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Man Accused of Fake Psychology Practice

Huntington resident also faces charges of selling marijuana.

A Huntington man has pleaded not guilty to charges he practiced psychology without a license.

Adam M. Goldrusso, 46, also pleaded not guilty to second-degree criminal sale of marijuana. The Suffolk County District Attorney's Office said that Goldrusso "did practice and held himself out to practice, psychology by identifying himself as a licensed psychologist and by engaging in counseling and/or psychotherapy."

It was not immediately known how many people he treated.

The unauthorized practice of a professional is a violation of state education law.

Both charges are felonies.

Goldrusso, 46, is due back in court May 10.

The practice and the marijuana sale of 390 grams of marijuana allegedly occurred at of 22 Gaines St., Huntington.

He previously was charged with issuing a bad check in July of last year in the amount of $2,670., the office said. He is also charged with forgery in the second degree for signing the name of the same woman on a check for $825.

JH March 28, 2013 at 06:37 PM
Guy walks into MD Goldrusso's office completely naked, wrapped in nothing but saran wrap. MD Goldrusso says, "I can clearly see your nuts."
Elisabeth C. March 29, 2013 at 02:51 AM
Peter Stone March 31, 2013 at 03:23 PM
He scammed me until I figured it all out. Managed to commit fraud against a number of well known local psychologists in and around Huntington/Mellvile. You would never believe it until it happens to you. He lived off the frailties of others and legitimate professionals in and around suffolk county helped him do it.
Latisia April 04, 2013 at 07:56 PM
I took my son to him and all he did was play video games with him, I knew he was shady and stopped taking him to him. Glad I did, I could take him cancelling appointments all the time. Funny thing is Half Hollow school recommended him to parents to take their Kids to him.
JT April 05, 2013 at 11:30 PM
The place where he worked in Melville was loaded with trained but not licensed folks like him. I saw him, he knew what he was doing, meaning competent and helpful, but I always thought it odd that the insurance bills came from the head guy, not him.


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