Transformations Counseling Group
Get to know a little About Us. Here’s some short bios on our staff member. Feel free to give us a call and find out more.
Harriette 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.
Ken Burns, LCSW-R
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 Hypnotherapist. OASAS provide # 6955
Cailtin Lamneck, LMSW
Caitlin Lamneck is very excited to have joined the team at Transformations Counseling Group. She brings her training and experience as a Licensed Social Worker specializing in working with adolescents and their families. Since graduating from Stony Brook University, her career has focused on empowering teenagers, adults and families to live a positive and healthy lifestyle.Caitlin strongly believes in providing emotional support and understanding while utilizing various therapeutic techniques and modalities to help clients manage obstacles as they move forward in life. In 2014, Caitlin helped develop the Social Work Bureau for the Legal Aid Society of Suffolk County, bringing a holistic approach to the legal system. In 2016, Caitlin began working as a drug and alcohol counselor in which she had great success in challenging chemically dependent individuals dealing with co-occurring mental health disorders. Caitlin takes pride in her role as a NYS Certified Rape Crisis Counselor and has gained tremendous experience in crisis intervention, assessing and addressing domestic and sexual violence.
Jessica Rebelo, LMSW
Jessica Rebelo is a Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW) specializing in individuals and families in trauma. She is a graduate of Stony Brook University with over four years experience in the field of Social Work. Jessica possesses significant experience in the field of mental health field, including her work with survivors of domestic violence. Using a variety of evidence-based practices to empower clients, Jessica assists them in goal achievement. Priding herself on providing the highest level of support and healing, she focuses on a holistic approach. This creation of homeostasis through the connection of mind and body empowers her clients to reach their optimal potential. Jessica’s main objective is to identify a client’s current state of mind and work with them through the process of healing.
Jessica’s clients include men, women and children of all ages who are affected by domestic violence. Additionally, she works with couples and families, supporting and assisting them through the navigation of different life issues.
Sabrina Spotorno, LMSW
Sabrina Spotorno, LMSW, I am a Licensed Master Social Worker with an affinity for working with children, adolescents, and families. Graduating summa cum laude from Adelphi University, I have had the privilege of training with fidelity in several modalities, including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Narrative Therapy. With an integrative approach to ensure the most individualized treatment for my clients, I value quite literally, “meeting clients where they are at,” having made home visits during the start of my career to assist with recognition of the context and unmet emotional needs that can be addressed with mental health services. In working to bridge this mental health stigma, I found family work to be most effective and what I continue to specialize in, particularly with newly divorced/ blended families and those with a family member coping with substance use. I have had experience in several outpatient mental health clinics as well as high school settings. I have a passion for empowering clients to recognize their strengths amidst their life challenges to optimize their sense of efficacy and alignment of their actions with their beliefs and dreams.