The Collaborative Team

Meet our clinical and administrative team of experts.

Timothy Crumley, LMHC, BC-TMH

CEO, CommonSense Mental Health

Timothy is the CEO of CommonSense Mental Health, as well as a psychotherapist and licensed mental health counselor specializing in substance use-related issues, gender and sexuality development and issues related to general anxiety and depression. He is a Rogerian and Client-Centered therapist and one of his core beliefs is that most distress is related to living a life that may not be yours.

One of the main goals of therapy is to identify your path and true goals, and to begin taking steps toward your ideal self. Timothy also believes this process can often be best accomplished online and through secure forms of digital communication (including text and video-based services). 

In his spare time Timothy has also managed a substance abuse rehabilitation facility in Albany, New York, as well as served as a psychotherapist at a private practice and on other online platforms. He is an avid cyclist and runner.

Steven DiMarzo, LMHC, NCC, CASAC

Executive Director, Second Nature Counseling

In 2018, Steven DiMarzo founded Second Nature Counseling as a response to the need for quality, accessible mental health care in the Central New York region. In 2019, Steven and Second Nature Counseling moved to Schenectady, New York, so he could be closer to family and expand the practice to reach the community’s needs.

Since then, Steven has worked to extend the reach of Second Nature Counseling to the Capital Region of New York, providing counseling services, consultation to local and regional organizations to assist in reducing team turnover, burnout & compassion fatigue, and to educate team members and leadership on the importance of wellness and mental health in the workplace. Steven also provides consulting services to fellow mental health professionals who are starting, growing, and scaling their own practices through SNC’s partner company, Second Nature Consulting & Training.   

Second Nature Counseling’s mission is to contribute to the elimination of the stigma associated with mental and behavioral health disorders by making counseling services accessible to all, offering education and training for mental health professionals and other practitioners, and supporting the expansion of mental health and other wellness services.

Prior to working in private practice, Steven worked for not-for-profit agencies, providing counseling services to clients and patients in outpatient and inpatient settings, leadership to clinical teams, and supporting the growth and advancement of services in Central New York. Steven has worked in other not-for-profit industries, always having a focus on community engagement and improvement.

Steven is a graduate of SUNY Oswego, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in human development, with minors in business administration and conflict management, and a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling. Steven has also earned a master’s in business administration from Le Moyne College, in addition to a graduate certificate in healthcare leadership. Steven is a licensed mental health counselor and credentialed alcoholism and substance abuse counselor in New York and a board-certified counselor by the National Board for Certified Counselors. Steven also has extensive training and experience in gambling addiction counseling, clinical supervision, trauma-informed therapy, and compassion fatigue therapy.

Steven is a Long Island, NY native and has lived in Upstate New York for over 15 years. Steven has established himself in the Capital Region community. Steven is a member of the Capital Region Chamber of Commerce, where he participates in the Young Professionals Network Executive Mentorship program; is a volunteer with the American Red Cross, where he is a member of the disaster mental health response team; the New York Mental Health Counselors Association, as the chair of the Capital Region membership committee, member of the association’s marketing committee, and the editor of The Educator, a semi-yearly newsletter for counselor educators in New York. Steven works diligently to form relationships and partner with many community organizations and influencers to support the advancement of healthcare services, education in mental health illnesses and services, and to address and eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness and treatment.

Steven lives in Clifton Park, NY with his partner, Zachary, and spends his free time skiing, hiking, seeing many movies, and traveling as often as possible. 

Meagan Rivenburgh, LMHC, CASAC-Master Counselor

Chief Community Development & Strategy Officer, CommonSense Mental Health

Meagan is a licensed mental health and addictions counselor who, in addition to providing psychotherapy, assists our practice with community outreach, collaboration, and training. Meagan strongly believes the interaction of personal identity, family, community, and career can lead to challenges in multiple life-areas when one aspect becomes particularly stressful. Meagan enjoys assisting individuals and families to identify those aspects of self that have already proven to be successful for each of us, and to discover new ways to apply these to challenging patterns that may no longer be as effective for our goals.

Meagan takes a client-centered, integrated approach that often emphasizes psycho-dynamic and family-systems theories.
Having lived and worked in various parts of the United States, she currently resides in the Albany, New York area. Through her experience personally and professionally, she knows first-hand the challenges of developing and maintaining an alliance in counseling when life and work get in the way and strongly believes in flexibility and accessibility. Having worked with multiple age groups in multiple treatment settings, she has developed a passion for aiding individuals and families with identifying and obtaining personalized supports, services, and resources to increase enjoyment and fulfillment. Meagan believes that counseling can provide an avenue of self-discovery that goes beyond the alleviation of symptoms providing pathways to thrive.

In addition to Meagan’s work with our practice, she enjoys working with other helping professionals to build upon their own strengths in their work and personal lives. In her spare time Meagan enjoys traveling, outdoor activities, and spending time with friends, family, and two very cool miniature schnauzers.

BrieAnne Wilson, LMHC, CCPT, RMT

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Second Nature Counseling

Carolyn Elacqua, LMSW

Licensed Master Social Worker,
CommonSense Mental Health

Carolyn has been working with children and young adults for over 20 years. Her focuses are: Psychoeducation, CBT and incorporating the visual arts in therapy. She is focused on assisting individuals and families heal from traumatic life experiences, loss and social displacement. Also, the understanding that at times in our lives we feel lost and alone and that having someone there to support you in the rebuilding of self and identity is the foundation of her approach.

Carolyn had begun working in the human services before becoming a teacher at The Boys and Girls Club, St. Anne’s Institute and at Parsons Child and Family Center, currently Northern Rivers, as a Therapeutic Foster Care Respite worker.

Carolyn earned her bachelor’s degree in Studio Art with concentrations in painting and photography with a minor in Philosophy from The College of Saint Rose. She returned to school and obtained her New York State teaching certification in Art Education and has taught Art at every grade level from Kindergarten to Postgraduate. In 2003 she earned a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies and in 2012, a Master of Arts in English, both from The University at Albany. Her love of the Humanities brought her back to social work in 2017 and in December of 2019 she earned her MSSW at the College of Saint Rose.

Lastly, Carolyn enjoys hiking, reading, traveling, and volunteering. 

Carlos Merced

Chief Operating Officer & Practice Manager,
CommonSense Mental Health

Carlos is the Chief Operations Officer of our practice and has over 10 years of experience in customer service. He takes pride in assuring clients and staff are treated with respect, dignity, and care: that they not only expect, but deserve.

Carlos seeks to provide empathy in any and all interactions he has with clients coming on board with CommonSense Mental Health. He also has experience in managing medications for clients in a substance use treatment facility, and in his spare time Carlos is an avid gamer and enjoys cooking.