Approved Mentor List
The following mentors have been approved by NYMHCA based on their credentials, years of experience and expertise in certain clinical areas.  You can chose a mentor based on one of more of the following criteria:

  - They live and/or work in your area 
  - They belong to your local NYMHCA chapter, so you can meet in person
  - They have an area of expertise you are interested in pursuing


​ Name: Madeleine Reynolds
 Town/City: Rochester
 Worksite: Private Practice
 Additional work site(s)  
 Credentials: MS, LMHC, ACS
 Number of years licensed: 9
 Areas of specialization and experience/populations worked with: DBT, CBT, grief and loss, chronic or terminal illness, sexual  assault 
 survivors, teens and young adults
 Chapter member?  Yes                 Name of Chapter: Rochester
 Contact info:  Phone  585-507-0454       Website: madeleinereynolds.com     Email: mrb567@gmail.com 
 Why a mentor:  I enjoy providing support and encouragement to those who are beginning work either as a counselor or as a private  practitioner. I have provided supervision to students and enjoyed that role. I benefited from informal mentoring but would have  enjoyed being a mentee.
 Ways they are willing to to be in contact with mentee:  
   - In person - yes
   - Skype/Facetime  - yes
   - Email  - yes
   - Phone  - yes
   - Text  - yes
 Previous experience as a mentor: none

 Mentees

 As a mentee you will need to do the following:

  • Before contacting a mentor please confirm with our office, that you are a member in good standing of NYMHCA.
  • Contact the mentor you are interested in to find out if they are available or are already working with another mentee.  
  • Ask to speak to the mentor before agreeing to work with them.  If it's not a comfortable fit, you will not be benefited by the relationship.
  • You and the mentor should agree on the method(s) of communication that you will use for the mentoring process.
  • You and the mentor should agree on the frequency of contacts over a 6 month period (the process is typically for 6 months to a year).
  • Be clear on what you want from the mentor/mentee relationship!
  • When the mentoring process is completed, please fill out an evaluation form.  The information that you will provide will help us to improve the program.

  Please keep checking this page for the info on mentors as they are approved.
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​ Name: Edward Pino
 Town/City: NYC
 Worksite: Private Practice
 Credentials: MS, LMHC, NCC
 Number of years licensed: 12
 Areas of specialization and experience/populations worked with: Co-dependency, addiction, stress,anxiety,depression, life change
 Chapter member?   Yes   Name of Chapter: Metro-NY
 Contact info    Phone: 646-734-7114        Website:  Edpino.com         Email: edpino@mac.com
 Why a mentor: Almost 40 years of experience and learning
 Ways they are willing to to be in contact with mentee:  
  - In person  Yes
  - Skype/Facetime  Yes
  - Email  Yes
  - Phone  Yes
  - Text  Yes
 Previous experience as a mentor: Is a mentor with the Metro-NY Chapter, and mentored Queens College grad students
​ Name: Joan S. Ingalls
 Town/City:  NYC
 Worksite: Private practice
 Additional work site(s) Salisbury, CT
 Credentials: LMHC, AASP
 Number of years licensed: 8
 Areas of specialization and experience/populations worked with: performance/sport counseling
 Chapter member?  Yes     Name of Chapter:  Metro-NY
 Contact info:  Phone    917-776-9978   Website  - villagesocialtherapy.com   Email joansingalls@gmail.com 
 Why a mentor: I am grateful for all the work that others did to create the LMHC in NYS and I want to contribute to the   development of the profession and the success of individuals entering the profession. I have over 30 years experience with s     specialties ranging from learning and developmental disabilities to sport, performance, and exercise psychology and dance   therapy, but I am interested in mentoring anyone regardless of their special interest. I hope that together the mentee and I will   create what we have to offer each other.
 Ways they are willing to to be in contact with mentee:  
  - In person  - Yes
  - Skype/Facetime  - Yes
  - Email  - Yes
  - Phone  - Yes
  - Text  - Yes
Previous experience as a mentor:  I have mentored people through the process of becoming certified by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology and teenagers in the Rotary International program for youth at risk.
​ Name: Frances Moyer
 Town/City: Orchard Park
 Worksite: Private Practice
 Additional work site(s) Erie Community College
 Credentials: LMHC
 Number of years licensed: 11
 Areas of specialization and experience/populations worked with: marriage education, pre-marital training and counseling, CBT,    communication skills building
 Chapter member? Yes          Name of Chapter:  Buffalo
 Contact info:          Phone 716-523-4702   Email  moyerf@ecc.edu 
 Why a mentor:  "I want to encourage, inspire, offer hope, and enthusiasm for the mental health counseling field and pass on the  
  knowledge which I only learned through my mentors and practice.  I enjoy building relationships with other mental health  
  counselors."
 Ways they are willing to to be in contact with mentee:  
  - In person  Yes
  - Skype/Facetime  No
  - Email  Yes
  - Phone  Yes
  - Text  Yes
Previous experience as a mentor:  "I have mentored other students who were entering the mental health field and preparing to take the licensure exam.  Various colleges have requested me to supervise and mentor their students.  I have been doing this type of volunteer work for many years."
​Name:
 Town/City:
 Worksite: 
 Additional work site(s)
 Credentials:
 Number of years licensed:
 Areas of specialization and experience/populations worked with:
 Chapter member? Name of Chapter:
 Contact info: Phone Website Email 
 Why a mentor:
 Ways they are willing to to be in contact with mentee:  
  - In person
  - Skype/Facetime
  - Email
  - Phone
  - Text
 Previous experience as a mentor
​ Name: Dr. Richard Schaub
 Town/City: Long Island
 Worksite: Huntington Meditation and Imagery Center
 Additional work site(s)
 Credentials:  Ph.D, LMHC
 Number of years licensed:  20
 Areas of specialization and experience/populations worked with: Clinical Applications of meditation and mental imagery in all 
    mental health, educational and healthcare settings
 Chapter member? Name of Chapter:  Yes.  Long Island Chapter
 Contact info: Phone:  631-673-0293   Website:   Huntingtonmeditation.com   Email  drrichardschaub@gmail.com 
 Why a mentor:  Mentoring helped me years ago.  Have been in the field for 40 years.  Extensive experience.  International  
    teacher of mental health professionals.
 Ways they are willing to to be in contact with mentee:  
  - In person  Yes
  - Skype/Facetime  Yes
  - Email   Yes
  - Phone  Yes
  - Text  Yes
 Previous experience as a mentor  Supervised and trained many professionals
​ Name: Jamie Seastrand
 Town/City: Troy, NY
 Worksite: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
 Credentials: LMHC
 Number of years licensed: 2
 Chapter Member? Yes  Capital Region
 Areas of specialization and experience/populations worked with:  Trauma, college students, anxiety, depression and crisis
 Contact info: Phone: 518-649-6398/ Email: jamie.seastrand21@gmail.com
 Why a mentor: I believe that being a mentor would be a great opportunity to foster a relationship with a mentee and assist in  
  helping them grow.  I wish that I knew about this opportunity when I was right our of graduate school because there are so many 
  questions and unknowns when entering the field.
 Ways they are willing to to be in contact with mentee:  
  - In person  Yes
  - Skype/Facetime  Yes
  - Email   Yes
  - Phone  Yes
  - Text  Yes
 Previous experience as a mentor: Volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sister
 Name: Dr. Helena Boersma
 Town/City: Rochester
 Worksite: Medaille College
 Credentials: EdD, LMHC, NCC
 Number of years licensed: 12
 Areas of specialization and experience/populations worked with: eating disorders, anxiety
 Chapter member?  Yes - Rochester Chapter
 Contact info Phone: 585-415-3638
 Email address: hnboersma@gmail.com
 Website: helenaboersma.com
 Why a mentor: To help inform and support the next generation of clinical mental health counselors
 Ways they are willing to to be in contact with mentee:  
  - In person  Yes
  - Skype/Facetime  Yes
  - Email  Yes
  - Phone  Yes
  - Text  Yes
 Previous experience as a mentor: No formal mentoring programs, however, much mentoring through professional organizations
​ Name: Steven DiMarzo
 Town/City: Syracuse
 Worksite: Private practice
 Credentials:  MS-Mental Health Counseling, LMHC, MBA-Healthcare Administration
 Number of years licensed:  2
 Areas of specialization and experience/populations worked with: Substance use disorders, co-occurring disorders, LGBTQ, young   professionals, college students, teenagers
 Chapter member?  Yes   Name of Chapter:  Central New York
 Contact info: Phone 315 402 9018   Website :   www.secondnaturecounseling.com   Email:  steven@secondnaturecounseling.com
 Why a mentor:  I have been a mentee in other areas in the past and have gained so much knowledge and experiences from those 
    relationships. I believe I have a unique and positive perspective of the mental health counseling field and would like to share 
    that with up and coming counselors.
 Ways they are willing to to be in contact with mentee:  
  - In person  Yes
  - Skype/Facetime   Yes
  - Email  Yes
  - Phone  Yes
  - Text  Yes
 Previous experience as a mentor:  I was a mentor for the SUNY Oswego Graduates of the Last Decade leadership council. I 
  developed and volunteered in the young alumni and future alumni mentoring program. I am still a member of the GOLD 
  leadership council at SUNY Oswego where I hold the position of co-chair.