Staff Directory

Cyndi Koch, Psy.D.  201-670-6450 x1
Linda Centeno, Ph.D.  201-670-1066 x2
Sofia Kondrashin, MD (Consultant)  201-541-6420 x2
Martine Levine, LCSW 201-670-1066 x3
Jordana Schein-Levi, LCSW-R 201-670-1066 x7
Lauren deFressine, Ph.D.  201-670-6450 x4
Sabina Mushtaq, MD (Consultant) 201-541-6420 x4
Sarah Tabbarah, Ph.D. 201-670-6450 x8
Jennifer Briggs, LCSW  201-670-6450 x3
Erin Mickelwaite, LSW  201-670-6450 x4
Carol Echeverry, LSW  201-670-6450 x6
Nancy Feldman, RD (Consultant)  201-670-1066 x1
Dorota Mielko (Office Manager) 201-541-6420 x8

Cyndi Koch, Psy.D., founder and director of The Koch Center, has been a licensed psychologist working in the field for the past 35 years.  She is intensively trained in DBT, has a specialty in eating disorders, and has further training in EMDR.  Dr. Koch is a nationally recognized clinician, lecturer, trainer and supervisor.  With an emphasis on excellence in clinical care coupled with the drive to stay abreast of new developments in the field, Dr. Koch has created the area’s premier center for the treatment of psychological and emotional issues.
Phone:  201-670-6450 x1

Linda Centeno, Ph.D. is the assistant director of The Koch Center and is a licensed psychologist in New York and New Jersey.  She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University and has had extensive training at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital, where she completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship in clinical psychology. Dr. Centeno is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She works with adolescents and adults, with expertise in clinical assessment and psychotherapy.  Phone:  201-670-1066 x2

Sofia Kondrashin, MD, received her medical degree from Moscow Academy of Medicine (Russia). She received training in Adult Psychiatry at Mount Sinai-North General Hospital and completed a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship at NY Presbyterian-Cornell Westchester Division. Dr. Kondrashin has a wealth of experience in working with adolescents and adults with eating disorders and emotion dysregulation problems and is Board Certified in Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry.  Phone:   201-541-6420 x2

Martine Rizzo Levine, LCSW, is a psychotherapist with over 25 years if clinical experience. She has worked extensively in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings and has held clinical director/supervisory positions at eating disorder centers. She works with adults, adolescents and children, with expertise in individual and family psychotherapy. Her particular interests include working with individuals with anxiety and depression, as well as children, adolescents and families struggling with ADHD and other learning, behavioral and developmental issues. Martine is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy.  Phone:  201-670-1066 x3

JordanaScheinLeviJordana Schein-Levi, LCSW-R, is a therapist with 20 years of clinical experience. She completed her MSW at Yeshiva University and her MPA at NYU.  Jordana received post-graduate training in family and marital therapy at the Ackerman Institute for the Family, NYC, and she holds a post-masters degree in Advanced Clinical Practice from NYU Silver School of Social Work. Prior to coming to The Koch Center, Jordana spent 18 years as a medical social worker at St. Luke’s Roosevelt and Mt. Sinai Hospital. She specializes in working with individuals, couples and families coping with mental and physical illness. In addition, Jordana presently teaches and advises graduate social work students at Columbia, Fordham, and Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. Jordana is experienced in providing DBT treatment with individuals and groups. Phone:  201-670-1066 x7

Lauren deFressine, Ph.D., received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from The New School for Social Research. She has extensive experience in working with adults, children and families across a range of
settings. She has had training in play therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), psychodynamic and relational psychotherapy, as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy
(DBT). She has notable interests in working with issues of anxiety, mood disorders, low self-esteem, and relationship difficulties. Phone: 201-670-6450 x4

Sabina Mushtaq, MD is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist who specializes in working with people with emotion dysregulation, anxiety disorders, and mood disorders. She is Board Certified in Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. Phone:  201-541-6420 x4

Sarah Tabbarah, Ph.D., received her doctorate from Palo Alto University. She has experience working with adults, adolescents and children. She has extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as well as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and incorporates a relational approach in treatment. Dr. Tabbarah is motivated by helping patients toward wellness in numerous areas. Her notable clinical interests include helping people with relationship and interpersonal difficulties, mood and anxiety disorders, and disturbed sleep and other health-related behaviors  Phone:  201-670-6450 x8

Jennifer Briggs, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker who received her bachelor’s in social work from Western New England University, and master’s in social work from the University of Connecticut. Jennifer has worked with clients across the lifespan, from children to the elderly. She has been a social worker in a variety of settings including residential, community, healthcare, and outpatient. Jennifer has a strong belief in using cognitive and dialectical behavioral methods to help clients reach their full potential and overcome whatever challenges they may be facing.  Phone:  201-670-6450 x3

Erin Mickelwaite, LSW, is a licensed social worker who received her master’s from Rutgers University School of Social Work. She has experience working with adults, adolescents, children, families and the elderly using a trauma-informed, holistic approach. Erin draws on her training in Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy coupled with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and a psychoanalytic approach. She fosters a safe space in which to empower those who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, relational issues, emotional regulation and life transitions. Erin’s notable clinical interests include providing support through the perinatal phase as well as helping individuals and families understand and manage neurodivergent conditions such as autism, giftedness and ADHD using a neurodiversity-affirming approach.  Phone:  201-670-6450 x5

Carol Echeverry, LSW, is a licensed social worker who received her bachelor’s in psychology from William Paterson University, and master’s in social work from the University of Southern California with a concentration in children, youth, and families. Carol has worked with clients ranging from children to adults, as well as their families. Carol has notable interests in working with adolescents and families struggling with anxiety, depression, and stress related/emotion dysregulation disorders. Carol has a strong belief in using cognitive (CBT) and dialectical behavioral (DBT) interventions to help clients reach their full potential and overcome whatever challenges they may be facing in their daily lives. Phone:  201-670-6450 x6

Nancy Feldman, RD, MS, is an experienced registered dietitian specializing in the treatment of eating disorders and eating issues. She provides individualized nutrition counseling for adults, children and adolescents. She holds a masters degree from New York University and has many years of experience working at hospitals and outpatient health/medical facilities. She frequently collaborates with psychotherapists, physicians, and psychiatrists.  Phone:  201-670-1066 x1

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