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  • Monday – Friday 8 AM – 8 PM
  • Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM
  • Sunday Closed
  • Childcare Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


For every professional we have two highly experienced support staff. Our patients' concerns are met promptly around the clock.


We are proud to maintain an over 90% retention among our patients because of the quality care they receive.


Our staff is used to seeing your name on caller ID, and answering the phone no matter what.


Our MD Psychiatrists can manage your family’s needs with a combination of medicine and counseling


We have Licensed Professional Counselors and Licensed Social Workers to meet your family’s needs.

Don’t leave it for tomorrow. It can be solved today.

You don’t need to suffer, and the solutions may be simpler than you think.

Not every depression is the same. Between first and successful diagnosis of, and treatment for, conditions in the “bipolar spectrum”, lie an average of 10 years.

Anxiety is the most hated mental health symptom but also the most common. One out of every three people will have experienced anxiety at some point in their lives severe enough to cause avoidance. For many people the avoidance can dictate the direction of their lives. Yet sustained, meaningful, remission can be achieved more than 70% of the time through medication and therapy.

Depression has been recognized since the days of the ancient Greeks. Known as “Melancholia”, it was long thought to be caused by an excess of “black bile” (which is what “melan choler” means). We now know that imbalances in the ratio of certain brain chemicals cause these persistent states of joylessness. We also know that depression and anxiety are intimately intertwined so that the same medications that treat one can treat the other as well.

Addictions—to both substances and behaviors—are notoriously hard to break. Sterling Institute works closely with allied professionals and organizations to provide pharmacologic and therapeutic components of an integrated treatment approach.

Like addictions, eating disorders are commonly found together with anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. Often, also like addictions, eating disorders will have gotten their start in an unknowing attempt to get rid of emotional distress. But then, they take on a life of their own. Unlike most chemical addictions, it is not possible to live without eating. Both the behavior and the underlying triggers must be addressed for eating to be re-ordered into its proper place in life.

People’s reactions to traumatic events vary considerably. Post-traumatic conditions are not simply a matter of the severity of the trauma. Those vulnerable to depression and especially anxiety may develop Post-Traumatic Stress responses to events that the outsider cannot appreciate. The professionals at Sterling Institute bring many years of experience working with trauma survivors, including with combat veterans, both in the military proper and outside.

For the young person with ADHD, instead of becoming a source of pride and of pleasure, education and learning can develop into a source of bitterness and demoralization. Modern treatments for ADHD can reverse what often turns into a lifelong pattern. It happens commonly enough nowadays that the adult who was an ADHD child first discovers what it is like to concentrate and happily lose oneself in learning something new.

One of Sigmund Freud’s most famous patients considered his “psychoanalysis” with Freud to have been the most meaningful event of his life. Yet his obsessive-compulsive condition—which ruled his life—was not changed a bit. Today, the combination of medication and cognitive behavioral therapy can result in a remarkable reduction of these symptoms.

For both children and adults, the inability to control wayward impulses can destroy relationships and careers. To outsiders, these conditions too often appear as simple willfulness, the suffering as exclusively that of the outsiders, not of the one who has lost control. Non-judgmental treatment can turn a life around, or a marriage.



Our MD Psychiatrists can recommend medicinal solutions in conjunction with a program of counseling.


We have been serving the needs of people like you for over 100 combined years of clinical experience.


Sterling is designed to accept almost all insurance payors, including Medicare. Please call to confirm.



panel-imgDr. Satinover holds degrees from MIT, Harvard, Yale, the University of Texas and the University of Nice where he earned a PhD in physics (complex systems theory) in 2009 with highest honors. He is the author of 50 articles, chapters and books including the best-selling “The Quantum Brain” (Wiley).
Dr. Mathias’s diverse background allows her expertise in treating children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of issues including but not limited to anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, mood disorders, panic disorders, and eating disorders

Dr. Sadana has treated patients with depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, attention deficit disorders, mood disorders including bipolar illnesses, and psychotic disorders.

Nancy specializes in the treatment of ADD/ADHD, anxiety and mood disorders, as well as grief and trauma, and relaxation techniques. More recently Nancy has continued her education to include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in the treatment of personality disorders and is training to become a certified hypnotherapist.

panel-imgMs. Pizzo’s theoretical approach focuses on the Wellness Model and incorporates mindfulness-based cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and solution-focused brief therapy treatment modalities for adults, adolescents, couples, and families. Specializations and interests include: Treatment for Depression and Mood Disorders, Anxiety and Panic Disorder, Grief and Loss Counseling, Substance Abuse: Addiction and Recovery, Coping with Divorce, Life Transitions, Stress Management, Anger Management, ADHD, Women’s Roles and Issues, Parenting Skills, and Life Coaching.
panel-imgJudy holds an MSW from Adelphi University, a BA from Goucher College and a Post-Graduate Certficate from The DiMele Center. She has presented many workshops and even had her own radio show dealing with eating disorders. She has had articles published in various magazines, including a monthly column.

Laurel (Laurie) Bonney is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with over 17 years of clinical experience in a variety of treatment settings.  Laurie is currently licensed to practice clinical social work in FL, NY and CT.  She joined Sterling Institute in December of 2017 after relocating to the area with her family. 

Mr. Philip Wiener, LCSW is a psychodynamically trained psychotherapist who received his MSW from Columbia University. He has been a psychotherapist for forty-one (41) years and works with adults, couples, and families. He has advanced training in the treatment of anxiety disorders, the treatment of trauma, grief counseling, treatment of depression, couples therapy, family therapy, short term treatment, and crisis intervention.

Denise Aurigemma | Executive Manager to Dr. Satinover

Jan Molles | Executive Manager to Dr. Mathias

Stella Tigrett | Office Coordinator
Tracey Terenzi | Billing Manager   
  Nadine Darbin | Office Coordinator
 Charlie Russo | Office Coordinator