Our Team Members

Theresa Revans-McMenimon, LMFT, LMHC

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LMHC

Through improving our ability to communicate, we strengthen the bonds in our relationships. First, we must engage in honest, self-reflection by examining and distinguishing our needs and wants. Once we have gained greater self-awareness, we can then focus on communicating with our partners and family members through respectful talking, listening, and reflection. It is through improved understanding that we create fertile ground for growth and development. Support groups are provide for high school and college students with disabilities and parents of special needs children. As both a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Mental Health Counselor I provide therapy to individuals, couples, and families. In addition, I completed training as a family specialist in LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities) through WIHD (Westchester Institute for Human Development) and New York Medical College. In my 24 plus years of experience, I have counseled individuals, couples, and families regarding communication issues. I am trained in the areas of special needs, transition, college and careers. I am the creator of Transition Boot Camp that was featured in The Journal News and Arclight Magazine.

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Suzanne Leonard

Extern

Suzanne Leonard has her limited permit as a graduate extern from Mercy College. She holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Behavioral Science, along with a Masters of Science Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Suzanne started as a graduate student intern at FRMH in 2017 and is currently continuing to work towards obtaining her license as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Suzanne’s training and knowledge consists of a wide range of contemporary models in both Family and Couples Therapy. She is familiar with both clinical assessment and psychopathology of troubled families, assessment and intervention with the larger system with which families interact and the prevention of emotional problems arising from domestic violence, illness, unemployment and the court system. Suzanne has experience working with a variety of clients including couples, individuals, families and groups that focus on providing support. Suzanne currently helps those who are in need of assistance as a result of trauma, anxiety, depression and low self-esteem. Suzanne’s goals are to help her clients find their own voices while in therapy and rediscover their ability to gain confidence within themselves to lead a happy and healthy life beyond their internal struggles.

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Judy Elkins

Social Worker

Judith Elkin, LMSW, is a grief therapist associated with the Northeast Counseling Center in Poughkeepsie since 1997. She is a graduate of Vassar College and the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University. After 9/11, she served as a staff member of Project Liberty, organized by FEMA to assist bereaved and traumatized individuals and families in the counties surrounding New York City. She serves on the Ethics Committee of Vassar Brothers Medical Center, and on the boards of the NYS Society of Clinical Social Workers and Spring Lake Ranch, Cuttingsville, VT. She is a member of ADEC, the Association of Death Education and Counseling.

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Arlin Roy, LCSW

Social Worker

After graduating from Goddard College, Arlin Roy attended the Martin Luther King, Jr. School for Social Change and graduated from the Stevens-Gesner Project to Prepare Candidates for the Unitarian Universalist Ministry. He received Pastoral Care, Pastoral Psychotherapy, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Group Psychotherapy certificates from Blanton-Peale Institute, a Master of Social Work degree from Yeshiva University, and a Certificate in Supervision of the Psychoanalytic Process from the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health. Rev. Roy taught and supervised for fifteen years at Blanton-Peale Institute in New York City, a postgraduate psychotherapy training institute, and is Co-Director of Northeast Counseling Center and past President of the Foundation for Religion and Mental Health. In addition to being a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work Rev. Roy is a Clinical Fellow in the American Association of Marital and Family Therapy, a recognized Psychotherapist with the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, and has Full Fellowship in Unitarian Universalist Parish and Community Ministries. Rev. Roy has published in popular periodicals and professional journals ranging from The New York Times and Critical Mass to Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, Journal of Religion and Health, and Group: Journal of the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society.

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Dr. Martin Vigdor, PhD

Psychologist, LCSW , BCD

I am a clinical psychologist with over 45 years postdoctoral experience working with a broad age range of people. The individuals, couples and families I work with present many different needs, issues and life problems, all bothersome enough to prompt a call for help. For many people, recognizing a need for help is a very difficult thing to do, and calling for help can be an act of sheer courage. With my training in clinical, school and social psychology and my long work experience in many different settings, I try to serve as a resource to people who call, to make them feel safe exploring their problems and emotions, and to encourage steps they may take in meeting life challenges. My approach is nonjudgmental and my knowledge of family dynamics and community and organizational systems is an asset I bring to this process. If you are struggling with a life or relationship issue that is interfering with your sense of well-being, please feel free to contact me.

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Laraine Heitzer

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Bob Beverly, M. Div.

Pastoral Counselor

Bob Beverley is a psychotherapist in the mid-Hudson valley of New York State, USA. He has written How to Be a Christian and Still Be Sane and The Secret Behind the Secret Law of Attraction (with Kevin Hogan, Dave Lakhani, and Blair Warren). Bob is available for motivational speaking, consultation, and psychotherapy. Bob is also the leader of a unique, life-changing experience called THE M GROUP. Bob has written several ebooks including: How to be Wildly Successful Even If You Know You Are A Loser, Get Books! Get Wisdom!, The Power of Fear, and The Core. These books contain short-cuts to wisdom and success. Bob shares insights that will stretch anyone to a bigger, happier, more loving life. For more information click on the Books link to the left. Bob is a native of New Brunswick, Canada. He graduated with a degree in philosophy and English Literature from Gordon College, Wenham, Mass. He spent a junior year abroad at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He received a Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. Bob received a Certificate in Psychotherapy and Marriage and Family Therapy from the Blanton-Peale Graduate Institute in New York City in 1991.

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Doris Bertocci, LCSW –R

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD

I view psychotherapy as a confidential partnership held together by a mutual trust, courage and commitment to understand what has been embarrassing, confusing, and/or painful in your life. My extensive experience and psychodynamic foundation help me "listen faster" (understand alot more in less time, which I then share with you). I provide a safe, emotionally engaging process (not just "cognitive-behavioral" information). Typical comments: "None of my previous therapists ever connected the dots like this"; "You never gave up on me". I treat those I am certain I can help, provide referrals as needed. 3rd OFFICE: Pleasantville Diverse practice, told my wisdom is evident in my clinical work. Expertise: college/young adult mental health (UG/grad students). Specialties: mid-life concerns; problems with adult children; high-conflict divorce, custody litigation; indecision re: job/relationships. Specialty in the treatment of adopted adolescents, young adults/adults - Northstar Consulting Associates. My therapeutic "style" might best be described as "interactive listening." I work primarily within a psychodynamic framework but also cognitively (intellectual/psychoeducation as well as emotional understanding and changes). Am exceptionally knowledgeable about resources to recommend, as needed, and refer to colleagues with clinical specialties in areas other than mine.

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