At Artemis Behavioral Health, we help our clients overcome the difficult residual symptoms related to a variety of life experiences, including traumatic experiences, management of chronic illnesses, and stress management, so they can increase happiness and satisfaction with their everyday lives.
Do you feel like your past experiences have been impacting the way you see the world and your life today? Perhaps you’ve been feeling uncomfortable, overwhelmed or more easily thrown off balance, and can’t seem to feel safe or satisfied with your day to day life. Maybe you’ve been diagnosed with a chronic illness and you’re having trouble managing your day to day wellness and keeping up with your self-care routine.
Often when people seek therapy, they are simply hoping to feel more in control of their emotions, their reactions to their world, and feel confident in the path their life is taking. Our goal is to help our clients understand the root of the barriers that are keeping them from achieving their visions and dreams, while helping them heal from past negative experiences that are causing ongoing stress. We also work with clients to help them achieve a healthy balance between their daily stressors, responsibilities and their own wellness.
Katie O'Keeffe is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and has been practicing for around 12 years now. Katie obtained her master's degree in Social Work at University of Southern California, and began providing clinical treatment about 7 years ago. She is intensively trained in a number of different therapy modalities including Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Soothing and Grounding, Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Mindfulness. She is also a member of NASW and EMDRIA.
Katie is a trauma therapy and neurobiology geek, and loves to incorporate eclectic techniques into her treatment. In her spare time, you can find Katie involved in social justice activism, practicing yoga or spending time with her cat and two dogs. She also loves to sing, play piano, and make artwork!
Helen Capita is a Mental Health Counselor and has been practicing for about two years now. Helen obtained her master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from University at Buffalo, and is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
Helen's purpose as a therapist is to help others develop their insight, gain self-awareness into their cognitive and behavioral patterns, work on incorporating mindfulness into their daily lives and help develop a variety of life skills to better support anyone working on achieving their life goals.
In her spare time, Helen enjoys reading, catching up on her favorite shows and hanging out with her cat, Gracie!
Thea Fouskaris has been in the field of social work for 12 years and has specialized in clinical social work for 8 years. Thea graduated with her Master of Social Work from Hunter College School of Social Work in New York City before moving to Buffalo, NY in 2011. Her training has always been through the lens of a trauma informed approach, which prioritizes the values of safety, trustworthiness, collaboration, empowerment and choice within the therapeutic relationship. She uses a variety of evidence based treatment modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Schema Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Thea has experience working with adults with a wide range of mental health concerns, and has a particular interest in helping those experiencing anxiety and OCD.
When Thea is not working, she finds joy in being by the water, experiencing new places, listening to live music, being at home with her fur babies, and is always up for checking out local events and what’s new on the food scene.