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
Jordana Schein-Levi, LCSW-R 201-670-1066 x7
Amy Origlieri, Ph.D. 201-670-1066 x6
Lauren deFressine, Ph.D.  201-670-6450 x4
Sabina Mushtaq, MD 201-541-6420 x4
Sarah Tabbarah, Ph.D. 201-670-6450 x8
Jennifer Briggs, LSW  201-670-6450 x3
Laura Bridge, Psy.D.  201-670-6450 x2
Maggie Giovinazzo, LSW  201-670-6450 x6
Nancy Feldman, RD  201-670-1066 x1
Dorota Mielko (Office Manager) 201-541-6420 x8

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


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


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


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, 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


Laura Bridge, Psy.D., received her masters degree in Cognitive Neuroscience from The University of York in the United Kingdom. She then earned her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from John F. Kennedy University. She completed an APA accredited internship with Wellspan Behavioral Health working in outpatient settings and primary care clinics with children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Bridge uses evidenced-based treatment approaches and has a range of experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma, and personality disorders. She also has interests in neurodevelopmental disorders, female psychology, and values diversity and multiculturalism. Phone:  201-670-6450 x2


Maggie Giovinazzo, LSW (she/her) is a licensed social worker in New Jersey and New York. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Stony Brook University and her master’s degree in social work from New York University. Maggie has a range of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families in various outpatient settings and levels of care. She has worked closely with individuals experiencing challenges related to depression, anxiety, life transitions, interpersonal relationships, trauma and neurodevelopmental diagnoses. In addition to the use of DBT and CBT interventions, Maggie has notable interest in working with young adults and adolescents through a psychoanalytic lens. 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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