Renata Jamison is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adolescents and adults throughout Virginia. She has a vast array of clinical interests; however, her specialties include family therapy, marital counseling, trauma and PTSD, and mood disorders.
Renata began her career in the education field. As an educator, she saw a gap in therapy services and she felt that the mental health component was the missing piece, so she chose to pursue education in the behavioral health field to fill that gap. She believes that individuals possess the agency of their decisions and therefore, her philosophy of care is a very person-centered treatment.
She is the proud mother of five African American boys and her passions include dancing and motorcycles.
“She believes she could, so she did.” – Unknown
Dr. Leroy Arenivar is a board-certified psychiatrist offering services to children, adolescents and adults in California, Texas, and Washington. Dr. Arenivar has an array of clinical interests; however, his expertise includes child psychiatry, anxiety disorders and ADHD.
Dr. Arenivar became interested in mental and behavioral health care in medical school where he realized that his desire to hear people’s stories was best suited for psychiatry. He continues to be interested in the evolution of psychiatric care from the innovative delivery through telehealth to being able to offer new treatment modalities like Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.
Dr. Arenivar has worked as an attending psychiatrist for the past eight years, primarily treating children and adults in the outpatient setting. His approach to care is to focus on building rapport with patients so that patients trust his recommendations and at the same time feel comfortable talking about their apprehension regarding psychiatric medications. He is focused on making sure patients understand how medicine can help improve their condition in combination with other approaches like psychotherapy and self-care.
In his non-clinical time, Dr. Arenivar enjoys watching movies, traveling, and enjoying the outdoors of Austin, TX!
“Do all the good you can, for all the people you can, in all the ways you can, as long as ever you can.”
Alonda Trammell-Miller is a licensed master social worker offering behavioral health services to adolescents and adults in Michigan. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in anxiety disorders, coping skills, stress management, parenting, strength-based and person-centered therapy.
Alonda has worked in the behavioral health field for over 20 years. She practices Solution Focused Therapy using a person-centered approach. Her goal is to help facilitate the changes that her patients desire without actually changing them. Alonda views counseling as a journey of self-exploration by the client meant to increase their level of understanding and self-awareness. As a counselor, she acts as the facilitator of this journey.
Alonda is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and loves to travel!
“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” – Frederick Douglass
Maria Monte is a licensed professional counselor offering therapy to residents in Texas. She specializes in trauma, PTSD, child and adolescent therapy, grief counseling, anxiety, and depression. Maria grew up in a large family and from an early age, she observed that her perspective was vastly different from her siblings after having experienced the same life events.
She believes it is especially important to understand how our past has influenced our present. Maria believes that we see and relate to the world the way we were shaped from an early age. Knowing who we are and how we see and perceive the world helps us understand how we relate better to ourselves and to others.
During the last 14 years, Maria has moved to and from other countries and states and her true home is between Texas and Spain. She is also fluent in both English and Spanish!
“Although the world is full of suffering. It is also full of the overcoming of it.” – Helen Keller
Cheryl Zupancic is a nurse practitioner offering services to adolescents and adults in Maryland and Virginia. She has a vast array of clinical interests; however, she specializes in ADHD, anxiety disorders, and depression.
Cheryl became interested in behavioral health care in the early 2000’s when she worked as a clinician in a variety of settings – trauma, burn intensive care and surgical intensive care. She was usually routed to patients with significant mental illness as a causative factor of their medical illness. Also, during this time, her mother was known as the “Warrior Nurse” for her advocacy to fight to save DC General Hospital. She passed in 2014, but Cheryl was proud to follow in her mother’s footsteps by becoming a nurse.
Cheryl believes in the treatment of an individual as a whole and that often medical co-morbidities are harsh life circumstances are the root cause of mental health maladies. Effective treatment includes medication management alongside therapeutic care, but also acknowledgement and modification of troubling life circumstances that impair mental health.
As a mental and physical health advocate, her favorite quote is a simple phrase “never give up”. Cheryl believes that mental health is achievable by all, regardless of circumstances and even the most so-called hopeless of cases can result in well mental health and recovery. So, one should never give up.
Fun fact: Cheryl has two master’s degrees, the first of which was earned in Communication and Culture with a focus on Health Communications. It has been essential to her to understand human health behavior as we have navigated through the turbulence of the global pandemic.
Gianna Vaccarino is a licensed mental health counselor offering services to children, adolescents and adults in New York. 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.”
Rachel Zettl, MD is a board-certified psychiatrist offering services to children, adolescents, and adults in Texas. She has an array of clinical interests; however, she specializes in child and adolescent psychiatry, depression, anxiety, and behavioral disorders. Dr. Zettl became interested in behavioral health care after watching individuals in the community where she grew up struggle silently with mental health disorders due to lack of resources and stigma. She wanted to provide good quality care without the judgement or stigma that keep so many from seeking the care that can improve their lives.
Dr. Zettl’s approach to care is that this is a journey she and her patient will be taking together. The patient is the captain, and the provider should be the navigator. Dr. Zettl believes that the provider is only there to help keep the treatment on track, and the patient should be the one setting the destination.
Fun fact: Dr. Zettl was a high school teacher prior to medical school. She also loves pugs and enjoys crocheting.
“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a person changes their own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards the person… We need not wait to see what others do.”
Leah Mackus is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adolescents and adults in Michigan. Leah offers a vast array of clinical interests; however, she specializes in anxiety, relationship issues and adoption. Her interest in mental and behavioral healthcare started during her childhood. She had the honor of being part of a meaningful therapeutic alliance for several years. She seeks to foster this during every encounter while also helping navigate life’s challenges, focus on personal growth and develop a stronger sense of purpose.
Leah’s approach to therapy is collaborative, person-centered, non-judgmental and strength-based. Her clinical skillset is eclectic, and she believes in tailoring treatment to individual goals.
Leah loves to travel, is an avid reader and is an adoptee, in addition to being an adoptive parent!
“Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up.”
Angela is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to children, adolescents and adults in Michigan. She offers a wide variety of clinical issues that she treats and her expertise lies in geriatric therapy, child/adolescent therapy, depression, anxiety and stress management.
Her interest in working in behavioral health care began as a young child living in a multicultural community. She could see the many barriers and was drawn to empowering and increasing mental health care needed to overcome those barriers.
Angela is a big supporter of compassionate therapeutic care. Her approach to care is to offer a welcoming non-judgmental, warm and supportive environment for her patients.
Angela enjoys traveling to Arizona and Hawaii. She also enjoys classical music, specifically violin and piano.
“Take one day at a time and it is okay to take baby steps.”
Misty Annarino is a licensed mental health counselor offering services to children, adolescents and adults in North Carolina. She provides a wide range of counseling services and her expertise includes trauma, PTSD, anxiety, stress and family conflict.
Misty became interested in behavioral health care after recognizing the need for qualified individuals in the field. She believes that we all experience difficult life challenges and having good people willing to assist us through those times is greatly beneficial to our healing journey. She believes in whole-person care and that the person receiving services should guide and facilitate their care.
Fun facts about Misty include she is an identical twin; she is a trained EMDR, and she absolutely loves nature and hiking.
“Sit with it. Sit with it. Sit with it. Sit with it. Even though you want to run. Even though it’s heaving and difficult. Even though you’re not quite sure of the way through. Healing happens by feeling.” – Rebecca Ray