Kara Scheinin-Holisher

Kara Scheinin-Holisher – LCSW-R, PC


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 Group since it was founded 10 years ago. She has been providing adults, children and adolescents with individual, family and couple’s psychotherapy, utilizing cognitive behavioral, solution focused and psychodynamic treatment approaches. Ms. Holisher patiently works with, and advocates for, children diagnosed with autism spectrum and Asperger’s disorders.

Ms. Holisher rightfully earned the deepest respect of her colleagues and clients by way of her loyalty and devotion. Her longstanding commitment to the community is unprecedented and her unwavering dedication to her clients is unparalleled. Kara Holisher’s solid sense of stability creates a safe and secure environment, which is an essential ingredient of treatment, especially when working with children.

Ms. Holisher collaborates with Psychiatrists, Neurologists, school officials and Attorneys to coordinate care and to ensure that each client receives the most effective and appropriate treatment. Her philosophy is to treat the whole person and tailor therapy to meet the individual’s needs and desired goals. Her focus is to assist clients in developing the tools and strategies to help them live more fulfilling and productive lives.

Kara Holisher enjoys giving back to the community where she is a supporter of the North Shore Animal League and facilitates/coordinates support group and serves as a liaison for neurodegenerative diseases/movement disorders for the NY Metro area.