Meet our Providers

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

Christina Ward, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Christina Ward is a Licensed Clinical Social worker passionate about empowering her clients to  overcome life’s challenges and achieve the goals they envision for themselves. Christina has  extensive experience working with clients from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds  from various treatment settings, including inpatient residential and outpatient mental healthcare  since graduating from Rutgers University School of Social Work in 2017. 

Christina employs an eclectic, solutions-focused approach to working with individuals based on  their presenting needs, including cognitive, dialectical, and rational emotive behavior therapies,  acceptance and commitment therapy, psychotherapy, motivational enhancement therapy, and  mindfulness-based techniques. 

Christina believes in creating a non-judgmental and supportive environment where clients can  openly express their thoughts and feelings as an essential path to positive change. Overall,  Christina aims to help you live a healthy, adaptive, and balanced life that is both authentic and  satisfactory to you.

Education

Rutgers University
Masters of Social Work

Specialties

  • Couples/ Relationships
  • LGBTQ+
  • Addiction/ Substance abuse
  • Depression
  • CBT
Jerome Scaturro
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of NJ
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
Pending:
  • 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)
Lindsey Williams
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Horizon Behavioral Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • 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

 

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

Melissa Racklin, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Melissa Racklin is a licensed clinical social worker who has been practicing in the field since 2000. She received her BA at Skidmore College and her master’s degree from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work (2000). Melissa enjoys working with high functioning clients who are motivated for treatment.  Her specialty is in anxiety disorders.  Melissa has years of experience working with individuals with anxiety, depression, stress management difficulties, adjustment disorders, post traumatic stress, bipolar disorder, anger management, bereavement counseling, women’s issues, and more.  Melissa is well-versed in multiple therapeutic approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), person-centered therapy, and psychodynamic therapy.  She holds her certification in clinical supervision and has private supervisory experience.

Melissa has a warm, caring, and genuine style.  She is insightful and in tune with her clients’ need and offers a tailored, unique approach to each individual.

Melissa is currently practicing as a telehealth therapist. She has worked with adults and teens during the COVID pandemic and continues to be dedicated to her work in helping others.  Suffering alone is not easy and can be painful and lonely.  Melissa can supportively guide you and would be delighted with the opportunity to work together with you to achieve your goals.

Education

Wurzweiler School of Social Work
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Relationships
  • Families
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychodynamic
  • Anger Management
Michael Enwere
Accepting:
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Horizon Behavioral Health
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
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
Priscilla  Adu-Antoh
Accepting:
  • Cigna
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Horizon Behavioral Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Priscilla Adu-Antoh, LPC

Philosophy of Care 

Priscilla D. Adu-Antoh is a Licensed Professional Counselor, who currently works with New Jersey Children’s System of Care as an Intensive In Home Counselor. Ms. Adu-Antoh’s journey started at Montclair State University where she served as a Youth Advocate alongside the Sociology professor, Mr, Fuentes facilitating mentorship programs for at-risk inner city teens. While on vacation from graduate school, Ms. Priscilla served as Direct Service Provider at New Jersey Mentor. It was at NJ Mentor Network that her passion for working with at-risk youth and their families was ignited. Ms. Priscilla interned with LPC-Supervisor, Vickie L. Johns serving as an Intake Specialist and conducting individual counseling. After graduation, she was employed by Hickory Trail Psychiatric Hospital initially as an Intake and Referral Specialist, conducting psychiatric assessment and providing referrals to appropriate treatment facilities. Ms. Priscilla was then offered a position as Mobile Crisis Clinician, conducting assessments for clients in contracted hospitals on an on-call basis. She was also contracted by Triple AAcademy to work on a one-on-one basis with a young student with severe and progressive brain damage. After youth was moved to in home setting, Ms. Priscilla started a counseling position at Lifenet Texas as a Qualified Mental Health Professional, where she worked with homeless individuals with mental illness. Also in conjunction with her then clinical supervisor, she volunteered with Mrs. Shandrika Cowgill, as a Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern in association with low-income housing apartments, providing counseling services. 

Priscilla has vast experience in working with individuals plagued by depression, anxiety, anger management, and family conflicts. Ms. Adu-Antoh earnestly believes that no matter the circumstances that may surround individuals, personal success is possible. Therefore, her goal as a counselor is to help her clients discover who they truly are in their core, by clearing out all the unnecessary clutter in their lives. 

Education 

Southwestern Assemblies of God University
Masters of Science in Clinical Counseling Psychology 

Specialities 

  • Trauma and Stress related disorders 
  • Depression 
  • Family counseling 
  • Couples counseling 
  • Anger management 
  • Pre-marital counseling 
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Adoption and Fostering
Sharon Reid
Accepting:
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Horizon Behavioral Health
  • Humana
  • 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
Jennifer Suarez
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Horizon Behavioral Health
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jennifer Suarez, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Jennifer Suarez is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of New Jersey who has over 10 years experience working with adults, adolescents, and children seeking help with depression, anxiety, sexual assault, domestic violence, postpartum depression, and crisis intervention. She completed her Bachelor of Science with a double major in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Rutgers University and received her Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Seton Hall University.  

Jennifer utilizes strength based, cognitive behavioral, solution focused and emotionally focused approaches to therapy always maintaining flexibility and awareness necessary to best meet the needs of every unique individual and family.

Jennifer seeks to establish a warm and caring relationship with you in order to assist in building on your strengths and better collaborate with you towards meeting your goals and living the meaningful life you value and desire. Jennifer always makes sure to take into account cultural, environmental and societal factors that nowadays influences today’s everyday life.

Education

Seton Hall University
Master's in Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self-esteem
  • Self Harming Behaviors
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Trauma 
  • Sexual Assault
  • Domestic Violence
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

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