Mary Kay Schultz, LCSW

Mary Kay Schultz, LCSW

Mary Kay Schultz is a licensed clinical social worker offering behavioral health services to children and adults. She treats a full list of issues; however, her specialties include anxiety, substance use, addiction, relationship issues, codependency, stress management, and depression.
 
Mary Kay received her Master of Social Work in 2006 from Rutgers University.
 
Mary Kay’s objective is to help you remove barriers to empower you to reach your goals and dreams. She is a proactive, strength-based, goal-oriented, spiritual person by nature, and utilizes a holistic, contextual, multigenerational perspective in her work. She’s inspired by our human potential and resiliency. Mary Kay’s practice creates a safe, non-judgmental space where a person can begin the journey of self-discovery.
 
Fun fact about Mary Kay – she played basketball in college and now competes in triathlons!
 
“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” – Babe Ruth
Meranda McCreary, LCSW

Meranda McCreary, LCSW

Meranda McCreary is a licensed clinical social worker offering behavioral health services to adults. She treats a full list of issues; however, her specialties include self-esteem, depression, coping skills, trauma, PTSD, and stress management.
 
Meranda received her Master of Social Work in 2016 from Barry University.
 
Meranda is a firm believer of the following principle, “when we know better, we do better,” so she strives to provide psychoeducation to empower, educate and elicit change. Healing is yours, once you determine that you are worthy to receive it. You are worthy and deserving of all good things.
 
Fun fact about Meranda – she is a proud Army Veteran!
 
“Until you heal the wounds of your past, you are going to bleed.” – Iyanla Vanzant
Brandy Walker, LCSW

Brandy Walker, LCSW

Brandy Walker is a licensed clinical social worker offering behavioral health services to children and adults. She treats a full list of issues; however, her specialties include trauma, PTSD, anxiety disorders, depression, mood disorders, and divorce.
 
Brandy received her Master of Social Work from California State University, East Bay.
 
Brandy believes in meeting each individual where they are. As such, she operates from a person-centered approach. Essentially, this allows individuals to have a strong voice in the decisions as it relates to therapy. She believes that working with individuals requires collaborative effort in order for an individual to achieve their goals.
 
Fun fact about Brandy – she is a spoken word artist and a published author!
 
“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” – Maya Angelou
Marcie Embersit, LCSW

Marcie Embersit, LCSW

Marcie Embersit is a licensed clinical social worker offering behavioral health services to children and adults. She treats a full list of issues; however, her specialties include mood disorders, substance abuse, anxiety, behavioral disorders, and depression.

Marcie received her Master of Social Work in 2011 from New York University.

Marcie’s philosophy of care is to approach everyone with empathy, compassion, and professional integrity and to provide a safe space that is conducive to healing and recovery.

Fun fact about Marcie – she usually has a trip planned to somewhere every three to four months to keep herself motivated.

“I just give myself permission to suck. I find this hugely liberating.”- John Green
Holly Ferrell, LCSW

Holly Ferrell, LCSW

Holly Ferrell is a licensed clinical social worker offering behavioral health services to adults. She treats a full list of issues; however, her specialties include anxiety disorders, depression, chronic pain, insomnia, substance use disorders, and prolonged exposure therapy.
Holly received her Master of Social Work in 2018 from The Ohio State University.
Holly’s philosophy of care is rooted in the biological-psychological-social approach to human pain and suffering. She believes behavioral health and physical health go hand and hand, and both are essential to one’s quality of life. She believes it is important to provide people with specialized skills that will empower them to pursue their values and what truly matters to them.
Fun fact about Holly – she’s currently striving for a completely plant-based diet!
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.”
Gianna Vaccarino, LMHC, LPC

Gianna Vaccarino, LMHC, LPC

Gianna Vaccarino, LMHC

Gianna Vaccarino is a licensed mental health counselor offering services to children, adolescents and adults. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in trauma and PTSD, anxiety disorders, domestic violence and abuse, and self-esteem. Gianna found a lot of personal relief in therapy through the different stages of her life. It is because of this experience that she chose to pursue a career that could do the same for others.
Gianna takes a very human to human approach with her clients. She wants them to feel comfortable and to feel as though they are equals. Gianna tries her best to combine empathy and therapeutic skills to be an integrative part in overcoming whatever obstacles her clients bring to therapy.
Gianna has a fur-baby named Theo and is currently learning to speak Italian. Her favorite thing to do is to read a new book at the beach.
“The only way out is through it.”

Anthony Deo, MD

Anthony Deo, MD

Anthony Deo is a board-certified psychiatrist offering services to children and teens. He has a vast array of clinical interests; however, his specializations are child and adolescent psychiatry, ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and schizophrenia. In his practice, Dr. Deo believes that each person has a unique story that must be heard and considered. People are not defined by a diagnosis and he works collaboratively with individuals and their families to create a treatment plan that is consistent with their beliefs and values.
Dr. Deo’s interest in mental health care comes from a long-standing interest in research and clinical care of children, adolescents and young adults with severe psychiatric illness.

Dr. Deo studied field biology and at one point was tracking suburban coyotes. He also helped to sew the tentacles of a preserved squid together as a graduate student at the American Museum of Natural History. Additionally, Dr. Deo has traveled extensively and has spent lots of time in the wildernesses of Kenya, Australia and the Galapagos.
Ramona Blair, LPC

Ramona Blair, LPC

Ramona Blair is a licensed professional counselor offering behavioral health services to individuals aged 16 and up. Utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), she treats a full list of issues; however, her specialties include anxiety, depression, grief, and loss.
Ramona received her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling in 2010 from Capella University.
Ramona’s interest in mental health care began at a young age where she felt a calling to the profession.
“Success is not final; failure is not final: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill
Renu Gupta, MD

Renu Gupta, MD

Dr. Renu Gupta offers psychiatry services to adolescents and adults. Dr. Gupta has many clinical interests that include mood disorders, PTSD, depression, anxiety disorders and bipolar disorders. She prefers to utilize positive psychology and psychodynamic models of treatment with her patients. There are no populations that Dr. Gupta is not willing to work with.


Leah van der Kooy, LPC

Leah van der Kooy, LPC

Leah van der Kooy is a licensed professional counselor offering services to adolescents and adults. She has many clinical interests, and her expertise includes behavioral disorders, addiction, school issues, mood disorders and anxiety/depression. Having been on both sides of the therapeutic relationship, the cornerstone of Leah’s practice is to enable the client to feel heard and understood.
Leah’s interest in behavioral health care stems from her own personal experience with a great deal of loss, stress, addiction issues and perfectionism. After experiencing life-changing progress in her own personal therapy, Leah knew that she had to offer that gift back to the world.
Leah believes that there is immeasurable strength in allowing someone to help you. Vulnerability is the foundation of true, pivotal change and she is enthusiastically committed to help her community achieve health, happiness, and a sense of purpose in the world.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” Marianne Williamson


If you are in crisis, call 988 to talk with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, text HOME to 741741 to connect to a free crisis counselor, or go to your nearest emergency room.