About Lifespan Wellness

Lifespan Wellness Marriage and Family Therapy provides counseling, relationship and family therapy, and psychoeducation to children, adults, couples, and families. We provide structure and support to people facing a wide range of life challenges and struggling to manage daily life activities while experiencing psychological distress.

Lifespan Wellness MFT integrates a deep understanding of the developmental stages of the human lifespan and family life cycle stages with competence, compassion and sensitivity. Lifespan Wellness MFT works with you to develop a customized, goal-focused approach to enhance your personal and relational growth and create a better balanced lifestyle to maintain your wellness needs.

Lifespan Wellness MFT uses a blend of systemic treatment models, play therapy modalities, holistic perspectives, and your unique strengths to develop a warm and therapeutically sound approach tailored toward your goals while maintaining the integrity of the distinct elements of your personal, couple, family identity and lifestyle. Lifespan Wellness MFT and its staff are committed to maintaining standards of excellence and ongoing professional development to integrate cutting-edge evidence-based approaches and interventions to help and support you.

Lifespan Wellness MFT’s therapeutic services mainly focus on:
  • Academic Underachievement
  • Acute or Chronic Illness, including coping with hypertension, obesity, diabetes, thyroid issues, autoimmune, and physical injury issues
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Exploration
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Grief & Loss

  • Infertility

  • Infidelity

  • Interpersonal Conflict

  • Intimacy and Sexuality

  • Maintaining Sobriety & Self-Regulation

  • Parenting Skills

  • Relationship and Family Conflict

  • Self-Esteem

  • Self-Regulation

  • Social Skills

  • Stress Management

  • Trauma & Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Maria Constantinou, LMFT, Founder and Clinical Director

My formal studies and preparation in psychology and counseling work began in 1991. Since then I have consistently accumulated more training across many therapeutic disciplines, and continue to enhance my skills in order to provide the highest quality services using evidence-based approaches and a well-rounded professional style.

MARIA CONSTANTINOU

I received my first master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Fordham University, my second master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Hofstra University, and my certification in Medical Family Therapy from Oklahoma Baptist University. I am also a Level I Gottman Couples Therapist, a trained play therapist and have a certification in substance abuse counseling and a certification in family trauma therapy. I have served in professional roles within a variety of settings that include colleges, outpatient centers, and private practices. Using my combined skills and experience, I work collaboratively with individuals of all ages, couples, and families, and attune my therapeutic approaches to meet your needs for achieving your goals.

Professional Associations

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)

American Counseling Association (ACA)

American Psychological Association (APA)

My Therapeutic Approach
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) I begin each therapeutic connection with getting to know you and the areas of your life, and together we will conceptualize your life through a biopsychosocial (physical, genetic, psychological, spiritual, and social connections) lens and how these elements interact with each other and affect your overall wellbeing. I use a personal style that blends humor, creativity, sensitivity, sensibility, and evidence-based short term, measureable, attainable, realistic, and timely (SMART) strategies to help you grow in your areas of life and relationships and achieve your identified goals.
The therapeutic tools and interventions I use are from a variety of family therapy models, play therapy models, stress management and mindfulness practices and self-regulation models, which primarily include:

Solution-Focused Therapy and Family Therapy

Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)

Structural Family Therapy

Bowenian Family Therapy

Gottman Couples Therapy, and

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Dialectical & Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Approximately 20 Play Therapy Modalities that include Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT), Adlerian Play Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Play Therapy, Sandtray, and Solution-Focused Play Therapy

Contact Us

Lifespan Wellness Marriage and Family Therapy adheres to all New York State laws and regulations and also values your privacy and confidentiality. If you would like to receive any of the services offered please call the office’s phone line to receive your free telephone screening and schedule your appointment. If you elect to contact the office by email please be advised that emails must only contain your name, telephone number, the services you are interested in, and best times to contact you. Replies to emails will only be provided via telephone and within 24 hours.

Please note that visiting this site or contacting Maria Constantinou by email or telephone does not constitute or establish a professional or therapeutic relationship. In cases of emergency, please call 911 or go directly to your nearest emergency room.

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Location: 41-02 Bell Boulevard, 2nd Floor, Bayside, NY 11361

Office Hours: By Appointment

Tel: 917-913-6441

Email: [email protected]