RECOVERY AND FAMILY RESTORATION CENTER

We believe change is possible.  Our Recovery and Family Restoration Center is dedicated to helping clients,  couples, and families work through and heal from the impacts of all types of addiction: from substance use and gambling to sex, porn, or shopping addiction. We are also committed to helping families overcome the unique challenges of co-parenting, trauma, loss, life transitions, and mental health concerns. We are in-network with Aetna, Horizon, BCBS/Anthem/Empire, United Healthcare/Optum/Oxford, Meritain & 1199 SIEU plans.  We offer daytime, evening, and weekend appointments. All sessions are telehealth right now but we plan to re-open for clients in early 2022.  Read on to meet our team and request your first appointment.

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MARIAH APOLLON, BS

Psychotherapist Intern
Jersey City Office
Providing In-Office & Telehealth Services to NJ Residents
Works with: Couples, Adults, Teens, Kids

Meet Mariah Now. Using her background in education, Mariah specializes in collaborating with children/adolescents and their families to navigate personal or academic concerns, behavioral challenges, bereavement, identity formation or adjustment through life transitions such as addiction, co-occuring disorders, physical/sexual abuse, racial trauma, and other cultural issues. With emerging adults, Mariah operates with the understanding that people have many skills, values, and competencies and she utilizes Narrative Therapy, CBT, and DBT to assist them in changing their relationship with the problems influencing their lives. She uses the Gottman Method to assist couples in conflict over the unique struggles of parenting children/adolescents in the legal system and conduct related concerns. Mariah is one of our counseling interns and is currently pursuing an M.A./Ed.S. in Professional Counseling at Seton Hall University.

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JEANIE DEMARIO, MA, LAC, NCC

Psychotherapist

Jersey City Office

Providing In-Office & Telehealth to NJ Residents

Sessions Provided in English & Korean

Works With:  Couples and Adults

Meet Jeanie Now. Jeanie specializes in premarital counseling, couples work, anxiety, addiction, and recovery from abuse, trauma, or unhealthy faith communities.  She has special training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Gottman Method couples counseling  and uses these techniques to provides a safe place for processing spiritual misconduct, strict religious upbringings, and family pressures. Jeanie believes in the importance of a strong therapeutic alliance between client and clinician, and uses this approach to serve families with concerns they may prefer to address with a clinician who understands their cultural norms. Jeanie earned her Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University and currently offers telehealth sessions from Monday to Friday with day and evening openings.

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OLGA BALAKOVA, MA, LAC, LCADC, NCC

Psychotherapist
Jersey City Office
Providing In-Office & Telehealth to NJ Residents
Offers Sessions in English & Russian
Works with: Couples, Adults

Meet Olga Now. Olga works with adults, couples, and families and specializes in recovery of all kinds from gambling and substance abuse to sex, porn, and shopping addiction. In her work with couples, Olga draws on the Gottman Method and has expereince supporting couples in recovery or with any family history of addiction.  In addition, Olga is able to support clients through this sensitive adjustment period, navigating challenges like trauma, depression, anxiety, and identity formation. She is also a trained hypnotherapist and uses CBT, DBT and REBT in her work.  Olga holds an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Montclair State University and a masters in Psychology from her home country and provides services in English or Russian as needed.  She works Sunday 11 am - 7:30 pm, Monday 10 am - 6:30 pm., Tuesday 9 am - 5:30, Wednesday 2 pm - 8 pm, Thursday 8 am - 4:30 pm.  Olga is currently offering telehealth only but our offices will reopen soon.

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ROSA GOMEZ, MS, LMFT

Clinical Supervisor & Psychotherapist
Jersey City & Bloomfield Offices
Providing Counseling Services to NJ Residents
Works with: Couples, Adults

Rosa earned her masters from Seton Hall University in Marriage and Family Therapy and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works with couples, families, individuals, and teens, assisting them on their path to growth, healing, and happiness. In her work with couples, Rosa specializes in the Gottman Method, a research-based approach that offers practical tools to improve communication, engage in healthy conflict, and increase emotional connection. She has extensive experience working with couples who are struggling to connect, as well as families dealing with the stressors of life transitions, and individuals who want to address anxiety, depression, racial-related trauma, and substance abuse. In her work with individuals, Rosa draws on modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), contextual therapy, and solution-focused therapy. When working with families, Rosa draws on modalities such as structural family therapy (SFT) and emotionally-focused family therapy.  Rosa always tailors her approach to help clients meet their goals as she believes therapy is a collaborative effort. She works Mondays from 10-2, Tuesdays from 10-8, Wednesdays from 10-3/6-8:30, Thursdays from 10-8:30, and Fridays from 10-7.  Rosa is offering tele-health sessions only during COVID-19 but normally offers both in-person and video sessions.

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CHRISSY BOZICEVIC, MA, LPC, NCC

Psychotherapist
Jersey City Office
Providing In-Office & Telehealth to NJ Residents
Works with: Couples, Adults

Meet Chrissy Now. Chrissy focuses on clients struggling with depression, anxiety, stress management, low self-esteem, substance abuse and recovery.  She utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness techniques to help individuals break free from harmful ways of thinking in order to live happier and more fulfilling lives. In her work with addiction, she uses motivational interviewing to inspire change, and implements education and self awareness exercises to help prevent relapse and reinforce long term sobriety. Chrissy has experience working with clients from varying socioeconomic & cultural backgrounds and believes in a collaborative approach where clients help to create a plan based on their own needs, strengths, and goals. Chrissy is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor and earned her masters degree in counseling from Montclair State University. She works Monday to Friday and has daytime and evening hours.

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AUDREY AUGUSTAVE, MA, LAC, LCADC, NCC

Site Director & Psychotherapist
Jersey City Office
Providing Telehealth Services to NJ Residents
Works with: Couples, CoParents

Audrey works exclusively with coparenting, couples and families. She specializes in helping family systems impacted by addition and/or mental health concerns and utilizes her extensive experience in the substance abuse field to help strengthen and rebuild connection. She is also enthusiastic about assisting couples through infidelity history, intimacy & sex concerns, major life transitions, and frequent miscommunication using the Gottman Method. Audrey believes strongly in blending an empathetic approach with a healthy dose of honest reflection by compassionately challenging her clients to reach their goals. In addition to her therapeutic work, Audrey runs a podcast “Un-Loc’d” where she explores mental health and identity related topics through the Caribbean lens, a population she is extremely passionate about serving. Audrey earned her master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at New Jersey City University, is a Licensed Associate Counselor, a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor, a National Certified Counselor (NCC), and is beginning a Sex Counseling Certification. Audrey offers telehealth sessions on Mondays 11:00am – 6:30pm, Tuesdays 10:00am – 4:30pm, Wednesdays 11:00am – 5:30pm, Thursdays 9:00am – 5:00pm, and Sundays 9:00am – 7:00pm.