Therapists

Clinical Social Workers
Jason Ducos, LCSW-R, CASAC-Master
Brittany Drayton, LMSW

Marriage and Family Therapists
Annebell Shea, MFT-LP
Marie Magloire, MFT-LP
Maryan Nasr, MFT-LP

Mental Health Counselors
Crystal Angerville, LMHC
Anna Nemeckova-Gulack, MHC-LP
Jaycee Dia, MHC-LP

Creative Arts Therapists
Keshia Francis, LCAT, ATR-BC
Amy Barr, CAT-LP
Emily Acosta, CAT-LP

 

Jason Ducos, LCSW-R, CASAC-Master
Clinical Director and Founder
Specialty: Social Work and Substance Abuse Counseling

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience in crisis intervention and substance abuse counseling. I work with adults and couples who are seeking relief from trauma, grief, anxiety and depression, relationships issues, and life adjustment. I believe recovery and healing is not a one size fits all. Every individual and couple has a unique set of internal and external strengths. I use a holistic and creative, solutions focused based approach that is influenced by trauma therapy, attachment theory, psychodrama and theory of intersectionality. I believe that no matter what point you are in life that there is room to heal, room to grow, and room to thrive as your most authentic self.

I tell anyone I meet who is seeking out counseling, it’s crucial to find a therapist who is the right fit and makes us feel safe and comfortable.  If you are interested in working with me, I approach psychotherapy as an alliance. We are partners in your journey of self discovery, reframing obstacles into lessons that help you live the most authentic life you can.  It takes courage to admit that life’s burdens are sometimes too hard to bear alone. Opening up in therapy is an act of courage, strength and self love.

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Brittany Drayton, LMSW
Associate Clinician
Specialty: Social Work

Do you often feel weighed down with feelings of anxiety and sadness? Do you believe to be stuck with the same negative and lasting thoughts? Together, we will work on strategies that allow you to address the root causes of your difficulties and build meaningful paths towards you growing into the best version of yourself. My intuitive and empathic abilities allow me to listen closely and offer you different perspectives. I believe that having person-centered and holistic therapeutic approaches are important in helping your concerns. I am a New York State Licensed Social Worker with an education from Fordham University.

I am also a part of the New York State Society for Clinical Social Work where I’m able to network and gain knowledge from an abundance of resources. I have experience in assisting those who have dealt with self-esteem matters, life transitions, trauma, anxiety, depression, and substance use across different cultures and communities. The key components in my therapeutic alliance with you is patience and creating a safe environment during our sessions. Let’s take this next chapter in your life together.

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Annebell Shea, MFT-LP
Associate Clinician
Specialty: Marriage and Family Therapy

Annebell Shea is a Native Jamaican striving to be the best clinician, listener, and supporter of self-empowerment starting from the first phone call.  Annebell Shea studied at The City College of New York where she earned her BA in Psychology. Ms. Shea has also earned her Master’s Degree of Science from Mercy College in Marriage and Family Therapy.   

Annebell has worked with a diverse population in New York City Public schools as a one-on-one paraprofessional with children with varying diagnoses ranging from BED (Behavior Emotional Disturbed) and SED (Severe Emotional Disturbed) and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder diagnosis. Ms. Shea has also worked with Children on the Autism Spectrum with modalities such as ABA Applied Behavior Analysis supplying positive reinforcement to enhance and promote effective ways to perform self-regulated behaviors.  Ms. Shea has experience working for a Teen Pregnancy Prevention program where she facilitated individual and group sessions, covering topics such as self-esteem, and effective communication skills, amongst other related workshops of the teens choosing. Ms. Shea has worked in the Foster Care system for over 17 years helping families engage in strength based interventions, supervising family visits  and advocating for reunification during court proceedings.

Ms. Shea is versed in using trauma-focused and strengths-based modalities to help encourage and empower families to change their narratives through coaching, taking responsibility for positive outcomes, and advocacy. Ms. Shea engages in modalities such as Solution Focus, Narrative, Music, and Art Therapy to engage couples, school-aged individuals, and families. Ms. Shea believes that healing should begin from the inner self which can help to transcend one’s outward appearance. Ms. Shea believes that everyone should experience real love, be heard and understood and have meaningful long-lasting relationships. Everyone has stuff, her role as a clinician is to show up and help individuals unpack, re-learn and re-connect. 

Marie Magloire, MFT-LP
Associate Clinician
Specialty: Marriage and Family Therapy

Marie Magloire, MS, MFT-LP, is a limited permit holder of Marriage and Family Therapy. My approach to therapy is both empathetic and attentive. Being systemically trained  I strive to assist my patients in understanding the influences of the world they live in.

Overtime I’ve learned vulnerability without blame is an effective means to communicate. “ How can I be vulnerable without blaming those who hurt me, those who I thought loved me, & those who I feel don’t understand me.”

To simply put, you are the pattern and the solution. I invite you to explore your emotions through a collaborative and inclusive environment that will activate change and promote authenticity. I understand the feeling of ineffective, hurtful communication patterns. How easy it is to feel like you are struggling,  isolated, and anxious. 

Employing a combination of insight-oriented and evidence-based approaches, including Emotion-focused therapy (EFT),Gottmans method to couples therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) to help patients identify their stressors, while increasing  personal, relational growth. 

 

Maryan Nasr, MFT-LP
Associate Clinician
Specialty: Marriage and Family Therapy

Reaching out for help can be difficult, whether related to adjusting to life events, stressful situations, dealing with intense emotions, relationship problems. I hope to help you feel comfortable in developing a trusting relationship in an atmosphere where you feel acknowledged and understood, and to work with you in gaining skills to cope with difficulties you are experiencing. My goal is to help you realize your strengths and positive attributes, to gain the power to make changes you need or to cope with the things you cannot change, and to find ways to bring hope and contentment to your life.

Choosing a therapist that you feel comfortable with is a very important part of the process in beginning therapy. I hope to make that process easier by developing a positive therapeutic relationship to help you begin your journey in dealing with the difficulties you may be experiencing. I hope to explore your story with you through a narrative approach and help you gain the power you need to make the change. 

 

Crystal Angerville, LMHC
Clinical Supervisor
Specialty: Mental Health Counseling

I have a background in treating individuals, with serious mental illness, substance use disorders, domestic violence issues and other mental health concerns like anxiety and depression.

As a clinician, my philosophy has always been to meet my patients wherever they are at. If you are not sure where to begin that is perfectly OK we can figure it out together and take things one session at a time! I believe in working collaboratively while using a CBT for my treatment approach. I like to focus on thoughts, feelings and behaviors.

My goal is to accomplish what it is you want to get out of therapy with me so if that is to process trauma, cope with anxiety or depression or mend relationships I want to be that support to help you achieve those goals.

 

Anna Nemeckova-Gulack, MHC-LP
Associate Clinician
Specialty: Mental Health Counseling

People have a tendency to become stuck in cycles of negativity, and then to become convinced that these cycles cannot be broken. Together we will work to empower you so that you will recognize that you have the capacity for change and growth. I use a holistic cognitive behavioral approach, with an emphasis on mindfulness. I am a counselor who was educated at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology.

 I have experience in helping those in the LGBTQIA+ community cope with trauma, anxiety, and depression, among other conditions. Society has a way of instilling shame into members of minority groups. This may lead members of minorities to feel that they must fight their battles alone and that they are fundamentally flawed. The therapeutic alliance can be a powerful start in breaking down those assumptions, and allowing for healing to occur.

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Jaycee Dia, MHC-LP
Associate Clinician
Specialty: Mental Health Counseling

Hi! I am a Mental Health Counselor that centralizes in Person-centered and Solution-focused therapy. I believe that recovery and therapy are most effective when working together as a team. I specialize in working with adults and seniors experiencing anxiety, depression, negative self-talk, low self-esteem, interpersonal relationship issues, life transitions, trauma, and difficulty creating work/life balance. Using holistic and strengths-based approaches, I collaborate with individuals to build more understanding of themselves as a whole, exploring the various areas and experiences that have shaped them.

My goal is to assist individuals in creating the life they want to live through increasing their confidence, minimizing negative self-talk and self-sabotaging behaviors like overthinking and people-pleasing, creating boundaries, practicing coping skills, and highlighting their capabilities and strengths to allow them to live life authentically.

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Keshia Francis, LCAT, ATR-BC
Associate Clinician
Specialty: Creative Arts Therapy

I am a licensed and board-certified creative arts therapist with over a decade of experience providing individual and group therapy to those most in need. In addition, I have provided clinical supervision to creative arts therapy students in practicum and internship placements.

Taking the steps to find the right therapist can be a journey. Although it can be intimidating, you have taken the courageous step to put yourself first and focus on what’s best for you. I have experience working with those who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction and many other life challenges. Therapy takes work and accountability. We will use that time to develop insight, identify positive coping skills and build understanding and awareness. My theoretical approach is person-centered and holistic allowing you to take the lead in your wellness.

Sometimes it can be difficult to find the right words to express what we’re going through. Art therapy may be beneficial. Through the creative process you are able to utilize a variety of materials to express internal thoughts. Don’t worry, no prior art skills are required. I believe in creating a safe and supportive environment where we will work together to expand on self-exploration and expression. Whether you choose traditional verbal/talk therapy, art therapy or a combination of both, each session is tailored to your preference and goals. This is your time to be heard, improve self-awareness and build empowerment

 

Amy Barr, CAT-LP
Associate Clinician
Specialty: Creative Arts Therapy

Are you feeling stressed, anxious, or alone?   Are you sometimes overwhelmed by feelings that are hard to understand or even express in words?   Art therapy in a safe, supportive space can offer you a solution.   Art therapy is a well-established alternative to the more traditional process of “talk” therapy.  It helps us access, examine and manage thoughts and feelings that are hard or uncomfortable to discuss, at least at first.   A sensitive art therapist can help you interpret your visual expressions and gain insight into patterns and issues.  You don’t need to be Picasso to benefit from art therapy; you just need to be ready to work through challenges that have been holding you back.

My holistic approach to art therapy combines talk, nonjudgmental art activities, and effective techniques from other modalities such as mindfulness and DBT.  We figure out what works best together, as a partnership.   I developed this approach while earning my Master’s in Creative Arts Therapy (with honors) from Pratt Institute, where I worked with a rich array of adolescents and adults from very different backgrounds and circumstances.  They told me that I come across as patient, empathetic, humorous, and insightful.   I will never forget one client who told me “you changed a young man’s life.”   The experience of art therapy has changed mine, too, and I would value the opportunity to share it with you in whatever form proves most effective to make the most of your life

 

Emily Acosta, CAT-LP
Associate Clinician
Specialty: Creative Arts Therapy

As an Art therapist, I use an eclectic approach to treatment for each client, often incorporating elements from various approaches such as Person-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral, Existentialism and Psychodynamic. I believe the foundation for any effective therapeutic relationship must include empathy, warmth, and genuineness. I love collaborating with clients to make positive changes and gain insight into their current self while promoting personal growth.

I have experience helping individuals young and elderly, couples, families, and groups to address various mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief, trauma, and addiction, while emphasizing the importance of developing and improving self-esteem and coping skills.

“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” -Rogers 

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