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95 Old Country Road, Melville, NY 11747
(516)922-7609 / (631)367-6610
email: JoyRacanelli@SweetHollowCounseling.org
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Sweet Hollow Counseling Center

Sweet Hollow Counseling Center was established in 1986 as a non-profit counseling center. The center provides individual, couple, and family counseling. We see children from 7 years of age, adolescents, and adults of all ages.

The center has a sliding scale fee based on one's ability to pay. Many insurance plans, including medicare, are accepted. Our goal is to provide quality mental health care that is affordable for our clients.

Sweet Hollow Counseling Center is located on Long Island in Melville, New York. The center is just minutes away from major roadways and is accessable by public transportation.Our center borders a Suffolk County park.The grounds have a gazebo and a peace bridge, making our setting a pleasure to experience.


Joy Racanelli, LCSW, founded Sweet Hollow Counseling Center in January of 1986 after working for the previous 5 years at a family counseling agency in Suffolk County New York. Joy Racanelli received her MSW from Adelphi University on May of 1980. She attended the South Oaks Institute in Amityville, New york to become certified as an alcohol and addictions counselor. That training was completed in 1988.

Ms. Racanelli is trained in Ericksonian hypnotherapy and E.M.D.R.. She has extensive training and experience in the treatment of trauma based disorders and has been treating people with dissociative identity disorder for over 25 years. She is a member of ISSD, EMDRIA and Male Survivor, as well as a member of NASW. She has presented workshops for clinicians regarding the treatment of dissociative identity disorder as well as individual supervision regarding this disorder.