Meet Our Team
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Silvia Torres, LMHC, NCC
Founding Clinician

Ms. Torres is a licensed mental health counselor and nationally board-certified counselor by NBCC. She graduated with a MS Ed in Mental Health Counseling with honors from Hunter College. Ms. Torres has extensive experience working with individuals who have experienced trauma, loss, anxiety, depression and struggling with life transitions. Ms. Torres also focuses on working individuals who are interested in exploring the cultural impact of their identity and how this relates to their place in the world.  

Languages: English and Spanish

Population served: 14 and up

Providing services in New York, New Jersey, and Florida (in-person in Garden City, NY or telehealth)

Payment Accepted: Aetna, Cigna, Empire BCBS, Oscar, Oxford, United Healthcare, UHC Student Resource, some UMR plans, and self-pay

 

Margaret Riback, MHC-LP, CRC
Associate Clinician

Ms. Riback is a provisionally licensed mental health counselor in the state of New York.  She graduated from Hofstra University with a M.S. Ed in Mental Health Counseling. Ms. Riback is also a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. She has experience working with children, families, and adults experiencing varying difficulties. Ms. Riback focuses on assisting those experiencing anxiety, depression, PTSD, mood disorders, and work stress. 

Languages: English 

Population served: 10 and up

Providing services in New York (in-person in Garden City, NY or telehealth)

Payment Accepted: Aetna, Cigna, Empire BCBS, self-pay 

Patrice Hutson, MHC-LP
Associate Clinician

Ms. Hutson is a provisionally licensed mental health counselor in the state of New York. She graduated with a MS Ed in Mental Health Counseling from Hunter College. Ms. Hutson has several years working within NYC providing supportive services to the community. She focuses on working with individuals who experience depression, anxiety, adjusting to life transitions and those struggling with the challenges of living with a chronic illness. 

Languages: English

Population Served: Adults 19 and older

Providing Services in New York (telehealth only)

Payments Accepted: Aetna, Cigna, Empire BCBS and self-pay

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Richard Zekaria, MHC-LP
Associate Clinician

Mr. Zekaria is a provisionally licensed mental health counselor in the state of New York. He graduated with a MA in Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University. Mr. Zekaria has experience working in various setting which has allowed him to develop an eclectic approach to best meet the needs of his clients. He focuses on working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship concerns and wanting to improve their self-esteem. 

Languages: English

Population Served: 16 and up

Providing Services in New York (telehealth only)

Insurances Accepted: Aetna, Cigna, Empire BCBS, and self-pay

Sandy Torres
Office Administrator

Ms. Torres is the office administrator. She is in charge of administrative duties as well as managing the insurance and billing aspects of the practice. Ms. Torres is able to assist you with rescheduling appointments, addressing billing issues, assistance with invoices and "super bills", and other administrative needs.

Ms. Torres has experience in a variety of fields. She enjoys reading and is a dedicated mother and military spouse.