Mitchell Cabisudo, M.D.
Child and Adult Psychiatrist
Dr. 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.
Psychiatric Physician Assistant
Matt Levine is a 2007 graduate of the Harlem Physician Assistant program at the City University of New York School of Medicine. His passion for treating people with mental health challenges came about with working in both primary and addiction medicine, as he learned how people self medicated with illicit substances, patients coming in with medical illnesses and physical symptoms, all spawned from underlying psychiatric conditions. Matt has a waiver to prescribe medication assisted treatment for opioid addiction. Before becoming a physician assistant, Matt worked as a medic in the NY City Fire Department for ten years.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Stephanie has been accompanying people from all walks of life in their healing journeys since 2006. Her main specialty is working with clients who have experienced some type of trauma, including male survivors of sexual abuse, incest survivors, domestic violence, sexual assault, and many other traumas that people have been through. She also has expertise in helping clients through issues that can develop when trying to cope with the trauma, including substance abuse, various addictions including sex and love addiction, eating disorders, health problems, relationship and sexual difficulties, anxiety, depression, and others. She also has an affinity with clients who identify as LGBTQ, and has supported them through the many challenges that they face, including transitioning, coming out, discrimination, identity development, sexuality, and others. Stephanie is also a Certified Yoga Teacher, adding to her holistic approach to healing, seeing the person as not just a body or mind, but also as a heart, soul, and spirit, with all being part of the whole person. Her approach to therapy is eclectic, using whatever techniques or theories work for each individual, but having a main focus of building trust, safety, and comfort. She can see adolescents and adults up to any age.
Beth Phillips, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Beth is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Connecticut and an M.A. in Social Work from SUNY Albany’s School of Social Welfare. Since 2005 she has been working with adults from diverse backgrounds facing a myriad of chronic and life-threatening illnesses and those who care for them in settings such as hospitals, assisted living facilities, home-based Visiting Nurse agencies, Palliative care, and Hospice.
Beth also has expertise in areas of mental health such as anxiety, depression, grief and loss, chronic pain, life transitions, and job stress. In 2017 Beth had the pleasure of designing and implementing a Mindfulness-based employee education program for medical professionals to help prevent burnout in the medical field. She uses these Mindfulness principals as well as her training as a 300-hour Yoga Instructor and Reiki Master to incorporate a humanistic and holistic approach to therapy.
Beth has training in Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Motivational Interviewing. However, first and foremost, she recognizes that one of the most important principals in therapy is to “start where the client is”. She has been described by colleagues and clients alike as having a compassionate, authentic, and when appropriate, humorous approach. One of Beth’s favorite quotes that best sums up how she approaches her life’s work on this earth is, “We are all angels with just one wing, but we need each other to fly”.
Cindy Metzger, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Cynthia Metzger is a seasoned, Licensed Clinlcal Social Worker. Her undergraduate degree was obtained from Russell Sage College and completed a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the State University At Albany. She has many years of experience counseling all ages. Cynthia specializes in, Depression, Anxiety, Panic attacks, Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome and other mental health issues, Her goals are to help Improve daily functioning during difficult times and to facilitate more peaceful gratifying lives for her patients.