Clinical Staff

Joanna Weislogel, LCADC, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor

 

Joanna obtained her Masters in Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Substance Abuse Counseling from Monmouth University. She has worked with both adults and adolescents in group, family, and individual treatment settings, and specialized in Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavior Treatment modalities.

“We all encounter life stressors that can trigger anxiety, depression, or maladaptive behaviors that interfere with our everyday functioning and relationships. I believe that people are resilient and possess the inner resources to cope with these stressors, but can at times benefit from talking with someone who is able to offer an objective viewpoint along with evidence-based therapeutic tools. As a therapist, my goal is to work collaboratively with my clients to identify the sources of maladaptive thinking, behavioral, and interpersonal relationship patterns that serve as barriers to enjoying a fulfilling and rewarding life. I take a solution-focused and strengths-based approach to working with clients, and have found that this approach contributes to fostering a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship.”

Paola Peters, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

“I am Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I also hold a degree in Psychology (Licenciada en Psicologia) from Argentina. I am Bilingual/Bicultural in Spanish/ English. My view of therapy not only involves discussing difficult aspects of your life, like marital struggles, feeling down, depressed and lonely. It is also a journey that involves growth and healing, through sustained self-exploration of life experiences that are impacting your lifestyle now. I believe that therapy is about understanding yourself and others and learning effective ways to solve personal and interpersonal problems to tolerate and reduce stress in order to live a more rewarding life.

Therapy can help you navigate smoothly periods in life that brings many changes, like entering “middle-age”, getting married, becoming a parent, leaving home, changing/losing your job; becoming ill, disabled; being bereaved; moving, retiring. It is common that during those times, people can start evaluating their lives finding these period

I use a dynamic individualized approach to therapy and tailor my work to be attuned to the unique needs of my patients to create an environment in which they feel heard. I work with individuals, couples, and families of all ages, races, cultures and orientations. I am here to support you through this journey.”

Kim Kritch, MSN, RN-BC

We are happy to announce that Kim Kritch will be joining our team as an APN in December.

Elaine Young, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

 

“I am a licensed professional counselor. I obtained my Master’s degree from Georgian Court University. I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, a certified DBT therapist, and have a certification in Traumatic Stress Studies. In addition to this specialized training, I am well versed in several counseling techniques, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I have experience working with adults in both individual and group settings. My focus is trauma with an emphasis on those who have survived childhood trauma. Many times these traumas can lead to Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, and other mental health disorders. I work with the client to discover ways to lead a healthier, more productive life. I take a holistic approach to counseling and my calm acceptancof my clients as they are allows them to feel comfortable enough to engage fully in the counseling process.”

 

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