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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Leyla has been a professional therapist for over 15 years and has experience in diverse clinical settings. Her passion has been to help my clients overcome their issues in order to create themselves and live their fullest and most amazing lives.
She believes that as human beings, when we experience trauma or stress, we often find ourselves without the tools to manage those difficult situations. She helps her clients (children, adults and families) work through those experiences, address their feelings and empower themselves to create their best lives in a safe, understanding, culturally sensitive and
Leyla feels that there is no one single approach to therapy, it is a highly individualized experience. She has been trained in a wide range of modalities. In addition, she serves clients in both English and Spanish.
Leyla's educational background includes a Master of Arts in Counseling and Clinical Psychology and Master of Education in Counseling and Clinical Psychology from Columbia University Teachers College.
Contact Leyla: 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
Doreen Marie Pontius is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 19 years of experience in individual, family & group therapy, client advocacy, case management, and crisis intervention. She holds two Masters degrees, a Masters Social Work from New York University and Masters's in Psychology From Fairleigh Dickinson University. She has her Clinical Supervisory certificate and Seminar in Field Instruction. Currently enrolled in a doctoral program for Educational Leadership at New Jersey City University.
Her specialties include working with at-risk youth, individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, Attention Deficit Disorder, and self-esteem. She is also knowledgeable about community resources in both Bergen and Hudson County. Throughout her career, she has collaborated with different schools in Bergen County. She has written modification letters for I.E.P.S. and created 504 plans. She has dedicated years working with at-risk youth & their families to help improve communication.
She assesses from a trauma-informed perspective and works with clients from a strength-based approach when providing therapy. She uses solution focus techniques, motivational interviewing, and C.B.T. When working with families, she explores their parenting styles, helps them set goals and structure. She provides them psycho-education on their child's mental health issues, provides support, and allows them to learn how to be mindful. She believes that each person can achieve their goals with knowledge and understanding and believe in themselves. "You are Braver than you Believe, Stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." Winne-The Pooh, By A.A. Milne.
Contact Doreen: 201-606-2592
Nick is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Masters in Social Work from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. His specialties include substance abuse, depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism spectrum, couples counseling, children and adolescents, and family therapy.
Nick primarily utilizes cognitive behavioral techniques with a special emphasis on mindfulness, interpersonal therapy, and some psychodynamic approaches. He also utilizes person centered and strengths based approaches to meet his clients where they are. Additionally, his focus is building upon the strengths my clients have to help them achieve their goals.
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Elizabeth Cotoia is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She received her bachelor’s from Temple University, master’s from Saint Elizabeth University and post-master’s certificate in alcohol and drug counseling from Montclair State University.
She has extensive experience working in outpatient mental health counseling and with college-aged students working on achieving their educational goals. The basis of Elizabeth’s theoretical orientation is client-centered. She believes a strong therapeutic alliance is essential in the counseling relationship and can help facilitate change. She also incorporates CBT and SFBT techniques into her practice and believes having tangible items to work on in between sessions is important in achieving therapeutic goals.
Elizabeth Cotoia’s specialties are working with individuals with anxiety, depression and grief issues. Additionally, she enjoys working with individuals who are entering therapy for the first time. She likes to help ease their anxiety and dispel any preconceived myths they have about the counseling process.
Contact Elizabeth: 201-606-2592
Dr. Martina Dawoud is a postdoctoral fellow with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D). She received her doctorate from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Washington, D.C..
Dr. Dawoud has worked with patients across a variety of age ranges and with a number of diagnoses, as she is a generalist. She conducts psychotherapy through an integration of modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Diversity Psychology, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. She also works with children and parents on behavioral modification. She has done extensive training in integrating these modalities to treat anxiety related disorders in adults.
Dr. Dawoud also has experience in the area of psychological assessment, particularly cognitive testing. Assessments can be used as a diagnostic tool, but are also used to assess strengths, weaknesses, and in order to create recommendations in the areas of executive and psychological functioning.
Contact Dr. Dawoud: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Dr. Leah Bowden is a postdoctoral fellow with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D). She received her doctorate from La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA.
Dr. Bowden has worked in a variety of settings, including outpatient and inpatient, and has experience with psychotherapy and assessments. She has enjoyed working with individuals, families, and groups. She conducts psychotherapy using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills, and behavior modification.
While she has training in depression and trauma disorders, Dr. Bowden has a specialized focus on treating anxiety disorders, including Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), trichotillomania, tic disorders, and selective mutism. While Dr. Bowden has experience treating individuals between ages 4 to 68, she specializes in treating adolescents and young adults.
Contact Leah at 856-809-2940 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
With over sixteen 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 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
Thomas Larson received his BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1977 and his Masters in Social Work from Loyola of Chicago in 1984. He has four post-masters certificates from the Silver School at NYU in:
Forensic Mental Health
Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
Psychotherapy and Addictions
Spirituality and Social Work
Most recently he achieved certification (May 2021) in gambling addiction from Rutgers University.
I am interested in treating depression and anxiety. I also have an interest in treating survivors of sexual abuse. I enjoy and welcome treating the LGBT community. I work with individuals and couples in a psychodynamic modality
Contact Thomas: 973-587-8040