Our Therapists

 

Marina Roshal- Rabinovich, LCSW-R
Social Work Director

Marina Roshal, LCSWMs. Roshal received her undergraduate degree in Biology and Psychology at Rutger’s University and her graduate degree in Social Work from Fordham University. Ms. Roshal works with children and adults with various psychological issues. In addition, she specializes in treating 9/11 first-responders who are certified through the Mount Sinai WTC Program. For the last 3 years Ms. Roshal has been successfully facilitating our 9/11 First-Responder PTSD Program. She also supervises our clinical staff and interns pursuing masters degree in Clinical Social Work from affiliated universities. Marina is a *EMDR certified provider.

Daniella Tozzi-Polimeni
LCSW

Daniella Tozzi-PolimeniDaniella 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
LCSW-R

Jenny SavkubJenny 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.

Tiffany Garcia, LCSW
Psychotherapist

Tiffany Garcia

Tiffany Garcia received her undergraduate degree in Criminology and Dispute Resolution from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2014. Her interest in social justice and mental health drew her to pursue a Master’s Degree in Social Work, which she received from Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois in 2016 . Tiffany has extensive experience working with different populations with a wide array of mental health and socio-economic issues. While working with the Department of Homeless Shelters; she provided outreach services, crisis intervention, risk assessment, safety planning and pyscho-education for families. Tiffany's training and experience has prepared her to provide individual, family and group counseling as well as crisis intervention to her patients. Additionally, she is well-versed in working with LGBTQ youth and their families. Her expertise lies in using creative interventions coupled with an eclectic therapeutic treatment approach to help patients achieve their goals of stress reduction, improved coping skills, communication, and self- esteem. Tiffany is a *CBT trained provider.

*EMDR = 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.

*CBT = Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. Its goal is to change patterns of thinking or behavior that are behind people’s difficulties, and so change the way they feel. It is used to help treat a wide range of issues in a person’s life, from sleeping difficulties or relationship problems, to drug and alcohol abuse or anxiety and depression. CBT works by changing people’s attitudes and their behavior by focusing on the thoughts, images, beliefs and attitudes that are held (a person’s cognitive processes) and how these processes relate to the way a person behaves, as a way of dealing with emotional problems.

Taina Perez, LMSW
Psychotherapist

Taina Perez, LMSW

Taina received her undergraduate degree double majoring in Sociology and Speech Communication from the State University of New York at Potsdam. She attended Fordham University School of Social Service where she completed her Master’s in Social Work. Throughout her educational years she developed an interest in resiliency in children exposed to trauma which lead to her studies in child development, the child welfare system and family dynamics. Specifically, teenaged children who experienced time in foster care.

Taina has over 10 years of experience in the social work field in various fields which include substance abuse, education and child welfare. She also has been working with clients of various ages from childhood to geriatrics. Her focus and specialty include child welfare, parenting skills and family coping skills. She has been employed at Administration for Children Services for 9 years and has gained critical crisis management skills. She has worked with various populations including at-risk youth, domestic violence survivors and child exposed to trauma. She has experience as a social worker conducting and running a teen group for Taina ensure to create a judgment free and understanding environment; where you can work through and tackle any issues and life challenges that happen in life. Taina’s focus and specialty includes child welfare policies, parenting and teenaged population. She holds a special interest in assisting everyone hone their resilience capabilities in order to conquer any situation they are in.

Taina is passionate and dedicated to her work and role as a social worker and the importance of empathy in any situation.

Karina Metelkin
Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Karina Metelkin

Karina Metelkin is a Clinical Mental Health Counselor whose skills include assessment, advocacy and treatment planning. She is a team player passionate about integrating behavioral health and collaborating with professionals in other areas. Karina is a Person-centered clinician enthusiastic about adapting alongside the needs of the client and providing evidence-based care strongly rooted in cultural competency.

Karina Metelkin is a Clinical Mental Health Counselor whose skills include assessment, advocacy and treatment planning. She is a team player passionate about integrating behavioral health and collaborating with professionals in other areas. Karina is a Person-centered clinician enthusiastic about adapting alongside the needs of the client and providing evidence-based care strongly rooted in cultural competency.

Prior to earning her Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The City University of New York, College of Staten Island, she had graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and a Minor in Biology. Her experience working in a Hematology and Oncology outpatient facility in New York for over 13 years propelled her passion of science and steered her into the helping field of therapy. Identifying as an immigrant and first generation Ukrainian-American, Karina’s goal is to promote acceptance and reduce stigma surrounding mental health issues within oppressed and marginalized groups.

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