KALLI KONTOS LCSW-R, CASAC, BCD, CAMS-II
Kalli Kontos is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC), a Board Certified Diplomat in Clinical Social Work (BCD), and a Certified Anger Management Specialist Level II (CAMS-II). She is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and a “Become a Love and Logic Parent” Independent Facilitator instructor.
Kalli has over 25 years of experience as a Therapist, Program Administrator, Educational Trainer and Consultant. She has treated clients diagnosed with Depression Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD), Addictions, and Self Esteem. Treatment modalities include individual, group, couples, and family therapy with a varied and personalized theoretical approach, which is determined on a case-by-case basis.
Kalli is a graduate of Adelphi University’s School of Social Work. She has also obtained her Field Instruction Certificate from Fordham University and has supervised students from Adelphi University, Molloy College/Fordham University, C.W. Post, SUNY Stony Brook, and Columbia University. Kalli is on the Executive Board of the National Association of Social Workers of NYS (NASW-NYS) and recently created and chairs the Private Practice Action Workgroup. Kalli was also a past board member of the NYS Society for Clinical Social Work (NYSSCSW).
Kalli also has experience as a Human Resource Manager and Office Manager. She has a certificate from C.W. Post ‘Human Resource Management Program’ and is a past member of the Long Island Society of Human Resources Management. Kalli speaks fluent Greek. She understands the culture and is available to service the Greek-American Community of Long Island NY.
COLLEEN MCCAFFREY – ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT & SCHEDULER
Colleen joined the office of Kontos Psychotherapy LCSW PC in January 2020. Her role is overseeing Scheduling, Billing and Administrative Tasks. She has experience working as a nurse in various clinical health care settings. She describes herself as a natural caregiver. Clients have described her as friendly, respectful and a joy to work with. She has been an asset to the office in ‘getting the job done’.