103-21 Northern Blvd. Corona NY 11368
103-21 Northern Blvd. Corona NY 11368
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Our Team of Experts

CLINICAL DIRECTOR

LMHC

STEPHANIE TOLLI-ABRAHAM

A St. John’s University Graduate of the Masters in Education, Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, Stephanie is our Bilingual Clinical Director. Prior to obtaining her License in Mental Health Counseling and her master’s degree, Stephanie received her BA in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and has obtained experience in both Non & For Profit Organizations. Stephanie’s eclectic therapeutic approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavior Therapy, Psychodynamic & Solution Focused Therapy & has experience in treating children, adolescents, adults, couples & families dealing with various disorders & life stressors.

CLINICAL SUPERVISOR

LMHC, CASAC

MARIO ARRENDELL

Mario graduated from John Jay College in 2015 with a Masters in Forensic Mental Health Counseling. He became a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in 2018. He is a Certified Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor and trained in conducting DWI assessments. He provides services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Mario specializes in working with individuals with co-occurring disorders. He uses a variety of therapeutic approaches including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused Therapy. Mario believes in a strength based approach that is holistic and guided by the individual needs of the client.

CLINICAL SUPERVISOR

LMHC

NELY VASQUEZ-GARCIA​

Nely Vasquez-Garcia received her BA in Psychology at Rutgers University, and obtained her Master’s in Education at St. John’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program in 2019. Nely is a bilingual licensed mental health clinician with experience providing treatment in residential and out-patient facilities, primarily with children, adolescents, and adults. Nely’s eclectic approach includes: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Psychoeducational components, as well as an emphasis on the individual’s strengths to build on and improve existing qualities and skills.

CLINICAL SUPERVISOR

LCSW

CHRISTINE SALAZAR

Christine has experience as both a direct practice clinician and a clinical supervisor. Christine has dedicated more than thirteen years of her career as a social worker to working with community based organizations and schools, primarily serving some of the toughest, most under-served communities. Prior to joining Partnership with Children, Christine served multiple roles at the Puerto Rican Family Institute, Inc. including, Clinic Director of the Brooklyn Mental Health Clinic. Christine has a Master’s degree in Social Work from New York University as well as postmaster’s training in Clinical Practice with Adolescents and Executive Leadership in the Not-for-Profit Sector from NYU. Christine is a member of the National Association of Social Workers. Chistine specializes in working with children, adolescents and families with a concentration in childhood trauma. Christine has been providing clinical supervision for over 7 years.

CLINICAL SUPERVISOR

LCSW

TED NELSON

In practice for over a quarter century as a social worker, Ted began in the area of medicine, working in hospitals, medical day care and finally home care. He has focused in the most recent stage on psychotherapy with individuals, families and couples. Ted utilizes a strong proponent of cognitive and behavioral based approaches interwoven with a more psychodynamic approach.

CLINICAL SUPERVISOR

LMSW

DARIO MARCHENA

Bilingual Clinician obtaining his Master of Social Work Degree from Fordham University; Post-Grad Certificate in Non/For Profit Organizational Leadership and Master’s in Administrative Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University; and a BS and AAS in Aviation Studies from Excelsior College. Dario is a retired US Army OEF veteran and retired law enforcement officer/pilot. Dario utilizes an eclectic approach incorporating best practices from DBT, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Psychoeducation with a wide range of counseling experience across a variety of treatment settings that include: Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic, private group practice, non-profit community based services, and the VA-VetCenter. Dario serves adolescents, adults, children, couples, families, and groups.

CLINICAL SUPERVISOR

LCSW

LAURA ROJAS

Laura is a Spanish/English Bilingual Clinical Social Worker, obtained her Masters Degree in 2017 from CUNY Lehman College in Bronx, NY. Laura has over 7 years of experience within Behavioral Health and Care Management throughout the Healthcare System. Laura has provided services to children, adolescents, adults, and families; with a special focus on supporting seniors living with chronic and co-occurring conditions in NYC. Laura utilizes therapeutic approaches including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused Therapy. 

CLINICAL SUPERVISOR

LCSW

CLAUDIO MOREL

Claudio Morel is a Latino clinical social worker graduate of
Fordham University School of Social Work. For the past eight
years Claudio has provided clinical services in English and
Spanish in various community-based agencies. Claudio specializes
in working with children, adolescents, adults and couples. His
approach to psychotherapy combines elements of psychodynamic,
CBT, and Solution-Focused models.   Claudio has substantial
experience helping clients deal with depression, anxiety, loss-
bereavement, and domestic violence and immigration-acculturation
issues. He also has a special interest in individual and family
counseling.
Prior work experience includes Inwood Community Services,
Riverdale Mental Health Association.

CLINICIANS TEAM

Raquel Rado, LMSW

Mariana Garay, MHC

Edward Fernandez, MHC

Miosotys Hernandez, LMHC

Marlene Cruz, LCSW

Catherine Domeneck, LMSW

Angela Diaz, LMHC

Israel Gonzalez, MFT

Mariano Casanova, LMHC

Michelle Hassock, LMSW

Daibelis Nunez, MSW

Diane Quintero, MHC

Fanny Glassberg, LMSW

Fabian Zurita, MHC-LP

Aliana Sosa, LMHC

Jayne Ude, MSW-LP

Octavio Flores, MHC-LP

Olsen Montoya, LMSW;

Ruben Zorrilla, LMSW

Nancy Zumba, MSW

Chantal Ponce, MHC Intern

Nataly Guardiola, LCSW

Flor Villagran, MHC

Katty Rojas, MHC Intern

Eneida Farro, LMSW

Walter Manrique, LMSW

Verny Alvarado, MHC

Anabel Castillo, LMHC

Celeste Ninalaya, MHC