Our Amazing Team

These incredible therapists are the heart and soul of our practice

Dr. Tania Protsenko

Ed.D, LMFT

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

LMHC

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

LMHC

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

LMHC

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

LMHC, CDP

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

LMHC

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.

Magda Zapata

MHC-LP

I hold a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from LIU Post
since 2019. My clinical experience includes working with clients of all ages and
diverse backgrounds. I specialize in anxiety, depression, life changes, stress
management, self-esteem issues, social anxiety, substance use disorders,
trauma, family issues, as well as adolescent/teen issues.

My approach to therapy combines an eclectic number of evidence-based techniques to help best meet the needs of my clients. I utilize cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness/meditation, person-centered, strengths-based, trauma-informed CBT, motivational interviewing, and psychoanalytic work. In addition, I provide
individual and family psychotherapy in both English and Spanish.

Stephanie Ramunto

MHC-LP

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!

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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