Allied Wellness Collective was founded in 2018, as Second Nature Counseling, to address the need for counseling services in the community. In early 2021, during the COVID-19 pandemic, our team realized the need for broader, more integrated healthcare. After much brainstorming and research, Allied Wellness Collective, an independent practice association, was approved by New York State to form in July 2021. Now, our organization continues to grow to provide mental and behavioral healthcare, family healthcare, and other wellness services.
Our team has worked with clients who have struggled with all areas of life. Our experiences are different but our personal philosophies are the same; mental wellness is important and good mental health is necessary for success in life.
All of our providers meet New York State requirements to provide healthcare services within their profession. We participate in regular continuing professional development so we can utilize the most up-to-date counseling approaches and modalities.
Our team members continuously collaborate and work together to determine the best possible healthcare treatment for our clients and patients. We are a true integrated healthcare team and rely on each others' expertise to make sure we are considering all options for care.
We utilize various tools and assessments when providing care. We believe having consistent feedback on the healthcare process allows our clinicians to adjust therapies to meet the specific needs of each of our patients.
We are dedicated to enhancing the lives of those who have taken the leap to reach their best selves. Providers on our team provide services to address many areas of life, including mental and behavioral health, life transition coaching, medication management, psychological assessments, and more.
Expanding the focus to the whole person, rather than a diagnosis, allows for a more comprehensive approach to improving mental wellness. Utilizing the wellness model in treatment allows us to conceive an individual approach that favors patient-driven treatment.
We are dedicated to being the best we can be so that we can support our patients as they work toward becoming the best they can be.
Steven DiMarzo, LMHC, NCC
Founder, President & CEO
Steven is a licensed mental health counselor, master credentialed alcoholism and substance abuse counselor, and nationally certified counselor. Steven founded Second Nature Counseling in 2018. He manages and directs all administrative and clinical aspects of the practice..
Patient Services Coordinator
Christie is the friendly face of Second Nature Counseling. She makes sure that all of our clients feel welcomed, get answers to their questions, and feel like they are part of the Second Nature family.