Michelle Perkins is a licensed clinical social worker offering behavioral health services to young adults and adults throughout Florida and Ohio. She treats a full list of specialties; however, her specialties include anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD, relationship issues, substance abuse, dependence and addiction, and anger management.
Michelle received her Master of Social Work in 2012 from the University of Michigan.
Michelle’s philosophy of care is that everyone has different life experiences that have brought them to where they are today. No one is better than another, and as a therapist, Michelle tires to meet the client where they are at, in an open and honest therapeutic relationship, where they work towards the client’s self-determined goals for treatment.
Michelle’s favorite relaxation time is either relaxing on the beach or watching movies and television with her daughter.
Her favorite quote is, “The only behavior I can control is my own and my reactions to other peoples’ behavior.”
Jeanette Rivas is a licensed clinical social worker offering behavioral health services to children and adults throughout Florida and Indiana. She treats a full list of specialties; however, her specialties include domestic violence, autism, and trauma.
Jeanette received her Master of Social Work in 2014 from the University of Southern California.
Jeanette’s philosophy of care is to take a person-centered team approach. She likes to empower the individual to work with her to make changes in their lives that works for their lifestyle.
Jeanette has a degree in theatre and has studied and performed professionally. She also started a nonprofit to bring awareness to Autism and bullying.
“When faced with obstacles, keep pushing through them, they make you stronger.”
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.”
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