Cadence Team Approach

Our clients benefit from a unique team approach to care.

  • The team is headed by Milani Smith, Clinical Director and CBT Program Director, and Dan Finnegan, DBT Program Director. Dan and Milani provide expertise and oversight on all aspects of client care at Cadence.
  • Cadence has a high degree of therapist collaboration so that each client benefits from the skill sets of the entire team. This includes a weekly Grand Rounds meeting, weekly DBT consult groups and weekly individual meetings with a Director. The therapists are regularly presenting new information and research findings as part of Cadence in-house professional development.

Post-Doctoral Fellows

Cadence offers a fellowship program for outstanding therapists that have completed their Doctoral programs, which includes substantial clinical work. These Fellows are similar to Resident doctors working in a hospital seeing patients while gaining additional depth in their area of specialty. These Fellows receive at least a year with heavy case supervision and training in order to advance their skills beyond many of their peers that go directly into individual practices. Our goal is to retain these Fellows as long-term Cadence therapists.

Cadence Team Therapists

Milani Smith – Clinical Director and CBT Program Director

PhD – Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dan Finnegan – DBT Program Director

DBT-Linehan Board Certified
MSW, LICSW – Therapist

Charlotte Brill

DBT Skills Trainer

Elaine Cheung

MSW, LICSW – Therapist

Michelle Diskin

DBT-Linehan Board Certified
MS, LMHC – Therapist

Manda Hakimi Ederer

PhD – Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Vibh Forsythe

PhD – Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Mac Gilbert

Mac Gilbert

PhD – Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Marisa Keller

Marisa Keller

PhD – Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Post Doctoral Fellow

Christen Manangan

PhD – Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Margaret Mitchell

PhD – Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Karen Pang

Karen Pang

PhD – Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Post Doctoral Fellow

Jennifer Shaver

PhD – Post Doctoral Fellow

Cadence Team Support Staff

Michelle Cassese

Office and Intake Coordinator

Marissa Paris

Marissa Paris

Client Care Coordinator