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Brian Nguyen
Self Pay Rate: $99

Brian Nguyen, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Brian Nguyen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with 6 years of experience working with all walks of life. Brian has successfully treated adults with trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and addiction.

Brian completed his Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology at Stockton University and his Master of Social Work (MSW) at Rutgers University. He has training in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, solution focused therapy, and many others. Brian 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 laidback 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
Deisther Munoz
Self Pay Rate: $99

Deisther Munoz, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Deisther Munoz is a Licensed Associate Counselor (37AC00157900) in the State of New Jersey who has over 14 years of experience providing therapeutic care to a wide range of age groups of various cultural backgrounds that may be experiencing a wide range of clinical diagnoses that has been impacting an individuals mental health and well-being. Deisther's goal is to create a supportive therapeutic setting that encourages growth in self awareness, create an increased desire to change, and continually practice coping skills throughout their time in therapy.

Deisther utilizes a client centered/eclectic approach to accommodate everyone's unique individual's need during their therapeutic journey. She completed her Bachelors in Science in Psychology/Psychiatric Rehabilitation From Kean University and University of Medicine and Dentistry. She also received her Masters in Art from Fairleigh Dickinson in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. During her career, Deisther has worked in various psychiatric settings that included intensive outpatient programs, program of assertive community team and worked with various mental health disorders including co-occurring disorders, various psychiatric disorders, major depression, anxiety and bipolar disorders.

Deisther seeks to establish and create a healthy rapport that builds trust and support during their journey towards self discovery, self growth and to achieve a higher level of functioning in their everyday lives.

Education

Fairleigh Dickinson
MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • LGBTQ+
  • Co-occuring Issues
  • Psychiatric disorders
  • Substance abuse disorders
Jackie McGowan
Self Pay Rate: $119

Jackie McGowan, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Jackie McGowan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of New Jersey who has experience in providing therapeutic care to adults seeking help with depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship issues. She has vast knowledge and experience with the LGBTQ+ community. She completed her Bachelor of Social Work at Castleton University and received her Masters of Social Work from Stony Brook University.

Jackie uses an empathetic approach with a focus on strength bases, cognitive behavioral, and dialectical behavior techniques. Her client centered approach creates positive outcomes for those she works with.

Jackie will provide a comforting and intentional relationship with you to assist in your growth and strength building to reach your goals.

Education

Stony Brook University
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • LGBTQ+
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress Management
Jerome Scaturro
Self Pay Rate: $119

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
Self Pay Rate: $119

Lindsey Williams, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Lindsey Williams is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has 5 years of experience partnering with adolescents, adults, and families seeking help with mental health issues and disorders.

Lindsey completed her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Clinical Psychology at the College of New Jersey and her Master of Social Work (MSW) at Rutgers University. She utilizes strength-based, mindfulness-focused clinical insight that aligns with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and family systems theory. Lindsey 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
Self Pay Rate: $99

Melissa Racklin, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Melissa Racklin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has 21 years of experience working with adult individuals with anxiety, depression, stress management difficulties, adjustment disorders, PTSD, bipolar disorder, anger management, bereavement counseling, women’s issues, and more. She enjoys working with high-functioning clients who are motivated for treatment and specializes in treating anxiety disorders.

Melissa received her Master's degree in Social Work from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work and 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, as well. Melissa has a warm, caring, and genuine style, and is insightful and in tune with her clients’ needs. She 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
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
Jennifer Suarez
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jennifer Suarez, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Jennifer Suarez is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has over 10 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, and children seeking help with depression, anxiety, sexual assault, domestic violence, postpartum depression, and crisis intervention.

Jennifer completed her Bachelor of Science (BS) with a double major in Sociology and Criminal Justice at Rutgers University and her Master of Arts (MA) in Mental Health Counseling at Seton Hall University. She utilizes strength-based, cognitive behavioral, solution focused and emotionally focused approaches to therapy, always maintaining the 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. She always makes sure to take into account cultural, environmental, and societal factors that influence 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
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

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