Director: Meg Clark Soriano, MA, LPC, ACS, RPT-S
Meg has enjoyed helping children, adults, and their families for over 30 years. She founded the Center for Counseling and Education, LLC in 1996.
Meg’s approach is compassionate and practical. While clients appreciate her warmth and down-to-earth style, Meg has extensive training in cutting-edge…
John M. Barnett, MA, LAC
John M. Barnett, MA, LAC specializes in helping adolescents and young adults with anxiety, drug and alcohol concerns, depression and at-risk behavior, utilizing a solution focused and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach to treatment.
Clyde Boucher, MSW, LCSW
Clyde Boucher, MSW, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker. He has been working in mental health and addiction services providing individual, group, couples, and family therapy for over 35 years.
Michelle Jurgens Brooks, MA, LPC
Michelle is a Licensed Professional Counselor who is deeply drawn to helping children, adolescents, young adults, and adults. She has over 20 years of experience across many levels of care including Inpatient Hospital, Partial Hospital, Intensive Outpatient…
Dawn Cappello, MSEd, LAC
Dawn is a graduate of The University of Pennsylvania with a Masters of Science Education (M.S.Ed.) in School and Mental Health Counseling. She is currently a Licensed Associate Counselor at the Center for Counseling and Education (CFCE).
Cheryl Cifelli, MSW, LCSW
Cheryl is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has extensive training and experience in the mental health field. Cheryl helps children, adolescents, adults and families who struggle with issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, loss, parent-child relationship issues and addiction.
Susan A. Clark, MIA, MS, LPC
Susan is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the Center for Counseling and Education. She brings over 25 years of experience in health and educational program development and advising to the practice.
Susan utilizes a humanistic, client-centered approach to counseling children, teens, adults and families. She integrates a wide variety …
Michelle Cwanger, MSW, LSW
Michelle Cwanger, MSW, LSW, is delighted to join the team at the Center for Counseling and Education. She is a warm, compassionate, empathic counselor who enjoys helping individuals connect with and better understand their feelings and relationships. She has a gentle demeanor, and she is able to make great connections with people…
Lynn DeLaurentis, MA, LPC, RPT, BCB
Lynn is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been working in the mental health field for the past 9 years, with an initial focus on biofeedback and stress management. She currently helps children, adolescents, adults, and couples who struggle with headaches, anger management, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, BFRBs (Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors such as skin-picking, hair pulling & nail biting), grief, loss, life transitions, marriage, parent-child relationship issues and trauma.
Ariyon Fountaine is a Licensed New Jersey Social Worker. Her empathic, empowering, and client-centered approach provides a safe and supportive environment for individuals and families. Ariyon believes in the importance of the therapeutic relationship and works to ensure the comfort of those entrusted to her care. She uses a gentle and holistic method to meet a client where they are in order to understand how the presenting concerns impact their overall health and well-being.
Carey Gatti, MA, LAC, NCC
Carey Gatti, MA, LAC, NCC comes to CFCE with a passion for helping youth overcome challenges while discovering and expanding upon their existing strengths.
Combining a decade of experience working with children and adolescents in various settings with a compassionate, integrated approach to counseling, Carey assists clients in achieving optimal well-being. It is her belief that through age appropriate, individualized services which foster emotional literacy, positive self-talk, and skill building, her clients can improve self-esteem, build resilience, enjoy more fulfilling relationships, and live happier, healthier lives.
Liz Blackburn-Gruver, MSW, LCSW
Liz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has worked extensively with children, teens and adults in all stages of life. She counsels individuals, couples, and families utilizing an approach that is person-centered and strength based.
Liz has helped numerous clients with parenting difficult children and teens, and adults and adolescents and children dealing with anger, depression, anxiety,…
Rachel Hutnick, MA, LPC, RPT
Rachel is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist, utilizes a collaborative approach that is playful and compassionate. She brings a friendly and comforting presence to her work with children, adolescents, young adults, families and groups…
Stan Kletkewicz, MA, LPC
Stan is a Licensed Professional Counselor who is passionate about helping those seeking transformation in their lives. Stan is experienced in working with individual adults, couples, and families.
Combining 25+ years in the corporate world with an advanced, intensive education in counseling, Stan offers a unique combination of practical, yet compassionate, client-centered skills geared toward creating a comfortable, inviting experience for his clients.
Stan uses a holistic approach that…
Cathy Lederman MCAT, LPC, BC
Cathy Lederman MCAT, LPC, BC is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Board Certified Art Therapist who has worked with children and adolescents for 20 years. Cathy utilizes a child centered approach to counseling children and teens and is passionate about engaging children in an inviting manner. She incorporates Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT) techniques and Trauma Focused CBT techniques into Art and Play Therapy interventions.
Angela Mancao, MSW, LSW
Angela is a licensed social worker who provides compassionate care to all she meets, striving to create a safe and comfortable environment for her clients to share their story and learn ways to improve their wellbeing. Angela understands that no two people are the same or experience the same hardships, which is why she tailors treatment to best fit her clients’ needs and preferences.
Kimberly McDonald, MA, LPC, NCC
Kimberly is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Nationally Certified Counselor. She is passionate about walking alongside children, adolescents and families facing anxiety, family conflict, school concerns and depression. She also counsels adults in the area of coping skills, work-life balance, grief and loss, relationship issues and stress management.
Andrea Nasuti joined us through the Rutgers University, Graduate School of Social Work program, as a first-year therapist intern and is now staying on for her second year. Andrea’s genuine compassion and empathy influence her work with individuals of all ages. Prior to interning at CFCE, Andrea worked for a New Jersey support coordination agency where she was fundamental…
Jacquelyn Schriver (Jacquie), MSW, LSW
Jacquie is a licensed social worker who is passionate about helping families and children delight in more satisfying relationships, as well as helping children use their natural inclinations to process complex emotions and experiences so they can lead happy and healthy lives.
Jacquie has worked for ten years with children and families from diverse populations, in their homes and in the community. Jacquie has extensive experience providing parent support and education. She has experience with helping those who have…
Kimberly Sorgenti, MSW, LCSW
Kimberly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked with children, teens, and families for over the past ten years. She specializes in many areas including anxiety, attachment, trauma, and grief and loss issues. Kim works together with her clients by creating a therapeutic space for them to learn and grow.
Mickey Steinitz, MA, MSW, LCSW, RPT-S
Mickey is passionate about children and has worked exclusively with children and their families for over twenty years. She believes that every child has the potential to be a happy successful adult. She believes that when a child is acting out at home or in school the behavior is an unsuccessful attempt to communicate a problem to the adults in their world.
Renee Stemmer, MSW, LCSW
Renee is a DBT Foundationally Trained therapist. She earned her MS in Social Work from Columbia University in New York and completed Foundational and additional DBT training with Behavior Tech.
Renee is a therapist with lots of energy and compassion and loves working with people.
Ashante Taylorcox, MHC, LAC
Ashante is a Licensed Associate Counselor who provides an empathetic, supportive, and creative environment to the individuals and families that she serves. Ashante aims to meet each client and family where they are at and approach each difficulty that an individual may bring to the table through a relational and strength based lens.
Kristin Tomasello May, MA, LAC
Kristin brings a genuine and compassionate understanding to her work with clients of all ages.
Kristin received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2013 and a Master of the Arts in Counseling from Arcadia University with concentrations in child therapy, family therapy, and trauma in May 2018.
Mary Wightman, MSW, LCSW, RPT-S
Mary is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor who has been passionate about helping children, teens, adults and couples for over twenty-five years. Using strength based approaches and evidenced based modalities, Mary empowers her clients to overcome personal obstacles to improve their relationships and their lives.