Dr. Brian Legg, received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. During this time, he completed advanced training in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), and conducted psychological assessments. Dr. Legg is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of New Jersey.
With over twelve years of experience in the field of mental health, Dr. Legg has had training in a variety of settings, including outpatient and inpatient levels of care. He completed his Pre-Doctoral practicum and internship training at Friends Behavioral Hospital, Philadelphia. Dr. Legg provided psychological services to children, adolescents, and adults in an acute inpatient hospital setting. Furthermore, he has experience providing individual, group, family therapy and various psychological assessments.
Dr. Legg works with individuals of all ages. His clinical interests are with couples therapy as well as psycho-diagnostic evaluation.
Contact Dr. Legg: 201-606-2592 or email@example.com
Dr. Nicholas DeMarco, received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. During this time, he completed advanced training in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), and conducted psychological assessments within various settings across the Philadelphia area. Dr. DeMarco is a Licensed Psychologist and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
With over ten years of experience in the behavioral health field, Dr. DeMarco has had training in a variety of settings. He completed his Pre-Doctoral practicum training at The Center for Neurological and Neurodevelopmental Health (CNNH) of New Jersey, where he provided cognitive behavioral therapy services to children, adolescents, and adults in an outpatient setting. Moreover, he completed comprehensive neuropsychological assessments to children and their families. Dr. DeMarco has completed additional practicum and internship training at the Philadelphia Mental Health Center (PMHC), located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While in training, Dr. DeMarco continued to provide therapy services to children and their families. He has been trained in Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Parent Management Training (PMT), and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Additionally, Dr. DeMarco received training in conducting psycho-diagnostic evaluation as well as forensic evaluating.
Dr. DeMarco sees a variety of patients ranging from children through late adulthood. His clinical interests lie in providing CBT to adolescents and young adults as well as forensic and psychological assessment.
Contact Dr. DeMarco: 856-809-2940 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Doreen Marie Pontius is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 15 years of experience in individual, family & group therapy, client advocacy, case management and crisis intervention specializing in youth and families at risk. She has direct experience with youth struggling with depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, Attention Deficit Disorders, bullying, etc. Her engagement and rapport building skills are excellent even with those who are hard to engage.
A graduate of New York University's Master of Social Work program, Doreen has worked in clinical, home and school settings. She has extensive knowledge and experience with various State and community resources including the Department of Child Protection & Permanency, local school systems, Harassment/Intimidation/Bullying (HIB) policy and 504 planning. She has also organized, developed and presented workshops on Internet safety for families, improving family communication, handling middle school transitions and many more.
Her clinical perspective is to work with clients from a strength, goal is to build person's confidence while developing healthier coping tools to manage their everyday life and understand their mental health. Clients who have suffered from abuse or trauma she will help them develop a plan to manage their life, gain insight into how their trauma has impacted their functioning and helping them develop better ways to cope. Working with young children she will use play, games and drawing as tools in therapy. She will work with families on parenting styles, goal setting and structure. Providing them with psychoeducation and support on how to cope. She uses mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and CBT. Her believe is that each person can achieve their goals with knowledge and understanding and believe in themselves.
"You're Braver than you believe, Stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." Winnie-the Pooh, by A.A. Milne.
Contact Doreen: 201-606-2592
Joseph Retik is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of New Jersey. He has a Master's Degree in counseling from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Joseph has experience with providing individual therapy to adults and adolescents who have anxiety and depression. Joseph has extensive experience in working with individuals struggling through grief and loss as well as substance abuse obstacles. Modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Humanistic, Client Centered Therapy, Hypnosis, meditation/relaxation, progressive muscle relaxation, and other approached that are effective with adolescents and adults. He is a member if the American Counseling Association and American Psychotherapy Association. He has achieved becoming Board Certified Professional Counselor from the American Board of Professional Counselors and certification as a National Board Certified Clinical Hynotherapist. He is a Certified Tobacco Cessation Treatment Specialist. Joseph also is bilingual and speaks fluent Spanish.
Joseph has been working in the mental health field for the past 21 years. Joseph is passionate and confident as a counselor/psychotherapist with integrating mindfulness-based approaches into effective therapy.
Contact Joseph: 201-606-2592
Wendy Savarese earned her Master's Degree in 1994 from Monclair State University. Shortly thereafter, she earned her license to practice in New Jersey as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She then undertook more education and training to become a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC).
With over twenty-five years of experience in the field of mental health, Wendy has worked in a variety of settings: Domestic Violence shelters, Group homes, inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, emergency room screening, in-home clinician, suicide hotline, and methadone clinics. Wendy also gained valuable experience in assessment, treatment planning, supportive housing, and case management/treatment planning for DCP&P.
Wendy has worked with children as young as five, with teenagers, and with adults as old as eighty-seven. Her therapy choice tends to be CBT which she provides with empathy, understanding and compassion.
Contact Wendy at 201-606-2592
Jessica Smith received her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from La Salle University. Following this she received extensive training and application of trauma interventions. She has completed research in areas of trauma, eating disorders, self esteem and health/risk practices in young adults.
Experienced in helping both families and individuals make lasting changes, Jessica uses cognitive behavioral and experiential techniques to assist clients in reaching their goals.
Jessica spent time at schools in both Delaware and Philadelphia, working with high risk students to decrease aggression and effectively manage overwhelming emotions. She has experience in both individual, group and family treatments. Jessica’s clinical interests lie in parent-child relationships, medical therapy and positive psychology. She has enjoyed working with many different family compositions such as divorce, adoption and foster, blended families and families experiencing loss or illness. Jessica works in clinical and community settings, where she enjoys joining pyschoeducation and coping skills to help clients overcome their experiences of symptoms.
Contact Jessica at 856-809-2962 or email email@example.com.
Alexis Hoinkis received her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The College of New Jersey. Alexis is trained in and practices Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). She has experience working with the drug and alcohol population in group and individual settings. Alexis enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of diagnosis. She has experience working in both Philadelphia and New Jersey. Alexis encourages and assists her clients in developing practical coping skills for issues with anxiety, depression, and anger using cognitive behavioral techniques, mindfulness, and stress reduction skills. She follows the positive psychology movement to guide clients to live meaningful and productive lives.
Contact Alexis at 856-809-2940 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Alexis Reyes received her Doctorate in Clinical Forensic Psychology (Psy.D.) from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. During this time, she completed practica training in various inpatient settings, including multiple forensic facilities. As part of her training, Dr. Reyes conducted psychological assessments for the 19th Judicial Circuit Court, Division of Psychological Services, where she evaluated court-involved adolescents and adults for various clinical issues. She went on to provide individual, group, and family therapy to a population of individuals aged three to 95 at a private psychiatric hospital. Moreover, she completed her Pre-Doctoral internship training at Edison Court, Inc. located in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, where she participated in outpatient and residential rotations to provide psychological treatment to adolescents with sexually problematic behaviors. Dr. Reyes has training in crisis intervention, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, eating disorders, sex-offense specific therapy, and psychological/forensic assessment.
Dr. Reyes sees a variety of individuals ranging from children through adulthood and takes a client-centered approach to treatment. Her clinical interests include providing therapeutic services that improve the overall well-being of her clients. .
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Rachel Russo received her Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy from Iona College and her Bachelors in Psychology from Rutgers University.
With over fifteen years of professional experience helping singles and couples navigate relationships as a Certified Dating & Relationship Coach and Master Executive Certified Matchmaker, Rachel has true expertise in showing people how to understand relationship patterns and sexual issues, move forward after a breakup or divorce, and attract and maintain a healthy and sustainable relationship.
Although relationships are Rachel's specialty, she is a very effective therapist for children, teenagers, and adults who have a whole range of issues from anxiety and depression, to addictions, to eating disorders, and career challenges.
Rachel's warm personality and holistic, solution-focused style allows her to quickly inspire change for the individuals, couples, and families she works with. Rachel's philosophies of therapy draw on a unique blend of cognitive behavioral, narrative, and systems therapy. Rachel sees problems in a larger context and has a do-whatever-it-takes approach to helping her clients solve them!
Contact Rachel at 973 587 8040 or RachelAtThePsychCenter@gmail.com
Thomas recieved his BA from the University of Wisconsin in 1977 and his MSW from Loyola University of Chicago in 1984. He obtained his LCSW in 1992. He has four post-masters certificates from the Silver School of Social Work at NYU, most recently in 2015 in Spirituality and Social Work. Having a total of 43 years of experience in the field, primarily in corrections- oriented settings. He has also worked a total of 21 years in crisis settings, three at East Orange General Hospital and 18 at Morristown Medical Center. He worked at an outpatient mental health at Family Service Bureau, Catholic Community Services, St. Clare's and the Human Growth Center. His most recent job prior to Psych Center was at Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital as both a social worker and a hospital administrator for five years, and has been at the Psych Center's Montclair office since its inception in April of 2019.
His approach to treatment is primarily psychoanalytic but he incorporates Michael White's work in narrative therapy to a great extent. Through weaving and re-weaving the narrative in the therapeutic hour, a different focus and a better understanding of the problem is reached. The problem is the problem, not the patient. The therapeutic hour is a chance to co-create that narrative as the therapy is co-created between himself and the patient.
Contact Thomas at 973-587-8040