ABOUT USOur Soulful Team
Patty has practiced as an Occupational Therapist (OT) in various sub-acute and skilled nursing facilities for over 15 years. The geriatric population
has become her passion, and her skills as an OT have helped numerous patients afflicted with a broad spectrum of clinical conditions, return to their highest level of functioning. Life progress and personal growth are at the center of who Patty is as an individual, health care professional, and mother.
Patty found Reconnective Healing (RH) is an extremely effective approach toward change and growth in her own life, and in the lives of her loved ones. Patty became a Reconnective Healing Foundational Practitioner in 2017. It is her belief that Reconnective Healing affords people the opportunity to experience an alternative form of healing, with a unique and personal goal in mind, delivered exactly as intended from the universe. Reconnective Healing sessions often accelerate an overall sense of balance, vitality and connectiveness to all that is. The world is full of infinitive possibilities.
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Melissa Favaloro is a Licensed Masters Social Worker who identifies as an empath/healer. She has a strong clinical background working closely with
individuals, children, adolescents and families. Melissa has experience working with those who suffer from depression, anxiety, substance use and trauma. She began her therapeutic work in an acute care psychiatric hospital focusing on trauma informed care and has an abundance of community resources on hand for her clients.
Melissa has continued to grow professionally and spiritually studying human behavior as well as alternative therapies through various approaches such as guided meditation and crystal work. A higher education, years of experience, and positive/spiritual influences are combined and applied to each individualized healing session.
All clients have a voice in their treatment and are supported with compassion in order to live life as your most authentic self.
Melissa Favaloro ([email protected] / 631 375-9308)
Gina Greco is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who graduated from Stony Brook University School of Social Welfare with a cum laude specialization in
trauma. She specializes in working with those who have experienced trauma, sexual and physical abuse, PTSD, anxiety, depression and low self esteem. She believe in taking a nonjudgmental stance in addressing her client’s challenges, and aims to implement appropriate, effective, empirically supported treatment.
As a therapist she strives to meet her clients where they are emotionally, mentally and spiritually. She believes in creating a warm, safe and trusting space that will allow you, as therapist and client, to work through the challenges being faced. She believes in a holistic approach to therapy, which promotes the healing, development, and integration of all aspects of one’s life in order to lead a more fulfilling and purposeful life. She deeply enjoys challenging her clients to look at things from a different perspective, and believes in the law of attraction – the idea that what you put out into the universe is what you get back from it.
Bring her your true self. She promises to create a relaxing, non-judgmental environment for you to privately express what you really need to. Gina knows how scary it can be taking the first steps to work towards personal goals. Therapy can be fulfilling and healing for both you and the people who matter most to you.
She subscribe to the fact there is no one-size-fits-all approach to therapy. We will spend time understanding exactly what you are experiencing and why so that when you start making changes that improve your life, they will stick.
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Steve Interrante, CH, is a Certified Consulting Hypnotist, Certified Advanced Integrated Energy Therapist (IET) and Mindfulness Meditation
Instructor. He has dedicated his life to helping people achieve balance and happiness in their lives. Steve’s calm,relaxing techniques allow his clients to experience more favorable results in dealing with anxiety and self confidence. Utilizing effective hypnosis techniques has proven to assist in weight Loss, smoking cessation.
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First as a student, Karisa learned that Kundalini Yoga is the Yoga of Self Mastery. It is a Yoga that makes you drop your self-limiting beliefs so you can fulfill
your destiny, your purpose, and understand what you are here to do. Karisa is one of those rare teachers that brings the teachings of Kundalini Yoga into a safe space so people can rediscover the joy and wisdom that already lives inside of them. Connecting with the practitioners through breath, mantra, movement and music she brings a unique modern fun twist to her Kundalini Yoga classes. Karisa incorporates her intense love of music and dance using that sound vibration in all her classes, helping us to reconnect to the rhythm and to connect to our strength. She has studied internationally, Greece, Costa Rica, Canada, New York and India, bringing a deeper level profound authenticity that is both powerful and profound to her students. Karisa’s classes are designed to detoxify the glandular system, cleanse and strengthen the immune system on a physical level; as she’s works equally, and as powerfully, on a mental and spiritual level to de-stress the body and mind. The practice provides clarity, embraces one’s personal and individual challenges and aids the practitioner in letting go of the unnecessary clutter. The classes are created for every single individual. It doesn’t matter if you have never done yoga before, Karisa’s classes are designed for all walks of life, all levels. We come together, we breathe through our kriyas, dance with the music and sweat through the mantras.
Susan is a clinical social worker with over 20 years experience in the area of interpersonal violence and trauma, as an educator and an advocate.
Ms. Koenig has had the privilege of working individually and in groups with children, adolescents and adults. The belief that a trusting therapeutic relationship can help make lasting, positive changes in people’s lives is the foundation of her work as a therapist.
([email protected] / 631-521-0966)
sharing her learnings and practice. Using the breath as a bridge between the mind and the heart, she helps us come home to ourselves – by opening our hearts, caring for our inner experience and then letting that goodness ripple out into the world. Liz facilitates a 20-minute meditation (weekdays at 8:30am) and co-leads the Breath, Stretch and Meditate program with Michelle Sabourin (Saturdays at 10:00am).
Liz is an Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist in The Grief Recovery Method. She teaches an action-based program to help individuals heal from life’s deepest heartbreaks. The 7-week course gently begins by exploring how we have been taught to grieve and reflecting on the myths of grief. Liz walks through the steps as grievers, to move beyond our pain. This class is currently offered 1×1 online, via Zoom.
In 2010, Liz completed her Reiki Master training and provides Reiki sessions for clients.
908-246-1008, [email protected]
Chrissy Collins is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who earned her master’s degree from Stony Brook University School of Social Welfare in
2007. She has over 15 years’ experience working in the field of social work, with various populations including children, adolescents, and adults in an individual, couple and family setting.
Whether you are coming to therapy to address feelings of anxiety, depression, trauma, gender or sex related issues, or struggling to find contentment in an increasingly complex world, Chrissy strives to help you feel empowered to grow into the most authentic version of yourself. Additionally, Chrissy specializes in the area of children’s grief, where she has applied this passion working as a group therapist for the past 8 years at Camp Good Grief.
Chrissy believes that each individual client is the expert on their own experience. Her therapeutic style is warm, non-judgmental, collaborative, person centered, and empathic. Chrissy’s approach is supportive and goal oriented. She believes we all possess the ability to make progress toward positive change. Having support along that journey can go a long way in achieving the goals we set for ourselves. She believes deeply in the importance of creating a safe space while also building a strong therapeutic alliance. Chrissy incorporates a variety of evidence-based therapeutic modalities into the treatment process, tailored to the individual. The goal is for you to walk away from therapy empowered with the tools you need to feel more confident and successful in your daily life.
“Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up.” – Brené Brown
Chrissy Collins ([email protected] / 631-335-4037)
Raena Pastore is a licensed social worker with 17 years experience in the human services/social work field. Raena obtained her MSW in May 2004 from
The State University of New York at Stony Brook and became a licensed social worker in 2007. Her passion for helping others started in working with adults with special needs, intellectual and physical disabilities, as well as people diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and various mental illnesses. This work evolved into work with adolescents, children, families and business agencies- using the behavioral and communicative dynamics of any relationship as the starting point to explain and then work through any issues/concerns or disturbances. Raena also has a focus on co-parenting therapy work- where parents come together as partners in parenting which is often a difficult transition from being former partners in a deeper relationship. Raena bases much of her work with others on the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach- assisting her patients in becoming present with their thoughts and feelings.
Mrs. Pastore is also a Registered Yoga Teacher who wholeheartedly believes in teaching others to live in the present moment, where true happiness resides (and in many cases waits to be felt); this is taught through various methods including Yoga, Meditation, Chakra Balancing and other mindfulness practices. Raena believes that mentally living in the past often serves as an emotional anchor and often leads to depressive symptoms; just as mentally living in the future often increases anxiety and likelihood for some level of disappointment in people’s lives. Her approach is a holistic one, where she works with the ‘entire person’ and their overall wellness (or lack-thereof) acknowledging and addressing lifestyle, self-care, life balance, self-talk, nature/nurture factors, diet, sleep, coping skills and thought process habits. It is within her core beliefs that one factor will affect another which will affect another, and so forth. Being able to get to the core of someone’s spirit and then work outward with love, compassion, patience and peace is of the utmost importance for true progression of her clients into emotional, physical, mental and spiritual wellness.
Raena’s work through yoga therapy includes working in schools (pre-school through high school), mental health clinics, group homes, shelters and private practice.
Her enthusiasm for creating a positive and healthy balance is evidenced through her various creative methods and activities for people of all ages and functioning levels. She is a firm believer in the power of positivity and manifestation; and she works through some of the basic principles of behavior modification to set up goals and procedures for her clients.
([email protected] / 631-680-9499)
Deborah Peretz, Spiritual Advisor, is among the few certified Kabbalah Life Coaches on Long Island, with a BA in Psychology from Binghamton
University and an MA from Stony Brook University. Deborah began her soul quest after graduate school, when she decided to take up residency in Israel, the birthplace of Lurianic Kabbalah. She has been blessed to have studied under premier experts on Authentic Kabbalah, and has also been certified as a Reconnective Healing Foundational Practitioner. Deborah helps her clients bridge the gap between the practicality of everyday existence and the divinity of living an exalted life. She recently created the inspirational book, Look Up: A Reminder to Return to the Light Within, available on Amazon. Her warmth and intuition, combined with her passion for helping others find their Truth, is the cornerstone of her life’s work.
([email protected] / 631-891-8133)
Stephanie is a licensed Master Social Worker who graduated from Stony Brook School of Social Welfare and is passionate about bringing about healing and
growth in the individuals she works with. Stephanie has experience in working with adults and adolescents battling various mental health barriers; some including: anxiety disorders, depression, alcohol/substance abuse, personality disorders, family/relationship concerns, trauma and self-esteem issues.
Stephanie offers a warm, safe and supportive environment that allows individuals to discuss their concerns free of judgment. She believe therapy should be a place where one feels comfortable to express themselves fully. As a therapist Stephanie’s mission is to empower her clients to help allow them to break free of their limitations in an effort to live a more meaningful life.
Stephanie believes in a holistic approach to therapy offering mind, body and soul work that is tailored to the need of the individual. She works with each client in collaboration to help identify and set specific goals in an effort to bring about inner peace and emotional success.
Michelle Sabourin is a Certified Professional Coach and a Registered Yoga Teacher. She completed her Coaching for Transformation Certification in
2018 through Leadership that Works. She has been practicing yoga for several decades and completed her 200-hour yoga certification at Satya Yoga Shala in 2016. Simultaneously, Michelle has worked in the corporate health care field for over 25 years. She is the mother of two special needs children and credits her journey with them as a catalyst to her own transformation. Michelle is committed to helping people live a more fulfilling life by identifying their needs and core values and bringing their inner and outer worlds into alignment. She assists in helping her clients set goals and create a plan for their own development. She is deeply influenced by the classical teachings of yoga philosophy and meditation. She brings this into her coaching by helping clients focus on centering themselves, slowing down the mind, getting in touch with the breath and releasing tension and anxiety in both mind and body. This leads to a clear path to know their true selves, tap into their own resourcefulness and initiate creative solutions toward a soul-satisfying life
Rhea Spina is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapist, Reiki Master, Vibrational Sound Therapist and Spiritually
Psyched Co-Founder. Rhea has a beautiful and inviting office at The Holistic Center for Soulful Living. Rhea incorporates complementary and alternative modalities of treatment to support overall awareness and wellbeing. She brings a conscious attention to our soul based self by means of Reiki, Vibrational Sound Therapy, Drum Circles, Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy and Psychoeducation. Specialized lecture topics include vulnerability, empathy, the link between spirituality and mental health, and healthy and effective communication skills. Rhea serves as a counselor working with Veterans and First Responders, FDNY, NYPD etc. with attention and consideration to job related culture, trauma, generational and moral constructs. Rhea’s passions include the art of photography, volunteering for veteran related organizations and the exploration of new places and cultures for the desired effect of awe. Unconditional, non-judgmental, genuine and whole hearted person centered strength based approach is her focus. With trust, dedication and balance, Rhea’s hopes are to empower individuals on their journey towards self-actualization.
Frances Thuro has been a practicing psychotherapist for over 20 years. Frances received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Ithaca College.
Mrs. Thuro then went on to pursue and complete a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work at Adelphi University. Finally, due to her passion for teaching others, Frances completed her Masters Degree in Education at Dowling College. Frances is trained and certified in EMDR as well as hypnotherapy. Most recently, Frances completed a certificate program in Clinical Meditation and Imagery. Her breadth of experience includes working in schools, clinics, counseling centers and hospitals.
([email protected] / 516-819-2480)
Mike Tobin is a psychiatric nurse practitioner who has worked in the field of mental health for more than 8 years. His experience with clients is
diverse and spans across the lifespan. With kindness, compassion and fine-tuned listening skills, Mike meets clients with a conservative approach of care and a comprehensive treatment plan to support their success. He believes in working together with the client and other supportive services to maximize results and takes diligent time with each client both during his in-depth initial consultation and during all follow up visits. While Mike works with all demographics and populations he specializes in adults experiencing depression, anxiety, and other mental health concerns. Mike also has several years of experience working with child and adolescent clients and their families and loves impacting the quality of life for families and giving hope to youth who struggle at a young age. With children and adolescents, Mike focuses on treating symptoms of depression, anxiety, ADHD, and behavioral issues. With all patients, Mike is dedicated to ensuring the clients dignity, empathy and a voice in their treatment as well as integration of care with patients’ other providers and developing patients’ support systems. His office is located in a holistic wellness center that offers a wide range of augmentative care for all clients on a journey to balance, joy and well-being.
Mike Tobin – (516) 457-1796
Jennifer Romano is a psychic medium, spiritual counselor and teacher specializing in connecting with loved ones who have crossed, spirit guides and
archangels. She uses intuition to help others heal, connect with their higher self and discover their soul’s purpose. Her goal is to teach techniques to help open individuals to be able to “tap into” their own awareness and intuition so that they can live their everyday life in the present moment and find inner peace and calm.
In the 1990s, Lesa discovered two very deep, and life-changing, loves. The first was with her infant son, Jake (now in his 20’s), and the other was
with yoga. Both motherhood and a dedicated, ongoing yoga practice turned out to be transformative for her.
Combining her strong roots in the Iyengar tradition, and early training in yoga therapy, she brings to her teaching an expansive knowledge of yoga therapeutics as well as a deep appreciation of detailed movement and physical alignment. Lesa builds on her inventive problem solving skills, along with her special attention to form and function taken from her prior career as an architect in California and Manhattan.
Lesa is certified both as an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance (E-RYT), and a Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT). She is also acknowledged as an expert in several categories of yoga teaching through the Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Providers (YACEP). She opened the original Amba Yoga Center of Smithtown in January 2001.
Lesa’s teaching philosophy is simple: patiently address each student at their own level, so that they can learn each pose in a manner and at a pace which offers them maximum benefit.
Gabrielle believes in taking a compassionate and holistic approach with each and every client. She has experience working with those who
have faced or are facing anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, loss and low self-esteem. Gabrielle trusts that individuals change when they are given the tools they need to tap into their own talents and realize their potential to live happy, fulfilled lives. Gabrielle views therapy as a nonjudgmental healing process that is uniquely tailored to the individual and their current situation. Gabrielle is conscious of the importance of creating a warm and welcoming environment that is sensitive and helpful, allowing individuals and families to overcome obstacles and thrive!
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (516) 471-6334
always felt a deep connection to god, universe, and something bigger than herself. Robin has
worked with adults and children with disabilities, led district committees for Arts in Education and Diversity, and supervised and managed customer service and warehouse operations for a heating and air conditioning company. But in 2019, divine timing brought Reconnective Healing into her life and she was ready to embrace it. Now with gratitude and joy, Robin is eager to bring this beautiful exchange of divine light to the world. Through the Reconnective Experience, she recognizes that both facilitator and client step into a moment of grace together and every facilitation is a reaffirmation that Robin is exactly where she is supposed to be today.
Dr. Randall Block
Dr. Randall Block is a highly skilled, experienced and licensed acupuncturist. He works to relieve back and neck pain with both modern and traditional
techniques, and uses acupuncture to successfully treat injuries, migraines, menstrual and fertility issues, gastrointestinal complaints, and mental health issues (including learning disabilities). He is the only adhesion specialist in Suffolk County-specifically trained to treat people that have had
pain for over 6 months and have been seen by 3+ doctors without relief.
He is a doctor of naturopathic medicine and is a licensed naturopathic physician (ND) in the state of Connecticut working primarily in the specialty of naturopathic oncology. Naturopathic medicine recognizes the bodies innate ability to heal itself, and treats the body as a whole to bring about vitality rather than only trying to combat specific pathogens. It is a combination of ancient nature cure
practices, holistic herbal medicine, and modern scientific diagnostics- a truly logical approach to wellness, disease prevention, and treatment for the 21 st century. Dr. Block also holds a master’s degree in human nutrition, and makes sure to include “food as medicine” with his patients. He wrote his doctoral thesis on intestinal permeability- it’s diagnosis and clinical correlates, and is passionate about
creating health in the body through managing the gut.
In the field of cardiovascular disease, he has created a regimen for patients with high cholesterol that can be taken alongside statin medications (the most prescribed drugs in America) in order to create
better protection against artery disease while also lowering the necessity of drug dosages and side effects. He believes there is no reason for anyone to die of a heart attack in the 21 st century.
Here at the center, he uses naturopathy to provide professional health consultations to clients with debilitating chronic illness, or who are looking to optimize their wellness with a premier longevity plan.
His other professional specialties as a naturopath include genetic evaluation, detoxification protocols, chronic fatigue, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune, neurological disease prevention, and addiction.
He has been in recovery for most of his adult life, and is especially excited about all of the work we do at the center in the field of addiction and mental health.
Conditions Treated with Acupuncture:
Neck and Back Pain
Ear and Eye Problems
Naturopathic Health Consultations:
Supportive Cancer Care
Neurological health/ Healthy aging
Male and Female Health
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Intuitive Counselor, Spiritual Advisor and Energy Practitioner.
Christine has professionally
trained in a variety of coaching and counseling modalities, both conventionally and spiritually based. As a highly effective, modern-day alternative to therapy, Christine's unique style of
practice combines aspects of traditional counseling and intuitive based coaching, in a warm, safe and supportive environment where individuals can open up, discover, release, grow and heal.
Christine’s intuitive abilities allow her to tap deeply into the mind, body and soul of her clients. Her work focuses around the development of greater self-awareness, self-love, empowerment, healing, and transformation. She helps to highlight areas of concern and aides individuals on their journey by helping them obtain a clearer understanding of themselves, the
path in which they are on, and the very important role that they play in the creation of their own life. Sessions with Christine provide soulful guidance, inspiring support, and effective tools and strategies to assist and empower individuals to navigate through daily challenges in their lives. Christine’s approach helps adults and teens increase self-confidence, overcome
barriers, manage stressors, decrease anxiety, heal from trauma, accomplish goals and more.
By identifying and building upon each individual’s unique strengths and values, Christine takes clients through a journey of self-discovery to uncover and unlock their limitless potential to create a more joyful and fulfilling life. Christine invites clients of all ages to awaken their mind, body and spirit, encouraging them to take conscious action working from the inside out, to create a HEALTHIER, HAPPIER,
more BALANCED, EMPOWERED and PURPOSEFUL life! Christine believes that when our mind, body and spirit all work together harmoniously, we find greater well-being in all areas of our life.