About Us


Since we opened our doors in 1985, South Shore Counseling and Psychological Services has always been focused on developing our patients' sense of emotional well-being, and restoring quality of life to the children, adolescents, adults, and families we work with.

What We Do

Our outstanding clinical staff consist of 50 psychotherapists: psychologists, mental health counselors, and social workers. We strive to ensure that balance and happiness are restored to the lives of the individuals, children, and families with whom we work. We also interface with school personnel, families, and other medical professionals whenever necessary in order to provide the most comprehensive treatment possible. Everyone values the health and happiness of their loved ones, and at South Shore Counseling and Psychological Services, our primary mission is to help you restore health, happiness and balance to your own life, as well as the lives of your loved ones. 

Our Locations

Our private practice has three locations: Wantagh, Woodbury, and Amityville. Please click on the "Our Locations" tab above for the addresses of our three locations. Offices are open 7 days a week. Sessions could be conducted either in-person at one of our offices, or virtually for clients anywhere in New York State.

Our Therapists

Dr. William James is the Executive Director of South Shore Counseling and oversees the entire practice, including all psychotherapy and clinical activities. Max Benezra, EdM, MA, LMHC is the Assistant Director of South Shore Counseling, and oversees clinical and administrative parts of our practice, including our psychotherapy graduate training program. Please click here to learn more about our therapists.

We Are Here For You!

Please call (516-785-0323) or email us (info@sscpsli.com). You can also click here and one of our Administrative Staff will get back to you as soon as possible.