I believe that a successful treatment fundamentally
relies upon our joining together in the pursuit of your
health and wellness.

About Dr. Nivea B. Calico MD

I’m a dedicated and caring physician. One who believes that her role as physician is not only that of a healer, but also a teacher. I believe that a successful treatment fundamentally relies upon our joining together in the pursuit of your health and wellness
In my practice I provide psychopharmacology, concurrent brief psychotherapy and guidance on lifestyle modifications that are capable of significantly improving your life & well-being. I believe in comprehensive & compassionate care. An approach which takes into account all of your needs including psychiatric, psychological, social and spiritual needs.
I practice Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP). ISTDP is a unique form of psychodynamic treatment that facilitates the rapid resolution of a broad spectrum of emotional disorders. It is an evidence-based psychotherapy that is strongly supported by current clinical research studies. ISTDP interventions are specifically designed to resolve anxiety, depression, somatization and personality disorders, as well as alleviate a variety of self-defeating behaviors, many of which derive from unstable or troubled early life attachments.
Being a medical doctor, who specialized in psychiatry, gives me the ability to diagnose possible medical causes responsible for the presenting psychiatric symptoms and allows me and my patients the confidence in knowing that they are being accurately diagnosed and treated; thereby ensuring comprehensive and proper treatment.
Overall, I see my role as a physician, as one who is meant to foster hope and insight, decrease suffering and help my patients achieve more freedom through personal growth and expression.

About Dr. Deborah Krishnan PsyD

I am a clinical psychologist offering a respectful, non-judgmental, and collaborative approach to support and guide you during your time of crisis, crossroads, or self-exploration.
I strongly believe that healing and growth are possible in the context of trusted, caring, mutually respectful relationships. In my work, I often focus on difficulties in self-concept and relationships that derive from traumas and disruptions in early attachment, and regard highly the restorative potential of the therapeutic bond.
I employ an interpersonal, open, flexible framework that is both honest and humanizing. My therapy approach is strengths-based. It is my belief that a person’s unique gifts and perspectives are clues that, when recognized and harnessed, can foster improved resilience as well as a greater sense of wholeness and purpose.
I am experienced in working with individuals going through mood difficulties, fear and anxiety, challenges with family or other relationships, identity questions, spiritual or existential concerns, feelings of shame and inadequacy, compulsive behaviors, health status concerns, bicultural strain, grief and trauma, psychosis, and the harmful impacts of societal or workplace bullying and discrimination.
I am committed to providing culturally respectful clinical care, and I am LGBTQ+ affirming. A proponent of H.S. Sullivan’s legendary statement that “we are all much more simply human than otherwise,” I believe that I have a professional and ethical mandate to support the dignity of all my patients as they search rightfully for a sense of meaning, deserving, and belonging.

About Dr. Carolina Montalvo, PhD

Dr. Carolina Montalvo is a psychologist who specializes in administering ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP).  Ketamine is a medication that is commonly used as an anesthetic in surgical procedures. In recent years. leading researchers and clinicians have been studying and utilizing Ketamine in lower doses to treat mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Dr. Montalvo helps her clients prepare to work with ketamine via prep sessions i.e., expectation setting & harm reduction), provides safety and support while under the effects of Ketamine, and integrates the insights gained through this process to create a richer and more meaningful daily existence. She provides ongoing psychotherapy as needed, rooted in an eclectic framework focused on mindfulness, compassion, and insight as vehicles for change.
Dr. Montalvo received her PsyD in clinical psychology from Nova Southeastern University in 2019. She has since completed trainings for psychedelic integration and harm reduction under Fluence, MDMA-assisted therapy at the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), and ketamine-assisted psychotherapy at Polaris. She has been administering KAP sessions for the past two years and has found ketamine to be extremely helpful for her clients, most notably in cases in which other therapeutic interventions have failed. She has been lauded for her sense of empathy and compassion, commitment to her client’s success in treatment, and maintaining a flexible approach in applying therapeutic techniques to meet the diverse needs of each individual.
Dr. Montalvo is currently accepting clients in New York City and Miami, FL. For further inquiries or to schedule a consultation you may contact her at Carolina@Trypstate.com or call/ text at (305) 204-8338.

About Kamila Veljkovic, CNS

My name is Kamila Veljkovic, I am Certified Nutrition Specialist® Founder and Lead Nutritionist of Complete Health for Women, a virtual women’s clinic where I specialize in helping women with autoimmune disease and general health issues to reverse their conditions through holistic nutrition and lifestyle strategies.
As a holistic nutritionist, I believe that the key to reversing autoimmune disease lies in addressing the root cause of the disease. This means taking a comprehensive, whole person approach that considers all aspects of your health and lifestyle, from your diet and nutrition to your stress levels, sleep habits and exercise routine. This may include dietary changes, supplementation, lifestyle modifications, and other natural therapies that support optimal thyroid function and overall wellness.
My approach is based on the latest research and clinical evidence, as well as years of experience working with clients just like you. I am dedicated to helping my clients achieve their health and wellness goals, and to provide support and guidance to help you make lasting changes and transform your life.

About Ariane Aubourg, RPA-C

I am a very compassionate dedicated hard-working individual who treats people with respect and dignity. I find worth in every person, and I respect the individual’s right to self-determination. My background in hospital medicine, cardiology, and psychiatry/addiction medicine for more than 25 years allows me to approach patients in a multidisciplinary fashion.
I have experience in various settings including Montefiore and Mount Sinai Health Systems. I have accomplished a success rate of greater than 90% of my patient’s adherence to Hepatitis C treatment at one of the Mount Sinai Beth Israel outpatient clinics. This was due partly because of my willingness to go the extra mile to facilitate their treatment during their clinic visit.
I want to be able to combine my experiences with my interest in Holistic Wellness. This will put me in a better position to be able to help my patients achieve their optimal health and lifestyle. I believe in the holistic wellness approach which deals with the person as a whole to achieve a balanced Lifestyle.

About Lauren Burkowski, CNS

I am a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) with a Master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition and Integrative Health and am a Certified Holistic Health Coach. Over the last five years, I have trained with functional medicine physicians and nutritionists, building a comprehensive understanding of holistic healing and working with clients to address a variety of common ailments including metabolic imbalances, weight management, autoimmune disease, hormone balancing, digestion concerns, anxiety and more.
Supporting clients on their health journey is genuinely my passion, as I firmly believe that nutrition and lifestyle are the foundations for true well-being. I offer customized nutritional guidance, educational resources, recipe suggestions, assistance with sleep optimization, stress management techniques, and advice on incorporating movement into daily routines.

About Rashid Ali

Rashid Ali is a highly skilled and compassionate physician assistant, dedicated to providing comprehensive mental health and addiction treatment to individuals from all walks of life. With a deep understanding of the complex interplay between the mind and body, he combines his medical expertise with a person-centered approach to deliver exceptional patient care.
Upon completing his education, he began his career as a psychiatric physician assistant at a reputable psychiatric facility known for its patient-centered approach and dedication to evidence-based treatments. Driven by a passion for understanding the complex role between biological, psychological, and social factors in mental health, he developed a holistic approach to patient care.
His clinical expertise encompasses the diagnosis and management of various mental health disorders, including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and substance use disorders. He conducts thorough evaluations, takes detailed medical histories, and collaborates with patients to develop an individualized multidimensional treatment plan that may include medication management, psychotherapy, lifestyle modifications, and other evidence-based interventions. He is skilled in administering and managing psychiatric medications, ensuring
optimal dosing, and minimizing adverse effects.
He possesses a unique ability to establish a strong rapport with his patients, creating a safe and supportive environment for open and honest communication. He understands the importance of ongoing care and the need for continuity in mental health treatment. He emphasizes the value
of regular follow-up appointments to monitor progress, adjust medications if necessary, and provide ongoing support. Additionally, he actively promotes self-care strategies, stress management techniques, and healthy lifestyle choices to empower his patients in their journey towards mental well-being.

About Avi Steinherz DSW, CASAC, CBT, Schema & EMDR

Avi is a doctor of clinical social work , and a licensed CBT, Schema and advanced EMDR practitioner specializing in the treatment of trauma, addiction, and co-occurring mental health disorders. Avi is a strong proponent of the belief that treating the underlying causes and trauma concurrently while addressing symptoms is the true holistic path to healing. Avi strives to synthesize skills based therapies, cognitive retraining, and mindfulness with a deep trauma informed theoretical foundation to treat the whole person and their system; past, present, and future.
After earning degrees in pre-med and educational psychology, Avi went on to earn his Masters of Clinical Social Work from Long Island University Brooklyn and his Doctorate of Clinical Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania. Avi has over thirty years of experience in adolescent and adult education focusing on treating trauma and anxiety as well as self-esteem and stage of life struggles. Avi trained at the prestigious Hazelden Center for Youth and Family, gaining invaluable experience working with substance abuse and behavioral addictions. Avi then spent years training and working at Hebrew University Hadassah Hospital in the Cognitive Behavioral outpatient clinic. Avi is the founder and former clinical director of the PsychoTrauma and Crisis Response Unit of United Hatzalah. Avi is an advanced in-field medic with decades of experience responding to critical incidents, including terrorist attacks and mass casualty events. Avi has led international rescue missions to natural disasters and critical incidents around the globe. Along with serving as in-field commander, Avi designed the educational syllabus and treatment protocols for the PsychoTrauma and Crisis Response Unit and trained EMS responders in countries throughout the world.

About Elissa Naglieri, DScPAS, MS, PA-C

Elissa Naglieri is a board-certified physician assistant (PA) dedicated to providing comprehensive mental health care to her patients. She combines traditional western medicine and complementary techniques to tailor individual care plans for her patients. She offers a variety of services in the mental health field, with a specialization in Spravato (Esketamine) management.
Following her master’s degree in Advanced PA Studies, Elissa received a Doctorate of Science in PA Studies with a concentration in educational leadership. In addition to psychiatry, she has worked in family medicine/alternative medicine and has served as a faculty member while teaching for a PA program over the last several years.
Elissa places an emphasis on building long-lasting relationships with her patients through patient-centered care. Her priority is to guide patients to achieve their goals by working collaboratively in creating a care plan that is most effective for them.
Elissa is currently accepting New Jersey and New York patients virtually.