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
Eva Lazar-Sultanik, Ph.D. 201-541-6420 x7
Rachel Mahoney Rengifo, Ph.D. 201-670-1066 x5
Beth McGovern, LCSW 201-670-6450 x8
Kristen Greany Forman, LCSW 201-541-6420 x3
Adam Kaplan, Ph.D. 201-670-6450 x2
Stephanie Tsai-Kim, Ph.D. 201-670-6450 x6
Kate McLean, LCSW 201-541-6420 x8
Jordana Schein-Levi, LCSW-R 201-670-1066 x7
Siddhi Shah, Psy.D. 201-670-1066 x6
Jaclyn Froman, LCSW 201-670-6450 x7
Parin Kamdar, Psy.D. 201-541-6420 x4
Caitlin Scafati, LSW 201-541-6420 x5
   
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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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 serves 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.

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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.

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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. 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.

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Eva Lazar-Sultanik, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist who received her undergraduate education from Rutgers University and her MS Ed in preschool psychology and Ph.D. in school psychology from Fordham University. Dr. Lazar has a background in working with schools and is a strong advocate for meeting the academic, social, and emotional needs of all students. Her interests include developing social skills in preschool-aged children, as well as children and early adolescents dealing with social, family, and learning challenges. She has conducted research in the areas of religiosity, self-esteem, and early adolescent girls. Dr. Lazar works clinically with children, adolescents, and parents at The Koch Center.

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Rachel Mahoney Rengifo, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist with her doctorate in clinical psychology from Adelphi University. She completed an APA-accredited internship at North Central Bronx Hospital, as well as clinical trainings at Bellevue Hospital and Jersey City Medical Center's Child and Adolescent Outpatient Clinic. Dr. Rengifo is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She is experienced in working with children, adolescent, and adult patients in both individual and group psychotherapy, as well as couples and family therapy.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Stephanie Tsai-Kim, Ph.D.,†is a Licensed Psychologist who obtained her Master's Degree from Teachers College, Columbia University, and her doctoral degree from St. John's University. She completed her APA-accredited internship at the Jewish Child Care Association. Dr. Tsai-Kim has extensive training and experience with treating depression, anxiety, trauma, and educational problems. She conducts psychological assessments, as well as therapy with children, adolescents, families, adults, and couples.

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Kate McLean, LCSW,†a licensed clinical social worker who received her MSW from Rutgers University. Kate has extensive training in DBT since 2010 that includes being trained on an intensively trained team and completing the DBT intensive training in 2013. Before joining the Koch Center, Kate was a clinical coordinator for adolescents in a partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient program that provided DBT treatment to both adults and adolescents. Her goal was in helping her clients gain understanding and effective coping skills to better regulate their emotions.

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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.

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Siddhi Shah, Psy.D. received her bachelor's degree from Rutgers University and her doctorate in clinical psychology on the child and adolescent track from University of Hartford. She completed clinical trainings at Bellevue Hospital Center, Manhattan Veterans Hospital Medical Center, the Program for Obesity, Weight, and Eating Research at Yale University among other inpatient and outpatient settings. She is experienced working with children, adolescent, and adult patients in individual, group, and family psychotherapy. Dr. Shah has particular interest in the areas of anxiety, depression, emotion dysregulation, eating disorders, obesity, and trauma.

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Jaclyn Froman, LCSW,†graduated from Fordham University with her MSW. Her clinical experience has centered on helping patients and families cope with physical and emotional stressors, as well as health and bereavement issues. Jaclyn additionally holds a Masterís degree in Music Therapy from NYU, as well as yoga teacher training. Jaclyn's current clinical focus is on implementing Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and psychodynamic interventions with adolescents, adults, and families.

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Parin Kamdar, Psy.D.,†is a licensed psychologist whose interventions are drawn from Dialectal Behavioral (DBT), cognitive behavioral (CBT), psychodynamic, and family systems theoretical orientations. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware and a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology, with a concentration in Psychological Assessment from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia. She has extensive training and experience working with eating disorders in both residential and outpatient settings. Dr. Kamdar is also experienced in working with anxiety, depression, trauma, behavioral issues, ADHD and related learning disabilities, developmental disorders, substance related issues, and family conflict. Dr. Kamdar works with children, adolescents and adults, helping to optimize inherent strengths to better cope with the demands of their academic, social, professional and family contexts.

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Caitlin Scafati, LSW, received her MSW from NYU and additionally holds a master's degree in Art Therapy from NYU. Her clinical experience includes outpatient adolescent DBT treatment, inpatient and residential eating disorders treatment, college mental health, and outpatient work with children, parents and adult patients focusing on behavioral challenges. Caitlin incorporates a strengths perspective in her work and uses cognitive behavioral techniques.

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