-Sexual Identity/Orientation (LGBTQ+)
-Mind & Body Connection
-Cognitive & Behavior Modifications
-Creative Tools (Art, Play, Games)
Mindful Life Therapy Team
Courtney Battista LPC LCADC ACS
Courtney E. Battista LPC LCADC earned a MA and EdM in Psychological Counseling: Mental Health and Wellness from Columbia University in New York, NY.
As a Mother of three (born 2015, and twins 2017), Psychotherapist, and Professor of Psychology I believe I have various strengths and the ability connect to client concerns. The work of a Psychotherapist sometimes means to be nurturing like a Mother, insightful as a Therapist, but also an Educator that teaches skills.
I work with a range of clients from children, adolescents, to adults with experience in group, family, and individual psychotherapy.
My focus is to help clients gain insight into their concerns, gain an empowered sense of self, internalize a range of coping skills, and minimize negative influences.
I believe in the mind-body connection and uses mindfulness techniques as a way of connecting differently to thoughts and emotions.
Trauma Informed Care, DBT, Substance Use Disorders/Recovery, Sandtray, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Christine Vazzano LPC
Christine Vazzano LPC, NCC earned earned a MS in Mental Health Counseling from Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey.
I have worked over 10 years helping individuals find relief by working through their unique challenges in their lives by reflecting, reframing, and rebuilding a healthier sense of self. I believe trust, empathy, and compassion towards oneself and others is what holds a strong foundation for any relationship; personal or therapeutic. My motivation in this field is to help individuals improve their confidence in knowing how to navigate making decisions and better manage negativity that gets in the way of living day to day. Together, I can help individuals become more aware of unhealthy patterns, build mastery with coping skills, and develop a more positive lifestyle.
I have experience in working with a range of clients from adolescents to adults with a wide range of emotional and social needs including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, relationship issues, self identity and self esteem issues, life transitions, and coping skill education. I have experience with group, family, couples and individual psychotherapy.
We all have the ability to make change and improve our lives. Finding someone to help guide us in the right direction is the first step.
Allie Herman LAC
Allison Herman LAC has obtained her Master of Science degree from Montclair State University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is a Licensed Associate Counselor in New Jersey.
I have worked as a counselor for over seven years with children, adolescents and adults in therapeutic, in home and academic settings. My specialty is working with adolescents and young adults to help them lead happier and more harmonious lives. I have experience with play therapy as well as with adolescents and adults with conduct disorder, ADHD, trauma, school refusal, mood disorders, anxiety, domestic violence and social and behavioral challenges. I believe it is important to help clients gain awareness about themselves and their environment by connecting their thoughts to their behaviors to accomplish their treatment goals.
I believe that there is no one-size-fits-all to therapy. Each individual is unique, and I tailor my approach to each client’s needs and goals. I take the time to understand exactly what you are experiencing so you can start making changes to improve your life. I use empathy and warmth to create a safe, nonjudgmental space where you can process and heal. My ultimate goal is to help children, families and individuals reach their highest potential in a positive, mindful way.
Jackie Persico LAC
Jacqueline Persico LAC earned a MA in Psychological Studies and EdS in School Psychology from Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey.
I worked for many years as a school psychologist serving children, adolescents, and young adults. I have a passion for human services and mental health wellness. I believe in a client-centered treatment philosophy, and my approach is empathic, genuine, and with unconditional positive regard. I have experience in working with clients who are navigating a wide range of social and emotional needs, including and not limited to, anxiety, depression, ADHD, autism, oppositional defiant disorder, bipolar disorder, and family relational challenges. I firmly believe that each client has a right to a safe space, to be themselves and explore their emotional health, and to develop individualized tools and skills for a positive well-being and happiness.