Roseann Bennett received her MA and Ed.S. in marriage and family therapy from Seton Hall University. Roseann is a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) and has post master's certification from the REACH Institute in cognitive behavior therapy and is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and a Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional. She has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and families with a variety of mental health issues.
She is the NJAMFT Northern Chapter President, an AAMFT Approved Supervisor, an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the agency. She is also a contributing writer for the Huffington Post, Lioness Magazine, a Wall Street Journal Woman of Note, a member of a "lean in circle", and actively writes about leadership roles of women here.
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Dr. Todd Bennett received his MS in clinical and counseling psychology from Chestnut Hill College and a MS from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine where he also obtained his doctorate in clinical psychology. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at the APA accredited, Philadelphia Mental Health Clinic, where he worked primarily with evaluating children who may exhibit a variety of symptoms including those on the autistic spectrum, ADHD, or who have been traumatized. His doctoral dissertation examined the relationship between adult ADHD and personality, working in collaboration with the Perelman School of Medicine. He has experience working in an in-home, outpatient, residential, and acute partial hospitalization settings. His primary focus continues to evolve. Areas of interest include sleep disorders, personality dysfunction, depression, and anxiety. He has extensive knowledge of various forms of assessments and cognitive behavior therapy. He is the Director of Operations and Clinical Training, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) and co-founder of the agency.
Lic # 37PC00510700
Alex Mutia received a BA in psychology from New York University, his M.S. in nursing from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is a certified New Jersey State Advanced Practice Nurse with Prescriptive Authority. He is an ANCC Board Certified Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, New Jersey State Registered Nurse, ANCC Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Registered Nurse, and a Certified Crisis Prevention Institute Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Instructor. Alex has over 15 years of experience in the mental health field. In addition, he has worked in psychiatric inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, vocational rehabilitation, outpatient and emergency room settings.
Marie Pierre received her Bachelor’s of Science in nursing from Bloomfield College and her Masters of Science in nursing from Rutgers University. She is a board certified New Jersey State Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with Prescriptive Authority. She is ANCC certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practice (Across the Lifespan). She is a licensed Registered Nurse by the New Jersey State Board. She has over 7 years experience working in a variety of settings including inpatient, outpatient, and residential providing care to individuals with a variety of mental and behavioral problems.
Dr. Felix Geller is a board certified psychiatrist and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He provides clinical collaboration with psychiatric nurse practitioners and aids with diagnostic formulation for all comprehensive mental health assessments. In addition, he coordinates medical services as needed. He obtained his medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and completed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Science Center.
Dr. Colleen Daly Martinez (PhD, Rutgers, 2009) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, as well as a Registered Play Therapy Supervisor. She has over 20 years of experience working with children and their families. She has worked in hospital, correctional, outpatient mental health, private practice, in home, and school settings. She is a part time lecturer in the MSW program at Rutgers University, and frequently facilitates continuing education workshops for mental health professionals. Her areas of expertise are play therapy, attachment, and sexual abuse. Dr. Martinez is passionate about helping other professionals to provide high quality treatment to the children they serve. She is a consultant to schools regarding young students with behavioral challenges, and consults with mental health professionals, private practice groups, and agencies regarding treatment of children and their families and traumatized individuals. Dr. Martinez is serving as a consultant and trainer at the agency.
Jaemma Javanes-Pisani received her BA in psychology from Montclair State University and her MA in counseling psychology from Centenary College. She has an array of experience ranging from school, residential, inpatient, outpatient, and emergency room settings. She has advocated for people with disabilities and her clinical experience has included adults, children and adolescents with depression, anxiety, and externalized behavioral issues. Her theoretical orientation is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and she has experience in utilizing play therapy, TF-CBT, Sand Tray expressive art therapy, and mindfulness interventions. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and is a New Jersey certified school counselor.
Dana De Kleine is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor, and National Certified Counselor. She provides supervision for interns and individuals seeking their LPC. Her range of therapeutic practice spans from child and adolescents up to and through end of life issues. In addition to counseling and supervising, Dana has been an Adjunct Instructor of Psychology since 2005 at College of St. Elizabeth. She notes that this position allows her to help shape the minds of young counselors into formidable forces of change in our society. Supervising gives her the ability to teach one on one the skills and techniques needed for individuals to become valuable professionals in our field.
Claudia Salgado received her master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Kean University and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist . She has experience working in a psychiatric residential settings, as a crisis counselor, and an outpatient counselor. She is also fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.
Tracey Bauer received her MA in psychological services and a professional diploma in Marriage and Family Therapy from Kean University is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and is a Clinical Team Leader. She has experience working in an outpatient setting with children and adolescents, individuals, family, and couples. Her main theoretical orientations are Solution Focused Family Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which she utilizes to address a variety of presenting problems. Tracey has experience working with family members, children, and adolescents to manage behavioral issues, impulse control, depression, anxiety, trauma, family conflict, and parenting. She also aids couples in addressing a variety of relationship issues. Tracey has also completed training in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Maggie Zepka received her BA in psychology from William Paterson University and has her MA in counseling psychology from Centenary College. She is a New Jersey certified school counselor a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and is a Clinical Team Leader. She has experience in the school setting as well as extensive experience in an outpatient setting. Clinically, she has experience working with children and adolescents with difficulty managing their behavior, anxiety, depression, impulse control, and individuals who have a history of trauma and self-harm. Maggie also has experience working with adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, a history of trauma, and grief. Her theoretical orientation is mainly Cognitive Behavioral Therapy but utilizes Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Play Therapy, where appropriate. Maggie has completed training in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well.
Alyssa Hoekstra is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Board Certified Art Therapist, and a Level 1 Little Flower Yoga instructor. She received her BS in counseling and human services at the University of Scranton and her MA in mental health counseling with a specialization in art therapy from Caldwell University. Alyssa has experience working in outpatient mental health, therapeutic school, women’s shelter, psychiatric inpatient, hospital, and partial hospitalization settings. She has worked with children, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics with a wide range of mental health concerns. Her more specialized areas of focus include eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and behavioral issues. She uses a combination of art therapy and talk therapy in sessions to help her clients increase awareness of self and others, cope with symptoms and stress, enhance cognitive abilities, and enjoy the creative process of art making.
LPC# 37PC00616500; ATR-BC 16-355
Charlene Armstrong received her MA and EdS in Counseling from Seton Hall University. She is also a Licensed Associate Counselor. She works mainly with children and adolescents with behavioral issues, depression and/or anxiety as well as other presenting problems. Her theoretical orientation is a combination of a person centered and behavior therapy.
Matthew Federici received his MA in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Centenary University. He has worked in outpatient, school, and group home counseling settings. His primary clinical focus is working with adults, adolescents, and children with depression, anxiety, and oppositional behaviors. He is a Licensed Associate Counselor and a certified school counselor.
Matthew also had a recent publication in the The Practitioner Scholar: Journal of Counseling and Professional Psychology entitled "Status Update: Perceptions of Counselor Competence on Social Networking Sites."
Dr. Siobhan Berger received her MA in counseling psychology and her PsyD in counseling psychology from The College of Saint Elizabeth. She has experience in an outpatient setting working with adults, adolescents, and children presenting with depression, anxiety, trauma, defiance, eating disorders, adjustment, and loss. Dr. Berger practices from a Cognitive Behavioral orientation, however believes that therapy is a collaborative process, and maintains the importance of the therapeutic relationship. In addition to individual therapy, she conducts psychological assessments in order to better inform diagnosis and treatment.
Katie-Ann Magnuson has an MA from Centenary University in Clinical Counseling. She has experience in outpatient, group, and school settings. Katie-Ann’s primary focus has been working with adults, children, and adolescents with oppositional behaviors, depression, and anxiety. She utilizes a combination of theoretical orientations to best fit the client's needs and presenting problem. She is a Licensed Associate Counselor.
Joshua Szporn received his MA in Counseling from Montclair State University, with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health. He is also a Licensed Associate Counselor. He has worked primarily in partial care out patient programs, providing group and individual psych-education and therapy to clients with severe mental illness. His theoretical orientation stems from a person centered approach, believing that empathy, compassion and non-judgmental reflection are the cornerstones of a successful counselor-client rapport.
Daniel Chardon has an associates degree in Journalism from County College of Morris. He was Editor-in-chief for his school newspaper, led Youngstown Edition to numerous first place finishes in New Jersey Scholastic Press Association contest. He also wrote for Suburban Trends, a weekly community newspaper and for numerous web sites across Internet covering wide range of topics. He is the office manager of this agency.