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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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 Clinician and Creative Arts Supervisor

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 Music Therapy Supervisor

Specialty: Music Therapy

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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Victoria Glasscock, LCAT 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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Najah Abdul-Qawiyy, CAT-LP Associate Clinician

Specialty: Creative Arts Therapy

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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Stephanie Davidar MHC-LP Associate Clinician

Specialty: Mental Health Counseling

I am a mental health counselor who specializes in working with young adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, tough transitions, and trauma. While my overall approach to therapy is person-centered, I tend to integrate into sessions CBT, IPT, psychodynamic, and a touch of Adlerian, ACT, and narrative. While some problems have easy solutions, some do not. I tend to adapt my therapeutic modality based on that. I am also  neurodiversity-affirming and incorporate intersectionality into my work.

My philosophy is that clients are collaborative in their treatment. While I have a major role and will not be passive in treatment, I acknowledge that clients have expertise in their own right. I know that for a lot of people, starting to attend therapy is tough. There is a lot of power in having a space to open up and I hope I can provide that space.

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Marisa Zarczynski CAT-LP Associate Clinician

Specialty: Creative Arts Therapy

I earned my Bachelors in Sociology from St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y. and her Masters in Creative Arts Therapy & Creativity Development from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y. I have multiple academic and art publications. My approach to Psychotherapy and Art Therapy is means to explore the connection between mind and body that can be verbal and non-verbal. Being an individual born and raised in New York City, I understand how stressful city life can be on top of additional stressors in one’s personal life. 

 My personal approaches to therapy are flexible to the needs of my clients. I utilize art therapy, psychotherapy, and motivational interviewing techniques, always with client-centered and trauma informed care in mind. My therapy approach is informed by ten years of therapeutic related work experience in hospitals and major non-profits in New York City. Patients and clients have included all age ranges with dynamic, diverse backgrounds, and widely varied diagnoses.

 I describe my approach to therapy as meeting with a client to initiate a path towards setting healthy goals and creating a safe space to explore problematic behaviors or diagnoses. I firmly believe it is possible to progress with clients towards their needs in the moment. I understand how our past can affect our present in the mind and the body, so it can be beneficial working towards active changes in behavior or ways of thinking. These active changes are intended to meet the client’s short and long-term goals. The choosen goals reflect the client’s idea of how they define their ‘best self’, not the therapists. My goal is to provide complete empathetic support to discover positive life changes for a client.

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Adrian Kwiatkowski, MFT-LP Associate Clinician

Specialty: Marriage and Family Therapy

My approach to treatment involves collaborating with clients to define goals and then creatinga tangible plan for how to make continuous progress.I believe in creating an inclusive space that encourages curiosity, insight, and self-development.I striveto help my clients make meaningful choices and positive changes in their lives.I specialize in individual and couples therapy. I see clients with a variety of different presentingproblems concerning anxiety, stress management, self-esteem/confidence issues, depression,ADHD, and relationship issues. As a son of immigrant parents, I am also familiar with thepressures that can come from fulfilling a specific role and expectations for one’s family. I utilizea combination of evidence-based approaches suchas Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT),Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and the Gottman Method.

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Nicole Benjamin PsyD, LCSW-R LCSW-R Supervisor

Specialty: Doctorate of Psychology, Clinical Social Work

Dr. Nicole Benjamin PsyD, LCSW-R has experience working in the field of social work for over twenty-five years, and a licensed social worker. Dr. Benjamin has worked with the underserved and disfranchised population in mental health, and has developed a sound clinical understanding of the population in which she served. Dr. Benjamin has the clinical skills and capabilities to provide appropriate clinical interventions, and was extensively trained in the modality of treatment Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy. Dr. Benjamin has worked at various social service agencies, academic institutions, and healthcare facilities.  

Dr. Benjamin possesses excellent administrative skills where she had the responsibility of restructuring and developing programs that lead to effective results that enhance the overall mental health services of the patients she served. Dr. Benjamin’s strong leadership skills allowed her to manage, train and supervise many social workers. Dr. Benjamin engaged a diverse student population and held the position of Clinical Professor, and taught graduate level students at Adelphi University and undergraduate students at York college for sixteen years. In addition, Dr. Benjamin received her Master of Social Work from Fordham University. Dr. Benjamin completed her doctoral degree from Touro University Worldwide in Psychology with a concentration in Organizational Leadership.  

Dr. Benjamin has a wealth of experience, passion, and expertise in the field of social work, and continues to be devoted in assisting those in need. 

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