Featured Counselors


Featured Counselor – Marie Olwell, M.Ed., D.Min.

Marie Olwell, M.Ed., D.Min. 609.680.1462 I am a Sister of St. Joseph and have maintained a practice at The Starting Point for six years as a Certified Marriage and Family Counselor as well as other modalities. My studies began with a Degree in Music, a Master’s Degree in Education and a Doctorate in Ministry from […]

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Shifting Our Identity from One of Pain to One of Glory

By Annie Fisher, MSW, LCSW Through focusing we discover a spaciousness inside that can hold difficult experiences and with continued practice, even an imperfect practice of staying with what wants our inner attention, we discover within the spaciousness, a sea full of long forgotten qualities ones such as the fluid energy of compassion and the […]

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Anita Novembre, M.Ed., M.A., M.S.

Licensed Professional Counselor (L.P.C.), Mentor and Life Coach Ext. 115 or 856.404.8682   It humbles me to think that I have had the honor of doing this work for over 25 years.  It has been a privilege and a blessing to participate in the healing process of so many lives.   Over these many years I […]

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Gabrielle Newman-Freemen, L.C.S.W.

Gabrielle Newman-Freemen, L.C.S.W. Ext. 104   My name is Gabriele Newman-Freeman, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been in the field for over 20 years and have worked in various capacities from case manager to supervisor.  During the past six years, I have been a psychotherapist/independent contractor for V. Margaret Newman […]

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Theresa Johnson, L.C.S.W., L.C.A.D.C.

Theresa Johnson, L.C.S.W., L.C.A.D.C. Ext. 123 I am Theresa Johnson and have been a social worker since 1992. It was difficult raising two children while earning my social work degree, but I did it!  I began my career counseling caregivers of the elderly and disabled as well as the elderly themselves.  My ultimate goal was […]

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Rita Bennett, PhD

Rita Bennett, PhD   Ext. 165   When clients call to schedule an appointment with me, I frequently find that they are feeling exhausted by their struggles, but they are not without hope. Scheduling an appointment takes courage and a strong desire for a more satisfying life. I have helped my clients through stages of healing […]

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Anna Marie Hrivnak

  “Listening to one’s self as well as to others is a sacred act of healing. There is a higher octave of listening that hears the wisdom within the words.”  ― Cheryl Hamada   I have had the privilege of working at Starting Point since September 2005. I’ve selected two quotes to begin and end my […]

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Jackie Caré

  This brief introduction will tell you a little about myself and our Laser Therapy business to assist those who wish to become ex-smokers. I grew up in South Philadelphia with parents who loved to entertain and constantly had family and friends over, serving lots of food and drink, but there was also a great […]

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Geoff Farnsworth

I’m a life and relationship coach who specializes in assisting people who are feeling stuck, struggling with relationships issues or just wanting more out of life. Growing up in a alcoholic home, I found great solace after my ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) recovery work and decided to change careers from marketing to helping others […]

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Kit Miller

Kit Miller As a therapist, I would like to honor lives lived, with my role as helping clients find ease as they grow towards functioning wellness. As an Master of Social Work (MSW) graduate of Rutgers-Camden, I also earned their certificate in Violence Against Women and Children. My previous background was in the business world, […]

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