About Us

About Us

Debbie Hritz, LPC, LCADC

Debbie welcomes you to start your journey and understands that you are making an investment in yourself and your future. We all have our stuff, no matter what your experiencing Debbie can work with you to bring safety, hope and stability into your life. Do you have panic attacks; have relationship issues, feeling stuck, lost or hopeless? Debbie will explore these issues with you and work towards incorporating strategies that can help you work through these things and come out the other side with increased confidence and feeling stronger… Read more

Antoinette Caporale, LPC

Hello, My name is Antoinette Caporale and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have worked in a variety of mental health settings including residential, crisis and outpatient. I believe therapy is a collaborative process with the client. I use a foundation of person-centered therapy, which promotes “meeting the client where they are at”…. Read more

Steve Ahern, LPC

Good counseling is a collaboration between you and your therapist. It offers an opportunity to get real about what you want and figure out what may be standing in the way. My goal as a helper is to guide you from feeling stymied in your life to experiencing a sense of balance that can help you best discern what is worth keeping and what you may need to let go of to gain greater control over your life… Read more

Doreen Frake, LCSW

Grab a cup of coffee and let’s talk! I’m Doreen and my goal is to provide a comfortable atmosphere to meet you wherever you may be on your emotional journey. I join you with over 15 years of experience in adolescent /adult and couples therapy. My specialities include anxiety and depression. My modality of choice is… Read more


Toni Mendillo LPC

As a licensed therapist, Toni does more than ask you “how that makes you feel.” Toni understands what a privilege it is to walk alongside someone who is experiencing emotional pain. With many years of experience, Toni is
known for blending her warm and compassionate guidance with proven therapeutic techniques…Read more


Heather Jones, LCSW

Hi I’m Heather! I absolutely love working with people—particularly adolescents and young adults–towards the goal of living the best life possible! Through collaborative conversations, I can help you recognize what’s going on–and prioritize what you want to work on using your strengths to do so.

Over the past two decades, I’ve worked in several different settings as a clinician, program coordinator, school social worker, and have supervised master’s level students as well as social workers who are working toward licensure…. Read more

Nicole Bartow, LPC

I’ve always had a passion for helping others to develop and live their best lives. For the past decade, it has been my honor to offer a judgment-free zone for my clients to explore the things that are bothering them. I approach my work from a person-centered mindset, where you are the expert on you, and my job is to support you in identifying problems and creating solutions. In order to help my clients move toward their goals, I also utilize techniques of mindfulness,…..Read more

Katrese Carter-Robinson, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Supervisor

Hello, I am Katrese and I am an adolescent and family therapist licensed in New Jersey with over 8 years of experience working as a therapist. I am a graduate of Rutgers University School of Social Work.

I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, OCD, ADHD, disruptive mood disorders, Oppositional Defiance Disorders and Antisocial behavior…Read more

Susan Howell, MSCC, LPC

My counseling is focused on individuals and relationships. I have worked with many who have experienced abuse whether that is verbal, emotional, physical, or spiritual. I have witnessed the growth and recovery of many as they work through the grief and loss of loved ones, values, boundary issues, or well-being caused by separation, divorce, illness, death, or trauma. I find it fulfilling to work with clients regarding their academic or career choices and circumstances, and to assist them with realizing and showcasing their abilities and strengths…Read more

Collin Maier, LPC, ACS, Clinical supervisor

I’m 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. I understand that with each client, needs differ, but the goal of finding our true, authentic selves is universal. As an LPC, I assist 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…Read more

Heather Rosiak, LPC

I’ve fit into a listener role even from a young age, always finding myself listening to others’ stories and experiences. Having this interest led me to pursue my degree in Clinical Counseling and I am now a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have spent the past several years working with individuals from all walks of life who struggle with depression…Read more


Nicole Amarante, LPC

Welcome! I am excited you are here to learn more about therapy and services I provide. Therapy can help create a space where you see that pain can be used as an opportunity for growth and healing. My goal as your therapist is to enhance your personal growth and overall quality of life. I truly value creating an empowering and supportive counseling experience to help build resilience as we work together through the complexities you may be experiencing in life…. Read More

LaToya Pegram, LPC, LPAT, ATR-BC

LaToya Pegram is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Professional Art Therapist (LPAT) and Board-Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC) in the State of New Jersey. As an experienced therapist, driven by William James’ words, “the great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.” I take pride in using a person-centered approach to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for couples, adults, and children to process life’s circumstances in therapy. In addition to using traditional counseling, art therapy or a combination of the two… Read More

Alicia Ott, LCSW

Hi, my name’s Alicia! I believe in meeting people where they are in their lives. I am a huge champion of challenging and empowering youth to be independent, confident, and their own person. I like to create a team environment using a collaborative approach with the youth and family. Together, we can strive to build a solid foundation based on trust, respect, compassion and being open minded. There is nothing more exciting when a child recognizes their potential in themselves and finds their voice!… Read More

Lauren Jacquemin LPC, LCADC

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the State of New Jersey with experience assisting adults who have struggled with depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, grief and loss, bipolar, and mood disorders. I believe in meeting the individual needs of each client through an integrative therapeutic approach. This includes evidenced based models such as cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, person centered, and mindfulness-based techniques and interventions… Read More

Sara Dokhgan, LAC

I am a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) in New Jersey. I am a warm, genuine, and empowering counselor. I operate with a positive and unconditionally supportive approach, yet active and challenging when appropriate. I strive to create a space that fosters growth in and outside the therapy room…Read More

Nicaela Halbert, LAC

Sometimes life catches us off guard, in relationships, within our family, due to loss or even behavior challenges with young ones. As a therapist my focus is on empowering individuals with a warm, non-judgmental approach. I like to create a space where clients have the freedom and safety to process….Read More

Elif Ozer, LAC

Hello, I am Elif and I am a Licensed Associate Counselor. I completed my Master’s degree in Professional Clinical Counseling at La Salle University. I use evidence-based practices such as emotion focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and more. …Read More

Juli Kreusel, LPC

Hi! My name is Juli Kreusel and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor dedicated to helping you thrive. With over a 5 years of experience and a blend of CBT, DBT, ACT and other approaches, I’m here to support you through life’s challenges like depression, anxiety, trauma and relationship issues.. …Read More


Alicia Candeias, LAC

Alicia is a New Jersey Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) compassionately devoted to providing a holistic, culturally sensitive, and empathetic environment for clients befriending their healing process. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Stockton University, and her Master’s in School Counseling and Ed.S. in Professional Counseling from Seton Hall University.