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Hetal Sheth


MD, Medical Director

  • Dr. Sheth is a Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist. She has completed her Adult Psychiatry Residency at Montefiore Hospital and Medical School training at NYU School of Medicine. Dr. S has experience working in a multitude of settings including inpatient, outpatient, and emergency rooms. Her areas of interest are in treating Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as well as the chronic effects of trauma. Dr. S offers both medication management and psychotherapy.

    Dr. Sheth has a unique and out of the box approach to therapy which involves working with the client at the level of mind, body, and spirit. She incorporates a variety of modalities into her therapeutic work including parts work, AEDP, mind body practices, somatic modalities, Reiki and cutting edge scientific understandings of trauma and the nervous system.

    Dr. Sheth holds the truth that every single person who is suffering from any emotional, mental, or spiritual difficulty is actually whole and complete. She helps her clients to clear away the inner blocks and disconnections that get in the way of this truth. By joining with her clients from a space of compassion and unconditional acceptance, she takes a deep dive into their inner worlds with them and is able to help them open up to places that they would not be able to go alone. Through her grounded presence and authentic style, Dr. Sheth is able to help her clients reclaim their true selves and open up to joy, peace, and fulfillment.

Boris Fligelman


MD

  • Dr. Fligelman is a Board-Certified Adult Psychiatrist. He graduated from one of the top medical schools in the country-Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He then completed his residency at Montefiore Hospital, where he was trained to help people from all backgrounds and with various mental health conditions ranging from more severe psychotic illnesses to anxiety and mood disorders. In his training and work, Dr. Fligelman has provided care in various settings including inpatient, outpatient and emergency room.

    Dr. Fligelman is committed to helping people work towards relief from emotional difficulties and towards reaching their best potentials. To do so, he pays attention to the person as an individual, rather than focusing on one or two symptoms in isolation. In every encounter, his goal is to understand where people are coming from by carefully listening and gaining empathic understanding. When that understanding is gained, he finds the most accurate and effective way to help, using evidence-based modalities.

Reagan Anusionwu


PMHNP-BC, DNP(c)

  • Reagan is a licensed, Board Certified Advanced Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with 9+years’ experience in psychiatry. His areas of expertise include Anxiety Disorder, Depression, Psychosis, Bipolar Disorder, Impulsivity/aggression, and ADHD. Reagan provides psychotropic medication management in combination with a wide variety of psychotherapy techniques to help clients (Children to Adult) achieve and maintain optimal health.

    In his 11 years in psychiatry, Reagan has come to a convincing understanding that in order to achieve optimal mental health state, feeling better is a treatment failure; rather FEELING WELL is the goal.  The practice at SouthEnd Psychiatry & treatment modalities are guided by this very principle as Reagan utilizes the newest and safest guided evidence based-techniques.

Chika Christie Ndukwe


DNP, FNP-C, PMHNP(c)

  • Chika Ndukwe DNP, FNP-C, PMHNP (c) has a Doctorate in Nursing Practice and is a dual certified nurse practitioner. She attained her bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston in Public Health, then went on and completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Southwestern Adventist University. After working as a Registered Nurse for a few years, she decided to attain an advanced degree in nursing. She completed her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Loyola University.  She started her career as a nurse practitioner in neuropsychiatry. In neuropsychiatry, she learned how to diagnose and manage various complex neurological and psychiatric conditions in the adult and geriatric population. She grew to love psychiatry and decided to return to school and complete her post-doctorate as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner from Texas Tech University.

    Dr. Chika Ndukwe continued to expand her knowledge and delved into integrative pediatrics. While working in integrative pediatrics, she became knowledgeable about medicine’s holistic sector, also known as; integrative medicine or functional medicine.  This specialized form of psychiatric medicine takes a deeper look into the underlying cause of diseases, takes more consideration into the whole person, and attempts to facilitate the body’s innate healing response.  Although she is versed in the traditional treatment methods, she also has a specialized set of knowledge about alternative forms of psychiatric treatment for individuals with a holistic approach.

    Dr. Chika Ndukwe has experience with the pediatric, adult, and geriatric populations. She understands the barriers to accessing quality mental health care and understands the need for quality care that is easily accessible. Dr. Chika Ndukwe is excited to join Southend Psychiatry telemedicine platform to increase access to care and deliver quality mental health services.

    In her free time, you can find her with her family (husband, two young daughters, and a set of boy/girl twins J ), at church, watching movies, and being outdoors. She also enjoys exercising, specifically cross-fit, using the Peloton, and having a night out with her girlfriends. 

Fiona Smith-Cambry


PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, MA, RN

  • Born in London, England, Dr. Fiona Smith-Cambry of Jamaican heritage graduated high school in Jamaica and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of the West Indies. After migrating to the United States, she earned a Master of Arts degree in Foreign Language Translation focusing on Spanish and French, but her goal had always been to work in a service-oriented profession. Subsequently, she obtained Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Nursing from SUNY-Downstate.  In 2014, she was awarded a Doctoral Degree in Nursing Practice from Stony Brook University. Dr. Smith-Cambry is a Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner specializing in Psychiatric and Family Practice.

    Dr. Smith-Cambry has worked in the healthcare industry for over 20 years. She currently practices as a Clinical Coordinator in Pre-Surgical Testing, Department of Anesthesia and Surgery at Northwell Health and is a Consulting Provider at Vocational Instruction Project (VIP) Community Services.  Dr. Smith-Cambry provides integrated medical and behavioral services, including buprenorphine treatment to patients with opioid addiction and other mental health disorders. Her goal is to empower individuals and families to transform their lives by coaching them to become self-sufficient. Dr. Smith-Cambry utilizes an in-depth approach of assessment, diagnosis, and individualized evidence-based treatment plan with clients at the center of care.

    A Board-Certified Practitioner with significant experience in medicine, Dr. Smith-Cambry has lectured in the Associate and Undergraduate Programs at St. Paul’s School of Nursing and Adelphi University. She is also a preceptor of undergraduate nurses, nurse practitioners, doctoral students, and medical students in various areas of patient care. During her doctoral program, she focused on medication adherence in vulnerable populations, particularly depressed, homeless women. Results of the study revealed that mental illness was a significant barrier to maintaining wellness.  She presents locally and regionally on health concerns of the homeless population and has organized numerous health fairs and counseling sessions aimed at improving health outcomes within vulnerable populations.  Dr. Smith-Cambry remains dedicated to education, health promotion, preventative screening, and behavior change to attain optimal health for the community.

Bryan Burroughs


PMHNP-BC

  • Bryan Burroughs PMHNP-BC is originally from Rochester, NY where he attended St John Fisher College for his undergraduate degree in Nursing. In his senior year, he spent a semester abroad in Jamaica working with various populations including geriatric, persistent mentally ill individuals, adults, young adults, and children, thus solidifying his decision to focus on individuals with mental health needs.

    Bryan later attended the University of Rochester’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program while he continued working on the adult, child and adolescent inpatient units at the University of Rochester Medical Center where he has worked closely with a multitude of Psychiatrists, Residents, Psychologists, and Clinical Social Workers. After graduating with his Masters’ degree, Bryan participated in a pilot program in the URMC Emergency Department where he played a crucial role in suicide prevention, identifying resources and services for the homeless, and working to secure shelter for battered women.

    In his spare time Bryan enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife and two children. He is an avid reader and a volunteer at the Spiritus Christi Church providing meals for homeless and working with young men with legal issues. He is very excited to share ideas with Clinicians, Psychiatrists, and other fantastic team members.

Lauren Giwa


LCSW

  • Lauren believes that everyone faces difficulties throughout different stages in their life. And she believes that by beginning treatment that she and the client can develop the most appropriate plan of action to start them on the path of finding peace and solutions.

    Lauren offers a strength based approach to assist clients in recognizing the skills and abilities that they already possess. Her practice seeks to provide services to individuals and families that request assistance. Lauren also takes a holistic approach to healing, which emphasizes the importance of a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

    Lauren specializes in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Child-Parent Psychotherapy, with families, individuals and couples.

    Lauren has supervisory and leadership experience in the non-profit sector as well as an extensive history in providing individual and group therapy, crisis interventions, and providing assessments for children and adults in an outpatient community mental health clinic to individuals with a variety of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.

    Education

    Lauren obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Buffalo State College, State University of New York and her Master’s Degree in Social Work at Lehman College, City University of New York.

Paul Triggs


LMSW

  • Emerging Adulthood/Veterans Therapist

    Paul Triggs is a Licensed Master Social Worker as well as an Emerging Adulthood & Veteran Therapist.  Paul is a graduate of Hunter College with a master’s degree in social work.  He specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and the creation of a work-life balance.  Paul’s goal as a therapist is to help people realize their inner strengths and to discover their true power.  Paul has worked with multiple different age groups from high school students to older adults.  Furthermore, Paul is a 15-year U.S Air Force Veteran and is very involved in the Veterans community.  Paul strives to assist Veterans and Young Adults alike to deal with challenges while exploring what makes them happy.  We are currently in an unprecedented time and you deserve to treat your mental wellness as a priority – which Paul strives to help with.

Samantha McGrew


LMSW

  • Samantha is a high energy advocate and licensed clinician with substantial experience in behavioral and mental health therapy. She is passionate about making a difference in the lives of others and helping to improve mental and emotional well-being. She has worked with people from various cultures, abilities and lived experiences.  Samantha aims to meet you where you are, being sensitive to the diversity of the world we live in.  Her counseling is person-centered and focused on maximizing self-determination in her clients.  Moreover, Samantha’s goal is to engage and empower you to effect the kind of change that enhances quality of life. 

    Samantha has an extensive background in supporting those experiencing mental health crises, including safety assessment, psychosocial support and intervention, and linking to available resources. She has worked with those struggling with depression, anxiety, suicidal thinking, self-harm, and psychosis related diagnoses, with a goal to help improve their ability to live freely while thriving in their own communities. 

    With your permission, Samantha will work alongside you to gain a better understanding of the foundations underlying any psychiatric distress and offer support in developing goals to improve your ability to manage it.  Samantha is compassionate and strives to create a safe, judgement-free space where you can speak openly about the challenges you face.

Coleman Pettway


LMSW

  • Coleman empowers families and individuals to overcome obstacles in life, to strengthen relationships and to improve personal communications.  Coleman, equipped with a Master’s Degree in Social Work along with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, has over seven years of experience working with youths and families of varying demographics, especially in minority communities, to cope with trauma.  Coleman sits on multiple committees focused on addressing trauma in urban communities, and Coleman is also a certified trauma trainer.  As research has unequivocally demonstrated that trauma can have a significant impact on relationships and personal behavior, Coleman utilizes a trauma-focused approach to address challenges which individuals and families encounter in their quest for a healthy balance in life. Similarly, Coleman employs numerous therapeutic modalities in his practice, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Reality Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.   Essentially, Coleman’s approach is to pursue a person-centered trauma approach.

Sarah McKnight


LMSW

  • Sarah is an extremely passionate and caring individual who has always known that she wanted to embark on a career in a helping profession.  She believes that each person is unique and tries to meet them where they are at.  She believes in authenticity and transparency which aids in building a positive therapeutic relationship with her clients; as well as a holistic approach to treatment.

    Sarah specializes in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.  Her experience includes, but is not limited to, working with individuals with developmental disabilities, borderline personality disorder, autism, anxiety, depression, and suicidal thinking. In her practice she has worked with adolescents, transition-aged youth, adults, and families, in both out-patient and school settings.  She has facilitated connections with community-based resources, collaborated with interdisciplinary teams, navigating systems, and crisis management. 

    Sarah obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Phoenix and continued on to receive a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Southern California, where she majored in both mental health and military and families.

Joshua Barnes


LMHC

  • Joshua offers a professional, respectful and client-centered environment to help his clients understand and resolve their problems, discover their strengths and accentuate positive behaviors and relationships.  Joshua has experience working with adolescents, individuals, couples, and families, helping them to deal with life stressors and transitions.  Joshua’s work emphasizes crisis management through individual counseling, group therapy, and medication management.  Specifically, Joshua’s work includes working with individuals with mental health diagnoses such as anxiety, depression or bi-polar.  Joshua has also served to counsel troubled marriages, substance use and abuse, youths at risk, and the ongoing issues of youth crime, violence and teenage pregnancy.  Joshua’s approach is an individualized one, as he believes that each person is different and, therefore, requires flexibility and a plan that is personalized to each client.  Joshua believes in the use of evidence-based therapies such as CBT, DBT MI, Stages of Change Model etc., as well as holistic approaches as instruments to influencing positive behavioral changes.  If you or a loved are going through a difficult time and you need to see someone who is an active listener, someone empathetic, someone who understands the struggles of mental health, marital issues, substance use, or challenges facing the youth of today, please, book an appointment today to speak with Joshua.

Tara Merchant


LMHC

  • Tara is a person-centered, non-judgmental, relationship-based LMHC (licensed mental health counselor) who recognizes the intrinsic value of all people and holds positive regard for all her clients. Tara views counseling as a collaborative effort by providing psychoeducation and coping skills for the obstacles with which clients may be struggling, and clients provide insights as the experts on themselves. She believes that all thoughts, feelings and behaviors are interconnected, having valid underlying factors. Tara seeks to help clients connect the dots, from both past and present, to have a greater understanding of themselves and their environments. She also fosters a safe space for clients to identify and embrace their feelings toward emotional catharsis.

    Tara received her Bachelor’s Degree from Purchase College, State University of NY, and her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Long Island University. She has an eclectic style that utilizes Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and psychodynamic modality. Tara aims to uphold cultural humility for ongoing learning and awareness that supports racial and social equity. She is experienced in working with relationship issues, anxiety, depression and child development. 

    Tara is a big proponent of self-care and encourages you to find whatever it is that fills your cup. She, for example, loves to watch TV and sing in her spare time.

Kristina Coleman


LMSW

  • Kristina is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) specializing in inter-generational trauma, anxiety, self-esteem, depression, life coaching, community reintegration, and family/relationship therapy.  She is an influential leader within Child Welfare with over 12 years of experience in Foster Care, Juvenile Justice and Crisis Intervention. She has dedicated her career to helping children and families reunify and grow stronger together.

    In her private practice, Kristina works with African Americans using an Inter-generational Trauma Treatment Model (ITTM) to address unhealthy cycles that have had a direct impact on self-esteem and goal achievement.  She works with all populations but has an expertise in providing clinical and group therapy to older adolescents, LGBTQ and Teen Parents dealing with depression, co-parenting, self-esteem, anxiety and other behavioral issues. 

    Kristina uses a Patient Center Approach that uniquely combines both therapy and coaching together to help achieve maximum treatment success.  She completed her SIFI (New York University) and obtained a certification in Children and Families  services (Hunter College).  She was recognized by Westchester County in 2021 as a nominee for the WOW award for her dedication and community service.  Kristina continues to serve as a community advocate  helping to address the disparities and stigma around mental health for people of color.

    Education

    Licensed Masters Social Worker – Hunter College Silberman School of Social Worker

    Masters of Public Administration -Mercy College

    Bachelors of Social Work -Mercy College


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