First Light Psychological Services, PLLC

Treatment Center, PhD

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First Light Psychological Services, PLLC

Treatment Center, PhD


Location

Offers video and phone sessions

www.firstlightpsych.com
1111 Broadhollow Rd
Suite 204
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Call Dr. Theresa DeSantis
(917) 905-2505 x11
Other Location +

Additional Location

120-34 Queens Blvd
Suite 300
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
(917) 905-2505
Announcement icon We are accepting new clients via telehealth sessions and in person with special COVID-19 protocols and safety measures in place.

We Are Here to Help

The practice offers therapists with years of clinical experience and our motto is, "Willing to help those who want to help themselves." It is important to us that you feel a non-judgmental, safe, and trusting therapeutic environment so that treatment is effective. We work for our clients well-being, not for us. Our dedicated staff has gone into the field of counseling because they believe in it, but more importantly, they believe in YOU even at times when you may struggle to believe in yourself. We can help you gain insight toward the root causes and thought patterns that are causing active symptoms, emotional discomfort, and behaviors. It is only when the root of the problem is discovered can a solution to fix it be worked on. The therapist will never judge you based on your history, presenting problem, ethnic background, culture, or sexual orientation. We use evidence based practices to treat various clinical syndromes and help guide clients to recognize the potential effective solutions to problems they are facing, guide them to promote growth and positive change in their life, and to live an emotionally and physically healthy, productive, and happy lifestyle.

Our Online Services

The practice offers 45 minute teletherapy (virtual) sessions, and 90 minute sessions for couples and families. At this time insurance carriers are covering teletherapy sessions either at full cost or less the copayment the client is responsible for. All insurance is verified prior to your first session. The practice also offers unique psychoeducational webinars at a low cost ($39.95) that provide accurate information on typical day to day issues people may experience. If you are interested in more in depth information or signing up for teletherapy sessions or a specific webinar, please visit the "Online Services" section of our webpage. Please note that more webinar topics are added frequently so please keep checking back to see if one interests you.

You Do Not Have to Feel Alone

If you are experiencing any type of symptoms or feel overwhelmed or stressed about a day to day problem, please reach out to us. There is no reason for you to suffer. Help is here for you and all it takes is the first step.

Finances

  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • AMERIGROUP
  • Aetna
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire BlueCross BlueShield
  • Fidelis
  • GHI
  • HIP | Health Plan of New York
  • HealthFirst
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • New York State Health Insurance Plan
  • Optum
  • Oscar
  • Oxford
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Out of Network
Insurance information is taken over the phone prior to your first appointment so we can verify benefits.
Email us or call (917) 905-2505 x11 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 15 Years
  • License: New York / 016388
  • School: Adelphi University
  • Year Graduated: 2004

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Abel Assessment for Sexual Interest (ASSI)
  • Certificate Date: 2006
  • Certificate: Association for Treatment of Sexual Abusers
  • Certificate Date: 2009

Location

www.firstlightpsych.com
1111 Broadhollow Rd
Suite 204
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Call Dr. Theresa DeSantis
(917) 905-2505 x11
Offers video and phone sessions
Other Location +

Additional Location

120-34 Queens Blvd
Suite 300
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
(917) 905-2505
Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Sexual Addiction
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian
  • Gay

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults

Programs and Services

Treatment Programs
  • Addiction
  • Sex Addiction Program
Out / Inpatient
  • Intensive Outpatient Program

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Links

Our Website
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2020
First Light Psychological Services, PLLC, PhD, Treatment Center in Farmingdale

First Light Psychological Services, PLLC

Treatment Center, PhD