ABOUT USOur Soulful Team
Cheryl has 13 years of experience working in private practice and in school settings. She specializes in working with teens, young adults and adults
experiencing anxiety, depression, and work/life balance issues. Cheryl is also skilled in assisting parents who are navigating through the special education process for their children. She has a true love and value for social work and empowering others to live their best life.
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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.
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.
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Melanie has always been pulled towards spirituality, even as a kid. Her interest in all things spiritual eventually led her to learn about Eastern Religion and
Beliefs. She didn’t know then, but her interests would lead her into a world of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and alternative healing arts. Melanie is a graduate of the New York College of Health Professions, and a practitioner of both Massage Therapy and Acupuncture. In 2004, she graduated from the Massage Program, and completed her Master’s Degree for Acupuncture three years later. To further her education, she studied with the Institute for Classical Asian Studies for almost ten years. These studies lead her to travel to the source of her medicine, in the Sichuan Province of China. She is also trained, and certified, in Kyo Jung Therapy, which is a traditional Korean form of physical manipulation. Melanie is also certified in Medical Qi Gong Healing, a style of energy healing traditionally used in China. Being a dual licensed therapist, musculoskeletal issues, and pain management are a specialty of focus. Melanie also specializes in stress and anxiety relief, depression issues, fertility acupuncture (when used in conjunction with IVF), as well as smoking cessation and addiction recovery.
Melanie Murphy – Certified Accupuncturist & Massage Therapist – +1(631) 834-9006 [email protected]
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.
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Deborah Peretz 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 finds much congruity between Kabbalah and Reconnective Healing, and helps her clients bridge the gap between the practicality of everyday existence and the divinity of living an exalted life. 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, Reiki Master, Vibrational Sound Therapist and Spiritually Psyched Co-Founder. Rhea has experience facilitating
daily individual and group therapy for those diagnosed with substance use disorder; and has recently expanded her horizons venturing into the world of private practice. 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 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 for specialized programming 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.
Rhea Spina – (631) 553-4453
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.
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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