ABOUT US


 

Where The Head Meets The Heart

The Positive Mind Center is a comprehensive mental health counseling and psychotherapy center, located at 119 west 57th Street, Suite 1100, right off 6th Avenue

We provide:

  • Psychotherapy and Counseling
  • Psychiatry
  • Integrative Neurology
  • Bodywork and Somatic Experiencing
  • Massage Therapy
  • Life Coaching

The Positive Mind Center brings to clients “ideas, concepts and therapies to help you lead a more positively minded life.”

 

Our Staff

KEVIN O’DONOGHUE, LMHC Director the Positive Mind Center

Kevin was the principal student of the renowned Armand DiMele, pioneering psychotherapy radio host and inventor of the Intense Feeling Process.  Kevin was passed the torch of the Positive Mind Center by Armand two days before he died.  Kevin comes from the world of teaching and business management.  His vision is to continue the work of Armand DiMele, emphasisng Positive Psychology principles and the Intense Feeling Process.

NISEEMA DYAN DIEMER LMT, SEP Director of Business Development

Niseema helps therapists who are looking for space to grow their practice and manages the day to day running of the therapy center and The Postitive Mind radio production studio.  She helps therapists develop workshops and groups to further educate the public about mental and emotional health.  Niseema has managed massage therapy departments for two NYC spas and is an adjunct faculty member at The Swedish Institute.


INDRA HARDAT Business Manager

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Indra worked closely with Armand Dimele as his accountant and business manager at the DiMele Center for the last 10 years. She is an accountant with more than 20 years of business experience in finance, fundraising, management and taxation in a non-for-profit environment. Indra served as the Business Manager of WBAI for eleven years and served as the Interim General Manager for two years.  Her administrative experience helps the Positive Mind Center run smoothly.

AUDREY CLARK Administrative Assistant

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Audrey is responsible for the appearance of the Positive Mind Center as it's repeatedly praised for it's warmth and beauty. Her smile is the first thing that people encounter when they come to the center.  She worked with Armand for that last 6 years of his life and we are happy to have her continue working with us. Audrey's experience in working with people is a vaulable asset as she handles all the initial intake paperwork with new clients and premium fulfillment forWBAI fund drives.  


BEN STARR Audio Engineer/ Producer

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For his tenth birthday, Ben received a clock-radio which started a lifelong love affair with radio. He joined The Positive Mind from WQXR, where he worked in the Music Programming department. As a long-time listener, working with Armand was a great joy and privilege for Ben. He is a proud graduate of Queens College, where he hosted nights at college radio station WQMC.
Twitter: @BZH718

GEOFF BRADY Audio Engineer/Producer

Geoff is an independent radio producer and host. He produces the nationally syndicated weekly radio show Law and Disorder, hosted by attorneys Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith and the late Michael Ratner.  Geoff also hosts In Other News, a provocative one hour weekly talk radio show on WBAI 99.5 FM. Geoff graduated with a B.A. in Mass Communication from the University of South Florida.


History & Foundation

The Positive Mind Center, established in 2015, is the evolution of The DiMele Center for Psychotherapy and Counseling, a mental health center in NYC from 1974-2015.  The DiMele Center was established by Armand DiMele, a larger than life figure who was a titan of mental health research, advocacy, and treatment for over 40 years.  In 1988, Armand began The Positive Mind Radio Show with the intent of bringing

 “ ideas, concepts and guests to help you live a more positively minded life.”  

With his superhuman on air diagnostic abilities, Armand could provide listeners with immediate solace and comfort for ANY issue they were dealing with. Not only could he provide immediate relief, he often provided listeners with insights into their functioning that could help them improve their lives. For Armand, the answer was most often found by living from a heart centered place than a head centered one. He is missed greatly by so many people of NYC and beyond, and ALL listeners of the show.

Kevin continues the mission of the Foundation for Positive Psychology begun by Armand, focusing on the development of short term psychotherapies and providing outreach to under served populations.  We are currently providing outreach to veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and individuals suffering fwith Opoid addiction. Contributions can be made to the Foundation via the website.

www.thefoundationforpositivepsychology.com.