Staff

Grace Lin, MHC

Grace Lin received her Masters in Mental Health Counseling from New York University and is a staff therapist at New York Behavioral Health, practicing in both the New York and Rockville Center locations.  She provides therapy to individuals and families and uses a variety of evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy in helping clients achieve their goals.  
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Danielle Auriemma, Ph.D.

Dr. Danielle Auriemma received her Ph.D. in School Psychology from Fordham University. She is a licensed psychologist, as well as a certified school psychologist, practicing in the Rockville Centre office. She provides psychotherapy to individuals and families and uses a Cognitive Behavioral approach to help clients achieve their goals.  

Susan Pava, MFT

Susan is a psychotherapist at New York Behavioral Health, practicing out of the New York City and Rockville Center offices. She completed her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Iona College and is systemically trained. Additionally, she practices both Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy.

Susan comes to this career later in life after having had a successful career in advertising. She has a wealth of life experience that enables her to be empathic and compassionate when connecting with others, enhancing her abilities as a therapist.

Brittany Orlando

Brittany Orlando is a psychotherapist at New York Behavioral Health practicing in both the New York City and Rockville Centre locations. Brittany completed her master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling at Baruch College in New York City. Brittany received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Labor Studies and a master’s degree in Labor and Employment Relations from Rutgers University. Brittany has 7 years’ experience working in Human Resources where she gained valuable experience in employee relations and conflict resolution.

Diana Dimitri, Ph.D.

I am a licensed clinical psychologist with almost fifteen years experience treating a wide array of clients in diverse settings. I obtained my Ph.D. from Fordham University where I did a concentration in neuropsychology. As a licensed psychologist, I have experience conducting psychological and neuropsychological testing of adolescents and adults. I also conduct bariatric evaluations for those considering surgery.

Ami Schwab, Ph.D.

Ami Schwab is a psychotherapist at New York Behavioral Health, practicing in both the Rockville Centre and New York City locations. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from St. John’s University in the Child Track. Ami provides therapy to children, adolescents, adults, and families using evidence-based approaches including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), and behavioral parent training. Ami utilizes a positive, strength-based approach to therapy that seeks to reinforce adaptive behaviors, enhance functioning, and improve relationships.

Jolie Silva, Ph.D.

Dr. Jolie Silva has a Ph.D. in Clinical and School Psychology and is a licensed psychologist.  She is currently the Associate Clinical Director at New York Behavioral Health and has a private practice in Manhattan and Long Island, where she provides psychotherapy and conducts psychological evaluations.  

Elizabeth Fuentes, M.A.

Elizabeth Fuentes practices at both offices of New York Behavioral Health in both the New York City and Rockville Centre. Elizabeth completed her master’s degree in School Psychology at Fordham University Lincoln Center. Elizabeth received a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and English at Boston College. Elizabeth is currently studying to receive her Ph.D. in School Psychology at Fordham University, and is completing her clinical internship at New York Behavioral Health.

Natalia Rappa, Psy.D.

Dr. Natalia Rappa earned her Psy.D. in School-Community Psychology from Hofstra University. She is a staff therapist in the Rockville Centre office and a certified school psychologist. She provides psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults, and families using a Cognitive Behavioral approach to treatment. Dr. Rappa encourages clients to take an active role in their treatment by identifying goals and creating individualized treatment plans.