Joanne has an eclectic background beginning with her first degree in Laboratory Medicine. After many years of experience in a variety of clinical laboratories (hospital, oncology, reference labs), she returned to college to achieve her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Social Work from Rutgers University, from where she graduated with honors. She has also drawn on her determination and abilities to survive as a single parent of 2, even managing her own home-based childcare business, coupled with a weekend lab job to make ends meet. Tenacity is her middle name; resourcefulness her forté.
Joanne’s passion for helping people is fueled by her ability to truly empathize with you, regardless of your situation. Her sincerity and compassion are palpable; she draws from her life experiences, her open-mindedness, her insight, and her innate ability to listen with an open mind, heart, and spirit.
Believing in a “team approach”, Joanne will help you to prioritize your own needs, with the goal of leading you to view your options from different perspectives, thus enabling you to make decisions that are otherwise difficult or that seem insurmountable.
She is strongly supportive of the under-served needs of those who are stressed by their role as caregivers for those with Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia. She is also well-versed in helping those with depression, anxieties, grief in its many forms, relationship difficulties, and mindfulness (including self-care).
Currently, Joanne does not accept insurance (that option is in process). Fee will be decided at your first session, based on what is amenable to both parties.
Marie is a clinically certified Individual, Marriage and Family Therapist, Reiki Master and Emotion Code Practitioner which is a simple but powerful method of finding and releasing negative trapped emotions stored in the subconscious. She believes in a holistic approach to life and preventative health care as a basis for dealing with daily stress. She has an extensive background in energy work and offers workshops and retreat experiences focusing on spiritual growth and development.
Rev. Paul Grenier earned a BA in Psychology and Philosophy at Marlboro College in Vermont and his M.Div. and MST. from Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Paul has trained as a Clinical Pastoral Counselor at the Bronx VA., Bellevue Hospitals in New York, Cooper Hospital in Camden NJ, and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. In addition, he is a NJ certified Disaster Response Crisis Counselor, Grief Counselor, and a trained Police Chaplain. He is currently working on his certification as an Anger Management Specialist with the American Institute of Healthcare Professionals.
Furthermore, Paul has extensive experience with disabilities as he was born blind and with facial deformities. He is available for speaking and counseling about overcoming and dealing with handicapping situations.
Paul was ordained in the United Church of Christ, and has served many churches as an adjunct pastor and as a chaplain at Ancora Psychiatric Hospital for over 5 years, where he received extensive training in mental health.
Paul approaches counseling from a broad yet personal perspective. He draws on his familiarity with many different faith traditions to help clients find their own spiritual path and relationship with the Divine. Starting with the fundamental belief that we are all created in the image of God and loved by our creator, then helping his patients discover how that love can manifest itself in their lives and give them purpose. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome here!
To learn more visit: www.pastoralpaul.com
(*Rev. Paul is also available for Weddings (inclusive), house blessings, and other religious ceremonies.)
Vince, a noted lecturer and educator in the tri-state area, has been active in the field of addiction since 1977. He is the founder and former director of The Starting Point, Inc. of NJ in Haddon Township, New Jersey. The Starting Point is an outpatient counseling center specializing in the areas of dependencies and functions as a support system for each individual’s personal growth.
With his friendly manner and down-to-earth lectures, has assisted many to enter a new sense of awareness and come to realize and accept that the power to institute change comes from within. While sharing his own spiritual and emotional growth, he guides his listeners in increasing their self-esteem and allowing old fears and behaviors to make way for a new and fulfilling lifestyle.