New Windsor, NY

Mitchell Cabisudo, M.D.
Child and Adult Psychiatrist

Mitchell Cabisudo MDr. Mitchell Cabisudo is a double board certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist who has been trained in different schools of psychotherapy and has in-depth knowledge and understanding of the use of life-saving medications. Dr. Cabisudo crucially understands the limitations and unfortunate repercussions of the use of medication. Therefore prior to contemplating to prescribing, he integrates the basic fundamentals yet profound complexities surrounding a person's life which can significantly dictate the overall changes in one's behavior and emotions. He uses a complete approach to client care, and encourages his clients to participate in their treatment plan and care. His philosophy is to “listen, learn, and help” accommodating each client’s lifestyle.

Dr. Cabisudo immediately identified a need for quality mental health care in the Hudson Valley community and cofounded Vitality Physicians Group Practice. He built this practice with the goal of helping anyone, no matter their age or location, overcome mental illness. He is also certified in delivering TMS or Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy. This safe and effective treatment for depression has been FDA cleared since 2008 as an alternative for patients who do not respond to multiple trials of medication.

Our three locations are designed and maintained to provide an atmosphere free of judgment and discrimination as one may experience in a hospital or regular doctor's office. Our highly trained and compassionate clinicians at Vitality use the latest innovations in psychiatric care, including telepsychiatry for the delivery of psychiatric assessment and care through videoconferencing.


Joseph Ali
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
 
Joseph Ali

During the course of my 25 years of working in the field of psychiatry I have operated on a few core principals of care.  I inherently understand that therapeutic rapport founded on compassion and trust is essential.  That individuals are not defined by mental illness but simply challenged by symptoms in their day to day life.  My goal is to meet that challenge in a collaborative style that involves listening to my clients carefully and applying a critical thought process which allows the selection of the most effective medication to target their symptoms.  The ultimate goal is to restore individuals to their optimum functioning so they may enjoy life to the fullest.

  As a psychiatric nurse practitioner, I draw on my experience working at psychiatric hospital inpatient settings, adolescent/ adult partial hospitalization programs and community based clinic settings, in an effort to bring well rounded experience to my practice at Vitality Psychiatry’s Group.


Sean Cavanaugh
Psychiatric Physician Assistant

Sean CavanaughSean Cavanaugh has experience in several specialties that include Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care, Internal Medicine, and Psychiatry/Addiction Medicine. He treats patients of all ages with compassion and kindness in an environment that is non-judgmental. He has experience with a variety of psychiatric disorders that he treated at the emergency room, as an inpatient provider, as well as in an outpatient setting.
 
Sean graduated from the Jefferson College of Health Sciences Physician Assistant program in August 2005.  He received his B.S. in Biology from George Mason University in May 2003.
 
 



Lori Burns
Licensed Clinical Social Worker​

Lori BurnsEclectic and client-focused, Lori works as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with children, adolescents and adults. Lori provides her clients with the level of respect and dignity that is a cornerstone of Vitality’s practice. She enjoys working with families, educating and engaging parents in the treatment of their children, and helping children feel that they are understood and validated. Lori draws on her instincts and experience to make meaningful connections with her clients, and is proud of her ability to stay centered and aligned with them.

​She feels “privileged” when her most vulnerable clients allow her to get to know them. Lori advocates of Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for clients with major depressive disorder. Lori works with clients facing anxiety, depression, bullying, life transitions, and coping difficulties. She is trained in evidence-based treatment including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Lori received her master’s degree in Social Work from New York University, concentrating on clinical family practice.





Annie Kalotchke

Licensed Mental Health Counsellor

Annie KalotchkeAnnie’s cohesive approach to therapy and medication comes from both her educational background and her community activism. Annie is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Long Island University. She is also an active participant in suicide prevention and awareness efforts nationwide, and visits schools to speak to students about cyber bullying and mental health.

​Her passion for working with young adults has allowed her the unique ability to help guide families through both at-home and in-school resources to formulate an ideal plan of care. She has extensive experience using Play Therapy with children as she feels that it enables them to communicate more freely in their own language and expressive style.

​Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Brief therapy are both methods Annie employs to help treat depression, anxiety, Bi-polar disorders, and behavioral issues. Annie is also trained to administer Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy for clients diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorders. Through creating “judgment free zones” for individuals of all ages, she hopes to remove any pretenses of guilt, denial, and/or defensiveness. Her ultimate hope for her clients is that they live the best life as they were meant to live it.



Kiliko Jones

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

KilikoMy goal is to help empower you with the skills and necessary resources to live a life that feels meaningful and allows you to work towards achieving your goals. I do this through an eclectic approach of self-discovery in a safe environment that is non-judgmental. I work with you collaboratively to identify your goals for therapy, and explore how your past history and current circumstances may impede you from living the life that you want. I approach you holistically by addressing you as a whole and considering social, medical, spiritual, cultural, economic, etc. issues.
I have experience working with individuals, families, and groups. I have been trained extensively in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Functional Family Therapy. I have experience working with adolescents and adults. I received my MA in Counseling for Mental Health & Wellness from NYU, and am also a National Certified Counselor through NBCC.
I create a safe environment free of judgment where you can express yourself openly and feel heard and respected. I take a strengths-based approach to your treatment and am culturally sensitive. I am a very genuine person, and approach your treatment with individualized care and attention.






Eleanor Doderer

Licensed Master Social Worker
 
Eleanor DodererEleanor uses strength based techniques, goal setting, and behavior modification techniques, Eleanor creates specialized treatment programs for each of her clients. She works with both children and adults in the treatment of addiction, depression, and anxiety.

​Eleanor uses a variety of therapies, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to treat anxiety and depression. She enjoys the interchange and support that she gives and receives with fellow care providers at Vitality and the on-going professional development and supervision afforded to all health care providers. Eleanor helps clients reduce or erase the stigma of therapy, enabling them to unlock the power that she knows exists within them.

​She earned a degree from SUNY Albany’s School of Social Welfare, and is Licensed Master Social Worker.  Her proudest moment is when patients begin to realize the change they set out to make is achievable.




Abby Venzor

Licensed Clinical Social Worker​-R

Abby VenzorHaving worked in a high school mental health clinic, a residential school for adolescent boys, and on the psychiatric and liaison team at New York City’s Bellevue Hospital, she has become acutely aware of the struggles faced by children, teens, and adults alike.

​Her experience working with different age groups and types of people has given her experience in treating addictions, anxiety/ depression, eating disorders, and general life transitions/stressors.  Pairing her Master’s Degree in Social Work with a post-graduate certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from the Beck Institute has allowed her to add expertise to experience. She subscribes to the physical, mental, and spiritual practices of yoga, incorporating eastern philosophy into her practice.

​As a therapist, she practices both evidence based psychotherapy and mindfulness-based psychotherapy to heal, encourage self-discovery, and achieve transformation.  Abby provides therapy for families and couples as well as individuals. As a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Abby uses her knowledge of nutrition and herbal medicine to better understand the effect of medication and lifestyle on one's mental health. Abby continues to make a study of both eastern and western healing methodologies to give her clients the best care possible.



Melinda Sefcik
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
 
MelindaLindy offers a comfortable therapeutic environment that is supportive, non-judgmental, and solution focused.  To aid in effective treatment, she promotes a variety of beneficial approaches and determines the best course of action to take with each individual client.
 
Through collaborative sessions and services, she easily engages with clients to identify personal concerns and assists in developing coping skills that will help them overcome challenging circumstances in everyday life.  She attempts to help many clients move from being “stuck” in difficult situations to discovering their strengths and creating a healthy lifestyle.
 
Specializing in the treatment of adolescents, young adults and families, Lindy’s goal is to deliver recovery oriented psychosocial and psycho-educational rehabilitation. Her easy-going approach allows her to interact with clients and effectively address emotional and behavioral issues. She utilizes a Person Centered methodology, along with Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
 
Lindy has a Master of Arts Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Marist College and completed her undergraduate education at SUNY Oneonta with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology.
 
She is dedicated to helping people learn how to meet their full potential by gaining deeper self-awareness, attaining personal growth, and healing mentally and emotionally to build a foundation for life success.

Eve Millard
Licensed Clinical Social Worker​-R

Eve MillardI work with individuals who may feel overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, dealing with trauma, addictive patterns and behavioral issues that get in the way of effectively getting their needs met and getting the most out of their lives.
I work with individuals to process areas of stress, confusion, trauma and struggle to develop deeper awareness, discover solutions, coping skills, strengthen connections and increase self-acceptance. We work together to support healthy responses and identify self-defeating patterns.

Incorporating Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral (DBT) Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), body-based methods, mindfulness, and play therapy combined with DBT for children, I combine the mental, emotional and physical, adding deeper dimensions to your therapy.  I treat children, adolescents and adults.




Natalie Gmora-Nyman

Licensed Creative Art Therapist
Registered Drama Therapist
 
Natalie Gmora NymanAs a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist and Registered Drama Therapist, I am specialized in treating interpersonal trauma and utilizing highly effective techniques that address what is beneath the behavior and patterns that often seem inescapable.  My approach is to take the role of a nonjudgmental, validating, and interactive mirror; allowing you to feel safe and empowered to actualize your treatment goals.
 
Focusing on who you are as an individual will allow us to build the best therapeutic environment, customized in a way that is uniquely suited to your needs.  Whether you are seeking help for Depression, Stress and Anxiety, Codependency, Relationship issues, Self-Esteem and Confidence, Family Conflict, Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Substance Abuse, Parenting, Racial Injustice, Sexuality, Inequality, Women’s Issues, Adolescent Issues, Self-Harm,  Guilt and Shame, PTSD and Trauma, or simply to improve the overall quality of your life; we will utilize a variety of tools that can provide insight into your thoughts, feelings, and circumstances.

I earned my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies.  As an active member of the North American Drama Therapy Association, I understand the importance of keeping up to date with current approaches in treatment.  I regularly engage in Client Centered methods that include Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(TF-CBT), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Neuroscience based Yoga for trauma treatment, and Play Therapy.  I employ these methods to work with children, adolescents, adults, and families, to offer solution focused treatment.  I believe therapy can be a joyful and exciting experience as we work together to restore and strengthen your inner and outer vitality.


Elizabeth Bruno, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Elizabeth BrunoUnderstanding the courage and vulnerability it takes to seek help and make changes in one’s life, Liz provides a safe and nonjudgmental environment for individuals to explore thoughts and behaviors that have been contributing to their personal distress and/or relational issues. To aid in building a strong and supportive therapeutic relationship, Liz is an encouraging and empathic listener who is respectful of her clients’ feelings and points of view. She believes in the importance of improving the ability to turn off “auto-pilot” and live in the present moment by identifying the impact of lifestyle choices on client’s emotional wellness.
By utilizing an integrative and strengths-based approach informed by her training in evidence based practices such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Motivational Interviewing, Liz works to help clients set realistic and achievable personal goals to become more self aware, learn coping skills, and create a life worth living.
Liz has a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Marist College and completed her undergraduate education at Marywood University with a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Psychology. She has experience in outpatient and school settings working primarily with children, adolescents, and young adults from diverse backgrounds, and believes no topic is off-limits.