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Meet Our Staff

CLINICIANS 

Lisa Ligammari, LCSW, Owner

Lisa offers confidential, empathic, goal-oriented treatment to children, adolescents and adults. She works with a diversity of clients and enjoys both play therapy for little ones and talk therapy for adolescents and adults. Lisa can tailor interventions and techniques to help assist you with your goals. With over 20 years of experience, she is certified in; psychodynamic analysis, clinical supervision, divorce mediation, crisis debriefing therapy, and grief counseling. Lisa can assist you with many different issues and problems.

 

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Vanessa Cholish, LCSW

As a certified CBT therapist with training in DBT and former experience as a high school teacher, Vanessa brings a unique skill set to her clients. She excels in both individual and group counseling. Vanessa has experience in working with those that have suffered from panic disorder, OCD, other anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, depression, PTSD, trauma, gender identity issues, as well as relationship/marital issues. She is also a certified grief counselor. Although she favors CBT, behavioral, and DBT modalities, she adapts to best assist her clients' needs. She is an alternative lifestyle friendly therapist. Vanessa aims to help you identify maladaptive patterns and improve communication, coping mechanisms, decision-making skills and your relationships using a variety of evidence based therapeutic techniques. Vanessa provides a confidential, nonjudgmental, safe space in which to process your thoughts and emotions.

 

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Alexandra D'Errico, LSW

Alexandra currently has her License in Social Work from the State of New Jersey and Masters in Social Work from Monmouth University. She has been working as a Psychotherapist for years now and absolutely loves it! She has worked with children as young as 2.5 years old, through adults as old as 83 years old. Alexandra thoroughly enjoys working with all ages, but her primary population served is adolescence through adulthood. She also enjoys working with couples. She uses an eclectic blend of theoretical perspectives to best service each client individually; she believes there are no two identical people or situations, so each client has a tailored treatment plan to best achieve their personal goals. When creating goals, Alexandra consistently practices that whatever is important to the client, is important to her. By instilling in each client that they and their goals are equally valuable to her, it becomes a team effort. By doing this, she is able to create a better therapeutic relationship. Her door is open to all, and she truly loves working with everyone who enters it.

 

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Stacy Ferland, LCSW 

Stacy graduated from NYU in 1999 with a Masters in Social Work. She is an LCSW with 20 years of experience in a variety of settings including Public Schools, Day Treatment Centers focusing on clients and families struggling with chemical addictions, private practice, and as a certified grief counselor. She has experience working with anxiety, depression, grief, life transitions and self esteem. Through the use of solution focused, strength based, and interpersonal therapy, Stacy is able to help her clients increase coping skills and work through relationship issues. She works with many clients including adolescents, adults, and seniors. Stacy feels that one of the most crucial aspects of therapy is to feel a connection with your therapist so that you can feel comfortable and work toward reaching your goals. It is her hope that together, she and her clients can work through old patterns, new struggles, negative thoughts and feelings, as well as life transitions in a positive way that leads to lasting change and a happier and healthier you.   

 

Jennifer Herzog, LSW

Jennifer works with adults, children, and adolescents, in a warm, empathetic, confidential, and non-judgmental manner. Establishing a positive rapport and a collaborative partnership with you, she will work together with you to develop strategies for discovering and overcoming barriers that are keeping you from living your best life. Jennifer has experience and training in treating Anxiety, Depression, OCD, trauma and PTSD, social and other phobias, issues related to life changes and transitions, relationship concerns (families, couples, etc.), social and communication skills, emotional and behavioral regulation, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and parenting.

Tailoring her approach to each individual’s style and needs, Jennifer’s practice is informed by various interventions and modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Focused-CBT, and Play Therapy. Jennifer is LGBTQ friendly and enjoys working with people from diverse backgrounds.

 

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Katie Smaldone, LSW

Katie attended Monmouth University for both her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Social Work with a specialization in Clinical Practice with Children and Families. Katie is a Licensed Social Worker in the state of New Jersey with 6 years of experience. She has experience working with children as young as three years old. Katie specializes in working with children, adolescents, teens, and young adults who have various concerns ranging from anxiety, school phobia, depression, Autism Spectrum Disorder, OCD, social skills deficits, as well as many other concerns. Katie frequently uses CBT and mindfulness in her work, but adapts to the client's needs.

 

Kaitlyn Rose Smith, MS, LAC

I received my Master of Science Degree in Mental Health Counseling in 2020 from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, where I learned a holistic approach to mental health. I work from a lens of treating the whole person rather than just the symptoms. I will provide coping skills, and other therapeutic interventions that not only alleviate symptoms but help to prevent them. I utilize evidence-based practices such as Dialectical and Cognitive Behavioral therapy but can pull from other modalities based upon the presenting issue. I've worked in treating various disorders and issues such as, depression, anxiety, trauma, life changes, obsessive compulsive disorder, substance use, low self-esteem and more. I truly believe it's a privilege for you to allow me in on your journey. I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.

 

ADMINISTRATION 

Breeana Stonier 

For most of my life I knew what I wanted to do; become a clinician. I have a strong desire to help others who need assistance through challenges in their life. I am happy to be a part of this team as an administrative assistant, propelling me one step closer to my ultimate goal. I currently have my associates degree in social sciences and I continue to strive towards my goal and assist clients in having an easy transition when coming to our office! 

 

Brittany Ligammari

I currently have my BA in psychology and am working towards getting my masters in Marriage and Family counseling. I have enjoyed being able to learn more about the field of counseling and look forward to becoming a clinician one day. By assisting with administrative duties for our team I am excited to be able to gain more experience as well as help clients in any way that I can. 

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