At the office of Dr. Angela Reiter and Associates, our dedicated staff are who make our therapy practice so effective.
Our mission to provide an unwavering commitment to our individual patients is what makes us stand out; at Dr. Angela Reiter and Associates in Eastchester, we strive to make a true difference in mental health and overall well-being. Our goal is to not only diagnose certain conditions but to provide effective treatment that brings you peace and comfort.
Whether you are looking for therapy or you would like a mental health evaluation performed, you can rely on one of our experienced doctors to provide you with the specialized treatment and care that you deserve. We believe that through our services we are able to build a long-lasting relationship founded on trust and integrity with each of our patients. We want to get to know you and invite you to get to know us before you begin therapy with us. Read about each of our team members below and get to know them on a more personal level.
Meet Our Team
Fernando Reggianini, Psy.D.
Dr. Fernando Reggianini is a licensed psychologist specializing in neuropsychological assessments, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and academic coaching.
He obtained his Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in bilingual school psychology from St. John’s University, Master of Science in Education (MSEd) in bilingual school psychology from Fordham University, and Bachelor of Art (BA) from Rutgers University. Having worked in schools districts in NYC, Westchester County, and NJ, he has helped children and adolescents experiencing stress, depression, anxiety, anger, impulsive behaviors, social skill deficits, life changes related to school, family, or work, and multicultural issues. In between his undergraduate and graduate education, he was a teacher of English as a New Language (ENL) in South Korea and an English language arts teacher in Chile. He is able to provide psychological services in English and Spanish.
Melinda Lehman, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Melinda Lehman is a licensed clinician social worker who is committed to helping her clients heal from their past while building skills to help them reach their goals for the future. Melinda tailors her approach to each client’s needs, blending person-centered, strengths-based therapy with evidenced-based practices. She has intensive training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and is also trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing and harm reduction. Melinda has worked as a clinician at the Mental Health Association of Westchester (MHA of Westchester) and as a senior clinician at ANDRUS. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Melinda has experience working with clients of all ages, backgrounds and issues, and specializes in working with adults and adolescents facing issues like depression, anxiety, life changes, relationship stress and trauma. Melinda welcomes the opportunity to work with you in a safe and nonjudgmental space.
Alexis Testa, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Alexis Testa, LMHC, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, educator and advocate. She is passionate about helping her clients focus on the importance of self care. Alexis gained extensive clinical experience and provided clinical supervision while working with a variety of patients at St. Vincents Hospital in Harrison, NY. She specializes in mental health issues unique to all stages of maternal health. Alexis counsels women, men, and couples who are going through, or actively seeking infertility treatments. She also works with patients during the postpartum period as well as adjusting to parenthood. Anxiety, depression, and isolation can become hard to handle with no support. Alexis works with individuals using a Strengths-based and Cognitive Behavior Therapy approach serving circumstances which are unique to individuals and families. Alexis is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) as well as the Mental Health Professional Group within the ASRM. She provides a safe therapeutic environment with an emphasis on helping clients achieve a specific set of goals that are established collaboratively during early stages of treatment.
Ryan Bloise, LMSW
Ryan is a Licensed Social Worker specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Mindfulness techniques. Her goal is to help clients identify and capitalize upon their ability to cope with emotional distress and live fulfilling lives. Ryan’s approach is change-oriented, with a focus upon developing new ways of thinking, behaving, and responding to life’s challenges. She uses an evidence-based approach that is collaborative and person-centered. Ryan concurrently works in St. Joseph’s outpatient program, working with the Mentally Ill Chemically Addicted (MICA) population. She has experience in the treatment of substance abuse, PTSD, domestic violence, self-destructive and impulsive behaviors, depression, anxiety, and severe mental illness. Her treatment goals are to increase self-awareness, insight, a sense of well-being, and to empower the individual with sensible and comfortable strategies to achieve lasting change.
We are excited to announce that we are a site for a Northwestern Masters Counseling student who will offer adult patients free individual therapy sessions. Please contact our office to discuss scheduling!
Samelle Tyson, B.A.
Samelle Tyson BA, is a current student in the Masters Program through Northwestern University. She obtained her Bachelors in Psychology with a minor in dance from SUNY Buffalo State University. Prior to joining Dr. Angela Reiter, Samelle worked with children, adolescents, and young adults. She is currently working at Saint Dominic’s Home which specializes in providing foster care and prevention, developmental disabilities, community-based mental health, therapeutic education, and preschool services to about 2,000 children, adults, and families. Samelle aspires to create a warm and safe environment as well as building a trusting relationship with each individual.
If you have further questions about our staff or our therapy practice, read over our FAQs page or give us a call. If our staff sound like the right fit for your needs, contact us for your free 15-minute consultation and schedule your first appointment!