About Us

 

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Melissa Visconti, LMHC

Melissa Visconti, MS, LMHC is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has been in practice since 2010. Melissa has her Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies from St. John’s University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Michigan State University.  She also graduated with distinction with her Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Hofstra University.  Before devoting her time to private practice, Melissa worked in several local Mental Health clinics helping adolescents and adults with a range of mental health issues.

Currently, Melissa works with a variety of adolescents and adults who struggle with issues such as depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, self-esteem, body image, and eating disorders.   In providing treatment, Melissa conducts individual, family, group and marriage therapy.  Melissa implements cognitive-behavioral techniques, motivational interviewing, DBT skills, and takes a holistic approach to helping others deal with troubles in their lives.  She often works in collaboration with other professionals to help provide the best care and solutions for her clients.

Melissa has participated in Mental Health conferences and seminars. She was a presenter at the American Mental Health Counselors Association Conference discussing body image and adolescents.  Melissa is affiliated with the American Mental Health Counselors Association.

 

 

Jennifer Bruno, LMHC

Jennifer Bruno is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who treats a diverse clientele. She has worked in many different settings including; school, substance abuse, mental health clinics, in home children intervention services and private practice. In addition to serving all ages, Jennifer believes it is important to collaborate with the client to find out what it is you want to gain from attending therapy so that goals could be attained while facing life’s challenges. She is there to support you and help you reach these goals by providing coping skills and tools that are suited for your personal needs. Sometimes life may seem overwhelming and you may need additional support outside yourself. Jennifer assists in making positive changes in a non-judgmental, confidential and safe environment. It is a place for self discovery to explore feelings, thoughts and learn about who you are.

Allison Milana-Trinka, MSEd

Allison holds a limited permit to practice as a mental health counselor. Allison earned her M.S.Ed from Fordham University in Counseling and Personnel Services and recently completed an advanced certificate in clinical mental health counseling from Long Island University. In addition to working with adult clients Allison has held various roles supporting children, adolescents, and young adults and is trained in career counseling and college planning. Fred Rogers said “When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.” Allison believes that we all have complex feelings and sometimes we need help to express and manage our emotions. Allison works with her clients to help them increase their emotional intelligence and to learn tools for managing life’s stressors so that they can lead healthier, happier lives.

Christopher Giglio, Intern/Office Assistant

Christopher Giglio is a graduate of St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School in West Islip, NY, and is currently attending St. John’s University in Queens, NY.  He is heading into his Junior year, and majoring in Criminal Justice. Chris is currently working as an intern and assistant for the office.  He is responsible for reminding all patients of their appointments, alongside aiding Melissa with the process of insuring that all patients are effectively and efficiently cared for.  Chris is a strong promoter of teamwork and feels that it is necessary in order to achieve success.  Chris has been working with Melissa since November of 2017 and they have proven to be a strong duo ever since.  Through his dedication and hard-work, Chris always strives to make executive decisions based on the patient’s best interest.  He looks forward to meeting with more patients and assisting them in any way possible!