Staff

Tina Leavitt CGS

LICSW

Owner/Clinical Director

My name is Tina . I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Rhode Island. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The Rhode Island College. I have received my Master of Social Work degree from Rhode Island College.

My passion is working with children, teens, and families to help them understand and manage their emotions and behaviors in a supportive therapeutic environment. I assist parents and children with working through barriers that effect their everyday life through a warm and collaborative, strength-based approach.

I utilize creative interventions to support children/adolescents to enhance their skills including but not limited to SPT play therapy techniques, art therapy techniques, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and collaborative/proactive problem-solving.

Currently, I am in training in Synergetic Play Therapy and AutPlay therapy. I will be certified in June of 2023!

Julie Notarianni

LICSW

Clinician

Sometimes life throws challenges our way in all stages of the life cycle which may be difficult to handle. Let me lend you a hand an work through it together in a collaborative, positive, therapeutic and solution focused environment.


I received my Bachelors of Arts in psychology and sociology from Rhode Island College. In addition, I received my Masters in Social Work from Rhode Island School of Social Work. I am a licensed Independent clinician worker in Rhode Island. I have 20 years of cumulative experience working with individuals of differing abilities, child welfare, long term care, juvenile justice, adult corrections/rehabilitation, psychiatric, medical and emergency hospital services.


My treatment interventions include CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing, psychodynamic and strengths-based. I can provide brief treatment or longer depending on your goals and time commitment. Our work together will be skills-based tailored to your specific needs. I look forward to working with you in person, via tele-health or a combination of both!



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Jessica Knight

LCSW

Clinician

Over the course of 10 years, I have worked with children, youth, adults and families within their home, congruent care, hospital and community settings. I received a Bachelors of Social Work from Rhode Island College and Masters of Social Work at Simmons University. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island. My work has been routed in supporting individuals in accessing their best selves.


I use a client driven and centered approach. With my strength based and collaborative approach, I work with individuals in identifying their goals for treatment. I have experience with family preservation, behavior management, anger management, peer relationships, adjustment disorders, substance use, parent/child relationship, parent education, anxiety, and depression. I have training in several modalities including Cognitive behavioral therapy and solution-focused therapy


Jennifer Salerno

LCSW

Clinician

My name is Jennifer Salerno and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Rhode Island. I completed my Bachelor of Art degree in Psychology from the University of Rhode Island before pursuing my Master of Social Work degree from Rhode Island College. While at the University of Rhode Island I also completed minors in Nutrition, Grief Work, and Alcohol and Other Drug Counseling.


In treatment I pride myself on taking a holistic client-centered approach. I work with individuals across the lifecycle and utilize various interventions to fit each person's unique needs. I incorporate elements of cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and solution-focused therapies into my sessions. Using a strength-based mindset I feel confident that I can help others work through challenges with anxiety, depression, life transitions, interpersonal relationships, and other social-emotional struggles. I look forward to helping you in your journey!


Gina Zelano

LCSW

Clinician

My name is Gina Zelano and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Rhode Island College. I also hold a Master of Social Work degree from Bridgewater State University.


I have 10+ years experience working with individuals of all ages and backgrounds, in child welfare, emergency services, and educational settings. I currently work full time as a licensed school social worker/school adjustment counselor at a middle school.


I use a strengths-based, person-centered approach while working with clients, along with CBT, solution focused, motivational interviewing and mindfulness techniques. I am passionate about helping individuals and families work through challenges and support them in developing positive coping skills, emotional regulation techniques and achieving their own personal goals in therapy.


I look forward to working collaboratively with you and supporting you throughout your journey!