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

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.”

Kristine Edwards is a licensed professional counselor offering behavioral health services to adults in Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio. She has a vast array of clinical interests; however, her expertise lies in marital and relationship counseling, self-esteem, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Kristine has always been interested in helping people find their way through life and find their voice in a noisy world. Her philosophy of care is that everyone is different, and their care should be as unique as they are.

Kristine loves to travel and has two rescue dogs at home. Her dream is to take her counseling practice on the road working from an RV!

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.”

Angela is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to children, adolescents and adults in Michigan. She offers a wide variety of clinical issues that she treats and her expertise lies in geriatric therapy, child/adolescent therapy, depression, anxiety and stress management. 

Her interest in working in behavioral health care began as a young child living in a multicultural community. She could see the many barriers and was drawn to empowering and increasing mental health care needed to overcome those barriers.  

Angela is a big supporter of compassionate therapeutic care. Her approach to care is to offer a welcoming non-judgmental, warm and supportive environment for her patients.  

Angela enjoys traveling to Arizona and Hawaii. She also enjoys classical music, specifically violin and piano.  

“Take one day at a time and it is okay to take baby steps.” 

Lisa Schuito is a licensed professional counselor offering behavioral health services to children, adolescents and adults in Missouri. She has a vast array of clinical interests, and her expertise includes relationship issues, family conflict, coping skills, anxiety disorders and life transitions. Lisa prefers to use coaching and positive psychology methods when treating her patients. 

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

Michelle Brink is a licensed professional counselor offering services to adults in Pennsylvania and Washington. She has a vast array of clinical interests and her areas of expertise include anxiety, depression and mood disorders. Michelle holds two Masters Degrees and has been a professional in the mental health field since 2005. It was during her employment as a therapeutic staff support person when she realized her love of working in the mental health field and became fascinated in identifying the cause of specific disorders and how someone could be helped. 

Michelle believes in a person-centered and strength based method which allows her to tailor treatment for each person individually. To fully succeed, she follows a team-effort approach that includes collaboration between members on each patient’s team throughout treatment.  

“Don’t look back. You’re not going that way.” 

Nadya Gifeisman is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adolescents and adults in Pennsylvania. She has a vast array of clinical interests, and her expertise includes depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, PTSD, physical trauma, emotional abuse and adjustment to a phase of life. Nadya has always been interested in humanity and psychology and found counseling to be one of the most rewarding ways to care for the person. She enjoys connecting with people and finding creative ways to help people deal with life changes.  

Nadya’s style of counseling is tailored to meet her patient’s unique needs. Her approach to care is guided by the need to attain solutions to problems while finding balance in daily living. Nadya can provide therapeutic interventions that respect diverse spiritual and cultural backgrounds, allowing her patient to grow and become empowered to make their own life choices and decisions.  

To relax, Nadya likes to read books, listen to music, watch movies and cook. She also enjoys spending time outdoors hiking and swimming.  

“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” 

Ruth Fogarty is a licensed mental health counselor offering services to adults in New York state. She has a vast array of clinical interests and her areas of expertise include trauma/PTSD, substance use/addiction, LGBT, domestic/sexual abuse and relationship issues. 

Her interest in the counseling field developed in her late teens from a sibling who suffered from depression. Ruth knew that counseling was a natural fit for her when she realized she had a knack for helping people feel comfortable when sharing life struggles with her. 

Ruth’s approach to treatment is to build a rapport with her patients and is accomplished through attentive listening and caring support that may, at times, be in the form of frank observations and feedback. Her philosophy is to honor each person who chooses to trust her with their thoughts and feelings. One of Ruth’s greatest passions is to counsel military members and their families on bases around the US and Europe. 

When Ruth is not treating her patients, she is spending time with her four children and eight grandchildren. Her greatest joy and best gift to the world! 

“Loving ourselves is perhaps the most loving thing we can do for others and peace in our world.” 

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