When you call to set up an appointment, the first person you speak with will be a member of our scheduling team! Our scheduling team spends a lot of time getting to know all of our therapists and their specialties, therapy styles, and personalities. When you call, the scheduling team member you speak with will gather information to get to know you and the circumstances bringing you into therapy. We then make our best efforts to set you or your child up with the best-fit therapist for your specific needs, goals, and resources.
Lisa is a Licensed Social Worker, therapist, and the Internship Director at Brave Minds. She earned her masters degree in social work from Rutgers University School of Social Work. She has been a part of the Brave Minds team since 2017. While Lisa is passionate about helping her own clients, she also enjoys managing the administrative side of the practice. “Helping potential clients feel heard and getting them connected with the best-fit therapist at the practice is the most rewarding part of working on the scheduling team. It’s a great feeling to know our callers are in good hands with the therapist we schedule them with.“
Linda Farag, BA
Senior Scheduling Specialist
Linda completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Rutgers University. Linda is currently pursing a masters degree in social work at Rutgers and is eager to join the Brave Minds team as a therapist. She is passionate about making sure each and every person who calls is met with a sympathetic listener ready to set them up with a therapist who can help them accomplish their specific personal goals.
Linda is currently interning at a withdrawal management and rehabilitation practice and is passionate about treatment and advocacy for those struggling with substance use and other addictive disorders. She hopes to eventually help clients with a variety of issues including trauma, racial trauma, OCD, infertility and chronic illness and is particularly interested in working with young children and adults.
When not studying, Linda enjoys spending time with her cat, creating abstract paintings, and putting together new recipes.
Brianna Albanese, BS
Brianna completed her undergraduate degree in Psychological & Brain Sciences from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with high honors. This coming January she will be attending NYU’s Master’s in Mental Health Counseling program on her way to becoming a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of New York.
Brianna has a goal of working with young children and adolescents in therapy, specifically focusing on anxiety, emotional regulation, attachment styles, and other areas of mental health treatment aligned with healthy childhood development.
Brianna is a native New Yorker who loves practicing self care through outdoor yoga, kickboxing, and baking! She is particularly excited about creating unique designs with her pies, and coming up with new flavors of biscotti to enjoy with Sunday morning coffee.
Claire Regal, BA
Masters of Social Work Intern
Claire is a first-year Masters of Social Work Intern from Rutgers University. She is also a scheduling specialist here at Brave Minds. Claire completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology & Public Health from The College of New Jersey. Claire has experience working as a residential case manager in a group home. She is interested in learning more about treating PTSD and trauma, especially within a family system.
Claire enjoys taking runs, kayaking, reading astrology charts, and playing with her dog Archie. She also enjoys cooking vegan dishes for her family and friends in her free time.
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