We seek to help individuals, couples and families through professional counseling, life coaching, and support services, integrating Biblical principles if our clients choose. All of our counselors have graduated from Nyack Alliance Graduate School of Counseling.
We are Professional Mental Health Counselors
with a Christian Foundation.
Louise Nielsen, MA, NCC, LMHC, RPT-S NY State Licensed Mental Health Counselor National Certified Counselor Registered Play Therapist & Supervisor CTA and AACC Certified Coach Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor Working with Individuals (Children through Adult), Couples & Families 845-527-6880 Click here to send me an Email
Louise received a Masters in Biblical Studies from Alliance Theological seminary in 2002, and a Masters in Counseling from Nyack College Alliance Graduate School of Counseling in 2004. Louise did her internship for counseling working in substance abuse counseling at St. Lukes Hospital in Newburgh. Louise formed At The Crossroads in 2004 to satisfy the growing need for Christian Counseling in the Hudson Valley. Louise is a Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor of Play Therapy training. Louise enjoys incorporating play therapy into her counseling with CHILDREN, and often with adults. Louise holds additional certifications, including: Life Coaching, Critical Incident Stress Management (Basic Level), and Prepare/Enrich Premarital/Marital assessments, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Imago Relationship Therapy. Louise specializes in dealing with children and adults who are victims of trauma and abuse, children and adults struggling with anxiety and depression, and anyone overwhelmed by the stresses of life. She also enjoys helping couples improve their marriages and prevent divorce. Louise helps clients connect with their faith in God to as a critical element of healing.
Counseling is Louise's second career. In her first career she worked in the computer industry and holds a BS in Mathematics from Adelphi University, an MS in Computer Science from Pennsylvania State University, and a Ph.D. in Information Science from Syracuse University (1978). Her time in the business world helps her work with people dealing with work related stressors, and where work demands are creating significant stress in a person's marriage and impacting parenting.
Sarah Fred, MA, NCC, LMHC NY State Licensed Mental Health Counselor National Certified Counselor Specializing in Children & Adolescents 845-857-4811 Click here to send me an Email
Sarah received her BA in Psychology and Minor in Human Development & Family Studies from The Pennsylvania State University, where she graduated with High Distinction after completing an undergraduate honors thesis entitled The Relationship Between Adolescent Faith and Coping With Crisis. In 2005, Sarah began her journey as a counselor interning at Astor Children Services’ Outpatient Clinic in Beacon, NY, and subsequently graduated with Honors receiving her MA in Counseling from Nyack College Alliance Graduate School of Counseling (2006). Additional certifications include: Critical Incident Stress Management (Basic Level), and Prepare/Enrich Premarital/Marital assessments. Additional Training: National Tourette’s Association Comprehensive Behavior Intervention for Tics. Other professional experiences include: leading didactic groups on Anger Management at the Walter Hoving Home, teaching groups on Boundaries with Children at ATC, and mentoring interns.
Sarah enjoys incorporating art, music, sand play, storytelling and puppet work into her counseling and is currently working under supervision to become a Registered Play Therapist. In addition to her degrees and certifications, Sarah has done extensive personal research on the impact of nutrition and environmental toxins on mental health. Sarah specializes in work with children, adolescents and college aged individuals, with a depth of experience in strengthening the parent-child connection, grief, anxiety, relaxation training, cutting, recovery from abusive relationships and coping with transitions. Above all, Sarah strives to be a vessel through which God can pour his healing truth into broken lives.
Dani Aitken, MA, LMHC, CASAC NY State Licensed Mental Health Counselor Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor 845-219-0784 Click here to send me an Email
Dani received her BA in Psychology from Chatham University in Pittsburgh PA in 1987, where she graduated with honors. Dani’s path to counseling began in Massachusetts where she worked for the Massachusetts Department of Social Services as a Child Protective Worker from 1990-1995. In 1995 Dani moved to southern New Jersey where she worked as a Certified Crisis Counselor from 1995-2005. In 2005 Dani moved to the Hudson Valley area and in 2006 began her graduate education at the Nyack College Alliance Graduate School of Counseling. She graduated in 2008 with high honors and began working for Hope Ministry/Wellsprings Counseling Center in northern New Jersey from 2008 - 2011. In 2011, Dani began working at Lexington Center for Recovery in New York as an addictions counselor and completed her addictions certification (CASAC) in 2013. At that time Dani began her work with women and addictions at Step One in Highland NY as the Intensive Outpatient Women’s Specialist. She has experience with couples therapy, group therapy and individual therapy. Dani enjoys working with people to help them have more satisfying lives, feel empowered and have healthier relationships. She specifically enjoys helping people who have experienced a faith crisis find their way back to God.
Andrew holds a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nyack College Alliance Graduate School of Counseling. He has been trained in individual, relationship and group therapy. Andrew sees adolescents, adults and families for a range of issues from anxiety and depression to substance abuse, ADHD success strategies for children and adults, relationship issues and more. When not counseling Andrew enjoys reading, strategy games and hiking as well as the art and culture of New York City.
Members of the American Association of Christian Counselors
Office Address: 621 Route 52 (Fishkill Ave), Beacon, NY 12508 MailingAddress:P.O. Box 672, Newburgh, NY 12551 Fax: 845-831-1579, Phone: 845-527-6880