Our Newark Team
Delaware Psychological Services is committed to serving the behavioral health needs of Children, Families
and Individuals. We take a multidisciplinary approach in our work with clients. Our team of experienced professionals come from the fields of psychiatry, social work, psychology, mental health and addictions counseling and work together to ensure client care is individually tailored to your unique needs.
Mattie L. Costill
LPCMH / CADC / NCC
MS / LCSW
Mattie is a Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health working with Delaware Psychological Services. I've been working in the field for 10 years and have experience with both inpatient and outpatient settings as well as school-based therapy.
I work mostly with individuals and families with experience in couples counseling, co-parenting, reunification therapy, depression, anxiety, trauma and grief along with extensive experience working with students with Special Education and mental health needs.
I utilize a holistic approach along with Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Mindfulness to get to know each of my clients as an individual so we can best figure out what will be helpful for you to start feeling better.
Deanna Lunn is an APRN-CNP, credentialed by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Deanna has worked primarily in Sub-Acute, Acute and Correctional environments. She has been a nurse for 3 decades. Deanna completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Delaware State University and her Master of Science in Nursing at Wilmington University. Deanna is currently enrolled in the Post Master’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program at Wilmington University. She practices with a holistic approach to mental, physical, and spiritual health and advocates good nutrition, exercise and stress management to attain health goals. Interests include photography, yoga, music, running and travel. She is family oriented, often enjoying laughing with her 3 teenage children, spending time with her parents, friends and dogs.
Lisa is a Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Chemical Dependency professional with 25 years of experience. She has worked in many different levels of care including Inpatient, partial hospitalization, intensive out patient and outpatient. Lisa utilizes motivational interviewing to assist clients in clarifying and then achieving their treatment goals. Lisa is passionate about treating process addictions and has success in helping people achieve balance in their lives again. For those that are interested, meditation techniques can be included to assist with the management of various symptoms. Lisa works with clients in a holistic way, encouraging and supporting clients in achieving their personal goals.
Dr. Jose Capiro
MD, Licensed Psychiatrist
Dr. Capiro was born in Cuba and is bilingual. He has lived in Spain, Dominican Republic, several suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, a number of cities in Florida, and now calls Lewes, Delaware, his home.
Dr. Capiro received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, and his Doctor of Medicine degree from Universidad CETEC, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, with his training in General Psychiatry from the Division of Health & Social Services - Medical Center of Delaware, and is Board Certified in General Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology.
Dr. Capiro has been a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the Psychiatric Society of Delaware, the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, the Delaware Medical Reserve Corps, Content Review Board for Psychiatrists - the Professional Television Network...
Dr. Capiro has engaged in a wide range of mental health services throughout the years, including acute inpatient care - in Delaware Psychiatric Center, St Francis Hospital, Wilmington Hospital, Rockford Center & Beebe Healthcare; residential treatment programs/group homes & Department of Correction - through Connections CSP; intensive case management programs - Continuous Treatment Teams, Community Continuum of Care Programs & Assertive Community Treatment programs - with Independent Living, Fellowship Health Resources & Horizon House; and integration of Behavioral Health and Primary Care - at La Red Health Center.
Dr. Capiro is now set to work on incorporating this much needed institution into the design and comprehensive array of our community’s mental health services. He will collaborate balanced care - necessary services for multiple complex needs, with particular attention to maintaining high quality communication between all parts & levels of the mental health care system as he continues to treat psychiatric and substance use disorders.
Shaniqua Johnson-Pierce, LCSW is originally from Harlem, New York and takes a great interest in utilizing the performing arts to support healing complex trauma. Shaniqua earned a Master of Social Work degree from Temple University with a clinical specialization in working with children and families in 2012. In addition, Shaniqua also serves as an adjunct professor for Widener University’s Graduate Social Work department teaching family therapy and serving as the field liaison for students completing their clinical field practicums. Shaniqua is an energizing and passionate therapist (LCSW) whom enjoys providing counseling services to adults, children, couples, and families who struggle with grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, and firmly believes that people are capable of healing in various avenues of their lives. She has an extensive background in working with children and families in several different settings such as outpatient substance abuse programs, inner city school settings in Philadelphia and Delaware and an HIV clinic. Shaniqua takes a holistic approach to treatment that focuses on mindfulness, trauma informed care, and narrative therapy.
Bradley Owens has spent the last ten years immersed in the criminal justice system, assisting thousands of men and women with navigating the courts, the prisons, and post-incarceration. Since graduating from law school in 2015, Brad has focused his work on reentry planning services, cognitive behavioral treatment, and other behavioral health care services—especially for justice-involved individuals who suffer from mental health and substance abuse disorders. Other areas of expertise include staff training and development, grant writing, public speaking, and social entrepreneurship. Brad is a Delaware native who grew up in Lewes and currently lives in Wilmington. He enjoys spending his time with his daughter, Alivia, his partner, Angela, and their dog, Bowie.