Cherish DeOliveira, Psy.D.
Dr. Cherish DeOliveira is a bilingual (English & Portuguese) licensed clinical psychologist providing individual therapy services for children and adolescents. She also specializes in women’s mental health, working with women to support trauma recovery and resolution of identity issues. With over nine years of experience, she is aware that even when people are trying their best, there are significant barriers that keep them from reaching their potential--at home, at school, at work, and in relationships. Her warm, accepting, and insightful approach allows her to connect with clients and support them in tapping into their resilience and overcoming even the most difficult of life’s challenges.
Dr. DeOliveira believes that we are wired for connection and we will seek belonging in times of suffering, trauma, and hardship. Dr. DeOliveira views therapy as a chance to witness and support women, children, and adolescents when they are at their most vulnerable. She is passionate in working with children and adolescents and supporting them in finding their place and building a sense of true belonging. In working with women, efforts are made to support them in returning to themselves, especially if they are navigating life after trauma or adapting to new life roles (e.g., motherhood). With multicultural psychological approaches, Dr. DeOliveira is an expert in supporting trauma recovery, identity development, and exploration of role formation. She is also trained in working with issues of sexuality, gender, and minority identity, with expertise in supporting the LGBTQ+ and Latinx communities.
Dr. DeOliveira understands that therapy can be hard work, and that it takes courage and honesty to admit when we need support. Where clients may see their symptoms as a source of shame or weakness, Dr. DeOliveira sees someone who needs more support to overcome barriers and get “unstuck”. Working with you to increase your belief and confidence in your own resilience, Dr. DeOliveira will help you shift from surviving to thriving. In your work together, the goal is to support you in developing a better sense of self, safety, and wellbeing.
In her free time, Dr. DeOliveira loves to travel, dance, read, and practice yoga.
Suzana E. Flores, Psy.D
Dr. Suzana E. Flores is a licensed clinical psychologist, social media expert and commentator, keynote speaker and author of Facehooked: How Facebook Affects Our Emotions, Relationships, and Lives. Dr. Flores specializes in the psychological treatment of chronic pain and physical illness, the psychological effects of social media interaction and addiction, trauma therapy and applied behavior analysis.
Dr. Flores received her doctoral degree from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL. She has worked as the Director of Counseling at the Illinois Institute of Art, the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, has experience working within the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the VA Medical Center, and most recently has worked with college students and athletes as a Senior Staff Psychologist and Clinical Coordinator of Athletics at Arizona State University.
As a social media commentator, Dr. Flores has appeared on national and international newscasts, podcasts, radio and talk shows including PBS, National Public Radio (NPR), WCIU Channel--"The U," Al Jazeera, The Howard Stern Radio Network, WGN Radio Chicago, Univision Television News, MUNDO Fox, and radio broadcasts out of Germany, U.K. and Canada. She has been quoted in The Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, Men's Health Magazine, Time.com, CNBC.com, ABC.com, CBS.com, Esquire.com, and Everyday Health Magazine, among others.
Areas of interest for Dr. Flores include pain management, depression, anxiety, LGBTQIA, psychological trauma, and grief or loss. Her multifaceted treatment approach combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with a Psychodynamic (Interpersonal) approach.
David Waselkow, Jr. MA, MS, LCPC, NCC
David is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor who earned a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University and a Master of Arts in International Relations from Northern Illinois University. He earned a Bachelor of Science at Illinois State University in Political Science. David is a member of the American Counseling Association and is a Certified Facilitator for the Strengths Deployment Inventory. David has worked in private practice and in community mental health and has also provided consultative services for individuals, teams, and organizations.
Specializing in relationships and conflict, David brings years of clinical, consultative, and academic expertise in multiple forms of relationship systems as well as the corollary issues of communication, perception, motivation, and interaction. David also specializes in men's health issues and sexuality and is able to work with diverse clinical populations in comprehensive yet efficient ways to achieve sustainable results. He works with individuals, couples, and families, and treats depressive and anxiety disorders, stress and trauma disorders, adjustment disorders, and addiction problems.
David believes in a tailored and blended theoretical approach to therapy, one specifically designed to utilize a patient's expertise and strengths and customized to achieve their goals. David's orientation is influenced by systems theory, solution-focused theory, and narrative and cognitive approaches. David's research and writing interests include men's health, the politics of therapy, and international counseling.
David also provides psychological evaluations for patients needing clearance for spinal cord stimulators and for opioid, narcotic, and other drug therapies as well as therapeutic treatment for patients suffering from chronic pain conditions and their families.
Angie Pietrantoni, Psy.D
Angie is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who completed her graduate work in San Diego, California at Alliant International University’s California School of Forensic Studies. She moved to Upstate New York to complete her postdoctoral supervised hours and begin her career as a clinical psychologist. Throughout her academic and clinical work, Angie has worked in a variety of settings, including private practice, schools, and a juvenile detention center.
Having been born and raised in Japan, and then growing up in a military area such as San Diego, Angie embraces cultural diversity and enjoys working with clients of all backgrounds. Her graduate clinical experience focused on individual, group, and couples counseling. Through her postdoctoral supervised experience and work as a clinical psychologist, she discovered her true passion lies within conducting psychological evaluations, especially those in aiding to diagnose neurodevelopment disorders.
Angie views her clients as service partners, and works alongside them to formulate the most appropriate treatment plan. Thus, she has an eclectic approach to treatment, and ensures the modality fits each person individually. Her ultimate goal is to impact, improve, and enrich the lives of others, and to see everyone reach their own best potentials despite current and past challenges.
Stephanie Zeid, Psy.D
Dr. Stephanie Zeid is a Neuropsychologist and Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in cognitive functioning assessments, health psychology, and cases with co-occurring medical and neuropsychological dual diagnoses for adult patients. Dr. Zeid completed her undergraduate work at Vanderbilt University and her graduate training at Florida Institute of Technology. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at the University of Alabama-Birmingham specializing in medical psychology and neuropsychology and completed a post-doctoral fellowship with the University of Texas Health Science Center-McGovern School of Medicine in neuropsychological assessments across the lifespan.
By assessing cognitive function in relation to memory difficulties, dementia, brain injury, stroke, and concussion, Dr. Zeid can provide diagnostic clarification, assessment, treatment, and treatment recommendations for adult patients suffering from brain disorders and related behavioral problems. She completes a thorough clinical interview, conducts a detailed review of current and previous records, and utilizes elegant testing instruments to provide a comprehensive clinical picture for the patient and for other medical and legal professionals at the patient’s request.
In addition to neuropsychological work, Dr. Zeid has developed sub-specialties in the fields of sports psychology and assessment of gifted children and works therapeutically with patients in these specialties on presenting problems including chronic pain, medical conditions, mood disorders, and sports performance challenges.