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MEET OUR CONSULTANTS
Mary Ann M. Abney, APRN, CNS is a licensed Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and a Board Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist in Child, Adolescent, and Adult Mental Health Nursing. She has over 30 years of experience in the mental health field, having worked in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings, including 25 years in private practice. Mary Ann provides psychiatric evaluations and medication management, as well as individual and family interventions. She treats a variety of mental health problems including ADHD, Bipolar, depression, anxiety, OCD, Autism Spectrum, trauma, loss and grief, chronic medical illnesses, and disruptive behaviors. Children and adolescents are evaluated and treated both individually and in the context of their families. As an avid meditator and trained yoga teacher, Mary Ann believes there are many paths to health and well being beyond the prescription of medication. Attention to life style choices, social and emotional well being, and family harmony are essential to long term health and happiness.
Jacob T. Abraham, MD is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist who also has a degree in psychology. He provides psychiatric assessments, school consultations, medication management, and individual and family treatments. He treats a range of problems including ADHD, depression, anxiety, autism spectrum, adjustment reactions, psychotic disorders, bipolar mood problems, addiction, and the sequelae of trauma and abuse. He has 20 years of experience and utilizes a variety of evidence-based therapy techniques to fit the needs of his clients (cognitive-behavioral, DBT/mindfulness) as well as body-based trauma treatments, dynamic, play, and art-oriented treatments.
Laura D. Anjoorian, MA, LMHC is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor providing services to adolescents and adults. She has worked extensively with individuals involved in the Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems. Her primary interests include depression, anxiety, stress management, social skills, and sexually inappropriate behavior in adolescent males.
William V. Catone, PhD provides psychological services to children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. Dr. Catone has over 30 years of experience working as a school psychologist in public and private school settings where he specialized in psychological assessment, behavior management, counseling, and parent/teacher consultation and training. Clinically, he specializes in the application of cognitive-behavioral principles to the treatment of a variety of social-emotional difficulties including depression, anxiety disorders, problems with attention and concentration, executive functioning deficits, anger management, and social skills deficits.
Thomas J. Comiskey, PhD has extensive training in both clinical and school psychology, and specializes in working with acting out adolescents, self esteem issues, obsessive compulsive disorders, and stress management. In addition, he consults with agencies and small businesses on team building and implementation of strategies.
Rachel N. Cooney, LICSW brings 30 years of experience working with children and their families both in a school setting and as part of a neurodevelopmental evaluation team. She provides individual, group, and family treatment for children, adolescents, and adults. She has had extensive training in working with Asperger’s Disorder, autism, anxiety disorders, divorce issues, social skills, anger management, and trauma. She is also trained in EMDR, sandtray, play therapy, mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral principles, grief and loss issues, and gender identity and GLB (gay, lesbian, and bisexual) concerns.
Christine S. Forsyth, MSW, LICSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over ten years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families. She specializes in trauma, child abuse, post traumatic stress disorder, attachment issues, grief and loss, anger management, anxiety, depression, ADHD, family therapy, LGBTQ, and the Child Welfare System. She brings her passion for foster care, adoption, families, and the Child Welfare System into her work with her clients. She integrates her knowledge based on life transitions and the LGBTQ community to her strength-based practice working with youth and families.
Elizabeth B. Ison, "Betsy," LICSW, has 30 plus years experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. Her work incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused, and Mindfulness Techniques. Meditation and yoga principles may be incorporated as well. A holistic focus supports individuals in living their life to the best of their ability, in the present moment. "It is truly an honor to share in your personal journey towards overall health and wellbeing."
Renée Lamontagne, M Ed, LMHC is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 20 years of counseling experience. She works with adults and specializes in services to adolescents. Although Ms. Lamontagne has worked extensively with adolescents and young adults ages 10 through college, she views counseling as a family approach in what she coins “whole home health”. Her primary interests include ADHD, behavior management and coping skills integration, anxiety, stress management, family systems, self-injurious behaviors, and grief and loss. Other strengths include COA (children of alcoholics), divorce, sexual identity issues, and sexual abuse; she also has extensive training in Relational-Aggression (a manipulation calculated to hurt or control another child’s ability to maintain rapport with peers, particularly between girls).
Jill S. Moretti, APRN, CNS is a licensed Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and a Clinical Nurse Specialist whose career spans 40 years, 25 of which have involved specializing in adult psychiatric/mental health nursing. She is a graduate of both the University of Wisconsin and the University of Rhode Island. She utilizes psychotherapy and psychopharmacology (prescriptive authority) in her evaluation and treatment of adults ages 18 through the lifespan. She is a Certified Public Health Nurse who has worked in a variety of clinical areas including consultation to both hospitals and long term care settings. Her areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, mood and personality disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and panic disorder.
Vicki L. Moss, PhD is a Licensed Psychologist who has been involved with Delta Consultants since its inception in 1977. Dr. Moss utilizes a variety of approaches in her work with clients, depending upon the needs of the individual or family. These include cognitive-behavioral strategies, clinical hypnotherapy, and Emotional Freedom Technique (tapping). Areas of specialization include stress and anxiety reduction, adoption issues, developmental trauma disorder (reactive attachment disorder), therapeutic parenting strategies and psychological assessment.
Lynn K. Nicoletta, LMFT, PhD is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience treating adolescents, adults, and families. She has been trained extensively helping couples resolve relationship conflicts, improve communication skills, and cultivate a capacity for empathic connection. In addition, she is adept at assisting families manage the crisis of divorce as they learn to develop coping skills necessary to adapt to future uncertainties. Her areas of specialization are depression, anxiety, OCD, extreme stress and related illnesses, anger management, eating disorders, and trauma. Components of Mindfulness including relaxation training, life in the moment, and grateful acceptance are fundamental components of Dr. Nicoletta’s approach to psychotherapy.
Susan D. Mandel, LICSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both Rhode Island and New York with a Master’s Degree from Adelphi University. She has 40 plus years of experience working with adolescents, adults, and couples. Her expertise lies in the areas of Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Affective Disorders, Borderline Personality Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, and Dual (Mental Health/Substance Abuse) Disorders. She is also adept at assisting her clients with issues such as abuse (physical and sexual), Domestic Violence, PTSD, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness, as well as terminal illness. She utilizes CBT as well as other treatment modalities; she believes that “laughter is the best medicine.”
Jayson J. Spas, PhD, MS, LMFT is a clinical psychologist and a marriage and family therapist. After completing doctoral-level training, Dr. Spas completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (DPHB) at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, where he also served as Project Director in the Department of Medicine at Rhode Island Hospital. As a scientist-practitioner, Dr. Spas has extensive clinical and research experience working with substance use disorders, depression, anxiety and dual diagnoses, which includes an independent research program: http://spaslab.wix.com/drjaysonjspas Dr. Spas is currently a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Rhode Island College, Affiliate of South County Hospital and a Member of numerous professional organizations.
Lizbeth E. Wolfgang, PhD is a Licensed Psychologist specializing in working with children, teens and their families. Not only has she been working in private and community settings for over 25 years, she is a mother of 4 so she understands, both professionally and personally, how challenging it is to raise children in today’s world. Her areas of specialization include anxiety disorders, stress management, adolescent self destructive behavior, depressive disorders, trauma and child sexual abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, school functioning and consultation.
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24 Salt Pond Road, Suite H1 Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879 – 4326 • tel 401.789.3694 • fax 401.789.3748