Meet our Therapists

As seen on a Sussex Directories Inc siteAndrea Grunblatt, Ph.D.

Dr. Grunblatt is an internationally trained psychologist, licensed in New York and Germany, a NAAP certified psychoanalyst, NY certified school psychologist, and a nationally certified group therapist. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Bremen, Germany, after previously having studied both at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and the University of Hamburg, Germany. In Germany, Dr. Grunblatt is board certified as a psycohdynamic psychologist for adults, children, and adolescents. In her 20+ years of private practice in the Hudson Valley, she has treated hundreds of adults, children, and adolescents. Dr. Grunblatt has worked in a residential treatment facility for adolescents and was the clinical director of an outpatient drug and alcohol clinic in Kingston. She has presented many workshops on learning disability and social interaction groups for children, preadolescents, and adolescents to parents and professionals. She has taught as an adjunct professor at Marist College, and at a psychoanalytic institute in Manhattan. Furthermore, she has presented several papers to the New York State Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society, the Northeastern Group Psychotherapy Society, and the American Group Psychotherapy Association. Dr. Grunblatt has a vast understanding of the needs of adults, children, and adolescents. She is past president of the New York State Psychological Association Group Division, past president of the Hudson Valley Psychological Association, was a board member of the Hudson Valley Guild of Mental Health Professionals for many years; she is a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis, Society of Modern Psychoanalysts, the American Psychological Association, the New York Psychological Association, the National Association of School Psychologists, the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society, the Northeastern Group Psychotherapy Society, the American Group Psychotherapy Association, and a member of the Association for Play Therapy.

Participating in: 

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beacon
  • CDPHP
  • Cigna
  • Empire Plan
  • Fidelis
  • Magellan
  • Magna Care
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MHN/Tricare
  • Multiplan
  • Value Options
  • UBH/Oxford
  • Wellcare

Sherry Tankersley, MBA, Ph.D.

Dr. Tankersley is a clinical psychologist who specializes in individual, family, and group therapy to help her clients identify and move beyond life’s obstacles. Her work is based on the belief that that people want to be happy, effective and successful in their lives and that they have within themselves the resources to achieve these goals. She believes that psychotherapy can help individuals most effectively use their resources to increase self-understanding, improve decision-making, solve problems, and create paths to the meet their goals. She has extensive training in a variety of recognized and accepted therapeutic methods which she integrates into a compassionate and holistic approach for each client. She holds a certificate in transpersonal studies, has been a certified yoga instructor since 2007, and regularly taught yoga and meditation through 2013. Her methods emphasize mindfulness, cognitive and existential therapies, and training for behavioral changes. Dr. Tankersley has worked with a variety of populations, including adults with personality disorders and/or serious and persistent mental illness, children and adolescents diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, and families of children with behavioral challenges. She has experience in the financial industry and with organizational psychology. She currently provides psychiatric and cognitive evaluations, as well as forensic evaluations of sex offenders. Dr. Tankersley joined Grunblatt Psychology on a part-time basis in 2015. She is licensed in the State of New York and has presented research at the American Psychological Association annual conferences in 2013 and 2014.

Participating in:

  • Aetna
  • Beacon
  • CDPHP
  • Empire Plan
  • Fidelis
  • Magellan
  • Magnacare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Value Options
  • Wellcare

Joel Lord, Ph.D.

Dr. Lord sampled a variety of work experiences (including restaurants, general construction, railroad construction, and Alaskan fish and crab canneries) before settling on a career as a psychologist. While working on his degree, he worked on mental health units at Cornell-Westchester Psychiatric Hospital and Four Winds Psychiatric Hospital. Since receiving his PhD, he has worked at Hudson River Psychiatric Center and then the Ulster County Mental Health Department where he was promoted to Chief of Psychology and Training Director of the APA accredited Psychology Internship Program. After 8 years at Ulster County Mental Health, Dr. Lord left to take the state title of Psychiatric Examiner at the NYS Office of Mental Health, where he was again promoted, this time to the title of Chief Psych Examiner.  He has also worked as a private practitioner in Kingston and at the Oakwood Friends School in Poughkeepsie. Dr. Lord is board certified in Clinical Psychology.

Participating in:

  • Beacon
  • CDPHP
  • Fidelis
  • Magnacare
  • Value Options
  • United Healthcare

Nancy Clark, LCSW-R

Participating in:

  • Aetna
  • Beacon
  • BCBS
  • CDPHP
  • Empire Plan
  • Fidelis
  • Magellan
  • Magnacare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
  • Value Options
  • Wellcare

Nellia Olivencia, LCSW-R

Ms. Olivencia joined Grunblatt Psychology and Counseling in October 2014. She graduated from Columbia University School of Social Work with honors in 1989. She has more than 28 years of diverse experience. Ms. Olivencia is fluent in Spanish.

Participating in:

  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Beacon
  • CDPHP
  • Cigna
  • Empire Plan
  • Fidelis
  • Magellan
  • Magnacare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Value Options
  • UBH/Oxford

Kelly Warringer, LMHC

Kelly Warringer, LMHC is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She has 10 years experience working in the mental health field. She attended Russell Sage College in Troy, New York and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Creative Arts in Therapy in 2004. Kelly started at Family of Woodstock, Inc. in 2004. During this time, she earned her Master’s of Science in Education in Mental Health Counseling from The College of Saint Rose.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude and received an Honors Convocation Award. Soon after, she was promoted to Program Director of Adolescent Services in 2010 by Family of Woodstock, Inc. Kelly left Family of Woodstock, Inc. in 2011 to work for the Health Alliance Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program .She provided individual, group, and family therapy, using Dialectical Behavior Therapy, to adolescents and their families. She received her license in August of 2013. Kelly has returned to Family of Woodstock, Inc. as of July of 2014 as the Team Leader of Adolescent services. She is responsible for overseeing the operations of all of the Adolescent Services programs at Family of Woodstock, Inc. She began working part-time with Grunblatt Psychology & Counseling Offices, P.C., in May of 2014. Kelly provides outpatient mental health counseling for individuals and families, working with children, adolescent and adult populations. Her therapeutic philosophy is eclectic but is mostly grounded in Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Participating in: 

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beacon
  • CDPHP
  • Cigna
  • Fidelis
  • Magellan
  • MagnaCare
  • MHN/Tricare
  • Multiplan

Wendy Wynberg, LCSW-R

Ms. Wynberg joined Grunblatt Psychology in February of 2011. Her clinical experiences over the past 24 years are varied and include working in several different community and private counseling centers, residential and day treatment substance abuse and alcohol treatment programs, and in mental health clinics run by the NYS Office for Mental Health. In these experiences she has worked with a diverse population of clients and helped people with a wide range of problems. She provides both time limited and long-term psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and groups. She has extensive training and experience in a variety of treatment modalities including psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, grief and loss centered therapy, and Humanistic and Transpersonal therapy.   While all of these modalities are utilized, psychodynamic methodology; and cognitive-behavioral methods that include “Mindfulness” are primarily used to develop insight leading to effective change.

Ms. Wynberg was born in Lima, Peru and lived there for 14 years. She is Bi-lingual and Bi-cultural. She received her Bachelors in Fine Arts at New York University and her Masters in Social Work at the School for Social Welfare SUNY Albany. She later received her Post-Graduate Clinical training at the Psychosynthesis Institute in NYC.

Participating in: 

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beacon
  • CDPHP
  • Cigna
  • Empire Plan
  • Fidelis
  • Magellan
  • Magnacare
  • Medicare
  • MHN
  • Multiplan
  • Value Options
  • UBH/Oxford

Rachel Levine, LMHC

Ms. Levine joined Grunblatt Psychology and Counseling in October 2015. She graduated from SUNY Oneonta in 2007 with a bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and went on to obtain a master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Marist College in 2009. She moved to Manhattan where she worked with children and families in a Head Start Program. She became a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in November 2014. She has experience working with children, adolescents and adults using an eclectic and supportive approach.

Participating in: 

  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Beacon
  • CDPHP
  • Fidelis
  • Magellan
  • Magnacare
  • MHN/Tricare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
  • Value Options
  • Wellcare

Jeanne Borromeo-Otty, LCSW

Jeanne Borromeo-Otty is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has 15 years experience working in the mental health field and more than 20 years working with children and families in a variety of settings. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Marist College and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Adelphi University in Garden City, NY. She is a Certified Anger Management Specialist II through the National Anger Management Association, certified to provide individual and group Anger Management services recognized and approved by court systems throughout the country. Ms. Borromeo-Otty has worked in a variety of clinical and administrative positions in both private, non profit and public agencies throughout her 25 year career. At the present time, she is employed as the Assistant Director of Treatment Services for the Office of Children and Family Services at Brookwood Secure Center and has worked as a part time therapist at Grunblatt Psychology since 2017. She is trained in Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (T-CBT), and primarily works with school age or adolescent children and their families.

Participating in:

  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Beacon
  • CDPHP
  • Fidelis
  • Magnacare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MHN/Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellcare

Karen Margolin, LCSW

Participating in:

  • Aetna
  • Beacon
  • Fidelis
  • Magnacare
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • United Healthcare/UBH

Paul Thurman, LMHC

Participating in:

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beadon
  • CDPHP
  • Fidelis
  • Magnacare
  • Value Options-No Empire Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellcare
  • GHI

Jennifer Plumley, M.S., MT-BC

Ms. Plumley, a creative arts therapist, earned a B.S. in music therapy from Slippery Rock University and an M.S. from SUNY New Paltz. Her clinical experiences include providing music therapy services in Hospice, day habilitation, and special education settings. She has worked with children with emotional and behavioral disturbances, developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and the medically fragile. Jennifer joined Grunblatt Psychology in February, 2015.

Participating in:

  • Self Pay
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare

Alex Drakontaidis, LMSW

Mr. Drakontaidis joined Grunblatt Psychology and Counseling Offices, P.C. in March 2016. He has been working in the field of human services for over 15 years. He has had the opportunity to work in different capacities and with varying populations. His experience in working with children and their families allowed him to gain knowledge of how to provide effective treatment within family systems.

He has had the experience of working alongside knowledgeable and strong committed individuals. He views these individuals as mentors. It is with great pride that he carries their expertise, compassion and ethics into his practice.

Participating in:

  • Self Pay
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare

Jim Tinger, LMSW

Mr. Tinger joined Grunblatt Psychology and Counseling Offices, P.C. in April 2016. He has been working in the field of Social Work since 1994. He has been the Town of New Paltz Director of Youth programming for over 22 years, working closely with adolescents and their families. Jim has a Masters degree in Sociology from New Paltz. As well as a Masters in Social Work from the Albany Rockefeller School of Social Welfare. Prior to joining Grunblatt Psychology and Counseling Offices, P.C., Jim has also worked extensively with adults in individual and substance abuse counseling.

Participating in:

  • Self Pay
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare