Patricia Kelsey, LCSW-R, CASAC

Ms. Kelsey received her bachelor’s degree from St. John Fisher College and master’s degree from the University of Buffalo. She has fifteen years of experience working with children, families and individuals struggling with adjustment problems and/or mental health issues. Ms. Kelsey is also certified in Substance Abuse Counseling. She works with individuals of all ages.

Connie Mastowski, LCSW-R

Ms. Mastowski received her master’s degree from the University of Buffalo. She has 17 years of experience as a therapist and clinical supervisor working with children, families, adults and couples. Ms. Mastowski works with a variety of mental health and/or life challenges and also has experience working with individuals with disabilities.

Cynthia Consaul, LCSW-R

Cynthia received her bachelor’s degree from Keuka College, and her master’s degree from Syracuse University. She is a licensed clinical social worker and has over 25 years of experience in mental health treatment. Cynthia works with children, adults, families and couples. She also has over 15 years of experience with crisis assessment and interventions. Trained in debriefing after a death within an organization or within the community.

Madlyn Cassata, LCSW-R

Ms. Cassata received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Empire State College, and her master’s degree in social work from the Greater Rochester Collaborative MSW Program. She has 19 years of experience ranging from emergency services at Strong Memorial Hospital and Hillside Children’s Center. Ms. Cassata also has experience working at the Veterans Administration focusing on crisis management and PTSD, anxiety, and depression. She is also trained in CBT, Trauma focused CBT, Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure Therapy and has worked with adolescents, young adults, adults and seniors. 

Linda Favitta, LCSW-R

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of New York providing psychiatric assessments, and psychotherapeutic interventions to youths, adolescents and adults with mental health and/or behavioral challenges. Over 25 years practice as a Social Worker in this community, with the last 10 years focused on psychiatric interventions in hospitals, mental health clinics and in private practice. Most of my experience has been provided to individuals, parents, co-parents and couples with special needs children dealing with issues of grief and loss, family dynamics, behaviors and self esteem challenges. Linda is especially experienced with assessments and treatments geared towards depressive and anxiety symptoms to include suicide prevention, self mutilation, PTSD, Crisis Intervention, School Avoidance, Life Transitions, and Trauma. She has experience working with people of diverse populations, and she is an ally to the LGBTQ community with an empathetic and nonjudgmental presence.

Bethany Lockhart, LCSW

Bethany is a Licensed Clinical Social who has worked in the Rochester community for 18 years. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2003, followed by her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Roberts Wesleyan College in 2009. Bethany has worked in a variety of settings and specializes in trauma and care of Veterans. She primarily works with children and adolescents, but is trained and experienced working with a diverse population and people of all ages. She is passionate about her work and approaches therapy from a strengths-based, holistic approach.

Gail Peterson, LCSW-R

Gail Peterson received her MSW from Syracuse University. Following this, she completed the Family Therapy Training Program at the University of Rochester as well as Bereavement Facilitator Certification through the American Academy of Bereavement, Tucson, Arizona. She is also a member of the Disaster Mental Health team for the American Red Cross. Ms. Peterson has extensive experience working with children, adults, couples, families, and groups. Her AAS degree in Sign Language has allowed her to expand these services to the deaf community.

Meredith Lee, LCSW-R

Meredith received a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Cortland and a master’s degree from Syracuse University. She is a licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years of experience. Meredith has worked in a variety of settings, including Strong Memorial Hospital, Hillside Children’s Center, and in the public school system. She has extensive experience in the areas of crisis intervention, treating anxiety and depression, survivors of abuse and neglect, and substance abuse disorders. She is a member of the Trauma, Illness, and Grief Team at the Rochester City School District.

Rusty Griffith, LCSW

Rusty Griffith is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that received his MSW from Florida State University and received his BSW from the University of West Florida. Rusty has 14 years of experience in the field of mental health primarily working with a wide range of populations which includes: children, adolescents, and adults. Rusty has worked with school aged children and adolescents for 9 years. His practice focuses on individuals or families dealing with mental health issues.

Stephen Gaylord LCSW-R

Stephen has 14 years experience working in mental health counseling with both children and adults. The modalities used in his sessions are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) toolbox, Motivational Interviewing, Wellness Self-Management, and Guided Meditation. Stephen specializes in anxiety management, depression management, mood disorders, mindfulness, stress management, coping with trauma, and sobriety from addiction. He strongly believes that you are “the expert on yourself” and that you are approaching support amidst a more trying time in your life. In counseling you practice your ability to strengthen, change, and grow. Stephen intends to assist by guiding you through a solution-focused and skills-based counseling experience. Therapy is most successful when a patient shares what works best for them in their efforts toward personal development, while allowing the counselor to assist in discovering new skills along their journey.

Christina Hamblin, LMSW
Christina Hamblin, LMSW, is a highly experienced mental health therapist with a background as a 20-year military veteran. With 15 years of dedicated work in the field of Social Work, Christina brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the practice.
Specializing in the psychodynamic therapeutic approach, Christina believes in the uniqueness of each individual and tailors her therapeutic approach to meet the specific needs of her clients. She is committed to exploring and implementing the most effective strategies and techniques to support her clients on their journey towards healing and personal growth.
Christina's client base includes young adults, adults, couples, veterans, and individuals within the LGBTIQ community. With a compassionate and non-judgmental approach, she creates a safe and inclusive space for her clients to explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences.
As a mental health therapist, Christina is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care and helping her clients achieve their goals for improved mental well-being.

Cara DiCola, LMSW
Cara received her Bachelors of Social Work from the University of South Alabama, and her Masters of Social Work from the University of Central Florida. She has 5 years' experience working with diverse populations in various mental health settings, including community mental health and acute psychiatry. Cara works with individuals of all ages and is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.