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.” – Brene 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
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
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 specializes in bipolar, post-traumatic stress disorder, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and schizophrenia. Sara’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.
“I‘m 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, she 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 professional, she 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 often. When 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.” – Brene 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
Reynald Omega is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner offering services to adolescent and adult residents in California, Florida and New Jersey. He has a variety of clinical interests; however, he specializes in bipolar disorders, mood disorders, schizoaffective disorder, schizophrenia, substance use, dependence and addiction. In his practice, Reynald uses a holistic approach centered around the belief that a stronger mind will lead to a stronger body.
Reynald’s interest in mental and behavioral health care came naturally; he has always wanted to help people live a better life. He helps individuals overcome life challenges through resilience building.
Reynald is a foreign physician graduate, speaks four languages and loves technology.
“Mental health is as just important as physical health.”
Michelle Singleton is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to children, adolescents and adults in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She has over 15 years of experience working with individuals across the life span. Michelle has a vast array of clinical interests; however, her specializations are anxiety, depression, emotional regulation and adjustment disorders. In her practice, Michelle provides a supportive, encouraging and compassionate approach to assist individuals in managing life’s struggles and challenges.
Michelle’s interest in mental health care developed at the start of her college career with her focus and desire to help people of all ages with life stressors and connect them with resources within their communities.
Michelle enjoys continuing education, beach and camping trips, pets, and spending time with family and friends. She attended a Women’s March and attended college as an adult student.
“We can complain because the rose bushes have thorns or rejoice because the thorn bushes have roses.” – Abraham Lincoln
“Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving; we get stronger and more resilient.” – Dr. Steve Maraboli
Joshua Taffet is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adult residents in New York, New Jersey and Florida. He has a vast array of clinical interests; however, he specializes in depression, relationship issues and life transitions. His approach to therapy is personalized, client-centered and emotionally focused. Joshua aims for patients to feel completely heard, understood and on a clear path toward their goals. His philosophy of care emphasizes the healing power of the therapeutic relationship. He has worked with hundreds of adults and couples to identify the root of their issues so they can move forward on a happier, more fulfilling path.
Joshua’s interest in mental and behavioral healthcare started at an early age, people would tell him that he was an excellent listener and helped bring clarity to their challenges. It wasn’t until he saw a therapist himself, who helped him navigate his life challenges, that he realized he wanted to become a licensed therapist. In his opinion, there is no greater gift than helping people live their most fulfilled life.
Joshua absolutely loves Hawaii, has been there five times and is planning his sixth trip. He was a speaker at “Advocating for Our Patients” at the Fifth Annual Urban Mental Health Conference at Rutgers in Newark, NJ, and has adopted three rescue cats.
“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.” – Zig Ziglar
Clinician Gender Identity: Male
Clinician Racial/Ethnic Identity: White
Treatment Age Range: 18+
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)-focused