Business: 631.271.0913 | Clinical: 631.754.3990 carol@livingwaterstherapy.org

Our focus is to help everyone be the most authentic self they were created to be despite their faith traditions or no faith traditions.

Living Waters Therapeutic Catholic Counseling is dedicated to healing the whole individual with an integrated approach to the intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual, to help everyone become their most authentic self.

We use an integrated, Wholeness Approach to offer complete healing of the intellectual, emotional, body and spirit of each individual which is rooted in prayer & Catholic traditions.

Overview

Living Waters Therapeutic Catholic Counseling offers individual, couple and family therapy for adults, teens and children.

Living Waters provides individualized attention to address many life situations, using integrated therapies including psychotherapy, mental health counseling, pastoral counseling and contemplative prayer. Living Waters provides the healing water of counseling, prayer, and love to flow through the people whose lives are being touched by the staff.

Meet the Team

Carol Rubano, LCSW-R, ACSW

Carol Rubano, LCSW-R, ACSW

Founder & Director

She has 30 years’ experience in the clinical field. Her vast experience in the field based upon her previous career as a teacher, and through the gift of her faith,has allowed Carol to see with a third eye and hear with a third ear.

Carol zeros in on the interphysic problem of an individual quickly and accurately. Carol models for the organization an example of keeping one’s heart open to the workings of the Spirit. She does presentations to help others understand the deep connection between the physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual parts of self.

In this understanding, comes a more balanced sense of self and a greater ability to be fully present to self and others.

Barbara Campbell, MA, CSD

Spiritual Direction

Barbara is a pastoral counselor with a certification in Spiritual Direction. Barbara has worked with individuals and families for over 30 years. She has a unique ability to help people “think out of the box” using interphysic methods, inner healing and scripture. Barbara worked at St. Gertrude as director of family life & scriptural leader.

Her ministry of teaching scripture continues as she incorporates understanding the blocks to healing in a person by using scripture as the basis. Barbara has authored Ella Ella Francinella, a book which deals with children’s fears in a light hearted manner.

Lucon Rigaud, M.A., M.Div, M.S.Ed, CMHC

Lucon Rigaud holds a Master of Science in Education with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from a CACREP-accredited program from St. John’s University in Queens, New York. He is currently a member of the American Mental Health Association (AMCHA), and Chi Sigma Tau Upsilon Chapter at St. John’s (CSI).

Before entering into the clinical field, Lucon served at various positions as Youth Coordinator for Deanery Seven of the Diocese of Brooklyn, which included Youth Coordinator of St. Jerome Parish, and school Chaplain at St. Nicholas parish. He also provided spiritual guidance to parishioners who struggled with interpersonal problems related to religious or spiritual issues for over the past seven years.

Lucon’s training has equipped him to help clients from multi-cultural backgrounds, overcome adversity, and become more productive citizens. His active listening, empathy, and pastoral care for others are impelling forces which contribute to his professionalism.

Maryanne Dumas, M.S., LMHC-LP, CDF

Maryanne is an action oriented therapist.  She works together with clients to provide inspiration to overcome self doubt, to help them uncover the answers they hold inside themselves, to envision their path to happiness and reach the potential that God has gifted them.

She utilizes a comprehensive approach to wellness.  Combining experience as a Mental Health and School Counselor, she works with clients to develop very practical steps they can take to overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of their happiness.

Robert Clock, LCSW-R

Robert received his training for alcohol counseling from South Oaks. He has worked in the alcohol and addiction fields during his entire career. He developed a strong mental health clinical background while working for several agencies on Long Island before joining the staff at Living Waters at its inception. Robert uses the twelve step approach whether dealing with substance or process addictions. His strong sense of faith permeates his work with his clients.

John Kupillas, Therapist

John is a Marriage and Family Therapist, who obtained his masters degree from Mercy College. His background in philosophy allows for rich and deep conversion with those he works with. John uses a positive, strength-focused approach.

He encourages clients to see their own value and goodness, as well as to see the value of others in their life.

John’s deep personal belief in each clients value comes from his Catholic faith. John believes in the transforming power of God’s infinite love and shares this with any who might be open to it.

Janice Driscoll, LCSW-R

Janice has extensive experience working in the field of HIV with issues such as living with chronic illness, death and dying and bereavement. Janice also worked in agencies doing crisis intervention, individual and couple counseling. Janice has presented wellness and stress reduction workshops in a variety of settings on Long Island.

Janice’s talent is her ability to understand the deep connection between mind, body and spirit. 

María Caballero Jaime, MHC-LP

María obtained her Master’s Degree in Pastoral and Mental Health Counseling from Fordham University. Previously, her training and experience as a translator and political scientist had led her to be involved in community outreach and advocacy. She was born and raised in Mexico City, and also studied and lived in Canada and Spain. This varied background helped inform and sensitize María to the value and importance of multicultural counseling. Maria speaks English and Spanish.

María’s approach is holistic, integrating mind and body through spiritual nurturing and growth. Her clinical experience includes trauma-informed care, CBT, DBT, MI, and person-centered therapy.

Margo Posillico Messina, LCSW-R

Ms. Messina has 27 years experience as a practicing psychotherapist. Margo worked at a children’s mental health agency for 20 years as a Clinician, Supervisor, and Program Coordinator for an After School Program for Youth at Risk and Family Advocate Program. She also did volunteer work at her local parish as a Pre Cana (Marriage Preparation) couple and Youth Group Leader. She enjoys working with children/adolescents and families both in individual and group settings.

Margo believes in the interconnectedness of the mind-body and spirit. With empathy, kindness and humor she “walks with her client” in their journey to achieve a balance in all stages of the Life Cycle. Her faith is at the core of her interactions both clinically and in who she is as a human being.

Greg Muhs, LCSW-R

Greg’s former work in the business world led him into an understanding of becoming a social worker as a second career using contact with many people.

He has developed a spiritual client centered approach for both individuals and families.

Through the use of cognitive behavior and solution focused therapy, the goal is self-empowerment & healthy decision making. 

Irene Korolczuk, Therapist, LCSW-R

Prior to working at Living Waters, Irene spent 20 years working with families of children with various developmental disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder. She provided parents education, support and guidance needed to deal with their child’s unique issues.

Irene’s work at Living Waters includes working with adults, teens and children who present with an array of concerns including generalized anxiety, depression, abuse, bereavement, trauma and addictions. Her approach is client-centered providing a warm, safe, non- judgmental environment utilizing modalities including psycho education, cognitive behavior therapy and EMDRAll of Irene’s work with clients emphasizes the healing power of God during life’s most challenging times.

Madeline Queck LCSW-R ACSW, CPE (O.P.)

Madeline is an experienced practitioner of 30 years. She has certification as a social worker and clinical pastoral educator.

Her experience in dealing with families and children were used in her position as DRE in St. Hugh’s Parish in Huntington, as well as pastoral associate in Our Lady of Snows Parish in Blue Point. Madeline recently retired from Stony Brook Medical Center where she worked with dying children and their families.

Madeline’s gifts are a calming presence, gentleness and compassion guided by a high degree of spirituality.

Loretta Moraco, RN-CMHN

Loretta comes to Living Waters with a 25 year history of working with adolescents and adults in the field of addiction and mental health. She has extensive experience treating clients and their loved ones to provide support, hope and healing to all affected by the disease of addiction. In addition, Loretta is well versed in Mental Health treatment and the issues faced by those diagnosed with mental illness as defined in the DSM-V.

As a clinician Loretta believes and supports a person centered treatment approach to recovery. Loretta‘s faith and success with the spiritual approach of 12 step recovery programs allows her to provide hope and healing to the clients she serves

Support Staff

Rose Lehn

Rose Lehn is the office manager of Living Waters. Rose has had 30 years experience in the medical field.

Rose brings this wealth of experience in dealing with all the intricacies of the office both with the managerial responsibilities of the office and the interfacing of the business aspects with the clients of LWC.

Carmen Lopez

Carmen Lopez has been part of the Living Waters team for the past 15 years. Carmen works closely with the insurance companies, ensuring that the billing process is managed proficiently.
She continues to update her insurance knowledge and skill-set, keeping Living Waters up-to-date as the industry changes. Carmen is bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish, and assists with our Spanish speaking
clients who are in need of multicultural counseling.

Allie Titone

Allie is part of our Social Media staff at Living Waters Counseling Center. Allie also shares inspirational and positive messages with all of our followers while providing them insight on the importance of mental health awareness. 

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Ave Maria University in Florida.

Spiritual Advisors to Living Waters

Msgr. T. Peter Ryan, PhD

Msgr. T. Peter Ryan, PhD, is a priest for the diocese for over 58 years. Father Peter Ryan was ordained June 2, 1962. In 1991, he became pastor of Queen of Martyrs. He expanded parish outreach at Queen of Martyr’s, adding such efforts as an employment network which assists unemployed people in job-seeking skills.

Msgr. Ryan has been a member of the Living Waters board since its inception.

Rev. Peter Kaczmarek

Rev. Kaczmarek was ordained in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome in 1970. He is currently pastor of St. Francis Church, Greenlawn. He helps guide the staff of Living Waters. Rev. Kaczmarek also holds a degree in Pastoral Counseling.

Msgr. Thomas Costa

Msgr. Thomas Costa had been one of the founding members of Living Waters Counseling Center. He is currently Vicar for senior Priests, DRC, St, Pius X Enriched Living Facilities for priests. He is fluent in Spanish, Italian and American sign language. His accomplishments are many, including being a registered nurse, where he uses his gifts and talents to establish the Kingdom on earth. He had been a spiritual director at Living Waters since its inception in 2000.

Intercessors

Prayer Warriors for our clients and therapists.

Eileen Nolan, CSD

Eileen Nolan and her husband Bob had been a spiritual direction team for Living Waters since 2004. Bob passed away in July 2012. Since then Eileen has continued their ministry. She has attended Francis MacNutt’s school of Healing Prayer (Christian Healing Ministries).

And Jesuit Fr. James Wheeler’s School for Spiritual Growth and Inner Healing and the school for Spiritual Direction and Inner Healing (St. Joseph’s Prayer Center).

Antoinette Mintz

Antoinette is one of the prayer warriors at Living Waters. She well knows and trusts in the power and blessings of prayer. Antoinette co-teaches religious ed at Maria Regina parish. She is a Pre Cana facilitator and is an Eucharistic Minister. 

She has a gift of interceding for others and believes in God’s love & mercy to all.

Fran Pangal

Fran Pangal has had many years experience working in both the administrative as well as the office part of many corporations.

Fran uses this wealth of knowledge at Living Waters with her great faith and spirituality.

Danielle Martines, PhD

Danielle was a Associate Professor of Psychology before her retirement. Danielle combines her experience and expertise with culturally diverse populations to allow clients to assimilate to their new environment without losing their cultural identity. She has a strong faith and uses this perspective in her work. She’s been personally blessed with healings through the power of prayer.

Her mantra is “God is great— God is great all the time!”

Marge Nyland RN, BSN

Marge attributes her fulfillment in her nursing career to her Baptism in the Holy Spirit. Marge’s membership in The Association of Christian Therapists (ACT) has taught her to care for the wholeness and holiness of her patient’s mind, body, and spirit.

Marge uses her devotion to prayer to intercede for others at Living Waters.

Loraine Turan

Loraine is devout Catholic who lives out her faith through example. Loraine’s life focuses on growing in the virtues of patience, self-control and honesty.

Loraine is a firm believer in the power of prayer and believes that prayer is her ministry.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What is so different about Living Waters?

Living Waters staff are licensed mental health professionals who use their acquired skills in addition to prayer for and with the client. Living Waters has ten professionals with various personalities, strengths and talents who are then carefully selected for the client based upon their needs and goals.

Living Waters has the reputation of quickly responding to a client’s request.

What if the client does not want prayer?

The staff goes to “where the client is at in the spiritual journey”. Everyone is respected and their mental health is the first priority of the center.

Why is there a fee for a healing ministry counseling center?

Living Waters is not subsidized by any charitable or religious organizations. Nor is the center part of any larger agency or governmental entity. The fee is intended to provide a living wage for the staff and to cover operating expenses.

What is the religious orientation of the center?

Living Waters is Roman Catholic. The staff is grounded in the Catholic faith and tradition but embrace all God’s people in the ministry.

What about Health Insurance?

Insurance claims are submitted by Living Waters Center. We participate in many insurance networks and will be glad to work with you in this area. In addition some insurance plans include our services as out of network providers.

What is the fee scale?

Fees are based upon the services provided.

What is the frequency and duration of treatment?

One time per week is the usual frequency. The duration of the session is 50 – 60 minutes. Each case is individually assessed to determine frequency and duration.

What is the usual procedure for new clients?

The client’s first point of contact is with the office staff. The staff discusses with the director and clinical supervisor who would be best suited for the individuals needs.

Next point of contact is with a clinician who then does a thorough intake. After the intake, the administration reviews again if the therapist who did the intake would be the best fit. The assigned therapist gives the client a call usually within a few days of intake.

What if the client is uncomfortable with the assigned therapist?

The client is asked to call the Executive Director and to speak to her about the situation. If the client believes that he/she would do better with someone else, a change is initiated.

Testimonials

See what people are saying about Living Waters.

Life Line

Finding my way to Living Waters was a journey  and what a blessed and wonderful journey. As everyone knows “life is a journey” and sometimes things happen more than once. Finding the right therapist once at Living Waters was a gift but finding it a second time was God’s provision.

Janice is a warrior for our goals. I always feel that after spending time with Janice she is traveling with me on this journey with patience and kindness, she is not just a bystander. Janice is a life line with a true heart.

R.M.

Better Version.

Meeting with Greg has help me to become a better version of myself then I ever thought I could be. I’ve discovered through our sessions, that when I slow down, my thought process is clearer, my thoughts are more focused and I am a lot kinder to myself and others. Greg‘s honesty, gentleness and compassion was exactly what I needed at this low point of my life. I am confident, compassionate, and more present today for not only my family and friends, but most importantly, for myself.

T.N.

Power of Faith

My husband and I have been part of the Living Waters family for many years and we are very grateful to Barbara Campbell who has provided the most kind and compassionate care and counseling as we faced tremendous difficulty in our family. To us utilizing the power of our faith in Jesus Christ has given us the love and mercy needed to conquer and realize the plan that God has in our lives.

G.G.

Enhanced Life.

Therapists are good listeners, but what makes an effective therapist is their ability to provide you with tools, exercises and practices that will help you heal and/or achieve your goals. This not only makes Tricia a GREAT therapist, but, in addition, she is constantly researching and implementing new techniques and modalities that will help her clientele enhance their own lives.

You will find Tricia provides a warm, caring, empathetic & safe environment for you to find healing and inner peace. Tricia helped me turn my life around and I am very grateful for her help and guidance.

M.M.

Guidance and Grace.

Barbara Campbell is a constant source of guidance and grace in my life. She’s been my caring counselor and spiritual director.  I have confidence to make decisions through her weekly suggestions.

C.V.

Easy to Confide.

John is an amazing person and one of the few people I find easy to confide in. Whenever there is an issue, John has helped me figure out my thoughts and resolve my inner conflict.

M.V.

Hope Restored.

I came to Living Waters in a desperate state. My therapist, Madeline, through her clinical skills, her spirituality and her gentleness has helped me to have my hope restored. Madeline listens intently to my life’s struggles. She helps me to normalize some and to accept others. She gives me tools to deal with them.

Anonymous

5 Stars for Living Waters.

I want to say thank you to Living Waters, especially to Robert for the wonderful counseling that I have received. He is a gifted social worker that has helped me to overcome many obstacles. I recommend anyone who is struggling to come to Living Water. The atmosphere is very inviting and the staff is very welcoming and caring. I am so glad I found Living Waters.

Anonymous

Changed Life.

I was introduced To Living Waters after mulling over whether or not to go to therapy for a period of time. I decided to give it a try. I wanted to improve myself as a person and my faith. Janice has helped me reach these goals. I can now navigate my life with much more ease. She has helped me understand my feelings and given me tools to work through very difficult times. I have felt a sense of calm and peacefulness during these difficult times because one of my new found strengths is an increase in faith. I would not be the person I am today if it were not for Janice and Living Waters. 

C.S.

Transforming.

My life before therapy was extremely dangerous and heartbreaking. I was desperate for a change but I didn’t know how. I started my journey and through God’s grace I am tremendously better for it. I started going to a faith-based therapist named Barbara Campbell. She was amazing and listen to me about everything I was going through. She understood me and truly transformed my life in every way. I began daily journaling which help me to understand the values I had in life. I also started going to church and eventually converted to Catholicism. Thank you so much for my  counselor and mentor Barbara for changing my life.

Anonymous

A Different Approach.

I am so grateful to God and Carol for founding Living Waters and being my therapist. I have had different therapists through the years who gave me a very”ME centered” view of my self and the world. After a 30 plus year marriage, I was ready to divorce my spouse. After a change of focus for me and the introduction of what I need to change with God’s Grace, I am happy to say my marriage is thriving, my life is connected to My God and the best is yet to be. I am living life with a sense of gratitude beyond words.

E.V.

Gifted Listener.

We learned about Living Waters through a friend in my parish. I was skeptical about the benefits of family counseling and feared it would be a waste of money. However, I was wrong. Our counselor, John, is a gifted listener and his insights have reassured me as a mother and a woman in Christ. My teenagers and I grow closer as a family and in our faith.

A.L.

Living Waters is a Godsend.

Living Waters Counseling Center is a Godsend for our family.   When I was looking for a counselor for our family, it was important to find one who could relate to both my wife and me and our millennial-age son. From the very first contact with the administrator to my first meeting with our counselor, Joe, we all felt very comfortable and well cared for.  Joe is incredibly intuitive and empathetic at the same time. 

Within just a few short weeks, we began to see breakthroughs in our relationship and each week our understanding and communication continue to improve.

A.B.

Beyond the call of duty. 

I came to Carol for assistance in my need and she responded so deeply in action ( beyond the call of duty) which has touched my heart.  I was in agonizing pain when I came to therapy and I have been able to work through the feelings and surrender the losses. I now have a new life. I am grateful for her skills, her compassion and her patience.

R.B.

Simply Blessed.

Words cannot express the gratitude I feel when I think about the impact my counselor Greg has made in my life. Greg’s genuine understanding of personality, his patience and warmth makes him approachable and easy to trust. When speaking with him I always feel very comfortable opening up my heart and sharing my inner feelings. I can be honest about my feelings and just be myself since our relationship is based on trust, and that is mostly because there is never time that he has not been there to me. HE REALLY CARES.

H.T.

New Gains.

A new way of living, happier more peaceful and serene, let’s judge-mental of myself and others and more loving has been gained  by working with Tricia King. Dealing with my past during sessions with Tricia has given me a new perspective on how to handle life‘s ups and downs. My life today is filled with more loving relationships, more tolerance for myself and others and a more empowering way to live life. I need not follow the path my past was leading me to. Today I choose kindness along with truth and honesty and do not accept abuse from anyone. I am grateful to God for putting Tricia in my life.

E.F.

Our Warrior Angel.

I am so grateful and blessed for the counseling my son and I have received at this heavenly place called Living Waters. From the moment I walked in to the office I knew I could feel the presence of God. It felt peaceful and safe. I trusted my counselor with all my heart. It felt like Home. A safe haven to go to to receive good orderly direction to conquer life’s challenges and battles. I cannot express the importance of receiving the best counseling from professionals who share the same belief system and at the core the same spirit.  My counselor, Patricia King, has changed my life and my son’s life forever  by offering very insightful support love and suggestions during our counseling together. She’s a  blessing to us, our warrior angel!! We are a stronger family because of Living Waters, on the highway to heaven living our life’s to glorify God.

T.B.

Understands my Faith. 

I sought out Living Waters because as a practicing Catholic I really needed a therapist who would understand my faith and not tell me “I am out of touch with the current culture” My therapist Amanda is both compassionate and challenging. She accompanies me on the journey of self discovery and at same time encourages me out if my comfort zone so that I am not stagnant in my quest for healing.

C.S.

Rave Reviews!

I have nothing but positive things to say about Joseph Castrogiovanni, my therapist, as well as the counseling center as a whole. Each time I came for a session, I was seen on time and we utilized the time appropriately and efficiently. I received valuable feedback and advice in a nonjudgmental manner. When it came time for payment, the secretary was kind and respectful. I would definitely recommend Joe and Living Waters to anyone seeking counseling.

D.K.

Board of Directors

Grace Lo Grande

Board President

Grace Calderone

Brother Paul Miller

Maryann Csencsits

Michael Racanelli

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