OUR THERAPISTS

Our center is in-network with Aetna, Horizon, BCBS, United Healthcare/Optum, Meritain & 1199 SIEU plans.  We offer daytime, evening, and weekend appointment times.  We work with couples, adults, teens, and children age 8 and above.  Right now, we are offering tele-health sessions only but will be re-opening this summer for office visits.

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PRADNYA SHINDE, M.A., NCC, LAC

Psychotherapist, Jersey City Office & Telehealth (NJ License)

Pradnya works with families, couples, adults, and children with a special focus on children's issues, adult relationship issues, recovery from addiction and trauma, and postpartum care.  With children, she uses play therapy, sand therapy, and drama therapy to build confidence and help kids regulate their emotions.  Pradnya has worked in school settings and head start programs and has a systemic perspective on helping children succeed.  She is also completing her certificate in Perinatal Mental Health and has special expertise supporting women and families going through infertility, pregnancy and postpartum seasons.  Pradnya cares about supporting her clients as they overcome struggles, reclaim their power, and make informed decisions. She has her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from New Jersey City University and is offering telehealth sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7am-2pm and 6pm-8pm, Tuesdays from 8am-3pm, and Fridays from 7am-1pm.  When the office re-opens this summer, she will have some in-office availability as well.

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JILLIAN MYERS, MSW, LSW

Psychotherapist, Bloomfield Office & Telehealth

Jillian works with adults, couples, teens and kids and has special expertise with the  older adult  populations. She is focused on helping clients to improve their quality of life and reach personalized goals. Her approach focuses on collaborative therapy sessions and strengths-based approach. In couples work, Jillian draws on the Gottman methods and works to foster improved emotional connection and improved communication. Jillian earned her Masters degree in social work from Rutgers University with a certificate in Aging and Health. Jillian is currently offering  telehealth sessions on Tuesdays 9:00am-11:00am, 1:00pm-8:00pm, Wednesdays  8:00am-2:00pm, Thursdays 2:00pm-8:00pm, Fridays 9:00am-11:00am, 1:00pm 8:00pm, and Saturdays 11:00am-7:00pm. After we re-open this summer she will have some in-office availability as well.

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ALISON M. URBAN, MSW, LSW

Psychotherapist, Bloomfield Office & Telehealth (NJ License)

Alison works with adults,  couples, teens, and kids, with a special focus on helping teens and families heal from addiction. In her work with kids and teens she uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and works with parents to implement strategies that work well for the family. In couples work, Alison draws on the Gottman method to increase emotional connection and improve communication.  With adult individuals, she uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, and narrative therapies. Alison graduated with her Masters in Social Work from Rutgers University with a certificate in Promoting Child and Adolescent Well-Being.. Alison works Tuesdays from 8 - 5 pm Wednesdays and Thursdays 2 pm-9 pm, Fridays 8 am – 5 pm and Saturdays 9-5 pm. Currently she is offering telehealth sessions only but will also offer in-person appointments at our Bloomfield offices once they re-open.

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AMOS KAMIL, MSW, LSW

Psychotherapist, Bloomfield Office & Telehealth (NJ License)

Amos works with adults, couples, teens, and kids, with a special focus on men's issues as well as on helping clients recover from trauma and abuse to move toward a happier, healthier, more authentic life.  In his work with kids and teens, Amos uses Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Internal Family Systems. In couples work, Amos draws on the Gottman method to increase emotional connection and improve communication.  He earned his Masters in Social Work from New York University, as well as his Masters in Fine Arts, and is a Licensed Social Worker.  Amos works Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8 - 4 pm, Thursdays 12 pm-9 pm, and Sundays 2-9 pm. Currently he is offering telehealth sessions only but will also offer in-person appointments at our Bloomfield offices once they re-open.

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SHAKIRAH EWELL, M.S., LPC, NCC

Psychotherapist, Jersey City Office & Telehealth (NJ License)

Shakirah works with couples, adults and teens, 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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JAIME ELLIOTT, M.A., LPC

Psychotherapist, Telehealth Only (NJ License)

Jaime works with couples, adults, teens, and children with a focus on couples therapy, adult depression, anxiety, and OCD, as well as teen social, behavioral and academic challenges.  In her work with couples, Jaime draws on the Gottman Method, an evidenced-based therapeutic approach that increases effective communication and emotional connection.  With adult individuals, Jaime uses CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), narrative thearpy, and a research-informed lens to her work.  Jaime is an excellent choice for children 8+ and teens because she is not only a therapist but also a certified school psychologist who is trained to administer and interpret the tests used to establish IEPs, 504 plans, gifted and talented capabilities, IQ scores, and more.  She holds a Masters in Psychology from New York University, a Masters in School Psychology from Hofstra University, and is a Certified School Psychologist and Licensed Professional Counselor.  Jaime offers telehealth sessions on Tuesday 9:30am-2:30pm, Wednesday 11:30am-8:30pm, Thursday 12pm-8:30pm, Friday 9:30am-6pm, and Saturday 9am- 5pm.

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KERWIN DELVA, MSW, LSW

Psychotherapist, Bloomfield Office & Telehealth (NJ License)

Kerwin works with children, teens, couples and adults with a special focus on couples therapy and work with trauma, PTSD, family conflict, and substance abuse recovery.  With children, Kerwin uses play therapy and mentoring techniques to build confidence and increase positive communication within the family.  In his work with couples, Kerwin draws on the Gottman Method, an evidence-based approach that helps couples feel heard so they can rebuild trust and closeness.  Kerwin works with adults and particularly enjoys mentoring and supporting men as they develop a values-driven life and to build relationships that last.  Kerwin graduated from Kean University with his Masters in Social Work.  He is currently offering telehealth sessions on Mon: 10am-3pm, Tues:  2pm to 9pm, Wed: 10am-3pm, Thursdays 11-7pm, Friday 2pm-9pm, Saturday 9am-5pm.  When the office re-opens this summer he will have some in-office availability as well.

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ZAHAYRA CARINO, MSW, LSW

Psychotherapist, Bloomfield Office & Telehealth (NJ License)

Zahayra works with children, teens, adults and couples and has special expertise working with depression, anxiety, and trauma, especially race-related trauma. She is passionate about helping clients meet their goals and improve their overall well-being. Zahayra uses modalities like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness-Based Interventions, and the Nurtured Heart Approach. 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 is currently offering telehealth sessions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 8:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-5:00pm, Thursdays 8:00am-5:00pm, Fridays 11:00am-8:00pm, and Saturdays 9:00am-4:00pm.  After we re-open this summer she will have some in-office availability as well.

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MADELINE SALERNO, MSW, LSW

Psychotherapist, Jersey City Office & Telehealth (NJ License)

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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PAULA BARDALES, MSW, LSW

Psychotherapist, Jersey City Office & Telehealth (NJ & NY License)

Paula works with adults, teens 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 this summer she will have some in-office availability as well.

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KAMESHA WALKINS, MSW, LSW

Psychotherapist, Bloomfield Office & Telehealth (NJ License)

Kamesha works with couples, adults, teens, children 8+ and families. She specializes in providing affirming and restorative therapy to LGBTQ+ youth and adults.  In her work with couples, Kamesha draws on the Gottman Method, an evidenced-based therapeutic approach that increases effective communication and emotional connection. She also has experience supporting individuals and families in overcoming substance abuse and healing from trauma or family violence.  Kamesha employs a trauma-informed lens and utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, Skill Building and Solution-Focused techniques to assist clients in identifying and working toward their goals. In her work with kids and teens, Kamesha uses Hip Hop, Spoken Word and other creative arts and pop culture activities to promote engagement.  She received her masters from Florida Atlantic University and is a Licensed Social Worker.  Kamesha works with clients Monday-Wednesday from 10am-8pm and Thursday-Friday from 9am to 2pm.  Currently she is offering telehealth sessions only but will also offer in-person appointments at our Bloomfield office once it re-opens.

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DANA LONGSTREET, M.S., LSW, LMSW

Psychotherapist, Jersey City Office & Telehealth (NJ & NY License)

Dana works with youth, teens, adult individuals, and couples.  Her professional interests include working with LGBTQ+ youth and adults and with women navigating life transitions. She draws on art therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and coaching to help clients reach their goals.  In her work with couples, Dana utilizes an attachment lens and is also guided by the Gottman Method, an evidence-based approach that begins with a thorough relationship assessment and a tailored growth plan.  With children 8 and up, Dana uses a mix of play therapy, parent coaching, and family systems work to support positive behaviors.  She received her masters from Rutgers University and is a Licensed Social Worker in New York and New Jersey.  Therapy is a second career for Dana and her earlier years spent as a writer and editor have developed her ear for people's stories and her enthusiasm to walk alongside as they write the next chapter  Dana works Monday-Wednesday 11:30am-8pm and Thursday and Friday 8:30-5pm.  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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KAREN MITCHELL, MSW, LSW

Psychotherapist, Bloomfield Office & Telehealth (NJ License)

Karen works with teens, adults, couples, and families.  In her work with adolescents and families, she utilizes a Bowen Family Systems lens, emphasizing the family as a unit where helping one person helps the whole.  In couples work, Karen draws on the Gottman method and Imago therapies to increase emotional connection and improve communication.  With adult individuals, she uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, and narrative therapies. Karen specializes in work with trauma as well--she is certified in EMDR, a research-based treatment for traumatic memories, and incorporates this technique and other body-based work to treat survivors of abuse and sexual assault.  She received her masters from Rutgers University, graduating with top honors, and is a Licensed Social Worker.  Karen works Mondays 12pm-8:30pm, Tuesdays & Wednesdays 12pm-9pm Thursday 9am-5pm, and Friday 9am-3pm.  Currently she is offering telehealth sessions only but will also offer in-person appointments at our Bloomfield office once it re-opens.

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TERRI WATKINS, M.S. LPC, CCTP

Psychotherapist, Telehealth Only (NJ License)

Terri works with couples and adult individuals with a focus on couples therapy, trauma recovery, and helping clients navigate relationship issues, loss, and life transitions.  Terri’s couples counseling approach is guided by the Gottman Method, an evidence-based treatment for couples that begins by thoroughly assessing each relationship and using the results to create tailored growth plans.  With her individual clients, Terri works within a cognitive-behavioral framework to dentify and change patterns of thinking that negatively impact emotions and behaviors.  Terri is passionate about helping her clients improve their well-being and realize their full potential and boasts over 30 years of experience in the social work field.  Terri earned her masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from Alliance Graduate School of Counseling at Nyack College and is also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.  She offers telehealth sessions on Mondays 12:30-8:30pm, Tuesdays 2:30-8:30pm, and Saturdays from 3-7pm.

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AUDREY AUGUSTAVE, M.A. LAC, NCC

Psychotherapist, Telehealth Only (NJ License)

(Offers Sessions in English or French)

Audrey earned her master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at New Jersey City University, is a Licensed Associate Counselor, a National Certified Counselor (NCC), and is currently finishing certification as a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor.  In addition to her therapeutic work, Audrey is also an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Union County College.  Audrey draws on extensive experience in the substance abuse field, which is really about creating personal change, and uses it in her work with couples and families to strengthen and rebuild connection. Audrey also works closely with adolescents, particularly those with a history of behavioral issues, helping teens and their families gain stability and strength. Audrey’s approach with adults focuses on effectively resolving trauma from the past and working to build a satisfying life and future.  In her work with couples, she uses the Gottman Method as well as a family systems approach.  Audrey is fluent in French (in addition to English) and is eager to be of service to the Francophone community of Hudson county. Audrey offers telehealth sessions on Mondays 11:00am – 8:30pm, Tuesdays 12:00pm – 4:00pm, Wednesdays 11:00am – 8:30pm, Thursdays 10:00am – 6:00pm, and Sundays 11:00am – 6:00pm.

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MAX LAFFEND, M.S., LSW

Psychotherapist, Jersey City Office & Telehealth (NJ License)

Max earned their masters from Seton Hall in Social Work.  They are a Licensed Social Worker who specializes in work with couples and individuals to maximize strengths and develop practical strategies for moving forward.  In their work with couples, Max draws on the Gottman Method, a research-based approach for helping couples heal and connect.  With individuals, they use cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused modalities.  Max’s work emphasizes evidence-based practices and customized treatment plans to help clients meet their goals.  They also work with LGBTQ teens and adults at our local Hudson Pride Center.  Max works on Mondays from 3-8:30pm, Thursdays from 8am-noon, and Saturday from 8am to 2pm.  They are offering telehealth only during COVID-19 but normally offer both in-person and video sessions.

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ROSA GOMEZ, M.S. LMFT

Psychotherapist, Jersey City Office & Telehealth (NJ & NY License)

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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TOVA MCCALL, MSW, LSW

Site Director, RCC's Family Wellness Support Center, Jersey City Office (NJ & NY License)

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 has completed her certificate in Perinatal Mental Health. 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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JOEL LEVINE, M.S., LCSW, LPC, LCADC, LMFT

Executive Director, Bloomfield Office (NJ License)

Joel completed his Masters in Social Work at Fordham University and has been in the field for twenty years.  He runs our weekly treatment team meetings, providing clinical supervision and guidance to our staff therapists.  Joel is licensed as a Family Therapist, Clinical Social Worker, Professional Counselor, and a Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor.  He is also certified as a Master Addiction Counselor, Advanced Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor, Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor.  He currently works as a therapist, agency director, and educator and is an invaluable member of our team.  (Joel does not see clients at RCC but instead supervises our clinical team drawing on his wealth of experience).

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MELISSA SCHNEIDER, MSW, LCSW

Practice Owner, Jersey City Office (NJ & NY License)

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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DINA NIEWOOD, M.S., LCSW

Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor, Telehealth Only (NJ License)

Dina is a licensed clinical social worker with over twenty years of experience working with adults and couples. She earned her masters at the University of Pennsylvania, gained additional training in family therapy at the Ackerman Institute for the Family in New York, and is a certified clinical supervisor as well.  Dina specializes in supporting clients through challenges with anxiety, depression and post-partum depression, fertility, grief, relationships, and career changes.  Dina works with adults and couples to help them gain insight into the struggles they are facing – both internally and within the context of their relationships – and to develop coping skills to help them manage them.  Her work is founded in positive, solution-focused principles and she combines approaches ranging from cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT), mindfulness, holistic/integrative psychology and psychodynamic treatment based on client need.  Dina works Sundays from 8-4pm and Monday-Thursdays from 9am to 5pm.  Currently she is offering telehealth sessions only due to COVID-19 but normally offers in-office appointments as well.

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