Here are Long Island’s top therapy professionals from the September 2023 edition of the Long Island Press.
BEST ABA PROVIDER
Cornerstone Behavioral Services
Cornerstone Behavioral Services believes all children and adults with developmental disabilities deserve an opportunity to learn, grow, and be supported in a collaborative environment. The company was founded by Nicole Iannarone, a board-certified behavior analyst who works tirelessly to ensure that all families have equal access to treatments and programs for a range of disabilities and behaviors. Since the pandemic, they have provided in-home services as well as an array of programs catered to people of all needs and ages. Their programs are run by a board of certified behavior analysts and special education teachers dedicated to providing an environment where people feel supported and understood. Their programs address a wide array of behaviors including tantrums, food selectivity, self-injury, and much more. Inquire on their website so they can meet your child’s exact needs. 3670 Orchard Rd., Wantagh, 516-993-7844, cornerstonebehavioralservices.com
BEST ADDICTION REHABILITATION
Mountainside Treatment Center
Mountainside Treatment Center in Huntington offers flexible appointments for personalized addiction treatment, so clients can get the help that they need without disrupting their busy schedule. Mountainside Huntington is conveniently located within easy commuting distance for residents in Suffolk County and Nassau County. The establishment offers clients access to multiple best-in-class addiction treatment programs including detox, outpatient services, recovery coaching, adolescent services, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), telehealth services, support groups, and extended care. Mountainside Huntington is a part of Mountainside Treatment Center, a behavioral health network specializing in helping individuals who struggle with alcoholism and abuse of illicit and prescription drugs. Helping clients learn coping skills to make positive decisions is essential to the mission of Mountainside Treatment Center! 141 E. Main St., Huntington, 631-456-4646, mountainside.com
BEST OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
Long Island Hand Therapy
Long Island Hand Therapy is the best place to visit for rehabilitation by the area’s best occupational therapists treating conditions of the hands and upper extremities. A sweet and competent staff complements the talented owner, Jennifer DeFeo M.S., OTR/L, considered the top in her profession among patients who appreciate receiving exceptional proper care and attention at her practice. This is a place where all ages feel at ease and can work with any of the therapists here, whether for upper extremity disease or some form of injury. Here’s where you’ll definitely want to seek help if you’ve experienced a diminished loss of use. 1325 Franklin Ave. LL Suite 105, Garden City, 516-280-8811, longislandhandtherapy.com
BEST PHYSICAL THERAPY
Paramount Physical Therapy
With an exceptional reputation among local physicians and outstanding patient satisfaction rates, Paramount Physical Therapy has emerged as a leading provider of outpatient physical therapy services on Long Island. Established in 2013, Paramount Physical Therapy is dedicated to providing its patients with the highest quality of care in a warm and welcoming environment. The size of our facility allows for more personalized care and superior outcomes. During each session you will be working directly with the practice owner, a doctor of physical therapy who will continually monitor your progress and adjust your treatment plan accordingly. Whether you require outpatient physical therapy for an orthopedic or sports-related injury, pre/post-surgical rehabilitation, or for a neurological diagnosis, Paramount Physical Therapy is equipped to provide you with the expert care you need to achieve your goals. We’re honored to have won Best Physical Therapist on Long Island for the past three years! 11 Sunrise Plz, Store 1, Valley Stream, 516-218-2555, paramount-pt.com
Jessica Dogali Mental Health Counseling, PC.
Psychotherapist Jessica Dogali is the founder of Jessica Dogali Mental Health Counseling, which is dedicated to helping people cope with unexpected challenges that lead to distressing emotions. If you are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, or other emotional difficulties, Jessica Dogali Mental Health Counseling can help! The dedicated professionals are easy to confide in and excel at making clients feel supported and guided. Each therapist works collaboratively with patients to create a safe and supportive environment, foster personal strength and growth, and work towards achieving maximum benefits from the therapy process. The therapists employed by Jessica Dogali Mental Health Counseling are compassionate, intuitive, and empathetic and are dedicated to helping others, making patients feel empowered to implement positive changes and to live a happier, healthier, and more productive life. 2120 Hempstead Tpke., 2nd Floor, East Meadow, 516-543-3765, jessicadogali.com