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

Candace Wilson, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Ms. Wilson is a licensed professional counselor in the state of NJ. She believes in in treating the “whole” person in her counseling approach. Using a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, psychotherapy and psychoeducation, Ms. Wilson guides her clients in their journey to positive mental health and wellbeing by utilizing varied approaches based on individuals needs.

Ms. Wilson earned her Masters and Education Specialist degrees from Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. She also holds certificates in Forensic Psychology and Adoption.

Ms. Wilson interned at Overlook Hospital’s Behavioral Health Intensive outpatient Program where she worked with clients coping with mood disorders, anxiety, depression and stress, obsessive compulsive disorders and other mental health issues.

Ms. Wilson is a psychoanalytically/psychodynamically oriented counselor. She believes we are who we are, as a result of the experiences we’ve endured and that we are all connected. It is through these connections and experiences, we grow and develop our mental health. Our experiences and connections can positively or negatively impact mental health. Ms. Wilson’s eclectic approach to therapy can help regain and maintain positive a mental state. Ms. Wilson counsels adults, couples, families and some children depending on their needs.

Education

Seton Hall University
Masters & Education Specialist

Specialties

  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
  • Psychodyamic
Christina Ward
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Horizon Behavioral Health
  • Humana
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
Clarice Perdomo
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Horizon Behavioral Health
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Humana
Self Pay Rate: $119

Clarice Perdomo, LPC

**Offers Services in English and Spanish

Philosophy of Care

Clarice Perdomo graduated with a Master’s in Professional Counseling/ Education Specialist (Ed. S.) degree from Seton Hall University and has her licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of New Jersey. Clarice has worked with children, adolescents, and adults struggling with different life challenges, depression, anxiety, trauma, and anger. Clarice is bilingual and has experience working with Spanish-speaking clients and families. 

She believes that therapy is much more than applying clinical principles and methods, it is building a therapeutic relationship with clients centered on empathy and unconditional positive regard enabling healing and growth.

Whether you’re struggling with personal, professional, or familial issues, Clarice works to empower and guide each client towards wellness while accommodating to each person’s needs. Clarice offers a growth promoting environment, in which clients feel comfortable to open up about their inner-most thoughts and feelings. 

Education

Seton Hall University
Master’s in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Anger Management
Claudette Blake
Accepting:
  • BCBS of NJ
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Horizon Behavioral Health
  • Humana
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $239: Intake
$189: Follow-ups

Claudette Blake, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Claudette L. Blake, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with training and experience treating psychiatric disorders across the lifespan.  Mrs. Blake specializes in providing psychiatric diagnosis, assessments, psychotherapy and treatment for anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, grief and self-esteem management. Her education includes a Post Masters Certificate as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner from Rivier University and a Master of Science in Nursing specialization in Clinical Nursing Management from Kean University.  Claudette has clinical nursing experience in home care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, acute care settings, correctional health, oncology, psychiatric emergency screening and health management leadership.  Claudette’s acquired knowledge and dedication in nursing leadership as an Assessment Coordinator, Nursing Supervisor, Director of Nursing and Health Service Administrator earned her multiple accreditations and deficiency free surveys from both state and federal monitoring agencies.

Claudette is here for you during your time of need.  You can trust and feel safe with her when you are most vulnerable.  She is empathetic, compassionate, caring and easy to talk to. Mrs. Blake diversified and unique nursing background has enriched her clinical skills perspective.  She has dedicated more than 24 years of her nursing career providing services to those most vulnerable, the elderly, incarcerated, grieving parents, oncology and mental health patients.  

Claudette Blake brings a humanistic philosophy of holistic management in the treatment for the mind and body, while incorporating psychotherapy and evidence-base therapies for individualized, personalized, comprehensive care to improve the lives of those she service. 

Education

Kean University
Master of Nursing

Specialties

  • Grief
  • Bipolar
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress Management
  • Impulse Management
  • Personality Disorder 
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Medication Management and Psychotherapy
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
Accepting:
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Horizon Behavioral Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare
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
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of NJ
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Horizon Behavioral Health
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
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
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Horizon Behavioral Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $119

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
  • First Health
  • 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:
  • Cigna
  • Horizon Behavioral Health
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
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
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Horizon Behavioral Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
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
Sharon Reid
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Horizon Behavioral Health
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $239: Intake
$189: 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
  • First Health
  • 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.

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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