Justin Kahn, Owner, LPC, NCC, SAC, ACS
We can all benefit from talking to a therapist! Someone who can listen objectively without judgment and help us work through life’s difficult issues. My name is Justin Kahn, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have many years of experience and success helping adolescents and families cope with stress as well as learn new ways to communicate and manage their emotions. I also provide services for adults who are looking for a non-judgmental, objective ear to listen and help create positive changes in their lives.
I provide a genuine and safe place for my clients and utilize an integrative therapeutic approach that is client-centered. It may be difficult to get a good idea of what a therapist has to offer simply by browsing through profiles so please don’t hesitate to give us a call to learn more.
Shannon Grueter, Administrative Assistant
Shannon has her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and her master’s degree in Child Advocacy and Policy. Shannon has spent six years as a teacher and has recently made a career change in order to stay at home with her son. Shannon is devoted to helping others and is continuing to do so by assisting clients in finding the best counselors to meet their needs.
Kathleen Lee, LPC, LCADC, ACS
Kathleen Lee is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Kathleen is also an Approved Clinical Supervisor. Kathleen began working in the field in 2008 and gained experiencing working with individuals with mental health and substance use issues. Kathleen graduated with her Master’s degree in Community Counseling from Rider University. She has experience providing compassionate judgement free care to adults using a person centered and strength based approach which utilizes motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral techniques. Kathleen has 10 years of experience working in leadership positions where she provided clinical supervision and ensured agencies meet licensing and accreditation standards. Kathleen successfully created and ran an award winning group program. Her expert understanding of issues relating to mental health and addiction paired with her innate ability to conceptualize and respond to challenges makes her a strong leader. While in leadership positions, Kathleen always continued to provide counseling services to patients and is excited to spend her days helping patients feel supported while they develop coping skill to minimize symptoms
- Favorite movie- Monty Python’s and the Holy Grail
- Favorite comfort- peanut butter cupcakes
- Kathleen’s favorite thing to do is sit outside and watch her kids play
CoLLIN MAIER, LPc
Collin is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of New Jersey with a focus on developing practical skills to assist clients with their mental health needs through a warm, compassionate, supportive and empowering approach. He understands that with each client, needs differ, but the goal of finding our true, authentic selves is universal. As an LPC, Collin assists people of all walks of life find stability, support, and hope for the future through an affirmative lens – helping clients who struggle to find acceptance among their communities and within themselves.
Collin operates from the perspective that everyone has something they want to achieve, something to attain, and everyone wants to believe growth is possible. Through the development of practical coping skills for depressive rumination using evidence-based therapy models, relaxation and mindfulness techniques for grief/trauma/anxiety, integrating physical exercise and nutrition, motivational interviewing, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, narrative/expressive/creative therapy techniques, and various others, Collin’s goal is to tailor the approach to the clients’ needs using counseling training and expertise as guide.
Collin received his M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Rider University where his focus was on attachment theory, LGBTQIA+ issues, and helping clients cope with chronic illness.
Areas of expertise include:
· Mood Disorders
· Personality Disorders
· Trauma and Stress Related Disorders
· LGBTQIA+ related issues
Dale Bromberg, LCSW
Dale Bromberg, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker. She has experience working with
children through older adults. At present she focuses on helping adults. She has helped those
suffering from anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, addictions, life transitions and other matters.
Dale works with a variety of modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative therapy,
Solution Focused, Strength Based Perspective, EMDR and utilizes Spirituality. She helps
individuals achieve their goals and feel better about themselves and life.
Dale received her MSW from Fordham University in 2005. She has worked as a School Social
Worker. Dale also has experience counseling older adults and their adult children. She has
hospice experience as well as experience at counseling centers.
Prior to becoming a clinical social worker, Dale worked in industry and academia. Dale
received her Bachelor Degree with majors in Art and in Engineering Science. Dale also has a
Graduate Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters of Social Work. She has varied
interests and enjoys listening to others on their journeys of growth.
Meghan Mcgovern, lac
Meghan is a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) who received her degree from Monmouth University. Meghan is currently under the supervision of our Clinical Director and Pennington therapist, Christine Davirro, LPC, ACS. Meghan has worked in the mental health field for approximately six years. She began her work as a professional aide in an elementary school and summer camp with children of special needs. Meghan also spent time in a partial hospitalization program working with clients experiencing severe and persistent mental health disorders. Meghan has spent the past three years developing clinical skills in a community mental health crisis program.
Meghan provides a comforting environment and follows a person-centered, existential approach to counseling. Meghan enjoys working with clients of all ages and has experience treating a myriad of issues. She uses the therapeutic relationship as a foundation for her work with clients.
Ashley perry, lpc, NCC, PMH-C
Ashley is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Perinatal Mental Health practitioner. Although many people think “motherhood” when they hear perinatal and postpartum, Ashley’s training encompasses SO much more including reproductive struggles, pregnancy loss, infant loss, traumatic birth and even dads, teens, LGBTQIA+, military and BIPOC individuals. Ashley takes a person-centered approach to create a genuine, compassionate safe space for all individuals.
Ashley received her Master’s degree in Counseling from TCNJ and has experience in a variety of settings, including inpatient, in-home and outpatient settings. Most of Ashley’s experience has been working within a specialized women’s population providing DBT and trauma-centered group and individual therapy. Ashley has experience in management, diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and has been a field advocate for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention since 2013.
Emily Fitzgerald, LAC
Emily is a Licensed Associate Counselor and National Certified Counselor who completed her studies at The College Of New Jersey. Her counseling career began with helping adolescents and young adults manage feelings of depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders. Through her earlier practices, she gained experience working with those who have Personality, and Psychotic Disorders. Primarily working under a CBT and DBT lens, she hopes to help clients gain the tools they need to grow and prosper.
Emily’s passions lie with serving those in the LGBTQ+ community who are suffering from a mental illness. While operating under a multicultural lens, she strives to make counseling accessible for all genders, cultures, and communities. Her hobbies include anything to do with nature, watching a good scary movie or documentary. In her spare time, you’ll find Emiy at the beach during the warm days or going on hikes!
Amy DeGirolamo, LPC
Amy is a licensed counselor (LPC) and has been practicing in the field for 15 years. She completed her graduate work at Villanova University, where she received her Master’s Degree in Counseling and her Pennsylvania and New Jersey School Guidance Certificate. She is a Certified Crisis Counselor and a member of the National Board of Certified Counselors. Amy is also certified in the EMDR treatment modality.
Amy enjoys working with all different kinds of people. She likes to work on the obstacles that get in the way of mental health. For the last 15 years, her work with clients has focused on personal issues of all kinds including depression, self-esteem, conflict resolution, communication, adult children of alcoholics, parenting, anxiety, chronic illness, addictions, and sexual abuse. Amy believes work doesn’t just happen in the therapy hour, but between sessions as well. She is committed to psychotherapy and helping people to change in a supportive atmosphere. Amy uses methods such as Client Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Psychodynamic Therapy to encourage enlightenment and positive change in the therapy process.
Amy is active, informal, and empathic. She uses a variety of treatment modalities to help clients feel better and more empowered. Amy believes people have many inner resources, but that they come to therapy when those resources are blocked. She is comfortable doing short-term or long-term therapy, either with individuals, couples, or groups.
The relationship between the therapist and the client is an important one, and Amy strives to help clients feel comfortable so that they can reveal what is bothering them in a safe environment. Clients have reported that Amy uses a good mixture of support and challenges to help them make the changes that they strive for.
Laura hannifan, lac
Laura offers a safe and confidential space to explore yourself, your values, process your past and heal. As a trauma informed clinician, Laura understands the widespread impact of trauma and seeks to help her clients and the community find their path to recovery. Laura works with adults addressing challenges related to depression, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, social challenges, emotion-regulation, behavioral challenges, and life transitions.
Laura is a Licensed Associate Counselor and National Certified Counselor who received her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wake Forest University. Laura has worked at a partial hospitalization/intensive outpatient program specifically for women who are struggling with the impacts of trauma. Laura has experience providing trauma-informed group and individual therapy. Laura also has experience practicing empirically-based methods such as CBT and DBT.
Dylan Carney, LAC, NCC
As a clinician who holds a passion toward issues related to gender and sexuality, Dylan understands the experience of those with diverse gender and sexual orientations. With beginning his counseling experience working primarily with transgender, questioning, and sexually variant individuals, Dylan is confident in being able to connect with LGBTQ+ individuals from varying backgrounds. Though his passion lies within the LGBTQ+ population, Dylan welcomes all who are willing to enter therapy and is prepared to see adults and young adults regardless of social identity or individual therapeutic goals.
Dylan is a Licensed Associate Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor who received his education from Stockton University. Dylan practices under an approach aiming to create an emotionally safe space that encourages self-reflection, emotional regulation, and mindfulness. Dylan has experience providing gender-affirming group & individual therapy and gender-reassignment surgery letter writing.
Julia Gallo, LAC, NCC
Julia is a Licensed Associate Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor who received her Master’s degree from Stockton University. While following a generally humanistic approach, Julia is a client-centered therapist who also ties in key components from dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT) such as mindfulness. Julia recognizes the uniqueness of each individual person and encourages different types of client-centered techniques depending on the client. Julia has experience working with adolescents and young adults who may be facing various types of personal obstacles, such as depression, anxiety, emotional regulation, executive functioning, addictions, and self-esteem. Julia cares deeply about creating a safe, genuine environment to empower her clients towards their personal goals and overall growth.
In her free time, Julia loves to travel and is often planning her next adventure before the last one even begins. Some of her other hobbies include spending time outdoors, reading, and attending concerts.