Therapists – Point Pleasant, NJ

Justin Kahn, Owner, LPC, NCC, SAC, ACS

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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
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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.
 
Susan Conley, LPC, LCADC

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Susan is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor.  She has over 20 years experience assisting adolescents and adults dealing with a variety of issues including but not limited to anxiety, depression, Bipolar, ADHD, stress management, self-esteem issues, and alcohol and drug issues.  She has facilitated numerous groups providing education and treatment on a variety of topics including anger management, co-dependency, and substance abuse.  Her specialties include adolescent counseling, alcohol and drug counseling and women’s issues.  Susan’s approach is client centered focusing on each person’s individual needs.  She utilizes a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and solution-focused techniques to assist her clients.

Jill Nydam, LPC

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Jill Nydam is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed School Counselor who received her Undergraduate degree from Monmouth University and her Masters from Georgian Court University. She has experience working with adolescents, teenagers, young adults and families in the areas of anxiety, depression, stress, eating disorders, behavioral difficulties and selective mutism. Jill is aware that entering therapy can be intimidating and overwhelming and works with each client to meet their individual needs in a nonjudgmental, objective and relaxed environment.  In her spare time Jill enjoys showing her dogs in agility, golf, the beach, yoga and spending time with her two Labradoodles and family.
 

Susan Goodwin, LCADC, lac

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Susan is fully licensed as a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor.  She is also a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) and is currently pursuing her LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) and is currently under the supervision of Clinical Director, Christine Davirro, LPC, ACS.  Susan received her Master’s degree in School Psychology from Georgian Court University.  Susan has experience working with adolescents, adults, and their families.  She specializes in alcohol and drug abuse, client education, treatment solutions, consultation, and referrals if needed.  Susan uses a client centered approach and strives to create a warm, inviting atmosphere where clients are encouraged to explore their feelings and make positive changes in their lives. Susan enjoys traveling, biking, working out, and spending time with family.

Megan Marshall, LCSW

Megan Marshall earned her Masters in Social Work from Rutgers University in 2010. She has worked with all age groups, couples and families. Megan has extensive experience treating the emotional, mental and spiritual needs of her clients. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing as treatment approaches to a variety of behavioral health issues. Clients benefit from her ability to stand out of judgment and work shoulder to shoulder with them towards wellness and recovery. Megan is a Certified Mental Health Screener with eight years of experience conducting psychiatric screening evaluations in an emergency room setting. She is a member of the National Associate of Social Work and an Accredited Case Manager through the National Board of Case Management. Megan is an avid music lover with some of her favorite artists being The Band and Ani DiFranco.

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. 

Janine baadarani, lpc

 
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Janine is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a BA in Sociology from Manhattan College and an MS in Psychological Counseling from Monmouth University.  She has experience working with depression, anxiety and life transition counseling.  Janine also has a passion working with and helping couples.  She spent many years working in acute crisis as well.
 
As a practicing zen buddhist, Janine approaches her work as a counselor by recognizing the potential in people.  She helps individuals identify their own strengths and helps them develop the skills necessary to work through various challenges in their lives.  Janine empowers her clients while offering her support throughout the therapeutic journey. 
 
Janine is the mother of twin boys (now teenagers) and has lived in the US, Europe and the Middle East.
 

bethany steele, lac

Bethany is a Licensed Associate Counselor in pursuit of the next step in licensure. She is currently under the supervision of our Hamilton Therapist, Barbara Paquette, LPC, LCADC, ACS. Bethany has always been driven and dedicated to the counseling field through her education and employment opportunities. Bethany is also a high school Counselor and certified SAC. She has almost a decade of experience working with adolescents and families from many different backgrounds covering a variety of issues. Counseling issues range from depression, anxiety, ADHD, mood disorders, self-esteem, stress management, transitions/life changes, social skills, and substance abuse. Bethany aims to strengthen her skillset and training in women’s issues, couples counseling, personality disorders and grief. 

Bethany utilizes a variety of theoretical modalities in response to issues a client presents.  However, she comfortably employs techniques found in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Motivational interviewing. The relationship between client and counselor is strongly prioritized within each session as Bethany feels a safe, comfortable and non judgemental space is crucial to help someone gain a deeper awareness as they work through challenges and meet their desired goals within the therapeutic setting. 

During her free time, Bethany enjoys spending time outside or working out and enjoys reading and learning new things. Bethany loves boating, fishing and traveling with her family. She likes to cook and eat! 

 
“We think we listen, but very rarely do we listen with real understanding, true empathy.  Yet listening, of this very special kind, is one of the most potent forces for change that I know.”  – Carl R. Rogers