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Paula Wilson, Psy.D, CCTP

Dr. Wilson is a certified School-Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years of direct clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and their families. Dr. Wilson obtained a Bachelors of Arts (BA) in Psychology from the State University of Plattsburgh and earned her Master of Science (M.Sc) in counseling and Educational Services from Fordham University. Dr. Wilson continued her education at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology where she earned her Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D) in School-Clinical Psychology.

Dr. Wilson has extensive experience conducting evaluations for the diagnosis and treatment of suspected victims of child abuse and neglect. She also provides services to individuals diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Mood Disorders. In addition to private practice, Dr. Wilson continues to work in the public schools where her responsibilities include but are not limited to conducting individual and group counseling, administering psycho-educational assessments which provide psychological attributes of learning and of academic skills. Dr. Wilson also has extensive knowledge and experience developing and implementing 504 and Individual Educational Plans.

Dr. Wilson views her clients as part of a larger system which includes family, community, school, and culture.  She takes an active stance as a therapist, while offering a warm, supportive, down to earth, strength based, and practical approach.  Dr. Wilson strongly believes that the therapeutic relationship that she cultivates with her clients is the groundwork from which to begin.

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Kira Baskerville-Williams LCSW, Ed. D, CCTP

Kira Baskerville-Williams is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been involved in private practice for over 10 years.  She has been a clinical supervisor for the past two years helping clinicians develop and become Licensed Clinical Social Workers.

Kira specializes in working with children and parents, families, and individuals looking for better outcomes and a better quality of life.  Kira provides empowerment and leadership workshops and works with groups to help them obtain and sustain an optimal living experience.

Kira has worked in the educational field for 21 years with a specialization in special education.  Kira has vast experience in education and specialized instructional and educational practices geared towards promoting student growth.

Kira earned her Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers University.  After completing her Master of Social Work degree, Kira started her career working in alternative education.  After working in alternative education, Kira started working on child study teams in the position of a social worker.

Kira continued her education at Seton Hall University where she received her ED.S degree to become an Educational Specialist. Kira provides Educational Consulting to families, schools, and systems of care.

Kira holds several certifications in the field of mental health such as Clinical Supervisor, Licensed Social Worker, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  Kira also holds certifications in the field of education such as Supervisor and Principal Certification and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Seton Hall University.

Kira is able to combine her experience and knowledge to foster client-centered growth and solutions to everyday life concerns. Kira thoroughly enjoys working with individuals and helping them to evolve into what they envision for themselves.

Additional Clinicians

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Michelle Lewis

Michelle Lewis is a Licensed Associate Counselor who treats clients with the utmost respect, care and confidentiality, and delivering it all with a high level of responsibility and ethical professionalism.  Inducted into both Chi Sigma Iota and Alpha Epsilon Lambda, Michelle is a member of the American Counseling Association and the National Board of Certified Counselors.  Michelle is a graduate of the CACREP-accredited Master of Arts in Counseling, Clinical Mental Health program at Kean University.

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Chyna Glover

Hello, my name is Chyna Glover and I am a Licensed Social Worker. I recognize your bravery in taking the first step to begin therapy and I truly want to commend you! It is my desire that our time together will help you learn and grow, as you work to become the healthiest version of yourself.

As a Social Worker for the past 9 years, I have worked in a variety of settings such as Child Welfare, Care Management Organizations, Adult Day Care Center’s and within the field of Medical Social Work.

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Ruby Baskerville

Ruby Baskerville is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been involved in private practice for several years working with a variety of individuals, families, and couples.  Ruby specializes in pre-marital counseling, faith-based counseling, and young adults.  In addition to her specializations, Ruby offers support and guidance for the elderly who may experience challenges with illnesses, loneliness, depression, and many other challenges facing our elders.  In addition, Ruby works with caregivers who may experience feelings associated with caring for an elderly person.

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Rebeeca Jacobs, LSW

Rebecca Jacobs is a Licensed Social Worker with a driving passion for helping others achieve personal and emotional health and well-being. She has experience in working with individuals, families, and couples
regarding mental health, conflict, trauma, chronic illness, and caregiver burnout. Rebecca is proficient in Hebrew and has an in-depth understanding of various cultures
and traditions. She looks forward to creating a safe, therapeutic, healing environment to explore yourself and enhance your well -being and relationships together.

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Fatimah Z. Turner, MSW, LSW, M.ED

Fatimah Z. Turner is a Licensed Social Worker providing outpatient counseling to families, youth, couples, and individuals in private practice as well as through intensive in-home and community-based services. Fatimah supports her clients who are or have experienced trauma, loss, addiction, depression, and anxiety by building resiliency using a holistic and cognitive behavioral approach. She specializes in assisting families resolve issues and conflict by using a family systems approach and viewing families as a unit.

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Chanel Williams

Chanel Williams is a New Jersey Board Certified Licensed Associate Counselor with 8 years of direct practice working with children and adolescents, in the traditional academic setting. Utilizing a Client Centered approach along with Cognitive and Dialetical Behavioral Therapy and holistic practices, Chanel assist clients working through anxiety and depression. Leading with intuition and compassion, she encourages her clients to approach healing from a  WHOLE space, focusing on the ebbs and flows of mind, body and soul. Providing a safe space and working in partnership with her clients, she empowers individuals to lead with acceptance in their current states and provides a working tool kit to aid in advancement, outside of the counseling setting. Additionally, she empowers self exploration for those she works in conjunction with, because being present in on the keys in the journey of releasing personal blockages. Chanel is passionate about bringing forth healing to her community. By supporting and encouraging change through education and positive reinforcement. She believes communities will balance and harmonize to obtain overall wellness.

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Nina Yousef  MA, LAC, NCC

Nina is a Licensed Associate Counselor and Nationally Certified counselor in New Jersey, with a Master of Arts in clinical mental counseling from Montclair State University a CACREP-Accredited program and graduated with Chi Sigma Iota. Nina believes to be both a helper and an ongoing learner to gain awareness of her clients’ worldview, identity, cultural competence, and personal goals.  

Providing clinical mental health services to children, adolescents, and adults, in various diagnoses and life stressors in areas such as depression, anxiety, social anxiety, separation anxiety, phobias, bipolar disorders, trauma, grief and loss, obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention-deficit hyperactive disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, adjustment disorder, disruptive mood dysregulation disorder conduct and behavioral issues, anger issues, time-management, self-esteem and body image, bullying, relationship issues, infidelity and any emotional distress related to everyday stressors. 

Nina utilizes an eclectic approach to psychotherapy due to her knowledge and experience that each client is unique when it comes to their personal identity development and experiences, one treatment does not work for everyone. Nina integrates different techniques and strategies from various theoretical approaches to counseling, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), Person-Centered- therapy or Rogerian therapy, Solution-focused, humanistic therapy, existential therapy, play therapy, and art therapy.  Nina believes it is crucial in building rapport and trust with clients to opt-in completing their treatment goals and return clients to the highest level of functioning. Post-treatment clients will continue the path of self-growth, discovery, and attained effective learned skills.   

Licensed Associate Counselor: State of New Jersey # 37AC00551000

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Kariah Johnson

Kariah Johnson is a Licensed Associate Counselor who has a passion for working with children, adolescents, and young adults, particularly those who are neurodivergent (e.g. ADHD, Autism, etc). Her experience ranges from working in inpatient programs, intensive outpatient programs, and schools. Kariah takes an eclectic approach to counseling, believing that there is no one size fits all approach to effective therapy. She combines ecotherapy, CBT, and Relational Cultural Therapy. As a Black woman, Kariah understands the depths of mental illness related to generational trauma in communities of color, particularly in relation to race. Kariah is able to quickly and easily build rapport with her clients, creating a safe space for them to truly open up and feel comfortable expressing themselves. The bond between a therapist and client is key to a successful therapeutic experience.

In addition to being a counselor, Kariah is also currently in law school. As an intern for various law firms she has worked to advocate for children in various capacities such as in juvenile detention, school settings, as well as custody hearings. She has also worked to help victims of domestic violence secure safe housing, as well as aiding their representation in court. After law school she hopes to work in disability law, advocating for those who are often overlooked and inadequately accommodated.

 

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Lisa Chodosh

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  I have been in practice for the past 20 years, so I realize how difficult it can be to reach out and ask for help, so I commend you for taking that first step!

As a social worker, I have worked in inpatient psychiatric facilities, substance abuse treatment facilities, and traditional outpatient settings.  My passions include assisting families and individuals dealing with grief and loss, including divorce, empty nest syndrome and transitioning from adolescence to adulthood, and dealing with aging parents and your own aging.

In addition, I work with families dealing with addiction, chronic illnesses, and psychiatric illnesses.  I also enjoy working with adolescents and children dealing with anxiety, depression, and ADHD.  I assist families and individuals dealing with depression and anxiety.  I have experience and enjoy assisting couples dealing with issues related to their unique relationship. I utilize a cognitive behavioral approach and the strengths perspective to help you find the best version of yourself!

I look forward to working with you.

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