Meet Our Therapists

BETH MILLER, LCSW-R, CEC is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Life Coach, energy healer, and spiritual counselor. She is the creator of Advanced Holistic Counseling, a progressive counseling model that combines the absolute best tools from psychotherapy, life coaching, energy healing, science, and spirituality.   She has been in practice for over 20 years and treats clients individually and in her meditation, Positive Energy Life Coaching, and Communicating with Angels and Guides groups.  She is also the creator of The Soul Cure For Anxiety– a holistic online alternative to individual therapy for anxiety that is multi-media, speaks to multiple learning styles, and heals every layer of a person’s being from anxiety.

Beth teaches people to master their thoughts and energy, radically trust, reprogram subconscious blocks, and build beautiful lives attuned to their highest good. She enables clients to heal their energy body, reprogram their mental patterns, connect with The Soul’s Eye view of their life challenges, use neurobiology to rewire their brains, communicate with their angels and spiritual guides, and to meditate. During individual sessions with Beth she uses her deep intuition to assess a client’s energetic imbalances and life themes and assess what needs healing for them to evolve.

Beth’s earlier years as a psychotherapist specialized in severe depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicide, trauma, childhood sexual abuse, rape and sexual assault, and domestic violence.  As a Trauma Expert and Sexual Abuse Therapist at The Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence, she treated clients individually and led Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and PTSD groups.  She then ran the adolescent Dialectical Behavioral Therapy groups at LIDBT, a pioneering DBT treatment center.  Beth has also been a case manager for a Diagnostic Center in Crown Heights Brooklyn that evaluated adolescent girls who were abused in their homes. She has been a community organizer at LIGALY and The Gay and Lesbian Center in NYC, a street-van counselor for FROST’D helping sex workers in New York City, a community organizer for women’s and sex trafficking issues, a volunteer sexual assault counselor, an HIV educator, and organized the painting of community murals.

Beth is an avid speaker and workshop presenter and was the co-creator of the first Women’s Wellness Day on Long Island attended by over 300 women and girls. As a professional speaker, she teaches the staff in School Districts, corporations, and groups how to manifest, have positive energy, to choose love over fear and stress, and how to use EFT tapping, meditation, and progressive therapy to live a higher life.

Beth has been featured on several radio stations, including WUSB 90.1 and 94.3 The Shark as an expert in choosing love and mastering energy.  Her blog and YouTube Videos are meant to provide free tools to help anyone in need.

Beth is extensively trained in many healing modalities. She has her Masters of Social Work from Hunter College, is a Certified Life Coach, and is trained and experienced in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Tapping, 21st Century Energy Medicine, The Healing Code, Integrated Energy Therapy (IET), meditation, The Book of Life/Akashic Records, and The Law of Attraction.

“Beth, I don’t know where to start.  You have helped me in ways you can’t even imagine.  I think the fact that you are so intuitive is a great skill you bring to therapy.  Not every therapist can tune in like you, I want you to know that our sessions not only heal me beyond what I ever expected, but blow me away. I did not expect to come in the other day and hear from my brother who died so many years ago.  The message you gave from him was spot on (even his personality was right on!).  Thank you, thank you.  Also, the fact that you are both so grounded-  but also that you bring EFT, energy work, and spiritual counseling- to our sessions has created huge breakthroughs for me.  I’m actually living the life we create in my Life Vision.   I would never want to go to a “regular” counselor after all of the special ways you have helped me.”

 

KRISTINA SCAGLIONE, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her undergraduate education at both Misericordia University and Northeastern University. She studied Psychology, Philosophy and Criminology receiving her bachelors of science in Criminal Justice. In Boston, MA, Kristina participated in designing youth gang interventions, LGBT mentoring programs and a LGBT suicide hot line for students. Kristina also volunteered for the Human Rights Campaign and participated in social activism for transgender students and their rights on campus. After spending years studying human behavior she spent five years in the private investigation field investigating insurance fraud. While doing this, Kristina kept her personal interests in the human service field and continued mentoring youth in the community. Kristina has traveled around the world and attended several Global Youth Leadership Conferences that streamlined participant’s attention to social and political issues and met with global leaders in hopes to exact change to help citizens afflicted by these issues.

When Kristina moved to New York, she began volunteering at Hands Across Long Island that at the time was a Personalized Recovery Oriented Services (PROS) program. PROS is a comprehensive recovery oriented program for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. While there, Kristina worked as employment specialist and ran groups to assist people who suffered from mental illness find work or go back to school and become contributing members of society again.

Kristina got her masters in Social Work at Stony Brook University where she learned about pyscho-pharmicology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Crisis Intervention and worked for Clinical Care Associates for three years working with mandated clients referred to her by Suffolk County Central Islip Courts. She specialized in Anger Management, Power & Control, Sexual Offending Rehabilitation, Sexual Trauma and Recovery, Sexual Paraphilla assessment & intervention, Domestic Violence Intervention and Couples Counseling. Kristina worked alongside Probation/Parole, New York courts, judges, neighboring agencies like Long Island Domestic Violence Agency in providing therapy to our mandated clientele and educating the public and courts in successful treatment approaches. At Clinical Care Associates Kristina designed a LGBT Domestic Violence intervention/educational program that combined the education she received from Domestic Violence Intervention and applied it to LGBT couples and families.

Kristina treats both individual both LGBT Adolescents & Adult clients, couples, and individuals. Kristina was also an Administrator in a residential facility for adults in Babylon, N.Y. where she managed both the house staff, 75 individual geriatric psych adults cases and enforced/upheld procedures dictated by the Department of Health. She has received several continuing education credits in addressing issues that arise in the aging population, hoarding disorders, living with addictions and communicable diseases, aging LGBT population, transitional housing for severe/persistently mentally ill population and managing compulsive behaviors. Kristina has also received training in DBT, CBT, EFT, Compassion Fatigue and Modern Intuitive Therapy, a progressive counseling model that combines the absolute best tools from psychotherapy, life coaching, energy healing, science, and spirituality, provided by Beth Miller LCSW, CEC. Kristina’s approach guides you to take an active role in the process so that you can make good choices that meet your therapeutic goals. She is an LGBT affirming therapist and believes in providing a safe space for clients to explore their beliefs without judgment.

“I can honestly say that I am so lucky that I have Kristina as my therapist. I have been to several therapist, and she is by far the best I have ever worked with. Kristina has such a different approach to helping me. She has taught me the use of so many tools different tools that were never offered before by past therapist. Grounding, breathing, meditation ,mindfulness, and EFT and so many more techniques than that. I really look forward to my time spent with Kristina every week. She’s truly is dedicated to helping me through my problems. I think of Kristina not just as my therapist, but a true confidant. Thanks Kristina for all the help and support you give me.”

KIM CALLAHAN, LMSW, earned her Master’s in Social Work from Adephi University. In addition her training in Advanced Holistic Counseling with Beth Miller at Positive Energy Counseling Center, she utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Person-Centered and Trauma-Informed Therapies in her clinical work. She has a passion for helping others think creatively by finding solutions and opportunities that are outside of the box.  Kim has worked with diverse populations, empowering her clients to triumph over life transitions, trauma, self-esteem, self-worth, anxiety and grief.  She is experienced in counseling both young adults and adults dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, adjustment issues and relationship problems

Kim believes that earning her client’s trust is vital to strengthening the therapeutic relationship that promotes healing.  By listening deeply, she finds the missing puzzle pieces that enable clients to make insightful connections and breakthroughs.  With both a focus on healing the stories of the past and writing powerful narratives about the present, her clients are able to create thriving lives they love.

 Kim believes in the awesome power of Mindfulness and the impact of learning to be still.  Her experience with this approach has allowed her to see the magnificent changes that occur when the light turns on “within”.  Kim’s passion is in teaching client’s how to see beyond their initial struggles, to remain open and non-judgmental,  and to emerge thriving and whole beyond their hardships.

Kim has traveled extensively, practices Transcendental Meditation, and loves walking as a way to enjoy nature and solve problems. She enjoys yoga, spending time with friends and writing.  She also has a passion for history and exploring historic landmarks. Kim love animals, going to music concerts and doing anything near the ocean.   She is NYS Notary, NYS Certified Crisis Counselor and has a certification in Mental Health First Aid.

ERIN WERNER, LMHC, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Certified Anxiety Treatment Professional for Adolescents and Children.  She earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Long Island University and her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and Psychology from the University of Connecticut.

Although Erin has worked with client of all ages, she has developed a strong specialty in adolescents, young adults, and families.  As she began her studies in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Erin was immediately drawn to working with “difficult to reach” adolescent clients. She is truly passionate about identifying and addressing the needs of young people to help them reach their full potential.

Erin specializes in helping clients navigate through the challenges of anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, self-harm, and grief. She is also passionate about meeting with families inside a therapeutic setting in order to work on strengthening the communication within the family unit.

In addition to her training with Beth Miller in Advanced Holistic Counseling, Erin utilizes techniques from various treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Therapy to empower clients and establish and strengthen coping skills that are tailored to each individual.  As a voracious learner, she continues to attend workshops, webinars, and trainings that add to her expertise and expand her toolbox of coping techniques that she can share with clients. Erin believes in the importance of the therapeutic relationship and finds it crucial to establish a strong rapport with each client right from the start. Her approach shows genuine care and personality in order to make clients feel comfortable and understood. Erin has a positive spirit that loves to cook, go for walks, and plan trips to new places.

 ELISA SCHNEBLE, LMSW, earned her Master of Social Work degree – with a Specialization in Health – from Stony Brook University.  She is a Licensed Master Social Worker and holds additional certificates specializing in substance abuse, anger management and crisis management.

Elisa has extensive counseling experience providing solution-focused therapy to individuals, groups, and couples, utilizing various psychotherapeutic modalities.  In addition to her training with Beth Miller in Advanced Holistic Counseling, Elisa also uses Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Gestalt Therapy as her primary therapeutic modalities. 

Elisa’s empowering approach, active listening skills and positive empathy help clients uncover their inherent strengths and enable them to overcome barriers.  She leads with a compassionate, accepting, and loving approach towards all people and all issues. Having lived on three continents and fluent in five languages, Elisa recognizes the importance of cultural context and of the cultural identity of each client, and places special emphasis on being cognizant and respectful of their unique personal universe.

Before joining Positive Energy Counseling Center as an Associate Psychotherapist, Elisa worked as an employee assistance specialist providing counseling to individuals and groups and holding trainings and workshops in varied workplace settings and online. In March 2020, Elisa joined the Emotional Helpline of the State of New York as a volunteer, providing support and community referrals to individuals directly and indirectly afflicted by the covid-19 pandemic.

Elisa loves to sing and to create art.  A self-taught visual artist in her spare time, Elisa composes abstract paintings that convey impressions of places, social situations, and people. Her work has been exhibited in Massachusetts, New York, and Portugal, has been published in an anthology of Cape Verdean poetry, and can be found in several private collections.