About Albina M. Tamalonis, Psy. D.
Dr. Tamalonis (often called Dr. T), a licensed Clinical Psychologist, has a full-time private practice on the Upper West Side of New York City. She does psychotherapy with adolescents, adults, couples, families, and seminars. Dr. T specializes in brief and strategic solution-oriented cognitive/ behavioral therapy. To augment her effectiveness she applies the techniques of Milton H. Erickson, active guided meditation, hypnosis, and relaxation. Her goal is lasting therapeutic change in a short period of time. Dr. Tamalonis offers business and dieting coaching.
Dr. T is dedicated to the treatments of: depression; anxiety and stress; fears and phobias; all the addictions including eating disorders; relationship problems including finding a good life partner and disengaging from a bad one; the psychology of physical illness, pre-surgery and pain; exercise and sports psychology; and the psychology of death and dying. She often works in tandem with other health professional because she believes in a multidimensional understanding of people and their problems. For example Dr. T will collaborate with psychiatrists, doctors, teachers, the family, physical therapists and even their personal trainers.
Dr. Tamalonis was in the first group to be nationally certified by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) to offer hypnotic treatment and professional training. She was the first person privileged to use hypnosis with psychotic patients at Kings County Hospital. Dr. Tamalonis is a current member of APA, ASCH, ISH, NYSPA, and the Manhattan Society of Clinical Hypnosis and a teaching faculty member of The Milton H. Erickson Foundation. Dr. T was in the first training program offered by Dr. Jeffery Zeig at the Milton H. Erickson Foundation in 1984 and authored the third doctorial dissertation validating Erickson’s work in 1990 for her clinical psychology doctorate. She also has two masters’ degrees; one in experimental social psychology where she studied vicious cycle behavior (an analogue for addictive behaviors) and the other in education (child clinical/school psychology).
Dr. Tamalonis lectures both nationally and internationally to mental health professionals and the lay public. She has been featured on the Morning Show discussing stress and relaxation. If you Goggle Dr. Tamalonis you can see her on YouTube speaking at a Myasthenia Gravis conference about the unconscious mind, breathing, relaxation, nutrition to stabilize your moods and more. Dr. T along with her husband, Thomas Tamalonis-Olofsson produce an audio series some with and without hypnosis and music created to help people with stress, addictions, anger and exercise issues.
She lectures both nationally and internationally. Dr. Albina has been seen on "Good Morning America" and local radio programs. Her relaxation technique with Tom's (her husband & Office Manager) music was used in the movie "Union Square" with Mira Sorvino and Patti LuPone.
For more complete information on Dr Tamalonis you can go to her website www.TherapyMeditationThrive.com and www.therapysolutionsforchange.com
About Thomas Tamalonis-Olofsson
Thomas Tamalonis-Olofsson (Tom as he calls himself in the office) is the office manager of Dr. Tamalonis’ Private Practice. He is responsible for all billing, insurance issues, and nonclinical problems of patients. Tom records and produces the patient’s personal hypnosis CD’s. He also records Dr T ‘s spoken words, composes, engineers and produces the music behind Dr. Tamalonis’ CD’s made for the general public.
Tom started his musical training at the age of 10 with drums and private lessons. Tom later switched to private lessons with the saxophone at 16 years and started teaching himself the piano. From the age of 20 to 22 he attended a music school in Skurup, Sweden. He studied music theory and composing while continuing lessons with both the saxophone and piano. Tom went on to attain a Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of Lund in Lund Sweden. During these years
until the present he taught himself computers, numerous software programs and music engineering.