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Aldijana Hodzic
Self Pay Rate: $99

Aldijana Hodzic, Supervisee in Social Work

Philosophy of Care

Aldijana Hodzic is a Licensed Social Worker in the state of New Jersey. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree from Montclair State University with a double major in Psychology and Child Advocacy and Policy. She went on to receive her Master of Social Work at Rutgers University with an emphasis on mental and behavioral health. Aldijana has worked with children, adolescents, and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, and life transitions. She is bilingual and offers her services in English and Bosnian.

Aldijana is committed to creating a safe space for her clients to express themselves and experience growth. Her approach is eclectic as she attunes herself to the specific needs of each client. She utilizes strength based, solution focused, and mindfulness-based approaches to therapy. Her focus is on cultivating a relaxed and collaborative atmosphere to develop a positive therapeutic relationship to promote change.

Aldijana seeks to assist you by highlighting your strengths to empower you in reaching your goals. It is time to step into your power and align yourself with the life you deserve. With the support and guidance of your clinician, you can elevate your wellbeing in a meaningful way.

Education

Rutgers University
Master's in Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress Management
  • Mindfulness
Danielle Brooks
Self Pay Rate: $99

Danielle Brooks, Resident in Social Work

Philosophy of Care

Danielle Brooks is a Licensed Master Social Worker in New Jersey and New York with over 7 years of experience in providing personalized and compassionate therapeutic care to children, adolescents, and adults seeking help with autism, obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, depression, body dysmorphia, specific phobias, trauma, and eating disorders.

Danielle completed her Bachelor of Arts in the Biological Basis of Behavior at the University of Pennsylvania and achieved her Master of Social Work degree at Adelphi University. She employs a cognitive behavioral therapy structure and has two years of specialized training using exposure and response prevention to treat OCD. Danielle supplements and strengthens these by incorporating mindfulness practices through an acceptance and commitment therapy approach.

As a social worker in clinical practice, Danielle believes that every area of your life is connected and should be accessed to build your strength, resilience, values, and dignity to achieve a healthy and vibrant life. She believes that each session should be a collaboration between you and your therapist, allowing for comfort, flexibility, and fun in your individualized and strength-based work together — she hopes to establish a warm and motivating relationship with you where you will feel comfortable and supported enough to make the changes needed to align your life with your values and fill it with purpose and freedom.

Education

Adelphi University
Master's in Social Work

Specialties

  • Autism
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Eating Disorders
Fanta Keita
Self Pay Rate: $99

Fanta Keita, Supervisee in Social Work

Philosophy of Care

Fanta Keita is a Licensed Master Social Worker who typically works with adolescent and adult females. Many clients that want to work with her do so because they feel they can identify with her being African-American and also Muslim. Fanta enjoys being someone who can provide services to those communities as they report struggling to find therapists who can relate to them. Clients she has worked with in the past were dealing with self-esteem issues, trauma, anxiety, depression, and post-partum among other things. These clients usually lack motivation and confidence and seek coping skills and coping mechanisms to become happier with themselves and live healthier lifestyles.

Each client is different so when working with a client, each approach should be different. What makes Fanta unique is she is open to different therapy techniques based on the client's goals and needs. She is also open and eager to continue to learn new theories and techniques to be most beneficial for her clients.

Fanta believes in the importance of providing a safe and neutral space to support and help clients grow. It is also important to meet a client where they are at. She understands how essential taking care of mental health is and how overcoming struggles can be difficult to do alone which is why she is here.

Education

Kean University
Master’s in Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Self-Esteem
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women’s Issues
Lauren O'Connell
Self Pay Rate: $99

Lauren O’Connell, LPC

Philosophy of Care 

Lauren O’Connell is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 17 years of experience providing community and crisis based mental health services to children, families, and individuals. She has dedicated herself to implementing and improving community programs and providing clinical supervision to other clinicians. She has vast experience working with individuals, groups, and other professionals. These individuals are seeking help with depression, anxiety, trauma, stress management, child welfare issues, child disruptive behaviors, parenting issues, Attention Deficit Disorders, anger management, disordered eating, and school avoidance. 

Throughout her years of experience, Lauren has been a strong advocate for those she has worked with. She has helped individuals explore their feelings and put into words some difficult emotions. Through doing this, individuals can build greater understanding of themselves and create stronger connections to self, family, friends, and the community. 

Lauren’s approach is to motivate and encourage through the utilization of strength based, cognitive behavioral strategies and mindfulness approaches. Through this approach, the internal and external factors that impact an individual can be explored, in order to create a more balanced life. She strives to create a working environment where your concerns are heard, with no judgement and with your overall best interest as the goal. 

Education 

Northeastern University
Master of Science in Counseling Psychology 

Specialties 

  • Child Psychology/Treatment 
  • Family Therapy 
  • Parenting Issues 
  • Adjustment Disorders 
  • Anxiety Disorders 
  • School Anxiety/Avoidance 
  • Attention Deficit Disorders 
  • Trauma 
  • Depression 
  • Stress Management 
  • Child Abuse/Neglect (Child Welfare)
Michael Enwere
Self Pay Rate: $239: Intake
$189: Follow-up

Michael Enwere, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Michael Enwere is a licensed nurse practitioner in the state of New Jersey who has seven years’ experience treating adults and couples seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, ADHD, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Robert Morris University and received his Masters of psychiatric nurse practitioner from Walden university. 

Michael has an extinguished professional as a licensed nurse practitioner in the state of New Jersey who has seven years’ experience treating adults and couples seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, ADHD, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Robert Morris University and received his Masters of psychiatric nurse practitioner from Walden university. 

Michael has an extinguished professional experience and has also pursued complementary and alternative therapeutic modalities for personal health. He seeks to establish a caring relationship with you in order to help you actualize your strengths and desires. Michael has a compassion for trauma and mental health, and he is devoted to serve those in need of faith based mental health care.

Michael has a humanistic philosophy of holistic care for both mind and body, and an abiding commitment to individualized and comprehensive care for patients. He is devoted to ensuring the longevity of her patients’ health and developing long-lasting relationships with them. He takes her time to understand symptoms and give correct diagnoses to ensure the continued health and safety of all his patients.

Education

Walden university
Masters of Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Specialties

  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Self injury
Miriam Toledano
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Miriam Toledano, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Miriam is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC). She has experience treating adolescents and adults with depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, ADHD, bipolar disorder, and many other mental health conditions. Miriam is a caring and compassionate person who works diligently to provide education on the best possible treatment options and plans, including medication and non medication options.

Miriam completed her master's degree at Rowan University, graduating Magna Cum Laude, and worked at Cooper University Hospital for the past 7 years caring for patients in the hospital setting. Miriam provides psychiatric evaluations and medication management with special attention to individual needs using a holistic approach with a focus on mind and body. She believes that the best outcomes are those that are built on a foundation of trust and authenticity between patient and provider.

Miriam's goal is to develop an individualized treatment plan and help guide you on your mental health journey.

Education

Rowan University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
Natasha Go
Self Pay Rate: $99

Natasha Go, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Natasha Go is a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) in the state of New Jersey who has over 3 years of experience providing clinician assessment and therapeutic care to teens, adults, and couples seeking help with depression, anxiety, ADHD, grief, life transitions, and LGBTQ+ or other sexuality issues.

Natasha completed both their Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology and Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Sociology at William Paterson University of New Jersey and continued to achieve their Master of Education (M.Ed) in Professional Counseling in Clinical Mental Health at William Paterson University of New Jersey. They utilize cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness-based, emotionally focused, and interpersonal approaches to therapy, keeping in mind the unique background of each client. Natasha draws on their experience working with diverse populations in order to apply an empathic and culturally sensitive perspective towards the current goals and needs of their clients.

Natasha aims to establish a genuine and authentic relationship with you and to create a safe and nonjudgmental environment where you can feel comfortable discussing your current issues and concerns. They look forward to helping you build the skills needed for you to achieve your own goals and come to a more genuine understanding of yourself.

Education

William Paterson University of New Jersey
Master's in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Gender Identity/Transgender
  • Sexual Orientation/ Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
Alfy Jimenez
Self Pay Rate: $99

Alfy Jimenez, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Alfy Jimenez is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of New York and New Jersey who has over 25 years of experience working with adults, teens, and families who are seeking help in dealing with relationships, depression, anxiety, trauma, anger management, and substance use issues.

Alfy received a Bachelor of Professional Studies degree in Human Services from Audrey College and earned a Master of Social Work degree from The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, where he specialized in Health and Mental Health with individuals, children, and families. He utilizes strengths-based therapy, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and trauma-informed care approaches. Alfy takes great efforts to provide next-level caring, creativity, and flexibility in every session to allow for a collaborative therapeutic relationship.

He cares deeply about helping people in their time of need and is very open and welcoming. Partner with Alfy to create a personalized treatment plan that addresses your needs and life goals.

Education

Hunter College
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Relationships
  • substance use
  • Families
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Anger Management
  • LBGTQIA
Marya Slater
Self Pay Rate: $99

Marya Slater, LMFT, RN

Philosophy of Care

Marya Slater is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Professional Registered Nurse who is experienced working with individuals and couples. Her specialties include infertility issues, LGBTQ+ issues, depression, anxiety, stress management, grief, relationship issues, and chronic illness. Subscribing to the philosophy that all people bring unique perspectives and strengths to the therapeutic process, Marya strives to help clients recognize their own strengths and build on those assets within the framework of a supportive and nurturing therapeutic relationship.

Marya obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from New York University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. Her diverse educational background has enabled Marya to explore therapeutic issues through a broad lens. She maintained a private therapy practice in Manhattan for over 10 years.

Marya works from a psychodynamic perspective believing that underlying patterns of behavior can be addressed by utilizing the therapeutic relationship as a vehicle for change. Rather than endorsing a singular methodology, Marya also utilizes techniques from other therapeutic perspectives such as cognitive behavioral therapy and solution-­focused approaches to help clients achieve short-­term goals while working to address deeper issues in order to live more satisfying, fulfilling lives.

Education

Pepperdine University
Master of Clinical Psychology

Specialties

  • Couples counseling
  • Infertility issues
  • LGBTQ issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Grief/Loss
  • Chronic/terminal illness
  • Relationship issueNavigating life transitions
Monica Rodriguez
Self Pay Rate: $99

Monica Rodriguez, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Monica is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of New Jersey. We all need help or extra support at one time or another. Just as we take measures to care for our physical bodies, counseling helps care for ourselves mentally and emotionally. Monica is passionate about helping people find strength and peace as they navigate life’s transitions and challenges. She has experience coming alongside others to process feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, and grief in order to attain a sense of balance and purpose. Monica completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at James Madison University and earned her Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling from Columbia International University. 

Monica utilizes a holistic, strength and faith based teaching approach that values the unique experiences and perspectives of every individual she serves. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults, and couples. Monica listens and encourages so that clients both gain insight into unhealthy patterns and practice individualized coping skills to achieve their goals. She applies a variety of counseling approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, Christian counseling, play therapy, and expressive arts.

Monica strives to establish a caring therapeutic relationship in a safe environment free of judgement. Change happens when we are ready and choose to step towards it, from the inside out. Monica is ready to support you in this process, accepting who you are as you become who you want to be.

Education

Columbia International University
Master's in Clinical Counseling

Specialties

  • Relationships
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Christian Counseling
  • Mindfulness/Meditation
  • Anger Management
  • Self-Harm
Thriveworks Counseling Dumont

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Thriveworks Counseling Dumont

Psychotherapist

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I am a recently retired licensed clinical social worker with 45 plus years of experience in that field of practice. I attended undergraduate school with Michael Martin and have continued to maintain contact with him since that time. Michael has consistently impressed me as a caring, knowledgeable and empathic individual who has brought these traits into his practice as a psychotherapist. He speaks very positively about his work and his satisfaction in assisting the individuals he provides services for on their behalf. In conclusion, I strongly recommend considering Michael as ones' psychotherapist.
Thriveworks Counseling Dumont

Therapist

★★★★★
I am a recently retired licensed clinical social worker of 45 + years experience. I have known Michael Martin since we were undergraduate students at the same university and I have followed his career in his practice since its’ beginning. Michael is a caring and sensitive individual. He is knowledgeable about the field of mental health. I can attest to the fact that he will apply his numerous clinical skills along with his empathic self to assist an individual(s) to attain an improved level of functioning on a consistent basis.
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As a therapist, I have worked with Michael Martin for the past 5 or 6 years and found him very objective and insightful while working with a diverse population with many issues. I have witnessed his clients' trust and respect for him in his kind approach to them and their needs. Michael is a knowledgeable and skillful counselor who treats each patient with care and consideration.
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