Offering the Full Range of Comprehensive Psychological Services with Specialties in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eating Disorders, & Child Services

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Experience is the Key

Psychological or emotional problems are as complex as each person who comes through our doors. We have therefore assembled a highly specialized and experienced team of professionals.  We have brought together this vast expertise to create a dynamic center that represents the best the field has to offer including psychologists, psychiatrists, nutritionists, clinical social workers, child psychologists, family, adolescent and group psychotherapists. 

Cyndi Koch, Psy.D., founder and director of The Koch Center, has been working in the field for the past 35 years. She is intensively trained in DBT, has a specialty in eating disorders, and has further training in EMDR. Dr. Koch is a nationally recognized clinician, lecturer, trainer and supervisor. With an emphasis on excellence in clinical care coupled with the drive to stay abreast of new developments in the field, Dr. Koch has created the area's premier center for the treatment of psychological and emotional issues.

Clinical Staff & Phone Directory

Cyndi Koch, Psy.D.  201-670-6450 x1
Linda Centeno, Ph.D.  201-670-1066 x2
Sofia Kondrashin, MD  201-541-6420 x2
Nancy Feldman, RD  201-670-1066 x1
Erica Ban, RD  201-541-6420 x6
Elaine DiMola, Ph.D. 201-670-6450 x5
Eric Eigenbrot, LCSW 201-670-6450 x7
Martine Levine, LCSW 201-670-1066 x3
Beth McGovern, LCSW 201-670-6450 x8
Kristen Greany Forman, LCSW 201-541-6420 x3
Adam Kaplan, Ph.D. 201-670-6450 x2
Jordana Schein-Levi, LCSW-R 201-670-1066 x7
Jenna Zucchi, Psy.D. 201-670-6450 x3
Laura Kearney, LSW 201-670-1066 x6
Michael Atlas, Psy.D. 201-670-1066 x5
Jisun (Sunny) Fisher, Ph.D. 201-670-6450 x6
   
Rifka Kreiter (Office Manager) 201-670-1066 x4


Staff Bios

Cyndi Koch, Psy.D., founder and director of The Koch Center, has been a licensed psychologist working in the field for the past 35 years. She is intensively trained in DBT, has a specialty in eating disorders, and has further training in EMDR. Dr. Koch is a nationally recognized clinician, lecturer, trainer and supervisor. With an emphasis on excellence in clinical care coupled with the drive to stay abreast of new developments in the field, Dr. Koch has created the area's premier center for the treatment of psychological and emotional issues.

Linda Centeno, Ph.D. is the assistant director of The Koch Center and is a licensed psychologist in New York and New Jersey.  She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University and has had extensive training at the prestigious Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital, where she completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship in clinical psychology. Dr. Centeno is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She works with adolescents and adults, with expertise in clinical assessment and psychotherapy.

Sofia Kondrashin, MD, received her medical degree from Moscow Academy of Medicine (Russia). She received training in Adult Psychiatry at Mount Sinai-North General Hospital and completed a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship at NY Presbyterian-Cornell Westchester Division. Dr. Kondrashin has a wealth of experience in working with adolescents and adults with eating disorders and emotion dysregulation problems and is Board Certified in Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry.

Nancy Feldman, RD, MS, is an experienced registered dietitian specializing in the treatment of eating disorders and eating issues. She provides individualized nutrition counseling for adults, children and adolescents. She holds a masters degree from New York University and has many years of experience working at hospitals and outpatient health/medical facilities. She frequently collaborates with psychotherapists, physicians, and psychiatrists.

Erica Ban, RD, MS, is an experienced Registered Dietitian with 10+ years experience, specializing in the nutritional counseling of eating disorders. Through highly individualized treatment, Erica helps clients develop a healthy relationship with food and their body. Founded on a non-diet approach, her work incorporates mindful/ intuitive eating while also using meal plans when desired and/or necessary. She work with a team approach to treatment and collaborate regularly with therapists, psychiatrists and physicians to offer the most comprehensive care.

Elaine DiMola, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist in New York and New Jersey. Dr. DiMola graduated with a doctoral degree in Psychology from Fordham University and has a Masters Degree in group process psychology. She is the former Supervising Senior Psychologist at Rockland Psychiatric Hospital and served as a member of the Hospital Forensic Committee. She is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and served as a DBT staff consultant and trainer at the hospital. At the Koch Center, Dr. DiMola runs DBT skills groups and provides individual DBT therapy. Additionally, she is interested in trauma treatment, cognitive behavioral treatments and coping behavior.

Eric Eigenbrot, LCSW, has 23 years of direct clinical practice experience using individual, couples, family and group modalities. Ericís areas of expertise include mood and anxiety disorders, PTSD/trauma, DBT, Family Therapy and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. He is also intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Martine Rizzo Levine, LCSW, is a psychotherapist with over 25 years if clinical experience. She has worked extensively in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings and has held clinical director/supervisory positions at eating disorder centers. She works with adults, adolescents and children, with expertise in individual and family psychotherapy. Her particular interests include working with individuals with anxiety and depression, as well as children, adolescents and families struggling with ADHD and other learning, behavioral and developmental issues. Martine is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Beth McGovern, LCSW, is a psychotherapist with over 18 years of clinical experience with individuals, families and groups. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Boston University, graduate degree from Fordham University and has had additional training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and DBT. She has worked extensively in the treatment of eating disorders in both inpatient and outpatient settings and is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She currently works with adolescents and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, eating disorders and emotion regulation issues.

Kristen Greany Forman, LCSW, graduated summa cum laude from Northeastern University and received her Masters degree in social work from Columbia University, graduating in the top 5% of her class. She completed her second year field placement at New York Presbyterianís Eating Disorder Unit, gaining experience in individual, group and family therapy. In addition, at Graham Windham Residential Center she treated children and adolescents diagnosed with depressive, anxiety, oppositional defiance, and conduct disorders.

Adam Kaplan, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who received his doctorate from The University of Connecticut. After receiving his doctorate, he completed a two year postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University, where he was the project director on a national study on teen behavior. Dr. Kaplan also has extensive experience in conducting both inpatient and outpatient psychotherapy with children, adolescents, families, and adults who are experiencing difficulties with mood, behavior, and interpersonal relationships. He is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Jordana Schein-Levi, LCSW-R, is a therapist with 20 years of clinical experience. She completed her MSW at Yeshiva University and her MPA at NYU. Jordana received post-graduate training in family and marital therapy at the Ackerman Institute for the Family, NYC, and she holds a post-masters degree in Advanced Clinical Practice from NYU Silver School of Social Work. Prior to coming to The Koch Center, Jordana spent 18 years as a medical social worker at St. Lukeís Roosevelt and Mt. Sinai Hospital. She specializes in working with individuals, couples and families coping with mental and physical illness. In addition, Jordana presently teaches and advises graduate social work students at Columbia, Fordham and Rutgers.

Jenna Zucchi, Psy.D., received her bachelor's degree from Stockton University and her doctorate in clinical psychology from the Florida School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University Tampa where she specialized in Child and Adolescent Psychology. She is experienced working with children, adolescent, and adult patients in individual, group, and family psychotherapy. She is also experienced in completing psychological and educational evaluations. Dr. Zucchi completed clinical trainings at Astor Services for Children and Families, Dorothy Thomas Special Day School, and Hillsborough County Division of Childrenís Services among other inpatient, residential, and outpatient settings. She has particular interest in the areas of trauma, emotion dysregulation, parent training, disruptive behaviors, depression, anxiety, social skills, developmental disorders, and attachment.

Laura Kearney, LSW, is a licensed social worker who received her MSW with a clinical focus from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has experience providing individual, family, and group counseling. Laura has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in outpatient, school, and community mental health settings. Her areas of interest include mood and psychotic disorders, emotion regulation, trauma recovery, and the development of skills to form healthy relationships with oneself and others to achieve oneís goals.

Michael Atlas, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents, and families. He earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from Argosy University, Washington D.C. and completed an APA accredited internship as a pediatric intern at Kennedy Krieger Hospital's Child and Family Therapy clinic. Dr. Atlas also has extensive experience working in schools supporting students with ADHD and learning disabilities. He utilizes evidence based approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy and family therapy to address a wide range of emotional and behavioral difficulties. His particular interests include anxiety disorders, mood disorders, ADHD, executive dysfunction and parent-child conflict.

Jisun (Sunny) Fisher, Ph.D. received her postgraduate degrees from Columbia University and University of Connecticut. Her areas of study during her doctorate degree included data-based, behavioral interventions in educational settings, as well as studying how removing perceived social handicaps may enhance performance outcomes in individuals. As related to her professional work, her clinical orientation integrates cognitive-behavioral (CBT)/dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and humanistic approaches. Dr. Fisher works with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Dr. Fisher ultimately strives to inspire and mobilize others to realize their full potential.

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