• Dr. Jennifer Donnelly - Greenberg (Ph.D.) received her doctorate in
Clinical Psychology from St. John’s University. Dr. Donnelly-Greenberg
has experience working in a variety of settings including residential treatment
centers, group homes, counseling centers, and an outpatient mental health clinic. Additionally, Dr. Donnelly-Greenberg has experience providing
intensive outpatient therapy. Dr. Donnelly-Greenberg specializes in working
with patients who have been diagnosed with anxiety-based disorders,
obsessive-compulsive and related disorders (including body dysmorphic
disorder), conduct disorder, mood disorders, oppositional defiant disorder,
and ADHD. Dr. Donnelly-Greenberg’s doctoral research focused on
identifying subtypes of body dysmorphic disorder. Additionally, Dr. Donnelly-
Greenberg has experience working with families who are involved in the
child welfare system using trauma-informed care.
Using a warm and supportive approach, Dr. Donnelly-Greenberg works with children, adolescents, and adults to treat a wide variety of disorders using an individualized treatment plan that is tailored to each individual. Dr. Donnelly-Greenberg has an integrative approach that utilizes Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), as well as a variety of other approaches, when appropriate.
• Dr. Debra L. Johnson (Psy.D has been a school psychologist for the
NYCDOE for10 years,working with children with special needs. She started
her career as a teacher for D.75 with the NYCDOE in the 6:1:1 program. In
the intervening years, Debra also worked with a private foster care agency
where she remained for 15 years, until this past December. While there
she specialized in working with children who were traumatized, ages 3 to
22. Debra also worked for an adult mental health program for 4 years
(Institute of Community Living) after receiving her doctorate from Rutgers
and before returning to the NYCDOE.
Utilizing an eclectic approach to treatment, including components of cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, psychodynamic, and solution-focused models, her focus is on providing individualized treatment tailored to the client's unique needs. Despite therapeutic approaches used, she believes the most essential aspect of therapy involves establishing a trusting relationship between the therapist and client. Therefore, she works to create a therapeutic environment that emphasizes both her clinical skills as a therapist and compassionate, genuine, and empathetic nature as a person.
• Dr. Debra M. Failla (Psy.D.) is a licensed clinical psychologist, who received her doctoral degree from Yeshiva University’s Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology and her Bachelor’s degree, Summa Cum Laude, from Binghamton University. She completed her post-doctoral studies at New
York Presbyterian Hospital’s outpatient department where she worked with children, adolescents, and families. She ran parent and child groups as part
of the Children of Divorce program, assisting parents and children of
families in transition to cope with the pressures and stresses of a divorce,
and preemptively helping children adjust to the many changes as a result of
the separation or divorce. Dr. Failla completed her doctoral dissertation
examining the effects of divorce on children from a trauma perspective.
Dr, Failla has a wide range of experience, including individual, group, and
family therapy, and testing, across both inpatient and outpatient clinical
settings. Dr. Failla utilizes a cognitive-behavior therapy approach and
specializes in mood disorders, anxiety, stress management, and
relationship issues. She enjoys working with children, adults, individuals,
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• Dr. Marian Silverman (Psy.D.) is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience treating children and families. Dr. Silverman has a Master’s Degree in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University. During the past 20 years Dr. Silverman has been a Supervising Psychologist and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. While at Albert Einstein College of Medicine at their Early Childhood Center, Dr. Silverman developed a grant-funded program for children and their families who have been exposed to traumatic events. She provided treatment and support both in the office and the community. This innovative program addressed the needs of all family members, not just the child, and helped improve the functioning and well being of the family as a whole. Dr. Silverman also played an active role in a variety of coalitions - consisting of pediatricians, nurses, lawyers, educators and administrators - to facilitate positive changes within child focused services.
Dr. Silverman has an eclectic style that is flexible, supportive and non-judgmental. Her expertise includes a wide range of populations including children from birth to five; latency age children with developmental and behavioral challenges; adolescents with emotional issues; parents needing support and skill building, as well as adults and couples experiencing challenges during life transitions. Some of her specialty areas include: adjustment disorders, such as children of divorce and young adults experiencing challenges while attending college or post graduation; couple’s therapy; school consultations; early childhood trauma; adult trauma; bereavement as well as reflective supervision. Dr. Silverman uses a variety of approaches such as supportive relationship based treatment; trauma informed treatment; child parent psychotherapy; cognitive behavioral therapy and emotionally focused therapy for couples. Dr. Silverman is able to adjust her approach according to the needs of her clients and she enjoys working with individuals across the life span from birth to adulthood.
• Dr. Lynn Seskin (Psy.D.) is a licensed Clinical and School Psychologist, dedicated to cultivating a positive and compassionate therapeutic alliance with her clients, as individuals, couples, families, or in groups. Her approach is collaborative and solution focused in providing her clients with useful problem solving and coping skills toward reaching their goals. Her clinical training and skills include psycho-educational assessment, individual, couples, family, and group therapy. She completed her first Masters in Psychological Services and one year of post-Masters training in Marriage and Family Therapy at Kean University. Dr. Seskin earned her second Masters of Science in Education and her Psy.D. in School and Clinical Child Psychology from Pace University after completing her clinical training at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center’s Disruptive Behavioral Disorders Clinic and school psychology internship at The School at Columbia University. Dr. Seskin’s postdoctoral work was completed as a school psychologist in a NYCDOE specialized high school for troubled teens recently released from incarceration and at The Rebecca School, supporting teaching staff and students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families. Her research with parents and their children with Autism Spectrum Disorders culminated in the publication of her 2010 article “Attachment and Autism: Parental Attachment Representations and Relational Behaviors in the Parent-Child Dyad” published in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.
Dr. Seskin’s professional experience also includes providing diagnostic assessment, psychotherapy, and clinical supervision across a broad range of settings, including a college counseling center; elementary, middle, and high schools; hospital outpatient clinics; an adult daycare program; and a nursing and rehabilitation center. Dr. Seskin’s research and clinical interests also include the increasing number of children and parents struggling with high conflict divorce and parental alienation. Dr. Seskin welcomes working with children, adolescents and adults of all ages, including couples and families.