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The Suffolk Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (SIPP) is a membership based psychoanalytic learning community on Long Island, open to all NYS licensed professionals. Membership is paid on an annual basis which runs from September 1st through August 31st of a given year. Events include, but are not limited to, workshops, colloquium, book group, round table, movie discussion, holiday party and an end of year party. Topics for all workshops and colloquia are determined by suggestions from the membership, and will provide Continuing Education credits for NYS Licesnsed Social Workers. Additionally, all meetings are open to paid members. Please consider joining our vibrant community!
Jane Ades

Jane Ades

LCSW, BCD

Ms. Ades is a NYS Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Certificate in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis from The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy in 1992 and is trained in eating disorders from The Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia. Ms. Ades is a faculty member and supervisor at The Suffolk Institute.

Ms. Ades sees adults, adolescents and couples, works with women along the spectrum of reproductive issues and treats individuals with eating disorders. She uses an interactional and relational approach to therapy.

Ms. Ades maintains a private practice in Roslyn and Manhattan.
For more information please visit her website: janeades.com
To contact Ms. Ades please call: (516) 365-5885

Matt Aibel

Matt Aibel

LCSW

Mr. Aibel sees adolescents, couples and adults with a subspecialty in writers and performers.

To contact please call: (646) 361-7677 or visit MattAibel.com

Elizabeth Allured

Elizabeth Allured

Psy.D.

Dr. Allured is a NYS Licensed Psychologist who received her Certificate in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis from the Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies in Adelphi University in 2003.

Dr. Allured is currently on the faculty of Adelphi’s Postgraduate Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Adelphi’s Postgraduate Psychodynamic School Psychology Program and the Suffolk Institute. She has published works on the treatment of Asperger’s Syndrome in children and on the relationship of mental health with the nonhuman environment.

Dr. Allured maintains a private practice in Port Washington, NY.
To contact Dr. Allured please call: (516) 767-6710

Claudia Alter

Ph.D.

Dr. Alter is a NYS licensed Clinical Psychologist who is currently pursuing her certificate in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis from The Suffolk Institute.

Dr. Alter works with adults and adolescents with the goal of enhancing each individual’s inherent capacity for growth, development and self-awareness. In addition, she works with individuals dealing with infertility-related issues and stress.

Dr. Alter maintains a private practice in Woodbury, NY.
To contact Dr. Alter please call: (516) 721-2154

Diane Barclay

Diane Barclay

LCSW

Ms. Barclay is a NYS Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Certificate in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis from The Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis in 2005.

Ms. Barclay is faculty, supervisor and former Executive Director (2012-2015) at Suffolk Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis and faculty at Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis. She is in private practice in New York City and in Rockville Centre, NY.

Ms. Barclay works with a diverse group of individuals and couples. She also runs psychoanalytically-informed groups. She has worked extensively with creative and expressive artists.

Ms. Barclay maintains a private practice on the Upper West Side in Manhattan and in Merrick, NY.
To contact Ms. Barclay please call: (212) 580-2576

Dr. Dan Berger

Dr. Dan Berger

Ed.D. ABPP

Dr. Berger is a NYS Licensed Psychologist who received his Certificate in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis from The Long Island Institute of Psychoanalysis Psychotherapy in 1982. He is board certified in Psychoanalysis by the American Board of Professional Examiners in Psychology and has been a faculty member since 1999 at The Suffolk Institute as well as a former director.

Dr. Berger is a corporate consultant offering services to individuals and organizations in the area of change. He facilitates such change using techniques that are highlighted in the book which he co-authored, “Flow of Work and The Company’s Fortunes: A Playbook for Productivity.”

Dr. Berger maintains a private practice in Stony Brook, NY.
For more information about Dr. Berger please visit his website: bergertherapy.com
To contact Dr. Berger please call: (631) 751-4340

Susan J. Berger

Susan J. Berger

LCSW

Ms. Berger is a NYS Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Certificate in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis from The Long Island Institute of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in 1996. She also received a Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from the Advanced Training Program of Suffolk County in 1990.

Ms. Berger is a faculty member, supervisor, and past executive director at the Suffolk Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (SIPP). Her theoretical perspective is interpersonal and relational. Her practice includes children, adolescents and adults struggling with life transitions, including parenting, relationship issues, divorce, step family issues and aging.

Ms. Berger maintains a private practice in Stony Brook and Merrick, NY.
For more information please visit her website: bergertherapy.com
To contact Ms. Berger please call: (631) 246-8946 or (516) 378-1290

Dr. Barry Blank

Dr. Barry Blank

Ph.D.

Dr. Blank is a NYS licensed Psychologist with a certificate in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis from the Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University in 1981. He is a board certified School Psychologist.

Dr. Blank is a past president of the Division of Psychoanalysis of the New York State Psychological Association, a faculty member, supervisor and past co-director of The Suffolk Institute, a past member, Vice-Chair, and Chair of the New York State Board for Psychology, a past director of the Nassau Psychological Services Institute Low Cost Therapy Service and a past president of the Nassau County Psychological Association (NCPA)

Dr. Blank treats children, adolescents, adults, and couples. His orientation is interpersonal and relational.

Dr. Blank maintains a private practice in Roslyn, NY.
To contact Dr. Blank please call: (516) 621-4275

Marcia Blank

Marcia Blank

LCSW

Ms. Blank is a NYS Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Certificate in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis from the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis in 1985.

Ms. Blank is a faculty member, supervisor, and past co-director of The Suffolk Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (SIPP). She treats adolescents, adults, and couples. Her orientation is interpersonal, relational, and interactive.

Ms. Blank maintains a private practice in Roslyn, NY.
To contact Ms. Blank please call: (516) 621-4278

Jerry Bowen

LCSW

Mr. Bowen is a NYS Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received his Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy certificate from The Society for Psychoanalytic Study and Research in 1983. He is a faculty member at The Suffolk Institute.

Mr. Bowen is the former Clinical Director of Oceanside Counseling Center, a medically supervised outpatient substance abuse treatment facility. His clinical interests and expertise include treatment of addictions, PTSD, dissociative disorders, divorce, adolescent turmoil and depression. Mr. Bowen is a Level 2 EMDR practitioner. His orientation is interpersonal, relational and psychoanalytic.

Mr. Bowen maintains a private practice in Bellmore, NY.
To contact Mr. Bowen please call: (516) 679-1535

Barbara Clague

Barbara Clague

LCSW

Ms. Clague is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years experience working with adults, couples, children and adolescents. She provides warm, caring psychotherapy services focusing on a wide range of issues including sexuality, trauma, PTSD, coping skills and family conflict.

Ms. Clague accepts Medicare and some insurance plans.
To contact Ms. Clague please call: (516) 864-6586 or email: [email protected]

Ryan Clements

Ryan Clements

Psy.D.

Dr. Clements is a NYS Licensed Psychologist who received his certificate in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis from The Suffolk Institute in 2016. He is now part of the faculty and serves as Co-Executive Director at the Institute.

As a Clinical Assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Stony Brook Medicine, Dr. Clements supervises the psychotherapy work of Psychiatry residents.

Dr. Clements maintains a full-time private practice in Stony Brook, NY where he works with both adolescents and adults.
For more information about Dr. Clements please visit: sbpwellness.com
To contact Dr. Clements please call: (631) 626-4463

Barbara Covell

Barbara Covell

LCSW

Ms. Covell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Certificate in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis from the Manhattan Institute of Psychoanalysis in 1991.

She is a past director of Admissions for the Manhattan Institute of Psychoanalysis, and a past Co-Director of The Suffolk Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (SIPP).

Ms. Covell’s theoretical perspective is interpersonal psychoanalysis.

Ms. Covell maintains a private practice in Great Neck, NY.
To contact Ms. Covell please call: (516) 763-0899

Dr. Beth Feldman

Dr. Beth Feldman

Ph.D.

Dr. Feldman is a NYS Clinical Psychologist with a Certificate in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis from the Suffolk Institute.

She has extensive training and experience in the treatment of addictions and eating disorders. Dr. Feldman received a certificate for the Eating Disorders, Compulsions and Addictions program at the William Alanson White Institute.

Dr. Feldman maintains a private practice in Plainview, NY where she treats adolescents, couples and adults.
To contact Dr. Feldman please call: (516) 978-5341

Ellie Feldman

Ellie Feldman

LCSW

Ms. Feldman is a NYS licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her certificate in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis from The Suffolk Institute in 1999. In addition she holds a certificate in Supervision from The Derner Institute at Adelphi University in 2010.

Ms. Feldman has over 28 years experience as a psychotherapist/psychoanalyst working with individuals, couples and families. Her practice focuses on patients with eating disorders, relationships issues and life transition issues such as marriage, divorce, infertility and menopause. She also provides supervision for therapists.

Ms. Feldman maintains a private practice in Roslyn, NY.
Please visit her website at: ejftherapy.com
To contact Ms. Feldman please call: (516) 625-1278

Lisa Fishman

Lisa Fishman

LCSW

Ms. Fishman is a NYS Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Certificate in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis from The Suffolk Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis in 2003.

Ms. Fishman has over 20 years experience as a clinician working with individuals and couples. She specializes in treating patients with relationship issues, divorce, blended families, anxiety, depression, trauma, life cycle transitions and women’s issues.

Ms. Fishman maintains a private practice in Huntington and Roslyn, NY.
To contact Ms. Fishman please call (631) 754-4550

Marcia Goldberg

Marcia Goldberg

LCSW, BCD

Ms. Goldberg is a NYS Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Certificate in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis from the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis in 1985. She is also certified in Group Psychotherapy and psychoanalytic supervision from the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis, and is a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work.

Ms. Goldberg is a faculty member and supervisor at the Suffolk Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis ( SIPP), a past Co-Director of the Psychoanalytic Program in Supervision at Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis, a past faculty member at Long Island Consultation Center, a past Co-Director of SIPP, and a previous Team Leader and Staff member at FEGS.

Ms. Goldberg treats adolescents and adults in couple, group and individual modalities. Her therapeutic orientation is interpersonal, relational and psychoanalytic.

Ms. Goldberg maintains a private practice in Great Neck, NY.
To contact Ms. Goldberg please call: (516) 466-8390

Cindy Grant

Cindy Grant

LCSW

Ms. Grant is a NYS licensed Clinical Social Worker and registered Art Therapist. She received her Certification in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis from The Suffolk Institute in 2004.

Ms. Grant has over 35 years of clinical experience which has been influenced and enhanced by her training as an art therapist, conflict resolution specialist and coach. She works with all age groups in individual and group therapy as well as relationship and couples counseling. She is a certified divorce mediator and works with many issues including anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, life transitions, gender and self-esteem issues. Her goal is help each client reach their highest potential and find a sense of clarity and intention in their lives.

Ms. Grant maintains a private practice in Long Beach, NY. Many insurance plans are accepted.
To contact Ms. Grant please call: (516) 897-3666

Bruce Hammer

Bruce Hammer

Ph.D.

Dr. Hammer is a NYS Licensed Psychologist who received his Post Doctoral Certificate in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis from the Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University in 1986. He is currently an adjunct assistant professor at Long Island University, CW Post.

Through his consulting firm, Hammer Associates, Dr. Hammer provides a wide variety of leadership and organizational development services to family businesses facing intergenerational succession challenges and internal conflicts that interfere with performance or needing to build an organization to support strategic objectives. He also provides executive coaching and team alignment services to corporate leadership teams and service firms on an individual, team, or whole-organization basis.

Dr. Hammer maintains a private practice in Syosset/Muttontown, NY.
To contact Dr. Hammer please call: (516) 496-0604
For more information regarding business services please call (516) 496-0520 or visit his website at hammerassociatesllc.com

Michelle Haviken

Michelle Haviken

LCSW-R, CASAC

Ms. Haviken is a NYS Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is currently pursuing her certificate in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis from The Suffolk Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. She is also a substance abuse specialist.

Ms. Haviken has experience working with individuals of ages 12 and older, couples, and groups in agency and clinic settings. In her private practice, she works with adults and older adolescents dealing with relationship issues, life transitions, depression, anxiety and substance abuse, as well as other self harming behaviors.

Ms. Haviken maintains a private practice in Hewlett, NY.
For more information visit her website: michellehaviken.homestead.com
To contact Ms. Haviken please call: (917) 359-1388

Lynn Higgins

Lynn Higgins

LCSW

Ms. Higgins is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received a Certificate in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis from The Suffolk Institute in 2001. In addition she holds a degree in Dance/Movement Therapy and is a trained movement profile notator which helps to organize movement and nonverbal behavior.

Ms. Higgins has training and certification in addictions, including eating disorders, from The White Institute and the Psychoanalytic and Psychotherapy Study Center, both in Manhattan. She has also studied parent/child attachment issues with Dr. Beatrice Beebe.

Ms. Higgins maintains a private practice in Glen Cove, NY where she works with children, adolescents, adults and families.
For more information please visit her website at: therapycanhelpu.com
To contact Ms. Higgins please call (516) 759-5675 or email [email protected]

Mady Hirschfeld

Mady Hirschfeld

Ph.D.

Dr. Hirschfeld is a NYS Licensed Psychologist who received her Certificate in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis from the Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University in 1988. She is a faculty member and supervisor at The Suffolk Institute as well as a past co-director.

Dr. Hirschfeld practices psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapy. She is particularly interested in exploring issues related to aging, the impact of mind/body on everyday living, untangling and clarifying parent/adult, child relationships, and the impact of chronic illness/pain on relationships.

Dr. Hirschfeld maintains a private practice on the Upper East Side in Manhattan and in Rockville Centre, NY.
To contact Dr. Hirschfeld please call: (516) 536-8555 or email her at: [email protected]

Dr. Lisa Horelick

Dr. Lisa Horelick

Psy.D.

Dr. Horelick is a licensed Psychologist who received her post-doctoral training certificate in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis from the Gordon F. Derner Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University in 1992. She is a faculty member, supervisor and former Co-Director at The Suffolk Institute.

Dr. Horelick has worked for over 30 years with adults, couples and older adolescents. Her orientation is interpersonal and relational. She also provides clinical supervision.

Dr. Horelick maintains a private practice in Rockville Centre and Manhattan.
To contact Dr. Horelick please call: (516) 678-7123 or email her at [email protected] 

Patricia Hunter

Patricia Hunter

Psy.D.

Dr. Hunter is a NYS Licensed Psychologist who received her Certificate in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis from the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis in 1998. She completed advanced training in couples and family therapy through the New York University Post Doctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in 2007.

Dr. Hunter worked with Dr. Albert Ellis, considered the grandfather of cognitive behavior therapy, from 1984 through 1988, co authoring a book with him about finances entitled Why Am I Always Broke: How To Be Sane About Money.

Dr. Hunter works with patients using psychoanalysis, group and cognitive behavior therapy, and has extended her work with sexually abused children to working with people of all ages who have been traumatized. She has written about her work for national peer-reviewed journals, and presented her work at numerous conferences.

Dr. Hunter maintains a private practice in Manhattan, NY.
For more information please visit her website: www.drpatriciahunter.com
To contact Dr. Hunter please call: (212) 229-0595

Susan Ferrara Jones

Susan Ferrara Jones

LCSW-R

Ms. Jones is a NYS Licensed Clinical Social worker who received her Certificate in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis from the Suffolk Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis in 2002.

Ms. Jones has been President of the Suffolk Society for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis from 2009-present.

Ms. Jones works with individuals, couples, and parent-adolescent dyads.

Ms. Jones maintains a private practice in Oceanside, NY.
To contact Ms. Jones please call: (516) 594-0560

Dr. Anne C. Kane

Dr. Anne C. Kane

M.D.

Anne Chapman Kane, Ph.D. is a NYS Licensed Psychologist who received a Certificate in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy from the NYU PostDoctoral Program in 1996. Dr. Kane has more than forty years of clinical practice, specializing with the dying, bereaved, and those with chronic illness. She has had extensive training in trauma and mind-body medicine. Dr. Kane has written and lectured widely on these topics, and is also co-founder of the Grief Channel, a website for grievers.

Dr. Kane maintains a private practice in Rockville Centre and Manhattan.
To contact Dr. Kane please call (516) 678-7348.

Dr. Alma Krupka-Klein

Dr. Alma Krupka-Klein

M.D.

Dr. Krupka-Klein is a licensed physician who is currently pursuing her certificate in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis from The Suffolk Institute.

In addition to her private pediatric and adolescent medical practice, she works psychodynamically with adolescents and adults dealing with relationship issues, life transitions, depression and anxiety.

Dr. Krupka-Klein maintains a private practice in Fresh Meadows, NY.
To contact Dr. Krupka-Klein please call (718) 969-9700 and ask for the psychotherapy practice. Email: [email protected]

Phyllis Kossak

Phyllis Kossak

Ph.D.

Dr. Kossak is a NYS Licensed Psychologist who received her Certificate in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis from the Suffolk Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis in 1998.

Dr. Kossak treats children, adolescents, and adults in individual therapy and also enjoys working with couples and families. She specializes in treating patients with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, and post-traumatic stress disorder, and treats a variety of other issues.

Dr. Kossak maintains a private practice in Huntington, NY.
To contact Ms. Kossak please call: 631-423-1535

Lisa Lempel-Sander

Lisa Lempel-Sander

LPsyA NCPsyA

Lisa Lempel-Sander is a NYS Licensed Psychoanalyst who received her Certificate in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis from The National Psychoanalytic Association for Psychoanalysis (NPAP) in 2004. She is a faculty member and supervisor at the Suffolk Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (SIPP). From 2000 – 2004 she served on the Executive Board of the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis and in 2001, served on the Board of Directors for the Open Door Parent & Child Caring Center in Great Neck, New York.

Ms. Lempel-Sander treats couples, including same-sex and high-conflict couples. Her work addresses all issues pertaining TO marital health, including sexual dysfunction. She also treats individuals and families and specializes in treating trauma and depression.

Ms. Lempel-Sander has long held an interest in creativity and meaning and specifically, in those aspects of self that create or fail to create meaning. She presented papers on this topic at several conferences, including most recently at the 2013 Psychology and the Other Conference in Boston. Her paper was entitled “How We Make Meaning: Imagination, Transgression, and the Mind of the Other.”

Ms. Lempel-Sander maintains a private practice in Douglaston, NY.
For more information please visit her website: www.LongIslandCounseling.com
To contact Lisa Lempel-Sander please call: (917)450-3683

Marjorie S. Maltin

Marjorie S. Maltin

Ed.D.

Dr. Maltin received her Certificate in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis from the Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies in Adelphi University in 1987.

Dr. Maltin is currently supervising at both the adult and child training programs at the Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University. She is a faculty member and supervisor at SIPP, as well as the Chair of the SIPP Training Committee.

Dr. Maltin’s professional experience as a psychologist has included working with children, adults and various family constellations. She served in leadership positions in professional and community organizations, including being a former Director of SIPP.

Dr. Maltin treats individuals, couples, and families.

Dr. Maltin maintains a private practice in Woodbury, NY.
To contact Dr. Maltin please call: (516) 367-3490

Judith Merbaum

Judith Merbaum

Ph.D.

Dr. Merbaum is a NYS Licensed Psychologist who received her Certificate in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis from the Long Island Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies in 1997.

Dr. Merbaum is a faculty member of the Suffolk Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis and the Long Island Center for Modern Psychoanalysis. In the past, she served as a co-director for both Institutes. Her work has been published in Modern Psychoanalysis and The Journal of the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies.

Dr. Merbaum works with individuals, groups, and couples.

Dr. Merbaum maintains a private practice in Great Neck, NY.
To contact Dr. Merbaum please call: (516) 487-3430

Robert Raymond

Robert Raymond

Ph.D.

Dr. Raymond is a licensed psychologist who received his Certificate in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis from the New York Center for Psychoanalytic Training in 1995. He is also Certified as a Clinical Supervisor by the Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis of New Jersey.

Dr. Raymond has additional training and interest in collaborative divorce, working as a divorce coach, child specialist, team facilitator, and parent coordinator. He provides forensic mental health consultation and evaluation services to attorneys and the courts in criminal and civil matters. Dr. Raymond is a co-founder of the New Jersey Couples Therapy Training Program.

Dr. Raymond treats individuals and couples, as well as families experiencing transitions. He works with members of the LGBT community and is a member of many professional organizations including the LGBTQI Family Professionals of New York. Dr. Raymond is on the faculty at The Derner Institute of Adelphi’s Postgraduate Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.

Dr. Raymond maintains a private practice in Bellport and New York City.
For more information please visit his website: drrobertraymond.com
To contact Dr. Raymond please call: (212) 769-2455

Leslie Reed Shields

LCSW

Leslie Reed is a practicing clinician, educator and supervisor. Her practice is a blend of psychodynamic and contemplative therapies, allowing her to more fluently move between the spiritual language of love and compassion and the psychological language of emotional distress and resiliency. She educates clinicians to deepen their own lives and practice to reveal the wisdom and sensitivity to live life more fully.

For more information please visit her website www.chelseapsychotherapynyc.com and her blog www.wisewomenofnewyork.com.

Frances Scheff

Frances Scheff

LCSW, BCD

Ms. Scheff is a NYS Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Certificate in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis from The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy in 1986. She is a member of The American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work and a member of The New York State Society for Clinical Social Work Psychotherapists. She is a faculty member and supervisor at The Suffolk Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (SIPP) where she is Chairman of the Admissions Committee.

Ms. Scheff sees individuals and couples for both short and long term treatment. Depression, anxiety, relationship issues, sexual dysfunctions and dissociative disorders are some areas in which she specializes.

Ms. Scheff maintains a private practice in Huntington and Manhattan, NY.
To contact Ms. Scheff please call: (631) 421-5511 or (212) 517-6997

Amira Simha-Alpern

Amira Simha-Alpern

Ph.D.

Dr. Simha-Alpern is a NYS Licensed Psychologist who received her Certificate in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis from the Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies in Adelphi University in 2007. She is also certified as a clinical supervisor and has additional training and special interest in attachment theories and parent education and guidance.

Dr. Simha-Alpern is the founder, director and faculty member at The Potential Space for Continuing Education in Psychology and Psychotherapy PLLC, an adjunct professor and supervisor at the Derner Institute for Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University, and a faculty member at the Suffolk Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. She has published and presented papers in the areas of eating disorders, multicultural identity, anxiety, trauma, inhibition, shame and therapeutic relationships.

Dr. Simha-Alpern maintains a private practice in Smithtown, NY.
For more information please visit her websites: www.amirasimha-alpern.com and www.thepotentialspace.com
To contact Dr. Simha-Alpern please call: (631) 863-0408

Annette Z. Simon

Annette Z. Simon

LCSW, ACSW

Ms. Simon is a NYS Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Certificate in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis from The Suffolk Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis in 2010.

Ms. Simon affiliates with New York State Association for Social Worker (NASW).

She has extensive experience working with families and children in agency settings. Privately, she has expanded to working with a wide range of patients including young adults and elders. Ms. Simon works with individuals with anxiety, depression and compulsive behaviors.

Ms. Simon maintains a private practice in Garden City and Plainview, NY.
To contact Ms. Simon please call: (516) 840-1033

Jill Sirota

Jill Sirota

LCSW

Ms. Sirota is a NYS Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Certificate in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis from The Suffolk Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis in 2015.  She was past Chair of the SIPP Marketing Committee, and currently serves on the Institute’s Conference Committee. She recently presented a paper discussing the HBO Series “In Treatment” at a SIPP event.

Ms. Sirota has experience working with individuals of all ages, couples, and groups in agency and clinic settings. In her private practice, she works with adults and older adolescents dealing with relationship issues, life transitions, depression, anxiety, grief, and trauma.

Ms. Sirota maintains a private practice in Merrick, NY.
To contact Ms. Sirota, please call: (917) 817-4020.

Linda Sleszynski

Linda Sleszynski

LCSW

Ms. Sleszynski is a NYS Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Certificate in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis from The Suffolk Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis in 2006.

Ms. Sleszynski has conducted workshops on issues including stress reduction, parenting, and bereavement. While a candidate at SIPP, she wrote and presented two papers on her work with the elderly, which were later both published. Additionally, Ms. Sleszynski assisted in writing and editing literature for the Institute.

Ms. Sleszynski is an active member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Suffolk Society for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. She is a past-member of the International Women’s Writing Guild.

Ms. Sleszynski works with adults of all ages who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, relationship or marital difficulties, life transition, or unexplained physical ailments. Her areas of specialty include working with college students, women in transition, and elders and/or their family members with regard to aging and placement issues.

Ms. Sleszynski maintains a private practice in Smithtown and Setauket, NY.
To contact Ms. Sleszynski please call: (631) 754-7837

Dr. Samuel R. Taube

Dr. Samuel R. Taube

Ph.D., LCSW, BCD

Dr. Taube is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work who received his Certificate in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis from The Suffolk Institute in 2000.

Dr. Taube has provided treatment to children, adolescents, adults and couples. As a faculty member of the Suffolk Institute, he provides post graduate education and training to mental health professionals.

Dr. Taube is a former Dean of Students and Vice President for Student Affairs in the SUNY System. He has testified as an expert witness in family court and has served as a consultant to colleges and universities. His community service includes serving as president of the Long Island College Student Personnel Administrators, member of the Board of Directors of Stony Brook Child Care, Vice President of the Board of RESPONSE of Suffolk County, a crisis hotline, and president of the Alumni Association of Stony Brook University’s School of Social Welfare.

Dr. Taube maintains a private practice in Stony Brook, NY.
To contact Dr. Taube, please call: (631) 751-5191

Marian Viviano

LCSW

Ms. Viviano began her work as an educator in alternative and non-school settings, working with ‘at risk’ adolescents. At the onset of the AIDS epidemic until 2008, she worked in HIV/AIDS community-based programs as a prevention educator and coordinator. Along with case managing adolescents with HIV, Ms. Viviano provided testing and counseling services. Her work with substance abuse treatment brought about a search for a more in-depth approach to individual clinical care.

Through The Suffolk Institute, Ms. Viviano embraced psychoanalytic study and training and focused on an evolving private practice that integrates a holistic approach to life-altering conditions.

Ms. Viviano works with teens, adults, couples, families and LGBTQ patients struggling with daily stressor or mental health challenges, recovery, relationship, divorce, grief or family issues with the hope of making treatment a productive, rich and meaningful experience.

To contact Ms. Viviano please call: (516) 456-7827

George Whitson

George Whitson

Ph.D.

Dr. Whitson is a NYS Licensed Psychologist who received his Certificate in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis from the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis.

Dr. Whitson is the Co-Founder and Trustee of SIPP and a faculty and supervisor at SIPP, the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis and the Derner Institute of Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis at Adelphi University.

Dr. Whitson maintains a private practice in Rockville Centre, NY.

Patricia Bass

LCSW

Ephriam Biblow

Ph.D.

Christina Campagnola

LCSW

Wendy Glassman

PhD.

Marty Golloub

LCSW

Andrea Smoller

LCSW

Patricia Smucker

Chris Sullivan

LCSW

Karen Taylor

LCSW