Meet our therapists

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Andrea 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
  • CDPHP
  • Cigna
  • Empire Plan
  • Fidelis
  • Magellan
  • Magna Care
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MHN/Tricare
  • Multiplan
  • MVP
  • UBH/Oxford
  • Wellcare
  • Fee for service

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:

  • Aetna
  • CDPHP
  • MVP Medicaid & Commercial
  • Empire Plan
  • CDPHP
  • Magellan
  • Fidelis
  • Magnacare
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • United Healthcare/Optum
  • Wellcare
  • Fee for service

Christine Shoop, Ph.D.

Participating in:

  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • MVP
  • CDPHP
  • Cigna
  • Fidelis
  • Magellan
  • Magnacare
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Value Options/Beacon
  • UHC
  • Wellcare
  • Emblem Health
  • Multiplan
  • Fee for service

Lina Hernandez, Psy.D.

Participating in:

  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • MVP
  • CDPHP
  • Cigna
  • Fidelis
  • Magellan
  • Magnacare
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Value Options/Beacon
  • UHC
  • Wellcare
  • Emblem Health

Sharon McLennon-Wier, Ph.D., CRC, LMHC

Dr. Sharon Melisse McLennon-Wier is a Counseling Psychologist, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and a New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Dr. McLennon-Wier has been working in the field of mental health and rehabilitation counseling for over 20 years. Dr. McLennon-Wier received her Ph.D. degree from Seton Hall University in Counseling Psychology in 2012. She obtained a US Law and Methodology Certificate from New York University’s School of Continuing Education in 2003, her MS degree in Rehabilitation Counseling at Hunter College, City University of New York in 1998, and her BS degree in Biology from Syracuse University in 1993. Her theoretical orientation is cognitive behavioral therapy coupled with multicultural counseling. She works with adolescents and adults facing numerous bio-social-psychological problems including adjustment, anxiety, depression, substance abuse and alcoholism, and disability-related issues. In addition, Dr. McLennon-Wier is an Adjunct Psychology Professor and dedicated to providing training and presentations regarding psychological topics associated with the aspect of disability. She has presented at numerous conferences through Division 22 and Division 33 of the American Psychological Association. Her research interests are in the areas of sexuality and
disability. She has published several articles and book chapters regarding this subject matter. She accepts all insurance that is approved by this mental health practice. Dr. McLennon-Wier states “I believe that all individuals should pursuit his or her path to the road of joy despite the obstacles that life may put in your path!”

Participating in:

  • Fidelis
  • MVP
  • Value Options/Beacon
  • UHC
  • Emblem Health
  • CDPHP

Amy Lowenhaar-Blauweiss, Psy.D. MHC-LP, CASAC-T

Ms. Lowenhaar-Blauweiss is a graduate of the Training and Research Institute for Self-Psychology in New York. She holds a dual doctorate in psychology and critical theory from the Professional School of Psychology (Sacramento), an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Counseling from SUNY Buffalo, and Masters degrees in
sociology and historical studies from the Graduate Faculty of The New School for Social
Research, as well as a Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in psychology, also from The New School for Social Research. She is certified as a Practitioner Level I in Eriksonian Hypnosis from the Neuro-Linguistic Programming Center of New York. She has worked extensively with substance-dependent clients in a clinical setting and with clients who have been diagnosed with personality disorders. Dr. Loewenhaar-Blauweiss describes herself as “an attachment theorist to my bones” and believes that the imprint of our earliest interactions with our caregivers sets the stage for the emotional terrain we will inhabit as adults. She employs transference-focused
psychotherapy and mentalization-based techniques to establish a therapeutic bond with her clients and to help them better understand their motivations and the motivations of those with whom they interact, and to recognize destructive patterns in these interactions that are limiting their emotional well-being. She works with adults and adolescents who are struggling with anxiety, depression, interpersonal conflict, eating disorders and substance dependence. She has worked with interdisciplinary psychology organizations internationally and has published in international psychology journals and nationally-syndicated periodicals. Her work on inter generational trauma and the relationship between emotional resilience and identity has been cited in The Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict (Oxford) and she has worked on conflict resolution in families of survivors of trauma. In addition to her work in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, Dr. Loewenhaar-Blauweiss is also a noted Holocaust historian. Her project with Cambridge University Press was nominated for the National Book Award and came in as Finalist for the National Jewish Book Award. Her forthcoming book is about identity, creativity and trauma during wartime and will be published by Syracuse University Press. She works at several private practices in the Hudson Valley, and teaches incoming freshmen at Bard College.

Participating in:

  • Fee for service

Nancy Clark, LCSW-R

Ms. Clark is a licensed clinical social worker who has been with Grunblatt Psychology since October of 2015.

Participating in:

  • Aetna
  • MVP Medicaid & Commercial
  • BCBS
  • CDPHP
  • Cigna
  • Empire Plan
  • Fidelis
  • GHI
  • Magellan
  • Magnacare
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare/Optum
  • Wellcare
  • Fee for service

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
  • MVP Medicaid & Commercial
  • CDPHP
  • Cigna
  • Empire Plan
  • Fidelis
  • Magellan
  • Magnacare
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • MHN
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • UBH/Oxford
  • Wellcare
  • Fee for service

Jeanne Borromeo-Otty, LCSW-R

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
  • MVP Medicaid
  • CDPHP
  • Fidelis
  • Magellan
  • Magnacare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare/Optum
  • Wellcare
  • Fee for service

Julie Domeier, LCSW-R

Ms. Domeier is a Clinical Social Worker, Licensed in the state of New York with over ten years of experience. Ms Domeier has worked with teens, young adults, and adults in outpatient mental health settings (Middletown, NY), and has supervised mental health clinicians. Ms Domeier’s master’s degree in Social Work is from the State University of New York at Albany, and she has recently received certifications to treat such complex areas as Trauma, Emotional and Binge Eating, Chronic Pain, Telehealth, and Migration and Mental Health. Usually Ms Domeier sees people during individual sessions. While she accepts cases with a broad variety of presenting problems, Ms. Domeier’s experience includes helping people who suffer from depression, anxiety, personality ‘disorders’, and those who suffer the effects of domestic abuse. She is interested in considering the effects that gender socialization has on the choices men and women make in their lives, and the roles they take. Ms Domeier finds that usually, taking a look at how a person is thinking can often be a big step towards understanding resulting emotions, and then resulting actions. Thus Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can often be quite useful; also, Insight-Oriented (Psychoanalytic) Therapy is helpful in learning about connections between past and current behaviors. These are the two
approaches that Ms Domeier often uses while helping people learn skills to cope,
communicate and live their lives with improved quality. Other techniques are used as needed to teach these skills – thus her general treatment approach could be described as ‘eclectic’ with an emphasis on CBT. In her past Ms Domeier also developed and conducted a psycho-educational, women’s support group for survivors of Domestic/Interpersonal Violence, and is excited to be offering a similar group here at Grunblatt with co-leader Margaret Campbell, MFT-LP. This group is based on a proven trauma recovery and empowerment group model, runs for a set period of time with
closed group format. If you are interested in joining, please contact the office.

Participating in:

  • CDPHP
  • Fidelis
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Value Options/Beacon
  • UHC

Jim Tinger, LCSW

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:

  • BCBS
  • MVP
  • Cigna
  • Fidelis
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • UHC
  • Fee for service

Kelly Warringer, LMHC

Kelly Warringer, LMHC is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She has worked in the mental health field for 16 years. She attended Russell Sage College in Troy, New York and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Creative Arts in Therapy in 2004. Kelly worked for several years as an adolescent case manager and supervisor at Family of Woodstock, Inc. She earned her Master of Science in Education in Mental Health Counseling from The College of Saint Rose in 2008. She worked for the Health Alliance Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program for 3 years while earning her license in mental health counseling in 2013. She provided individual, group, and family therapy, using Dialectical Behavior Therapy, to adolescents and their families. Kelly returned to Family of Woodstock, Inc. in 2014 as the Team Leader of Adolescent services and was 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 and will be at the practice full-time as of April 2020. Kelly provides outpatient mental health counseling for individuals and families, working with adolescent and adult populations. Her therapeutic philosophy is eclectic but is mostly grounded in Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavior Informed Therapy.

Participating in: 

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MVP Medicaid & Commercial (No NYSHIP)
  • CDPHP
  • Cigna
  • Fidelis
  • GHI
  • Magellan
  • MagnaCare
  • Tricare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare/Optum
  • Wellcare
  • Fee for service

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
  • MVP Medicaid & Commercial (No NYSHIP)
  • CDPHP
  • Fidelis
  • GHI
  • Magellan
  • Magnacare
  • Tricare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare/Optum
  • Wellcare
  • Fee for service

Paul Thurman, LMHC

Participating in:

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MVP Medicaid & Commercial (No NYSHIP)
  • CDPHP
  • Fidelis
  • Magnacare
  • United Healthcare/Optum
  • Wellcare
  • GHI
  • Fee for service

Christine Curry-Tuthill, LMHC

Participating in:

  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • MVP
  • CDPHP
  • Cigna
  • Fidelis
  • Magellan
  • UHC

Claire Hymes, LMHC

Participating in:

  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • MVP
  • CDPHP
  • Cigna
  • Fidelis
  • Magellan
  • Magnacare
  • Value Options/Beacon
  • UHC
  • Wellcare
  • Emblem Health

Margaret Campbell, MFT-LP

Participating in:

  • Fee for service

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:

  • Fee for service