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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.
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).
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.
Tina Pisani, LPC
Tina Pisani 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.
Olga Elkind, LCSW
Olga Elkind is a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years experience in helping people with a variety of mental health challenges, including life changes, self-esteem, depression, fear, relationships, and anxiety. Ms. Elkind holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from NYU’s Silver School of Social Work. She is trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities and uses an eclectic approach with her clients. Ms. Elkind believes that everyone has the capacity to heal and grow, and is committed to providing a safe and supportive space where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Ms. Elkind truly respects treating people with genuine kindness, empathy, and offers an LGBTQ+ safe environment. During her career she worked in outpatient and inpatient settings, and enjoys working with adults. In addition to working with clients, Ms. Elkind provides supervision towards clinical licensure to therapists at IPG. Ms. Elkind is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Certified Rape Crisis Advocate, a court appointed Article 81 Guardian in the State of New York. She is bilingual in English and Russian.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Laurye Abraham, LCSW
Laurye Abraham is a Licensed Clinical 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.
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