With you in mind.

Our staff of Social Workers, Counselors and Psychiatrists are trained professionals who are licensed by New York State.

Experienced in working with a diverse population experiencing challenging mental health and emotional issues. We provide individual therapy for women and men, art and play therapy for children, as well as adolescent and family therapy.

Our Psychiatrists

Moataz El Refaie  MD
Doug Luce  MD
Maurice Masse  MD
Renata Slowik  MD
Kevin Siewers  NPP

Administrative Team

Nicole Montesani  CFO
Dennis Scimone  Director & Chief Compliance Officer
Lorraine Galbo  Director of Administrative Services
Rita Trapani  Assistant to Director of Administrative Services
Eileen Cioffi  Director of Billing
Carol Cusumano  Practice Manager
Peter Vavallo  Intake Coordinator
Ana Ejaz  Intake Coordinator
Mary Ann DeMartino  Operations Assistant

Our Therapists

Jenni Carosone Cieselski

Jenni Carosone Cieselski

LMSW

Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional through the Institute of Certified Anxiety Treatment Professionals (ICATP) Area of expertise: Specializing in anxiety, depression, and relationship issues

Eitan Levin

Eitan Levin

LMHC

Eitan Levin is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who works with individuals who are suffering from anxiety including OCD and panic, as well as depression, grief, or relationship issues. He is genuine and supportive, but can challenge you to adapt your thinking when necessary.

Kaitlyn Romeo

Kaitlyn Romeo

LMFT

My specialties include working with couples, individuals, and families to cope with struggles including, but not limited to anxiety, depression, addiction, marital/relationship issues, parenting, trauma, life transitions and loss along with experience in treatment and support for a wide range of mental health diagnoses.

Lisa Taubenblat

Lisa Taubenblat

LMSW

Lisa provides therapy to individuals, couples and families. Focusing on challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship difficulties, work issues, aging/caregiving concerns and multigenerational conflicts.

Marianthi Kougentakis

Marianthi Kougentakis

LMSW

As a licensed therapist who specializes in goal setting, I utilize psychotherapy to build my clients’ confidence and manifest real, positive changes in their lives using a variety of treatment methods. I provide a warm, empathic, interactive, and down to earth style that I believe helps an individual feel comfortable, supported, and understood.

Laura Khait

Laura Khait

MHC

Laura works with a wide range of clients spanning children, adolescents and adults. She works diligently with individuals to cultivate self-awareness, identify personal challenges, and take proactive steps towards change. With a warm and empathic approach, Laura guides clients to identify their goals for therapy. Clients can move safely towards their goals and have greater fulfillment in their lives when they allow vulnerability in a safe and supportive therapeutic environment.

Mark Bernstein

Mark Bernstein

ACSW, LCSW

Over 25 years at NCC, providing psychotherapy and clinical supervision. Experienced in the treatment of severe psychiatric disorders as well as mood and anxiety disorders; including but not limited to: Depression, PTSD & Bereavement

Tyra Smith

Tyra Smith

LMSW

Area of expertise: Anxiety, Depression, Play Therapy, Trauma

Verolene Chapman

Verolene Chapman

LMSW

Focus: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Anger Management

Fatme Elhage

Fatme Elhage

LMSW

While therapy can be a daunting new experience, I offer a safe space to explore intimate issues and implement change, in order to promote healing and personal growth. I work with both children and adults on a number of issues, including depression, anxiety, and trauma.

Maria Vais

Maria Vais

LCSW

I love the process of getting to know my clients so I can help them find ways to improve relationships, cope with stressors and resolve conflicts.

Kimberly Wizior

Kimberly Wizior

LMHC, PhD Candidate

I provide mental health services to children, adolescents, and adults. I bring positive energy to my approach and utilize a strengths-based style to allow clients to work through daily challenges and life adjustments.

Danielle Miller

Danielle Miller

LMSW

I provide therapy to children, adolescents and adults. I have experience helping individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, grief and loss, relationship issues, behavioral issues, parenting difficulties, work burn-out and life transitions.

Carrie L. Jabinsky

Carrie L. Jabinsky

LMSW, JD

Areas of expertise: Anxiety, Mood Disorders, PTSD, Complex Trauma and Attachment, Adolescents, Couples & Families, Substance Use, Life & Career Transitions

Mandy Goldstein

Mandy Goldstein

MHC

Area of expertise: Advanced certification in Grief Therapy/Thantonology

Peter Boutros

Peter Boutros

PhD. LMHC, CASAC

Area of expertise: Self-esteem, Family Conflicts, Depression, Substance Use Disorders, and Traumatic Experiences

Michael Maffai

LMSW

Depression, Anxiety, Survivors of Trauma and ADHD

Cynthia Malek

Cynthia Malek

LMFT

A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 20 years experience providing psychotherapy to adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Depression, anxiety, trauma, major life transitions, bereavement, suicide risk, self-harm, blended families...

Jennifer Izzo

Jennifer Izzo

MSed, LMHC

Extensive experience working with children, adolescence and families. Jennifer has years of experiences across a variety of settings including school settings, substance abuse and community based services.

Julia Gertopsky

Julia Gertopsky

LMHC

My clinical experience includes a broad spectrum of mental health counseling, including children and family therapy, anxiety, depression, adjustment and trauma, grief and bereavement, behavioral and developmental disorders.

Lee Van Eerde

Lee Van Eerde

LMSW

Addictions/Compulsions and Eating Disorders, and a focus in LGBTQ issues. I have experience with clients of all ages, sexualities, and genders.

Chantell G Watson

Chantell G Watson

LMSW

working with individuals, children and families. I provide a collaborative approach in addressing client symptoms and creating an individualize treatment plan to address a variety of mental health disorders such as Family conflict, Depression, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Life Transitions, Grief, Self- image, Stress and Peer relationships, Substance use.

Tina Zug

Tina Zug

LCSW-R

Using a psychodynamic approach, I strive to collaborate with my clients in understanding the complex web of factors contributing to dysfunction in their lives and how together we can develop new ways of thinking and feeling about themselves and the world, as well as relating to others in a more fruitful way.

Kimberly Rosario

Kimberly Rosario

LMHC

Kimberly specializes in supporting children, adolescents and families through use of play therapy, expressive arts and collaboration with parents, teachers and other integral family and community members. She is also experienced in supporting clients through the processing of varying types of trauma and loss.

Joseph Bailey

Joseph Bailey

LCSW

Completed the Four Year Training for License in Psychoanalysis at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, New York.

 Kelly Contreras

Kelly Contreras

LMSW

My area of interest and focus is grief, trauma and loss. I believe if there is a strong therapeutic connection in which clients are provided with a safe and supportive space to truly be seen and heard, that is when the healing process can begin.

Lauren Ricciardi

Lauren Ricciardi

LCSW

Lauren specializes in clinical treatment with children, teenagers and young women. She has worked with a variety of different demographics and presenting issues, including those experiencing symptoms related to Depression, Anxiety, Autism, major life changes, family relationship issues, loss/grief, OCD, and a history of trauma.

Catherine Hall

Catherine Hall

LMSW

Catherine works with individuals and families, and believes that a strong and trusting relationship between a therapist and client is the key to successful treatment.

Hana Moustapha

Hana Moustapha

MHC

working with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Also specializes in relationship issues, family issues, anxiety, panic attacks, stress reduction and management, grief and loss, and support during life transitions.

Kathy Klein

Kathy Klein

LCSW

Kathy has worked successfully with children, families and adults facing issues such as depression, anxiety, loss and trauma. She has a long history of supporting families and vulnerable young children, and has extensive clinical training in treating trauma, abuse and neglect.

Ada Gamez

Ada Gamez

LCSW

Pre-teens, adolescents, adults, and families. I specialize in treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem issues, and life transitions. An integrative approach: Attachment-based, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative, Play Therapy, Person-Centered, and Strength-Based.

Judy Jacoby

Judy Jacoby

LMSW

SVA as Art Therapist. Trauma Specialist-trained at Safe Horizon.

David Herbert

David Herbert

LCSW

Areas of expertise: Depression, Grief and Bereavement, Interpersonal Relationships, Life Transitions

DeNeal Lawson

DeNeal Lawson

LMFT

Adolescents, children and families, couples, men and women and people with addiction. Experience serving survivors of trauma, specifically in the areas of domestic violence, grief and loss and physical and mental abuse.

Jana Brass

Jana Brass

LMSW

I practice from an eclectic approach with various mental health issues. My focus is on the relationship with the client, seeing everyone and every issue as individual and unique in an effort to help gain insight, understand maladaptive patterns and build healthier stress responses.

Nama Taub

Nama Taub

LCSW-R

Nama works with adults only with specialty in middle age and geriatric individuals. Areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, grief, loss issues, trauma, family issues, aging and caregiving issues

Casey Subero

Casey Subero

LMHC

I have vast knowledge with children and families using therapy to enhance the bond between parents and children as well as navigating unpleasant tension affecting the parent/child relationship. I work with families of court involved adolescents facing life transitions, interpersonal difficulties and behavioral challenges at home and at school.

Sara Monsonis

Sara Monsonis

LCSW

I provide support and treatment to adolescents and adults experiencing symptoms related to causes such as depression, anxiety, self-esteem, grief and loss, and a variety of others. I also treat those who want to make changes in their life, develop their sense of self or those already in transition.

Masha Kiskina

Masha Kiskina

MHC

I love that I finally get the opportunity to fulfill my dream of helping people. Working with all types of individuals, especially children and adolescents, to reach their goals and improve their lives in a warm, understanding, supportive, matter of fact and open environment is my vision for success.