OUR THERAPISTS

We believe change is possible.  We work with couples, adults, and youth age 8+.  We are in-network with Aetna, Horizon, Empire, Anthem, BCBS, United, Optum, Oxford, Meritain & NY 1199 plans. We offer daytime, evening, and weekend appointments. We are telehealth only for now until we re-open for office visits.  Meet our team below and click any "book now" button to request your first appointment.  

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CYNTHIA JOHNSON, MS, MFT, LAMFT

Psychotherapist
Jersey City Office 
Providing Telehealth to NJ residents
Works With:  Couples, Families, Adults, Teens, Kids

Cynthia specializes in helping couples and families navigate interpersonal conflict, recovery from abuse or trauma, addiction, and the stressors facing working professionals in corporate America.  With teens and kids, Cynthia uses the Nurtured Heart Approach to improve behavioral concerns at home and in school while increasing self-esteem, self-worth and motivation.  With couples, she uses the Gottman Method and a Family Systems lens to pinpoint areas ripe for growth and change.  Cynthia draws on her experience working in addiction treatment settings to help clients and families through the adjustment and stabilizing phases of recovery.  With all clients, Cynthia looks for and celebrates good decisions, sound judgment, and inner wisdom.   She received her Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seton Hall University and is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist.  Cynthia works Sunday to Thursday offering weekend, evening, and daytime hours.

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ANDREW KONNERTH, BA

Psychotherapist Intern
Jersey City Office
Providing Telehealth to NJ residents
Works with: Couples, Adults, Teens, Kids

Andrew focuses on life transitions and challenges, stress and anxiety, identity, men’s issues, and relationship issues. He aims to foster a climate of support and growth through utilizing Narrative Therapy, Feminist Theory, and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy(REBT). With couples, Andrew accesses the Gottman Method with elements of Emotionally-Focused Therapy(EFT) to foster greater communication and connection. Andrew is one of our counseling interns and is pursuing a dual Master’s in Professional and School counseling at Seton Hall University. He works in the Jersey City Office and will offer telehealth on Tuesdays 2:00pm to 3:00pm, Wednesdays 9:00am to 1:00pm, Fridays from 11:00am to 7:30pm, and Saturdays from 9:00am to 5:30pm. When the office re-opens, he will have in-person appointments as well.

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ALISA DICKSON, MSW, LSW

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

Alisa works from a collaborative, strengths-based approach, assisting and supporting clients to be the author of their own lives. She believes everyone should have a safe and healing place to work through life's difficulties. In her work, she uses a variety of evidence-based techniques tailored to your individual, therapeutic needs. She works with clients experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, disruptive behaviors (including substance misuse), relationship challenges, and self-esteem issues. Alisa can also incorporate mindfulness, self-care and wellness strategies, and even spirituality into your healing journey. In her work with couples, Alisa uses Gottman therapy, an evidence-based therapy to help couples strengthen their relationship and navigate difficult communication challenges. Alisa received her master’s degree in Social Work and Addiction Counseling Training from Rutgers University and works Sundays to Thursdays.   Sessions are all telehealth currently but we plan to open for office visits soon.

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TAYLAR KELLY, LSW

Psychotherapist
Millburn Office
Providing Telehealth To NJ Residents
Works With:  Kids, Teens, Adults, & Couples

Taylar specializes in adolescent challenges, depression, anxiety, boundaries, and self-esteem. Taylar is passionate about supporting clients in their journey through grief. Taylar provides a safe, judgment-free space for processing and helps clients accept all feelings that accompany loss. In working with children, teens, and young adults she uses CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Psychodynamic Therapy. Taylar draws on Attachment-Based Family Therapy to support parents develop emotionally secure relationships with their children. In addition to traditional talk therapy, Taylar utilizes play and therapeutic art to promote healing and growth. With couples, Taylor utilized the Gottman Method, an evidence based therapeutic approach that increases emotional connection and communication. Taylar is a Licensed Social Worker and graduated with her Masters in Social Work from Rutgers University with a certificate in Promoting Child and Adolescent Well-Being.   Taylar works Tuesday 1pm-7pm, Wednesday 10am-7pm, Thursday 12pm-9pm, Friday 9am-6pm, and Saturday 10am-5pm.

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MARIAH APOLLON, BS

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

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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MALIKA COOK, MSW, LCSW

Clinical Supervisor & Psychotherapist
Jersey City Office
Providing Telehealth to NJ Residents
Works With: Families, Couples, Adults, and Teens

Malika specializes in familial matters, depression, anxiety and coping with life transitions. In her work with teens and adults, she draws from evidenced based therapies including MI, CBT and TARGET to decrease stress, regain personal control and promote healthy thoughts and actions while finding practical solutions to life challenges. In her work with families, Malika utilizes Nurtured Heart and ARC along with a Family Systems lens which helps address parenting struggles, adolescent challenges and behavioral issues, to achieve emotion regulation, improved communication and strengthen the family unit.
Malika earned a Masters in Social Work from Kean University and is a NJ Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
Malika works Sunday-Thursday and offers day and evening appointments. 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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JEANIE DEMARIO, MA, LAC, NCC

Psychotherapist

Jersey City Office

Providing Telehealth to NJ Residents

Sessions Provided in English & Korean

Works With:  Couples and Adults

Jeanie specializes in premarital counseling, couples work, anxiety, addiction and recovery, and healing from abuse and trauma.  She has special training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Gottman Method couples counseling as well as a certificate in Addiction Studies.  Jeanie also provides a safe place for processing spiritual trauma, strict religious upbringings, religious trauma, 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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NATALIE REDCROSS, MS, PH.D

Psychotherapy Intern
Jersey City Office
Providing Counseling Services to NJ & Residents
Works with: Seniors, Adults, Couples, Families, Teens

Natalie focuses on challenges related to racial trauma, family relationships, career obstacles, and age related life transitions. For couples and families, Natalie uses her years of research and teaching experience in effective communication techniques to hone in on clients’ innate communication abilities with honesty, clarity, and optimism. With men and women 65 and older and families caring for elders, Natalie applies her experience with aging family members and draws on Dignity Therapy to honor and respect long-lived lives, achievements, and memories. Natalie is one of our counseling interns and received her doctoral degree in Communication and Culture from Howard University and is pursuing her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Iona College.

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KA'CHEENA LUCAS, MSW, LSW

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

Ka’Cheena takes a trauma-informed and strength-based approach when it comes to matters of the mind. She believes in empowering individuals and couples by cultivating a safe and non judgmental space to work through difficult times and to reach their full potential. Ka’Cheena specializes in anxiety, depression, LBGTQIA issues, conflict resolution, low-self esteem, grief, loss and trauma. As a certified Yoga Teacher, she incorporates mindfulness and meditation alongside talk-therapy. In her work with couples, she uses the Gottman method to work through difficult conflicts. She earned her Masters in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis and is a Licensed Social Worker, both in New Jersey and Missouri. Ka’Cheena works Tuesday - Saturdays and currently only offer telehealth session with the hope to re-open in-person sessions soon.

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ANGELIKA BURDZY, MSW, LSW

Psychotherapist

Bloomfield Office

Providing Telehealth to NJ residents

Sessions Provided in English or Polish

Works With:  Couples, Adults, Teens, Kids

Angelika specializes in stress management, anger management, impulse control, family conflict, depression, anxiety, and grief work. With couples, Angelika uses the Gottman Method to improve communication, understand conflict, and increase emotional connection.  In her work with adults and teens, Angelika utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based therapy and strength-based approaches.  With children, a blend of play therapy and parenting strategies is utilized, and Angelika has experience working with at risk youth struggling with oppositional and conduct disorders as well.  Angelika graduated from Rutgers University Graduate School of Social Work and is a Licensed Social Worker.  She works Monday 7am-2pm, Tuesday 9:30am-7pm, Wednesday 2pm-9pm, Thursday 9:30am-7pm and Friday 8:00am-4pm. We currently offer telehealth sessions but hope to reopen soon.

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CARLENE CHARLEMAGNE, BA, MBA

Psychotherapy Intern
Jersey City Office
Providing Telehealth to NJ Residents
Works With:  Couples, Adults, Teens

Carlene focuses on child and adolescent challenges, life transitions, religion and spirituality, career building, and navigating recovery and sobriety. Carlene combines years of experience in the business world and as a Life Coach with her therapeutic lens to help clients work through trauma, develop achievable goals, build their careers, and transforms the quality of their lives.  With couples and familes, she draws on the Gottman Method and Family Systems to reduce conflict and promote a cohesive and loving environment.  Carlene is one of our counseling interns and is pursuing her degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.  She also holds an MBA, believes in serving her community, and is a proud family woman.  Carlene works Tuesdays 10am to 4pm, Wednesday 2pm to 8pm, and Friday 10am to 4pm, and Saturdays 9am to 5pm.

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LISA ZUCKER, MSW, LSW

Psychotherapist
Millburn Office
Providing Telehealth to NJ Residents
Works With:  Couples, Adults, and Teens

Lisa specializes in recovery from trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, relationship issues, and also focuses on health and illness, adolescent Identity, parenting, life coaching, and women’s Issues.  With couples, Lisa utilizes the Gottman Method, an evidence-based approach to improving emotional connection and managing conflict.  In her work with adults, Lisa draws on a blend of CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), somatic work, and life coaching to help clients reach their goals.  As a certified school social worker, Lisa has special expertise for teens and their families in navigating personal or academic struggles, identity formation, and social issues.  Lisa earned her Masters of Social Work from Stony Brook University, is certified in School Social Work, and has completed additional training at the New Jersey Institute of Psychoanalysis.  She is currently offering telehealth sessions 1-9pm M-F and we hope to offer in person sessions again soon.

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MINIMAH RUSH, MSW, LSW

Psychotherapist
Bloomfield Office
Providing Telehealth to NJ Residents
Works With:  Couples, Adults, Teens, Kids

Minimah specializes in issues like stress and anger management, family conflict, trauma and PTSD, depression, anxiety, grief, and recovery from sexual abuse/ or assault. In her work with adults, Minimah utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and strength-based approaches through a culturally sensitive lens. With couples, Minimah draws on the Gottman Method to promote healthy communication and emotional connection. Minimah received her Masters degree from Rutgers University Graduate School of Social Work and is a Licensed Social Worker. Minimah provides tele-health counseling sessions Monday to Friday and we hope to offer in-person sessions again soon.

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CHRISSY BOZICEVIC, MA, LPC, NCC

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

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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ALISON M. URBAN, MSW, LSW

Psychotherapist
Bloomfield Office
Providing Telehealth to NJ Residents
Works With:  Couples, Adults, Teens, Kids

Alison specializes in play therapy, adolescent challenges, family conflict, and relationship issues. In her work with kids and teens she uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapist, 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 we hope to re-open our offices soon.

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ALLISON GAYDOS, MSW, LSW

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

Allison focuses on trauma, life transitions, addiction, co-occurring disorders, relationship issues, depression, and anxiety. She works with individual adult and teen clients by starting with a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space and using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) techniques.  Allison works Sunday to Thursday and has evening and weekend hours.

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HILRY HAZELWOOD, MSW, LCSW

Clinical Supervisor & Psychotherapist
Jersey City Office
Providing Telehealth to NJ & NY Residents
Works With:  Couples and Adults

Hilry focuses 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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DIANNE COVER, MSW, LSW

Psychotherapist 
Bloomfield Office
Providing Telehealth to NJ residents 
Works with: Teens, Couples, Adults, Older Adults

Dianne specializes in depression, anxiety, substance abuse and recovery, relationship issues, stress management, and grief.  She works with individual clients to establish a safe and non-judgmental space, utilizing mindfulness and compassion in her work. With teens, Dianne works to understand the whole individual and their family in order to connect with and develop a confident indentity and healthy relationships. In couples work, Dianne uses the Gottman Method to increase emotional connection and improve communication. Dianne has experience in hospice care and can support families through the challenges of that season.  She earned her Masters in Social Work from Rutgers University.  We currently offer telehealth session with hope to re-open the office soon. Dianne works Monday to Friday and offers day and evening appointment.

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PAULA BARDALES, MSW, LCSW

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

Paula specializes in 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 Wednesdays from 10am-5pm and 7pm-10pm, Tuesdays, 10pm-4pm, Thursdays, 9am-5pm, and Fridays, 9am-4pm. When the office re-opens in early 2022, she will have some in-office availability as well.

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HEYDON HENSLEY MSW, LSW

Psychotherapist
Jersey City Office
Providing Telehealth to NJ & MA Residents
Works With:  Couples, Adults, Teens, Kids

Heydon supports clients navigating anxiety, trauma, and family conflict, as well as LGBTIQAA+/Queer-related challenges and identity development.  Heydon's therapeutic approach offers a focus on setting meaningful goals in the context of a larger societal framework. They bring strategies and tools from cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and narrative therapy to the work while also drawing on personal experiences as a nonbinary transperson to support clients from all walks of life. Heydon received their MSW from Boston University with a specialization in working with survivors of trauma and violence. They work Tuesday through Saturday from 7am to 3pm. Currently Heydon offers telehealth sessions only with in-person appointments coming soon.

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KAMESHA WALKINS, MSW, LSW

Psychotherapist
Millburn Office
Providing Telehealth to NJ Residents
Works With:  Couples, Adults, Teens, Kids

Kamesha 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 Millburn office once it opens.

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JANINE TERRITO, MSW, LSW

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

Janine specializes in helping clients navigate infertility, pregnancy and postpartum issues as well as childhood and adolescent issues and family transitions related to parenthood, adoption, and blended families. 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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MADELINE SALERNO, MSW, LSW

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

Madeline specializes in anxiety, grief and loss, adolescent challenges, development disabilities, as well as perinatal and postpartum experiences.  She incorporates modalities like art therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Relief, and CBT to help people move toward happier, healthier lifestyles.  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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DANIELLE TISCHER, MSW, LCSW, CCTP

Clinical Supervisor & Psychotherapist 
Bloomfield Office
Providing Telehealth to NJ Residents
Works With:  Couples, Adults, Teens

Danielle is one of our clinical supervisors and specializes in work with depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, recovery, and substance misuse. When working with those in recovery or facing addiction challenges, she focuses on utilizing Motivational Interviewing to evoke change, as well as recognizing abstinence based approaches and harm-reduction techniques. In her practice with teens, adults and older adults, she focuses on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-focused techniques and uses a trauma and resilliency lens. Danielle graduated with her Masters in Social Work from the University of Connecticut with a focus in substance use. She is currently offering telehealth sessions on Mon & Tuesday: 12 PM-7 PM, Wednesday: 10 AM-8 PM, Thursday 11 AM-8 PM and Friday 10 AM-5 PM. 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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ZAHAYRA CARINO, MSW, LSW

Psychotherapist
Jersey City & Telehealth
Providing Telehealth to NJ & NY Residents
Works With:  Couples, Adults, Teens, Kids

Zahayra has special expertise working with depression, anxiety, and trauma including race-related trauma. 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 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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OLGA BALAKOVA, MA, LAC, LCADC, NCC

Psychotherapist

Jersey City Office

Providing Telehealth to NJ Residents

Sessions Provided in English & Russian

Works With:  Couples and Adults

Olga 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, M.S. LMFT

Psychotherapist
Jersey City & Bloomfield Offices Providing Telehealth to NJ Residents
Works With:  Couples, Adults

Rosa specializes in relationship issues, family conflict, depression, anxiety, racial trauma and recovery from sexual abuse.  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 earned her masters from Seton Hall University in Marriage and Family Therapy and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  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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KAYLA OGLETREE, MSW, LSW

Psychotherapist
Jersey City Office & Telehealth
Providing Telehealth to NJ Residents
Wroks With:  Couples, Adults, Teens and Kids

Kayla specializes in stress, anxiety, depression, family conflict, anger management, relationship issues, grief and loss, and recovery from sexual abuse/assault and trauma.  She 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 of 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. She 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 Sundays 10:00am-6:30pm, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 8:30am-5:00pm, and Wednesdays 8:00am-3pm. Currently, Kayla is only offering telehealth services but we hope to re-open our offices soon.

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SHAKIRAH EWELL, M.S., LPC, NCC

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

Shakirah specializes in 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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COURTNEY S. TAYLOR, LCSW, LCADC

Clinical Supervisor and Psychotherapist

Bloomfield Office

Providing Telehealth to NJ Residents

Works With: Adults and Couples 


Courtney specializes in substance use disorders, women’s issues, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, interpersonal relationships, boundaries, midlife transitions, emotional regulation, spirituality, inner child work, shame, and codependency.  She works to help clients identify not only vulnerabilities but strengths and core wisdom as they journey to recover their authentic selves.  In couples work, Courtney draws on the Gottman method to increase emotional connection and improve communication.  When offering support to her clients, Courtney draws upon an eclectic mix of interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and the Emotional Freedom Technique (tapping) for trauma recovery.  Courtney has experience with chronic illness, cancer, and end of life issues as well.  She believes that providing unconditional positive regard is essential to creating a safe holding space. Courtney holds a Masters in Social Work from Fordham University and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as well as a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor.   Courtney works Monday and Tuesday, 11am-7pm and Wednesday-Friday 7am-3pm.

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JILLIAN MYERS, MSW, LSW

Psychotherapist
Bloomfield Office & Telehealth
Providing Telehealth to NJ Residents
Works With:  Couples and Adults

Jillian focuses on depression, anxiety, and relationship issues as well as supporting older adult populations.  Her approach focuses on collaborative therapy sessions and the strengths-based approach. In couples work, Jillian draws on the Gottman method and works to foster improved emotional connection and  communication. Jillian earned her Masters degree in social work from Rutgers University with a certificate in Aging and Health. Jillian works with clients Tuesday through Saturday.

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SHARI S. KERR, MSW, LCSW

Clinical Supervisor and Psychotherapist 

Millburn Office

Providing Therapy to NJ Residents

Works With:  Kids, Teens, Adults, & Couples


Shari specializes in work with trauma, anxiety, depression, teen development, and familial relationships. She particularly loves working with teens and combines a strength-based approach with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Nurtured Heart techniques. In couples work, Shari draws on the Gottman method to increase emotional connection and improve communication.  Shari's personal mantra is "living life on purpose, with purpose." She approaches life with a grateful mindset and encourages individuals to reclaim authority over their peace and happiness. Shari earned her Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers University with a certificate in Violence Against Women and Children and has an additional certificate in Child Advocacy in child welfare systems. Shari is currently completing her certification in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) to better serve survivors of trauma.  Shari works Monday to Friday and has daytime and evening appointments.

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MAX LAFFEND, M.S., LSW

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

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 Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.  They are offering telehealth only during COVID-19 but normally offer both in-person and video sessions.

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SUMMER BROWN, MSW, LSW

Psychotherapist
Millburn Office
Providing Telehealth to NJ Residents
Works With:  Couples, Adults, Teens, Kids

Summer specializes in depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, trauma, LGBTQ identify, chronic illness, people living with HIV/Aids and adjustment challenges.  In her practice with teens and adults, Summer draws on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness.  Summer has expertise to offer LGBTQ+ individuals and couples navigating the intersection of gender, race, and identity. With children 8 to 12, she uses play therapy and the Nurtured Heart Approach to improve relationships and behaviors at home and in school.  Summer draws on the Gottman Method and Family Systems Theory in her work with couples.   She received her Masters in Social Work from Rutgers University and is a Licensed Social Worker.   She works Monday and Friday 1-9 PM in person at the Millburn location once it opens, Tuesday, and Thursday 8-4 PM virtually, and Wednesday 12-8 PM virtually.

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AMOS KAMIL, MSW, LSW

Psychotherapist
Bloomfield Office
Providing Telehealth to NJ Residents
Works With:  Couples, Adults, Teens

Amos specializes in men's issues, relationship issues, recovery from trauma and abuse, and adolescent challenges.   In his work with 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 we hope to reopen our offices soon.

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JAIME ELLIOTT, M.A., LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor
Certified School Psychologist
Providing Telehealth to NJ Residents
Works With:  Couples, Adults, Teens

Meet Jaime here.  Jaime specializes in relationship issues, depression, ADHD, anxiety, family conflict, and adolescent social and academic challenges.  With couples, Jaime uses the Gottman Method, an evidenced-based approach that increases effective communication and emotional connection.  With teens, Jaime uses CBT and solution-based approaches to address issues like ADHD, anxiety, depression, and academic success. She can help parents and families navigate 504 plans and IEPs as well.  In her work with adults, Jaime brings a CBT and family systems lens to her work.  Lastly, Jaime also offers psychological testing, which means she is trained to administer and interpret the kinds of assessments used to establish IEPs, 504 plans, gifted and talented capabilities, IQ scores, and more.  She holds a Masters in Psychology from New York University and a Masters in School Psychology from Hofstra University.  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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AUDREY AUGUSTAVE, M.A., LAC, LCADC, NCC

Site Director & Psychotherapist
Recovery & Family Restoration Center
Jersey City Office
Providing Telehealth to NJ Residents
Works With:  Couples, Co-Parents

Audrey specializes in helping high-conflict couples and co-parents work through differences in shared roles, parenting, infidelity history, and keeping the romance alive. She is Gottman trained and believes strongly in blending an empathetic approach with a healthy dose of honest reflection by compassionately challenging her clients to reach their goals. Audrey draws from her extensive experience working in substance use to assist couples that have been impacted by addiction, family trauma, and mental health concerns. 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.

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KAREN MITCHELL, MSW, LSW

Site Director 
Psychotherapist
Millburn & Bloomfield Offices
Providing Telehealth to NJ Residents
Works With:  Couples, Adults, Teens

Karen specialize in depression, anxiety, family conflict, relationship issues, and adolescent challenges, She utilizes a Bowen Family Systems lens, emphasizing the family as a system 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.  Karen often draws on neuroscience to explain behaviors and works with clients to understand the biological “why” behind their reactions, which empowers them to create more adaptive and useful life experiences.  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 Millburn office once it re-opens.

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TOVA MCCALL, MSW, LCSW, PMH-C

Site Director
Family Wellness Support Center
Jersey City Office
Providing Telehealth to NJ & NY Residents
Works With:  Couples, Adults, Teens, Kids

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.  She earned her masters from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, has experience in school counseling, and is licensed Social Worker and is certified in Perinatal Mental Health counseling.  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
Jersey City Office
Providing Telehealth to NJ and NY Residents
Works With:  Couples, Adults

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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