Henry Street Settlement opens doors of opportunity for Lower East Side residents and other New Yorkers through social services, arts, and health care programs.
Meet our SBMHC Staff
Kelly Lennon-Martucci, LCSW
Director of School Based Mental Health
Kelly Lennon-Martucci, Director of School Based Mental Health Services at Henry Street Settlement since 2012, oversees mental health clinics in eight public schools. After graduating from the University of Vermont with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Kelly worked in the foster care field, providing home based crisis intervention and behavioral support to foster families. Upon earning a Master of Social Work degree from Columbia University, she became a psychiatric social worker at a New York City hospital, where she worked in the psychiatric emergency department and the child and adolescent outpatient clinic. Additionally, she developed the hospital’s first School Based Mental Health Clinic. In 2014 Kelly received the Emerging Leader Award from the National Association for Social Workers in NYC and in 2016 received the “40 under 40” New York Non-Profit Rising Star Award from New York Non-Profit Media. Kelly’s passion is program development and clinical work, guided by social justice. Kelly is SIFI certified and has received post-master’s certificates in Clinical Supervision, Adolescent Psychotherapy and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Kelly is a Registered Yoga Teacher, has a private practice in NYC, and is an Adjunct Professor in Field Advisement at Hunter Silberman School of Social Work.
Stephanie Rojas, LMHC
OCA, UNMS, MCII, Re-Start Academy
As a bilingual Spanish-speaking clinician, Stephanie meets the needs of the communities in NYC to ensure that language is not a barrier to receiving treatment. While being culturally competent, she is able to assess, support, and help get her clients’ life back on track. She enjoys empowering individuals and bearing witness to their healing and growth. She currently works with children, adolescents, adults, and families providing individual, group, and family therapy sessions treating clients with conditions, such as: depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, suicidality, self-harming behavior, and adjustment/behavior issues. She has received training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma-informed cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), mindfulness-based stress reduction, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and neurocounseling. She is passionate about helping people overcome past and present obstacles including family and relationship issues, childhood issues, and finding a sense of identity. She truly believes people are resilient and have the potential to improve their lives and overcome life’s toughest challenges.
Jaclyn Vasaturo, LMSW
PS 140 and PS 20
Jaclyn Vasaturo, LMSW graduated with honors from Marist College with a Bachelors in Social Work going on to NYU where she graduated with honors with her Masters in Social Work. As a 200 hour RYT, Jaclyn utilizes mindfulness in her direct practice and has participated in trainings such as Mindfulness as a Stress Reduction Tool, Accepted Commitment Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, among other modalities such as DBT and crisis de-escalation and intervention. In 2019, Jaclyn piloted a resilience based, trauma focused group, Bounce Back in which she was trained in February 2019. Jaclyn often utilizes CBT in her work with clients and families and approaches each client and family with a strengths-based perspective.
Nathalie Sarju, LMSW
PS 134 and PS 20
As a therapist for children and their families, Nathalie’s style engages her creative side and aims to strengthen families and empower children. To ensure a healthy and effective client relationship, she focuses on each client’s strengths to assist in developing a strong, trusting relationship. In upholding a client-centered approach, she provides her clients with the ability to navigate through sessions at their own pace in a calm, comforting space. Nathalie applies techniques of trauma-informed therapy, engage children in play therapy and sand therapy, and utilize mindfulness practices and art therapy to provide a holistic clinical treatment for each client. In every aspect of her practice, Nathalie embraces all aspects of client’s stories with an open mind, full heart, and attentive ears.
Carlos Grijalva, LMSW-LP
PS 142 and PS 134
Therapy is a journey and together, Carlos can help you walk in that journey of self-discovery. Carlos is a believer in recognizing one’s strengths and abilities in the mist of confusing and difficult times in life. Some journeys are short while others last a lifetime, but together we can discover what therapeutic approach works best for you! With a focus on utilizing a client centered approach, strengths based approach, psychodynamic, crisis de-escalation, and an environmental approach by integrating cognitive behavioral techniques, motivational interviewing principles, trauma-focus / trauma-informed therapy, and mindfulness practices servicing individuals, families, and groups.
Emilia Leon, LMSW
Per Diem SBMHC Therapist
Working with children, youth, and families is a passion that has fueled my work as a social worker. Emilia is warm, approachable, empathetic, and deeply passionate about helping children and families advocate for themselves. She is a proud graduate of NYU’s Silver School of Social Work, and was able to intern at Henry Street Settlement’s Parent Center and Mount Sinai’s Adolescent Health Center. She come to SBMHC with extensive experience working with individuals, groups and families across the lifespan. Emilia is passionate about working with families that have recently immigrated to the United States. As a clinician she aims to practice therapy from a relational approach, in addition to weaving strength based, trauma-informed, and culturally sensitive services to the clients she works with.
Yunshan Gao, LMSW
Per Diem SBMHC Therapist
Yunshan is a culturally competent, client-centered and strength-based therapist who is familiar with psychodynamic and CBT approach. She values the strength and resilience in each individual and family and she is ready to help you start the healing process.
Jaquala Montalvo, LMSW
PS 20 and PS 142
As a bilingual and bicultural clinician, Jaquala believes in the power of using your words to share your story your way, and feel understood and accepted. She believes in the power of entering a space that is non-judgmental and accepting of the person you are. She has seen children thrive in an environment where they are welcomed to be their true selves. Throughout Jaquala’s short and valued time in this profession she has learned that therapy is a process, and people require time to reflect on the changes they would like to make in their life. She thinks the utilization of a strengths based model can be empowering, and through that model and the creation of a strong therapeutic relationship the healing process can take place.