Carol Rubano, LCSW-R, ACSW, CASAC
Carol is the founder of Living Waters Counseling Center and Never Go Thirsty at Living Waters, the non for profit arm at the center. She has 30 years’ experience in the clinical field. Her vast experience in the field based upon her previous career as a teacher, and through the gift of her faith, has allowed her to see and hear with a third ear. Carol zeros in on the interphysic problem of an individual quickly and accurately. Her desire to establish a center in 2000 which included counseling and a sound spirituality, was based upon her understanding that the clinical aspect of therapy without a spiritual component, will not complete the healing process. That healing is from a power greater than us - GOD. Carol presently does not see clients individually. She manages and mentors the staff of Living Waters. She does presentations to help others understand the deep connection between the physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual parts of self. In this understanding, comes a more balanced sense of self and a greater ability to be fully present to self and others.
Patricia King, LCSW
Patricia is the assistant director of Living Waters Counseling Center. Patricia has been with the center since its inception. Prior to beginning work full time at the center she worked on the cutting edge with traumatic brain injury clients and their families. The work involved clinical as well as managerial responsibility. Her work at the center involves all aspects of clinical work as well as being a specialist in EMDR. Her talents are used when working with depression, TBI, PTSD and family and couple situations. She allows her clients to “see their part in the situation instead of blaming the other only”. God is the healer and the therapist is the conduit.
Robert Clock, LCSW-R
Robert received his training for alcohol counseling from South Oaks. He has worked in the alcohol and addiction fields during his entire career. He developed a strong mental health clinical background while working for several agencies on Long Island before joining the staff at Living Waters at its inception. Robert uses the twelve step approach whether dealing with substance or process addictions. His strong sense of faith permeates his work with his clients.
Barbara Campbell, MA, CSD
Barbara is a pastoral counselor with a certification in spiritual Direction. Barbara has worked with individuals and families for over 30 years. She has a unique ability to help people “think out of the box” using interphysic methods, inner healing and scripture. Barbara worked at St. Gertrude as director of family life and scriptural leader. Her ministry of teaching scripture continues as she incorporates understanding the blocks to healing in a person by using scripture as the basis. Barbara has authored Ella, a book which deals with children’s fears in a light hearted manner.
Janice Driscoll, LCSW-R
Janice has extensive experience working in the field of HIV with issues such as living with chronic illness, death and dying and bereavement. Janice also worked in agencies doing crisis intervention, individual and couple counseling. Janice has presented wellness and stress reduction workshops in a variety of settings on Long Island. Janice’s talent is her ability to understand the deep connection between mind, body and spirit. Janice has worked in many parish ministries.
Madeline Queck LCSW-R ACSW, CPE (Sister Lynn Queck. O.P.)
Madeline is an experienced practitioner of 30 years. She has a certification as a social worker, is a clinical pastoral educator and chaplain. Her experience in dealing with families and children were used in her position as DRE in St. Hugh’s Parish in Huntington, as well as pastoral associate in Our Lady of snows Parish in Blue Point. Madeline recently returned from Stony Brook Medical Center where she worked with dying children and their families. She understands the grief process and helps people through crisis situations. Madeline’s gifts are a calming presence, gentleness and compassion guided by a high degree of spirituality.
Michael Hoffner, LMSW
Michaels earned his Master’s in Social work from Fordham University. Michael’s entrance into the social work field followed his teaching science at an alternative high school and his work as Director of the Youth Ministry at St. Peter & Paul Church in Manorville. Michael’s credentials include founding and directing the Community Growth Center in Smithtown. He is experienced in dealing with youth and addictions.
Greg Muhs, LMSW
Greg’s former work in the business world led him into an understanding of becoming a social worker as a second career using his contact with a variety of people. He has developed a spiritual client centered approach for both individuals and families. Through the use of cognitive behavior and solution focused therapy, the goal is self-empowerment and healthy decision making. Using the positive messages from television, movies and music, the client is introduced to uplifting, inspirational perspectives and imagery. Greg is involved in various liturgical ministries. People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care.
Amanda Favretto, LMHC, NCC, CCTP
Amanda is a Mental Health Counselor who has a certification in New York and New Jersey. One of her specialties is as a trauma professional. In her work she uses many modalities, including DBT, CBT, mindfulness, and guided imagery. Her strengths are to encourage the individual to feel the feeling but not to act on it but rather work it through. Amanda works to meet the individual where they are at, to encourage healing, self-growth, and spirituality.