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Clinical Team

Mathias O, PMHNP-BC. (All locations)

Mathias Omon O

Mathias is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) (A cross the lifespan) licensed in the State of New Jersey. He earned post Master Certification in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (A cross lifespan) from Fairleigh Dickson University, New Jersey. He has Master Degree in Nursing Education with honors from University of Phoenix, Arizona. Bachelor Degree in Nursing Science from New Jersey City University, New Jersey. Associate Degree in Nursing with honors from Essex County College, New jersey.

Mathias has 16 years of experience working in State of New Jersey psychiatric hospital. He worked as a Charge Nurse, Supervisor of Nursing, Nurse educator, and Quality Assurance Specialist. Mathias received the facility Nurse of the year award in his dedication to services in 2015. He has clinical experience working with individuals with wild range of metal health challenges. He is a good patient advocate and works with multidisciplinary team to accomplish patient’s needs.

As a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at TFS, Mathias approaches to care is holistic, patient-centered-care, and patient empowerment. Creating an environment that supports individuals in their journey to recovery without been judgmental is important to him. Embracing the culture of interdisciplinary approach to care helps him to fosters teamwork at TFS.

Christina C, intern(Avenel Office)

Christina C

Christina is a student intern at New Jersey City University, where she is currently obtaining her master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Christina graduated from William Paterson University with her BA in Psychology and Anthropology. Christina has the experience of providing counseling, mentoring, and general support to youth populations with various and/or challenging backgrounds, as well as experience in, and knowledge of IOP/OP substance abuse programs. Christina is dedicated to providing a safe place for clients to learn, heal, grow, and become the best version of themselves.

Kristen E., LAC (Avenel Office)

Kristen E

Kristen is a Licensed Associate Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor. She received her Masters degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Rutgers University in their Clinical Mental Health Counseling Track. Kristen has been able to work with individuals, groups, and families throughout her time in Higher level of care settings. She has experience with adults and teens entering and/or continuing their treatment for diagnoses ranging from Depression and Anxiety to Bipolar and substance use disorders. Kristen strives to provide a person-centered treatment and amotivational atmosphere that promotes healing and furthering her clients’ recovery. She utilizes an integrative approach to providing tools dependent on client’s needs and wants. Kristen is also a big advocate for self-care and its many forms.

Aneesah F, intern (Avenel Office)

Aneesah F

Aneesah is a clinical intern and a Masters student at the Rutgers University School of Social Work, working towards her Masters degree in Clinical Social Work. Aneesah has an Associate degree from Middlesex College in Psychology, in which she also graduated with highest honors and a Bachelor degree from Rutgers University’s School of Arts and Sciences in Psychology with a minor in Health and Society, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She has experience with working with young children as a dance teacher, specifically in Musical Theater and Acro-Gymnastics. Aneesah believes that anyone and everyone is capable of healing and reaching their highest potential. She also believes that creating safe spaces and community is an essential part to aiding people in their interventions. Outside of her education and field work, Aneesah enjoys films, spending time with friends and family, travelling, reading, and journaling.

Mystique M, intern (Avenel Office)

Mystique M

Mystique is a clinical intern and a Masters student at Montclair State University. She is working towards her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, concentration Child/Adolescent Psychology. Mystique graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a Bachelors in General Psychology with a minor in Children Studies. She has experience working with the youth population from her time as an Assistant Camp Director where she was able to oversee children from ages 4-14 years old. During her time, she was able to create a safe and fun environment for the children and staff involved. Mystique strives to create a safe space for her clients, while also providing a non-judgmental service helping them feel comfortable in expressing themselves. It is important to her that her clients leave every session feeling better than when they came in.

Elizabeth M, intern (Avenel office)

Elizabeth M

Elizabeth is a student intern from Rutgers University where she is earning her masters in clinical social work. She graduated from Kean University with a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Forensic Psychology. Elizabeth has experience as a treatment counselor in a trauma-informed residential facility and has experience working with youth who have survived different forms of trauma and abuse. In her career, she has aided in providing mental health care, led expressive arts groups, and helped youth develop both life and mindfulness skills. She also has experience aiding in the development and execution of treatment plans that were focused on the clients’ strengths and tailored to fit their needs. Elizabeth has also been trained in the Sanctuary Model and Nurtured Heart Approach. Elizabeth strives to create a safe, non-judgmental environment for her clients with the goal to help them feel empowered by helping them identify their strengths and set clear goals.

Jesse M, LPC. (Avenel Office)

Jesse M

Jesse is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner. She received her MS degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Rutgers School of Health Professions. Over the course of 10 years, Jesse has worked with a variety of individuals, from adolescents to adults with intellectual and physical disabilities, severe and persistent mental illness and co-occurring disorders. Jesse has provided services in institutional, in-home and community, residential, partial care, and outpatient settings. Jesse's passion is to assist individuals in reaching an overall improved quality of life. Jesse's approach to services is always solution focused, person-centered and strength based. Practicing the Psychiatric Rehabilitation model, Jesse upholds empathy, collaborative efforts, autonomy, and respect in every therapeutic relationship.

Vivian M, LAMFT (Avenel office) - bilingual

Vivian M

Vivian is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (LAMFT), who obtained a dual masters in Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy from Kean University. Vivian has extensive experience working with children, adults, families and couples with significant marital related challenges. As a bilingual therapist, Vivian has served individuals and families at different levels of care in both languages, English and Spanish. Vivian’s approach focuses on creating a safe and non-judgmental environment in which she can serve those who are experiencing various mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and trauma among others.

Nakia (Avenel & West Orange Offices)


Hi, my name is Nakia which is of Egyptian origin and means Pure and Faithful. I have been part of the Total Family Solutions team since I was born and I love my co-workers. I was born on July 22, 2019 and am fun, loving, sweet, silly and full of personality. I am super playful and get excited when I see people. I love long walks, playing with my toys and I especially love to make people smile.

Rajitha P, MS, LAC, NCC (Avenel office)

Rajitha P

Rajitha P, (Raji) is a Licensed Associate Counselor with TFS. She did her Master of Science program in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling from Monmouth University.

She is a Clinical Psychologist, REBT Therapist and Hypnotherapist from India. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology and also has a Postgraduate diploma in Clinical and Community Psychology from India. She has worked in various settings including schools, hospitals and organizations back in India. Professionally she has gained experience working with children, adults and families with wide range of mental health and behavioral issues. She has been working in this field for almost 10 years before moving to the US to hone her knowledge and skills further. She is also certified in the US for Distance Therapy (Telehealth).

Raji specializes in REBT therapy and uses Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, CBT techniques, ACT, Mindfulness and Play therapy for her approaches. She is always interested in understanding human behavior and enjoys working with people - listening to them, their opinions, and knowing their perspective of life. She pursued this career path as she discovered it to be her passion - to make a positive difference in the lives of others. She believes in holistic healing thereby bringing out the feeling of what we all desire: ‘A life worth living’. Her goal is to bring out the best in you and help you to outgrow from your issues in a meaningful way.

Lisa S, LCSW. (Avenel Offices and West Orange)

Lisa S

As a therapist with over 20 years of clinical experience, Lisa’s areas of specialization include adolescent issues, as well as treating adult survivors of sexual abuse and rape victims. Trained in a myriad of therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Informed Interventions, Solution-Focused Techniques and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills, Lisa is proficient in addressing issues including depression, anxiety, family discord and adolescent specific issues such as stress related to academic underachievement and social/peer conflict.

Yida R., intern (Avenel office)


Yida is a bilingual clinical intern and a Masters student at Montclair State University, working towards her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in child and adolescents. Yida graduated from Drew University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a double minor is sociology and public health. She has a wide range of experience working with young children, adolescents, and families in a school setting. Yida also currently works as a lead teacher at a private daycare for toddlers between the ages of 1 and 2 years old and enjoys teaching and documenting their development through play-based learning. Yida’s approach to counseling focuses on client centered approaches, compassion, and accountability. Yida also values unique cultural and individual experience and strives to create a collaborative, safe, and supporting environment for all her clients.

Nicole W, LAC (Avenel Office)

Nicole W

Nicole is a Licensed Associate Counselor in New Jersey. She has undergraduate degrees of Psychology and Biology from Saint Peter’s University and New Jersey City University, as well as a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Monmouth University. She has experience working with adolescents and adults individually from a variety of backgrounds who have experienced grief, anxiety, and depression. Over the course of her training, Nicole also has experience with working in groups going over topics such as Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, adolescent relationships, and anxiety management. Her approach to counseling focuses on the therapeutic relationship and creating an environment where a client can feel comfortable to express themselves.

Ken B, LAMFT (Vineland Office)

Ken B

Ken is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (LAMFT), who obtained his Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northcentral University. Ken has over two decades of experience working with children and adults that are dealing with significant Trauma, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Intellectual and Emotional challenges, and mental health issues that are both acute and chronic.

He has had the opportunities of providing in-home ABA therapy, direct care and management in various group homes, an intensive outpatient unit, Mobile response, as an in-home therapist and outpatient settings. Ken utilizes a multidisciplined approach to meet the individual needs of those he supports. This is often a mix of Solution Focused, Narrative, Cognitive Behavioral, Play Therapies with an eye for how the family system is affected by the presenting issues. As a father of three children, he brings an understanding of the stress and joy that children bring into a family so that he can help support parents in their quest to give their child the care that is needed.

Nicolle C, LSW (Vineland Office)

Nicolle C

Nicolle is a licensed social worker (LSW) in the State of New Jersey. Nicolle earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Widener University and her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from LaSalle University. Nicolle has extensive experience in the behavioral health field working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
Nicolle offers an individualized approach tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual. Her theoretical orientation is integrative, incorporating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Attachment Theory, Family Systems Theory, Narrative Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Practices. Nicolle’s focuses include anxiety, depression, relationship issues, stress management, adjustment disorders, self-esteem, emotion dysregulation, grief, and life transitions. Nicolle’s approach is strengths-based, supportive, non-judgmental, and focused on facilitating positive change.

Octavia C, intern (Vineland office)

Octavia C

Octavia is a student intern at Rutgers University, earning her Master of Social Work. She has a bachelor of Liberal Studies and Social Science, including an associate in Elementary/Secondary Education. Additionally, she has two years of experience working with children as a camp counselor offering mental, emotional, and educational support for students struggling in school. Octavia has experience working with trained volunteers and professionals who provide professional mental health resources and advocates for global awareness for eating disorders including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder (BED), and Pica.
Octavia enjoys working and helping individuals who struggle to understand their feelings while working towards mutually identified goals. Octavia aims to incorporate motivational interviewing and solution-focused interventions into her work aiming to offer a balance of transparent understanding and strength in addition to skill improvement.

Lindsay G, Therapist, LSW (Vineland and Voorhees offices)

Lindsay G

Lindsay is a licensed social worker (LSW) in the State of New Jersey. Lindsay earned her master’s degree in clinical social work from Rutgers University and her bachelor’s degree from Rowan University. Lindsay has 3 years of experience working as a counselor running group therapy with children and adolescents in a partial care setting and experience working with diverse and marginalized populations in a prior case management role in a New Jersey Family Success Center.

Lindsay specializes in individual and group therapy with children, adolescents, and adults with mental and behavioral health disorders. Lindsay believes in an eclectic approach to therapy where interventions are based upon clients' needs, diagnosis, and learning style. Lindsay utilizes the biopsychosocial model and strength-based approaches to therapy using a range of interventions such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Psychotherapy, Grief counseling for children and adolescents, Psychoeducation, Play therapy, faith/spirituality based counseling, and more. Lindsay focuses on assisting clients in regulating their emotions, utilizing healthy coping skills, improving problem solving methods, and increasing healthy communication.

Lindsay focuses on building strong rapport with clients where they can feel comfortable in expressing themselves without judgement. Advocating for her client’s needs and encouraging them to embrace their autonomy is important to Lindsay who believes person is worthy of healing and of living their best life.

Stephanie L, LSW (Vineland Office)

Stephanie L

Stephanie is a licensed social worker (LSW) in New Jersey. She earned her Master’s of Social Work in Clinical Social Work from Rutgers University with a special focus on treating survivors of interpersonal violence and trauma. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science from Wilmington University with added certifications in emotional intelligence and treating childhood abuse, maltreatment, and neglect. Stephanie has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in individual, couple, family, and group therapy. She uses a client-focused, strength-based approach to treatment using a wide range of therapeutic interventions tailored to the unique needs of each client. She strives to create a safe, secure, and accepting environment for all clients in which they feel comfortable and encouraged to achieve their treatment goals.

Adam M., LPC (Vineland Office)

Adam M

Adam is a dedicated mental health professional; he holds a Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. With a passion for helping others navigate the complexities of their mental well-being. Adam has accumulated five years of experience as a therapist and currently holds the title of Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

During Adam's formative years in the field, he interned at the Pendell Mental Health Center, gaining valuable insights and practical skills. Adam employs a versatile approach to therapy, drawing from various therapeutic styles, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

Specializing in working with teens, adolescents, and adults. Adam addresses a range of mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, emotional trauma, and relationship issues. Believing strongly in the transformative power of therapy, Adam sees it as a crucial tool for individuals to carve out a happy and healthy life.

With a compassionate and client-centered approach Adam continues to make a positive impact in the lives of those they serve, fostering resilience and empowerment through the therapeutic process.

Olivia M, MA, MA, MT-BC, NCC, LAC (Vineland / Voorhees offices)

Olivia M

Olivia is a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC), Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and certified Music Therapist (MT-BC). She received two Master of Arts degrees from the Music Therapy and Clinical Mental Health Counseling programs at Immaculata University and was a member of her programs’ honor societies. Olivia has several years of experience working with adults and adolescents in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric centers with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, self-harm, and schizophrenia spectrum disorders.

Olivia practices a variety of counseling approaches, though focuses primarily on solution-focused and psychodynamic therapies. She views herself as a psychotherapist who utilizes music alongside verbal psychotherapy when appropriate, especially if clients require assistance finding words to express themselves. Olivia encourages humor and self-expression in her sessions to increase feelings of safety and authenticity with her clients.

Samantha M, intern (Vineland office)

Samantha M

Samantha is an intern at Rutgers University, earning her master's degree in clinical social work. She graduated from Georgian Court University with her bachelor's degree in social work, where she became a member of the social work honor society. She received her associate degree in social services from Rowan College of South Jersey. Samantha is now a Certified Social Worker in the state of New Jersey. She has experience working with children in the school system, specializing in working with children with special needs and disabilities. She also has several years of case management experience working with individuals of all ages with chronic illness and disabilities. She has internship experience at the Gateway Family Success Center, as well as the Enrichment Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. She also interned with Parents Inc of New Jersey, where she worked the parent helpline and facilitated support groups for parents. Samantha utilizes a strength- based and person-centered approach to curate an environment conducive to clients meeting their therapeutic goals through the use of CBT techniques. She would like to support her work using art and play therapy with younger clients. Samantha focuses on building a rapport and creating a safe and supportive environment for all of her clients.

Vanessa P., LAC (Vineland office)


Vanessa is a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor Intern (LCADC). She received her Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Rider University where she is also a member of Chi Sigma Iota, the academic honor society for counseling professionals. Vanessa obtained her bachelor’s in Psychology from Stockton University where she also double minored in Africana Studies and Childhood Studies. Vanessa has worked in the field since 2014 starting as a residential counselor. Through her years of experience, Vanessa has gained experience working with children 10 and up, adults, families, and couples dealing with various issues such as anxiety, domestic violence, sexual assault, bipolar disorder, self-harm, depression, trauma, and more.

Vanessa’s therapeutic approach can be summed up in two ways: “You cannot pour from an empty cup,” and humor helps. Vanessa encourages laughter and a “good vibe” regarding her person-centered/CBT approach. Vanessa believes that no two individuals can be treated the same and excels in her ability to meet you where you are. Vanessa is very passionate about changing the stigma around receiving mental health help within the Black Community.

Debbie R, LCSW, CEO (Vineland Office)

Debbie R

Debbie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working in the field for 15+ years. Debbie enjoys seeing individuals reach their goals, utilizing a Nurtured Heart approach in addition to a Strength Based approach. Debbie is a New Jersey approved clinical supervisor, certified Nurtured Heart trainer, in addition to specializing in Trauma Informed Care.

Louis S, LAC (Vineland Office)

Louis S

Louis is a bilingual Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) with a master’s degree in Counseling at Stockton University. He completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology with distinction, having published research on depression, religion, and the Latino culture. He has experience working with adults (with and without developmental disabilities), adolescents, and children. Louis is a devout Christian whose work is informed by Existential Therapy, Logotherapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, spirituality and meaning-making. His work focuses on spirituality/spiritual issues, grief, depression, anxiety, life stressors, and couples.
Louis considers himself a family man and enjoys traveling with his wife and daughter. He enjoys reading books on philosophy and theology, drawing, playing video games, watching anime, and building models.

Yolise S, intern (Vineland office)

Yolise S

Yolise is an intern from Rutgers University earning her Master's in Social Work. She graduated from La Salle University with her Bachelor's in Psychology and Political Science/Philosophy/Economics. Throughout her career, Yolise has had multiple experiences offering youth service programs for children between the ages of 5 and 13. It was here in which she further discovered her passion for working with children to provide safe and caring spaces, especially concerning their mental well-being. Yolise hopes to gain firsthand experience practicing various therapeutic experiences but is ultimately excited to work with various populations, specifically children and those who identify being LGBTQ+.

Abraham (Abe) V, LAC (Vineland Office)

Abraham V

Abe is a bi-lingual Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) with a Master’s degree in Counseling at Stockton University. He has experience working with children, adolescents and adults who have struggled with anxiety, depression, cognitive distortions, adjustment difficulties, mood disorders, ADHD, ODD, at-risk youth and grief/loss. Abe adheres to an integrative approach that uses Existential therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Person-Centered approaches in a way that acclimates to the presenting concerns of the clients before him. Abe believes in having a sense of purpose that can be developed from within- one that can serve as a buffer against the challenges faced at various stages of life. In his free time, Abe enjoys spending time with family, watching anime, playing sports and videogames.

Jenna Z, intern (Vineland, Voorhees offices)

Jenna Z

Jenna is an intern from Rutgers University, earning her Master's degree in Social Work. She graduated from Rowan University with a Bachelor's degree in Human Services and a minor in Sociology. Throughout her internships, she has experiences with human services planning committees, bringing awareness to schools & faculty about human trafficking, and working alongside adolescents with mental health and behavioral issues. Jenna is excited to learn about using different therapeutic methods with clients firsthand. Jenna believes in using self-determination and creating a safe environment for clients to express themselves.

Oyewola “Wola” A., LAMFT (Voorhees office)


Wola is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (LAMFT), who obtained a masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Abeline Christian University, Texas. Wola has, prior to studying Marriage and Family Therapy, provided informal counseling to couples and families in his Church, and has assisted families within his community who were experiencing relationship problems. Wola has an extensive experience working also with children, youths, and adults, in addition to working with families and couples who present with significant marital and relationship related challenges. Wola, as a result of his Christian background, believes in holistic approach to therapy, and has incorporated this approach into intervention techniques, which has proven effective for clients who believe in such a treatment approach. Wola’s approach focuses on providing a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment in which clients are free to discuss their mental health challenges without fear of bias or of being judged. Wola’s therapeutic models include Family therapy, CBT, Mindfulness-based therapy, Solution-focused brief therapy, Exposure therapy, and Play therapy for children.

Kimberly B, intern (Voorhees Office)

Kimberly B

Kimberly graduated from Rowan University in May with her Bachelors in Law & Justice. She decided to continue with her Masters of Social Work at Rowan. She is excited to start this new journey. Kimberly has worked for the State of New Jersey for 22 plus years in the court system. This is her first-year interning in social work and she is looking forward to working with clients.

Bob H, MA, LAC, CFP® (Voorhees office)

Bob H

Bob earned his Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Rowan University. Bob is also an ordained minister. Ordained in 2005 Bob’s focus has been on helping families utilizing a client-centered approach. He has worked with adolescents and has volunteered in juvenile facilities. Bob also concentrates on couples and families applying compassion Focused Therapy with a holistic approach treating mind, body, and spirit. His theoretical style is a combination of Existential Therapy (purpose therapy), Attachment theory and Positive Psychology

Jessica L, LAC (Voorhees office)

Jessica L

Jessica is a Licensed Associate Counselor with a Masters in mental health counseling from La Salle University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Skidmore College. Jessica takes a collaborative approach to therapy and feels passionately about helping clients gain a deeper understanding of themselves, their feelings, and their relationships with others. Working from an integrative, client-centered perspective, she incorporates techniques from cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and other evidence-based practices. While Jessica is most experienced in working with adolescents, she enjoys working with people of all ages. Most importantly, Jessica is dedicated to creating a safe, nonjudgmental environment for her clients throughout their unique paths of healing.

Amanda M, intern (Voorhees office)

Amanda M

Amanda is an intern student from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work, in the process of earning her Master's Degree, following her graduation from Rowan University in 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Amanda has experience working alongside school faculty through her involvement in a South Jersey district climate team, focused on creating a more inclusive and safer environment for children within local school systems. Amanda has gained knowledge and experience assisting those who suffer from complications resulting from ADHD, OCD, PTSD, and general anxiety through her personal relationships, aiding in the process of becoming a mental health counselor. Through her internships, she has gained experience with the senior population, assessing and addressing issues of mental health that are associated with living in a long-term care facility, both for the residents and their families. This experience also provided opportunities for her to improve her ability to properly advocate for her patients. Amanda is excited to provide therapy to all populations including children, seniors, those struggling with bereavement, and couples. Amanda believes that, through therapy, exploring attachment and the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, while providing a safe environment to establish coping skills, is the most effective way to help her clients.

Ashley M, intern (Voorhees office)

Ashley M

Ashley is a student intern from Rutgers University studying social work and is earning her master's degree. Ashley graduated from Rowan University in the spring of last year with her bachelor's degree in human services, accompanied by two minors in psychology and sociology. Throughout her internships, she has worked with several populations and is well-versed in cultural diversity. Ashley has several of years of experience working in the behavioral and mental health field. In her free time, Ashley enjoys reading, taking walks with her dog, and spending time with family. Ashley's main mission in her therapeutic work is to help her clients to identify their strengths and help them to achieve their goals.

Melanie P, intern (Voorhees office)

Melanie P

Melanie is a first year intern from Rutgers University School of Social Work. She graduated from the University of Delaware in 2022 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and an English minor. Following graduation, Melanie began working as a one to one aid for children with autism in both the school and home settings.

Melanie plans to utilize cognitive behavioral therapy in her sessions, as she believes that thoughts and feelings have the ability to shape behavior. Melanie is very excited to learn about other treatment approaches and to improve her skills throughout her time at TFS.

Keith R, LAC. (Voorhees office)

Keith R

Keith is a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) with a Master of Science degree from the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Monmouth University, and the field of mental health has long been his desired career with the goal of helping others on their journey towards wellness. He strives to help clients better themselves through identifying and overcoming obstacles, mutually establishing goals, and building the therapeutic alliance. Keith has experience working with diverse populations, has assisted adolescents in intensive outpatient programs, and has worked with adults with varying levels of functionality to better meet their needs.

He focuses on using client-centered, strength-based, and mindfulness approaches to best meet the needs of the client; believing that unconditional positive regard combined with healthy thinking and focusing on the client's strengths build positive habits and confidence. As with all things, making sure that the authentic-self of both the client and clinician is present in the therapeutic-relationship is a critical component towards building a strong and fulfilling endeavor.

Ronald R, LCSW (Voorhees Office)

Ronald R

As a therapist with over 20 years of clinical experience, Ron's areas of specialization include adolescent issues, as well as treating adults and children with developmental disabilities. He has helped people overcome and surpass barriers caused by addiction as well as mental health difficulties Ron is a big believer in mindfulness and being strengths-based, and that the Nurtured Heart Approach can be used to help all ages. Teams and partnerships can overcome all obstacles and the therapeutic relationship is built on a similar basis of respect and support.

Hannah C., intern (Voorhees office)

Hannah C.

Hannah is an intern at Wake Forest University, earning her master's degree in clinical mental health counseling. Hannah graduated from the University of South Carolina with her bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor of counseling education. Hannah is currently working part time as a care coordinator at a pediatric therapy office where she has learned a lot about the profession and what goes into it. Some of Hannah’s hobbies include, pilates, going to the beach, and walking her two dogs, Sadie & Kimmie! Hannah is passionate about helping others heal from within and is dedicated to creating a safe space for her clients.

Brianna B., LSW (West Orange Office)

Brianna B

Brianna is a Licensed Social Worker who earned a Master of Social Work degree from New York University. She has a Bachelor of Science in Family Science with a minor in Human Development from the University of Maryland. Brianna utilizes a Strengths-Based and Trauma-Informed approach to counseling, and strives to help clients identify their unique assets. She frequently incorporates Cognitive Behavioral techniques into therapy. Brianna enjoys working with individuals of all ages as well as couples and families. She aims to provide a safe and judgment-free space for all clients regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, etc. Brianna focuses on cultivating a strong therapeutic relationship based on her authenticity, empathy, and sense of humor.

Tia B., intern (West Orange Office)

Tia B

Tia is a clinical intern and Master’s student at Rutgers University, where she is completing a Master’s in Social Work. She also has a Clinical Psychology Master’s from Montclair State University focused on working with children and adolescents. Tia adheres to a biopsychosocial approach combining techniques from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She focuses on building strong rapport with clients and providing a safe environment where clients can express themselves and become empowered to make meaningful change.

Roshanna B., LCSW (West Orange office)


Roshanna Bracy is a dedicated and passionate Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of practice in the mental health field. She obtained a Master’s degree in Social Work from New York University. She has worked in a variety of settings, including hospitals, mental health clinics, private practice, schools, and social service agencies. Roshanna’s therapeutic approach is client-centered and evidence-based, tailored to meet the unique needs of each person she works with. Her specialized areas of expertise are working with children and adults effected by ADHD, couples and family therapy. She has a strong background in ARC Grow which is a modality centered around parent/child relationships; it focuses on attachment, self-regulation and competency. Roshanna is trained in the Nurtured Heart Approach, the Sanctuary Model and is also a Certified Clinical Supervisor. She is committed to creating a safe, non-judgmental space where clients can explore their thoughts and feelings, gain insight, and develop strategies for personal growth and healing.

Lisa G, intern (West Orange office)

Lisa G

Lisa is a clinical intern from Rutgers University where she is earning her Master of Social Work degree. Lisa has experience working with adolescents, adults and people experiencing trauma, depression, substance use disorder, generalized anxiety and bipolar disorders both in one-on-one and in group settings. Lisa believes in utilizing mindfulness and developing a holistic self-care routine that includes physical wellness and developing a social support system. She employs Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Psychotherapy to help clients gain self-awareness so they can effectively manage their habits, behaviors and develop a personalized action plan to reach their full potential. Lisa employs an empathetic, nurturing and non-judgmental approach when helping clients develop skills to achieve overall well-being.

Kailee H, intern (West Orange office)

Kailee H

Kailee is an intern from Montclair State University, working towards her Master's degree in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in children and adolescents. She graduated from Montclair State with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a minor in criminal justice, graduating Cum Laude. Following graduation, Kailee began working as an Instructional Paraprofessional for children with autism in a school setting. During her time at TFS, Kailee is excited to learn about all the treatment approaches to further improve her skills as a professional. She is very big on "you learn something new everyday". Kailee is also bilingual, speaking Spanish and English. She strives to create a safe space for all of her clients.

Kristina L, intern (West Orange office)

Kristina L

Kristina is an intern from Rutgers University where she is pursuing her Masters of Social Work. She graduated from SUNY Cortland with her bachelor’s degree in psychology and completed additional classes at Montclair University in the Clinical Psychology master’s program. Kristina has professional experience as a case work counselor for children, adolescents, and families who struggle with behavioral and mental health challenges. Through positive guidance and positive parenting techniques, she has supported children and families through a multitude of transitional life stages. In her work, Kristina adheres to a Strengths Based Approach and utilizes techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with the aim of creating a safe, judgment free environment to bolster individual well-being.

Brittany M, intern (West Orange office)

Brittany M

Brittany is an intern from Rutgers University, earning her Master’s degree in Social Work. She graduated from Gettysburg College with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Previously, she has experience as an intern at a human services center with focus on the homeless population which gave her experiences in running groups on mindfulness and mental health, engaging in community advocacy, working with adults of all backgrounds, and in helping people collect the necessary documents as well as apply for eligible state benefits that will improve their housing process. Brittany has professional experience working with people with traumatic injuries through engaging with research that addresses outcomes and well-being after paralysis and the adversities that follow. She is passionate about providing an empathetic, warm space to empower clients to become more self-aware in how their past and present can be used to mindfully create a better future in spite of adversity, grief, and life’s struggles. She works to create an environment that will acknowledge and validate client's thoughts, feelings, and experiences while implementing creative individualized plans to achieve collaboratively set goals that will result in the most authentic, meaningful, and deepest-rooted healing process. Her mission is to remind clients of their worthiness of healing and that in working to balance offering grace for their past with open minded promise for their future, their therapeutic journey will be transformative. "

Nnaemeka U., LSW (West Orange office)


Nnaemeka is a Licensed Social Worker in the State of New Jersey, who earned his Master of Social Work degree from Montclair State University. Nnaemeka received a Bachelor of Art in Sociology from New Jersey City University. He has garnered two years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults in a clinical setting. Nnaemeka specializes in individual therapy and utilizes an amalgam of evidenced based practices; such as Cognitive Based Therapy, Strengths Based Approach and Psychotherapy. Nnaemeka strives to provide a non-judgmental environment in order to better serve his clients' mental health journey. In his spare time, he enjoys gaming, spending time with family, and reading books.

In Loving Memory of

Barbara B, LCSW.

Barbara B

Barbara B graduated from Rutgers University with her Master's Degree in Social Work. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years post graduate experience. Barbara has worked in a variety of settings with multiple populations. She has experience working in the field of addiction with addicts and their families. Barbara has also worked with children, families, and couples in a therapy setting. She has experience working with mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and sexual abuse.

Barbara uses a person-centered approach, holistic approach which is strength based and non-judgmental. She is also experienced in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and utilizes other techniques which assist client in maintaining their mental health and increasing self-esteem.

“The butterfly emerges from its silken shell – Reborn it arises, no longer bound to earth. Free at last, the butterfly glides to heights unknown before. So do our loved ones find a beautiful release as, earthbound no more, they leave our sight and joyfully rise to a garden of matchless beauty, a place of light and peace” – Evelyn Phillips

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