Richard Scheinberg received his high school diploma from West Babylon High School in 1971; his undergraduate degree in psychology and sociology in 1975 from the State University at New Paltz; and his master’s degree in social work in 1981 from Adelphi University in Garden City. He is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of New York and a Board Certified Diplomate in clinical social work by the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work.

Mr. Scheinberg served as an executive board member of the Suffolk County chapter of the Society of Clinical Social Work from 1984 to 1995. In January 2000, he was recognized as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the New York University School of Social Work.

Mr. Scheinberg now has spent the past thirty seven years as a psychotherapist in private practice. He opened Sunrise Counseling Center in East Islip, New York, in 1993, in order to help serve the ever increasing need for counseling services on Long Island.

The success of the organization has depended on core human values: to make every effort to provide for Teach client’s individual need, regardless of their socioeconomic background, while utilizing and collaborating with every other agency in the surrounding community. Sunrise has reached out to coordinate services with every church, school and hospital within 20 miles of the office. Staff clinicians also work on site in other facilities.

In the spring of 2012, Sunrise Counseling Center was recognized as the “BEST AGENCY” in all of New York State by the New York State chapter of the National Association of Social Workers! In a special Long Island reception that followed, Sunrise Counseling Center was also awarded citations from local legislators.

Aside from being a human resources specialist for community organizations, employee assistance programs, and managed care insurance companies, Mr. Scheinberg continues to serve as a seminar and workshop leader locally and as a business consultant outside of New York State. He has been featured locally both in print media and on television.

Richard Scheinberg is also the author of two books. His first book, “Turning Trauma into Triumph”, is an additional effort to reach out to those individuals in the community who are silently suffering; and his second book focuses on deeper, spiritual aspects of personal growth