Counseling and Psychological Services
MEET OUR STAFF
The VRCaPS Team of Compassionate Therapists and Staff
Kane Tung, Ph.D.
Founder, Clinical Director
As a father of an Autistic child and Staff Psychologist for one of the premier centers for Autism and Developmental Disabilities in Westchester, NY: Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS), Dr. Kane Tung has extensive personal and professional experience managing and bringing fulfillment to individuals and caregivers of Developmental Disabilities. Kane’s style was also profoundly shaped by his years of work with Older Adults at Long Island Jewish Hospital and nursing homes as he specialized in Grief and End of Life cases bringing all events of a client’s life together to make sense of it honestly and genuinely. It was during that time he first came up with integrating Virtual Reality with therapy to the benefit and wonder of his clients.
Forming VRCAPS, Kane is excited to be marrying his clinical practice and wide spectrum of experiences from being a Producer at SyFy Channel and SONY, as well as a newspaper journalist and playwright to his considerable work with the early Anime and Gaming community.
N.J. Psychologist License #35SI00571300
Elise S. Nerenberg, LCSW
Elise Nerenberg received her Bachelors in Social Work from Penn State University and her Master of Social Work from Fordham University. She specializes in the treatment of adults and teens with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and job stress. Her methodologies include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, a Family Systems approach and a Psychodynamic Model.
Elise believes that it takes courage to come to therapy and provides a warm, non-judgemental atmosphere where you can be seen and head. With over 20 years of experience, her aim is to help each individual to relieve stress and to empower them to lead a happier more purposeful life.
N.J. Lic Clinical Social Worker #44SC0281300
Mental Health Fellow
Tami Heaton is a web content and branding strategist currently based in St. Louis, MO. A longtime corporate media consultant, Tami has worked with high-powered media execs, ad industry vets and celebrity clientele in the television/digital media space. She’s consulted for Disney Online, The SCI FI Channel, The Village Voice, MTV, VH1, Nicktoons Network, KidRo Productions/Rosie O’Donnell, Sirius Satellite Radio, New York Times Digital and Advance Publications, among others. After hours, Tami tends to get heavily involved in creative startup ventures. She co-founded NYC Popfest, a five-day international music festival, and was a founding skater (as well as online, PR and marketing director) for Gotham Girls Roller Derby. She also has a strong background in the music industry, having worked as a college radio DJ, a marketing rep for Sony Music, and an independent promoter staging unique live music events everywhere from the Coney Island boardwalk to a decommissioned WWII lightvessel (that’s a big rusty boat) lovingly called The Frying Pan. Tami holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism, with a concentration in magazine journalism. Areas of specialization include teen/tween content, TV/film, beauty and fashion, social media, web design and usability, and digital marketing.
Xinyu Sun, LAC
Mental Health Counselor
Xinyu is a Mental Health Counselor graduate from The Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness at NYU. She has had a diverse cultural experience growing up in mainland China, living in Hong Kong for four years, and now studying at NYU, giving her a focus on diversity and working with individuals’ unique experience in their sociocultural contexts as well as through different cultural and life experiences.
She has a focus on identifying where you are in your life journey and believes that the therapy room is not only a safe environment for clients to process their past experiences but also a place to work on the here-and-now. Xinyu is able to conduct therapy in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.
NJ Lic #AC-GTL-20-01671