Meet our team

Ashley L. Part Time Evening Counselor

LCADC intern

Ashley is an LCADC intern with a Masters in Clinical Mental Health from Kean University. She has been working in various positions in the mental health field for 5 years.

Gabby D. LAC, LCADC Intern

LCADC Intern

Gabby is a Licensed Associate Counselor and LCADC Intern who obtained her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, NJ.

Akhila V. BA, CADC Intern

CADC Intern

Akhila is a CADC Intern who is completing her master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a focus on addictions. She has completed her Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Psychology with a minor in criminology.

Rebecka G. LCSW, LCADC, CCS, ASC, CSC EMDR Therapist

Admissions/Outreach Coordinator

Rebecka is a graduate of Rutgers University with a master’s in Social Work.

Katey M. MSW, CADC Intern

Lead Counselor

Katey is a CADC Intern and had completed her Maters’s Degree in Social Work at Rutgers University, Newark.

Maria W.

Admissions/Outreach Coordinator

Maria graduated from Montclair State University with a BA in Family and Child Studies with a concentration in Psychology and is working on obtaining her CADC.


What are the most common types of addictions treated in therapy?

The most common addictions treated in therapy include alcohol, drugs, nicotine, and gambling. Behavioral addictions, such as internet addiction, shopping addiction, and eating disorders, are also increasingly common.

What treatment methods are used in addiction therapy?

Addiction therapy utilizes various methods, including individual therapy, group therapy, pharmacotherapy, and behavioral therapy. Family therapy and 12-step programs, such as those used by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), are also frequently employed.

Does addiction treatment always require hospitalization?

Not always. Hospitalization is typically recommended for severe addictions where there is a risk of serious withdrawal symptoms or other health complications. For less severe cases, outpatient treatment, which does not require a constant stay in a facility, may be sufficient.

What are the first steps to take to begin addiction treatment?

The first step is recognizing the problem and wanting to change. Next, you should contact a professional – a psychologist, addiction therapist, or doctor – who can assess your situation and suggest an appropriate treatment plan. You can also reach out to organizations that offer support for individuals struggling with addiction.

What are some long-term strategies for preventing relapse?

Long-term strategies include regular participation in therapy, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, developing positive social relationships, avoiding high-risk situations, and using support groups. It is also beneficial to work on stress and emotion management skills, which can help prevent relapse.