About Us

About Us

Brian Goldberg, PsyD., BCBA-D, LBA

Dr. Brian is a New York State licensed clinical psychologist, New York State licensed Behavior Analyst, and a board certified behavior analyst. He obtained his doctorate in clinical psychology from Long Island University in 2005 with a specialty in the area of developmental disabilities. Dr. Brian has extensive experience in the areas of autism, developmental disabilities, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, anxiety, and problem behavior (e.g., aggression, self-injury, tantrums, noncompliance, etc.). He utilizes various treatment modalities to address child and adolescent behavior and family functioning, including behavior analysis, cognitive behavior therapy, and parent training.  Working directly with individuals, Dr. Brian maintains a focus to help build positive behavior skills within their direct environment as well as within their community.

Dr. Brian has provided services in various settings for over 20 years that includes consultation in school districts across Long Island. He has worked directly with individuals, parents and their families in homes and in the community to live better lives.

 

Amy Kassan, MSW

Ms. Kassan has more than 20 years of experience in the field of social work in the school setting working with children and adolescents with various needs. Ms. Kassan obtained her Masters in Social Work (MSW) from Columbia University in 2001. She began her career in the NYC Department of Education. She currently works in various schools on Long Island where she provides individual and group counseling to address social skills, attention, and anxiety. The main focus of Ms. Kassan’s approach is to learn skills to cope with many challenging situations, practice new ways to build frustration tolerance, and learn new tools to deal with obstacles for learning. Ms. Kassan works closely with families to meet these goals. She also provides services to adults.

 

 

 

Lara Scher, MA, CCC-SLP, TSHH

Lara Scher is a NYS licensed and ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist, (SLP).   She is Teacher of Speech and Hearing Handicapped certified and attended an American Sign Language Certificate program.  Ms. Scher is experienced in educational, clinical, and medical settings with both pediatric and adult populations.  Previously, she was a senior SLP at a multidisciplinary clinic.  Ms. Scher has been in private practice for over 15 years, in which she conducted individual and group therapies.  Her specialties include American Sign Language and social skills training for individuals on the autism spectrum. In addition, Ms. Scher is a Professor and Clinical Supervisor at Adelphi University and Professor at St. John’s University.