Emily Carrington is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over ten years of clinical experience. Emily worked in her early career providing addiction treatment, and psychotherapy services in the Baton Rouge community. She worked for eight years in the field of infant mental health in the greater New Orleans area, where she provided early intervention, training and social-emotional skill building tools to early childhood educators, children and families.
Emily has clinical training in group therapy and is interested in the use of psychodrama and gestalt within the group dynamic. Emily has experience with program development and spent time directing a partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient program on the Northshore. Emily joins the Atlas Psychiatry team as an enthusiastic provider of insight oriented therapy. Her mission is to provide supportive and structured interventions to assist individuals towards achieving wellness and shame resiliency. Her therapeutic approach is founded on existential theory that she believes is best supported through a trusting and empathetic therapeutic relationship.
Emily’s number one goal is to instill in a person the feeling of hope. She uses a strengths-based perspective that is solution focused, to assist people with everyday struggles and relationship challenges that can become overwhelming.
Carly LeBlanc is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Board Approved Clinical Supervisor with more than 10 years of experience in mental health. She received her undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and her master’s degree from Tulane University. She completed her clinical training at Depaul-Tulane Behavioral Hospital. Carly has worked in both outpatient and inpatient settings with adolescents, adults and geriatric clients. She has experience in program development and previously served as the program coordinator for the VA New Orleans Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center, a mental health day treatment program for veterans with serious mental illness diagnoses.
Carly’s therapeutic approach is to provide evidence-based treatment interventions to help clients who are struggling with symptoms related to mood, anxiety, and psychotic disorders. Her primary theoretical treatment model is cognitive behavioral therapy, an approach that helps clients change unhelpful patterns of thinking, problematic behaviors and negative emotional responses. She is also trained and skilled in motivational interviewing and social skills training for schizophrenia. She has extensive experience in conducting both group and individual therapy. Carly has specific clinical interest and expertise in social anxiety, serious mental illness diagnoses, psychosis, suicide prevention, and transgender issues. Carly's goal is to provide a comfortable and safe treatment environment in which clients can successfully identify and work towards achieving self-defined goals while collaboratively engaging in solution focused approaches for improved functioning and enhanced quality of life.
Danielle Zelisko is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 6 years of postgraduate experience in mental health. She completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology at Sonoma State University and received her master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from The University of Texas in Austin. She completed her internships at Austin Lakes Outpatient and Waterloo Counseling Center in Austin, Texas. Danielle has worked in a variety of outpatient settings providing individual psychotherapy to adolescents, adults and geriatric clients. She has experience as a Behavioral Health Therapist at a Federally Qualified Health Center. Additionally, she served on an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team providing community-based services to adults with Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder.
Danielle uses evidenced-based techniques to help clients empower themselves to identify and achieve their goals. Danielle integrates mindfulness-oriented Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills to help clients lessen the impacts of negative thinking, trauma, depression, anxiety, and maladaptive behaviors. Upon request, Danielle has experience with incorporating resources from a variety of 12-step fellowships into sessions, including Co-Dependents Anonymous and Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families (ACA). Danielle is passionate about working with women, LGBTQ-identified individuals, young adults, survivors of complex trauma, and anyone who is motivated to learn more about themselves and engage in the challenging, but rewarding work of healing.
Danielle Wright, DSW
Dr. Danielle Wright is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and public health practitioner with over 10 years of experience in the areas of infant mental health, social and emotional learning, trauma, and toxic stress. She completed her graduate training at Tulane University, where she earned a doctorate in Social Work, as well as master’s degrees in both Social Work and Public Health. Dr. Wright completed the LSUHSC Department of Psychiatry’s Harris Infant Mental Health Fellowship. She also has a certification in Disaster Mental Health from Tulane University.
Dr. Wright has worked across various clinical mental health settings, public health settings, school settings and early childhood learning centers. She has extensive experience conducting individual therapy, group therapy, play therapy, and child-parent psychotherapy. She specializes in working with children and adolescents navigating through a broad range of issues, including disorders of attachment, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and trauma. Dr. Wright’s therapeutic approach is strength-based and client-centered. She provides evidence-based interventions that equip clients with the tools necessary to expand their capacity to navigate through adversity with an eye towards achieving optimal emotional wellness across the lifespan.
In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Wright has experience in program development, implementation and evaluation. She serves as the founding director of Navigate Nola, the child well-being division of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice. She also serves as an adjunct clinical field faculty member at Tulane University School of Social Work.
Annie Bachrach, LCSW
Annie Bachrach is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Board Approved Clinical Supervisor with over 10 years of experience working with children and adolescents. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and her master's degree from Smith College School for Social Work. Annie has previously worked in an administrative role at Communities in Schools where she supervised a team of school social workers and school counselors. She also has extensive experience supervising social work and counseling interns. Annie has training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), play therapy techniques, mindfulness, and yoga. She completed a 200-hr Yoga teacher certification through Wild Lotus Yoga in 2017. She is also a Girls On The Run coach and a Board Member of Dat School, a self-directed learning center in St. Roch. Annie currently works as a school social worker at The International School of Louisiana. She is available for evening and weekend appointments at Atlas Psychiatry.
Annie's goal is to establish a healthy therapeutic relationship in a safe, nonjudgmental environment. She believes that the main goal of child therapy is to teach healthy coping and communication skills, improve self-esteem and self-efficacy, and increase positive connections to others. Influenced by her yoga practice, Annie practices psychotherapy with the hope that when we all feel connected and engaged in positive relationships, we will create a more peaceful and compassionate world.
Janell Kalifey, LCSW
Janell Kalify is a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience as a mental health professional. She specializes in working with adults and young adults dealing with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, addictions, grief/loss, trauma, sexuality and/or gender issues, relationship problems and stress. She also enjoys working with clients who are experiencing physical health challenges, sports performance issues, and those interested in life transitions and personal growth. She leads the Adult Process Group at Atlas Psychiatry.
Janell's treatment approach is eclectic and tailored to the individual client's needs. She is experienced in providing both short-term solution-based therapy and long-term insight-oriented therapy, as well as addressing issues from a mind-body perspective.
In addition to working in college mental health for the last 9 years at Tulane University and being actively involved in the American College Health Association, Janell currently holds a faculty position at the New Orleans-Birmingham Psychoanalytic Center in New Orleans.