Kristi A. DeName, BCB, EMDR-II, LMHC
Clinical Practice Consultant | Licensed Mental Health Counselor
BCIA Board Certified in Biofeedback | Level II trained by EMDR Institute, EMDRIA approved
Art & Play Therapy | Lynbrook & Manhattan Offices
Kristi is licensed in mental health counseling (LMHC) and continues to see clients alongside management of the practice. Kristi has been published on Psychcentral.com, has assisted Susan with research in bio/neurofeedback as well as various presentations, facilitates Creative Healing workshops, has taught for Biofeedback Resources International, and is trained in Eye-Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy for trauma and anxiety with both children and adults. Her approach combines neuro-behavioral and mindfulness training with cognitive therapy. Kristi works with her clients to unravel and process through any past conflicts or heaviness that can prevent them from moving forward freely. The bio/neurofeedback and mindfulness training then allows the client to feel more confident with their present behaviors and choices. EMDR is a suitable and research-based treatment for those who feel bound or "stuck" by their trauma and/or symptoms. Kristi also utilizes the techniques of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), play (including sand tray) and art therapy and works with children and adolescents as well as adults. She feels inspired by each and every one of her clients and is honored to be a part of their growth and journeys.
Annie Jan, MS, MHC
Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Counselor | Lynbrook Office
Annie currently holds a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the City University of New York's Queens College. During her undergraduate career, she served as a peer counselor and coordinator for the Queens College Peer Counseling Program. During her graduate years she interned at college counseling centers and adult day treatment programs. She is currently working towards her NYS License in Mental Health Counseling, and seeing clients weekly. Her approach is solution-focused to help her clients achieve their goals.
Kim Levin, RN, BCB
Biofeedback Clinician | Lynbrook Office
Kim earned her BSN from Molloy College. Since then she has spent the majority of her time working with cardiac patients. It was while working in cardiac care that Kim first identified that there was a need for a modality or a process that would allow patients to become partners in their own care and wellbeing. Yet, it wasn't until a few years ago when facing medical issues of her own and that of her family that Kim recognized firsthand, Biofeedback is exactly that modality. Kim's knowledge has expanded tremendously working as a clinician under the supervision of Susan Antelis this past year. Kim's professional mission is to help clients who suffer from any number of debilitating conditions find the power within themselves to establish physiologic change and healing, utilizing various biofeedback techniques. Kim is currently earning her NP in Psychiatry from Stonybrook University.
Sean Peters, BA, BCB, BCN
Biofeedback Clinician & qEEG Brain Mapping | Lynbrook & Affiliated Office/Babylon Location
Sean has earned his bachelors in Psychology from Florida Atlantic University with a minor in Sociology. During his undergraduate studies he assisted in two direct independent studies with Professor Sang Hong; Gender Differences in Perception of Facial Expressions, and Radial Bias for Orientation and Direction of Motion Modulates Access to Visual Awareness During Continuous Flash Suppression. Sean is highly interested in the cross-over between behavioral experiences and traditional talk therapy. He will continue his studies to obtain his Master's in Mental Health Counseling. Sean is also trained in conducting qEEG Neurofeedback Brain Mapping assessments which further guides and enhances our individualized treatment plans.
Cindy Smalletz, M.S., M.A.
Biofeedback/Neurofeedback Practitioner/ Manhattan Office location
Cindy comes from a background of education, technology, and narrative medicine. She is one of the first graduates of the Columbia University Narrative Medicine Master's program with an M.S. in Narrative Medicine. She also holds an M.A. in Instructional Design and Technology. While studying and teaching narrative medicine, she also worked for the Center for New Media Teaching and Learning at the Columbia University Medical Center where she focused on purposefully merging technology and education for students, faculty and research grants. She is currently enrolled at Columbia for a third Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy and is preparing to take her Board Certification exam in Biofeedback. By bringing together narrative medicine with education, healing and technology, she plans to change healthcare around the world through better training, communication, self-awareness and empathy.
Vandana Samuel, BA
Lynbrook Office/ Garden City Office
Vandana attended CW Post LI University, majoring in counseling psychology. She has a specialty in guided meditation, yoga and is working toward her BCIA Board Certification in Biofeedback.
Christina DiBernardo, MS, MHC
Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Counselor | Lynbrook Office/ Garden City Office
Christina is working towards both her full Mental Health License as well as her BCIA Board Certification in Biofeedback. She is a graduate of St Johns University's Counseling Program with honors and has experience with a variety of populations and issues.
Gaetano Serra, MA, MHC
Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Counselor | Lynbrook Office/Affiliated Office/Babylon Location
Guy has experience witih a variety of populations and employs a Cognitive Behavioral approach to therapy.