Clinicians & Support
And this is where the Present Center for Mindfulness and Healing comes in.
Each one of our providers has a strong foundation in mindfulness and has their own dedicated mindfulness practice. We are also commited to helping other professionals develop and deepen their own practices, believing that the more skillfully providers are able to embody mindfulness, the better patients heal; and that is good for everyone.
Jenna Tedesco, Psy.D.
I believe that our overarching purpose is finding meaning in life; in learning with open-hearted curiosity. To our universal regret, many of these lessons come with suffering. I invite you to consider how the lessons of your own suffering might contribute to cultivation of empathy, engendering greater compassion not just for others, but for you too.
I have been working in the field counseling individuals for six years. I believe that everyone comes from a unique walk of life, and that at times it may feel as if no one could truly understand what you are going through or have been through, but I would like to try.
William (Bill) McCracken LCSW, ICADC, CMT-P
Through working together and building a working relationship, I partner with clients to bring about healing and a sense of well-being through mindfulness-based counseling. The emphasis during individual sessions is to learn the skills that empower you to live mindfully and accept the invitation to move toward greater balance, control and participation in your life.
Charmaine M. Quarles, (LPCMH), (NCC)
Charmaine M. Quarles is a Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health (LPCMH), and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), with over twenty years experience working in Human and Social Services in the areas Substance Abuse Treatment, HIV Care Management and Homeless Assistance.
Heather Klemanski is a mindfulness & self-compassion facilitator, self-love advocate, and inspirational speaker known for her enthusiasm, kindness, and straight-forward nature. Her passion is to connect people to their authentic joy and purpose to live freely.
After a lifetime of practicing meditation and yoga off-and-on for years, I have been practicing Mindfulness meditation steadily for the last 4 years. My current focus and interest are the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction meditation practices as outlined by Jon Kabat Zinn in his book ‘Full Catastrophe Living’.
Guy M. Bilyou, CISSP (ISC)2
Guy has been working in IT and Cyber Security for over fifteen years in Department of Defense and “Big Data” in the financial sector. He holds the peer reviewed Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) from the prestigious International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2.