About Us

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

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.



EMANUEL PETRACCA, LCSW is in private practice and has been extensively involved in the treatment of incest and sexual abuse for over 25 years. He has worked with families, survivors, offenders and non-offending spouses in family, individual and group modalities. He also provides training and consultation regarding sexual abuse and its treatment to schools and the community.



CONNIE LEMBARIS, LCSW has worked with children and families for over 30 years. She and her dog Luna now specialize in doing Child Centered Play Therapy and Trauma Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for LOSATS. She enjoys working with both adults and children and also used Sand Play Therapy in her practice.



MICHELLE LIND, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker in the State of New York. She has over 12 years of experience working with children, adults, and families, in a variety of clinical and educational settings. She provides a variety of counseling services from trauma to overall wellness. She believes that counseling is a collaborative effort between herself and the individual or family. She uses a strength based approach to assist and support people in reaching their goals and living their best lives. She finds that her services are most beneficial when people have obtained their own self-identified goals. Therapy starts with getting to know the individuals or families and then utilizing techniques that meet their individual needs. Common themes in all interventions are compassion, empathy and individual strengths.



CHRISTINA R. MANNION, PSYD, is a licensed clinical psychologist who has provided therapeutic services for children, adults, and their families for ten years. She uses a strengths-based, relational approach that is client-centered at its core. Her goal is to establish an empathic relationship free from stigma or judgement to assist her clients to reach their goals and ultimately, to feel better. She trusts her clients to collaboratively create a plan and goals for treatment. The non-judgemental approach is particularly helpful when working with stigmatized populations, such as offenders. Christina has a passion for working with those who have experienced trauma as well as minor-attracted persons. She is trained in several evidence-based practices and tends to use client-centered play therapy and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with the youth she treats at LOSATS.