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Co-Founder of Beacon Psychological Services, PLLC

Dr. Daskalakis ("Dr. D") has many interests when it comes to treating patients.  She enjoys working with children, teens,  adults, as well as couples.  She also provides expert testimony to various courts in Oswego County and surrounding counties.  Dr. Daskalakis conducts psychological testing to clarify diagnoses questions as well as court ordered evaluations.  She uses cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral techniques to reduce intense symptomology in patients experiencing symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder.  Her wry sense of humor and lovely personality helps her patients feel more comfortable during their journey of exploring their personal issues and improving their lifestyle.

Dr. Kathy Daskalakis, PhD

Co-Founder of Beacon Psychological Services, PLLC

As a Psychologist, Dr. Mooney has learned how therapy helps an individual recognize the issues underlying their symptoms, and how to resolve these issues by teaching new methods of coping.  Dr. Mooney believes that the answers often lie within the client, and therapy is a journey of removing barriers which results in self improvement and understanding. A safe and supportive environment is imperative in order to establish the relationship necessary for this exploration. Dr. Mooney also specializes in treating children, adolescents, and couples, integrating a systems approach in resolving family conflict.

Dr. Mooney has experience working with anxiety and depression, as well as the underlying issues which create such emotional disorders. A dynamic approach designed to increase understanding may be employed. At times, cognitive-behavioral therapy is indicated to alleviate the symptoms.

Dr. Mooney's personality and sense of humor are helpful in establishing a trusting relationship with his clients.

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Dr. Scott Mooney, PhD


I am David A Vecchio, and I am a Licensed Social Worker who has over a decade of experience working in the mental health field. My practice focuses on people who experience trauma or severe life stressors, and the impact that has on daily living. My great passion is bringing healing to people who have been through a traumatic/stressful experience. I help my clients, who include children, adults, couples, and families, to find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships so they can know themselves as peaceful, complete, whole and safe.

I know that no single approach is the right one for every individual, and so I have been trained in a range of modalities including Functional Family Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and solution focused therapy. I very much have a strength-based perspective.

My educational background includes a MSW through Nazareth College and am licensed to practice in New York State. I also have a B.A. in Psychology from Empire State University.

David Vecchio, LMSW

Jennifer Koon, LMSW

Jennifer received an associated degree in human services at Onondaga Community College, a bachelor’s degree in Public justice from Oswego State and received her masters degree in social work from Syracuse University.  She is experienced in treating individuals in the areas of addiction, mental health, developmental disabilities, and trauma. She has received certification in trauma related care. Jennifer enjoys watching individuals grow in therapy by helping them develop new coping mechanism and changing the way they think.   Jennifer helps patients achieve access to proper resources in the community to attain their overall goals in therapy. She provides a judgment-free therapy environment, which helps secure a positive professional relationship.

Deb Vecchio, LMSW

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Melissa Hayes, LMSW

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