Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health Services

Our Behavioral Health providers are prepared to support clients of all ages, addressing a wide range of challenges. We work alongside medical providers to integrate care for the body and mind with treatment plans tailored to each client or family’s individual needs. Our goal is to assist and empower our clients to tackle and overcome their personal struggles and improve their quality of life.

Behavioral Health Services Treat: 

  • Depression: feeling down, unmotivated, hopeless or worthless
  • Anxiety: excessive worries, fears, or panic
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Difficulty managing impulses, focusing or containing excessive energy (affects children, teens and adults)
  • Stress from difficult life transitions such as divorce, separation, immigration, changes in family structure, job loss, major health issues or unexpected pregnancies
  • Trauma from the distant or recent past that is being re-experienced (flashbacks, nightmares), causing hypervigilance or negatively impacting your life. Examples of trauma include physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, witnessing violence, natural disasters or being in a war zone
  • Substance Abuse that is negatively impacting your life or the life of your family
  • Behavioral or emotional difficulties in children, tweens, teens and emerging adults
  • Conflict with spouse or significant other
  • Grief over the death of a loved one
  • Lifestyle changes recommended by your medical provider such as changes in diet, exercise or reducing use of alcohol or tobacco
  • Any other difficulty that is causing you distress or difficulty functioning in your health, work, school or relationships

If you or someone you love is actively suicidal, please do not hesitate to call the National Suicide Prevention line at 1-800-273-8255 or chat online now at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

What to Expect

The first step is to call our Behavioral Health Coordinators who will gather some brief information about your concerns. The Coordinator will arrange for an intake appointment with one of our Behavioral Health Consultants. The intake is usually a one-hour consultation to understand the background of the concerns and the current symptoms you or your child are experiencing. An intake will result in creating a treatment plan together with your Behavioral Health Consultant. Depending on availability and specialties, you will be assigned to a Behavioral Health Consultant to work towards your treatment goals. Typically, it is necessary to follow up weekly for at least the first 6 weeks, and many cases will resolve within 12 to 20 sessions. Consistent engagement in counseling sessions and recommended homework is essential for successful results. We accept most private insurances, Medicaid, Medicare, and have discount fee program for those without insurance. Services are available in English, Spanish, French and Creole. 

Meet Our Providers


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Dr. Ramfis Marquez, PhD, LPC
Director

Dr. Ramfis L. Marquez is the Director of the Behavioral Health Department. He holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Virginia. Dr. Marquez studied at Walden University and Inter American University of Puerto Rico and has worked in the field of mental health for 17 plus years. He has specialized experience working with Children, Adults, Geriatrics, Individual, Couples and Families in both English and Spanish. Dr. Marquez has developed expertise in the areas of Trauma, ADHD, Asperger’s Disorder (Autism Level 1), Depression, Anxiety and other DSM disorders. Dr. Marquez approaches therapy from a holistic perspective, using techniques from client focused, humanistic, motivational and reality based therapies.

In his free time, Dr. Marquez enjoys reading, music, history, stand up paddle boarding, cooking, dancing, playing the guitar, sports cars, martial arts and Science Fiction.


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Mary Suzette Zimomra, LPC, LMFT,  Consultant

Mary Suzette Zimomra is a Behavioral Health Consultant at the Center, and has been practicing as a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for over twenty years. She studied at Catholic University and has specialized training in Family Therapy and Group Therapy. Ms. Zimomra enjoys working with children, adults, and couples and has experience treating ADHD, Mood Disorders, Trauma, Addictions and Codependency. Ms. Zimomra employs a systems and relationship focus to her work, utilizing EFT, Imago, CBT, and Trauma CBT techniques.

In her spare time Ms. Zimomra enjoys riding her horse with friends, and snow skiing with her family.


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Zaida I. Dayton, LPC
Consultant

Zaida I. Dayton is a Bilingual Behavioral Health Consultant. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. Ms. Dayton studied with the University of Phoenix, and obtained a Master’s of Science in Mental Health. She has counseled professionally for over 4 years. Ms. Dayton enjoys working with Children, Adolescents, Adults, Geriatrics, Individuals, Couples and Families in both English and Spanish. She specializes in the treatment of Trauma, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, Grief, Relational problems, and other disorders. Ms. Dayton’s goal is to empower clients to make behavioral choices that will create the necessary changes to improve their quality of life. She employs techniques from Reality therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and completed a Level 2 training on Gottman Method to Couples Counseling.

In her leisure time, Ms. Dayton enjoys volleyball, running, music, going to the movies, and spending time with family and friends.


Jean-Andre Constant, LCSW, CSOTP (provisional)
Consultant

Jean-Andre Constant is a Multilingual Behavioral Health Consultant. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and pre-certified as a Sexual Offender Treatment Provider. He obtained his education through a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Human Services from Université d’Etat d’Haïti. Mr. Constant also completed a postmaster’s certificate in Clinical Supervision at The University of Connecticut in the School of Social Work. Mr. Constant has practiced in the field of mental health therapy and counseling for 15 years. Mr. Constant enjoys providing services for individuals, families, adolescent/juvenile offenders, juvenile sex offenders and has specialized knowledge in the treatment of trauma. His counseling services are offered in Creole, French, Spanish and English. Mr. Constant adheres to the CBT premises, showing a close connection between thoughts feelings and behaviors. He values reality/choice therapy, stressing self-evaluation and personal commitment to changes and promotes healing from trauma by encouraging grounding, safety and self-efficacy.

Favorite non-work activities of Mr. Constant include traveling, watching nice movies, reading, and listening to music (jazz, blues and classical).