Lorraine Jefferson is a licensed clinical social worker offering behavioral care services to adults in Florida, New Jersey and Tennessee. Lorraine has a wide array of clinical interests, and her expertise includes trauma-PTSD, depression, anxiety, mood disorders and addiction. 

Lorraine’s interest in behavioral health care began 20 years ago, after suffering in silence with her own mental and behavioral health issues, she attempted to engage in therapy. Although counseling was unacceptable in her family and culture, she took the brave step to “try it out anyway.” Her hope was to discover the path toward healing and was short-lived due to experiencing cultural insensitivity and judgement. She knew then that what she had experiences was not the ideal therapeutic relationship, so she decided to become the person who would give others what she was unable to receive – compassion, empathy, safety, nonjudgement, care and genuineness.  

Lorraine strives to always have a positive affective presence and she prides herself on her reputation for being able to rapidly form a meaningful rapport with her patient. 

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Ghandi 

Jeanine Miles is a licensed professional counselor offering services to children, adolescents and adults in New Jersey and Virginia. Jeanine has a vast array of clinical interests and her expertise include weight management, eating disorders, women’s issues, adolescent girl’s issues and ADHD. Jeanine’s interest in mental and behavioral health care stems from her passion to help others. 

When treating patients, Jeanine likes to provide a calm and nurturing environment for individuals for self-exploration, expressing and emotional healing. Patient centered-humanistic approach and wholeness oriented. 

Jeanine enjoys hiking and traveling. She is also a certified bariatric counselor.  

“Courage…
1 Asking for what you need
2 Speak the truth
3 Owning your own story
4 Setting boundaries
5 Reaching out for support”
– Brene Brown 

Jocelyn Martinez is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to children, adolescents and adults in New Jersey and New York. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in family therapy, parenting, communication issues and dialectical behavioral therapy.  In her practice, Jocelyn’s approach to care is clientcentered and is eclectic to individuals’ needs. She helps individuals focus on their strengths and values to help empower them throughout treatment. Jocelyn utilizes CBT, DBT, structural family therapy, journal therapy and solution-focused therapy She would describe herself as warm, caring and supportive.  Furthermore, she believes therapy promotes healing and growth within individuals and families and hopes to be an effective tool in helping people through their journey of healing. 

Jocelyn’s interest in mental and behavioral healthcare developed naturally through her enjoymenin working with childrenThrough her studies, interactions, volunteer work and employment she recognized the value of becoming emotionally intelligent and wanted to empower, help and strengthen children and adults in need. 

Jocelyn’s family and friends have said she is a philomath because she enjoys learning and studying. She hopes to pursue her Ph.D. in the near future. Jocelyn also enjoys journaling and has taken courses on itand enjoys traveling to tropical places with her family. 

“In diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” – Maya Angelou 

Courtney Henson is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adultin New Jersey. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in mood disorders, anxiety disorders and stress managementAs a therapist, Courtney values the power of listening and being heardHer goal is to teach therapeutic skills that bring meaningful and positive change to a client’s life. These changes can lead to both immediate relief and, ideally, ongoing growth. 

Courtney’s interest in mental and behavioral healthcare stems from her innate desire to help others. At a young age, it became clear to her that a person’s internal dialogue and feelings about themself had a huge impact on mood and life decisions. She eventually decided to follow a career path that would allow her to help people realize their individual goals for mental wellness. 

Courtney enjoys yoga at least two times a week. She loves going to the Jersey Shore with her family, where they kayak and swim in the ocean. Her favorite place she’s ever traveled to was Greece when she was in college and she hopes to go back one day. 

“You’ll have bad times, but it’ll always wake you up to the good stuff you weren’t paying attention to.” – Good Will Hunting 

Chris Rushton is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adolescent and adult residents in New Jersey and New York. He has a variety of clinical interests; however, he specializes in trauma and abuse, behavioral disorders, cognitive behavioral therapy and mood disorders. In his practice, Chris finds it important to consider an individual holistically in order to identify goals, priorities and challenges ahead. 

Chris’s interest in mental and behavioral healthcare developed further when he was crisis counselor in New York City after 9/11. He then pursued and obtained a social work degree from Columbia University. 

Chris is on two legal defense teams fighting to overturn wrongful convictions. He is married to Brazilian, so his four kids speak Portuguese and English. Chris is originally from a small foreign country: New Jersey. 

“Life keeps throwing me stones.  And I keep finding the diamonds.” – Ana Claudia Antunes 

Christy Booze is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adult residents in New Jersey. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in anger management, addiction and anxiety disorders. In her practice, Christy believes that therapy should be a collaboration between the client and provider. 

Christy’s interest in mental and behavioral healthcare developed over time as she saw that there was a strong need for mental health professionals who understood different populations. 

Christy has been to Dubai. She enjoys boxing and used to play basketball. 

Reynald Omega is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner offering services to adolescent and adult residents in California, Florida and New JerseyHe has a variety of clinical interests; however, he specializes in bipolar disorders, mood disorders, schizoaffective disorder, schizophrenia, substance use, dependence and addictionIn his practice, Reynald uses a holistic approach centered around the belief that stronger mind will lead to a stronger body. 

Reynald’s interest in mental and behavioral health care came naturally; he has always wanted to help people live a better life. He helps individuals overcome life challenges through resilience building. 

Reynald is a foreign physician graduate, speaks four languages and loves technology. 

Mental health is as just important as physical health.”  

Anne Marie Nixon is a licensed professional counselor offering services to child, adolescent and adult residents in New Jersey and Vermont. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in parenting, autism spectrum disorders and women’s issuesAnne Marie practices solution-focused therapy utilizing family-systems and client-centered strategies. 

Anne Marie’s interest in mental and behavioral health care developed during childhood. As a little girl, she always loved talking to people and hearing their stories and has wanted to become a therapist ever since. 

Anne Marie has been part of the same pediatric and family practice for the past 16 years. She loves the outdoors and can usually find her out there with her son and dog. She also enjoys reading, knitting and cooking. 

“If you have ever gone to the woods with me, I must love you very much.” – Mary Oliver 

Nena Forshee is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to child, adolescent and adult residents in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. She specializes in anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and adolescent and early adulthood therapy. Nena’s philosophy of care is centered around the belief that the most important part of providing care is understanding where patients are in their mental health journey and meeting them at that point. She enjoys taking a collaborative approach with clients to determine how they will work together in meeting their set goals.

Nena’s interest in mental and behavioral healthcare stems from her innate passion for helping others. She took a strong interest in mental health in high school which continued into college. She began working with children and adolescents in a residential program, where she became increasingly interested in diagnostic evaluations and different treatment models for therapy. Nena then went on to pursue her master’s in social work. 

Last year Nena explored Europe visiting Ireland, France and England. She is extremely family oriented and her favorite place to be is on the beach listening to the ocean. 

The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places…” – Ernest Hemingway 

Michele Leader is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to children, adolescents and adults in New Jersey and PennsylvaniaShe has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in child and adolescent therapystress managementeffective communicationcareer guidance and post-traumatic stress disorder. Michele’s philosophy of care is that one needs to develop positive support systems and relationships, strengthen established skillsgain new skills, be open to self-assessment, evaluate pros and cons of situations and issues, be willing to try new activities, be kind to one’s self and define and work towards a specific goal. Michele’s goal is to influence and support her clients’ growth and help them through any challenges they may face. 

Michele volunteers at local animal rescues. She’s been a member of The National Association of Social Workers since 1990 and loves most types of music. 

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