Since we​ established in Garden City, NY in 2014 our ambitious

goal has been to develop a therapy practice of excellence.

Meet our passionate team of practitioners who strive to excel in

their counseling specialties.

Name of Person

Our Team

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Christine Fuchs LMHC

Christine Fuchs

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

My clients come to me because they have struggled with depression, anxiety, and fear for as long as they can remember. They doubt themselves and often feel like they are worthless and a burden to others. They have struggled with feeling numb and empty, self-judgment, isolation, and loneliness. They have been consistently mistreated and have experienced things that most people can't even imagine.

My approach is specifically tailored to help you move past depression and anxiety and the debilitating effects of trauma and abuse. I will be by your side as you take back control of your life and heal the wounds of the past.

Irene Quadri LMHC

Irene Quadri

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

I enjoy working with all types of individuals at different stages of readiness for therapy. Each client is an individual who comes with a specific set of needs and would benefit from a holistic approach. During sessions, the client and I focus on achieving their stated goals. I believe in developing these goals with the client and agreeing on the means to obtain them. I enjoy working with a wide range of populations such as children, adolescents, adults, couples and parents. "The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." - Socrates.

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Alisa Palumbo

Licensed Social Worker

Counseling can be a positive and life changing experience. It can be very difficult to find someone you can speak freely and comfortably to. My approach is geared towards creating a safe, non-judgmental space to help people achieve their personal goals. I provide counseling to individuals and families struggling with various life challenges. I enjoy working with a wide range of people, including those struggling with mood disorders, depression, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma. We will work together to find the best path to help you manage the challenges you bring into the room.

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Michael Dodge

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

My passion is helping others find purpose and fulfillment in their lives. The goal of therapy is freedom. I will work with you to free yourself of thoughts and behaviors that no longer serve you. We can discuss your concerns and I will not judge you. I hope to help you discover ways of living your life that will be meaningful and will bring you enjoyment. Together we can expand your experience to include peace, joy, and happiness. I look forward to working with you.

Rosemary Marrugo LMHC

Rosemary Marrugo

Licensed Mental Health Counsselor

Over the course of your life, you may experience a change in your thinking, mood, feeling, and behavior could be affected. It helps to determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. 

Together we will work through those struggles to live a happier and healthier life. As a therapist, with several years of experience working with adolescents, adults  and those who suffer a severe mental health illness, I am well versed in several counseling techniques and have a compassionate approachable demeanor. My goal is to help you achieve your goals and learn new behaviors.

Nicole Malcolm

Licensed Social Worker

 I am a licensed social worker who has spent the last ten years working with children and families. My goal is to provide a safe space for your child or yourself to positively communicate your feelings, improve your relationships and promote peaceful interactions between family members in your home. If you are the parent of a child who is behaviorally challenging or who has a mental health diagnosis I can assist you in navigating these challenges. I am also available to help you as a parent manage your feelings in a judgement-free environment. I provide support and work to empower women who are pregnant, postpartum or who have experienced child loss or a traumatic birth. Allow me to support you as you go through these big transitions. I am familiar with the services provided throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties and can complete referrals as necessary. Let’s work together so you can not only live your best life, but enjoy your experiences as well.

Alicia Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Alicia Portuondo-Smith

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who treats children, adolescents and Adults with a wide range of behavioral and emotional difficulties. Specializing in anxiety disorders, mood disorders, childhood behavior disorders/difficulties, Autism Spectrum Disorders and Psychotic disorders. It is my belief that it is essential to initiate treatment with a thorough psychiatric evaluation and a collaborative plan that engages the patient and family (when applicable) to participate in the overall treatment plan. Improving the functioning of each individual is the optimal goal. To this end, a combination of lifestyle modification, one on one therapy and/or pharmacologic interventions are utilized.

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Cecelia Farley

Licensed Social Worker

I have had the privilege and fortune to work in the field of Clinical Social Work, assisting others in their journey for the past 20 years. My personal and professional experience working with individuals, couples, families, and groups to address life’s challenges is rewarding. I’ve earned my master’s in social work at Adelphi University. This program gave me the opportunity to work with young children, seniors, and disabled client’s. After graduation I worked at several agencies most notably Seafield Outpatient Treatment facility and then the Realization Center in Manhattan.

To support client’s optimal health, I’ve utilized a holistic approach, client centered, strengths perspective and solution focused method of treatment. In collaborating with the client’s goals and objectives to target steps forward to better living. Along my path I have found that working with others in my profession has been amazing and fulfilling. I look forward to the opportunity to join in to help others make a difference.

Megan Quinn

Licensed Social Worker

I have a client-centered approach to therapy. I offer a compassionate listening ear, experience in evidence-based treatment approaches, and a commitment to helping you or your child meet your goals. I aim to make therapy an enjoyable, comfortable experience for my clients.

I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults & parents. I am passionate about helping children find approachable ways to manage their fears, reduce symptoms of anxiety, and live happier lives. I aim to help parents find effective ways to support their children in managing challenging behaviors in order to maintain a happy, healthy family life.

Dhara Shah LMHC

Dhara Shah

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with an expertise in working with adults, children, adolescents, and families.

By building therapeutic rapport and using a person centered approach I assist individuals achieve their goals, and overcome day to day challenges. I have several years of experience helping with issues associated with mental health disorders, grief and loss, ODD, ADHD, substance abuse, trauma, stress management, anger management, relationship issues and self-esteem.

Alison Warren

Licensed Social Worker

You are not alone. I will be there to help remind you of that, until you believe it yourself.

Life can be difficult at times and as your therapist my goal is to provide you with the tools and support to face adversity. I utilize a strength based, cognitive/dialectical behavioral approach. I provide a safe space where individuals do not feel judged and are provided with empathy and understanding.

I am a Licensed Social Worker with years of experience working with children, adolescents, families, and adults. I am experienced working with individuals whom deal with a variety issues including but not limited to anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, and family discord.

Whatever you are struggling with right now, together as a team we will get through it.

Stephanie Virasawmi

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist

Being able to enter and examine one's story through a more concrete, tangible, and creative approach can provide great depth and insight into some of life's great challenges for my clients. Art therapy is an expressive form of psychotherapy that combines traditional theory and technique with psychological aspects of various art media. My clients are provided with the opportunity to explore the elements of paints, clay, collage, and markers etc. in order to visually explore their emotions, develop self-awareness, and address unresolved emotional conflicts. 

As an experienced Art Therapist who has worked with various age groups ranging from early childhood through seniors over the years, I believe in the healing power of the arts and it's ability to restore balance, provide empowerment, and give visual form to those voices who may not be able to verbally express themselves otherwise. Creative expression in therapy can be a multi-faceted window of opportunity for clients from all walks of life. It is

my greatest hope to motivate my clients in realizing their inner strengths and abilities by helping them to discover what truly inspires them. I aim to provide a calm, safe, and therapeutic as well as a stimulating environment that encourages clients to trust their own opinions, while fostering confidence in those who yearn to realize their full potential.

Get in touch!

Address

585 Stewart Ave, Suite 705

Garden City, NY 11530

Contact

516-280-7285

516-280-7286

[email protected]

Hours

Mon-Fri: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sat: 9:00am - 5:00 pm
Sun: Closed

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