The Waynik Group Staff

The Waynik Group has a caring, experienced staff of mental healthcare professionals. Read about our doctors, therapists, and social workers below. Note that both English and Spanish are spoken in our offices.

Not sure which provider is right for you? Read more about how to choose the best provider to meet your needs.

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Dr. Sarah Aderholt, MD
Psychiatrist

UNDERGRADUATE
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
MEDICAL SCHOOL
University of Texas, San Antonio, TX
RESIDENCY Beth Israel Medical Center, NY,NY
SPECIAL INTERESTS
Substance Abuse, Women's Issues, Mood Disorders

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Dr. Jay Berkowitz, MD
Psychiatrist

UNDERGRADUATE
B.A. New York University, NY
MEDICAL SCHOOL
Far Eastern University, Manila Philippines
INTERNSHIP
New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
RESIDENCY
Neurology, Metropolitan Hospital, NY
RESIDENCY
Psychiatry, New York Medical College, Stamford Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital and Westchester County Medical Center

- Diplomat of the American Board of Forensic Examiners

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Dr. Gale Levin, MD
Psychiatrist

UNDERGRADUATE
Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa
MEDICAL SCHOOL
Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois
RESIDENCY
Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center,
Chicago, Illinois
RESIDENCY 
University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut
CHIEF RESIDENT
University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut

- Board Certified in Psychiatry
- Patients' Choice Award - 2008, 2009

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Dr. Owen Schneider, MD
Psychiatrist

UNDERGRADUATE
A.B. Columbia College, NY
MEDICAL SCHOOL
State University of NY, Syracuse, NY
PEDIATRIC INTERNSHIP
Montefiore Medical Center, NY
ADULT AND CHILD PSYCHIATRY FELLOWSHIP
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY

- Director of Medical Student Training in Psychiatry: Montefiore Hospital, NY
- Director of Adolescent Psychiatry: Holliswood Hospital, NY
- Board Member: Society for Adolescent Psychiatry, NY
- Diplomate, Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry:
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

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Dr. Cyril Waynik, MD
Psychiatrist

Retired

MEDICAL SCHOOL
University of Capetown Medical School, South Africa
RESIDENCY
Groote Schurur Hospital, Capetown, South Africa
RESIDENCY
Fairfield Hills Hospital, Newtown, CT.
DIPLOMATE
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

- Past President of the Connecticut Psychiatric Society
- Psychotherapy
- Psychopharmacology

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Dr. Mark Waynik, MD
Psychiatrist

UNDERGRADUATE
Washington University, St. Louis, MO.
MEDICAL SCHOOL
Autonomous of Guadalajara, Mexico
RESIDENCY
Institute of Living, Hartford, CT
 
- Board Certified in Psychiatry
- American Society of Addiction Certification 1994
- Past President of the Fairfield County Psychiatric Society
- Psychotherapy
- Psychopharmacology
- Chronic Pain
- Forensic Psychiatry
- Inpatient Treatment
- Addiction Medicine
- Spanish Speaking

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Dr. Howard Weiner, MD
Psychiatrist

UNDERGRADUATE
University of Michigan
MEDICAL SCHOOL
University of Michigan

- Board Certified in Adult, Adolescent and Child Psychiatry
- Special interest in ADHD, OCD and Anxiety Disorders

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Justin Barsanti, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

UNDERGRADUATE
Ohio State University
MASTER'S
Columbia University
FOUR YEAR POST-GRADUATE
Yale University

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Elaine Bluestein, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

UNDERGRADUATE
City University of New York 
MASTER'S
Columbia University School of Social Work 

- Marriage and Family Training Program -  Bristol Hospital
- Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker – CT
- Trained in Critical Incidence Stress Debriefing
- Facilitator for Divorced Parenting Groups- State of CT
- Member of the State of CT Mental Health Disaster Team

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Gayle Hoffman, LCSW, BCD
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Board Certified

UNDERGRADUATE
The City University of New York
MASTER'S
Yeshiva University-Wurzweiler School of Social Work
THREE-YEAR POST MASTER'S CERTIFICATE IN FAMILY THERAPY
The Center For Family Learning

Ms. Hoffman has experience in individual psychotherapy,
couples and group therapy as well as supervising other therapists.
Read more about Gayle Hoffman a twww.gaylehoffman.com.

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Robyn Hoffman, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

UNDERGRADUATE
University of Miami
MASTER'S
Simmons School of Social Work
POST-GRADUATE 2 YEARS
McLean Hospital/Harvard University

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Marsha Magun, A.T.R., LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor

UNDERGRADUATE
Southern CT State University
MASTER'S
New York University
INTERNSHIPS
Yale New Haven Hospital, Yale Psychiatric Institute
POST GRADUATE ADVANCED TRAINING
Internal Family Systems Therapy, Mind/Body Medicine
Harvard University, Mentor Coach Training Program
 
- Art Therapist Registered
- Licensed Professional Counselor,
- Internal Family Systems Therapist
- Executive Coach
- Life Management Counseling
- Corporate Consultant
- Management and Leadership Development
- “Helping others see obstacles in life as stepping stones to opportunity.”

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