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Meet the Team

Neuropsychologic Associates, PLLC is a holistic neuropsychological practice based in Babylon, New York.  Our practice includes clinical neuropsychologist Dr. Robert L. Villanella, clinical social worker and geriatric care manager Angela Villanella,  certified dietitian/nutritionist Diane Morgenroth.

In addition to our on-site clinical staff, Neuropsychologic Associates, PLLC prides itself in its complement of clinical consultants with whom we collaborate in order to provide our patients with a holistic assessment, treatment, and therapeutic milieu from initial diagnostic interview to decisive patient advocacy. 

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About

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Clinical Neuropsychologist

Dr. Robert L. Villanella earned his Ph.D. in psychology in 1986 and, subsequently, completed a postdoctoral certificate program in clinical neuropsychology. Dr. Villanella also completed an externship in holistic neuropsychological rehabilitation at the Brain Injury Day Treatment Program at the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine-N.Y.U./Mt. Sinai Hospitals Center. Dr. Villanella is a licensed psychologist both in New York and in New Jersey. He serves as an adjunct professor of psychology at Montclair State University. Dr. Villanella is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychological Specialties and a Fellow of the American Psychotherapy Association. He is a member in good standing of the American Psychological Association, American College of Forensic Examiners, American Psychotherapy Association, Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback.

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Dr. Robert Villanella
Ph.D., D.A.B.P.S., F.A.P.A
Creative Arts Therapist

Cristina Lomangino is a registered, board certified, licensed Art Therapist who obtained a master of arts degree in clinical art therapy at Long Island University Post.  Cristina has worked with a range of age groups and populations, including inpatient psychiatric care at Holliswood Hospital, the dual diagnosis program at VA Hospital, and rehabilitation/nursing programs at the Marquis. She specializes in providing trauma-informed care through the use of art therapy and cognitive behavioral strategies. Cristina serves as an adjunct professor of art therapy at Long Island University Post, where she developed a workshop for trauma and art therapy. Cristina also works as an independent art therapist at local rehabilitation centers, including Glengariff Healthcare Center.

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Cristina Lomangino
ATR - BC, L.C.A.T.
Assistant Clinical Director

Anthony is a Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) candidate and the Assistant Clinical Director of Neuropsychologic Associates, PLLC. He began his work at our Practice as an extern in 2020 under the supervision and guidance of Dr. Robert Villanella, Ph.D, the clinical director of Neuropsychologic Associates. Anthony recently completed the final year of his doctoral studies and is currently writing his doctoral dissertation at the Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology at Adelphi University. During his time at Adelphi, Anthony has held numerous positions for the faculty at Derner, including Lead Teaching assistant for the intellectual assessment courses and graduate research assistant for Dr. Dana Boccio, Ph.D. Currently, Anthony’s research interests include examining the barriers to effective suicide prevention efforts in school settings, evaluating the efficacy of mindfulness-based interventions for children diagnosed with attention-defecit hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD), and the utilization of neurofeedback, mindfulness, and psychotherapy as treatment interventions for children, adolescents, and adults. As the Assistant Clinical Director of Neuropsychologic Associates, Anthony conducts both psychoeducational and neuropsychological evaluations as well as supervised psychotherapy for a diverse population of neuropsychologic patients. He also plays an integral role in the interpretation and integration of key assessment findings with pertinent ecological data to reach appropriate diagnostic conclusions. Anthony works with all ages, including child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric populations. Anthony is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), as well as two international honor societies (Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology and the Society of Collegiate Leadership and Achievement- SCLA). Both societies recognize academic progress, strong GPA, and advanced leadership abilities. In his free time, Anthony enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with his family.

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Anthony F. Nappi
Certified School Psychologist

Katarina earned her Master’s Degree (MA) in School Psychology from Adelphi University. She is a New York state certified school psychologist with years of experience working with children with disabilities and is currently employed as a school psychologist for a Long Island school district. Katarina is highly trained in the areas of mental health, educational interventions, child development, behavior, assessment, consultation, parent training, and collaboration. Katarina is dedicated to providing patients with a supportive and welcoming environment. At Neuropsychologic Associates, Katarina specializes in the domains of psychoeducational and neuropsychological assessments. Katarina strives to provide patients with an individualistic approach that caters to their specific needs and goals. Furthermore, her emphasis on collaboration with patients and families is conducive to a successful team approach. Katarina is a member of the American Psychological Association, New York Association of School Psychologists, and the National Association of School Psychologists.

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Katarina Koullias
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Priya Harpaul is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, who obtained a masters in  education degree in clinical mental health counseling at Hunter College.  Priya has worked with a range of age groups and populations in the private practice setting, ranging from childhood to geriatric. She specializes in mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy and exposure-response prevention to treat anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, panic, and OCD. Priya understands that one’s cultural identity can impact their everyday experiences and their mental health, and therefore takes a multicultural approach to therapy. She also aids her clients in gaining awareness of their maladaptive behaviors and thought patterns, which are no longer serving them. Her approach to therapy is to teach the client tools to help them gain control over their life.

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Priya Harpaul
Creative Arts Therapist  |    Neurofeedback Technician

Zachary is a board certified, Licensed Creative Art Therapist who has a master’s degree in clinical art therapy and counseling from Long Island University. Zach has experience working with children with special needs in an inclusion program based in Roslyn and at an afterschool program in Virginia. In addition, Zach completed an internship in South Korea learning about multicultural issues while also working with elementary school kids. He further expanded his experience by working with adults with psychiatric needs during a second internship at Stony Brook Hospital. During Covid-19, he worked in a nursing home using art therapy to assist the residents find joy during that tumultuous time. Zach primarily uses art therapy in a person-centered approach to assist in assessing and helping patients come to an understanding of some of their issues and teach coping skills to use outside of the office. He is also a Neuropsychological Biofeedback technician here at Neuropsychologic Associates. He primarily works with children to young adults to assist in improving their brain functioning. Many of the patients that Zach works with are those who suffer from attention/distractibility issues, focusingproblems, impulsivity, low tolerance of stress, emotional stability issues, anxiety, depression, or even memory issues as well to name a few.

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Zachary Tordik
M.A., ATR-BC, LCAT
Clinical Art Therapist

Brittany is a registered, board certified, licensed art therapist. She obtained a Masters degree in Clinical Art Therapy and Counseling from Long Island University. Brittany has experience working with individuals with a large age range as young as six through mid 90s. There are several populations she works with including individuals with developmental disabilities, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and more. As an Art Therapist, Brittany is trained to help guide and encourage individuals to express and understand emotions through artistic expression and through the creative process. She is also trained in traditional talk therapy. She uses a person-centered approach to help individuals gain perspective and understanding of themselves. This approach utilizes different types of interventions including art therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness.  Art therapy is beneficial for people of all ages. Using the creative arts process, individuals are engaged in free self expression while exploring their own abilities and interests, boosting self-esteem and confidence.

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Brittany Bernardi
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Licensed Social Worker
Angela R. Villanella
L.M.S.W., D.A.P.A.
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Licensed Nutritionist
Diane Morgenroth
R.C., C.D.N.
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Clinical Consultant
Carla Villanella
M.A., CCC-SLP
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Clinical Consultant
Allessandro Villanella, ESQ.
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