Laura Myhr, Ph.D.

Laura Myhr, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist with experience working with adults, adolescents, and children. Treatment may focus on a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, relationship problems, ADHD, child behavior difficulties, and grief. Dr. Myhr helps people find ways to heal when they feel held back by past experiences, self-doubt, and old ways of coping. Her approach to therapy combines individual interventions such as CBT, DBT, and mindfulness with a focus on factors such as family, race, gender, and sexual identity. Her therapy style is warm, relaxed and collaborative. 


Andrea Keefe, LMSW

Andrea is licensed social worker who is passionate about helping others through the use of a variety of evidence based treatment interventions; particularly those that emphasize mindfulness and mind/body connection. Andrea usually works with children, adolescents, and young adults. Andrea is qualified to treat a large variety of psychological, social, and circumstantial difficulties. 

Andrea has 7 years of experience working with children and adolescents. She has worked with youth extensively in several school settings in both clinical and behavioral support roles. This work overlapped her work with a residential adolescent treatment facility; where she observed and learned to successfully intervene with a massive spectrum severely challenging behaviors. She received ongoing trauma focused trainings during this time. 

Andrea also has experience providing counseling to an adult and geriatric population in a medical setting. 

Andrea believes in the unlimited potential of each of her clients, and is enthusiastic about supporting clients through their journey of personal growth.


Mark Ginsberg, Ph.D.

Dr. Ginsberg is a clinical psychologist with over thirty years of experience in both New York and North Carolina. 

Dr. Ginsberg works with adolescents and adults with a variety of psychological issues, including mood disorders, relationship and marital issues, anxiety, and stress disorders and adjustment reactions. His treatment approach is interpersonal relational, and psychodynamic. 


Darcey Simmons, LCSW CASAC

Darcey is a licensed clinical social worker as well as a certified alcohol and substance abuse counselor. Having over 17 years experience assisting others on their paths towards healing and recovery, Darcey utilizes a whole health, person centered approach in her work accompanied by evidence based therapy models. She works with teenagers and adults through individual, couples and group settings. With primary focus to the treatment of mood/affect disorders, trauma, professional burnout and addiction, Darcey also has experience in the treatment of personality disorders, psychosis and stage of life stressors. She believes in creative interventions tailored to each individual she works with, knowing that therapy is often difficult, and views her role to create a safe, comfortable space for one to just “be”. Her future goals include exploring the benefits of various non traditional approaches such as art, dance and the use of animals in therapy. 


Fola Lasisi LMHC, NCC

Fola Lasisi was born and raised in New York City. Her study and
appreciation of the human experience led her to earn a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Syracuse University and become a Nationally Board Certified Counselor and Licensed Mental Health Counselor.

She has clinical experience providing individual, family and group therapy services for children ages 7+, adolescents and adults. She is passionate about providing culturally sensitive, collaborative, person-centered treatment utilizing evidenced based practices that best fit her client’s needs. Her professional journey has led her to working with a diverse population, evaluating and treating individuals with Substance Abuse Disorders, ADHD, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety and Panic Disorders, Anger Management, Adjustment difficulties, School related concerns, Family/Relationship issues and Trauma. Her intent is to provide
safe, collaborative and non-judgmental space to promote overall wellness.
Welcome to Psychological Healthcare, I look forward to working with you!




Danielle Mandigo, LCSW

After spending 6 years as a middle and high school science teacher, Danielle became frustrated with the myriad mental health challenges that kept today’s youth from thriving.  Wanting to address these challenges, she left education to become a psychotherapist–a career that is a perfect fit for her personality and passions. 

 

Danielle has extensive experience working with youth and young adults as well as working with parents on managing stress and relationships.  Areas of specialty include family/relationship dynamics, grief and loss, depression and suicidal thinking, gender and sexual identity challenges, anger and behavior management, substance use, and traumatic experiences.

 

Danielle utilizes solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, family therapy, and motivational interviewing techniques to help clients work through the challenges they face and towards their goals and dreams


Jennifer Bellavia, LCSW

Jennifer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified School Social Worker that has spent more than 10 years working individuals with developmental and neurodevelopment disabilities as well as co-occurring disorders, like anxiety, depression, and behavior disorders. She has experience providing individual and group therapies as well as consultation in schools, communities, and outpatient environments. Jennifer works primarily with children ages 5 and up, including adolescents and young adults. Jennifer utilizes varying modalities when working with clients and families, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Therapy, and psycho-education to meet the needs of clients while helping them achieve their therapeutic goals.

 


Lisa Bowman, LCSW-R

I have been working with young children, adolescents, adults, and families for over 15 years. I strive to maintain an approachable, trusting relationship and a safe, predictable environment during my work with clients. My aim is to create a welcoming office that is friendly, warm, safe and trusting; a place where you feel accepted and inspired. Let me help you reach your wellness and allow me to join your journey to a positive and healthy quality of life.

 

With a strength based approach we can work together to build skills and increase your sense of self. I would like to help create a strong foundation by guiding, teaching, encouraging and empowering you in finding your best self.


Amy Cambareri, Ph.D.

Amy Cambareri, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who specializes in neuropsychological and psychoeducational evaluations for children and adults. She also provides psychotherapy to adults and adolescents. Dr. Cambareri treats individuals with a variety of psychological concerns, including depression, anxiety, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, health concerns, adjustment to developmental transitions, and Autism Spectrum Disorder using a variety of approaches.


Derek Wittman, LMHC, CASAC

A licensed mental health counselor specializing in the treatment of adolescents, adults, and families through a variety of treatment modalities including individual and family therapy. Mr. Wittman received his Masters Degree from Liberty University and has five years of experience working in outpatient and rehabilitation programs and substance use disorders, also addressing co-occurring disorders in his patients. His gentle approach leans on a combination of Person-Centered Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, blending client autonomy and addressing thoughts or beliefs that are counter to the client’s treatment goals. He is especially interested in the treatment of anxiety, substance abuse, and relationship issues, leveraging a family systems approach and believing that the patient’s challenges affect the entire family and their responses affect the client. (Syracuse/Eastwood)


Effie Miri, Ph.D., LMHC, Certified School Psychologist

Dr. Miri’s journey through life has taken her from being born and raised in Tehran, where she also worked, before living and working in New York City for the past 40 years until she joined Psychological Healthcare in Syracuse.

She received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Fordham University, her MA degree in Behavior Experimental Psychology from Western Michigan University and her clinical work at Rockland Psychiatric Hospital combined with school psychology at City University of New York. She has worked as a full-time and adjunct professor. She has also done clinical work with a diverse population of cultural and multi-lingual clients in an individual, group, family, and couple therapy setting, evaluating and treating children, adolescents, and adults with Autism, ADHD, Child Behavior Disorder, inter-familial sexual and physical abuse/trauma, anxiety disorders, depression, Bi-polar, and personality disorders. Her work included close coordination with the psychiatrists on patients’ medication needs.

Dr. Miri’s approach is the client centered psychotherapy using CBT, somatic sensorimotor body based approaches where each client is examined as a unique individual with all the special physical, psychological, social, emotional characteristics developed within her/his familial, parental and cultural contexts.


Bridget Quinn, LCSW-R

Bridget graduated from the University at Buffalo with her Masters in Social Work. Following her masters program, Bridget further specialized in the treatment of trauma and sexual abuse. She underwent extensive post-graduate training and is now a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Specialist through the National Forensic Institute, and received certifications in Trauma-Focused  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as Problematic Sexual Behavior Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

In addition to her work in trauma and abuse, Bridget works with young children, adolescents and adults affected by anxiety, depression, self-injury, self-esteem, eating disorders, school related problems, behavioral issues, relationship conflicts, sexuality  and sexual identity, grief and loss, attachment, and family of origin. She utilizes a number of different therapeutic approaches designed to leverage clients’ strengths and meets meet their individual needs. Bridget’s approach is individualized and collaborative in nature with the utmost importance being her client’s overall health, stability, and well-being.


Jacquelyn M. Simmons, LCSW, BCD

Jacquelyn is a NY State Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Board Certified Diplomat in Clinical Social Work by the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Work. She also has a level ll EMDR certification.

She has extensive clinical practice experience providing psychodynamic and cognitive behavior therapies in private practice as well as other counseling agencies in the  Syracuse community. She works with adults and adolescents in individual, couple and family sessions who have difficulty with stress, adjustment disorders, anxiety, depression, marital/partner difficulties, women’s issues, interpersonal difficulties and work related issues.

Treatment involves working with clients in a collaborative relationship to identify stressors and develop effective coping skills to improve daily functioning. (Syracuse/Eastwood)


Amanda Digenova, LMHC

Amanda is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has experience with clients with various challenges.  She has experience with running groups, as well as individual, couples and family therapy.  She has extensive knowledge on children and adolescents 8-16 years of age and their families who have been impacted by sexual behaviors and encounters with the legal system.  Amanda also works with individuals experiencing grief and loss, anxiety and depression, anger management as well as family issues related to drugs and alcohol, sexual orientation, and family structure.
Amanda deeply believes individuals are resilient and capable of change and desire peace in their mind and body.  Her therapy style is encouraging, motivating and positive while meeting the needs of her clients.

 


Virginia Flynn, LCSW-R

Ginny has over 30 years experience working with children, adolescents (ages 8 to 25) and their families. Her areas of expertise include mood disorders, anxiety, depression, and disruptive/oppositional behavior disorders. She employs an eclectic approach, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and solution focused therapy.


Kelly Hannon, LCSW-R

Kelly is a licensed clinical social worker who has been working with school age children and their families for 17 years. She has a practice approach that can evaluate, diagnose and support children and families with ADHD, anxiety concerns, and autism spectrum disorders using a variety of modalities that include individual, group and family therapy. She also has extensive training in modalities to work with people of all ages towards their goals, who have been victims of  violence, are struggling with mood disorders, and those who need stress management.


Marisa de la Garza, LCSW

Marisa is a Licensed social worker with over twelve years of experience in the field of children’s and adolescent mental health. She has extensive experience providing individual and family therapy in school, community and outpatient settings. She works with children ages six and up, adolescents, adults, and families from diverse backgrounds. She offers a holistic approach to treatment, working with clients to identify stressors and symptoms, while also building on their inherent strengths. She utilizes a variety of treatment modalities depending on the client’s needs including cognitive-behavioral-therapy, insight-oriented therapy, solution-focused therapy, psychoeducation, and play therapy. She has expertise in working with clients to address depression, anxiety, attachment issues, ADHD, behavior disorders, loss and grief, and trauma, including  sexual and physical abuse. she also has experience providing support to adults regarding parenting concerns, fertility issues, LGBTQ issues, multicultural issues, life stages/changes, and relationship issues. (Syracuse/Eastwood)