Jackie is a Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health. She works with adults and kids who are experiencing trauma, anxiety, stress, life transitions, grief, and other mental health concerns.

Becoming a therapist has been a calling for Jackie. After a successful career in field sales, she went back to school to get her master’s degree in counseling. Some of her goals when working with clients is for them to have a sense of healthy empowerment and a higher level of functioning. She has a keen interest in helping trauma survivors and targets of workplace bullying.

Jackie believes balance is a key part of good mental health. She enjoys skiing, hiking, biking, and kayaking. She is a huge animal advocate/lover and currently shares her home with Mr. Bojangles and Miss Jessica (felines). Fun fact: she has been a part-time Jazzercise Instructor off and on since 1988.

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Julie is Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health providing a variety of counseling therapies to children and adults who are experiencing distress from mental health symptoms such as anxiety and depression. She also specializes in stress-related issues, domestic violence, sexual assault, poor boundaries, and trauma experienced by children. Julie approaches therapy from the belief that each person is the expert in their lives and counseling should be a supportive and collaborative experience.

Julie graduated from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia with a B.S. in Psychology and an M.S.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling from Alfred University. Julie’s passion for domestic violence advocacy began during an internship in graduate school where she worked one-on-one with women and children in a safe house and with offenders, co-facilitating an educational re-entry group. In the last 10 years, Julie has worked as a clinician providing individual counseling to adults, families, and children in a variety of settings. She has experience working with adjustment difficulties that create general anxiety and depression to more intensive care of managing severe mental illness. Most recently she has been providing trauma-centered therapy to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, where she specializes in TF-CBT for children.

Julie has lived in Wilmington, Delaware for over four years, working in Delaware and New Jersey. Julie was born and raised in Virginia but has also lived and worked as a therapist in New York and Texas. Julie spends her free time spending time with her husband, daughter, and two fur children.

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Ryan is a Master’s level counselor who is currently working toward obtaining his licensure; he has over 4 years of experience working in the field of mental health.

Ryan earned a Master’s degree in clinical counseling from Wilmington University.

In his free time, Ryan enjoys many different hobbies including playing drums, fishing, hiking, going to the gym, and playing basketball.

 


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Tiffany is a school-based Family Crisis Therapist for Jewish Family Services, responsible for the Early Intervention program at Shortlidge Academy. Her passion is working in urban communities and helping students find and pursue opportunities and experiences as part of their growth and development.

Originally from Baltimore, Tiffany graduated from HBCU Coppin State University with her BA in Early Childhood Human Development; she is currently pursuing her Masters in School Psychology from Eastern University.

Tiffany believes travel can open our hearts and our minds—learning about diverse cultures helps us to learn how to meet people where they are. Passionate about trying new things and traveling herself, Tiffany has traveled to fifteen different states and been out of the country once. She is looking forward to more global travel as the world opens again.

Fun Fact: Tiffany met Dr. Marin Luther King’s son, Martin Luther King III, in 5th grade at a news station in Baltimore.

Neyssa is a passionate, dedicated Community-Based Counselor at Jewish Family Services in New Castle County. She prides herself on using an integrative counseling approach to optimize support for youth, young adults, and their families. Recognizing the many challenges that the families face, she aims to always provide a safe, nonjudgmental, and motivational environment to lead her clients to successful outcomes.

Neyssa obtained her graduate degree from Springfield College, with a concentration in clinical mental health counseling. She uses a variety of approaches and theories to provide the most comprehensive support while providing current evidence-based treatment options.

Whether in a one-on-one setting or a group setting, Neyssa is committed to establishing trusting, healthy relationships with her clients so she can provide the most effective family services.

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As a Master’s Level Therapist, Jordan provides evidence-based mental health therapy services to individuals and families. She believes in providing a safe environment for each person to be seen, heard, and known and in tailoring treatment to each individual’s unique needs.

Jordan completed her Master’s of Social Work degree at Widener University and her Bachelor’s in Human Services at the University of Delaware. She has worked with people of all ages – from children to adolescents to older adults – and with people from over a dozen countries in her past teaching, social work, and administrative roles. She is passionate about using a holistic approach to meet people where they are and to help them live their best lives mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.

Jordan has spent over 8 years living in Asia and Europe, but she is proud to call Delaware her home. In her spare time, she enjoys watching movies, reading, doing yoga, spending time in nature, and enjoying quality time with family.

 


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Kathie is an Oncology Social Worker with Cancer Care Connection, an affiliate of JFS Delaware. She has over 10 years of clinical experience serving the community and supporting individuals and caregivers impacted by cancer and other life stressors. Kathie’s prior work experience includes supporting clients who are managing and coping with depression and anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, and adjustment to planned and unplanned life transitions. Kathie practices from a collaborative, strengths-based and person-centered perspective.

With a BS in Human Resource Management from Wilmington University, Kathie’s first career was in HR for a Federal agency. It was this experience and her exposure to social work and social justice which encouraged her leap of faith to return to school and begin a second career in social work. She completed her graduate degree at Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Research in 2011 and, soon after, began her work with Cancer Care Connection. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Kathie also worked briefly with a Home Visit Program as part of an Integrated Health Care team, providing care to geriatric and homebound patients.

Kathie and her spouse recently moved to Sussex County, Delaware with their rescue dog, Tucker. Reading is a life-long joy for Kathie and, in other free time, she enjoys knitting and needlework, ocean walks and swimming, hiking nearby trails, and a bit of gardening. In the past, she enjoyed volunteering with Paws for People.

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Cancer Care Connection is an affiliate of JFS Delaware.
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Dr. Angelica Montalvo Santiago is dedicated to working with children, youth, adults, and families who are going through changes, challenges, loss, doubt, stress, and wondering if consulting a professional in the mental health field may be helpful. Clients who work with her often seek help for their children, in terms of behavior, school difficulties, peer interactions, self-esteem, and emotional problems, among other concerns; adults who are interested in her psychotherapy services may be struggling with anxiety, depression, and difficulties in their relationships with peers, family, and/or partners; others may just feel the need to speak with someone who can help them figure out why they don’t feel like their normal self anymore or why it seems like things are not working out like they used to. Dr. Montalvo’s goal is to accompany everyone in the process of taking baby steps, if needed, or larger steps to get to where they want to be and feel good about who they are.

Her motto is: “Being in therapy is not an easy task, as it takes self-determination, courage, and being open to feeling vulnerable, but the good news is that you don’t have to feel alone in this process because we are in it together.”

Dr. Montalvo earned a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Ponce Health Sciences University, in Puerto Rico. Her training focused on evidence-based practices that emphasized patient-centered care. She has specialized training in pediatrics, integrated care, and family dynamics. As part of her pediatric background, Dr. Montalvo has vast experience working with young clients in identifying developmental, academic, and behavior problems and making recommendations for parents, schools, and IEP/504 Plan Teams. Her passion for integrated care comes from a place of recognizing the connection between mind and body. She has worked with clients adapting to health-related issues (Diabetes, Asthma, Cancer, HIV, chronic pain), as well as working with women who are managing post-partum depression and navigating parenthood. She also recognizes the need for increased attention to men’s mental health. In addition, over her years of experience working with individuals and families, she has discovered a passion for working with families looking to overcome trauma, transitions, and generational patterns.

Dr. Montalvo is fully bilingual (English & Spanish). She has obtained training in cultural competency and cultural humility and is looking forward to continued growth and learning, in working with a diverse community in Delaware.

Her hobbies include Latin dancing, cooking, hiking, and karaoke.

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