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Bethea Coppola-Rios, LPC, NCC, ACS, CCTP
I have earned both a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, as well as a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Seton Hall University. I am currently licensed by the State of New Jersey as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS). Also, I hold a certification as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). Over my 30 years of working experience I have worked with a wide range of adults and families in the mental health field; working in Inpatient, Partial Hospital, and Intensive Outpatient settings. My areas of specialty include Depression, Anxiety, and Bipolar Disorder, as well as Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Issues. I also have experience working with veterans and adults with ADHD. I can provide psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, although other treatment approaches can be used depending on the person or condition being treated. I work with adults, individuals and couples, and can also be available as an advocate!
Ash Desai, LCSW
I have earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice from North Carolina State University, and began my career in behavioral health quickly afterwards. Initially, my focus was children, and I have experience in residential settings and case management for both children and teens. Following the completion of my Master’s in Social Work from Rutgers University in 2012, I began working with adults with experience in inpatient settings, in both general medical hospitals and dedicated psychiatric facilities. My 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. I utilize a cognitive behavioral approach to treatment with a focus on solving problems together with my clients!
Dr. Ashley Morris-Dias, MA, LPC, NCC, DRCC, ACS, PHD
After earning my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Rutgers University, I 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. Recently, I have further completed my education in the field by earning my Ph.D in the Counseling and Supervision program at Kean University. I am licensed by the State of New Jersey as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a National Certified Counselor (NCC), and a nationally credentialed Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS). With my 12 year’s of experience in clinical mental health counseling I have worked with adults, adolescents, and families, in both individual and group therapy. I am very well versed in the use of evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). My goal as a compassionate therapist is to provide supportive and goal-focused treatments to the individuals I work with!
Brian D. Howard, LCSW
After earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, I am certified by the National Association of Social Workers (New Jersey Chapter) to provide Clinical Supervision to Social Workers. I have 30 years of experience working with individuals, families, couples, and groups from some of the most vulnerable populations. This 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 my area of expertise, and it is my 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!
Dawn Glasco, LCSW
I earned a double Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Rutgers University. Furthering my education, I then went on to earn a Master’s degree in Social Work from Kean University. I am fully licensed in the State of NJ as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and hold certifications in School Social Work, Strength and Needs Assessments, and Seminar in Field Instruction (SIFI). I have worked with children, adolescents, and families for over 17 years and have extensive experience working with ADD/ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Social Phobia, and PTSD. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and can adjust my style to fit your needs!
Gladys Martinez, LCSW, PMH-C, NCTTP
I have had the pleasure and honor of being a Social Worker for over 20 years. Throughout the years I have gained strong clinical skills focusing on providing client centered care using different evidence based treatments. I aim to build trusting, collaborative relationships with clients to help them gain a deeper understanding of themselves that can lead to healing and empowerment. I am experienced in working with diverse clients dealing with mood disorders, stress, trauma, anxiety and grief. I started my career working in Domestic Violence Programs and continue to be a strong advocate and counselor for anyone experiencing abuse. I am also Certified in Perinatal Mental Health and can provide skilled compassionate care to mothers and partners trying to cope with perinatal or postpartum depression. I am also a National Certified Tobacco Treatment Practitioner and focus on developing an individualized quit plan that will lead to successfully breaking addiction to cigarettes/vaping. I am bilingual and can provide services in Spanish as well.
Helene Lewis-Bird, LCSW, CCTP
My experiences in the behavioral health field began over twenty years ago, while studying at the University of Maryland for my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Since then, I have earned a Masters in Social Work from Rutgers University and have become licensed in the State of New Jersey as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and received certification in Clinical Supervision from Rutgers University. Also, I hold a certification as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). My 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. I have also participated in the development and marketing of the FIRST program, an inpatient service for young adults experiencing their initial psychotic break. My areas of specialty include anxiety and mood related disorders, ADHD, initial and persistent episodes of psychosis, forensics, LGBT and sexuality issues. I work 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!
Jasmin Zamora, BA
I’ve had the tremendous honor of advocating for, supporting and empowering amazing human beings both in an outpatient non-profit organization and an inpatient county facility. My years of experience in both clinical and administrative roles within the mental health field have made me aware of the importance of making people feel heard and understood in order to create connection and build rapport. I’ve facilitated educational groups throughout my career in both Spanish and English such as Impulsivity/Anger Management, Stress Management, Coping Skills, Crisis Intervention, Communication Skills, Medication Monitoring, Community Meetings, Exercise, Zumba events, MICA, Art, Music and many more. Supporting family members through educational groups and assisting with treatment also made a great impact in the overall wellness of the client and the environment they return to. I have organized many annual conferences and fundraisers within a hospital setting as well as partial care. I’ve networked and collaborated with various organizations and have taken eligible clients to attend conferences with COMHCO (Coalition of Mental Health Consumers Organization), CSP (Collaborative Support Programs) and NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) to help re-establish clients back into the community. I received annual training and trained staff for 10 years on Handle with Care (verbal de-escalation and restraints.) A few of my various roles have been Caseworker, Bilingual Mental Health Worker and Bilingual Client Services Representative. I investigated grievances and worked readily with leadership to resolve concerns. I’ve assisted with JCAHO accreditation, policies and procedures. I played an intricate role in Treatment Teams as well as in committees such as Cultural Sensitivity. I chaired the Wellness and Recovery Committee. I received and trained clients on WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) as well as Dimensions of Wellness. I assisted clients with Advance Directives and medical appointments. I was recognized and awarded by NAMI for being the first person to have inpatient clients attend the NAMI walk fundraiser in Seaside Park for 5 years and for clients designing their own handmade individual team shirts. I had 18 inpatient clients attend the First Stigma Free Zone in Hoboken and we submitted our Tree of Life sculpture made of empty medication bottles, affirmations and preserved oak leaves that was showcased in a Hoboken newspaper. I have prepared and facilitated memorial services for clients that have passed away with requests and suggestions from their peers. I’ve been acknowledged for my thorough documentation on the care provided to the overall wellness of clients. The clients are at the center of the services I provide. We learn from each other by sharing and creating solutions. I am a strong advocate of leaders creating leaders through encouragement, empathy, compassion and creativity. My zest for life includes photography, filming and editing, consulting and marketing, creating wellness spaces, poetry, painting, dancing, movement, writing and helping people. I’ve had the experience of Women’s Circles, Women’s Therapy, Listening Circles, Karma Yogi and Kundalini Yoga. I am also a Certified Yoga Instructor, Licensed Zumba Instructor and Reiki Practitioner. I, too, am human and understand the complexity of our feelings and how important it is to connect with the parts we sometimes repress in order to evolve and gain self-awareness. We all need a caring listening ear. We all need connection to a community where we feel safe to be ourselves.
John P. Muldoon, MA, LPC, PHD, CAC, ACS
I have my PhD in Counselor Education from the University of South Carolina. Recently I was a Co-Occurring and Substance Abuse Counselor in Pennsylvania. Previously, I was the director of a batterer intervention program for domestic violence and have worked at multiple levels of care with clients diagnosed with substance abuse issues. I have also been a faculty member for 10 years, most notably being an adjunct at Johns Hopkins University. I am licensed as a Professional Counselor in New Jersey, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania. I am also a Certified Addictions Counselor in Florida and a nationally credentialed Approved Clinical Supervisor. My counseling interests include substance abuse, group counseling, depression, and trauma/recovery, and the intersection of substance abuse, domestic violence, and mental health concerns. I have published in state and national journals including being a co-author of a chapter entitled Interpersonal Violence in the edited book “Crisis Intervention”. I have also presented at state, regional, and national conferences on topics of ethics, substance addiction, and elder issues!
Kaitlin Rodio, MA, LPC
I have earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Arts in Counseling – Mental Health Specialization from Caldwell University! I am licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) by the State of New Jersey and is presently working as a CADC intern to earn licensure regarding addiction and substance abuse. I have over 7 year’s experience in the mental health field of counseling with adults and families in both individual and group therapy regarding issues including domestic violence and substance abuse related issues. I provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing, and can adjust to meet the needs of the client!
Lori Mennona, LCSW
I am licensed by the state of New Jersey as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. After earning my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the State University of Oneonta, I obtained my Master’s Degree in Social Work from New York University. I have over 20 years experience working in the mental health field, specialize in clinical social work, and have had extensive experience in a variety of settings, including residential, inpatient, partial hospitalization and outpatient settings with adults and adolescents. In addition, I also have been providing in-home therapy with children, adolescents, and families, and worked in a private practice for over 10 years. My areas of specialty include depression, anxiety, stress management, relationship issues and parenting. I am also certified in Divorce Mediation. My experience includes providing therapy to children ages 6-18, families, individual, couples and groups. I utilize a variety of therapeutic modalities focusing primarily on the here and now in an empathetic and supportive way!
Manuela Garcia, LCSW
I earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from St. John’s University and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. I am certified by the National Association of Social Workers (New Jersey Chapter) to provide Clinical Supervision to Social Workers. I have 20 years of experience working with individuals, both adults and children, families, couples, and groups from some of the most vulnerable populations with significant trauma and behavioral health issues. I am able to incorporate cultural-awareness into the therapeutic sessions and have also worked with addictions and with the co-occurring population. I utilize different approaches and am well versed in the use of evidence based practices; I am able to use other treatment approaches depending on the client’s needs and can provide services in Spanish, Portuguese and American Sign Language!
Maribelle Torres-Morris, LCSW
I earned a Bachelor of Science in Community Health with a Minor in Sociology from William Paterson University, a Masters Degree in Social Work from Kean University, and am licensed by the State of New Jersey as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am certified by the National Association of Social Workers (New Jersey Chapter) to provide Clinical Supervision to Social Workers. My experience of 13 years includes working with children and families in the mental health field, and my areas of specialty include Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Functional Family Therapy. Also, I have significant experience working with children and their families to identify their issues and work towards healing and improving their communication and relationships. I can also work with adults, both individuals and couples, and can provide services in both English and Spanish!
Mary-Kate Harty, MA, LPC
I became a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of New Jersey after earning my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and my Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Monmouth University. I specialize in working with adolescent and young adult clients and have experience working in a variety of settings including residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient. During the day, I work for a school-based program providing therapeutic services and crisis management. I have been extensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and have a passion for treating video game addiction, which I have presented on the topic of video game addiction at several venues and am available to provide staff training’s for other professionals interested in learning more!
Odin Tangvald, MA, LPC, NCC
I have a number of years normalizing the therapeutic process, and a passion for helping people of any background! After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in English from the College of Wooster in Ohio, and after moving to New Jersey, I earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Currently I hold licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in New Jersey and have a passion for working with clients who struggle with neurodivergence and ADHD symptoms. By day, I work in a residential setting for adolescent youth struggling with intellectual disorders and/or developmental disorders. By night, I enjoy spending time on my farm, video gaming, and seeing clients individually. I specialize in Rogerian (Person-Centered) Counseling as well as Existential Psychotherapy, but am well-versed in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) practices as well!
Sean A. Hewitt, MPA
I am an experienced nonprofit director, mentor, and community advocate. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management from Monmouth University and my Master’s in Public Administration from Walden University; currently, I am pursuing my Master of Social Work with Rutgers University. In addition to having over fifteen (15) years of nonprofit management experience, I have facilitated several workshops on youth leadership, ethics, cultural competency, wellness, and community engagement in both university and industry settings. Currently, I am responsible for several youth development and social emotional learning programs. My advocacy work extends to collaborating with public and private sector agencies; as well as, healthcare providers to support to underrepresented youth and families. These relationships include Board of Director positions on several county-wide and local organizations!
Sharon Land, MA, LAC, NCC
Congratulations to any client making the first step towards their healing and change! I realize that seeking therapy is a daunting and big step, and having been on both sides of the ‘chair’, I know how important it is to feel a good connection and trust with your therapist. I aim to help clients alleviate barriers in their life to be able to fully show up as themselves. (No matter your past!) I have experience as a Holistic Psychotherapist, Trauma Specialist, Spiritualist, Transformation & Success Coach, and born healer. I work in progressive ways with patients who have experienced trauma, have difficulty relating to others, have chronic or mystery illness, pain, anxiety, depression, PTSD/CPTSD to heal and thrive. I have training in Somatic Therapy, poly vagal regulation, BWRT, CBT, Mindfulness, cultural sensitivity and advocacy, Energy Psychology, vibrational and quantum metaphysics, and neuroscience. Using an eclectic approach, I will provide compassionate, direct communication, open minded, service-rich solution-focused therapy. I look forward to seeing you!
Shawanna Quick Eugene, LPC, NCC
After taking an Intro to Psychology class during my first year of college, I instantly became drawn to learning more about brain function and human behavior. I 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. Later I went on and earned an additional Masters Degree in School Counseling from Seton Hall University. I am licensed by the State of New Jersey as a Licensed Professional Counselor, is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS). I have 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. I have a great deal of experience working with families, children and adolescents, even working with children who lost parents during 9/11. I have a wide variety of professional experiences including in-home counseling, group therapy, and crisis counseling services!