Center Staff

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Meet Our Team of Mental Health Professionals

Our staff is comprised of experienced clinicians, each of whom is skilled in providing clinical psychotherapy, counseling, and psychological services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.

Please call (845) 787-1350 for an appointment. We will return all calls within one to two business days.

Clinical Staff

Our staff is comprised of skilled clinicians, each of whom has extensive experience in clinical psychotherapy, counseling, and diagnostic assessment with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Please call the number on the contact page for an appointment.

Social Media Coordinator

Ms. Caligiuri is a clinical psychotherapist available to provide services to children, adolescents, and adults. She completed her education at Iona College and has experience working for the Orange County Crisis and Suicide Lifeline where she primarily specialized in crisis intervention. Ms. Caligiuri has experience providing both individual and group therapies to a variety of populations including the LGBTQ+ community and those struggling with interpersonal relationships. She primarily utilizes cognitive behavioral (CBT) and psychodynamic techniques but will accommodate her approach to the needs of the individual or family. Ms. Caligiuri strives to use compassion, empathy, respect, and authenticity to form genuine, trusting relationships with clients.

Director of Practice Operations

Ms. Cardona is a licensed mental health counselor and the operations director of the practice. She has previously worked at the Mental Health Association in Orange County, Inc. and has a background in providing case management, crisis intervention, and consultation services for individuals and families in Orange County.  As a counselor and therapist, she utilizes techniques from cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, and solution focused theories to assist individuals in building positive coping skills. Ms. Cardona has specific expertise in working with individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and acute stress disorder. She also has a wealth of experience in the treatment of anxiety, mood, and adjustment difficulties in children, adolescents, and adults.

Ms. Denis is a clinician who provides services to children, adolescents, adults, and families at the Hudson Valley Center for Development. She completed her master's degree at Manhattan College and has experiencing working with depression, anxiety, and a variety of behavioral issues. Ms. Denis utilizes a variety of therapeutic techniques to help clients work through their lived experiences.

Supervising Social Worker

Ms. Eisenberg is a licensed clinical social worker, seeing patients remotely for HVCD via teletherapy, and on a limited basis. Her training at Columbia University included play therapy, art therapy, structural family therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy. She works with all mental health issues and has specialized training in ADHD, OCD, trauma, and mood disorders.  

Ms. Fitzpatrick holds a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from John Jay College. She has experience in diverse settings, including the outpatient service of the Rockland Psychiatric Center. Ms. Fitzpatrick believes in creating a safe space for all her clients and carefully curating individualized treatment plans for each child or adult in her care. Primary therapeutic techniques include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).

Ms. Ghannie is a mental health counselor available to provide services to children, adolescents, and adults. She completed her master's education at the State University of New York at New Paltz and has worked for the Mental Health Association of Orange County, providing case management and crisis intervention to individuals in the community. Ms. Ghannie strives to create a safe and collaborative environment in her counseling sessions, and takes a person-centered approach with clients to work towards their goals. She incorporates a variety of techniques tailored to the individual needs of her clients, including play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy.

Wanda Gonzalez is a Licensed Master Social Worker with experience treating conditions related to interpersonal aggression, childhood trauma, substance use, and environmental stressors. She primarily utilizes cognitive behavioral and solution focused therapies but is adaptive in her approach and will employ eclectic techniques to address the needs of her clients. Ms. Gonzalez integrates a client centered approach to develop relationships to help clients achieve their goals. She earned her BA in Sociology from Hunter College, and her MS in Social Work from Hunter College, School of Social Work.

Ms. Koss received a Master’s degree at the State University of New York in Albany and possesses a limited permit to practice mental health counseling. She is passionate about assisting individuals from diverse backgrounds and age groups and works to achieve a therapeutic environment that is both inclusive and secure. While her primary clinical approach is Person-Centered Therapy, Ms. Koss also integrates techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

Supervising Social Worker

Ms. Patton is a licensed clinical social worker whose previous experience includes individual, group, and family therapies with pediatric and adult populations. She has expertise in the assessment and treatment of substance use disorders, as well as in anxiety and mood conditions. She utilizes a variety of therapeutic techniques (including strengths-based approaches) to help individuals develop positive coping skills so as to improve quality of life and feelings of self-worth.

Ms. Thompson holds a NYS limited permit in creative arts therapy and is board certified in association with the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA). She completed her education at SUNY New Paltz and her clinical internship at the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function in Mount Vernon, NY. Ms. Thompson is available to work with children, teens, and adults on a range of issues including adjustment disorders, depression and anxiety, ADHD, and autistic spectrum disorders (ASD). When working with adults, she identifies and designs treatment goals to address stress and anxiety, emotional regulation concerns, mood issues, interpersonal communication difficulties, and the need for social connection. Together with parents and caregivers, she utilizes evidence-based practices to develop goals for children and adolescents, to help them learn the social, physical, cognitive, and emotional skills they need to thrive. Music therapy techniques are integrated into each therapy in accordance with the needs of the individual client.

Jessica is a licensed master's social worker. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults for various issues including anxiety, depression, and substance use. Jessica earned her MSW at Fordham University's Graduate School of Social Work and uses a person-centered approach when working with her clients. Jessica uses a variety of modalities in her work, specific to the client's needs.

Hanna is a mental health counselor who completed her MS in Clinical Mental Heath Counseling at the State University of New York at New Paltz.  She has experience providing individual, group, and family therapy.  Hanna employs an integrative approach flexibly tailored to the client's needs and utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and a strengths-based approach.  Hanna strives to create a genuine, understanding, and nonjudgmental environment to help her clients share their unique stories and experiences, facilitate healing, overcome life's difficulties and transitions, and reach their potential.