Behavioral Associates Staff

Behavioral Associates Staff 2024-07-12T16:00:25+00:00

Meet the Behavioral Associates Team

Dr. Robert Reiner has been directing a diverse team at Behavioral Associates since he founded the company in 1988. Each staff member was chosen for their unique specialty and ability to add value to the Behavioral Associates team. This includes licensed psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, as well as a team of supervised trainees from the top programs across the country.

Our Staff

Robert H. Reiner, PhD BCN BCB, Executive Director and Founder, has been practicing psychology since 1981. After receiving his undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania, he went on to get his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Alabama and serve his clinical internship at Bellevue Hospital.

Dr. Reiner is well known for his work in treating anxiety and phobias through biofeedback and Virtual Reality Therapy. He has been credited for this work in articles in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, New York Daily News, USA Today, Newsweek and Time Out magazine. He has specifically had great success in treating patients for fear of flying as an innovator in Virtual Reality Therapy. Learn more about Dr. Reiner

Michael Fraser, PhD, Chief of Staff, is a New York State-Licensed Clinical Psychologist who works with adults, teenagers, children, couples, and families. He received his Bachelor in Psychology from Johns Hopkins University and went on to earn a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Temple University. Over the past 23 years, Dr. Fraser has been providing psychological services in both Philadelphia and New York City in a wide range of settings. Outside of Dr. Fraser’s private practice, he has worked in hospital outpatient and inpatient psychiatric units, elementary, middle and high school settings, and college counseling centers.

Dr. Fraser has recently increased his attention on what is known in the field as “positive psychology.” While many individuals use therapy effectively to alleviate what can be considered “negative symptoms,” such as depression, phobias and anger, he believes it is possible to benefit from therapy to enhance performance in certain areas, such as relationship building, public speaking, and athletics.

Heather Davidson, Psy.D, BCN, PMH-C, Director of Child and Adolescent Services, Director of Clinical Training, Director of Neuropsychological Assessment, is a New York State and Virginia state licensed psychologist with specialized training in child and adolescent treatment and board certification in neurofeedback and perinatal mental health. Her main areas of clinical expertise include ADHD, oppositional defiance disorder, anxiety, and OCD. She is also extensively trained in neuropsychological assessment and utilizes a unique approach by combining traditional psychological testing measures with qEEG (a non-invasive brain scan). Although she specializes in child psychology, she works with patients of all ages, specifically with Biofeedback, Neurofeedback, Virtual Reality Therapy, and the perinatal/infertility population. 

Dr. Heather Davidson received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from West Virginia University and both her Masters of Arts and Doctoral degree from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She also holds certifications from Columbia University in suicide assessment, The Albert Ellis Institute in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) and has completed the basic and advanced training with certificate through Postpartum Support International.

Dr. Davidson created both the postdoctoral fellowship and doctoral externship program at Behavioral Associates and continues to supervise psychology students at various levels on the implementation of CBT, neurofeedback, biofeedback, virtual reality exposure therapy, and neuropsychological assessment.

Scott Lloyd, PhD BCN, Director of Therapeutic Technology, has been helping to grow the technology department at Behavioral Associates since joining us in 2009. He obtained a double major in Psychology and Spanish from the University of Cincinnati before receiving his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with health emphasis from Yeshiva University. Concurrently, he pursued a minor in Neuropsychology continuing his role as a multicultural psychologist at New York Presbyterian Hospital in the divisions of aging and dementia and the child learning center. In the area of health psychology he also received training from the accredited Tobacco Treatment program at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

Dr. Lloyd has contributed extensively to our advancement in the use of biofeedback and neurofeedback as treatment protocols. He has helped hundreds of clients achieve their goals of independence from disabling symptoms of anxiety, addiction, depression and learning disabilities. An experienced interpreter and translator, he has helped tailor studies on patient-provider communication, panic disorder and asthma for use within a monolingual Spanish-speaking population.

Chelsey Laurito Psy.D., NCSP is a New York State licensed psychologist with specialized training in school psychology. Dr. Laurito uses research-based techniques that fall under the umbrella of cognitive behavioral therapies, and she has been trained to work with all individuals across the lifespan. Her clinical areas of expertise include neuropsychological and psych-educational assessments, ADHD, ODD, physical disabilities, anxiety, and depression. She has experience conducting parent training as well as working with individuals who are neurodivergent. Dr. Laurito practices with creative and flexible modalities including visuals, media, music, and exercise, especially for individuals requiring a more holistic approach. She is also bilingual in American Sign Language.

Dr. Laurito obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology with a minor in sociology at Saint Francis University before receiving her Master of Science in curriculum and instruction at Florida State University. Dr. Laurito has a unique background with training in the fields of education and rehabilitation, working with individuals who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind. She worked as an orientation mobility specialist at Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults providing rehabilitation services across the New York City boroughs. In 2019, she earned her second master’s degree in School Psychology followed by her doctoral degree in 2021.

Outside of private practice, Dr. Laurito works as a school psychologist. She enjoys playing softball, spending time with her cats, and traveling. Dr. Laurito looks forward to building a collaborative relationship with future clients.

Juliana Graham, LMSW, Director of the Dialectical Therapeutic Services Center received her Master of Science in Social Work with a concentration in clinical mental health at Columbia University after receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Elon University. Juliana specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy to provide collaborative treatment for clients experiencing mood, anxiety, and personality disorders. She harnesses an eclectic, strengths-based approach to helping clients challenge maladaptive patterns of behavior and develop effective coping strategies. Juliana works to create an empathetic therapeutic space that fosters self-esteem building and strengthens emotional processing skills. Juliana has previous experience providing school-based counseling services to adolescents as well as working in an outpatient psychiatric facility.

Brian M. Lissak, LMSW, Director of Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP), specializes in anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD, family and interpersonal relationships, OCD, as well as a wide array encompassing many other challenges. He also works with people on Peak Performance training. His work takes place both in a clinical office setting as well as out in the real world, working with you in the way that will most effectively achieve your goals.
Brian is informed by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems, Somatic Experiencing, Hakomi, Motivational Interviewing, among other modalities and frameworks. He is also trained in Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy and works with clients using Ketamine.
Brian likes to meet you as a human, combining a warm and gentle approach while instilling discipline and firmness into your life as a tool for taking charge of your growth and healing. He is also adept at using various forms of biofeedback and neurofeedback as an adjunct to talk therapy, as well as a keen understanding of the nervous system to individuate the application of modalities to each client.

Brian received his Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Yeshiva University. Prior to formally becoming a psychotherapist, he was an NCAA athlete and served in the military. Both of those experiences inform his work today.

Gabriela A. Hundorfean, MD, studied psychiatry at the Institute of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, Romania and did her residency the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx. In addition to seeing patients at Behavioral Associates, Dr. Hundorfean is the Medical Director at two substance Abuse Clinics and, works at the Rockland Psychiatric Hospital and is a Professor of Psychiatry at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine.

Dr. Hundorfean has performed research in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Seasonal Variation of Attempted Suicide and Transcultural Issues in Sex Therapy. She is a valuable member of our staff with her vast experience in the field of psychiatry as well as her fluency in Romanian, Spanish and English.

Maribel Rivera, LCSW-R, is a bilingual-bicultural psychotherapist committed to the Latino community. She graduated from La Universidad de Santo Tomás de Aquino in Bogotá, Colombia as a clinical psychologist, and later received her Master’s degree in clinical social work from New York University. Mrs. Rivera has extensive experience working at outpatient clinics throughout New York City and Westchester county since 1995. She has ample experience working with families, couples and children using the family system, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy models. In addition to her private practice, she has also served as the coordinator of the Multicultural Program at Mental Health Association of Westchester and as the co-chairperson for the Alianza Latina Mental Health Provider in Westchester county.

Susan J. Manin, LCSW, is a Psychiatric Social Worker receiving both her Master of Social Work and Bachelor of Science at the New York University School of Social Work. Susan has been seeing patients at Behavioral Associate since 2002. Following 9/11 she worked as a senior therapist for Project Liberty, which offered psychological support to local survivors of the attack.

Susan works extensively with patients suffering from a wide range of diagnoses. Anxiety and depression are areas of concentration, but her experience working with polysubstance abuse, and personality disorders has fortified her eclectic approach to treatment.

Morgan DeLeo, LMSW, Director of Myndlift Program, received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Widener University with a focus on trauma specialized treatment. Morgan specializes in treating complex trauma, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and life transitions. Morgan is trained in EMDR by EMDR Institute, as well as having extensive training in CBT, ACT, DBT, Attachment-based theory, ERP, and Motivational Interviewing. Morgan combines her training in evidence based modalities therapy to ensure you are receiving the best care to treat your unique needs. Her approach is strength-based and client-focused to create a collaborative plan to assist clients with meeting their unique goals and therapeutic needs. Morgan has had great success in providing clients with the tools and confidence to cope with life’s challenges, as well as better understanding their patterns. She has experience working in the therapeutic setting with clients who experienced depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder, addiction, grief/ loss, developmental disabilities, post-traumatic stress disorder, and life transitions. As well as being a therapist at Behavioral Associates, she is the Director of the Myndlift, the in-home neurofeedback program.

Ari Goldstein, LCSW, is a licensed social worker who specializes in providing counseling and psychoeducation to children and families, adolescents, and young adults experiencing obstacles related to attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), and related learning, social, and behavior struggles. He also works with individuals struggling with anxiety, interpersonal relationships, and other life stressors. His therapeutic approach utilizes psychodynamic conceptualization, person-centered interactions, and cognitive-behavioral treatment interventions. In addition to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Ari incorporates dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and family systems theory in his work with children, adolescents, and adults. Ari partners with those he works to create a safe space that fosters reflection, curiosity, acceptance, and growth.

Ari received his undergraduate degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University and his Master’s degree in Social Work from Yeshiva University. Ari also received training at Child Mind Institute in implementing empirically supported behavior management strategies to encourage positive and pro-social behavior among children with disruptive behavior concerns and those with whom they interact.

Ari is dedicated to the field of Social Work, and he aspires to provide you, your child, and your family with support and the necessary tools to thrive.

Danielle Galis LMSW, received her Master of Social Work degree from Fordham University, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Indiana University. Danielle utilizes evidence-based therapeutic practices such as: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Informed Practice, Psychodynamic Therapy, Strength-Based Therapy and Mindfulness Practices. She values using a collaborative and nonjudgmental approach with clients. It is important to her to use these approaches to ensure that she is promoting the client’s autonomy, being able to collaborate with her to inform treatment to meet the client’s needs. Also, providing unconditional positive regard to clients to foster a safe and trusting environment to strengthen the client-therapist relationship. Danielle has prior clinical experience in settings such as community health clinic, non-profit agency, and in-home services for families with children with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She has experience with clients of all ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, and with a wide range of wellness and mental health concerns, such as: chronic mental illness, depression, anxiety, crisis, suicidal ideation, abuse, grief, and trauma. She prioritizes respecting the inherent dignity and worth of each individual, meaning treating every person equally no matter what walk of life they come from.

Erin Weinreich, LMSW received her Masters in Social Work from Yeshiva University. For many years, Erin has had the privilege of working with the elderly population, specifically Holocaust Survivors. After receiving a certificate in Child and Family Welfare, Erin is finally making that move to working with children and young adults. At Behavioral Associates, Erin utilizes a collaborative, person centered approach with a focus on mindfulness and Cognitive behavioral therapy. Erin believes strongly in journaling and motivation interviewing.

Tanika Eason, MHC, MS

Currently a two-and-a-half-year doctoral student working towards a doctorate in Developmental Psychology at Walden University. Tanika graduated with a Masters in Mental Health Counseling after receiving a bachelor’s degree in Psychology.

Her professional repertoire encompasses over 8 years’ experience stemming from direct care to clinical services. Throughout her career Tanika has assessed a number of  children, adolescents, and parents for services that addresses and meets the needs of their family dynamics.

She has experience working with the Juvenile delinquent population, at risk youth, and their families with an extended amount of trauma.  Tanika has worked in close capacities with children and adults with experience in, home-based therapy, multi-Systemic therapy, Family functioning therapy, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, and Integrated Treatment Models(ITM). She has serviced chronic delinquent youth and their families who have presented with substance abuse, peer difficulties, behavioral/ mental health issues, and family troubles.

Her goal is to continue providing therapeutic treatment services to positively influence, bring a sense of community, growth, and trust to others.

Jen M.R. Doman, LCSW, is a New York State licensed clinical social worker who works with adults who have persistent trauma histories. Prior to joining Behavioral Associates Jen was a forensic social worker and a supervisor, for over 10 years, at a public criminal defense agency in New York City. She has experience working with individuals who have been exposed to complicated trauma, grief, anger, depression, PTSD and multiple mental health issues. No two clients are alike and Jen’s ultimate objective, utilizing various clinical modalities, is to help clients reach the goals that they establish and strive to reach.

Melissa Brierley, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her graduate degree in Social Work from Columbia University, undergraduate degree in Social Work from Niagara University and completed post graduate training with New York University in the areas of Advanced Assessment and Diagnosis and Trauma Informed Clinical Practice. Melissa specializes in the treatment of complex trauma, anxiety, depression, relational issues and life transitions. Melissa’s therapy style is holistic, trauma informed and strengths based. She functions from a culturally competent and social justice perspective and her sessions are interactive, collaborative, and client-centered. Melissa’s approach to treatment is tailored to suit each individual’s needs and she utilizes a variety of evidenced based practices including, AF-EMDR, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Mindfulness. In session, you will explore your concerns, goals for treatment, and presenting symptoms and determine which treatment modality will best suit your needs. Melissa offers a kind and supportive approach, together you will work towards improving your wellness, relationships, work performance, and overall quality of life. Melissa is looking forward to talking with you and being a part of your personal journey!

Sarah Hughes, LCSW, is a New York State licensed clinical social worker who works with individuals, couples, adolescents, and families. Sarah received a Master of Social Work degree from New York University. Specializing in the treatment of clients working in the city’s highest pressure industries – finance, big law, consulting, and medicine, Sarah brings a unique understanding of the sector-specific demands of working in these challenging fields. Prior to training and working as a clinician, Sarah was Head of Investor Services at a large NYC hedge fund. Combining her professional experience and clinical training, Sarah provides a range of treatments suitable for clients at all stages and roles. Sarah takes an empathetic and practical approach, working collaboratively to help clients establish and strengthen effective communication and healthy relationships with themselves and others. Sarah is trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS), and has specialist experience working with UHNW/HNW individuals and complex family systems.

Clinical Doctoral Externs

Sean FrydmanSean Frydman, M.S., is a Psy.D. candidate in Long Island University – Post’s Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program. He holds a Master of Science in Applied Psychology from Long Island University – Post and a Bachelor of Arts in Clinical Psychology with a minor in Child & Adolescent Mental Health Studies from New York University. He is trained in a wide range of therapeutic modalities, including both cognitive behavioral (CBT) and psychodynamic psychotherapy, as well as in administering comprehensive psychological assessment batteries. Sean has experience providing therapeutic services to children and adults across the lifespan. His approach to therapy is integrative and evidence-based, with a large focus on exposure and response prevention, acceptance and commitment work, rational emotive behavior therapy techniques, and traditional CBT. Sean is developing a specialty in obsessive-compulsive disorders, anxiety disorders, relationship concerns, and executive functioning training utilizing this integrative framework. He is dedicated to fostering a safe and welcoming environment for his patients, working collaboratively to design a treatment plan that aligns with their goals.

Annamarie RogersAnnamarie Rogers received her B.S. in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Rhode Island and now is working towards earning her doctoral degree in School Psychology from Fordham University, an APA-accredited program.

Annamarie has been working as a Registered Behavioral Therapist (RBT) for children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) since 2019. As an RBT she is responsible for implementing and adjusting behavior plans while creating a fun and collaborative environment for the families of the clients she serves. She has also worked with many children and adolescents with ADHD, anxiety, depression, and mood disorders, which has given her the opportunity to provide individualized, evidence-based treatments. Annamarie is currently in the 5th year of her PhD program and is experienced in conducting intake interviews, psychoeducational testing (cognitive, academic, social-emotional, and neuropsychological), writing reports, and collaborating with families to provide the best recommendations for clients. She also has experience working in school settings where she has consulted with teachers and various stakeholders and counseled students who come from different developmental and social-emotional backgrounds.

Hannah TerrellHannah Terrell, MSEd is a fifth-year doctoral candidate in the School Psychology program at Fordham University with a specialization in Therapeutic Interventions. She received her B.A. in Psychology with a concentration in Educational Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Hannah has had the privilege of working with a diverse population of students in both clinical and school settings to ensure they are receiving needed services and support. She has worked with students with a variety of presenting concerns, including ADHD, anxiety, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), depression, and OCD. Her work in schools has included developing behavioral intervention strategies and utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques. Hannah hopes to bring positivity and light into her relationships with her clients to help them feel seen and heard at every step of their journey.

Carly MironCarly Miron, MA is a PhD student in the Health Psychology and Clinical Science Program at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, she worked at NYU Grossman School of Medicine contributing to clinical research on anxiety, trauma, and grief-related disorders. Her therapeutic approach is informed by evidence-based practices, including principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). She enjoys working with children, adolescents, and young adults as well as individuals with co-occurring physical and mental health concerns. Carly aims to foster a supportive and non-judgmental environment and works collaboratively with clients to identify and pursue their goals, problem-solve effectively, and develop skills to help them thrive outside of therapy.

Danielle PollandDanielle Polland, MSSW, LCSW is a Clinical Psychology Ph.D. student at Adelphi University’s Derner School of Psychology. Prior to returning for her doctorate, she received her MSSW from Columbia University and practiced as a licensed psychotherapist in hospitals, treatment centers, and outpatient levels of care with a primary focus on children, adolescents, and young adults with the spectrum of eating disorders, anxiety disorders, and OCD. Additionally, she has worked with older adults who have experienced significant trauma as well as adults with serious mental illness. She is trained in evidenced-based interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, as well as family based interventions such as Emotion Focused Family Therapy. She is also trained in psychoeducational and psychodiagnostic assessment. Danielle’s therapeutic approach focuses on creating a safe space to compassionately meet her clients where they are to make meaningful change in their lives.

Suraj BeraSuraj Bera, M.A., is a PhD candidate in Hofstra University’s Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Stony Brook University. Suraj has experience working with adults suffering from depressive and anxiety-related disorders. He is trained in a variety of evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Schema-focused Therapy (ST), and Mindfulness. Additionally, he has many years of experience working as a crisis hotline counselor for a diverse range of callers experiencing crises and suicidality. Suraj aims to provide a person-centered approach that is warm and collaborative, utilizing evidence-based approaches that are best suited to the individual receiving care. Suraj’s current research interests involve the application of evolutionary psychology in clinical interventions.

Mia ShoshanyMia Shoshany, M.A., is a Psy.D. candidate in the combined School-Clinical Child Psychology program at Yeshiva University. She received her B.S. in Psychological and Brain Sciences and Global Health and the Environment from Washington University in St. Louis. She has experience providing therapy to a wide range of individuals including children, adolescents and their families. Mia is trained in various treatment approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and utilizes strategies from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, trauma-informed care, and motivational interviewing. She is also trained administering in-depth neuropsychological assessments across cognitive, intellectual, and social-emotional development and concerns. Mia’s goal is to create a warm, empathic, and non-judgmental therapeutic atmosphere where individuals can feel comfortable and heard. She encourages a collaborative approach to therapy and hopes to be able to support and empower those she works with.

Clinical Doctoral Interns

Natalie FruchterNatalie Fruchter is a fifth year Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Candidate at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University, where she received her Master of Arts in Psychology en route. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Barnard College, Columbia University, with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Natalie is trained to treat individuals across the lifespan, with previous placements at a community clinic, college counseling center, inpatient psychiatric hospital, and foster care agency. Natalie utilizes evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Parent-Child Interaction therapy (PCIT), and is certified in Enhanced Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Eating Disorders (CBT-E), and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Natalie also has extensive experience in administering psychological/neuropsychological assessments across a wide range of developmental, behavioral, and academic needs. Natalie approaches therapy in a collaborative manner, and provides individualized treatment plans specific to her clients’ needs and goals.

Sasha EngelmanSasha Engelman, M.A. is a doctoral candidate in the combined School-Clinical Child Psychology program at Yeshiva University. She earned her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling at Baruch college and her B.S. in Health Science from Boston University. Sasha has extensive experience providing psychotherapy to a diverse range of individuals, including children, adolescents and young adults. Sasha is informed by a variety of treatment approaches, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems, and skills from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Through Sasha’s relational approach, she aims to create a supportive and non-judgmental environment in which her patients can freely explore their inner world. Sasha works alongside her patients to support them in achieving personal growth and healing through their individual treatment goals. In addition to her therapeutic work, Sasha is trained in administering in-depth neuropsychological assessments to address cognitive, intellectual and social-emotional concerns.

Clinical Postdoctoral Fellows

Kim BoxerKim Boxer, Psy.D., M.Ed. comes to Behavioral Associates as a Postdoctoral Fellow from the Counseling Psychology Psy.D. program at Felician University. Her training includes counseling college students, neuropsychological testing, and counseling adults in private practice.

She utilizes evidence-based practices, such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Positive Psychology, and Mindfulness through the lens of diversity and multiculturalism. Kim empowers her clients to move through maladaptive thoughts, habits, and traumas and create attainable goals and coping skills to live their best life. Kim’s therapeutic style can be adapted to each client in a warm, supportive, non-judgmental space; however, she challenges her clients when needed to make changes in their lives. She has experience working with a variety of individuals including those with depression, anxiety, and trauma.

Harneet SahniHarneet Sahni, Ph.D. (Postdoctoral Fellow), received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from Stony Brook University, and her Master of Science and Doctorate in School Psychology from Fordham University. She has experience treating a wide range of mental health concerns in various inpatient settings with individuals, families and groups of all ages and cultural backgrounds. Dr. Sahni is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, Parent Management Therapy/Training (PMT), and Play Therapy, and will work with you to tailor the best, most effective treatment plan for your needs and goals. Dr. Sahni also utilizes art and music in her therapy, especially with children. She is additionally trained in psychological/neuropsychological assessment. Dr. Sahni believes that all individuals can see past their diagnoses if provided an inclusive, safe, compassionate environment, which enables them to be resourceful, resilient, responsible and engaged world citizens. Dr. Sahni also practices through a culturally sensitive lens and is fluent in Punjabi and Hindi.

Dana DeFilippoDana DeFilippo, Psy.D. (Postdoctoral Fellow) received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Columbia University, her Masters of Science and Doctorate in Psychology from St. John’s University. Dana is trained in evidence-based treatments, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT). She is also trained in psychological and neuropsychological assessment across a wide age range with a variety of developmental, behavioral, academic, and professional needs. Her doctoral research has focused on integrating technology and psychotherapy. Dana believes that therapy should be a collaborative process and strives to provide individualized treatment catered to a client’s needs and goals.

Mental Health Counseling Interns

Jordanna Rothschild, B.A, MHC-IJordanna Rothschild, B.A, MHC-I, is a counselor pursuing her masters degree in mental health counseling at Queens College. With experience and training in various therapeutic approaches such as client-centered, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and DBT, Jordanna is dedicated to assisting clients in achieving their goals. Her goal is to create a nurturing and comfortable environment, fostering growth and progress for her clients. Motivated and committed, Jordanna strives to support clients throughout their therapeutic journey.

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