We are a staff of Social workers and Mental Health Counselors.


We are led by our Founder and CEO, Nicoletta Pallotta, MD, LCSW-R.

Gabrielle Montalvo, LMSW

I take a holistic approach to therapy: assessing clients from a mental, physical, and spiritual perspective and creating a therapeutic plan and environment that integrates all of these areas. I have served various populations from individuals battling cancer, to students struggling with learning disabilities.

In 2017, I became certified in personal training in order to better understand and support the physical aspects of wellness and its influence on mental health. My experience as a social worker and personal trainer have been invaluable resources when working with clients trying to address barriers to change and promoting greater self-acceptance.

I’m trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). I also integrate holistic techniques such as meditation, stretch, breath work, grounding, movement, and mindfulness into my therapeutic work with clients.

Dwayne James, LMSW

I say seeking therapy is nothing close to a sign of weakness, it’s the biggest sign of strength you can possibly have. My name is Dwayne James and I am a black millennial social worker.

With over five years of clinical therapeutic experience, my passion for social emotional support continues to shine through with every client interaction. My overall therapeutic goal is to ensure folks get the essential tools to add to their tool kit in times of need while also providing the upmost support for their social emotional needs. I have foundational training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Person focused therapy. In addition to foundational therapy practices, I also have robust training and experience in racial equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Abigail Whelen, MS, LCAT, ATR-BC

I work with individuals experiencing anxiety and difficult life transitions. I have a specialty in Creative Arts Therapy with a creative, warm, and authentic style.

It is my hope to help guide you toward goals of decreasing anxiety and stress as you gain a better understanding of self, a feeling of purpose, and increased self esteem. I focus on creative connection to emotions and mindfulness based techniques to aid in the reduction of anxiety.

Chelcy Babcock, LMHC

I work with adults who are navigating life transitions and seeking a deeper sense of self-awareness and connection. My approach to therapy is holistic, interactive, and collaborative. I believe that each individual faces their own unique experience and challenges in life. In my work with my clients,

I strive to assist individuals in developing a secure sense of personal identity and finding meaning in their lives. I am also trained as a yoga instructor and will often incorporate breathing techniques, mindfulness, and other yoga-based skills into my typical therapeutic process to assist in strengthening and healing the mind-body connection that can often create emotional discomfort.

Suzanne Kaphan, LMSW

As a licensed social worker and developmental psychologist, my passion is helping others understand and recover from anxiety, loss, and trauma. I also teach people how to decrease stress, increase vitality, and connect to their strengths to attain their goals.

Through our work together, clients identify and connect to their unique personal values, change self-defeating beliefs, develop healthy boundaries, and increase self-care. My clinical skills, interests and experience have a wide scope including psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioral, and body centered practices. In addition to traditional western psychology, I also teach yoga, mindfulness, and meditation as well as other somatic modalities and disciplines as a framework for clients to befriend, understand, and utilize their body as a tool for transformation and to heal physically, mentally, and spiritually.

This map for self-development leads to a very comprehensive, whole person, embodied approach to healing, health, and wellness.

Aisha Williamson, LMSW

I am a licensed social worker who received a Bachelors of Social Work from Lehman College and a Masters of Social Work from New York University. I have extensive experience in healthcare and the academic system. With my diverse experience, I ensure that every client I encounter is given the tools necessary for them to be the best version of themselves, mentally and emotionally. I am here to provide guidance with the challenges you will encounter daily in your academic and personal life.

My goal is to provide a safe and nonjudgmental space for clients to express themselves. During our sessions, we will use various treatment modalities of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and motivational interviewing to assist clients to enhance their self -awareness and develop their personal strength. Medical school comes with different stressors, whether it is balancing school and life, pressures to succeed, or feeling burnout. We will engage in transparent and honest communication. We will work together to develop a therapeutic partnership to navigate these transitions in your life and foster your optimal wellbeing and success.

Jill Woodruff, LCAT, ATR-BC

I partner with my clients, first by meeting them where they are with compassion and empathy, and then by using integrated techniques tailored to help build personal insight, resilience and harmony with their authentic selves.

I have a Bachelor’s in psychology from Harvard University and a Master’s of Science in Creative Arts Therapies from Nazareth College.

I often use mindfulness techniques combined with DBT and CBT and draw on my experience as an intern supervisor to help clients balance the demands of academic rigor. I also have experience working with children, couples, families and groups and treating a variety of diagnoses including anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, ADHD, PTSD, grief, eating disorders, OCD, self injury, mood disorders, personality disorders, and substance abuse.

Oni Hardware-Hawkins, LMSW

I am Licensed Master Social Worker with a passion for guiding and supporting individuals who are at a crossroads in their life journey and seeking change. I see my clients as collaborators in their change process, using their voice and perspective to direct the therapeutic process through goal setting. I utilize therapeutic modalities such as motivational interviewing, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral therapy to address presenting issues and to problem solve. Therapy is a safe, open, judgment free space, and I work to ensure you will feel comfortable in exploring with me on this journey.

I have experience working with children and adolescents, family counseling, and parents, all of whom have been impacted by some form of trauma and/or mental illness. I received a BS in Human Development and Family Studies from The Pennsylvania State University with a Minor in Psychology and a Master of Social Work degree from The University of Pennsylvania.

Lissan Hardware-Hawkins, LMSW

I am a LMSW with a background providing individual and group therapy. Change can be an arduous task to take on alone. I believe it can be managed through setting attainable goals, personal assessment, individual reflection, and investigating new perspectives. Indeed, change can be difficult, but you do not have to face it alone. In my practice I enjoy using motivational interviewing and mindfulness techniques to help clients recognize and develop their personal strengths.

My area of expertise includes children and adolescent development, LGBTQI+, self-esteem issues, human trafficking, and stress management.

Elaine Hernandez, LMSW

I use a variety of approaches to guide my client’s, based on strength’s based perspective.

I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Therapy and psycho- education. My experience includes partnering with my client’s particularly with addiction, mental health and dual diagnosis. Having worked as psychotherapist for over a decade I believe that I am qualified to assist pre-adolescents, adolescents, young adults and adults making adjustments to their mental health, addictions and/or both. Together we make a cohesive plan to sustain a lifestyle that offers a quality of life that can only be found with insight, perspective, resilience and understanding.

Darlene Albury, LMSW

I received my master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Hunter College School of Social Work, New York.

I work with students who are dealing with daily stressors causing them to experience mental health issues. I will help you develop coping skills while adjusting to the constant change and unique environments of campus life. My compassion, resilience and faith are what continue to encourage my desire and love in helping others overcome emotional obstacles in their lives. Personal mental and physical challenges can be completely overwhelming, I’m here to help you thrive in your life’s journey.

My areas of expertise include: Addiction, Relapse/Relapse Prevention, Depression,  Anxiety, PTSD, Domestic Violence, Self Esteem, Parenting Issues..

Angela Roth, LCSW

We are all shaped by our life experiences. These beliefs influence your choices and you develop patterns that have impacted your life. Changing your internal dialogue can support healthy change.

I support and assist you in the counseling process to encourage you to grow and gain tools to help you change. I will use counseling theories and treatments that will work best for you. Some therapies I use are cognitive behavior therapy, cognitive restructuring theory, social learning theory, person centered therapy, psycho-spiritual model of counseling with a Christian worldview for faith based clients.

My areas of expertise include: Depression, Anxiety GAD, Grief and loss, Relationship issues, Personal growth (improve self esteem), Addiction, Eating disorders.

Dina Stella, LMSW

I am a licensed social worker and psychotherapist trained in trauma systems and cognitive behavioral therapy. I have experience working with diverse populations and am empathetic and understanding of the challenges and pressures of being a student, with limited support.

My goal is to support clients during life transitions and work to increase self awareness, develop healthy behaviors and increase emotional well-being. It is important to me that every person is seen and understood; aware that each individual responds differently based on their life experiences.

My areas of expertise include: Anxiety, Depression and Trauma.

Nicole Brown, LMSW

I am passionate about creating a safe, authentic, and non-judgemental space for my clients and welcome people of all backgrounds. I believe we are all complex individuals with identities, histories, and beliefs that shape our understanding of the world and our place within it, and it is my goal to incorporate this into the work to create person-centered approach to establish genuine change.

I have experience working with adults living with depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, substance use, and domestic violence. I have worked with individuals in the LGBTQI+ community and have also worked with individuals throughout their gender identity transitions. I utilize modalities such as strengths-based model, CBT, and mindfulness practices, and I make sure to tailor treatment to each person’s individual needs.

My areas of focus include: Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, Substance Abuse, Domestic Violence

Danielle Rivera, LMSW

I am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and have spent the past twelve years helping adolescents and adults experiencing anxiety, depression and self doubt.

I completed the MSW program at Columbia University and have been trained in Motivation Interviewing, Solution- Focused therapy, Narrative therapy and Cognitive-Behavioral therapy. I also utilize mindfulness in sessions and in my personal life.

My empathetic approach utilizes solution focused treatment to address pressing day to day demands while also diving deeper by helping clients identify bigger patterns in thoughts and behaviors that impact their emotional well being.

Danielle Justiniano, MHC-CASAC

My specialties include addiction services and adult counseling. As a clinician I offer a safe space for clients to identify and treat any issues by utilizing evidence-based practices that tailor your services to meet each client’s unique needs. My practice comes from an integrated approach using practical and effective forms of treatment to support client’s achievement of goals.