My name is Robert Reifert. I’m a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW). I received my bachelor’s in psychology from Hofstra University in 2012 with plans of going to graduate school to become a therapist. Instead, I decided to try something else and ended up getting an MBA in finance from the Frank G. Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University in 2015. After a few years of broadening my life experience and working in the business world, I realized that my initial dream of becoming a therapist was more in line with my character. So I went on to graduate from Stony Brook’s school of Social Welfare with my MSW in 2021.
My personal therapeutic style is eclectic and utilizes multiple theoretical approaches and modalities. While each client has their own unique presenting problems and preferences, I generally combine psychodynamic theory and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to address the root of each problem from different angles.
In addition to private practice, I currently work at a stabilization unit for individuals struggling with substance abuse issues. My responsibilities in this role are broad, ranging from screening prospective clients to facilitation of group and individual sessions to supervising clinical staff during the day shift and anything in between.
I have been privileged to work with Smithtown Therapy since the initiation of my career and look forward to continuing to assist my clients in achieving their therapeutic goals.