Therapists

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Jason Ducos, LCSW-R, CASAC-Master
Clinical Director and Founder

Specialty: Clinical 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: Clinical 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. 

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Marie Magloire, 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. 

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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.

 

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Teresa Endeavour, MFT-LP Associate Clinician

Specialty: Marriage and Family Therapy

Teresa Endeavour is a specialist in marital and family issues and personal and interpersonal concerns. She graduated from Mercy College in August of 2022 with a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Her professional experience encompasses an internship in a private practice specializing in treating problematic sexual behavior and framework reintegration, wherein she dealt with adults, teenagers, and families. These fields of competence and passion when interacting with patients therapeutically have exposed her to a vast spectrum of clientele throughout her career as a psychotherapist.

She reckons that her responsibility as a therapist is to engage people where they are and help them reach the destination they want to go. She believes that because every person desire connection, transformation may be achieved by building supportive and healthy relationships. Teresa Endeavour employs systems theory to combine several modalities, including but not limited to structural marital therapy, psychologically centered therapy, solution focused therapy, emotional focus therapy, narrative therapy, and experienced therapy, into a method that is appropriate for everyone. She also works with clients to facilitate the usage of mindfulness-based treatment. Teresa Endeavour has expertise in organizing group therapy, conducting private and family sessions, and working with multi-disciplinary professionals, including psychiatrists, M.D.s, and other psychotherapists. She also deals with cases including severe trauma, substance misuse, marital strife, depression, stress, and other psychiatric symptoms. She feels that her encounters have honed her capacity to stay calm and impartial at times of tremendous stress for people and their households. Teresa Endeavour maintains that people should all make the bold decision to enter treatment and recover. She considers it an excellent chance to collaborate with those who aspire to improve themselves and their connections.

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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.

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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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Joey Suk Hyun Hahm, MHC-LP Associate Clinician

Specialty: Mental Health Counseling

Life throws us more than a few curveballs amid all the twisting and turning in our journey. Because we are all human, we can feel discouraged at some point, but there is no shame in feeling that way. In my volunteering mission excursions to Delmas, Haiti; Monterey; Mexico; San Jose, Costa Rica; and other countries, I have encouraged many with trauma, anxiety, and depression, among other conditions.

We’ll take a deep dive at the past and present thinking patterns to find the trauma and decide where you want to direct your life. I am confident that we can forge a path unique for you through a fusion of cognitive behavioral and Adlerian approach.

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Linda Edwards, MHC-LP Associate Clinician

Specialty: Mental Health Counseling

Hi! I am Linda Edwards and I am a Mental Health Counselor on a limited permit (MHC-LP) with a Master of Science in Education.  I work with adults and couples with various challenges such as: addiction recovery, depression, anxiety, grief, and trauma. I prioritize creating a safe environment, where clients are encouraged to express themselves freely; and in a practical way. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Psychodynamic Therapy and Brief Solution Focused Therapy to assist the client with these challenges, identify triggers, and explore the potential for solutions. My approach varies depending what the client is facing, however extremely transparent as to expressing intentions towards our treatment plan. I aspire to build awareness towards improvement in overall mental health. I look forward to working together as a team!

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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

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Matthew Royes, LCAT, MTBC

Matthew Royes, MMT, MT-BC, LCAT-LP
I am a Board-Certified Music Therapist and a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist. I graduated with a master’s degree in Music Therapy in 2019 from the State University of New York at New Paltz. I value the connections and outcomes that can be achieved through the creative use of music and the arts. I believe in listening and helping my clients reach their goals, short-term or long-term utilizing a creative outlet in order to make progress. I have also worked with a variety of populations, including children with autism, family counseling, hearing deficits, and developmental disabilities, hospice patients, clients with depression, emotional disturbances, personality disorders, PTSD, and adults with developmental disabilities, autism, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Alzheimer’s.
I am trained in music therapy and creative art therapy techniques and interventions in order to help my clients progress with their goals. I’ve used techniques such as neurological music therapy, clinical improvisation, music-based relaxation exercises, lyric analysis, songwriting, CBT with music therapy, song discussion and remanence, and therapeutic instrument music playing. I went to a state university at New Paltz, NY studying music therapy and music composition and graduating with my Bachelors of Science May of 2011. After graduating I continued on in Jan 2012 to start at the Graduate School of SUNY New Paltz focusing on psychotherapy, medical music therapy, improvisational music therapy techniques and behavioral music therapy graduating in May 2019.
While going through my graduate school and after receiving my MT-BC certification I worked with children with emotional needs as well as developmental disabilities at HeartSong INC in White Plains, NY, I also worked at Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers in Manhattan and the Hudson Valley as a Recreation therapist and Director. Most recently I have experience with adults with various diagnosis after being admitted for short-term rehab such as depression, PTSD, anxiety, schizophrenia, BPD, family counseling, and dementia. I now reside in Pine Hush, NY in Orange County of the Hudson Valley, NY.

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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.

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Victoria Glasscock, CAT-LP Associate Clinician

Specialty: Creative Arts Therapy

My name is Victoria Glasscock. I am an art therapist with a very diverse background and experiences working with individuals with different paths of life. I have always had a passion for art and over time I have been able to comprehend it’s due to it being my healing tool. Which is why I strive to help people utilize art making to communicate their feelings, thoughts, and emotions as well as process them.

I initially began my studies at Delaware State University, where I graduated with a Bachelor of Art degree in Studio Art. Subsequently I applied to Florida State University and was accepted into their Master of Science Art Therapy program. During my final year at Florida State I worked on a project adhering to the social justice and adversities faced in the professional community; which was later published in the American Art Therapy Association Journal. As I continue this journey I look forward to helping and encouraging others to find their voice and tell their stories.

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Mary Welch, CAT-LP Associate Clinician

Specialty: Creative Arts Therapy

I am a limited permit art therapist with a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Visual Art Therapy from Lesley University. In the past, I have had the privilege of working with and learning from clients of many different ages, backgrounds, and diagnoses and I have been honored to be able to learn how to hold space for deep grief as well as joy in my practice and to be able to earn enough trust in my clients to develop connections that were meaningful, healing, and healthy. It is my firm belief that because no one is ever a burden for their needs and that includes, in my opinion, emotional support and belongingness in community. Beyond the beauty of seeing people be happy, this is one of the deepest values that drives my work.

In terms of clinical style, I tend to work with clients from a systemic feminist and trauma-informed point of view and much of my work focuses on mind-body connection, exploration of relational attachment patterns, and the role of the community and community context on the development of one’s perspective. My work focuses primarily on healing the self-relationship and I often utilize internal family systems and trauma-informed mindfulness-based work as well. I try to always focus on identity affirming practices, as it is my belief that we are each complex individuals who deserve to be honored while healing from and adjusting to experiences in a world that has not always been accommodating to all people, despite all people being worthy of respect and joy.

In our sessions together, this would mean exploring how you have learned to move about the world and how you can show up more often with curiosity and start to more regularly access feelings of safety, security, and love. This usually looks like a combination of traditional talk therapy and arts activities designed to help you expand perspectives on yourself and others and to embrace a more balanced way of viewing the world. My hope with each client is to ultimately help them engage more deeply and lovingly with their authentic self and to help them to find safety and trust in themselves in order to pave the way to live a life that they feel is genuinely worth living. In tandem, I seek to help clients develop ways to engage in community outside of themselves that feel uplifting and meaningful to them. It is my hope to assist folks in learning to access feelings of deep empowerment, empathy, and comfort as well as the knowledge necessary to maintain healthy relationships with others, based on mutual respect and love.

 

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Najah Abdul-Qawiyy, CAT-LP

I am Black muslim women from New York. I have my limited I have my Bachelors in Psychology with Minors in East Asian Studies, Chinese and Studio Art from CUNY – College of Staten Island. Along with my Masters in Creative Arts Therapy Counseling from Hofstra University. I have done research on the impact of art therapy on Black American Muslims along with other research topics.

Additional I have worked with populations such as in patient psych, geriatrics, families in homeless shelters, rehab patients and individuals who are victims of domestic violence. I have gained these experiences with various populations through my work as crisis counselor, mental health worker and case manager in my past career. I currently work with families recommended by the ACS system as a Child Parent Psychotherapist.

I practice around a person centered and child parent psychotherapy approach by incorporating my patients needs and concerns around their desire goals and outcomes. Along with trauma focused worked and engagement with mindfulness.I specialize in art therapy and providing mental health support and healing through art and creativity.

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