CIM 940 Clinical Staff (L to R) Elyse, Carleen, Sal, Grace, Kathleen, Nina, and Alan

Nicholas Wood, PsyD

Psychologist & Director of Integrative Medicine

PsyD in Clinical Psychology, Widener University, Chester, PA.

BA in History and Psychology, Certificate in Spanish, Williams College, Williamstown, MA

Dr. Wood is the director of psychological services and mental health care at AIDS Care Group, the Center for Integrative Medicine, and Mosaic Medical Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer+ Health and Wellness.  He has served the community of people living with HIV since 2007, and he is committed to ensuring that all people are treated as “dear neighbors” as they receive high quality, dignified, and respectful medical and psychological care.  He is invested in training future professionals and previously was an Assistant Professor of Psychology and coordinated master’s-level training programs in trauma studies and substance use disorders at Chestnut Hill College’s Master’s in Clinical and Counseling Psychology Program.  Dr. Wood ran ACG’s satelite mental health clinic in Kensington for four years before transitioning to the Sharon Hill office.   He serves as ACG’s board liaison to Prysm Youth Center of Delaware County, the county’s LGBTQ youth center, and he was previously appointed by the mayor of Philadelphia to serve on the city’s HIV Prevention Planning Group and served as the Chair of the UPenn Mental Health AIDS Research Center’s Community Advisory Board.

Dana Lehman, PsyD

Supervising Psychologist

PsyD in Clinical Psychology, Widener University, Chester, PA.

In addition to providing individual, couples and family therapy, Dr. Lehman serves on ACG’s LGBT+ Advisory council.  She has an expertise in health oriented psychology and particularly enjoys treating people struggling with managing chronic health conditions, trauma, eating disorders, and compulsive sexual behavior.  In addition to her work at ACG she maintains a private practice in Philadelphia and lectures frequently at local universities. Dr. Lehman believes that a strong therapeutic relationship empowers people by giving them the support and skills necessary to help them reach their goals and live a life which they find meaningful and fulfilling.

Michael T. Long, PsyD

Supervising Psychologist

PsyD in Clinical Psychology, Widener University, Chester, PA.

Dr. Michael T. Long provides individual, group, and couples therapy for individuals with mental health, substance abuse, chronic health, and relationship issues. Dr. Long specializes in individual and group psychotherapy with specific populations, including those who live with substance abuse disorders, HIV and other chronic health conditions and people who identify as racial, sexuality, and gender minorities. His work is based on the belief that relationships facilitate change, and the recognition that each person is an expert on themselves. Dr. Long invests time and energy into understanding and empathizing the individuals with whom he works in order to craft unique treatment tailored towards helping each individual live their most fulfilling life.

Taisier Elessawi, PsyD, MACJ

Supervising Psychologist

PsyD in Clinical Psychology, Widener University, Chester, PA.

MA in Criminal Justice, Widener University, Chester, PA.

Dr. Taisier Elessawi provides individual and group therapy, particularly for individuals seeking help for their difficulties with mental health and substance abuse. She works with individuals to engage with life in a way that is more meaningful and gratifying for them. Dr. Elessawi seeks to honor individuals’ differences by providing a safe environment where they can gain insight into what they most value and build skills enabling them to cope with life as it happens.

Jeremy Peres, PhD, PsyD 

Supervising Psychologist

PsyD in Clinical Psychology, Widener University, Chester, PA.

PhD in Applied Biopsychology, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

Board Certified in Biofeedback

 Dr. Peres provides individual and group therapy for people living with mental health, substance abuse, and chronic health issues.  He completed his PhD in Biopsychology prior to respecializing in Clinical Psychology and, drawing from this foundation, strives to understand and treat people from a whole-person, biopsychosocial perspective.  Dr. Peres uses an integrated approach that draws from cognitive-behavioral and acceptance-based interventions to help people cope with difficult experiences, overcome problematic patterns, and work towards living a meaningful, fulfilling life.  He has specialized experience and interest in the areas of stress, health psychology, psychophysiology, biofeedback, addiction, and integrated care.

Erica Liebman

Psychology Intern

MA in Clinical Psychology, Widener University, Chester, PA, M.Ed. in Clinical and Mental Health Services, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Erica specializes in working with individuals struggling with substance abuse and related mental health problems. In addition to individual therapy, Erica also facilitates an open process group Erica utilizes a strong relationship established in trust to help her patients promote change over time, sometimes holding hope for them when it feels far away. Her specialties include working through trauma, difficulties in relationships and encouraging men in the brave task of entering into therapy. She hopes to both promote awareness in her patients while simultaneously allowing them to feel like they are captains of their own ships.

Patrick B, PsyD

Supervising Psychologist

PsyD in Clinical Psychology, Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Baldwin provides individual and group psychotherapy for people living with HIV/AIDS, as well as those struggling with serious mental illness, emotional dysregulation, and addiction. His clinical experience includes inpatient, residential, college counseling, primary care, and community mental health settings where his work focused on treating individuals with anxiety, substance abuse, depression, self-harm, personality disorders, and various types of psychological trauma. Theoretically, he draws from psychodynamic, existential, and cognitive-behavioral influences, using an integrative approach to therapy that emphasizes self-examination, self-awareness, personal growth from painful experiences, and treatment of the whole person rather than symptoms or diagnoses.

Anastasia Sanchez, PsyD (she/her/hers)

Psychology Post-Doctoral Resident

PsyD in Clinical Psychology, John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill, CA. 

MA in Clinical Psychology, John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill, CA.

MA in Counseling Psychology, National University, San Diego, CA.

BA in Psychology, California State University Stanislaus, Turlock, CA.

Anastasia’s experience working within the LGBTQIA+ community stems from providing school-based counseling services in predominantly urban communities, with Latinx and Black LGBTQ youth who grappled with community, gang, and family violence and/or rejection based on their identities. Additionally, during this time Anastasia was employed as a psychology assistant, administering psychological assessments for asylum seekers who were systematically targeted based on their sexual orientation and identity. Anastasia’s preferred theoretical orientation includes an integrative approach that combines traditional psychoanalysis as well as cognitive behavioral therapy. The ability to integrate both orientations allows the client the ability to proceed through the stages of change in a subtle and cohesive manner.

Erin Wolff, MA (she/her/hers)

Psychology Intern/ Mosaic Group Co-Facilitator (LGBTQ+ Support Group)

MA in Clinical Psychology, Widener University, Chester, PA.

BA in Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.

Erin is a pre-doctoral intern at ACG where she provides individual therapy within the CIM and HIV programs and co-facilitates the LGBTQ support group at Mosaic Medical Center. Erin is particularly interested in working with neurodiverse individuals, queer folks, and people coping with chronic suicidality, personality disorder diagnoses, or who are recovering from complex trauma. In her clinical work, Erin primarily utilizes third-wave behavioral techniques (ACT, DBT, Mindfulness) applied through a systems and empowerment-focused lens to help clients regain a sense of safety and work toward building a values-based life.

Kris Miraglia (she/they)

Psychology Intern

MA in Clinical Psychology, Widener University, Chester, PA.

BSED in Education, West Chester University, West Chester, PA.

In addition to providing individual therapy to people in recovery, Kris works from a feminist and trauma-informed viewpoint that takes into consideration all of the systems within which clients operate. Kris specializes in working with sexuality, gender identity, diverse identity components, trauma, and eating disorders. They also have a history of treating severe mood disorders, psychosis, autism spectrum disorders, and personality disorders. Kris’ therapeutic orientation is relational and multicultural, with aspects of other humanistic approaches used in session. Kris is excited to work with clients on building meaningful and fulfilling lives that emphasize healing and connection.

Shanaya Nichols (she/her/hers)

Social Work Intern

BS in Health Studies, minor in Psychology, LaSalle University Philadelphia, PA. 

Shanaya has over 12 years of experience working with adults and families in a multitude of populations including individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities, people in poverty, children in the foster care system, individuals on the autism spectrum, and people with behavioral health concerns. As an intern Shanaya provides individual therapy to those struggling with substance use, mental health, and other health conditions.  Shanaya believes that everyone deserves a life of opportunities and sees therapy as a tool to help people be their best “SELF.”

DeAnna DeHaas

MA in Clinical Psychology, Chestnut Hill University

DeAnna provides individual therapy with a person-centered trauma-informed, harm reduction approach. DeAnna has an integrative style, drawing from various theoretical frameworks, which she tailors to the unique needs of each person. She has multiple years of experience in community mental health with diverse people who live with mental health struggles, complex trauma, substance use disorders, and relational problems. DeAnna believes in the beauty of an authentic therapeutic relationship and empowering people on their journeys to healing.