Shatiece Riley, Ph.D.
Shatiece Riley, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist. She earned her doctoral degree from the University of Akron in Ohio and has two master’s degrees from Columbia University in New York City. She completed her clinical internship at the North Bronx Healthcare Network in the Bronx, New York. Dr. Riley has more than 10 years of clinical experience and has worked with a broad spectrum of patients in various clinical settings including hospitals, community mental health centers, residential treatment facilities, university student mental health centers, and private practice. She has expertise treating a wide range of clinical disorders including depressive disorders, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder.
In addition, Dr. Riley’s professional background includes psychological wellness serving as adjunct faculty in the psychology department at the City University of New York, staff psychologist at Columbia University Medical Center Student Mental Health Services and conference presentations, and lectures. Dr. Riley has also volunteered in various mentoring programs for at risk youth and with domestic violence victims residing in homeless shelters.
Dr. Riley utilizes a range of therapeutic techniques, with an emphasis on cognitive-behavioral, insight oriented, and supportive psychotherapy. She will help you to explore obstacles to change and to learn healthy and effective coping skills to manage psychological symptoms, as well as everyday life stressors.
Leonell Torres Pagan, Ph.D.
Leonell Torres-Pagán Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist. He earned a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Puerto Rico. He completed his doctoral internship and a post-doctoral fellowship at the Roberto Clemente Family Guidance Center, Gouverneur Health, NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation. He also held a position as a research associate at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College CUNY, where he work on health disparities among Latinos in New York City and the United States. Dr. Torres Pagan worked as a staff psychologist at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York and currently holds a position as a staff psychologist at the New York Presbyterian Columbia University Medical Center. He has published peer review articles and book chapters in areas related to health psychology, family therapy, and masculinity. He has also presented papers and research at professional symposiums, both national and international.
Dr. Torres-Pagán’s clinical experiences includes working with individual, couples and families. He has worked in a broad range of clinical settings and with diverse populations. His approach to treatment is generally integrative, however, he primarily utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy and other empirically validated psychotherapies. Dr. Torres-Pagan is fluent in both Spanish and English, thus, can offer therapy in both languages. Dr. Torres-Pagan can assist patients struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, stress management, identity and acculturation issues, managing professional and personal lives, and a range of other clinical problems and emotional difficulties. He will work collaboratively with you to provide a safe and supportive environment to work through your difficulties and improve your mental health and overall well-being.
Yesica Nieves Quinones, Psy.D.
Yésica I. Nieves Quiñones Psy.D. is a licensed bilingual psychologist offering individual psychotherapy in English and Spanish. She earned her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Carlos Albizu University, San Juan Campus. Currently, she holds a position as a staff psychologist at Gouverneur Health, an outpatient clinic on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, part of NYC Health + Hospitals Corporation.
Dr. Nieves Quiñones’ practice is client-centered and resilience-informed with an emphasis on fostering self-compassion and self-agency. As a psychologist that has worked both in community settings and hospitals, Dr. Nieves Quiñones is prepared to assist patients in the recovery process from depression, anxiety, and adjustment issues. She is also equipped to assist patients in the development and incorporation of skills to achieve self-acceptance, improved relationships with others, and overall wellness through life transitions.
Through an integrative approach, Dr. Nieves Quiñones will help you identify your strengths, goals, and the barriers that have been keeping you from accessing your path to healing. From a cognitive behavioral therapy and insight oriented framework, Dr. Nieves Quiñones will collaborate with you to clarify how your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors interrelate in order to increase your potential to make effective changes in your life.
Sabba Hussain Scola, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Ms. Sabba Hussain is a Licensed Social Worker in New York State. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Stony Brook University. She then went on to graduate school at Fordham University in New York City, earning a Master’s Degree in Social Work. She completed her clinical internship at PROS Pathways to Recovery at Pilgrim Psychiatric Center.
Ms. Hussain has worked with patients in various clinical settings including outpatient clinics, private practice, diagnostic & assessment agencies for NYC and substance abuse treatment programs. She has experience treating patients struggling with mental health, medical, relationship dynamic and substance abuse issues. Her clinical focus includes mood disorders such as depression, anxiety and bipolar, however Ms. Hussain is well versed in trauma-informed care, personality disorders and psychotic disorders. Ms. Hussain has a wide-range of experience working with diverse, multicultural populations and is passionate about helping individuals struggling with acculturation due to their own or their family’s immigration status.
Ms. Hussain’s therapeutic treatment approach is cognitive and behavioral; helping patients gain insight into their thought processes and actions. She believes in a collaborative and solution-oriented therapy with measurable outcomes. She will provide a safe, compassionate space to express your authentic self.
Patrice Sease Bey, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Patrice Sease-Bey is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York State. She obtained her Mental Health Counseling Master’s degree from Hunter College in New York City. While earning her degree, Patrice completed her clinical internship at Samaritan Daytop Village rehabilitation facility.
Patrice has experience working with adults from diverse backgrounds in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She has worked as a College Counselor helping students who experience anxiety, depression, and challenges navigating life transitions. Patrice expanded her skillset during her time as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor where she assisted clients in actualizing their goals to increase self-efficacy and self-sufficiency. Patrice has extensive experience engaging clients with diagnoses related to substance use and co-occurring disorders such as, but not limited to, Bipolar disorder, ADHD, Schizophrenia, and PTSD.
Patrice’s style combines life skills counseling with clinical treatment to meet the needs of clients by utilizing an array of therapeutic techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Strength-Based Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Patrice provides a safe, down-to-earth, empathic, and non-judgmental approach which creates the ability to genuinely connect and effectively work with clients. During the therapy process, Patrice assists clients in discovering their strengths, building a support system, and developing healthy lifestyles as the foundation for success.
Patrice lives by the quote “Know who you are and know it’s enough.” She is passionate about helping others along their healing journeys by taking control of their lives, managing their symptoms, and improving self-care. Patrice’s ultimate goal is to transform advocacy for mental health both locally and abroad, but that begins here, with you.
Adina Babad, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Adina Babad is a New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She earned her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Queens College. She completed her internships at the New York Psychotherapy & Counseling Center where she facilitated groups for individuals with persistent mental illness. She received additional training at The Center for Coping where she provided individual therapy to adults dealing with a variety of clinical issues.
Ms. Babad has worked in dual roles as both a clinician and supervisor. As a clinician, she has worked with a wide range of individuals including children, adults, couples, and families, from diverse cultural backgrounds. She has experience working with individuals dealing with issues such as depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationship challenges, identity, etc. As a supervisor, she has had the opportunity to mentor and oversee the work of early career clinicians.
Ms. Babad provides a warm, compassionate, and non-judgmental environment that emphasizes the importance of working as a team with her clients. She has a client-centered approach and often uses cognitive-behavioral therapy, while also engaging a range of other therapeutic techniques when indicated. Ms. Babad’s eclectic use of techniques comes from her recognition that each client deserves an approach tailored to their individual needs. Her work focuses on empowering her clients to gain insight and reach their goals.
Thomas Rigg, Ph.D.
Thomas Rigg, Ph.D. earned his doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from The University of Iowa. He completed his doctoral internship at George Mason University’s Counseling and Psychological Services in Fairfax, Virginia. He is currently completing his postdoctoral work at SR Psychological Services and is licensed to practice under supervision in New York State.
Dr. Rigg has four years of clinical experience providing mental health services to college students and adults. He has worked in a variety of treatment settings including university counseling centers and community mental health programs with groups and individuals with diverse backgrounds and identities. His approach to treatment is primarily person-centered, and also integrates ACT, CBT, and solution-focused techniques. He approaches therapy as a space to collaborate with and empower clients to identify their strengths and explore their agency for change.
Luz Sanchez, MHC-LP
Mental Health Counselor
Luz A. Sánchez earned her Master of Science Degree in Education and
Mental Health Counseling, with a Certificate of Advanced Studies
in Mental Health Counseling from Alfred University in New York. Ms. Sánchez is currently working under a mental health counselor limited permit.
Ms. Sanchez has experience working in various clinical settings including private practice, nonprofits and supportive housing programs. She has treated patients suffering from a range of clinical issues including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, relationship problems, work and career challenges, etc. Ms. Sanchez uses an eclectic approach to clinical care when working with patients including cognitive behavioral therapy, person centered therapy and supportive psychotherapy. Ms. Sanchez also has a great deal of experience working as a health educator developing workshops and curriculum with topics related to caring for loved ones with health problems, workplace violence, stress management, anger control and recognizing and seeking help for mental health problems. Her diverse clinical experience such as working with survivors of intimate partner violence has taught her a great deal about human suffering and the importance of helping patients to navigate life in a way that keeps them safe, is healthy and keeps them on the course of not just surviving but also thriving. Her deep passion for helping others drives her desire and determination for continued education, learning and growth as a counselor and psychotherapist. Ms. Sanchez is committed to providing evidenced based treatment and excellent care to her patients.
Jennifer Joseph, LMSW
Licensed Masters Social Worker
Ms. Jennifer Joseph is a licensed social worker in New York State. She attended the New York University Silver School of Social Work for her graduate studies and earned her Master’s of Social Work Degree. Ms. Joseph completed her clinical internship at a non-profit organization which emphasized the intersection between legal and mental health implications for clients’ lives.
Ms. Joseph has worked in a variety of clinical settings and with diverse populations. She specializes in treating patients struggling with relationship difficulties, anxiety, stress and trauma. It can be hard to know where to turn for help when overwhelming experiences leave their mark on your emotional health. Distress, frustration, memories and fears can take over; damaging our relationships in life and self-esteem. Whether you are facing or have experienced loss, anxiety, trauma, or stress, frustrated about a new job, struggling with a difficult family member or friend, even if you are unsure how to manage all of the demands of parenting, Ms. Joseph can assist you in improving your mental health and guide you towards newfound confidence and joy.
Ms. Joseph has worked with individuals, couples, families and teens. She has a special affinity for helping clients move from distress and hopelessness to stability and hopefulness. She understands the impact of systemic and community challenges and will help you navigate your life in those spaces.
Gregory Kalvin, LMSW
Licensed Masters Social Work
Greg Kalvin is a Licensed Social Worker in New York State. Greg received his degree from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. Previously, he obtained his undergraduate degree in Psychology from SUNY Geneseo. He completed a clinical internship at the Bronx School for Law, Government and Justice where he worked with adolescents struggling with anxiety, depression, and relationship challenges. Additionally, Greg has experience working in multiple inpatient and outpatient settings with young adults and children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Greg has a background in psychodynamic and relational approaches to psychotherapy as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Greg employs a welcoming, non-judgmental, and compassionate approach to therapy that makes new and seasoned therapy patients alike feel safe and comfortable.
Through a professional and evidence-based approach, Greg helps patients manage challenges as well as overwhelming thoughts and feelings, whether they stem from their social, personal or work lives. Greg can also help clients find how these challenges might connect to past experiences and struggles. From there, patients can hone their best habits and find new ways forward toward their goals.
Licensed Masters Social Worker
Brandon Kellum is a Licensed Social Worker in the state of New York. He earned his Master of Social Work degree from the University of Pittsburgh in PA. He also completed additional postgraduate training in applied psychology from New York University.
Brandon is a client-centered, strength-based, and trauma-informed psychotherapist who has experience providing psychotherapy in various settings including outpatient mental health clinics, schools, non-profit organizations, courts, correctional facilities, domestic violence shelters and religious institutions. Brandon uses an integrative approach when working with clients which might include Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Processing and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Feminist Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, as well as a Harm Reduction.
Brandon has been trained to provide evidence-based treatment to youth and adults who present with trauma, mood instability, anxiety, neurological difficulties, psychoses, substance use, conduct disorders, eating disorders and personality disorders. Brandon has successfully helped patients and their families navigate the mental health, social service, and child welfare systems. He understands very well the importance of consultation and collaboration with various treatment providers when working with patients. Brandon will provide a safe and supportive environment and clinical insight to help you achieve your goals.
Tara Waldman, LMSW
Licensed Master Social Work
Tara Waldman is a New York State Licensed Social Worker. She earned her undergraduate degree from Penn State University and her Master’s in Social Work degree from Yeshiva University. Tara completed her clinical internship at RobinsPsych Psychotherapy Practice.
Tara has worked with individuals including adolescents and adults from diverse cultural backgrounds. She has experience working with clients coping with issues such as anxiety, relationship challenges, career transitions, acculturation difficulty, and conflicting generational values and beliefs. She ensures that her clients feel supported, validated, and at ease. Tara focuses on enhancing self-esteem by helping clients identify their unique strengths. She has a warm, empathetic, and encouraging demeanor.
Tara’s treatment approach is eclectic and is catered to her client’s unique needs and preferences. Her work utilizes psychodynamic therapy to help her clients draw connections between past and present experiences, behaviors, and relationships. Tara also utilizes solution-oriented therapy to help her clients create goal-setting strategies. She specializes in helping clients who fear confrontation and help them develop assertiveness skills.
Isabel McLaughlin, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Isabel McLaughlin is a licensed mental health counselor in New York State. She earned her Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling from the State University of New York at Albany. She completed her clinical internship at Collaborative Therapy of Long Island.
Ms. McLaughlin understands that therapy can be a daunting undertaking when one is unsure what you are signing up for. Her therapeutic approach is integrative and determined by the goals of the client. She believes therapy is a collaborative process where the client exercises some control over the course of treatment and the desired outcome. She has worked with patients struggling with various psychological problems including anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, and career changes.
Ms. McLaughlin believes increased stress of marginalization of persons whether differences are based on of race, ethnicity, gender, or sexualiity impact’s patient’s lives. She will create a safe space where you feel supported and not judged. She will help you achieve the goals you set for yourself. Your psychological wellness and optimal functioning is her priority.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Vernaize Coleman is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York State. She completed her studies at the University of Houston with a Bachelor’s degree in social science and a Masters degree from Texas Southern University in educational counseling. Vernaize was born and raised in New York City, completed her college education in Texas and moved back to New York. Since 2015, she has worked in a variety of clinical and therapeutic settings, including SRO’s, transitional services, substance abuse, trauma and behavior modification.
Vernaize utilizes such therapy modalities as person-centered approach, cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma and solution focused therapy. Additionally, Vernaize has experience working with children, adolescents, teens, adults and the LGBTQ community. In doing so, she has provided counseling treating clients with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, ADHD, relationship problems, low self-esteem, anger management, parent-child relationships and a plethora of other transitional life challenges. As a therapist, Vernaize creates a safe place of compassion, genuineness, positive regard and support for any and all clients to assist in healing, recovery, and long-term emotional, cognitive and behavioral changes.
Kathleen Kelly, LMHC-LP
Mental Health Counselor
Ms. Kathleen Kelly is a Mental Health Counselor. She graduated with a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from The State University of New York at Plattsburgh. She completed her clinical internship at Behavioral Health Services North, a large Community Mental Health Center in New York State.
During her tenure working as a therapist in a community mental health center, Ms. Kelly worked with a diverse group of patients including patients identifying as LGBTQ+. Her work with patients involved crisis intervention and individual psychotherapy treatment. She treated patients with a wide range of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, relationship problems, and career challenges. Ms. Kelly utilizes an integrative approach to treatment which might include cognitive behavioral, person centered, existential, feminist, trauma-informed and action and commitment therapy. Ms. Kelly will provide a safe and non-judgemental space with empathy, compassion and understanding as you begin your journey of healing, self improvement and achievement of your therapy and other life goals.
Mental Health Counselor
Tyler Kerr is a mental health counselor. Tyler graduated from Syracuse University with a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling. Tyler completed their graduate internship at SUNY-ESF at Syracuse University.
Tyler has experience working with young adults from diverse backgrounds in short-term and long-term settings. Tyler has treated clients struggling with mood disorders including anxiety and depression, relationship problems, identity issues and other challenges impacting their mental health and well-being. Tyler also has experience in outdoor and nature settings working with students as they completed coursework and research.
Tyler’s style is warm and welcoming. They will provide an environment which is safe and open for all clients. While Tyler’s therapeutic approach is mostly person-centered, Tyler also utilizes other theoretical and clinical approaches when working with clients including cognitive behavioral therapy and solution-focused therapy. Tyler will help guide you on your journey to gaining the clarity, understanding and courage you seek to achieve your goals and develop and maintain positive mental health and well-being.
Dr. Madhu Suresh
Dr. Madhu Suresh, PhD is a licensed clinical and health psychologist. She earned her doctoral degree from Palo Alto University in Palo Alto, CA. She completed her completed her pre-doctoral internship at Georgia Regional Hospital in Atlanta, GA and her postdoctoral clinical fellowship at DLA Psychology Center in Chicago, IL. She also completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL with a focus on caregiver research. She has published papers and presented research at national and international conferences.
Dr. Suresh’s prior experience and training include working within multiple medical care centers, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, and outpatient mental health clinics. Her clinical specialties include anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss, and life transitions. As a health psychologist, she also supports clients struggling with acute/chronic medical conditions (e.g., autoimmune conditions, cancer, diabetes), sleep issues, or chronic pain, and she has extensive experience supporting medical students and healthcare workers, including residents, fellows and attending physicians.
Dr. Suresh’s approach to treatment is integrative, utilizing cognitive-behavioral therapies, acceptance and commitment therapy, and strengths-focused interventions. She also uses cognitive processing therapy and prolonged exposure for trauma, and dialectical behavioral therapy. Therapy with Dr. Suresh is collaborative and supportive as she fosters a space to freely process the questions and feelings you’re experiencing, and to help you gain insight and solve problems with practical solutions that play to your strengths.