Commack Consultation Center
66 Harned Road
Commack, NY 11725


631.543.8577
631.543.
8573 (fax) 
commackconsult@optimum.net

Directors


Steven H. Padnick, Ph.D.
Director

 

Steven H. Padnick,  Ph.D., the Director  and  founder of  CCC, entered the  field  of  psychotherapy  initially as a school  psychologist and  child/family therapist.  He then spent several years as a research psychologist studying the physical effects of stress on health and wellness. Dr. Padnick served as a psychological consultant to various Employee Assistance Programs (EAP's), government agencies and nonprofit organizations where he developed and implemented pro-health programs. This formed the basis of Dr. Padnick's on-going interest and commitment to treating patients suffering from the ill effects of stress, psychophysiological and pervasive personality disorders.

Dr. Padnick accepts Medicare and is a member of the Northwell Health Premium Network which includes CareConnect and the North Shore LIJ Clinical Integration Network IPA. 

Dr. Padnick received intensive post-doctoral training at the Humanistic Psychology Center, the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies, and the Center for the Advancement of Group Studies. He specializes in the modern psychoanalytic treatment of individuals, couples and groups; supervises and trains practicing therapists; and serves on the Board of Directors and teaching faculty of the Long Island Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies.

Dr. Padnick experiences his work as more challenging, creative and meaningful than ever, valuing the knowledge gleaned from every new patient encounter.

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Christine Machlica, LCSW-R
Associate Director


 Christine Machlica, LCSW,    obtained her Master's      degree in  social work  form  Adelphi  University  and is a  member of  the  Academy of  Certified  Social  Workers. She has  extensive post-graduate training in family therapy, anxiety  disorders and modern psychoanalysis, and receives on-going clinical supervision. She treats patients with various anxiety disorders, depression, and mood disorders, and has specific training in the areas of incest and sexual assault, PTSD, and family therapy. Her approach is psychodynamic, with a focus on modern analytic techniques.

Ms. Machlica accepts Medicare and is a member of the Northwell Health Premium Network which includes CareConnect and the North Shore LIJ Clinical Integration Network IPA. 

Clinical Staff at the Center

CCC
therapists are licensed social workers or psychologists with a broad range of training, experience and areas of specialty. Continuing education and on-going clinical and case supervision play a vital role for all members of our practice.

All CCC therapists participate in the Northwell Health Premium Network which includes CareConnect and the North Shore LIJ Clinical Integration Network IPA. Additionally, CCC therapists are active on other major insurance panels. P
lan requirements change frequently, so the specifics of your coverage along with our therapist's participation will be confirmed following your initial contact.

In Addition to Dr. Padnick and Ms. Machlica, CCC's clinical staff includes:

  • Mercy Altshul, LCSW
  • Diana Anklow-Bass, LCSW
  • Judith Charnet, Ph.D.
  • Denise Feldman, LCSW
  • Steven Gordon,LCSW
  • Linda Weber, LMSW
  • Claire Weinberg, LCSW

CCC's Practice Manager is Carol Kaufman.

CCC maintains a panel of psychiatrists, available for consultation, as needed.







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