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
Maurice Masse,  MD
Renata Slowik,  MD
Kevin Siewers,  NPP
Robert Redondo, MD
Elizabeth Wade, MD

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
Ana Ejaz  Intake Coordinator
Katie Donnarumma Intake Coordinator

Our Therapists

Ashley Williams

Ashley Williams

LMSW

I believe in empowering my clients and helping them see the strengths that are within themselves so that they can feel confident in their decision-making abilities. I have a deep commitment to making sure that therapy is anti-oppressive, anti-racist, and welcoming for all. I have experience with CBT, person-centered therapy, trauma-informed care, and play therapy.

Raquel Curtis

Raquel Curtis

LMSW

I have a strong background serving individuals of all ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, and with diverse diagnoses including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and substance use disorders. Ultimately, I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental space for self-exploration and for individuals to develop skills to manage difficult emotions, to overcome obstacles, to strengthen relationships, and to connect to their power and potential.

Laura Khait

Laura Khait

LMHC

I work with the human landscape of kids, teens, and adults. Together, we work with whatever shows up in the therapeutic space- all feelings are welcome. I aim to provide a safe and supportive setting in which people can feel their emotions, express themselves freely and identify personal challenges in their lives. My therapeutic range incorporates psychodynamic, CBT/DBT, and mindfulness-based therapy.

Joseph Bailey

Joseph Bailey

LCSW

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

Peter Boutros

Peter Boutros

PhD. LMHC, CASAC

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

Kimberly Ponzo

Kimberly Ponzo

LMHC, Ph.D

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.

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

Danielle Miller

Danielle Miller

LCSW

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.

Monica Tao

Monica Tao

LMSW

I speak both Mandarin and English. I work with adults, adolescents, and children with clients’ needs in mind. I support my clients to work though the many obstacles that get in their way of achieving their best selves. From a social worker’s mindset, I’m here to grow and discover with my clients.

Briana Cretella

Briana Cretella

LMSW

Using a strengths-based approach to therapy, I acknowledge and emphasize the strengths of each individual I am working with. Even in times where it may feel difficult for a client to recognize strengths, my goal is to help each individual identify their resilience. In doing so, the ultimate objective is to set the foundation for my clients to create and reach goals associated with depression, anxiety, working through trauma, self-esteem, and major life transitions.

Marielle Monroy

Marielle Monroy

LMSW

I take psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, dialectic behavioral approach and utilize strength-based style in my practice. I work with adults, adolescents, and children with overcoming challenges, obstacles as well as achieving their goals. I support my clients by bringing positive energy and fostering a supportive space to feel seen and understood.

Gina Samuels

Gina Samuels

LMSW

I believe in your therapy to decrease stress, develop appropriate coping, build resiliency, thrive as a child, improve your health, live with joy and intention, and discover your purpose. I work with children, pre-teens, adolescent, and adults.

 Shayleen Ortiz

Shayleen Ortiz

LMHC

My goal as a therapist is to help create an awareness of patterns that are holding you back and find ways of moving forward through a collaborative treatment plan. Specializing in individuals of all ages and different cultural backgrounds, working to address issues related to; PTSD, trauma, anxiety and depression. I know the idea of coming to therapy might be intimidating, but give yourself credit for taking that first step! We can reach your goals together.

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.

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.

Paul Pleskach

Paul Pleskach

LMHC

I have found that asking for help is one of the bravest decisions a person can do to better themselves. My purpose is to guide, educate and provide you with the skills necessary to overcome obstacles and build confidence to live a more enjoyable and healthy life. Using an honest and straightforward approach to therapy, I have worked with clients with different presenting problems including addiction, mental illness, and general life stressors.

 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.

Jason Riccardelli

Jason Riccardelli

LMSW

My goal is to ensure clients develop trusting and open relationships where they are able to express their needs in a safe environment, allowing for self-realization and achievement of goals. I have experience in person-centered, solution focused, and psychodynamic approaches.

Stephanie Rivera

Stephanie Rivera

LMSW

I provide Holistic Trauma Informed Psychotherapy. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Strengths Based approaches with clients to address a variety of challenges including anxiety, depression, grief/loss, self-esteem and extreme stress. I have experience in helping individuals get through life challenges by assisting them in noticing thoughts and/or environmental cues that trigger their symptoms. I also assist clients with identifying mindfulness and positive coping techniques to enhance their lifestyle.

Michael Maffai

Michael Maffai

LMSW

Depression, Anxiety, Survivors of Trauma and ADHD

Thelma Shackleford

Thelma Shackleford

LMSW

I am a compassionate and nurturing therapist. I have years of experience working with people with special needs and developmental disabilities. The decision to enter therapy is not always easy. I am here to help you meet your goals. I firmly believe that reaching out is the first step of the therapeutic journey and the most challenging but courageous part.

Kenya Wilder

Kenya Wilder

LCSW

I am compassionate, empathetic, supportive and have a good sense of humor, which is needed at times to lighten the air. One of my greatest strengths is, being able to successfully create a strong therapeutic alliance with my clients, early in treatment. I have experience in working with children, adolescents, adults, partners and families.

Bianca Signez

Bianca Signez

LMSW

Primarily experienced in working with children and adolescents, I also work with adults to tackle their goals and reach their full potential. I use a psychodynamic approach to address past trauma as it relates to present-day issues. My goal is to provide clients with a comfortable space where they can talk freely about their stressors.

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.

Andrew Khoo-Miller

Andrew Khoo-Miller

LMSW

(he/him & they/them) As a Licensed Masters of Social Work, I have experience working with adults struggling with substance use, anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief. I aspire to provide an inclusive and an affirming environment where clients can explore themselves freely. Therapy is a great way to strengthen one’s sense of self and/or their identity. My training stems from psychodynamic therapy, however, I also use other modalities of therapy such as CBT and mindfulness.

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.

Ada Gamez

Ada Gamez

LMSW

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.

Masha Kiskina

Masha Kiskina

LMHC

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.

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

Jennys De La Rosa

Jennys De La Rosa

LMSW

Live the full life you’ve envision. Together we can address those obstacles that have stopped you from living your full potential. I create space for you to learn new ways to cope, work through feelings of grief, explore relationship and intimacy challenges, feelings of depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and past traumas.

Jessica Alovis

Jessica Alovis

LMSW

I provide individualized therapy to adolescents and adults with compassion and care. I work collaboratively with my clients to cultivate positive change in their lives. I strive to create a welcoming and warm environment for clients to promote a safe space for healing and personal growth. My areas of expertise include but are not limited to depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, and intimate partner violence.

Winston Ho-sue

Winston Ho-sue

LMHC

A strength-Based therapist with a passion to serve adolescents and young adults with experience serving families as well. Have served populations living with depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, and a wide range of other mental health diagnoses. I love to take a holistic approach with my clients, taking into an account all areas of their lives throughout treatment."

Marianthi Apostolakis

Marianthi Apostolakis

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.

Lisa Taubenblat

Lisa Taubenblat

LCSW

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.

Tyra Smith

Tyra Smith

LMSW

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

Greyson Soukup

Greyson Soukup

LMSW

As a licensed mental health professional, I am committed to helping you achieve any goals you may have by using an eclectic blend of different therapeutic techniques in a way that is tailored to your preferences. My focuses include but are not limited to aging, health anxiety, general anxiety, depression, substance abuse, self-harm, eating disorders and couples counseling.

Judy Jacoby

Judy Jacoby

LMSW

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

Danielle Justiniano

Danielle Justiniano

LMHC

My specialties include addiction services and adult counseling. As a clinician I offer a safe space for clients to identify and treat any issues by utilizing evidence-based practices that tailor your services to meet each client’s unique needs. My practice comes from an integrated approach using practical and effective forms of treatment to support client’s achievement of goals.