Clinical Team

Clinical Team

Dr. Leonardo Vando, MD

MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Dr. Leonardo Vando is a Board Certified Psychiatrist and Addiction Psychiatrist with over 15 years of experience in treating the full spectrum of psychiatric and addictive disorders. He specializes in treating complex conditions requiring integration of genetic, metabolic, cultural, and psychosocial data points in order to achieve reduction of symptoms and promote healing. Dr. Vando attended Sacred Heart University as a chemistry undergrad and received a medical degree from Ponce School of Medicine. He trained as a psychiatrist and addictionologist in NYC’s Beth Israel Medical Center.

Angel Santiago, CRPA

COUNSELOR


Meera Nair, LMSW

Counselor

Meera joins Seek Counseling with over five years of progressive experience in substance use, social services with special emphasis on helping those recover in the justice system. While recently finishing her masters’ degree in social work from NYU Silver School of Social Work, Ms. Nair has been active through court advocacy and getting access for indigent patients in need of mental health services.

Ryan Wade, bA

COUNSELOR

Ryan joined Seek Brooklyn in early 2023 with an eclectic background in counseling, writing, and technology. Mr. Wade earned his bachelor’s in History / English literature from North Carolina State University and continues to write while inspiring patients to be the best version of themselves. Ryan’s known for helping patients tap into their own creativity as a recovery tool.

Marisol Montes, BA

ADMISSIONS /INTAKE MANAGER

Marisol comes to Seek Counseling with four years’ experience in office management, social services, and patient advocacy. Ms. Montes earned her BA in psychology from City University of New York-College of Staten and has quickly become one of key team members by helping patients steer through the substance use treatment process.

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