Outpatient Mental Health Providers

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Outpatient Psychiatry

Dr. Carrie Parente MD
  • General adult psychiatry
  • Employed at First Street Center since 2005
  • Treats patients age 18 and older

Sees patients who experience depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders, bipolar disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, disorders of the Schizophrenia Spectrum and other Psychotic Disorders. 

Dr. Patricia Blumenreich MD
  • General pediatric psychiatry
  • Medical degree from University of Uruguay
  • Employed at First Street Center since 1999
  • Sees children age 5 to 18
  • Speaks fluent Spanish and English

Treats children for ADHD, mood disorders, developmental disorders, behavioral problems, and other childhood disorders

Psychologists/Psychotherapists

Dr. Mary Volgman PhD LP NCSP
  • Licensed psychologist

Services Provided:

  • Psychological Evaluations for adults and children
  • Individual therapy for adults
  • Group, couples, and family therapy
Sharon Letizio LICSW, MSW
  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Services Provided

  • Individual therapy for children age 5 and older, adolescents and adults
  • Group therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral therapy group
  • Women’s support group
  • Therapy Methodologies
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Supportive therapy

Sharon specializes in treating borderline personality disorder, serious and persistent mental Illnesses, depression, anxiety, and disorders of childhood. Sharon also helps those who experience trauma, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, and women’s’ issues.

Connie Gibson LICSW, MSSW
  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Services Provided

  • Provides individual therapy to children age 5 and older, adolescents and adults
  • Family therapy
  • Psychoeducational parenting groups

Therapy Methodologies

  • Family Systems based therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Parent psycho-education
  • Play therapy
  • Supportive therapy

Connie specializes in treating those who experience borderline personality disorder, depression, anxiety, depression, disorders of childhood, and autism spectrum disorders. Connie also helps those that experience trauma, hoarding, adjustment issues, domestic abuse, and sexual abuse.

Scott Winker LICSW, MSSW
  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
  • Clinically Certified Domestic Abuse Counselor

Services Provided

  • Anger management group
  • Domestic Violence groups
  • Individual therapy for children ages 5 and older, adolescents and adults
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Couples therapy
  • Therapy Methodologies
  • Solution Focused therapy
  • EMDR Trauma Therapy
  • Narrative therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Scott specializes in treating those with anger management or control issues. He also helps those who experience depression, anxiety, and other adult or developmental problems.

Dr. Michelle Purtle PsyD, LP
  • Licensed Psychologist

Services Provided

  • Individual therapy for children ages 10 and older, adolescents, and adults
  • Psychological Assessment for children and adolescents

Therapeutic Methodologies

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Insight Oriented Therapy
  • Supportive Therapy

Michelle provides individual therapy for a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief/loss, life-transitions, post-traumatic stress disorder, and adults with serious and persistent mental illnesses.  She also provides psychological testing for children and adolescents.

Alene Chelman LICSW
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Services Provided

  • Individual, couples and family therapy

Therapeutic Modalities

  • EMDR Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Structural and Family Systems Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Play Therapy

Management

Diane Pagel  MA, LP

Licensed psychologist

Clinical Director of Outpatient Services

Master’s in Health and Human Service Administration and Long Term Care

Masters in Counseling and Psychological Services

Services Provided

Diane provides the clinical direction and supervision of the Outpatient Department. Diane also  provides therapy for a very limited number of clients. Individual therapy for children ages 2 and older, adolescents, and adults. 

Diane offers therapy for a wide range of adult and children’s issues. Diane specializes in treating those who experience sexual, emotional, or physical abuse, as well as low risk sexual offenders. Diane also is competent in treating mood disorders and serious and persistent mental illness.  Diane also helps those who are coping with parenting stress, couple’s problems, grief and loss, oppositional children, ADHD, anger mismanagement, autism, and adjustment disorders.