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Certifications
--View All-- AASECT Certified Sex Therapist ACS - Approved Clinical Supervisor 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 CSAT - Certified Sex Addiction Therapist CSLC - Certified Spiritual Life Coach CYT - Certified Yoga Teacher DMIN - Doctor of Ministry 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 LPC - Licensed Professional Counselor LSW - Licensed Social Worker MA - Master of Arts MED - Master of Education MFT - Marriage and Family Therapist 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 PSYD - Doctor of Psychology RN - Registered Nurse RSCP - Licensed Religious Science Practitioner SAP - Substance Abuse Professional
Specialties:
Abuse (non-specific)X
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 non-profit 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.
856-854-3155 x182
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.
856-854-3155 x173
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
Leigh Brown
MED - Master of Education
Leigh has been working with adolescents and individuals with a myriad of issues for 15 years. For 16 years she was a high school teacher for emotionally disturbed adolescents and students with autism (in addition to coaching three sports.) Five years ago, Leigh began her journey to reach beyond education and help individuals struggling with addiction and other mental health-related challenges.

She is passionate and committed to helping people who want to overcome addiction and move beyond self-defeating behaviors into a life of sobriety. In addition to addiction, Leigh works with related issues like codependency, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and self-defeating belief systems. Every client is unique, therefore, the therapeutic approaches used will vary depending upon the needs and stage of change for the client.

Leigh is compassionate and willing to help clients see the best in themselves and change their negative thought patterns. Recovery is not an easy journey, but it is one that does not have to be taken alone. Leigh will be there to support you through any stage of recovery.
856-854-3155 x127
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
Cort Hrivnak
MA - Master of Arts
MS - Master of Science
Cort helps his clients break unhealthy and unhelpful patterns in their lives.

He believes that being “stuck” is often due to being caught in a stagnant cycle where thoughts, actions, and feelings reinforce each other in ways that prevent a person from moving in the direction they want in their lives. Cort assists clients in discovering which part of the cycle is most accessible to them, and then helps them to focus their efforts in changing that part of the cycle in order to promote positive results in the others areas. He also helps clients discover their inner narrative, i.e., their story of Self, and works to help clients understand how powerful their story is. He supports his clients in speaking to and about themselves in positive, reaffirming ways.

Cort has a Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Chestnut Hill College and is pursuing his Licensed Professional Counselor (L.P.C.) in New Jersey. He also has a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Theological Studies from Boston College and is very comfortable integrating a spiritual perspective with clients if it is their desire to do so.

Although his original bachelor’s degree was in psychology from St. Joseph’s University, Cort spent 10 years in the Information Technology field before re-directing himself into counseling.
856-854-3155 x138
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 counseling 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.

 
856-854-3155 x123
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.
856-854-3155 x112
Bret Nielson (of S.T.A.R, Sexual Trauma and Recovery Inc.)
MSW - Master of Social Work
Bret (of S.T.A.R, Sexual Trauma and Recovery Inc.) is a clinical social worker who received his Master of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania. He comes to S.T.A.R from prior work as an intake coordinator and substance use counselor for opioid and polysubstance dependency.

Prior to his work in substance use, Bret primarily worked with domestic violence and sexual assault survivors in rural communities and on college campuses. He has also researched and written manuscripts in the areas of gender, sexuality and religion. Bret’s clinical training highly emphasizes the special role trauma has in shaping who we are.

His focus in treatment seeks to help clients foster authenticity and create meaningful relationships. He strongly believes that bonds are the crux of mental health treatment and his work with clients is aimed at collaboratively enhancing these connections.
610-658-2737 x810
Richard Rivera
EDS - Educational Specialist
LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker
MSW - Master of Social Work
Rich is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over thirty-five years of clinical experience with both children and families, in addition to experience working within school systems. Rich is a graduate of Rutgers University with a Master degree in Social Work. He also has a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family therapy, Play therapy, and Substance Abuse Counseling.

Rich specializes in Christian counseling, Individual and Couples’ therapy, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Loss and separation of partners, in addition to Alcohol and Drug abuse.

Rich served in the United States Army Reserve for 25 years, serving in four combat zones.

 
856-308-1425
Marge Small ~ Charting the Course of Your Spirit ~
CADC - Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor
CCTP - Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
CSLC - Certified Spiritual Life Coach
ICADC - International Certified Alcohol and Drug Counsellor
Marge is a Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor and an International Certified Clinical Trauma Professional with over thirty-four years of experience. She holds a degree in Human Service Work and is Trained in Evidence-Based Practices. Her philosophy of treatment utilizes a mindfulness approach and emphases the importance of honoring a person’s individualized journey of healing, understanding that “One Size Does Not Fit All.”

Marge provides; Individual, Group, and Family Counseling. She has worked directly with the Criminal Justice System including; Drug Court, MAP, ISP, Probation, and PTI. She is currently pursuing her certification as a Clinical Trauma Expert. Marge is also a Certified, Spiritual Life Coach, and the author of Floating Downstream – Charting the Course of Your Spirit; a book of reflections and journal exercises that focuses on; Reconditioning Beliefs, Reawakening Awareness, Reclaiming One’s True Self, and Realigning with One’s Essence.

Her areas of specialty are:

  • Addiction

  • Trauma

  • Co-dependency

  • Self-Esteem

  • Coping Skills

  • Relapse Prevention

  • Spirituality

  • Mindfulness


Finances: Sliding Scale Fee available
856-854-3155 x185
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.
856-854-3155 x186
Lori Tarkett
MS - Master of Science
NCC – National Certified Counselor
Lori interned here before choosing to practice at The Starting Point. A graduate of Neumann University, she is currently in pursuit of her professional counseling license in the state of New Jersey.

Placing high value on the dignity of the human person, Lori’s empathic approach creates a safe space for both individuals and couples. She welcomes them with compassion and understanding in their journeys towards change. Lori believes that the client is the expert of his or her life and customizes a treatment plan based on each individual’s unique therapeutic needs and goals.

Lori’s education in pastoral counseling also enables her to work with clients who want to incorporate spirituality into therapy as a holistic approach to ongoing growth and change. All spiritual beliefs and religious affiliations are honored and welcomed.
856-854-3155 x189
Tamek S. Watson
CCS - Certified Clinical Supervisor
LAC - Licensed Associate Counselor
LCADC - Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor
MHS - Master's in Human Services/Counseling
Tamek is a multi-faceted clinician who specializes in the promotion of wellness, awareness and personal development through various counseling theories and techniques. She believes that there is no “one size fits all” approach, therefore, she offers Clinical Counseling and Interventions uniquely tailored to the specific needs of each individual. She provides a compassionate and nonjudgmental environment which permits clients an opportunity to openly explore the feelings, thoughts and emotions that present themselves as roadblocks to their journey towards positive life style changes.

Tamek has worked with adolescents and adults in various counseling settings addressing Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders. She is a culturally sensitive, competent professional with a fresh perspective and over 8 years of Individual and group counseling experience streamed through Psychoeducation. She employs Evidence Based Practices to reflect the values, needs and interests of each individual.

“A Journey of a Thousand Miles begins with a Single Step”- Lao Tzu
856-854-3155 x184