Our Florida Therapists

Meet Our Florida Team


Welcome to East Coast Mental Wellness of Florida, where we are dedicated to providing compassionate and inclusive care for all individuals. Our agency is committed to fostering a supportive environment that embraces diversity and promotes the well-being of every person, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. As an LGBTQ-friendly agency, we understand the unique challenges faced by the LGBTQ community and offer specialized services to meet their needs. Our team of experienced and empathetic professionals is here to support you on your journey to mental wellness, ensuring you feel respected, understood, and valued every step of the way.

All sessions are provided online   

Insurance Accepted: BCBS, Cigna, Optum, UHC, UMR and Aetna

Melissa DaSilva, LICSW
Melissa DaSilva, LICSW She/Her/HERS

Location: Florida (Telehealth)

Are you an entrepreneur seeking a positive change in your life, but finding yourself in a state of stagnation, low spirits, or uncertainty? Melissa DaSilva, LICSW, the esteemed owner of East Coast Mental Wellness and MelissaDaSilva.com LLC can help. With Melissa’s extensive expertise and educational background, she can assist you in breaking free from your current rut. Through her solution-focused approach and remarkable creativity, Melissa can effectively guide you past the obstacles hindering your progress, enabling you to confidently navigate your entrepreneurial journey and take those crucial next steps toward success.

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Location: Florida (Telehealth)

Adelly Antoinette Crescioni (she/her) Clinical Social Worker with bilingual skills (Spanish/English) with a holistic approach to the diverse factors that may affect her clients. She obtained her Master’s degree from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico and her BSW with a minor in Education. She also is certified in Mindfulness and in 500 hours in yoga practice. She has worked in private and public sectors with children, teenagers, adults, and the elderly populations. Also, she has experience working with groups, trauma survivors, and mothers with kids with special needs. She integrates Eastern and Western psychology and philosophy to help clients manage stress and anxiety. She combines diverse methods like art, poetry, dancing, music, Tibetan singing bowls, meditation, yoga, and mindful listening in her therapy. Adelly wants to assist clients in understanding their humanity and becoming actors and owners in their healing process, letting guilt and shame behind them and embracing hope.

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Yoliann Santiago, LCSW She/Her/HERS

Location: Florida (Telehealth)

 Immediate Openings Available

Yoliann Santiago (she/her) is a bilingual Spanish-English Clinical Social Worker Licensed in Rhode Island and in Puerto Rico. She received her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Ana G. Méndez University. Her experiences include: working with children, young adults, women, domestic violence survivors, veterans and clinical settings, as well as support groups. She has a passion to provide clients with a space that is safe, supportive and non-judgmental where they can discuss, explore, learn and assess their needs, emotions, challenges, experiences, and goals. Yoliann wants to assist and create individualized treatment strategies that help her clients in their healing journey to find their strengths and empower them. She helps her clients with a variety of life challenges including: stress, symptoms of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and adjustments to life changes by utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness based stress reduction, solution focused approaches and psychoeducation.

Melissa DaSilva, LICSW

Location: Florida (Telehealth)

 Immediate Openings Available

I have been in field of Mental Health and a therapist since 2011, I have pursued this
field with great passion. I have had the privilege and honor of working with diverse
populations with an approach that focuses on the individual. I continue to gain
insight, knowledge and skills within the field of Mental Health and recognize the
importance of continuing education. I am, and have always been drawn to understanding
the human condition and behaviors that may contribute to an individual’s personal
struggle. I believe that the therapeutic process is highly beneficial and effective in
providing healing, self-insight, wisdom, understanding, acceptance, knowledge and so much more

Melissa DaSilva, LICSW

 Location: Florida (Telehealth)

 Immediate Openings Available

My name is Mike, and I’m a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW).

I have several years of experience working in a variety of different settings, from PHP/IOP to schools, EOS, and outpatient practices. I have worked with individuals and groups of all ages with Autism profiles, Anxiety Disorders, and Mood Disorders, substance use, and Trauma Disorders. I also have experience working with adolescents and adults in the LGBTQ+ Community, as well as undergraduate/graduate students, especially student-athletes, who juggle many different responsibilities, and can experience a variety of stressors. As a former student-athlete myself, I understand both the gifts and challenges that can come with managing a busy schedule in this role.

I have experience utilizing a variety of different treatment modalities, including CBT, ACT, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Treatment, Motivational Interviewing, Reality Therapy, as well as Social-Emotional Learning.

I embrace a client-centered, and strengths-based locus of treatment that is solution-focused, and meets the client where they are at. I believe in always taking a Systems Theory and Reality Theory approach to treatment, as well as applying a heavy emphasis on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction to help individuals in their journey towards self-acceptance and self-actualization.

In addition to my work at ECMW, I’m also an Outpatient Clinician at Social Sparks, Inc. I’m also an Autism Advocate, guest speaker, and writer/blogger on various Online platforms and virtual podcasts.

In my spare-time, I’m an avid long-distance runner at a competitive level. I run in road races for a Boston-based track club, and also enjoy cycling and hiking. I always encourage regular exercise and outdoor time to anyone who I work with, in the hopes that everyone can experience the healing benefits of a calm mind and body, and being present in nature.

I earned a Master’s in Clinical Social Work from Rhode Island College in 2016. I also hold a B.A. In Psychology from Rhode Island College as well (2012).

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Tracy Young, LICSW She/Her/HERS

Location: Florida (Telehealth)

 Immediate Openings Available

Tracy Young is a licensed clinical social worker with 35 years of experience in the mental health field, including school social work. Tracy’s work with clients is rooted in the belief that the therapeutic relationship is the basis for change. Trust, honesty, humor, compassion, and mutual respect are all integral to her work with clients. Tracy’s forte is working with children, adolescents, and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, loss, trauma, domestic violence, and life transitions. Tracy is also certified as a Pet Assisted Therapist and often works alongside her 3 ½-year-old Shih Tzu, Finbarr. Tracy has a passion for horses and soon hopes to include Equine therapy as a part of her therapeutic practice.

Book Your First Appointment

Book a free 15-minute call with one of our therapists. During the call, you will have the opportunity to get a sense of your therapist’s personality and the techniques they use before deciding if you want to schedule your initial session with them.
Providence Location

1 Richmond Square, Suite 350W
Providence, RI 02906

(GPS: 331 Waterman St)

*with free parking

Office photography by Drty Glitter
Puerto Rico

Telehealth Only

Get In Touch

Phone: 401-227-0372
Fax: 877-455-9466

Immediate Help

If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, a free 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. You will be routed to the nearest city crisis center.