Our Counselors

Amelia Peverada
Accepting:
  • Compsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Horizon Behavioral Health
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Amelia Peverada, LPC

Philosophy of Care

My name is Amelia Peverada and I am an LPC in NJ. I graduated from Monmouth University with a Masters in Mental Health Counseling. I also have a Masters degree in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. I focused on treating addictions with both degrees. I have worked with a variety of populations from juvenile offenders to adults in outpatient settings. My experience has highlighted the importance of being warm and providing unconditional positive regard for those I work with.

I have a passion for helping people. I believe that therapy is a personal process and not a "one size fits all" approach. I believe it's important to create a safe space where you are comfortable sharing and don't feel judged. Sometimes we struggle with depression, anxiety, addiction, or anger and we need help finding ways to cope. Sometimes life just gets complicated. Whatever the obstacle may be, I am here to help you regain your sense of strength and control. I use a variety of approaches based on the individual need/concern, such as CBT, DBT and motivational interviewing.

I look forward to working with you as you navigate this next chapter of your life!

Education

Masters in Mental Health Counseling
Monmouth University

Masters Degree in Forensic Psychology
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
Charles Graff
Accepting:
  • Cigna
  • Compsych
  • Bluecross Blueshield NJ
  • Horizon BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Charles Graff, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Hey there! My name is Charles, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with more than 7 years of experience in the mental health field. I earned both my Bachelor and Masters Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University. I have done counseling in quite a few different areas, such as working in outpatient mental health facilities, doing in-home therapy, nursing homes, and even working as a high school counselor.

I enjoy working with people of all ages, and have had a phenomenal experience working with young adults, adults and the geriatric population. As for what kind of therapy I do, I tend to utilize evidence-based treatment approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), as well as enjoy incorporating Mindfulness, Solution-Focused Therapy and Grounding Techniques, to name a few.

My goal is always to do whatever I can to make your life more bearable and easier to manage than it was yesterday. As such, I have worked hard to develop a proficiency in working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD, anger management, stress, mood disorders, college life and a variety of other mental health challenges.

I have a passion for helping others. I’m always looking to learn new techniques and treatment modalities to better serve my clients and to help you reach your version of that better tomorrow. “Try and do better today than you did yesterday”. Sometimes that is the best someone can hope to do, and it is as good of a start as any. So please, let me help you make that day, today. Let’s get started!

Education

Masters Degree in Social Work
Rutgers University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Stress
  • Mood Disorders
Elizabeth Siegel
Accepting:
  • Compsych
  • Humana
  • Optum
  • United Heathcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Horizon Behavioral Health
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Elizabeth Siegel, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Elizabeth Siegel is a licensed clinical social worker who has been in the social work field since 2012. She has a Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers University. Elizabeth has a plethora of experiences working with people of all ages, gender identities, and sexual orientations in their homes, communities, as well as in office settings and long term care facilities. In particular, Elizabeth has a passion for doing clinical work with seniors, the LGBT community, and those with chronic illness and/or disabilities. She particularly enjoys helping individuals who are grieving the death of a loved one. Additionally, she has helped individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress management, and low self-esteem. She also has unique experience providing trauma informed therapy to Holocaust Survivors and their adult children.

Whatever the need of the client, I pride myself in being able to meet you “where you are at” and adapt. My goal is to empower my clients to feel confident in their decisions and be more comfortable with the uncomfortable.  I see my clients as individuals with unique needs and will never treat two therapy clients identically. I also respect that your goals may change throughout our time together. Together, we will better understand what has caused your pain and outline a path toward healing. I incorporate a variety of techniques with my clients, including helping you challenge and replace upsetting thoughts, non judgment, validation, deep breathing, and supportive confrontation when appropriate. Not all techniques work for all clients. Let us figure out together the best path toward healing, advancement, and acceptance for you!

Education

Masters Degree in Social Work
Rutgers University

Specialties

  • Clinical work with Seniors
  • LGBTQIA
  • Chronic Illness
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress Management
Karen Huber
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Compsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Horizon Behavioral Health
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Karen Huber, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Thanks for taking your time to read about me and how I can help you! I specialize in individual, marriage, family, and child therapy. My 25 years as a clinical coordinator, school social worker and private practitioner enable me to offer you help for a wide variety of issues.

I also have a passion for helping individuals and families with special needs children. Is your special needs child running the show? Do your child’s tantrums/struggles leave you feeling anxious, isolated, judged by your friends and family? Do you love your child wildly, but miss your old life, neurotypical children and/or life partner? I get it; I raised one too! I had already launched my career as a marriage, family, child therapist and school counselor when my special needs son was born. He inspired my specialization in autism and the impact of special needs children on family systems.

I hope to work with you soon!

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Trauma
  • Couples & marriage therapy
  • Relationship issues
  • Academic issues
  • Anger management
  • services for teenagers and adults feeling stuck in unhealthy and unhappy patterns of behavior
Lindsay Dunnells
Accepting:
  • Compsych
  • Humana
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Horizon Behavioral Health
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Lindsay Dunnells, LCSW, LCADC

Philosophy of Care

Lindsay Dunnells is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both NJ and NY, as well as a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor in NJ who has worked in the behavioral health field with a focus on substance use disorders, anger and stress management, anxiety and depression, and healthy relationships since graduating from Columbia University School of Social Work in 2007.

Lindsay 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.

Lindsay strives to create an environment where individuals feel seen, heard, and comfortable to share openly, cultivate self-awareness, and develop self-efficacy applying tools developed to achieve their goals.

Education

Columbia University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Panic
  • Depression
  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Anger Management

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