Our Doctors and Therapists

Halana Rothbort, MD​

Founder & Medical Director

Dr. Rothbort is the founder and medical director of the Center for Healthy Minds. She is a Board Certified Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist with extensive training and experience treating children, teens and adults with mental health problems. Dr. Rothbort earned her bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University and graduated with honors. She earned her medical degree (MD) from the University of Rochester School of Medicine. Dr. Rothbort then went on to complete a psychiatry residency at Long Island Jewish Hospital. Afterward she completed a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at North Shore University Hospital. She worked as an attending psychiatrist at North Shore University Hospital for several years before opening her private practice in 2006. Outside of work, Dr. Rothbort is an active member of her community and enjoys spending time with her husband and children.

Chava Sullivan, MD​

Senior Psychiatrist

After graduating from SUNY Buffalo Medical School, Dr. Chava Sullivan completed her Psychiatry Residency at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center. She followed this with a fellowship in Child and Adolescent psychiatry at LIJ and received the award for clinical excellence upon graduation from the program. Dr. Sullivan is Board Certified in both Adult Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She has been working as a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist at the Arista Center for Psychotherapy in Forest Hills for the last 12 years. She also works as a psychiatrist at The Jewish Board, Pride of Judea, in Douglaston. There, she both works as a psychiatrist and also supervises and teaches resident physicians who are training to become psychiatrists. Dr. Sullivan is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Columbia University Medical School. ​

Gad Klein, Ph.D​

Neuropsychologist

Dr. Gad Klein obtained his undergraduate degree in psychology from Yeshiva University and went on to earn his Ph.D. in Clinical Neuropsychology from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Dr. Klein completed an internship in neuropsychology at the North Shore-LIJ Health System. He then fulfilled a two-year neuropsychological fellowship focusing on the assessment of childhood and adolescent cognitive development as well as adult neurological and surgical disease processes. Dr. Klein has extensive experience in the evaluation and diagnosis of childhood and adolescent developmental issues including learning disabilities, ADHD, executive functioning deficits, intellectual disabilities, and language/communication disorders. He is the associate neuropsychological consultant for the New York Islanders and holds privileges at Northwell Heath and NYU-Winthrop Hospital. He lives with his wife and five children in Nassau County.

Tali Moskowitz, LCSW-R​​

Senior Clinician

Tali has been empowering children, teens, adults and families through psychotherapy to live emotionally healthy lives for over 22 years. Tali has a Bachelors from Brandeis University and a Masters from NYU. She is trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy and completed two levels of training in IFS (Internal Family Systems) Therapy. Tali specializes in helping teens and young adults transition and launch into adulthood, form healthy relationships and reach their true potential. Tali also works together with families in a team approach to help her clients as needed. Therapy is custom tailored to the needs of her clients. She looks forward to working with you. ​

Sharron Cohen, LCSW

Supervising Clinician

Sharron Cohen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma and relationship challenges. Sharron also has extensive experience working with children with behavioral issues, emotional dysregulation, and related symptoms of ADHD and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. 
 
Sharron received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Boston University and graduated with honors. She earned her Master’s Degree from Touro College Graduate School of Social Work. In addition to her private practice, Sharron currently works at Ohel Regional Family Center as a psychotherapist as well as a Supervisor to social work students earning their Master’s Degrees.

Debra Alper, PhD

Psychologist

Debra Alper is a licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in the utilization of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) in the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders in adolescents and adults, with a focus on Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Dr. Alper received her masters and doctoral degrees in clinical and school psychology from Hofstra University. Her doctoral dissertation involved an analysis of thought-action fusion and rumination as key components of the experience of obsessive compulsive symptoms. Dr. Alper has been asked to deliver educational workshops to a variety of community and professional audiences, and is committed to the dissemination of evidence based treatments.

Deborah Rosenberg, Ph.D​

Psychologist

Dr. Rosenberg is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in treating problems with anxiety, such as OCD, generalized anxiety, health anxiety, panic disorder, and social anxiety. She also specializes in treating depression, postpartum mood disorders, PTSD and insomnia. She uses a combination of techniques including CBT, DBT, mindfulness, and acceptance to tailor treatment to the needs and interests of each client.

Dr. Rosenberg graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Columbia University. She earned her Master’s Degree and Ph.D. from the Clinical Psychology program at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University. She completed a one-year postdoctoral fellowship in the North Shore-LIJ Health System and continued to work there full time until going into private practice. 

Rebecca Gordon, LCSW

Clinician

Rebecca Gordon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Psychotherapist serving children, adolescents and adults. ​Utilizing a wide array of treatment modalities and techniques (including CBT and DBT) she recognizes that each person and their experiences are unique. Her treatment approach is tailor made to suit the needs of each individual client. Rebecca has co-created and facilitates Girl Talk- an age based empowerment group for girls- which covers a vast array of topics impacting girls today including self esteem, bullying, healthy relationships, coping skills and much more. Additionally she created Building Together: A LEGO based social skills group for boys and girls. In addition to private practice Rebecca is currently a Social Worker at Hebrew Academy of Nassau County High School. She has many years of experience in working with teenagers and their parents. Rebecca received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Queens College and her Masters in Social Work from Adelphi University.

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