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Professionals

Introducing Our Five-Star Team Of Mental Health Providers & Wellness Care Professionals Consisting Of Psychologists, Psychiatric Providers, Nutritionists, And Life Coaches offering Psychological Evaluations, Medication Management, Therapeutic, And Dietary Counseling Under One Umbrella.

Doctors & Psychologists

Dr. Susan GaylordPH.D.

Psychologist & Professor, Hicksville, NY

(516) 297-7384

Dr. Susan Gaylord obtained her Ph.D. from Hofstra University with her Dissertation on Message Framing and Weight Loss. She holds a Master’s in Psychology from Adelphi University and a BA from Long Island University, CW Post. Dr. Gaylord is a member of …

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Psychiatric Clinicians / Prescribers

Jennifer DesettoPMHNP-BC, Prescriber / Medication Management

Psychiatric Clinician, Hicksville, NY

(516) 313-4613

Life is so busy and stressful sometimes that we often put our mental health on the back burner. It is so important to make sure we are well mentally so that we can function physically. I am a Psychiatric Nurse practitioner, focused on treating each per …

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Life Coaches & Nutritionists

Tara L. Petrozelli

Executive Director, Burlington, WI

(516) 330-8422

Multidimensional Life Coach & Motivational Speaker Basic understanding of Spanish Ms. Tara Petrozelli is a Multidimensional Life Coach who is based in Burlington, Wisconsin and services clients on a local, national, and global platform. She is the …

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James M. Howe

Director of Operations, Burlington, WI

(516) 330-8422

Life Coach & HIPAA Certified Mr. James Howe graduated Magna Cum Laude and obtained his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater. James has expanded his knowledge base by taking classes in Computer Programming, 3-D Modeling, …

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Mental Health Clinicians

Deirdre J. HollandLCSW-R

Founder and CEO, Hicksville, NY

(516) 330-8422

Deirdre Holland is the Founder and CEO of First Step Therapy & Wellness Group and the First Step Directory. Ms. Holland is a Top-Rated Industry leader, expert, and innovator in the Mental Health and Wellness sector. Deirdre continues to build and e …

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Jessica RudinM.A.

Holistic Life Coach, Hicksville, NY

(631) 747-7145

Ms. Jessica Rudin was awarded Dean’s list and obtained a Master of Arts in Urban Affairs from Queens College and maintained a 4.0 GPA at Stony Brook University with a MAT in Adolescent Education. She graduated Cum Laude with a BA in English from Adelph …

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Elzinette WheelerLMHC, MS, NCC

Psychotherapist, Hicksville, NY

(917) 485-3584

Ms. Elzinette Wheeler obtained a BS in Labor Studies from the Empire State College and her Master’s in Psychology from The City College of New York along with a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from SUNY Old Westbury where she was a member of the P …

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Kara Scheinin-HolisherLCSW-R, PC

Psychotherapist, Hicksville, NY

(516) 884-2601

Kara Holisher obtained her Masters of Social Work from NYU, and a BA from Tulane University. She is an active member of NASW, is ACSW accredited, a verified participant on Psychology Today and Healthgrades. Ms. Holisher has been with First Step Therapy …

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Tracey GecewiczLCSW-R

Psychotherapist, Hicksville, NY

(631) 943-0718

Ms. Tracey Gecewicz obtained her Master’s in Social Work from Fordham University with a BS in Social Work from Long Island University’s C.W. Post Campus, where she was on the Dean’s List at both Universities. Ms. Gecewicz is a verified provider on Psyc …

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Teresa A. MilanoLMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Hicksville, NY

(516) 413-8615

Ms. Teresa Milano obtained her Master’s Degree from Hofstra University and her BA in Psychology from Molloy College where she received a scholarship and graduated Summa Cum Laude. She completed her internships at Hillside Hospital and Family and Childr …

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Tammara AndersonCPC

Certified Professional Coach, Consultant, and Speaker, Baton Rouge, LA and Nationwide

(318) 485-8656

Tammara Anderson is a Certified Professional Coach, Consultant, and Speaker with a knack of eying true potential; who has the heart to see people conquer the challenges that may lie between them and becoming who they are predestined to be. Her innate d …

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Sue TeichLCSW-R

Psychotherapist, Hicksville, NY

(646) 483-2918

Ms. Sue Teich obtained her Master’s in Social Work from Hunter College where she graduated with honors and received her BS in Sociology with a concentration in Human Services from SUNY Binghamton. She is a verified participant on Psychology Today and H …

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Ryan BodineLCSW

Psychotherapist, Hicksville, NY

(516) 519-2826

Mr. Ryan Bodine was on the Dean’s list and obtained his Bachelor’s in Psychology and Master’s in Social Work, with Specialization in Trauma, from Stony Brook University. He was a Psych Honors Society Member with independent study areas in Nutrition, Mi …

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Marcia P. ChichesterLCSW-R, ABD, Ed.D

Psychotherapist/Educational & Behavioral Consultant & Professor, Hicksville, NY

(516) 522-9237

Ms. Marcia Chichester has a Master’s in Social Work from Hunter College where she maintained a 4.0 GPA and graduated Cum Laude with a BA in Social Work from CUNY Lehman College. Marcia holds NYS certifications as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a …

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Kelley O. SpadaLMHC

Psychotherapist, Hicksville, NY

(347) 306-0842

Ms. Kelley Spada obtained her MS in Mental Health Counseling from Adelphi University and her BA from SUNY Oswego with a double major in Psychology & Criminal Justice. She is NY OASAS approved to administer DWI Assessments and she performs Licensure …

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Kathleen Kane-ColettaLCSW-R

Psychotherapist, Hicksville, NY

(516) 318-1359

Ms. Kathleen Kane-Coletta obtained her Master’s in Social Work from Adelphi University with a 4.0 GPA and her BS in Marketing Management from Baruch College, where she was on the Deans list and was a member National Business Honor Society. Ms. Coletta …

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Karen KieserMS, LMHC, NCC

Psychotherapist, Hicksville, NY

(631) 629-3631

Ms. Karen Kieser obtained her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Long Island University CW Post where she maintained a 4.0 GPA, graduated with Honors, and was a member of the Counseling Academic and Professional Honors Society International. She …

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Hillary LagnadoLCSW-R

Psychotherapist, Hicksville, NY

(516) 404-8419

Ms. Hillary Lagnado obtained her Master’s in Social Work from Hunter College and with a BA in Psychology from SUNY Albany. Ms. Lagnado is a member of NASW; ACSW accredited, and is Certified by NYS Board Of Education. In addition, she is a field liaison …

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Ellen BoyiakisLCAT, ATR, BC, MSED

Psychotherapist, Hicksville, NY

(631) 438-1511

Mrs. Ellen Boyiakis graduated with Distinction from Hofstra University where she obtained both a Master’s in Creative Art Therapy and a Master’s in School Counseling. She received her Baccalaureate of Fine Arts (BFA) from the School of Visual Arts in M …

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Danielle C. LoveceMS, LMHC

Psychotherapist, Hicksville, NY

(516) 817-3886

Ms. Danielle Lovece obtained her MS in Mental Health Counseling from Manhattan College and her BA in Psychology from Marist College. She is a verified provider on Psychology today and Healthgrades. At Manhattan College, Ms. Lovece was a graduate assist …

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