Intensive In Community Therapists “In Home”
Total Family Solutions is a Statewide New Jersey Provider and has 100 (+) Therapists, behavioral assistants and mentors available in your community. Please call 856-772-5809 for current availably.
Sarah Aladhamy, Intern (Avenel Office)
Sarah is an intern student at Monmouth University. She is currently earning her master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Sarah has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in American Sign language from CUNY College of Staten Island. She is also currently certified in Distance Therapy. She has experienced working with children and adolescents with Autism-Spectrum, across the spectrum. She is currently interested in specializing in family therapy. She is interested in working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples with various mental health issues. Sarah's goal is to obtain dual licensure in the State of New Jersey and New York.
Sarah believes in utilizing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy using Beck's approach. She is highly motivated and very excited to be a part of Total Family Solutions.
Daniel Blum, LAC, NCC. (Avenel Office)
Dan is a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) with a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Monmouth University. He was a member of Chi Sigma Lota (CSI) Honor Society. He was a Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry and a Minor in Screen Studies where he tries to include both film and music to help clients convey and understand their emotions and thoughts.
Dan has worked in diverse settings including schools and behavioral health hospitals. He worked with a wide range of individuals from different ethnicities, age groups (adolescents and adults), socio-economic backgrounds, and varying severity in mental health disorders. His work focuses on depression, anxiety, adjustment, grief, couples, stress, and work/life balances.
Dan’s approach is to focus on practicing what he preaches by focusing on empathy, rapport building, authenticity, and a layer of transparency. He also believes that having a healthy sense of humor is the key to always looking on the bright side of life and implements it appropriately in sessions as well.
Alison Coleman, LSW. (Avenel Office)
Alison is a licensed social worker. She earned her Master’s degree in Social Work at Monmouth University, with a concentration in children and families and her undergraduate degree in Speech Pathology and Psychology at Stockton University. Her experiences include working with children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of diagnoses. Alison worked with children and their families in an outpatient and school setting. She also worked with adults in a partial care setting. Alison utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strengths-Based Perspective and places a strong emphasis on Mindfulness. Her specialties include working with children who have anxiety, ADHD, behavioral and social difficulties.
Kimberly Goodhartz, MS, LPC, NCC. (telehealth)
Kimberly is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master's of Science in Mental Health Counseling. She is also a Nationally Certified Counselor. Kimberly received her Master's Degree from Monmouth University and her Bachelors Degree from Rutgers University in Psychology. Kimberly has also completed requirements for an additional license in the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction
Kimberly has experience working with both inpatient and outpatient adolescent and adults in a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in both Monmouth and Middlesex County.
Kim has spent the last few years working with Total Family Solutions, providing outpatient services for adolescents and adults who experience anxiety, depression, addiction, and those who have suffered from eating disorders. Kimberly also provides couples counseling services.
Kimberly strongly believes that empathy and mindfulness are the building blocks of building a successful therapeutic relationship and aims to create a safe healing place for all of her clients.
Jesse Muse, LAC. (Avenel Office)
Jesse Muse is a Licensed Associate 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.
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 Nair, Intern (Avenel Office)
Rajitha Nair (Raji) is doing her Master of Science program in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling from Monmouth University. Currently she is doing her practicum and Internships from Total Family Solutions. She was a student member of NJCA.
Raji is basically a Clinical Psychologist, REBT Therapist and Hypnotherapist from India. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology and has also done Post-Graduate diploma in Clinical and Community Psychology from India. She has worked in various settings including schools, hospitals and organizations. She has gained experience of working with children, adults and families with wide range of mental health and behavioral issues. She also has done Career Counseling and has conducted workshops for REBT training. Raji has done Psychological evaluations, assessments and testing that include Rorschach Ink-Blot test, TAT, IQ testing, Aptitude Testing, Personality testing. She has been working in this field for almost 10 years now before moving to the US to hone her knowledge and skills further. Raji is certified in Distance Therapy (Telehealth). Raji is currently interested in specializing to work with Adolescents, Adults, Women, Family and Couples.
Raji mainly specializes in REBT therapy. She also uses Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, CBT techniques, Mindfulness and Play therapy. She was always interested in understanding human behavior and enjoyed 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. Raji strongly believes that empathy, rapport creation, being mindful of client’s preferences, having a non-judgmental and multicultural approach goes a long way in healing and building a strong therapeutic relationship. She loves talking to people, especially understanding their problem is like practicing religion for her. By being in this field she understood the most important communication skill i.e. listening. To be a listening ear and helping clients with solution radiates happiness and this has become her core walk of life!
Nicole Paprcka, Intern (Avenel Office)
My name is Nicole Paprcka and I am a current graduate student at Monmouth University in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program on the LPC track. I have my Bachelors degree in Psychology and have always had a tremendous passion for this field of work. I am open to working with all populations and excited to learn new skills as a counselor through my work with clients and my supervisor. I am most inclined to the existential and solutions-focused modalities of therapy.
Lisa Sanders, LCSW. (West Orange & Avenel Offices)
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.
Raelyn Sprenkle, LCSW, Med. (Avenel and Voorhees Offices)
Raelyn Sprenkle is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s of Education in Human Sexuality (LCSW, Med) and received her education through Widener University. Raelyn is experienced in treating children, adolescents, adults and families from diverse backgrounds. She is dedicated to her work in helping individuals, couples and families to address various behavioral and emotional challenges related to LGBTQ+ affirming issues, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, self-harm, trauma, abuse, relationship difficulties, and life changes/transitions.
Raelyn specializes in evidence-based approached including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TFCBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Behavior Modification, Nurtured Heart Approach, and mindfulness skills training. She also has additional training and certification in the treatment of childhood sexual abuse and prevention of human trafficking. These extensive training experiences allow her to take a collaborative approach to treatment and meet the individual needs of her clients and their families. It is her belief that it is crucial to be mindful of social, emotional, and interpersonal functioning to provide a holistic approach. This is vital for individuals, couples, and families to be able to process their emotions and create change within themselves, as well as interpersonally. Raelyn strives to provide a safe, nurturing and non-judgmental environment to help build a strong and successful therapeutic relationship with the individuals and families she serves.
Alyssa Bennett, LCSW (Vineland Office)
Alyssa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Stockton University. Alyssa is experienced in treating children, adolescents, adults and families with diverse backgrounds in a variety of settings including outpatient, inpatient, in-home, treatment homes, and residential facilities.
Alyssa is certified in both Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Adoption Therapy. Alyssa has experience with helping adults, children and families in addressing challenges such as depression, anxiety, self-harming behaviors, trauma, abuse, adjustment difficulties, behavioral needs, and family dynamics. Alyssa enjoys utilizing skills from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Theory, Mindfulness and Strengths-Based approach amongst other evidence-based therapies such as Nurtured Heart Approach when needed. Alyssa provides a safe, compassionate, non-judgmental environment that allows individuals to feel comfortable with discussing their highest level of needs to achieve their most successful outcomes. At Total Family Solutions, her goal is to assist individuals in meeting their full potential and quality of life.
Jennifer Dillon, LSW. (Vineland Office)
Jennifer is a Licensed Social Worker with a BA in Psychology from Stockton University and a Masters in Social Work from Widener University where she was a member of her programs honor society. Jennifer also has specialty training in the treatment of trauma.
Jennifer believes in using an individual’s strength and resources to help her clients attain their goals and positive outcomes. Utilizing skills from CBT, Family Systems Theory, and Mindfulness among other evidence-based therapies Jennifer helps her clients to become empowered in the creation of the life they desire.
Jennifer believes that a strong therapeutic relationship is imperative to a client’s success. She provides her clients with a safe and nurturing environment where they can work to overcome obstacles and move forward.
Silvana Jester, LSW (Vineland Office)
Silvana is a Licensed Social Worker. She received her master's degree in Social Work from Widener University and her undergraduate degree in Social Work from Stockton University with a minor in Gerontology. Silvana has worked with the elderly population in an assisted living setting. Silvana provides psychotherapy to all ages with a wide range of diagnoses. Silvana utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gestalt Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy, and a Mindfulness-Based Approach. Silvana utilizes a nonjudgmental approach in order to help her clients strive towards their goals. Silvana has a strong interest in personality disorders, codependency, and how different personality traits shape the way a client perceives their situation. Silvana is constantly educating herself on different treatment modalities and is eager to learn.
Nicole Kobryn, MS, LPC, NCC. (Vineland Office)
Nicole is a Licensed Associate Counselor with a Master’s of science in Mental Health counseling. Nicole received her Master’s degree from Monmouth University and was also a member of her program’s honor society. Nicole has experience working with adults, adolescents and children in a variety of settings including inpatient, in-home, and outpatient. She has clinical experience working with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, self-harm, trauma, behavioral issues, and adjustment difficulties.
Nicole utilizes a person-centered/existential treatment modality. She believes that the therapeutic relationship, empathy, and self-acceptance are imperative to an individual’s success. Nicole uses various approaches including Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, DBT, trauma focused CBT, and play therapy.
Mercedes Noble - Intern (Vineland Office)
Mercedes received her Bachelor's of Social Work at Stockton University and concentrated in Child Welfare. She is currently finishing her master's degree in Social Work at Walden University and working towards her LSW and LCSW. Mercedes has experience working with children's behavioral health as a case manager and is knowledgeable about techniques and coping strategies for children considering anger, focus, emotional regulation, understanding emotions, and identifying strengths. Mercedes has also developed skills and experience working with youth in foster care transitioning into adulthood as well as assisting families with accomplishing their goals.
Debbie Riddle, LCSW, CEO (Vineland Office)
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.
Adam Z. Bidas, LAC. (Voorhees Office)
Adam Z. Bidas, is a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) with a Master’s of Education in Mental Health Counseling. He received his Master’s degree from William Paterson University and his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Scranton. Adam is working to obtain his licensures as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC).
Adam’s primary specialties are substance abuse disorders and co-occurring disorders. Adam has worked in both outpatient and inpatient settings in Passaic and Monmouth Counties. Adam has experience with individual, group, and family therapy approaches in his practice. Adam has worked with adults involved in the correctional system, state probation, drug court, Department of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P), and federal probation. He has clinical experience with individual who have experienced trauma, grief, loss, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and substance use. So that he can provide a safe environment for his clients, Adam believes in treating all clients as unique individuals and using empathy as the cornerstone for a successful therapeutic relationship.
Barbara Brown, LCSW. (Voorhees Office)
Barbara Brown 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.
Kathleen Hawkins, MSW, LCSW. (Voorhees Office)
Kathleen Hawkins is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who earned her clinical degree at New York University, New York, NY. She has experience working with individuals with high-risk factors from various multi-cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Also, she has worked in various settings such as, hospital, community, in-home, school and outpatient settings.
A clinical therapist for over 20 years she has had various positions both clinical and managerial. She, finds it a privilege to assist families and individual consumers on their journey and believes in, “being in the moment”, and incorporates this in her practices. This allows for better engagement with the individuals by being mindful, and present with what is actively happening. She works to instill hope and motivate individuals to believe that their lives can change for the better. She helps individuals to find the tools to deal with life transitions in a safe and non-judgmental environment.
For over 18 years she has worked for UMDNJ’s University Behavioral Healthcare (UBHC), now known as RUTGERS University Behavioral Health Care where she worked with children, adolescents, and adults providing both individual, group and family therapy in both outpatient and in-home settings. At UBHC she was acknowledged with and received the ‘Master Clinician award.’ Also, she is a past board member for the Council for Children’s Services of Middlesex County, NJ and has several years of working in administration, community outreach and advocacy.
Kathleen has clinical experience using strength based and other evidence-based approaches with individuals, who have issues with trauma, anxiety, depression, PTSD, behavioral issues, conduct disorders, sex abuse, and those involved in the juvenile justice system. Also, in family therapy many issues are addressed and worked on as a family unit such as, substance abuse, and interventions for youth with serious and persistent emotional disorders including, bullying, truancy, conflict resolution, crisis respite and assessment.
Interventions used are tailored to meet the needs specific to the goals of each individual or family. Some include: CBT, EMDR, solution-focused, therapy, play therapy and family systems person-centered approaches. Also, she is certified by the NJ Child Abuse Training Institute in advanced clinical and forensic assessment & treatment of sexually abused children and families. (Focus on PTSD & Trauma)
Kathleen was part of one of the first organization sites in the State of New Jersey to provide Functional Family Therapy (FFT) a blue-print evidence-based treatment modality. Working along with the UBHC Violence Institute she was involved in a research study by providing on-going counseling and administering tools for the study evaluating the effectiveness of evidence-based practice in reducing recidivism rates of juveniles and families. (Study published in the Journal of Juvenile Justice.
Molly Johnson, MSW, LSW. (Voorhees Office)
Molly is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in the state of New Jersey. She graduated with a Master’s of Science in Social Work from Rutgers University and BA in Studio Art with a minor in Art History. Molly has a wide range of experience working within the field of mental health as well as working with diverse populations. She has worked with children diagnosed with Autism and other disabilities, teens and young adults, couples, and adults with persistent mental health issues. Molly is extremely enthusiastic about her work, and uses an integrative approach to therapy by combining elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Client Centered Therapy, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. With her background in art, she also enjoys utilizing elements of Art and Music Therapy in her work with individuals. She focuses on building a strong rapport with both the patient and their family through her calm and approachable demeanor, humor, and communication style. Molly strives to provide an environment that is conducive to trust, encouragement, and positive results. Treatment and goals are catered to the individual and the issues that are presented.
Teresa Ramos, LCSW. (Voorhees Office) - bilingual
Teresa Ramos is an LCSW with 20+ years’ experience in case management and counseling. Her approach is collaborative and non-judgmental. Taking a step to get help in your current situation is a brave one, and one that comes from a position of strength. As a solutions-based therapist, her goal is to help guide you towards outcomes that will work for you. While we cannot change the past, through gaining a better understanding of your struggles, we can work together to resolve challenges and work towards turning around behavior patterns and negative thought processes that may be holding you back. Teresa looks forward to providing support and guidance through challenging situations and/or during life transitions that may seem overwhelming.
Jared Randiek, MSW, LCSW (Voorhees Office)
Mr. Jared A. Randiek is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of New Jersey. He has completed training and consultation and on track to be nationally certified as Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist TF-CBT). Mr. Randiek is a Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist through the National Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapists (NACBT). He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Kean University and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Rutgers University. Mr. Randiek has an extensive experience working with children and their families, both in outpatient settings and in their homes as an IIC therapist. He has worked with adjudicated adolescents in residential Psychiatric Treatment Centers, who have been diagnosed with various mental and behavioral health issues, including substance use and related problems.
Mr. Randiek has experience in treating youth with trauma history, Conduct Disorder, ADHD, Dysthymic Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, and Impulse Control Disorders, especially Intermittent Explosive Disorder symptoms, using his experience with CBT, TF-CBT, Family Systems, and other evidence-based intervention approaches.
Mr. Randiek has worked with the State of New Jersey Department of Child Protection & Permanency as a Family Service Specialist Trainee. He brings this experience in his work with families and youth who may be at risk of out of home placement, with a view to preventing it, using the above identified treatment modalities, especially when it comes to identifying and treating behavioral, psychological, affective, and cognitive trauma symptoms.
Dr. Henry A Rowlette Jr, Ph.D/MSW/ED.M/LCSW/NJCMHS (Voorhees Office)
Dr. Henry A. Rowlette, Jr. has been involved in the field of mental health since 1984 when he accepted his very first job as a mental health technician at the Horsham Clinic in Ambler PA. Since the above time he has been involved with working in inpatient settings at hospitals in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He has also been involved with doing outpatient work as a clinician at Princeton House’s outpatient clinic in Princeton, NJ. He worked in correctional settings in NJ and PA.
Henry considers himself to be a well-educated, well trained and very experienced clinician who is very sensitive and compassionate to the people who he serves and who are in need of mental health services.
Michelle Spiller, LSW. (Voorhees Office)
Michelle is a Licensed Social Worker in the State of New Jersey. She earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University and her Master’s degree in Social Work from Fordham University.
Michelle has experience providing play therapy to children in a school setting who have faced various behavioral challenges, as well as anxiety, and ADHD. She has also provided psychotherapy to adults facing diagnoses of substance use, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia in an outpatient rehabilitation facility mostly utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
Michelle believes engaging clients and the therapeutic relationship to be very important aspects of the work each client does. She values the strength-based perspective believing that each client has the tools necessary for success, it is just a matter of finding and highlighting them.
Lateefah Thompson, MSW, LSW. (Voorhees Office)
Lateefah Thompson is a Licensed Social Worker in the state of New Jersey. She earned her master’s degree in social work from Rutgers University in Camden, NJ, and has been in the mental health field for several years. Lateefah believes that developing a therapeutic relationship with clients is the key. She utilizes an innovative approach tailored to the unique needs of each new client and has experience working with children, young adults, individuals and families. Lateefah has specializations in depression, OCD, ADHD, anxiety and is continuously seeking ongoing education. Lateefah utilizes a blend of cognitive behavioral and client centered therapy.
Stephanie Delliturri, Intern (West Orange )
Stephanie is a counselor in training and pursuing her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Monmouth University. She has had experienced working with adolescents and children in a school setting. I have experienced working with individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, and behavioral issues. I have an interest in working with adolescents and couples. Treatment approach is mainly person-centered and some existential approach. Passion for guiding a client to be empathic and have self-acceptance for success. I encourage clients to use mindfulness techniques and provide individuals with effective coping skills they can utilize. Stephanie strives to provide a safe and non-judgement environment to create and build a strong therapeutic relationship with individuals.
Camila Garcia, Intern (West Orange )
Camila graduated from The College of New Jersey with a BA in Philosophy and minors in Women and Gender Studies and Psychology. She is currently working on her Masters of Social Work in New York University. Camila is fluent in English and Spanish and has a wide range of experience working with diverse populations in social work and educational settings. She has worked with children from underserved cities, inmates getting their GEDs, and immigrant Latinx parents navigating the US educational system. Camila is excited to develop strong therapeutic relationships with clients and to utilize an innovative approach for each client’s specific needs. Camila is very interested in film, traveling, camping, and social justice.
Vivian Miranda, LAMFT (West Orange) - bilingual
Vivian Miranda 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.
Sevil Modeste, LSW, LCADC (West Orange Office) - bilingual
Sevil H. Modeste is a Licensed Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Drug and Alcohol Counselor, who obtained her master’s degree in social work from Rutgers University. She also received additional training in gambling disorder. Sevil has extensive training experience in the field of addiction. She also specializes in depression, anxiety, trauma, self- esteem, anger issues among others, and in providing case management services to court-involved individuals with multiple comorbidities. She is fluent in Spanish. She is also trained in using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Client-Centered and group interventions. Sevil utilizes a client-centered approach to elicit a nurturing and safe space to create a therapeutic relationship that meets the needs of individuals and families. /p>
Mathias Omon Ologbosele, PMHNP-BC. (All Locationse)
Mathias Ologbosele 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.
George Panetta, LSW. (West Orange Office)
I am an LSW in New Jersey. I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology from St. John’s University in New York. I received my Master’s Degree in Social Work from Kean University. I have previous experiencing working in an outpatient setting with children and adults. I have experience working with families, children and adults with trauma exposure, as well as children and families involved in foster care. I utilize various therapeutic techniques and will work with individuals to identify the best treatment method suited for them. I have experience utilizing CBT, ARC, TARGET, Nurtured Heart Approach. I will often encourage clients to utilize mindfulness techniques and will collaborate with clients on identifying effective coping skills. I have worked with individuals with various diagnoses including Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Adjustment Disorder, ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder. I prioritize building a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients, and want to provide a comfortable, non-judgmental environment.
Nicoletta Yuelys, Intern (West Orange )
Nicoletta Yuelys is a first year MSW student at New York University Silver school of Social Work and earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Franklin and Marshall College. Nicoletta has experience working with clients between the ages of adolescence to adulthood with various behavioral challenges as well as anxiety and depression. She provides psychotherapy and believes in strength-based perspective training in order to help clients learn the tools necessary for success. Nicoletta uses skills from approaches such as Family Systems Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as mindfulness. She provides clients with a safe and comforting environment where they can work together in order to overcome whatever obstacles they feel are inhibiting them from being the best version of themselves.
Ludmila Mendonca, LSW. (Telehealth) - bilingual
Ludmila is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in the State of New Jersey. Ludmila earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from New Jersey City University, and earned her Master’s degree in Social Work at Rutgers University Graduate School of Social Work. Ludmila is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, and has extensive experience working with diverse populations and ages in the mental health therapeutic setting.
Ludmila currently provides individual and family therapy to children, adolescents, and adults, focusing on the emotional, cognitive, and behavioral needs of her clients. Ludmila has experience working with high-risk, multi-cultural, and bilingual children, adolescents, and their families. Ludmila works with clients who have been diagnosed with ADHD/ADD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, PTSD, Trauma, Mood Disorders, and Depressive Disorders. She also has experience working with adults and couples that are struggling with relationship issues, communication, and life transitions. Ludmila utilizes Strengths-based and Client-Centered approaches in using different models of therapy including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Psychotherapy, and other Solution-Oriented focused practices. Ludmila strongly believes in providing a safe, nonjudgmental, and culturally respective environment for all clients.
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