our team 


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Roseann Bennett received her MA and Ed.S. in marriage and family therapy from Seton Hall University. She is a licensed marriage and family therapy (LMFT) and has post master's certification from the REACH Institute in cognitive behavior therapy and is a Certified Clinical 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 Wall Street Journal Woman of Note, is a member of a "lean in circle", and actively writes about leadership roles of women here.  

To learn more about Roseann, click here.

Lic# 37FI00162800 


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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 has experience working in an in-home, outpatient, residential, and an acute partial hospitalization setting. His primary focus is working with children and adolescents who have difficulty managing anger, and/or struggle with anxiety or depression.  He has extensive knowledge of various forms of assessments and cognitive behavior therapy. He is the Director of Operations, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) and co-founder of the agency.

Lic # 37PC00510700


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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.  In addition, he has experience working in psychiatric inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, vocational rehabilitation, outpatient and emergency room settings. 

Lic #26NJ00384800


Paula Jackson is a PNCB board certified pediatric nurse practitioner who holds active BLS and PMHS (Pediatric Mental Health Specialist) certifications.  She has a BSN in Nursing from Thomas Jefferson University and received her MSN from University of Pennsylvania in Pediatric Primary Care as well as her Pediatric Mental Health Specialization. She has worked at the Philadelphia Child Guidance Center as well as the Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania (CHOP).  She provides psychiatric evaluations and medication management to children and adolescents.  She will be starting with the agency in May.  


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.  

Lic#  25MA08823300


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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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Jaemma Javanes-Pisani received her BA in psychology from Montclair State University and her MA in counseling psychology from Centenary College. She has experience in 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 externalizing behavior. Her theoretical orientation is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and she has experience in utilizing play therapy and mindfulness interventions. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and is a New Jersey certified school counselor.

Lic#37PC00576200


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Claudia Salgado received her master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Kean University and is a Marriage and Family Therapy Permit Holder.  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.   

Permit#:  3TP14-011


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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.

Lic# 37FI00181200


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


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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.

LIC#37AC00306200


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.  

Lic#  37AC00348700

 


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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.

Lic# 37AC00337200


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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.