About Ron Villano

Ron Villano, M.S., LMHC, ASAC, CCH
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
National Speaker & Author

Ron has degrees in mental health, psychology, alcohol and substance abuse counseling, and hypnotherapy. These degrees combined with over 20 years of experience have provided him with an extensive background. Ron is particularly experienced in treating anxiety, bereavement and relationship issues and has an extensive referral network of medical providers and advisors.

He is also a national motivational speaker and author of the sell-out self-help book, The Zing. Ron appears on radio and TV, including regular appearances on WCBS880 News Radio and publishes articles throughout the world. “If my message reaches at least one person, I have accomplished my goal.”

Ron has built a team of experts to help you work through change and challenge in your life. Every type of problem you encounter – relationships, bereavement, anxiety, panic, depression, eating, substance abuse, addiction – all deal with one topic — embracing change. Combining an extensive professional background with the life-changing experience of losing of his 17-year old son, Michael, has helped Ron to create a team of therapists anyone can use to help them through even the darkest of times. You have the power to change the way you look at living. Family & Personal Counseling will show you how.

Family & Personal Counseling

Mental health wellness though personal empowerment.

Our exceptional team of providers are there to walk along with you on your journey, guiding and helping you learn how to face your challenges with fresh new approaches.
We will guide you through the self-discovery process with the use of traditional psychotherapy, in-depth communication, and the development of life skills based upon creating an on-going therapeutic relationship.   Weekly, talk therapy from either the comfort of our home-like offices or from the convenience and comfort of your own home.     We make it easy to stay on track with your goals!
Our belief is that your journey is about learning how to face all of life’s challenges by knowing how to Embrace the Power of Change through deeper personal development.    Let our team of experts help you develop the simple yet powerful lifestyle tools you need to go from living life to loving the life you live!

Why Private Pay?

There are several great reasons to choose our Private Pay option instead of going through insurance. Those reasons are listed below:

  • Insurance companies provide limited privacy and confidentiality due to increased number of persons handling claims. Private pay offers complete confidentiality.
  • Insurance companies require us to assign a mental health diagnosis in order to cover the cost of therapy. Many individuals who seek counseling do not necessarily have a mental health diagnosis.
  • Many insurance companies place restrictions on the types of services they cover. For example, many insurance companies do not cover family counseling.
  • Insurance companies may place restrictions on the course and duration of treatment. This restricts our ability to prescribe the treatment plan we believe will be most beneficial for you.


*We accept all major credit cards, cash, Vemno, HSA/FSA cards.


We accept the following:

  • Aetna
  • BlueCross/Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Empire Plan
  • Fidelis
  • GHI
  • Health First
  • Oxford
  • United Health Care
  • And others — If you don’t see your insurance listed, please call us to verify at 631-758-8290.
*We accept all major credit cards, cash, Venmo, HSA/FSA cards.
*We do not accept SSI Medicaid or Medicare.

Payments Accepted

We accept the following:

*We accept major credit cards, cash, Venmo, HSA/FSA cards.

We make it easy to pay for your sessions.  Visa, MasterCard, Cash, Check, Venmo

WE ACCEPT your HSA/FSA/FLEX dollars!
Use your healthcare spending dollars before they expire!  Call us today to find out more about using your account money today!

Patient Reviews

My Therapist is kind and wise

I have learned that therapy is like exercise and should be ongoing as necessary, not just during stressful periods. It is an excellent mental health maintenance tool.

My therapist has been very easy to work with during this difficult time

My therapist is really an amazing therapist. She is empathetic and such an active listener. She also has great art projects and ideas that we do during sessions that I really enjoy! Anyone would be lucky to have her as their therapist. She is incredibly professional.

My counselor is super available, and we have been working together for years. She can be goal oriented and also allows me space to have "word vomit" days. Great therapist.

My counselor made my son feel comfortable right away.
He liked her and seems to trust her and is eager to continue seeing her.


In addition to our credentialing with NYS, FPC is well known and respected through our affiliations many additional groups, non-profits, and outreach organizations. Each relationship allows Family & Personal Counseling to continue to reach new patients, share our talent, contribute our time, and create firm business relationships.

  • Capital Region Chamber of Commerce
  • St. James Chamber of Commerce
  • Smithtown Chamber of Commerce
  • Angela’s House
  • Rose Brucia Educational Foundation
  • FealGood Foundation
  • The Compassionate Friends
  • Open to Hope Foundation
  • Parents of Murdered Children
  • Psoriasis Foundation of America