Lorraine Jefferson is a licensed clinical social worker offering behavioral care services to adults in Florida, New Jersey and Tennessee. Lorraine has a wide array of clinical interests, and her expertise includes trauma-PTSD, depression, anxiety, mood disorders and addiction.
Lorraine’s interest in behavioral health care began 20 years ago, after suffering in silence with her own mental and behavioral health issues, she attempted to engage in therapy. Although counseling was unacceptable in her family and culture, she took the brave step to “try it out anyway.” Her hope was to discover the path toward healing and was short-lived due to experiencing cultural insensitivity and judgement. She knew then that what she had experiences was not the ideal therapeutic relationship, so she decided to become the person who would give others what she was unable to receive – compassion, empathy, safety, nonjudgement, care and genuineness.
Lorraine strives to always have a positive affective presence and she prides herself on her reputation for being able to rapidly form a meaningful rapport with her patient.
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Ghandi
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
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.”
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 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, he specializes in depression, relationship issues and life transitions. His approach to therapy is personalized, client-centered and emotionally focused. Joshua aims for patients to feel completely heard, understood and on a clear path toward their goals. His philosophy of care emphasizes the healing power of the therapeutic relationship. He has worked with hundreds of adults and couples to identify the root of their issues so they can move forward on a happier, more fulfilling path.
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 absolutely loves Hawaii, has been there five times and is planning his sixth trip. He was a speaker at “Advocating for Our Patients” at the Fifth Annual Urban Mental Health Conference at Rutgers in Newark, NJ, and has adopted three rescue cats.
“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.” – Zig Ziglar
Clinician Gender Identity: Male
Clinician Racial/Ethnic Identity: White
Treatment Age Range: 18+
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)-focused
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
Dr. Monica Nichols is a California native and board-certified psychiatrist. Dr. Nichols provides psychiatric services to individuals residing in California and Washington who are aged five and up. Clinical interests and specialization includes child and adolescent psychiatry, cognitive behavioral therapy, mood disorders (depression and bipolar), anxiety disorders and psychotic disorders (schizophrenia and schizoaffective). Dr. Nichols prefers to take a holistic approach to treatment. She does not see medication as the complete answer to mental health issues, but as a piece of the puzzle. Dr. Nichols also seeks to address behavioral issues that are affecting her patients’ mental health.
During her education and training, she found mental and behavioral health issues more interesting and fulfilling to treat, as they have such an impact on quality of life. She likes the challenge of seeing each patient as an individual, as every patient with the same diagnosis has a different story and set of circumstances. Dr. Nichols enjoys theater and loves to travel. In addition to visiting 25 different states and over 15 different countries, Dr. Nichols has worked in various settings including community clinics, private practice, jails and prisons.
Prescribes Medication: Yes
Age Range: 5+
Specialties: Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Psycho-pharmacology, Post-Partum Depression, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, ADHD (child and adolescent), Attachment Disorder, Autism spectrum disorders (adult), Autism spectrum disorders (child and adolescent), Child and Adolescent Therapy, Developmental Disability, Obsessive-compulsive Disorder, Schizoaffective Disorder, Trauma and Abuse
AnnMarie Mullins is a licensed professional counselor offering therapy to residents of Colorado, Florida and Virginia. She specializes in anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), chronic pain and domestic violence issues. AnnMarie’s treatment is centered in the belief that any person can make changes to enrich their lives, feel better and move ahead both emotionally and physically. Her joy as a counselor comes from being a part of that change.
AnnMarie’s interest in behavioral health stems from her life-long passion to help people. For this reason, she decided to pursue this passion by getting her masters in counseling at Virginia Tech and has been working for over two decades as a counselor ever since. In her personal life, AnnMarie enjoys her family, sports, mountains and train rides. Something she gives herself is drinking coffee while sitting on her house deck and enjoying her view of Colorado.
Prescribes Medication: No
Age Range: 5+
Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Chronic Pain, Domestic Violence Issues