Alexia Smith is a psychiatric nurse practitioner offering behavioral health services to children and adults throughout Michigan, Montana, and Wisconsin. She treats a full list of specialties; however, her specialties include child/adolescent psychiatry, ADHD, depression, anxiety, trauma/PTSD.
Alexia received her Master of Science in Nursing in 2012 from the University of Cincinnati.
Alexia’s philosophy of care is to listen. She always tries to listen to what the patient is trying to tell her. Sometimes its needing to listen to the parent as well. She wants to understand what a patient is trying to tell her, even if the patient is unsure on how to express it. When using medication, she tries to imagine the best possible outcome with a medication(s). The decision is a team decision. She likes to give an idea of the different options that may or may not work, but ultimately, that choice is made together.
Michelle loves to paint, crochet, and do other fun crafts. Another fun fact is that she has a very large extended family, with 27 first cousins!
Her favorite quote is, “Everything happens for a reason, maybe it’s a lesson – but find your reason.”
Michelle Perkins is a licensed clinical social worker offering behavioral health services to young adults and adults throughout Florida and Ohio. She treats a full list of specialties; however, her specialties include anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD, relationship issues, substance abuse, dependence and addiction, and anger management.
Michelle received her Master of Social Work in 2012 from the University of Michigan.
Michelle’s philosophy of care is that everyone has different life experiences that have brought them to where they are today. No one is better than another, and as a therapist, Michelle tires to meet the client where they are at, in an open and honest therapeutic relationship, where they work towards the client’s self-determined goals for treatment.
Michelle’s favorite relaxation time is either relaxing on the beach or watching movies and television with her daughter.
Her favorite quote is, “The only behavior I can control is my own and my reactions to other peoples’ behavior.”
Jeanette Rivas is a licensed clinical social worker offering behavioral health services to children and adults throughout Florida and Indiana. She treats a full list of specialties; however, her specialties include domestic violence, autism, and trauma.
Jeanette received her Master of Social Work in 2014 from the University of Southern California.
Jeanette’s philosophy of care is to take a person-centered team approach. She likes to empower the individual to work with her to make changes in their lives that works for their lifestyle.
Jeanette has a degree in theatre and has studied and performed professionally. She also started a nonprofit to bring awareness to Autism and bullying.
“When faced with obstacles, keep pushing through them, they make you stronger.”
Adriana Velasquez is a licensed marriage and family therapist offering counseling services to children, adolescents, and adults throughout California. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in anxiety, PTSD, depression, anger management, and relationship issues. As a psychotherapist, Adriana treats each client as a unique individual, worthy of unconditional acceptance, regardless of his or her personal circumstances or struggles. As a therapist with years of experience, Adriana prefers to walk alongside, challenge, and encourage her clients to find healing emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually.
It was during Adriana’s years in college when she first became interested in the behavioral health profession. She dedicated her time and effort to learning about human behavior and now, her passion is to guide others towards personal change and recovery by empowering them to achieve a healthy mind. Adriana feels great satisfaction in helping others understand their thinking process, motivation, and overall behaviors. Her overall goal in therapy is to help guide her clients to achieve the best version of themselves by living an authentic life.
Adriana is a mom to three boys and loves spending time with her family! She grew up in a family who loves to sing and as a result, singing is her favorite hobby. When Adriana enrolled into graduate school, she was working full time and had a 3-month-old baby at the time. Although times were hard, she was able to graduate with honors. Adriana believes that the key to success is to never give up on your dreams and believe in yourself.
“To everything I’ve lost, thank you for setting me free.”
Sofia Crowe is an ACT Level II licensed clinical social worker offering behavioral health services to children and adults in Arizona, Virginia, and West Virginia. She offers a vast array of clinical services; however, her expertise lies in mood disorders, ADHD, parenting issues, family therapy, child and adolescent therapy, and substance use issues of all types.
Sofia has always had an interest in behavioral health care due to her family having many issues with mood disorders and substance use. During her teen years, she learned how valuable treatment can be when her family sought help. As a social worker for 20 years, she has been trained in many modalities, but her primary focus is to figure out how her training and skills suit her clients. Sofia wants to feel that her clients have the skills to have a life that feels meaningful and worth living.
Sofia is originally from Australia! Her parents were geneticists who travelled the world with their family. She has been doing yoga since she was 18 and is currently getting certified as a coach so she can offer free classes to Senior Living Facilities.
“There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled.
You feel it, don’t you?” – Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi
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.”