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Tuesday: 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday: 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Some Saturdays: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Phone: 631-656-0472

1727 Veteran's Memorial Highway (Rt. 454), Suite 300
Islandia, NY 11749


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Frank Dowling, MD

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Dr. Frank Dowling is a board certified psychiatrist and is a graduate of SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine and completed his residency in Psychiatry at University Hospital at Stony Brook where he has a faculty appointment as an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry. Dr. Dowling is an active member in various professional organizations, including but not limited to the American Psychiatric Association, NY State Psychiatric Association, International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, AMA, and MSSNY. As a MSSNY member, Dr. Dowling served as Co-Chair of the Addiction and Psychiatric Medicine Committee, Vice Chair of the Emergency Preparedness Committee and is currently serving as Commissioner of Public Health and Science. Dr. Dowling has received several honors and professional recognitions such as the APA's Bruno Lima Award given for significant contributions to the care and understanding of victims of disaster. Dr. Dowling is the Medical Advisor to POPPA (Police Organization Providing Peer Assistance), a confidential, non-departmental voluntary assistance program for NYPD officers, the Medical Director for the Association for Mental Health and Wellness and is a consultant to the Stony Brook World Trade Center Health Program. He has a private practice in Islandia, NY, which specializes in the care of emergency responders, physicians and other healthcare professionals. He currently provides evaluations, individual treatment and group psychotherapy services for adolescents and adults aged 16 and older.

Rachna Sharma, MD

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Dr. Rachna Sharma is an experienced psychiatrist with board certifications in both General and Childhood and Adolescent Psychiatry. She completed her medical internship and adult psychiatry training at Stony Brook University Medical Center and her fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NSLIJHS/Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. She also completed her psychodynamic psychotherapy training the NYU Psychoanalytical Institute. Dr. Sharma specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, PTSD and eating disorders. While she has extensive training and experience with prescribing medications, she also has extensive experience in providing individual psychotherapy. She also serves as a consultant to the Stony Brook World Trade Center Health Program. She is a partner at Long Island Behavioral Medicine, PC, a private practice in Islandia, New York. Dr. Sharma is also an active member of various professional organizations including the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Suffolk County Medical Society, Medical Society of the State of New York, National Eating Disorder Association, and the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals. Dr. Sharma provides school evaluations, individual evaluations and treatment for children and adolescents ages 5 and older and for adults through geriatric ages.

Mark Lerman, DO

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Dr. Mark Lerman is a board certified psychiatrist and a graduate of the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine at Westbury and completed his residency in Psychiatry at University Medical Center at Stony Brook. He also holds a Master's Degree in Professional Studies from the New York Institute of Technology. Dr. Lerman is Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at SUNY Downstate, and served as the Inpatient Director of Psychiatry at Nassau University Medical Center, where he currently serves as the Director of Graduate Medical Education is also an attending psychiatrist.

Dr. Lerman is a consultant to POPPA (Police Organization Providing Peer Assistance), a voluntary, confidential non-departmental assistance program for NYPD officers, and to the Stony Brook World Trade Center Medical Monitoring Program. He has a private practice in Islandia, NY specializing in the treatment of emergency responders and healthcare professionals.

In addition to being an experienced pharmacotherapist, Dr. Lerman also offers weekly individual psychotherapy to patients as appropriate. He also has extensive training and experience in cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy and Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy and completed the training for a supervisor certificate in Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy at the Albert Ellis Institute in New York.

Gabrielle Chiaramonte, PhD

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Gabrielle Rosa Chiaramonte, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist specialized in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) other anxiety disorders and depression. Dr. Chiaramonte has training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and has expertise in women's issues and the treatment of psychological symptoms in individuals with medical illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, and auto-immune disorders. Dr. Chiaramonte received her Bachelor's from Fordham University and her Doctorate from Stony Brook University. She completed a one year Clinical Internship at the Payne Whitney Clinic of Weill Cornell Medical College and completed a four year Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Program for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Studies (PATSS) in the Department of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College / New York Presbyterian Hospital where she specialized in the treatment of PTSD. She also completed training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Prolonged Exposure for the treatment of PTSD at the University of Pennsylvania's Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety. Dr. Chiaramonte serves as Instructor of Psychology in Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College / New York Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH) where she supervises trainees, works with families who have children hospitalized at the NYPH Burn Center, and co-leads workshops on Managing Chronic Illness and Injury. Dr. Chiaramonte has received numerous honors and awards including the Stony Brook University President's Award to a Distinguished Doctoral Student and the Weill Cornell Medical College Faculty Council Award for Excellence in Research. Dr. Chiaramonte is a member of the New York Cognitive Behavioral Association, the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the American Psychological Association, and the American Heart Association. Services she will provide include individual and group psychotherapy including Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).

Linda McLehose, LCSW-R

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Linda McLehose is a graduate of SUNY Stony Brook of Social Welfare. She has devoted her career to behavioral healthcare, and currently works as the Clinic Coordinator for Clubhouse of Suffolk, Inc. PROS Program in Ronkonkoma, a psychosocial recovery program for persons with chronic psychiatric illnesses. Linda is familiar with the interconnectedness of medical and mental health issues and believes in a whole person approach to treatment. She has a wealth of experience in clinical social work, including treatment of Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Anxiety and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, as well as Adult Child of Substance Abuser issues. Linda currently offers evaluations, individual and group psychotherapy services for adolescents aged 16 and older through geriatric ages.

Jenny Hwang, PhD

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Dr. Jenny Hwang is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in work with young adult and LGBT populations with a particular focus on the treatment of trauma, anxiety, and depression. She graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor's in History and obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After working at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center as a research psychologist, she joined the staff at Stony Brook University where she worked for eight years to lead health and wellness initiatives for the college student population related to suicide prevention, sexual violence prevention and response, as well as alcohol and other drug prevention and treatment.

With extensive training and supervision in psychodynamic psychotherapy as well as completion of core intensive trainings in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) at the Beck Institute for depression and anxiety, and working with veterans and military service members, Dr. Hwang brings a broad evidence-based approach to treatment with the goal of helping patients feel relief as well as have a greater sense of efficacy in their lives.

With nearly a decade of nationally recognized experience in college mental health, safety related concerns and threat assessment including serving as an expert witness, Dr. Hwang also provides evaluations and recommendations to support readiness to return to school plans often requested by "CARE" teams or Behavioral Intervention Teams at Colleges and universities. Services include communication with education institutions and assessment of factors to maximize opportunities for success in school. Dr. Hwang provides individual and group psychotherapy services for adolescents and adults ages 15 and older and adults of all ages. She has extensive experience treating physicians and also conducts an addictions group for physicians. Treatment of college, graduate and professional school students is also provided.

Kathleen A. Bowen, NP

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Kathleen Bowen, NP is a board certified family psychiatric /mental health nurse practitioner (FPMHNP-BC), with prescriptive privileges. She graduated from Adelphi University, cum laude, with a BSN and earned her MS, NP from Stony Brook University, where she was awarded distinction for Overall Excellence in Psychiatric/Mental Health and inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society.

Kathleen Bowen has prior experience working in the “trauma level 1” emergency room at North Shore Manhasset; inpatient, outpatient and emergency psychiatry while at Stony Brook University; and with adolescents at Sagamore Children’s Psychiatric Center.

In addition to her private practice, Kathleen Bowen is a consultant for Clubhouse of Suffolk, Inc. PROS program in Ronkonkoma and Stony Brook’s World Trade Center Medical Monitoring Program. She specializes in anxiety and adjustment disorders, PTSD and mood disorders such as depression, dysthymic and bipolar disorder. Because she is family certified, she has the ability to treat all ages across the lifespan.

Joanne Taormina, LMSW

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Joanne Taormina received her Bachelor's degree from Cornell University and her MSW from Smith College, School for Social Work. She has been working as a clinical social worker for over 27 years in Ithaca, NY. Her areas of expertise include death and dying, loss and complicated grief reactions, parenting and relationship issues, depression, anxiety disorders and PTSD. She works with adults ages 18 and older and has extensive experience treating college students and faculty. She is certified in the treatment of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). In addition to maintaining a private practice, she has worked as a hospice social worker and as an elementary school social worker in Ithaca, New York. Joanne has training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) from the Oasis Institute for Mindfulness-based Professional Education and Training, at the UMass Center for Mindfulness. Joanne holds a holistic perspective of the mind/body connection and a deep belief in our inherent wholeness and innate capacity for wisdom, healing and well-being. Joanne provides individual psychotherapy, EMDR treatment and MBSR courses.

She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA).

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