Specialties and Focus: Adolescents, adults, anxiety, depression, mindfulness, trauma, relationship issues, LGBTQ+
Eva is a Licensed Master Social worker who received her MSW from Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Services. She has 16 years of experience engaging adults, children, adolescents, and families through counseling, advocacy, education, and social service program management. She specializes in working with teens and adults struggling with with anxiety and depression, trauma survivors, those impacted by relationship and family abuse and LGBTQ+ adolescents. Eva’s years of experience has offered her opportunities to work one-on-one with individuals, with families, and with groups.
Eva is a kind and warm clinician who believes in the power of forging safe, empathic connections with her clients. These relationships based in respect, trust, valuing and care, help pattern future relationships, be they with family, friends, peer groups, or partners. Grounded in strengths-based, positive youth development, trauma-informed care, Eva utilizes various modalities to best meet the needs and goals of those she works. Also a certified yoga teacher, she believes strongly in the healing power of the breath and knows our bodies have infinite ways to hold our pain, our fear, our disconnections, and our past traumas. Because of this, she feels keenly the importance of listening to and connecting with one’s body, mind and spirit. Her goal and hope when working with clients is that they feel seen, heard and valued for who they are now, who they have been, and who they want to be.
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Specialties and Focus: Early childhood, adolescents, anxiety disorders, depression, learning and attention issues, ADHD, behavior, parenting.
Jamie Manning is a Licensed Master Social Worker and Certified School Social Worker who received her Masters degree from NYU School of Social Work. Jamie has over 26 years of experience working with children and their families in a variety of settings. For the past 14 years she has worked as a school social worker with students who struggle with a multitude of emotional concerns and cognitive disabilities. Her students experience issues related to mood disregulation, ADHD, mood disorders, Depression, Anxiety disorders, conduct disorder, Oppositional Defiance Disorder and other psychiatric issues. Jamie is extremely knowledgeable in the special education IEP process.
Jamie is a compassionate, empathic and dedicated clinician who uses practical and solution based therapy to support her clients. She has excellent knowledge in understanding each individuals cognitive abilities. Jamie develops a trusting relationship with her clients to assist them in coping with the issues that are preventing them from reaching their maximum potential. Her calm and non-judgmental attitude allows her clients and their families to feel understood, validated and cared for so that a positive relationship is established and treatment goals are achieved.
Specialties and Focus: Early childhood, adolescents, young adults, adults, families, parenting, anxiety, depression, loss/grief, trauma informed care, creative art therapies, and mindfulness.
Kristan Gallo-Bridges, LMSW is a Licensed Master of Social Worker, who earned her master’s degree from Fordham University Graduate School of Social Services. Kristan’s additional degrees include an MBA in Health Care and BA in Medical Anthropology/Health and Society.
Kristan has 20+ years in mental health and wellness empowering others through pyscho-education, training, and curriculum development. She has a comprehensive background in working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families in one-on-one and group formats. She is a certified rape crisis counselor and has experience working with families of domestic violence. Kristan is certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Neuromuscular Integrative Action (NIA). She emphasizes the importance of listening to one’s body and engaging one’s senses. Kristan is dedicated to creating an experience of safety and connection that we all need to thrive.
Kristan engages clients in a holistic, attuned, and creative way. She understands the client’s needs and collaboratively overcomes challenges by focusing on the whole person; their strengths, living environment, familial relationships, cultural, and community supports. Her integrative creative arts approach supports self-awareness and expression of feelings. Kristan’s attunement to each unique client facilitates working together to discover and enhance their potential to live a healthy and meaningful life.
Specialties and Focus: Early childhood, adolescents, young adults, adults, anxiety disorders, adjustment disorders, ADHD, ASD, sensory integration disorder, behavioral issues, parenting, family impact of trauma and domestic violence, and divorce.
Silvia Henry is a Licensed Master Social Worker and Family Resource Coordinator. She received her Masters Degree from Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Texas. Silvia has over 15 years of experience working with children and families in a variety of settings, and has two grown children of her own. She is bilingual in English and Spanish and works in a school setting supporting children who struggle with social and emotional difficulties, behavioral issues and cognitive disabilities. Her students present with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, ADHD, a history of trauma, mood dysregulation and autism spectrum disorders. Silvia has received extensive training in sensory integration disorder and is extremely knowledgeable in the special education IEP process. She is certified as a rape crisis counselor and has extensive experience working with families struggling with the impact of domestic violence.
Silvia utilizes a strengths based approach combined with CBT and a solution focused approach to support clients in their healing journey. She works with clients to help them gain confidence and develop positive strategies they can continue to utilize for ongoing success. Silvia’s warmth, compassion and the ability to empathize immediately help clients feel heard and supported. As the client quickly gains trust, they begin to see progress. Silvia’s years of experience both as a professional and as a parent of grown children, provides clients with both clinical expertise and a wealth of knowledge and understanding of how to navigate life’s challenges.
Specialties and Focus: Early childhood, adolescents, young adults, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, behavioral issues, developmental disabilities, substance abuse, truancy, trauma
Michelle Cestaro graduated in 2013 from New York University with her Masters in Social Work and is currently a New York State licensed Master Social Worker. While working towards her clinical license, Michelle has also obtained her provisional School Social Worker Certification.
She has over 7 years of experience working with children and families of multicultural backgrounds in various therapeutic settings. Michelle has worked both as a case manager and therapist for children with developmental disabilities, and behavioral challenges in homes, schools, and juvenile detention centers within New York State. Throughout her various jobs, she has gained experience working with children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder, social-emotional disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, ADHD, PTSD, anger management issues, emotional disturbances, and behavioral disorders such as Oppositional Defiance Disorder and Conduct Disorder.
Michelle utilizes various treatment modalities in her sessions but follows both Dialectical Behavior and Cognitive Behavior therapies. Michelle strives to meet each client where they are at in a kind, and compassionate manner to create a therapeutic alliance with both the child and their family. Michelle ensures families feel validated, comfortable, safe and respected to ensure growth and to create solutions. Michelle believes in a holistic approach to not only work with the child but includes other involved parties in the therapeutic process. Communication with parents is always an ongoing process through email, phone calls and face to face meetings to ensure continued support and connections.
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Specialties and Focus: Early childhood, adolescents, adults, anxiety disorders, trauma, grief and loss, mood disorders, sexuality, self harming behaviors.
Becca de Simone is a Licensed Master Social Worker who received her BSW from Marist College in 2005 and MSW from the University of Connecticut in 2006. She has 13 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults and has worked with diverse groups through direct clinical work, education, training, and program management. In her work experience, Becca has supported children, teens and women struggling with anxiety disorders, depression and trauma through treatment modalities focused on a strengths-based and cognitive behavioral approach.
Becca is a kind and compassionate clinician, who believes in the power of connection, empathy, and trust. Her goal as a therapist is to offer non-judgmental support where each client feels emotionally and physically safe, respected, and comfortable to share their thoughts, experiences, and reactions with her. She brings warmth, humor, and compassion into her social work practice and values the collaborative process with individuals and families.
Specialties and Focus: Adolescents, young adults, adults, family dynamics, parenting, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, adjustment disorders, behavioral issues, anger management, sexuality, relationships, academic challenges, bereavement, trauma, mindfulness
Madeleine (Maddy) Shair is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Fordham University. Maddy has over 20 years of experience working with youth and families in community and school-based settings. She has extensive experience working with young people who present with complex academic and social-emotional needs, including anxiety, depression, mood dysregulation, behavioral disorders, self-harming behaviors, anger management, identity and sexuality, bereavement, trauma, and academic/school related challenges.
Maddy is competent in providing individual, family, and group therapy, trauma and crisis counseling. Maddy utilizes a variety of therapeutic treatment modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused treatment, psychodynamic therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness techniques.
Maddy utilizes a strengths-based approach, and helps clients identify positive coping techniques. She believes in the power of connection, and provides support, encouragement, and psychoeducation to both the client and their families.
Maddy is a warm and compassionate clinician, who strives to provide a safe and engaging space to help clients feel empowered and reach their desired goals. Maddy believes in the importance of the therapeutic relationship and encourages parents and caretakers to maintain ongoing communication and involvement regarding their child’s therapy.