Our Psychiatrists


Olga Katz, MD
Medical Director/Psychiatrist

Dr.Olga Katz, MD

Dr.Katz is a Board Certified Psychiatrist with over 15 years of experience in diagnosing and treating adults, children and adolescents. Dr.Katz has completed Specialty Training in Developmental Psychiatry at Maimonides Developmental Center where she later worked as a Staff Psychiatrist. She also supervised a team of clinical social workers, staff psychiatrists and psychiatric residents in training for a patient population of developmentally disabled adults and adolescents with concomitant psychiatric conditions at Richmond University Medical Center, Staten Island, New York. Dr.Katz has maintained a private practice on Staten Island since 2000. She is a recipient of several awards, including “Patients Choice Award ” 2007-2010

Svetlana Beskina, DO
Psychiatrist/Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Svetlana Beskina, DODr. Beskina received her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Columbia University where her interest in Psychiatry emerged. She went on to attend New York College of Osteopathic Medicine where she completed her medical education. She completed her Residency Training in Psychiatry and later a Child Psychiatry Fellowship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Beskina is published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Beskina has expertise in diagnosing and treating a range of mental health issues and psychiatric conditions in children , adolescents, and adults. She takes a person-centered approach and uses an approach that is consistent with best practices in the field of Psychiatry.

Dr.Beskina is Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry by American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Roberto De Paula, M.D.

Roberto De Paula, M.D.After finishing a two-year residency program in Adult Psychiatry, Dr. Roberto De Paula undertook a Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at New York City Mount Sinai Hospital, followed by an assignment as Senior Instructor in Mount Sinai"s Department of Psychiatry.

Parallel to that assignment, Dr. De Paula also became a consultant in the Pediatric Department at Sloan-Kettering Memorial Hospital and an Instructor in Psychiatry at Cornell Medical School.

At Cornell, Dr. De Paula assisted in the planning and establishing of the new subspecialty of Psycho-Oncology and was guest-lecturer in this new field at several International Medical Conferences (Brazil and Mexico), stressing the need for psychological intervention and treatment for patients (and their family members) diagnosed and treated for all types of malignancies. Dr. De Paula published articles in different medical journals on the subject of malignancy and the emotional component of the illness. He also wrote a chapter in a Child Psychiatry book on the issue of “ Hallucinations in Childhood”. Dr. De Paula became involved in International Medicine coordinating medical events overseas and affiliations between different Brazilian hospitals and New York Presbyterian.

Presently, Dr. De Paula provides consulting work in Geriatric Psychiatry at Nursing Homes. Dr. De Paula is fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian and French.

Laura C. Ancona, MD

Ana Luz Marzal, MDDr. Ancona is a Board Certified Psychiatrist with over 30 years of experience in Adult Psychiatry, with a focus on the medical interface of Psychiatric disorders. She completed a two- year Fellowship in Consultation- Liaison Psychiatry at Downstate Medical Center/Kings County Hospital, where she also completed her Psychiatric Residency.

She has a wide range of experience in many aspects of Psychiatric care, including the treatment of most common disorders-bipolar illness, depression and anxiety disorders and severe personality disorders. Within her range of specialties, she has experience in DBT, psychotherapy, and dual diagnosis issues. She is skilled in psychopharmacology, and focuses on a very comprehensive goal when helping patients to achieve wellness and life satisfaction.

Office Hours

Monday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday: By appointment only