About Lifespan Wellness MFT

“Hello! Welcome to Lifespan Wellness Marriage & Family Therapy!

MARIA CONSTANTINOU

Our name honors the complex journey we take as we grow along the stages of childhood and mature through adulthood, and the interrelationship between our physical and psychological functioning. In preparation for creating this place for you, I have consistently accumulated professional training across many therapeutic disciplines since 1991. As a graduate from the master’s programs of Fordham University in Counseling Psychology and Hofstra University in Marriage and Family Therapy, and having received my certification in Medical Family Therapy from Oklahoma Baptist University, I can offer you a well-rounded evidence-based psychotherapeutic approach to meet your growth and developmental needs, and also help you to navigate relationship issues that are affecting your life.

I begin each therapeutic connection with getting to know you and the areas of your life. 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 strategies to help you grow in your areas of life and relationships and achieve your identified goals.

~ Maria Constantinou, LMFT, Founder and Clinical Director

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

Professional Associations

Our therapists are active members of these organizations:

My Therapeutic Approach
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 are interested in the services offered please call 917-613-6441 to receive your free telephone screening and schedule your appointment.

If you contact Lifespan 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. Responses will be provided within 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

For general inquiries please send emails to lifespanwellnessmft@gmail.com

For correspondences pertaining to medical or other confidential information please send emails to lifespanwellnessmft@hushmail.com