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!
Gino Tramotelli, MS, LPC, NCC, CAMTP
During my education, I have earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology, a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Loyola College, and an additional Masters Degree in Professional Counseling from Monmouth University. I am licensed by the State of New Jersey as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a National Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Certified Anger Management Treatment Professional (CAMTP). I have over 12 years of experience working with adults and families in the mental health field, with my areas of specialty including Anger Management and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I provide individual and group therapy to older adolescents (16+) and adults. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy although other treatment approaches can be used depending on the person or condition being treated. My services can be provided in both English and Italian!
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!
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!
Vanessa Russo, MA, LPC, NCC
I have earned a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and have a Bachelors in Fine Arts as well as a double minor in Health and Sociology. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), part of the American Counseling Association (ACA), and a member of Chi Sigma Iota, an international honor society in Counseling. I have worked in various settings within the Counseling field and have trained extensively in areas of crisis, trauma, addictions, and mental illness. I work with both adolescents and adults and have most recently worked in a therapeutic treatment center for adolescent victims of human trafficking. Previous work of mine include Intensive Outpatient treatment and Residential Treatment Facilities for dual diagnosis. I believe deeply in change, as life is extremely difficult and each individual is in a battle of their own. It is my 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 I use to best help my clients.