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. All sessions are telehealth right now but we plan to re-open early 2022.  Read on to meet our team and request your first appointment.

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PAULA BARDALES, MSW, LCSW

Psychotherapist 

Jersey City Office

(Providing Telehealth to NJ and NY Residents)

Paula works with adults and couples with a focus 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 offers telehealth sessions on Mondays, and Thursdays from 12pm-10pm, Tuesdays and Fridays from 9am-3pm, Wednesday 7pm-10pm, and Saturdays from 8am-1pm. When the office re-opens in early 2022, she will have some in-office availability as well.

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HILRY HAZELWOOD, MSW, LCSW

Clinical Supervisor & Psychotherapist

Jersey City Office

(Providing Telehealth to NJ and NY Residents)

Hilry works with teens, adults and couples, with a focus 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, 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 Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 10:00am-6:00pm, Tuesdays, from 2:00pm-8:00pm and Wednesdays, from 12:00pm-8:00pm. Currently, she is offering telehealth sessions only but will also offer in-person appointments at our Jersey City office once it re-opens.

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MADELINE SALERNO, MSW, LSW

Psychotherapist 

Jersey City Office & Telehealth

(Providing Telehealth to NJ and NY Residents)

Madeline works with children, teens, and adults, using 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 Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 7:00am-3:00pm and Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:00pm-8:00pm. Currently Madeline is offering telehealth only due to COVID-19 but normally offers both in-person and video sessions.

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JANINE TERRITO, MSW, LSW

Psychotherapist 

Jersey City Office

(Providing Telehealth to NJ Residents)

Janine works with adults, with a special focus on mental health challenges related to 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, stepparenthood, adoption, and blended and multicultural families. Janine has her Masters in Education from Harvard University and her Masters in Social Work from Rutgers University.  She works on Tuesdays and Fridays, from 9:00am - 6:00pm, on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:00pm - 9:00pm, and Saturdays from 9:00am-5:00pm.

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ROBYN WILSON, MSW, LSW, CLC

Psychotherapist 

Jersey City Office

(Providing Telehealth to NJ and NY Residents)

Robyn works with adult individuals and couples. She specializes in helping clients work through depression, anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions, career concerns, relationship issues, and mental health challenges related to perinatal experiences (e.g., infertility, pregnancy, postpartum anxiety and depression). In her work with adult individuals, Robyn uses a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution-focused techniques, and a Strengths-based approach, as well as coaching, to meet clients’ unique needs. In couples work, Robyn utilizes the Gottman Method, an evidenced-based therapeutic approach that increases effective communication and emotional connection. Robyn is passionate about helping her clients identify and maximize their strengths, and work through their challenges, so that they can improve their overall well-being, achieve their goals, and live more fulfilling and joyful lives on their terms. Robyn earned her Bachelor's in Psychology from Georgetown University and her Master’s in Social Work from Columbia University, and she is a Licensed Social Worker in NJ and NY. Robyn is also a Certified Life Coach and Grief Coach, and she has completed training in Perinatal Mental Health Counseling. Robyn works Mondays from 8am-5pm, Tuesday from 9am-8pm, Wednesdays from 8:30-4:30pm, Thursdays from 9:30am-8pm and Friday from 8:30am-3:00pm.

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SHAKIRAH EWELL, M.S., LPC, NCC

Psychotherapist

Jersey City Office

(Providing Telehealth to NJ Residents)

Shakirah works with couples, adults, teens, and kids helping clients cope with trauma, 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) and motivational interviewing techniques and is both a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor.  Shakirah also has certificates in Perinatal Mental Health, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 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 Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00am-5:00pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am-4:00pm and 6:30pm-8:30pm and Fridays from 9:00am-12:30pm and 2:30pm-5:00pm. Currently Shakirah is offering telehealth only due to COVID-19 but normally offers both in-person and video sessions.

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TOVA MCCALL, MSW, LSW, PMH-C

Site Director and Psychotherapist 

Family Wellness Support Center 

Jersey City Office

(Providing Telehealth to NJ and NY Residents)

(Offers Sessions in English or French)

Tova is a Licensed Social Worker who works with couples, families, individuals, teens, and children.  She earned her masters from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, has experience in school counseling, and is certified in Perinatal Mental Health counseling. Tova specializes 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 children and teens and their families, Tova uses play therapy and narrative therapy methods within a family systems lens.  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. She is fluent in French and English (and speaks Spanish at an intermediate level).  Tova works Monday through Friday from 9:00am – 5:00pm.  Currently Tova is offering telehealth only due to COVID-19 but normally offers both in-person and video sessions.

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MELISSA SCHNEIDER, MSW, LCSW

Practice Owner 

(Providing Telehealth to NJ and 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 in 2020 to focus on growing the business, but she is available to speak at conferences, workshops, retreats, or community events.

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