Empowering individuals to become the most successful version of themselves.
NSYC's mental health and counseling services provide safe, supportive spaces and diverse opportunities to improve well-being and help youth and families cope in today's changing world. Our services take place at our new counseling office, located in the portable building on the grounds of the Shoreham-Wading River High School.
NSYC counselors are licensed professionals providing safe, confidential counseling to children and adults, ages 5 and older. Our clinicians are experienced in a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, addiction, alcohol and substance abuse, ADHD/ASD, social issues, behavioral issues, and bereavement. Counselors can also provide crisis intervention and referrals for additional services, if necessary. Counseling is provided in person at our office or through our secure HIPAA-compliant telehealth platform.
NSYC clinicians can help families of all types recognize and resolve conflicts and improve their relationships. Our counselors maintain supportive environments to help individuals gain clarity, develop effective communication, and strengthen problem-solving skills to produce positive outcomes.
In addition to counseling services, NSYC offers unique, ongoing group programs that target and nurture specific areas, including learning and reinforcing social skills, developing healthy coping skills, managing and reducing stress and anxiety, and identifying and understanding emotions.
school-based student assistance counseling
NSYC Student Assistance Counselors play a critical role in substance abuse education, prevention, mental health wellness, treatment, and fostering a safe and confidential place for youth to communicate during the school day. Our counselors work in collaboration with school administrators and teachers to resolve issues that are significantly impacting a student's ability to succeed in the classroom and in a variety of social settings. They help build students’ developmental assets and resiliency, and become a bridge between school and the home.
NSYC provides Student Assistance Counselors in the Shoreham-Wading River and Rocky Point School Districts.
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Arlette Dominguez, LMHC (school-based counseling) Arlette Dominguez works as our Student Assistance Counselor at the Frank J. Carasiti Elementary School in the Rocky Point School District, working with children in grades K-2.
Arlette graduated from Mercy College with a Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling and has extensive experience working in schools in different positions and capacities. She completed her internship requirements in a highly structured school-based day treatment setting that provided mental health and education services for children in grades K-4 whose behavioral and emotional problems severely interfered with school, home, and community environments. During her internship, Arlette worked in collaboration with families, teachers, and clinical staff to help support students.
These experiences prepared Arlette to work with students of all populations and backgrounds. Her goal is to be amongst those who continually advocate for children and their families to give them the best chance of success in life regardless of their circumstances.
Heather Morello, Certified School Counselor (school-based counseling) Heather Morello works as our Student Assistance Counselor at the Joseph A. Edgar School in the Rocky Point School District, working with children in grades 3-5.
Heather graduated from C.W. Post with a Master's degree in school counseling and obtained her NYS school counselor certification. She completed her internships at Ward Melville High School, Gelinas Middle School, and Arrowhead Elementary in the Three Village School District. She worked as a behavioral specialist for several years and worked with children with special needs. Heather recently worked in the Eastport South Manor School District, where she was a third grade interventionist, leading small and large groups in Math AIS.
Heather enjoys working with children in different capacities, but her lifelong passion is counseling and making a difference in every child's life. She uses her skills as a behavior specialist to help support and guide children with all different needs.
Amanda Milazzo, LMSW (school-based counseling)
Amanda Milazzo works with middle school youth as our Student Assistance Counselor at the Rocky Point Middle School. Amanda graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Molloy College, and earned her Master of Social Work degree from Stony Brook University in the spring of 2020.
Amanda completed her social work internships at Clara H. Carlson Elementary School and Hudson River Healthcare. Prior to joining NSYC, she gained extensive experience working as a leave replacement social worker at Ward Melville High School working with ninth through twelfth graders.
Outside of counseling, Amanda is passionate about soccer, working as both the Head Coach at the Hauppauge Soccer Club and the Head Junior Varsity Girls Soccer Coach at Ward Melville High School. She was Captain of both her high school and college women's soccer teams, attended Molloy University on a full athletic scholarship, holds a U.S. Soccer National D Coaching License, and was most recently awarded the Junior Varsity Girls Suffolk County Soccer Coach of the Year Award in 2021.
Nancy Kloska, Certified School Counselor (school-based and individual counseling)
Nancy Kloska works as our Student Assistance Counselor at the Rocky Point High School and also provides individual counseling. Nancy holds a permanent New York State School Counselor Certificate and obtained her Master's degree in Counselor Education from Hofstra University. Most recently, she held the position of Crisis Intervention Support Counselor in the Shoreham-Wading River School District.
With over two decades of counseling experience, Nancy uses her skills to support high school youth in crisis intervention and academic support. She is that additional support person there to meet with students toward the end of the school day and after school, when issues can sometimes come to a head. She is passionate about her objectives in this role to listen, support, and guide students, thereby promoting their positive social-emotional well-being and development.
Sythia Hinze, MHC-LP (school-based and individual counseling) Sythia Hinze works as our Student Assistance Counselor for the Shoreham-Wading River School District, working with children in grades K-12, and also provides individual counseling.
Sythia graduated with a Bachelor of Psychology degree from Sacred Heart University, and obtained her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Molloy University. She completed her internships at Sunrise Counseling and the Mental Health & Wellness Center at Molloy University.
Sythia utilizes techniques from both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Person-Centered Counseling, offering a non-judgmental space for individuals to grow.
North Shore Youth Council is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit community-based organization, funded in part by the Town of Brookhaven, the County of Suffolk, the State of New York, the North Shore Consortium, and public and private donations.
P.O. Box 1286, Rocky Point, NY 11778
Main Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm Visit us in the portables on the grounds of the Joseph A. Edgar School in Rocky Point.