Dr. Renu Gupta offers services to adolescents and adults throughout Illinois. 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.
Mona Birk is a licensed nurse practitioner with over 20 years of experience offering behavioral health care services to adults in New Jersey. She has a variety of clinical interests, and her specialties include anxiety, depression, and geriatrics. Mona prefers a patient-centered approach to treatment that involves working with her patients to understand their unique issues and goals to establish trust and a relationship. She provides psychotherapy to adults and geriatrics and work on issues including life transitions, stress, and other life challenges.
Mona knew that she wanted to pursue a career in behavioral health care when she witnessed conflict, stress, the inability to make one’s own decisions, individuals being stuck and desires for behavior change.
When not treating her patients, Mona serves on the Board of Health in her local community and likes to spend time her poodles.
“If positive psychology teaches us anything, it is that all of us are a mixture of strengths and weaknesses. No one has it all, and no one lacks it all.” – Christopher Peterson
Natalie Roncallo is a board-certified psychiatrist offering services to adolescents and adults in Colorado, Florida and Pennsylvania. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, stress management, trauma and PTSD. In her practice, Dr. Roncallo’s philosophy of care is centered around the belief that giving patients room to feel comfortable and speak, in what can be a very vulnerable experience, should be of utmost importance. As she educates and guides patients through their treatment, she also finds it important that patients take an active role in their treatment as well.
Dr. Roncallo became interested in mental and behavioral health care early on in her medical training when she realized mental health care encompasses all fields of medicine and is a strong determinant in patient success. She feels grateful for having the privilege of assisting patients in improving their mental health, and in turn, other aspects of their lives as well.
Dr. Roncallo has an Australian Shepherd and a Yorkshire Terrier. Her favorite hobby is Olympic weightlifting. She loves reading, listening to audiobooks and learning new things.
“The mind is just like a muscle – the more you exercise it, the stronger it gets and the more it can expand.” – Idowu Koyenikan
Sharon Kopyc is a licensed clinical social worker offering behavioral healthcare services to residents in Kentucky, New York and Pennsylvania. She specializes in trauma, women’s issues, addiction, mood disorders and stress management utilizing the EMDR, mindfulness-based (MBCT) and structural family therapy methods, to name a few.
Sharon became interested in behavioral health care while in undergraduate school when she was drawn to courses in psychology and sociology and always had a keen interest in listening to people and helping them sort out their problems. She was encouraged to pursue a career in behavioral health care when those who she helped would thank her for being so supportive!
Sharon prefers a person-centered approach to care where she views her patient as an expert in their own life. This allows her to work directly with her patient to help facilitate a path to a happier and satisfying life.
She is also an author having just published Writing Measurable Outcomes in Psychotherapy with Oxford University.
“The struggle you’re in today is the strength you need for tomorrow.”
Erin Magoon is a licensed professional counselor offering services to adolescents and adults in Illinois. She has a vast array of clinical interests; however, she specializes in life transitions, relationship issues, coping skills, self-esteem and stress management. In her practice, Erin utilizes a person-centered approach to tailor treatment to the needs of her clients. She cares greatly about those who she works with and believes that encouraging others is a personal gift that brings her great joy.
Erin has always been incredibly passionate about helping others. Having the ability to read how people are feeling is what drew her into the counseling profession.
Erin is an avid runner and says that running everyday helps her personally cope with stress. She also enjoys cooking in her down time and her claim to fame is an awesome lasagna!
“Asking for help is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.” – Brittney Castro
Mark Lancet is a licensed professional counselor providing services to adolescents and adults in Pennsylvania and Virginia. He has a vast array of clinical interests and his areas of expertise include addiction, depression, codependency, geriatric therapy and self-esteem. Mark first became interested in behavioral health care because he wanted to make a positive impact on other people’s lives and to assist in constructing a path forward in partnership with each patient. Mark’s philosophy of care is to meet a person where they’re currently at in a non-judgmental and accepting way.
Fun facts about Mark include that he has appeared nationally on the Geraldo Rivera Show and has performed at the New York World’s Fair. Additionally, Mary has travelled to Great Britain, Spain and Italy.
“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.” – Elie Wiesel
Nadya Gifeisman is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adolescents and adults in Pennsylvania. She has a vast array of clinical interests, and her expertise includes depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, PTSD, physical trauma, emotional abuse and adjustment to a phase of life. Nadya has always been interested in humanity and psychology and found counseling to be one of the most rewarding ways to care for the person. She enjoys connecting with people and finding creative ways to help people deal with life changes.
Nadya’s style of counseling is tailored to meet her patient’s unique needs. Her approach to care is guided by the need to attain solutions to problems while finding balance in daily living. Nadya can provide therapeutic interventions that respect diverse spiritual and cultural backgrounds, allowing her patient to grow and become empowered to make their own life choices and decisions.
To relax, Nadya likes to read books, listen to music, watch movies and cook. She also enjoys spending time outdoors hiking and swimming.
“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.”
Ruth Fogarty is a licensed mental health counselor offering services to adults in New York state. She has a vast array of clinical interests and her areas of expertise include trauma/PTSD, substance use/addiction, LGBT, domestic/sexual abuse and relationship issues.
Her interest in the counseling field developed in her late teens from a sibling who suffered from depression. Ruth knew that counseling was a natural fit for her when she realized she had a knack for helping people feel comfortable when sharing life struggles with her.
Ruth’s approach to treatment is to build a rapport with her patients and is accomplished through attentive listening and caring support that may, at times, be in the form of frank observations and feedback. Her philosophy is to honor each person who chooses to trust her with their thoughts and feelings. One of Ruth’s greatest passions is to counsel military members and their families on bases around the US and Europe.
When Ruth is not treating her patients, she is spending time with her four children and eight grandchildren. Her greatest joy and best gift to the world!
“Loving ourselves is perhaps the most loving thing we can do for others and peace in our world.”
Mariam Kashani is a licensed nurse practitioner offering services to adults in Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C. She has been a nurse practitioner since 2001 and is board-certified in both adult primary care and psychiatry. She has a variety of interests; however, she specializes in depression, anxiety, mood disorders and bipolar disorder. Mariam completed a doctoral degree in Advanced Nursing Practice in 2013 from John Hopkins University.
Soon after Mariam began practicing in primary care, it became clear to her that the mind and body are not separate entities, but parts of the whole person. In her practice, Mariam utilizes a person-centered approach in order to treat the whole body to achieve mental health balance. Mariam’s philosophy is that mental health is at the core of overall wellness and each person can benefit from a customized treatment plan to empower their health. She also believes that every individual possesses the intrinsic ability to heal and lead a happy and fulfilling life.
“Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.” – Rumi
Marsha Caraway is a licensed mental health counselor and licensed professional counselor offering services to adults in New York and Texas. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in relationship issues, anxiety disorders, depression and trauma. In her practice, Marsha’s philosophy of care is to get to know her patients. She believes the more “life” puzzle pieces that you have, the more the patients’ symptoms make sense.
Marsha’s interest in mental and behavioral health care developed in college. She had an excellent professor who kept her spellbound when she shared her experiences from Bellevue Mental Hospital in New York City.
Marsha has worked on 15 different military installations. She loves to chop and stack wood and loves train rides.
“When life begins to drag you down, just do the hokey pokey.”