About Us

North Shore Center for Psychotherapy & Communication Challenges provides services in multiple areas to individuals, couples, and families.

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INSURANCE: Dr. Gildston is an out-of-network insurance provider for all insurance plans. If you are allowed to go out-of-network, you will be reimbursed for whatever an out-of-network provider receives per your plan. Because Dr. Gildston specializes in successful short-term therapy, many individuals, couples, and families elect to pay out-of-pocket if they cannot go out-of-network.

Payment: Payment is by cash or payment app (Zelle, PayPal, or Venmo) prior to session.

Session Fees: 30 Min $95.00

You have nothing to lose by coming to us but your problem. We truly look forward to servicing you. And remember - there's a free consultation for each and every service we offer. 

Phyllis Gildston, Ph.D., Director, North Shore Center.

  • Academic Appointments: Professor Emeritus , Brooklyn College, City University of New York (CUNY).
  • Past Coordinator of Diagnostics Training and Services , Brooklyn College, CUNY.
  • Past Adjunct Professor , Hunter College, CUNY; C.W. Post College, Long Island University.
  • Education: Ph.D. Psychology , CUNY; Ph.D. Communication & Communication Disorders , Columbia University.
  • Consultant to Industry: Stress Management; Relational & Communication Skills.
  • Board Certified:
    • Marriage and Family Therapy, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
    • Imago Relationship Therapy, Imago Relationships International (IRI)
    • Biofeedback, Biofeedback Institute of New York (BINY)
    • EMDR (Level III), EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)
    • Professional Counselor, American Psychotherapy Association (APA)
    • Chronic Pain Management, American Academy of Pain Management (AAPM)
    • Substance Abuse Professional (SAP), National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
    • Master Practitioner Neurolinguistic Programming NY Institute for Neuro-linguistic Programming & Society for Neuro-linguistic Programming
    • Approved Consultant in Hypnosis, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH)
    • Reiki Master, Institute of Holistic Training (IHT)
    • Feeling State Addiction Protocol (FSAP)
    • Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech-Language Association (ASHA)
    • Audiology, American Board of Audiology (ABA) & ASHA
  • Honorary Member: Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Xi .
  • Fellow:
    • American Association of Integrated Medicine (AAIM)
    • Scientists' Institute for Public Information
    • National Anger Management Association
  • Substance Abuse Professional (SAP)
  • Professional Member:
    • American Psychological Association
    • EMDR International Association
    • American Counseling Association
    • International Association for Marriage & Family Counselors
    • American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy
    • Imago Relationships International
    • American Academy of Pain Management
    • National Anger Management Association
    • National Eating Disorders Association
    • Academy for Eating Disorders
    • National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders
    • Binge Eating Disorder Association
    • Anxiety & Depression Association of America
    • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
    • Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration
    • Society for Clinical & Experimental Hypnosis
    • American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
    • New York Society of Clinical Hypnosis
    • American Psychotherapy Association
    • American Psychoanalytic Association: Psychotherapist Associate
    • National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis
    • Psychodynamic Psychoanalytic Research
    • Society for Spirituality and Psychotherapy
    • New York Academy of Science
    • Association for Psychological Science
    • American Speech-Language and Hearing Association
    • American Academy of Audiology
    • Acoustical Society of America
    • American Association for the Advancement of Science
    • Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor
    • National Association of Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinators (NAADAC)
    • American Art Therapy Association (AATA) and Arts In Therapy
    • Holisticdoctors.org
    • National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
    • The National Registry of Marriage Friendly Therapists
  • Diplomate:
    • American Psychotherapy Association
    • American Academy of Pain Management
  • Member: International Academy of Collaborative Professionals: Child Specialist & Divorce Coach
  • Published Internationally.
  • Presentations: Over 150 papers at professional conferences world-wide.
  • Past President: New York Society of Clinical Hypnosis.
  • New York State Licenses: Mental Health Counselor; Marriage & Family Therapist; Speech-Language Pathologist; Audiologist.