Our Team.

“When setting out on a journey, don’t seek advice form those that have never left home.” – Rumi


At The Riverwalk Group we have assembled a talented, committed, insightful and compassionate team of mental health professionals that are at the core of our personalized and unique therapeutic collaboration.

The Riverwalk Group is a team of committed, multi-dispensary and talented mental health professionals. Our group believes compassion, creativity and collaboration are essential keys to therapeutic growth. In addition, we understand there are various ways to receive support, so in addition to therapy for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families, we offer many innovative programs, support groups, workshops and retreats. We do not believe in “one size fits all” and our therapy and programming is always tailored to the individual and/or group we are specifically collaborating with.

As a team, we meet routinely to discuss current research, review techniques, and share the latest publications and books. We frequently attend conferences and workshops to integrate the most current research into our work and bring back to our patients. Some of us do not limit our work to helping only clients, but feel strongly about educating and supervising future therapists and do so in diverse settings. In addition to the private practice setting, we have worked in many different settings, including hospitals, agencies and schools.

Our team is extensively trained with diverse experience in numerous therapies and integrative modalities. As an example of just some of these, we bring backgrounds in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Movement), IFS (Internal Family Systems), CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), Integrative Trauma, Mindfulness, Family Therapy and Couples Therapy. Please see our Services and How We Treat (“Modalities”) pages for more information.

The therapists at The Riverwalk Group always uphold the highest level of professional standards, and are grateful to do what we love every day.

The Riverwalk Group Team

At The Riverwalk Group we have assembled a talented, committed, insightful and compassionate team of mental health professionals that are at the core of our personalized and unique therapeutic collaboration.

Elissa Stein


Elissa is the founder and director of The Riverwalk Group. She works with individuals, couples and families. She has advanced training in marriage and family therapy as well as integrative trauma and EMDR.

Bill Blank


Bill Works with adolescents and adults and has advanced training in EMDR and CBT.

Jodi Costenbader


Jodi works with adults and adolescents and does both individual and couples work. She uses multiple approaches to her work with clients.

Elizabeth Cozzocrea


Liz works with individuals, families &  groups. She is trained in Collaborative Problem Solving, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Applied Behavioral Analysis, & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy along with complementary modes of treatment.

Erin Forler


Erin is trained in DBT & CBT to treat issues, including anxiety, panic attacks, depression, insomnia, mood fluctuation, interpersonal & relationships challenges. Erin offers EMDR to assist with alleviating the effects of painful memories due to troubling experiences or PTSD.

Marni Phillips


Marni specializes in treating adolescents, couples and families in crisis.  Marni recognizes that by the time someone seeks therapeutic support, issues have likely been simmering for some time and there is tremendous need for relief and peace.

Matthew Phillips


Matthew specializes in working with adolescents and adults who have had their sexuality, gender, and relationships marginalized, especially those with problematic sexual behavior and members of the LGBTQ community.

Andrew Tepper


Andrew works with children, adolescents and adults. He uses various approaches to his work with clients using group therapy, music and creative expression in addition to several therapeutic modalities.

Angela Wilson


Angela is a psychiatric nurse practitioner who works with all ages & multiple modalities, including play therapy, CBT, & problem solving talk therapy. She is trained in the Bowen Family System model to improve communication and resolve conflicts.

Dana Zuskin


Dana works with adolescents, adults and couples. She has a special interest in life transitions as well as couples therapy.

Job Abelack

Jon Abelack

Jon comes to the therapy world after working in sales and marketing . He works with adults doing both individual and couples therapy.
Marlie Meno

Marlie Meno


Marlie is a licensed social worker specializing in individual psychotherapy, and has worked with children through early intervention, school social work, ABA therapy, and dance teacher over the past 10 years. Marlie received her BS in Child and Family Studies from SUNY Oneonta and MS in Social Work from Binghamton University.

Carla Tabossi

Carla Tabossi


Carla is a professional, licensed psychotherapist with experience providing attachment-based and trauma-informed treatment to individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, grief and loss, interpersonal conflict, shame, trauma and difficult life transitions.

Rosemary Suchoff


Rosemary is our office business manager and is the go to person for any issues with billing and invoicing.


Therapy Dog in Training

Yoda is an Australian Labradoodle who is currently training to become a certified therapy dog.