Michael Eberlin, Ph.D., (Director)
After completing his undergraduate education at Rutgers, Dr. Eberlin obtained his doctorate in Clinical and School Psychology from HOFSTRA University in 1986, and was trained by leaders in cognitive and behavioral psychology. He has been licensed as a Psychologist and permanently certified as a School Psychologist for over 20 years. At Developmental Disabilities Institute, Dr. Eberlin supervised the Department of Psychology first in the Division of Children’s Services, and then in the Outpatient Diagnostic and Treatment Center. Dr. Eberlin has published important research in peer reviewed journals, has trained many young psychologists, and has extensive experience as a School Psychologist who sat on many CSE meetings and assisted teachers in many classrooms. He has served as an expert behavioral consultant to many school districts and agencies on Long Island. In addition, Dr. Eberlin practices effective supportive cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy and Psycho-diagnostic Assessment with adults and children. He is an expert in diagnosing and comprehensively treating children and adults with depression, anxiety, ADHD, the autism spectrum, and all behavior and adjustment problems. Dr. Eberlin works closely with children and parents using cognitive and behavioral methods that have been proven effective by valid research. He has years of experience dealing with schools, doing educational advocacy for patients. With couples and families, he uses an exciting, engaging cognitive behavioral technique that directly teaches communication, problem solving, compromise, and negotiation skills that improves couples' and families' abilities to get through difficult times and conflicts. Dr. Eberlin has worked comfortably and successfully with individuals of different ages, cultures, and economic backgrounds and takes pride in his ability to tailor treatment plans to the individual and family’s expressed needs. Dr. Eberlin is an avid dog lover and owns 4 Enghish Springer Spaniels. Patients are encouraged to bring their dogs to the office for their sessions and pet bereavement is another one of his specialties. For more information, click here: http://therapist.psychologytoday.com/36546.
Jonathan Grossman, LCSW (Consulltant)
Jonathan Grossman is a New York State licensed clinical social worker that earned a BA in psychology from Brooklyn College and an MSW from New York University. Mr. Grossman is a clinician with 19 years of highly concentrated mental health experience. His professional journey began in OMH certified residential treatment facilities for the severely and persistently mentally ill where he served as assistant program director. Subsequent experience included positions as program director, administrative supervisor and psychotherapist in various out patient mental health programs. This work included individual, family, group and martial psychotherapy with a diverse population diagnosed with a range of psychiatric disorders. Mr. Grossman has been an active member of NASW since 1991 and has attended numerous postgraduate workshops on a variety of disorders. Mr. Grossman is presently completing his certification as a Cognitive Therapist by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. He provides counseling to individuals struggling with sexual orientation, anxiety, depression, and other areas of maladjustment. Jonathan is sensitive, gentle, patient, and extremely accepting with a unique ability to provide unconditional positive regard for his patients while implementing an effective cognitive approach to problem solving.
Stuart Ibel, Ph.D., B.C.B.A. (Consultant)
Staffing the Broolyn office, Dr. Ibel is a Licensed Psychologist, Certified School Psychologist, and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. He obtained his undergraduate education from Long Island University, and his doctorate in Developmental Psychology from SUNY Stony Brook. While at Stony Brook, Dr. Ibel worked in the neuro-psychology labs of Dr's. Nancy K. Squires and Herbert T. Kaye. He also received pre and postdoctoral training and supervision in psycho-diagnostics and therapeutic intervention from Dr. Michael Eberlin, at Developmental Disabilities Institute. Dr Ibel co-authored peer reviewed articles in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology, the Journal of Sleep Research, and the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Dr. Ibel has maintained a private psychology and consulting practice since 1994, and has been Clinical Director of Challenge Early Intervention Center since 1998. He has many years experience working with children, adults and families from diverse backgrounds, employing empirically validated cognitive, cognitive-behavioral, and behavioral approaches. For more information, click here: http://therapist.psychologytoday.com/56513