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The clinical team at Wholeview Wellness® is a group of expert addiction clinicians who are passionate about their work and about using the most effective treatments for substance use disorders. We have an unwavering commitment to the use of research-supported treatment techniques and we use them to support patients as they strive towards their goals.

SARAH CHURCH, PH.D.

FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, WHOLEVIEW WELLNESS® CENTERS
Dr. Church, the founder and executive director of Wholeview Wellness®, is a clinical psychologist who has more than 20 years of experience in research, program development and treatment of patients with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders. She is an expert in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA) and Contingency Management.

AMY J. COLLEY, PH.D.

PSYCHOLOGIST
Dr. Amy J. Colley is a New York State licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years experience working in the field of addiction. She graduated with a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University after completing an MA in Italian from Middlebury College and a BA in French from Northwestern University.

JEANE RAJACIC-POPPE, PH.D.

PSYCHOLOGIST
Dr. Jeane Rajacic-Poppe is a licensed clinical health psychologist (NY & NJ) with over 20 years of experience providing psychological services, with a subspecialty in the treatment of substance use disorders. She has expertise in medication-assisted treatment and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

JENNIFER L. SMITH, PH.D.

PSYCHOLOGIST
Dr. Smith is a clinical psychologist who has been working in addiction research and treatment for many years and is a national expert in Motivational Interviewing, she uses relaxation therapy, mindfulness and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in her practice.

ROGER CHONG, MBA, CPA

EVP OF OPERATIONS AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Roger Chong has over 25 years of experience in Finance and Operations. He completed his degree in Finance at Florida State University and his MBA at DePaul University. He has worked at large companies like Arthur Andersen, Universal Music Group, Virgin Records America, New Line Cinema, MTV and McCann World Group. He also has worked most recently in a start-up at Sally Hershberger Professional Hair Care. He specializes in Financial Planning, Accounting, Budgeting, Operations and Special Projects.

WILLIAM H. GOTTDIENER, PH.D., ABPP, FIPA

PSYCHOLOGIST
Dr. Gottdiener is a clinical psychologist with over 30 years of clinical experience helping people with substance use disorders, which includes working in inpatient, outpatient, and private practice settings. His expertise is in the use of empirically supported psychodynamic therapy for people with substance use disorders.

KAMALA GREENE GÉNECÉ, PH.D.

PSYCHOLOGIST
Dr. Génecé is a NY state licensed clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience in the design and implementation of addiction treatment programs and the utilization of cognitive-behavioral techniques for the treatment of co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders.

JAMES BENTON, PH.D.

PSYCHOLOGIST
Dr. Benton is a clinical psychologist with over 25 years of experience. He specializes in the treatment of substance use disorders, with expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), medication-assisted treatment, and chronic pain.

BRADEN JOSEPHSON, PH.D., BCBA-D

PSYCHOLOGIST
Dr. Braden Josephson is a New York State licensed clinical and school psychologist and doctoral level behavior analyst (BCBA-D) with over 25 years of experience. He has expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples, Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT), Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and providing assessment, parent training, case supervision and therapy for individuals with both addiction and autism and their families.

JARED MORGENSTERN, DSW

CLINICIAN
Dr. Jared Morgenstern, obtained his doctorate in social work at the University of Pennsylvania where his research focused on the examination of ambivalence in clinical relationships and its impact on patient outcomes. He received his MA in Social Work from The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, and his BA in Psychology from SUNY Geneseo.

CARLY MOSKOWITZ, LMHC, CASAC

PROGRAM DIRECTOR OF WHOLEVIEW DIRECT
Carly Moskowitz is a New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC). She is currently a doctoral student in the Mental Health Counseling program at Pace University. Carly graduated from Long Island University with a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelor’s in Psychology with a minor in Drug and Alcohol Abuse Studies from Iona College.

JANE MACKY, MHC

CLINICIAN
Jane Macky completed her Mental Health Counseling degree at the City College of New York, where her focus was on Substance Use Disorders (SUD) and recovery. She also holds a BA in Philosophy and Psychology from Yale University. She is certified in Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) and has dedicated the past 5 years to increasing access to CRAFT and working directly with family members impacted by addiction in both group and individual therapy. Jane has also conducted research proving the efficacy and outcomes of delivering CRAFT online and has recently begun training clinicians in CRAFT. Jane is the Founder and CEO of We The Village a digital program she developed for professionals & families to treat addiction and improve family health outcomes.

ASHLEY HALL-SIMMONDS, PH.D.

PSYCHOLOGIST
Dr. Hall-Simmonds is a licensed psychologist with a degree in clinical psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, NJ. Her research interests focus on the area of positive psychology specifically focusing on the relationship between character strengths and clinical presentation among individuals with depression. She is trained in a range of evidence-based treatments that focus on the amelioration of short-term and long-term effects of chronic substance use. She has dedicated most of her career to the provision of dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness techniques, and psychodynamic therapies. She completed her predoctoral internship at Mount Sinai Health Systems, where she worked at the Center for Intensive Treatment of Personality Disorders, Addiction Institute, and the Psychiatric Inpatient Unit.

ISAIAH SYPHER, PH.D.

PSYCHOLOGIST
Dr. Isaiah Sypher is a licensed clinical psychologist with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor and a BA in Psychology from Wesleyan University. His research explores links between race-based stress and substance use disorders, with a particular emphasis on community-based approaches. He completed his predoctoral internship at the Yale School of Medicine, providing services at the Substance Abuse Treatment Unit and Adult Community Mental Health programs within the Connecticut Mental Health Center (CMHC) and his postdoctoral fellowship with us at Wholeview.

HIMA REDDY, PH.D.

PSYCHOLOGIST
Dr. Reddy is a New York State licensed clinical psychologist with 10 years of experience in treatment and neuropsychological evaluation of a wide range of presentations. Practicing from a culturally sensitive and intersectional lens, she has extensive experience working with intergenerational transmission of trauma, sexual expression, gender identity, and neurodiversity.

DR. FELIPE CASTILLO, MD

MEDICAL DIRECTOR
Felipe Castillo, MD, received his undergraduate degree in biology from Cornell University in 2008. After graduating, he worked as a research coordinator at Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute. Prior to starting medical school at Tulane University, he received a Post baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award at the NIH. After graduating medical school, he completed his adult psychiatry residency at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY. He then completed an NIH T32 and ACGME Addiction Psychiatry fellowship at Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute with the Division on Substance Use Disorders, pursuing both his research and clinical interests in addiction.

AMY TRACHTER, PSY.D., PH.D.

PSYCHOLOGIST
Dr. Amy Trachter, Psy.D., Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience working with both adolescents and adults struggling with a variety of psychological disorders including substance use issues, relationship, and marital problems, learning disabilities, and eating and weight difficulties.

SARA LEVINE-ROVNER, PMHNP

PSYCHIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER
Sara Levine-Rovner, PMHNP is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a focus on Substance Use Disorders (SUDs). Sara has been working in the field of addiction since 2014, initially as a detox technician, then as a nurse, and now as a nurse practitioner. She graduated from Mount Saint Mary College with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and later obtained a Master of Science from New York University.

RACHEL K. LEVY, PHD

PSYCHOLOGIST
Dr. Rachel K. Levy is a New York State licensed clinical psychologist with over 25 years of experience in the research and treatment of addictions, eating disorders, OCD, anxiety, and mood disorders. Dr. Levy is an expert in Motivational Interviewing, CBT, DBT, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, and Positive Psychology. She treats individuals, couples, and families.

JACQUOLYN CHICAGUALA, MHC-LP

MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR
Jacquolyn Chicaguala, MHC-LP is a Mental Health Counselor with experience providing treatment to those with co-occurring mental health diagnoses and substance use disorders. She has worked in a variety of settings including, community treatment programs, school health programs and rescue missions. Her approach is person-centered and incorporates evidence-based practices from multiple modalities to provide multicultural competent care. Jacquolyn graduated from Pace University with a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling and from CUNY Brooklyn College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & Sociology. She has been a member of PSI CHI Honor Society since 2020

ALEXA SHELDEN, LMSW

SOCIAL WORKER
Alexa Shelden is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) with over 10 years of experience in the field. She graduated from Gettysburg College with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and shortly after received her master’s degree in social work from Fordham University with a focus on substance use treatment and counseling. By developing a strong therapeutic alliance with each patient, Alexa supports individuals to create healthier relationships with themselves and their environment. With a background in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychoeducation, and Mindfulness, Alexa helps patients to better understand their symptoms to foster empowerment and utilize the coping skills necessary for healing. Using a strengths-based and solution-focused perspective, Alexa allows patients to explore their mental health in a compassionate and welcoming environment that allows for complete freedom to work on challenges and establish goals.

ALLY GRANT, MSW

THERAPIST
Ally Grant graduated University Magna Cum Laude from American University with a BA in Public Health and received her MSW from New York University’s Silver School of Social Work where she focused her clinical practice and studies on the evaluation and treatment of substance use and co-occurring disorders. She uses an integrative approach, incorporating a variety of evidence-based modalities including Motivational Interviewing, DBT, CBT, and psychoeducation. She aims to provide a supportive and judgement-free space that encourages individuals to reflect, and forge change they wish to see in their lives. She has experience providing treatment in settings that offer EAP services, outpatient mental health care and substance use disorder treatment including medication-assisted treatment (MAT).

EVIN LAWSON, LCSW

CLINICIAN
Evin Lawson is a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She graduated from New York University Silver School of Social Work and has established a career in helping individuals and their families understand addiction through mindfulness and self-compassion. Evin has worked with individuals with addiction and co-occurring mental health diagnoses for the last 15 years. Understanding the mechanisms underlying substance use has led her to incorporate strategies to enhance resilience and encourage growth at various stages of recovery.

TRACY GARD, PH.D.

PSYCHOLOGIST
Dr. Tracy Gard is a New York State licensed counseling psychologist with more than 20 years of experience leading and developing programs that provide evidence-based substance use and mental health treatment and services to individuals of all ages and their families. In her practice, she is experienced in using cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, contingency management, and medication-assisted treatment. Within her practice she focuses on antiracist work, integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion principles into program policies and procedures and clinical care models, to improve clinical outcomes. She has worked in hospitals and non-profit organizations and has significant experience working in Opioid Treatment Programs.

PAM SEGURA

MENTAL HEALTH EXTERN
Pam Segura is a psychology graduate student at the New School for Social Research (NSSR) where she is pursuing a concentration in Substance Use and Mental Health Counseling. Her clinical and research interests are focused on racial trauma, suicidal behaviors, substance use disorders, and teacher wellness. She also has experience facilitating meditation and mindfulness interventions. Pam received a two-year research fellowship for addiction research through CUNY, Columbia University, and Rutgers University called the TRACC Fellowship. This fellowship provides training for early career researchers to develop their skills in addiction research.

ALMA ERICKSON

MENTAL HEALTH EXTERN
Alma Erickson received a BS from UCLA where she studied psychobiology and she is currently working on her master’s degree in psychology at the New School for Social Research (NSSR), with a concentration in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling. She has been involved with the Center for Attachment Research at the New School for two years, which among other things, focuses on the role of Mentalization and Reflective Functioning in mental health treatment. She is working on developing her own therapeutic focus based in evidence-based approaches.

JEAN-JEFFREY MARCELLUS, PMHNP-BC, AGNP-BC, NRCME

PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH NURSE PRACTITIONER
Jean-Jeffrey Marcellus, PMHNP-BC, AGNP-BC, NRCME is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health & Adult Nurse Practitioner who has over 10 years of experience in Adult Health and Addiction Medicine. He specializes in the treatment of substance use disorders using Medication Assisted Treatment. He is also an expert in the treatment of ADHD, mood disorders, insomnia, and pain. He has extensive experience in treating individuals who are seeking assistance in their recovery journey from: Alcohol, Benzodiazepine, Opiates, Heroin, Kratom, and other Pain Medications. He works hard to create customized and personalized plans to support each of his patients’ sobriety journey. He is currently completing his doctoral degree with a graduation date in Fall 2024. Jean-Jeffrey understands the challenges that patients face in accessing healthcare, especially during the pandemic when he honed his skills in telemedicine to ensure that he can make care accessible for his patients. He is fluent in both English and Spanish, enabling him to serve a diverse patient population.

HRAFN ÓLI SIGGURDSON, PHD, RN, NP, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP

PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH NURSE PRACTITIONER
Hrafn Óli Siggurdson completed a MS degree as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Health, a post-masters certificate in Nursing Education (1991), and a PhD (1999) at Adelphi University, Garden City, NY. He completed an Advanced Graduate Certificate as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner from Hunter College (2011). He has additionally completed post-graduate training in psychoanalytic individual psychotherapy (2008), group therapy (2014), and supervision (2023) from the Training Institute for Mental Health; rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) (2012) from the Albert Ellis Institute; and integrative harm reduction psychotherapy (2018) with Dr. Andrew Tatarsky at the Center for Optimal Living. He has also studied CRAFT and IFS therapies.

SHANNON GUNTER, LCSW

CLINICIAN
Shannon is a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) specializing in treating substance use disorders, behavioral addictions, and trauma. Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Shannon moved to upstate New York as a young adult to attend Skidmore College where she received a B.S. in Dance and Social Work. She received her MSW in Advanced Generalist Practice and Programming from Columbia University in 2018 where she was awarded the Linda and Peter Hoffman Writing Award. Her MSW field practicum took place at the domestic violence agency Sanctuary for Families.

MIA DARROW

MENTAL HEALTH EXTERN
Mia Darrow Cohen graduated Suma Cum Laude from the Macaulay Honors College, CUNY with a BA in Neuroscience and Psychology. She is currently working on her MSW and CASAC at the University at Buffalo, SUNY where she is focusing on clinical skills for treating substance use disorders (SUDs) and comorbid mental health challenges. She uses a collaborative approach that incorporates Motivational Interviewing, DBT, psychoeducation and mindfulness. She works through a strengths-based lens to support her patients in creating the changes they seek.

ARNICE IZQUIERDO, MA, CASAC-T

CLINICIAN
Arnice Izquierdo is a substance abuse counselor, who obtained both her bachelor’s degree and her master’s degree in psychology from Adelphi University. She also has a CASAC-T and is currently a student at New York University in the Mental Health Counseling & Wellness program. She has experience working with individuals who struggle with substance use disorders and with those who are in recovery. She has a particular expertise in supporting people seeking sobriety with Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). She utilizes a combination of Motivational interviewing (MI), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and mindfulness techniques in her clinical practice. Arnice believes in a person-centered approach to assist clients in reaching their goals.

ALEXIS MONROE, MA, CASAC-T

CLINICIAN
Alexis Monroe earned both her MA in General Psychology with a focus on Substance Abuse Counseling and her CASAC-T from Adelphi University. Before that, she completed a BA in Psychology at Stony Brook University with a minor in Sociology. Alexis is continuing her studies in the Forensic Mental Health Counseling program at CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Over the last 3 years, she has provided treatment to individuals with co-occurring mental health diagnoses and substance use disorders in outpatient settings, and she has a particular interest in the use of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in the treatment of Opioid Use Disorders. She also has experience assisting individuals in acute psychiatric inpatient facilities, who suffer from severe and persistent mental health diagnoses. Alexis utilizes a person-centered, integrative approach by incorporating psychoeducation, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Psychodynamic theory into therapy. She is passionate about providing accessible and effective treatment options to underserved and minority populations. She spends her free time in advocacy for the underserved. She has worked with many community-based organizations to lend her support including Pittsburgh Center for Victims, Habitat for Humanity, Project Bundle-Up, Auberlee’s Home for Boys, and Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank.

MICHAEL O’KANE, PSYD

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
Dr. Michael O’Kane is a postdoctoral fellow with a combined doctorate in school and clinical psychology from Kean University in Union, NJ. His clinical training has primarily focused on the evidence-based treatment of substance use disorders and he specializes in the use of mindfulness-based therapies (e.g. ACT, DBT). His graduate training experiences include Northport VA Hospital’s long-term residential substance use treatment program and Yale University School of Medicine’s DBT services for individuals struggling with chronic emotion dysregulation, suicidality, and substance use issues. He completed his predoctoral internship at AIDS Care Group within their Center for Integrative Medicine program providing individual and group psychotherapy for patients receiving MAT for opioid use disorder and those living with HIV. Dr. O’Kane employs a highly flexible and nonjudgmental approach to the treatment of substance use difficulties and strives to meet clients wherever they are in their recovery process.

ADRIANA “ADRI” ALLMAN, LMSW

SOCIAL WORKER
Adriana “Adri” Allman received her master’s in social work (LMSW) from Columbia University and her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. She has focused her career on the treatment of substance use disorders and trauma and seeks to offer interventions that honor the intersectionality of historically oppressed identities including LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities. Adri is experienced in providing individual psychotherapy and facilitating group therapy to clients in outpatient settings targeting substance use and other mental health issues.

CAMERON GITTENS, NP-C

CERTIFIED NURSE PRACTITIONER
Cameron Gittens is a highly experienced Certified Nurse Practitioner with over 25 years of dedicated service in nursing. Specializing in addiction medicine, Cameron has devoted his career to improving the lives of individuals struggling with problematic alcohol and drug use. Alongside his professional endeavors, Cameron is a proud single father who successfully raised his now thirty-year-old son with love, devotion, and unwavering support.

JEANINE IERARDI, CRPA

INTAKE COORDINATOR & CRPA
Jeanine is an Intake Coordinator and Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA) at Wholeview. Her professional career began in 1996 after she attended St. John’s University for 2 years. She then worked at a software company as an Executive Assistant, where she was promoted various times over 10 years. She went on to further develop her administrative, technological, and organizational skills at a law firm and an accounting firm. In 2018 she decided to go back and complete her BA in Psychology with a Concentration in Psychological Development. She graduated in 2021 from the City University of NY – School of Professional Studies.

ARIANA VIDAÑA, PHD

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW
Dr. Ariana Vidaña is a postdoctoral fellow with a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Toledo and a BS in Education and Social Policy with a concentration in Human Development and Psychological Services from Northwestern University. Her research explores the association between post-traumatic stress disorder and substance use disorders through emotion dysregulation and emotion-focused treatments for co-occurring post-traumatic stress disorder and substance use disorders. She completed her predoctoral internship at VA Boston Healthcare System, providing evidence-based treatment for veterans with substance use disorders in residential and outpatient treatment settings, couple therapy for substance use disorders, and treating posttraumatic stress disorder.
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