Meet our Providers

Brian Nguyen
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Horizon Behavioral Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • 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
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)
Melissa Racklin
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Horizon Behavioral Health
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
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
Jennifer Suarez
Accepting:
  • ComPsych
  • Horizon Behavioral Health
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • 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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