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Jonathan Sinowitz, Psy.D.
Jonathan Sinowitz, Psy.D.

Jonathan Sinowitz, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist trained at New York University, where he obtained his Doctoral degree in Clinical and Child/School Psychology. Since obtaining his doctorate in 1996, Dr. Sinowitz has developed specialties working with forensic matters, child and adolescent evaluation and treatment, and applied psychological testing. Dr. Sinowitz has been conducting comprehensive psychological, neuropsychological, personality and vocational evaluations for the past fifteen years, applied to educational, forensic and corporate environments. He is a qualified expert witness and is called upon for expert testimony routinely.

Prior to developing his private practice, Dr. Sinowitz was responsible for establishing the court assessment program at Family Service of Westchester, where he also served as the clinic director and chief psychologist.

Dr. Sinowitz has been practicing independently for more than ten years. He consults with private and public schools, corporations and government agencies regularly and he maintains a full-time treatment and evaluation practice with children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Sinowitz founded Diagnostics in 2008, as an expansion of his practice.

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Allison Bell, Psy.D.
Allison Bell, Psy.D.

Allison Bell, Psy.D. holds a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Yeshiva University. She also holds a Master's degree in dance/movement therapy from Hunter College. She has been in private practice in Westchester County, N.Y. since 1987, and is specialty-trained in child psychology, neuropsychological evaluation of children and marital therapy. For the past eleven years, Dr. Bell has performed forensic evaluations in both Family and Supreme Courts in the southern New York State region. Dr. Bell is certified to practice EMDR, a specific technique for use with victims of trauma, and performed critical incident stress debriefings for victims of 9/11 in and around New York City. In her 20+ years of clinical practice, Dr. Bell has lectured widely throughout Westchester County, has made television and radio appearances, and has advocated for children with special educational needs.

Currently, Dr. Bell is a member of three interdisciplinary teams practicing Collaborative Divorce, in Dutchess, Westchester and Putnam Counties. She has completed the Program for Senior Executives at the Harvard Program on Negotiation and is a trained Mediator. She is a founding member of the New York Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, and a charter member of the new Forensic Division of the New York State Psychological Association. Dr. Bell has made television appearances on local cable access networks, and appeared on the CBS Early Show in August of 2007.

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Christopher DAmato, Psy.D. MPA
Christopher DAmato, Psy.D. MPA

Christopher D'Amato, Psy.D, MPA is a licensed psychologist and board eligible clinical neuropsychologist.  He received his doctoral training at Forest Institute for Professional Psychology in Springfield, MO.  He completed his pre-doctoral intenship at the VA Black Hills in Ft. Meade SD, and a formal, two-year postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at Lemuel Shattuck/Bournewood Hospitals with weekly didactic seminars at Harvard Medical School, Department of Psychiatry in Boston, MA.  Dr. D'Amato has held full-time positions at the Syracuse, NY Veterans Administration and at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation.

Currently, Dr. D'Amato provides outpatient and inpatient neuropsychological assessment services at the VA Hudson Valley Health Care System, where he also functions as the pre-doctoral internship assessment training director.  Additionally, Dr. D'Amato serves as an Adjunct Associate Profesor at New York Medical College in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Dr. D'Amato's specialties include the evaluation of stroke (cerebrovascular disease), traumatic brain injury (TBI), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), dementias, geriatric assessment, tumor, alcohol and drug related encephalopathies, adult ADHD, learning disabilties, and neuropsychiatric conditions.

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Marium Zafar, Psy.D.
Marium Zafar, Psy.D.

Marium Zafar, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist. She received her Doctorate of Psychology at Wright State University. Her dissertation focused on increasing awareness of mental health issues in South Asians. Dr. Zafar graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

Dr. Zafar completed her internship at Wright State University and Dayton Children’s Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. She also completed a two year postdoctoral fellowship in pain management at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Some of her research on pediatric migraines has been published.

Throughout her graduate and post-graduate training, Dr. Zafar has gained significant experience assessing and treating children, adolescents, and young adults with various diagnoses including mood disorders, anxiety, learning disorders and behavioral problems. Dr. Zafar values the therapeutic relationship as an integral component of change. She implements a cognitive-behavioral and interpersonal framework for therapy, while remaining flexible with this approach and treating people within their context.

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Yesenia Camacho, Psy.D.
Yesenia Camacho, Psy.D.

Yesenia Camacho, Psy.D. is a bilingual English and Spanish speaking licensed psychologist. She obtained her Doctorate degree in Clinical and School Psychology from Yeshiva University in 2009. Dr. Camacho earned her B.S. and M.S. degrees, both in Psychology, from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Camacho has experience providing individual, group, and family therapies as well as conducting psychological, psychoeducational, and OMRDD evaluations. She has worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families from diverse multicultural backgrounds in various settings including schools, mental health clinics, foster care agencies, nursing home/rehabilitation centers, and hospitals. Dr. Camacho has treated individuals with a broad range of clinical presentations including depression, anxiety, trauma, adjustment issues, parent-child relational issues, and elder care issues. She has also developed specialties working with individuals with ADHD, disruptive behavior, and learning disorders. Dr. Camacho espouses an integrative approach to treatment. She utilizes supportive, solution focused, family systems, evidence based, and cognitive behavioral treatment modalities, depending on the presentation and treatment objectives of the individual.

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Jessica Pearson, Psy.D.
Jessica Pearson, Psy.D.

Jessica Pearson, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist. She received her Doctorate of Psychology from Yeshiva University in 2003. Dr. Pearson completed her pre-doctoral internship at Bellevue Hospital Center/NYU School of Medicine, after which she continued at the hospital to complete a post-doctoral fellowship in forensic and clinical psychology. Subsequent to her fellowship, Dr. Pearson served as a clinical psychologist for five years on the Inpatient Forensic Psychiatry Service at Bellevue Hospital, evaluating and treating male forensic psychiatric patients. She currently serves as a clinical psychologist at Elmhurst Hospital Center/Mount Sinai School of Medicine on the Women’s Forensic Unit, evaluating and treating female forensic psychiatric patients.

Dr. Pearson has extensive experience with psychological testing and forensic assessment. She conducts court ordered evaluations around issues of competency to stand trial. She also specializes in pre-pleading/pre-sentencing mitigation evaluations; evaluation of mental state at the time of offense; and evaluation of psychological damages in civil cases.

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Joanna Oleson, Psy.D.
Joanna Oleson, Psy.D.

Joanna Oleson, Psy.D. obtained her Doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Nova Southeastern University and is licensed in New York State. She holds a Masters degree from Scranton University focusing on health psychology, personal growth, and stress management. Dr. Oleson completed a two-year program of Hakomi Therapy, a body centered psychotherapeutic approach utilizing mindfulness to deepen awareness of the body’s ability to hold and reveal emotions. She has also completed two years of analytic training at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity in New York City. Dr. Oleson is exploring ways of integrating mindfulness, personal growth, and relation to others into clinical psychotherapy.

Dr. Oleson has a depth of experience working with individuals, couples and families with a range of clinical concerns. She worked with children and families at Astor Services for Children in Poughkeepsie, NY and at Good Shepherd Services in Bronx, NY. She has worked with students in several college counseling clinics;, with veterans on the PTSD Unit at the Montrose VA; with seniors in nursing home facilities; and with adults and families in a community mental health center. She has more than ten years experience working with clients dealing with trauma, loss, anxiety, depression, adjustment issues and psychosis.

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Sarah Stern, Ph.D.
Sarah Stern, Ph.D.

Sarah Stern, Ph.D. is a doctoral level psychologist who conducts psychotherapy and evaluations at Diagnostics, LLP. She has experience conducting psychoeducational, psychological and OMRDD evaluations with children and adults. Dr. Stern believes the foundation for successful therapy lies in the development and maintenance of an authentic, open and empathic therapeutic relationship. It is through this client-therapist relationship that successful exploration and understanding of relational and affective themes, and maladaptive behaviors and thought patterns can take place with the goal of increasing self-awareness and leading to fuller, happier lives.

Previously, Dr. Stern served as a Psychology Intern at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan. She completed year-long trainings at Bellevue Hospital Center, Fordham University Counseling and Psychological Services, North Central Bronx Hospital, Public School 116, and the Association for the Help of Retarded Children.

Dr. Stern received her Bachelor of Science in Human Development from Cornell University. She attained her Master's Degree in Counseling and Personnel Services and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Fordham University. Dr. Stern's doctoral dissertation explored the impact of parents' confidence in their ability to cope with stress on the academic achievement of racial and ethnic minority youth. Her dissertation can be found in Dissertation Abstracts International.

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Stephanie Soriano-Daughtrey, Psy.D.
Stephanie Soriano-Daughtrey, Psy.D.

Stephanie Soriano-Daughtrey, Psy.D., a licensed clinical psychologist, obtained her Doctoral degree in 2005 from the American School of Professional Psychology in Washington DC. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Astor Home for Children in Poughkeepsie, NY. At Astor, she specialized in play therapy techniques and treatment. Dr. Soriano-Daughtrey presently conducts individual psychotherapy and evaluations at Diagnostics, LLP.

Dr. Soriano-Daughtrey has diverse experience in child and adolescent therapy, family therapy, group therapy and conducting comprehensive psychological evaluations. Her specialties include play therapy, trauma-based cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy. Dr. Soriano-Daughtrey has worked in a range of settings, including schools, clinics, courts and inpatient hospitals. She has treated patients with a variety of disorders ranging from depression, anxiety, trauma, oppositional defiance/ conduct disorders, psychosis, school phobia/refusal, parent/child relational issues, eating disorders, personality disorders and attachment disorders. In addition, Dr. Soriano-Daughtrey is active in clinical consultation with a variety of agencies as well as the supervision and training of mental health professionals.

Dr. Soriano-Daughtrey believes that successful therapy is grounded in a continuous, strong, genuine therapeutic relationship. It is her conviction that a therapist’s primary effectiveness is through the development of a therapeutic alliance, which is demonstrated through authentic and unconditional positive regard for the client. This relationship is an essential prerequisite for an efficacious treatment process.

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Emily DAntonio, Ph.D.
Emily DAntonio, Ph.D.

Emily D'Antonio, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist. She received her Master's in Counseling Psychology from Fordham University and her Doctorate in Clinical and School Psychology from Hofstra University.  Her dissertation focus was on depression and cognitive deficits in indivisuals with severe mental illness.

Dr. D'Antonio completed her APA approved internship at Pilgrim Psychiatric Center. She completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at Mount Sinai Medical Center, where she worked with adolescents and adults with traumatic brain injuries. Dr. D'Antonio has published several research papers on topics including depression, schizophrenia, developmental disabilities, and cultural issues in psychiatric diagnosis.

Dr. D'Antonio has worked with a wide variety of patients, incluing children, adolescents and adults.  She employs a cognitive behavioral approach to psychotherapy and has experience working with individuals with depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, relational issues, and other problems.  Dr. D'Antonio maintains specialties in neuropsychological assessment, traumatic brain injury, and cognitive remediation.

 

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Erica Mantell, Psy.D.
Erica Mantell, Psy.D.

Erica Mantell is a licensed clinical psychologist. She obtained her Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Florida and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdae, FL.

Dr. Mantell has experience working with patients of all ages with a wide array of presenting issues, including developmental disabilities; mood and anxiety disorders; behavior disorders; dissociative disorders; and personality disorders. Dr. Mantell maintains specialties in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and working with survivors of trauma. Her approach to treatment is collaborative and integrative, and is influenced by a vareity of empirically supported treatment approaches.

Dr. Mantell completed her Internship and Post Doctoral training at Chrysalis Health, a community mental health agency, where she provided psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults, and their families and worked closely with the Department of Children and Families.  Dr. Mantell has extensive experience conducting psychological, psychoeducational, and psychosexual evaluations with children, adolescents and adults. In addition, Dr. Mantell has co-developed a group therapy curriculum for child and adolescent survivors of sexual abuse and has provided trainings on mindfulness based intervention. 

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Nicole Andreoi, Ph.D.
Nicole Andreoi, Ph.D.

Nicole Andreoli, PhD received her doctorate in Applied Psychology and a postdoctoral respecialization degree in Clinical Psychology from Hofstra University. Dr Andreoli has an extensive research background that includes studies at Parker Jewish Institute for Healthcare and Rehabilitation on improving the health and quality of life outcomes for patients with Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia. She received additional clinical training at Zucker Hillside Hospital / North Shore-LIJ Health System and the Saltzman Community Service Center particularly in the geriatric psychiatry clinic, adult fear and phobia clinic and in the area of psychological and neuropsychological assessments.

Dr Andreoli has utilized empirically supported cognitive-behavioral techniques to work with children, adolescents, and adults to address a wide range of social, emotional, and behavioral issues.