ABOUT US

Mary Ann M. Abney, APRN, CNS is a licensed Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and a Board Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist in Child, Adolescent, and Adult Mental Health Nursing. She has over 30 years of experience in the mental health field, having worked in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings, including 25 years in private practice. Mary Ann provides psychiatric evaluations and medication management, as well as individual and family interventions. She treats a variety of mental health problems including ADHD, Bipolar, depression, anxiety, OCD, Autism Spectrum, trauma, loss and grief, chronic medical illnesses, and disruptive behaviors. Children and adolescents are evaluated and treated both individually and in the context of their families. As an avid meditator and trained yoga teacher, Mary Ann believes there are many paths to health and well being beyond the prescription of medication. Attention to life style choices, social and emotional well being, and family harmony are essential to long term health and happiness.

Jacob T. Abraham, M.D. is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist who also has a degree in psychology. He does psychiatric assessments, school consultation, medication management, and individual and family treatments. He treats a range of problems including ADHD, depression, anxiety, autism spectrum, adjustment reactions, psychotic disorders, bipolar mood problems, addiction, and the sequelae of trauma and abuse. He has 20 years of experience and utilizes a variety of evidence-based therapy techniques to fit clients’ needs (cognitive, behavioral, DBT/mindfulness) as well as dynamic, play, and art-oriented treatments.

Laura D. Anjoorian, M.A., LMHC is a licensed Mental Health Counselor providing services to adolescents and adults. She has worked extensively with adolescents and young adults involved in the Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare systems. Her primary interests include depression, anxiety, stress management, social skills, and sexually reactive behavior in adolescent males.

William V. Catone, Ph.D., NCSP provides psychological services to children, adolescents and their families, adults, and couples. Dr. Catone has over 30 years of experience working in public and private school settings where he has specialized in psychological assessment, behavior management, and teacher and parent consultation and training. He has a specific interest in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD and learning disabilities, with a particular interest in dyslexia. Dr. Catone also works in the application of cognitive-behavioral principles, depression, and anxiety disorders.

Thomas J. Comiskey, Ph.D. has extensive training in both clinical and school psychology, and specializes in working with acting out adolescents, self esteem issues, obsessive compulsive disorders, and stress management. In addition, he consults with agencies and small businesses on team building and implementation of strategies.

Rachel N. Cooney, LICSW brings 30 years of experience working with children and their families both in a school setting and as part of a neurodevelopmental evaluation team. She specializes in treating children, adolescents, and adults. She has had extensive training in working with Asperger’s Disorder and Autism, anxiety disorders, divorce issues, social skills, stress, anger management, and trauma. She is also trained in EMDR, play therapy, grief and loss issues, and gender identity and GLB (gay, lesbian, and bisexual) concerns.

Christine S. Forsyth, MSW, LICSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over ten years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families. She specializes in trauma, child abuse, post traumatic stress disorder, attachment issues, grief and loss, anger management, anxiety, depression, ADHD, family therapy, LGBTQ, and the Child Welfare System. She brings her passion for foster care, adoption, families, and the Child Welfare System into her work with her clients. She integrates her knowledge based on life transitions and the LGBTQ community to her strength-based practice working with youth and families.

Elizabeth B. Ison, MSW, LICSW is a licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years experience working with children, adolescents and families. She specializes in trauma and recovery work, adolescent addictions, self esteem and personal growth work and involvement with both RI Family Court and the current DCYF Child Welfare System of Care. She is on the Board of Parent Support Network, an advocacy group run by and for families with children and youth with mental health challenges.

Renee Lamontagne, M.Ed., LMHC, is a licensed Mental Health Counselor who works with adults and specializes in services to adolescents. Ms. Lamontagne has worked extensively with adolescents and young adults ages 10 through college and views counseling as a family approach in what she coins “whole home health”. Her primary interests include ADHD, behavior management and coping skills integration, anxiety, stress management, family systems, self-injurious behaviors, and grief and loss. Other strengths include COA (children of alcoholics), divorce, sexual identity issues, and sexual abuse; she also has extensive training in Relational-Aggression (a manipulation calculated to hurt or control another child’s ability to maintain rapport with peers, particularly between girls).

Susan D. Mandel, LICSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both Rhode Island and New York with a Master’s Degree from Adelphi University. She has 40 plus years of experience working with adolescents, adults, and couples. Her expertise lies in the areas of Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Affective Disorders, Borderline Personality Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, and Dual (Mental Health/Substance Abuse) Disorders. She is also adept at assisting her clients with issues such as abuse (physical and sexual), Domestic Violence, PTSD, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness, as well as terminal illness. She utilizes CBT as well as other treatment modalities; she believes that “laughter is the best medicine”.

Jill S. Moretti, APRN, CNS is a licensed Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and a Clinical Nurse Specialist whose career spans 40 years, 25 of which have involved specializing in adult psychiatric/mental health nursing. She is a graduate of both the University of Wisconsin and the University of Rhode Island. She utilizes psychotherapy and psychopharmacology (prescriptive authority) in her evaluation and treatment of adults ages 18 through the lifespan. She is a Certified Public Health Nurse who has worked in a variety of clinical areas including consultation to both hospitals and long term care settings. Her areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, mood and personality disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and panic disorder.

Vicki L. Moss, Ph.D. is a licensed Psychologist who has been involved with Delta Consultants since its inception in 1977. Dr. Moss utilizes a variety of approaches in her work with clients, depending upon the needs of the individual or family. These include cognitive-behavioral strategies, clinical hypnotherapy, and Emotional Freedom Technique (tapping). Areas of specialization include stress and anxiety reduction, adoption issues, developmental trauma disorder (reactive attachment disorder), therapeutic parenting strategies and psychological assessments.

Lynn Nicoletta LMFT, PhD is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience treating adolescents, adults and families. She has been trained extensively helping couples resolve relationship conflicts, improve communication skills, and cultivate a capacity for empathetic connection. In addition, she is adept at assisting families manage the crisis of divorce as they learn to develop coping skills necessary to adapt to future uncertainties. Her areas of specialization are depression, anxiety, OCD, extreme stress and related illnesses, anger management, eating disorders, and trauma. Components of Mindfulness including relaxation training, life in the moment, and grateful acceptance are fundamental components of Dr. Nicoletta's approach to psychotherapy.

Mary T. Schatz, MSW, LICSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 40 years of therapeutic experience working with children, adolescents, young adults and their families, primarily within the school setting where she designed and implemented programs for behaviorally dysregulated and developmentally delayed students. She specializes in working with neurobiological disorders such as Tourette Syndrome, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Anxiety Disorder. She is also trained in grief work (particularly with clients following loss from suicide), behavior management, and social skills training. Mary is a graduate of Loyola University in Chicago, has served on the Board of Directors of the Tourette Syndrome Association of RI, and has co-facilitated youth support groups for those with Tourette Syndrome and their families. She primarily works with the modalities of cognitive behavioral therapy and insight therapy.

Jayson J. Spas, Ph.D., M.S., LMFT is a clinical psychologist and licensed marriage and family therapist with foci in behavioral medicine, neuropsychology and multicultural practice. Dr. Spas completed an APA-accredited internship prior to completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (DPHB), where he also served as Project Director in the Department of Medicine at Rhode Island Hospital. With extensive experience working with substance use disorders, depression, anxiety and dual diagnoses, Dr. Spas works with individuals, couples and families from a systemic perspective, relying on evidence-based and empirically supported treatments. Earning distinctive academic and career development awards, Dr. Spas is currently a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Rhode Island College and a Part-Time Faculty at the University of Rhode Island. Dr. Spas is a Clinical Fellow of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and Member of the American Psychological Association, Rhode Island Psychological Association, Rhode Island Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and Society of Behavioral Medicine.

Lizbeth E. Wolfgang, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist with 20 years experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Dr. Wolfgang has extensive experience providing consultation for school and community settings. Her areas of specialty include anxiety, depression, child sexual abuse, and stress management.