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Lucille Green, MSN, RN
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Ms. Lucille Green has an extensive and diverse nursing experience encompassing various health care delivery settings. She has gained comprehensive training and experience as an Advanced Practice Nurse in Mental Health environments, with responsibilities in prescribing medications and treatments, under joint protocol for psychiatric populations under a practice agreement with a collaborating physician.
Ms. Green has excellent assessment, diagnostic, and treatment planning abilities as well as strong clinical, patient, patient, and professional relations and problem solving skills. Ms. Green is experienced in Brief therapy for individuals, families, crisis intervention and support therapies/group therapy: she leads the Domestic Violence Group.
Ms. Green' has received her professional education at the following institutions: BSN - Herbert Lehman College;
MSN - Columbia University (Nurse Clinical Specialist); Post Graduate study - Rutgers University (Pharmacology);
Post Graduate study - Family Therapy Institute (Family Therapy). She is a a Board Certified Christian Counselor Diplomat (United Association Of Christian Chaplains and Counselors International).
At the Center of Revitalizing Psychiatry Ms. Green treats adults and geriatric population performing Psychiatric Evaluation and Psychiatric Medication Management.
Azra Mansoor, MD
General and Addiction Psychiatrist
Dr. Mansoor treats adults performing Psychiatric Evaluation, Psychiatric Medication Management and Substance Abuse treatment. Dr. Mansoor is certified to prescribe drugs for addiction treatment.
Aleksandr Shnayderman, DO
Dr. Aleksandr Shnayderman is a psychiatrist accepting new patients. At Center of Revitalizing Psychiatry Dr. Shnayderman treats adults, performing Psychiatric Evaluation and Psychiatric Medication Management.
Marina Tourkova, MD
Medical Director, Geriatric Psychiatrist
Dr. Marina Tourkova received her medical degree in Ukraine where she worked as a psychiatrist for 12 years. Upon coming to the US, she completed the Psychiatric Residency Program at Westchester Medical Center/Behavioral Health Center, Valhalla, NY. While in training, she was certified in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy by Psychoanalytic Institute of New York Medical College.
Dr. Tourkova received additional training as a Geriatric Psychiatrist through a Fellowship Program at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center of New York. In 2003, Dr. Tourkova founded the Center of Revitalizing Psychiatry, and has since been leading and managing it as a Medical Director. The Center provides a full spectrum of outpatient psychiatric and psychotherapeutic services for children, adults and elderly in the Bergen County area. Since 2003, the Center has been able to help more than 12,000 patients. In 2012, Dr. Tourkova opened a second branch in Sarasota, FL area. Dr. Tourkova is well-known and respected by the community and has been chosen by her patients for the Patient’s Choice Physician Award 5 years in a row.
At the Hackensack office, Dr. Tourkova serves as the Medical Director, treats adults and geriatric population performing Psychiatric Evaluation and Psychiatric Medication Management, as well as provides clinical consult to the Center's providers.
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Yulia Braginsky, LCSW
Clinical Director of Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program (MH IOP)
Ms. Yulia Braginsky is a knowledgeable and caring clinician with over 10 years of experience in different treatment settings. She worked as a Clinical Supervisor at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Program at the Jacobi Hospital in the Bronx and ran Partial Hospital at the Bergen Regional Medical Center in Paramus, NJ. Ms. Braginsky has experience in research and teaching. She supervised a number of graduate students, internships, and as an Adjunct Professor, taught the course Diagnosis and Assessment in Clinical Social Work at Kean University, Union, NJ.
In her work with clients, Yulia believes that every person has inherent strengths and strives to grow and develop. The goal of therapy to alleviate personal suffering and encourage change is best achieved in a safe atmosphere of unconditional positive regard where a person feels respected and understood. Ms. Braginsky's practice is based on promoting a genuine relationship of partnership between the client and therapist that helps individuals feel empowered and regain control over their lives.
Yulia's areas of expertise include depression, bipolar illness, anxiety disorders and different forms of addiction. She is committed to helping women and their families to face mental health issues in pregnancy and postpartum period (Postpartum Depression).
In addition to treating individuals, couples, and conducting psychotherapy groups (e.g., Young Women support group), Ms. Braginsky serves as a Clinical Director for the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) of the Center of Revitalizing Psychiatry, Hackensack, NJ.
Yekaterina (Katya) Chizhova, MSW, LCSW
Mrs. Katya Chizhova is a New Jersey and New York State licensed psychotherapist with over 15 years of experience, specializing in adults and children.
Born and raised in Russia and educated in the United States, Mrs. Chizhova has a strong understanding of cultural diversity, immigration issues, and hard challenges of integrating into a new society. She has worked in a variety of settings dealing with child, adult and family issues, crisis intervention, loss and bereavement and geriatric help. Mrs. Chizhova has counseled people afflicted with temporary or permanent physical, neurological and mental disabilities, helping them through all phases from the coming to terms with their problem to making necessary and often difficult adjustments to the genuine acceptance of a new lifestyle.
Mrs. Chizhova is an active member of ASPEN, a non-profit organization that provides education, support and advocacy for high-functioning autistic people. She is professionally and personally involved in helping families raise children diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum disorders. Herself a mother of such a child, Mrs. Chizhova can relate to the emotional, educational and social challenges of these children and their parents.
As a clinician, Mrs. Chizhova seeks to help parents understand the unique needs of the 'spectrum' children and develop the therapy and support framework essential for healthy bonding with such children and helping them realize their full potential. Dr. Chizhova has recently organized a new support group - Survival Strategies for Parenting Children with Mental and Developmental Disorders (ADHD, Bipolar, Autistic Spectrum, Obsessive Compulsive, Generalized Anxiety Disorders). Mrs. Chizhova strongly believes that people struggling with manifold stresses of modern life need to learn to pause and reflect, getting in touch with themselves and their life. For many, the first step is to call for an appointment with a therapist.
Lisa Guggino-Moses, LCSW
Ms. Lisa Guggino-Moses is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working in the mental health profession. She graduated from Fordham University in 1997 with her Masters in Social Work and she has worked at a variety of agencies including Covenant House in NYC, where she worked with homeless teenagers; Family Court in the South Bronx where she worked with victims of domestic violence; the NYC foster care system where she worked with at risk youth; the Staten Island Mental Health Society where she worked with addicted populations; and the Renfrew Center in New Jersey where she worked with clients with eating disorders.
Ms. Guggino-Moses is known for her warm and friendly approach and she brings her own varied life experiences to the room. she believes that we all have the sometimes untapped ability to change and she creates a safe and supportive environment where clients can share their struggles, overcome their obstacles and become the people they have always wanted to be.
Ms. Guggino-Moses has a passion for helping individuals and families that struggle with co-occurring disorders and over the past 5 years she has worked with both the Substance Use and the Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Programs at the Center for Revitalizing Psychiatry in Hackensack, NJ. She currently serves as the Director of the Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program (SA IOP) and a facilitator of the Sobriety Support Group for individuals in recovery. Additionally, Ms. Guggino-Moses performs an expert Substance Abuse Evaluations at the Center.
Satya Indukuri, LPC
Ms. Satya Indukuri is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) with over 15 years of experience in the field on mental health.
Ms. Indukuri has working knowledge of different settings such as Hospitals, Out Patient Clinics, State Agencies. She has been providing her expertise at our facility as a Psychotherapist to adult population. She works with diverse Cultures and has an Eclectic approach with emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral techniques.
Ms. Indukuri specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) providing Individual and Group Psychotherapy for a spectrum of mental health issues at the Center of Revitalizing Psychiatry in Hackensack, NJ.
Mark Johnson, PhD
Psychologist / Neuropsychologist
Dr. Mark Johnson is a licensed psychologist/neuropsychologist specializing in psycho-educational, psychological and neuropsychological testing. He is a graduate of New York University and has over twenty-five years of experience in conducting assessments in the fields of rehabilitation and neuropsychology. Dr. Johnson evaluates adolescents and adults with a variety of different developmental (ASD, PDD), medical, neuropsychological (brain injury, concussion) and psychiatric conditions. Evaluations assist in school/university placement, vocational training, and treatment planning. Dr. Johnson is also an Assistant Professor of Applied Psychology in the Department of Applied Psychology at New York University.
Dr. Johnson is currently accepting new patients for psycho-educational, psychological and neuropsychological testing, and can see patients 12 years old and older.
Anna Kaplan, LCSW
Ms. Anna Kaplan is a licensed psychotherapist, for whom psychotherapy is not just her profession, but it’s her life’s calling. Ms. Kaplan started counseling people more than 30 years ago after receiving a masters degree in psychology from Moscow University. Ms. Kaplan's career in the US began soon after her arrival to the U.S. as a Russian refugee, when she began working with various groups of immigrants while receiving her Masters degree from Hunter College School of Social Work. During these studies, she received classical training in psychodynamic psychotherapy, which expanded her already wide repertoire of techniques, including CBT, interpersonal neurobiology, brain spotting, Ericsonian hypnosis and Internal Family Systems therapy.
Ms. Kaplan does not believe in a “one size fits all” approach to counseling. Psychotherapy is a collaborative process in which the therapist has the necessary training and skill to help each client gain access to the resources that person already possesses. Her approach tends to emphasize health over illness, and client strengths over weakness. Ms. Kaplan strongly believes in mindfulness, working with the mind-body connection, and the healing power of laughter.
Ms. Kaplan has a great deal of experience working with trauma (PTSD), depression, bipolar disorder, postpartum depression, anxiety, and gender identity issues. She enjoys working with adolescents and has a strong interest in parenting issues. Couples therapy is her passion as well as her forte. She is endlessly interested in human nature, and promises to never stop studying it, while her love of travel exposes me to different cultures, as does my love of literature and the arts.
Ms. Anna Kaplan is currently accepting new patients.
Mariya Martynenko, LPC
Ms. Mariya Martynenko is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of New Jersy. She holds a B.S. and M.S. degrees in psychology from Kharkov State University in Kharkov, Ukraine and also six years of post degree education and practice at Modern Psychoanalyses.
During her pre-doctoral internship and clinical practice, Ms. Martynenko provided individual psychotherapy and crisis intervention to adults, adolescents, and elderly adults with a wide array of psychological concerns, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress, phobias, and fears. She also facilitated group psychotherapy as well as worked with couples and families. Additionally, Ms. Martynenko facilitated geriatric groups for male and female participants of 70-92 years old. Finally, she provided individual psychotherapy, psychological support, and crisis intervention for immigrant families at Beth Israel Hospital and Jewish Family Service.
Ms. Martynenko is trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy with adults, adolescents, elderly adults, couples, families, and groups. Her specialty training and areas of expertise include multicultural counseling, geriatric psychology, trauma, parenting, and self development.
Ms. Martynenko provides Individual, Couples and Group psychotherapies. To sign up for one of the Support Groups and/or schedule appointment with Ms. Martynenko please call 201-488-5161.
Jeanne E. Palazzo, LCSW
Ms. Jeanne E. Palazzo is a compassionate and educated professional with over 18 years of experience in different treatment settings including outpatient therapy, intensive case management, and hospice. She is highly qualified to help individuals (primarily age 16 to 80) develop and implement skills to reduce symptoms of a variety of mental conditions including Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, etc. Ms. Palazzo is highly qualified to help people work through ordinary and extraordinary life adjustments. Additionally, Ms. Palazzo works with couples and families psychodynamically to develop relational mindfulness and mutual help. She works with couples and families to improve communication. Ms. Palazzo's scope of practice includes Dialectic Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She applies theoretical frameworks including empowerment, life coaching, object relations, and attachment theory. Additionally, Ms. Palazzo is currently learning about and incorporating Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples into her work with people, and has been accepted to the Institute of Psychodynamic Therapy in New Jersey. Ms. Palazzo provides a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. She is down to earth and enjoys helping people work through and experience transformation through life’s losses, challenges, beginnings, and opportunities. Ms. Palazzo believes a sense of humor, in the words of Milton Berle, “is an instant vacation.” She wants you to relax and be yourself, be playful. She explores with all of her patients how they have fun.
Linda Poskanzer, LCSW
Ms. Linda Poskanzer is a seasoned, compassionate, and skilled psychotherapist who has a long history of successfully working with children, adolescents, adults, and seniors in individual, couples, and family therapy. She is exceptionally knowledgeable in the areas of child welfare and special education services. She has helped people at all ages and stages deal with behavioral issues as well as depression, anxiety, loss, illness, family concerns, and relationships. She focuses on helping people to realize their own life-strengthening possibilities.
Anwar Y. Ghali, MD
Dr. Anwar Ghali is board certified in Psychiatry and is licensed in New Jersey as an MD. Dr. Ghali also maintains certifications as Psychiatric Administrator, Masters in Public Administration (Health Services Management), NYU. He is a Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association, Joint Commission Surveyor, Senior Examiner on the Baldridge Award board of Examiners and Past President, New Jersey Psychiatric Association.
Dr. Ghali is the Clinical Director of Psychiatry, Christian Health Care Center and is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. His immediate previous professional appointments include: Chairman of Psychiatry, Trinitas RMC and Acting Chairman of Psychiatry, Seton Hall University School of Health Sciences.
At the Center of Revitalizing Psychiatry Dr. Ghali treats adults and geriatric population performing Psychiatric Evaluation and Psychiatric Medication Management.