Dr. Constance Salhany – Founder & Director
Constance Salhany, LMHC, Ph.D., A-CBT, Diplomate and Fellow, Cognitive Therapy, Certified Trainer and Consultant, Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies is the Founder and Clinical Director of Cognitive Therapy of Staten Island, PSLMHC, PLLC. Dr. Salhany is a licensed psychologist and has been treating individuals with a broad range of anxiety and depressive disorders for more than 20 years. She received a Masters of Science in School & Community Counseling from CUNY, the College of Staten Island and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Walden University. Dr. Salhany is a licensed Psychologist in New York and New Jersey as well a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York and Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey.
Dr. Jennifer Feretic, Psy.D., A-CBT, ABSNP
Clinical Director of Pediatric Psychology at Cognitive Therapy of Staten Island
Licensed Psychologist New York and New Jersey
Certified School Psychologist New York and New Jersey
Diplomat, American Board of School Neuropsychology
Diplomat, Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies
Dr. Jennifer Feretic is a psychologist at Emmaus/ Cognitive Therapy of Staten Island. She obtained her doctorate from St. John's University where she also received her Master's Degree in School Psychology and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Summa Cum Laude. Dr. Feretic is a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist in New York and New Jersey. She has worked in school and clinical settings. Her research interests include irrational beliefs as well as anxiety and depression. As a native Staten Islander, Dr. Feretic takes pride in providing evidence-based state-of-the-art services to those on Staten Island.
Dr. Feretic holds a Diplomate from the Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies. This certification identifies her as having an advanced level of expertise in cognitive therapy. She has extensive training in the treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders in both adults and children, utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, and has attended a series of trainings provided by the Beck Institute.
In addition to providing therapy, Dr. Feretic also conducts school neuropsychological and psychological evaluations. Dr. Feretic holds a Diplomate from the American Board of School Neuropsychology. This is a post-graduate intensive training and certification program with an emphasis on neuropsychological processes related to learning. Dr. Feretic has a passion for using assessments to help understand one's strengths and weaknesses and find solutions that work.
Francine Curcio Hansen
Francine Curcio Hansen, M.S., LMHC, NCC, CCMHC is mental health counselor at Cognitive Therapy of Staten Island. She obtained her degree from Pace University with a focus in Mental Health Counseling. She also minored in Forensic Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and is a member of Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology. After spending 11 years in the financial industry as a Project Manager and Analyst and observing first hand the mental strain put on her colleagues and clientele from the looming financial crisis, Francine decided to pursue her passion in Mental Health. During her academics, she assisted professors in research of experimental studies. She has maintained a fervent connection working in the educational setting conducting evaluations, creating behavioral interventions and methods, and performing functional behavioral assessments. Francine gained her experience in treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, and Depression in adults; She interned under the director of The Center for Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy ,Dr. Steven Phillipson. She has completed her Postgraduate work at Cognitive Therapy of Staten Island and has worked here for several years. Francine is a professional colleague of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. In addition to serving her community she is an adjunct professor at Pace University for the department of psychology.
Jacqueline McCumiskey, PsyD
Jacqueline McCumiskey, PsyD is a licensed clinical psychologist at Cognitive Therapy of Staten Island. She obtained her Master’s degree from Long Island University and doctoral degree from Capella University (Minneapolis, MN). She received her doctoral clinical training at South Beach Psychiatric Center and Cognitive Therapy of Staten Island. Dr. McCumiskey has spent several years working within the Staten Island community in both private practice and hospital settings in clinical and administrative capacities. She is trained in cognitive behavioral therapy to treat children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety and depression. She has had special training in mindfulness meditation and relaxation techniques as well as biofeedback.
Laura Parisi, MS, LMHC is a mental health counselor with over 20 years of counseling experience with adolescents, children, and their families, primarily in the school setting. Laura graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from St. Bonaventure University and a Master of Science in Education Degree in Counseling from Fordham University. She has practiced as a counselor at Catholic Charities, the Archdiocese Drug Abuse Prevention Program and at Notre Dame Academy High school. Laura earned certificates from the National Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as a Level One Practitioner and as an Anxiety Specialist.
Stefanie Scudera, LMHC is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, Cum Laude and Masters of Science Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Pace University in Pleasantville, NY in 2007 and became licensed in 2011. She was a member of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology. Ms. Scudera has worked with children, adolescents and adults in inpatient, outpatient and supportive housing settings. Ms. Scudera has worked with children and adolescents in an inpatient psychiatric and outpatient partial program setting at Four Winds Hospital in Katonah, NY where she also interned while she was in graduate school. Upon graduation, she worked with adolescents at risk for PINS Petitions with Green Chimneys in Brewster, NY. For the past six years, Ms. Scudera has worked with homeless and formerly homeless individuals with mental illness and substance use diagnoses at Project Hospitality, Inc. She joined Cognitive Therapy of Staten Island in 2013.