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Good News from the Gooding Wellness Group: Spring 2024 Newsletter

Gooding Wellness Group in Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Welcome to the Spring 2024 Gooding Wellness Newsletter, where we highlight the happenings of our practice both in the community and our offices. As you will see, our clinicians have been keeping busy in between their sessions with school events, fundraisers, wellness awareness and much more. These events help us stay connected to our community as well as learn and grow as individuals and a practice. Sit back and enjoy the second installment of the Good News Newsletter!


Liana Attends Northport High School Wellness Week

Liana Ross, LMHC from the Gooding Wellness Group at Northport High School Wellness Week

On April 18, Liana Ross attended Northport High School Wellness Week.  Each year, the high school invites health providers from the community to showcase the services offered and find creative ways to engage with the students. This year students completed a board which asked “who do you count on?”, where students wrote down the names of an adult they can go to when in need of emotional support. Northport students were also presented with wellness resources and some of our complimentary stickers that promote mental health. As always, we are also grateful to support Anthony Ferrandino and the entire Northport High School Community.


Peter Juliano Visits Mountainside Treatment Center in Canaan, CT

On April 19, Peter traveled to Canaan, CT to visit Mountainside Treatment Center. The Gooding Wellness Group and Mountainside have a long working history together, and it was great to have Peter see the facility in person. Mountainside offers access to a complete spectrum of alcohol and drug rehabilitation programs: from detox, residential treatment, and extended care, to outpatient services and recovery coaching – for seamless, comprehensive care. We truly appreciate the amazing work Mountainside does, and look forward to continuing to collaborate together.


Liana Ross Presents at The Trainer Page in Ronkonkoma for Perinatal Mental Health Week in May

Liana Ross, LMHC from Gooding Wellness presents at The Trainer Page for Perinatal Mental Health Week

Liana was joined by eight other moms for an honest, open, discussion where they shared what it has been like for them as mothers and their experiences with perinatal mental health. Liana led the group in a self-care exercise which allowed everyone to reflect on coping tools they currently use to navigate their mental health, as well as developing a self-care plan they can commit to. The moms finished with a meditation focusing on positive affirmations.


Staff Photography Session in May

Founder and Director, Gordon Gooding, LCSW from the Gooding Wellness Group

In May, the group had our annual photo session shoot in the Sweetie Pies Garden with photographer Erin Rechler. Erin did an amazing job!  It was great to catch up in person and make some of our own therapists slightly uncomfortable by taking lots of pictures with them. Despite the discomfort, a few laughs were had and the weather was fantastic. As always, the property around our offices and Sweetie Pies was the perfect backdrop for our team pictures. Thank you, Erin Rechler Photography for a great shoot and some amazing pictures!


Mental Health Day at Cold Spring Harbor High School with Liana Ross

On May 15, Liana Ross attended the Cold Spring Harbor High School Mental Health Day. Liana showcased the various services that Gooding Wellness Group offers and met with students and staff. Students were presented with wellness resources and some of our complimentary stickers that promote mental health. We were so grateful to be able to support one of our local school districts on this important day.


Welcome Julia Purcaro & Danielle Sweeney

Julia Purcaro, LMFT Danielle Sweeney, LMHC

This spring, the Gooding Wellness clinical team was fortunate to add Julia and Danielle; two amazing and experienced clinicians.


Danielle Sweeney is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 20 years experience in the field. She has a long history of providing counseling services to young adults and families, with a special emphasis on addictive behaviors and co-occurring disorders.  

Julia Purcaro is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a long history of supporting families struggling with issues such as addiction and co-occurring disorders. Julia also has an extensive background working with individuals with trauma and is trained in EMDR, like several other clinicians in our group.

We are just so excited and proud to welcome both of these amazing clinicians to our team!


Peter Attends a Golf Outing Fundraiser

Peter Juliano, LMSW from the Gooding Wellness Group in Cold Spring Harbor, NY

On May 17th, the Gooding Wellness Group was proud to help sponsor the Michael Russano Golf Classic to help raise funds for cardiomyopathy awareness. Associate Director, Peter Juliano attended the event, which is an annual celebration of Michael Russano's legacy. In addition to promoting cardiomyopathy awareness, the event raised funds for the Michael Russano Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a Northport High School student who demonstrates leadership skills, empathy, and community service. We are proud to support this important community event.


The Virtual Support Group with Wellbridge Continues  

Liana Ross, LMHC from the Gooding Wellness Group hosts a free Virtual Family Support Group with Wellbridge Treatment and Research Center

Throughout the spring, Wellbridge Treatment & Research Center and the Gooding Wellness Group continued to offer a weekly virtual support group geared toward family members who have loved ones struggling with addiction. The group is led by our own Liana Ross, LMHC, and is free of charge on Tuesday evenings at 7:00.


Thank you for reading and for staying in tune with us. The team at Gooding Wellness wishes you a happy summer, filled with sunny days and star-filled nights. You can stay connected with us all summer long on Instagram, as well as through our weekly email series focusing on summer self-care, which will begin on July 8th. Until then, feel free to reach out to us for anything you need and please be gentle with yourself!

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