Center Staff


Meet Our Team of Mental Health Professionals

Our staff is comprised of experienced clinicians, each of whom are skilled in providing clinical psychotherapy, counseling, and psychological & neuropsychological assessment 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.

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. 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.

Ms. Deutchman is a licensed mental health counselor who treats child & adolescent clients from diverse backgrounds utilizing treatment approaches based on the developmental level of the youngster. She also has experience treating adults and employs supportive therapies for families. She has specific training and experience in treating individuals with autistic spectrum disorders. Ms. Deutchman incorporates mindfulness, and stress and anxiety reduction techniques into her therapy approach, as part of a supportive and goal-directed philosophy.

Dr. Doherty is an experienced psychologist with a background in school psychology and psychological assessment.  She has highly specialized experience in psychoeducational testing; she also has expertise in the development of individualized education and 504 plans, child & adolescent counseling, behavior management, group therapy, and school consultation.  Dr. Doherty’s clinical and assessment interests include: children & adolescents with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, anxiety, behavioral disorders, and learning difficulties.

Supervising Social Worker

Ms. Eisenberg is a licensed clinical social worker and the coordinator of all group therapy programs at the Center (see the 'Service Offerings' page for further details). 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. Eisenberg also has extensive experience in group therapy and has built the center's group therapy programs into a vital community resource.

Ms. Haas is a licensed mental health counselor experienced in working with children, adolescents, and adults in individual, family, and group therapies. She has worked in outpatient settings providing services for children and families with a wide variety of needs, as well as in adult settings for those with substance use and co-occurring difficulties. Ms. Haas primarily utilizes cognitive behavioral therapies (CBT) with her clients, but she also will utilize other treatment modalities to adaptively meet the needs of the individual or family. She strives to create a warm, empathetic, and encouraging environment by utilizing a collaborative and strengths-based approach. Her core belief is that the establishment of a positive therapeutic relationship is what gives clients a safe place to grow, learn skills, and to achieve goals.

Ms. Kaprielian is a mental health counselor experienced in providing therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and adults in individual, family, and group modalities. She received her training at the State University of New York at Albany. She has provided services to clients with anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress, and a variety of behavioral issues. Ms. Kaprielian typically utilizes cognitive behavioral (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) techniques but will also adaptively tailor her approach to meet each client's needs. Her approach to counseling is geared towards helping individuals achieve their goals and develop lasting skills.

Mr. Mauro is a mental health counselor available to provide services to children, adolescents, and adults. He completed his education at Long Island University and is a certified recovery coach. Mr. Mauro's approach to counseling is primarily humanistic, and he works to assess the individual as a whole including all stressors that might be impacting the client. He strives to help clients set achievable goals and develop realistic approaches for meeting such goals. He practices both cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapy. Additionally, Mr. Mauro has experience in treating individuals who struggle with stress, anxiety, depression, sexual trauma/dysfunction (he has completed the training for AASECT), and identity issues.

Ms. Patton is a licensed master 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. Stanton is a mental health counselor experienced in working with adults, young people, and families with a variety of difficulties. She received her training in counseling at the State University of New York at New Paltz. Ms. Stanton believes in tailoring her approach to meet the needs of the client but has a strong foundation in person-centered therapy. She also utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) where needed. She is passionate about client support and research advocacy to help clients achieve their wellness goals.

Ms. Soss is a mental health counselor with experience in both individual and group therapies with children, adolescents, and families. She received her counseling training at Baruch College in New York City. Ms. Soss has worked with clients with a variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, self-esteem and general behavioral issues. When working with adults and children, she primarily utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, but will employ other therapeutic modalities if necessary to assist her clients. Her goal is to create a safe, empathetic, and inviting environment to help clients achieve their goals and build enduring skills.

Mr. Wiand is a licensed mental health counselor experienced in treating a wide variety of age groups and behavioral health conditions. He received his training in both mental health counseling and rehabilitation counseling from Rutgers University. Mr. Wiand has specialized training in cognitive-behavioral approaches and interventions for the treatment of eating disorders, mood disorders, and anxiety. He also offers specialized treatment for the LGBTQ+ population, career counseling and support, and rehabilitation counseling interventions for individuals with disabilities. He has an adaptive, outcome-oriented approach to treatment, tailoring his approach to the specific needs of each client or family with whom he works.

Clinical Associates

Mrs. Alberto-Francis is a licensed clinical social worker with twenty years of experience working with children and adults in various therapeutic settings. She has extensive experience in crisis intervention and management as well as in providing solution for focused treatment and has worked with families struggling with issues of placement and permanency in the foster care system. Mrs. Alberto-Francis utilizes cognitive behavioral and some contemporary psychoanalytic techniques in her work as a therapist. She enjoys working with diverse populations to find solutions to unique and challenging issues.