Dr. Mitushi Mishra offers behavioral care services to adults in Colorado, Michigan and Wisconsin. She had many clinical interests and her expertise include MDD, GAD and PTSD. Dr. Mishra’s approach to care is referred to as optimal treatment which includes a combination of medication management and therapy. 

Dr. Mishra has always been interested in the mind and how it works. In college, she enjoyed courses in philosophy focusing on ethics and existentialism. During her earlier years, she began an Amnesty International chapter in high school due to her passion for human rights issues. As her career progressed, her interest evolved and is related to her clinical interest in generational trauma and complex PTSD. Dr. Mishra admits that as challenging as mental health work can be, it is gratifying that she can be part of a field where she can help provide some relief, some validation, as well as address underlying mental health issues that can exacerbate physical concerns with the goal of helping patients pursue a better quality of life. 

Dr. Mishra is also quite the traveler having lived in New Zealand for six months and visited Haiti twice to serve as a medical volunteer. She highly recommends the food! 

“A mind to me a kingdom is; Such perfect joy therein I find That it excels all other bliss That world affords or grows by kind.” – Sir Edward Dyer 

Dr. Nicole Christian-Brathwaite is a board-certified psychiatrist offering services to children, adolescents and adults in Illinois, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Utah and Virginia. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializein mood disorders, child and adolescent psychiatry, trauma and racial trauma. Her philosophy of care is patient-centered and strength-based. 

Dr. Christian-Brathwaite became interested in mental and behavioral health care after working as an elementary school teacher. She realized that the children who were having the most difficulty were those with a history of trauma or mental health concerns. 

Dr. Christian-Brathwaite is originally from Philadelphia and will always be an Eagles and Sixers fan. Her favorite singer is Whitney Houston. 

“Statistics don’t lie, statisticians do.” 

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 clientin 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 ageBecause 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 experienceHer 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 

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