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Our Therapists

The following therapists are available for online appointments. To see what times they have available, please book a session through their individual calendars listed below. 

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Dhara Shah

Dhara Shah is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with expertise in working with children, adolescents, and families.

 

As a therapist, she has worked in outpatient settings—helping children and teens navigate academic and social challenges, overcome anxiety/fears, and manage acting out behaviors. By building therapeutic rapport and using a person-centered approach, she assists individuals to overcome day-to-day challenges and build satisfaction within themselves.

 

Dhara has several years of experience helping individuals with issues associated with mood disorders, anxiety, ODD, ADHD, stress management, parenting, relationship issues, and problems with self-esteem. Additionally, she is currently training in Neurofeedback and working towards receiving certification in Nutrition and Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Clinicians.

 

Insurance accepted:

  • Cigna
  • Optum for United Healthcare PPOs and Oxford

 

 

 

 

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Shiran therapist SBC

Shiran Glass

Asking for help can sometimes be daunting. No matter the situation, reaching out to a
mental health practitioner can help you get clarity about your life. Sometimes genetics
determines whether you suffer from anxiety, depression, or stress; sometimes it’s life
circumstance; and yet other times it’s childhood experiences.

Regardless of the cause, therapy can provide guidance and support on your path to well-being.
You deserve to live a life of meaning that is balanced. Suffering can occur whether you
have a diagnosis or not; whether you are smart and successful, or whether you have
financial stability. Through a compassionate lens, I can work with you to ease struggles
and stress and increase happiness and well-being. It is not what you have, but how you
learn to live with it.

I have traveled near and far searching for the fix- to always be at the
top of my game, setting unrealistic standards that left me disappointed. I discovered that
learning to cope with any situation or emotion can build strength and resilience.
Together we can create goals to get you where you want to be.
I love using all of my life experiences, degrees, and trainings to best assist you in living
your best life. To name a few: CBT, DBT, mindfulness, emotional resiliency, and
spirituality.

My formal training includes a Master of Social Work degree from Fordham University and
licensure as an LMSW in New York. I draw on a variety of backgrounds and trainings to help
meet your goals; Mindfulness and emotional regulation from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
(DBT) as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I enjoy working with individuals,
adolescents, couples, and parents.

Insurance accepted:

  • Cigna
  • Self-Pay
  • Aetna
  • Healthfirst
  • Fidelis
  • Medicare
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Jennifer Bruno

Are you struggling with finding healthy ways to cope? Life can be pretty stressful and overwhelming for a variety of reasons. Relationships, family issues, parenting, work, school, daily functioning, responsibilities, and social struggles can make it difficult to cope.

 

Jennifer Bruno assists individuals of all ages from children to adults—working on issues individually, as a couple, or as a family. She also specializes in individuals struggling with addiction and parents seeking parenting skills.

 

Jennifer assists her clients in making positive changes in a non-judgmental, confidential, and safe environment. She believes it is essential to collaborate with the client to find out what they would like to gain from attending therapy so they can reach these goals while facing any challenges. She helps her clients achieve their goals in a healthy manner based on their needs.

 

Insurance accepted: 

  • Beacon Health for GHI, Emblem (Non HMO), and United Healthcare Empire Plan (NYSHIP)
  • Cigna
  • Optum for United Healthcare PPOs and Oxford

 

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Melissa Massimo

Melissa Massimo, LCSW, received her master’s degree from Fordham University. She has been actively working in the field of clinical social work since 2001 and has experience both in clinic and hospital based settings. She has treated adults who have dealt with a range of issues, including anxiety, addiction, relationship and career instability, bereavement and more. She works successfully with couples of all types, helping them to learn skills of communication, and to become more connected to each other.

 

She is patient, empathic and reliable. Melissa recognizes that therapy is a client-driven process meant to improve the quality of one’s life circumstances. She looks forward to hearing from you and understanding how she can be of help.

Insurance accepted: 

  • Fidelis Care
  • Medicare
  • Self-Pay
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Shiran therapist SBC

Shiran Glass

My formal training includes a Master of Social Work degree from Fordham University and licensure as an LMSW in New York. I draw on a variety of backgrounds and trainings to help
meet your goals; Mindfulness and emotional regulation from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
(DBT) as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I enjoy working with individuals, adolescents, couples, and parents.

Together we can create goals to get you where you want to be. I love using all of my life experiences, degrees, and trainings to best assist you in living your best life. To name a few: CBT, DBT, mindfulness, emotional resiliency, and
spirituality.

 

 

 

 

Insurance accepted:

  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • Healthfirst
  • Fidelis
  • Medicare
  • Self-pay
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Lisa O'Connell

Lisa O’Connell has received her formal graduate training at New York University and her licensure as a LMSW in New York. Her background includes Applied Behavioral Analysis in both clinic and home-based settings. As a Registered Yoga Instructor and Reiki Practitioner. Lisa utilizes a mindfulness approach in working with changing behavior, trauma, anxiety, depression and grief. She is also trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy that incorporates mindfulness strategies, alongside behavior change tactics in order to facilitate your awareness and self-discovery. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insurance accepted:

  •                           Cigna
  •            Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Aetna
  • Healthfirst
  • Fidelis
  • Medicare
  • Self-Pay
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Ines SBCW

Ines Espinoza

Ines has over five years experience providing psychotherapeutic services to culturally diverse and bilingual populations. She is fluent in Spanish. Working knowledge in Italian, Portuguese, and Tagalog.  Ines focuses on building strong engagement with clients by promoting a sense of self, efficacy, and improved level of social integration. She is passionate in providing quality client care via cultural awareness, strength-based perspective and utilizing varying evidenced-
based modalities; CBT, DBT, REBT, Psychodynamic approaches for processing traumatic experiences, Mindfulness Stress Reduction, and Motivational Interviewing. Ines has extensive macro experience and clinical skills in public, rehabilitative, and private settings. Prior to Behavioral Health, Ines has dedicated macro-based work via community organizing inclusive of providing advocacy, mobilizing, policy monitoring, legislative visits, and facilitating LGBTQIA support groups. In supervisory roles, Ines gained administrative and programmatic skills under the auspices of People With Developmental Disabilities. Case Management experience and couples counseling confirmed a deeper understanding on the trials and aims of enhancing physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Ines is involved in community events, volunteers and partakes in committees and task force
initiatives. Personally, she enjoys shopping, traveling, and the arts in storytelling; music, food, culture, books, theater, and animals; preferably her three dogs. Recreational activities always include Soccer and volleyball!

 

Insurance accepted:

  •                           Cigna
  •            Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Aetna
  • Healthfirst
  • Fidelis
  • Medicare
  • Self-Pay
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Kevin-Lee

Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee received his master’s degree from New York University’s Silver School of Social Work. His experience is in working with clients in late adolescence, emerging adulthood, and young adulthood, as well as adults of all ages, both individually and in couples.

 

Kevin helps his clients with depression, anxiety, traumas, life transitions, and relationships. His approach is eclectic; however, he emphasizes trust and collaboration so that clients feel safe and comfortable discussing difficult topics. There is no agenda other than the client’s own, and there is no judgment about any client, only strengths and positives leading toward solutions to problems.

Kevin’s youth is an asset in that he is aware of what the current pulse is; however, he is flexible and able to adhere to all frames of reference.

 

Insurance accepted: 

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • Oscar
  • Oxford
  • United Healthcare
  • Self-Pay
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Chelsea Protter

My name is Chelsea Protter. Since 2013, I have worked with children and adults ranging from 2 years old to 78 years old. I have studied and utilized techniques ranging from  play therapy to Cognitive behavioral therapy to Applied Behavioral Analysis, and other forms of psychotherapy that have given me diversity in my experiences as a professional. I have worked with individuals who have anxiety, depression, anger, trauma (co-occurring disorders) and many other mental health challenges. I have conducted support groups, individual therapy, family meetings, and ran workshops. 

 

 

 

 

Insurance accepted:

  •                           Cigna
  •            Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Aetna
  • Healthfirst
  • Fidelis
  • Medicare
  • Self-Pay
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Dani Cleary

Dani Cleary LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Master's in Social Work and Psychology from Adelphi University. She treats a wide variety of mental health concerns with a focus on mood and personality disorders. Dani has experience treating a range of ages, individuals, and couples in all stages of life. Dani strives to provide each client with support in their journey to healing and growth through honoring each individual's unique characteristics and strengths. 

Insurance accepted:

  •   Cigna
  •  Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicare
  • Self-Pay
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Melissa Massimo

Melissa Massimo, LCSW, received her master’s degree from Fordham University. She has been actively working in the field of clinical social work since 2001 and has experience both in clinic and hospital based settings. She has treated adults who have dealt with a range of issues, including anxiety, addiction, relationship and career instability, bereavement and more. She works successfully with couples of all types, helping them to learn skills of communication, and to become more connected to each other.

She is patient, empathic and reliable. Melissa recognizes that therapy is a client-driven process meant to improve the quality of one’s life circumstances. She looks forward to hearing from you and understanding how she can be of help.

 

 

Insurance accepted: 

  • Fidelis Care
  • Medicare
  • Self-Pay

 

 

 

 

 

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Rebecca Koltin-Shaw

I received my formal training at New York University Silver School of Social Work and have obtained licensure as an LMSW in New York State. As a therapist, I draw on my unique experiences of having worked in forensic social work at a public defense office. I ground my clinical work in a client centered and trauma informed approach.

I enjoy working with adolescents, adults, and couples through a wide variety of issues. I focus on each individual's own wants and needs to drive the therapeutic experience. I utilize aspects of different clinical modules including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma-focused CBT, and mindfulness. I am LGBTQ+ friendly.

 

 

Insurance accepted:

  •                           Cigna
  •            Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Aetna
  • Healthfirst
  • Fidelis
  • Medicare
  • Self-Pay
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Notice to clients and prospective clients:
Under the law, health care providers need to give clients who don’t have
insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for
medical services, including psychotherapy services.
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of
any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services.
You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a
Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service, or at any time during
treatment.
If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you
can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith
Estimate.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, or
how to dispute a bill, see your Estimate, or visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.