Intensive In Community Therapists “In Home”
Total Family Solutions is a Statewide New Jersey Provider and has 100 (+) Therapists, behavioral assistants and mentors available in your community. Please call 856-772-5809 for current availably.
Chris Bizzarro, LCSW
Chris Bizzarro is a Licensed Social Worker specializing in anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, and substance abuse. Utilizing his Masters in Social Work from Rutgers University, Chris works to improve and educate his clients about human behavior in the social environment. His primary focus is to help others establish coping skills to combat emotional, behavioral, and addictive triggers. Chris has experience working with adolescents and adults from different socioeconomic backgrounds. He has worked in inpatient, outpatient, partial, and residential treatment facilities.
"My interventions are solution-focused. I search for the root of the current issue and determine the most appropriate intervention to support a healthy lifestyle. My primary goal is to establish a relationship with my clients and their families. By doing so, the experience of seeking treatment becomes less arduous and more conducive to change."
Daniel Blum, LAC, NCC
Dan is a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) with a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Monmouth University. He was a member of Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) Honor Society and is a National Certified Counselor (NCC). He has a Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry and a Minor in Screen Studies where he tries to include both film and music to help clients convey and understand their emotions and thoughts.
Dan has worked in diverse settings including schools and behavioral health hospitals. He worked with a wide range of individuals from different ethnicities, age groups (adolescents and adults), socio-economic backgrounds, and varying severity in mental health disorders. His work focuses on depression, anxiety, adjustment, grief, couples, stress, and work/life balances.
Dan’s approach is to focus on practicing what he preaches by focusing on empathy, rapport building, authenticity, and a layer of transparency. He also believes that having a healthy sense of humor is the key to always looking on the bright side of life and implements it appropriately in sessions as well
Kimberly Goodhartz, MS, LAC, NCC
Kimberly is a Licensed Associate Counselor with a Master's of Science in Mental Health Counseling. She is also a Nationally Certified Counselor. Kimberly received her Master's Degree from Monmouth University and her Bachelors Degree from Rutgers University. Kimberly has also completed requirements for an additional license in the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction.
Kimberly has experience working with both inpatient and outpatient adolescent and adults in a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in both Monmouth and Middlesex County.
Kim has spent the last few years working with Total Family Solutions, providing outpatient services for adolescents and adults who experience anxiety, depression, addiction, and those who have suffered from eating disorders. Kimberly has also provided couples counseling services.
Kimberly strongly believes that empathy and mindfulness are the building blocks of building a successful therapeutic relationship and aims to create a safe healing place for her clients.
Denise Pertuz, LCSW
Avenel Site, Bilingual
Denise graduated from Rutgers State University with both her graduate degree in Social Work and her undergraduate degree in Political Science with a minor in Psychology. She also has Master’s in Child Advocacy and Policy from Montclair State University. Denise’s experience extends from working with individuals with substance use and mental health disorders (or co-occurring disorders), to children with learning disabilities, challenging behaviors, neurological and psychiatric disorders.
Denise has a great interest in specializing in all three categories of a family system approach: structural, strategic, or intergenerational. She has found that in addition to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), family system approach has been helpful when serving clients with mental health related symptoms associated with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and substance use disorders.
Lisa Sanders, LCSW
Avenel and Essex Site
Lisa Sanders is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 19 years’ post-master’s experience and has provided psychotherapy and managed several programs over the span of her career. Ms. Sanders, a graduate of New York University, started her post-masters career in 1998 as a forensic evaluator and therapist working with child sexual and physical abuse victims and their non-perpetrating parents, as well as adult survivors of childhood incest. After relocating to New Jersey, Ms. Sanders held several positions, including Clinical Manager of a traditional outpatient clinic; Intensive In-home therapist; Lead Clinical Social Worker on the adolescent unit of a local inpatient hospital and Clinical Manager of a Partial Hospital and Intensive Outpatient program. Ms. Sanders is also the owner and sole provider of a small private practice where she provides treatment to adolescents, adults and families, specializing in depression, anxiety, PTSD, sexual abuse victimization, anger, family discord and school/work/peer related difficulties and conflict. She has served as guest lecturer at Rutgers University’s School of Social Work and provides in-services and presentations to schools and other community based organizations bringing awareness and treatment options regarding a variety of mental health disorders.
Raelyn Sprenkle, LCSW
Raelyn Sprenkle is a licensed social worker with a Master’s of education in human sexuality (LSW, MEd) and received her education through Widener University. While she possesses a certification in treatment of childhood sexual abuse obtained through Widener University and Family Support Line, her interests and specialties reach a broad spectrum of mental health care.
Raelyn has gained experience working with youth from 5-18 years of age in a variety of settings including: schools, mobile response, in-home therapy, and residential treatment. The majority of Raelyn’s experience has been working with adolescent-aged youth who are struggling with behavioral and/or emotional difficulties. Many issues include, but are not limited to, those individuals who are diagnosed with ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, or cognitive/developmental delays. Raelyn has also been able to support individuals who experience suicidal ideation or those who engage in self-harm behaviors so they may find new ways to cope with their emotional distress. Given this wide-ranging experience with adolescents, Raelyn has helped individuals to explore their identities, and is able to help educate adolescent youth and their families on issues related to sexual health, gender identity, and sexual orientation.
With her extensive experience, Raelyn specializes in treatment of individuals with a history of trauma. Raelyn’s approach includes utilizing evidence based practices such as: trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and mindfulness to aid the process in healing the emotional wounds of trauma and learn new skills to move forward. It is her belief that taking into account a full picture of social, emotional, and interpersonal functioning can truly benefit the process of change and support families as they continue to understand themselves, and one another, on their journey through life.
Alison Tardogno, LSW
Alison is a licensed social worker in the state of New Jersey. She earned her undergraduate degree in Speech Pathology and Psychology at Stockton University and her Master's degree in Social Work at Monmouth University. Her experiences include working with children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of diagnoses. Alison worked with children and their families in an outpatient and school setting. She also worked with adults in a partial care setting. Alison utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strengths-Based Perspective and places a strong emphasis on Mindfulness. She has also taken courses in play therapy. Her specialties include working with children who have anxiety, ADHD, behavioral and social issues.
Shelly Cherkassky, LSW
Shelly Cherkassky is a Licensed Social Worker in the state of New Jersey and obtained her Masters degree in Social Work from New York University. Shelly has worked in various settings providing therapy services for individuals, families and couples. Shelly has experience facilitating therapeutic groups, including those focusing on women’s mental health issues and enhancing social skills for children. Shelly’s clinical experience assists individuals who experience distorted thoughts, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, difficulty managing stress/anger, behavioral issues, relationship conflicts and trauma. Rather than adopting one methodology for all individuals and issues, Shelly draws from a variety of methods to create a tailored approach for each individual and situation utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, a Strengths-Based approach and mindfulness. Shelly provides a supportive and compassionate environment that is welcoming, non-judgmental, and safe.
Mike Hessler, LPC
Mike Hessler is a New Jersey Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and has been a practicing Psychotherapist since 2008. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from New York University and Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from The College of St. Elizabeth. Mike is a member of The American Counseling Association and actively participates in ongoing continuing education. He works with individuals experiencing Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, OCD, Schizoaffective Disorder, Schizophrenia, Personality Disorders, PTSD, ADD/ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder/Asperger’s. He also works with people with Substance Abuse issues, individuals in the LGBTQ community, people with learning challenges and those seeking career and/or life coaching.
Mike’s approach to psychotherapy is collaborative and customized to the individual needs of each client. Clients are viewed as key partners in the formulation and implementation of treatment goals, strategies and interventions. His approach to treatment is eclectic and includes; Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Nurtured Heart Approach, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Parent Coaching as well as support with 12-step Programs such as AA/NA. Treatment is Strengths- Based and incorporates Evidence-Based Practices.
Historically, Mike has provided social services and mental health treatment to a variety of individuals for over 23 years. He has been employed in treatment and leadership positions helping others with issues such as psychiatric illness, substance abuse and homelessness. He has provided team leadership in community-based programs serving difficult-to engage individuals generally resistant to conventional treatment. He has also worked in emergency-based settings evaluating and providing support to individuals in crisis.
It would be Mike’s pleasure to discuss your treatment and/or life goals with you. If you would like to talk about the needs of a relative or loved one, please feel free to call as well. Mike works with children, adolescents, adults and families. He would be happy to discuss how you may work together to develop and implement a comprehensive plan to help you achieve your desired goals.
Vivian Miranda, LCSW
Vivian Miranda is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (LAMFT), who obtained a dual masters in Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy from Kean University. Vivian has extensive experience working with children, families, individuals recovering from substance use disorders, and couples with significant marital related challenges. As a bilingual therapist, Vivian has served individuals and families at different levels of care in English and Spanish. Vivian’s approach focuses on creating a safe and non-judgmental environment in which she can serve those who are experiencing various mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, addictions among others.
Jennifer Dillon, LSW
Jennifer is a Licensed Social Worker with a BA in Psychology from Stockton University and a Masters in Social Work from Widener University where she was a member of her programs honor society. Jennifer also has specialty training in the treatment of trauma.
Jennifer believes in using an individual’s strength and resources to help her clients attain their goals and positive outcomes. Utilizing skills from CBT, Family Systems Theory, and Mindfulness among other evidence-based therapies Jennifer helps her clients to become empowered in the creation of the life they desire.
Jennifer believes that a strong therapeutic relationship is imperative to a client’s success. She provides her clients with a safe and nurturing environment where they can work to overcome obstacles and move forward.
Nicole Kobryn, MS, LAC, NCC
Nicole is a Licensed Associate Counselor with a Master’s of Science in Mental Health Counseling and is also a Nationally Certified Counselor. Nicole received her Masters from Monmouth University and was a member of her program’s honor society.
Nicole has experience working with adults, adolescents, and children in a variety of settings including inpatient hospital, in home, and outpatient. She has clinical experience working with individuals who have issues with anxiety, depression, self-harm behaviors, adjustment difficulties, trauma, behavioral issues, as well as family and relationship issues.
Nicole’s treatment orientation utilizes a person-centered approach where she believes the therapeutic relationship and empathy are the main sources for positive change. Each person is their own individual and treatment is tailored based on each specific need the client has. Nicole also uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Psychotherapy, and Family Systems approaches. At Total Family Solutions, her goal is to provide a safe environment for her clients where they feel accepted and can begin their journey to have their best quality of life.
Henry Madamba, LPC
Henry has 28 years of experience working with at risk youth and families. He is a National Board Certified Counselor (NBCC), a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCCMHC); a Board Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor (CCACS) in addition to a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Henry is a military Veteran and a retired Police Captain. Henry is a Trauma Specialist and incorporates mindfulness into his sessions. Henry utilizes a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach in addition to Motivational Interviewing to help each individual gain great perspective and insight. Henry is skilled in working with children, adults, couples and families.
Lilli Matusow, LAC
Lilli is a Licensed Associate Counselor with a Master’s of Science in Community and Trauma Counseling and is also a Nationally Certified Counselor. Lilli received her Master’s degree from Philadelphia University and was a member of her program’s honor society, as well as a current member of the American Counseling Association.
Lilli has experience working with adolescents, and children in a variety of settings including providing immediate intervention services for children and adolescents experiencing escalated emotional and behavioral issues, in-home behavioral assistance, and outpatient counseling. Lilli also has experience working at intensive-residential treatment programs, where she assisted children and adolescents who struggle with serious emotional and behavioral problems often associated with severe trauma, substance abuse exposure, and serious family stressors. Lilli has clinical experience assisting children and adolescents who struggle with trauma, anxiety, depression, self-harm behaviors, adjustment difficulties, non-compliance/defiance behaviors, and struggles within the family dynamics.
Lilli’s theoretical counseling orientation emphasizes on a holistic counseling approach, with the integration of the strength based. The holistic approach assists one to heal by taking the entire human being and their life experiences into consideration for assessment and treatment purposes. The strength-based approach focuses an individual’s internal strengths and resourcefulness, and less on weaknesses, failures, and shortcomings. Lilli also uses Mindfulness, Art Therapy, Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Family Dynamic approaches.
Jared Randiek, MSW, LSW
Vineland and Voorhess Sites
Jared A. Randiek is a Licensed Social Worker in the State of New Jersey. Mr. Randiek earned his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science at Kean University and earned his Master’s degree in Social Work at Rutgers University in 2009. Mr. Randiek has experience working with adolescents, ages 12 -18 in both residential Psychiatric Treatment Centers and in the home as an ICC therapist.
Mr. Randiek has worked as a therapist with youth who are diagnosed with Conduct Disorder, ADHD, Dysthymic Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, and Impulse Control Disorders, especially Intermittent Explosive Disorder symptoms, in residential settings where the primary goal of treatment, where possible, was family reunification / permanency. The treatment modalities that Mr. Randiek has used are individual, group, and family therapy approaches to handle difficult and challenging behaviors.
Mr. Randiek has worked with the State of New Jersey Department of Child Protection & Permanency as a Family Service Specialist Trainee. He is also licensed by the State of New Jersey as a Community Care Provider for adults with Developmental Disabilities, and currently provides for three adults in his home, two of whom werediagnosed with Asperger’s Disorder, and one with TBI & MMR.
Mr. Randiek is a Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (Level I), and has used CBT in treating adolescents with the above identified psychiatric symptoms and behavioral issues.
Ashlee Todd- MS, LAC, NCC
Ashlee Todd is a Master’s Level Licensed Associate Counselor who has worked with children and families for the past 10+ years. She formerly worked as the Site Director of a Family Success Center where their mission is to put preventative measures in place to keep families from experiencing crisis situations and children from experiencing child abuse and/or neglect. Ashlee Todd has previously served as a Behavioral Assistant within the community, Social Services Coordinator, and an Educator in the public school sector. Ashlee Todd specializes in working with adults, children, adolescents, and families. She also has formal training to work with couples and individuals with substance abuse issues. Ashlee Todd specializes in evidenced-based treatment approaches such as Person Centered Therapy, CBT, Narrative Therapy, Life Skills Coaching, Play Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Addictions Counseling, Parenting Coaching, Positive Behavior Interventions and Psychoeducation. Ashlee Todd has conducted group and individual therapy for those dealing with depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, bipolar disorders, schizoid affective disorders, eating disorders, addiction, sex and gender issues, trauma, stress-related issues, domestic violence, victims of abuse, grief and loss, mood disorders, attention deficit and hyperactivity, academic related issues and behavioral issues. Ashlee Todd believes in using a strength-based approach to working with adults, children, adolescents and families to assist in equipping them with the necessary tools and life skills to be self-sufficient in leading a healthy lifestyle and maintaining a positive well-being.
Jose A. Torres- MA LAMFT
Jose is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (LAMFT) with a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy, a Post-Masters in Children and Adolescent Therapy and currently working on his Doctorate degree in Mental Health Administration from Northcentral University Arizona. Jose Specializes in child and adolescent behavior, adjustment, parenting and communication skills, couples, family difficulties, depression, anxiety, trauma, and other mental health. Jose also enjoy working with veterans and first responders.
Jose has worked in outpatient, residential treatment facilities, and In Community Counseling. He is bilingual and fluent in English and Spanish and has experience working with individuals and families from different ethnicities and cultures. Jose has been trained in variety of Evidence based therapy methods including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Yoga for Kids, Mindfulness, among others. He has also received training in other methods such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Biofeedback, and Energy Psychology.
Adam Z. Bidas, LAC
Adam Z. Bidas, is a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) with a Master’s of Education in Mental Health Counseling. He received his Master’s degree from William Paterson University and his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Scranton. Adam is working to obtain his licensures as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC).
Adam’s primary specialties are substance abuse disorders and co-occurring disorders. Adam has worked in both outpatient and inpatient settings in Passaic and Monmouth Counties. Adam has experience with individual, group, and family therapy approaches in his practice. Adam has worked with adults involved in the correctional system, state probation, drug court, Department of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P), and federal probation. He has clinical experience with individual who have experienced trauma, grief, loss, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and substance use. So that he can provide a safe environment for his clients, Adam believes in treating all clients as unique individuals and using empathy as the cornerstone for a successful therapeutic relationship.
Barbara Brown, LCSW
Barbara Brown graduated from Rutgers University with her Master's Degree in Social Work. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years post graduate experience. Barbara has worked in a variety of settings with multiple populations. She has experience working in the field of addiction with addicts and their families. Barbara has also worked with children, families, and couples in a therapy setting. She has experience working with mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and sexual abuse.
Barbara uses a person centered approach, holistic approach which is strength based and non-judgmental. She is also experienced in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and utilizes other techniques which assist client in maintaining their mental health and increasing self-esteem.
John G Carr, ESQ
Voorhees and Vineland Sites
Family & Divorce Mediation
John G. Carr is a trained Mediator in the State of New Jersey. Additionally Mr. Carr practices in the areas of Elder Law, Guardianships, Estate Planning, Family and Criminal Law as well as Municipal Law and transaction work related to sales of businesses, real estate and property. John’s focus is on listening completely to each individual he sees in order to achieve the greatest possible efficiency in bringing about a customized resolution that meets your needs.
Mr. Carr is licensed to practice law in the states of New Jersey and Florida. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree with double majors in the subject areas of Political Science and Classics from Dickinson College in 1989. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law in 1992.
Please contact Total Family Solutions at 856-772-5809 x102 to obtain further information or schedule your initial consultation.
Manoucheka Emmanuel, LCSW
Manoucheka Emmanuel, LSW obtained BA in Psychology from Rowan University and Masters in Social Work from Rutgers University.
I have worked with children and adolescence as in In-home setting as well as Outpatient. I am currently focusing on individual as well as family therapy for children with behavioral issues. I like to use a person-centered approach combined with CBT when working with my clients. I believe that meeting each individual where they are is the best way to help them.
Kathleen Hawkins, LCSW
Kathleen Hawkins is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who earned her clinical degree at New York University, New York, NY. She has experience working with individuals with high-risk factors from various multi-cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Also, she has worked in various settings such as, hospital, community, in-home, school and outpatient settings.
A clinical therapist for over 20 years she has had various positions both clinical and managerial. She, finds it a privilege to assist families and individual consumers on their journey and believes in, “being in the moment”, and incorporates this in her practices. This allows for better engagement with the individuals by being mindful, and present with what is actively happening. She works to instill hope and motivate individuals to believe that their lives can change for the better. She helps individuals to find the tools to deal with life transitions in a safe and non-judgmental environment.
For over 18 years she has worked for UMDNJ’s University Behavioral Healthcare (UBHC), now known as RUTGERS University Behavioral Health Care where she worked with children, adolescents, and adults providing both individual, group and family therapy in both outpatient and in-home settings. At UBHC she was acknowledged with and received the ‘Master Clinician award.’ Also, she is a past board member for the Council for Children’s Services of Middlesex County, NJ and has several years of working in administration, community outreach and advocacy.
Kathleen has clinical experience using strength based and other evidence-based approaches with individuals, who have issues with trauma, anxiety, depression, PTSD, behavioral issues, conduct disorders, sex abuse, and those involved in the juvenile justice system. Also, in family therapy many issues are addressed and worked on as a family unit such as, substance abuse, and interventions for youth with serious and persistent emotional disorders including, bullying, truancy, conflict resolution, crisis respite and assessment.
Interventions used are tailored to meet the needs specific to the goals of each individual or family. Some include: CBT, EMDR, solution-focused, therapy, play therapy and family systems person-centered approaches. Also, she is certified by the NJ Child Abuse Training Institute in advanced clinical and forensic assessment & treatment of sexually abused children and families. (Focus on PTSD & Trauma)
Kathleen was part of one of the first organization sites in the State of New Jersey to provide Functional Family Therapy (FFT) a blue-print evidence-based treatment modality. Working along with the UBHC Violence Institute she was involved in a research study by providing on-going counseling and administering tools for the study evaluating the effectiveness of evidence-based practice in reducing recidivism rates of juveniles and families. (Study published in the Journal of Juvenile Justice.)
Lillia Lopez, LAC
Lillia Lopez is a Licensed Associate counselor in the State of New Jersey. Lillia earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Rider University and Masters in Professional Counselor from Centenary University. Lillia is fluent in English and Spanish.
Lillia has worked with high-risk, multicultural and bilingual children, adolescents and families in outpatient setting. Lillia currently provides individual and family therapy to children, adolescence and adults with emotional, behavioral, and adjustment problems, such as anxiety, self-esteem, stress, depression, self-mutilation, and relationship problems. Lillia utilizes dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and other evidence-based treatments tailored to the unique needs of each new client.
Lillia believes that change happens when children and adults are given the guidance they need to draw on their own strengths and realize they have the capacity to overcome obstacles to move forward and thrive.
Ludmila Mendonca, LSW
Ludmila is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in the State of New Jersey. Ludmila earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from New Jersey City University and earned her Master’s degree in Social Work at Rutgers University Graduate School of Social Work. Ludmila is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, and has extensive experience working with diverse populations in the mental health setting.
Ludmila has worked as a therapist with high-risk, multi-cultural and bilingual children, adolescents, and their families. Ludmila currently provides individual and family therapy to children, adolescents, adults and families focusing on the emotional, cognitive, and behavioral needs of clients. Her experiences include working with children and adolescents who have been diagnosed with ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, PTSD, Trauma, Mood Disorders, and Depressive Disorders. She utilizes solution-oriented Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and focuses on taking a Strengths-based approach in working with clients of all ages.
Teresa Ramos. LCSW
Teresa Ramos is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the Rutgers University in 1994; and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Temple University in 1997. Her experience includes working at pediatric hospitals, the educational setting and providing both outpatient and in-home mental health services. Teresa has a solid background in working with families dealing with chronic and terminal illness; adolescents and families struggling with special needs: Learning Disabilities; ADHD; Anxiety; School Refusal. Teresa has extensive knowledge and experience working with 504 Plans and IEP’s. Teresa also works both individually and with families- working with adolescents, adults and couples.
Teresa’s treatment orientation revolves around relationship building, conflict resolution, goal setting and supportive counseling utilizing the Family Systems Theory and Strength based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Specializations include crisis intervention, community referral, anxiety, depression and adjustment disorders.
Teresa is a bilingual therapist (Spanish/English) who provides a safe environment while respecting the cultural and spiritual beliefs of the client.
Crystal Roskell, LSW
Voorhees and Vineland Site
I am Licensed Social Worker, mental health therapist and professional consultant. I have a Master’s Degree from Rutgers University, with a special emphasis on individuals with disabilities. Initially, I was a reading specialist for youth (5-21) who experienced emotional challenges and learning disabilities. For the last several years I have worked in social work administration, advocacy, community outreach, as well working with groups and providing individual therapy to adolescents and adults.
I have experience working with individuals who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, chronic illness/disability, co-occurring disorders, and families involved with foster care.
I believe that therapy is meant to be a partnership between the therapist and the individual(s). In this partnership, we will work together to achieve each person/family’s desired results. I further believe that everyone is capable of becoming healthier, happier versions of themselves. To help individuals achieve this, I may use several approaches: CBT, psychotherapy, mindfulness, play and more. Although, I advocate the use of evidence-based practices whenever possible, my approaches to therapy may be eclectic or tailored to suit the specific needs of each individual or family.
Dr. Henry A Rowlette Jr, Ph.D/MSW/ED.M/LCSW/NJCMHS
My name is Dr. Henry A. Rowlette, Jr. and I have been involved in the field of mental health since 1984 when I accepted my very first job as a mental health technician at the Horsham Clinic in Ambler PA. Since the above time I have been involved with working in inpatient settings at hospitals in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. I have also been involved with doing outpatient work as a clinician at Princeton House’s outpatient clinic in Princeton, NJ. I have worked in correctional settings in NJ and PA.
I consider myself to be a well educated, well trained and very experienced clinician who is very sensitive and compassionate to the people who I serve who are in need of mental health services.
Michelle Spiller, LSW
Michelle is a Licensed Social Worker in the State of New Jersey. She earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University and her Master’s degree in Social Work from Fordham University.
Michelle has experience providing play therapy to children in a school setting who have faced various behavioral challenges, as well as anxiety, and ADHD. She has also provided psychotherapy to adults facing diagnoses of substance use, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia in an outpatient rehabilitation facility mostly utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
Michelle believes engaging clients and the therapeutic relationship to be very important aspects of the work each client does. She values the strength-based perspective believing that each client has the tools necessary for success, it is just a matter of finding and highlighting them.
Lateefah Thompson, MSW, LSW
Lateefah Thompson is a Licensed Social Worker in the state of New Jersey. She earned her master’s degree in social work from Rutgers University in Camden, NJ, and has been in the mental health field for several years. Lateefah believes that developing a therapeutic relationship with clients is the key. She utilizes an innovative approach tailored to the unique needs of each new client and has experience working with children, young adults, individuals and families. Lateefah has specializations in depression, OCD, ADHD, anxiety and is continuously seeking ongoing education. Lateefah utilizes a blend of cognitive behavioral and client centered therapy.
Brenda C. Thorn, MS, LAC, NCC
Voorhees and Vineland Sites
Brenda is a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) and Nationally Certified (NCC). She received her Master’s of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University with Honors of Distinction. Her Bachelor Degree in Psychology was awarded from Stockton University, and also has postgraduate education as a Certified Addiction Specialist. Brenda has a passion to serve within her community, and has worked with other mental health clinicians and school faculty in curriculum development and the implementation of an Equine Exposure Program for the underserved in Cumberland County, NJ.
Brenda credits the client as the expert in their own life and engages with them in a collaborative effort to identify their goals. She uses a Solution Focused & Reality based approach which assists clients in identifying their strengths, thus helping them understand their values and perspectives in combined effort to gain insight on improving their lives. By working together, an individualized plan is developed to help clients effectively achieve their goals and overcome future challenges.
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