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 About Abridged Psychology

Abridged Psychology was started by Laura Bonomo as a sole practitioner's office in 1996. Through the years, poor social support, feelings of isolation and a lack of personal purpose were common complaints expressed to Dr. Bonomo by her individual clients. She noted that almost unfailingly as clients became more social, they reported feeling happier, seemed more open to new experiences and appeared more effective at coping with their anxiety issues. 

By combining sound cognitive -behavioral practices with group work, Dr. Bonomo realized she could help decrease clients' social anxieties, increase their social confidence and better aid them in creating their own social networks. By the further addition of  Parent Companion groups to the children's social skills groups, parents could be used as social coaches and increase the probability of the children using their newly learned skills in their daily lives. This was the genesis of Abridged Psychology, PLLC, the introduction of group work into Bonomo's practice and her shift from a sole practitioner to a multi-clinician model. 

Current day, Abridged Psychology, PLLC is an empirically based, cognitive-behavioral counseling practice. We specialize in anxiety based disorders and offer individual and group counseling for both children and adults.

Laura Bonomo, Ph.D.- Licensed Psychologist/Founder


A licensed Psychologist, Dr. Bonomo has spent the past twenty years helping children and adults identify and overcome the self-defeating thoughts and behaviors that block them from achieving their goals. 

Dr. Bonomo earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Hofstra University, is a certified School Psychologist and has a Masters Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis. She achieved Associate Fellow status at the Institute for Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, where she received direct supervision from the late Dr. Albert Ellis (the founder of REBT).

 

 Jana Meyers, MS - Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Creating a safe environment for clients to discuss and work on their personal conflicts and challenges is a skill Jana Meyers excels at.  As a therapist at Abridged Psychology, Ms. Meyers  effectively combines her client-centered approach with cognitive behavioral techniques to maximize client progress.

Ms. Meyers earned a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Queens College and over the past few years,  has worked with diverse client populations  facilitating therapeutic, support, and skills groups for clients of all ages.
At Abridged Psychology, Ms.Meyers tends to see individual clients and often leads the Social Survival Skills groups for children and teens. 

Caryn Tarnoff, Ph.D. - Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Tarnoff is an educational and clinical psychologist at Abridged Psychology specializing in the treatment of children and teens. Utilizing evidence based treatments, Dr. Tarnoff helps empower children who are struggling socially, emotionally and behaviorally. She creates a nurturing environment for children to learn and practice skills to overcome anxiety, behavioral challenges and social skill deficits. Her work includes individual and group counseling with children and adolescents, as well as consultation and support groups for parents.

Dr. Tarnoff earned a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Minnesota. She is the newest addition to our staff and brings over 10 years of clinical experience to the Abridged Psychology team.

Martha Gallo, Psy.D. - Licensed Psychologist

Martha Gallo, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist at Abridged Psychology specializing in the evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents with, anxiety disorders, school difficulties and behavioral challenges. Dr. Gallo engages our youngest clients by delivering evidence based treatments in fun and creative ways. Her goal is that each client completes therapy with a personalized skill set which will enable them to better regulate their moods and become more effective social problem solvers.  

Dr. Gallo earned a Psy.D. in School Psychology from St. John’s University. Additionally, she is a NYS certified school psychologist and has Masters Degrees in both Forensic and School Psychology. She is a behavior therapy specialist and has provided individual and group therapy as well as parent consultations in clinical, forensic and school settings. 

Victoria Considine - Billing Supervisor

Victoria has been with Abridged Psychology from it's beginning. She is responsible for authorizations, billing and payments. Victoria's sense of humor, persistence and organizational skills make her an excellent liaison to both our clients and the insurance companies.

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