Melinda earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at The Ohio State University. She then attended New York University when she earned her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree. While working toward her MSW, Melinda completed internships in case management and hospital settings with clients of diverse demographics. After completing her MSW, Melinda gained experience in an outpatient substance abuse clinic and an outpatient mental health clinic.
Melinda is presently employed full-time at Brooklyn Defender Services, a non-profit public defender agency, and part-time with NYConfidential Behavioral Medicine. Melinda works with clients as young as five, and specializes in treating mood disorders, interpersonal relationship issues, and problems with addiction. Melinda utilizes a variety of treatment modalities and interventions, tailored specifically to the client’s needs.
Maria Constantinou, MFT, MHC
Maria earned her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Fordham University and her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Hofstra University. Maria also has training and professional experience with substance abuse recovery counseling and play therapy work, and has certifications in both areas. Maria has worked in several sectors, including higher education, outpatient substance abuse recovery clinics, and with outpatient mental health clinics.
Maria works with child, adolescent and adult clients, and specializes in treating depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and co-occurring disorders, chronic illness issues, career path and workplace issues, and couple, marriage and family therapy. Maria primarily utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Skills, and Solution-Focused Therapy modalities and interventions, as well as Gottman approaches and Emotion-Focused Therapy skills. Maria integrates a wide variety of individual, systemic, and play therapy treatment models and interventions with genuine warmth, empathy, and support, and works collaboratively with clients toward achieving their goals.
Jenna Bogetti, MHC
Jenna gained her MS.eD. in Mental Health Counseling from Fordham University and holds a limited permit, working on hours towards licensure for New York State as an LMHC. She believes that the client-counselor relationship is the most important catalyst for change in the therapeutic experience and she tailors the work based on the clients’ objectives. The aim is to provide a safe environment in which collaboration causes growth, where the client feels comfortable not only opening up but being challenged to better themselves in many ways.
Jenna has experience working as a clinical counselor in a college setting, working with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder and a variety of other issues. Jenna works from a holistic standpoint and implements meditation, mindfulness and DBT techniques into her routine with clients. She has an eclectic approach when it comes to therapy and works to find the most successful strategy based on the clients unique set of plans, goals and experiences.
Samantha Silverberg, M.A.
Samantha received in Master's in psychology at the New School as well as a Master's in clinical psychology at La Salle University. Her passion in working with others has led her to her current pursuit of a doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Fielding Graduate University. She has specialized training in expressive arts therapies, trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and EMDR. Additionally, she has completed her certification in play therapy and has submitted for approval to become a Registered Play Therapist. She currently works part-time as a clinician at Mount Sinai Hospital's Parent-Infant Center conducting parent-infant dyadic therapy, as well as at GalalMD.
Samantha Silverberg specializes in working with individuals who have histories of complex and chronic trauma, including posttraumatic stress disorder. Additionally, she focuses on the treatment of mood, anxiety, co-occurring disorders, relationship difficulties, and chronic illness. She has spent the last several years working across a variety of populations, including victims of domestic violence and sexual assault including children and adolescents. Over the last four years, Samantha has focused on children, adolescents, and young adults. She currently serves individuals ages three and above through individual, family, and couples counseling. Samantha uses an integrative approach in treatment, focusing on a variety of modalities to meet the individual's needs, focusing on empathy and genuineness to make each client feel supported and heard. Samantha focuses on a psychodynamic framework however utilizes elements of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, play therapy, expressive arts therapies, as well as Solution-Focused Therapy interventions in order to help each client achieve their goals in treatment.