About Us

LOSATS is a private agency specializing in treatment, training and consultation for victims, offenders and families affected by sexual abuse.

Nicole Gibson, PhD, NCSP completed her doctoral degree at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. She completed her Predoctoral Internship at the Florida Consortium for Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health, and is currently completing her Postdoctoral Residency in Clinical Psychology through Linden Oaks Specialized Assessment and Treatment Services (LOSATS). Additionally, she holds a national certification as a School Psychologist (NCSP 62429). Dr. Nikki specializes in assessment and intervention with youth, young adults, and families who exhibit defiant/challenging behaviors, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, trauma histories, as well as other school and mental health-related problems. She has extensive training and practice in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Applied Behavioral assessment and intervention, mindfulness and meditation practices, as well as Special Education services and accommodations. Dr. Nikki’s passion for helping to make a positive difference in the lives of others is the driving factor in her work. Much like how each client and family is unique, she believes in using an individualized approach to determining what interventions will be the best fit.



EMANUEL PETRACCA, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker and the General Partner of LOSATS. Following completion of his Masters Degree in Social Work at the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1981, Emanuel has held clinical positions in the behavioral health, medical, and educational fields. In 1988, he cofounded LOSATS and has dedicated his practice to the assessment and treatment of trauma resulting from sexual abuse. He also has extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of adults and youth with sexual behavior problems. Mr. Petracca believes that a comprehensive approach is necessary to eradicate the problem of sexual abuse in our community. While he is a seasoned practitioner, Mr. Petracca keeps himself abreast of new developments in the field of evaluation and treatment.


THOMAS H. NEILANS, Ph.D., for more than 25 years, has conducted and supervised therapy for families in which sexual abuse has occurred. Currently Dr. Neilans is in private practice at Linden Oaks, consults to several organizations and is actively involved in community health care committees. He was formerly the Director of the Family & Marriage Clinic at URMC and Director of Family Programs for Kaiser Permanente.