Bethea Coppola-Rios, LPC, NCC, ACS, CCTP
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
After 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 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 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.
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.
Dr. Ashley Morris-Dias, MA, LPC, NCC, DRCC, ACS, PHD
Dr. Morris-Dias 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. Dr. Morris-Dias recently further completed her education in the field of by earning her Ph.D in the Counseling and Supervision program at Kean University. Dr. Morris-Dias is licensed by the State of New Jersey as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Dr. Morris-Dias is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a nationally credentialed Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS). Dr. Morris-Dias has 12 year’s 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). Dr. Morris-Dias is a compassionate therapist, who provides supportive and goal-focused treatments to the individuals she works with.
Mary-Kate Harty, MA, LPC
Mary-Kate Harty is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of New Jersey. After earning her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology she went on to earn a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Monmouth University. Mary-Kate specializes in working with adolescent and young adult clients and has experience working in a variety of settings including residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient. During the day, Mary-Kate works for a school-based program providing therapeutic services and crisis management. Mary-Kate has been extensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and has a passion for treating video game addiction. Mary-Kate has presented on the topic of video game addiction at several venues and is available to provide staff training’s for other professionals interested in learning more.
Sharon Land, MA, LAC, NCC
Congratulations on making the first step towards your healing and change. I realize this is a big step, and having been on both sides of the chair know how important it is to feel a good connection and trust with your therapist I an Sharon Land. I help you alleviate barriers in your life to be able to fully show up as yourself. No matter your past. 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. Trained in Somatic Therapy, poly vagal regulation, BWRT, CBT, Mindfulness, cultural sensitivity and advocacy, Energy Psychology, vibrational and quantum metaphysics, and neuro science. Using an eclectic approach, I provide compassionate, direct communication, open minded, service-rich solution-focused therapy. Looking forward to seeing you.
Manuela Garcia, LCSW
Manuela Garcia 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. Ms. Garcia is certified by the National Association of Social Workers (New Jersey Chapter) to provide Clinical Supervision to Social Workers. She has 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. She is able to incorporate cultural-awareness into the therapeutic sessions. She has also worked with addictions and with the co-occurring population. She utilizes different approaches and is well versed in the use of evidence based practices; she is able to use other treatment approaches depending on the client’s needs. She can provide services in Spanish, Portuguese and American Sign Language.
Dawn Glasco, LCSW
Dawn earned a double Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Rutgers University. She then went on to earn a Master’s degree in Social Work from Kean University. Dawn is fully licensed in the State of NJ as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She also holds certifications in School Social Work, Strength and Needs Assessments, and Seminar in Field Instruction (SIFI). She has worked with children, adolescents, and families for over 17 years. Dawn has extensive experience working with ADD/ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Social Phobia, and PTSD. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and can adjust her style to fit your needs.
Sean A. Hewitt, MPA
Sean Hewitt is an experienced nonprofit director, mentor, and community advocate. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management from Monmouth University. Sean received his Master’s in Public Administration from Walden University; currently, he is pursuing his Master of Social Work with Rutgers University. In addition to having over fifteen (15) years of nonprofit management experience, Sean has facilitated several workshops on youth leadership, ethics, cultural competency, wellness, and community engagement in both university and industry settings. Currently, Sean is responsible for several youth development and social emotional learning programs. Sean’s 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.
Odin Tangvald, MA, LPC, NCC
Odin Tangvald has a number of years normalizing the therapeutic process, and a passion for helping people of any background. Odin obtained a bachelor’s degree in English from the College of Wooster in Ohio, and after moving to New Jersey, earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Odin currently holds licensure as an Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in New Jersey and has a passion for working with clients who struggle with neurodivergence and ADHD symptoms. By day, Odin works in a residential setting for adolescent youth struggling with intellectual disorders and/or developmental disorders. By night, Odin enjoys spending time on his farm, video gaming, and seeing clients individually. Odin specializes in Rogerian (Person-Centered) Counseling as well as Existential Psychotherapy, but is well-versed in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) practices as well.
Kaitlin Rodio, MA, LPC
Kaitlin Rodio earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Arts in Counseling – Mental Health Specialization from Caldwell University. She is 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. Kaitlin has 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. She provides Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing, and can adjust to meet the needs of the client.