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

Jeanine Miles is a licensed professional counselor offering services to children, adolescents and adults in New Jersey and Virginia. Jeanine has a vast array of clinical interests and her expertise include weight management, eating disorders, women’s issues, adolescent girl’s issues and ADHD. Jeanine’s interest in mental and behavioral health care stems from her passion to help others.

When treating patients, Jeanine likes to provide a calm and nurturing environment for individuals for self-exploration, expressing and emotional healing. Patient centered-humanistic approach and wholeness oriented.

Jeanine enjoys hiking and traveling. She is also a certified bariatric counselor.

“Courage…

1 Asking for what you need

2 Speak the truth

3 Owning your own story

4 Setting boundaries

5 Reaching out for support”

– Brene Brown

Jessica Passero is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to children, adolescents and adults in New York and Wisconsin. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in wellness and health promotion, relationships, child and adolescent therapy, parenting, and women’s issues and health. In her practice, Jessica uses traditional counseling techniques such as cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused therapy, as well as complementary therapy approaches such as mindfulness, meditation and guided imagery to help clients work towards greater happiness. As a therapist, she empowers clients to make changes to improve their lives. Jessica sees herself as a guide who supports clients in their own journey of personal and emotional growth. She helps clients become more self-aware, improve their communication skills, and understand their emotions at a deeper level. She also aims to teach clients coping skills to help them better deal with life’s stresses, as well as the challenges of their mental health symptoms.

Jessica’s interest in mental and behavioral healthcare developed at a young age. Because she was very empathetic towards those in suffering, she realized early on that she wanted to be in a profession that helped people. Furthermore, Jessica was naturally drawn to psychology because she had always been curious and interested in people. In college, she saw a flyer looking for individuals to become peer counselors and remembers thinking, “I would like to do that”. Shortly after she started began taking peer counseling training classes. She later realized that it was this experience as a peer counselor that planted the seed in her becoming a professional therapist.

Jessica loves to travel. She thinks immersing yourself into a different place, culture, and/or among people is a great educational experience. Her dream is to eventually travel the world. Jessica enjoys spending time outdoors; it helps her relax and feel more grounded. Most of her weekends are usually spent hiking or doing other outdoor activities. She is also an avid crafter. She dabbles in making all types of crafts including creating signs, jewelry, personalized gifts and art.

“The real voyage of self-discovery consists not in seeking out new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” -Marcel Proust

Carlita Coley is a licensed professional counselor offering services to adults in Virginia. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in cognitive behavior therapy, stress management, women’s issues and health, LGBT issues and life coaching. In her practice, Carlita strongly believes in empowering clients to connect with and articulate their own truth.

Carlita’s interest in mental and behavioral health care came naturally at a young age. As a middle child, she was the “peacemaker” and always sought to try to understand and articulate everyone’s perspectives in order to obtain or maintain peace. A career in mental health was not something she believes she chose; it was more of calling.

Carlita had three children in a four-and-a-half-year span. She has a puppy named Maverick, who is part Chihuahua and part German Shepard, and the beach is her therapy.

“My mission in life is not to merely survive, but to thrive, and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style.” – Maya Angelou

Courtney Henson is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adults in New Jersey. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in mood disorders, anxiety disorders and stress management. As a therapist, Courtney values the power of listening and being heard. Her goal is to teach therapeutic skills that bring meaningful and positive change to a client’s life. These changes can lead to both immediate relief and, ideally, ongoing growth.

Courtney’s interest in mental and behavioral healthcare stems from her innate desire to help others. At a young age, it became clear to her that a person’s internal dialogue and feelings about themself had a huge impact on mood and life decisions. She eventually decided to follow a career path that would allow her to help people realize their individual goals for mental wellness.

Courtney enjoys yoga at least two times a week. She loves going to the Jersey Shore with her family, where they kayak and swim in the ocean. Her favorite place she’s ever traveled to was Greece when she was in college and she hopes to go back one day.

“You’ll have bad times, but it’ll always wake you up to the good stuff you weren’t paying attention to.” – Good Will Hunting

Anne Marie Nixon is a licensed professional counselor offering services to child, adolescent and adult residents in New Jersey and Vermont. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in parenting, autism spectrum disorders and women’s issues. Anne Marie practices solution-focused therapy utilizing family-systems and client-centered strategies.

Anne Marie’s interest in mental and behavioral health care developed during childhood. As a little girl, she always loved talking to people and hearing their stories and has wanted to become a therapist ever since.

Anne Marie has been part of the same pediatric and family practice for the past 16 years. She loves the outdoors and can usually find her out there with her son and dog. She also enjoys reading, knitting and cooking.

“If you have ever gone to the woods with me, I must love you very much.” – Mary Oliver

Elisha Farley is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adolescents and adults in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in anxiety disorders, mood disorders, stress management, life transitions and parenting. She believes that with a supportive relationship, like the one she offers, individuals can better cope with their unique challenges and move forward in recovery through personal growth, empowerment and a renewed pattern of living.

Elisha’s interest in mental and behavioral healthcare stems from being a child of divorce and benefiting from therapy to get the support she needed. She developed a joy for working with people and supporting them where she can.

Elisha is a mom. She enjoys being outside, hiking and walking. She has been a therapist for many years but has had a private practice for almost two years now.

Elisha often finds herself saying “Nothing changes if nothing changes;” “No would have, could have or should have;” or You can’t control someone else, only yourself.”

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.”

Betty Quintana is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adolescent and adult residents in New Jersey and Texas. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in geriatric therapy, life coaching, grief counseling, life transitions and parenting. In her practice, Betty’s philosophy of care is centered around the beliefs that everyone is unique, everyone has both good and bad qualities, and the coping skills that we learn throughout life help us to grow and master our minds.

Betty’s interest in mental and behavioral healthcare started as a teenager when she began struggling with excessive worry, social anxiety and self-esteem issues. She found it hard to connect with anyone and felt no one understood her. As a young adult she began to realize her potential and started to put herself first. She soon enough stopped worrying about what people thought about her and finally embraced her uniqueness. Betty loves helping people discover their true potential no matter what age they are.

Betty is a Disney fanatic and loves a Disney vacation over any other vacation. She has three beautiful children: a teenager, a middle schooler and a toddler. And her best character strength is her sense of humor.

“Everyone has bad days and bad moments, but it is how you handle them that matters the most. Even champions lose rounds.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

Shilpa Jaggi is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adult residents in New Jersey and Virginia. She has a vast array of clinical interests; however, she specializes in life transitions, career guidance, and generational and cultural issues. Shilpa’s approach to care is to partner with patients to facilitate change empowering them to gain insight into their strengths and abilities.

Shilpa is passionate about giving back to her community and sees her role in mental and behavioral health care as a way to contribute and help others recognize their capabilities. She became interested in the field when she noticed deficits in the health care system and the lack of providers.

Shilpa loves college basketball and awards season, especially March Madness and the Oscars. One of her lifetime goals is to watch all four tennis Grand Slams, live.

“It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.” – Roy T. Bennett

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