Donna B Riley

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW-R

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Donna B Riley, PhD, LCSW-R, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lake Grove
(516) 537-9608 Website

Donna B Riley

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW-R


Location

The Freedman Center for Clinical Social Work
2233 Nesconset Highway
Suite 104
Lake Grove, New York 11755
(516) 537-9608

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My perspective of therapy is as diverse as the community that I serve. My work with individuals is geared to strengthen their sense of self. I also facilitate peer support groups and small intimate therapeutic groups. My personal therapeutic model is a combination of Rogerian (person-centered therapy), the Empowerment Approach (connection between "social and economic justice" and "individual pain and suffering"), Family Systems Theory (connected to a living system); and Feminist Theory (gender and related concepts remain central to feminist social work theory). With this blend, the entire overarching concepts are framed in a strengths perspective.

I have been working with the Transgender/Gender Variant community since 1999. My work with clients is to help them find their authentic gender on the gender spectrum. I provide psychotherapy and mental health evaluations for transgendered men and women according to the WPATH Standards of Care version 7.

Working with gender issues, is a comprehensive process often including significant others, family members, and Human Resources Departments. Sessions are conducted in person or via Skype session.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 8 Years
  • School: Stony Brook School of Social Welfare
  • Year Graduated: 2008
  • License and State: 078978 New York

Finances

  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • 1199SEIU
  • Aetna
  • Beech Street
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • MHN
  • Magellan
  • MagnaCare
  • Many of the Medicaid HMOs
  • Medicare
  • TRICARE
  • Out of Network
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Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: 078978 NY
  • Degree: Stony Brook University / Ph.D.
  • Year graduated: 2015

Donna B Riley's Groups

Trans Affirmations

Trans-Affirmations is a transgender support group that an inclusive peer-support, discussion, and social group for those who question the gender binary and their placement in the spectrum. The meetings are open and welcoming to anyone who identifies within the Trans spectrum, regardless of what peoples' thoughts are on transition. The group is a good area to explore the many facets of being transgender in our society. There is a nominal charge of $10 per group meeting. However, no one is turned away.

More about this group

Location

The Freedman Center for Clinical Social Work
2233 Nesconset Highway
Suite 104
Lake Grove, New York 11755
(516) 537-9608

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Transgender
  • Mood Disorders
  • Gay
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Family Systems
  • Gender Authenticity
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Video/Skype
  • Online Counseling

Links

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Last Modified: 02 Jun 2016
Donna B Riley, PhD, LCSW-R, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lake Grove

Donna B Riley

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW-R