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.

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.

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.

Brittany Bennett, LMSW C-SWHC

Brittany Bennett is a licensed masters social worker who has experience working with teens, adults and couples in areas of depression, anxiety and PTSD. Brittany received her masters degree in social work from Binghamton University, and specializes in health & mental health social work. Brittany’s preferred treatment approach is utilizing CBT therapy along with motivational interviewing and strength based outcomes.

Tanya Milinowski, LMSW

Experienced Behavioral Therapist with a demonstrated history of working in the pediatric applied behavioral analysis for early intervention. Skilled in Family Therapy, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, healthcare services professional with a Bachelor of Arts - BA focused in Psychology from University of Connecticut; MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University. LMSW, clinical social worker licensed in CT and NY..

Regina Regina Garufi, LMSW 

Regina Garufi is a Licensed Master of Social Work practitioner, educated at Long Island University. Ms. Garufi's area of concentration was substance use disorders and she is also trained as a Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC). Regina has worked in various settings including outpatient, long term residential, and inpatient rehab/detox where she has provided psychotherapy. Currently, Regina works at a Westchester based hospital providing crisis intervention screening and assessment. 

Regina uses an integrated therapeutic approach but mostly utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Exposure Therapy. Regina is a patient centered practitioner and will tailor your treatment based on your unique therapeutic needs. Regina has extensive experience in the substance use field and is well versed in various Medicine Assisted Treatments (MAT). 

Nina Yovane Nina Yovane, LP-MHC

Nina Yovane is an LP-MHC, working primarily with young adults, teens, and adolescents. She has a passion for the practices of solution-focused therapy, grief-centered therapy, and dialectical-behavioral therapy. Nina is trained in therapeutic-crisis-intervention, animal-assisted therapy and, in being a Type 1 Diabetic herself, has spent over a decade working in the realm of health-psychology. Nina aims to collaborate with clients in recognizing their emotional triggers, impulses, and responses; guiding clients towards applying therapeutic techniques to address challenges and problem-solve with confidence. 

Nicole Crocitto Nicole Crocitto , LMSW

Nicole Crocitto is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), with over 8 years of experience and a passion for helping individuals navigate life challenges to achieve their full potential.  She uses a variety of techniques including solution focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness techniques.  Nicole has a background in behavior modification and is dedicated to empowering clients to make positive changes in their thoughts, feelings, and actions.  Her approach is rooted in empathy, understanding, and evidence-based practices.  Nicole believes that every individual has the strength and resilience to overcome challenges and create meaningful change in their lives. 

Contact Me





08:00 AM to 7:00 PM


8:00 am-7:00 pm


8:00 am-7:00 pm


8:00 am-7:00 pm


8:00 am-7:00 pm


8:00 am-4:00 pm