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Promise Pathways

Counseling - RECOVERY - MENTAL HEALTH

Promise Pathways is located on Long Island, just a couple of minutes outside the beautiful town of Huntington, NY. We are a private practice serving the broader community with a focus on anxiety, depression, substance abuse, AD/HD, self-esteem, and trauma-related issues via evidenced-based practices including, but not limited to Motivational Interviewing, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and MCBT (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy).  Using a solution-focused holistic approach, we take the whole person into consideration before determining an ideal therapeutic path. Read more about our services, and view a detailed list of treatment areas /methods and insurance plans.

Stephanie Colace, LMHC, CRC, NCIP

Founder at Promise Pathways

EMDR Provider

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Promise Pathways founder, Stephanie Colace is a Mental Health Clinician licensed in the state of NY and GA.  She is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, a National Certified Interventionist Professional and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor with expertise covering a versatile spectrum of therapeutic approaches tailored to the needs of each client. 

 

Stephanie's clinical focus is primarily with adolescents and adults healing from trauma and trauma related disorders.  She also has expanded coursework studies in food addictions.  Her vast experience also includes clientele with disabilities, and clients within the forensic population, which has enabled her to grow her knowledge of disability related services, law enforcement / legal issues, vocational counseling, and substance abuse treatment.  She has added experience working with Suffolk County Law Enforcement and Parole, as well as the Nassau County Department of Mental Health, and is an OASAS approved provider for Clinical Screening and Assessment Services for Impaired Drivers. 

Stephanie's broad experience in the business world prior to entering the Mental Health field has given her other expertise including Human Resources, Workers Compensation, Quality Assurance, and Training and Development. She has been a member of the National Career Development Association since 2016.  Just as she advises others, she is always expanding her career knowledge and experience, most recently by completing EMDRIA training to better service her clients.

Paul serves the general population and is particularly interested in counseling people with mood disorders, those who have experienced trauma, and people experiencing or recovering from communal abuse. Paul uses a client-centered humanistic approach with CBT and REBT tools where the client sets objective, measurable goals with a timeline and checkpoints. The sessions include talk therapy to explore the client’s experience while using evidence-based techniques to resolve issues and blocks.

In addition to being a mental health counselor, Paul runs an organization that provides social opportunities and resources to people who have left cults, systems of authoritarian control, communal abuse, or fundamentalist religions. He also writes and performs stand-up comedy.

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Paul Weinberg, LP-MHC

Mental Health Counselor, Promise Pathways

Paul’s background includes working as a Community Organizer and Rabbi, providing pastoral counseling in both group and individual settings. This experience enabled him to develop effective listening and communication skills and expression of empathy and offered him exposure to various issues. Additionally, he worked as a teacher for 12 years, gaining further experience in communication and group dynamics among children, adolescents, and adults. One of his teaching positions included adult ESL education in Israel, where he instructed not only Israelis but also Palestinian and East African migrants. This experience gave him further insight into resolving conflicts and engaging multicultural clients in a group setting. Paul has a B.A. in psychology from York University in Toronto, Ontario, and an M.A. in Mental Health Counseling from Medaille University in Buffalo, NY. 

Vivien Hao

Mental Health Counseling Intern, Promise Pathways

Vivien Hao gained her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from NYU Shanghai. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness from New York University. She has worked with children, adolescents, and adults. Vivien was raised in the United States and studied abroad in mainland China for her undergraduate studies. Therefore, she has years of experience interacting with international students and new immigrant families in the

United States. Vivien also has strong knowledge about the Asian American Pacific Islander populations. With a diverse background, Vivien is aware of building cultural competency and sensitivity.

 

Growing up in the United States and having spent four years of undergraduate studies on the NYU Shanghai campus, Vivien has been exposed to cultural learnings and interacted with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Outside school, she has also participated in several internship and volunteer programs. Each program targeted individuals from different age groups. Several years of experience in those programs have taught Vivien how to understand the situations, struggles, or concerns that individuals from diverse age groups might be facing.

 

Vivien is passionate about the Mental Health Counseling profession. She wishes to help clients with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Eating and Sleep Disorder, adjustment issues, Career Coaching, and General Mental Health Therapy. Vivien also strives to create a safe and welcoming environment for her clients to explore themselves in sessions. In addition, she is capable of providing English/Chinese counseling sessions.

在中国和美国都有多年的生活经验,本科就读于上海纽约大学并且获得心理学学士学位。

她目前正在纽约大学攻读心理健康咨询硕士学位。她的咨询对象包括儿童、青少

年和成年人。Vivien在与中美两国生活的华裔交流方面有丰富的经验,同时对亚裔美国太平

洋岛民(AAPI) 文化也有很深的了解。

在美国的成长经历和本科四年在上海纽约大学的学习生涯给Vivien提供了和来自世界各地

的人们交流和学习的经验。在校外,Vivien也一直积极参与多个实习和志愿者服务,每段经

历都是服务于不同年龄段的人群。几年的实习和志愿者经验也教会了Vivien更全面的了解

每个年龄段人群所可能面对的环境和困扰。

因为有着这样拥有多元化的背景,Vivien知道该如何建立文化尊重和敏锐度。她也同样清楚

该如何更好地为不同年龄段的来访者提供合适的心理咨询服务。

Vivien热衷于心理咨询行业,并希望帮助有焦虑,抑郁,创伤,饮食、睡眠、和适应障碍的来访者。

她还希望为她的客户创造一个安全和温馨的环境,让他/她们在咨询的过程中探索自

己。此外,她还能提供中英文双语的心理咨询服务。

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