Offering the Full Range of Comprehensive Psychological Services with Specialties in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eating Disorders, & Child Services

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Experience is the Key

Psychological or emotional problems are as complex as each person who comes through our doors. We have therefore assembled a highly specialized and experienced team of professionals.  We have brought together this vast expertise to create a dynamic center that represents the best the field has to offer including psychologists, psychiatrists, nutritionists, clinical social workers, child psychologists, family, adolescent and group psychotherapists. 

Cyndi Koch, Psy.D., founder and director of The Koch Center, has been 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.

Clinical Staff & Phone Directory

Cyndi Koch, Psy.D.  201-670-6450 x1
Linda Centeno, Ph.D.  201-670-1066 x2
Sofia Kondrashin, MD  201-541-6420 x2
Nancy Feldman, RD  201-670-1066 x1
Erica Ban, RD  201-541-6420 x6
Elaine DiMola, Ph.D. 201-670-6450 x5
Eric Eigenbrot, LCSW 201-670-6450 x7
Martine Levine, LCSW 201-670-1066 x3
Beth McGovern, LCSW 201-670-6450 x8
Kristen Greany Forman, LCSW 201-541-6420 x3
Adam Kaplan, Ph.D. 201-670-6450 x2
Jordana Schein-Levi, LCSW-R 201-670-1066 x7
Michael Atlas, Psy.D. 201-670-1066 x5
Sabina Mushtaq, MD 201-541-6420 x4
Rachel Jespersen, LSW, LMSW 201-670-6450 x6
Jennifer Stefanik, LSW 201-541-6420 x7
Amy Origlieri, Ph.D. 201-670-1066 x6
   
Rifka Kreiter (Office Manager) 201-670-1066 x4


Staff Bios

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 the prestigious 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

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

Erica Ban, RD, MS, is an experienced Registered Dietitian with 10+ years experience, specializing in the nutritional counseling of eating disorders. Through highly individualized treatment, Erica helps clients develop a healthy relationship with food and their body. Founded on a non-diet approach, her work incorporates mindful/ intuitive eating while also using meal plans when desired and/or necessary. She work with a team approach to treatment and collaborate regularly with therapists, psychiatrists and physicians to offer the most comprehensive care. †Phone: ††201-541-6420 x6

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 runs DBT skills groups and provides individual DBT therapy. Additionally, she is interested in trauma treatment, cognitive behavioral treatments and coping behavior. †Phone: †201-670-6450 x5

Eric Eigenbrot, LCSW, has 23 years of direct clinical practice experience using individual, couples, family and group modalities. Ericís areas of expertise include mood and anxiety disorders, PTSD/trauma, DBT, Family Therapy and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. He is also intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. †Phone: †201-670-6450 x7

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

Beth McGovern, LCSW, is a psychotherapist with over 18 years of clinical experience with individuals, families and groups. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Boston University, graduate degree from Fordham University and has had additional training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and DBT. She has worked extensively in the treatment of eating disorders in both inpatient and outpatient settings and is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She currently works with adolescents and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, eating disorders and emotion regulation issues. Phone: †201-670-6450 x8

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 Presbyterianís 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†

Adam 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

Jordana 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. Lukeís 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

Michael 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

Rachel Jespersen, LSW, LMSW is a licensed social worker in New Jersey and New York. She completed her MSW at NYUís Silver School of Social Work and her internships at the Hudson Guild and The Institute for Family Health. Rachel has held various positions at New York Presbyterian/Weill-Cornell Medical Center, The Mount Sinai Hospital, and the Veteranís Affairs Hospital System, and has experience working with children, families, and adults. She has experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Treatment (TFT) models, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Phone: †201-670-6450 x6

Jennifer Stefanik, LSW, received her Masters degree in Social Work from Columbia University and her Bachelorís degree from Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Jennifer has been intensively trained in DBT through the Columbia School of Social Workís 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

Amy Origlieri, Ph.D, is a clinical psychologist who received her bachelorís 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

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