our team 


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 PostLioness Magazine, a Wall Street Journal Woman of Note, and actively writes about leadership roles of women here.  

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Lic# 37FI00162800 


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 evaluated children who exhibited a variety of symptoms including those on the autistic spectrum, ADHD, or who had been traumatized.  His doctoral dissertation examined the relationship between adult ADHD and personality, working in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania's 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 Clinical Operations, a Licensed Psychologist, an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) and co-founder of the agency.

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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. 

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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.  

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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.

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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.

Lic# 37PC00556500


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.

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Alyssa Tallon received her MA in counseling from Fairleigh Dickinson University and is a Licensed Associate Counselor. She has experience in residential and private practice settings, working with adolescents and children experiencing anxiety, depression, history of trauma, behavioral and adjustment issues. Additionally, she has knowledge working with sand tray therapy and play therapy. Alyssa’s theoretical orientation is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, however she believes that therapy should be tailored to the client’s individual needs. 

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Anastasia Loukanaris received her MS in counseling from Texas A&M University, and her BA in psychology from Hellenic College Holy Cross. She is a National Certified Counselor (NCC# 685007), and a Licensed Associate Counselor in the State of New Jersey. Her primary clinical focus is in adults, adolescents, and children with depression, anxiety, oppositional behaviors, trauma, self-harm, and adjustment disorders. She uses a variety of theoretical orientations, targeted to each individual patient’s needs in order to achieve positive outcomes.

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Victoria Altamura received her BA in Psychology and Human Development & Family Studies from the University of Connecticut. She received her MA in Marriage and Family Therapy with a Certificate of Advanced Study in Child Therapy from Syracuse University. She has experience working in outpatient settings with children, adolescents, adults, individuals, couples, and families. Victoria also has specific training for working with the transgender population and has experience with providing gender-affirmative therapy for LGBTQ-identified clients of all ages. Victoria utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. She is currently an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. 

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Ms. Shyamli Shah received her MA in clinical psychology from M.S. University and specialization in Marriage, Couples and Family Therapy from The College of New Jersey (TCNJ).  She has extensive experience working internationally as well as in the United States with children, adolescents, and families with a variety of mental health issues, in outpatient settings and Intensive In-Community settings (IIC). She also has experience working with the individual with visual impaired, individual with multi-disabilities and families with adoptions.  Shyamli has specific training in dance therapy. Shyamli is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Shyamli has completed training in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well.  She is currently an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor.

She is an active member of the Association for Multicultural Counseling & Development (AMCD), and the New Jersey Counseling Association (NJCA). She is a past president for the New Jersey Association for Multicultural Counseling (NJAMC). 

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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.  


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