About Us

The North Shore Group at North Shore Center is a group of dedicated, highly trained, and caring individuals who have been offering expert services for over 25 years.

We are therapists, teachers, and coaches with doctorates (Ph.D., Ed.D., D.Psy.) and other qualifying certifications, licenses, or training. Many of us are professors at colleges or universities with years of experience in our fields of specialization, have published widely, and presented papers at multiple professional meetings.

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Insurance: Most important for your pocketbook, although we provide both long and short-term therapy, we specialize in Short-Term Therapy. Because of our expertise we often achieve results within a very short term of therapy, sometimes as few as two to four sessions for less pressing problems. We are out-of-network insurance providers. Many clients receive PPO, union, or company reimbursement.

Payment: Payment is by cash or check at the time of service.

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.

The National Registry of Marriage Friendly Therapists
American Association of Integrated Medicine (AAIM)

Click to learn about our Director: Dr. Gildston 

  • 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.