Eva Dolgin, LMSW 

Child and Family Therapist


Specialties and Focus: Adolescents, adults, anxiety, depression, mindfulness, trauma, relationship issues, LGBTQ+


Eva is a Licensed Master Social worker who received her MSW from Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Services. She has 16 years of experience engaging adults, children, adolescents, and families through counseling, advocacy, education, and social service program management. She specializes in working with teens and adults struggling with with anxiety and depression, trauma survivors, those impacted by relationship and family abuse and LGBTQ+ adolescents. Eva’s years of experience has offered her opportunities to work one-on-one with individuals, with families, and with groups.

 Eva is a kind and warm clinician who believes in the power of forging safe, empathic connections with her clients. These relationships based in respect, trust, valuing and care, help pattern future relationships, be they with family, friends, peer groups, or partners. Grounded in strengths-based, positive youth development, trauma-informed care, Eva utilizes various modalities to best meet the needs and goals of those she works. Also a certified yoga teacher, she believes strongly in the healing power of the breath and knows our bodies have infinite ways to hold our pain, our fear, our disconnections, and our past traumas. Because of this, she feels keenly the importance of listening to and connecting with one’s body, mind and spirit. Her goal and hope when working with clients is that they feel seen, heard and valued for who they are now, who they have been, and who they want to be.

 


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Jamie Manning, LMSW

Child and Family Therapist


Specialties and Focus: Early childhood, adolescents, anxiety disorders, depression, learning and attention issues, ADHD, behavior, parenting.


Jamie Manning is a Licensed Master Social Worker and Certified School Social Worker who received her Masters degree from NYU School of Social Work. Jamie has over 26 years of experience working with children and their families in a variety of settings. For the past 14 years she has worked as a school social worker with students who struggle with a multitude of emotional concerns and cognitive disabilities. Her students experience issues related to mood disregulation, ADHD, mood disorders, Depression, Anxiety disorders, conduct disorder, Oppositional Defiance Disorder and other psychiatric issues. Jamie is extremely knowledgeable in the special education IEP process. 

 Jamie is a compassionate, empathic and dedicated clinician who uses practical and solution based therapy to support her clients. She has excellent knowledge in understanding each individuals cognitive abilities. Jamie develops a trusting relationship with her clients to  assist them in coping with the issues that are preventing them from reaching their maximum potential. Her calm and non-judgmental attitude allows her clients and their families to feel understood, validated and cared for so that a positive relationship is established and treatment goals are achieved. 





Marisa Kuropatkin, LMHC

Child and Family therapist

Specialties and Focus: Early childhood, adolescence, adults, anxiety disorders, depression, grief and loss, crisis intervention, mood disorders, adjustment disorders, parenting

 Marisa Kuropatkin received her master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Long Island University and is now a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.  Marisa has over 15 years experience working with children and adults in various therapeutic settings.  In addition to In-Home LCSW, Marisa was an employee for United Hospice of Rockland for 10 years as the Director of Bereavement services.  Marisa works with children, families and adults as they navigate feelings of anxiety, loss and depression and uses their strengths to help them develop appropriate coping skills.   Marisa is also a therapeutic horseback riding instructor, working with children and adults who have various abilities in order to achieve a skill set necessary to ride a horse. 

Marisa utilizes a variety of treatment modalities, which best suit the needs of her clients, in order to reach their treatment goals.  Marisa believes in the importance of parent education and family involvement throughout the therapeutic process.  Marisa’s empathy, knowledge and experience allows the client to feel supported as they work to achieve their goals and reach their fullest potential. 

 





Kristan Gallo-Bridges, LMSW, MBA

Child and Family Therapist 



Specialties and Focus: Early childhood, adolescents, young adults, adults, families, parenting, anxiety, depression, loss/grief, trauma informed care, creative art therapies, and mindfulness.


Kristan Gallo-Bridges, LMSW is a Licensed Master of Social Worker, who earned her master’s degree from Fordham University Graduate School of Social Services. Kristan’s additional degrees include an MBA in Health Care and BA in Medical Anthropology/Health and Society.


Kristan has 20+ years in mental health and wellness empowering others through pyscho-education, training, and curriculum development. She has a comprehensive background in working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families in one-on-one and group formats. She is a certified rape crisis counselor and has experience working with families of domestic violence. Kristan is certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Neuromuscular Integrative Action (NIA). She emphasizes the importance of listening to one’s body and engaging one’s senses. Kristan is dedicated to creating an experience of safety and connection that we all need to thrive.

 Kristan engages clients in a holistic, attuned, and creative way. She understands the client’s needs and collaboratively overcomes challenges by focusing on the whole person; their strengths, living environment, familial relationships, cultural, and community supports. Her integrative creative arts approach supports self-awareness and expression of feelings. Kristan’s attunement to each unique client facilitates working together to discover and enhance their potential to live a healthy and meaningful life.


Silvia Henry, LMSW

Child and Family Therapist


Specialties and Focus: Early childhood, adolescents, young adults, adults, anxiety disorders, adjustment disorders, ADHD, ASD, sensory integration disorder, behavioral issues, parenting, family impact of trauma and domestic violence, and divorce.

Silvia Henry is a Licensed Master Social Worker and Family Resource Coordinator. She received her Masters Degree from Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Texas. Silvia has over 15 years of experience working with children and families in a variety of settings, and has two grown children of her own. She is bilingual in English and Spanish and works in a school setting supporting children who struggle with social and emotional difficulties, behavioral issues and cognitive disabilities. Her students present with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, ADHD, a history of trauma, mood dysregulation and autism spectrum disorders. Silvia has received extensive training in sensory integration disorder and is extremely knowledgeable in the special education IEP process. She is certified as a rape crisis counselor and has extensive experience working with families struggling with the impact of domestic violence.

Silvia utilizes a strengths based approach combined with CBT and a solution focused approach to support clients in their healing journey. She works with clients to help them gain confidence and develop positive strategies they can continue to utilize for ongoing success. Silvia’s warmth, compassion and the ability to empathize immediately help clients feel heard and supported. As the client quickly gains trust, they begin to see progress. Silvia’s years of experience both as a professional and as a parent of grown children, provides clients with both clinical expertise and a wealth of knowledge and understanding of how to navigate life’s challenges.

 

 

 

 








Anne Ferrara, LMSW

Child and Family therapist

Specialties and Focus: Early childhood, adolescence, anxiety disorders, adjustment disorders, divorce, ADHD, behavioral issues, parenting, mindfulness. 

Anne Ferrara graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Siena College in 2006, at which time she began her graduate program at SUNY Albany and received her Master’s Degree in Social Work. Anne is a licensed social worker with 13 years of experience in working with children and families in various clinical settings.  Anne’s experience includes in home prevention services in New York City, in-home therapeutic services for children and adolescents involved in the child welfare system in Connecticut, and most recently clinically supporting adolescents in an after school setting. Throughout her time working in these various settings, Anne has developed the ability to understand the importance of supporting not just the child, but the family as a whole.

Anne has extensive experience working with children and youth demonstrating behavioral and/or social-emotional difficulties including, but not limited to, Depression, Anxiety, Attachment issues, and those with a history of trauma.  She has significant experience in family treatment and providing psycho-education to the parent and family members involved in the therapeutic process.  Anne values the importance of using a strengths based approach and works to quickly build trust with her clients to provide the support needed to fulfill their goals. 

 

 

Kristin O'Rourke, LCSW

Owner, Child and Family therapist

 Specialties and focus: Early childhood, anxiety disorders, adjustment disorders, ADHD, behavioral issues, divorce, anger management, parenting, women's health. 

 
Kristin O'Rourke graduated in 2005 from New York University with her Masters degree in Social Work and is now a New York State licensed Clinical Social Worker and certified School Social Worker. She has over 17 years of experience working with children and their families in various therapeutic settings. Kristin has worked as a home based Behavioral Specialist, a private child and family therapist and was employed for seven years as a NYC School Social Worker. She has extensive experience working with children and adolescents with anxiety disorders, depression, ADHD, anger management issues, emotional disturbances and behavioral disorders such as Oppositional Defiance Disorder and Conduct Disorder. In her newest venture, Kristin has published her first children's book, There's a Bully in My Brain, for children struggling with anxiety, fear and feelings of self-doubt. Click here for more details.

In 2013, after the birth of her second child, Kristin left her job as school Social Worker, opened In-Home LCSW, PLLC and began offering services to children and families in Rockland County. She quickly learned that there was a great local need for mental health services and decided to hire more clinicians to better support families in the county. In the fall of 2016, In-Home LCSW began offering office based services and continues to grow each year.

Kristin utilizes various treatment modalities in her sessions but follows a cognitive behavioral and solutions focused approach with most of her clients. She is warm, kind and compassionate and works very hard to create therapeutic relationships in which children and their families feel comfortable, safe and respected. Kristin believes in involving parents greatly in the therapeutic process. She maintains ongoing communication with parents through email, phone calls and face to face meetings. She believes that a child will truly be successful in therapy if the whole family is supportive and involved.



Michelle Cestaro, LMSW

Child and Family Therapist


Specialties and Focus: Early childhood, adolescents, young adults, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, behavioral issues, developmental disabilities, substance abuse, truancy, trauma


Michelle Cestaro graduated in 2013 from New York University with her Masters in Social Work and is currently a New York State licensed Master Social Worker.  While working towards her clinical license, Michelle has also obtained her provisional School Social Worker Certification.


She has over 7 years of experience working with children and families of multicultural backgrounds in various therapeutic settings. Michelle has worked both as a case manager and therapist for children with developmental disabilities, and behavioral challenges in homes, schools, and juvenile detention centers within New York State. Throughout her various jobs, she has gained experience working with children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder, social-emotional disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, ADHD, PTSD, anger management issues, emotional disturbances, and behavioral disorders such as Oppositional Defiance Disorder and Conduct Disorder.


Michelle utilizes various treatment modalities in her sessions but follows both Dialectical Behavior and Cognitive Behavior therapies. Michelle strives to meet each client where they are at in a kind, and compassionate manner to create a therapeutic alliance with both the child and their family. Michelle ensures families feel validated, comfortable, safe and respected to ensure growth and to create solutions. Michelle believes in a holistic approach to not only work with the child but includes other involved parties in the therapeutic process. Communication with parents is always an ongoing process through email, phone calls and face to face meetings to ensure continued support and connections.


Rebecca de Simone, LMSW

Child and Family Therapist

Pamela Kromar, LCSW

Adolescent Supervisor

Child and Family therapist

Specialties and focus: Adolescence, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, adjustment disorders, self harming behaviors, body focused repetitive behaviors.

Pamela Kromar received her Master’s Degree from Fordham University’s  Social Work Program and has over 17 years of therapy and social work experience, with which she has helped others successfully cope with stresses in their daily lives.  Throughout her career, Pamela has worked with children, teens, adults, and families, and has been able to implement a solution based approach that has empowered her clients to reach their fullest potential. Pamela has worked in a multitude of different clinical environments, from hospitals to patient’s residential homes. She has successfully treated patients with various diagnosis' such as depression, mood disorders, various anxiety disorders, grief and loss, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, ADHD and Oppositional Defiance Disorder. She is the Adolescent Supervisor for In-Home LCSW. 

Pam believes that the key goal for every patient’s relationship is the development of a mutual trust between therapist and individual. With her wealth of experience and empathy for others, she is able to work closely with children and their families to create a customized treatment plan in order to reach their desired goals.


 

 

In-Home LCSW, PLLC

Mental health services for children, women and families

Call Us:  917-597-9270

Specialties and Focus: Early childhood, adolescents, adults, anxiety disorders, trauma, grief and loss, mood disorders, sexuality, self harming behaviors.


Becca de Simone is a Licensed Master Social Worker who received her BSW from Marist College in 2005 and MSW from the University of Connecticut in 2006.  She has 13 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults and has worked with diverse groups through direct clinical work, education, training, and program management. In her work experience, Becca has supported children, teens and women struggling with anxiety disorders, depression and trauma through treatment modalities focused on a strengths-based and cognitive behavioral approach.  
Becca is a kind and compassionate clinician, who believes in the power of connection, empathy, and trust.  Her goal as a therapist is to offer non-judgmental support where each client feels emotionally and physically safe, respected, and comfortable to share their thoughts, experiences, and reactions with her.  She brings warmth, humor, and compassion into her social work practice and values the collaborative process with individuals and families.



Sheila Cory, LCSW

Child and Family Therapist


Specialties and focus: Early childhood, adjustment difficulties, behavioral challenges, special needs, anxiety, grief and loss, parenting, family dynamics
Sheila graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Siena College and a Masters degree in Social Work from New York University. She is an LCSW with over 20 years experience counseling and supporting families of children from birth through adolescence. Sheila has worked in various educational settings, providing support to both the general and special education populations. She has worked for 13 years in private homes supporting families through the transitions of early childhood. She has taught children and families the importance of social emotional learning as well as helped families to integrate positive behavioral management into daily life.
She has experience with children whose needs vary from everyday adjustment difficulties or shifting family dynamics, to those navigating the world with multiple diagnosis or disabilities. Sheila has worked extensively with families to support them as the best resources for their own children’s positive mental health. She works from a strengths based perspective and is supportive and encouraging of parents as the true experts in their children’s well-being.

Madeleine (Maddy) Shair, LCSW

Child and Family Therapist


Specialties and Focus: Adolescents, young adults, adults, family dynamics, parenting, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, adjustment disorders, behavioral issues, anger management, sexuality, relationships, academic challenges, bereavement, trauma, mindfulness


Madeleine (Maddy) Shair is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Fordham University. Maddy has over 20 years of experience working with youth and families in community and school-based settings. She has extensive experience working with young people who present with complex academic and social-emotional needs, including anxiety, depression, mood dysregulation, behavioral disorders, self-harming behaviors, anger management, identity and sexuality, bereavement, trauma, and academic/school related challenges.


Maddy is competent in providing individual, family, and group therapy, trauma and crisis counseling. Maddy utilizes a variety of therapeutic treatment modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused treatment, psychodynamic therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness techniques.

Maddy utilizes a strengths-based approach, and helps clients identify positive coping techniques. She believes in the power of connection, and provides support, encouragement, and psychoeducation to both the client and their families.

Maddy is a warm and compassionate clinician, who strives to provide a safe and engaging space to help clients feel empowered and reach their desired goals. Maddy believes in the importance of the therapeutic relationship and encourages parents and caretakers to maintain ongoing communication and involvement regarding their child’s therapy.