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I thought I would never feel better. Dr. Marino gave me hope that I would finally get my life back, and with her help, I did!

-Former client

Meet Dr. Leslie Marino

Dr. Leslie Marino is a board certified adult psychiatrist specializing in the treatment of mood, anxiety and substance use disorders. She completed her psychiatry residency and addiction fellowship training at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City and has a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the State University of New York.


Dr. Marino is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry in the Division of Behavioral Health Services and Policy Research at New York State Psychiatric Institute. Her research focuses on improving access to evidence-based treatments for co-occurring disorders. She also has a private practice in Babylon, Long Island.

Meet Vanessa Barisano, Psychiatric Nurse Practioner

Vanessa is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner specializing in supportive/ group psychotherapy and med management in all areas of women's health. Vanessa's passion for caring and educating new moms started over 25 years ago as an OB nurse well versed in Labor & Delivery, Newborn Nursery & Postpartum. For the past 20 years, she has dedicated herself to educating and supporting moms through their pregnancy, breastfeeding, and postpartum experiences as a childbirth, perinatal & postnatal educator.

Vanessa is also an adjunct Clinical Professor with the Undergraduate Department of Nursing at Stonybrook University. 

Practice Areas

Services and Fees


A complete psychiatric evaluation involves a 60-75 minute session focused on presenting symptoms, past psychiatric history, medical history, and current medications. It will sometimes involve obtaining additional information from prior treatment providers, current providers, or family. Based on this information we will discuss diagnosis, treatment recommendations, and alternatives, if applicable. It's important that you feel informed and empowered to make decisions about your health and I aim to provide as much support and information as I can. 


Fee: $400 - 60-75 minute psychiatric evaluation with Dr. Marino

Fee: $300 - 90 minute psychiatric evaluation with Vanessa, NP / Follow up session 30min - $150 / Med Check In 15min - $75

Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation



Psychopharmacology is the practice of prescribing medication to treat various psychiatric symptoms. At the beginning of treatment, appointments usually occur monthly. Each session usually lasts 30 minutes and includes a review of symptoms and side effects. Sometimes, I will have you complete a brief questionnaire so that we can objectively monitor progress. I will also provide supportive psychotherapy drawing from psychodynamic, mindfulness, and CBT informed therapies. Once symptoms are well-controlled, it is not uncommon to meet less frequently, though usually no less than once every three months.


Fee: $200 - 30 minute med management plus psychotherapy with Dr. Marino

         $125 - 15 minute med refill visit with Dr. Marino

Fee: $150 - 30 minute med management plus psychotherapy with Vanessa, NP

         $75 - 15 minute med refill visit with Vanessa, NP

Adolescents and Young Adults

Although I am not a board-certified child psychiatrist I am qualified to see adolescents (ages 16 and older) and young adults. I work closely with clients and their families to develop a treatment plan that everyone is informed on and in agreement with, while working to maintain adolescents' and young adults' privacy and autonomy. 


Fee: $200 - 30 minute individual sessions with Dr. Marino

         $250 - 45 minute family sessions with Dr. Marino

Fee: $175 - 30 minute individual sessions with Vanessa, NP

        $200 - 45 minute family sessions with Vanessa, NP


Treatment of substance use disorders requires a comprehensive approach which can include medication, psychotherapy, family therapy, group therapy, social support services and recovery groups, as well as exercise and nutrition. Everyone's addiction is different and no one treatment fits all. Together, with support from family and friends, we will design a program that is right for you. 

Fee: varies, contact Dr. Marino for details

Substance Abuse


My priority is to create an individualized treatment plan based on your needs. We will consider your medical conditions, past mental health history, family history, lifestyle, stress factors, and nutrition. This is especially important if there is a history of depression, anxiety, panic, and bipolar illness to assess for risk factors. Make you and your baby a priority! 


Services offered:

  • Preconception planning

  • Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders

  • Pregnancy and Postpartum counseling

  • Risk vs benefits of medication during pregnancy

  • Consultation with Primary Care and OBGYN providers

  • Breastfeeding counseling

  • Pregnancy nutrition and supplementation

Fee: varies, contact Vanessa, NP for details

Pregnancy and Postpartum Planning


Support Groups (now offering Virtual Support Groups)

Support groups offer a unique opportunity for members to share common experiences and similar life transitions with a purpose to strengthen coping skills, and obtain information about mental health  conditions and treatments. Groups are confidential and judgement free zone.


. Types of Support Groups (Self-help or Peer-led & Psychoeducational)

  • Adolescent 

  • Pregnancy & Postpartum

  • Life Transitions 

  • Family Support

Fee: varies, contact for details

Make Your Appointment Today

We are here to help you get your life back!

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