• Meet the team

  • Stephanie Nicolas, CEO
    Live Fiercely; Love Unapologetically; Loudly speak your truth.

    I work with adults and seniors, individuals, couples, families and groups struggling with anxiety, depression, and identity issues. I help by allowing you to tell your story, tap into your individual strengths to facilitate healing, achieve greater emotional intelligence, develop healthier communication styles and overcome your life challenges. Within a Strength-based, Client-centered environment, I utilize an eclectic approach using elements of Solution Focused Brief Therapy, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Positive Psychology
    My specialties include College students, individuals with Physical Disabilities and other Life Challenges, professional development of mental health counselors, Adjusting to Life Transitions, Advocacy, Depression, Emotional Intelligence, Illness and Medical Issues, Identity Issues, LGBTQ, Multicultural Concerns, Overwhelm, Self Esteem, and Stress. In efforts to be an affordable therapist in Melville, NY, I'm available for a FREE initial phone consultation to assess whether I can assist you.

    "Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible.” — Cadet maxim
  • Meet Celeste

    Frederick Douglas once said, "Without struggle, there can be no progress.” Where we are now as a  society and what we are dealing with is a struggle. As individuals and/or a group, we’re experiencing stress like never before. The daily roles we perform takes an immense toll on our minds, bodies, and souls. Or, maybe this experience has forced you to focus on yourself in a way you never have before? Let me meet you where you’re at in this moment. Whether you are a caregiver to challenging times to unemployment, etc., let me be your guide and together we can explore your past and/or current issues in your struggle, towards the future, you envision for yourself.

    While I am versed in helping a client change his/her negative thought patterns or beliefs, I also use other treatments which helps the client with adjusting to difficulties or life transitions. I focus on solutions appropriate for you the client, concentrating on your awareness, and dealing with managing your stress. I believe in creating a “safe space” which nurtures the client-therapist relationship and leads you towards empowerment and growth. I believe in meeting you where you’re at based on your needs, history, and experiences. Working together we can get you closer to your ideal self. A self, you envision without hesitation and fear, but with hope.


  • Meet Jen

    I have a master’s level education in Mental Health Counseling, I am a Mental Health Counselor Extern and currently hold a NYS limited permit.  I have gained considerable experience and education over the past several years working with physically, developmentally, and psychiatrically impaired children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings.  I have also gained the insights that working alongside many health care professionals brings.

    I am employed here at LLL MHC, PLLC., which is fully remote.  Also, I am a volunteer Larry Epstein Counseling, PLLC., which offers in – person and remote sessions. In addition to working towards my licensure, I hold Crisis Counseling and Group Facilitation certifications. I continue to educate myself by attending several trainings, keeping up to date on current happenings within the mental health field and seeking supervision.

    Helping others and changing the life of at least one person for the better gives me a great sense of fulfillment; I believe that the goal of counseling is to help individuals in need with any problems, social or otherwise.  I have training in various therapeutic modalities, mainly cognitive behavioral therapy.  I am an existential, person – centered therapist.   I provide clients with a safe environment to explore their mental health, the tools to help themselves, and treatment that is individually tailored and can be integrated into their daily lives.

    If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please do not hesitate to reach out.