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The Heart & Soul Team:

Tina Calabrese, LCSW-R, CASAC
Executive Director

Tina is the president of Heart & Soul Counseling Center. The dream and vision of creating a counseling center came to her as she worked at mental health facilities through her twenties. Also a mental health volunteer worker for the American Red Cross, she sees her practice, and Heart & Soul, as a way to meet the needs of our society in its current state of distress.

Roslyn Block, LCSW-R

"Roz" is a former deputy director of the Suffolk County Department of Probation. She has clinical expertise is treating couples as well as adults from alcoholic homes. Roz is a smart and competent professional who loves her work and continues to excel at it.

Heather LoNigro, RN, PMHNP

Heather is a psychiatric nurse practitioner who can evaluate and manage psychiatric medication for our clients. With many years’ experience in behavioral health, Heather is a welcomed part of our team!

Sherri Halucha, MFT

Sherri is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She works with children, couples and families and focuses on helping to improve relationships and communication skills. She also helps individuals improve emotional well-being through support, problem-solving, and improved self-care.

Sharon Palmer, LCSW

Sharon is an LCSW and certified school social worker with over 25 years of experience, as well as a certified Field Instructor (SIFI) for Adelphi, Stony Brook, and Fordham Universities. Sharon specializes in individual, couple, and family counseling and advises therapeutic techniques that are adaptive to each client’s needs. She uses cognitive behavioral therapy, focused interventions, and narrative based approaches to engage in steps towards positive change.

Mary Byrnes, LCSW

Mary has experience working with children, adults and couples. She specializes in treating children and adults who have experienced anxiety or past trauma. Prior to joining the Heart & Soul team in November 2015, Mary ran a trauma based treatment program in several schools.

Janine Donovan, LCSW

Janine is a passionate therapist who has an extensive background working with individuals, children, adolescents and families. Janine offers support and guidance through the various challenges life presents us. Helping others find their path to peace and wellness is what Janine finds most fulfilling.

Sheila Goloboy, LMSW

Sheila is currently practicing at Heart and Soul, seeing children, families, adults, and teenagers. She provides individual and family therapy for a range of client needs throughout the life course. Her areas of interest are adults experiencing life transitions, children with academic or behavioral challenges and their families, and young adults seeking support and direction. Sheila’s approach is to consider not only the client as a person, but also how that client is able to adapt and succeed in family, work/school, and social environments.

Rowan Lindsay, BSN, PMHNP

Rowan Lindsay is offering medication management at Heart and Soul. He has worked at the Veterans Administration, in the Emergency Room and is currently in the United States Navy Reserves.

Vanessa Taboada LMHC (Spanish Speaking)

Vanessa is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who is bilingual in English/Spanish. She specializes in treating children and adolescents, and has extensive experience working with families and individuals of all ages. She has a passion for helping others through difficult times and life changes, and takes a holistic approach to therapy.

Brittany Blake, Administrative assistant

Brittany is the friendly voice you hear when you call Heart and Soul. She takes care of customer service, scheduling and receivables.

Jesse Spiro, Administrative Director

Jesse helps the center run smoothly by dealing with insurance companies, getting our providers credentialed, assisting our nurse practitioners and utilizing our software programs.

Tim Chan, Administrative Assistant

Tim helps us on Sundays, Mondays and Fridays with customer service, collections and scheduling.

Michelle D. Soodek, LCSW

Michelle is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who graduated from Adelphi University. She uses a person-centered approach working with individuals and couples. Michelle believes that all people should be treated with respect and dignity. She engages with clients to help them overcome obstacles in their life as well as help them achieve greater mental health. Michelle uses a variety of therapeutic interventions to ensure that each person gets the support and help they need.

Joanne Hudkins, RN, PMHNP-C

A Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who is board certified and specializes in adults with psychiatric illness and women with mood disorders. She graduated from Molloy College with high honors and has diverse experience from in-patient hospital settings to outpatient clinics. She is also affiliated with NYU Winthrop Hospital and South Nassau Communities Hospital.

Thao Nguyenk RN, PMHNP

A Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Thao works with all populations and has specialized training in dealing with mental health issues. She has also worked in the medical field as a registered nurse and has treated various issues throughout her career.

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