Welcome to Quiet Mind Therapy Services!
We have all been through times in our lives where we could benefit from talking to someone. At Quiet Mind Therapy Services, we are honored to be that person to you. We truly believe you can get over the difficult time you are having, and gain skills to better manage. Maybe you have been in therapy or counseling before, and are tired of focusing on the past? Our goal at Quiet Mind Therapy Services is helping you to move forward and solve the issues, not just talk about them. At Quiet Mind Therapy Services, the therapists and clients all work through and believe in ACCEPT: Acceptance, Commitment, Compassion, Empathy, Perseverance, and Tolerance. These are the core values that make for a strong therapeutic relationship, and allow people to move towards overall wellness. Asking for help is the hardest part, we have all been there. But you deserve it, we all deserve it. We really look forward to meeting you!!
Who Do We Help?
At Quiet Mind Therapy Services, we are a multi-specialist group of therapists who are trained in helping adults, children, teens, and families with various issues. Our staff have a specific niche that they are very passionate about and extensively trained in. We work with trauma, anxiety, life transition, depression, grief and loss, marital strain, emotional regulation difficulties, teenage issues, family stress, interpersonal struggles etc. We provide Brainspotting, which can naturally treat several issues using the brain-body experience. Brainspotting accesses the deepest regions of the brain where “neuroplasticity” can reawaken neural networks to allow hope and positive change. Brainspotting is extremely effective for healing trauma, OCD, depression, binge eating, “stuck points”, releasing mental blocks, and maximizing creative potential and more.
Quiet Mind Therapy Services partners with Journey Clinical to provide Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy Services. Ketamine has proven to be extremely effective for treating depression, anxiety, PTSD and various other struggles. To learn more, click here
All our staff are licensed to provide you services to help you get well! All new clients coming into care will be able to speak to our New Client Specialist about your goals, to ensure that you receive the most qualified therapist within the practice to help with your issue.
Meet Our Staff
Moira Stewart, LCSW-RMoira Stewart is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with close to 20 years of experience. She graduated with her Masters in Social Work from the University at Buffalo, and has since specialized in working with children, 4-18 yrs, and their parents and families. Moira also offers Parenting Coaching (for you to get support and strategies)and Consultation with your child’s care team and works closely with the school districts to advocate for your child’s needs. Moira’s therapeutic approach begins with accepting individuals where they are, offering them support, compassion, and guidance based in Strengths-Based therapy, CBT, DBT Informed Therapy, Family Systems, Play Therapy, Trauma Informed Therapy, Child/Parent Psychotherapy. Moira’s experience includes working with children and parents in outpatient mental health, early childhood programs, foster care system, and school based settings, focusing on anxiety/depression, ADHD, ASD, trauma, behavior concerns at home and school, peer relationships, adjustment issues related to life events, parenting struggles, and parent/child relationships. In her free time Moira loves spending time with family and friends, especially her husband, two children and family dog.
Michelle McDonald, LCSWMichelle is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and graduated with her Masters in Social Work from Syracuse University. Michelle has over a decade of experience providing individual and group therapy to adults in the Rochester community. Michelle’s therapeutic approach is informed by motivational interviewing and dialectical behavioral therapy. Michelle enjoys working with individuals who are questioning or struggling with their relationships with substances, and LGBTQA and TGNC individuals. Michelle is happy to provide Gender Affirmation letters. When not working, Michelle enjoys spending time with family, being outdoors, and traveling.
Jennifer Knapp, LCSW, TCTSY-FJennifer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who completed graduate training at Greater Rochester Collaborative MSW Program. Jenny has extensive experience working with youth, especially those who may struggle with self harming or suicidal behaviors. Jenny is trained in Trauma Focused CBT, as well has being versed in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Jenny has worked with adult and families as well, helping with issues ranging from depression, anxiety, life transitions, coping with chronic illness, and others. Jenny is also a Certified Trauma Yoga practitioner, and has a passion for using a variety of interventions in her work.
Emily Heider, New Client and Group SpecialistEmily comes to us with a background in mental health counseling, and knows the courage it takes to get started with therapy. Emily enjoys helping people to get started with both individual and group therapy services, and thrives on limiting any barriers to care. Emily is an excellent listener, a compassionate person, and holds dear our core values of ACCEPT (Acceptance, Compassion, Commitment, Empathy, Perseverance and Tolerance). When she is not working with QMTS, Emily enjoys time with her family, including her 3 kids and husband. Emily is a wonderful addition to our “family”, and can be a great help to you!
Elizabeth Daloia, LMHCElizabeth is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and graduated from St. John Fisher College with a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. Elizabeth works with adults from a person centered perspective. Elizabeth uses a Schema Therapy approach, is DBT informed and is passionate about working with people who see patterns occurring in their lives. Elizabeth also utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems and believes in an eclectic approach. When not working, Elizabeth loves to spend time with family and friends, snuggling with her Yorkie, traveling and taking fitness classes!
Erin Weingart, LCSW-RErin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with over 23 years of experience working with adults. Erin graduated with a Master's Degree from Case Western Reserve University with a special concentration in Adult Mental Health. Erin specializes in ages 18 and up, with a focus on trauma related experiences. She uses a variety of therapeutic and evidence-based interventions to meet her clients needs and their desired goals/outcomes. Erin is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems, Exposure Response Prevention Therapy (ERP), mindfulness practices, Certified Brainspotting Therapist and a Certified Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapist. When Erin is not working, she loves spending time with her 3 kids, husband, and their 2 dogs.
Briana Montanaro, Billing SpecialistBriana Montanaro is such an integral part of our team and for our clients. Bri is so detail oriented, compassionate, patient and is dedicated to making the billing experience easy for all. Bri comes to us with years of billing experience in the medial billing field. She brings a positive and problem solving way to her work, and is an asset to us all. When not working, she enjoys fostering cats and dogs, reading, kayaking and hiking with her boyfriend and their 3 dogs and 1 cat.
Taylor Spragge,LMSWTaylor graduated with a Master in Social Work from University at Buffalo. Taylor works with adolescents and adults, and uses approached from a trauma informed perspective. Taylor incorportates CBT, DBT, Narrative Therapy and Motivational Interviewing into her work to help people shift perspective and get clarity on their struggles. Pt has a growing passion for working with individuals with substance use disorders, and their families. Taylor also has a growing knowledge of the Neuroscience of the brain and its ability to heal and change in positve ways. When not working, Taylor loves to be with her family, animals and friends. She also is an author, and loves to write novels and other pieces!
Bennett Ockun, LMSWBennett graduated with a Master in Social Work from Sacred Heart University. Bennett has a growing passion and specialty in helping adult women heal, who grew up with an emotionally unavailable mother/caregiver. She also works great with those struggling with life transition, depression, anxiety and trauma. She practices from her expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, trauma informed interventions and humanistic approaches. Bennett will provide solid, sound and compassionate care.
Morgan Kennell, LCSWMorgan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and graduated with her Master's in Social work from University at Buffalo. She has a growing passion for working with pregnant/postpartum women and new parents. Morgan also works with adolescents and young adults. Additionally Morgan is trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT, and uses an eclectic approach to meet individual needs. When she is not working, Morgan loves to spend time with her family and friends, she enjoys running and hiking on local trails.
Alex Bissell, LMHCAlex is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and graduated with his Master's in Mental Health Counseling from St John Fisher College. Alex has a growing passion for working with adults who are experiencing anger and would like to understand and learn to express anger in a healthier way Alex also works with adults who are going through a life transition, feeling depressed or anxious and those who wish to connect with all parts of themselves to be the best version of themselves. Alex is trained and experienced in Motivational Intervieweing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness and is client centered all the time. When not working, Alex enjoys spending time with his family, friends and in nature.
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