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Suffolk DBT Therapy Counselors

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 [...]

Denise McDonald


Denise joined our team in 2012 as the medical biller; but with her unmatched work ethic, Denise was promoted to the position of office manager. As the office manager, Denise handles all client intakes, appointments, insurance verification, filings and billing and she also oversees the schedules for our team. Denise’s down-to-earth nature gives her the [...]

Erika Lopez


“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow” - Audrey Hepburn Erika is a Licensed Master Social Worker in New York State. Erika always knew that she would end up in a profession helping others. She started at Nassau Community College where she completed her Associates in Sociology, Anthropology and Human Services. This is [...]

Bridget Castro


“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 [...]

Victoria Nielsen


“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 [...]

Spencer Oliveira


“You jumped when you didn’t know where you would come down. That’s it. That’s those little brave steps we gotta take. To try to become whole again, to find purpose” - Steve Rodgers, Captain America Spencer Oliveira, LMHC, has been serving clients at Suffolk DBT since January 2020. He comes with experience working with clients [...]

Nelida Deleon


“It’s okay to be scared. Being scared means you’re about to do something really, really brave.” —Anonymous Nelida Deleon is an exceptional bi-lingual clinician who brings a broad range of clinical experience to our practice. Nelida has worked extensively with children, adolescents, and families for more than 20 years. She has also worked with couples [...]

Meghan Webster


Meghan started working at Suffolk DBT in the Fall of 2020 as an intern while finishing her senior year at St. Joseph’s College. After completing her internship, she came back to Suffolk DBT as a part-time Administrative Assistant. In June 2021, Meghan graduated from St. Joseph’s College with a bachelor's degree in Psychology. She plans [...]

Annmarie Pagano


“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.” — Jennifer Lee. Ann Marie has graduated with her Master of Social Work from the Advanced Standing program at Stony Brook University. While in her master’s program, Ann Marie interned at Suffolk DBT and fell in love with the idea of working with emotionally [...]

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