Meet John Reitano, MD
John Reitano, MD, was born in Padua, Italy, and raised in Upstate, NY. He is a general psychiatrist with 25 plus years of experience in psychotherapy and psychopharmacology with significant experience in PTSD, Affective Disorders and Substance Use.
Dr. Reitano received a Jesuit education at the University of Scranton where he earned a B.S. in Biochemistry. He obtained his medical degree at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, where he studied under Thomas Szasz, MD. It was Dr. Szasz’s zeal for personal freedom and responsibility that sparked in Dr. Reitano a greater curiosity for the human spirit.
After completing medical school, Dr. Reitano completed his psychiatric residency training at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. During his psychiatric residency, he trained in Structural Family Therapy at the Philadelphia Child Guidance Center under the disciples of Salvador Minuchin, MD, in Couples Therapy from Gerald Weeks PhD, and in Cognitive Therapy from Aaron Beck, MD. He was very fortunate to have been “set straight” by the countless mentors and educators who instilled in him the tenets of competence and compassion. One cannot exist without the other.
Dr. Reitano has developed an expertise in Family Therapy and Systems Thinking after his time spent as a resident at what is formerly known as the Marriage Council of Philadelphia, and after a year spent at The Williamson Alanson White Institute, where he studied Organizational Psychology. Dr. Reitano used his expertise to launch a private practice in 1994 with locations in Philadelphia and Ardmore, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Reitano has spent the past 25 years treating private patients, patients at community mental health clinics, and couples and families seeking Family Therapy. He has experience in Forensic Psychiatry (civil and criminal, including death penalty cases), and has spent time working in prisons and juvenile detention centers. He has worked in hospitals—specifically, in adolescent and adult inpatient treatment, crisis and consultation-liaison work.
He obtained his Nevada Medical License at the end of 2019 and relocated to Las Vegas in early 2020 with his wife and children and began practicing psychiatry in Las Vegas in 2020.
MEET CHELSIE LAWTER, PMHNP-BC
Chelsie Lawter, PMHNP-BC, was born and raised among the beaches and Redwoods of sunny California. She is a Certified Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Chelsie received her education at Brigham Young University where she earned a B.S. in Nursing, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She then obtained a Master of Science in Nursing in Psychiatric Mental Health at Vanderbilt University, the #1 ranked psychiatric nurse practitioner program in the country, where she achieved a 4.0. upon graduation. Chelsie is qualified to treat all types of mental health disorders, ranging from anxiety and depression to bipolar disorder, OCD, and psychosis. She is licensed to prescribe medications and integrate therapy into appointments.
After concluding her master's education, Chelsie completed her psychiatric residency training at The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System in Las Vegas. Here she received further training in PTSD, substance use, and addictive disorder treatments. She transitioned into practicing through community mental health clinics, and group therapy in both Inpatient and Outpatient programs, with a concentration in Behavioral and Addictive Disorders, including opioid use disorders. Chelsie's experience working in the VA's Addictive Disorder Treatment Program, specifically in their Intensive Outpatient Program, sparked particular interest. It is here where she excelled in the necessity to establish understanding by listening to their stories. Chelsie's life experiences particularly lend to her the ability to understand patients’ needs, their goals, and expectations without judgment, and understand the struggle. This is what motivates her to this profession.
Chelsie is adept at utilizing team-based approaches to care. This is what brought her to Delve Psychiatry. Working with as a team, Delve Psychiatry is a unique practice that maximizes care through a team approach.
She obtained her Nevada License in 2020 and lives in Las Vegas with her husband and children and joined Delve Psychiatry in 2021.
Meet andrea CALL, MSW, LCSW
Born and raised here in the great City of Las Vegas, Andrea is a licensed therapist and has been practicing since 2010. She obtained both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s of Social Work at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Andrea is closely familiar with local business, its resources, as well as its challenges. This familiarity compliments her clinical knowledge and has aided her in successfully treating a variety of complex and co-occurring mental health issues. Years of experience have afforded her broad experience in helping individuals of all ages, couples, and families navigate and cope with difficult family dynamics and resolve conflict.
Andrea’s unique treatment style includes humor and solution-focused interventions. She prides herself on retaining clients through building a strong client-therapist relationship. Trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), which is her preferred evidence-based model that is used to treat trauma concerns. As well as the utilization of a combination of CBT and DBT interventions throughout her therapy process. Andrea specializes in mood disorders, trauma, anxiety, social struggles, and depression. She is creative and enjoys constructive interventions that can support clients in implementing what they learn in therapy outside of sessions.
She describes herself as a fun, loving, and playful person that really cares about the work she does and the treatment that is provided. “I ensure that I provide the quality of therapy I would want to receive.” - Andrea Call,