Janet L. Kinney, LCSW
Janet is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 30 years experience in the mental health field. She has practiced in a variety of settings that include: hospital social work, psychiatric screening, intensive in-home, and outpatient counseling.
Janet has worked with diverse populations and individuals with severe and persistent mental health disorders such as: Major Depression, Generalized Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Bipolar and Schizoaffective Disorder. Other areas of expertise include grief/ bereavement, ADHD/ behavioral problems, woman’s issues, adolescent and teen struggles, LBGT&Q individuals and families.
Janet is a relatable, compassionate and nonjudgmental clinician who is highly skilled in assisting individuals to achieve their desired goals. Her sense of humor has helped many in coping more effectively with life’s challenges.
Betty Phillips, LCSW
Betty Phillips, LCSW comes to us with a strong and diversified background in treating Mental Health issues, She completed her undergraduate work at Edison State College and the University of South Florida, graduating with highest honors, Summa Cum Laude and Magna Cum Laude. Her graduate studies were done at Barry University giving her the high caliber of education expected from a private University. Betty is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey and brings to the Practice 25 years of diversified experience helping clients achieve their specific goals. Betty is also certified as a Relapse Prevention Specialist, utilizing the Gorki model, meeting the needs of those who have a desire to escape the power of addiction.
Betty specialty areas include, but are not limited to: Woman Issues, the Aging Process, Grief, Substance Abuse, Spiritual Counseling, Depression and Anxiety Disorders, as well as Work and Family Problems. Her tenets for her therapeutic work are: Empowerment ( you can do anything you want to do) and Self-Determination ( now, what do you want to do ) !
Cheryl A. Byk, LCSW, BCD
Cheryl received her MSW from Rutgers University. Her post graduate work includes specialization in child, adolescent and family therapy, crisis intervention, and treatment of persons with serious and persistent mental illness and co-occurring disorders. Cheryl was honored to be certified by the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work as a Board Certified Diplomat (BCD).
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Noreen Taggart, LCSW
Noreen Taggart is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over thirty years experience providing services in a diverse settings, including shelters, hospitals, residential programs and outpatient settings. Noreen received her MSW from Temple University. Noreen has extensive experience working with individual with trauma, and PTSD, as well as with Victims of rape, incest, child hood sexual abuse and domestic violence. Noreen uses an eclectic approach and individualizes her treatment for children, adolescents and adults. Noreen has an easy going non-judgmental approach that helps individuals feel at ease, Noreen provides patients with the tools that can help them alleviate there suffering and begin to manage their feelings more effectively.
Deanne Gettis, LPC
Deanne ( Dee) Gettis, MA, LPC began her career in the mental health field in 1993. Dee obtained two degrees, one in Forensic Psychology, and the other in Counseling Psychology. She eventually achieved her credentials as a New Jersey Licensed Professional Counselor.
Dee has over 25 years of clinical experience helping others to strengthen their individual level of functioning. Dee has guided children/teens, adults, couples, and families improve their quality of life. She has supported clients in addressing various life issues including: anxiety, depression, loss/trauma, relationship issues, addiction, behavioral issues and self esteem.
Dee primarily utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy to assist clients with challenges that are facing and together create coping strategies to support positive change. She believes in the importance of the Therapeutic Relationship between counselor and client; as comfort is paramount when sharing personal issues and struggles. Dee fully believes in each person’s ability to build on their individual strengths.
Cheryl A. Byk, LCSW & Counseling Associates
Michael G. Zuccaro, LCSW
Michael has been a mental health practitioner for more than half of his life, and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker ( LCSW) since 1993. He believes that all clients have the right to self-determination and the responsibility to make positive changes in their lives. He also believes that the answer is always "Nothing" when client fail to ask themselves this simple question, "What can I do to make my life better?"
When given the proper support and accurate information Michael believes that people can make informed decisions that can profoundly improve their self-concept, relations, and regain power over their situations.
Michael utilizes an interactive helping approach by using differenct modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Problem Solution Focused Interventions, Communication Interventions, and Relaxation and Coping Techniques among other approached. I addition, Sand Play Therapy is available as a supplemental approach and alternative to "talk" therapy,. He works with children, adolescents and adults in couples, individual, family and group therapy. Michael has facilitated Anger Management group and individual therapy for those who were mandated to receive these counseling services by court order.
Michael received his MSW from Fordham University and his BA in Psychology from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. he became an LCSW in 1993. He has worked in client advocacy and community outreach, psychiatric crisis intervention, inpatient psychiatric settings, in-home therapy , and out patient therapy, He also is a Clinical Social Worker on the Child Study Team since 2003 and he brings his knowledge of Learning Disabilities and the public school environment to his clinical practice. Michael is warm and welcoming man who will extend himself to all that enter his consulting office.