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.”Joshua Opatowsky is a licensed clinical social worker offering behavioral health services to young adults and adults throughout California and Oklahoma. He treats a full list of specialties; however, his specialties include anxiety disorders, depression, LGBT issues, trauma/PTSD, and mood disorders.
Joshua received his Master of Social Work in 2014 from California State University, Bakersfield.
Joshua’s therapeutic style is both cooperative and client-driven. His goal is to ensure that all sessions and interactions are as cooperative as possible. Joshua believes that all clients have underlying strengths that serve to benefit them in life and in the therapeutic process.
Joshua is a marathoner and has run over 100 races total. He also enjoys playing video games online while broadcasting them live to an audience.
“If you will it, it is no dream.” – Theodor HerzlAdriana 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