Get to know us
We here at Mindful Path Psychology are deeply influenced by mindfulness and person-centered approaches, emphasizing the importance of each person's voice and their individual path in life.
We know that our clients have unique needs, so our clinicians are equipped to meet those individual needs, based on their own personal experience and expertise.
We are a diverse group of people that honor diversity in all of its forms.
We are a culturally sensitive organization that supports
queer and gender-affirming teens and adults.
Dr. Joseph Atanasio, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist | Founder
The person centered approach I bring to my clients is founded on non-judgement, as well as authentic and sincere dialogue. I share personal experiences where appropriate, but will never tell you what to do. Rather than give advice, I help you explore all the doors in front of you and build the courage to choose which you would like to walk through. I take a mindful approach to life, incorporating Zen principles, emotional mindfulness, and stress reduction meditation into therapy.
I make strong attempts to balance what I share of personal experience, and what I feel needs to be worked through by the Client on their own. I point this out because the following is an essential part to me as a Clinician. I firmly believe that if a genuine and authentic clinical relationship is to be established between my clients and I, they should know and understand my intentions as a therapist, and the responsibility of confidentiality that I hold as sacred.
Apart from my clinical work as a psychologist working with wonderful humans beings from ages 11 to 101 years of age, I am an avid gamer and can always integrate Geek Therapy into sessions. I work with Geek clients while talking about comic books or fantasy arcs, scaling the mountains of Hyjal in video game therapy, or creating stories from the ground up at the D&D table. Therapy was meant to be experienced, and providing it through games just happens to be my specialty. You may even come across my sweet therapy dog Ollie in your sessions.
“When a genuine and trusting clinical relationship is established between my clients and me, they know and understand my intentions, and the responsibility of confidentiality I hold as sacred.”
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Dr. Joseph Atanasio, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist & Founder
I work from a person-centered therapeutic approach that aims to quiet the voice of the therapist and bolster your ability to practice radical self-acceptance.
I am deeply moved by the lessons of Zen meditation, and I integrate those principles into my approach as a clinician— encouraging self-actualization through thought-awareness.
Our work together will emphasize the depth of your lived experience and increase your ability to reclaim your emotional health. I support your cultivation of patience and grace in an effort to nurture the body and mind.
The goal of my work is to facilitate a space of vulnerability and accountability so that you can recognize how to operate with increased emotional tolerance.
Kya Richards, LMSW
Licensed Master Social Worker
Navigating life and transitioning through ups and downs can be very difficult. We at times feel fear, frustration, and confusion but suppress those emotions because we think it will pass. This causes a great strain on our self-development and self-care. As we embark on these new stages of change in our lives, it is important to maintain awareness, avoid self-neglect, and engage in self-compassion. In trying to keep everything afloat you may feel like you’re drowning in the process. Allow me to extend a life jacket for you.
My work aligns with treatment approaches and principles rooted in cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, and mindfulness therapy. In conjunction, these modalities help clients take incremental steps towards the behavior change they seek by reshaping their thinking in an environment that is non-judgmental and tailored to their strengths.
I work with clients on increasing emotional awareness and becoming more present-moment focused. This helps in reducing negative self-judgment and alleviates stressors and mental blocks that hinder growth. Allow me to support you in discovering the tools and capabilities you have within yourself. Let’s work together in building the best version of you.
Arnild Moise, MHC-LP
Mental Health Counselor
It can be really daunting to start therapy with a new person. Whether it’s the anxiety of opening up to a stranger, or feeling afraid of judgment; starting anew creates a lot of uncertainty and new challenges. No matter what the reasons are, they are completely valid, and if you allow me, I am here to help you every step of the way.
As a person-centered therapist, I prioritize creating a haven that completely revolves around your emotions, needs, and thoughts. No matter what you bring into the space, I aim to provide a non-judgmental, trusting, and affirming environment for you. Using a trauma-informed and strength-based approach, I aim to help you reflect on yourself, discover your strengths, and utilize them to heal and reach your full potential.
Additionally, I incorporate evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to empower my clients to challenge and modify unhelpful behaviors, while developing healthy coping strategies and interpersonal skills. I also facilitate art therapy groups, where individuals are allowed to tap into their creativity to engage in self-expression and personal growth. Moreover, I empower my clients to cultivate self-awareness by integrating mindfulness techniques tailored to each client’s unique interests in sessions, such as using music or art to regulate anxiety.
I am aware that due to each person’s identity, background, and upbringing, everyone paints a unique, different story and I hold each person’s individuality to the utmost importance. Therefore, I work with an integrative approach, where we collaborate to ensure that the therapy you are getting aligns with your needs and goals.