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.

DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) Treatment Programs on Long Island

While I routinely teach DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) skills to individuals who may benefit from learning such skills, I do not offer the skills group component of DBT treatment.  The centers listed below offer this service and I have listed them here for your information. 

What this means is that in addition to a weekly individual therapy appointment, clients (and sometimes parents) are required to participate in a weekly “skills group,” which teaches the core DBT skills of mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness.  This group does not operate like a traditional supportive psychotherapy group, but more like an interactive college course in coping skills.  Participants typically participate in both the individual and group therapy components for at least six months to one year.  The individual and skills group therapists work as part of a team and consult regularly as treatment proceeds. 

If you elect to seek treatment at one of these programs, you will contract to use their individual therapists.  I am in no way affiliated with any of these programs, but do routinely refer those adolescents and young adults who may need both components of DBT treatment.  I have listed Suffolk DBT first as they are located closest to my office, but the other groups are all equally qualified and trained to provide the full complement of DBT services.  Please visit the web sites below for additional information, and let the intake therapist know that I referred you. 


Suffolk DBT

701 Route 25A

Mount Sinai, NY 11766

(631) 328-5930



Center for Cognitive and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, PLLC

1981 Marcus Avenue, Suite C119

Lake Success, NY  11042

(516) 390-3525



Cognitive Behavioral Associates

29 Barstow Road, Suite 304

Great Neck, NY  11021

(516) 858-4328



Long Island DBT Group

1025 Northern Boulevard, Suite 106

Roslyn, NY  11576

(516) 616-3476