Providers

Bethea Coppola-Rios,  LPC, NCC, ACS, CCTP

Bethea

Bethea Coppola-Rios has earned both a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, as well as a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Seton Hall University. She is currently licensed by the State of New Jersey as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS). She also holds a certification as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). Bethea has over 20 years of experience working with a wide range of  adults and families in the mental health field, and has worked in Inpatient, Partial Hospital, and Intensive Outpatient settings. Her areas of specialty include Depression, Anxiety, and Bipolar Disorder, as well as Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Issues. She works with adults, individuals and couples, and provides psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, although other treatment approaches can be used depending on the person or condition being treated.


Helene Lewis-Bird, LCSW, CCTP

Helene Lewis-Bird’s experiences in the behavioral health field began over twenty years ago, while studying at the University of Maryland for her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Since then, she has earned her Masters in Social Work from Rutgers University, become licensed in the State of New Jersey as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and received certification in Clinical Supervision from Rutgers University. She also holds a certification as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). Helene’s experiences working in the behavioral health field have included working with both adults and families in various settings, as well as college students who have issues adjusting to college life. Helene has also participated in the development and marketing of the FIRST program, an inpatient service for young adults experiencing their initial psychotic break. Her areas of specialty include anxiety and mood related disorders, ADHD, initial and persistent episodes of psychosis, forensics, LGBT and sexuality issues. She works with adults, both as individuals and as couples, providing psychotherapy and Cognitive behavioral Therapy, although there are other treatment approaches that can be applied dependent upon the person or condition being treated.

 

Maribelle Torres-Morris, LCSW

Maribelle Torres-Morris earned a Bachelor of Science in Community Health with a Minor in Sociology from William Paterson University and a Masters Degree in Social Work from Kean University. She is licensed by the State of New Jersey as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is certified by the National Association of Social Workers (New Jersey Chapter) to provide Clinical Supervision to Social Workers. Maribelle has over 13 years of experience working with children and families in the mental health field, and her areas of specialty include Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Functional Family Therapy. She also has significant experience working with children and their families to identify their issues and work towards healing and improving their communication and relationships. Maribelle also works with adults, both individuals and couples, and can provide services in both English and Spanish.

 

Shawanna Quick Eugene, LPC, NCC

Shawanna_13_ppAfter taking an Intro to Psychology class during her first year of college, Shawanna instantly became drawn to learning more about brain function and human behavior. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology as well as a Masters Degree in Child and Family Studies from The State University of New York at Stony Brook. Shawanna later earned an additional Masters Degree in School Counseling from Seton Hall University. Shawanna is licensed by the State of New Jersey as a Licensed Professional Counselor, is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS). Shawanna has worked in many mental health settings including a community residence for chronically mentally ill adults, a group home for teenagers, a homeless shelter for single mothers, a domestic violence safe house, a middle school and a high school. She has a great deal of experience working with families, children and adolescents, even working with children who lost parents during 9/11. Shawanna has had a wide variety of professional experiences including in-home counseling, group therapy, and crisis counseling services.

 

Lori Mennona, LCSW

Lori_05_ppLori is licensed by the state of New Jersey as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. After earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the State University of Oneonta, she obtained her Master’s Degree in Social Work from New York University. She has over 20 years experience working in the mental health field, and specializes in clinical social work, and has had extensive experience in a variety of settings, including residential, inpatient, partial hospitalization and outpatient settings with adults and adolescents. In addition, Lori has also been providing in-home therapy with children, adolescents, and families, and worked in private practice for over 10 years. Her areas of specialty include depression, anxiety, stress management, relationship issues and parenting. is also certified in Divorce Mediation. Her experience includes providing therapy to children ages 6-18, families, individual, couples and groups. She utilizes a variety of therapeutic modalities focusing primarily on the here and now in an empathetic and supportive way.

 

Gino Tramotelli, MS, LPC, NCC, CAMTP

Gino_05_ppGino Tramontelli has earned both a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Loyola College. He earned an additional Masters Degree in Professional Counseling from Monmouth University. He is licensed by the State of New Jersey as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). He is also a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Certified Anger Management Treatment Professional (CAMTP). Mr. Tramontelli has over 12 years of experience working with adults and families in the mental health field, with his areas of specialty including Anger Management and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. He provides individual and group therapy to older adolescents (16+) and adults. He uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy although other treatment approaches can be used depending on the person or condition being treated. He can provide services in both English and Italian.

 

Brian D. Howard, LCSW

Brian D. Howard earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Mr. Howard is certified by the National Association of Social Workers (New Jersey Chapter) to provide Clinical Supervision to Social Workers. He has 30 years of experience working with individuals, families, couples, and groups from some of the most vulnerable populations. The former includes experiences ranging from working with children and adolescents in an in-patient setting, to providing adults in acute phases of distress with clinical evaluations and crisis counseling. “Life-Crisis” is his area of expertise, and it is his belief that anyone reaching out for help in crisis situations already possesses the tools to resolve his/her dilemma; together, we will work to regain equilibrium.

 

Ash Desai, LCSW

Ash Desai earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice from North Carolina State University, and shortly after which began his career in behavioral health. Initially, Mr. Desai’s focus was children, and he has experience in residential settings and case management for both children and teens. Following completion of his Master’s in Social Work from Rutgers University in 2012, Mr. Desai began working with adults.  Mr. Desai has experience in inpatient settings, in both general medical hospitals and dedicated psychiatric facilities. His areas of interest include: acculturation and family of origin issues, mood disorders and working with people as they progress and adjust through various stages of change in their lives, and addiction recovery. Mr. Desai utilizes a cognitive behavioral approach to treatment with a focus on solving problems together with his clients.

 

Juan Flores, LCSW, LCADC

Juan Flores is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology from Montclair State University, as well as a Masters degree in Social Work from Kean University. He is also a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Juan has worked with several populations, including couples & families, adolescents, veterans & the chronically homeless. He has also worked in a variety of settings, including John F. Kennedy High School in Paterson, NJ & Elijah’s Promise in New Brunswick. Juan’s specialties include being multilingual in English, Spanish & French, as well as working with the LGBTQ population.

 

Vanessa Russo, MA, LPC, NCC

Vanessa Russo has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has a Bachelors in Fine Arts as well as a double minor in Health and Sociology. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), is part of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and a member of Chi Sigma Iota, an international honor society in Counseling. Ms. Russo has worked in various settings within the Counseling field. She has trained extensively in areas of crisis, trauma, addictions, and mental illness. She works with both adolescents and adults. She most recently worked in a therapeutic treatment center for adolescent victims of human trafficking. Previous work includes Intensive Outpatient treatment and Residential Treatment Facilities for dual diagnosis. Ms. Russo believes deeply in change, as life is extremely difficult and each individual is in a battle of their own. It is her want and wish, to help each person through their personal journey in a way that will best suit them for success and growth. Family, individual, and group therapies mixed with eclectic theories applied and creative therapeutic interventions are some of the techniques Ms. Russo has used to best help her clients.

 

John P. Muldoon, MA, LPC, PHD, CAC, ACS 

John Muldoon has his PhD in Counselor Education from the University of South Carolina. He was recently a Co-Occurring and Substance Abuse Counselor in Pennsylvania. Previously, Dr. Muldoon was the director of a batterer intervention program for domestic violence and has worked at multiple levels of care with clients diagnosed with substance abuse issues. He has also been a faculty member for 10 years, most notably being an adjunct at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Muldoon is licensed as a Professional Counselor in New Jersey, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania. He is a Certified Addictions Counselor in Florida and a nationally credentialed Approved Clinical Supervisor. Dr. Muldoon’s counseling interests include substance abuse, group counseling, depression, and trauma / recovery, and the intersection of substance abuse, domestic violence, and mental health concerns. He is published in state and national journals including being a co-author of a chapter entitled Interpersonal Violence in the edited book “Crisis Intervention”.  Dr. Muldoon has also presented at state, regional, and national conferences on topics of ethics, substance addiction, and elder issues.

 

Ashley Morris, MA, LAC, NCC, DRCC

Ashley earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Rutgers University. She later went on to earn both a Master’s Degree in Human Behavior and Organizational Psychology as well as a Master’s Degree in Counseling Education from Kean University. Ms. Morris is licensed by the State of New Jersey as a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) and is being supervised by Bethea Coppola-Rios. Ashley is also a National Certified Counselor (NCC), and she holds a certification as a Disaster Response Crisis Counselor (DRCC) in the State of New Jersey.  Ashley has 10 years experience in clinical mental health counseling of adults, adolescents, and families, in both individual and group therapy. She is well versed in the use of evidence based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Ashley is a compassionate therapist, who looks to provide supportive and goal-focused treatments to the individuals she works with.