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Jonathan Stepansky LPC, LMHC, ACS 

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For over fifteen years, I have dedicated my career as a mental health provider to support those who have been carrying intense emotional distress throughout their lives for a variety of reasons. My clinical experience includes life adjustments/transitions, the development of personal identities, and the effective management of mental health conditions. My clinical approach values a mutual partnership which is uniquely defined by the therapeutic relationship and process.

Mental health therapist in New Jersey

Throughout my years of practice, I am reminded of the necessity for people to feel understood, validated, accepted, and safe. As a client-centered psychotherapist, I emphasize the healing ability of the individual and employ a humanistic approach. This allows clients to achieve a greater understanding of themselves and their individualized goals.  As a part of the therapeutic relationship, the client’s strengths, progress and accomplishments will be encouraged and recognized.

During my professional career I have worked in multiple settings such as inpatient psychiatric units, community mental health agencies, supportive-living/housing programs, community corrections agencies, domestic violence intervention groups, and women’s shelters. I also have developed collaborative relationships with the Children’s System of Care, medical specialists, community-based hospitals and universities.
I am licensed to practice psychotherapy in the states of New Jersey and New York. I hold a board certification as a mental-health counselor and clinical supervisor. I am currently providing supervision for associate level counselors and graduate students of Montclair State University’s Clinical Mental-Health program.

Sy Stepansky MA, LPC,ACS 

Owner

I have had the privilege of helping people explore, gain insight, heal, and reflect through their struggles for the past 20 years. I have worked collaboratively and effectively with those individuals addressing their difficulties such as anxiety, depression, interpersonal issues, self-esteem, life transitions and trauma. While working together in a safe space, we will strive to reduce/eliminate negative thoughts and feelings.  To achieve this outcome, I utilize a client-centered approach along with a CBT framework. 

Mental Health Therapist in New Jersey

Strengths are emphasized in therapy as an important asset to treatment success. I also have extensive experience and training related to trauma.  Although individuals going through challenging times tend to seek out therapy, caregivers are often overlooked as those who could benefit from supporting themselves. I have been trained in the nurtured heart approach and have provided caregivers with techniques to assist with the individual’s treatment progress.I have worked in a multitude of settings including a hospital-based residential treatment facility for adolescents, a county care management organization, and in a community outpatient therapy setting serving adults and their family members.
Along with a master’s degree in counseling, I have a post master’s certificate in clinical mental health.  I am licensed as a psychotherapist in New Jersey. I have also earned my credential as a clinical supervisor (ACS) to provide peer/collegial support.  

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Paulina E. Dutton LAC, NCC

Clinician 

For the last 15 years, I have had the privilege of walking alongside children, teens and adults as they embark on their journeys to healthier, happier, more resilient selves.  Throughout my career as a mental health professional, I have worked with individuals facing a wide range of issues such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem challenges, major life events (separation, loss, immigration), trauma, and more. 

Mental Health Therapist in New Jersey

I am a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) in the state of New Jersey, and a national certified counselor (NCC).  In addition, I am an advanced Nurtured Heart Approach® trainer. While working with children and their families, I utilize the Nurtured Heart Approach®; a vehicle to cultivate strong, healthy, positive relationships between children and their caregivers. 

My goal is to create a safe, open and non-judgmental space where my clients can be themselves and achieve their goals. I strive to be culturally responsive and individualized in my client-centered approach with all my clients. I am fluent in Spanish and practice as a bi-lingual clinician." 

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Rebecca Rowtie,  MA, LPC

Clinician 

Whether you are experiencing a specific challenge or a general sense that your life could be better, therapy can help! I believe in fostering an environment built on warmth, acceptance, and support to help individuals explore life’s challenges and effect change. I work collaboratively with clients to determine where life has gone astray, while building on what is going well and increasing self-awareness and insight. My goal is to empower my clients to lead a more satisfying, authentic life, with an enhanced sense of well-being and purpose.

Mental Health Therapist in New Jersey

Recognizing that every person is unique, I customize my approach to meet each individual’s varying needs and motivations. My work often focuses on adults and couples with challenges related to stages of life, grief, self-esteem, parenting, relational difficulties, fluctuating moods, trauma, as well as family dynamics.

My treatment style is eclectic and often includes psychodynamic therapy, existentialism, cognitive behavioral therapy, attachment-based therapy, and interpersonal therapy. I am a graduate of Montclair State University and I currently train at Ackerman Institute for the Family.

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Madinah Brown-Day,  LCSW

Clinician 

Madinah Brown-Day is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, received her BA degree in Psychology from Rowan University in Glassboro  New Jersey and completed her Master’s Degree in Social Work at Widener University in Chester Pennsylvania. Madinah has been working in the field of mental health for over 20 years. Madinah has successfully served children, adults, adolescents, couples’ families, and groups. Madinah provides trauma-focused therapy, adjustment challenges, depressive and anxiety disorders, cultural issues, and sexual identity.

Mental Health Therapist in New Jersey
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Sharise Tucker,  LMSW, LSW

Clinician 

With a compassionate heart and a keen understanding of human nature, I have honed my skills in meeting people exactly where they are in their lives. Whether working with individuals facing adversity, marginalized communities, or those struggling with self-esteem issues, I approach each encounter with empathy, respect, and an unwavering belief in the inherent potential of every person I meet. My passion lies in supporting those who struggle to recognize their own worth, cultivate confidence, and seize opportunities that come their way. I believe in the transformative power of self-awareness & empowerment.

Mental Health Therapist in New Jersey

I have been committed to ensuring that individuals from diverse backgrounds feel deeply understood and empowered to embark on their journey of self-discovery and growth, guiding clients through the process of discovering their strengths, overcoming obstacles, and embracing their full potential. I create a safe and nurturing space for my clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and aspirations. Through tailored interventions, evidence-based practices, and personalized support, I help individuals tap into their inner resilience, uncover their innate strengths, and cultivate a renewed sense of purpose and direction in life

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Benjamin Selesnick,  LAC, NCC

Clinician 

Benjamin Selesnick is a Licensed Associate Counselor, who received his Bachelor of English from Fairfield University, a Master's of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Rutgers University-Newark, and a Master’s of Art in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The College of New Jersey.

Benjamin's clinical experience includes providing individual and group counseling to adults and adolescents within community based settings, IOP programs and private group practices. Benjamin

specializes in treating a broad range of issues, including mood disorders, anxiety, relationship concerns and life transitions. Benjamin also has experience working with individuals who struggle with substance abuse issues.  He has an integrative approach, which includes aspects from cognitive behavioral therapy, existential therapy and a client centered strengths based focus.  Benjamin supports clients by offering a space for emotional safety, respect and honest feedback.

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Jeanine M. Taylor,  LAMFT

Clinician 

If you are struggling with your personal growth, self-discovery, relationship/family challenges or a significant life transition, I offer a safe, non-judgmental, empathetic, caring, and relaxed environment for you to express and explore your thoughts and feelings. Sessions are tailored to meet your unique needs and goals. There will be room for laughter to lift your spirits and plenty of hope and belief in you as you grow, heal, and embrace your authenticity.

Jeanine M Taylor

As a marriage and family therapist, my approach to therapy is guided by my belief in you and your capabilities. On our journey together, we will explore how your thoughts, actions, and decisions are influenced by your past and present interactions with those around you and your environment. I believe in a collaborative and client-focused approach to therapy. We can work together to navigate challenges, foster resilience, and promote positive change by focusing on your unique strengths and resources. My therapeutic toolbox includes: Solution-focused brief therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, collaborative therapy, Imago therapy, and relational life therapy. I have worked with a diverse group of adults, couples and families who have faced challenges of navigating mental illness, relationships, family dynamics, and coping with major life transitions.
 

I hold a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy with a specialization in couples work.  My academic background includes rigorous training in family systems, human development, and evidence-based therapeutic techniques.
 

If you are ready to take the next step towards positive change and well-being, I invite you to
reach out so that I may join you on your journey

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