100 Manetto Hill Road, Suite 205

Plainview, NY 11803

740 Veterans Memorial Highway, Suite 308

Hauppauge, NY 11788


(516) 650-6478

About Dr. Schuster

Daphne Schuster, EdD, LCSWR, LMFT, the Director of the Solution Center, LLC, is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Clinical Social worker and experienced psychotherapist of many years.

Dr. Schuster specializes in individual, couples, family, marital and relationship counseling.  Her work is focused on enriching lives by building connections to others and creating and maintaining lasting, satisfying relationships. She utilizes a variety of practical, direct approaches to customize sessions for each couple, such as EFT (Emotion-Focused Therapy), Solution-focused therapy, Discernment Counseling and Intensive Couples Interaction, as well as many others, therby encouraging couples to identify and resolve underlying issues rising from individual emotional needs, while providing a secure support system.  

Dr. Schuster is a Gottman-trained therapist ( https://www.gottman.com ) who can help couples assess strengths and weaknesses in their couples relationship using Gottman's computerized assessment tools.  By reviewing how their friendship and relationship are impacted by their specific needs, the couple, individually as well as together, are guided to manage their own intimacy and conflict issues.  They are encouraged to hear, validate and explore the emotions and desires of the other partner.  Through mutual acknowledgement, healing can occur and with it the the original bond of friendship and attraction can be restored.

A former school principal and school district administrator, she has taught at the graduate level and published in national journals on the subjects of child raising, divorce, stepfamilies, women's and educational issues.  Dr. Schuster also provides supervision and training for other psychotherapists, is a popular speaker and consultant in psychology and education, and was named by the American Association for School Administrators as one of their four national finalists in dissertation research.

Education

Ed.D., Columbia University, Educational Administration
M.S.W., Adelphi University, Clinical Social Work
M.A., Graduate Faculty, New School for Social Research, Clinical Psychology
B.A. University of Kentucky, Education

Other Licenses/Certifications

Dr. Schuster is Licensed by New York State as L.C.S.W.-R. # 054440, and as L.M.F.T. # 316.  She is also nationally Certified as a Family Therapist by the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT) as a Clinical Member # 28477.

Dr. Schuster's Certifications/Awards/Memberships/Publications:

  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Marriage Friendly Therapists
  • Marriage Counseling Specialist
  • EMDR Certified Therapist
  • Discernment Counselor
  • AASA Outstanding Dissertation Winner
  • Published Author of many articles on Educational and Parenting Issues
  • Graduate Level Faculty at Area Colleges
  • Presenter for National, State & Local Organizations
  • NPI (National Practitioner ID) # 1497957922