Our Doctors

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.

Eve Chava Sullivan, MD

Senior Psychiatrist

After graduating from SUNY Buffalo Medical School, Dr. 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.

Our Nurses and Physician Assistants

Batsheva Saidi, RN, BSN, FNP-C, PMHNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Batsheva has been working as a nurse practitioner for over a decade. She has extensive experience treating children and adolescents with ADHD. Nurse Batsheva worked at Maimonides medical center before joining a private practice in 2011. She earned her Masters in nursing from SUNY Downstate and certification in Psychiatric and Mental Health from Adelphi University. Batsheva is board certified as a Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatric and Mental Health as well as family practice.

Avigail Rotberg, PA-C

Physician Assistant

After graduating with a bachelor’s in psychology, magna cum laude, Avigail continued her education at Touro University where she obtained a second bachelor’s in Health Sciences and a master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies. She was then certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Outside of her busy life of health and medicine, Avigail enjoys spending quality time with her family while also being involved in various community initiatives. Avigail is a dedicated and compassionate provider.

Our Therapists

Asher Dworetsky, LCSW

Asher has been working in the mental health field for over a decade. Before joining our team he worked as a clinical therapist for The Jewish Board, Pride of Judea clinic. Additionally, Asher works as a Middle school social worker at an area school. Asher received his MSW from Yeshiva University’s Wurtzweiler School of Social work in 2010. He works with adolescents and adults. He treats a variety of Mental health issues including anxiety, depression, pornography addiction, men’s issues, employment challenges, and grief counseling.

Shimmie Dreyfuss, LMHC, MS. Ed

Shimmie is a licensed mental health counselor, psychotherapist, and school psychologist with over 15 years of experience. Shimmie has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and adults who present with a wide range of issues, including ADHD, Anxiety, OCD, Depression, anger issues, oppositionality, learning disorders, behavior issues, and school refusal. Shimmie’s therapeutic approach is collaborative and integrative, while grounded in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. He received his master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Touro College and his master’s degree in School Psychology from Queens College, City University of New York. Shimmie is also employed as a School Psychologist for the New York City Department of Education.