We Are Caring, Knowledgeable,and Highly Skilled Therapists
Even though the field of psychology has become more scientifically based in the last 50 years, therapy continues to be somewhat of an art form. It is possible to see ten different therapists for the same exact problem and receive ten different opinions on how to treat the problem. Because of this variability, and the fact that therapy is such a huge investment of time, money, and energy, we strongly encourage you to do your research in selecting the most qualified and suitable therapist for you or your loved one. With this in mind, we are providing you with detailed information regarding each of our therapists.
At SFC, we specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in the treatment of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and other mental health difficulties. In addition, each therapist has other areas of expertise including the treatment of ADHD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, eating disorders, personality disorders, and family/marital problems.
Please note that our therapists are independent contractors and not employees of Strength for Change, LLC. Each therapist is independently licensed and insured and takes sole responsibility for his or her clients and the quality of care provided.
Bernard Ivin, LCSW – SFC Founder & Clinician
“After more than two decades in private practice, what I have learned the most is that the human spirit is strong, resilient, and capable of greatness. It is this knowledge that keeps me eternally optimistic. Given the opportunity, I will do everything in my power to help you discover this truth for yourself.”
Paul DePinto, LPC – Clinician
“Many of my clients come to therapy anxious or reluctant about being in treatment. I take pride in being able to make the experience comfortable for them. Even though we are discussing serious issues, we have moments of fun and laughter. It is my enthusiasm and sense of humor that helps put clients at ease and enables them to get the most out of therapy.”
Ron Redmerski, LPC – Clinician
“After serving in the US Army (Special Operations Force) and then a career on Wall Street, I made a decision to pursue my true passion, to become a professional counselor. My diverse and unique background gives me a perspective on life that is conducive to effective problem solving and the application of CBT strategies.”
Danielle Leva, LPC – Clinician
“I believe that each therapeutic relationship is truly special and unique. I strive to create a safe and nurturing atmosphere in which individuals can be supported in their efforts to grow and become connected to their strengths and dreams.”
Frank Klump, LPC – Clinician
“Since a young age I have had a passion for helping others. After interning at a high school at the start of my career, I quickly realized how natural it was for me to connect and create meaningful relationships with children and adolescents. My goal is to build a strong relationship with each of my clients while providing a safe environment conducive to reaching their objectives.”
Donna Scarpa Farraye, LPC – Clinician
“I believe change starts with hope. Hope opens the door to healing. I strive to create a safe and trusting relationship that allows for hope to come alive, change to happen and healing to begin. We will work together in identifying your strengths, patterns of thoughts and behaviors, and developing tools to create the change you desire.”
Reena Vyas-Rana, LPC
I provide clients with a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment that is essential to effective treatment. I adhere to the expression, “we were given two ears and one mouth for a reason”. First and foremost, I listen attentively with the goal of fully and accurately understanding a client’s story. Once I am confident in my understanding, my focus shifts to teaching healthy behaviors, encouraging constructive changes, and building knowledge and skills essential for managing emotional triggers and life stressors.”
To learn more about our services and fees, or to schedule an appointment, please contact us now.