Dr. Joseph Galasso, PsyD

Dr. Joseph Galasso, PsyD

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

Clinical, Consulting, & Sport/Performance Psychology
Paramus & Hasbrouck Heights

Dr. Joseph Galasso holds a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology and is licensed to practice in New York and New Jersey. His areas of expertise include psychological assessment and treatment, sport psychology, clinical and organizational consultation, and organizational development.

Dr. Joseph Galasso holds a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology and is licensed to practice in New York and New Jersey. His areas of expertise include psychological assessment and treatment, sport psychology, clinical and organizational consultation, and organizational development.

Dr. Galasso owns and operates Baker Street Behavioral Health & The COR Behavioral Group with offices located throughout New Jersey and a growing telehealth presence throughout the greater United States. These practices provide integrated behavioral health services for children, teens, adults, and families. Specifically, Dr. Galasso has developed internationally recognized and adopted athletic programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Dr. Galasso provides ongoing consultation, training, and coaching services to individuals, families, professional and amateur athletes, teams, corporations, and schools. He and his team has and continues to provide consultation to professional sports teams in the NBA, NHL, MLS, NWSL, and WNBA. He has a proven track record for providing assistance with pre-draft selection profiles to assist teams in their selection.

Dr. Adeola Sonaike, PhD, MPH, CHES

Dr. Adeola Sonaike, PhD, MPH, CHES

Chief Operating Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Adeola Sonaike is an epidemiologist and public health practitioner. With over a decade of experience as a Health Executive, she has led numerous efforts in the development and implementation of public health initiatives and population health services for individuals with complex care and special health care needs through research, advocacy, program development and community engagement.

Dr. Adeola Sonaike is an epidemiologist and public health practitioner. With over a decade of experience as a Health Executive, she has led numerous efforts in the development and implementation of public health initiatives and population health services for individuals with complex care and special health care needs through research, advocacy, program development and community engagement. She is a founding Board of Director for Epilepsy Alliance America and the Board Chair of the Health Leadership Legacy Project.

Dr. Sonaike also serves as an advisor for multiple advisory councils in the pharmaceutical industry and the academic research sector. As an epidemiologist, she has led pandemic response and organizational cohesion efforts in the non-profit sector, the corporate sector and for professional sports.

Dr. Sonaike is an Adjunct Professor at Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ, in the College of Biomedical Science and Health Promotion. She received her PhD in Public Health-Epidemiology from Walden University, based in Minneapolis, MN. She also received a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Walden University, and her Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences from Rutgers University, based in NJ.

She completed a fellowship as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Leader where she strengthened her skillsets in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and in Organizational Change. Dr. Sonaike’s areas of expertise include public health, epidemiology, health policy, chronic disease prevention, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and neuroepidemiology.

Dr. Jonathan D. Friedman, PsyD

Dr. Jonathan D. Friedman, PsyD

Partner & Clinical, Consulting, & Sport/Performance Psychologist

Partner & Clinical, Consulting, & Sport/Performance Psychologist

Dr. Jonathan D. Friedman was born and raised in Morristown and Parsippany, New Jersey. He graduated from Columbia University in 1999 and later completed a doctorate in clinical psychology (Psy.D.) from the California School of Professional Psychology in 2008. He completed a dissertation on financial strain and debt and their psychological impact.

Dr. Jonathan D. Friedman was born and raised in Morristown and Parsippany, New Jersey. He graduated from Columbia University in 1999 and later completed a doctorate in clinical psychology (Psy.D.) from the California School of Professional Psychology in 2008. He completed a dissertation on financial strain and debt and their psychological impact.

He has worked in a wide variety of clinical settings, including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, in-school programs, home based treatments, community mental health clinics, and he also served as an Associate Clinical Professor at Antioch University during the 2013-2014 academic year. Moreover, he has extensive experience as a clinical supervisor and, since 2014, he has been in management and clinical director roles in private practices. In 2018, he became a co-founding partner of Baker Street Behavioral Health LLC.

Dr. Friedman also works as a sport and performance psychologist, including in his current role as the Team Psychologist for the New Jersey Devils (NHL) and as a co-director of the New York Liberty’s Mental Health and Wellness Department (WNBA). In addition, he serves in a central role conducting evaluations of amatuer prospects for the NHL and WNBA amateur drafts, a role he also held with the Brooklyn Nets (NBA). He has been involved as a consultant with the New York Red Bulls (MLS), Gotham FC (WPS), and with the Metropolitan Riveters (PHF). He has been published, interviewed, and/or featured in books on chemical dependency, the business of private practice, the response to COVID-19, and sport psychology in the New York Post, WOR 710 AM, Advertising Week 360, Shondaland, New Jersey 101.5, TRTWorld.Com, and NJ Spotlight News.

Erika Sensbach, LPC, LCADC

Erika Sensbach, LPC, LCADC

Director of Clinical Services

Director of Clinical Services

Clinical Counseling, EMDR & Addictions

Erika Sensbach holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling from Fairleigh Dickinson University, College at Florham. She is licensed to practice in New Jersey and is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She is trained in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing).

Erika Sensbach holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling from Fairleigh Dickinson University, College at Florham. She is licensed to practice in New Jersey and is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She is trained in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing).

Erika is a practicing LPC, LCADC and Clinical Director at Baker Street Behavioral Health, a multidisciplinary behavioral health clinic providing services across the lifespan. Prior to joining Baker Street, Erika had a 10-year tenure at a Partial Hospitalization Program/Intensive Outpatient Program as a clinician, Clinical Coordinator, Program Director, and Director of Clinical Services.

As a Director of Clinical Services Erika oversaw clinical and employee operations for four PHP/IOP programs located in NJ. Early in her career, Erika worked with the homeless population (HOMI) as an outreach coordinator for Morris County. Erika’s main focus is to reconnect and build a therapeutic relationship in an environment where the individual can work on formulating positive communication, set realistic personal goals, identify patterns of behaviors, and work on resolving issues in the here and now.

Dr. Carrie Ditzel, PhD

Dr. Carrie Ditzel, PhD

Director of Geropsychology & Neuropsychology

Director of Geropsychology & Neuropsychology

Dr. Carrie Ditzel holds a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego, CA. She is licensed to practice in New York and New Jersey and is a Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider. Dr. Ditzel specializes in geropsychology and treating the impact of medical conditions on mental health.

Dr. Carrie Ditzel holds a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego, CA. She is licensed to practice in New York and New Jersey and is a Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider. Dr. Ditzel specializes in geropsychology and treating the impact of medical conditions on mental health.

Dr. Ditzel is a practicing psychologist and clinical manager at Baker Street Behavioral Health, a multidisciplinary behavioral health clinic providing services across the lifespan. Prior to joining Baker Street, Dr. Ditzel had a 12-year tenure as a Clinical Director for CHE Behavioral Health where she oversaw the clinical operations for over 50 mental health providers treating patients in skilled nursing and long-term care settings throughout NJ.

Additionally, Dr. Ditzel stayed in the field treating patients throughout her tenure in long term care settings and provided education and training to front line staff on mental health issues. Early in her career, she served as a Licensed Psychologist at South Beach Psychiatric Center in Staten Island, NY and completed her pre and post- doctoral training within psychiatric hospital settings.

Dr. Ditzel has an active, warm, and personalized approach to treatment that incorporates evidenced based therapies to help patients feel relief from their symptoms while building skills and insights that can be used in everyday life. Dr. Ditzel is a busy working mother of two young children. She is a proud wife to her husband, who also serves on the frontlines of healthcare and is a first responder.

Dr. Daria Luongo, PsyD, LPC

Dr. Daria Luongo, PsyD, LPC

Manager, Clinical Biofeedback Services

Manager, Clinical Biofeedback Services

Biofeedback Programs

Dr. Daria Luongo, Psy.D., LPC is a post-doctoral fellow and Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in the treatment of depression, anxiety, stress and personality related disorders. Dr. Luongo is a doctoral graduate of CalSouthern University and currently fulfills the role as Baker Street’s Manager of Clinical Biofeedback Services.

Dr. Daria Luongo, Psy.D., LPC is a post-doctoral fellow and Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in the treatment of depression, anxiety, stress and personality related disorders. Dr. Luongo is a doctoral graduate of CalSouthern University and currently fulfills the role as Baker Street’s Manager of Clinical Biofeedback Services.

Biofeedback is a modality that Dr. Luongo provides for personal injury clients who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In addition to Biofeedback and outside the realm of personal injury, Dr. Luongo provides traditional therapy with the approach of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Person-centered therapy. Her specialties include overcoming challenges of mood disorders, improving coping skills and rebuilding healthy relationships.

Dr. Luongo facilitates a welcoming, safe, and non-judgmental environment to explore client concerns, goals, personal growth and confidence. She has experience working with adults, teens, children and families in Partial Hospitalization Programs and Intensive Outpatient Programs. She continues to work with all ages throughout the lifespan. Dr. Luongo’s main motivation and goal is to implement evidence-based techniques in supporting her clients to live a happy and satisfying life outside of the therapy setting.

Melissa Parrish, LAC

Melissa Parrish, LAC

Director of Telehealth Services

Director of Telehealth Services

Melissa Parrish, LAC, received her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Montclair State University, and she has worked clinically with children, families, and adults within hospitals and community-based mental health programs.

As Director of Telehealth Services, Parrish directly oversees all 32 of Baker Street’s telehealth practices across the USA. Her expertise in program development and strategic organizational growth will help build an effective, scalable telehealth network as the company expands to all 50 states.