Sharon Grand, Ph.D. (President, Founder) opened her private practice in 2009, after spending over a decade practicing psychology in a variety of settings including hospitals, rehabilitation centers, crisis outreach, and schools, in both supervisory and clinical capacities. She is a medical expert for the office of Social Security and Disability, and specializes in the treatment of ADHD, parenting, depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationships, She is also a neurofeedback practitioner under supervision for certification.
Dr. Grand received her Bachelor's degree from SUNY Purchase and her Ph.D. from Auburn University. She attended internship at South Oaks Hospital and a post doctoral fellowship in Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation at Mt. Sinai. She has expertise in psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral therapy approaches, and utilizes both frameworks in her treatment.
Ginger Mencher, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 35 years experience providing clinical services in a variety of mental health settings. In addition, she has 30 years of experience in her role as a school social worker for the Wantagh Middle School. Ms. Mencher was the director of the Wantagh Parent Center for fourteen years and for twenty years offered parenting classes for parents of middle school children. She is highly experienced with helping parents deal with children or teens who are struggling or acting out. She also works extensively with individuals going through life changes, such as relationship issues, empty nest syndrome, and change or loss.
Michele Borget-De Vos, MA, LCSW-R is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as well as a Certified School Social Worker with more than 20 years of professional experience in a variety of settings. She specializes in the college-age population as well as therapy and parent training/support for school age children. In addition, she has expertise in working with families experiencing divorce, blended families, depression, anxiety, ADHD, stress and anger management, conflict resolution, social skills and self-esteem building. Ms. Borget-De Vos graduated with a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University in 1992 and obtained a second Masters degree in Social Work from Adelphi University in 1999. Her work incorporates a client-centered and goal-oriented perspective in a professional and supportive environment.
Sahar Younai, Psy.D. utilizes a holistic collaborative approach drawing from the disciplines of cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and positive psychology to enhance the lives of clients throughout the life span. She has extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and has worked in Elementary Schools, Colleges, Rehabilitation Facilities, and Community Mental Health Care Centers. She is dedicated to helping clients empower themselves to live their best possible life. Dr. Younai specializes in ADHD, ASD, Anxiety and Depression, and Sleep Disturbances. She also works with parents to assist with effective parenting strategies. As a licensed school psychologist, Dr. Younai is skilled in providing practical and easy to understand psycho-educational assessments to support IEP and 504 accommodations. Dr. Younai is is post-doctoral fellow on her final year prior to becoming a fully licensed clinical psychologist. She is a Post-Doctoral fellow at Wavelengths under the supervision of Dr. Sharon Grand.
Denise Wright, BCBA/LBA, is a licensed and Board Certified Behavior Analyst and is in the process of obtaining her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. Ms. Wright has worked for over a decade providing behavioral intervention for children and teens and also specializes in Parent Training. She works closely with the school systems and has expertise with supporting IEP and 504 plans. Ms. Wright is currently developing additional specialties in Woman's Issues, Mindfulness, Organizational Management, and College Transitions.
Joanna Suppa, LCSW-R earned her degree from Fordham University in 2008 with a specialization in clinical social work and a concentration in children and families. She has provided clinical treatment and field supervision through schools, agencies, and private practice. Her areas of expertise also include teens with anxiety, depression, or self-harm behaviors, and children with attention difficulties, acting out behaviors, and autistic spectrum disorders. Ms. Suppa also helps adults and parents deal with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, work related stress, family problems, trauma, and legal issues. She utilizes CBT as well as supportive, insight oriented therapies.
Max Egan is a Licensed Master of Social Work with a strong interest and background in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Neurofeedback. He received his Master's in Social Work from Stonybrook University, his BA from Emory University and advanced training in CBT from The Beck Institute. Max has experience in College and Public School Settings as well as private practice. He has a passion for holistic health and the role that neurofeedback and psychotherapy play in the healing process. He believes under the right conditions, each individual has the capacity to grow and he works to create a conducive environment to accomplish this goal. Max's specialties include Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Behavioral Issues and stress secondary to medical or health conditions.
Abra Walter, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist with over twenty five years of professional experience. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Yeshiva University. Dr. Walter completed an internship at Schneider (now Cohen) Children’s Hospital of Long Island Jewish Medical Center. She has worked in many different settings ranging from pre-school through geriatric, but especially enjoys working with women's issues. Dr. Walter utilizes an eclectic approach to treatment, believing that therapy needs to be as individualized as the people participating in it.
David Powers, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and EMDR therapist who specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, motivational interviewing and trauma sensitive treatment. He is devoted to providing client-centered care in warm and non-judgmental environment in which introspection and personal growth are possible. He has over 10 years of experience working with depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, ADHD, and trauma, including complex PTSD. Mr. Powers attended SUNY Stonybrook and continues his outpatient work with clients of all ages through Wavelengths and Catholic Health Services.
Dhara Shah, LMHC is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with an expertise in working with children and adolescents, especially those with with dual diagnoses. Ms. Shah focuses on building therapeutic rapport and using a person-centered approach to assist children and teens to overcome day-to-day challenges. Dhara's years of experience include work with ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorders, mood disorders, substance abuse, trauma, parenting, anger management, stress management, social issues, and self-esteem.
Kathleen Hurley, Ph.D. earned her School Psychology Masters degree from Adelphi University and her doctorate from St. John’s University. She has a diverse background in psycho-educational assessment including the identification of specific learning disorders, attention disorders, and executive functioning deficits. She has experience working with individuals ranging in age from preschool to adulthood, utilizing a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and a psychodynamic approach. Dr. Hurley specializes in working with individuals with autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, depression, panic disorder, stress, ADD/ADHD, and family problems. She has received advanced training at the Albert Ellis Institute in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and is trained and experienced with neurofeedback. Dr. Hurley provides individual, group, and family therapy and parent training. She is a post-doctoral fellow under the supervision of Dr. Sharon Grand and expects to be licensed in Spring of 2019.