DR. NORMAN MILLER
Dr. Norman Miller has been teaching and supervising doctoral students and practicing psychotherapy and counseling with emerging adults, adults, couples and families for over 40 years. Dr. Miller has a Ph.D. with specializations in Clinical, School and Community Psychology and is a postdoctoral fellow of the Albert Ellis Institute. He also earned a Diplomate in Couple and Family Psychology. Dr. Miller is currently the Clinical Director of the Positive Psychology Institute for Emerging Adults. As an expert in his field, Dr. Miller supervises doctoral students in the clinic and is able to train them in the integration of Clinical Positive Psychology with Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).
ALEXA PRODROMAKIS, M.S.
Alexa is thrilled to serve as the clinic coordinator of the Positive Psychology Institute for Emerging Adults. Ms. Prodromakis is currently a third-year doctoral Student in Hofstra University's PsyD program in School-Community Psychology. Ms. Prodromakis graduated from Pace University in 2019 where she studied psychology and art. She worked as a psychosocial intern at The Quad Preparatory School where she enjoyed supporting middle school and high school students with their social and emotional goals during the school day. Ms. Prodromakis also interned at Child Mind Institute in the Anxiety Disorders Center where she worked primarily to support individuals who have social anxiety and selective mutism. Alexa's interest in positive psychology began in college where she researched the relationship between gratitude and overall physical and mental health. Alexa is looking forward to incorporating strengths-based positive psychological interventions into work with her clients.
JULIA KOLODNY, M.S.
Julia is a third-year Doctoral Student in Hofstra University's Psy.D. Program in School-Community Psychology. She graduated from Binghamton University in 2020, where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and completed a Minor in Education. Julia worked as a research assistant in Binghamton University’s Developmental Psychology lab, studying STEM learning in parent-child interactions. During this time, Julia realized just how crucial our daily interactions with others are, as even the slightest nuances can alter our learning patterns. Julia also serves as the current clinic coordinator for the Diagnostic and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Hofstra University. As a member of the Positive Psychology Clinic, Julia looks forward to having meaningful conversations that help people live more fulfilling, purposeful lives.
ALYSSA FELD, M.S.
Alyssa is a third-year student in Hofstra University’s PsyD program in School-Community Psychology. She graduated from SUNY Farmingdale in 2020 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Psychology. During her undergraduate years, she worked as a research assistant studying the effects of stoicism on well-being. Alyssa’s specific interests include family resilience and the mind-body connection. Alyssa is passionate about working with adolescents and young adults from underserved populations to allow better access to equitable and quality mental health services. Alyssa also serves as the current clinic coordinator for Hofstra's Institute for Family Forensic Psychology. for In her free time, Alyssa enjoys working out, traveling, and cooking for her family and friends.
MATT QUINTERNO, M.S.
Matt grew up in Nassau County and at a young age had an interest in the outdoors. This led him to West Virginia University where he completed his Bachelors and Masters in Forest Resources Management. Professionally, Matt has worked as an Arborist for the past ten years taking care of people’s trees here in Nassau County.
Over the years, he has had a shift an interest to Psychology. Through his own experiences in therapy, Matt has developed an interest in Psychology. He has an interest in helping individuals bear the blows life has to offer and to rise from them so that they can rise to be a more efficient, kinder, and aware individual that may fulfill their hopes and goals.
ANGELA MOYER, M.S.
Angela is a third-year student at Hofstra University's School-Community Psychology program. Angela is a nationally certified school psychologist (NCSP) and has worked in the field for over a decade. Angela's experience includes working with and supporting children, teenagers, caregivers, and educators. She has extensive experience implementing evidence-based interventions to assist with behavior management at home and school through various proactive and preventative strategies. Angela prioritizes supporting all key-players in an individual's life to foster a positive environment. Angela's expertise includes behavioral consultation, functional behavioral assessments, counseling services, educator and parent workshops, and psychoeducational evaluations.
JANE SHNAYDER, M.S.
Jane is a third-year Doctoral Student in Hofstra’s University’s Psy.D. Program in School-Community Psychology. She graduated from Hunter College in 2019 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Russian Language & Culture. Jane interned at an Autism Treatment Clinic where she provided emotional and psychological support to individuals in order to help them reach their fullest potential. She worked as a Teacher’s Aide where she assisted in the implementation of individualized interventions that met the educational, emotional, and social needs of each child as well as aided in the development and maintenance of a therapeutic milieu in the classroom. Jane also worked as a research assistant in Queen’s College’s lab studying the effects of mothers’ environments and experiences throughout pregnancy on their child’s psychological and physical development. She enjoys working with individuals with diverse backgrounds and helping them gain the necessary skillset to flourish in their environments. Jane is looking forward to working with clients in the Positive Psychology Clinic in helping them thrive in their everyday lives.
Allison Bauer is a second-year doctoral student of Hofstra’s School-Community Psy.D. program. She graduated from The University of Michigan with a B.A. in Psychology. Since graduation, Allison has been exploring the mind-body connection; she spent two years training alongside a holistic chef to create healing protocols for clients experiencing food allergies, sensitivities, and autoimmune diseases. Allison is certified in nutritional therapy through The Nutritional Therapy Association. She has also been studying Somatic Experiencing: a body-based trauma therapy. Allison is excited to be a part of the Positive Psychology Institute for Emerging Adults in order to support her client’s individual journeys through the utilization of positive psychology practices.
Justine is a second-year Doctoral Student in Hofstra University’s Psy.D program in School-Community Psychology. She graduated from SUNY Oswego with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and minors in Human Development and Cognitive Science. Following graduation, Justine began assisting an attorney/psychologist on writing forensic evaluations for high-conflict custody situations. While in this position, she began working for another company during the COVID-19 pandemic in which she assisted in creating an evidence-based curriculum focused on building resilient employees and individuals. Her experiences here are what motivated her to help young adults gain courage and clarity in their chosen life paths. In addition to being a part of Dr. Paul Meller’s Institute for Forensic Psychology at Hofstra University, Justine additionally sought to join the Positive Psychology Institute for Emerging Adults because of her passion for helping young adults create meaningful, resilient, and fulfilling lives. Justine is excited to utilize positive psychology to help others enhance their strengths and maximize their resiliency.
Katelyn is a first-year Doctoral Student in Hofstra’s School-Community Psy.D. program. She graduated from Yale University in 2021 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. While there, Katelyn worked as a research assistant in the Yale University Department of Psychology and went on to discover her love for positive psychology, writing her thesis about the determining role that it plays in one’s overall happiness. After graduating Katelyn spent a year working on Wall Street as a research analyst for an investment bank. Returning to her true passion in psychology, Katelyn is thrilled to be a part of the Positive Psychology Institute for Emerging Adults and being able to help others live their most fulfilling and joyful lives.
Christina is a first-year student at Hofstra University's School-Community Doctoral program. Graduating from Marist College in 2022 with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and minor in cognitive science, Christina is passionate about many subjects in the field. Her research included the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on families with special needs, as well as gender differences in the pursuit of mental health services. She is looking forward to contributing to the clinic, and is excited about the progression and growth of Positive Psychology. Her own interest in the field is a product of many factors, including her own experiences in therapeutic settings, witnessing inequity and hardship throughout prior community internships, and especially social issues that became apparent throughout the pandemic. She hopes to use her knowledge and skills to help clients capitalize on their many strengths and flourish in all facets of life! When she's not in the clinic, Christina loves to create art, play guitar, and crochet.