Board Members and Teaching Faculty

ALL NYSCH Members who currently serve on the Board of Directors, have Advanced Certification granted by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis [ASCH] as APPROVED CONSULTANTS.


Each has completed the 100 approved workshop training hours with a minimum of five years of independent practice utilizing clinical hypnosis. ALL APPROVED CONSULTANTS can provide individualized training and consultation for those seeking Certification.

Marlene L. Levy, PhD, DAIPM

Port Washington, NY
President, New York Society of Clinical Hypnosis [NYSCH]
Approved Consultant: The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis [ASCH]; Faculty/Diplomate/Board Certified: The American Academy of Pain Management [AAPM]; Past President of Port Counseling Center, Port Washington, NY; Director and Founder: The Co-dependent Center of New York; Consultant: Integrative Health Solutions [Holistic Medical Center] Manhasset, New York. Specialties include: Pain Management [Chronic and Acute Pain], Stress Management [Anxiety and Panic Disorders], Trichotillomania, Weight Issues, IBS, Smoking Cessation, Relationship and Family Issues. In PRIVATE PRACTICE for over 25 years. Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, PhD in Psychology /Human Behavior.
[email protected] - 516-944-3885

Leslie Laskin, MA, LCSW

Monsey, NY
Vice President, New York Society of Clinical Hypnosis [NYSCH]
Associated Therapists of Rockland
914-297-7130

Angela Monti Fox, LCSW, PLLC

New York, NY
Secretary, New York Society of Clinical Hypnosis [NYSCH]
646-519-1076

Victor Kiarsis, LMSW, MBA

Rye, NY
Treasurer, New York Society of Clinical Hypnosis [NYSCH]
914-499-0743

Douglas Goldschmidt, LCSWR, MA, MSW, PhD

Fayetteville, NY and East Syracuse, NY
Representative to ASCH, New York Society of Clinical Hypnosis [NYSCH]
integralpsychotherapy.net - 315-424-0873

Members-at-Large

Richard M. Tuck, PsyD

Melville, NY
Member, Board of Directors: NYSCH
Approved Consultant, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH). Additional Post-Graduate Certifications: EMDR (Level I), EMDR Institute; Rational Emotive Therapy, Albert Ellis Institute; Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Long Island Institute of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy; American Psychological Association and Nassau Psychological Services Institute certifications in Substance Abuse Evaluation and Treatment. Renowned Teachers: Studied with Drs. Daniel Brown (Harvard) and Daniel Araoz, among others. Professional Member: American Psychological Association, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York State Psychological Association, Nassau County Psychological Association; American Psychological Association Division 18: Hypnosis. Retired as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist from the Uniondale New York School District. Private Practice: 5 Holly Court, Melville, NY 11747.
631-692-4545

Kalli Kontos, LCSW-R, CASAC, BCD, CAMS-II

West Babylon, NY, Long Island, & Surrounding Areas
Member, Board of Directors: NYSCH
Group Facilitator, Private Practice Action Work Group (PPAWG) - National Association of Social Workers (NASW) - New York State Chapter
Kalli Kontos is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-R), a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC), is Board Certified in Clinical Social Work (BCD) and a Certified Anger Management Specialist (CAMS-II). She is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and a “Become a Love and Logic Parent” Independent Facilitator instructor. Kalli has over 25 years’ experience as a Therapist, Administrator, Trainer, Field Instructor, and Business owner/Consultant. She has treated clients with Depression, Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD), and Addictions. Kalli also specializes in Anger Management Treatment and conducts Impaired Driving Evaluations for New York State. Kalli has also worked in the capacity of a Human Resource Manager/Office Manager. She has a certificate in Human Resource Management and was a member of the Long Island Society of Human Resources Management. Kalli speaks fluent Greek. She understands the culture and is available to service the Greek-American Community of Long Island, New York.
kontos-psychotherapy.com  631-592-2179
yourhealthybusiness.net

Phyllis Gildston, PhD

Great Neck, NY and New York, NY 
Past President and current Member, Board of Directors, NYSCH
NYSCH Representative to Board to Governors, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH); Professor Emeritus, Brooklyn College of CUNY; Past Adjunct Professor, Hunter College of CUNY and C.W.P. College of LIU; PhD: Psychology, CUNY. PhD: Communication and Communication Disorders, Columbia University; Board Certified: ASCH (Approved Consultant), EMDRIA (EMDR Level III), AAMFT (Marriage & Family Therapy), BINY (Biofeedback), IHT (Reiki), ASHA (SLP & Audiology), NYINLP & SNLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), SAP (Substance Abuse Professional). Past Faculty/Current Diplomate: American Academy of Pain Management (AAPM). Fellow: National Anger Management Association (NAMA). Published internationally. Over 150 professional presentations. Faculty at past Annual Meetings: AATA, ASCH, APA, AAPM, ASHA, NAADAC, NYSCH, SCEH, WABCT. Specialties: Clinical Hypnotherapy for: Relationship & Communication Breakdowns, Weight, Smoking, Stress, Eating Disorders, IBS, Addictions, Chronic Pain, Anxiety, Sex, Performance, Bad Habits, Phobias, Sport, Speech, PTSD, ADHD. Instructor in several different forms of Meditation. Private Practice: Children, Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Families.
Director, North Shore Center, 275 Middle Neck Road, Suite B-6, Great Neck, NY 11023.
Satellite Office: Broadway and 70th St., New York, NY 10023.
(516) 482-4444    (718) 895-7664    (212) 933-0493
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Ita O’Sullivan, NP

Westchester County, and New York, NY
Past Treasurer and current Member, Board of Directors, NYSCH
Member/Approved Consultant ASCH. Nurse Practitioner Psychiatry/Mental Health, Westchester County and New York City. Private practice with adults in psychotherapy, hypnosis and psychopharmacology . Level 11 EMDR. Meditation/mindfulness practice for over 15 years.