Christopher Armbruster is a licensed professional counselor providing behavioral health services to children and adults in Missouri, New Jersey, and Oregon. He has a vast array of clinical interests; however, his expertise includes anxiety, depression, anger management, stress management, and spirituality. 

Christopher has always been interested and fascinated by the reasons for people’s decisions and the consequences as a result of their choices. This curiosity has guided and fueled his passion and desire to study the mind and its mental processes. 

Christopher follows a client-centered approach of care to promote a healthier and spiritually balanced life by exploring the patient’s mental landscape.  

Fun fact: Christopher once drove from Florida to New Jersey without stopping once! He also loves to play basketball and other major sports. 

“Make the change you want to see in the world.”  

Catherine Armao is a licensed clinical social worker offering behavioral health services to young adults and adults throughout the state of California. Catherine offers a vast array of clinical services, and her expertise includes anxiety, mood disorders, coping skills, and behavioral disorders.  

Catherine has always been interested in human beings and what is it that makes us tick. She has worked in the mental health field in a variety of different roles for the past ten years and there is nothing else she can imagine herself doing. She is interested in people, their stories and supporting them in creating a life worth living. 

Catherine’s approach to care is behaviorally based as she is trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy with a background in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Her approach is always trauma informed. Catherine is eager to work with patients who are interested in learning and applying cognitive behavioral concepts and skills to reduce emotional suffering. Many of Catherine’s patients appreciate her sense of humor, her honesty, and her ability to promote positive change. 

Catherine played field hockey for her college team, and she loves cats and yoga! 

“Progress, not perfection.” - Unknown Author 

Renata Jamison is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adolescents and adults throughout Virginia. She has a vast array of clinical interests; however, her specialties include family therapy, marital counseling, trauma and PTSD, and mood disorders.  

Renata began her career in the education field. As an educator, she saw a gap in therapy services and she felt that the mental health component was the missing piece, so she chose to pursue education in the behavioral health field to fill that gap. She believes that individuals possess the agency of their decisions and therefore, her philosophy of care is a very person-centered treatment. 

She is the proud mother of five African American boys and her passions include dancing and motorcycles. 

“She believes she could, so she did.” – Unknown 

David Sheinman-Smith is a licensed clinical social worker offering behavioral health services to adults throughout New York state. He has an array of clinical interests; however, his expertise lies in anxiety disorders, grief counselling, depression, interpersonal relationships, and trauma & PTSD.

After taking on the role of emotional helper to family as well as friends at an early age, David grew up knowing in his heart that he wanted to spend his life helping others by providing empathy, emotional support, and trying to help empower people to improve their quality of life.

His method for helping patients is based on a customized and collaborative process. He provides a safe space with confidentiality that is free from judgement as to create a therapeutic sanctuary. There, he hopes that his patients feel empowered to meet their goals and feel supported throughout the therapeutic process.

David feels honored to contain whatever information his patients are ready to share with him, which also may help facilitate emotional healing and growth. At times, David will ask his patients questions or request that they think about considerations that may challenge their thought process. He says that this is done to help his patients think of alternative ideas that might function to better improve their quality of life.

When David is not treating his patients, he enjoys cooking many types of dishes and replicating them as gluten and dairy-free versions. He also listens and dances to music every day as part of his self-care routine!

“Human potential at its best is to transform a tragedy into a personal triumph, to turn one’s predicament into a human achievement.” – Viktor Frankl

Alonda Trammell-Miller is a licensed master social worker offering behavioral health services to adolescents and adults in Michigan. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in anxiety disorders, coping skills, stress management, parenting, strength-based and person-centered therapy.

Alonda has worked in the behavioral health field for over 20 years. She practices Solution Focused Therapy using a person-centered approach. Her goal is to help facilitate the changes that her patients desire without actually changing them. Alonda views counseling as a journey of self-exploration by the client meant to increase their level of understanding and self-awareness. As a counselor, she acts as the facilitator of this journey.

Alonda is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and loves to travel!

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” – Frederick Douglass

Gricelda Ramsey is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adults throughout the state of Michigan. She has a vast array of clinical interests; however, her specialties include depression, marital and pre-marital counseling, anxiety issues, bipolar disorder, and trauma related issues.

Gricelda has always been drawn to help people. She is passionate about helping others to live their best lives by assisting them in moving past the pain, obstacles and barriers. She believes that the therapeutic relationship is a partnership working together towards the same goal. Gricelda’s approach is direct and empowers clients to gain insight into the areas where change is needed.

She loves interacting with people and is an ordained evangelist. Prior to her career as a licensed clinical social worker, Gricelda ran an at-home travel business for over 10 years.

“If you cannot face it, you cannot fix it, let’s put it on the table.”

Maria Cancelada is a licensed clinical social worker providing services to adults in the state of California. She has a vast array of clinical interests; however, her expertise lies in depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and mood disorder. Maria entered the field of behavioral health because of her passion to help people. 

Maria’s approach to care is to treat each person as a unique individual. Her philosophy is to provide unconditional acceptance and support regardless of their personal struggles or circumstances. 

“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” – Aristotle 

Maria Monte is a licensed professional counselor offering therapy to residents in Texas. She specializes in trauma, PTSD, child and adolescent therapy, grief counseling, anxiety, and depression. Maria grew up in a large family and from an early age, she observed that her perspective was vastly different from her siblings after having experienced the same life events.

She believes it is especially important to understand how our past has influenced our present. Maria believes that we see and relate to the world the way we were shaped from an early age. Knowing who we are and how we see and perceive the world helps us understand how we relate better to ourselves and to others.  

During the last 14 years, Maria has moved to and from other countries and states and her true home is between Texas and Spain. She is also fluent in both English and Spanish! 

“Although the world is full of suffering. It is also full of the overcoming of it.” – Helen Keller 

Gianna Vaccarino is a licensed mental health counselor offering services to children, adolescents and adults in New York. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in trauma and PTSD, anxiety disorders, domestic violence and abuse, and self-esteem. Gianna found a lot of personal relief in therapy through the different stages of her life. It is because of this experience that she chose to pursue a career that could do the same for others.

Gianna takes a very human to human approach with her clients. She wants them to feel comfortable and to feel as though they are equals. Gianna tries her best to combine empathy and therapeutic skills to be an integrative part in overcoming whatever obstacles her clients bring to therapy.

Gianna has a fur-baby named Theo and is currently learning to speak Italian. Her favorite thing to do is to read a new book at the beach.

“The only way out is through it.”

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 

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