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About Us

Evaluation Services

Dr. Alicia Mahler

Licensed Psychologist and Director

Dr. Mahler is a Licensed Psychologist and the Director of Freedom First Psychological Services. Dr. Mahler provides evaluation services to children/adolescents and adults.

Dr. Thomas Schwartz

Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Schwartz is a Clinical Neuropsychologist, providing evaluation services for children, adolescents, and adults. 

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Dr. Jamie Forsyth

Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Forsyth is a Licensed Psychologist, providing evaluation and therapy services for adults. 

Dr. Jill Jenkins

Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Jenkins is a Licensed Psychologist, providing evaluation services for children and adolescents. 

Dr. Jaime Savoie

Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Savoie is a Licensed Psychologist, providing evaluation services for children and adolescents. 

Dr. Caitlin Holley

Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Holley is a Licensed Psychologist, providing evaluation services for adults.

Laura Longo

Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Longo is a Licensed Psychologist, providing evaluation services for adults. 

Autism Services

Jessica Leduc, Ph.D., BCBA, LBA

Administrative Director of Autism Services

Jessica is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA), and our Administrative Director of Autism Services.

Samantha Dennis, BCBA, LBA

Staff Support Supervisor

Samantha Dennis is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA), providing ABA Therapy services. 

Lydia Tarr, BCBA, LBA

Service Integration Supervisor

Lydia Tarr is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA), providing ABA Therapy services.

Kelsey Smith, BCBA, LBA

Group Program Supervisor

Kelsey Smith is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA), providing ABA Therapy services. 

Therapy Services

Jessica Waterman, LCSW

Clinical Director of Therapy Services

Jessica Waterman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and our Clinical Director of Therapy Services. Jessica provides therapy services for children and adolescents.   

Marisa Velez, LMSW

Administrative Director

Marisa Velez is a Licensed Master Social Worker and our Administrative Director. Marisa provides therapy services for adolescents and adults. 

Jannah Umar

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Jannah Umar is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, providing therapy services for children, adolescents and families. 

Rebecca Stone

Licensed Mental Health Counseleor

Rebecca Stone is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, providing therapy services for adults. 

Jenna Kawola

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist

Jenna Kawola is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, providing therapy services for children and families. 

Joanne Knauer

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Joanne Knauer, LCSW-R is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, providing therapy services for children/adolescents and adults. 

Bill DeJoy

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Bill DeJoy, LCSW-R is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, providing therapy services for adolescents and adults.

Laura Longo

Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Longo is a Licensed Psychologist, providing 

therapy services for adults. 

 Nadiia Pavlenko

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Nadiia Pavlenko is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, providing therapy services for adults.

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Amelia Koethen

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Amelia Koethen is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, providing therapy services for children and adolescents.

Dr. Melissa McHugh-Modany

Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Melissa McHugh-Modany is a Licensed Psychologist, providing therapy services for adults. 

Meagan Banker

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Meagan Banker is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, providing therapy services to children, ages birth to 13, and their families. 

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Amy Andrukonis

Licensed Master Social Worker

Amy Andrukonis is a Licensed Master Social Worker, providing therapy services for children

and their families.

Alan Martell

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Alan Martell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, providing therapy services to adolescents and adults.

Brittany Arnold

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Brittany Arnold is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, providing therapy services for children/adolescents and adults.

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Lisa Ash

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Lisa Ash is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, providing therapy services for children, adolescents and adults. 

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Saphire Jones

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Saphire Jones is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, providing therapy services for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. 

Mikayla Glode

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Mikayla Glode is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, providing therapy services for adolescents, families and adults. 

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Bushra Akram

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Bushra Akram is a Licensed Mental Health

Counselor, providing therapy services for

adolescents and young adults. 

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Lillian La Plante

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Lillian La Plante is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, providing therapy services for

adolescents and adults. 

Jackie Vuksanaj

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Jackie Vuksanaj is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, providing therapy services for adolescents and adults. 

Brianna Doyle

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Brianna Doyle is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, providing therapy services for adolescents and adults. 

Barry Davis

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Barry Davis, LCSW-R is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, providing therapy services for adults and couples. 

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Patricia Dean

Mental Health Counselor

Patricia Dean is a  Mental Health Counselor, providing therapy services for children and their families. 

 

Allison McKenzie

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Allison McKenzie is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, providing therapy services for adults. 

Christene Smart

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Christene Smart is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, providing therapy services for children, adolescents, & adults.

Jessica Mitchell

Mental Health Counselor

Jessica Mitchell is a Mental Health Counselor, providing therapy services for adolescents and adults. 

Joseph Foster

Licensed Master Social Worker

Joseph Foster is a Licensed Master Social Worker, providing therapy services for adolescents and families. 

Erin Beauregard

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Erin Beauregard is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, providing therapy services for adults.

Paige Wooldridge

Mental Health Counselor

Paige Wooldridge is a Mental Health Counselor, providing therapy services for children and families. 

Kathy Shaw

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Kathy Shaw is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, providing therapy services for adolescents and adults. 

Bill Knauer

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Bill Knauer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, providing therapy services for children, adolescents and adults. 

Therapists at our Middleburgh Office

Dr. Wendy Abbott-Egnor

Licensed Psychologist

Wendy Abbott-Egnor is a Licensed Psychologist, providing therapy 

services for adolescents & adults. 

Renee Newhoff

Licensed Master Social Worker

Ray Newhoff is a Licensed Master Social Worker, providing therapy

 services for children, adolescents and adults. 

Interns

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Shayna Hill

Marriage and Family Therapy Intern

Shayna Hill is a Marriage and Family Therapy Intern, providing therapy services for families, children, and adults. 

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Melissa Paquin

Mental Health Counseling Intern

Melissa Paquin is a Mental Health Counseling Intern, providing therapy services for adolescents and adults. 

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Mental Health Counseling Intern

Odalis Panza Gonzales is a Mental Health Counseling Intern, providing therapy services for children/adolescents and adults. 

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Blakely Brown

Mental Health Counseling Intern

Blakely Brown is a Mental Health Counseling Intern, providing therapy services for adults. 

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Mekenzie Davies

Mental Health Counseling Intern

Mekenzie Davies is a Mental Health Counseling Intern, providing therapy services for adolescents and adults. 

Administrative Team

Marisa Velez, LMSW

Administrative Director

Marisa Velez is our Administrative Director and oversees our administrative staff to ensure that day to day operations run smoothly. She also works closely with all of our clinicians and personnel in various Human Resources and Quality Assurance roles.

Kristen Bianchi

Office Manager

Kristen is our Office Manager and plays a vital role in maintaining the seamless operation of our offices on a daily basis. Kristen is the go to person for just about anything for our staff, while she also manages all records requests and assists with various aspects of the evaluation process.

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Christiana Martel

Administrative Assistant

Christiana is our Administrative Assistant and the friendly face that greets our clients when they walk though our doors in the mornings and afternoons. Christiana enjoys engaging with our clients at the front desk and on the phones, as well as assisting with various administrative tasks that keep our offices running smoothly each day. 

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Maggie Patrie

Administrative Assistant

Maggie is our Administrative Assistant and provides a warm and welcoming presence as our clients enter the office during the evenings. Whether she's interacting with clients at the front desk, answering questions and providing support via phone, or assisting with various administrative tasks, Maggie brings a positive energy to all that she does. 

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Joe Roof

Administrative Assistant

Joe is our Administrative Assistant and spends much of his time working hard "behind the scenes" across a variety of tasks and areas in order to maintain an organized and pleasant environment for all of our staff members and clients.

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