Meet The Therapists

Exceptional Wellness consists of a team of highly qualified professionals dedicated to improving the lives of the people we serve.

Justin Vassi, MSW, LCSW

Director

Justin has over 20 years of clinical experience.  He has extensive experience working with individuals with anxiety, depression, developmental disabilities, Aspergers syndrome,  and social issues.  Justin has a Master’s degree in Social Work from Barry University and also has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology.  He is a licensed and board certified psychotherapist.  Justin is committed to providing the highest quality services.

 

Fran Rizzo, MSW, LCSW

Therapist

Fran has extensive experience working with individuals with chronic mental illness, developmental disabilities, substance abuse, forensic clients, children with psychiatric disabilities and the homeless. She graduated with her Master’s degree from Rutgers University in 1985.  In addition to being a team leader for a community based group of mental health professionals, she has also coordinated and facilitated psycho-education support groups for families and has worked in a residential group home for adolescents with co-morbid disabilities.

 

Aimee Taylor, MSW, LCSW

Therapist

Aimee has twenty years of clinical experience primarily working closely with adults suffering from mood and thought disorders, substance abuse issues, individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities, those with PTSD, and people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s type dementia.  She believes strongly in a multi-disciplinary approach and utilizing nature and mindfulness whenever possible within the healing process.

 

Shari Dominianni, MSW, LCSW

Therapist

Shari is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s degree from Fordham University.  Shari has over 10 years of clinical experience.  She has experience working with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, substance abuse, family conflicts, peer relationships, anger management, behavioral issues, and adults and children with developmental disabilities.  Shari also has experience working with clients who are dealing with issues of aging, anxiety, coping skills, self-esteem and depression.  When Shari is not working she enjoys spending time with her family.

 

Laura Knipper, MSW, LCSW

Therapist

Laura is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Master’s degree from Florida State University.  She is experienced working with families, children, adults with disabilities, and individuals with various mental health disorders.  She also has experience working with individuals suffering from grief and loss, or other life stressors. Laura is very committed to helping her clients find an empowering plan that will help them meet their needs.  Projective expression through art or other forms of creativity are welcomed in sessions and Laura works very hard to create a comfortable and caring atmosphere. 

 

Alyssa Kahhan, MSW, LCSW

Therapist

Alyssa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been providing therapeutic services for 5 years. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology at the University of North Florida.  Alyssa went on to obtain her Master’s degree in Social Work from Florida Atlantic University. Alyssa is passionate about working with adults who have intellectual and developmental disabilities, and has vast experience working with those who struggle with mental health and substance use diagnosis in a variety of settings. Alyssa has experience providing individual and group psychotherapy with adults, adolescents, couples and families. She is a compassionate therapist who focuses on client’s strengths to empower and support them on their personal journeys. 

 

Diana Cervone Gintner, Ph.D., Ed.S., MSW, M.Ed., IPEC, LSP, NCSP, LCSW

Therapist

Diana is an International Psychometric Evaluator (certified by ABVE), Licensed School Psychologist, Certified Cognitive Behavior Group Therapist, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker with advanced degrees from Boston University, Salem State University, the University from Massachusetts and Walden University. Diana has over 30 years of clinical experience, including 15 years as an educational psychologist – nationally certified (NCSP). She has extensive experience providing vocational-psychoeducational testing, strength-based assessment, multidisciplinary evaluations, and comprehensive psychological reporting for young adults, youth, children. Additionally, she has a broad background in delivering Group and Individual Therapy with a Cognitive Behavioral approach (all ages and capabilities). Diana teaches cognitive behavioral techniques to clients and facilitates self-advocacy, goal-setting, skills practice, self- monitoring, and assimilation of capabilities by instructing consumers to practice newly discovered competencies, regularly utilize effective life skills and learned vocational and social proficiencies in their natural environment – with a strength-based approach. She has vast experience working with those who struggle with learning and intellectual disabilities, as well as mental health and substance use diagnosis.

 

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