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Amy Johnson, LSW, MSW

Amy Johnson, Licensed Social Worker

Amy is a licensed social worker in the state of New Jersey with over 15 years of experience working in the social work field. She grew up in Tucson, Arizona, where she started her undergraduate program at the University of Arizona. She transferred to the University of Hawaii at Manoa, graduating with her Bachelor’s degree…

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Cheryl Brandt, LPC

Cheryl Brandt, Licensed Professional Counselor

Cheryl uses an integrative approach to counseling that utilizes skills from treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Through a strength-based approach and CBT skills training, she helps clients foster self-awareness and gain insight into their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. In addition, she draws upon mindfulness practices…

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John Badger, LCSW

John Badger, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

John has gained his knowledge as a therapist through a combination of what he has learned in school, and in his own life experiences. John has been a successful fortune 500 account executive, only to have lost everything in the Great Recession of 2008. He has been through divorce and being a single father, and…

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Jernice Saez, NCC, LPC

Jernice Saez, Counselor

Jerniece Saez is a African American Licensed Professional Counselor (NJ). Jerniece holds a Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University. She has 6 years of clinical experience. Currently, Jerniece is a practicing clinician for a partial hospitalization-based program. 

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Marisa Ference, LAC

Marisa Ference, Licensed Associate Counselor

Marisa has experience working with individuals with Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Generalized Anxiety, and Substance Use Disorder. Marisa utilizes a more client centered approach by using motivational interviewing and CBT in order to aid the client. 

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Kristina Isshak, LSW

Kristina Isshak, Licensed Social Worker

Kristina is a Licensed Social Worker in New Jersey with over 5 years of experience working with individuals of varying ages and backgrounds to address challenges in their lives. She has previously worked in a hospital supporting patients throughout their cancer treatment and in a university supporting students who are adjusting to life-stage changes. Kristina’s areas of…

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Casey Smith, LPC


Casey has been working in the field of mental health for 7 years and practicing as a clinician for 4. She has experience working in an acute inpatient hospital setting, substance use treatment, school-based mental health services, outpatient mental health services, crisis intervention, and intensive in-home services with youth and families in the community. Casey…

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Ashleigh Werkmeister, LPC, LCADC

Ashleigh Natter, Licensed Professional Counselor

Ashleigh is a licensed therapist specialized in mental health and addiction. Ashleigh utilizes a CBT approach, as well as motivational interviewing. As an intake and assessment therapist, Ashleigh enjoys getting to know each individual need of the client. When Ashleigh is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs. Ashleigh also…

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Brianne Shappel, MSW, LCSW

Brianne Shappel, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Brianne believes it is important to find a therapist with whom makes you feel comfortable and respected. Through a strong therapeutic relationship, Brianne provides a combination of support and challenge, which can help cultivate trust, confidence, and assertiveness. Brianne works with her clients collaboratively to develop interventions that consider the individual’s needs and strengths. Like…

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