About Us

Our mission is to deliver high quality mental health services to everyone while demonstrating a high level of respect and a deep level of commitment to our clients. We specialize in caring for the whole client, not just their symptoms. Each person we work with is unique, and possesses their own qualities and strengths which are drawn upon during our work together. All of our services are tailored to meet each individual's needs, because while symptoms may be the same, people are not. Our therapists, counselors, and coaches bring a wide variety of experience to our practice and therefore are able to address issues in many different areas.

Each therapist has been selected through a rigorous process and works as part of a team. This allows us to be confident in the quality of the therapy that our clients receive and ensure that it meets the highest standards.

 

Melissa Higgins, MSW, LCSW

Clinical Supervisor

Pronouns: she/her

My name is Melissa Higgins, LCSW and I am the owner and Executive Director of the Center for Therapy & Counseling Services, LLC.  

I am committed to the power of relationship to heal. My goal is to help people develop relationships with themselves and others which may bring more meaning into their lives. I believe it is important to listen to the stories my clients have to tell and collaboratively help them develop more adaptive stories.

I love being a psychotherapist. I love the ability to help people re-story their lives and develop intra- and inter-personal coping skills and bolster their resilience and build upon their strengths. I believe in the importance of establishing a culturally and gender-sensitive therapeutic alliance.

No client leaves my office without my helping him or her to find some signs of strength and resilience. I work with a client and try to find out how things are right now in his or her life and how he or she would like them to be.

After practicing for 30 years, I still have a strong desire to help and to respect my clients. I have a commitment to integrate empirically-sound treatment approaches with a clinically sensitive compassionate approach. I have tried to be sensitive to the role of racial and cultural factors. I have always been hopeful about human behavior and the ability of psychotherapy to make a difference.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $80 - $150

Lacey Wallace-Czirjak, MSW, LCSW

Clinical Supervisor

Pronouns: she/her

My practice includes adolescents, young adults, adults and couples.

I have a Master's degree in Social Work from Rutgers University. I am a trained psychotherapist, certified clinical supervisor and certified yoga instructor.

I recognize that in therapy, clients are unique and have individual goals. We spend time discussing your needs and the goals you desire to achieve. These become the compass for our time together, ensuring your therapy is goal directed and works toward achieving your goals.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $80 - $150

Rita Brown, MSW, LCSW

Clinical Supervisor

Everyone can benefit from counseling. I can support you by helping you to develop internal resources and to implement new strategies. I focus on your strengths and resilience. You do not have to do this alone. I also understand that you are a part of a system (family, culture, ethnicity, gender, political) and use these systems in my work as guides.

I graduated from the University of Minnesota, then received my MSW from Adelphi University. I grew up and started my career in the mid west and moved east several years ago. I have worked in a variety of settings including medical. mental health clinical and foster care agencies.

I am open to working with a variety of people, of all ages, and have worked with individuals and families from all different ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $80 - $150

Noel Talerico, MA, LCADC

Clinical Supervisor

My calling is to help people find happiness, whether by developing new insights into their troubling predicaments, increasing mutual understanding amongst family members through effective communication, empowering human diversity, thereby fostering an acceptable, appropriate and/or satisfying outcome.

Helping people see the connection between their actions and their emotional well being is my strength. I specialize in substance abuse, dual diagnosis, anxiety, depression and co-dependency.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $80 - $150

Brian Glaser, MSW, LSW

Pronouns: he/him/his

We’ve all been stuck in a rut before. Sometimes we don’t even know how we ended up there. What we do know is that we find ourselves consistently frustrated with the same problems or the same people, having the same unproductive conversation or argument over and over again. It’s stressful and exhausting and sometimes it makes us want to give up.

If you are longing to feel like "yourself" again, I can help you create space for shifts in the patterns that make you feel stuck. Most of the time, these patterns started off serving an important and positive purpose, but have likely outlasted their initial use.

I primarily utilize Cognitive Behavioral and Family Systems Therapy in working with clients. I have a Master's degree in Social Work from Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University, and a bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts, at Amherst.

I believe relationships are a mirror by which we come to understand and see ourselves more clearly. My hope is to create a healthy relationship with clients, with respect for boundaries and uncomfortable emotions, which can be used as a model and guide for other relationships in their lives.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $60 - $150

Ahmed Raschid, MSW, LSW

Pronouns: he/him/his

I will help you to communicate about your beliefs and behaviors in an inquisitive, non-judgmental manner which will aid you in fully realizing your potential.

I have my Master's degree in Social Work from Kean University I work with adolescents and adults who are experiencing a wide range of social, emotional and behavioral challenges. I am fluent in English and Sierra Leone Creole.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $60 - $150

William Moran - Berberena, MSW, LSW

Pronouns: he/him

Together we can build a trusting relationships that allow us to work together toward your healthy goals to understand how behaviors, thoughts and emotions are linked together.

I have my Master's degree in Social Work from Rutgers University as well as my bachelor's degree from Thomas Edison State College. I am a Certified Behavioral Assistant. I enjoy working with adolescents, young adults, adults and couples. I am fluent in English and Spanish.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $60 - $150

Megan Borstelmann, MSW Intern

Pronouns: she/they

I help people discover what they want and how to take steps to get there. If you’re able to be honest with yourself and willing to put in the work, you can reach your goals. I utilize an eclectic approach and genuinely enjoy working with clients to address their individualized needs. Therapy sessions are personalized to your goals.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $15 - $150

Dolores DeGiacomo, MSW, LCSW

Pronouns: she/her

I strive to create a safe, compassionate and judgement-free space for ALL where you can feel free to honestly work through life’s challenges and ultimately grow into happier, healthier people and families.

Some of the people with whom I have worked are looking to make a specific change and are looking for support, others are struggling with challenging symptoms and are looking for relief, others are having difficulties managing emotions or maintaining relationships. I find the variety interesting and enjoy the challenge of helping people consider making a change, explore a new path, or combat debilitating symptoms. I feel strongly that in order to help a person, he or she must feel comfortable, truly heard, understood, and valued.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $80 - $150

Ashley Lurker, MA, LPC

Pronouns: she/her

I specialize in working with adults who are experiencing various symptoms including anxiety, depression, substance use, and stages of life changes/transitions. If you are experiencing these issues, then I can support you with evidence based tools to make measurable improvements in your life.

I hold a Master's degree in Counseling Services from Rider University, as well as a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and English from Rutgers University.

My background includes working at a Partial Hospital Program and Intensive Outpatient Program with various populations.

I take a strength-based approach to treatment and have an open-minded, non-judgmental attitude. I believe each person has the ability to make positive changes in their lives and have demonstrated the ability to do so in the past. My goal is to support you with accessing these skills you already have so that you can lead a more fulfilling life. My therapy style is caring, client-focused, and supportive.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $80 - $150

Leebie Grinberg, MSW, LSW

Pronouns: she/her

I am a psychotherapist with experience working with clients across the lifespan who have experienced a variety of issues and concerns. I enjoy working with each of my clients to establish a personal therapeutic relationship that they find helpful for them. I believe that the needs of each of my clients are distinct and what one person may experience as helpful may not be helpful to another. I strive to encourage a therapeutic relationship that is client directed and consider the experience of psychotherapy as a vehicle being driven by each unique client.

When I meet with people I prioritize providing a safe and supportive environment in which they can focus on their concerns and work toward their goals.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $60 - $150

Norman Chaleff, MSW, LSW

Pronouns: he/him/his

Brave people tend to seek therapy because they share their stories with a therapist they don't know and sometimes about sensitive topics. Clients tell me that I am easy to talk to, understanding, warm and have a good sense of humor. I most closely identify with the Rational Emotive Therapy approach, where the combination of accepting and feeling our emotions, with reviewing and perhaps revising our thinking leads to better results in life.

I listen very closely to my clients to hear and intuit both the unprocessed pain and the counterproductive thoughts that get in their way. Then I work to find a way to help the clients see alternatives. I believe that all primary emotions have value if handled properly, including ones often labeled as negative (such as anger and sadness), but that some thoughts can be unhelpful and destructive. I have a lot of experience with the roots of self-sabotaging behavior and how to end that pattern. My clients have often told me that they appreciate how I engage actively with them to help them find a path that is right for them.

I work with children, teens, adults and seniors who want to actively learn to have their life function better, including those who have addictive behaviors or have attempted suicide. I work with couples and focus on how changes in communication and thinking can change feelings. I work with persons who have criminal records or who are on parole or probation. On the other hand, clients in the business world have told me that my past experiences and insights as an officer and director in both large corporations and startups have been very helpful to them.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $60 - $150

Linda Bender-Schwartz, MSW, LCSW

Clinical Supervisor

Pronouns: she/her

Do you feel stuck and powerless in your ability to manage anxiety or depression? Are you having issues in your relationships at home or at work and feeling detached, undervalued, or unsatisfied? Perhaps you feel alone in this experience, or unable to find a way to connect with the people in your life to get help.

Together we can find a way for you to meet life struggles with confidence and with a deeper understanding of yourself. I work with you to build the inner and outer resources you need to live a life that feels purposeful and with vitality.

I listen well. My intention is always to understand and grasp the whole story as it unfolds, realizing there is more to discover. I am an encourager and will encourage you to feel the emotional pain, release it (though this is not so easy) and discover new values that are in alignment with who you are, not who you think you should be.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $80 - $150

Yvette Murry, MSW, LCSW

My primary work is with individuals and couples who seek to improve the quality of their lives and/or relationships. My practice is racially, culturally and gender informed. While I welcome all clients, some clients express their appreciation for having the opportunity to partner with a therapist who is more likely to relate/understand their sensibilities. My style is warm, collaborative, creative and engaging.

I do not believe "one size fits all". My approach is individualized, client-centered, strength-based and solution-focused. Therapy is an organic and dynamic process, with the intent to meet your unique hopes and goals for treatment. While you may be experiencing challenges at this time in your life, it is only one aspect of who you are as a person.

I believe we all have what we need inside to live our best life.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $80 - $150

Meghan Barnes, MA, LAMFT

Pronouns: she/her

I provide a supportive atmosphere where you can feel free to listen to yourself. I will help you to welcome whatever comes, and to support you as you discover steps of change you want to take in your life, opening to more of who you really are.

I enjoy working with clients of all ages, children through older adults. My clients include individuals, couples and families who are committed to improving their lives.

I will encourage you to push beyond your comfort level in an effort to uncover new tools that will help you to create the positive change you're looking to achieve (independence, clarity, solutions to challenges, healthier relationships) Most clients are able to make positive and lasting modifications, freeing them from their unhealthy patterns.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $60 - $150

Renald Sanrelus, MS, LAC

If you are experiencing troubling feelings such as sadness, depression, anxiety, anger, grief, and/or frustration I can support you as we explore and make sense of them together. Sometimes difficult things happen in life and the bravest thing that we can do is ask for support. We can work together as you make sense of what's happening and find peace and solutions to the problems at hand.

I provide a dynamic approach to create forward movement towards the life you want for yourself. We will find simple strategies that can be incorporated in day-to-day living for more ease and comfort. As well as shifts in mindset to maintain changes and create a life you want.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $60 - $150

Nesrine Bouziane-Belhadj, MA, LAMFT

Pronouns: she/her

I work with individuals, families, and couples. I accept both long-term and short-term clients. My areas of specialty are depression and anxiety, relationship issues, parenting, and life transitions. At various times in our lives, we all need assistance gaining awareness about ourselves and our circumstances to create the meaningful life we desire. It is my hope that by providing a safe and supportive environment, you will be able to explore the issues that cause you the most concern.

I am bilingual in Arabic and English.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $60 - $150

Sarah Ben Younes-Millot, MSW, LCSW

Pronouns: she/her

I am best suited to work with clients who are experiencing anxiety, grief, loss, or depression. I believe that everyone has potential for great things and when given the chance to explore/realize their potential can live life to the fullest. I enjoy using an eclectic style mixing CBT, EMDR, Solution-Focused, and DBT.

I have my BS from Mary Washington College and my MSW from Rutgers University. I have worked in EAP and student wellness for Rutgers Biomedical and Health Services for more than 11 years and present workshops on a variety of topics, such as Stress Management, Sensitivity & Civility, Team Building, and Harassment. I am certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and have EMDR training.

I work with individual adults or couples. Some of my strengths include developing good rapport, having curiosity to always learn more, and empowering hope. I love the work I do!

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $80 - $150

Margaret Auguste, MA, LMFT

Pronouns: she/her

Are depression, anxiety, worry, and stress preventing you from living your life to its full potential? Are you looking to lead a more gratifying life with healthy relationships and greater fulfillment? Do you need to develop boundaries between yourself and the people you care about?

I work with people to identify the individual challenges that are holding them back. I help people who feel stuck and need to learn how they can make a path to move forward. I also enjoy working with couples who are experiencing relationship issues, families, children and teenagers.

I will teach you skills and techniques to help you overcome your obstacles, decrease feelings of anxiety, depression, grief, stress or sadness and increase your self-esteem and self-confidence. If you are overwhelmed, I can help you restructure your approach to life.

I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and a certified school counselor. I am also a writer and published Overcoming Your OCD: A Therapy Assignment Workbook in 2018.

Some of my strengths as a therapist include being culturally sensitive, honest and humorous. I am also empathetic, empowering and hopeful.

I have a lot of experience working with people in arranged marriages, their issues, their expectations and solutions. I also have much experience with the unique needs and outlooks of African American and Latino women. I understand the impact of culture and ethnicity on a client's outlook and approach to life. I also thoroughly understand the impact of racism, micro aggressions, sexism and discrimination on a client's overall well-being and perception of family, personal relationships and the workplace.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy


Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $80 - $150

Mason Costeira, MA Intern

Pronouns: he/him/his

My clients are met with a non-judgmental environment that is client centered and inclusive. My approach to therapy is focused on building bridges between the past, present and future. Taking this step can be scary and overwhelming. You may be thinking, 'how did I get here?' If so, I would like to walk with you as you take this journey to the next chapter of your life.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $15 - $150

Michelle Madonna, MSW, LSW

Pronouns: she/her

New career? New family? Moving to a different place? New ventures are challenging and it's normal to need assistance with that. You can work with me, someone with a neutral perspective to identify goals and to develop a plan to achieve them. Therapy often involves the development of skills and strategies to reduce or manage life stressors.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $60 - $150

Jennifer Hughes, MSW, LCSW

Pronouns: she/her

I am honored to provide an opportunity for you to open up about your thoughts, feelings and circumstances in a confidential environment. Within the safety of this secure environment, you can feel comfortable to explore areas of yourself or your life that you are struggling or unhappy with. I can help you get to the root of the problem.

I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families from diverse backgrounds. I work from a person-centered, strength - based approach.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $80 - $150

Matthew Cruz, MFT

No one is immune to life-challenges and sometimes you need a professional who knows how to guide you through difficult circumstances compassionately, skillfully and efficiently. I am that professional.

I have great listening skills, am empathetic and understanding of sensitive topics. My goal is to help you identify what is most meaningful for you.

I am trained as a Marriage and Family therapist from Northcentral University. I have worked with all types of clients from many different backgrounds. I prefer to be well-versed. I grew up in Jersey City, NJ which has a very diverse population, so I have experienced many different cultures throughout my life.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $60 - $150

Molly Scrabonia, MSW, LCSW

Pronouns: she/her

Troubled by PTSD? Anxiety? Depression? I'm the therapist for you! I will teach you practical tools and techniques that are designed to help you work through your current situation. My clinical style is warm, strengths-based, and collaborative.

I understand how anxiety, depression, and addiction can have devastating effects on individuals and their families. I will bring compassion and the most helpful therapeutic techniques necessary to address life's emotional challenges when you need them most.

I enjoy working with individuals, couples, adolescents, children and families.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $80 - $150

Lisa Fennelly, MA, LMFT

Pronouns: she/her

I am passionate about helping people. Therapy can be a safe, eye-opening and wonderful experience to process what you want out of your life and how to become the person you would love to be!

My education is in Marriage and Family Therapy. I utilize play therapy, couples therapy, narrative therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and client centered therapy in my work. I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.

I love to learn about new cultures and expose myself to many cultures and ethnicities on personal and professional levels.

My strength is acknowledging that everyone has their own way of processing complex emotions. I create an environment in my sessions to allow clients to have a voice and to tell their story in a non-judgmental approach.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $80 - $150

Jeanette Benitez, MS, LPC

Pronouns: she/her

We will work together to address the important concerns in your life. I am strength-based, compassionate, empowering, and focused on you.

I believe in creating an accepting environment through traditional talk therapy. Your story is integral to our therapeutic process and will help me understand exactly how I can help you achieve the growth and change that you come to counseling in search of. I enjoy counseling with all age groups.

Jeanette is not accepting new clients at this time.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $80 - $150

Javeria Ansari, MSW, LCSW

Pronouns: she/her

I work to create relationships that support changing life and relationship patterns, identifying connections, and developing personal insight. I provide counseling services for clients ranging from teens to young adults.

I have my MSW from Kean University and am licensed in New Jersey. I have experience working in partial, inpatient and outpatient settings. My strengths are empathy and flexibility.

Finding the right match with a therapist is necessary for a successful therapeutic experience. I have experience with many different cultures and ethnic backgrounds. I am fluent in English, Urdu and Hindi.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $80 - $150

Sandra Iwasawa, LPC, ATR-BC

Pronouns: she/her

My goal is to guide you as you work toward your goals and create positive experiences. I believe that therapy is a positive and empowering journey; when traveled together anything is surmountable and healing is possible.

Every person understands what it feels like to be hurt, sad, lost, and trying to feel more accepted by their partners, their families, or themselves. I’d be honored to be a part of this process as we discover together the negative patterns that keep you from connecting to yourself and others.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $80 - $150



Laura Shuzman, LPC, LCADC, ACS

Pronouns: she/her

I have helped many people navigate through life's challenges to lead more productive and fulfilling lives. Together, in a safe and supportive environment, we can uncover destructive patterns, identify strengths, and develop healthier ways of coping.

I specialize in working with Mood Disorders, Substance Use Disorders and Anxiety Disorders. I have my Master's degree in Counseling Psychology, as well as additional training in the treatment of Substance Use and other Addictive Disorders. I am also approved to supervise new counselors in the field.

I work with adults in either individual therapy or couples therapy. Some of my strengths are listening, empathy, and acceptance.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $80 - $150

David Mory, MSW, LSW

Pronouns: he/him

I work from a strengths-based perspective; helping you to recognize and utilize your strengths to create change and healing within yourself and your environment. I value every individual and their unique experiences. I offer a safe, non-judgmental place for healing and growth.

I believe that the therapeutic relationship is a collaborative one, where you are an expert on yourself and we work together towards your goals.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $60 - $150

Michelle Bivas, MSW, LSW

Pronouns: she/her

Going through a tough transition, dealing with a relationship problem, or searching for a new direction? My goal is to help you navigate change and help you grow and thrive. I can assist you in finding new perspectives that will get you what you want from life, whether with your family, friends, significant other, or yourself. I want to work with you, focusing on the areas of your life that feel most important.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $60 - $150

Lisa LaGrande, MSW, LSW

I am able to help people who are stuck by using a cognitive and strength-based, solution-focused approach. I am warm and engaging and have worked with client's from diverse backgrounds .

I have my Master's degree from Rutgers University and have a background in education. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults and families.

My strengths include building therapeutic rapport and linking with the client to create a collaborative plan of small, manageable steps to impact desired change.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $60 - $150

Tiffany Mayers, MSW, LCSW

I work with children and adolescents facing anxiety, depression, and a variety of other challenges using a blend of approaches to create a safe environment where healing, growth, and hope are cultivated.

I aim to empower my clients as they work through their current issues, while learning new coping skills and become conscious of their patterns of thinking.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $80 - $150

Kesar Kunwar Hernandez, LAMFT

Pronouns: she/her

I want to help you learn to express yourself in ways that nurture you and your relationships.
Whatever your goals, part of the work we will do together will include increasing self-awareness and self-acceptance. With those tools you will be better equipped for and more capable of handling challenges in your life.
I use evidence-based practices like CBT, mindfulness, and solution-focused therapies. I have a passion for working with children and adolescents but also very much enjoy working with adults, especially in regards to family and relationship issues.
I speak English, Hindi and Punjabi.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $60 - $150

Sandra Burstyn, MSW Intern

I work with individuals who desire change in their life and want to experience a greater sense of wellbeing and inner peace. As your therapist, I act as a guide, collaborating and helping you to access the larger sense of who you really are in the world, assisting in the process of deep internal discovery. I create a safe, confidential, and respectful environment and support you in your journey to overcome whatever you struggle with or are challenged by in your life. I am fluent in English and Spanish.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $15 - $150

Julie Roca, LAMFT

Pronouns: she/her

You may be feeling anxious or depressed. You may be experiencing conflicts with your partner, children, and friends but you don't know why. You may have experienced traumatic situations in your life such as the loss of a loved one, job, or illness. You may be in a current relationship that you recognize as unhealthy, but you feel stuck. Therapy is a safe and effective way to create positive changes in your life!

I will use my clinical training to help you to become the successful individual you want to be. Some of my areas of focus are: anxiety and/or depression, child/teen behavioral issues, improving communication & creating healthier habits.

I am an intern therapist from North Central University and will be getting may Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from William Paterson University. I am a certified behavioral assistant and work with children ages 5-17 years who have behavioral difficulties.

I will support you in identifying your challenges and help you develop skills to deal with them effectively. I am compassionate, funny and open-minded. I will be respectful of you and open to understanding your culture, religion and ethnicity in order to help you.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $60 - $150

Andrew Lerman, MS, LAC

Pronouns: he/him

I take a very client centered approach to therapy with my clients. I integrate Client Centered Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in the work I do with clients to help them achieve their desired goals. I believe that the relationship between therapist and client is the most important factor of therapy and I work to establish a partnership early on. Being vulnerable takes a lot of courage, so I try my best to create a non-judgmental space where clients can give themselves permission to comfortably share difficult thoughts, emotions and experiences.

I graduated from Monmouth University with a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have worked in Partial Hospitalization Programs and Intensive Outpatient Programs, as well as in traditional outpatient therapy. I have worked with clients to address personal, emotional, professional and relationship issues, among many others.

During the therapeutic process, I will always prioritize meeting my client's needs, whether that be making meaning of existential questions, helping to develop coping strategies, or sitting together in difficult moments and making sure they feel heard.

In my practice I work with individual adolescents and adults, as well as couples. I specialize in working with anxiety, depression, grief, life transitions, men's issues and self-esteem. I believe the therapeutic relationship is a true partnership and I honor the perspectives clients may come from.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $60 - $150

Sharies Lizarra, MS Intern

Pronouns: she/her

My mission is to help all my clients make quality improvements in their lives. I seek to provide a warm and collaborative environment where we can explore together the circumstances, thoughts and feelings that are creating difficulty in your life.
I am bilingual in Spanish and English.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $15 - $150

Carissa Vascimini, MA, LAC

Pronouns: she/her

There are times in life when issues can feel too big to handle on your own. At these moments I believe it is a strength to reach out and ask for help.

My clients know that I care deeply about their happiness and well being and I feel that helping them to develop the skills needed to be able to handle the problems that naturally arise in life is one of the most important parts of my work. .

I strongly believe that it is the power of the therapeutic relationship that creates a safe environment for people to feel comfortable to process and share their issues so that true healing can occur. My goal is to provide my clients with insight, self awareness and the tools necessary for long lasting personal growth and life fulfillment.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $60 - $150

Ellen Devin, MSW, LSW

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Therapeutic change occurs through a supportive, trusting therapeutic relationship in which the clients' strengths are identified and highlighted. I enjoy working with adolescents, emerging adults and women. When working with teens and young adults, I believe bringing parents and families into the discussion can often provide increased support and better outcomes in the therapeutic process.

I have an undergraduate business degree from the University of New Hampshire, a Master's of Business Administration from Boston College and a Master's of Social Work from the University of Southern California. I am licensed in the State of New Jersey. I am a married mother of four near-adult children and have enjoyed past careers in investment management, pension fund consulting, and local not-for-profit volunteer and board positions.

My particular strengths include understanding daily and long term stressors that can negatively affect relationships and life's progress. Understanding the human experience and how it presents itself to each client, is an important process I try to bring to each client relationship.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $60 - $150

Jennie Vila, Ed.M., LPC

Pronouns: she/her/hers

I truly enjoy working with my clients and am passionate about helping others through tough times in their lives. I have a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Rutgers University and completed my Post-Master’s Licensure Coursework at Caldwell College. I’ve been working in the field of mental health for more than 10 years, in a variety of settings, including acute psychiatric hospitals, in-home/in-community work with a non-profit social services agency, and traditional outpatient therapy.

I utilize a strengths-based approach, focusing on what a client currently does well and how to strengthen that, as well as identifying areas of growth and co-creating a manageable and doable plan to help the client to achieve their goals. My ideal clients are in their 20s and 30s, trying to “figure life out,” and addressing why it doesn’t yet look the way they thought it would. I also have experience working with couples and clients with severe and persistent mental illness.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $80 - $150

Beth Livingston McGinley, MA, Ed.S., LPC

Pronouns: she/her

I work with people who are on a journey of self-discovery and healing. I help tweens, teens and adults improve their lifestyles and attain healthier relationships with themselves and others. I have experience working with issues of gender identity, grief, anxiety and depression.

I have a two Master's degrees, one in education from Rutgers University and one in mental health counseling from Seton Hall University, as well as a Post-Master's degree in Professional Counseling, also from Seton Hall. I have worked at New Jersey's largest drug rehabilitation organization with inpatient men and IOP women as part of a diversion program for prison. I have run groups on self-esteem, parenting, relapse prevention and anger management. I have also worked with inner city youth and families doing mental health counseling and assessments.

I have the ability to connect with my clients at a deep and meaningful level and can recognize unhealthy patterns of behavior that, once addressed, can improve their quality world view. I work with clients of all racial and ethnic backgrounds to help them within the context of their culture, to improve functioning.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $80 - $150

Makenzie Bayless, MA, LAC

Pronouns: she/her

I welcome the opportunity to work with clients at various stages of life. I often work with people who feel stifled by feelings of anxiety and panic, depleted by feelings of depression, emptiness and hopelessness. While these powerful feelings can be overwhelming and disruptive, they are usually signs that something essential to our vitality, body, or relationships needs to be sensitively attended to and addressed. My goal is to assist my clients to live fuller and more satisfying lives. I work really hard for my clients and truly enjoy my profession.

I have experience with people from different walks of life and various sociocultural backgrounds. I am knowledgeable in addressing diverse issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, impulse control, relationship issues, problems at school and at work.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $60 - $150

Antonio Quirindongo, LAC, LAMFT

Pronouns: he/him/his

Life is a series of transitions and compromises. Sometimes we get too busy or overwhelmed, maybe we simply get caught up in the race, and we lose touch with our Self. This can result in emotional (hopelessness, anxiety), cognitive (decreased concentration and focus) or physical symptoms (fatigue, restlessness). Keeping a life in balance does not have to be 'work', but it does require some basic maintenance. How willing are you to reflect on your goals? Make adjustments to your thinking and behavior? How ready are you to actually live the life you say you want to live?

If you have ever felt as if you have 'lost your path', you are not alone. These are normal thoughts and feelings. To suppress them as if they were wrong or shameful, however, gives them a power they do not deserve. Take your power back.

I am bilingual in English and Spanish.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $60 - $150

Stephanie Reed, MFT Intern

Pronouns: she/her

I love to help clients resolve issues, improve relationships and find the joy in their life. Depression, anxiety, relationships, stage of life problems and health problems are all areas of focus. Working with me, you can expect to learn practical skills, mind-body informed tools, and a holistic guided approach to growth.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $15 - $150

Theresa Fuller, MS/MFT, LAC

I view therapy as an opportunity for the exploration of oneself, one's relationships, and one's experiences in the world. I will provide you with an environment dedicated to increasing your understanding of yourself and your situation, and we will work together toward your development of new skills to accomplish your goals.

My work is guided by therapeutic techniques drawn from psychodynamic principles, attachment theory, relational theory, and cognitive behavioral therapy. In addition, I believe that our work must occur in a therapeutic relationship grounded in trust, respect, and safety.

I have experience with diverse cultural backgrounds facing a wide range of difficulties. Through patience, a non-judgmental attitude, and warmth, I will provide you with the opportunity to practice and develop new ways of approaching those issues that are causing you distress.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $60 - $150

Joel Ferris, LAMFT

Pronouns: he/him/they/them

Whether you find yourself in a time of crisis or just in need of objective
professional counseling, my integrative approach to therapy can help. I
provide individual, family, couples, relationship, and sex therapy.
I am equipped to help you work through depression, anxiety, anger,
brokenness, relational discord, grief, intimacy, low self-esteem, trauma,
addiction, and sexual issues. In couples and relationship therapy, I assist
couples with breaking negative cycles of interaction and help them to
create new patterns of connection that are long lasting.
For those needing help with sexual issues, I am a training sex therapist
and sexologist. I can provide assistance with female sexual dysfunction,
male sexual dysfunction, sex addiction and intimacy concerns. I am an
ally and work with folx from the LBGTQ+ community on various
concerns. I am well versed in the issues that face those in polyamorous
relationships and the BDSM community. If you are struggling sexually
in your current relationship or with your sexual identity, I am most
capable in providing the support and help you need to find fulfillment.
I like to integrate different modalities to address every aspect of the
person. Therefore, I'll use modalities that address thinking, feeling,
family of origin, and your past. As a client you will feel respected,
accepted and validated. I want to challenge you in a way that only
moves you towards realizing your true potential and the person you want
to be.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $60 - $150

Kadie MacDonald, MS, LAC

Pronouns: she/her

I use a client-centered approach which helps clients discover their strengths while working toward reaching their goals. I enjoy helping clients build confidence which empowers and motivates them to move forward, especially when they have been stuck. Reaching out for counseling can often be a difficult step to take. I provide support, empathy and insight with integrity and humor which allow clients to step back from stressful situations, gain perspective and feel better.

I specialize in anxiety, depression, self-esteem, addictions, women's issues, relationship concerns, work-life-balance, personal growth and more.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $60 - $150

Linsay Bradley Hearns, MSW, LSW

Pronouns: he/him/his

Sometimes we experience an event that makes us question the world around us. Other times we may feel a certain way but can’t put our finger on why. It is possible we feel both desire and fear about looking deeper into our concerns. Life can feel messy, complicated and overwhelming. Seeking help may feel that way as well. You’re not alone and building a therapeutic relationship can help sort out these feelings. Therapy can help us better understand what exactly is bothering us, overcome patterns that no longer serve us, and help reduce and manage uncomfortable emotions.

I have a laid-back yet intentional style, collaborating with you to move through the process effectively and comfortably. As a team, we will explore relational and societal dynamics, furthering your sense of empowerment to address what brought you in. Ultimately, we work to expand possibility in your life.

I am purposeful in helping you prioritize what is important to you and feel more connected to others.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $60 - $150



Michael Marino, MA, Ed.M, LPC

Pronouns: he/him/his

My approach is holistic in nature, with emphasis on the relationship between physical, mental and emotional well-being.

With all clients, I prioritize the importance of understanding where each individual is at in his/her own journey & work toward helping each person realize his/her own best self.

I am incredibly passionate about helping people discover and explore their internal resources so that they can heal wounds from the past, rebuild connections and live meaningful lives in the present. My hope is to provide you with a space where you feel seen, understood and supported; a place where you can be yourself. I would describe my therapeutic style as authentic, warm and relational.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $80 - $150

Brittany Higgins, MSW, LSW

Pronouns: she/her

As your therapist, I will help you cope more effectively with your problems by challenging your routine thought processes, identifying typical response patterns, and learning effective ways of behaving. You can expect to discover new insights about yourself and feel empowered to make changes that align with your values. The eventual goal is for you to translate what you learn in therapy into daily living, and find healing amidst adversity.

My therapeutic approach is warm, engaging, respectful, and impactful towards positive change.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $60 - $150

Jamie Hartman, MA, LAC

Pronouns: she/her

I have a passion for helping people help themselves, whether they are adults, teens, couples or families. First and foremost I take pride in building a strong rapport with my clients and being a non-judgmental and practical partner during the therapeutic journey. My experience includes, but is not limited to, helping clients who are struggling with depression, anxiety, divorce, parenting conflicts, intimacy issues, dating and loneliness.

I have a Master's degree in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling from the College of New Jersey and a Bachelor's degree from Michigan State University.

One of my core beliefs is that life moves too fast and it is important to slow down and evaluate our own individual authenticity, our relationships, our goals, our family, and how we take care of ourselves, both emotionally and physically. My direct and practical approach provides my clients with the tools and mental constructs necessary to help prepare them for a healthy and stable future.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $60 - $150

Erica Rodriguez, MSW, LSW

I am interactive, relational and have a great respect for those who have the courage to ask for help. My intent is to help you alleviate emotional distress as you access inner strength, identify options for change and implement a course of action.

I assist and guide individuals towards self-growth, resiliency, and a sense of healing. I have helped individuals with depression, anxiety, irritability-related and impulse-control symptoms, relationship conflicts, Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), physical and emotional abuse histories, stress management, grief, and trauma.

I have experience assisting clients in skill building and insight awareness, utilizing various therapeutic techniques, such as Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychoeducation, Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and other client-centered frameworks.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $60 - $150

Felice Carpenter, MS, LAMFT

I work with people who are experiencing feelings of anxiety, depression, sadness and anger. They are in unfulfilling relationships or have difficulty making relationships. The situations they find themselves in can be of short or long duration. Whether from external sources or more internally driven, helping them express their feelings and connecting them to their source allows individuals to bring more objectivity to their perspective. From this vantage point comes the ability to create new approaches to viewing themselves and situations. When helpful, I give very concrete practical advice and from this comes change.

I take great effort in building a therapeutic relationship, utilizing a down to earth approach and good sense of humor.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $60 - $150

Guadalupe Moreira, MA

Pronouns: she/her

My mission is to provide guidance and support to individuals, children, and their families; to encourage healthier relationships to families and communities, one child, one family at a time.

My motto is to be "culturally focused and clinically sound." I strive to meet people "where they are" without pre-conceived notions or expectations. Therapy is a partnership that focuses on individual goals. I believe that together we can find understanding and solutions to the situations that bring you to therapy.

I want to provide an atmosphere in which people feel comfortable with exchanging information and building a rapport allowing the people in the room to form a partnership that focuses on your goals.

I am fluent in English and Spanish.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $60 - $150

Sherri Wilson, MSW, LSW, DSW

Pronouns: she/her

Ultimately, I believe that our work together is best supported when we consider the multiple facets of the human experience that can impact your concerns such as physical health, spirituality, family & social relationships, culture & community. I am honored to walk along with you as you rise up to meet and overcome some of these life challenges.

As a person-centered counselor, I am non-judgmental in my approach and I acknowledge your experiences in a respectful and empathetic manner in order to foster self-discovery.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $60 - $150

Ryan Wilson, LAC, CPRP

Pronouns: he/him

I help clients develop skills to alleviate anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and other symptoms. I specialize in working with people who have Psychotic Disorders, Anxiety Disorders and Mood Disorders, as well as working with teens and young adults.

I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Kean University and a Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Rutgers University. I am a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) and a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP) in the state of New Jersey.

I like to meet my clients where they are and plan with them where they would like to go. I do not sugar coat things and am authentic when working with clients.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $60 - $150

John Guldner, MA, LPC

Pronouns: he/him/his

Do you sometimes feel sad? Are you forgetful or unable to complete your day because you don't have the energy? How about jittery? Overwhelmed and feeling out of control? Do you beat yourself up sometimes when you make a mistake or forget something, like a loved one's birthday? If so, lets work together so you can begin to feel better and release some of that stress and tension. Let's get you back to feeling renewed.

I work with adults dealing with anxiety, depression, ADHD, and substance use issues. Using evidence based treatment approaches I help clients learn why they are experiencing their symptoms and work collaboratively to develop skills to lessen them.

I work with you to develop a plan that will fit your needs.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $80 - $150

Lana Skvirchak, MSW, LSW

Pronouns: she/her/hers

It is often not easy to ask for help but it can be the first step toward healthier functioning, improved relationships, and personal growth. I utilize a strengths-based approach to empower and encourage clients. My own lived experiences have made me an empathetic therapist and I place great value on nurturing a genuine, trusting therapeutic bond. I’m also very direct, willing and capable of bearing witness to one’s suffering and traumatic experiences, and have a realistic approach to therapy.

I earned a Bachelor's degree in Advertising & Marketing Communications and a minor in Psychology from the State University of New York, Fashion Institute of Technology. I have my Master's degree in Social Work from Rutgers University with an emphasis in Trauma and the Neurobiology of Trauma.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $60 - $150

Ashley Dwyer, MA, LAC

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Are you seeking more balance, purpose, and meaning in your life? Suffering from emotional turmoil? Feeling anxious, downhearted, and stressed? Let me be your guide in navigating a path to help you mobilize resources and overcome the challenges facing you. We will journey together to search for more peace and joy in your life, and discover the emotional resilience within.

My approach to therapy is to meet you at your current situation and work together to develop a treatment plan that will foster healing and well being, utilizing a holistic approach.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $60 - $150

Kelly Schoenberger, MA, LAC

Pronouns: she/her

I offer support and help to people from diverse backgrounds. I use empathic, active and supportive listening with a strengths-based approach. I create a safe space and meet clients exactly where they are. I am client-centered, with a non-judgmental, open-minded and curious lens.

I earned a Bachelor's degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the College of New Jersey.

My life passion is to help people find their own solutions to their current situations. My specialty is working with women and adolescent girls. I've successfully treated adults and teens struggling with anxiety and depression.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $60 - $150

Emma Gifford, MSW, LSW

Pronouns: she/her

Beginning therapy can be a very difficult decision for one to make. I am so excited that you have taken the first step in this rewarding journey!

My passion and goal is to assist others to experience healing and wholeness in life through management of the symptoms that cause dysfunction in everyday lives.

Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. As an integrated therapist my goal is to help you figure out how to use your own resiliency.

I believe in creating therapeutic relationships with my clients that promote the healing of heart, mind, and soul.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $60 - $150


Cory Cushing, MSW Intern

Pronouns: she/her

My approach is client- centered, and I work to build a positive, trusting
relationship that focuses on your concerns and goals. I believe that our positive
and negative thoughts often control or motivate our behaviors and feelings. If we
can learn to question and change our negative thoughts, we can then start to
shift our feelings and behaviors towards more positive outcomes.
While life can be exceedingly difficult, I believe that we all can learn and change
and meet our goals. I look forward to working with you and joining you on your
path.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $15 - $150


Frances Tucker, MFT

Pronouns: she/her

We are all capable of experiencing connection, joy, and a sense of wonder in our everyday lives. However, there are several barriers that prevent us from getting the most out of life such as depression, addiction, grief, loss, low self-esteem, feeling disconnected and unfulfilled.

I work in a caring, supportive, and respectful way to confront self-sabotaging behaviors. Together, we will explore present day conflicts, especially relationship and attachment issues, which have prevented you from achieving your goals in life. I am committed to helping you discover new possibilities that will support an abundant and purposeful life.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $60 - $150

Jennifer Vaz, MSW Intern

Pronouns: she/her

A life committed to personal growth and development is the most incredible investment one can make in this lifetime. It takes courage and resolve to begin but you are worth it!. My goal is to make to create an easy, non judgmental and inviting environment for you to go within and to be seen. I hope to be a part of your incredible journey.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $15 - $150

Cintia Gutierrez, MSW

Pronouns: she/her

What gets in the way of you achieving your goals or of feeling a sense of joy? My goal is to create a safe space to work together to deepen our understanding of the places where you are struggling right now and to uncover your strengths. I believe that you already have what you need inside of you. I am a warm and compassionate listener, and I can offer evidence based and creative approaches to help you gain both the self-awareness and the concrete skills necessary to transform your challenges. I am fluent in English and Spanish.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $15 - $150

Jules Luksa, MSW Intern

Pronouns: she/her

I wholeheartedly believe human beings have the capacity to heal themselves and others. As a therapist, I align with a strengths-based approach magnifying progress, ability, and positivity within each person. We are able, we are enough, and we are worthy. I hold space for people to follow their paths, with support, questions, and connection.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $15 - $150

Nicole Martinez, MA Intern

The foundation of my practice is person-centered with a multicultural lens. My goal is to help client’s traverse challenges, discover healthy solutions, develop resilience, build coping skills, and experience inner peace. In my practice, I collaborate with individuals, couples, and families to help them reach their full potential. I welcome the opportunity to help you through difficult times to post-growth and fulfillment. I honor the cultural identities and uniqueness of every client. I am fluent in English and Spanish.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $15 - $150


Cleo VanDyke, M.Ed Intern

I serve individuals, couples, and families coping with changes in health, living arrangements, relationships, or new stages of life. I welcome the opportunity to work with clients and their families as they face life's challenges. Grief, depression, addictions, and relationship problems don't have to hold you back from the life you want to live.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $15 - $150

Kristy Baranovskis, Certified Health & Wellness Coach

I am passionate about helping people find joy in their dedication to their health. I teach clients how to properly fuel their bodies to increase their energy, decrease medical symptoms and live their best life. I am excited about helping people improve their relationship with food while improving their overall physical, emotional and psychological health. I believe that Nutrition, Health & Wellness Coaching and Education needs to be individualized to each person's needs. Healthy eating means something different to each person and I want to partner with you to help you reach those goals.

Virtual Coaching Session

Alison DeLuca, MD, Psychiatrist

I am an American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) Board Certified psychiatrist.

I completed a Fellowship at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School At UMDNJ, my training exposure was both broad and in-depth, as I trained and studied with experts in the field of psychiatry. I was able to hone my treatment approach and develop my patient skills in a wide range of psychiatric diagnoses, such as ADHD, depressive & anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, psychosis, and pervasive developmental disorders including autism.

Before learning to treat children, I completed psychiatry training at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for my psychiatric residency and graduated from medical school from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

I also have expertise in the areas of adolescent/young adult mental health, and have served on the Graduate Medical Education Committee at UMDNJ and the Residency Training Committee at UMDNJ. I worked as a staff psychiatrist at Rutgers University Hurtado Health Center, and the Assistant Training Director at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

During the past 11 years, I have worked as a Telemedicine Psychiatrist in New Mexico and Arizona with children, adolescents and adults.

I recognize that everyone is unique; and therefore, I tailor treatment plans to the individual. I also appreciate that a collaborative approach, with other providers, helps to facilitate the best treatment outcomes.

Virtual Psychiatric Diagnostic Evaluations and Medication Management

Jawann Westerman, MFT Intern

Whether you're experiencing emotional disconnection, loss of sex and intimacy, infidelity, or partner conflict in your relationship, or you are facing anxiety, fear of commitment, FOMO, or fear of failure in dating, I can help. I know how important it is for you to feel confident in yourself and in your relationship. If you're experiencing depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, fear of abandonment, or difficulty controlling your emotions, reach out for support. I work with individuals (of all ages), couples and families.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $15 - $150

Ellie Harris, MA, LAC, EdS

I am skilled in helping clients increase self-esteem and self-acceptance, heal from trauma, manage depression, strengthen relationships and find the inner strength and resources to make desired changes in their lives.

No matter the specific circumstance or diagnosis that leads you to connect with me, the goal of our work together will be to help you live a life that feels valuable to you. Learning to effectively manage your struggles can allow you to connect (or reconnect) with the world in a meaningful and fulfilling way.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $60 - $150

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Theresa Lewis, MA, LAC

My goal is to better the lives of my clients as they learn how to live emotionally and physically healthier lives. I will do this through active listening, validation, providing unconditional positive regard, and empathy, as needed.

I see the healing process as a partnership between therapist and client and believe it is unique for every individual.

I have substantial experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum and those with developmental disabilities.

50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $60 - $150

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Wendy Feins, RN, BSN, BA, PMHNP Intern

Research shows that the relationship between the therapist and the client is a significant contributing factor in the success of therapy. This is why I make every effort to put my clients at ease starting from the moment you walk in the door at your first session. I want to create a collaborative relationship with you so that, together, we can take steps to improve the quality of your relationships, your family, your life.


50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $60 - $150

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Camara Epps, MA Intern

I am dedicated to providing exceptional care, and implementing effective treatment plans for children, adolescents and adults. My practice as a burgeoning clinician is one that focuses on client strengths, so as to build up their resilience. 

My goal is to provide a warm and welcoming space to help individuals build their skills and increase self-confidence.


50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $60 - $150


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Stephanie DeLellis, MA Intern

Are you struggling? Are you finding your actions do not align with how you want to feel? Are you looking for support as you navigate through questions for yourself, your child, or your family? I support the needs of families, couples, children, young adults, and adults. 

While the therapeutic process is different for everyone, my goal in serving you is to create a collaborative relationship based on trust, empathy and connection.


50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $60 - $150

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Abigail Lekstutis, MSW Intern

I have years of experience working with children ages 5 - 12.  I believe in a collaborative therapeutic process, offering an environment of genuine listening with no fear of judgment – a powerful force for healing in itself.

Therapy is about connecting with someone, being seen and heard, and in that process discovering something about yourself which helps you move forward.


50-Minute Therapy Session In-office or Secure Online Video Therapy
Session fee is based on a sliding scale of $60 - $150





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