Our Amazing Team

These incredible therapists are the heart and soul of our practice

Dr. Tania Protsenko


Do you feel your relationship is struggling? You are NOT alone! I help my clients understand each other better and find that lost emotional connection with significant others, friends, and family.

I have been providing psychotherapy to children, teens, adults, couples, families, and groups for the last 20 years. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and have also attained the Educational Doctorate Degree in Counseling Psychology. My education and experience allow me to diagnose and treat Mental Health Disorders while integrating Evidence-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic, Solution-Focused, and Brief therapeutic and holistic approaches, as well as Motivational Interviewing. I am also EMDR certified.

I specialize in treating: anxiety, depression, grief, marital and relationship issues, OCD, severe trauma exposure, personality disorders, and a range of other mental health concerns. I utilize an empathetic, compassionate, person-centered approach, utilizing a variety of mindfulness-based techniques.I have been practicing these techniques for many years.

I enjoy using teletherapy to assist clients from the comfort of their own homes. I am licensed to independently provide therapy in New York and California. I am bilingual and comfortable conducting therapy in both Russian and English.

Jennifer O’Connell


Hello and welcome!  Therapy is your first step toward gaining greater insight into your life and I am happy you are here. I have experience working with families, couples and individuals with ages ranging from pre-teen to middle age. I have over 20 years’ experience working with many different communities and can speak from a culturally sensitive approach. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, and certified in Strategies for Crisis Intervention and Prevention.

I have a wide range of experience in treating the special needs population, addictions, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and family generational trauma. My approach to treatment will vary between cases based on the individual’s needs. I take pride in creating a working relationship with all of my clients. Together, we will explore reasons for seeking treatment, identify goals, and develop strategies to achieve those goals.

I believe that everyone is unique and brings something to the table even if it is hard for them to see it for themselves. Based on this, I strive to create a nonjudgmental environment where all feel welcome. By creating this, I hope to allow the healing process to begin.

Anne Petraro


I have a client-centered and blended approach to therapy which allows me to best meet the needs and goals with my clients. My approach includes various aspects of multiple therapeutic orientations, allowing for the optimal counseling experience. All therapeutic approaches I utilize are well-documented, proven effective modalities approved by the American Psychological Association. These include, but are not limited to, CBT, DBT, Mindfulness-Based CBT, Trauma-Focused CBT, Positive Psychology, & Psychodynamic Therapy. My goal is to assist you in living your best life. I specialize in anxiety/depression, grief and loss, eating disorders, PTSD, panic disorders, and couples counseling. I work with all age groups, including children and teenagers.

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, and National Certified Intervention Professional. I received my undergraduate and graduate degrees from Hofstra University. I also attended Molloy College for Drug and Alcohol Certification and have been practicing since 2000.

Ishanie Sanchez


My journey as a mental health advocate began over a decade ago. I have continually worked to advance my skills and better serve those in need. I have had the privilege of providing mental health services to individuals from all walks of life, including families in crisis, at-risk teens, and bilingual youth- as I am fluent in Spanish. Additionally, I am well-versed in administering couples, marriage, and family counseling meant to improve interpersonal dynamics.

Through my professional and educational experiences, I have harnessed the specialized skills required to effectively treat depression and anxiety, as well as common comorbid personality, interpersonal, and mood disorders. I utilize a variety of evidence-based approaches, including CBT, DBT, and IPT related treatment with my clients to formulate beneficial treatment plans for each unique mental health journey. I strongly believe that we are much more than the labels imposed upon us and that we all have the potential to healthily navigate intense mental health challenges faced along the way. 

I continually dedicate myself to connecting with patients on a genuine, compassionate level, building quality rapport and facilitating successful mental health journeys forward. I have received my undergraduate and graduate degrees in Psychology, as well as a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Mental Health Counseling. I am now a Licensed Mental Health Counselor based in New York and have been in practice since 2011. My aim is to provide a safe space for clients so that they may better understand thoughts and behaviors, navigate intense emotions, and develop healthier skills meant to further their quality of life. 

Marina Krugolets


My journey to practicing psychotherapy started over 20 years ago. I have over 15 years of experience practicing psychotherapy to individuals of all ages. The sum of my experience has shaped me and provided me with an insight into human suffering. It has taught me great patience, compassion, empathy and understanding of our unique situations. I look forward to helping you overcome the difficulties you face so that you can live an open, happy and fulfilling life.

I specialize in depression, anxiety, relationship/marital issues, as well as adolescent/teen issues. I face these issues daily in my clinical work. I utilize an approach that is eclectic, combining techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness/meditation, person centered and psychoanalytic work. Relaxation techniques and exploration of inner struggles help my clients better understand themselves and their path to newfound joy.

I provide individual, couples and family psychotherapy as well as parenting consults in person and online. Online therapy has shown to be very effective for clients as it offers a convenient medium to face-to-face therapy. My experience also offers in-school counseling to school aged children as well as over 6 years of geriatric/elderly psychotherapy.

Ashley Gentil


Ashley Gentil is a warm and empathic Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has experience providing therapy to individuals ages 6 and up. She is well-versed in working with patients struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, marital/relationship issues, family issues, life transitions, grief and loss, ADHD, behavioral issues, and substance abuse.

Ashley believes that a strong therapeutic relationship should be at the forefront of the work that is done in therapy. Her goal is to work with you — to help guide you to see your full potential as an individual or couple so you can achieve your initial goals. She believes that therapy should be a safe space to share and process through internal struggles or relational conflicts in a collaborative and supportive environment. Ashley uses an eclectic approach that includes evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Strengths-Based approach, and Motivational Interviewing (MI) with a focus on Mindfulness.

She believes that each individual is unique and thrives when treatment is tailored to their own specific needs and preferences. The end goal is to feel empowered and equipped with the skills needed in order to be able to navigate through any struggles or hardships independently.

Stephanie Ramunto


Hello and welcome!

I work with individuals and couples who want to make a change in their daily lives. Our time together will consist of identifying and processing emotional difficulties, working towards achieving the ability to be open and honest, and to feel more comfortable by taking it one day at a time. I use a gentle approach to challenge our thoughts, and anxieties while learning to be supportive of ourselves. Our time together will assist in addressing hardships, self-doubt, intrusive thinking, and working on the relationship with the self to build a happier, healthier version of you.

I have a specialty in working with those affected by past and current traumas, substance abuse, depression, and anxiety. I also have a sub-specialty in working with developmental disabilities, and mood disorders.

With practice, patience, and trust we can overcome our struggles and our past to create a healthier, happier future for ourselves one day at a time. Let’s begin the journey together to happiness and healing!

Gabrielle Fish


I have experience with various psychological concerns, specializing in anxiety, depression, trauma, family conflict, and relationship challenges. Through my time at Albany Medical Center’s psychiatric residency training program, I worked with individuals of diverse cultural backgrounds and identities. I completed my undergraduate and graduate education in Mental Health Counseling at the University at Albany, where I also served as a peer assistant and training instructor for a mental health and crisis hotline.

I am committed to providing a comprehensive and empathetic approach to therapy. My methods are eclectic and tailored to meet your unique needs. The vulnerability that is inherent in therapy can be challenging, especially the more that one reveals. I acknowledge the impact of shame and hiding and I hope to create a space where you feel comfortable and understood. I aim to help you delve into the depths of your history, unpack present patterns or cycles that may be rooted in past pains, and identify factors impacting your well-being. Through collaborative exploration, my patients discover new perspectives and insights that help them to navigate their challenges. I look forward to working together!

Rosalina Serrano


Initially, the therapeutic process can be perceived as nerve racking and overwhelming.  The choice to begin therapy is one that requires a degree of self-reflection, along with an eagerness to bring about change in one or more areas of life. As a prospective client, I want to congratulate you on making the first step towards investing in yourself. You’ve come this far, meaning there’s already a silver lining! “There is no greater Agony than bearing the untold story inside you”- Maya Angelou. 

I believe that we are all unique in our own way, inclusive of past experiences that may have impacted our thought patterns and personal beliefs regarding our capacity to make positive changes. During the therapeutic process, I work collaboratively with my clients to build healthy coping mechanisms to deal with life’s stressors.  “The world’s greatest achievers have always stayed focused on their goals and have been consistent in their efforts”. These uplifting quotes may seem far-fetched for those of us who are in the midst of struggling to find our ultimate path. Resilience is defined as the ability to adapt when faced with various internal and external pressures.

I believe that each and every client has the ability to overcome adversity.  I am well-versed in providing support to those suffering from Mood Disorders, Trauma, Anxiety, and Depression. I utilize REBT, psychoeducation, solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, CBT, Crisis De-escalation, and other evidence-based practices. The confidence in my ability to effectively provide support and treatment to this population is partially credited to various years as a community treatment team therapist. I received my graduate degree in Psychology in 2018, at which point I continued my studies to receive my Advanced Certification in Mental Health Counseling. My goal as your Therapist is to create a safe, supportive environment in which my clients and I can work collaboratively to build a healthier, happier, and more fulfilling life. Let’s familiarize ourselves with the life experiences and, perhaps, unconscious thought patterns that may be serving as roadblocks to achieving greater satisfaction out of life.

Susan Nielsen


As a current Mental Health Counseling graduate student at Hofstra University, I have the most recent psychological knowledge there is to offer as well as the genuine excitement and compassion to work with you!  I am constantly learning newer methods to help clients.

As an eclectic counselor, I utilize multiple evidence-based counseling theories such as CBT, REBT, Solution-Focused, Person-Centered, Positive Psychology and Psychodynamic. I have experience working with disorders such as depression, anxiety, autism, OCD, personality disorders, schizophrenia, substance abuse and many others!

Maintaining a safe place for clients (like you!) to be supported with genuine care and empathy is integral for me as your counselor. Together we will work towards making positive life changes, finding and utilizing your strengths, meet your therapeutic goals, and relieve your distress.

Emily Clark


Hi my name is Emily. I have a background in completing programs such as, a MS (2018)
in Psychology in Education from Teachers College at Columbia University and a BS (2016) in
Psychology from Seton Hall University. I am currently enrolled in a MA program where I am
pursuing licensure of mental health counseling at Wake Forest University. I am currently in my
final semester of my clinical education. I have a year of experience working with clients who
were culturally diverse, from different SES groups, ranged from adolescents to adults, and
suffered from anxiety, depression, ADHD, personality disorders and trauma.

My personal philosophy as a counselor is rooted in the belief that everyone possesses the
tools, they need to achieve their goals and overcome their challenges. The therapeutic
approaches which I focus on is Person Center Therapy with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
(CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) infusion. In this way, I can provide you with individualized care to meet your unique needs while recognizing cognitive distortions, intense emotional dispositions, and management of behaviors. I strongly rely on techniques often used in counseling from: Motivational Interviewing (MI) to assess motivation to change and address any ambivalence towards change, CBT to help address the negative, faulty, or irrational thoughts and self-talk messages, and DBT with a focus on mindfulness to manage intense and harmful emotions and behaviors.

Individual Therapy

Discover ways to overcome depression, anxiety, anger, fear and more through our personalized therapy experience – for young and old

Couples Therapy

Get back to where your relationship was at its strongest. We will help you regain that connection 

Virtual Therapy

Enjoy all the benefits of personalized therapy from the comfort of your own home. Our therapists specialize in online counseling

"We didn't know if marriage counseling could help the deep seated issues in our relationship, but the couples and individual counseling sessions were life changing. Thanks Dr. P!"

Amanda & Ron - Couple: Age 34 & 38

"My daughter and I went to see multiple therapists until she found someone she was comfortable with. Anne was amazing and helped us both through a difficult life event"

Marianne - Mother: Age 41

"I've been depressed and anxious since I was a kid but it amplified over the last few years. It turns out talking to an expert was the best thing I could do for myself"

Austin - Age 27

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