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Long Island Team

 

 

Leann Thaw

Leann is an LMSW with specialized training and experience surrounding depression, anxiety, stress, transition, trauma and sex therapy/couples counseling. 

Leann graduated from Stony Brook University with a Master’s in Social Work and earned her Bachelors in Psychology. Mental health became a passion for Leann while she was volunteering as a Rape Crisis Counselor with VIB’s Long Island. Leann understands how detrimental a label can be and the importance of using strengths to break labels and encourage empowerment.

Since graduating, Leann has concentrated on sexual dysfunctions, trauma and it’s impact on intimacy/relationships. Leann is certified in completion of sexual education and healthy relationships for individuals and families with an intellectual disability. Leann has completed several hours of continuing education surrounding the topics of sexual anatomy and mental health. 

Along with being a Psychotherapist, Leann is also a professor teaching college level Psychology classes at Farmingdale University. Leann is passionate about the field of psychology and ensuring she is up to date on information pertaining to mental health.

Leann cares deeply​ about the negative impact’s depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and transitioning can have and she provides clients with education surrounding these areas and the tools to cope. Leann uses a holistic approach allowing clients to use their strengths to reach any goals set. Leann finds it very important for her clients to feel empowered and fill their toolbox with the tools needed to be used throughout the therapeutic process.

 

Linda Giammona, LMSW, MSW

 

Linda is a Licensed Master Social Worker with specialized training and experience in trauma, depression, anxiety, stress, anger management and grief counseling for individuals, families, and groups.  Linda has enjoyed helping our community caretakers - veterans, firefighters, police officers, healthcare providers and caregivers of the aging in place population – find a sense of peace and happiness in themselves and their relationships. She has worked in collaboration with first responders and their families for over 15 years and understands the culture, responsibilities, politics and pressures of the job along with the associated side effects on marriage, relationships, children, professional growth, and emotional and physical health. 

Linda views the therapeutic relationship as a collaborative one, working with clients to gain an understanding of themselves and their challenges. With a tailored plan of compassion, she is committed to providing a safe place for clients to feel comfortable and ready to help themselves move towards their goals. Trained in EMDR, CBT, DBT, Reiki, Mindfulness and Sound Therapy, her approach to treatment is eclectic, employing evidenced based techniques, healing therapies and genuine care for her clients. Perhaps most importantly, Linda has a way of making people feel positively positioned to affect change in their lives – with honest eyes, an open heart, and will to make it happen. 

 
 
 
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