Allison Ricciardi, L.M.H.C.

The Raphael Remedy
Commack New York 11725


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Contact Information

  • Practice
  • The Raphael Remedy
  • Online Social Profiles
  • Phone Number
  • 631-923-2777
  • Location
  • 368 Veterans Memorial Hwy
    Commack, NY 11725
    United States

Practice Details

  • Work With

  • adolescents, adults, adults, Coaching, couples, couples, families, Office Visit, Telephone/Online Video Counseling
  • Message from Therapist

  • At The Raphael Remedy, we believe that God has a plan for every human being.  No one is conceived by accident in God’s economy. Our lives on earth can be very complicated since we are living in a fallen world.  But because Christ came and redeemed the world, our futures are filled with hope.  Everyone has their “battle scars” from growing up and in this hectic world too many of us can’t find our way to the happiness God has planned for us. We need some guidance to achieve it.

    We believe that the teachings of Jesus Christ, as revealed through Holy Scripture and through the teaching authority and traditions of the Catholic Church offer us the greatest wisdom for understanding human nature and that the Sacramental life of the Church is the best aid in healing emotional, psychological and spiritual wounds and greatly enhances physical wellness as well.

    We combine sound psychological expertise and techniques with this Christian philosophy to heal the whole person and get to the root of whatever is causing distress or holding you back from living a full and happy life.

    We also believe that God has put into nature all the things we need to live healthy lives physically and that our physical and emotional health are intimately connected and dependent on each other.  After all it’s hard to be happy when you’re not feeling well…and it can be hard to feel well when you’re depressed, anxious or worried.

    Our Catholic approach does not mean that you must be a practicing Catholic to benefit from our services.  We work with people of all faith traditions, or no faith tradition.

  • Other Office Info

    Practice Info

  • Credentials, Training, Qualifications:
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor
  • What licenses do you currently hold?:
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor, New York State
  • Are you in private practice?:
  • Yes
  • Are you available to provide supervision services?:
  • No
  • Do you participate in any insurance plans?:
  • No
  • Telephone/Video counseling:
  • Yes
  • Please list all languages that you speak:
  • English
  • I treat the following:
  • Individuals, Married Couples, Adolescents, Families, Adult Children of Alcoholics, Sexual Abuse Victims, Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Child Bearing Loss, Post Abortion Syndrome, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder/Scrupulosity, Dissociative Disorders
  • Other Specialties:
  • Affirmation therapy
  • I use the following methods:
  • Prayer, Cognitive Techniques, Baars/Terruwe Model
  • Are You A Practicing Catholic?
  • Yes

Allison Ricciardi, L.M.H.C. Articles

Prevailing Over the Raging Turmoil of Hatred

Our society in which we live is experiencing a disturbing increase of vile maliciousness.  It’s easy to get pulled into the vortex of hate that threatens to consume us all when you’re hurting deeply or view the world as becoming more and more...

Finding God Amid Life’s Storms

When trying to understand the chaos happening around you—whether that be of nature, politics, or in families—it can be overwhelming to find something to trust. So how do we find God in such storms?...

Blundered Again!

All of us has done the wrong thing - either from bad judgment, ignorance, a misunderstanding, or from just plain carelessness.  Regardless of the reason for the blunder, it always produces a result that we do not want.  What are we to do when...

Key Components of Effective Prayer

Prayer is a crucial part of our spiritual life because it is our primary means of communication with the Lord.  It is so crucial that Jesus Himself spent much time praying to God, our Father while here on earth.  But it's one thing to pray,...

3 Common Fears About Therapy

When devoutly faithful people need help dealing with emotions or relationships, it can present some unique challenges.  Some believe that their faith should be enough.  They believe they should be able to pray their problems away.  After...

Don't Catalog Your Woes

We’ve all experienced days where it appears nothing is going well at all.  We start making an inventory in our minds of everything that went wrong in our day to share our story of woes with a family member or friend. But, when we are find...

Is Anger a Setback in Therapy?

It takes courage to seek out therapy.  It often means looking at memories or situations you would rather avoid or forget. But when a person is so distressed by depression, anxiety, or a relationship problem they overcome that reticence and make...

Receiving Healing from Authentic Affirmation - Part 2 of series

Psychiatrists Dr. Anna Terruwe and Dr. Conrad Baars defined Emotional Deprivation Disorder as a syndrome which results from a lack of authentic affirmation and emotional support in childhood.  A person with this arrested emotional development may...

Affirmation: Love Applied Effectively - Part 1

In our deepest hearts, all human beings have an inherent need to be loved unconditionally by others for who  we really are - not for our physical looks or for what people can get us to do for them or for our accomplishments. We are incapable of...

Is there a Difference Between Depression and Sadness?

We’ve seen since the 1960's among both men and women an exponentially epidemic of depression in the United States and other Western countries.  What’s at the heart of this epidemic of depression?   Could the problem stem from us living...

What Does Our Language Really Say?

As Lent gets under way, it’s a good time for us to make what and how we communicate a priority....

The Wisdom of Lent

Well, Lent is upon us once again, my favorite time of year. Odd it may seem, considering it is a season of penance and fasting, but I always look forward to it.  Part of the reason is that it heralds the coming of Spring and new life.From a...

A Call to Spiritual Warfare - Starts February 13th

Posted Date: February 1, 2017  We see tremendous strife and spiritual blindness in our country and all around the world.  This can only be conquered through prayer and fasting.  There is no reasoning or arguments that can work without...

A Very Sad Commemoration

This year we have marked a dark and tragic commemoration….over 40 years of legalized, unrestricted abortion on demand thanks to the infamous Roe V. Wade decision of 1973.  No other event has more profoundly affected American society - ushering...

The Light That Snuck Into The World

Funny thing about light…no matter how small, it has tremendous power. Darkness simply can’t stand up to the light. Even a small match destroys darkness. Think about that. A small match can literally obliterate darkness.As we draw close to Christmas,...

Rebels Without a Real Cause: Making Sense of the Mayhem

Posted Date: 11/22/2016  I remember when I was growing up.  I was probably about 14 or 15 and was fascinated with people like Joan Baez and Bob Dylan.  Always a lover of words, their lyrics moved me.  Peace.  Love.  Social...

Bullying the Saints for Favors

I had an interesting conversation with my friend Mark the other day. Mark, a third order Carmelite who takes his faith very seriously, complained that St. Therese never answers his prayers. He’s asked her many times for favors and…nothing! He has...

Is Simply Marrying a Catholic all You Need for A Successful Marriage?

A marriage has a greater chance to succeed when a couple shares the same faith. By having common thinking and understanding in the same faith traditions it not only enriches a couple’s relationship but it will also augment their ability to raise children.And...

Are We Getting What We Are Looking For?

For some people it seems like bad luck follows them everywhere despite the pains they take to protect themselves.  You probably know someone like this…or you may consider yourself one of those people.  So, what’s up with that?  There...

Getting Over a Sudden Break Up

It seems like most of us have been there. You meet someone and start dating. Things seem to be going really well. You’re excited and every day holds new possibilities. Then suddenly, inexplicably, they disappear. Just stop calling. No calls, no texts,...

Welcome to Our Brand New Website!

Posted Date: 04/12/2016  Welcome to our brand new website. We’re happy to roll out this third and latest version of  We’ve made some big improvements making it easier than ever for you to find a Catholic therapist....

In Loving Memory of Mother Angelica

Posted Date: 03/30/2016  Have you ever felt sad and happy at the same time?  It’s an odd feeling trying to reconcile two opposite emotions.  Feelings can be strange bedfellows at times. The past couple of days brought sadness at...

Join the Rosary Crusade for Our Nation

Posted Date: 08/15/2016   No question our country is in dire straits.  As we approach the presidential election we see all manner of bedlam and anarchy unleashed with division upon division upon division.  Chaos is rightfully the...

Forming A Stronghold Against The Darkness

Many of us today are feeling a sense of doom with the current political landscape, the racial strife in our communities, the violence in our streets, the threat of terrorism, and with the spectra of expanded government control over the most personal...

Praying for Your Enemies: Two Good Reasons to Try It

It doesn’t come naturally to pray for someone who has hurt you but it is exactly what Jesus asks us to do. There’s good psychology behind it though.Read Two Reasons to Pray For Those Who Hurt You written by Allison Ricciardi, LMHC and discover why...

Guarding Against Being a Bully after Victimization

We hear a lot about bullying these days and well we should. Bullying can do deep damage that can stay with someone well into adulthood. It needs to be addressed and it’s heartening to see increased public awareness of the topic. Sadly though, bullying...

Are You Experiencing Revelation Overload Anxiety?

No, it’s not listed in the DSM but symptoms of this disorder is appearing often in the offices of many Catholic therapists like myself and also among many of our personal acquaintances.  Symptoms such as:  Anxiety  Agitation  Nervousness...

Dysfunctional Is As Dysfunctional Does

There’s no arguing that we live in a dysfunctional world.  Nearly everyone, conservative or liberal, Christian or not, can agree.  The world is in trouble.  Families are in trouble.  People are in trouble. But what does dysfunctional...

The Root of So Many Problems

In this day and age, emotional problems seem to be the norm, not the exception. We keep up a frantic pace and so many today are suffering from depression and anxiety disorders.  Too many people are simply being medicated in the hopes of feeling...

Novena to St. John the Baptist

Patron Saint of Feast Day - June 24th St. John the Baptist was chosen to prepare the way of the Lord and to make straight His paths.  He announced the good news of the coming Messiah.  In a similar way, we as...

I Think I Swallowed a Bug Yesterday

This is not just a clever title. I wish it were! I think I really did swallow a bug yesterday. But it got me thinking that too many people would consider swallowing their pride to be more difficult than swallowing a bug....

Prayer for the Upcoming Election

There is much at stake in the upcoming election. As Catholics, we have a responsibility to vote and to uphold the Judeo Christian values upon which our nation was founded.Our Lady of Guadalupe is the Patroness of the Americas and the patroness of the...

Therapy and Healing

Can you find real healing in therapy?   Can you find healing without  therapy?  The answer is a resounding “Yes” to both questions…but therapy sure can help.The most important factor is you… you really want to be healed?  Do...

Why Catholic Therapists?

Psychotherapy is the process in which we seek (or should seek) the truth…about who we are, where we’ve been and why we do the things we do. It is also a process in which we seek healing of the emotional and psychological wounds we have suffered.Catholic...

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