Location + Contact

2205 Hylan Blvd.
Staten Island. 10306
(718) 232 8600

Hours: by appointment only
Monday -Thursday: 9am – 9pm
Friday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday: 9am – 4pm


Our Staff of Social Workers are trained professionals who are licensed by the State of New York, are led by Dr Nicoletta Pallotta.

Kristi Basile MHC-LP

As a therapist, recognizing the unique needs and wants of each individual client is imperative to growth and symptom management. In my therapy room, my clients can expect a welcoming, accepting space free of judgement that facilitates discovery and accelerates fulfillment.

My experience is made up by an eclectic set of skills to help personalize treatment plans and specific goals that speak to the individuality of each client. I have worked closely with clients suffering with a multitude of disorders, including, but not limited to depression, anxiety and self-esteem.

I believe therapy is a collaborative journey, with true answers made available only through exploration. Your better self is there, and only a willingness and acceptance stands between who you are now and who you have the potential to be.


Area of Expertise:

• Anxiety
• Depression
• Autism Spectrum disorder
• Self esteem
• Interpersonal relationships

Samantha Otero, LMSW

As a Licensed Social Worker, my treatment approach is individualized and empathic to meet the needs of my clients. My style of treatment is a combination of insight-orientated and person-centered approaches. I work closely with my clients to create a supportive and safe therapeutic alliance, in which a positive relationship is built and maintained. I work in an open, thoughtful, and collaborative way to help clients: explore thoughts, express feelings, and create goals.

My clinical experience is in providing treatment to; women, children, adolescents, couples, and families. I believe the best way to see change occur for clients, is through self-exploration and self-acceptance. My therapeutic goal as a clinician is to help clients gain insight, understand their needs, and build awareness. Through this exploration we will work together to overcome struggles and create positive changes in your life.


Area of Expertise:

• Trauma
• Domestic Violence
• Relationship Issues
• Life Transitions
• Depression and Anxiety
• Grief
• Peer Relationships
• Self-esteem Issues

Giacomo Lucchetti, LMSW

As a Licensed Social Worker I am committed to providing a safe, non-judgmental, supportive, and empathetic environment, which allows for a place where my clients can become unburdened of their stressors. My therapeutic goal is to assist my clients in developing healthy coping skills, improving interpersonal relationships, and finding fulfillment within themselves.

My clinical experience is working with children, adolescents, and adults. My approach is tailored to each individual client’s needs. I work closely with my clients to form realistic and appropriate goals and objectives to help make healthy life changes.  I aim to use different therapeutic modalities to help a client achieve their goals, including cognitive behavioral therapy, supportive therapy, validation, and solution focused therapy.


Area of Expertise:

• Depression and Anxiety
• Life transitions
• Interpersonal relationships
• Grief
• Trauma
• Anger Management

Nikka Dela Cruz, LMSW

As a licensed social worker, I have clinical experience providing personal counseling to young adults coping with anxiety and/or depression, academic concerns, low self-esteem, interpersonal and relationship issues, grief, and other stressful events.

I strive to provide a comfortable, therapeutic space where you can experience safety and support in a non-judgmental environment. My treatment approach draws from a strengths-based perspective, while also incorporating Psycho-dynamic therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, supportive counseling, and mindfulness skills.

My warmth, empathy, and friendliness is present in every session and we will work together to create realistic goals and objectives to improve your well-being.


Area of Expertise:

• Anxiety
• Depression
• Relationship issues
• Transitional life changes
• Building self-esteem
• Grief

Katie Heeke, LMSW

As a Licensed Social Worker, I am committed to creating a safe, supportive, and empathetic environment where my clients can feel comfortable expressing themselves. I use a non-judgmental approach to form a therapeutic alliance with my clients where we can safely explore their thoughts and feelings, identify goals, overcome obstacles, and ultimately, improve their lives.

My clinical experience includes working with children, adolescents, and adults, and my therapeutic style is both insight-oriented and solution-focused. I use a combination of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Relaxation Techniques and Mindfulness, Psycho-education, and Solution-Based Therapy, all while using a strengths-based approach.

I am passionate about helping my clients achieve their personal goals and hope that they are motivated to work for the same.


Area of Expertise:

• Depression and Anxiety
• Trauma
• Self-Esteem
• Anger and Stress Management
• Bereavement
• Life Transitions
• Interpersonal Relationships