Mindful Solutions NJ, LLC founder and CEO, Susan Taylor, LCSW, holds an MSW in clinical social work with a specialization in Trauma Treatment for children and adults. She is also an EMDRIA approved certified EMDR therapist with extensive training in childhood trauma. Susan has received ongoing specialized training with internationally respected educators/authors such as: Brian Weiss, MD.; Ana Gomez, MC, LPC; Sandra Paulsen, Ph.D. ; Dr. Dan Siegel; Carolyn Settle, MSW, LCSW and Eliana Gil, Ph.D., RPT-S, ATR. Susan's mental health counseling practice has a focus on the treatment of trauma, with a great deal of experience working with sexual assault survivors, child abuse survivors, and interpersonal trauma survivors. She has clinical knowledge in the treatment of adults, adolescents and children with complex trauma, secondary trauma, dissociative disorders as well as depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders. Susan graduated Magna Cum Laude from Fordham University in Manhattan, NY and is a member of NASW (National Association of Social Workers), DRCC (Disaster Response Crisis Counselors), AFCC (Association of Family and Conciliation Courts), and EMDR International Association. Susan has 35 years of experience as a successful entrepreneur and is devoted to using that experience to bring effective mental health services to as many individuals as possible.
Our mission at Mindful Solutions NJ, LLC is to help you experience your best life possible. We will work to uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we cannot change difficult situations of the past, we can work to let go of survival strategies that no longer serve you well. Together we can gain insights to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. If you are looking for hope after trauma or you are just ready to move in a new life direction, We look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
Joanne Oleske is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over ten years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults. Joanne's mental health counseling has a focus on the treatment of individuals with a history of trauma, depression and anxiety.
Joanne is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), which is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. For more information visit this website: www.emdr.com/
Joanne is also a certified Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and has received clinical training from one of the developers of TF-CBT, Esther Deblinger, Ph.D and educators from the Child Abuse Research Education & Service Institute. TF-CBT provides a structured therapeutic approach for individuals affected by trauma. For more information, visit the website www.tfcbt.org/
Joanne has experience working with adolescents in both individual and group settings focusing on a variety of areas including self-esteem, empowerment, communication and stress management.
Joanne earned a Master's Degree in Educational Counseling from Monmouth University and a Post Master's Certification in Clinical Community Counseling from Johns Hopkins University. Joanne is a Nationally Board Certified Counselor and a member of the American Counseling Association.
I am committed to helping you reach your treatment goals and learn skills to cope with any life challenges. I provide a safe, comfortable therapeutic environment and utilize various treatment approaches that best meet your needs. I can support and guide you to effectively manage your emotions and help you work towards achieving your goals.
Allison holds a Master's in Counseling Psychology from Capella University. Her Supervisory experience and trainings with the Board of Social Services allows her to develop client skills in the areas of management, supervisory, leadership, communication and career counseling. She is able to provide supports and guidance in navigating through the Social Service agencies. She has dedicated the last 8 years to working with children and adolescents in the areas of ADHD, anxiety, depression, school related conflicts, self-esteem, bullying, parent-child conflicts, DCP&P placements, crisis and trauma. Her client goals build upon the needs of the child, the family and the extended community. Her eclectic therapeutic approach includes EMDR, Guided Imagery, CBT and meditation for children, adolescent and adults.
My goal is to give power and confidence to every child, adolescent and adult. Allowing my clients to find freedom from what holds them back, teach them the power of communication, and empower them to believe in themselves and see the beauty in the contributions they make. I look forward to working with families and providing guidance and support to help them learn to communicate with one another and appropriately work out conflicts. Words are a powerful tool, listening opens opportunities for change.
Leora Stefansky is both a National Certified Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor. She received her master's degree in counseling services; graduating with distinction from Rider University in 2011. She is extensively trained in a number of treatment modalities and will use them according to the clients' needs. Leora has had advanced training from the Beck Institute in CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) which can be used to alleviate depressive and anxiety symptoms. She is also proficient in the use of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) which addresses and assists in the healing of a trauma as well as CPTSD (Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Leora is also trained in EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy ) for Couples. EFT is best known as a cutting edge, tested and proven couple intervention. Leora is passionate about helping couples find the healing they need to create fulfilling and long-lasting relationships. Using her extensive knowledge and trademark empathy, Leora works with individuals and families on a personal level to achieve their therapy goals. Leora places a strong emphasis on a client's self-worth and innate abilities to facilitate change.
As a professional mental health counselor, I am committed to helping you achieve your personal goals and enabling you to find the skills and strength in every situation. I understand that every individual's situation is different, and I am devoted to working with your needs and challenges. By accessing your inborn resilience and working together to acquire the necessary skills to succeed, your life can become happier, healthier, and more fulfilling.
Robert J. Schuman M.D. is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, in General Psychiatry and actively participates in the Board's Lifelong Commitment to Learning as designated by his ongoing fulfilling of the Maintenance of Certification requirements. Dr. Schuman is a graduate of Jefferson Medical College, in Philadelphia, during which he was selected for membership within the College to the Hobart A. Hare Honorary Medical Society. His residency was at Westchester Medical Center. He has over 30 years of experience in a wide range of psychiatric areas, especially psychopharmacology. Though a general adult psychiatrist he has many years of treating both adolescents and children. Despite the need on occasion for medication, he firmly believes in various forms of psychotherapy and supportive services as part of an integrated approach to obtain the best overall care.
I am a long-term New Jersey resident, married with 2 adult children. My various interests include tennis, swimming, and distance running and enjoying the nearby beach. As a provider I believe that everyone should get the care they need so I have paneled with multiple insurance payors to make myself more accessible to those who cannot afford the high cost of an out-of-pocket fee structure. I value the therapeutic relationship and will take the time to thoroughly assess and recommend medication if appropriate as well as other therapies. I will maintain a flexible schedule in the hope of reducing waiting time for either new evaluations or follow-up care.
Devin Mesanko obtained an associate degree in psychology at Columbia University and a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Rider University. Additionally, he has had specialized training related to the treatment of psychological trauma. Devin has extensive experience working with individuals of all ages in individual, group, couples and family sessions, using a treatment approach that is eclectic and person-centered, with respect to the unique nature of each individual or family/couple's circumstances. He has worked with clients struggling with mood disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma- and stress-related disorders, substance-related disorders, and other factors and/or issues that may impact relationships and overall mental health.
My professional goal is to help clients work towards mental and holistic wellness; and, to advocate for individuals and/or communities in need. I work in collaboration with the client(s), so that they identify the issue in need of change; and, identify their desire to act on any specified goals. In this process, I make it my priority to help provide the tools that facilitate empowerment for each client.
Kristi Katuran holds a Master's degree in Social Work from Temple University. She is a Licensed Social Worker who has received extensive training in Hypnotherapy. She studied Integral Hypnotherapy™ at the Hypnotherapy Academy of America in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It is one of the only state licensed Hypnotherapy schools in the United States. She earned her certification as a Clinical and Medical Support Hypnotherapist with a specialty in Natal, Inter-Life and Past-Life Regression Therapy. Her training and education rank amongst the top 5% of hypnotherapists in the United States. She is a fellow of the International Board of Hypnotherapists (IBH).
Most issues are resolved and goals are reached in 3-6 sessions. She can aid in a variety of issues including: Children & Teen Issues, Fears & Phobias, Goal Achievement, Healthy Lifestyle, Motivation, Past Life Exploration, Self -Esteem, Smoking Cessation, Stress Reduction, Unwanted Habits and Weight Management.
I am passionate about showing you the power of your subconscious mind! Together, we can re-educate your subconscious mind to adopt new higher quality beliefs. Once your limiting beliefs are changed, your life is changed. You hold the power, let me help guide you on this healing journey!
Rich DeMott is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and published author with over 30 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families affected by mental health and addiction issues. After relocating from northern NJ, Rich has joined our team at Mindful Solutions NJ, LLC to continue his life's passion in counseling. Rich brings with him an abundance of clinical and personal experience to serve those individuals struggling with a history of abandonment, trauma, and complex grief/loss in addition to an abundance of co-existing disorders.
My education and clinical experience brings me a strong effective set of tools to help guide individuals through some of life's most traumatizing experiences; but, what sets me apart is my life experience in these areas. I have self-published my 'memoir' on my experiences and challenges that have led me through post-traumatic growth in my book Recovering Soul. I hope to bring those experiences and my compassionate nature to our work together to help guide those who are ready to face a journey of growth through life's most challenging lessons to a place of soulful peace.
One of the most important factors of successful counseling is to have a good connection with the therapist you choose. Every person entering therapy deserves to have an individualized approach that is going to meet his or her specific goals. At Mindful Solutions NJ we offer a free initial phone consultation so that you have a chance to learn about the therapist you would work with prior to committing to fees or a long term therapeutic relationship. During the initial consultation, we will have the opportunity to discuss your reasons for seeking counseling and you will have a chance to learn about your potential counselors education, training, and counseling approach. We believe everyone has within herself or himself the ability to heal. We consider it a privilege to walk with client's on their personal journey to healing and living a full life. Call today to schedule your free 30 minute phone consultation.