Staff Directory

Cyndi Koch, Psy.D. 201-670-6450 x1
Linda Centeno, Ph.D. 201-670-1066 x2
Sofia Kondrashin, MD 201-541-6420 x2
Martine Levine, LCSW 201-670-1066 x3
Kristen Greany Forman, LCSW 201-541-6420 x3
Melanie Eckoff, Ph.D. 201-541-6420 x5
Adam Kaplan, Ph.D. 201-670-6450 x2
Jordana Schein-Levi, LCSW-R 201-670-1066 x7
Elaine DiMola, Ph.D. 201-670-6450 x5
Michael Atlas, Psy.D. 201-670-1066 x5
Jennifer Stefanik, LSW 201-541-6420 x7
Amy Origlieri, Ph.D. 201-670-1066 x6
Lauren deFressine, Ph.D. 201-670-6450 x4
Rebecca Kason, Psy.D. 201-670-6450 x8
Chris Vilardo, LCSW 201-670-6450 x6
Sabina Mushtaq, MD 201-541-6420 x4
Nancy Feldman, RD 201-670-1066 x1
Sarah Tabbarah, Ph.D. 201-541-6420 x6
Jennifer Briggs, LSW 201-670-6450 x3
Dorota Mielko (Office Manager) 201-541-6420 x8
Rifka Kreiter (Office Manager) 201-670-1066 x4

Dr. Cyndi Koch


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


DrCenteno2 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


Kristen Greany Forman, LCSW, graduated summa cum laude from Northeastern University and received her Masters degree in social work from Columbia University, graduating in the top 5% of her class. She completed her second year field placement at New York Presbyterian’s Eating Disorder Unit, gaining experience in individual, group and family therapy. In addition, at Graham Windham Residential Center she treated children and adolescents diagnosed with depressive, anxiety, oppositional defiance, and conduct disorders. Phone: 201-541-6420 x3


Melanie Eckoff, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist with extensive experience working with trauma and co-occurring conditions including substance misuse. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The New School for Social Research in NYC. She completed an APA-accredited internship at the Brooklyn VA Hospital where she focused on working with veterans affected by PTSD and completed her post-doctoral fellowship at The Koch Center where she specialized in providing dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) with adults, adolescents and middle schoolers. Dr. Eckoff was also a supervising clinical psychologist at the Brooklyn VA Hospital where she offered DBT skills training to veterans to enhance their emotion regulation, distress tolerance and mindfulness skills and provided harm reduction-based psychotherapy to address their co-occurring substance use issues. In addition, she worked as a harm reduction therapist at the outpatient center in NYC and at a community-based outpatient clinic in Brooklyn providing psychotherapy and DBT skills training. Specialties: Trauma, substance use, mood and anxiety disorders, veterans, women’s issues, CBT, DBT and mindfulness. Phone: 201-541-6420 x5


AdamKaplanAdam Kaplan, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who received his doctorate from The University of Connecticut. After receiving his doctorate, he completed a two year postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University, where he was the project director on a national study on teen behavior. Dr. Kaplan also has extensive experience in conducting both inpatient and outpatient psychotherapy with children, adolescents, families, and adults who are experiencing difficulties with mood, behavior, and interpersonal relationships. He is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Phone: 201-670-6450 x2


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


Elaine DiMola, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist in New York and New Jersey. Dr. DiMola graduated with a doctoral degree in Psychology from Fordham University and has a Masters Degree in group process psychology. She is the former Supervising Senior Psychologist at Rockland Psychiatric Hospital and served as a member of the Hospital Forensic Committee. She is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and served as a DBT staff consultant and trainer at the hospital. At the Koch Center, Dr. DiMola has experience running DBT groups and providing individual DBT therapy. Additionally, she is interested in trauma treatment, cognitive behavioral treatments and coping behavior. Phone: 201-670-6450 x5


MichaelAtlasMichael Atlas, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents, and families. He earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from Argosy University, Washington D.C. and completed an APA accredited internship as a pediatric intern at Kennedy Krieger Hospital’s Child and Family Therapy clinic. Dr. Atlas also has extensive experience working in schools supporting students with ADHD and learning disabilities. He utilizes evidence based approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy and family therapy to address a wide range of emotional and behavioral difficulties. His particular interests include anxiety disorders, mood disorders, ADHD, executive dysfunction and parent-child conflict.
Phone: 201-670-1066 x5


JenniferStefanikJennifer Stefanik, LSW, received her Masters degree in Social Work from Columbia University and her Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Jennifer has been intensively trained in DBT through the Columbia School of Social Work’s DBT training program, and completed her internship at Northwell Health-Long Island Jewish Zucker Hillside Hospital where she provided comprehensive DBT. She has experience in providing individual and group therapy to children, adults, and families. In addition, she has foundational training in CBT, and particular interests in working with children and adults with anxiety disorders, mood disorders, emotion dysregulation, and trauma.
Phone: 201-541-6420 x7


amyoriglieri2Amy Origlieri, Ph.D, is a clinical psychologist who received her bachelor’s degree from New York University and her doctorate from The New School. She has worked with adults, adolescents, children, and families in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Dr. Origlieri has a wide range of clinical experience, with emphasis on trauma, personality disorders, attachment issues, depression and anxiety. She primarily uses Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and relational interventions, and is also trained in CBT, Parent Management Training, and narrative trauma therapies (STAIR/NST and TF-CBT). Phone: 201-670-1066 x6


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


Rebecca Kason, Psy.D., earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Long Island University. She completed an APA accredited internship at Mount Sinai Services- Elmhurst Hospital, where she gained extensive experience treating children, adolescents, and families. Specializing in Dialectical and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dr. Kason has had great success in the treatment of clients suffering from borderline personality disorder, trauma induced disorders, behavioral disorders, anxiety, depression, and phobias. Dr. Kason has empowered a number of clients to improve the quality of their lives by changing patterns in their thoughts, feelings, and emotional response. Phone: 201-670-6450 x8


Chris Vilardo, LCSW, received his master’s degree in social work from New York University and received his bachelor’s degree from Montclair State University. He has extensive experience working previously as a clinical coordinator for adolescent partial care hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs. Chris currently works with adults, adolescents, and families and provides individual, group, and family therapy. He is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Phone: 201-670-6450 x6


Sabina Mushtaq, MD (Bio coming soon).


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


Dr. 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: 201-541-6420 x6


Jennifer Briggs, LSW, is a licensed 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

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