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The New Beginnings Wellness Team

The New Beginnings Wellness Team

At New Beginnings Wellness Center, our unique approach to wellness blends the best of neurological science, nutrition, chiropractic and other holistic healing modalities that help our patients to achieve balance in their brains, their bodies and their lives.

Our multidisciplinary wellness team is pleased to provide our patients with a spectrum of holistic services to help optimize their overall health naturally.

Darlene Ryan, LMHC, CASAC

Darlene Ryan, LMHC, CASAC

Darlene is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who brings to the New Beginnings Wellness team more than ten years of expertise in counseling for adolescents, couples and families. She has extensive knowledge and experience working with individuals and families struggling with drug and alcohol addiction.  


Lori Fortunato, LAc

Licensed Acupuncturist
Lori is a NY state licensed and nationally board-certified practitioner of acupuncture and traditional Chinese herbal medicine. A graduate of New York College of Health Professions’ Graduate School of Oriental Medicine, she is experienced in the treatment of orthopedics (back, neck, knee and muscular injuries), fibromyalgia, sciatica, lyme disease, addictions, gallbladder disorders and anxiety as well as other conditions. She also specializes in facial rejuvenation for sagging skin, wrinkles and age spots.


Alaina White

Licensed Massage Therapist

Alaina brings to the team her experience providing therapy in the gym, spa, and studio settings. Her comprehensive therapeutic massage techniques include deep tissue, prenatal and sports massage and are tailored to meet the individual needs of her clients, whether it be for general relaxation and stress management or to address complications from certain conditions, injuries or surgeries.

Giovanna Curti

Giovanna Curti 

Certified Pilates Instructor

Giovanna Curti is a Nationally Certified Pilates Instructor and Balanced Body Master Instructor. Originally trained in the Authentic Pilates™ method, she has been teaching since 2003 and believes in the power of Pilates to strengthen yourself both inside and out. Giovanna’s clientele ranges from dancers, athletes, golfers and yoga instructors to those recovering from injury. Using Pilates and Pilates-based exercises to optimize functional movement and alignment, Giovanna helps build back their strength, flexibility and confidence.


Stacey Spata

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Stacey is a Licensed Clincial Social Worker specializing in anxiety, depression and addiction disorders, as well as bereavement and relationship issues. She brings to the team over 15 years of experience in counseling.  Stacey previously served as Clinical Director of the YMCA Family Services programs for substance abuse and maintained her own private psychotherapy practice. Stacey works with adults and adolescents struggling with a variety of mental health issues, helping her patients establish healthy coping mechanisms that strengthen and enrich their lives.

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