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.”
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
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
Jenna Nielsen is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adults in Florida. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, anxiety disorders, life transitions and stress management. In her practice, she takes a goal-oriented approach to care that incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness techniques.
Jenna’s interest in mental and behavioral healthcare developed naturally; she has a strong desire to help people navigate life’s challenges and gain control of their emotions and behaviors.
Jenna played tennis in college, enjoys volunteering every year at a children’s grief camp and is a connoisseur of donuts.
“Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome. Vulnerability is not weakness; it’s our greatest measure of courage.” ― Brené Brown
Emmanuel Metzer-Metayer is a nurse practitioner offering behavioral health services to adults in Arizona, Florida, Washington, and Wisconsin. He has a broad range of clinical interests; however, his specialties include ADHD, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, sleep disorders, PTSD, and mood disorder.
Emmanuel first became interested in mental and behavioral health care due to the vulnerability of this population. His philosophy of care is patient-centered care, providing care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient preferences, needs and values.
He loves his God, his family, and traveling!
“Where there is love there is life.” – Mahatma Gandhi
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
Dr. Leroy Arenivar is a board-certified psychiatrist offering services to children, adolescents and adults in California, Texas, and Washington. Dr. Arenivar has an array of clinical interests; however, his expertise includes child psychiatry, anxiety disorders and ADHD.
Dr. Arenivar became interested in mental and behavioral health care in medical school where he realized that his desire to hear people’s stories was best suited for psychiatry. He continues to be interested in the evolution of psychiatric care from the innovative delivery through telehealth to being able to offer new treatment modalities like Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.
Dr. Arenivar has worked as an attending psychiatrist for the past eight years, primarily treating children and adults in the outpatient setting. His approach to care is to focus on building rapport with patients so that patients trust his recommendations and at the same time feel comfortable talking about their apprehension regarding psychiatric medications. He is focused on making sure patients understand how medicine can help improve their condition in combination with other approaches like psychotherapy and self-care.
In his non-clinical time, Dr. Arenivar enjoys watching movies, traveling, and enjoying the outdoors of Austin, TX!
“Do all the good you can, for all the people you can, in all the ways you can, as long as ever you can.”
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
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