MEET OUR TEAM

 We are currently accepting appointments with specific providers. Please submit an appointment request for more information. 

Victoria Velesbir, LPC, LADC

Owner, Founder

Victoria is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in major mental health, mood and addiction. Implementing CBT, DBT, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, etc. With a clinical background in behavioral health and treating co-occurring disorders, she has dedicated her career to helping those struggling to break negative thought patterns, habits and behaviors. 

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Amanda Martelle, Counselor

In my experience working with adolescents & young adults, I have worked with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety disorders, suicide risk/self harm, mood disorders, trauma/PTSD, bipolar disorders, impulsivity, & co-occurring disorders. By implementing the skills of DBT, CBT, crisis intervention/de-escalation, art & animal therapy, mindfulness, self-esteem based interventions & communication skills, I specifically inform & provide clients with coping skills such as radical acceptance, wise mind/mindfulness, opposite action, walking the middle path, mechanisms for distracting, validation, & communication.

My goal is for a client to establish both past and present interpersonal issues, which will allow me to provide a safe space for clients to explore & dissect the root of their struggles. If the client is interested, my two-year-old golden retriever, acting as an emotional support dog, can be implemented into the counseling sessions.

I believe in providing clients with a safe space where they feel comfortable disclosing the truth behind what they are feeling, thinking and going through. I act both as a counselor and a soundboard to help guide clients in their journey to understanding their mental health struggles along with being able to accept, cope, and further improve their lives.

CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS FOR MIDDAY HOURS IN OFFICE

203-794-6992  ext 514

For specfic plans/pricing, please complete an appointment request. We will provide you we a benefits statement directly from your carrier.

Adrian Rodriguez-Targa, LCSW

As a licensed clinical social worker, I utilize a combination of evidence-based, client-centered, and culturally sensitive interventions to help individuals process and address a wide range of challenges including, but not limited to mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, relational issues, personality disorders, and addiction while also taking into consideration how complex societal and environmental factors can play in these conditions. Some of the evidenced-based interventions utilized include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing (MI), trauma informed interventions, and strength-based approaches.

Recognizing and acknowledging that one is struggling with mental health and/or addiction can be difficult. My hope is that I can provide a safe and supportive environment for my clients every step of the way in their journey towards recovery.

Alessia Gagnon, LPC

Alessia is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Alessia has experience working in-home with families in crisis in addition to working with children, adolescents, and adults in an outpatient environment conducting individual and family therapy.

Alessia believes in a client-centered approach fostering a safe, empathetic approach to meet clients where they are. Alessia strives to help client’s reframe and shift negative mindsets that disrupts overall functioning by identifying patterns, and choices that no longer serve them.

Alessia encompasses a wide range of therapeutic techniques including Cognitive behavioral therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Strength-based theory, Narrative Therapy, Systems theory, and Motivational Interviewing techniques to help clients achieve goals and implement positive changes.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS FOR DAYTIME HOURS

Rebecca McCall, LPCA

As a therapist in Clinical and Addiction Counseling, I specialize in treating co-occurring disorders, depressive, and anxiety disorders. My therapeutic approach is to help individuals, couples, and families find clarity and strengthen healthy practices of coping by finding purpose, acceptance, and resolutions in their lives. This is achieved by CBT and DBT. 

 

Deciding to begin therapy can feel very intimidating. However, I offer a safe, non judgmental environment and approach. We will work together to achieve your best self. With using a person centered approach, we utilize your strengths to achieve your goals. 

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Jennifer Chase, LPC, ATR-BC, ADS

Jennifer is a board certified Registered Art Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist, a Certified Co-Occurring Disorder Professional, and a Certified Sexual assault Counselor. Jennifer earned her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Albertus Magnus College and her Master's in Art Therapy from The College of New Rochelle. She has over 20 years of experience providing therapy to individuals suffering from mental health and substance abuse disorders. She specializes in relational issues, anxiety and depressive disorders, addictions, ADHD, and post-traumatic stress disorder. 

 

Jennifer's career as a psychotherapist has included multitude of both direct-care and leadership positions, both as a clinician and as an educator. She was an adjunct professor at Albertus Magnus College, where she taught graduate-level coursework on Art Therapy and Substance Use Disorder Treatment. Additionally, she has been asked to guest lecture several times on Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at American Art Therapy Association's annual conferences. Jennifer's counseling style is relaxed, casual and inviting. She incorporates mutual respect, sensitivity, and compassion into her approach and is proficient in CBT, humanistic, and psychodynamic counseling theories. 

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Christina Cook, LMSW

Christina is a Licensed Master Social Worker specializing in anxiety, depression, health and wellness, life transitions, and communication and social skills. She utilizes a holistic and
comprehensive approach to therapy including CBT, DBT, psychoeducation, and solution-focused therapy. Her professional background is in school counseling as well as academic and career counseling, working with adolescents and adults.

 

Christina’s approach to therapy is person-centered and focuses on client’s strengths and resiliency, goal setting, mindfulness, emotional regulation and stress management. She is passionate about women’s issues and empowerment, and LGBTQ+ support and allyship. Christina is compassionate and warm with a positive spirit and fosters a safe and inclusive space for all individuals.

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Neha Aamir, LPC

Neha is a Psychotherapist who graduated with her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Johns Hopkins University. She has years of clinical experience working with individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and mental health challenges/diagnosis/disorders. Neha has experience conducting individual, couples, family, and group therapy in hospitals, clinics, homes, IOPs, and rehabilitation settings. 

 

Neha’s approach to therapy utilizes integrative and holistic theories. She pulls from a wide range of orientations and therapies that best fit her client’s needs. Some of these therapies include: Behavioral, Humanistic, Existential, Person-Centered, Reality, Solution-Focused, Expressive/Creative Arts, and other Postmodern approaches. 

 

Neha’s style of therapy focuses on building strong therapeutic rapport and alliance with her clients whilst providing them with a safe and trusting environment. Neha works with clients collaboratively and compassionately– meeting them where they are, and working on treatment goals together. Neha welcomes client feedback and makes time to address questions and concerns. She is well-versed in multi-cultural literacy enabling her to engage with, and be sensitive to, clients from varying and unique backgrounds. Neha also speaks Urdu, Punjabi, and Hindi. As a lifelong mental health advocate, Neha’s mission is to help her clients work towards healing, growth, and an overall better quality of life. 

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

HOURS 10AM-4PM

Kelby Sandoval, LMSW, MSW

My expertise and background focuses on adults with co-occurring disorders (substance use/mental health), Addiction, PTSD, Mood Disorders, Men’s Issues, Group therapy, Life management counseling, and Christian Counseling. Implementing CBT, DBT, mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing & Stage of Change (motivation to stop using), etc. I focus not only on the root causes of addiction or use, but also work with my clients to develop a foundation of change, recovery and new hopefulness for the future. My clients learn to live a life without the use of substances, and develop healthy coping skills, replacements and postive outlets.

 

With a clinical background treating co-occurring disorders, I have also dedicated my career to helping those struggling to break negative thought patterns, habits and behaviors. My focus area include depression, anxiety, and PTSD/Trauma. We will work through the greatest issues affecting personal life, tackle shame, ego and what these things mean to/for you.

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE FOR NEW CLIENTS. PLEASE SUBMIT AN APPOINTMENT REQUEST TO JOIN MY WAITLIST

Marcy Puklin, LCSW
 

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 35 years of experience in a variety of settings.  I have post master’s certificates in Marriage and Family therapy as well as Palliative and End of Life Care and Spirituality in social work.  I have worked with all populations successfully.  My work with clients is client centered and goal directed. My therapy style is eclectic. I integrate all different types of therapies, including but not limited to: CBT, DBT, Exposure, Mindfulness, Strategic, Solution-Focused, MI, psychodynamic, and person-centered.  I provide intervention and/or coping skills and strategies for the development of self-efficacy and esteem. I believe in starting where you are and helping you find your path to healing, success, and recovery. Are you ready to start your journey today?

AVAILABLE FOR TELEHEALTH

Dr. Michele Bullock, LPC

Dr. Bullock is a nationally certified, licensed professional counselor, telemedicine provider, and Doctor of Psychology. With over 15 years of experience and practice, Dr. Bullock offers a wide range of expertise and specialties.

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In addition to her work in the field, Dr. Bullock  provides educational guidance and in field of best practices as an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at HCC. Her skills and leadership are secondary to none and is highly recommended.

 

Her experience encompass Anger Management, Anxiety, Depression, Balance in Life & Work, Bipolar Depression, Borderline Personalities, Self Harm/Cutting, Suicide/Risk, Divorce/Separation, Family Life, Health & Wellness, Life Coaching, Menopause, Mindfulness, OCD, Panic Disorders/Attack, Phobias,

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Relationships, Relaxation, Self Esteem, Spiritual/Spiritual Growth, Stress Management, Time Management, Women's Health.

ACCEPTING NEW TELEHEALTHCLIENTS FOR MID-JUNE

PLEASE SUBMIT AN APPOINTMENT REQUEST

Nicole Noack, LCSW

Nicole is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Yoga Instructor. Nicole provides individual therapy to adult clients, using a variety of treatment modalities, including private yoga classes to individuals to enhance mind-body connection, release stress and manage anxiety and depression. 

 

Nicole specializes in crisis management, DBT skills coaching, and co-occurring disorders. Nicole's focus includes anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma-informed, complex-PTSD, personality, attachments, emotional regulation and interpersonal effectiveness. She is professionally certified in: SMART Recovery for Treatment Professionals; DBT Foundational Training; Bringing Trauma-Informed Yoga into Mental Health Clinical Practice; Eating Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment; DBT: Treating the Eating Disordered Client with Multiple Problems; MI Intensive; CBT Intensive; 500 HR RYT, etc.

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE FOR NEW CLIENTS. PLEASE SUBMIT AN APPOINTMENT REQUEST TO JOIN MY WAITLIST

 Christina McDonough, LPC, LADC

"Where there is breath, there is hope." Sometimes it is really difficult to navigate through some of the turmoil that life throws at us. I am determined to assist you in finding the motivation and desire to increase your quality of life. The ideal client would be ready to explore and commit to change in collaboration with a qualified therapist.

Specializing in alcohol and substance use I offer office, tele-therapy, and in-home therapy appointments to meet the clients where they are and offer the most flexibility. I also work with clients that struggle with issues beyond addiction including trauma, depression, co-dependency, anxiety, unresolved grief-loss, relationship issues, marriage & couples, communication, boundary setting & behavioral change, self-esteem issues, family dynamics, personality, trauma, and life imbalances.

PLEASE SUBMIT AN APPOINTMENT REQUEST FOR TELEHEALTH

Mary Kate Lepard, LPC

Mary Kate is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Mary Kate specializes in anxiety, depression, communication/social skills, academic related issues, parenting skills, life transitions and adjustments. Mary Kate has experience working with children, adolescents, families and adults in various settings such as 1:1 outpatient therapy, intensive outpatient groups, and family sessions. Mary Kate also has experience working with children and adolescents with and without IEP’s in a school based programs. 

 

Mary Kate’s style is engaging, warm, and relaxed. Mary Kate’s therapeutic approach is to allow a space for her clients to feel respected, heard, and understood. Mary Kate is passionate about engaging with her clients, exploring their personalized goals, and helping them reach their unlocked potential. Mary Kate utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and elements of DBT, drama therapy, and play therapy into her approach with her clients.

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE FOR NEW CLIENTS. PLEASE SUBMIT AN APPOINTMENT REQUEST TO JOIN MY WAITLIST

Kristin Walleshauser, LPC

Kristin Walleshauser is a licensed professional counselor specializing in anxiety, depression, mood disorders, women’s issues, body image, self-esteem, OCD, assertiveness training, communication skills and life transitions. With a clinical background in residential care, outpatient and behavioral health treatment programs, she has devoted her career toward working with a wide range of mental health issues for the last 6 years. She has a professional background in individual, group therapy as well as diagnosing and assessment of co-occurring and other mood disorders.

 

Focus on reframing the client’s mindset and shift their personal narrative to develop an optimal sense of self and facilitate the most healing therapeutic environment. Focus on working through both past and present interpersonal issues while meeting the client where they are at. It is Kristin’s goal to foster a warm, welcoming therapeutic environment and implement a goal-oriented psychotherapy approach to treatment that will help clients to identify their areas of concern, and heal from them.

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE FOR NEW CLIENTS FOR 2021

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