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Administration Team Staff Members

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Clinical Supervisor

Danielle Matias 

Danielle Matias, LMHC, LPC has been practicing psychotherapy for over 10 years. She provides the FBTC therapists with support in all clinical work. She is dedicated to assisting the community confront and overcome mental health struggles. She specializes in anxiety, depression, addiction, marriage & family, social injustice, sexual abuse, trauma and LGBTQ+ community. She believes in a person-centered approach and wants every client in the clinic to feel unconditional positive regard, acceptance, warmth, and quality care.

Bilingual: Spanish

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Partner

Lourdyes Alger

Lourdyes Alger, LMHC; MSED has been practicing psychotherapy for over 8 years. Lourdyes provides clinical support and utilizes Person-Centered approaches, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness. She has worked with both children and adults who have suffered different emotional/physical and sexual trauma. She has worked with clients that have anxiety and/or depression symptoms. She helps her clients focus on achieving their goals and building up their confidence.

 

Bilingual: Spanish

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Partner

Michelle Fuentes

Michelle Fuentes, LCSW is a dedicated psychotherapist that began her clinical career attaining her social work degree from Lehman college.  Michelle has successfully completed EMDR training and is specialized to work with trauma survivors.  Michelle enjoys working with Spanish Speaking clients and also utilizes Christian Counseling when it is appropriate or upon request. She is SIFI certified and supervises a team of msw/lmsw therapists. 

Bilingual: Spanish

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Assistant Director of Human Resources

Denisse Puello

Denisse Puello joined the Footprints Team as a Hiring Manager in May of 2022. She is responsible for recruiting, screening, interviewing, hiring, and maintaining all employees of Footprints. She works to hire our Interns, Limited Permit Holders, and fully-licensed clinicians. Denisse guides our employees through the onboarding process as smoothly as possible. She ensures that our employees are allies of the LGBTQIA+ community, and believe in the Footprints mission statement. 

Bilingual: Spanish

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Medical Billing Specialist

Carl Jordan

Carl Jordan joined the Footprints Team in February of 2022 as a Medical Billing Specialist. He is responsible for making sure that all claims and copayments get properly processed. Any billings errors that may happen along the way will be resolved by Carl and he will do his best to ensure that it is all handled smoothly in order to avoid giving clients any difficulties with their services. 

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Medical Billing & Credentialing Manager

Albert Iglesias

Albert joined the Footprints Team in April of 2021 as the Primary Medical Biller. He is responsible for making sure that all claims and copayments get properly processed. Any billings errors that may happen along the way will be resolved by Albert and he will do his best to ensure that it is all handled smoothly in order to avoid giving clients any difficulties with their services. Moreover, Albert is fluent in Spanish, and is ready to assist clients with any concerns they have in regards to billing.

Bilingual: Spanish

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Video/Photo Editor

Sheyne Benoit

Sheyne is Footprints video editor for capturing all of our moments here at Footprints. He is responsible for ensuring all moments captured at Footprints are edited and uploaded via our Youtube channel.

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Human Resources Director

Jovana Russell

Jovana Russell joined the Footprints Team in August of 2022 as the Human Resources Director. She is responsible for assisting in the day-to-day operations of the practice. She is the main point of contact for our interns, and provides them with the resources they need to successfully compete their internship. Jovana's warmth, compassionate, and welcoming energy makes clients comfortable speaking with her to resolve any questions/concerns they may have. She believes in the Footprints mission statement and strives everyday to give our clients the help they are looking for. 

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Administration Support

Crystal-Irene Brito

Crystal Brito joined the Footprints Team in March 2022 as Administration Support. She supports the Intake Department on a daily basis ensuring all tasks are completed by the end of day. If anyone in our Main Office staff is out, Crystal will fill those shoes to ensure all clients are taken care of appropriately.

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Intake Director

Elizabeth Gonzalez

Elizabeth joined the Footprints Team in August of 2022 as the Intake Director. She is responsible for client intake, registrations, and referrals. Elizabeth  manages a team of intake coordinators and they work together to make the onboarding process seamless. The Intake team supports the therapists by providing case load management. They are ready to assist clients with any questions or concerns before starting the treatment process.

Bilingual: Spanish

 

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Marketing Specialist

Jakiema Stevens

Jakiema joined the Footprints Team in September 2022 as our Marketing Specialist. She assists in promoting the services that Footprints provides to the New York, New Jersey, and Florida communities. She works on our social media and creates enthusiastic and motivating mental health content. She works to showcase our variety of clinicians and excellent customer service abilities. Jakiema is creative and skillful in multiple platforms in media and marketing management, and brings in experience from her own personal clothing business.

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Executive Assistant

Frayri Garcia

Frayri joined the Footprints Team in January 2023 as our Executive Assistant. She provides administrative assistance, such as writing and editing e-mails, drafting memos, and preparing communications on the executive’s behalf. She assists in organizing meetings, including scheduling, and sending reminders. Frayri manages the executive’s calendar, including making appointments and prioritizing the most sensitive matters. 

Bilingual: Spanish

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Human Resources Assistant

Roosevelt Shaw

Roosevelt joined the Footprints team January of 2023 as our Human Resources Assistant. He assists with day to day operations of the HR functions and duties. He provides clerical and administrative support Human Resources executives. Roosevelt processes documentation and prepares reports relating to personnel activities (staffing, recruitment, training, grievances, performance evaluations, etc.) Roosevelt also deals with employee requests regarding human resources issues, rules, and regulations.

 

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Billing Specialist 

Erik Henriques

Erik joined the Footprints team January of 2023 as our Medical Billing Specialist. He assists with preparing and submitting medical claims to insurance companies. He ensures all patients medical information is accurate and up to date. Erik follows up on missed payments and resolves financial discrepancies. 

 

Supervisors

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Therapist/Supervisor – New York

Jennifer Betances

I am a LMHC in NY with over 3 years of counseling experience. I work with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, stress and relationship issues. Whatever the concern, the commonality is that life has challenges and sometimes we need help to overcome them. My approach and focus is on you and how best to help you. As we work together, you'll see my counseling style is warm, direct, interpersonal, supportive, and relatable. You will always experience respect and compassion.

Bilingual: Spanish

 

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Therapist/Supervisor – New York

Betsy Paulino

I am a licensed mental health counselor with many years of experience working with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, and symptoms related to trauma, amongst other symptoms. I provide a safe space for individuals to speak openly about their issues and feel that they are in a setting that is free of judgment. I am bilingual (Spanish)  and can provide sessions in Spanish; I have experience working with those from different cultural backgrounds as well.

Bilingual: Spanish

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Therapist/Supervisor – New York

Aviva Levitin

My career began as a dietitian(RD). I have experience working with anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorders and body dysmorphia. My knowledge has taught me that the core struggle of disordered eating patterns is related to the relationship one has with themselves. I have worked with anxiety, depression, trauma, codependency, relationship issues, self-esteem, parenting and more.  I appreciate being part of the miraculous process of recovery. My work is gentle, empathic, positive and encouraging. 

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Therapist – New York

Naziat Hassan

Life can throw many curveballs at you but with the right interventions in place, you can overcome the strife. With therapy, you can build inner strength, and resilience, and overcome those curveballs! I am a licensed mental health counselor and a certified alcohol and substance abuse counselor in training in the state of New York and I have been in practice for over 9 years. I specialize in anxiety and depressive disorders, trauma, life transitions, multicultural issues, and substance abuse.

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Therapist - New York

Delores Blackwell

Dr Delores Blackwell is a Licensed clinical social worker with specialties in Anger Management, Trauma and Addictions. She is highly invested in working with individuals who want to improve their overall quality of life. She uses several different therapeutic techniques to help folks to lead the lives that they would like to live and does so in consideration of who they are as a whole person without judgment and with care and concern. 

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Therapist - New York

Lauren Sieber

I strive to provide a collaborative environment in which client and clinician are equal partners within the therapeutic process and a safe space in which you feel seen, heard and understood. By providing individual therapy for adults and young adults with mild as well as severe and persistent mental illness, my style of therapy allows me to be flexible and geared towards helping each client live intentionally and purposefully toward their individual goals.  

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Therapist/Supervisor – New York

Liset Grant

I specialize with CBT.  I work well with depression and anxiety.  One of my greatest passions is working with those who have experienced loss.  Loss comes in all forms including death, break-up, divorce etc. We must grieve these in order to heal and embrace life again.  I also have worked with many emotional, physical, and sexual abuse survivors.  I work hard to foster healing, and empathy in order to compassionately promote emotional well-being and improve overall quality of life. 

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Therapist/Supervisor – New York

Stephanie Freitas

In my therapy approach I believe that every technique we use should be catered to the client so that the therapy can be effective. I want to work collaboratively with my clients to help them along their therapy journey and the process of emotional healing. 

I have experience in dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, and life changes and transitions. I want you to have a safe space to process your feelings so that we can overcome life's struggles together.

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Therapist/Supervisor– New York

Kyle Calderon

I find that people are often not aware of their strengths; with this in mind, I like to focus and build on them. I can confidently tell you that seeking therapy is a strength in itself, and I would be honored to work with you as you learn about yourself and the world around you. There is no "right way" to discuss your concerns. I find that building a relationship is the most important part of the work. I work with all ages and have experience with using Play Therapy with children, including a form called Autplay specifically for children on the Autism Spectrum. I focus on working with Autistic and ADHD individual from a Neurodiversity affirming paradigm. I also have experience working with complex trauma including utilizing EMDR, working with LGTBQ+ individuals, and the intersection between Gender identity and Neurodivergence.

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Therapist/Supervisor – New York

Belky Perez

As a licensed mental health counselor and registered clinical supervisor. She specializes in working with clients struggling with LGBTQIA+ identity development, relationship concerns, living with anxiety and depression, and surviving trauma. Dr. Perez provides therapeutic services that draw from cognitive-behavioral therapy, emotion-focused therapy, and trauma-informed care approaches. She is a fan of brain-based approaches, especially as they relate to the neurobiology of trauma. Her approach to working with clients is a collaborative one, that invites clients to be the experts in their lives, creating new meaning from their experiences through the therapeutic process.

 

Bilingual: Spanish

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Therapist/Supervisor -New York

Christine Smith

I support my clients to live their best lives through self-care and solution-focused therapy. I create a safe and engaging environment that allows clients to feel

comfortable and open. I have over 13 years of experience as an LMHC and have worked with a wide range of people and backgrounds. I specialize in anxiety and depression, and I'm a certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapist. I work hard to support the personal and emotional growth of all my clients.

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Therapist/Supervisor - New York

Elsa Guerrero

 Elsa is a bilingual, Spanish speaking Therapist. She provides support to adults in different facets of life. Her approach is gentle and compassionate. She offers individual therapy to those seeking to improve their overall wellbeing while addressing areas of mental health concerns. Elsa considers herself to be a passionate, gentle and empathetic Therapist; She believes that, at the core, meeting clients where they are while providing a safe space for learning and trust is essential. Elsa uses a psychodynamic approach of understanding your emotions and unconscious patterns of behavior that may stem from your early experiences, which teaches you self-awareness and how childhood experiences shape adult interactions and relationships.

 

Bilingual: Spanish  

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Therapist/Supervisor – New York

Sheila Aries

As a bilingual Marriage and Family therapist, I work with many members of marginalized communities to talk about their unique experiences and to break down barriers and stigma around mental health. When a client’s belief’s do not align with their cultural or family’s beliefs it can create distress, anxiety, and other challenging emotions. I help youth, adults, and couples explore issues important to them and to reexamine cultural beliefs, values, and personal ideology.

 

Bilingual: Spanish  

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Therapist/Supervisor - New York

Drusilla White

I believe everyone has the capacity for growth and change. As a licensed social worker, I empower clients to be the captain of their treatment through collaboration. I utilize psychodynamic therapy to help clients develop insight into their past and present problems. Using Dialectal behavioral therapy, I help clients develop a “toolbox” of strategies to help alleviate negative emotions and improve wellbeing.  

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Supervisor - New York

Arisleydi Garcia

I am a Bilingual Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I have been in the field for 8 years. I have a background of high education, non-profit organization, and private practice. My therapeutic orientation is cognitive behavioral therapy. However, I have a 200 YT Certification and I often utilize mindfulness strategies. I also have several years of supervisory experience. 

Bilingual: Spanish

 

Therapists

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Therapist – New York

Hamilton Esteban

 My work experience is comprised of working in the non-profit sector, with adults & adolescents. I have skills from treatment modalities such as Client-Centered, and Psychodynamic Theory to assist clients with achieving sound Mental Health. Also, I've worked with clients whom are struggling with substance abuse, career changes, and experiencing difficulties with adjustment. We all have unique stories that shape who we are today, it is just as important to work on our Mental Health.  

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Therapist – New York

Sharon Chan

As you allow me the privilege of walking with you, my goal is to provide a warm, empathetic and safe environment for you to explore patterns of thoughts and behaviors. I build a strong therapeutic alliance to help you feel comfortable and confident in session, and will always meet you where you're at. I believe every client is unique, so I tailor my approach to each client from a variety of cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic modalities.Through my clinical experiences, I have worked with clients of diverse backgrounds and am passionate about providing culturally competent care.

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Therapist – New York

Ranique Bell

I obtained my masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and CASAC (substance abuse counseling) from Long Island University. I enjoy working in the helping field knowing that I can be a factor of positivity in a person's life. I have experience working with adults and adolescents experiencing different mental health symptoms such as anxiety, depression, symptoms related to trauma, grief, pregnancy, infertility, miscarriage, and postpartum.

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Therapist – New York

Sofia Khan

I employ a person-centered approach in my counseling style, as I believe you are the authority of your life. My goal is to create a warm, safe, and collaborative environment where you feel comfortable to share your thoughts and feelings. I'm here to help you along this journey called life!

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Therapist – New York

Brianna Harrington

I have experience with culturally diverse clients as well as being able to work with different age populations. I enjoy working with children/youth because it is my passion. I am excited to be on this journey with you whether child, couple or individual so that I can help you gain confidence, and to learn more about yourself that you didn't already know.

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Therapist – New York

Racquel Simmons

I have a passion for working with women, adolescents, couples, and groups. Building a strong, trusting, and supportive connection with my clients is my priority. Using Narrative Therapeutic approaches as well as hints of Emotionally Focused therapy practices, I strive to support my clients with exploring their inner strengths through their blocked emotions and traumas. My role as a therapist is to guide my clients with obtaining the appropriate resources needed to support their coping and developmental skills as they function day to day. As a member of the LGBTQIA community and a woman of color, I have experience with individuals who come from multicultural and racially mixed communities. Guiding my client’s with changing their situational narrative by reflecting and growing from their past challenges, is a process that I strive to support with. Overall, my goal as a provider is to support my clients with possessing individualized coping skills to change the narrative on their challenges and encourage a positive outlook. 

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Therapist – New Jersey

Elona Olevsky

I am an experienced therapist with advanced certification in Career Development and Thanatology (Grief and Bereavement). I am passionate about empowering clients to reach their potential and increasing self-confidence and emotional freedom. I believe each person is an expert in themselves and given the opportunity and support can be empowered to overcome any struggle in order to achieve their goals. I strive to create an effective therapeutic environment through a collaborative, compassionate, and unconditionally accepting relationship. My goal is to foster an environment where individuals, couples, families or groups have the opportunity to safely explore themselves and learn new coping strategies to overcome any obstacles they are facing.

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Therapist – New York

Whitney Wollweber

I am a compassionate listener who sees each person as unique, acceptable, and capable despite any set of challenges. I have experience in individual, family, and group therapy, helping people with various challenges, including anxiety, depression, autism, trauma, PTSD, self-harm, relationships, eating disorders, codependency, etc. I consider it a privilege to work with people of all ages and help them through the more challenging times and areas of their lives. If you are looking for a healing, performance-related growth, or newfound wellness - mental, emotional, physical, occupational, social, spiritual, or intellectual - I would love to come alongside you.

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Therapist – New York

Gabriella Ficarra

As Freud once said “Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength." In therapy, we strive to empower our clients by helping them develop their own confidence and strengths that overcome their struggles. I work with clients who suffer from anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, personality disorders and more. I have an extensive background in LGBTQ+ and homelessness studies. I also specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), person centered approaches, and substance abuse. So if you've found yourself struggling, please reach out so I can help.

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Therapist – New York

Lucien Beckford

I believe that a well-built relationship between client and therapist is the cornerstone of effective psychotherapy. As such, I aim to create an empathic, non-judgemental environment, where vulnerability is rewarded, and where clients can feel safe to explore and gain deeper insight into their emotions, thoughts, relationships, and experiences. I utilize a person-centered approach that incorporates elements of motivational interviewing as well CBT and mindfulness.

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Therapist – New York

Lisa Gonzalez

I became interested in social work after having an experience with a suicidal teenager employed as a security guard at New York Presbyterian in Manhattan. I currently work for Administration for Children Services and have been a child protective specialist for the last 2 years. I work with children and families daily and have a passion to be a positive influence despite the situation they are experiencing, I have experience working with a vast amount of cultural backgrounds as well 

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Therapist – New York

Nina-Lucia Rodríguez

Many of us experience thoughts of constant worry, hopelessness, or uncertainty. Maybe the burden has grown too strong, limiting your ability to participate fully in your life an reach specific goals. My goal as a therapist is to honor every client's humanity by fostering a brave space that allows for honest, true explanation of feelings, thoughts, and emotions. You are the expert, and I am here to join you on this journey to self-awareness, acceptance, and growth. 

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Therapist – New York

Elizabeth Bracken

I am a licensed Social Worker that has over 12 years of experience. I have worked with clients ranging in age from middle school to geriatrics. I specialize in addictions and the family, adolescence, mica and mental health as it relates to depression/ bipolar disorder, trauma, eating disorders, anxiety, grief/loss and also personality disorders. The most important feature of therapy is the connection to the client as a person not a diagnosis. We do this together, so that you don t feel alone.

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Therapist – New York

Angel Then

My approach to therapy is to be a neutral observer, one who is compassionate, empathetic and supportive during the therapeutic process to form a relationship between myself and the client that is built on trust and communication. I look forward to bolstering my knowledge and cultural competency along the way. I have experience working with children and adults on the autism spectrum as well as clients diagnosed with depression, bipolar disorder, substance abuse disorders and family counseling. 

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Therapist – New York

Phillip Junor

There is a stigma toward counseling, especially among people of color. Many people have preconceived notions about counseling which deters them from seeking out a counselor or trusting the process of counseling. My aim is to give individuals someone they can trust. Someone who will not judge them. I will collaboratively work with my clients to reach a new level of mental wellness. It is my honor to start this process with you.

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Therapist – New York

Aminata Camara

As a mental health therapist, my compassion for people makes me a person most people trust. I make everyone feel good and hopeful in their lives most vulnerable or challenging times. I let every individual that I encounter know that they are special no matter the situation they may be in. I am someone people from all walks of life can relate to and feel comfortable expressing their most vulnerable thoughts and feelings too. It brings me great joy and contentment to assist individuals to the best of my ability. I will be able to assist individuals with proven research results on how to make informed and healthy decisions about themselves and their relationships.  A healthy mind is a key to a fruitful and successful life. I focus on giving a holistic mind and body approach to mental health care to individuals facing mental illness.

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Therapist – New York & New Jersey

Krystle Carpenter

My approach works with the person as a whole, their positive traits and their own inner ability to find growth and healing. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy to foster an understanding of how your thoughts, behaviors and emotions interact with one another and how you can utilize these to affect change and help coping skills. I also have intensive training in mindfulness, meditation and Emotional freedom technique also called tapping. I earned a Master’s in Clinical Psychology and have been working in the areas of grief, and trauma with a specialty in children’s grief. 

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Therapist – New York

Cheryl Davis

I have been a therapist for over 10 years, working with an array of clients, who were all unique and special in their own right. I have conducted individual and group counseling sessions surrounding depression and anxiety, loss and abandonment, domestic violence and abuse, etc. Although I use a person-centered and/or psychodynamic approach, I always try to meet my clients where they are and worked from a strengths perspective, because I believe that everyone has the potential to make changes.

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Therapist – New York

Erika Serrano

I'm a bilingual Mental Health Counselor with a background in Behavioral Health. In my 20 years of experience I've assisted individuals with multiple issues. The list includes, but not limited to: addiction, anger, anxiety, bipolar, and depression. In addition I've worked with family conflicts, mood disorders, PTSD/trauma, unresolved childhood issues and anyone finding it challenging to deal with day to day stressors. My objective is to help you live the life you envisioned for yourself.

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Therapist – New York

Stephanie Guzman

The best way to describe me as a therapist is my way of being empathetic with others. After becoming a reborn Christian in 2020, I had a desire to connect with people in a spiritual way. In a way, I can connect with them to see them as human beings. It was during this time I wanted toga more knowledge to help in a professional way. Which is why I am here. To help using my talents, passion, and duty to serve others in a therapeutic way.

 

Bilingual: Spanish

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Therapist – New York

Taylor Heilman

My goal as a trauma-informed therapist is to help you connect with your most authentic self. As a firm believer that each person is the expert in their own journey, I offer a person-centered and collaborative approach to counseling, working with you to creatively explore your lived experiences, strengths, challenges, and goals. I have a passion for supporting clients who have experienced sexual violence and other forms of interpersonal abuse. Additionally, I have experience working with clients who struggle with eating disorders, addiction and substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and various types of trauma. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I strive to create a warm and affirming space for clients of all identities and paths of life. Together we can cultivate a path toward healing and empowerment.

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Therapist - New York

Dahlia Hatab

I am an Egyptian-American Mental Health Counselor who is passionate about empowering

my clients using mindfulness. My therapeutic style is centered around empathy and connection. I apply an integrated approach, focusing on psychodynamic and existential theories, to grasp your life experiences and how they have influenced you to feel sad, lonely, or confused, eventually resulting in you seeking therapy. I provide different therapeutic modes such as person-centered, art therapy, CBT and etc., and work with all regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, and ethnicity. Personal growth is the main focus of therapy for me since I believe that everyone has the intrinsic desire to grow.

 

Bilingual: Arabic

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Therapist – New York

Miljana Sinik

I am a passionate and dedicated psychotherapist whose approach to therapy is eclectic, drawing from psychodynamic, CBT, solution-focused and mindfulness-based approaches. My style is warm, empathic, encouraging and always tailored to meet your individual needs. I firmly believe in everyone’s unique differences and motivate individuals to build upon their existing strengths so that they can move forward towards healing and growth. Therapy can serve as a powerful space to examine and work through life stressors and deeply rooted patterns to create more fulfilling and meaningful life experiences.  

 

I have an extensive clinical background working with individuals in various life stages and from diverse cultural backgrounds. I specialize working with adults, adolescents, and children with concerns such as anxiety disorders, depression, stress, life transitions, self-esteem, relationship issues, and immigration issues. I understand that being vulnerable about our own experiences can be difficult. I will strive to support you every step of the way and honor and hold your story, with genuine attention and compassion. 

 

Bilingual: Serbo-Croatian

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Therapist – New York

Norma Melendez

I believe in the resilience of the human spirit. I encourage my clients to invite hope for new beginnings and a better tomorrow. Whether you are experiencing a life change such as divorce or loss, substance abuse, family conflict, or are simply in need of support, I have faith that there is always hope. My approach is interactive, and I am committed to helping individuals improve their quality of life. I work with individuals, families and groups, in becoming the best versions of themselves.

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Therapist – New York

Laticia Grenada

Sometimes as individuals, we forget that self-care is a cornerstone of our lives. One of the most common misconceptions about seeking therapy as a treatment is having "serious issues." For some, talking to a stranger about everyday struggles may come across as a sign of weakness; in fact, It is a sign of true strength that many people have a hard time seeing.
    As a therapist, I operate a person-centered approach, which focuses on your aspirations and is tailored to your unique circumstances to provide a compassionate, safe, and healthy environment to facilitate comfortability and self-exploration.
   I have experience working with children, adolescents, teens, parents, adults, and families dealing with a wide range of diagnoses such as depression, anxiety disorders, postpartum, ADHD, autism, schizophrenia, relationship issues, attachment issues, abandonment issues, self-esteem, bullying, crisis, and trauma. I utilize a variety of treatment modalities, including but not limited to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), play therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness. My job as a Mental Health Counselor is not limited to my experiences; I am able to compassionately empathize and services the needs of other populations as well as individuals dealing with sexual orientation and gender identity issues.

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Therapist – Florida & New York

Shanderico Gray

Hello, my name is Shanderico, but you can call me Shan! Professionally, I am an experienced Provisional Licensed Mental Health Counselor. As a clinical mental health professional, I provide psychotherapy to adults, children, adolescents, couples, and families through the delivery of counseling, crisis intervention, mindfulness, and consultation. I focus on areas of depression, overthinking, trauma, low self-esteem, spirituality and anxiety. I help you understand why you feel the way you feel right now, and pragmatic ways to change it. I am here to help you with whatever it is you are going through. I know you are completely over it by now!

  As a clinician, I go beyond the "textbook" version of counseling. By this, I mean I understand the importance of engaging with you, being relatable and realistic to your needs, and just supporting you. My favored therapeutic modalities are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness and Positive Psychology, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Structural Family Therapy (SFT), and Family Systems Therapy (FST). Therefore, your counseling experience will be genuine and based on your individual needs. I am down to earth, and I make myself available to provide relevant feedback and support when needed. I am here to listen to you and support you as you face the current conflict or crisis in your life. Whether it is a search for meaning, help to manage depression, anxiety, difficulty in relationships, spirituality or traumatic memories, I am here to support you and help you find stability and peace of mind.

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Therapist – New York

Lily Boahen

As a mental health counselor, my aim is to support my clients emotionally and meet them where they are on their journey of self-discovery and healing. My previous experiences working with adults, children and teens have allowed me to have a range of experiences. I have worked with clients who have been impacted by trauma, substance use related issues, anxiety, depression, PTSD and other personality disorders and more. I use a person-centered approach while incorporating cognitive behavior therapy, emotion focused therapy, play therapy and some techniques with motivational interviewing and DBT and to help clients reach their goals. Having a good therapeutic relationship is an important foundation in my work with clients therefore I prioritize building trust and rapport with my clients and making sure I am empathetic and non-judgmental at all times. 

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Therapist – New York

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Helena Landegger  

Art Therapy is a type of psychotherapy using imagery & play to provide mental health care by facilitating expressive experiences. The basic tenets of Art Therapy rely on creativity, reconciling a client's emotional or psychological conflicts, & creating personal growth through increased self-awareness. In an Art Therapy session, art-making is used to synthesize experience, trauma, & emotions, as catalysts for personal transformation. No prior experience with art is necessary - Anyone is welcome!

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Therapist – New York

Sherelle Smith

As a counselor, I am attentive, empathetic, and nonjudgmental.  I believe using a person-centered approach can help to build a stronger therapeutic alliance while uncovering a bigger picture to the "whole" of the individual.  Having a multicultural view of the world allows me to connect to many while also eager to learn.  I have experience working with children diagnosed with Autism and understand many of the challenges the child and the families face.  Helping others navigate through life's roadblocks and identify new healthy strategies is very rewarding.

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Therapist – Florida

Jessica Young

I am currently enrolled in a Master's program in clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Military Families and Culture. I aim to create a safe space where clients can feel comfortable being themselves. Additionally, from a place of trust and unconditional positive regard, I want to collaborate with clients to meet their emotional, social, and practical needs.

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Therapist – New York

Emma Moloney 

I obtained my Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Marist College. I have had experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families with concerns such as depression, anxiety, stress-related disorders, and personality disorders. I believe therapy can be a transformative process, and I provide therapy from a nonjudgmental, client-centered approach, utilizing mindfulness-based dialectical behavior therapy, as well as other evidence-based practices. I aim to create a warm, open, and safe environment to enable each client an opportunity to work collaboratively to overcome life’s difficulties.

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Therapist – New York

Raneen Siyam

I received my Master of Arts in Forensic Mental Health Counseling from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and hold a certificate in victimology studies. I have worked closely with survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence as well as victims of aggravated assault. I have experience working with clients of all different ethnic and cultural backgrounds, gender identity, sexual orientation, and religious affiliations. I specialize in Depression, PTSD, Psychosis, and Substance Use. I believe empathy is the key to successful therapy and everything I do is guided by that. While the way I work with my clients varies due to every person’s individuality and needs, my approach is one that is always client-centered, empathetic, caring, and absent of judgment. 

 

Bilingual: Arabic

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Therapist – New York

Sonia Ricks

You are not alone. Whether you are currently experiencing a loss, or coping with a loss from your past. We often feel unprepared for how a significant loss impacts our lives. Counseling can help you find your path toward healing that’s right for you. I can help you regain a sense of peace in your life. Therefore, you will be able to explore your feelings and emotions in a safe, non-judgmental space through therapeutic intervention. I understand veteran issues as well being a military veteran myself. Some of the methods we can use in therapy are CBT, Mindfulness, and DBT to name a few. We will work together to integrate your experience with grief into a learning experience that allows you to cope and move forward with a sense of peace. I would be honored to assist you on your healing journey. My goal is to assist you with your journey to find inner peace.

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Therapist – New York

Stephany Sanchez

Therapy is the collaborative work of self-renewal. I will provide you with a safe. space for self-exploration. I incorporate reality, mindfulness, and an evidence-based perspective. I have experience working with individuals, families, young adults, and survivors of diverse backgrounds. I currently provide telehealth services via a HIPPA compliant platform. Finding a therapist that is a good fit for you is an important process. I encourage you to take your time. I welcome you to set up an appointment so that we may determine if working together is the best next step to achieve your goals

Bilingual: Spanish

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Therapist – Florida & New York

Lina Mendez

My goal as a therapist is to help you understand and organize your thoughts to assist you in becoming the best version of yourself! I have worked in the mental heath field since 2012, and have formally completed my Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling in 2017 from Rutgers University. I have experience working with all ages (3-99+). I am bilingual (Spanish). As a first generation Latin-American woman, I have a personal passion towards enhancing my cultural competency by actively striving to learn, understand and respect all cultures.

 

Bilingual: Spanish

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Therapist – New York

Tyisha Gaskin

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