Maywood Office 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.

Most therapists offer virtual as well as in-person sessions.

Freda martin

Freda Martin, LCSW

Clinical Supervisor

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.

Olivia Schutz

Olivia Schutz, LAC

Olivia Schutz is a Licensed Associate Counselor and National Certified Counselor who earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Fairleigh Dickinson University and her Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Psychology from The College of New Jersey. Olivia works with adults, adolescents, and children experiencing anxiety and depressive disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, life transitions, substance abuse, grief and parenting struggles. Olivia has previous experience working with clients both in outpatient, as well as a partial hospitalization settings, conducting both group and individual therapy. She utilizes a Cognitive-Behavioral, Dialectical-Behavioral and Person-Centered approach to process and teach individualized coping skills to clients so they feel heard and validated, and can successfully reach their therapeutic goals. 

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.

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. 

Joseph Hammond

Joe Hammond, LSW

Joseph (“Joe”) earned his Masters degree in Social Work from Long Island University. He works with teens and adults. Joseph’s therapeutic approach is to help clients attain a fulfilling and healthy emotional life by learning how to respond to life’s stressors in a healthy way.  This is accomplished over time by creating a supportive, nonjudgmental therapeutic relationship, in which Joseph helps his clients develop a bird’s eye view of their current responses to life’s stressors.  In addition, Joseph utilizes aspects of a person-centered approach in addition to elements of CBT and DBT to support his clients work towards their goals. Joseph has experience working in outpatient, intensive outpatient as well as inpatient facilities supporting clients with co-occurring mental and behavioral health disorders.

Recent Blog Posts

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Social Media’s Effects on Mental Health Stigma

As part of my senior project this semester at Muhlenberg College, I had the opportunity to investigate social media’s effect on mental health stigma (understood as negative attitudes and biases towards people with mental illness and/or those in treatment). My research...

How and Why Group Therapy Works

Efficacy of Group Therapy I https://www.apa.org/monitor/2012/11/power According to the American Psychological Association (APA), recent research suggests that group therapy works as well as individual therapy. Group therapy helps people heal as it allows people to...

What is Group Therapy?

Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy in which people learn from one another by solving problems together, making meaning out of concepts and ideas and engaging with one another.  There are many benefits to group therapy. Some benefits include: improving critical...

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