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Certifications
--View All-- AASECT Certified Sex Therapist ACS - Approved Clinical Supervisor APN - Advanced Practice Nurse BCD - Board Certifiication in Clinical Social Work BS - Bachelor of Science BSW - Bachelor's Degree in Social Work CAC - Certified Addiction Counselor CADC - Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor CAS - Certified Addiction Specialist CATP - Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional CCS - Certified Clinical Supervisor CCTP - Certified Clinical Trauma Professional CECP - Certified Emotion Code™ Practitioner Certification - Active Parenting CHT - Certified Hakomi Therapist. CLC - Certified Life Coach CRP - Certified Reiki Practitioner CSAT - Certified Sex Addiction Therapist CSLC - Certified Spiritual Life Coach CSSWS - Certified School Social Work Specialist CYT - Certified Yoga Teacher DMIN - Doctor of Ministry DNP - Doctorate of Nursing Practice EDS - Educational Specialist ICADC - International Certified Alcohol and Drug Counsellor LAC - Licensed Associate Counselor LC - Licensed Counselor LCADC - Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker LMFT - Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist LMT- Licensed Massage Therapist LPC - Licensed Professional Counselor LSW - Licensed Social Worker MA - Master of Arts MBP - Certified Mind Body Practitioner MBSR - Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction MDIV - Masters of Divinity MED - Master of Education MFT - Marriage and Family Therapist MHK - Master of Human Kinetics MHS - Master's in Human Services/Counseling MS - Master of Science MSW - Master of Social Work NCC – National Certified Counselor NCGC II - Certified Gambling Counselor II NLP - Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner PHD - Doctor of Philosophy PMHNP-BC - Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner PSYD - Doctor of Psychology RN - Registered Nurse RSCP - Licensed Religious Science Practitioner SAP - Substance Abuse Professional SEP - Somatic Experiencing Practitioner STM - Master of Sacred Theology
Vince Di Pasquale - Founder
MA - Master of Arts
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.


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Vincent Austin-Cole
LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker
MSW - Master of Social Work
Vincent has worked with and advocated for individuals with issues ranging from addiction to mental health challenges. For the past 20 years, he has taught people how to use healthy coping skills in order to alleviate intense emotional discomfort. He uses proven treatment techniques that are based in CBT, DBT, Client-Centered, and Family Systems therapies. Besides working with those who are having difficulty navigating life’s many stressors,

Vincent also has extensive experience helping those who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered & questioning (dealing with “coming out” issues).

Vincent is available to work individually (15 years and older), as well as couples and families. His priority is helping with the process of Paving Pathways to Peacefulness, to cultivate a more hopeful future.
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Carol Bakey
LCADC - Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor
LPC - Licensed Professional Counselor
MS - Master of Science
Carol has worked as a counselor for nearly 20 years. In community mental health settings, she worked with persons with dual diagnoses of mental illness and substance abuse. She was the creator and facilitator of the center’s first women’s groups and facilitated specific groups for women who suffered with substance abuse issues. She was also able to establish and run a closed group for survivors of abuse to assist them in processing life’s challenges and move them forward toward the status of thrivers. She has worked as an individual therapist as well as an IOP and OP counselor in private and nonprofit settings. She believes that each person has innate value and purpose and respects that every individual has their own perspective of life’s experiences.

Carol is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling. She is also a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She believes in client-centered therapy and uses modalities such as CBT, Schema-Focused Therapy and the 12-Step philosophy while working within the outlines of each client’s specific goals and needs.
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Christine Batra
LAC - Licensed Associate Counselor
MED - Master of Education
Christine Batra is a Licensed Associate Counselor who is an honors graduate from the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently in pursuit of her professional counseling license in the state of NJ.

As a therapist, Christine believes that deep within each individual lies the potential to live a fulfilled, joyful life. However, through the rigors and challenges of life, along with maladaptive beliefs from childhood, these latent qualities lie dormant waiting to manifest. Utilizing an Integrative Psycho-therapeutic approach, Christine helps to remove emotional blocks to achieve lasting harmony and balance.

This therapeutic approach employs theory and research from Emotion Focused Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychology, Neuropsychology, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and, when integrated, offers tailored treatment for children, adolescents, adults and couples. Her practice can assist clients who experience anxiety, depression, relationship/marital conflict, addiction, personality disorders, and/or existential inquiry and purpose.

Christine offers a supportive environment where empathy and understanding are paramount. She paces treatment on each client’s unique need in order to help them discover emotional freedom.
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Angela K. Baxter
CADC - Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Angela K. Baxter BS, CADC has been involved in the addictions field since April of 2011.

Her background is in Behavioral and Addictions Counseling from Drexel University and she is a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor. Angela utilizes evidenced- based practices to help her patients gain knowledge of the disease of addiction, learn to implement coping strategies, and relapse-prevention skills in their recovery process.

Angela brings positive energy to her patients while being an empathic and compassionate counselor. She is dedicated to help support and guide the patients and loved ones by walking along side of them through the treatment process.
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Maria Brent
LPC - Licensed Professional Counselor
MA - Master of Arts
RN - Registered Nurse
Maria is a Licensed Professional Counselor and health care provider. She has had 20+ years experience in helping people get better at navigating what we all have to contend with. Maria’s overall goal is to help people live more peaceful, joyous, rich, full, and meaningful lives.

Maria works with adults who are experiencing suffering related to Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, and/or a poor sense of self. Some clients are also facing serious health problems. Most have difficulties with family, friends, co-workers, and of course difficulties with themselves.

Respect, kindness, and caring form the foundation of Maria’s therapy. Her practice is based on Cognitive Behavioral and Acceptance and Commitment Therapies.These therapies have demonstrated their effectiveness and are currently “the state of the art.” Additionally, she uses a variety of related interventions, ancient and modern. She incorporates mindfulness, spirituality, music and art, and strongly recommends paying attention to physical and mind-body health: sleep, nutrition, exercise/movement, and spending time with Mother Nature.

We humans need meaningful and supportive connections with others. Maria helps clients develop, strengthen and use their communication, relationship, and social skills, enriching their lives.

Maria’s experiences have taught her over and over again that trying to control what you cannot control results in immediate and long-term misery in countless, vast, and various ways. She helps people figure out how to “do acceptance” and helps them cope with the distresses that inevitably arise. She has found that making room for all of our emotions and responses allows us to develop wisdom, self-acceptance and self-contentment, and more peace.

 
856-275-3701
Janice Britt-Meadows
LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker
MSW - Master of Social Work
Janice is a psychotherapist and an eclectic individual with a broad range of experience. She believes that during the cycles of ones life - as part of the human condition - individuals are presented with challenges and conflict. At times, one can get "stuck".

Using a team approach, Janice and her clients work together in a dedicated partnership to work through distress and conflict. Janice has years of clinical experience and is continuously updating her skills.  She is comfortable with all age groups. She specializes in trauma therapy, mood disorders, conduct disorders (with adolescents), and runs both groups and workshops. Janice believes that utilizing these tools and modalities foster change and personal development.

Throughout her career, Janice has found that conflict, turmoil and personal distress respond positively to the application of various clinical modalities.
856-292-8194
Tara Brophy
LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker
MSW - Master of Social Work
Tara is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is experienced in assisting clients navigate some of life’s challenges such as anxiety, depression, anger, relationship issues and/or substance abuse. Skilled at providing psych education, she helps clients identify and address self-defeating thoughts, beliefs and behavioral patterns that negatively impact your sense of well-being and health. Whether you have experienced a sudden change or an accumulation of stressors, question your actions or lack of actions that results in self criticism, or ruminate about the past and/or worry about the future Tara can assist you with developing positive self care, increased insight, healthy boundaries, and strategies to function and feel better. She is compassionate, down-to-earth, straightforward, and believes in the benefits of light, purposeful humor. She is also respectful regarding where you are and allows you to move at your own pace. Ultimately Tara hopes to challenge you and encourage you to face your challenges and grow.
856-854-3155 x120
Anne Cavaliere
LPC - Licensed Professional Counselor
MA - Master of Arts
Anne has a Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling/Psychology from LaSalle University, and has had a private practice at the Starting Point since 2004. She works with adolescents and adults with eating disorders ( including binge eating disorder, bulimia and anorexia ), body image issues, anxiety disorders, depression and other mood disorders, in addition to relationship issues.

Anne’s objective in her work with clients with eating disorders is to help unlock the mystery of their disordered relationship with food and eating, and their own bodies, and help them begin their passage towards balanced and joyful lives.

Anne is also interested in working with older adults navigating the challenges of retirement and aging, and the changes inherent in this life transition. Anne believes in the healing power of the therapeutic relationship and considers it a privilege to accompany each client on their personal journey to self-fulfillment and peace. Anne accepts some insurances.
856-266-3487
Brooke Deschenes
LPC - Licensed Professional Counselor
MS - Master of Science
Brooke is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey and has been working in the field of mental health and addiction for over 7 years. Brooke obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Shippensburg University.  Brooke works primarily with adolescents and adults struggling with a variety of issues, including but not limited to: depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, trauma, substance abuse, self-esteem, and stress related issues.

Brooke takes a holistic approach to working with individuals to understand what approach works best for each person. Brooke values the importance of developing a relationship based on trust and understanding to assist her clients in reaching their goals. With Brooke, you will find a warm, safe environment to explore the reasons that brought you to therapy so you can move towards the life you envision for yourself.

 
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Gary Dock
CADC - Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor
LCADC - Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor
MA - Master of Arts
SAP - Substance Abuse Professional
Gary has over 25 years of experience managing and providing various mental health and addiction services. He has been responsible for the coordination of reentry services for individuals returning to the community from correctional settings and State/County psychiatric hospitals. These services include the supervision of individuals diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness, substance abuse disorders, Megan’s Law, domestic violence and other criminal offenses.

In private practice Gary utilizes a client-centered, evidenced-based approach to provide services. Gary works with individuals, families, and groups to address the negative impact addiction can have on these systems. He utilizes interventions such as (CBT) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, motivational interviewing, and brief solution-focused interventions. Gary provides training on various topics such as trauma and addiction, stages of change, medication assisted treatment and anger management. His work is guided by the belief that each day brings with it new opportunities of hope and redemption.
856-854-3155 x148
Kevin Elsey
LPC - Licensed Professional Counselor
MA - Master of Arts
Kevin initially came to Starting Point as an intern while completing a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Adams State University, Alamosa, CO.  He is currently on staff as a wellness coach while pursuing New Jersey state licensure as a Professional Counselor. The majority of his professional work has been in the hospice field providing spiritual support and bereavement follow-up.

Kevin’s goal is to help you to clearly conceptualize what is hampering your well-being, decide on a strategy, and begin to live a healthier, more fulfilling life.  As with most things worth having, wellness require effort, consistency, and accountability. Because each of us is unique and there is no one size fits all approach to wellness, his therapeutic method is tailored to your individual needs.
856-854-3155 x122
Barbara Faracchio
LCADC - Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor
LPC - Licensed Professional Counselor
MS - Master of Science
Barbara is a Licensed Professional Counselor in NJ and PA, and a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor in NJ.  Barbara earned her bachelor's degree in psychology at Temple University and received her master's degree from Chestnut Hill College in Counseling and Clinical Psychology.  Barbara's approach is warm, encouraging, and collaborative.  She has experience working with adults in early and long-term recovery.  Barbara practices trauma-informed counseling and has experience working with clients who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, mental abuse, and neglect. Barbara believes our upbringing contributes to how we interact with others today and working through past trauma may help improve present relationships.  Barbara's background also includes working with adults experiencing a variety of concerns such as, but not limited to:

  •     Adult children of alcoholics/addicts/dysfunctional family systems

  •     Co-dependency

  •     Communication and intimacy-individual and couples counseling

  •     Compassion fatigue (therapists, medical professionals, animal care workers, etc)

  •     Depression, anxiety, other mood disorders

  •     Grief and loss

  •     Issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity

  •     Recovery from trauma using both talking therapy and EMDR

  •     Relationship and Interpersonal stress/conflict

  •     Situational stress and adjustment

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Lisa Farkas
PSYD - Doctor of Psychology
Lisa is a licensed psychologist who works with children, adolescents, and adults of all ages.  She recognizes that at times anyone can experience anxiety and/or depression as they navigate through life’s challenges, whether it is struggles with school or career, relationship difficulties, parenting challenges, or coping with illness, trauma, loss, and aging. These challenges can sometimes lead to detrimental behavioral changes, especially for children and adolescents. In an atmosphere of collaboration and empathy, Dr. Farkas aims to help clients find joy in their lives, using a variety of empirically based treatment techniques.  She employs psycho-education to help clients identify negative thoughts and beliefs that create barriers to their own happiness and fulfillment. She firmly believes that most issues can be addressed in a short-term therapy model when both the client and therapist are motivated to affect change.
856-854-3155 x121
Geoff Farnsworth
CAC - Certified Addiction Counselor
CHT - Certified Hakomi Therapist.
Geoff is a Certified Hakomi Mindful Somatic Therapist (CHT), life & relationship coach who helps people who are feeling stuck, struggling with relationship issues or just want more out of life.

He specializes in assisting people to free themselves of unresolved emotions and limiting beliefs so they are free to make new choices for a happier and more fulfilling life and create vibrant, loving relationships that last. He specializes in codependency and ACOA issues. Geoff draws from his studies of mindfulness, psychology, compassionate communication, addictions, spirituality and life coaching. He provides coaching in person at his office in Haddon Township, New Jersey or by telephone or Skype call. Geoff offers a wide range of programs and services from individual and couples coaching to webinars and workshops.
856-854-3155 x110
Susan C. Finley
CSSWS - Certified School Social Work Specialist
LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Susan is a seasoned, licensed clinical Social Worker/Psychotherapist who has worked for over three decades with a wide range of clients, including young adults, couples, families and children. Her modalities of practice include both traditional and alternative therapies, including (but not limited to) Behavioral Cognitive Therapy, relaxation therapies, talk therapy, family therapy and developmental psychology.

She has worked with child protective services (and other related services) in both agencies and in private practice. Notably, she spent 15 years working on child study teams in both public and private school systems.

Susan works with most of the regional insurance providers, including Aetna, Magellan, Tricare, Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Medicare and many local unions Health and Welfare plans (to name but a few.)
(856) 317-1936
Kenneth Goldberg
PHD - Doctor of Philosophy
Kenneth is a clinical psychologist with over 35 years of experience. He offers an eclectic approach to psychotherapy, evaluates and treats disabled adults, provides assistance for school and homework avoidance children and their families, and consults on child protection cases.

Through my years of work in mental health, I have been honored to meet many people: the average person encountering temporary personal problems, the highly impaired individual who is tormented by psychosis, the abused child and the abusive parent, the person who is no longer able to work, and the floundering child who cannot finish the homework. Throughout, I’ve been awed by how our commonalities overshadow our differences.

In the end, my clinical philosophy and psycho-therapeutic approach are profoundly defined by a deep respect for the inherent worth and dignity of every human being.”
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Rev. Paul C. Grenier
MDIV - Masters of Divinity
STM - Master of Sacred Theology
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.)

 
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Anna Marie Hrivnak
MED - Master of Education
Anna Marie is a practitioner focusing on the integration of body, mind, and spirit.

Working with individuals in private and group sessions her work fosters a foundation for peace and tranquility to the mind, strength to the physical body, along with hope and courage to the wounded spirit. Sessions focus on the recovery process in a way that promotes a balance of emotional honesty and responsibility providing clients with a framework for a healthier lifestyle.

With a strong belief in the power of internal wisdom, she nurtures and encourages clients to journey through the transformational phases of their lives in a way that supports and builds their integrity of spirit.
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Tom Jenkins
CLC - Certified Life Coach
CRP - Certified Reiki Practitioner
LMT- Licensed Massage Therapist
An empath, healer, survivor, and teacher; Tom is a certified life coach who specializes in creating a safe space to guide you through releasing stress to make positive, permanent shifts in your quality of life.

Tom has a unique perspective of life, having overcome his own pain and addiction to now offer realistic insight with genuine compassion. Drawing on over 28 years of sobriety, he incorporates the best of what he’s learned from a combination of 12 step programs, ACOA - Adult Children of Alcoholics, CODA - Codependency Anonymous, and the Course of Miracles which has contributed to the development of his life coaching style.

Are you ready to choose a path forward?
Are you willing to let go of your past?
Are you living your beliefs and values?
Are you awake to your happiness?
Are you at a crossroads?

Massage Therapy
Tom is also a certified massage therapist & Reiki practitioner.  He specializes in using therapeutic stress relief / energy moving massage which involves Reiki, breath work, and a technique Tom developed called 'Stone Loading' to relieve the body of stored stress. This assists clients in releasing stress by welcoming in their own light energy.
(856) 655-2378
Erik Jervis
LSW - Licensed Social Worker
MSW - Master of Social Work
Erik received his graduate degree in Social Work from Rutgers University and is a Licensed Social Worker in the state of New Jersey. He studied and is interested in working with vulnerable populations. He initially served as an intern at The Starting Point and chose to remain after his graduation to start his own practice.

Erik works with children, adolescents, and adults who are seeking help with issues such as self-esteem/worth, anxiety, sexuality, recovery from trauma, feeling stuck in life, codependency, and relationship issues. He offers his services in individual and family sessions, implementing various therapeutic approaches catered to the client’s needs. He is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for his clients.

Erik’s philosophy is that the role of the counselor is to take the journey of healing with the client, not lead the client.
856-854-3155 x130
Theresa Johnson
LCADC - Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor
LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Theresa is a licensed clinical social worker who began her career in 1992 working with caregivers of elderly and disabled people.

She has since counseled elderly people in their homes and worked with the severe and persistent mentally ill in a partial care setting.  She earned her clinical license in drug and alcohol counseling while working with individuals with co-occurring disorders.

She has built a reputation in the community as a client-centered therapist who focuses on “unconditional positive regard and the client’s unique world view.”  She has experience with various populations and mental health disorders.  Her social work background has taught her that people are predisposed to illnesses and that one’s environment plays a critical role in how these illnesses impact an individual’s life.

Theresa works with individuals, couples and families suffering from trauma, self-esteem, family crisis, and anxiety and mood disorders.  She accepts private insurance and private payment.

 
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Tye Johnson
APN - Advanced Practice Nurse
DNP - Doctorate of Nursing Practice
PMHNP-BC - Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Tye is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) specializing in the treatment of depression, anxiety, bipolar illness, chronic pain, and addiction. She works collaboratively with individuals, families, and other mental health and medical providers. Her goal is to help you customize a plan that enables you to find lasting change.

Tye’s mission is to support the patient reaching their optimal physical and mental health.  She believes in working one-on-one with each patient to provide expert medical treatment, guidance, and care tailored specifically for their health concerns.  Tye is devoted to providing quality comprehensive psychiatric services.

Tye prides herself in the expertise she brings to both the diagnosis and treatment of the occurrence of mental illness, and believes that the relationship between a health care provider and their patient is of the utmost importance.  As a rule, Tye seeks to offer her patients a practice model that provides them with a balanced approach to treatment.

 

 

 
(609) 350-4792
B. Frankie Lamborne
CCS - Certified Clinical Supervisor
LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker
MSW - Master of Social Work
Frankie welcomes clients from all walks of life. Her particular areas of expertise are depression, addiction, and codependency, couples counseling, gay and lesbian concerns, and adolescents.

She has been in private practice for over 20 years at The Starting Point. In using various forms of therapy she establishes a rapport with clients so they can move forward in their lives.

Frankie is also a professor and field consultant for Rutgers University in the School of Social Work.
856-854-3155 x108
Kevin Lenny
LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker
MSW - Master of Social Work
Kevin is a licensed clinical social worker who provides individual, couples, family, and group counseling.

He has counseled and advocated for people with substance abuse related concerns and those who suffer from various mental health diagnoses, such as depression, anxiety, and Bipolar Disorder, etc., for more than 25 years.

Additionally, Kevin has worked with both adolescents and adults, addressed men’s and women’s issues, and works within a holistic approach. He uses an empathetic client-centered model that “meets the person where they are”. Kevin believes in providing a safe and nonjudgmental atmosphere for people to mend, increase their strengths, and evolve to be the person they choose.

He has been in private practice at The Starting Point, Inc. for more than 10 years and accepts a variety of insurances.
856-854-3155 x128
Kathy Meline
MED - Master of Education
MFT - Marriage and Family Therapist
Kathy is a marriage and family therapist with many years of experience counseling individuals, couples, and families. She is a genuine, compassionate, and non-judgmental therapist who offers a safe and supportive space for clients to be authentic and work towards their personal goals. She strives to help clients increase emotional security and strengthen connections within the family unit and intimate relationships.

Kathy has a Master’s degree in Counseling and Psychology from Temple University and recently completed the Post Graduate Certificate Program in Marriage and Family Therapy at Council for Relationships. She is currently pursuing her LMFT. Her areas of expertise include building healthy relationships, developing effective communication skills, addiction and recovery, codependency, anxiety and depression, grief and loss, and healing from trauma. To increase self awareness and emotional connection to self and others, she uses an integrative approach, which typically includes interventions from the Emotionally Focused, Bowen Family Systems, Internal Family Systems, Structural, Attachment, and Mindfulness models.
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Andi Bradin Meltzer
BS - Bachelor of Science
MA - Master of Arts
Andi is a certified grief recovery specialist.  She provides individual and group sessions to guide clients through the actions necessary to resolve loss issues and to move beyond the grief to a richer quality of life.

She creates a safe environment in which to examine old beliefs about dealing with loss; to review the losses that have affected the client’s life; and to complete the pain attached to one of those losses.

Her program is affiliated with and endorsed by The Grief Recovery Institute.
856-854-3155 x172
Anita Novembre
CYT - Certified Yoga Teacher
LMFT - Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
LPC - Licensed Professional Counselor
MA - Master of Arts
MED - Master of Education
MS - Master of Science
NLP - Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner
Anita is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Mentor/Life Coach with a Master’s in Education. She is comfortable working with Individuals, couples (married and/or partnered) and groups.

Philosophy:  The way to inner peace, balance, wholeness, and healing is to embrace thought patterns and a belief system that lead to an empowered lifestyle.

Specialization:
  Helping to re-frame thought patterns so that clients may create a map of their world that moves from a stuck and painful place to a path of action; action that leads to wholeness and the realization of personal, professional, and /or relationship goals achieved.

Healing Approach:
  Anita provides a safe and comfortable environment that offers acceptance and support to all who come.  She looks at the whole person with the intention of enhancing and restoring well-being by using a combination of the following Cognitive

Therapies:
 Rational-Emotive-Behavioral Therapy (REBT)  and Neuro-Linguistic-Programming (NLP). The focus of each session is to empower clients so that they are not victims to whatever past, present, and/or future circumstance encountered.

Anita works with: 
 Individuals, Couples (married and/or partnered), and Groups

Issues to Resolve:
  Codependency, ACOA Issues, Depression, Relationship Issues (self-esteem, marriage, partner, professional, etc.), Loss (of a loved one, pet, divorce, separation, health, job, etc.), Life Transitions, Stress/Anxiety Management, Communication Skills Enhanced.

 
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Pat O’Connor
Certification - Active Parenting
CSAT - Certified Sex Addiction Therapist
LSW - Licensed Social Worker
MSW - Master of Social Work
Pat has been working with helping families to lead healthier lives by offering programs such as:

  • Active Parenting,

  • Active Parenting for Teens, and

  • Cooperative Parenting and Divorce.


She also helps partners and families heal from the effects of Trauma and Sexual Addiction. Pat believes that, hope can be regained, lives can be rebuilt, and meaningful change can be created within a caring environment.
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Pat Obst
LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker
MSW - Master of Social Work
Pat is a licensed clinical social worker with life coach training.  As a case worker, she managed clients’ mental health care and facilitated group classes for those with chronic mental illness. She also managed in home care for the elderly so they could remain in their homes as they aged. As a hospice social worker she facilitated care and support for hospice patients and their families. Over the past 20 years Pat has also managed a thriving private practice as a therapist and life coach, working with adults and couples.

As a therapist, Pat works with adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, codependency, and relationship issues. Her area of specialization is in grief and loss therapy. She has specific skills in working with parents who have lost children. As a life coach, Pat guides clients through major transitions such as divorce, career change and retirement; helps clients manage life/work balance; and works with artists and young professionals to aid them in finding their true potential and reach their goals.

Pat has presented lectures and workshops at The Starting Point, Inc. of New Jersey, on topics of grief and loss, and embracing self empowerment. Currently she is co-founder and co-facilitator of Afterwards, LLC, a program designed for those 1-5 years out from a significant loss who want to re-build their lives after loss.

 

 
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Marie Olwell
CECP - Certified Emotion Code™ Practitioner
DMIN - Doctor of Ministry
LMFT - Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
MED - Master of Education
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.

 
609-680-1462
Donna Pucci
MHK - Master of Human Kinetics
Donna believes that one’s past informs, but does not define who a person truly is. A lyric Donna cites which succinctly underlines this idea was penned by singer\songwriter Holly Near; “The past has brought me brilliantly to here.” 

Drawing on over 25 years of experience in the field of addictions and mental health, Donna is a multi-faceted practitioner who meets each client in the present moment, creating a working partnership to address each individual’s specific needs and concerns. Using a client-centered approach which respects an individual’s personal perspective, beliefs and preferences, she assists clients in understanding how one’s beliefs influence one’s behavior.

Donna offers her unique skills and perspective to all those navigating the journey of healing, recovery and life.
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Micke Rose Stafford
LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker
LMFT - Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Micke is a psychotherapist with over thirty years of experience in working with clients in addition to over fifteen years of teaching and holding workshops. She works in partnership with clients to help them find the peace and healing needed to overcome the many different obstacles they face each day so that they may live a more fulfilling life.

Micke specializes in the treatment of anxiety, panic disorder, depression, self-harm and substance abuse. She also offers counseling to couples and families to improve inter-personal relationships through better communication and understanding of the dynamics found within those relationships.

She takes the responsibility of her work with clients very seriously; Micke feels honored to have the opportunity to share time with her clients during their life journey.
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Lori Volpe
MBP - Certified Mind Body Practitioner
MBSR - Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
SEP - Somatic Experiencing Practitioner

As a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner and certified Mind Body Practitioner, Lori is trained in Internal Family Systems, Attachment Theory, Inner Relationship Focusing and Polyvagal Theory.


Lori provides a safe, connected, non-judgmental space, collaborating with her clients to achieve relief from anxiety, panic, depression, post-traumatic stress and/or general stress reactivity. The goal of this work is to allow clients to experience greater ease, contentment, and well-being in their daily lives.


Through the 3-year Somatic Experiencing® training and subsequent courses of study, she has acquired the tools needed to address trauma in the brain regions where nervous system dysregulation resides, offering an approach different from traditional talk therapy.


Decades of mindfulness and yoga practice, teaching and study informs her work and enables Lori to be fully present and compassionate with clients.


If you are interested in learning more about what Lori offers, please arrange a no-fee consultation.

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James Whitaker
ACS - Approved Clinical Supervisor
LCADC - Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor
LPC - Licensed Professional Counselor
MA - Master of Arts
James has specialized in the mental health and substance abuse treatment field for over eighteen years. He has seen first-hand how establishing a good therapeutic relationship throughout the counseling process makes treatment a successful experience. Through various strategies and techniques that are evidenced based, patients have been able to raise their own insights and gain a healthier sense of self.  As a result, patients have been able to develop and establish positive coping skills to assist with combating their own self-defeating behaviors associated with anxiety, depression and addiction.

In addition, James is an approved provider able to conduct assessments for individuals who have been found guilty of driving under the Influence (DUI) in New Jersey and surrounding states. If you have completed your required 12 or 48 hour classes or have been identified as a Multiple Offender, he is authorized to complete your evaluation and provide the mandatory treatment needed to comply with your IDRC requirements.

Of particular interest to Camden County Probationers, James is a preferred provider for drug and alcohol assessment and anger management classes. He understands how important it is to have your evaluations completed and forwarded to your Probation Officer especially when this is the last task a client needs done before completing probation. All reports are completed and faxed within 24 hours from the clients initial meeting.

Types of Therapy: 

Gestalt, Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), Person-Centered and Family Systems

Modalities:

Individuals, Couples and Groups


Specialties:      

Substance Use, Dual Diagnosis, Mood Disorders, Early Intervention (EI), Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Strength-Based and Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)

 

 

                                                                                  

 

 

 

                                                                                                                          

 

 

 
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Melissa Yaeger
EDS - Educational Specialist
LPC - Licensed Professional Counselor
MA - Master of Arts
Melissa is a licensed professional counselor in New Jersey and Pennsylvania who works with adolescents and adults who struggle in a number of areas. These include depression, anxiety, self-harm, eating disorders, substance abuse, personality disorders, recovery from physical/emotional abuse and the processing of grief. Importantly, Melissa is accessible to those who simply need someone to talk to during a difficult time.

Melissa uses a number of approaches when providing counseling services, but her primary approach is that of client-centered therapy. This allows her clients the room to “open up” and share at their own pace. Melissa helps to provide an empathetic and compassionate environment which aids her clients in their healing. In this way, she endeavors to help others work through current and/or future challenging situations and to achieve goals which they create for themselves through the counseling relationship.

Melissa is an honors graduate of Rider University with her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

 
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“I Quit EZ:” Smoking Cessation via Anne Penman Laser Therapy
Quit smoking today with laser therapy. Anne Penman Laser Therapy is a revolutionary process that helps clients  quit the smoking habit for good. Thousands of people have quit using this method.

The procedure involves the application of a completely safe and painless “cold” laser to various points of the body while sitting in a comfortable recliner. When employed by an experienced and professional technician, this technique promises to simply “zap the habit away.”

Utilizing this unique therapeutic approach, our onsite practitioner Jackie Care will work with you every step of the way to a smoke-free lifestyle.
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