Welcome to Spotless Mind Mental Health Counseling!
We are so glad you are here. Taking care of our mental health is one of our most important responsibilities! The state of our mental heath not only influences how we think and feel within ourselves, but how we perceive, judge or behave in our interactions with others.
We know how much clients may be struggling when they make the decision to begin therapy, how many times they've likely been turned away and have gotten no response at all. We are dedicated to leaving no person, couple, or family without access to the mental health care that they need. As the Director and Founder of SMMHC, I am amazed everyday (but not surprised!) by my compassionate and skilled staff and the AWESOME work they do with their clients! Our practice continues to grow, pursuing our goals and values of never having turning away a person in need. We look forward to working with you.
Peace and tranquility,
Jessica Nuzzi M.S., M.H.C. LP
Are you feeling hopeless, numb, or overwhelmed by the challenges of life? Perhaps you are struggling with anxiety, obsessive thoughts, or to feel comfortable in your own skin.
It is important to let you know that you do not have to experience your current struggles alone and that there is hope in reaching a healthier place. I believe that everyone has the power to work towards change and growth. As your therapist, I am someone who will sit in the passenger seat offering you support, encouragement, and guidance as you drive towards your destination. I offer a safe, warm, and nonjudgmental space where we can work together to improve your quality of life.
Through our work together, you will find meaning in your life, brighter days, and a mind that is free from negative thoughts. You will have a toolbox filled with healthy coping skills and the challenges that were preventing you from finding peace will be resolved. Scheduling an appointment is the first step towards self-improvement.
Dan DuQuen M.A., M.H.C. LP
Do you feel overwhelmed by life’s challenges? Are you stuck in self-defeating behavior patterns that you want to change? The good news is, if you are reading this, you have already taken the first step. Seeking help can seem intimidating; sometimes we are afraid to admit we might need it. The reality is: we all need help sometimes. I am dedicated to helping those who are brave enough to take that first step.
I provide a safe, judgment-free space for you to share your problems, troubles, and concerns. I can help you navigate life’s challenges in new ways, analyze the behaviors that you want to change, and implement plans to change them.
I use a variety of evidence-based treatments to help you contextualize and confront your issues.
Change is difficult, but I am here to help you make the changes you need, to live the life you want. No one has to embark on the self-improvement journey by themselves; I would be honored if you will allow me to take this journey with you.
If you are ready to take the next step, I am at your service, and eager to accompany you through the tough times and help you find that sense of satisfaction with life that you want and truly deserve.
Catherine Drasdo M.S., M.H.C. LP
Everyone has the power to create change in their life, sometimes we just need a little help to get there. Whether you are struggling with the challenges of life, going through a rough patch, or have a goal in mind but are experiencing roadblocks, you do not have to go through it alone. As your therapist, I will be a guide to helping you achieve goals and create change. You have the power to be the person you want to be.
I see counseling as collaborative, where we work together to get where you want. I strive to create a space for you to share whatever you are going through, with empathy and support. Having knowledge of a mix of therapeutic approaches, I tailor them to your needs to create an individualized experience. I also am a certified yoga and meditation instructor, which I implement into my practice.
I hope to be along in your journey of finding and utilizing your personal strengths. Together we can work on building self awareness, coping skills, and an overall happier and healthier life.
Caitlin Monahan M.S., M.H.C. LP
The need to prioritize ourselves and our mental health has never been more important. As someone who has battled with generalized anxiety, OCD, and panic disorder since childhood, I have intimate knowledge of the turmoil and suffering associated with mental health issues and how it can affect every aspect of our life. I’m also aware that our mental health is a journey of growth, which involves a daily commitment to show up for ourselves and do the work in order to craft a healthier mindset. The awareness we might want to speak to someone is the first step in making a change in our lives in order to better ourselves and our health.
My own mental health journey, coupled with my previous decade-long career as a high-school English teacher, and being certified in Eastern practices while living in Australia, including: Reiki (energy and chakra balancing); crystal and vibrational healing; essential oils; mindfulness; and meditation, allow me to bring an eclectic and integrative approach to counseling with various treatment modalities customized to your needs.
As a holistic counselor, I aim to meet you where you’re at, provide a safe, empathetic environment, build a strong therapeutic relationship, and create a treatment plan that uses a blend of techniques, resources, and psychoeducation within each session. Allowing yourself to be your biggest advocate for a more-balanced life is the first step in being your own agent of change, and I’m confident you can do it. I look forward to working with you!
Janlyn Polimeni M.S., M.H.C-I
Mental health is often overlooked, undervalued, and stigmatized. Throughout my life I have come to realize the importance of mental health and the need for counseling services that make people feel comfortable and understood. Simply opening up the dialogue around mental health can be powerful enough to change the stigma surrounding it and has inspired me to become a part of that change.
My goal is to help others gain the self-awareness that will allow for personal growth and emotional strength. Through our work together we can explore relationships, experiences, thoughts, behaviors, and how they each relate and connect to each other. My hope is that through discussing what may feel like weaknesses, we can learn to appreciate and accept all the features that make you unique and create a stronger sense of self.
I aim to provide the support and education that I know can change the lives of those in need. I hope to be a part of the next chapter of mental health; a chapter in which people are encouraged to talk about their thoughts, feelings, and struggles, rather than hiding them. I want to help people feel proud and strong, not embarrassed or ashamed. Sometimes all we really need is someone to talk to who we know will be there to listen.
Samantha Fontana M.S., M.H.C-LP
Sometimes you may feel stuck, need a little help sorting out your thoughts, or have trouble understanding your emotions, but the good news is you do not have to do it alone.
Mental health affects every part of your life, and I am here to provide a safe, empathetic, and judgement-free space to explore and express what you are experiencing.
It is important to talk about your feelings and experiences, and by examining them together we can address any concerns regarding anxiety, depression, anger, low self-esteem, and compulsions or intrusive thoughts. We can then work on building coping skills to help you deal with life’s stressors along the way.
I collaboratively work with individuals to improve their mental health by utilizing an integrated and evidence-based treatment approach. Psychodynamic talk therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and psychoeducation are just a few of the treatment approaches that I incorporate into my practice, as I believe therapy is not “one size fits all” and should be individualized just for you.
I look forward to helping guide you along your journey to a happier and healthier mental well-being.
Tara Hernandez MHC-I
Emily Imondi M.S., M.H.C-LP
Jennifer Gattuso MHC-I
Ashley Delano MHC-I