Harriette Rovner Ferguson, LCSW-R

Harriette Rovner Ferguson,LCSW has been specializing in providing psychotherapy to individuals and couples experiencing infertility for the past twenty years. She is a mental health consultant to infertility clinics on Long Island, New York City and Pennsylvania. She conducts interviews and evaluations for infertility patients entering an IVF cycle or those contemplating using a third-party to create their families. She is the co author of “Experiencing Infertility” (WWNorton,2000) and has written extensively for magazine and newsletters and has been interviewed on television and radio regarding the emotional aspects of infertility. Her research on post traumatic growth in infertility has appeared in the Journal of Human Reproduction (October, 2009). She was the 2009-2010 chair of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine’s MHPG education committee. Currently, she is also providing psychotherapy to individuals and couples searching for better ways to manage their anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress and relationship issues.

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Ken Burns, LCSW

Transformations Counseling Group LCSW Ken Burns

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Ken Burns, LCSW I have always had the desire to help others. This helped motivate me to return to college as an adult learner. I graduated from Suffolk County Community College’s notable honors program. From there, graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree from SUNY Stony Brook Then I went on to earn his Master’s Degree in Social Work from the Advanced Standing Master’s program. My passion and specialty is working with couples. I strives to help people achieve comforting, loving and lasting relationships. In addition, I counsel individuals and families. My approach is a blend of Eastern philosophy and Western theory to give clients a whole person (mind-body-spirit) approach to therapy. Through lectures, publications and seminars, I continually keeps himself current with the latest findings in psychology, neurology, biology and pharmacology. Learning how these affect a person’s well-being. I have advanced training in Emotional Focused Couples Therapy, Critical Crisis Intervention, Positive Parenting, and ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics}. Certified HypnotherapistOASAS provide # 6955

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Lori Maranda-Thompson, LCSW

Transformations Counseling Lori Maranda Thompson

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Lori Thompson,LCSW, is a Licensed Master Social Worker who graduated at the top of her class from Stony Brook School of Social Welfare. She began her career at DDI working with children who have special needs and now is a private practitioner at Transformations Counseling specializing in adolescent and family therapy. Lori’s path towards helping those in emotional need came before she started her educational and professional career in social work. Her personal experience inspired her to pursue this field. Lori’s “walk –the- walk” attitude allows clients to feel instantly connected as she speaks from her heart rather than textbooks. Her work experience includes an extensive background in the human service field working with the special needs populations and US Veterans and field studies at one of Long Island’s top psychiatric hospitals working closely with practitioners on the in-patient adolescent psychiatric unit. With a strong knowledge of psycho-pharmaceutical medications, she stays current in the latest treatments. She also believes in and is knowledgeable about alternative medicine such as neuropathy and homeopathy, allowing her to find the most ideal treatment plan for each individual. Lori has created a unique approach in working with adolescents and families combining cognitive and experiential techniques. This allows clients to “talk the talk” and “walk the walk”. “There is a big difference between living and feeling alive. We all have the potential to have the life we dream of, it’s just a matter of connecting to the passion that drives those dreams”.
Therapist “The Teen Whisper”​



Elsy Martinez, LMHC

Transformations Counseling Elsy Martinez

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Elsy E.Martinez LMHC, I am a licensed mental health counselor and began my career working with adolescents and their families. I fell in love with the opportunity of assisting others in becoming the best version of themselves. I work with individuals, couples and families. I have experience in crisis intervention, substance abuse and group therapy. My approach incorporates various counseling techniques to assist in the development of coping skills which, ultimately, are needed to deal with life’s challenges. *Spanish Speaking*


Regina Ely, LMSW

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Transformations Counseling Wilson

“Wilson”, (Emotional Support Animal) ESA Wilson is a five year-old Pitbull-mix who despite a rough start to life has thrived after being rescued three years ago. His ever-calming demeanor makes him the perfect support for anyone sitting on the couch in my office. Somehow he gives this sense of safety, maybe it is his size or the fact that he carries the “Pitbull” stigma but it is clear that even the most anxious person is able to take in a long breath as he lies his big head on their lap. Wilson is the gentlest giant anyone could imagine and is happy to be hugged by anyone who needs it.
Emotional Support Dog