Michael di Salvo is a licensed clinical social worker providing behavioral health services to young adults and adults in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. He has a vast array of clinical interests; however, his expertise includes anxiety, depression, mood disorders, LGBTQ+, and men’s issues. 

Michael became interested in the behavioral health field due to his long history of volunteering and advocating for human rights. His philosophy of care is to meet with his patient where they are at this moment in their lives. Providing a nonjudgmental environment is his primary goal when meeting with everyone. 

Michael continues to volunteer his time and support various causes. In his life, he has learned that there are no shortcuts around hard work and determination. Michael values his family and the love and support that he has been granted. 

“One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.” 

Cathryn Paton is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to children, adolescent, and adult residents in Texas and New Jersey. She specializes in relationships, grief counseling, stress management, anxiety disorders, depression and life transitions. In her practice, Cathryn’s philosophy of care is person-centered and strength-based. She believes that human beings are hardwired for connection and that healing and transformation take place through relationships. She is deeply committed to creating a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals so that they can work collaboratively to create a connection based in authenticity. Her therapeutic style is warm, playful, accepting and affirming. She enjoys learning about her clients and building on what they are already doing well. Moreover, she believes that inside each of us is a wealth of tenacity and grit; as a therapist, she nurtures the resilience already within.

Cathryn’s interest in mental and behavioral health care developed when her career path veered from an interest in advocacy to clinical studies. Originally, she saw herself getting a job to advocate for policy changes to increase access to quality mental health care in the state of Texas. Then, an unforeseen string of events led her to take the only field internship left available in her first year of graduate school – a mental health therapist position at a middle school. She was skeptical at first but to her surprise, she fell in love with the work and her clients. She developed a curiosity and respect for the work that she still holds to this day. She continues to be grateful and honored by clients that invite her to work alongside them. She learns with them and stands in awe of their tenacious spirits.

Cathryn enjoys training parents and educators on trauma, attachment, and the power of positive relationships. She loves hiking through desert landscapes and swimming in Texas rivers. Her favorite place to be is at home cooking a big meal with friends and family.

We’re all just walking each other home. -Ram Dass

Jenna Nielsen is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adults in Florida. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, anxiety disorders, life transitions and stress management. In her practice, she takes a goal-oriented approach to care that incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness techniques.

Jenna’s interest in mental and behavioral healthcare developed naturally; she has a strong desire to help people navigate life’s challenges and gain control of their emotions and behaviors.

Jenna played tennis in college, enjoys volunteering every year at a children’s grief camp and is a connoisseur of donuts.

“Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome. Vulnerability is not weakness; it’s our greatest measure of courage.” ― Brené Brown

Emmanuel Metzer-Metayer is a nurse practitioner offering behavioral health services to adults in Arizona, Florida, Washington, and Wisconsin. He has a broad range of clinical interests; however, his specialties include ADHD, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, sleep disorders, PTSD, and mood disorder.

Emmanuel first became interested in mental and behavioral health care due to the vulnerability of this population. His philosophy of care is patient-centered care, providing care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient preferences, needs and values.

He loves his God, his family, and traveling!

“Where there is love there is life.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Lorraine Jefferson is a licensed clinical social worker offering behavioral care services to adults in Florida, New Jersey and Tennessee. Lorraine has a wide array of clinical interests, and her expertise includes trauma-PTSD, depression, anxiety, mood disorders and addiction. 

Lorraine’s interest in behavioral health care began 20 years ago, after suffering in silence with her own mental and behavioral health issues, she attempted to engage in therapy. Although counseling was unacceptable in her family and culture, she took the brave step to “try it out anyway.” Her hope was to discover the path toward healing and was short-lived due to experiencing cultural insensitivity and judgement. She knew then that what she had experiences was not the ideal therapeutic relationship, so she decided to become the person who would give others what she was unable to receive – compassion, empathy, safety, nonjudgement, care and genuineness.  

Lorraine strives to always have a positive affective presence and she prides herself on her reputation for being able to rapidly form a meaningful rapport with her patient. 

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Ghandi 

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

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

Anthony Lopez is a licensed mental health counselor offering services to adults in Florida, New York and Virginia. He has a variety of clinical interests; however, he specializes in men’s issues and health, stress management, depression, anxiety disorders and faith-based counseling.  In his practice, Anthony’s philosophy of care is to form a true connection and trust with each patientHe usually begins by focusing on equipping patients with the resources to manage their symptoms and then looks for deeper issues that may exist. Anthony’s approach to care is collaborative, insightful and enjoyablePatients have expressed that he’s very down to earth and that their situation was well understood.

Anthony’s interest in mental and behavioral healthcare developed while working as an administrator at a university. There, he started a mentoring and leadership program. He ended up mentoring some of the students and loved it. Anthony then felt that pursuing a career in therapy was the next step. 

Anthony speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese. He’s traveled to Israel, Jordan, Brazil, Guatemala and Bolivia, and has received U.S. Senate Congressional Recognition. 

“Start from wherever you are and with whatever you’ve got.”- Jim Rohn 

Dr. Sara Bodner is a board-certified psychiatrist offering services to adults in California, Florida and Illinois. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializein bipolar, post-traumatic stress disorder, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and schizophreniaSara’s philosophy of care is centered around her personal view of mental health being like a seesaw. She believes that a psychiatrist must improve things enough so that the balance shifts the patient’s mood, psyche and cognition from going down to going up. When that shift occurs, the patient can better help themselves through therapy, exercise and behavioral interventions. 

Sara had a relative who had a mental health problem which left an impression on her and lead her to a career in mental and behavioral health care. 

Sara used to work in cancer research and did some of the early research on tumor suppressor genes. In addition to being a psychiatrist, she has three board certifications in pathology. Sara trained in psychiatry at Yale, where her father is an alumnus 

“Im a man of principle and the principal principle is flexibility. –  Sam Ervin 

Andrea Davis is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to children, adolescents and adults in Virginia. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in mood disorders, parenting, marriage and relationship counseling, anxiety disorders and family therapy.  In her practice, Andrea’s philosophy of care is centered around the belief that we are all in it together. She believes that we all have our struggles and sometimes it takes someone outside of the situation to help with gaining non-judgmental perspectives. Andrea sees her role as a mental health professional, as being like a chameleon of sorts where her approach changes to blend and partner with those she’s working with in order for successful outcomes. Together, her and her patients learn through trial and error until they resolve all issues. 

Andrea’s interest in mental and behavioral healthcare began when she interviewed her school counselor for career day in 7th grade. As she developed as a professionalshe realized that she was a stable presence for those in crisis and those dealing with more complex problems like chronic mental illness and severe mood and anxiety disorders. Through working with youth and families, she grew a passion for taking problems that seem complicated and breaking down solutions with manageable, bite sized steps toward healthy living. 

Andrea enjoys animals and learning facts about animals with her kids; they visit zoos and animal exhibits oftenWhen Andrea feels overwhelmed, she enjoys organizing and cleaning. A goal of hers is to visit all US territories and states, so far, she’s been to all states between Texas and Maine and several islands in the Caribbean. 

The mark of a wild heart is living out the paradox of love in our lives. It’s the ability to be tough and tender, excited and scared, brave and afraid—all in the same moment. It’s showing up in our vulnerability and our courage, being both fierce and kind.” – Brené Brown 

Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you. Princess Diana 

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