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


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.


PPS Professional Services
Letter to Referral Sources
Seeking Accomodations
About Dr. Pantaleno
Dr. Pantaleno's C.V.
Professional Articles
Evaluation (4 Sessions)
Mindfulness Introduction
Mindfulness for Educators
Mindfulness for Parents
Stress  Reduction - Educators
Emotional Dysregulation
Suicide Prevention
Inspirational Words and Music
Meditation with Difficult Emotions
Behavioral Activation re Social Anxiety
Parental Tips to Enjoy Your Teen
Recent Presentations
Long Island DBT Programs
Mindfulness Practice Resources
Starting Mindfulness Practice
Useful Links
Useful Books, CDs, DVDs
Web Site Disclaimers

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.

Hello and Welcome!  

I’m so happy you found me!! 

I truly hope you find something on this web site that: 

  • answers some of the most common questions about my practice 

  • inspires you in some way or gives you hope for a better tomorrow 

  • leads you to some other useful helping resources

  • helps you within the scope of what this web site can provide (click for disclaimers)

For teens and young adults…

There is so much to share with you that will hopefully help to always bring you back to your original goodness.  Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, anger, or other mood states which are getting in the way of a happier life, there is so much to share with you that will help you.

For parents…

It is not easy these days.  The electronic 24/7 nature of your children’s lives seems to pull them away from you, especially their reliance on electronic communication instead of talking with and being with you.  For some parents, their own issues have become such a burden that the prospect of raising happy and well-adjusted children can seem overwhelming at times.  There is hope and help for you as well.

For educators and fellow mental health practitioners…

I stand ready to collaborate with you.  As a School Psychologist of thirty plus years, I can appreciate your unique challenges as you try to provide a quality education to our young people.  Together, we can tackle any issue and bring it to a better place.  Since it is recognized that sound emotional well-being supports a more effective learner, it is often a combination of school-based resources along with outside therapeutic support that can get the job done. 

Additional thoughts...

Remember... "Begin each day by saying to yourself:   Today I shall be meeting with interference, ingratitude, insolence, disloyalty, ill-will, and selfishness."   Marcus Aurelius, Roman Philosopher

Marcus may sound pessimistic, but he does tell it like it is.  Reality is our best teacher.  When you drive defensively, and watch out for the other driver, you have fewer accidents.  Similarly, when you expect  people to act imperfectly and you do not demand  that they conform to your will, you will become a healthier human being who will spend much less time in your therapist's office.

Once you have reached the pinnacle of recognizing and accepting your own human fallibility and imperfection, you will have attained the greatest gift in life – peace of mind – and will no longer require any type of mental health treatment at all.

Dr. Anthony Pantaleno


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