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.
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!
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.
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.
Kiersten Garcia, LAC
Sometimes in life we find ourselves feeling stuck, hopeless, bogged down, depressed, anxious and exhausted. The process of change is not always easy, but is always worth it, and seeking some help is a great way to get started!
Kiersten is a graduate of Keiser University with a Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and also holds a Bachelors of Science in Sociology from York College of Pennsylvania. Throughout her professional career, Kiersten has mostly worked with children and teens, but is very comfortable working with all ages! She has been trained to help clients through emotional difficulties, behavioral issues, life transitions, trauma, crisis, grief, stress management, low self esteem, family and relationship challenges, various mental health conditions and many other concerns. It is her goal to help you get to know yourself, unpack your baggage, untwist your thinking and live a life you love.
The therapeutic process is different for everyone, but will always be conducted in a safe and nonjudgmental space. Kiersten enjoys collaborating with each client to create a unique plan that caters to their wants, needs and goals. Using research based treatment strategies in combination with overall wellness and holistic practices, Kiersten will help you tackle your goals one step at a time.
Kiersten is currently not accepting new clients but is offering services through TeacherCoach.
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.
Mary Hanley, LAC
Mary is a Licensed Associate Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor who received her master’s degree from The College of New Jersey. She has over 25 years of experience in the counseling profession, both clinical and in the school system. She is presently the mental health counselor for the Pennsauken School District. She has had experience with providing therapy for all ages, from kindergarten to adults. She also has years of experience facilitating individual, group, and family therapy.
There is no single therapeutic style that can work with every need or age. Mary takes the time to understand the client’s needs and adapts to a modality that will offer the best experience. Some of those theories include motivational interviewing, strength-based counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, existential theory, gestalt, mindfulness, solution focused, narrative journaling and creative art therapy. With her school counseling training, Mary can offer younger clients and their families support with emotion regulation, self-esteem, school stressors, academic and career counseling. Mary can offer families who have witnessed or experienced separation, death, elopement, domestic violence, or substance abuse, the support they need for healing. Her clinical training will offer families and individuals cognitive and behavioral therapy with depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, suicidal ideation, life transitions, assault, or exploring the experience of living.
The therapeutic journey is about the client and Mary will provide science based therapy, support and motivation along the way. She is happy to offer both in person and virtual meetings.