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CHIRAG DESAI, MD
CHIRAG DESAI, MDPsychiatrist
Dr. Desai is a triple Board Certified Physician specializing in Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine. He is devoted to providing quality comprehensive psychiatric services and delivering excellent high quality health care. He will take the time and provide expertise with both diagnosis and treatment, believing that the relationship between health care provider and patient is of the utmost importance. Dr. Desai takes a balanced approach to go beyond symptom relief and help you find ways to revitalize your life so that you can thrive in all of your endeavors. Dr. Desai is currently accepting new child and adolescent patients ages 8 to 17.
CHRISTOPHER CALANDRO, ARNP
CHRISTOPHER CALANDRO, ARNPAdvanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
Chris is a Board Certified Psychiatric NP who specializes in the diagnoses and treatment of mental illness, including the prescribing of medications as well as supportive psychotherapy. He has 20 years’ experience in the mental health field, initially as a Licensed Counselor then as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. He worked in an academic setting with Dr. Desai for several years, and continues that collaboration in our private practice. Chris is currently accepting new adult patients ages 18 to 64.
ANN FRECKER, LCSW
ANN FRECKER, LCSWLicensed Clinical Social Worker
In addition to being a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Ann is a Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor and a Certified Brainspotting Practitioner whose goal is to help her patients achieve emotional well-being and live a life free from chaos. She has an extensive background and expertise in the treatment of sexual abuse victims (juvenile and young adult), attachment disorder, PTSD, anxiety disorders, depression, and behavioral disorders. She provides individual and family therapy, as well as parent training, utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Play Therapy. She is accepting new patients ages 8 to 18 (will accept up to age 22 with a history of sexual abuse).
SHERRYL MAKEEVER, LCSW
SHERRYL MAKEEVER, LCSWLicensed Clinical Social Worker
Sherryl is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Brainspotting Practitioner whose goal is to help you achieve the quality of life that you desire and deserve. She believes that cognitive behavioral and solution focused therapies provide the fastest and most effective results. She will help you learn how your thoughts influence your feelings and behaviors, as well as identify and change negative thought patterns in a positive way to result in a feeling of increased well-being and happiness. She provides individual and marital counseling and is accepting new adult patients ages 18-64.
TERESA TUASON, PH.D.
TERESA TUASON, PH.D.Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Tuason is both a university Professor and a Licensed Psychologist. She is also a first generation immigrant from the Philippines and has extensive background in working with children, adolescents, adults, and their families, who have issues with trauma, sexual abuse, behavioral disorders, relationship problems, anxiety, and mood disorders. She utilizes Interpersonal Process, Narrative and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, and is adept at Family Therapies to facilitate change and healing that lead to greater well-being, healthier quality of life, and happier perspectives in individuals and families. Dr. Tuason is currently not accepting new patients.
ADRIA PRATT-FORTE, LMHC
ADRIA PRATT-FORTE, LMHCLicensed Mental Health Counselor
Adria Forte has over 14 years experience counseling families as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor & Qualified Supervisor. Her specialties include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Nutritional Psychology with strategic treatment planning to make the most of your time and efforts in the counseling journey. She believes in a whole body treatment approach that includes addressing all facets that may be contributing to symptoms and working together to achieve and maintain optimum mental health and wellness. She provides individual and group therapy. Adria is accepting new adolescent and adult patients (ages 12 to 50).

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