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.
Stacilynn Waldman, administrative assistant
Stacilynn has a strong background in the mental health field, having worked as an Early Intervention therapist since 2004. She loves working with children, focusing on those with special needs. Stacilynn is a mom of boy/girl twins. She loves snuggling with her dogs, going to the beach and traveling with her fiancé.
Christine Papaleo, Administrative Assistant
Christine comes to us with experience in human resources, payroll and as an Administrative Assistant. Christine, most recently, took time off to devote to raising her two daughters, ages 12 and 10. Christine enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters, reading, cooking, going to the beach and is an avid fan of soccer.
Lauren Ravitz, Administrative Assistant
Lauren comes to us with experience in billing, payroll and as an administrative assistant. Lauren and her husband have two daughters, ages 15 and 13, as well as an energetic mini goldendoodle. Lauren enjoys reading, traveling and watching her daughters soccer, basketball, and dance teams compete.
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 list
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.
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.
Jen Ferrari, LPC
Jen is a Licensed Professional Counselor with many years of experience specializing in Addiction, Anxiety, OCD, Trauma, Depression and Bipolar. She graduated from Monmouth University and achieved a Masters Degree in Science in Psychological Counseling. Jen believes people need to tell their stories to put their pieces back together. She empowers her clients and believes that it takes courage to ask for help. Jen is humbled by the opportunity to work with you.
Hannah Wheat, LCSW
Hannah graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice and has had a wide range of experience in nearly 10 years of practice. Hannah values the unique and authentic relationship between therapist and client. She feels passionate about collaborating with people with depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, family and relationship stressors, work, and adjustment issues. Hannah utilizes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and spirituality to foster a healthy relationship with thoughts and feelings and utilizes them as tools to live a life that is full of things that are meaningful to the individual.
Valerie Dorn, M.Ed., M.Phil.Ed., LPC
Valerie is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She earned a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling and Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s degree in School Counseling from the University of Delaware.
For close to 20 years, Valerie has helped clients cope with difficult situations and achieve their personal, social, emotional, wellness and career goals. She has worked with clients across the lifespan, from children and adolescents to adults and seniors, effectively addressing concerns such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, addictions, PTSD, burnout, and grief and loss. Valerie has worked with clients from a variety of diverse socioeconomic, religious, ethnic, gender, and sexual identity backgrounds.
Additionally, Valerie is a certified career and life coach, skilled at motivating and inspiring people to address barriers to personal and occupational success, increase confidence, and build resources to achieve their goals and dreams. Valerie is also a certified yoga and meditation teacher who brings a mindfulness approach to her work with clients.
As a coach-counselor, Valerie creates a confidential, sensitive, and respectful working relationship, where it is possible for clients to increase their coping skills and heal, learn, and grow from their past and current challenges in order to thrive. Her philosophy is that everyone experiences challenges in their lives and many people can benefit from having the support of a counselor on their life journey.
Maybe you are action-oriented and looking for a life coach to help you realize your infinite potential for growth and positive change through practical and down-to-earth tools. Maybe you are in pain, exhausted, or overwhelmed and looking for a compassionate, patient counselor to hear you out and help you find your way to well-being and thriving. Or maybe you are looking for a blend of both approaches! Whatever you need, Valerie is honored and humbled by the opportunity to partner with her clients and looks forward to working with you soon.
Carly Rawlings, LPC
Carly is a Licensed Professional Counselor who received her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and Applied Behavior Analysis from Eastern University in 2011. Carly’s approach is empathetic, compassionate and non-judgmental. She offers a safe space for individuals to process various life stressors while learning coping strategies to manage symptoms. Carly uses an eclectic approach including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. She has almost 10 years experience with a variety of issues and diagnoses including anxiety, depression, life adjustments, relationship issues, grief and trauma.
Amy Loder, LCSW
Amy enjoys partnering with adults, especially young adults, in a strength-based approach. Together, she will help you identify your abilities and gain an empowered perspective over stress.
Her specialty focus areas are life changes, self-esteem and boundaries, communication, workplace conflict, anger management, anxiety, mood disorders, and trauma.
Modalities used include Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing
Tajuddin Abdullah, LAC
Tajuddin is a School Counselor and Licensed Associate Counselor. He has knowledge and experience in a variety of settings including Partial-Hospitalization, Residential Programs, In-home therapy, and New Jersey Public Schools.
His approach to counseling is Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and mindfulness practices. He is also skilled in behavior modification and Zones of Regulation. Taj enjoys working with young children, adolescents, and teenagers. He understands the importance of building self-esteem, resiliency, and communication skills while helping his clients identify achievable goals within each session. He loves celebrating each and every accomplishment with his clients whenever possible.
Taj’s passions are spending time with his family, mini vacations, and talks of his favorite Philly sports teams.
He’s earned a Bachelors Degree from Howard University and Masters Degree from Wilmington University in Elementary and Secondary School Counseling with an Advanced Study Certification in School Counseling.
Bri-Anne Gladd LPC, NCC, CTMH, CCTP
Bri-Anne is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Nationally Certified Counselor and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She is also a Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider.
Bri-Anne earned her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The College of New Jersey and her years of experience come from providing counseling services to adults, late adolescents and teens who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault/abuse, childhood abuse/neglect, and early childhood traumatic experiences. Bri-Anne’s experience allows her to skillfully and supportively provide therapy to individuals who deal with the impact of trauma, anxiety/panic, major life transitions, communication and relationship issues, low self-esteem, managing stressors of daily life, situational depression, and difficulty with emotion regulation.
Her focus is on providing a supportive, empowering, non-judgmental space where clients can feel secure in sharing their experiences and challenges, learn to practice self-compassionate introspection, and develop the skills to take greater control over how they experience and operate their lives.
Bri-Anne’s client-centered approach is informed by the neurobiology of trauma, attachment theory, human development, and polyvagal theory. She has extensive training in treating PTSD and complex trauma and is fully trained in providing EMDR, including virtually. Bri-Anne also borrows from Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Informed CBT, Internal Family Systems and body-oriented approaches.
Adelyn Schuenzel, LPC
Adelyn is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned her Masters in Counseling from The College of New Jersey. She has experience working with individuals struggling with anxiety, mood disorders, psychosis, transitional challenges, communication and relationship issues in intensive outpatient and outpatient settings. Adelyn enjoys working with teenagers, young adults, and adults. She provides a safe space to build a therapeutic relationship that allows for collaboration and growth. Adelyn uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, mindfulness techniques, and Motivational Interviewing modalities to help individuals gain the tools they need to achieve their goals and create positive changes in their lives.
Jason Lang, LMFT
Jason Lang is a New Jersey state licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He earned his Master
of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University in 2014. Following
graduation, Jason provided intensive in-home therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and
their families through PerformcareNJ until making a transition to outpatient services in 2021.
Jason provides a supportive, compassionate, and strengths-based approach to those struggling
with a variety of emotional and mental health needs utilizing; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,
Solution-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Structural Family Therapy. He has
experience in working with anxiety disorders, depression, Autism, behavioral disorders, PTSD,
and grief, among others. Aside from the aforementioned disorders, Jason specializes in working
with couples and families struggling with dysregulated relational dynamics. Within this
specialization he has a specific focus on communication, and its impact on individual and group
development of social perspectives and interactional patterns. Jason is also a licensed minister,
which has provided training and experience that he utilizes to provide a spiritual perspective to
those seeking a faith-based approach to therapy.
When Jason is not helping others find hope and strength within their lives and their relationships,
he can be found enjoying spending time with his family, collecting and listening to vinyl, playing
the guitar and drums, riding his motorcycle, or reading.
Lily Fortin, LAC
Lily is a Licensed Associate Counselor under the supervision of LPC and ACS, Katie Munger. Lily enjoys helping children and adults reach their goals in and out of therapy. After studying dance and psychology at Franklin and Marshall College, she obtained her Master’s Degree in both Counseling and Dance/Movement Therapy at Drexel University. She has experience working as a counselor within schools and outpatient settings with clients across the lifespan; additionally, she has worked as a case manager for social services. As a client-centered clinician, Lily creates a safe space for exploration, reflection, and development while fostering a positive therapeutic relationship with her clients. Utilizing psychodynamic, attachment based, and creative arts interventions, Lily’s goal is for clients to feel empowered in their mental, emotional, and physical health. Through her work, she has developed an appreciation for analyzing issues through a systemic and intersectional perspective in order to honor the many facets of her clients’ identities. When she’s not working, Lily can be found reading fantasy books, playing with her cats, or tending to her house plants.
Ashley Schaffer, LPC, ACS
Ashley is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Approved Clinical Supervisor with over 10 years of experience helping children, adults, and families. She received my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Rowan University and strongly believes in the healing power of therapy and the resilience of the human spirit. Ashley has experience in a variety of settings with a wide range of mental health issues. Throughout her experiences, she has had the privilege of witnessing what therapy can do to relieve anxiety, depression, and despair. You are not alone. It is her goal to connect with clients and instill the hope that is so frequently stolen by mental illness. Ashley does this using a variety of techniques including Cognitive and Dialectical Behavior Therapy as well as Psychodynamic therapy. She is nationally certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and has a strong passion for working with clients suffering from symptoms of trauma. Regardless of the modality, the most important aspect of counseling to Ashley is always the relationship with the soul sitting across from her. She truly believes you can overcome any obstacle that is put in your path and come out better for it. As an ACS, Ashley also has a strong passion for training and supervising other mental health professionals.
Dawn Ruane, LAC
Dawn is a Licensed Associate Counselor under the supervision of Ashley Schaffer, LPC, ACS. Dawn earned her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from St. Bonaventure University. Dawn illustrates that each individual child is distinct with their own paramount story, acknowledging that children should be understood, embraced and celebrated. She is passionate about assisting children and their families, all while supporting the notion of helping to make the world a brighter place, while introducing new and positive levels of understanding for families. Dawn has experience using evidence-based practices and person-centered treatment modalities as well as helping clients strengthen their social, emotional, and executive skills.
Matthew Lawrence, LCSW
With nearly 20 years experience in the helping profession, Matt is a 2007 graduate of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, with a Master of Social Work (MSW) Degree, engaging with youth, families, and young adults and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). He currently works as a high school Social Worker with experience in community mental health and private practice settings, as well as in non-profit/healthcare administration. Matt has a passion working with the LGBTQ+ community, teens, and young adults as they navigate an ever-changing world. Matt offers an empathetic and compassionate counseling environment where clients can freely explore life challenges and identify positive coping in a non-judgemental and safe space. His practice areas focus on depression, anxiety, grief/loss, life changes, family, relationship, and work concerns, issues related to gender, sexuality, and more. Matt utilizes an eclectic counseling approach including aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strengths-Based / Solution-Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.