro, Esq.
Mr. Alex Spiro has been an Attorney at Brafman and Associates in New York City since July 2013. Mr. Spiro has handled an array of complex litigation and internal audits and investigations. Prior to his joining Brafman, from September 2008 to July 2013, Mr. Spiro worked for federal and state law enforcement, most recently as a Manhattan Prosecutor. Mr. Spiro served as the director of an autism children’s program at McLean Hospital, Harvard’s psychiatric hospital. Mr. Spiro has been an Independent Director of Imation Corp. since August 26, 2015. He has been published and has lectured on a variety of subjects related to psychology and the law. Mr. Spiro is a graduate of the Harvard Law School where he remains on the adjunct faculty.