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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

Clinician Shirly Aslan Joory is a Licensed Master of Social Work in New York State specializing with individuals or groups with an Asperger or similar profile.

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

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 […]

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 […]

Spencer Oliveira

Spencer Oliveira

My Philosophy: Spencer believes that every person’s life is a gift and deserves a therapist who can provide unconditional positive support in their efforts towards self-improvement. What Sessions Look Like: Spencer knows that there is no one size fits all approach when it comes to mental health treatment. Instead, he addresses each client as a […]

Nelida Deleon

Nelida Deleon, LMHC is a bi-lingual clinician who has worked extensively with children, adolescents, and families for more than 20 years. She is committed to the application of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, attending weekly consultation meetings and training clients in DBT skills.

“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 Webster is our current administrative assistant who has discovered a real passion for DBT!

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 […]

Ann Marie Pagano

Annmarie Pagano, MSW works with emotionally sensitive children—setting goals, striving for DBT adherence, and teaching DBT skills to assist in creating a life worth living. Annmarie additionally has a passion of providing therapy for adoptees.

My Philosophy: Ann Marie abides by the philosophy that everyone deserves an empathetic therapist who will treat them with respect and dignity, while providing a safe and open environment where clients feel like they belong. What Sessions With Ann Marie Look Like: Ann Marie seeks to create an environment where clients feel comfortable to express […]