Joseph Volpe, Ph.D.
Clinical and School Psychologist
Commack, Babylon, Roslyn Heights, Miller Place, NY
We use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) when working with children and adults. This is a scientifically-based and very successful method to treat anxiety, depression and many other conditions. This can help clients see how distortions in their picture of what's going on in their life can make them feel anxious, depressed or angry for no good reason. Behavior therapy helps people modify the connections between problematic situations and their habitual reactions to them.
Wayne Gurnick, MS, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Below are seven key findings in over ninety studies of psychotherapy demonstrating the importance of therapist qualities. • There is a significant relationship between the therapeutic alliance and therapy outcome. • Therapists who provide empathy have better outcome. • Therapists who work toward a consensus and agreed upon set of goals with clients have a better outcome. • Therapists who are warmly accepting of their clients without conditions have a better outcome. • Therapists willing to share of their lives and are genuine and communicate their person to clients fare better. • Therapists who provide consistent feedback are more successful. • Therapists willing to accept responsibility in part when things do not go as planned have better outcome. (PsychologyToday)
Stacey Chernin, M.A., LMFT, CFT
Licensed Marriage Counselor and Family Therapist
500 Montauk Hwy., West Islip, NY
I use a number of psychotherapy approaches which assist people in a wide array of therapeutic genres. From marital counseling, premarital counseling, couples counseling, family counseling, individual counseling, and more I help those to work through whatever issues they desire to address. Individual circumstances warrant different tactics and therapy techniques. I customize my therapy and counseling sessions to each individual situation and make sure that I target one's therapy and counseling according to their own needs and goals.
Lynn Polizzi, LCSW
Licensed Certified Social Worker
445 Broad Hollow Rd, Suite 109, Melviille, NY
As a solution focused therapist, we'll work together to create an action plan assisting you in building the life you dream of. I am very empathic and love helping others find their true potential. I believe we can find your strengths and empower you to create a fulfilling and rewarding life. Let's help you move forward and really live your dreams! I will provide you with a safe, non-judgmental environment where you can talk freely about your troubles, your dreams, your desires. We will create an open dialogue where you can freely explore your feelings and understand what might be holding your back from your true potential. \When you restore hope, healing occurs!
Scott Silverman, Ed.D
Licensed Mental Health Worker
150 Broadhollow Road-Suite 310, Melville, NY
Psychotherapy is not just about talking. There needs to be goals set and a plan that enables one to make progress towards feeling better. I get to know my patients on many levels that make up the whole person. After this, we decide on the goals necessary for wellness. Recognizing you have a busy life that doesn't necessarily afford you time to work on exercises, most of the work is done in my office.
Otylia (Tilly) McQuay, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
138 South 1st Street, Lindenhurst, NY
As a psychotherapist, I use a warm and supportive but also slightly more directive approach than traditional psychodynamic or psychoanalytic approaches. When it comes to addressing interpersonal issues or communication issues, I provide a lot of feedback and coaching. I combine many different schools of thought with my caring attitude to make you feel comfortable and heard. Having worked with survivors of all kinds of trauma and abuse, I believe that I create a safe space which allows the survivors to share and cope with their painful experiences.
Family Guiding, Psy.D
Licensed Clinical Psychologists
22 Oakwood Rd, Huntington, NY
We strive to help individuals reach their highest potential and connect with their inner strength through the process of psychotherapy. Using a collaborative and supportive approach, we help you explore your roots in order to understand why an issue may be occurring and combine these insights with evidence-based interventions (e.g. positive reinforcement, relaxation training, mindfulness, coping skills) to help improve overall emotional health and wellness. We help you experience greater joy, peace and positive interactions with your loved ones.
Elissa Grunblatt, LCSW-R
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
191 Broadway,, Amityville, NY
When you come to me for psychotherapy, I will listen without interruption until you are ready for input. Then I ask difficult questions that make you think. If you want solutions, we work on those together. Many of my questions though are designed to help you consider your options and further self-discovery. I try not to answer your questions right away, because then it's about me, not you. I will help you to feel less frustrated and hopeful about your future.
Wendy Stapen, Ph.D.
56 Orchard Drive, Woodbury, NY
I believe that our work together is a collaborative journey; one that provides continued opportunities to unlock optimal potentials in relationships (family and otherwise), education and career. We will do this through the identification of conscious blocks and the discovery of those that remain unconscious, and reducing the power they have as deterrents to realistic, optimal goals to be achieved.
Megan Woodward, MA, LMHC, MBA, NCC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Psychotherapy can be a powerful tool to assist people with exploring and identifying obstacles that have interfered with, or continue to obstruct living the life you want. My approach to psychotherapy is supportive, directive, and person-centered. The process is collaborative and meets you where you are at regarding your readiness to explore and tackle areas of concern. Supportive and motivational techniques are used to process ambivalence or lack of readiness and provides you with the safe and reflective space to overcome the things that have stood in your way.