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Dina Morley, PsyD, LCSW
Doctor of Psychology & Licensed Clinical Social Worker
NJ LCSW License # 44SC05572800
Dina is a solution-focused therapist who uses the strengths perspective, the harm reduction approach and cognitive behavioral therapy to support clients in meeting and maintaining their goals. Dina earned an MSW graduate degree in clinical social work from New York University (NYU), has a doctorate degree in psychology and has experience in behavioral health settings such as inpatient, outpatient, and private practice settings. In addition to practicing as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Dina is an Internationally Certified Substance Abuse Counselor and member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) New Jersey Chapter. Dina is a Certified Advanced Social Work Case Manager (C-ASWCM). Currently, she has the honor of being the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) New Jersey Chair for the Sussex/Warren unit. Dina has been an active American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health volunteer for the past 11 years. Dina is a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider (CMHIMP). In addition, she is certified in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MBCT).
Dina works with individuals ages 25 and older. Individuals in the LGBT community are welcomed. Dina provides an environment that is supportive and non-judgmental. Treatment will assist you in obtaining positive results for issues such as relationship problems, recovery & relapse prevention, improving workplace difficulties, personal growth, emotional development, stress management and managing disorders such as depression and anxiety.
In addition, Dina provides health and wellness coaching. The goal is to assist healthy clients in staying well and clients recovering from medical illness improve their health through new positive ways of thinking, diet, exercise and medication management.
Dina offers individual and group supervision to mental professionals working towards becoming fully licensed. She has completed the NASW-NJ Chapter Clinical Social Work Supervision Course. Completion of this certification meets the NJ Board of Social Work Examiners requirement for providing clinical supervision to professionals working towards becoming fully licensed.
Dina provides a safe, open-minded, and compassionate environment for sharing your concerns, fears, feelings, and thoughts. We will work together to find solutions that work for you and bring greater harmony and insight into your life.
Marianne Wishbow, LPC, LCAD
Licensed Professional Counselor
NJ License # 37PC00717900
Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor
NJ License # 37LC00240000
Marianne Wishbow, LPC, LCADC earned her Master’s degree in Mental Health and Addictions Counseling from Montclair State University. Marianne is a long-time member of the American Counseling Association. Over the past 8 years, Marianne has helped clients meet and maintain their goals by using a mixture of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Psycho-dynamic treatment approaches. She also incorporates Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Motivational Interviewing into her treatment plans. Marianne approaches therapy from a holistic standpoint which treats the client as a whole person while incorporating the individual’s unique mind, body, spirit, and emotions.
Marianne’s areas of experience include anxiety & panic, depression, stress management, improving self-esteem, understanding the family of origin, spirituality, women's issues, substance misuse & recovery, trauma, life transitions, and relationship issues. Marianne has extensive expertise and experience working as an outpatient therapist treating individuals, couples, families, and groups.
Marianne fosters a safe, compassionate, and non- judgmental space in which you can begin to work through what has brought you into therapy. Marianne is here to listen, assist you in improving overall well-being while treating clinical symptoms which may cause distress. Through the treatment journey, she will assist you in gaining greater insight into your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors so that you have the opportunity to live a more fulfilled, purposeful, and healthy life.
Tracy Koller, LCSW
Licenced Clinical Social Worker
NJ License #44SC05190500
Tracy Koller is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified School Social Worker with a Master's degree from Fordham University and additional post-graduate training from the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. The Beck Institute is a leading international training institution for CBT. Tracy is also certified as a Childhood and Teenage Anxiety Treatment Professional.
Tracy has worked in many settings including schools, hospitals, and outpatient centers and private practice. Tracy has a unique ability to help individuals acquire tools to navigate the world while building confidence and comfort in themselves while forming healthier relationships. Tracy helps clients to embrace difficult seasons to find hope, healing, and positive lasting change.
Tracy believes the foundation for a positive therapeutic experience is the relationship between the client and therapist. Tracy strives to provide an atmosphere of trust, support, and acceptance which allows clients to explore concerns in an emotionally safe environment. Her treatment approaches draw from training in multiple areas including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, person-centered and solution-focused therapy.
Tracy approaches therapy in a sensitive, validating manner in which she works to facilitate her clients’ reconnection to their innate strengths and empowers them to use evidence-based tools to create meaningful lasting changes in their lives. Tracy currently provides therapy to children, adolescents, adults, and families on a wide range of challenges and believes challenges are merely opportunities to learn and grow.
Cheryl M. Lucas-Robinson, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
NJ Licensed Clinical Social Work Lic # 44SC05758000
Cheryl M. Lucas-Robinson, LCSW received her master’s degree in Social Work from Chicago State University. Cheryl has been excelling in the field of Social Work for 13 years. Since the beginning of her career, Cheryl has specialized in healthcare settings treating children and families, couples, and individuals. One of Cheryl’s favorite aspects of her career is working with an array of different people who are all unique individuals who come from different cultural backgrounds. Cheryl specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Cheryl has experience working with Veterans and understands the VA system well. Cheryl uses a variety of treatment techniques which include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, family systems therapy and mindfulness practices, and meditation. Cheryl is an experienced therapist who has the ability and strength to help her clients to move forward to live happy, healthy, and successful lives.
Susan Nestler Wohlgemuth, LPC
NJ Licensed Professional Counselor #37PC00360200
NJ Licensed School Counselor #568572
Susan Nestler Wohlgemuth, LPC completed her graduate degree in Counselor Education in 2001, and her post graduate degree in Professional Counseling in 2003, both at Kean University. She has experience working as an LPC in a variety of behavioral health outpatient settings, which include: private practice, mental health agencies, hospitals, assisted living, high schools and colleges. Susan has counseled in partial hospital programs leading group and individual therapy. In addition, she has worked in crisis intervention for many years as a screener and crisis clinician.
At Awaken Wellness, Susan works with individuals aged 20 and older and has extensive experience working with the geriatric population and LGBTQ clients. She has experience in treating PTSD, postpartum depression and anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, grief, loss and bereavement, medication case management, as well as anxiety and depression. Susan has been extremely helpful to clients coping with and adjusting to life changes from the COVID-19 pandemic. She utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, crisis intervention, trauma processing, and solution-focused therapy.
Susan provides a non-judgmental, culturally competent and safe space in which clients can explore their feelings and comfortably work through the obstacles that are personal and unique to them. She understands how difficult the process of therapy can be and will be there to support you through what can be a complicated, yet fulfilling journey.
Andrea Lawler, M.S.Ed, LAC, NCC
Licensed Associate Counselor
NJ LAC License # 37AC00340300
State of NJ Certified School Counselor
NJ License # 974965
Andrea is a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC), National Certified Counselor (NCC) and Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP). Andrea is person-centered in practice as she individualizes treatment with the client to meet their specific needs and goals. Andrea provides a non-judgmental atmosphere in order to foster exploration and growth. Andrea views the client and therapist as equals who partner together to meet goals and overcome barriers. Andrea focuses on the strengths of her clients and draws from positivity to empower her clients to meet their potential and find fulfillment within their lives.
Andrea earned her Master’s degree in School Counseling from Monmouth University and is a New Jersey Certified School Counselor. She works with individual adults, teens, and couples. Andrea utilizes cognitive-behavioral techniques to assist clients to assess their distressing thoughts and provides a safe, supportive, open-minded, and compassionate environment in which to explore and challenge them. Andrea uses a strengths-based and solution-focused approaches that encourage her clients to become empowered to make the changes that they desire. Andrea utilizes motivational interviewing, mindfulness, and effective communication techniques to increase client insight and awareness and build the skills necessary to meet their goals.
Maria Conti, LSW
Licensed Social Worker
NJ License # 44SL06244400
Maria Conti, LSW is a Licensed Social Worker with 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults in individual and group settings. Maria has a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois-Chicago and Bachelors Degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Additionally, she is a trained responder for the NJ Traumatic Loss Coalition.
Maria has an interest in the impact that trauma has on individuals across the lifespan and is currently working to complete a certificate program in Trauma Response and Crisis Intervention through Rutgers University. Maria has worked extensively in the area of grief and loss and supporting individuals and families through the process of mourning. She has worked with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, and life adjustments and transitions. Maria believes we are all life-long learners and therefore everyone has the ability to make changes that are meaningful to them. Maria works to help individuals identify their strengths and address past experiences that have an impact on current well-being and assist clients to move towards healing and happiness.
Abigail Priece, LAC
Licensed Associate Counselor
NJ License # 37AC0039570
State of NJ Certified School Counselor
NJ License # 868648
Abigail Priece, LAC is a Licensed Associate Counselor and Certified School Counselor, with a Master's degree from Villanova University and Advanced Counseling Certificate from Montclair State University. Abigail uses a strengths-based, person-centered approach and brings her diverse professional background, which includes working with families, disaster and crisis response, trauma-focused CBT, substance abuse counseling, school-based mental health programming, and grief, loss, and bereavement counseling, to help clients in navigating life's challenges. Abigail is trained in parenting and family communication skills, traumatic loss response, and has cultural competence. She has extensive experience supporting children, adolescents, and adults in developing healthy coping skills through individual, family, and group work in private practice, school, and community settings. Abigail works with teens and adults to build a strong therapeutic relationship based on empathy and open communication. Throughout the treatment process, Abigail offers validation and techniques for clients to find and utilize their own strengths while empowering them to gain self-awareness and move towards their version of a fulfilling and healthy life.