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Marc Jakobi

Marc Jakobi is currently working towards his Masters in Social Work at the Columbia School of Social Work. As an intern at SuffolkDBT, Marc will be offering mental health support to clients over telehealth and at the Manhattan location. He has experience working with trauma survivors, and doing case management with adults struggling with housing […]

Christopher Montano

Christopher is a bilingual clinician who strives to help clients in both English and Spanish. Since a very young age, he has wanted to help people. He initially wanted to help people improve their physical health by becoming a doctor, but as he studied more and experienced his own mental health journey, he realized his […]

Laurissa Hartnett

Previous degree: BA In English Degree in progress: Master of Social Work – First year School: Stony Brook University Experience: worked with children with disabilities through the church as well as over summers growing up. Interests: Listening to True Crime podcasts, practicing Tae Kwon Do and Pilates, reading folklore genre or mystery genre novels, and […]

Bridget Castro

Bridget Castro is a LMHC who has worked with individuals with developmental disabilities and utilized her training to assist her clients to improve important DBT skills such as mindfulness, emotion regulation and distress tolerance.

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.”- Mary Anne Radmacher Many of us feel unheard or that no one could understand what we have gone through in our lives. Many of us do not even know where to begin when […]

Shirly Aslan Joory

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel – Maya Angelou Shirly is a Licensed Master of Social Work in New York State. Shirly completed the Advanced Standing Master of Social Work Program at Columbia university, and attained […]

Julia Stanger

Previous degree: BA in Psychology with a minor in communications Degree in progress: Master of Social Work – First year School: Stony Brook University Experience: 10+ years of childcare, 5+ years of coaching/group-leading experience, observing therapy groups. Interests: Coaching, wedding planning, spending time outdoors, mental healthcare, advocacy, emotional validation. Something Personal: I am an LGBTQ+ […]

Denise McDonald

As the office manager for Suffolk County, Nassau Country and Downtown NYC locations for Suffolk DBT, Denise handles all client intakes, appointments, insurance verification, filings and billing and she also oversees the schedules for our team.

Denise is a long-standing and invaluable member of the Suffolk DBT team. She joined the team in 2012 and with her unmatched work ethic, Denise was quickly promoted to the position of Office Manager. As the Office Manager, she handles all client intakes, appointments, insurance verification, filings, billing, and oversees the schedules of the entire […]

Jeanette Lorandini

As Founder and Director of Suffolk DBT, Jeanette Lorandini works with families, children, adolescents, and adults utilizing the evidence-based approach of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Jeanette helps clients develop self-awareness, embrace emotional sensitivities, and ultimately engage more productively with themselves and their environments. She makes it her mission to tailor Suffolk DBT’s approach to each […]

Erika Lopez

Erika Lopez is a Licensed Master Social Worker in New York State.

My Philosophy: Erika believes that getting to know ourselves can be uncomfortable and hard, but necessary work to better understand who we are and what mark we want to leave on the world around us. What Sessions With Erika Look Like: Erika ensures that the relationship and rapport between herself and a client is mutual, […]

Victoria Nielsen

Victoria Nielsen is a Licensed Social Worker in New York State that provides individual and group therapy to individuals living with a wide range of diagnoses and symptomatic behaviors through the lens of DBT therapy.

“Being highly sensitive does not at all rule out being, in your own way, you are a tenacious survivor.” – Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D. Victoria Nielsen is a Licensed Social Worker in New York State. Victoria began her journey into the mental health field by completing her undergraduate education at The State University of New […]