LPC, Clinical Director
Jessica is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of NJ. She graduated with a BA in Psychology from Rutgers University and an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Georgian Court University. Jessica uses an integrative approach in therapy, often combining Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Client Centered Therapy, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. Most recently added to her resume, is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Jessica has had extensive experience in the mental health field working in a community counseling agency, a day treatment program for the chronically mentally ill, and also as a mental health counselor at a high school. Jessica enjoys working with diverse populations which include children, adolescents, adults, couples and families in individual and group settings. Jessica is committed to building a therapeutic rapport with her clients and assisting them in exploring their feelings and reaching their goals. As of 2018, Jessica is now FCDC's clinical director, collaborating with providers as an interdisciplinary team and educating/supervising staff to ensure the highest quality implementation of evidence-based mental health care.
*Bilingual - Spanish Speaking*
LPC, NCC, ACS
Brad is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) in the state of New Jersey. He graduated with a BA in Psychology from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania and a Masters of Science in Professional Counseling from Monmouth University. Brad has extensive experience working in the mental health field as well as working with diverse populations. He has worked with children diagnosed with Autism and other disabilities, families involved with Child Protective Services, adolescents, teens and young adults, and adults with persistent mental health issues. Brad also has his Clinical Supervision certification and provides counseling supervision for those obtaining licensure in New Jersey. He uses an integrative approach to therapy with a focus on Person-Centered and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Brad specializes in depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and adjustment disorders in both children and adults. He focuses on building a strong rapport with both the patient and his/her family through his calm and approachable demeanor, humor, and communication style. Brad strives to provide an environment that is conducive to trust, encouragement, and positive results. Treatment and goals are catered to the individual and the issues that he or she presents.
Victoria is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of New Jersey. She graduated from Georgian Court University with Masters of Arts Degree in Mental Health Counseling. She is licensed by the Board of Marriage and Family Therapy in NJ. Through internships, education and work experience, Victoria has over 9 years clinical mental health experience. Victoria had done her undergraduate internship in 2008 along side Dr. Zaidi and has been a counselor with Freehold Child Diagnostic Center since 2013. She specializes in crisis management, group dynamics, depressive disorders and family therapy. Victoria has experience with various populations including disabled children and high-needs clients. Victoria is known for a warm, relaxed and down-to-earth approach to counseling. She is committed to providing an atmosphere for clients to safely explore feelings, thoughts and behaviors in a non-judgmental and compassionate environment. She uses an integrative approach to therapy, which means working and collaborating with clients to provide the best therapeutic solution for change and improvement. She is influenced by solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness traditions.
Making the decision to enter therapy or seek therapeutic intervention for your child or family is an extremely important and brave decision. This process can be difficult, confusing and sometimes scary, but it is the start of an empowering and life-changing journey. Kristina is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over ten years of experience working with adolescents, adults and families in many different capacities. Kristina strives to provide a comfortable and professional atmosphere and is dedicated to helping you achieve a better quality of life. Skilled in assessment and diagnosis, Kristina also provides compassionate, client based therapy, utilizing a variety of theoretical approaches. Given the opportunity to provide individual, family, and group therapy in many different therapeutic settings, including inpatient, in-home and outpatient settings. Kristina has experience as a clinical coordinator of a partial care/Intensive outpatient program and can provide clinical supervision. Kristina has thoroughly enjoyed and learned from all of her varied experiences. Kristina's education includes a BA in Psychology from Seton Hall University and a Masters in Social Work from Monmouth University, specializing in work with individuals and families. Kristina is also a N.J. certified clinical supervisor as well as a Certified Group Psychotherapist.
Scott is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of NJ. He graduated with a BA in psychology from Hofstra University and a MS in mental health counseling from Monmouth University. Scott has had a wealth of experience in numerous settings working with individuals with cooccurring chronic mental health difficulties, children and adolescents with trauma histories, as well as families. He utilizes multiple approaches to counseling including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and Narrative therapy, and focuses mainly on Person Centered therapy and Gestalt therapy. Scott believes that safety and comfort are crucial for setting the stage for rapport with clients and effective counseling. He uses a warm, laid back demeanor and animated energy to create a positive and engaging experience for his clients.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Christine has worked with clients across the lifespan, specializing in working with children and adolescents with depression and anxiety disorders, trauma, mood dysregulation, and attachment disruptions. In the past 10 years, Christine has worked in a variety of settings including residential treatment centers, partial hospitals/intensive outpatient programs (clinical coordinator and therapist), therapeutic schools, and as an in-home therapist. For the past several years, Christine has been providing Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and has been able to integrate this treatment approach with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Structural Family Therapy. She works passionately to provide individualized treatment to clients based on their current needs. Most importantly, Christine believes the therapeutic relationship is one that requires empathy and a non-judgmental stance. Her goal is to foster a safe and welcoming environment in order to be able to process and face challenges. She graduated with a BA in Psychology from Rutgers University and a Master’s in Social Work from Fordham University with a specialization in Children and Families and completed the post graduate Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program at Rutgers University.