3505 Hill Blvd Suite K

NY 10598



Our Practitioners

Denise D. Foulkes, LCSW-R, MBA, Founder

As founder of HYGEIA Integrated Health LLC, she brings over 25 years of clinical social work experience from a variety of settings including corporate, hospital, hospice/home care, early-intervention, education, mental health and private practice. Prior to her social work career, Ms. Foulkes worked as a pharmaceutical marketer at Johnson & Johnson and Bristol-Myers Squibb after receiving her MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.  

This diverse combination of education and work experience gives her a unique perspective on how to deliver emotional, behavioral, and mental health care solutions that addresses Hygeia Integrated Health LLC's mission of "putting wellness back into healthcare". Denise’s early vision for HYGEIA Integrated Health LLC was inspired by the fact that 75% of all health care monies, from a $3 trillion industry, are spent on emotional, behavioral or mental health issues that are preventable; or when treated early, can reduce overall healthcare spending and provide improved health and well-being.

Nicole Memoli, LCSW

Nicole is a licensed clinical social worker who has extensive experience working with adults, teens, children, and families. In your sessions with Nicole, the therapeutic process might include helping you overcome self-defeating patterns that have blocked you from achieving the life choices you most desire. She will help you understand your past experiences, so you can have a successful present and future. In addition, she guides you to develop social skills that will support you in maintaining satisfying relationships.

At Hygeia Integrated Health, Nicole and all of our practitioners provide a supportive, non-judgemental therapeutic environment that allows for self-acceptance and at the same time, challenges you to push your boundaries.

Nicole specializes in working with parents and families who have children with developmental delays and Autism. Nicole is also experienced in helping children, teens and adults with eating disorders.

Kris R. Foote, Ph.D., L.C.S.W

Kris R. Foote, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker offering services to children, adolescents, adults, and elderly. She has a vast array of clinical interests and experiences; however, her specializations are in geriatric issues, children's issues, depression, life coaching, and stress management.

In her practice, Kris has two goals: to provide developmentally appropriate and high-quality differentiated care for all and to be an equal partner in assisting individuals to pursue care. Kris takes a wholistic approach to therapy. She relies on Family Systems Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational interviewing.

Kris has provided relationship focused and/or couples counseling to couples. Each party is held accountable for their role in the relationship. Homework is always assigned.

Kris feels her happiness resulted from seeking and finding a way to serve others in society. Through this journey, her career path and natural listening skills, she was called to mental and behavioral health care.

Frank Pellegrino, LCSW, CASAC

Frank uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing treatment interventions. He also has extensive knowledge of the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, Alanon and various other 12 step fellowships. 

Frank is certified by OASAS to conduct Impaired Driver Assessments .

Erica Hauben LCSW

Erica is a trained provider of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) who is able to work with those with complicated life issues such as co-occurring conditions such substance abuse, eating and personality disorders. Erica is also experienced in working with relationship difficulties involving romantic, family and work. She is also a skilled clinician in with helping people navigate chronic and acute health concerns, end of life issues including grief/loss.

David M. Scott LCSW-R

David M. Scott is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is registered in NYS and maintains full time employment as an administrative at Bronx Children's Psychiatric Center. His extensive background in working with children and adolescents makes him very adept at treating this population in a non-judgmental and supportive environment.

After attending and graduating from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1996 he began his career in providing services for the chronically mentally ill. He has also experience with successfully treating adults, geriatrics, couples and families using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solutions Focus Treatment and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. David provides very flexible hours including Thursday evenings and Sundays. 

Angela Zzie-Giusti LCSW

Angela is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker holding many years of experience in both the mental health and developmental disabilities setting. Angela has worked with individuals diagnosed with anxiety, depression, bipolar, as well as chronic and persistent mental illness. She is knowledgeable in case management as well.

Angela's practice encompasses a person centered, solution focused therapeutic model. As a clinician Angela strives for her clients to learn a variety of coping skills and better insight into their mental health needs. Angela is available on Monday evenings and Saturday mornings. 

Dr. Michael Hargrove, MD

Dr. Hargrove, Psychiatrist at Hygeia Integrated Health, LLC, treats patients age 14 years and older, and has a broad range of mental health care experience in the areas of psychiatric evaluation, diagnosis, and medication management. He brings a compassionate and warm approach to providing care while making well informed medication recommendations as a pharmacologist. He provides well-researched comprehensive care to meet the needs of clients with their best interest in mind.

Dr. Hargrove specializes in the treatment of emotional, behavioral and mental health disorders with a personalized and customized approach best suited to each individual. He treats a variety of patients from different ages and backgrounds, and is able to tune in to each individual's specific needs.

As part of the HYINHEALTH wellness model, which incorporates traditional and non-traditional approaches towards health care, Dr. Hargrove is able to provide his services alongside multiple levels of healing modalities to complement and improve the success of their treatment.

Dr. Michael Schwartz, MD 

Michael Schwartz, MD is a board certified psychiatrist who works collaboratively with his patients to develop treatment plans based on his extensive experience. He helps patients through his gentle, relaxed style of conversation.
Dr. Schwartz has served for 25 years as the Medical Director of an out-patient psychiatric clinic in Peekskill under the auspices of Rockland Psychiatric Center. Dr. Schwartz also worked at Bedford Correctional Center and gained tremendous insight into treating women who have experienced trauma and who have been misdiagnosed in the past.

For the last five years, Dr. Schwartz has worked at Julia Dykeman Andrus Memorial Center treating children and adults for neuropsychiatric conditions including ADHD, anxiety, PTSD, spectrum disorders, depression, and bipolar disorder.

Dr. Schwartz completed a pediatric internship at North Shore Community Hospital and a psychiatric residency at New York Medical College. He received his MD from SUNY Downstate and has lived in Westchester County for almost 40 years.

Andrea Cronin

Andrea Cronin PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC

Andrea Cronin is an experienced Nurse Practitioner with dual-certification in both Psychiatric Mental Health and Family Health. She received her Master's in Nursing and Family Health NP through Pace University and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health from Johns Hopkins University. She is accepting new patients from ages 15 and up at her Yorktown Heights office. For more information or Consultation please call 914-352-6116.

Albert Arceri
Albert Arceri, PAC

Albert is a Physician Assistant who provides tele-health services in support of the diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions. He provides intervention to ages 16+ and supports the activities of the psychiatrists and nurse practitioners. Mr. Arceri provides the practice with flexible late afternoon to evening hours. He is currently on staff at Orange Regional and Albany Medical Centers.


Jyothi Bhatt

Jyothi Bhatt PAC

Jyothi is a licensed Physician Assistant who diagnoses and treats mental health disorders. She assists our psychiatrists with providing pharmaceutical medication management. In addition to being an experienced traditional health care provider, she is well trained in alternative health techniques. Ms. Bhatt is an Ayurvedic specialist, as well as, trained in yoga and massage therapy.

Harry L. Campbell, BPS, BCB, BCN

Harry was introduced to biofeedback in 1985 and has been providing biofeedback services since 1995. He brings his skills as a Biofeedback and Neurofeedback Specialist to Hygeia Integrated Health to help clients become more aware of how their bodies are responding negatively to stress and helping them to learn how to regulate their nervous system to reduce symptoms, maintain good health, and improve attention and performance in academics, sports, business, the arts, and everyday life. 

Harry’s wide variety of experience in biofeedback ranges from helping motor vehicle accident victims to assisting establishing an EEG biofeedback program. for the Yonkers, NY school system. Harry also has trained hundreds of professionals in biofeedback and the use of biofeedback equipment and has performed on-site training at hospitals and clinics throughout the country including Harlem Hospital, Saint Vincent’s Medical Center, Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute, Pace University, York College, Holy Name Hospital, VA Medical Centers in the Bronx, West Haven, Lyons, Manhattan, Military Installations including Pope Air Force Base, Shaw Air Force Base, Naval Brig – SC, Groton Submarine Base. He is also a published author of What Stress Can Do.

Paul Plotnick, LMHC

Paul Plotnick is a licensed Mental Health Counselor who has specialized in treating anxiety, stress, phobias, adjustment depression and family issues. He was a school psychologist for over 30 years and has experience working with children, adolescents, parents and families. He is a retired Army Reserve Major with over 20 years of service, and this allows him to relate well with service men and women and their families. He was also an adjunct professor of Psychology at Rockland Community College.

He received advanced training in Ericksonian Psychotherapy and Hypnosis as well as Divorce Mediation. He believes that with intervention, positive changes can be found, achieved and maintained. He specializes in treating anxiety, stress, phobias, depression, adjustment problems, and family issues. He is also qualified to treat smoking and weight issues.

Paul is a member of New York Society of Ericksonian Psychotherapy and Hypnosis and helps his clients connect to their inner strengths and resources. Let's work together and discover your inner strengths, coping skills and potentials.

Paul is eligible to receive TRICARE insurance as well as Fidelis and others. Please call 914-473-9338 or email for more information.

David Donow LMSW, CASAC-2

David Donow comes to Hygeia with experience as a full time certified substance abuse counselor in the Methadone Mantenence program at the Lexington Center office in Peekskill, NY. He enjoys helping people to manage their addictions using a 12 step model of recovery. He is supervised directly by Denise Foulkes LCSWR, MBA.

Aaron J, Trummer, Education Consultant

Aaron J. Trummer is a nationally and internationally recognized educator. He is an award winning teacher, a highly respected educational leader, and has a distinguished record of working with teachers and students over 41 years. Aaron's specialty is working with students who are having difficult with academic and social success. As the designer of five alternative instructional programs, two that have won national awards Aaron is very familiar with instructional techniques that individualizes the educational experience allowing for success and opportunity.

Aaron is a four time Fulbright Scholarship Award winner and has worked with children all over the world. This has given him the experience to work with children from all cultures, allowing for the need for emotional and social success in the school environment despite cultural obstacles that sometime exist.

Aaron's experiences and abilities are available to support academic and social success for every child. Today's complex school environments are often very difficult for students and parents to navigate. Aaron is well versed on the structural components of education, the needs of individual students to be academically successful and the support every child , teacher and parent needs to be socially and emotionally healthy in today's educational setting. 

Christopher Belfant MS, MFT Intern

Christopher Belfont MPS- MFT Intern

Christopher Belfont is a MFT Intern at Hygeia Integrated Health/My Therapist LCSW PLLC. He earned a Master's degree in Professional Studies and has been working in the education field for more than 20 years. He is currently working on a 2nd Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Mercy College. His preferred method of treatment is solutions focused and structural therapy. Mr. Belfont works with individuals, couples and families and is multilingual and brings this asset to his practice.

Jessica Gilot B.S. - MFT Intern

Jessica Gilot B.S. - MFT Intern

Jessica Gilot is an Marriage and Family Intern at Hygeia Integrated Health/My Therapist LCSW PLLC. She received her Associate's Degree in early childhood education and currently works as an ABA therapist. She has her B.S. Degree in Behavioral Science and is working on her master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Mercy College. Her preferred style of treament is cognitive behavioral (CBT) and structural therapy. Ms. Gilot is a believer in the motto, "change your questions, change your life," because the questions we ask ourselves have a definite impact on the decisions we make. Ms. Gilot speaks Hatian Creole in addition to English. She works with individuals, both adults, adolescents and children, as well as, with families.

Darlene Chiriboga, B.S.- MF Intern

Darlene Chiriboga is an MFT intern at Hygeia Integrated Health. She received her associate's degree in early childhood and works as a head teacher at Andrus Early Learning Center. She has her Bachelor of Science degree and is working on her master's degree in Master and Family Therapy at Mercy College. Her preferred style of treatments are solutions focused and cognitive behavioral (CBT). Darlene works with individuals, adults, adolescents and children, as well as families. 

JoAnn Puff

JoAnn Puff, Administrative Assistant

JoAnn joins the team to handle billing and other administrative matters.  She is a retired project manager from IBM and brings with her over 25 years of professional administrative, customer service and organizational skills.  JoAnn is excited to begin a new career in the HealthCare industry!

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