Anthony Lopez is a licensed mental health counselor offering services to adults in Florida, New York and Virginia. He has a variety of clinical interests; however, he specializes in men’s issues and health, stress management, depression, anxiety disorders and faith-based counseling. In his practice, Anthony’s philosophy of care is to form a true connection and trust with each patient. He usually begins by focusing on equipping patients with the resources to manage their symptoms and then looks for deeper issues that may exist. Anthony’s approach to care is collaborative, insightful and enjoyable. Patients have expressed that he’s very down to earth and that their situation was well understood.
Anthony’s interest in mental and behavioral healthcare developed while working as an administrator at a university. There, he started a mentoring and leadership program. He ended up mentoring some of the students and loved it. Anthony then felt that pursuing a career in therapy was the next step.
Anthony speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese. He’s traveled to Israel, Jordan, Brazil, Guatemala and Bolivia, and has received U.S. Senate Congressional Recognition.
“Start from wherever you are and with whatever you’ve got.”- Jim Rohn
Dr. Sara Bodner is a board-certified psychiatrist offering services to adults in California, Florida and Illinois. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in bipolar, post-traumatic stress disorder, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and schizophrenia. Sara’s philosophy of care is centered around her personal view of mental health being like a seesaw. She believes that a psychiatrist must improve things enough so that the balance shifts the patient’s mood, psyche and cognition from going down to going up. When that shift occurs, the patient can better help themselves through therapy, exercise and behavioral interventions.
Sara had a relative who had a mental health problem which left an impression on her and lead her to a career in mental and behavioral health care.
Sara used to work in cancer research and did some of the early research on tumor suppressor genes. In addition to being a psychiatrist, she has three board certifications in pathology. Sara trained in psychiatry at Yale, where her father is an alumnus.
“I’m a man of principle and the principal principle is flexibility.“ – Sam Ervin
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
Reynald Omega is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner offering services to adolescent and adult residents in California, Florida and New Jersey. He has a variety of clinical interests; however, he specializes in bipolar disorders, mood disorders, schizoaffective disorder, schizophrenia, substance use, dependence and addiction. In his practice, Reynald uses a holistic approach centered around the belief that a stronger mind will lead to a stronger body.
Reynald’s interest in mental and behavioral health care came naturally; he has always wanted to help people live a better life. He helps individuals overcome life challenges through resilience building.
Reynald is a foreign physician graduate, speaks four languages and loves technology.
“Mental health is as just important as physical health.”
Dr. Meera Joseph is a board-certified psychiatrist offering services to adult residents in Florida. She has a vast array of clinical interests; however, she specializes in mood disorders, geriatric psychiatry and adult psychiatry. In her practice, Dr. Joseph’s philosophy of care is patient-centered and collaborative. She believes that less is more, limiting medications and combining therapy as an adjunct.
Dr. Joseph’s interest in mental and behavioral health care developed from her interest in the functioning of the brain and mind, and how she can positively impact lives with the proper medication. She believes that our society lacks awareness around mental health and would like to bring attention to how mental health issues are a real illness, as real as diabetes or hypertension.
Dr. Joseph enjoys reading and world travel.
Age Range: 20+
Cathryn Paton is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to children, adolescent, and adult residents in Florida, 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
Michelle Singleton is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to children, adolescents and adults in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She has over 15 years of experience working with individuals across the life span. Michelle has a vast array of clinical interests; however, her specializations are anxiety, depression, emotional regulation and adjustment disorders. In her practice, Michelle provides a supportive, encouraging and compassionate approach to assist individuals in managing life’s struggles and challenges.
Michelle’s interest in mental health care developed at the start of her college career with her focus and desire to help people of all ages with life stressors and connect them with resources within their communities.
Michelle enjoys continuing education, beach and camping trips, pets, and spending time with family and friends. She attended a Women’s March and attended college as an adult student.
“We can complain because the rose bushes have thorns or rejoice because the thorn bushes have roses.” – Abraham Lincoln
“Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving; we get stronger and more resilient.” – Dr. Steve Maraboli
Vanessa Farnsworth is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adolescent and adult residents in New York, New Jersey and Florida. She has a vast array of clinical interests; however, her specializations are relationship and couples counseling, family therapy, PTSD, LGBT issues, trauma and abuse, life transitions and life coaching. In her practice, her philosophy of care is client-focused, strength–based and humanistic. She listens intently and is sensitive, non-judgmental and compassionate.
Being a therapist is the only thing Vanessa has ever wanted to become since she was a child. As a child, she was innately curious about people and loved to ask questions about what was happening in their lives to help. She feels privileged to be trusted with people’s most private experiences and feelings.
Vanessa has an identical twin, rescues animals and one of her favorite books is ‘I Know This Much Is True’ by Wally Lamb.
“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.” – Mary Oliver
Joshua Taffet, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adult residents in New York, New Jersey and Florida. He has a vast array of clinical interests; however, his specializations are LGBT issues, gay men’s therapy, anxiety disorders, depression and mood disorders. In his practice, he views the therapeutic relationship as a partnership and a journey; he’s in the passenger’s seat, holding the road map, and the patient is in the driver’s seat, with their foot either on the gas or on the brake. Together, they will get to where they want to go, in a safe and nurturing environment.
Joshua’s interest in mental and behavioral healthcare started at an early age, people would tell him that he was an excellent listener and helped bring clarity to their challenges. It wasn’t until he saw a therapist himself, who helped him navigate his life challenges, that he realized he wanted to become a licensed therapist. In his opinion, there is no greater gift than helping people live their most fulfilled life.
Joshua was a speaker on Patient Advocacy at the Urban Mental Health Conference in 2018. He’s traveled to Hawaii 5 times in the last 4 years and meditates for at least five minutes every morning.
“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.” – Zig Ziglar
Sonia Demetrios, MD is a psychiatrist offering services to children, adolescents and adults in Florida, New Jersey and Ohio. She has a vast array of clinical interests; however, her specializations are depression, anxiety and mood disorders. In her practice, Dr. Demetrios understands and empathizes with her patients’ needs. In addition, she works to understand the dynamics involved and does her due diligence to provide the best possible care.
Dr. Demetrios’ interest in mental health care started during her residency. She saw firsthand the overwhelming importance of and need for mental health care.
Dr. Demetrios has worked in a variety of settings including medical abroad missions, inpatient child and adult psychiatry, correctional psychiatry, community health centers, outpatient facilities and private practice. She really enjoys traveling and doing medical missions. In her free time, she plays the clarinet, runs and rows.
“We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill