Lori Thompson, LMHC is a licensed mental health counselor offering services to adolescent and adult residents in New York. She has a wide range of clinical interests; however, her specializations are anxiety disorders, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, relationship counseling, stress management, trauma and abuse. Lori’s philosophy of care is that therapy is an opportunity to explore – she helps patients walk through rough patches, point out things in their journey that they may not have noticed and give them tools to move forward on their own. Lori’s career in mental health care has been a life-long calling. She finds it gratifying to see people find their own strength and grow.
Lori plays the piano and violin, and studied martial arts for 15 years.
Michele Medwin, LMHC is a licensed mental health counselor offering services to adolescent and adult residents in New York. She has a wide range of clinical interests; however, her specializations are marriage and relationship counseling, grief counseling, LGBT issues, gender identity and dysphoria, stress management and anger management. Michele’s philosophy of care is to provide a safe, non-judgmental, caring space for clients to share what is on their mind. She believes that at times the challenges of life catch up with us and that having a comfortable place to discuss various life stresses may be enough; however, for others, a more comprehensive mental health counseling program is helpful. Michele also practices holistic and integrative therapy by using various counseling tools and techniques to best help clients.
Michele’s interest in mental health care stems from having been a Congregational Rabbi for over 23 years. She realized that she wanted to expand her ability to help those in need in all walks of life. Michele believes that her purpose in life is to help ease the burdens of others.
Michele lived in Israel for a year with her husband and children studying to become a rabbi. Her hobbies are varied and include birding, hiking in nature, boating, quilting, spending time with family and her two cockapoos.
“There is more than one right way to do something.”
Holli Stayton, FNP-C, NPP-C is a certified nurse practitioner of psychiatry who works with child and adult residents of New York. She is skilled in providing comprehensive care throughout the lifespan and specializes in child, adolescent psychopharmacology, autism spectrum disorder and adult psychopharmacology. Holli also has experience collaborating with primary care, therapy and community agencies for more holistic care. When providing treatment, Holli focuses on learning her patient’s individual stories to better meet them and their families where they are at. She then offers her professional guidance to help them reach their goals and live a fulfilling and enriching life.
Before she became a nurse practitioner of psychiatry, Holli worked for over 20 years as a certified family nurse practitioner in the medical setting, where she saw the need for quality mental health services. That and her personal experience caring for children with mental health disorders led her to start her career in psychiatry. Holli received her second graduate degree as a psychiatric nurse practitioner from Binghampton University. When she isn’t working, Holli likes to partake in spinning exercise classes and to spend time with her 6 children and family.
Prescribes Medication: Yes
Age Range: 0 – 65
Specialties: Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Adult Psychopharmacology
Martha Frame, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to children, adolescent and adult residents in New York and North Carolina. She has a vast array of clinical interests; however, her specializations are anxiety and mood disorders, spiritual and faith based counseling, school refusal, grief counseling, child and adolescent counseling and DBT. In her practice, Martha believes that our earliest life experiences and the course of our development shape our sense of self and others. When there has been damage in these life experiences and relationships, it can affect our perspective of self, our response to others and the course of our lives. She believes and practices that the construct of the professional therapeutic relationship is designed to provide the opportunity for an individual to repair and resolve these central experiences and to experience healing in the self.
As a child, Martha grew up in family that valued helping others. Her home was often a refuge for people in crisis and she was able to observe her mother counsel and guide these individuals, which inspired her to pursue this work. Her mother later became a marriage and family therapist and was a mentor for her.
In her free time, Martha enjoys cooking and has catered and cooked in restaurants in the past. She is also a writer and studied creative writing as an undergraduate. In 1970, she made a transatlantic voyage on a Swedish ocean liner and lived in Holland for three years.
Prescribes Medication: No
Age Range: 0-65+
Specialties: Anxiety and Depression, Grief Counseling, Child and Adolescent Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Kris Foote, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to children, adolescent and adult residents in New York. She has a vast array of clinical interests; however, her specializations are geriatric issues, children’s issues, depression, life coaching and stress management. In her practice, Kris has two goals: to provide developmentally appropriate and high-quality differentiated care for all and to be an equal partner in assisting individuals to pursue care.
Kris feels that her happiness has resulted from seeking and finding a way to serve others in society. Through this journey, her career path and natural listening skills, she was called to mental and behavioral health care.
Prescribes Medication: No
Age Range: 0-65+
Specialties: Geriatric Issues, Children’s Issues, Depression, Life Coaching, Stress Management