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"In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or step back into safety."
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Therapists trained in a range of different modalities: Psychodynamic, Strengths-Based, Mindfulness, and more. We specialize in a range of different areas: Anxiety, Depression, Communication, Autism Spectrum Disorder, LGBTQIA+, Young Adult, EMDR, Codependence, Mindfulness, Individual Therapy, Stress, and more. 

 

Currently conducting sessions in-person and via Telehealth video/phone calls. Find a therapist you connect with and call or email today to get started on your journey towards mental health. Some insurance plans accepted, in and out of network: Northwell Direct, Cigna, NYSHIP, Optum (United Healthcare, Oxford, UMR) and more.

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Emily Skahill, LCSW

I believe every person has the ability to improve themselves and their lives, sometimes they just need a little assistance. I am extremely passionate about helping each person I work with to find confidence in themselves and develop the motivation to become the person they wish to be. I strive to create a safe and warm environment for individuals to feel comfortable exploring every aspect of their thoughts, feelings, behaviors and experience. I believe it is important to work with each person to develop individualized strategies to aid in their journey to become their best version of themselves.

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Jenna Markakis, LMHC, NCC

Throughout life we all experience unexpected changes, societal pressures and relationship stressors that leave us questioning where to turn next. Taking the step to allow yourself the space to navigate these stressors requires courage and strength. My goal is to create an environment that is welcoming, safe and non-judgmental. I value the trust and mutual respect I build with my clients and use it as the foundation to have a successful therapy experience. Through this strong foundation and your commitment to the process, I hope to work together on exploring your fears, hopes and goals for change.

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Christina Anello, LMSW

[Not currently accepting new clients].People start to heal, the moment they are heard” (Cheryl Richardson). Everyone has their own story to tell, no matter how young. I am here to listen and support you or your child. My treatment approach is tailored to the individual needs of each of my clients, with an empathetic and strengths based perspective. My goal is to create a comfortable space for growth and improving overall wellness. I aim to build trust and help you or your child process different feelings and experiences. Together, we will explore your unique goals and needs, and develop effective coping strategies to overcome obstacles.

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Fiona McBreen, LMSW

[Not currently accepting new clients]. I have always had a strong passion to support others along their journey of life. As we know, this often comes with struggle along with beauty. Our relationship with ourselves is the most important one we will ever have, and I emphasize the importance of self-worth, perceptions on oneself and others around them, and bringing understanding to unfortunate life events. I have confidence that every person is capable of overcoming whatever is thrown their way, and no one should ever have to feel like they have to do so alone. I use a tailored approach with each of my clients to best fit their circumstances with full hearted compassion and open mindedness.

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Gabriella Ficarra, MA, MHC-LP

How often do you feel weighed down by your emotions? Do you find yourself struggling to accommodate your mental health needs? In therapy, I strive to empower my clients by helping them develop their confidence and voice to overcome their struggles. Your mind will guide us on this safe and collaborative journey to a personalized path. Having experience as both a therapist and client, I can attest to how important mental health is.

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Melinda McCloud, LCSW

Find joy and laugh again. Sounds like your goal? That’s my goal for you too. No matter what life throws, you’ve got this and I’ve got you too. My passion is to help others find that light again and to re-ignite what drives us all in leading a life on the path towards that good journey. Life can’t happen without bumps in the road and that’s part of the path you are on but you are so not alone. I believe in a trauma focused approach and utilize my 20+ years experience as a therapist to work with you to understand your full potential, identify emotions and learn how the strengths you already possess can help you get what you want and deserve.

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Alexis Ehlerman, LCSW

[Not currently accepting new clients]. I am here to help you navigate through the many stressors we face in our everyday lives. Together we will develop healthy coping skills to promote adaptive functioning across all life domains.  Whether you are struggling with a recent crisis, a minor or major life adjustment, or looking to improve your mental health overall, I will be here to listen and support you, as well as equip you with the tools needed to effectively process difficult emotions and manage stress. I value my clients, and help them build relationships with strong, therapeutic foundations that are centered around setting treatment goals at a pace with which they are comfortable.

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Christina Schiavone, LMHC

[Not currently accepting new clients].There is no such thing as a stress-free life, and certainly no “How To” book written on how to perfectly manage the challenges before you. Using a collaborative approach to counseling, we will work together to find the therapeutic strategies that are effective for you while ruling out what is not effective for you along the way. My approach to treatment is person-centered and collaborative. My goal is to create a welcoming and safe space for you to express yourself openly. I strive to provide unconditional support and positive regard for my clients. My role is to support you in exploring tools that can help you to facilitate personal growth and promote long-term wellness.

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Abigail Giunta, MHC-LP

Wherever you are on your journey, you do not have to go through it alone! Life is full of twists and turns, and together we can explore new ways to navigate them. I can assist you in finding coping strategies and tools to help you in the present while searching and finding the source of the problem for more long-term solutions. Through it all, it is important to me that sessions are a source of comfort and encouragement in this process. I look forward to helping guide you as you learn to become the healthiest version of you.

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Agnes Kvasz, MHC-LP

As a therapist my goal is to listen to and understand people, and to provide a space that is safe and conducive to our work together. I strive to create a non-judgmental and supportive environment where clients can confidently explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I believe in the power of a strong and trusting therapeutic relationship, as this is the foundation for success in therapy. When clients feel welcome and understood they are empowered to work towards change through increased openness and vulnerability. Whatever brings you to therapy is important to me, and I will work with you to identify your unique strengths and struggles so we can, together, make a lasting positive impact on your life. 

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Christine Whitton, MHC-LP

[Not currently accepting new clients]. As a therapist, I am committed to creating a warm and welcoming environment that allows me to empower you to reach your full potential. I believe in the importance of tailoring treatment based on the goals and needs of each individual client. By using a collaborative approach, we will work together to recognize personal strengths and build up tools to face the challenging moments in life. I strive to empower you to reach your full potential by implementing a supportive nature and unconditional positive regard. I strongly value the therapeutic relationships I form with my clients, as a strong foundation of mutual trust sets the groundwork for personal growth and healing.

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Katelyn Harrison, LMSW

[Not currently accepting new clients]. Therapy isn’t an easy step to take but being able to find the right therapist will help to make the process smoother. I believe that in therapy, you are never alone. You have the autonomy and self determination to live the way you want but together we can collaborate to strive to create the life that you deserve. Whether it be managing stress at work, relationships at home, exploring romantic relationships or personal self-growth, we can work together to achieve the goals that you want to set for yourself. Despite therapy having a stigma of being emotional, it does not have to be something that is feared or dreaded. Together, we can make therapy life-changing and personal growth possible. 

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Teresa Barrett, LMSW

Congratulations on conquering the first hurdle of seeking help! Now that you're here, let's turn this journey into an adventure together. Whether you're looking to overcome obstacles, improve relationships, or enhance your overall well-being, I am here to support you. Healing and self-discovery thrive in a safe, welcoming, and non-judgemental environment, which is why I aim to ensure my clients, of all ages, feel seen, heard, and respected in our work together. I strongly believe that therapy is not one-size-fits all, so I will collaborate with you to explore your individual goals and needs, all while fostering resilience, understanding, and empowerment every step of the way!

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Keri Napolitano, LMSW

[Not currently accepting new clients].Taking the step to seek therapy can be an overwhelming and daunting experience, especially during the most difficult moments in our lives. As your therapist, I understand the courage and doubt you may have about the therapeutic experience, and I’m here to support you every step of the way. 

 

My approach is grounded in creating a safe and welcoming space for you to share and process your thoughts and feelings. I pride myself on my innate ability to build meaningful relationships with my clients, based on mutual respect and trust.

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Julie Noest, LMHC

[Not currently accepting new clients].The process of healing and self-discovery teaches you to embrace yourself wholeheartedly. Before all else, we are human beings who face struggles that are sometimes too much to bare on our own. Within a safe, respectful, and non-judgmental environment, I am here to offer you a comfortable space and a listening ear to work through those struggles, along with developing the tools needed for you to live an emotionally balanced life. I believe that therapy is not a one-size-fits-all, each person is unique in their struggles and needs. I try to honor where my clients are, emotionally at any given moment. I utilize techniques from several evidence-based models to help my clients gain freedom from their emotional distress.

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Erin Combs, LMHC

[Not currently accepting new clients]. I believe everyone can benefit from therapy while navigating stressors, transitions, and everyday worries. You deserve to invest in your emotional well-being and therapy is a good place to start! My treatment approach is strengths based, incorporating CBT and mindfulness. My goal is to create a safe and non-judgmental space that allows you to develop the tools and abilities within yourself to improve your overall wellness and conquer challenges you may be encountering.

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Danielle Greenberg, LCSW

[Not currently accepting new clients]. Anxious? Same. Struggling with depression? Ditto. Teen or young adult having trouble with peers, school, friends, or parents? Been there, done that. After experiencing many things, such as anxiety, bullying, my parent’s divorce, and much more, I can safely say, “I get it”. Do I understand exactly how you’re feeling? No, and I won’t pretend to. But I know that your adolescent and young adult years will hold some of the most challenging times of your life. I know it seems like no one understands, but I want to hear where you’re coming from and show you that your feelings are valid. I believe in a collaborative approach and utilize my skills as an anxiety specialist to work with you to understand your emotions and learn how to cope with and manage them.

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Danielle DiStefano, LMHC, NCC

The goals we set for ourselves are usually intended to help us feel fulfilled and successful in life. Often times this passion for change and achievement comes with immense stress, leading us to question where we are going and why we started this journey in the first place. Through allowing yourself the time and space to challenge these thoughts and stressors your currently harbor, a clearer understanding of who you are and what is most important will take shape. I value the special rapport that is created between my clients and myself and use it as the foundation to process and be vulnerable. I will hold space for you to grow while adding guidance and education to help you navigate challenging times. 

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Danielle Rodriguez, LMSW

If your child or teen is struggling at home or in school, or just needs someone to talk to, I am here to help. Every child is different, and for that reason, I provide creative therapy sessions that are fun, interactive, and tailored to each child or teen’s individual needs. I will incorporate your child’s interests into therapy sessions, in an effort to build trust and comfortability. In therapy sessions, I will teach your child how to recognize, identify, and understand their feelings.

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Connor Fleischacker, MHC-LP

Maybe you’re suffering from depression or anxiety. Maybe you’re just overwhelmed by your job and your relationships. Either way, I am confident that I can help you. Whether you need help coming up with solutions to your problems, a chance to vent and unload every week, or a space to ‘dive deeper’ into your history, my approach can accommodate you. I uphold that you do not have to ‘find the right fit’ with a really good therapist—they will fit themselves to you. That’s what I aim to do for you.

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Lauren Nissenbaum, LMSW

 [Not currently accepting new clients]. Asking for help can seem overwhelming, intimidating, and uncomfortable, but it is a clear sign of strength. You are giving yourself a chance to be seen and heard, while also gaining a better understanding of your own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I value the special connections that are established between myself and my clients through building rapport. It is my responsibility to ensure that my clients are receiving individualized care based on their current needs and concerns. I utilize expressive and thought-provoking techniques from evidence-based practices to assist my clients in navigating their emotions and stressors with the appropriate tools and coping skills.

 

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Colleen DeJoseph, Ph.D., LMFT

[Not currently accepting new clients].Sometimes we’re faced with really difficult life circumstances.  Sometimes we may be in need of significant healing from our past that is affecting our present.  Sometimes we may just need someone to help us process some complicated emotions.  Other times we may need assistance in cultivating greater self-awareness and self-compassion and all of the time having someone to accompany us on that journey makes it a lot more manageable.

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Teresa Milano, LMFT

At various times in our life, we often find ourselves feeling challenged. Whether it's issues at work, in relationships, personal struggles or just wanting to be heard; with 20 years of experience in the mental health field, I can help you navigate through these times. I know it's not easy taking that necessary first step, reaching out for assistance, being vulnerable to a stranger. I admire your courage and desire to want something more or better for yourself and/or your
relationship. So you've come this far, I'm hoping you'll come a little further, with me as your guide. As your therapist, you'll find a safe place to be heard and supported without judgement. Along the way, I look forward to getting to know you as we travel along this journey.

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