is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She earned her Masters of Clinical Psychology from Adelphi University and a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Hofstra. She has provided counseling for individuals, couples, children and adolescents in a broad range of settings including educational, home based programs, residential care, non-profit sectors and outpatient/inpatient facilities. She is trained and experienced in providing both short-term and long-term therapy. She also has previous experience working with couples and families at the Joan & Arnold Saltzman Community Service Center and experience working with youth with spectrum disorders.
Loretta Kelly, M.S., LMSW
is a Licensed Social Worker who obtained her Masters degree from Adelphi University. She specializes in working with children, adolescents and families. She has experience in helping those who have difficulty with anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, low self-confidence, ADHD and anger concerns. She has worked in a Residential Treatment Center, Lawrence Middle School, Non-Profit Sectors and Hospital Settings. She has devised and organized group counseling sessions for Youth and Adolescences.
Kelly Shuster, M.S., LMHC
is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who obtained her Masters of Science degree from Hunter College. She specializes in working with children, adolescents, adults, and couples. She has experience in helping those who are struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, and/or low self esteem. She has worked in an inpatient unit as well as other counseling facilities. She also holds her certification in domestic violence and child abuse.
Melissa Klepper, M.S., LMHC
is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who obtained her Masters at C.W. Post. She is trained in providing psychotherapy for those who have addiction or PTSD. She has worked in the non-profit sector as well as school settings. She has devised and organized group counseling sessions. She is especially trained in symptom management recovery, seeking safety, anger management and grief counseling. She also has experience in working with those that have co-occurring mental health concerns and substance abuse issues.
Manisha Gandhi, LCSW
is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Master’s in Social from University of Nevada. She is trained in EMDR and motivational interviewing in conjunction to other therapeutic modalities. She has provided counselling for individuals, couples, children and adolescents. She has experience working in home based programs, inpatient and outpatient psychiatric facilities, non-profit agencies and rehabilitation programs. Manisha is also certified in Financial Social Work. She works with helping those who have experienced trauma or stressful events, causing symptoms and difficulties with coping, managing and anxiety. She helps client’s find a healthy perception of themselves and to strengthen their relationships with others.
Jeanne Byrnes, MS, CRC, LMHC
is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a certified rehabilitation counselor. She earned her Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling at Hofstra University. She has been a faculty member in the CMHP Department at Hofstra University for the past eighteen years, and is currently an Assistant Professor. Jeanne has experience working with individuals, couples, families and facilitating groups therapy sessions. She specializes in working with individuals with mental health concerns related to adjustment and formal diagnoses. Additionally, she has extensive experience working with individuals diagnosed with disabilities. Jeanne also speaks regularly in the community on ethics in human services, group process, clinical supervision and counseling skills. Her current professional interest areas involve self-care and advocacy.
Tomasina Beckford, LCSWR (A.K.A Tina)
is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years of experience. She has also attained her Psychotherapy R allowing her to further work with individuals to strengthen and increase their social, emotional, and mental health. She earned her Masters in Social Work from SUNY Stonybrook and became licensed that same year. She has extensive experience working with adults, adolescents, children, families and couples on an individual basis as well as in groups. Ms. Beckford has worked in different settings including home based programs, inpatient and outpatient settings. She has not only provided direct psychotherapy services but has also created and supervised programs, been a mental health consultant and runs workshops and groups. She is experienced in various cognitive behavioral therapies as well as play therapy. She specializes in trauma informed care and has worked with traumatized children and adolescents for almost 30 years.
Cynthia L. Metzig , PhD, LMHC, NBCC
a Doctoral Level Licensed and Certified Counselor with over 35 years of experience providing mental health services in a variety of settings, specializing in rape crisis counseling, trauma, depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, divorce mediation, and those individuals suffering from major mental illness. She specializes in working with adults, children, adolescents, couples and military members/families. She has worked in diverse settings such as inpatient psychiatric hospitals, outpatient therapy, partial hospitalization, inpatient rehabilitation, residential settings and community based programs.