Arnelda Monroe-Butler, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adult residents in Pennsylvania and Virginia. She has a vast array of clinical interests; however, her specializations are mood disorders, relationships, anxiety disorders, CBT and stress management. In her practice, Arnelda ensures that individuals are provided with equal access, empowerment, advocacy and education concerning health and mental treatment that will foster a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
Arnelda’s interest in mental health care began 15 years ago while working at the behavioral health unit in a New Jersey county jail.
Arnelda loves dogs and has two of her own – a beagle and a cavapoo. She enjoys traveling with her family, gardening, and planting flowers.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.“ – Maya Angelou
Monique Simpson, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to children, adolescent and adult residents in Virginia and New Jersey. She has a vast array of clinical interests; however, her specializations are depression, anxiety, family issues and relationships.
Tiffany Sutton, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to children, adolescent and adult residents in Virginia. She has a vast array of clinical interests; however, her specializations are cognitive behavioral therapy, life coaching, adolescent and adult psychotherapy, attention deficit hyperactive disorders, and bipolar disorders. In her practice, Tiffany’s philosophy of care is to start where the consumer is, work in partnership with all relative members, and provide recovery focused care.
Tiffany’s interest in mental health care comes from her innate and strong desire to help people. However, she came to realize that people suffering from mental illness require a different kind of help, which led to her decision to seek training in the mental health field. Tiffany enjoys listening to people and helping them push through barriers in their own lives.
Tiffany studied in Scotland and Ireland for a summer. She has teenage twin boys and enjoys watching football with her friends and family.
“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” – Lou Holtz
Lisa Clement-DeFalco, RN, BSN, MA, MSN, PMHNP-BC, is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner offering services to residents in Virginia. She has a vast array of clinical interests; however, her specializations are psychotic disorders, bipolar disorder and depression. In her practice, Lisa believes that everyone deserves to have a partner in their care. Individuals should expect to be heard and met with respect and truthful options to receive the most robust relief of symptoms as possible. She believes that the minimum use of medication should used to meet needs. Additionally, she feels that individuals are equally responsible for their outcomes and that adherence to treatment, managing risk factors and reporting aberrant responses are within their realm of control.
Lisa’s interest in mental health care started during her role as a special needs preschool teacher and she developed a passion for family based intervention. She went on to earn a master’s degree in counseling and practiced for more than a decade. Then, during the Massachusetts medical reform, she decided to go into nursing to ensure she could continue to intervene with her clients and meet their medical needs.
Lisa has been a dedicated Boy Scout leader for seven years and she is facilitating the process in her region to grow from Boy Scouts to Family Scouts! She also has a 2nd degree black belt in taekwondo and is the Virginia state champion in sparring.
Prescribes Medication: Yes
Age Range: 6+
Specialties: Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Psycho-pharmacology
Mustafa Zaidi, MD, is a board certified psychiatrist offering medication management appointments to residents of Virginia. Dr. Zaidi specializes in working with patients that have PTSD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or substance use disorders. He believes in the recovery model when it comes to treatment. As such, it is his philosophy to educate his patients about their diagnosis and discuss treatment options, allowing them to make an informed decision about their preferred treatment plan.
Dr. Zaidi’s interest in mental health care started during his clinical rotation in psychiatry. As a medical student, he appreciated the opportunity psychiatry gives doctors to see into the personal life of patients and enter into the chaos with them as they work together with a support network to heal. In his personal life, Dr. Zaidi likes to travel, spend time with family and enjoy nature.
Prescribes Medication: Yes
Age Range: 18+
Specialties: Addiction, Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder, Psycho-pharmacology, Schizoaffective Disorder, Substance Abuse