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.


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Seeking Accomodations
About Dr. Pantaleno
Dr. Pantaleno's C.V.
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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
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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.

Inspirational Words and Music

When I have had down times in my life, words and music have always had the power to help me remember that others have had similar experiences.  I could read a special poem or listen to a special song, and all of a sudden, the pain was more bearable, someone out there really understood, and I was no longer alone.  Artists can touch our souls, inspire us, speak to us, transform us in a way that no other person can. 

I offer you three of my own personal favorite pieces of writing.  These are easily found on the Internet, sometimes with lots of other reference material and notes as to their original sources.  Feel free to read additional material, but focus on the message of the original works themselves.  Just type these titles into your browser one at a time, sit back, reflect, and consider their messages:

1.  Desiderata

2.  Please Hear What I’m Not Saying

3.  Charles Schultz Philosophy


OR – fire up your I-tunes or favorite music search engine and check out my list.  The words tell such powerful stories!! Yes, I am mostly stuck in the 60s and 70s, but the inspirational messages are forever!  Enjoy!


John Lennon


The Beatles
Take It Easy                                   The Eagles

I Hope You Dance                        

Lee Ann Womack
You're Only Human (Second Wind) Billy Joel
Turn, Turn, Turn                            The Byrds

Stand By Me                                  

Ben E. King
That’s What Friends Are For     Dionne Warwick
Let It Be                                          The Beatles
Red Rubber Ball                           Cyrkle
Kicks                                                Paul Revere and the Raiders

Teach Your Children                   

Crosby, Stills, and Nash
Hey Jude                                         The Beatles
My Heart Will Go On                     Celine Dion
You Can't Always Get What You Want    Rolling Stones  



To John Winston Ono Lennon…for expressing so many feelings during my adolescence and for daring to Imagine a world at peace… 

And to George Harrison… for finding spiritual riches in a material world.

To see why the Beatles mean so much to me and will to you, visit:












Where are we going Johnny? 

To the toppermost of the poppermost!


Please e-mail your favorite inspirational poem(s) or song title(s) to me, along with the name of the author or recording artist, and I’ll post them periodically with your first name only (or if you prefer you can send a made-up name) on my What’s New page.  YOUR Inspiration may turn out to help someone else!