Staff Bios

Michael J. Salamon, Ph.D., FPPR, FICPP

Helen Hazan, M.S.W., C.S.W., C.A.C.R.

Tobi Abramson, Ph.D.

Michelle Steinberg, Ph.D.


Michael J. Salamon, Ph.D., FPPR, FICPP

Dr. Michael Salamon received his doctorate in psychology from Hofstra University. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America's Behavioral and Social Sciences Section and a board certified Diplomate-Fellow Prescribing Psychologist Register.

Dr. Salamon is the founder and director of the Adult Developmental Center, Inc. (ADC), a comprehensive psychological consulting practice in Hewlett, NY. He empowers individuals and families to cope with the various psychological challenges that arise throughout the life span. Among his areas of specialization are substance abuse and alcoholism counseling, crisis management, child, family, and marital counseling, therapeutic interventions, and gerontology.

Dr. Salamon has worked as the Director of Psychology at St. John's Episcopal Hospital and Nursing Home, the Chief Psychologist at the Hebrew Home for the Aged in Riverdale, and the Chief Psychologist at the Gustave Hartman YM-YMHA. He is presently on staff at North Shore University Hospital. He has taught psychology at C.W. Post College of Long Island University, Touro College, and the New York Institute of Technology.

Dr. Salamon is the author of hundreds of articles, many assessment tools including the Life Satisfaction Scale and the Addiction Dependency Scale, and several books, including, Home or Nursing Home: Making the Right Choice. He has presented more than 50 papers at national and international conferences. He is listed in Television and Film Consultants, the American Psychological Association's media directory, and has appeared on numerous TV and radio shows.


Helen Hazan, M.S.W., C.S.W., C.A.C.

An experienced adoption professional, Helen Hazan, has trained at the Center for Adoptive Families and comes with great expertise in all phases of adoption. She also has expertise in all phases of parenting and was certified by the University of Buffalo as a Parent Effectiveness Trainer. In addition, Helen is a certified alcoholism and substance abuse counselor and has achieved the status of Masters in Addiction Counseling. She has worked with addicts in all phases of recovery and families who have an addict.

Ms. Hazan earned her M.S.W. from Fordham University.



Tobi Abramson, Ph.D.

Dr. Tobi Abramson is a pioneer in the field of Early Stage Alzheimer's Disease counseling. She conducts a variety of mental health programs for older adults at the Adult Developmental Center, Inc. Her goal is to provide continuous and comprehensive care to elderly clients and their families as they face new life transitions. In addition to individual, group, and family therapy, Dr. Abramson provides individual and group counseling for care givers.

Dr. Abramson is the chairperson of the American Society on Aging's (ASA) Mental Health and Aging Network and a member of ASA's Board of Directors. She serves as a member of the editorial board of the Network's publication, Dimensions. She is the former coordinator of the Geriatric Mental-Health Service in Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center's Outpatient Department of Psychiatry.

Dr. Abramson has an M.A. in Developmental Psychology from Teachers College of Columbia University and a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Fordham University.


Michelle Steinberg, Ph.D.

Michelle Steinberg, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who works with adolescent and adults. She has experitse in dealing with a wide variety of clinical disorders with particular emphasis on mood and anxiety disturbances. Her focus is on transformative processes, where an individuals's who have s crisis is seen as an opportunity for growth.

Dr. Steinberg earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Hahnemann University. She has served as a clinical supervisor and Director of Clinical Activities at the New Hope Guild. Her lectures to professional in the field have provided them with both new insights and practical skills.