A Child and Adult CBT Practice
Dr. Galanti, the founder of Long Island Behavioral, has expertise in OCD, Anxiety, Parenting, and Behavior Problems. She brings warmth, sensitivity, and a tailored, problem-solving approach to an individual or family’s needs in her practice as a clinical psychologist.
She specializes in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, a type of short term, research supported therapy, that helps people change their thoughts and behaviors to result in lasting change. Specifically, she uses Exposure Therapy and related Behavior therapy techniques to help people face their fears and improve their lives.
436 Central Avenue, 2nd Floor Cedarhurst, NY 11516.
100 North Village Avenue, #22. Rockville Centre, NY 11570.
Areas of Specialization
Anxiety is one of the most basic emotions, and part of the normal human experience. When it disrupts quality of life or impedes functioning, it may be time to seek help. Fortunately, anxiety disorders can be treated with short-term, effective methods of treatment.
Disruptive Behavior Disorders
All children misbehave sometimes. When this misbehavior is excessive or causes problems at home or school, parents often seek treatment. Common symptoms occurring in children with these disorders include: defiance of authority figures, angry outbursts, and other antisocial behaviors such as lying and stealing.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and PANS/ PAnDAS
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health disorder characterized by a person getting caught in a cycle of obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are unwanted, intrusive thoughts, images or urges that trigger intensely distressing feelings. Compulsions are behaviors an individual engages in to attempt to get rid of the obsessions or decrease his or her distress.
Sometimes parents need more support and coaching than a book or manual can provide. This is partially because some children are tougher to manage, due to anxiety or disruptive behaviors, than others.
Trichotillomania, Tics and Skin Picking
Tics are involuntary, repetitive movements and vocalizations, and Body-focused repetitive behavior (BFRB) is a general term for a group of related disorders that includes hair pulling, skin picking, and nail biting. These behaviors are complex disorders that cause people to touch and pull their bodies in a way that results in physical damage. Both Tics and BFRBs can be treated using CBT techniques.