Meet Our Therapists

  • Jean Behrens, LCSW-R
    Therapist

    Jean Behrens, LCSW-R is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who brings 28 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, children and families, from diverse backgrounds. Throughout her professional life she has worked in community mental health clinics, schools, and private practice settings and has extensive experience in the field of hospice care, facilitating bereavement groups for schools, hospices and other organizations across Long Island. Jean has led many workshops over the years with a focus on children’s bereavement issues and has worked closely with various school districts on Long Island, educating staff on the intricacies of loss - both expected and traumatic.

    Jean encompasses a strength-based, client-centered approach in her practice as a therapist and has a passion for empowering individuals. Jean pulls from a variety of treatment modalities to meet the specific needs of the individuals and families she works with.

    “Jeanie” is a highly skilled therapist and is known for her engaging personality, caring demeanor and quick wit. She is a deeply spiritual person and enjoys using a holistic approach to treatment, incorporating mindfulness/meditation and relaxation training into sessions. No matter what the age or circumstance of her clients, Jean creates space for an authentic therapeutic connection that leads to change and growth.

    Inherent in Jean’s work with those experiencing grief and loss, is the fundamental belief that people can incorporate their loss into a new phase of life, enabling them to carry the relationship and love of their lost one forward. Her clinical emphasis is on successful navigation of changed circumstances and relationships.

    Works With Adults, Adolescents, Children, and Families and Couples
  • Mary Alyce Rogers, LCSW-R
    Psychotherapist

    Mary Alyce Rogers is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in practice for over 20 years. She received her Masters of Social Work degree from Columbia University School of Social Work, and is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Her clinical experiences over the years are varied and include working in several different community and private counseling centers, residential and day treatment substance abuse and alcohol treatment programs where she served as the Program Director.

    Mary Alyce utilizes a strength-based approach that is holistic, eclectic and guided by the individual needs of her clients. She uses a variety of therapeutic interventions such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Havening for trauma, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). She has extensive experience working with issues surrounding anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma and addiction, grief and loss, infertility, pregnancy, new mothers, postpartum depression, family conflict, couples therapy, cancer, and chronic medical illness.

    Mary Alyce offers a warm, supportive, and gentle approach to the therapeutic relationship. She welcomes each new client with the respect and dignity that having the courage to take the first steps towards a healthier life deserves. Mary Alyce believes strongly in providing clients with a genuine, understanding, and supportive environment, as well as helping them develop skills that can empower them to make positive changes in their lives.

    Works With: Adults, Young Adults, Couples and Families
  • Joan Stong, LMSW, CASAC
    Therapist
    Joan Stong, LMSW, CASAC is a Licensed Master Social Worker and Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor, a graduate of Stony Brook University’s School of Social Welfare. She is an Adjunct Professor at Stony Brook University’s School of Social Work. Joan engages in frequent continuing education as she further strengthens her skills in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), trauma-informed and responsive therapy, family therapy and the policies that impact the delivery of services to the individuals she serves. Joan utilizes her years of experience in co-occurring mental health and addiction treatment providing therapy to children, adolescents, adults and their families in individual, family, and group therapy. She has worked extensively with those afflicted by mental health and substance use disorders, behavioral or emotional disturbances, family conflict, academic challenges, self-injury, LGBTQ, community link/resources.  Engaging clients in a therapeutic alliance built on warmth, respect, and empathy, Joan utilizes a holistic, strengths-based, empowering approach to address systemic and interpersonal issues faced by the individuals and families she serves.  Joan, also known as “Joanie”, has a compassionate and engaging manner that puts children, teens and families at ease. Joan strategically uses therapeutic interventions to help children and teens process difficult emotions and behaviors when they don’t have the ability to verbally express their thoughts and feelings. She has a considerable background working with children of all ages and provides ample support to the family system as a whole. Joan is passionate about helping individuals and families to thrive, and feels privileged to share in the lives of her clients. Works with: Adults, Adolescents, Children, and Families
  • Matthew Omlor, LMSW
    Therapist

    Matthew Omlor is a Licensed Master Social Worker. He obtained his undergraduate and graduate degrees in social work from Stony Brook University’s School of Social Welfare. He holds certifications in breathwork facilitation and Rapid Resolution Therapy for trauma, and continuously seeks training in the latest evidence based practices. He has worked in numerous facets of the behavioral health field and provides individual therapy to people affected by life adversities. Matthew is a vocal member of the local community, advocating for those in need of human services.

    Matthew practices from an eclectic perspective, with a strong emphasis on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, and mindfulness-based orientations. He has experience providing treatment to adults, young adults and adolescents afflicted by mental health disorders relative to anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma, grief, relationship conflicts, low self-esteem, academic struggles, substance abuse and adolescent and young adult issues. He strives to address his client’s needs through education, empathy, respect, and patience, while encouraging individuality.

    Matt can be described as authentic with a calm demeanor, putting those he works with at ease. He takes great pride in working with individuals and families to address their life challenges, gaining a clearer perspective and making long-lasting changes.

    Works with: Adults, Young Adults, Adolescents 15 and above
  • Devin Dreitlein, MHC
    Mental Health Counselor

    Devin Dreitlein, MHC, earned a BA in Psychology from Stony Brook University and her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from SUNY Old Westbury. She has experience providing therapeutic treatment in a variety of settings, including mental health clinics, residential treatment for eating disorders and private practice settings working with adults, children, adolescents and families.

    Devin brings a positive and person-centered approach to her clinical work while incorporating integrative and evidence-based interventions, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment Based, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Play Therapy and is trained in EMDR (Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing). She has experience serving those experiencing anxiety, depression, mood disorders, adjustment disorders, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), oppositional defiance disorder (ODD), substance use disorders, trauma related disorders (i.e. PTSD), eating disorders, personality disorders, separation/divorce, family conflict, and social skill issues

    In addition to her clinical background, Devin is also a certified Aromatherapist accredited though National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) and the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA). She is also a certified yoga instructor and Reiki Practitioner. Devin supports clients of all ages to achieve a mind-body connection, so they can move forward to release negative thoughts, limiting beliefs, patterns and traumas.  

    Devin can be described as warm and empathetic, fostering a positive environment while helping to empower her clients to gain tools for change. She believes everyone deserves a safe, non-judgmental space where they are able to move through obstacles and experience personal growth and healing. Devin helps her clients to become comfortable and confident in navigating life, thriving as their true authentic selves.

    Works with: Adults, Adolescents, Children, and Families
  • Dr. Stephen Taylor, PhD Supervising Clinician
    Supervising Clinician

    Dr. Stephen Taylor was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1988.  He earned his MA in School Psychology in 1990 and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Hofstra University in 1992. Dr. Taylor has been a licensed psychologist serving the Long Island community for 27 years.

    Dr. Taylor works full time in the Wantagh School District as a psychologist, where he started a special needs summer program. He also maintains a private practice in Wantagh and has been teaching future school psychologists at Adelphi University for the past 10 years.  

    Dr. Taylor speaks to parent groups on topics including anxiety, special needs programming, and peak performance in sports and attention. He provides services for special needs students and adults at local area camps.