About Us

LOSATS is a private agency specializing in treatment, training and consultation for victims, offenders and families affected by sexual abuse.

EMANUEL PETRACCA, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker and co-founder of LOSATS. Following completion of his Masters Degree in Social Work at the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1981, Emanuel has held clinical positions in behavioral health, medical and educational fields. In 1988, he cofounded LOSATS and has dedicated his practice to the assessment and treatment of trauma resulting from sexual abuse. Mr. Petracca also has extensively treated youth and adults with problem sexual behaviors. He keeps himself abreast of new developments in his field.


THOMAS H. NEILANS, Ph.D., for more than 25 years, has conducted and supervised therapy for families in which sexual abuse has occurred. Currently Dr. Neilans is in private practice at Linden Oaks, consults to several organizations and is actively involved in community health care committees. He was formerly the Director of the Family & Marriage Clinic at URMC and Director of Family Programs for Kaiser Permanente.


Elsa Deutschbein, MS, MHC-P, is a Mental Health Counselor specializing in the assessment and treatment of sexual trauma and behaviors across all ages, as well as high-conflict custody and therapeutic visitation. She graduated from Saint John Fisher College and holds ten years of experience working in mental health and human services, with a special focus on trauma and families. Ms. Deutschbein believes in an integrated approach that combines evidence based practice with client collaboration to create a treatment that is tailored to the individual or family. She has trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Infant Mental Health and grounds her work in CBT, human development, and attachment theory. An accomplished musician and artist, Ms. Deutschbein loves to incorporate creative arts into her work. She believes that healing begins when we feel safe, and works to create a safe container in which healing can occur.