Our Therapists

Our licensed professionals bring with them deep clinical experience and a wealth of knowledge from their prior therapeutic settings. Please scroll down to learn more about each therapist.

Please scroll down to learn more about each of our therapists.

David Helfgott

David A. Helfgott, Psy.D.


Dr. David Helfgott holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Yeshiva University, NY. Dr. Helfgott initially worked with Veterans, victims of traumatic brain injury, and individuals suffering with dementia, in various hospitals in New York. After working with children in an inner-city outpatient clinic of East Orange Hospital in New Jersey (now Carewell Health), he shifted his focus to private practice. He received training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy under senior psychoanalysts affiliated with the Academy of Contemporary and Applied Psychoanalysis (ACAP), Livingston, NJ, and the Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis of New Jersey (CPPNJ). In 2013, he launched Insight Psychological Group to extend his unique vision of psychotherapy, bring more like-minded practitioners together, and offer better access to quality psychological care to more individuals searching for answers. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and the New Jersey Psychological Association.

Katherine Homa

Katherine Homa, Psy.D.

Dr. Katherine Homa is a postdoctoral fellow at Insight Psychological Group.  She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.  Her academic and clinical training has been grounded in the use of evidence-based Cognitive Behavioral practices, which focus on the relationship among factors such as thoughts, emotions, and behaviors and how they impact daily functioning.  Additionally, Dr. Homa is well-versed in implementing other treatment modalities, such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Psychodynamic Therapy, in order to provide a comprehensive treatment approach.  She has experience working in outpatient and inpatient treatment settings, substance use organizations, partial care programs, as well as conducting psychological evaluations in children, adolescents, and adults in order to provide greater diagnostic clarity.  Dr. Homa views therapy as a collaborative process wherein the relationship is based on working toward a mutual goal while placing emphasis on the importance of an individual’s autonomy.

Freda martin

Freda Martin, LCSW

With many years of experience in the mental health field including Director at the Carrier Clinic, Belle Meade, and Lead Social Worker and Clinical Supervisor at Hackensack University Medical Center. Freda Martin specializes in medical psychology, assisting people to enjoy their lives regardless of their medical limitations. Ms. Martin uses an eclectic approach, including cognitive behavioral therapy techniques (CBT), to help people make positive changes in how their thoughts and feelings impact behavior patterns. These techniques, either in individual or group therapy, help people resolve issues that may interfere with daily functioning and enjoyment, such as anxiety, depression, PTSD and bereavement.  Freda’s style involves forming a partnership with her patients while working on positive reframing of how they view their world.

Christina Pallotta

Khalilah Savon, LSW

Khalilah is Licensed Social Worker who received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Montclair State University and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of New Haven. Her expertise includes working with individuals (children, teens and adults) with depression, anxiety, trauma, mood disorders, work/life issues, and ADHD.  Khalilah has worked with a diverse set of populations prior to joining IPG, including at community mental health clinics, with primary school students, and with formerly incarcerated individuals. Khalilah has a warm and friendly approach that focuses on the importance of the therapeutic relationship and creating a safe space for clients to share their experiences. She approaches counseling from a strengths-based and psychodynamic lens, and integrates cognitive behavioral and trauma-focused perspectives as well. She collaborates with each client to identify their goals and emphasizes utilizing mindfulness techniques to cope through life’s challenges.

Sara Shapiro

Sara Shapiro, LCSW

Sara Shapiro is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Master’s degree in Social Work, with a concentration in Family dynamics, from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Sara’s professional style when working with individuals, couples, families and groups is supportive, empathic and non-judgemental. She incorporates a strength based, client-centered approach with her clients. Sara utilizes multiple treatment modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, solution focused therapy, motivational interviewing and systems theory. Sara’s experience includes working with a diverse population including children and families involved in custody disputes, individuals with dementia and their caregivers, and people grieving the loss of a loved one. Sara’s currently treats clients presenting with anxiety, depression, parenting issues, trauma, grief, relationship issues, executive functioning difficulty, life transitions, intergenerational issues, fertility journeys and caregiver stress. Sara values creating a safe space to empower her clients as they navigate their personal life journeys.

Chris Bober

Christopher Bober, LCSW

Chris Bober is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University, as well as a certified school social worker. Prior to joining Insight, he worked with children, teens, and adults with a variety of challenges including anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, relationship difficulties, in a variety of settings, including: partial hospitalization (PHP), intensive outpatient (IOP), out-of-district behavioral education, and outpatient psychotherapy. Chris also has experience conducting clinical research with adults and youth with Traumatic Brain Injuries, Spinal Cord Injuries, Multiple Sclerosis, and Autism Spectrum Disorder at the Kessler Foundation. Chris is currently being certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT) for children and teens who have histories of trauma. Chris uses an eclectic, client-centered approach that is informed by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), attachment theory, and motivational interviewing to provide a warm, empathetic, non-judgmental environment that values the client’s right to self-determination.

Karolyn Estevez

Karolyn Estevez, LSW

Karolyn Estevez is a Licensed Social Worker who received her Master’s Degree from Rutgers University School of Social Work.  She treats clients across the lifespan with a particular focus on adolescents and young adults coping with anxiety, depression, trauma history, relational and life stage adjustment issues. In addition to her work at IPG, she also works at a therapeutic day school for children and adolescents providing intensive psychotherapy. Her previous settings included, crisis management in the emergency room, outpatient therapy, and school-based therapy. Karolyn conducts therapy from a strength-based approach, utilizing different treatment modalities and techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused, Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing (MI). Her therapeutic approach is collaborative as she aims to create a safe and supportive environment that helps empower her clients to navigate their life experiences.

Kely Peck

Kelly Peck, LSW

Kelly Peck is a Licensed Social Worker who treats children, teens and adults. She earned her Master’s Degree at Seton Hall University and comes to Insight having most recently worked with youth facing emotional and behavioral challenges at a residential treatment center in central New Jersey. In therapy, Ms. Peck seeks to create a space for people of all ages and backgrounds to feel safe, connected and heard. Ms. Peck blends different modalities when working with clients which include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

Hadas Mavashev

Hadas Mavashev, LSW

Hadas Mavashev is a Licensed Social Worker and an English/Hebrew bilingual therapist. Hadas earned her B.S.W from Sapir Academic College in Israel, and her Master’s in Social Work from Montclair State University, with a specialization in children, adolescents, and families. Prior to joining IPG, Hadas worked in a variety of settings, including school, substance abuse, intensive in-patient, and outpatient programs, as well as a youth probation officer for teens at risk. Hadas uses an eclectic approach to therapy for addressing her clients’ needs such as through Strength Based interventions, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Her belief is that people who face various challenges in their lives can recover and experience a high sense of self-worth, satisfaction, and productivity when a holistic approach is being tailored to their overall needs.

Rayna Choquette

Rayna Choquette, LSW

Rayna Choquette (she/her) is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) who earned her Master’s degree from Rutgers University. She works with individuals and families through many issues related to depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, and grief.  She is also trained in crisis intervention and de-escalation skills. Prior to joining IPG, Rayna worked with adults in a wide variety of settings, including residential intensive support with community support services, psychiatric inpatient units, and behavioral health outpatient services. She also worked with children in providing individual and group counseling to elementary students classified with emotional and behavioral challenges. With a deep respect for the therapeutic relationship, she practices through trauma informed and anti-oppressive lenses, ever mindful of the unique individual’s personal strengths and right to self-determination.  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Attachment-based Therapy influence her therapeutic approaches.  She is currently a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).

Christine Kohutic

Christine Kohutic, LCSW

Christine is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LSW) who received her Masters Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University. She provides counseling in a deeply supportive environment to adolescents, adults, and couples facing a vast array of issues including symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, grief, interpersonal and relationship difficulties, and personality disorders.  She incorporates an eclectic mix of therapeutic modalities tailored to each client, including a mindfulness-based approach allowing clients to access resources within themselves. Her extensive clinical experience includes working with individuals and families in a non-profit setting informed by systems theory, as well as helping refugees from areas of war and conflict using a trauma informed approach. Christine’s clients are better able to understand their emotions, view themselves and their relationships with clarity, and make mindfully informed decisions which bring increased happiness to themselves and their loved ones. She is committed to creating a safe and authentic environment where both her clients and their families can feel empowered while embarking on their healing journey.

Melissa Servedio

Melissa Servedio, LPC

Clinical Practice Administrator

Melissa Servedio is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of New Jersey.  She is the Clinical Practice Administrator and Intake Coordinator for IPG. In addition, Ms. Servedio also treats adults and teens struggling with a variety of disorders including anxiety, school refusal, depression, adjustment related difficulties, family stressors, and relationship struggles. Ms. Servedio received her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Kean University with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health.  Prior to arriving at IPG, Ms. Servedio worked in a school based program, providing individual, group, and family counseling to middle and high school students and their families, helping teens transition from high school to college, as well as facilitating grief support groups for children. She has also worked at telephone and online crisis and sexual assault hotlines.  Ms. Servedio uses a variety of techniques and theories when working with clients, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialetical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).

Olga Elkind

Olga Elkind, LCSW

Olga Elkind is a licensed clinical social worker, bilingual in English and Russian, with an eclectic approach to working with clients. She works with teenagers, young adults, and adults on a range of issues including life changes, depression, fear, trauma, and anxiety. Ms. Elkind holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from NYU’s Silver School of Social Work, is a Certified Rape Crisis Advocate, a court appointed Article 81 Guardian in the State of New York and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. As an active supporter of the LGBTQ+ community, she empowers all individuals to explore and be comfortable with themselves. Ms. Elkind also enjoys helping women and men who are experiencing prenatal or postnatal depression and anxiety.

Christina Pallotta

Anna Tivade, LSW

Anna Tivade is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) who earned her Master’s degree in Social Work at Rutgers University. Anna works with adults, families, couples, and teens with various mental health issues such as parenting challenges, divorce, family conflict, anxiety, depression, end of life and grief, and faith and spirituality. Anna has a holistic background that contributes to her integrative therapeutic approach which includes Bowen Family Systems, CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, and the Gottman Method. Before working with IPG, Anna facilitated mutual support groups and spoke on podcast shows and conferences on the topic of Parental Alienation. She also facilitated therapy groups in intensive outpatient (IOP) and partial hospitalization programs (PHP), worked with children and families as an IIC (Intensive In-Community services) and did traditional psychotherapy in private practice. She is a member of National Association of Social Workers-NJ (NASW-NJ), Association of Death Education and Counseling (ADEC), and Association of Family Conciliation Courts (AFCC).

Trucly Hernandez

Trucly Hernandez, LSW

Trucly Hernandez is a Licensed Social Worker who received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Simmons University and her Bachelor’s degree in Family Child Studies from Montclair State University. Trucly gained clinical training in providing therapy to patients and families at Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital in Hackensack, NJ and at Family Intervention Services in Paterson, NJ. She has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with depression, anxiety, and trauma. Trucly also has experience working with new mothers providing perinatal therapy,  and she continues her education on evidence-based practice for perinatal mood disorders. She is skilled in cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, and play therapy. Prior to joining IPG, Trucly provided therapy in private practice and supportive case management for individuals and families experiencing homelessness through her work at The Salvation Army. Her therapeutic approach is collaborative and strength-based and she strives to create a safe, supportive, and welcoming environment where clients can work towards their identified goals.

Alexia Arntz, LCSW

Alexia Arntz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Master’s Degree from Kean University. With a background and undergraduate degree in art, Ms. Arntz’s incorporates creativity and freedom of expression in treating clients struggling with depression, anxiety, and bereavement. Ms. Arntz also works with clients in managing stress, working through relationship and parenting issues, and improving communication skills. She provides psychotherapy for adults as well as children and adolescents, incorporating Solution-Focused therapies with Psychodynamic Theory. Her clinical experience includes supportive counseling and psychotherapy in nonprofit agencies and counseling centers, as well as facilitating grief support groups in hospital settings. Ms. Arntz is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the New Jersey Association of Women Therapists (NJAWT).

Brett Vasquez, LPC

Brett Vasquez is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who received her Master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to turning to private practice at IPG where she currently provides counseling to children, adolescents, and adults, she was a school counselor for ten years, gaining invaluable experience understanding the unique challenges faced by families in the preschool through high school years in terms of separation anxiety, school phobias, and various other school-related stressors. Ms. Vasquez uses a variety of therapy techniques in her work, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), treating anxiety, depression, behavioral issues in children, and family conflict. She also specializes in OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). Ms. Vasquez has been trained through the IOCDF’s Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) and utilizes Exposure and Response Prevention in her treatment.

Laura Kearney

Laura Kearney, LCSW

Laura Kearney is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She works from a strengths-based approach and draws from her knowledge of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), positive parenting, and mindfulness-based stress reduction. Her work is informed by her past positions held at county mental health agencies, private practice, school-based counseling, a youth crisis support line, and assertive community treatment programs. Ms. Kearney currently provides counseling to teens and their families, adults, and couples. She works collaboratively with her clients to empower them to gain the coping skills and confidence to manage concerns related to depression, anxiety, work/life balance, relationship stressors, parenting, adjustment to transitions in life, caregiving, loss, and trauma.

Christina Pallotta

Christina Pallotta, LSW

Christina Pallotta is a compassionate, dedicated, Licensed Social Worker with a vast knowledge of human behavior, wellness and mental health. A Certified Health and Nutrition specialist, Ms. Pallotta spent many years in the field of nutrition and holistic health. She then obtained her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Simmons University in Massachusetts, and has since worked in a variety of community mental health and elementary school settings. She currently treats children and adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, trauma, relationship challenges, stress, and parenting issues. Christina utilizes psychodynamic therapy, mindfulness, play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), narrative therapy and solution focused therapy techniques in her work with clients. She uses a client-centered and collaborative approach in order to create a safe and welcoming space for clients to explore any and all of their experiences.

Justine Johnson, LPC

Justine Johnson is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who earned her Master’s degree from Centenary College. She has worked in both outpatient, group and in-home settings, as well as for large, non-profit organizations. Ms. Johnson also currently serves as an Intensive In Community Counselor (IIC) through PerformCare. She provides counseling to children, adolescents, adult, families and couples utilizing an eclectic therapy approach that is adjusted to meet the needs of the individual, building upon strengths to promote personal growth. These approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Solution Focused Therapy and Play Therapy. Ms. Johnson has worked extensively with individuals experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, parenting and behavioral challenges.

Bridget Reilly

Bridget Reilly, LCSW

Bridget Reilly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s Degree from New York University. Bridget trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies in New York, NY, where she provided counseling to individuals across a range of issues, including identity, anxiety, depression and conflict.  With several years of experience in a hospital intensive care unit, she also developed expertise in crisis intervention and trauma, having supported individuals and families through life’s toughest decisions. She obtained a Post-Master’s Certificate in Palliative & End-of-Life Care from NYU and specializes in grief/bereavement as well as chronic and/or terminal illness. In therapy, Bridget values the client’s self-determination and collaboration, fostering an empathic and non-judgmental environment through a strengths-based perspective. She believes in the power of the therapeutic process to enact change and gain insight to one’s self.

Sean Foley, LSW

Sean Foley is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) who possesses a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University. Sean holds certificates as a School Social Worker, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and in mindfulness-based interventions. Sean has a wide range of experience working in various organizational and therapeutic settings. Some of his experiences include working with foster youth transitioning from high school into college, advocating and providing supports for homeless families, and assisting at-risk children. Sean’s therapeutic approach includes a variety of techniques which include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and mindfulness. He treats individuals with substance use disorder, social phobias, anxiety disorders, and depression. Sean also speaks throughout the state about the potential psychological risks regarding smartphone and social media overuse, a topic he has been researching for the past three years.

Blaire Franklin, LPC

Blaire Franklin is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and received a Master of Education (Ed. M) in Psychological Counseling from Teachers College Columbia University in New York City.   Ms. Franklin works with individuals, couples, adolescents, adults, and seniors grappling with issues involving anxiety, depression, grief, life-transitions, medical illness, faith and spirituality, work-related challenges, and relationships. Ms. Franklin’s experience in the mental health field is diversified as she has provided supportive case management services, worked in community-based mental health clinics, outpatient partial hospitalization program (PHP) settings providing counseling and facilitating groups, and in private practice.  She is a compassionate and inspirational therapist who truly listens to her clients and utilizes a Humanistic and eclectic (though mostly CBT-oriented) approach in the counseling setting. She believes that every client has the ability to change and reach his or her potential.

Laurye Abraham

Laurye Abraham, LSW

Laurye Abraham is a Licensed Social Worker who received her Master’s Degree from the Silver School of Social Work at New York University.  She works from a strengths-based approach, utilizing various treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing (MI).  Prior to joining Insight, her previous experiences included outpatient therapy, Partial Hospitalization/IOP, and inpatient therapy.  She works across the lifespan including children, teens, and adults coping with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, relational and life stage adjustment issues.  Her eclectic approach is tailored to each individual client and informed by various theoretical perspectives including Psychodynamic, Attachment and Bowen Family System Theories. She believes that empathetic attunement and providing a safe, non-judgmental space is the ideal therapeutic environment to promote healing and an improved sense of well-being.

Veronica Holbrook

Veronica Holbrook, LMFT

Veronica Holbrook is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) who received a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Psychology from Kean University. Ms. Holbrook is an EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing) specialist and is bilingual in English and Spanish. Ms. Holbrook has experience treating clients with anxiety, depression and PTSD in trauma-specific settings with a focus on domestic violence and sexual assault. In addition, Ms. Holbrook also has a certification in Prolonged Exposure treatment to treat PTSD and other forms of anxiety and phobia, as well as in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). At Insight, Ms. Holbrook treats children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety and depression often using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She is a compassionate therapist that strives to provide the highest quality treatment to empower individuals and help them achieve their utmost potential.

Mark Morris, LSW

Mark Morris is a Licensed Social Worker who helps individuals, couples, and groups resolve issues interfering with emotional and mental health such as anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, life transitions, aging, and relationships. His aim is to help empower clients to live a fully conscious and meaningful life in harmony with the world around them. Mr. Morris holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from NYU and participated for three years in a post-graduate program in psychoanalytic training at the Metropolitan Center for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. The therapeutic modalities he uses include Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Psychoanalytic/Psychodynamic therapy and Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy. Mr. Morris is also a long-time Buddhist practitioner and ordained priest and teacher in the Soto Zen tradition and thus brings mindfulness, meditation, and a spiritual dimension to treatment where appropriate. Currently, he is a founding member and serves as coordinator and instructor with the Buddhist Volunteer Program at ADTC, New Jersey’s prison solely housing violent, recidivist sex offenders. Mr. Morris is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the American Psychological Association (APA) Div. 5 & 39.

Robyn Wilson

Robyn Wilson, LSW

Robyn Wilson is a Licensed Social Worker in NJ and NY. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Georgetown University and her Master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University. She is also a Certified Life Coach and has completed training in Perinatal Mental Health Counseling. Robyn has a passion for women’s mental health. She specializes in helping women work through various challenges, including anxiety, depression, perfectionism, career/entrepreneurial concerns, relationship issues (including break up and divorce recovery), life transitions as well as challenges related to infertility, perinatal mental health, and parenting. Robyn believes in tailoring her therapeutic approach to meet each client’s unique needs. She uses various techniques in her work with clients, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Solution-focused techniques, a Strengths-based approach, and coaching techniques. Robyn endeavors to help her clients identify and maximize their strengths and work through their challenges, so that they can improve their overall well-being, achieve their goals, and live more fulfilling and joyful lives. Prior to joining IPG, Robyn worked with adult clients in various settings, including inpatient psychiatry, partial hospitalization, private practice, and inpatient medical units (including ICU). She is currently a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).

Lisa Wolman, LCSW

Lisa Wolman received her Master’s degree from the Catholic University of Social Work in Washington, DC. Ms. Wolman specializes in child, adolescent, couples, and family therapy, focusing on depression, anxiety, social adjustment and conflict that inhibit personal and/or professional growth. She has worked extensively with couples and families in conflict, providing parental coordination services to divorcing/divorced parents and helping couples and families in crisis resolve to daily parenting challenges. Ms. Wolman uses therapeutic techniques such as Family Systems Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy. She currently serves as a Divorce Mediator and Parenting Coordinator for the New Jersey Court Roster of Family Mediators.

Chastety Fgueroa

Chastety Ivaniuk, LSW

Chastety (Chas) Ivaniuk is a Licensed Social Worker and an English/Spanish bilingual therapist. Chastety obtained her Master’s degree in Addiction Counseling from Grand Canyon University and a second Master’s degree in Social Work from Boston University. Chastety provides counseling to adolescents, adults, and families with various challenges, including depression, grief, anxiety, trauma, parenting, relationship issues, and addiction. Prior to joining Insight, she worked in various settings, including: acute and sub-acute outpatient programs, school-based addiction prevention programs, as well as with the homeless population. She is currently pursuing her Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counseling license. Chastety’s therapeutic style consists of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Strength-based therapy. Her therapeutic approaches have influenced her commitment to creating a warm and growing space for clients to address their overall needs.

Samantha Farid

Samantha Farid, LCSW LCADC

Samantha is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor who received her Master’s degree from Rutgers University. Samantha has experience working with adolescents, families, and adults, both individually and in group, in a variety of different mental health settings including inpatient and intensive outpatient (IOP). Prior to working at IPG Samantha worked within the Children’s System of Care in both crisis response and case management as well various intensive outpatient programs for both adolescents and adults with substance use challenges. Samantha has a holistic approach to treatment and draws from an eclectic therapeutic background including Motivational interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and strengths-based therapy.  Samantha also currently works in a co-occurring Intensive Outpatient Program. 


Julie Goetz, LCSW

Julie Goetz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of New Jersey who earned her Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers University.  Julie is a warm and nurturing mental health professional who provides a safe, supportive, culturally sensitive, non-judgmental environment where teens, adults and families feel comfortable to explore issues and find solutions to the challenges they are facing. Julie uses a variety of psychotherapy modalities to provide strength-based, individualized care uniquely tailored to her client’s needs. She has experience working in both inpatient and outpatient mental health settings and has worked with clients of all ages with symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, adjustment difficulties and substance abuse.

Tina Frank, LPC

Tina Frank is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who earned her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Caldwell University. Tina is also a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and treats adults, children, couples, and families. Her therapeutic approach includes a variety of techniques which include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Multicultural Relational Theory, and mindfulness. Tina’s wide-ranging past experiences include working with children in schools, with women who have a history of trauma, and with clients who are dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, eating disorders, woman’s issues, post traumatic stress, and self harm.

Eileen Ortiga, LCSW, LCADC

Eileen Ortiga is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor who received her Master’s degree at Rutgers University. She completed her Addiction Counselor Training Certificate at Rutgers and is currently pursuing her Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counseling license. Eileen has experience working with individuals in substance abuse treatment facilities and individual therapy with at risk youth in the community. She currently treats children, teens and adults. Eileen’s therapeutic style consists of Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) while using strength based practice and a client centered approach. She has experience working with individuals diagnosed with anxiety and depression.

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