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Vaia Tsolas, Phd

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A native of Greece, Dr. Tsolas received her MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University. She also has an MS in School Psychology and a Certificate in Bi-Lingual Psychology from CUNY and is an advanced candidate in psychoanalysis at the Columbia University, Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx and an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Doctoral Clinical Psychology at City College in Manhattan. A published author, Dr. Tsolas has also published many papers in highly esteemed journals and presented papers on a wide range of topics both domestically and internationally. She was the 2007 winner of the highly acclaimed Sacerdoti Prize presented by the International Association of Psychoanalysis and winner of the 2010 Lionel Ovesey award from Columbia University’s Center for Psycholanalytic Training and Research for her work at Rose Hill Psychological Services. Along with her work at Rose Hill Psychological, Dr. Tsolas also maintains a private practice in Manhattan.

Eran Feit, MD
Marissa Stridiron, MD
Michael Civin, PhD
James Weaver, PhD

Dr. Weaver is a native of Pennsylvania and completed his Bachelor of Arts at Temple University in 1993. He was accepted into the Psychology Honors Program there and graduated Summa Cum Laude. He was ranked 18 out of a graduating class of over 2000 students. He was awarded his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Derner Institute for Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University, Garden City, NY in 1999. Dr. Weaver’s clinical and research interests center around Margaret Mahler’s Separation-Individuation Theory. He is especially interested in the role the Oneness Motive, an implicit motive revolving around a need to belong to or be part of something larger than the self, plays in the aetiology of various adjustment problems and psychopathology, including psychosis, across the lifespan. Dr. Weaver has a total of 18 years of supervised and unsupervised clinical experience and has been licensed to practice Psychology in New York since 2001. He has trained and practiced in numerous setting including Early Intervention Centers, Preschools,Elementary Schools, Juvenile Detention Centers, Residential Treatment Facilities, Inpatient Psychiatric Units, Congregate Care Facilities and outpatient clinics. He has supervised and provided didactics in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. He is currently the Senior Supervising Psychologist at Rose Hill and practices at both the Bronx and Mohegan Lake offices, where he provides individual, family and group psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults.

Nicoletta Skoufalos, PhD

Dr. Nicoletta Skoufalos is a licensed clinical psychologist and a staff psychologist at Rose Hill Psychological Services. She specializes in Chronic Physical Illness, Eating Disorders and Trauma and her training covers a broad spectrum of experiences, including working with survivors of trauma in Athens, Greece, as well as teenagers with eating disorders at Long Island Jewish Hospital.  Dr. Skoufalos was also trained at Lenox Hill Hospital.  She also works in private practice in New York City.

Leora Trub, PhD
Elizabeth Schilling, PhD
Robert Gruenfelder, PhD

Dr. Gruenfelder received his M.A. in Psychology and his Ph.D. in Clinical-School Psychology from Hofstra University, located on Long Island, New York.  During his graduate instruction, he completed a four-year specialization at Hofstra’s Institute for the Study and Treatment of Anger and Aggression.  In addition to those presenting with symptoms of anger, Dr. Gruenfelder has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults suffering from depression and anxiety, in individual, family, and group contexts.  His research interests/pursuits include anger and aggression, and depressive symptoms as they present themselves during adolescence.

Emily Day, MA
Chakira M. Haddock, MA

Chakira M. Haddock is a PhD candidate in Clinical Psychology at the New School for Social Research.  Her research is on the psychology of women of color and on the  psychological issues of breast and reproductive cancers. She specializes in Bilingual (Spanish/English) Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.