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AnnMarie Colandrea LSCW-R

Specialties: Behavioral Health, Psychiatry

Board Certified: Clinical Social Work

Languages: English

General Info

Undergraduate: College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY

Graduate: Arizona State University

Year Joined: 2018

About Me

What made you want to become a health care provider or what is your earliest memory of wanting to be one?

Adolescence was a difficult and challenging time for me and my family. With the help of a social worker, we all survived and our relationship as a family was strengthened.

What do you love most about your specialty? / Why did you choose your specialty?

I love the unique story and challenge each individual patient faces, and being able to provide a safe space for my patients to voice themselves. I chose mental health because at a young age it felt like a natural fit to volunteer and work with adolescents and adults in need of emotional support. 

How do you connect with your patients?

I provide a safe, non-judgmental, accepting environment and the patients are encourages to explore their thoughts, moods, transitions, or life problems including chronic pain/illness. The rapport forms from there!

What are your interests outside of the office (hobbies, activities)?

I enjoy almost anything outdoors; when weather allows for taking my dogs for a walk, or I am able to go hiking, kayaking, or gardening, I have a smile on my face. I enjoy yoga as well as time with family and a few quality life-long friends.   

What is your advice for your patients?

No matter what, we have the ability to be in control of our breath. Breathing is a coping skill we can bring anywhere.


155 Crystal Run Road
Middletown, New York 10941
P: 845.703.6999
185 Rykowski Lane
Middletown, New York 10941
P: 845.692.0090
1200 Route 300
Newburgh, New York 12550
P: 845.725.0100