Dustin Kahoud, Psy.D., CASAC

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  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • 10 Grace Ave. Suite 7, Great Neck, New York, 11021
  • Phone: 516-238-8954
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  • Session Fees: I accept some insurances, including Cigna, Empire Blue Cross / Blue Shield, and Medicare. I will also assist you in receiving out-of-network reimbursement if I do not accept your insurance.
  • www.greatnecktherapy.com

About Psychotherapy
The decision to begin psychotherapy can be life-changing. I work to guide clients towards achieving their personal goals and reaching their potential by helping them to discover new, creative responses to life's inevitable stressors. I believe that a safe, nonjudgmental space is essential for allowing one to feel free enough to work on problems they are facing. Together, we will work toward shining light over pathways that lead to enriching new experiences, more meaningful relationships and deeper overall satisfaction. I treat adults, adolescents, and couples, using an integrative approach that combines psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral therapies, tailoring treatment to the unique needs of each individual.

About Me
As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, I work with people who are grappling with complex life problems, including depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship difficulties, and personality disorders. I am certified in the specialized treatment of addiction problems and have postdoctoral training in psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy from Adelphi University's Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies. I am also Assistant Director of the Psychological Services Center at LIU Post's Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program, and teach courses as an Adjunct Professor at both LIU Post and Adelphi University.
As a NYS-OASAS (Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services) certified CASAC (Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor), I specialize in the treatment of addiction problems. I have over 10 years of experience working with substance use disorders, including alcohol use disorder, opiate use disorder, cocaine use disorder, sexual addiction, gambling addiction, and internet/gaming addiction.  

Depression, even the most severe cases, is a highly treatable disorder. As with many illnesses, the earlier that treatment can begin, the more effective it is and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented. Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence.

Couples Therapy
When working with couples, I help both partners to change the way they are viewing the relationship. Rather than focusing on who is to blame, I focus instead on looking at what happens to couples as a process involving each partner. I also focus on helping the partners to communicate more effectively, creating more empathic attunement between partners, and point out the strengths in the relationship that help build resiliency.  
Psychological Assessment

In addition to offering psychotherapy, I conduct comprehensive ​ psychological evaluations and provide diagnostic reports to assess cognitive functioning, scholastic abilities, intelligence (IQ), personality traits, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and addiction / substance use disorders.

Dr. Dustin Kahoud Reaches

Roslyn Heights NY