Our Counselors

Doreen Cook
  • BCBS of NJ
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Doreen Cook, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Doreen Cook is a licensed clinical social worker with experience serving persons with diverse needs including those with depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, grief, loss, issues of aging to individuals with OCD, intellectual disabilities and chronic mental illness. Doreen also has experience working with teens/adolescents. 

Doreen’s counseling style is warm and sensitive to the unique experiences that have shaped the person you are today without being judgmental.  Together, you will focus on your growth by developing conscious awareness and insight, setting attainable goals and achieving incremental successes and identifying the root causes of obstacles and barriers. Doreen believes in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion.

If you are here, considering if you are ready to make a change in your life, then let's take that step together and explore how Doreen can support and empower you to reach your goals.

Education and Licensure

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of New Jersey

Masters of Social Work, Kean University, 2000

Bachelor of Social Work, Kean University, 1998


  • Depression
    • Self esteem
    • Grief, loss and bereavement
    • Suicidal ideation
    • Self harm
    • Parasuicidal behaviors
  • Anxiety
    • Panic attacks, panic disorder and phobias
    • Generalized anxiety disorder
    • Social anxiety
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder and treatment refractory OCD
    • Hoarding
  • Chronic Illness
    • Breast cancer
    • Cancer
    • Lupus
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Gastroparesis
    • Diabetes
  • Chronic Pain
    • Disability
    • Injury
    • Pain secondary to chronic illness
  • Intellectual Disability
    • Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • Behavior management
    • Social skills
    • Intellectual Disability with comorbid mental illness
    • Down’s Syndrome
    • Prader Willi Syndrome
  • Chronic mental illness
    • Bipolar disorder
    • Schizoaffective disorder
    • Schizophrenia
  • Family
    • Teen Issues
    • Relationship Conflict
    • Strengthening Healthy Relationships
    • Parenting Issues
    • Adolescents / Behavioral Issues
  • Life Transitions
Marya Slater
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Humana
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
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.


  • Couples counseling
  • Infertility issues
  • LGBTQ issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Grief/Loss
  • Chronic/terminal illness
  • Relationship issueNavigating life transitions

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