FAMILY WELLNESS SUPPORT CENTER TEAM

Our Family Wellness Team is dedicated to helping clients and couples navigate infertility, pregnancy challenges, and postpartum depression or anxiety.  Each therapist we hire has a certificate in perinatal mental health. 

Our center is in-network with Aetna, Horizon, BCBS, United Healthcare/Optum, Meritain & 1199 SIEU plans.  We offer daytime and evening appointments.  Read on to meet our team and request your first appointment.

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HILRY HAZELWOOD, MSW, LCSW

Clinical Supervisor & Psychotherapist
Jersey City Office
Providing In-Person and Telehealth Sessions to NJ & NY Residents
Works With: Adults

Meet Hilry Now. Hilry focuses her work on trauma, depression, anxiety, and LGBTQ+ community issues. She has worked in the field for 10 years and uses different modalities and techniques such as mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and solution-focused and psychodynamic psychotherapies. Hilry has a certificate in perinatal therapy from The Postpartum Support International and works with new moms and dads, navigating the challenges of this stage in life. Most importantly, though, she is guided by the person sitting in front of her and will work with her clients to identify their unique needs and goals for therapy. Hilry earned her Masters of Social Work from New York University and she is a licensed clinical social worker in NJ and NY. Hilry works Monday to Friday with in-office days on Wednesdays and Fridays.

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SHAKIRAH EWELL, M.S., LPC, NCC

Psychotherapist
Jersey City Office
Providing Telehealth to NJ and PA Residents
Works With: Couples, Adults, Teens

Meet Shakirah Now. Shakirah specializes in helping clients cope with life transitions, depression, anxiety, and postpartum or infertility concerns. Shakirah uses the Gottman Method in her work with couples to improve communication and increase emotional connection. She specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy, and motivational interviewing techniques and is both a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. Shakirah also has certificates in Perinatal Mental Health and Spiritual Competency Training. Her practice is informed by her own experiences as a mother and by her spiritual orientation. For clients who wish to do so, Shakirah can integrate Islamic principles and beliefs along with therapeutic techniques in session. She has her Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University and works Monday to Friday, only via Telehealth.

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ZAHAYRA CARINO, MSW, LSW

Psychotherapist
Jersey City Office
Providing In-Person and Telehealth Sessions to NJ & NY Residents
Works With: Couples and Adults
Speaks: English and Spanish

Meet Zahayra Now. Zahayra has special expertise working with trauma, specifically race-related trauma, depression, anxiety, and life transitions. Zahayra also works with the perinatal population and has a perinatal mood disorder certificate from the Postpartum Support International. She is passionate about helping clients meet their goals and improve their overall well-being. Zahayra uses modalities and practices like an Anti-Oppressive Practice, Cultural Humility, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness-Based Interventions. In her work with couples, Zahayra draws on the Gottman Method, an evidenced-based therapeutic approach that increases effective communication and emotional connection. Her work emphasizes individualized treatment plans and collaborative therapy sessions as she believes that client’s are the experts in their lives and experiences. Zahayra received her Masters Degree in Social Work from New York University Silver School of Social Work. Zahayra speaks English and Spanish and works Tuesday to Saturday with in-office days on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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ALISON PRINTZ, MSW, LSW

Psychotherapist 
349 3rd Street Jersey City Office
Providing In-Person and Telehealth Sessions to NJ Residents
Works With: Couples and Adults

Meet Alison Now. Alison takes a holistic and psychodynamic approach when supporting clients. Alison works with clients dealing with anxiety, depression, low-self esteem, and relationship issues, with a special interest in women’s issues, perinatal mental health and infertility. Alison has a certificate in perinatal mental health training from Postpartum Support International. She helps her clients identify what their goals and needs are, while simultaneously providing a safe and non-judgmental space. Alison earned a Master’s in Social Work from Columbia University, specializing in Advanced Clinical Practice, and is a licensed social worker in New Jersey. Alison works Sunday to Thursday with in-office days on Sundays and Wednesdays.

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KAYLA OGLETREE, MSW, LSW

Psychotherapist 
Jersey City Office
Providing In-Person and Telehealth Sessions to NJ Residents
Works With: Couples, Adults, Teens and Kids

Meet Kayla Now. Kayla helps her clients deal with stress, anxiety, depression, family conflict, anger management, relationship issues, grief and loss, and recovery from sexual abuse/assault and trauma. Kayla has a certificate in perinatal mental health and experience supporting new mothers and women who are pregnant and postpartum. In her experience as a school social worker, Kayla worked very closely with parents who have children with special needs, emotional concerns, and behavioral issues. Kayla uses CBT techniques, the strengths-based perspective, goal setting, self-care, and mindfulness with clients to assist them with meeting their treatment goals. Kayla believes in working collaboratively with her clients and identifying the strategies that work best for each individual. Kayla earned her Masters degree in social work at Kean University in Union, NJ. Kayla works Sunday to Thursday with in-office days on Sundays and Wednesdays.

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MADELINE SALERNO, MSW, LSW

Psychotherapist 
Jersey City Office & Telehealth
Providing In-Person and Telehealth Sessions to NJ & NY Residents
Works With: Adults, Teens and Kids

Meet Madeline Now. Madeline uses modalities like art therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Relief, and CBT to help people move toward happier, healthier lifestyles.  She has a special focus on grief and loss as well as perinatal and postpartum experiences and developmental disabilities.  In addition to experience in counseling settings, Madeline has also worked in hospital-based labor and delivery settings supporting women and families facing all kinds of loss and difficulty.  She is also a certified yoga teacher and offers meditation and body-based work in addition to talk therapy.  Madeline obtained her Masters in Social Work from New York University and works Monday to Friday with in-office days on Mondays and Tuesdays.

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PAULA BARDALES, MSW, LCSW

Psychotherapist 
Jersey City Office
Providing In-Person and Telehealth Sessions to NJ & NY Residents
Works With: Couples and Adults

Meet Paula Now. Paula works with clients on relationship issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, and supporting women and couples going through infertility, pregnancy, postpartum stages, and parenting.  With couples, Paula uses the Gottman Method, an evidence-based model that helps couples feel heard and understood by their partners while they build a lasting relationship.  Paula has been in the field for more than ten years and uses a variety of evidence-based techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Stages of Change, Feminist Theory, DBT, and the Strength-based perspective.  She earned her Masters of Social Work from Stony Brook University and is working toward her Certificate in Perinatal Mental Health. Paula works Monday to Friday and is in the office on Tuesdays.

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JANINE TERRITO, MSW, LSW

Psychotherapist 
Jersey City Office
Providing Telehealth to NJ & NY Residents
Works With: Adults

Meet Janine Now. Janine works with individuals going through infertility, pregnancy, and postpartum. She believes in working creatively and collaboratively to help clients heal, grow, and achieve their goals. Janine has experience in school social work and has worked with children with emotional and behavioral challenges. Janine has also completed perinatal training from Postpartum Support International. Her practice is informed by her training as a birth doula and her own experiences with parenthood, step-parenthood, adoption, and blended and multicultural families. Janine has her Masters in Education from Harvard University and her Masters in Social Work from Rutgers University.  Janine works Tuesday to Saturday.

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TOVA MCCALL, MSW, LCSW, PMH-C

Site Director and Psychotherapist 
Family Wellness Support Center 
Jersey City Office
Providing In-Person and Telehealth Sessions to NJ & NY Residents
Works With: Couples, Adults, and Teens
Speaks: English, French and Intermediate-Level Spanish

Tova is certified in Perinatal Mental Health counseling, specializing in work with new moms and women who are pregnant or post-conception, supporting them in the challenges that can arise in these stages of life. In her work with couples, Tova uses the Gottman Method, an evidenced-based therapeutic approach that increases effective communication and emotional connection. With teens and their families, Tova uses play therapy and narrative therapy methods within a family systems lens.  With clients struggling with PTSD, Tova uses Prolonged Exposure therapy, an evidence-based short-term model focusing on improving the lives of trauma victims. Tova values a holistic perspective in therapy, using the approach that will help each client most effectively, from CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) techniques to trauma repair to practical supports like goal-setting and self-care ideas. Tova earned her masters from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College.  Tova works Monday to Friday with in-office days on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

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MELISSA SCHNEIDER, MSW, LCSW

Practice Owner 
Providing Telehealth to NJ & NY Residents

Melissa is our practice owner as well as staff therapist and a seasoned speaker and trainer.  After getting her masters in Clinical Social Work at Columbia University, she worked as a Wall St. wellness counselor and consultant for many years.  Melissa is trained in the Gottman Method, a research-based approach to strengthening relationships.  Some very smart people have spent decades studying what factors matter most in happy relationships and Melissa specializes in teaching the tools, strategies, and mindsets people can use to heal, gain clarity, make decisions, and grow a great relationship.  She launched Resolution Counseling Center in 2019 to create a user-friendly place for local couples, individuals, and teens to get excellent care from a hand-picked staff of caring professionals.  She is not taking on new clients to focus on growing the business, but she is available to speak at conferences, workshops, retreats, or community events.

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