Dr. Anthony Pantaleno, Psychologist

Pantaleno Psychological Services, PLLC

Helping teens, young adults, their families, and professionals who work with them

 

358 Veterans Memorial Highway, Commack, NY 11725 

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Cell Phone: (631) 543-8336

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Dr. Pantaleno has been selected as the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)School Psychologist of the Year for 2013. Click here to see the award ceremony:

NASPConvention Keynote

Article in NASP May 2013 Communique

and

NYSUT Article Honoring Him

He is deeply grateful to all friends and colleagues for these honors and will strive to uphold them and the professionalism they represent.

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EVENT at Hofstra University

The Edge of Therapy: Students, Yoga and Mindful Practice.

Dr. Pantaleno is a panelist.

Monday, 3/3/14, 4PM-8PM

Click here for conference follow-up and handouts.

SPCA Private Practice Presentation by Dr. Pantaleno & Dr. Honor April 4, 2014.  Please click for details.
For SCPA Mindfulness in Clinical Practice Issue, please click here.
For Dr. Pantaleno's article about teen suicide and cyberbullying, please click here.
For Dr. Pantaleno's articles in Newsday, please click here.
For Dr. Pantaleno's article about borderline personality disorder from SCPA Newsletter, please click here.
For Dr. Pantaleno's article about Mindfulness-Based Stress-Reduction Practices Within Public Education Policy, please click here.

Fees 

$225.00 per 45-minute session.  (If you request that I appear in court, this fee will be based on my regular session fee.)

Initial consultation fee is $450.00, which is essentially a double session of ninety minutes.  This only occurs one time.

Assessment instruments are administered in the third session, with a fee between $250.00 to $350.00.  Again, this is a one-time fee.

After a period of time when I have been able to improve the situation of a particular client, many of my families do not come in on a weekly basis.  The standard of weekly psychotherapy sessions has its roots more in tradition than in outcome research.  For so many parents who have said, “My child saw another therapist every week for two years and has made little progress” – I hope to do better!  Together, we will decide how often we meet, but don't worry that it has to be weekly or forever.

“Do you accept my insurance?”

I made a very difficult decision to voluntarily withdraw from all managed care panels because they do not allow me to provide services in a timely fashion and manner that I believe to be in my clients' best interests.  However, my services may be covered as out-of-network for managed care plans. 

Families are asked to pay for my services at the time of service.  I provide a detailed statement on a monthly basis which clients can attach to their claim form and submit to their insurance company for whatever  reimbursement the services may quality for. 

There is little time to “shop” for a good therapist and adolescents may not get the luxury of a second chance.  Thus, I routinely assist families in locating providers within their plans if they cannot work with me as an out-of-network provider.  I give names of in-network providers whose credentials and reputations I believe to be first-rate.