Helping Empower Individuals and Families to Deal with Life's Challenges

We are proud to announce that we have had some additions to our team at Cerio Counseling Services. Below you will find a list of all of our providers along with a few of each ones specialties.

Milissa B. Cerio, LCSW-R, CASAC

Works with adolescents and adults.
Specializes in Bi-Polar Disorder and other Mood Disorders, Addiction Recovery issues,Co-Dependency and ACOA (adult children of alcoholics) issues, Marriage Counseling,Trauma and Gambling Recovery Treatment.

  • Francis Barret, LCSW-R

    Works with children, adolescents and adults.
    Specializes in Anxiety/Depression Disorders , Parent/Child Issues, Child Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Self-Esteem Building, Opposition Defiant Disorder, and Asperger's Disorder.

  • Amy Chrabaszcz, LMSW

    Works with children, adolescents and adults.
    Specializes in Anxiety/Depression Disorders, Self-Esteem Issues, Parent/Child Issues, Marriage/Couples Therapy, Stress Management, Co-Dependency Issues, Grief Issues, PTSD, Crisis Management (CISM or CIST), and 4-6 sessions CBT protocol for Insomnia.

  • Chad Cummings, MA, LMHC

Works with children, adolescents and adults.
Specializes in Hypnotherapy for Pain Management and Habit Control, Anxiety/Depression Disorders , Trauma, Sexual Disorders, Personality Disorders, Addiction Issues, Grief/ Loss Issues and Family Therapy.

  • Gregory Hepburn, LMHC, CASAC

Works with adolescents and adults.
Specializes in Brief Solution-Focused Therapy, Anxiety Disorders, Depression and Grief, Personality Disorders, Addiction and Dual Diagnosis Disorders. Certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).

  • Robert Hovey LCSW-R

Works with adults.
Specializes in Marriage Counseling, Anxiety/Depression Disorders and PTSD.

  • Jim Kittleson Psy D, ABPP

Works with children, adolescents and adults.
Specializes in PTSD, Veteran Readjustment Counseling, Anxiety/Depression Disorders, Self Esteem Issues, Child Play Therapy, Stress Management, Grief Issues, Domestic Violence Issues, and Women's Issues.

  • Lori Mitchell, LCSW-R

Works with adolescents and adults.
Specializes in Marriage and Family Therapy,  Sexual Orientation Issues, Gender Identity as well as other sexually related issues, Anxiety/Depression Disorders, Stress Management, Eating Disorders and Developmental Transitions.

  • Kathleen Pottinger, LCSW-R
Works with adolescents and adults.
  Specializes in Marriage Counseling,  Sexual Orientation Issues and Gender Identity issues, Anxiety/Depression Disorders and Stress Management.
  • Linda Roessler, LMFT, RN, CS
  • James Tinker, LCSW-R

Works with adolescents and adults.
Specializes in Anxiety/Depression Disorders, Military Spouses and Families, PTSD, Bipolar Disorders, Developmental Transitions, Self-Esteem Issues, Stress Management, and Grief Issues.

  • Nancy VanCleave , MA, LMFT

Works with adolescents and adults.
Specializes in Marriage and Family Therapy, PTSD, Women's Issues, Anxiety/Depression Disorders, Self-Esteem Enhancement, Anger and Stress Management and EMDR.

What do all of the letters mean?

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, (LCSW-R)

In New York State, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, (LCSW) is a person who has a Master's Degree in Social Work from an accredited university and has passed the state's licensure exam. The "R" designation is only awarded after a licensed Clinical Social Worker has had a minimum of 6 years of postgraduate professional supervision, and has met strict credentialing guidelines. The "R" designation allows them to recieve many health-care insurance reimbursements. Prior to September 1, 2004 the license, Certified Social Worker (CSW) was issued by New York State, the Licensed Clinical Social Worker, (LCSW) license replaces it. For more information on license requirements please go to the New York State Education Department's Office of the Professions Social Work Homepage.

Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling, (CASAC)

Provides alcoholism and substance abuse counseling services in approved work settings. Work experience includes the following tasks: Diagnostic Assessment; Evaluation; Intervention; Referral; Alcoholism and/or Substance Abuse Counseling in both Individual and Group Settings.

Licensed Master Social Worker, (LMSW)

This licensed clinical social worker has a graduate academic degree, has completed supervised clinical work experience and has passed a national- or state-certified licensing exam. This advanced practitioner holds a license that allows him or her to receive health-care insurance reimbursements. (National Association of Social Workers).

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, (LMFT)

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, (LMHC)

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Suite 214
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Elmira, NY 14901
Phone: 607-737-4040
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