Meet Our Clinicians



Lisa Ligammari, MSW, 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. Lisa is also a Graduate in Psycho-Analysis, Certified in Grief Counseling, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Trained Play Therapist, Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional, Certified Mindfulness- Informed Clinician, Certified Clinical Supervisor, Divorce Mediator, Certified School Counselor, Disaster Relief Trained and certified


Vanessa Cholish, MSW, 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 and clinical trauma professional. 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.


Stacy Ferland, MSW, 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, MSW, 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.

Brittany Ligammari, MA, LAMFT

As a licensed marriage and family counselor Brittany believes it is important to look at all aspects of a persons life to work towards a solution. Brittany received both her undergraduate and Masters degree in Marriage and Family Counseling at The College of New Jersey. She has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and couples. She strives to maintain a safe and empathetic environment for all of her clients and enjoys working with her clients in a collaborative way while using a variety of techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and other modalities to find the best way to help each person reach their goals.

Brianna Shapiro, MSW, LSW

Brianna received her undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware and obtained her Masters of Social Work degree at Monmouth University. Brianna is a Licensed Social Worker in the State of New Jersey and has experience in the field working with individuals ranging from childhood into late adulthood. Her passion in the field stems from assisting individuals to overcome the disease of addiction. Brianna has acquired her skills through working with individuals, couples and families specializing in substance abuse, anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, relationship conflict, self-esteem and other mental health diagnoses. Through the utilization of evidenced-based treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, strengths-perspective, person-centered approach, relaxation techniques, etc, Brianna has been able to increase her clients coping, communication and interpersonal relationship skills to accomplish their goals within therapy. Brianna centers each session around the clients needs in order to best help the client and creates an environment that is based on comfort, connection, energy and rapport. Brianna perceives therapy as a vital component to grow within an individuals life in order to be their best fulfilling self. She drives for long-lasting change by assisting clients to develop a positive, stronger and healthier lifestyle.


Joy Przywara LAMFT, SAC, MSEd

You can achieve happiness and joy in your life! Life is manageable, even though it comes with stress, challenge, change, and struggle. I offer a safe space to encourage healing and wellness with warm conversation. We will work together to set goals and achieve what you would like to accomplish in therapy. I believe in you! Trained in Nurtured Heart, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral, and dialectical behavioral approaches, I find trust, empathy, compassion, and understanding are still the cornerstones of my therapy interactions. Certification in Nurtured Heart and EFT.



Nicole Dyson, Counseling Intern

Nicole graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Biology minor from Rutgers University. She is currently working towards her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the College of New Jersey, with an expected graduation date of May 2024. Nicole believes that the therapeutic relationship between the counselor and client is of the utmost importance and strives to create an authentic, warm, welcoming, and non-judgmental environment for her clients. She believes that the clients are the experts in their own lives and that in order to best help clients we must look at all aspects of their lives, past and present. Additionally, she believes that everyone’s situation is unique to them alone. Therefore, she will try different evidenced based techniques, coping skills, and stress reduction strategies with her clients until they find the techniques and style that works best for them. Together with a strength-based mindset we can help people overcome the struggles and steppingstones that individuals are working through within their lives.