Behavioral Health at the Monsey Family Medical Center, also called Project Ohr, encompasses a diverse array of subspecialties to help you and your loved ones. From rough patches in life to severe mental illness and everything in between, we have the staff qualified to help support you through the emotional challenges life throws our way.
Psychiatry Psychiatrists at Project Ohr provide medication support and management in conjunction with counseling. Psychiatrists are medical doctors who can prescribe medication and who are specially trained to understand the inner workings of the brain and how brain chemistry affects moods and emotional and behavioral health. Some psychiatrists are educated especially to treat children; individuals with addictions; and assist in crisis management.
Our staff psychiatrists at Monsey Family Medical Center are caring, compassionate doctors who work with children and teenagers; as well as adults. They can prescribe medicines, in conjunction with counseling, to help you and your loved ones feel better and get back on track.
Marriage and Family Counseling Marriage and Family Therapy explores the family or the marriage as a whole and engages everyone in the process of healing, and in helping to facilitate better communication for the future.
The professionals specializing in marriage counseling and family therapy at Monsey Family Medical Center have years of specialized training beyond general psychological issues. They have a unique insight into the way relationships and family systems work. They will help you and your loved ones get back to effective communication; learn healthy boundaries; and maintain love and respect for one another.
Child, Adolescent and Play Therapy The child and adolescent therapists at Monsey Family Medical Center’s Project Ohr see girls and boys ages three through eighteen. With sub-specialties in helping children through anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse and general life events in a variety of languages, our team of professionals are well-equipped to help the children and teens in your life stay mentally and emotionally healthy!
Adolescent Therapists are trained to address the special challenges this age group faces, including peer pressure, eating disorders, challenging emotions and behaviors, and life changes. Child and Play Therapists work with young children who have experienced life transitions, loss or trauma. Through play and nonverbal interaction, the therapist helps the child work through their emotions and feel more secure in a world that for them, has become unstable.
Individual Counseling If you’re here, you’re looking for help; and you’ve come to the right place! The therapists at Monsey Family Medical Center see you privately at your convenience. We are open late and on Sundays! Our individual therapists are trained to guide you through all of life’s challenges; whether it’s stress related to a job change or move; depression or anxiety that just won’t go away; or more complex and deep-rooted issues such as OCD, trauma, or addiction. We are here to help YOU get back on the road to emotional wellness.
It is estimated that AT LEAST one in four Americans experience a behavioral health issue at some point in their lifetimes. These may be related to a certain situation, or rooted in genetics which could indicate that more acute and longer-term care may be needed. It could be anxiety; depression; compulsive eating or gambling; or other personality-related needs. Regardless, you should never feel ashamed or embarrassed to enter individual therapy. it can help unlock a new lease on life for you and help give you the tools to improve interactions with others on a daily basis.
CMADC Behavioral Health Providers
Moshe Abramczyk, LCSW
Living in Lakewood and working in Monsey gives Moshe Abramczyk the opportunity to experience situations in each city from a fresh perspective. When people struggle with severe life stressors or difficult relationships, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. Moshe’s passion is empowering his clients to call upon their inner strengths to effectively overcome their challenges and lead healthy, confident lives. He connects with children, adults and families. Moshe recognizes that no approach is right for everyone, so he has been trained in multiple modalities including Relational Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, CBT, ACT, Play Therapy and EMDR. Moshe received his MSW degree from Long Island University in May 2011 and is licensed to provide Clinical Social Work in New York and New Jersey.
Gelly Asovski, LCSW-R
Gelly Asovski specializes in play therapy with Yiddish and English speaking children and tweens and does parent training as well. She also works with adolescents and adults using a variety of modalities. After graduating from NYU in Social work, Ms. Asovski trained in play therapy, sand tray therapy, thought field therapy, energy psychology, and DBT and received certification through Behavioral Tech. More recently, as of November 2012, She has been incorporating EMDR into her practice with wonderful results.
Hadar Baum, LMSW
Aviva Cohen, LMSW
Rivki Fink, LMSW
Mrs. Fink received her MSW from Wurzweiler and is licensed in NY state. She treats teenage girls over 16 and women of all ages and stages in life including relationship issues, loss and trauma as well as anxiety and depression. Her specialties include postpartum depression screening and treatment for women at risk in prenatal during pregnancy as well as postpartum, after delivery. She has given presentations on postpartum depression to educate, publicize and identify risk factors as well as treatments. Languages Spoken: English, Hebrew
Rabbi Aryeh Frankel, LCSW
Maria Guillen, LMSW
Yisroel Isaacs, LMSW
Yisroel Isaacs earned a Masters in Social Work from Touro College Graduate School of Social Work. He graduated with honors in 2013. Isaacs is a therapist, and the Behavioral Health Department Administrator at Community Medical and Dental Care. He previously served as Senior Case Manager/Entitlements Specialist at Ohel in Brooklyn, NY. He did internships at Areivim in Monsey, Rockland Psychiatric Center in Orangeburg, and United Jewish Council of the East Side in NYC. He is a NY State Mandated Reporter of Child Abuse/Neglect Maltreatment, and is Approved Medication Administration Personnel (AMAP) certified.
Yael Kahan, LCSW
Yael Kahan specializes in psychotherapy for adolescents and adults, tailoring her approach to each individual. Ms. Kahan’s work is focused on evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy, but she also incorporates other treatment modalities when appropriate . Yael works with each client to help them achieve their goals by getting them to identify, recognize, dispute, and eventually restructure those self-sabotaging, self-defeating beliefs, which lead to dysfunctional behaviors, and emotions. Ms. Kahan’s area of expertise is: Individual Psychotherapy, Family therapy , parenting skills , CBT, and DBT.
Hadassah Kaztow, LMSW
Sharon Kronenberg, LCSW
Sharon Kronenberg earned a Masters of Social Work degree with honors from Fordham University in 2007 and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in 2012. She has trained in various modalities including DBT, EMDR, Inner Child Therapy, CBT and Advanced Ericksonian Hypnotherapy. Sharon specializes in working with adults and couples experiencing depression, anxiety, grief and trauma.
Seymour Kushnir, MD
Mirel Orlofsky, LMSW
Esther Rothbaum, LMSW
Mrs. Rothbaum is a graduate of the Weryzweiler School of Social Work and holds a LMSW license from New York State. She is a Certified Family Trauma Professional working with children, teens, adults and seniors at CMADC for more than 10 years. Mrs. Rothbaum published her thesis on the topic of post traumatic stress, and depression in the elderly. She also co-authored the book “Times of Challenge” for Art Scroll Publications, which deals with medical challenges that people face on a daily basis. She has also written many articles on timely issues for the Advocate and presented at community workshops sponsored by CMADC. Languages Spoken: English, Yiddish and Hebrew.
Sophie Scheinberg, LMSW
Sophie Scheinberg earned a Masters of Social Work degree from Fordham Graduate School of Social Work in 2012. She is the recipient of the St. Peter Claver Valedictorian Award. She received DBT Intensive Training in 2014, and Licensure for Masters Level Social Work in January 2013. Her areas of expertise include normal and complicated grieving, trauma, sexual abuse, anxiety and depression, play therapy and family therapy. Scheinberg’s experience includes serving as a Social Worker at Satmar Girls School, and under CAPS Program Bikur Cholim Pupa Girls School.
Devora Schuck, LMSW
Devora Schuck is a licensed social worker specializing in working with children, teens and young adults. She provides treatment for anxiety, ADHD, adjustment disorders, depression and behavioral challenges. Ms. Schuck incorporates many therapeutic techniques into her work. They include, but are not limited to; ACT, CBT, Trauma Focused- CBT, Exposure therapy, Play therapy, Sand tray therapy and Psychodynamic counseling. Devora enjoys utilizing the appropriate modality to help each client achieve their goals.
Pearl Spira, LMSW
Tzipora Spira, LCSW
Tzipora Spira has an LCSW degree with over 12 years clinical experience, 7 years of which are at CMADC. She works with girls and women between the ages of 11 and 90. Ms. Spira’s specialties include treating for trauma, abuse, codependency, addiction, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, and adjustment disorders. She uses a combination of various treatment modalities including psychodynamic approach, CBT, DBT & IFS.
Malka Harris Susswein, LCSW-R
Ms. Susswein has been at CMADC for 13 years as a staff clinician and now as clinical director. She works with individuals couples and families from ages 12 and up. Ms Susswein supervises staff clinicians and teaches a skill building course to interns and new graduates as well as being part of the staff professional development process at CMADC. Her specialties include bereavement, depression, anxiety, adjustment to life issues, childhood trauma, and parenting.
Goldie Unger, LMSW
Zvi Weisstuch, MD
Gila Zelinger, LCSW-R
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