About Us

Brian Legg, Psy.D., CEO/Founder

 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 eight 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 brianlegg@psychcenters.org 

Nicholas DeMarco, Psy.D., L.P.C., COO/ Co-Founder

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 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 also has a track record of success in program development and administration.  He oversaw the provision and implementation of all clinical program for the Philadelphia Mental Health Center and Delaware Valley Children's Center from 2013 to 2016.   


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:  267-538-0167 or ndemarco@psychcenters.org 

Doreen Marie Pontius, LCSW

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, LPC, BCPC, CCH, NBCCH

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