Saide Altinsan, MD is a board-certified psychiatrist offering services to adult patients in California and New York. She treats the full spectrum of mild to severe mental disorders. She specializes in depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. Her approach focuses on a thorough initial evaluation followed by a collaboration with her patient in tailoring an individualized, evidence-based care plan. In her practice, Saide strives to provide the same quality of care to her patients that she would want for a member of her own family.
Saide’s interest in mental health care stems from her interest in psychology and human behavior. She has a master’s degree in psychology from Columbia University, therefore, specializing in psychiatry after medical school was a natural transition for her.
Saide has practiced psychiatry in Nevada, California and New York for over 25 years. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends, cooking and hiking.
“Forces beyond your control can take away everything you possess except one thing, your freedom to choose how you will respond to the situation.” – Viktor E. Frankl
Sharon Batista, MD is a board–certified psychiatrist offering services to adolescent and adult residents in New York and California. She has a vast array of clinical interests; however, her specializations are women’s mental health, anxiety disorders, OCD and mood disorders. In her practice, Sharon’s philosophy of care is to integrate various tools to help patients feel better, which may include medication and self-help approaches.
Sharon’s interest in mental health care comes from having been exposed to psychiatry very early on during her first semester of medical school. She happened to choose an elective with a psychiatrist who now has been her life–long mentor ever since.
Sharon has published a handbook on AIDs psychiatry together with several colleagues. She enjoys cooking, learning about different cooking techniques, and her daily companion is her beloved bulldog, which is often snoring by her side.
Anna Ebrani, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adult residents in New Jersey and New York. She has a vast array of clinical interests; however, her specializations are trauma and abuse, PTSD, LGBTQ issues, relationships, CBT and anxiety. In her practice, Anna utilizes a combination of person centered, psychodynamic, CBT and solution focused modalities to treat her patients. She believes the most important factor is a strong therapeutic relationship in order to make any kind of change possible. Anna is also CBT certified through the Beck Institute, so she utilizes CBT techniques to address her patient’s depression and anxiety symptoms. In addition, Anna believes that a patient’s childhood, upbringing and past experiences need to be explored in order to gain a better understanding of their thought processes and behavioral symptoms.
Anna is a people person and helping people brings her joy. Growing up, her father was the religious leader of the community and people would always go to their home to seek counseling from him; because of this, helping others was instilled in Anna from a young age.
Anna loves to travel to exotic destinations and to get to know different cultures. She plays the piano and believes that music can be an amazing therapeutic tool.
“Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Judith Creecy, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adolescent and adult residents in New York. She has a vast array of clinical interests; however, her specializations are mood disorders, addiction, relational issues and trauma. In practice, Judith takes an empathic approach working with clients, and views the therapeutic relationship as a collaboration in which the client and she work to achieve their goals.
Judith’s interest in mental health care began with her interest in human behavior and psychology in college. She had a mentor, a therapist, who supported and encouraged her choice of behavioral health.
Judith enjoys and writes poetry. She is a nature lover, spent many years in Arizona and hiked the Grand Canyon.
“To thine ownself be true.” – William Shakespeare
Margarita Carson, LCSW is a board certified clinical social worker offering services to adolescents and adult residents of New York and New Jersey. She has a vast array of clinical interests; however, her specializations are anxiety, depression and cognitive behavioral therapy. Margarita is a solution-based therapist. In her practice, Margarita’s philosophy of care is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a health life by utilizing complementary therapy approaches and techniques.
Margarita’s interest in mental health care stems from her experiences working with individuals and families from disadvantage communities. She learned very early in her career that she had a passion for helping people.
Margarita loves to binge watch series on Netflix and enjoys hiking in the summer weather. Her biggest career and personal success is starting a private practice in New York State.
“The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination. ” – Carl Rogers, Psychologist