Linda Alba-Lichardi is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adults in New Jersey. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in anxiety, addiction, obsessive-compulsive disorder, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy and women’s issues. In her practice, her philosophy of care is client-centered with a biopsychosocial approach.
Linda’s interest in mental and behavioral healthcare developed naturally due to her innate desire to help vulnerable populations move toward change that would lead to a more balanced life.
Linda enjoys cooking and is a master gardener and certified hypnotherapist.
“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” ― C.S. Lewi
Carly Silipino is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to children, adolescents and adults in New Jersey. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in child and adolescent therapy and psychopharmacology, anxiety disorders and trauma and abuse. In her practice, Carly aims to create a safe environment for individuals to feel comfortable sharing what makes them who they are. By doing so, she helps them identify their personal strengths and abilities which allows them to create goals and ultimately achieve them.
Carly’s interest in mental and behavioral health care stems from her innate and genuine interest in the wellbeing of others. Mexico is her favorite place to visit, she enjoys watching episodes of The Office and loves cheese!
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style.” – Maya Angelou
Jocelyn Martinez is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to children, adolescents and adults in New Jersey and New York. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in family therapy, parenting, communication issues and dialectical behavioral therapy. In her practice, Jocelyn’s approach to care is client–centered and is eclectic to individuals’ needs. She helps individuals focus on their strengths and values to help empower them throughout treatment. Jocelyn utilizes CBT, DBT, structural family therapy, journal therapy and solution-focused therapy. She would describe herself as warm, caring and supportive. Furthermore, she believes therapy promotes healing and growth within individuals and families and hopes to be an effective tool in helping people through their journey of healing.
Jocelyn’s interest in mental and behavioral healthcare developed naturally through her enjoyment in working with children. Through her studies, interactions, volunteer work and employment she recognized the value of becoming emotionally intelligent and wanted to empower, help and strengthen children and adults in need.
Jocelyn’s family and friends have said she is a philomath because she enjoys learning and studying. She hopes to pursue her Ph.D. in the near future. Jocelyn also enjoys journaling and has taken courses on it, and enjoys traveling to tropical places with her family.
“In diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” – Maya Angelou
Courtney Henson is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adults in New Jersey. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in mood disorders, anxiety disorders and stress management. As a therapist, Courtney values the power of listening and being heard. Her goal is to teach therapeutic skills that bring meaningful and positive change to a client’s life. These changes can lead to both immediate relief and, ideally, ongoing growth.
Courtney’s interest in mental and behavioral healthcare stems from her innate desire to help others. At a young age, it became clear to her that a person’s internal dialogue and feelings about themself had a huge impact on mood and life decisions. She eventually decided to follow a career path that would allow her to help people realize their individual goals for mental wellness.
Courtney enjoys yoga at least two times a week. She loves going to the Jersey Shore with her family, where they kayak and swim in the ocean. Her favorite place she’s ever traveled to was Greece when she was in college and she hopes to go back one day.
“You’ll have bad times, but it’ll always wake you up to the good stuff you weren’t paying attention to.” – Good Will Hunting
Anne Marie Nixon is a licensed professional counselor offering services to child, adolescent and adult residents in New Jersey. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in parenting, autism spectrum disorders and women’s issues. Anne Marie practices solution-focused therapy utilizing family-systems and client-centered strategies.
Anne Marie’s interest in mental and behavioral health care developed during childhood. As a little girl, she always loved talking to people and hearing their stories and has wanted to become a therapist ever since.
Anne Marie has been part of the same pediatric and family practice for the past 16 years. She loves the outdoors and can usually find her out there with her son and dog. She also enjoys reading, knitting and cooking.
“If you have ever gone to the woods with me, I must love you very much.” – Mary Oliver
Elisha Farley is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adolescents and adults in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in anxiety disorders, mood disorders, stress management, life transitions and parenting. She believes that with a supportive relationship, like the one she offers, individuals can better cope with their unique challenges and move forward in recovery through personal growth, empowerment and a renewed pattern of living.
Elisha’s interest in mental and behavioral healthcare stems from being a child of divorce and benefiting from therapy to get the support she needed. She developed a joy for working with people and supporting them where she can.
Elisha is a mom. She enjoys being outside, hiking and walking. She has been a therapist for many years but has had a private practice for almost two years now.
Elisha often finds herself saying “Nothing changes if nothing changes;” “No would have, could have or should have;” or “You can’t control someone else, only yourself.”
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.”
Christy Booze is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adult residents in New Jersey. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in anger management, addiction and anxiety disorders. In her practice, Christy believes that therapy should be a collaboration between the client and provider.
Christy’s interest in mental and behavioral healthcare developed over time as she saw that there was a strong need for mental health professionals who understood different populations.
Christy has been to Dubai. She enjoys boxing and used to play basketball.
Rhonda Schwindt is a psychiatric nurse practitioner offering services to adult residents in Virginia and New Jersey. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in the treatment of mood, anxiety, thought and substance use disorders as well as post-traumatic stress. She also has extensive experience assisting people who are ready to quit smoking. While she enjoys working with all patient populations, she has a special interest in serving the LGBTQ community. Rhonda’s philosophy of care is deeply grounded in two fundamental principles. First, each person has the capacity for healing and possesses a unique set of strengths. Second, mental health care is not about a specific disease state or a list of criteria found inside a diagnostic manual. Rather, it is about soliciting each person’s life story and creating a collaborative plan that respects their individuality.
In addition to maintaining an active clinical practice, Rhonda is an associate professor at The George Washington University School of Nursing and Director of the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program. She has extensive experience in graduate education and has an established program of research focused on reducing the disproportionate impact of substance use disorders among those living with mental illness.
Rhonda is also a martial artist and an avid runner.
Donna Lam is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adult residents in New Jersey. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy, substance use, addiction, life coaching, wellness and health promotion and mood disorders. In her practice, Donna hones in on the craft of listening and expressing empathy for those facing life’s inevitable struggles. She collaborates with her clients with the aim of problem-solving and managing challenges.
Donna’s interest in mental and behavioral healthcare developed while working many years in the legal arena, advocating and negotiating on behalf of diverse clients. However, the all–or–nothing approach of the law left her wondering “Is there another way?” She started to find her answers while pursuing a social work degree which then led her to become a licensed clinical social worker.
Donna is an honorably discharged Army Reservist. She enjoys reading science fiction novels and traveling with her family.
“Then as it was, then again it will be and though the course may change sometimes rivers always reach the sea.” – Led Zeppelin, Ten Years Gone