Associated health providers host grand opening ceremony

| 15 Feb 2012 | 09:49

'Center’ in the Bradner Building provides services for adults, families, children and teen Warwick — On Friday, October 14, a group of four education and health care providers hosted a grand opening ceremony at their new offices at 10 Colonial Ave. in the Village of Warwick. Debbie Giuliani of Learning Tree, Patricia Quinn of Creative Arts Therapy, Karen Decher of Goal Directed Therapy and Ingrid Lucas’ Speech and Language Pathology practice form a diverse network providing health services that can compliment each other. And they are all under the same roof in the historic Bradner Building. Giuliani, executive director of Mulberry Tree Learning, originally opened her office on Main St., Warwick, four years ago. But needing an office that was handicapped accessible, she recently leased space in the Bradner Building. Giuliani then invited colleagues Quinn and Decher to join her in sharing the office. Soon afterward, Lucas opened her own office in the same building and joined the group. Since all providers work with families, children and teens, the concept of identifying themselves as a “Center” quickly caught on. Debbie Giuliani Giuliani has masters’ degrees in school psychology and special education along with a certificate of advanced study in school district administration. In addition, she is certified in the Orton-Gillingham multi-sensory approach to reading. Mulberry Tree Learning provides educational assessments, tutoring for children from kindergarten through college, SAT prep classes, and social skills training. It also offers tutoring instruction with New York State certified teachers. Patricia Quinn Quinn, Creative Arts Therapists, PLLC, offers her 25 years experience as an art therapist treating children, teens, and adults. She holds a number of graduate degrees and is certified as an addiction counselor, hypnotherapist and energetic healer. Quinn has developed and supervised many addiction and mental health programs, winning the OASIS Commissioners Award for her innovative Innervisions Program at R.C. Ward Addiction Treatment Center. “Art Therapy is the medical science of using creative expression in healing,” said Quinn. “By offering a variety of creative materials and techniques, different centers of the brain are activated that increase spontaneity and insight.” Quinn is also certified in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming, which is designed to help people quickly obtain relief from physical and mental pain due to medical and emotional disorders. Karen Decher Decher, RN, MSN, PNP, is a psychiatric nurse practitioner. She has 25 years of experience in providing mental health services, with specific training in cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectic behavioral therapy, and post traumatic stress disorder - cognitive processing therapy. Decher is currently organizing a group for teens titled “Emotional Skills Building,” covering such topics as trust, boundaries, intimacy, stress, relationships, and communications. Ingrid R. Lucas Lucas, MS CCC-SLP, earned her master of science degree at Columbia and her certification in speech-language pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is licensed in both New York and New Jersey. Lucas recently served Valley Hospital as a Speech Pathology Supervisor. She also worked for the Visiting Nurse Services of New York evaluating speech, language, and feeding/swallowing deficits in adult/geriatric populations. Lucas’ patients included those with disorders that included Alzheimer’s Disease, stroke, Parkinson’s and cancer. Ingrid Lucas Speech Pathology specializes in swallowing and feeding disorders.