Our Counselors

Brian Nguyen
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Horizon Behavioral Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Brian Nguyen, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Brian Nguyen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of New Jersey with experience  working with all walks of life. Brian has successfully treated adults with trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship, and addiction. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Stockton University and received his Master of Arts in Social Work from Rutgers University  

Brian has training in EMDR, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, solution focused therapy, and many others. He will tailor your treatment with approaches you feel most comfortable and empowered with. Everyone is unique, so finding the rich combination of modalities is vital to growth.

Brian’s goal is to allow you to take control of your life the best way you can. He has a laid back approach and will always assure you that you are in control. As you improve in therapy, Brian will make sure that the improvements stay and become integrated in your life.

Education

Rutgers University
Master's in Social Work

Specialties

  • Trauma
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • LGBTQIA Issues
  • Racial Identity
  • Anger Management
  • Men’s Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Behavioral Addictions
Danielle Fredrickson
Accepting:
  • ComPsych
  • Cigna
  • Horizon Behavioral Health
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Danielle Fredrickson, LCSW, LCADC

Philosophy of Care

Danielle is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and  Drug Counselor in the State of New Jersey. Danielle has 20 years of experience  working with young adults, adults and families seeking support for addiction,  depression, anxiety, life transitions such as divorce or career change, women's  issues, relationship issues and self-esteem. Danielle received her BA in  Psychology from Mount Saint Mary College and her MSW from Fordham  University.  

Danielle utilizes various evidence-based approaches in her work including  cognitive behavioral, strengths based and psychodynamic. Her hope is to work  together to identify feelings, increase awareness and implement coping tools that  will create the meaningful changes you are seeking. 

Danielle believes the cornerstone of the healing process is a strong therapeutic  relationship. This is achieved through creating a safe and supportive environment  where change can thrive. As your therapist Danielle will listen to your needs and  work in collaboration with you to develop strategies that best meet your  goals. Danielle understands the decision to seek therapy is difficult. She further  understands the challenges surrounding change and is eager to guide you in  navigating these challenges. 

Education 

Fordham  University
MSW

Specialties 

  • Addiction 
  • Depression 
  • Anxiety 
  • Relationship Issues 
  • Mood regulation/ Stress Management 
  • Self-Worth 
  • Women’s Issues
Erica Pena
Accepting:
  • BCBS of NJ
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Horizon Behavioral Health
Self Pay Rate: $99

Erica Pena, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Erica Pena is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of New Jersey serving children, adolescents, adults, couples and families from diverse and multicultural backgrounds. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Lock Haven University and received her Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling & Psychology from William Paterson.

Erica utilizes various evidence-based approaches, such as relational, collaborative, strength based, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness based, solution focused and emotionally focused approaches to assist clients along the change process. Erica seeks to establish a therapeutic environment that embodies creativity, flexibility and awareness to meet the needs of every unique individual and couple.

Erica sees therapy as a collaborative effort with clients in identifying goals and potential solutions to alleviate emotional distress, improve communication skills, strengthen self-care strategies and promote renewed sense of purpose.

Education

William Paterson
Master's in Clinical Counseling & Psychology

Specialties

  • Mood Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Grief & Loss
  • Stress Management
  • Life Transitions
  • Anger Management
James Seymore
Accepting:
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • ComPsych
  • Horizon Behavioral Health
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

James Seymore, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Over the years, I have been blessed to have had a rich and diverse work experience. I love helping people. 

I have worked as a School Social Worker in the Middlesex Public Schools at all levels from preschool to high school.  During my tenure there, I incorporated a parent group that provided advisory services along with monthly seminars to educate parents about special education law, rules, and regulations.  I brought in expert speakers to address parental concerns and questions.  In effect, this became a proactive platform to prevent small problems throughout the district.  I contributed to the launch of a preschool program that served as a pilot program to train local educators in preschool assessments.  One of the achievements that I am most proud of was being the key person to handle conflict resolution when issues arose relative to classification, placement, or program.  

Over the years, I have earned recognition as a result of developing seminars and/or conferences dealing with issues in special education and related areas, included, but not limited to, a conference in Somerset, NJ on special education law/problems.  One of the other well-attended conferences I developed, also in Somerset, was titled ‘Breaking the Chains of Domestic Violence’ and drew over 200 attendees. 

I have a passion for helping students to succeed.  Furthermore, I strongly believe that all students need bright, compassionate male role models who will work every day to help make a difference in their lives.  Having served as a Field Work Instructor for Rutgers University, providing quality internship experiences for Master’s level Social Work candidates, I was fortunate to have realized what a difference one professional can make in the lives of every student.  I am committed to helping every student realize his or her full potential.  

I was recognized by Saint Peter’s University Hospital as one of their best medical social workers while working to mitigate issues around domestic violence, trauma induced hospitalizations, suicidality and a host of behavioral health problems like Bipolar Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Psychotic and polysubstance Disorder to name a few

Most importantly, I have a deep and abiding respect for each and every individual who entrust me with their care.  My mantra is to treat every individual who seeks help as if he or she is a member of my family.     

Education

Rutgers University
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Relationships
  • Phobia's
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders
  • Self-Harm
Jerome Scaturro
Accepting:
  • BCBS of NJ
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Horizon Behavioral Health
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jerome Scaturro, LPC, LCADC

Philosophy of Care

Jerome Scaturro is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Alcohol & Drug Counselor in the state of New Jersey who has 8 year’s experience with adults, couples, teenagers (15 to 19) seeking help with addiction, trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions, men’s and women’s issues as well as relationship issues.  He completed his Master's in Professional Counseling from Liberty University and currently working towards his Doctorate in Professional Counseling.

Jerome utilizes identifiable, collaborative, compassion and empathy based, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness based, solution focused approaches to therapy continually searching and seeking for the individual awareness of the issues to best address the needs for each individual and couple to grow and ultimately heal.

Jerome’s main goal is to establish a trusting, respectful and authentic relationship with you in or order to allow you to share your vulnerabilities, feelings and thoughts that will be the freedom towards healing and growing and living the most meaningful and best life you value and wish for.

Education 

Liberty University
Master's in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • Trauma
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Addiction
  • Men’s & Women’s issues
  • Life transitions
  • Self-esteem & worth
  • Personality Disorders
  • Relationship issues
  • Marriage & Couples counseling
  • Teenage (15 to 19)
Kimberly Kirchofer
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Horizon Behavioral Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kimberly Kirchofer, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Kimberly Kirchofer is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of New Jersey with 10 years of experience working with adults, couples, and families seeking help with anxiety, trauma, anger management, self esteem, depression, life transitions, family counseling, and relationship issues. Kimberly graduated with a Master of Arts in Counseling from Kean University.  

Kimberly utilizes a collaborative approach tapping into relational, strength based, solution focused, cognitive behavioral, emotional,  holistic therapies always catering to each individual’s needs.  Kimberly is also certified in Brainspotting, which helps the brain utilize its own ability to heal itself from trauma stored inside the body.  Additional certifications in trauma based practices include Prolonged Exposure therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy. 

Kimberly’s goal is to offer a warm and trusting, down to earth approach to counseling.  Kimberly uses authenticity, empathy, and sometimes humor to create a comfortable and approachable therapeutic relationship for the client to begin a journey towards becoming the best version of you.

Education

Kean University
Master's in Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Couples Counseling
  • Divorce 
  • Family Therapy
  • Life Transitions
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • Grief & Loss
  • Stress Issues
  • Anger Management
Lindsey Williams
Accepting:
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Horizon Behavioral Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Lindsey Williams, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Lindsey Williams is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of New Jersey. She has 5 years of experience partnering with adolescents, adults, and families seeking help with mental health issues and disorders. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Clinical Psychology from The College of New Jersey and received her Master of Social Work from Rutgers University.  

Lindsey utilizes strength based, mindfulness focused clinical insight that aligns with cognitive behavioral therapy and family systems theory. She maintains a healthy therapeutic rapport by honoring individuality, creativity, freedom of self-expression, and a sense of humor that is necessary to best meet the needs of every person.

Lindsey seeks to establish a welcoming and trustworthy relationship with you to assist in building upon your self-confidence and to ultimately fulfill your life goals.

Education

Rutgers University
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger management 
  • Stress management
  • Life transitions
  • LGBTQ issues
  • Child & Family issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Grief & Loss

 

Mark Stella
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Horizon Behavioral Health (BCBS of NJ)
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Mark Stella, LPC, NCC

Philosophy of Care

Choosing to see a therapist is not easy so I applaud you for taking that step. I would encourage you to be selective and find the "right fit" between you and a potential therapist.

Living in the world today is not easy. There are difficult life challenges we all face. Many of us need help navigating this terrain. Being in therapy is probably the healthiest thing you can do for yourself.

I follow a Humanistic approach which emphasizes the importance of being your true self in order to lead the most fulfilling life. My guiding philosophy is to help individuals improve their relationship with themselves first. As progress is made in this way, relationships with others as well as the various aspects of the client's life are likely to improve.

It is my belief that true therapeutic change can be accelerated through a focus on the client's day to day life rather than treating a specific diagnosis.  My Solution-Focused (SFBT) treatment approach provides clients with a toolbox by which they can leave therapy knowing how to help themselves. I also use Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) which helps to identify self­ defeating thoughts and feelings, while challenging the rationality of those feelings, and replacing them with healthier and more productive beliefs.

Maybe you are just looking to grow, face something difficult, feel down, worried, overwhelmed, not getting what you want in your relationships, confused about who you are, or don't feel confident in yourself. Either way, I welcome you.

Education

Walden University
Master's in Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Anger Management
Michael Enwere
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Horizon Behavioral Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: 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
Michael Martin
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Horizon Behavioral Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Michael Martin, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Michael Martin is a Licensed Professional Counselor Licensed in the state of New Jersey and is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. He has five years experience partnering with adults seeking help with anxiety, depression, managing bipolar disorders, borderline personality disorders, ADHD and PTSD symptoms. He completed his B.A. in psychology at Gannon University, and a Master of Arts in clinical counseling and psychology at William Paterson University.

Michael uses an eclectic approach to treatment, tailoring his approach to the needs of his client(s), often using more than one approach to treatment to attain the most successful outcomes.

Michael believes that establishing a trusting therapeutic relationship is the most important factor in achieving positive outcomes.  In order to accomplish this, Michael approaches clients with empathy and in a non-judgmental manner.

Education

William Paterson University
Master's in Clinical Counseling and Psychology

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • PTSD
  • Self-Harm
  • ADHD
Nicole Peniston
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Horizon Behavioral Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $129

Nicole Peniston, Psychologist

Philosophy of Care

Nicole C. Peniston, Psy.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist from the state of New Jersey who has five years experience working with adults and children to assess and treat a variety of psychological and developmental disorders that affect functioning in home, at school or work, and in the community. She completed a Bachelor and Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology at John Jay College, part of the City University of New York in 2003, and obtained a Master of Arts and a Doctorate of Psychology from Widener University's Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology in 2015.

Dr. Peniston utilizes a collaborative strengths-based approach, and uses an eclectic toolbox including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, emotion-focused, and systems-based approaches to offer creative, flexible, honest, and empathic treatment to meet individual needs and gain a better understanding of self, others, and the world around us.

Dr. Peniston focuses on psychological, cognitive, and therapeutic assessment to help identify and clarify intellectual, social, or individual difficulties and offer recommendations for treatment. She also provides therapy to assist clients in tackling life stressors and interpersonal problems, meet personal goals, and enhance coping skills.

Education

Widener University's Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology
Doctorate of Psychology

Specialties

  • Psychological and Personality Assessment
  • Cognitive Assessment
  • Stress Management
  • Self Esteem
  • Identity Issues
Rebecca Warrington
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Horizon Behavioral Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Rebecca Warrington, LCSW-C

Philosophy of Care

Rebecca Warrington is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years’ experience of providing therapy to adults and couples tackling life’s challenges. Her expertise stems from an international client base helping those with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, work related stress, women’s issues, and other life transitions. Author, speaker, broadcaster, and mindfulness authority, Rebecca draws upon her deep knowledge to form a distinctive Mind-body approach working with clients. She completed a Master of Social Work, together with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Rutgers University.

Rebecca’s unique style blends the traditional talk therapies with a Mind-body approach to feel better. We will work together to discover optimum solutions to your challenges. Using an array of breathing and relaxation techniques Rebecca’s Mind-body approach for anxiety and depression is widely adopted by many for long term physical and mental wellbeing. 

Rebecca welcomes new clients to share their life’s challenges. Having faced many personal, professional, familial, marital, and physical issues she brings a first-hand insight into life’s ups and downs and how she created long-term sustainable solutions. 

Rebecca can support very early morning sessions. 

Education

Rutgers University

Master of Social Work

 Specialities

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Work/Life Stress
  • Self-esteem
  • Peri/Menopause/Post-Partum Depression 
  • Relationship Issues
Roy Hirschfeld
Accepting:
  • BCBS of NJ
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Horizon Behavioral Health
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Roy Hirschfeld, LMFT, LRC, CSW

Philosophy of Care

I was born in Newark, NJ and grew side up in Hillside, NJ. I have one older brother.

Currently I reside in Springfield, NJ and part time in the Tampa area in Florida.

I received a BA degree from Montclair State University in Montclair with a major in teacher education and history. For a few years I was an American history teacher in the public schools.

I then obtained a MA degree in guidance and counseling also from Montclair State University. I worked for a few years as a school guidance counselor in New Jersey and have New Jersey licensure as a school guidance counselor.

I went on to Seton Hall University to obtain a EDS degree in marriage and family therapy and became licensed as a LMFT and certified social worker as well as a licensed rehabilitation counselor in the state of New Jersey.

My work experiences have been diverse initially working as a rehab specialist as a vocational specialist for developmentally disabled adults and then as a social worker for the state of New Jersey dealing with disabled children and adults.

I then went into private medical rehab working both for CIGNA, IntraCorp and currently with Broadspire as a field medical case manager for workers comp cases. I am nationally certified in rehab as a Case Manager along with training in therapy for Suboxone patients.

I’ve had extensive experience as a clinician working with Central Jersey behavioral Health handling cases for depression, anxiety, marriage and family issues and working closer with children with various disorders such as autism, ADHD, anger, drug use and anxiety reactions.

I also often provide for the New Jersey family courts and many of the union county school district counseling and assessment per school or court order.

I work extensively with couples through my license as an LMFT and help couples resolve and heal marital issues and also work closely with families to help resolve interpersonal conflicts within the family.

I am an author of two books on relationships one dealing with healthy loving and the other dealing with the process of forming healthy relationships.

My hobbies and interests include being an avid tennis player, lap swimmer, two mile a day jogger and also enjoy hiking, gardening, bike riding,  boating, jet skiing, theater and exploring historical sites. I also enjoy amusement parks and when able try to go to Universal, Disney,Busch Gardens and Disney in Florida when able.

I have one son who is a wonderful man and I am very close to him and we enjoy our relationship greatly.

Education

Montclair State University
Master's in Guidance Counseling

Specialties

  • Relationships
  • Marriage
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • PTSD
  • Anger Management
  • Grief and Loss
Sharon Reid
Accepting:
  • Medicare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Horizon Behavioral Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Sharon Reid, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care 

Sharon Reid practice as a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, licensed in the State of New Jersey.  She completed a master’s degree in Nursing Education at Thomas Edison State University, New Jersey and a Post Master’s as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Wilkes University, Pa.

Sharon comes with over 15 years of mental health experience working in a variety of settings which includes inpatient and outpatient settings.  Sharon is highly committed to the well being of her patients.  She has provided care to clients with Depression, Generalized anxiety disorder, Panic disorder, Bipolar and other mood disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Insomnia disorder, Co-occurring disorders and substance use disorders.

Sharon’s approach is to meet you where you are and to include you as a partner in your own mental health care.  Our telepsychiatry services are conducted virtually via a HIPPA-compliant platform.  This can be accessed from the comfort and safety of your home using a computer, smartphone or tablet.

Education

Thomas Edison State University
Masters Degree in Nursing Education

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder 
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Suzanne Danielle
Accepting:
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Horizon Behavioral Health
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Suzanne Danielle, LCSW

Philosophy of Care 

Suzanne is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years working with individuals and groups from young adult to geriatrics.  She provides clinical psycho-social assessment and therapeutic care for adults seeking help with depression, anxiety, substance use, life transition and career issues. Suzanne obtained a bachelor’s in Social Work from Rutgers University, a Masters in Social Work from Fordham University and a Masters in Organization Development from American University.  Suzanne is a member of the National Association of Social Work and the Organization Development Network.  

Suzanne utilizes a collaborative, solution-based, strength-based, cognitive/behavioral, mindfulness and holistic approach to counseling and coaching.  She is committed to creating a safe environment, exploring both feelings and behaviors to help individuals meet their goals to create a meaningful life they value. 

Suzanne brings to her work keen insight, authenticity, compassion, excellent problem-solving skills and her years of experience working around the world, both internationally and within the US.  

Education

Fordham University
Masters of Social Service

American University
Masters of Science in Organization Development

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Substance Use
  • Career Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Elder Care
  • Medical Social Work
Marya Slater
Accepting:
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Humana
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
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. 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 is experienced working with individuals and couples.

Marya works from a psychodynamic perspective believing that underlying patterns of behavior can be addressed 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.

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.

Specialties

  • Couples counseling
  • Infertility issues
  • LGBTQ issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Grief/Loss
  • Chronic/terminal illness
  • Relationship issueNavigating life transitions
Monica Rodriguez
Accepting:
  • BCBS of NJ
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Horizon Behavioral Health
  • Tricare
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
Nancy Lang
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Horizon Behavioral Health
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Nancy Lang, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Nancy Lang is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who partners with individuals and couples to help them navigate life’s challenges and find inner peace and fulfillment. She joins with individuals who wish to rediscover themselves and seek help with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, healing from trauma, relationship issues, life transitions, grief and loss. Nancy completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Social Work at Rutgers University and has received a professional certificate in Violence Against Women and Children.

Nancy utilizes a holistic, strength-based, trauma-informed approach that values the unique experiences of every individual and couple that she serves. With a deep understanding for the mind-body-spirit connection, she applies a variety of modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, DBT-informed, relational, and expressive arts approaches that are culturally sensitive and gender-affirming.

Nancy is known for creating safe, accepting spaces that will support you in being your true, authentic self. She will establish a warm and caring relationship with you that is centered around your strengths and dreams and empowers you to find balance, feel valued, and live a life that is meaningful and exciting. Nancy is compassionate, professional, and relatable and will join you on your journey to healing and happiness.

Education

Rutgers University
Master's in Social Work
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Self-Esteem
  • Women’s Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Issues
  • Domestic Violence
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Grief & Loss
Thriveworks Counseling Edison

People Love Our Providers!

Overall Rating: 5★★★★★ based on 4 5 1 4 reviews. See all reviews
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Dr Peniston

★★★★★
I’ve known Dr Peniston for many years. She is very caring and compassionate. She is very thorough. I would highly recommend her
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Culture of Caring Staff

★★★★★
I find Nancy to be a deeply compassionate, caring, mental health professional who takes a strength based approach in her practice. Her heightened mindfulness creates an environment where meaning can be cultivated. Her divergent perspectives and holistic approach transcend the work she does.
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Addiction recovery

★★★★★
I found Latoya to be extremely helpful in my recovery. Her professionalism and common courtesy made me feel comfortable. She listened to my needs and helped me achieve my goal.
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Great service

★★★★★
Great service, love my therapist and the extended hours available
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Thriveworks Counseling

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  • 7 Lincoln Hwy Suite 224,
    Edison, NJ 08820

  • Mon-Fri:7AM-12AM
    Saturday:7AM-6PM
    Sunday:8AM-5PM

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