About Us

Our Practice

Our therapists are trained in individual mental health, first responders trauma counseling, and family systems. Our Marriage and Family training is from The Ackerman Institute for the Family, the best-known and most highly regarded training facility for family therapists in the United States.

In addition to our psychotherapy practice, we offer family mediation.

Sometimes, the needs of the family are not rooted in emotional dysfunction. Families may need to address interventions, new goals when something in the family system has shifted, and the need is to have a neutral professional to assess and determine the direction that will benefit family members in order to restore harmony.

Mediation is also considered for couples who choose to dissolve their marriage.

Our Patient Promise

We promise to be there every step of your journey. Our goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and open you up to seeing the bigger picture of where you come from, then move forward to where you want to be in your life. 

With our diverse clinical practitioners we make sure that you feel comfortable because the right fit is our promise to you.

Our office is roomy, clean, safe , private and welcoming.

A waiting room where you can relax before and after your session. or where the family member can wait comfortably for their loved one while in their session.

Our hours are Monday-Saturday, 9am to 9pm because we know life is not 9-5.

We offer phone and virtual sessions to accommodate you, your needs are our concern.

Our Counselors

Dana Greco

Licensed Family and Couples Therapist/ Certified Divorce Mediator

    Dana Greco LCSW-R is a licensed psychotherapist, certified mediator, and certified counselor for first responders. She obtained her master’s degree from Fordham University and post graduate specialization from The Ackerman Institute for Family and Couples. Dana practices systems theory which is based on the idea that behavior is influenced by a variety of factors that work together as a system. These factors include family, friends, social settings, economic class, and the environment at home. Working with couples and families in order to find peace and harmony in life, she believes, is essential for overall health and well-being. The goal is better understanding of the issues. Dana specializes in working with a couple to find resolve, however when it is best to dissolve she advocates toward mediation rather than litigation, sparing the couple and family from the court system. 

    Dana is also a member of the Mental Health Professional Panel for Family and Supreme Court, her case load includes mandated child custody evaluations, parent supervision and parent coordination. She is dedicated to working with individuals, couples and family in creating stability and well-being. She is the author of the parenting book, “Please Don’t Buy Me Ice Cream” and co-author of “Conscious Coupling”. Dana is also the founder of FAIRny Family Advocates, Intervention and Resources a satellite practice that raises money to fund families in need.

Licensed Family and Couples Therapist/ Certified Divorce Mediator

LCSW-R

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

LMHC

Meredith Kreinbihl

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

    In my work with you, I will guide you on a journey of self-reflection and self-discovery in a soothing and safe environment. In our time together we will explore various aspects of your past, present, and future. Through our understanding of this information we will work together in a way that will address your presenting concerns and trials. Applying both my training in psychodynamic theory and as a Mental Health Counselor we will help you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself. Together we can create new paths and strategies that will assist you in living a fulfilling and rewarding life.

    In my practice I use psychodynamic, CBT, and mindfulness techniques to work with individuals to meet their specific needs. I aspire to increase self-awareness and change that will aid you in living an emotionally healthy life.

    Every person is different and therefore my work will be different for each person. Practicing in a person centered way allows various approaches and interventions to be tailored in a way that meets your specific needs.

    I have received my training through Adelphi’s Mental Health Counseling program and further training in Psychodynamic Studies through Gordon F. Derner’s Institute of Psychological Studies.  

Latoya Lyle-Kirlew

Marriage and Family Therapist

    Latoya received her Bachelor’s Degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a major in Forensic Psychology. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northcentral University. She is a member of the Delta Kappa International Marriage and Family Therapy Honor Society. Latoya is trained in the systemic approaches and is well versed in Solution Focused Therapy. Latoya strives to create an emotionally safe, secure, and non-judgmental environment so that clients can truly and comfortably work through whatever it is that has brought them to therapy. She believes her role, as a therapist, is to guide the journey, to help clients to discover possible solutions grounded on their own values, principles and experiences. 

    Latoya looks forward to lending support, instilling hope, and helping clients to actualize their self-worth, self-esteem and their ability to take control of their own lives. 

Marriage and Family Therapist

MAMFT

Gracie Elegant

LCSW-R

Gracie Elegant

Intern/MSW Candidate

    Gracie Elegant has her BA from Hunter College and is an MSW candidate at Lehman College. Gracie has a certificate in Divorce Mediation and has been doing intern work with The Mediation and Family Counseling Group since 2017. She is also a student intern for the 2020-2021 school year with The Counseling Cooperative to further develop her clinical skills working with children and families, as well as learn the administrative and marketing work involved with running a private practice.

    Gracie has been working as a caseworker with JCCA in the Child Success NYC Foster Care program since 2018.Gracie is a recipient of a Behavioral and Mental Health grant for the 2020-2021 school year that she will use to develop a program for children and families of divorce for The Counseling Cooperative.

Books By Dana Greco

conscious coupling book

Conscious Coupling: Positive Insights for Long Lasting Relationships

Conscious Coupling, Saving Relationships from the perspectives of two divorce mediators wages war on saving relationships and ultimately saving families. Dana and Don, two divorce mediators and licensed couples and family therapists offer insight from the mediators/counselors perspective directly from real cases they have both counseled before and after divorce and during separation negotiations.This book amplifies the root cause analysis within couples that without recognition or restoration, any relationship will ultimately dissolve. Conscious coupling honestly addresses the true basis of relationship fulfillment as well as its ultimate demise. Each author writes separately his and her personal and professional experiences on each chapter. Topics range from the future of relationship, money and sex values, infidelity, family of origin, extended family, social influences, as well as modern marriage, parenting, to the most common relational traits as compatibility, co-habitation and communications. This is not a psychoanalytical or legal text book, this is a true to life, based on real cases, that young couples who haven't married yet or couples who are already married need to be aware of if they intend on maintaining a happy and satisfying and blissful existence together. There is no other book that divorce mediators have written to save families.

child's rules for priceless parenting

Please Don't Buy Me Ice Cream

Please don't buy me ice cream is the parenting book all parents and caregivers have been waiting for. This expert advice collected by children of all ages highlights the core needs and desires that children have been yearning for. This book will offer the insight to parents for generations to come. Please don't buy me ice cream is a wonderful opportunity to share thoughts and ideas with your children and continue to develop the communication that helps children feel loved, safe and truly cared about. Illustrations by Dixon Rose Elegant

Dana Greco's experience

Education:

  • Fordham University, MSW
  • The Ackerman Institute for Family and Couples Therapy
  • The Center for Divorce Mediation
  • Grief Therapy Training for families at Memorial  Sloan-Kettering
  • Certified Counselor for First Responders

Memberships:

  • New York State Society for Clinical Social Workers
  • National Council on Divorce Mediation
  • Committee Co-chair for Couples and Family Practice
  • National Association for Social Workers
  • Mental Health Panel for the NY Appellate Division

Experience:

  • Qualified Social worker for New York Family and Supreme Court
  • Expert witness for the NY Courts regarding Child Custody
  • Grief therapist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering
  • Private Practice for couples and families in Manhattan and Long Island
  • Certified mediator
  • Motherhood Documentary on “Exploring the First Five Years of Motherhood”

Public Speaking/Lectures:

  • Presenter at workshops for professional clinicians
  • Co-host of Radio Show New Beginnings
  • “Case studies of custody battles”, The Ackerman Institute

Publications/Books:

  • “Deciding to Divorce or Separate? Think about  Mediation”
  • “Raising the Consciousness of Post Divorce Parents”
  • “Restructuring the Family After the Divorce”
  • “Women Becoming Independent”
  • “Should Post Divorce Co-Parenting Training be Mandatory”
  • “Divorce Can Be a Rocky Road”
  • “When Husbands are Victims of Domestic Violence”
  • “3 Styles of Parenting”
  • “No Means No: How to Teach Your Child That You Mean Business”
  • “Holiday Gift Giving For Children”
  • “Preserving Family”
  • Author of book “Please Don’t Buy Me Ice Cream”

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Family, Advocacy, Intervention, Resources