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
Dr. 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.
Phyllis Emma, NP-P
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Ms.Emma was born in Brooklyn, New York and was raised in Howard Beach. She received both BSN and MS degrees from the State University at Stony Brook where she was certified as a nurse practitioner in psychiatry. Ms.Emma has extensive experience in the field of Behavioral Health, treating children, adolescents, and adults with various psychiatric problems. She has worked in the psychiatric emergency room of a local hospital on Staten Island for seven years where she was in charge of the emergency observation area. She was also employed for 12 years at Lutheran Hospital in Brooklyn where she was a nurse in charge. Ms.Emma was also working at the Institute for Community Living for a number of years, where she was in charge of in-house services for treatment resistant patients. In addition, Ms.Emma has unique expertise in working as a forensic psychiatric nurse practitioner on Rikers Island, where she provided care and prescribed medications for inmates with mental health problems.
Marina Roshal, LCSW-R
Director of Social Work
Ms.Roshal is a dedicated and accomplished professional with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology and Psychology at Rutger’s University and her graduate degree from Fordham University. Marina has worked as a sociotherapist helping foster children and their families at Seamen’s Society. Marina has a special interest in working with young children. She uses her expertise as a play therapist to help children with behavior problems and emotional issues.
Marina Roshal, LCSW-R is an EMDR certified provider.
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a fairly new, nontraditional type of psychotherapy. It's growing in popularity, particularly for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD often occurs after experiences such as military combat, physical assault, rape, or car accidents.
Daniella Tozzi-Polimeni received her undergraduate degree in Business Administration, Marketing and Management from the City University of NY at Brooklyn College in 2005 and then received her Master’s Degree in Social Work at the State University of NY at Stony Brook in 2008. Daniella has extensive experience working with different populations with a wide array of psychiatric conditions. Daniella has worked as a social worker doing individual and group psychotherapy with the chemically dependent and mentally ill population. In addition to Daniella’s clinical experience she has worked on Riker’s Island alongside Administrative Law Judges to assess parole violators’ substance abuse and mental health status to determine if they are ready to be released to an alternative to incarceration program. Daniella has a special interest in helping individuals overcome their interpersonal and relationship struggles because she believes in the importance of social and family support in one’s life and she is dedicated to helping people improve their emotional stability in order for them to endure life’s struggles and gain success.
Jenny Savkub is a licensed psychotherapist with over 10 years of experience in diagnosing and treating children ( 0 and up), adolescents and adults. Ms. Savkub has completed various advanced trainings in cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy, dialectical behavior therapy, trauma, loss and bereavement and early intervention. Ms. Savkub completed her Bachelor’s Degree in psychology at Hunter College and her Master’s Degree in Social Work at Adelphi University. She has been providing individual, family, group and couples counseling.
Ms. Savkub specializes in working with teenagers and young adults who suffer with mood disorders (Depression, Bipolar d/o) and anxiety/panic attacks disorders helping her patients to improve coping skills, their self-esteem and overall functioning.