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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners are trained to evaluate your current symptoms in a context of your prior medical history to come up with a safe, individualized plan they will then monitor through ongoing medication management. Visit the Our Services page to learn more about Nurse Practitioners. 

Catherine Doty, APRN

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Catherine Doty, Founder and Executive Director of Delaware Behavioral Health, began practicing in 2006 after earning her nursing degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University. She is board certified in Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry and in the treatment of people with developmental disabilities, MR, addiction, and conduct disorders and has worked in two residential treatment centers. Catherine founded Delaware Behavioral Health in 2013 after recognizing the tremendous need for mental health care in our community, and the lack of diversity in most clinics. She sees mental health as a social-justice issue, and diversity, equity, and inclusion are paramount to the treatment practices at DBH.

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Darlene E Annas, APRN

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Darlene Annas is a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with a Master's Degree in Nursing.

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Greg Cooper, APRN

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Greg Cooper recognizes the connection between a person's mental health, physical health, and the wider social context in which they live. His approach to psychiatric evaluation and medication management take these into account, and he believes in supporting his patients with unconditional positive regard. Greg's special areas of Interest include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, ADHD, trauma, bipolar disorder, pharmacogenomics, and the mind/body/spirit connection. Favorite quote: “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou

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Michael Kolodgie, APRN

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Michael Kolodgie is a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with a Master's Degree in Nursing.

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Alyssa Loftus, APRN

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Alyssa Loftus, MSN, PMHNP-BC grew up in Wilmington DE. She initially earned degrees in Spanish and Exercise Science from the University of Delaware, but after an eye-opening journey through the healthcare system, she returned to attend their accelerated nursing program. She worked in oncology for several years before deciding to pursue her advanced degree in psychiatric nursing at the University of Pennsylvania. Her areas of interest and treatment specialities include mood and bipolar disorders, depression, and perinatal mental health.

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Stephanie McKay, APRN

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I am passionate about helping children, adolescents, and adults to feel better understood as individuals, reach their personal goals, and forge meaningful relationships. This can be challenging for those who have experienced trauma or who are currently experiencing life stressors or psychological distress.Using pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, and psycho-education, we can work together to create a holistic treatment plan specialized for you. I have experience working in substance-abuse, partial-inpatient, and child and adolescent inpatient treatment programs.

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Melvis Ngalla-Oluka, APRN

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Melvis Ngalla-Oluka earned her Master's Degree in Nursing from the University of Delaware, and a Bachelor's degree in Nursing from Towson University. Melvis is committed to providing care tailored to each patient's unique needs, and her core values of compassion, respect, integrity, and high standards of professionalism drive her approach to care. She formulates treatment plans based on evidenced-based practices and encourages patient education and informed decision-making. Melvis specializes in a wide range of mental health conditions, including Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, OCD, Insomnia, ADHD, PTSD, and Schizophrenia.

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Earl Robinson, APRN

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Earl Robinson is a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with a Master's Degree in Nursing.

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Elissa Seward, APRN

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As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, it is my goal to provide care for those that struggle to be heard and those that feel they do not belong. I am extensively trained in psychopharmacology and psychiatric evaluations. I treat all ages and populations. I have a special interest in working with children and adolescents struggling with behavioral disturbances, mood disorders, ADHD, and Autism. I also have experience working with people who have been diagnosed with Dementia and other Cognitive impairments.

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Katrese Thomas, APRN

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Katrese Thomas is a certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with 12 years of clinical nursing experience and a commitment to providing compassionate, evidence-based care to all of her patients. She believes in reducing the stigma surrounding mental illness and is dedicated to fostering open dialogue and promoting mental health awareness. "My passion for mental health care aligns perfectly with DBH's mission to provide comprehensive and patient-centered care. I am excited to collaborate with the talented team here to enhance the quality of care for our patients and make a positive impact in their lives."

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Letitia Wood, APRN

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Letitia Wood is a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with a Master's Degree in Nursing.

Psychotherapists

Our Licensed Clinical Social Workers meet with you to discuss concerns and develop a treatment plan designed for your needs. Their goal is to help you work through challenges so you can increase function and live your best life. See the Our Services page to learn more about Psychotherapy.

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Frann S. Anderson, LCSW 

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Frann Anderson has been in practice for over 35 years. Her orientation to treatment is client-centered, meaning the client guides the therapy experience. Frann's goal is to help people work through whatever barriers to success may be challenging them. She is currently providing telemedicine. Frann has 27 years of experience in the addiction field and also specializes in trauma/PTSD, gender identity, LGBTQ issues, depression, anxiety, & bipolar disorder. Frann is a Certified Brainspotting Clinician, which is a therapeutic technique to assist individuals with a history of trauma who feel they are not progressing in traditional treatment approaches.

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Russel Buskirk, LCSW

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Russel D. Buskirk has been a counselor for over 35+ years and has also served as a behavioral health administrator and supervisor. He earned clinical psychology degrees from University of Scranton/West Chester University and his MSW degree from Delaware State University. He is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the state of DE, and is also trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Psychodynamic Therapy including Gestalt approach, Trauma Informed Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Group Therapy (not currently offering), & Family Therapy (not currently offering).

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Jennifer Cutrona, LCSW

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Jennifer Cutrona is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Delaware and a Master’s degree in Social Services from Bryn Mawr College.  With over 23 years in the mental health field, she has experience in inpatient, residential, outpatient, and school-based settings.  She has also provided consultation and supervision services.  Jennifer works with individuals and families.  She uses a strength-based and client-centered approach incorporating cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, acceptance-based therapy, and mindfulness.  She values the importance of the therapeutic relationship and strives to connect with her patients.  She specializes in family therapy and works with individuals dealing with a variety of concerns, including but not limited to depression, mood disorders, anxiety, complex trauma, ADHD, and relationship issues.

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Ana Maria Keane, LCSW

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Ana Maria Keane is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

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Marcia K Lis, LCSW

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Marcia Lis is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

The DBH Staff

Our caring staff is here to help, whether welcoming patients, scheduling appointments, facilitating a prescription refill, or helping with billing. Please stop by to say hello!

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Denise Gonzalez

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Office Manager/Billing

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Angela Bray

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Administrative Support

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Leslie Perez

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Office Support

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Erica Benedict

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Credentialing & Prior Authorization Specialist

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Alicia Maldonado

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Administrative Assistant

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