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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jonathan Kelly

My Philosophy: Jonathan wholeheartedly believes in the power of DBT to decrease suffering and help clients move towards a life worth living. Working With Me: With clients, Jonathan strives to take an in-depth look at recurrent behavior patterns, explore their origins, and discover how to break free of them. With compassion, and the use of […]

Jamie Thorbjornsen, LMHC

My Philosophy: I believe that as a therapist it’s super important for us to understand who we are, not only as therapists but as people. This includes our own thoughts and emotions that we experience each day. One of the most difficult and vulnerable parts of therapy is to better understand ourselves so we can […]