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Allen Hershman, PHD

Dr. Hershman holds Doctoral Degrees in both Education and Psychology. He is a retired Educator with ten New York State Education Department Certifications and is licensed to practiced Psychology in both New York and New Jersey. Specialties include Aviation, Forensic and School Psychology.

Dr. Hershman is a graduate of the US Army School of Aviation Medicine, Aero-Medical Psychology Program and The US Army Academy of Health Sciences. He is a Certified Instructor in Crisis Counseling Interventions, Terrorism and Disaster Response and Military Behavioral Health.

As a Citizen-Soldier, Major Hershman served as the Psychologist assigned to the Office of the State Surgeon, The State of New York, from 1995 through 2004. On September 11,2001, Major Hershman was caked to active military service. He led teams that provided psychological services for military and other uniformed and non-uniformed services at the World Trade Center and at other sites in the New York metropolitan area. He retired from military service on December 5, 2004, having served for extended periods since 1965.

Promoted by NY Governor George Pataki, LtCol Hershman was recalled to New York State Military Service in January 2005 and assigned to the Joint Command, Division of Military and Naval Affairs as Clinical Supervisor for JCERT (Joint Crisis Emergency Response Teams), Liaison to the 12th Training Institute and Officer in Command of the 244th Medical Clinic. LtCol Hershman was again honored with a Legislative Proclamation upon his final retirement from NY State Military Service.

During 2002 and 2003, as a Project Coordinator for Project Liberty (FEMA and NYSOMH) Dr. Hershman provided crisis counseling to thousands of New Yorkers recovering from the impact of 9/11. He is a frequent keynote speaker at public forums about Human Response to Terrorism, Mass Casualty Disaster and related post trauma issues.

Dr. Hershman maintains a private practice in New York and consults with agencies and corporations providing Disaster Response services, Veterans Behavioral Health Services and programs for individuals with Developmental Disabilities.

 

Christina Piche LCSW

After years in practice working with diverse populations, I’ve learned therapy should never be cookie cutter. That’s why I’ve dedicated my professional career to learning different treatment modalities that range from Supportive therapy to CBT for Pain and Insomnia to EMDR to Cognitive Processing Therapy. I’m also trained in formal structured child interviewing techniques as well as the Vista treatment modality for women who have used force in their relationships. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and my extensive experience and training is one of the many reasons why you could benefit tremendously from treatment with me.

 

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