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Promise Pathways


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

Psychology Today

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.

Mary DeGiovine, LP-MHC

Counselor at Promise Pathways

Mary DeGiovine-Robins is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor who utilizes many different theories in treatment to meet the unique and diverse needs of each individual. Some of Mary's methods include Person-Centered Therapy (unconditional positive regard, genuineness, and empathy), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gestalt Therapy (becoming more aware of how negative thought patterns and behaviors can block accurate self-awareness, making an individual unhappy), and Motivational Interviewing.  In addition, she utilizes Humanistic Counseling Theories emphasizing that a person has, within oneself, all the resources needed to live a healthy and functional life. Problems instead are attributed to limited or unavailable problem-solving resources. 


Mary graduated with an MSED, and an Advanced Certificate in Rehabilitation Counseling in Mental Health from Hofstra University. Her extensive background includes Offenders Workforce Development Specialist (OWDS), Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF), and Director of Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Training Services at NADAP. Relevant experience includes consulting with treatment program professionals on Delivering Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Support Services, NYS OASAS vocational requirements and reporting, and problem-solving on vocational service issues. Mary is also an instructor for the Outreach Training Institute Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor training program (OTI CASAC-T). There, she provides career development, resume writing, and a class on the Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling.  Mary has worked with substance use, physical disabilities, justice-involved and severely mentally ill individuals at various agencies, including EAC Network, Department of Veteran's Affairs, Department of Labor, Suffolk County Department of Health Services and Mental Hygiene, East End Methadone Clinic, Pederson-Krag Center and Horizons Counseling and Education Center.  


Christine Bentley, LP-MHC

Mental Health Counselor, Promise Pathways

As a Mental Health Counselor, Christine employs a holistic approach utilizing various therapeutic approaches aimed at healing the whole person. She has a warm personality making clients feel at ease. Her approach is kind & compassionate, helping clients to focus on self-compassion, self-awareness, & overall wellness. Christine began her journey in counseling as a NYS Licensed School Counselor, working in Long Island schools for ten years. Her work included counseling teens experiencing trauma, grief, low self-esteem, body image issues, self-harm, depression, addiction, family and relationship issues, and more. She has worked in mainstream and alternative high school settings, providing individual and group counseling. 


Christine is a lifelong learner in constant pursuit of education, most recently studying yoga & meditation. Christine has a Master's Degree from LIU C.W. Post with a Post-Master's Advanced Certificate in Mental Health Counseling from Medaille University and a Bachelor of Science in Management from SUNY Geneseo. 

Paul Weinberg, LP-MHC

Mental Health Counselor, Promise Pathways

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.


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. 

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