Daniel C. Linehan MSW, LCSW
Director of Cognitive Change/CBT and REBT Therapist
Daniel Linehan has 13 years of clinical experience and is a fully certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist who’s effectively counseled numerous individuals, couples, and families. Daniel helps patients of all ages help deal with depression, anxiety, OCD, eating disorders, anger management, relationships, and family conflict. The populations that Daniel specializes in are "Failure to Launch" young adults who behave in a more adolescent way and have difficulty transitioning into the "real world".
Daniel is known for his direct, engaging, and interactive style and warm approach. He can sense what his clients are thinking and feeling, and shows compassion and acceptance when listening and interacting. He is not the type of therapist who sits back and nods his head. Daniel challenges his clients, engages them, and gets positive results. Daniel does not believe clients should be in therapy forever, but instead feels it is his job to teach clients skills to help them cope on their own and lead self-fulfilling lives.
Elizabeth Geraldes MA, LAC, NCC
Elizabeth Geraldes has ten years of experience working in the mental health field in various settings. She started out as a Mentor and is now a Licensed Associate Counselor . Due to her years of experience she has gained professional expertise in counseling in diverse organizational sectors. Elizabeth’s areas of specialization include comprehensive support services to clients from all walks of life, such as those dealing with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, PTSD, OCD, anger management, and family conflict. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in which she uses evidence based approaches in helping her clients identify and develop skills to change negative thoughts and behaviors.
Furthermore, Elizabeth is certified in the Nurtured Heart Approach and has experiences in utilizing this technique when working with children and their families. It's a strength based approach which helps youths who are diagnosed with ODD, ADHD, or labeled as challenging to change their negative behaviors into positive ones, by tapping into their strengths. Elizabeth's goal as a Therapist, is to create a safe, nurturing and confidential environment where clients feel understood and have the opportunity to reflect and grow. She works from a client-centered, strengths-based approach and believes that everyone deserves to live their happiest and healthiest life possible.
Nikki Nguyen MA, LAC
Nikki is a master’s level clinician with experience as outpatient mental health therapist, substance abuse counselor intern, and case manager. As a Licensed Associate Counselor, she previously worked with children and families providing in-home services such as IIC, parent coach, and behavioral assistant. Nikki is skilled in addressing problems related to depression, anxiety, ADHD, impulsivity, anger management, and interpersonal conflict. She incorporates evidence-based approaches such as Interpersonal Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to assist clients in improving social and family relationships, self-esteem, communication, and problem solving skills.
Nikki engages the clients from a person-centered perspective, embodying empathy and nonjudgment. She facilitates self-reflection, assisting clients to gain insight into maladaptive thoughts and behaviors. Nikki believes in empowering clients to make positive life changes and build self-efficacy in coping with challenges.
Sofia Macias MA, LPC, LCADC
Sofia strives to assist clients on their journey of self-discovery and self-awareness. With ten years of experience, Sofia has worked in residential treatment facilities working with adults who suffer from problems with addiction, trauma, depression, anger management, relationship issues, and anxiety. Sofia also has experience in coordinating appropriate treatment for adults with mental health disorders, addiction disorders, and adolescents in the juvenile justice system.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Sofia assists her clients in achieving their goals by providing a warm and safe place for healing without fear of judgment. Sofia uses Cognitive Behavioral and Solution-focused techniques to assist the client in sustaining lasting change. She challenges her clients to find healthier perceptions of themselves and their life situations while still providing empathy and positive regard for the client. She believes in empowering the client to identify their own maladaptive behaviors and make healthier, more positive choices. Sofia is currently pursuing her Certification in Nutritional and Integrative Medicine for Mental Health to better assist clients heal through nutrition, exercise, and other forms of alternative and complimentary treatment modalities.
Justin Afflitto MSW, LSW
Justin attended New York University where he received his Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work. He has worked in various mental health settings both inpatient and outpatient and has an extensive research background in cognitive and social psychology.
Justin is an active, solution-focused therapist. He helps clients take action by making changes in their thinking and behavior that help them move swiftly towards their goals. Justin uses evidence-based CBT interventions and offers counseling for clients with mood, anxiety, stress, trauma, and work/family/relationship issues. He specializes in attention, productivity, and interpersonal skills.
Ellie Fuentes LCADC, LAC, NCC
As a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Licensed Associate Counselor, and National Certified Counselor, Ellie considers her work to be a privilege. Ellie creates a safe, trusting atmosphere while helping her clients uncover key insights that lead to personal growth, greater clarity and peace. She focuses on improving her clients' relationships with themselves, their family, significant others and friends.
Throughout the therapeutic process, Ellie encourages her clients to think about themselves in new ways, while talking about feelings and thoughts that we usually hold at a distance. Ellie treats all clients as a "whole person," not just a diagnosis. She will work with you to understand how your past is affecting your current situation and get to the bottom of your issues, for achieving deep, lasting changes. Ellie’s training and experience includes work with emotional dysregulation substance misuse, maladaptive behaviors, disordered eating behaviors, and intimacy.