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
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. 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.
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.
Darlene Chiriboga is an MFT 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 her Master's degree in Marriage 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 couples and families.