Jeffrey B. Allen, Ph.D.
Dr. Allen received his MA and Ph.D in applied social psychology from New York University. He is a licensed psychologist and Director of PSYCHealth Associates. He specializes in the treatment of sex-specific evaluations and forensic psychology.
Area of Expertise
-Consults/trains on management of sexual acting out behavior with New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency, Division of Developmental Disabilities, and the Juvenile Justice Commission
-Offers training workshops in behavior management of conduct problems in adolescents
-Presents on evaluation/treatment of sexual acting out behavior at state and local conferences
-Conducts forensic evaluations for attorneys, including psychosexual evaluations, risk assessments, criminal competencies
-Testifies an expert witness in state, military, and federal courts
Nicole is a trauma-informed, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Clinical Supervisor and is currently in the process of obtaining her BCBA. Her passion and belief in the Family Systems Model has lead to the growth of PSYCHealth. The goal is for everyone in the family unit to be able to receive individualized therapy services with their own clinician and then come together to work on relationship repair and rebuilding within the unit. This wrap around support means everyone is getting what they need while creating informal supports and skills for after therapy is completed. Nicole is a Hamilton local, the wife of a police officer and veteran and mother of two. Nicole has a daughter with autism and that has guided career to specializing in work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. In addition, she comes from a family court background working with juveniles with sexually abusive and reactive behaviors; parent coaching and mentoring, and facilitation of staff trainings for those working with these diverse and unique populations.
Nydia Santiago, LSW
Nydia Santiago-is a bilingual Spanish-speaking clinician with over 17 years of diversified experience in the field of social work, mental health, and addictions. She is an LSW with expertise in performing comprehensive clinical assessments, monitoring and evaluating the health care treatment needs of an individual person, maintaining a safe hospital and community environment, and working with a multidisciplinary treatment team to aid in developing a comprehensive treatment plan for an individual’s psychiatric, social, cultural, and spiritual needs. In addition, she has experience in drafting, review and revision of MH, SUD, and DDD licensing policies, procedures, and related documentation, and knowledge in modern health care models, Medicaid regulations, utilization review, interdepartmental programs, long-term care services, and federal regulations as they relate to the Medicaid program as well as the ability to assess client health care needs, work cooperatively with governmental organizations, act as an advocate for the client, prepare thorough communications in the course of the job duties, and evaluate the quality of health provider programs.
Kerri L. Kane graduated from Mercer County College in 1999 studying Liberal Arts and Sciences. Kerri spent most of her career as a medical receptionist, medical coder and biller for doctors located in Monroe Township and Princeton Junction, NJ. Her true passion and calling ignited when she became a parent of a child with special needs and had to learn to work within the system to get the accommodations her child required for access to learning. Kerri began her journey to become a certificated special education advocate through COPAA (Council of Parents, Advocates and Attorneys) and completed their Special Education Advocate Training (SEAT 2.0) in June of 2018. Kerri has been advocating for special needs students and families for close to 10 years. Mrs. Kane has volunteered her time with Special Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN) and Special Parent Advocacy Group (SPAG) formerly located in Ewing before venturing off to do her advocacy work privately. Kerri joined our practice as an Office Administrator in March of 2022. Kerri comes with a wealth of knowledge for operating a medical practice and is able to assist families struggling to have their children's needs met in the public school system. She is the very proud mother to 2 boys ages 16 and 13 and has been married to her husband Jason for 19 years.
Jessica is a graduate of Tulane University with a Masters of Social Work from Fordham University. She has an administrative and clinical background and over fifteen years experience covering a wide range of clients and settings. Before coming to PSYCHealth Associates she was the director of an active senior center in Greenwich Village and worked as a hospital social worker specializing in psychiatric acute care and inpatient rehab. Most recently Jessica has been working in an elementary school focusing on students with special needs. Jessica is a good listener and serves her clients with patience, professionalism, and kindness.
Jessica Engelhart, LSW
Amanda is a Licensed Social Worker who graduated with her Masters Degree from Rutgers University School of Social Work in 2012. She has since devoted her career to working with and advocating for at-risk youth, primarily youth involved in The Juvenile Justice System, and families. Amanda strives to provide a safe and healing space where youth and families can work through life's difficulties. As a therapist, Amanda is creative, honest, direct and encouraging.
Amanda Franklin, LSW
Jessy Cordova, LSW
Jessy is a Licensed Social Worker. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. She is a dedicated advocate for marginalized individuals, including survivors of domestic violence. As a Latina female she is culturally aware and sensitive to an individuals’ specific culture, ethnicity and needs. Jessy’s holistic approach fosters empowerment, self-compassion, and growth. She provides a nonjudgmental listening and conscious feedback. She specializes in depressive, anxiety, trauma and stress disorders, as well as couples and family therapy. Jessy works with adolescents (12-17), young and middle-aged adults. She has clinical training and experience in psychodynamic, trauma-informed and family systems therapy. Jessy utilizes the Gottman Method for couples and help clients develop tools to manage conflicts, deepen friendships and intimacy, resolve disputes, prevent escalations, and avoid relapses. She assists clients to develop stress tolerance, emotional regulation and effective coping skills with mind, body and spiritual healing process. Jessy encourages positive thought patterns and skills to increase self-confidence and personal empowerment. Jessy’s goal is to develop a therapeutic bond and work along with client to reach their goals, build and maintain healthy relationships with others and reconnect to self.
Lauren Gmitter, LSW
Lauren is Licensed Social Worker with many years of experience in the field and is committed to providing a safe space to heal from the impacts of all forms of trauma and life stressors. Utilizing various modalities such as the family systems model, solution-focused therapy, trauma-informed approaches, mindfulness techniques, DBT and CBT, Lauren has the ability to give clients the support to navigate a personalized and unique healing journey that honors each client. Her professional path has placed her in positions that have strengthened her abilities to work with a variety of individuals who have been impacted by violence, interpersonal violence, generational trauma, complex-trauma and substance use in addition to those who have perpetrated violence or sexually acting out behaviors. As a member of the board for both NJATSA and CASA Shaw, Lauren consistently is on the cutting edge of new resources, research and trainings. Most recently she has been trained certified in the Duluth Model, Social Emotional Learning and A Call To Men, Raising Boys into Men.
Kristy Wisniewski, LSW
Kristy is a Licensed Social Worker who received her Masters in therapeutic practice with children and families at Monmouth University. Kristy spent the last 15 years working within end of life care, alongside persons whom had 6 months or less to live. This experience developed into a primary focus within grief and loss counseling. In addition, Kristy has spent the last 5 years with a primary focus in private practice. Currently, her focus is the mental and emotional health of her clients, adults and children alike, within a clinical setting through individual counseling and family therapy.
Kristin Boniface, LSW
Kristin is a Licensed Social Worker who received her MSW at Rutgers University in 2017 and completed her internship under Nicole’s supervision in 2015. She specializes in working with adolescents, teens and adults with Substance Use Disorders utilizing substance use therapy, harm-reduction methods and prevention techniques. In addition, she has also used her social work background to assist individuals that have found themselves involved in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Systems. Kristin is a quick witted ginger that has an amazing ability to connect and personalize the therapeutic experience for each client ensuring clients leave feeling hopeful and motivated.
Brittany Murasky, LPC
Brittany is a certified adult, child and adolescent trauma professional who turned her lifelong interest in human behavior and expression of emotion into a graduate degree in Professional Counseling with a concentration in dual diagnosis and trauma. She works with adults and adolescents on a wide of issues such as anxiety, depression, self harm, suicidal ideation, grief, trauma, and inability to cultivate deep meaningful relationships. Brittany is continually learning new techniques to help her clients improve the quality of their lives by using modalities tailored to each client’s needs. She may use motivational therapy, play therapy, CBT, Trauma Focused-CBT, DBT, or positive psychology. She has worked in variety of settings, including urban cities, public schools, clinical outpatient/IOP settings, and nonprofit organizations.
Courtney Sherwin-Bordley, LSW
Courtney graduated from Rutgers University with her Master of Social Work, received her LSW, and is on track to receive her LCSW. She specializes in neurodivergence as well as anxiety and depression symptoms in adults, teens, and children; substance abuse and addictive behaviors; disordered eating; struggles with body weight, size and shape issues; narrative therapy; and Emotional Response Prevention therapy. She offers individual, couples, and family therapy. Courtney understands that there is a wide range of factors that influence a client’s mental, cognitive, and physical well-being. She diligently and consistently practices person-centered therapy by working collaboratively with each client while respecting their autonomy and ability to create meaningful change in their lives. Courtney has completed professional trainings in eating disorders, pathological eating, drug and alcohol addiction, addictive behaviors, trauma-informed care, and crisis intervention. In her free time, she engages in self-care activities including painting, playing with her two rambunctious chihuahuas, and browsing used bookstores for classic horror novels.
Fabiola Paul, LCSW
Fabiola Paul is Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Masters in Social Work from Rutgers University. Fabiola is trained in EMDR, Brainspotting, CBT and is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Fabiola Paul is a therapist, speaker, and CEO/founder of Enlightening Counseling & Educational Services, LLC which is a premier provider of online mental health counseling to women and teen girls. She also provides holistic wellness coaching and mental health related workshops for companies, schools, and churches. Using a holistic approach, Fabiola empowers and educates people on how to overcome their roadblocks and helps them get from stuck to enlightened in their personal and professional lives. In addition to her many years of clinical experience in community mental health, Fabiola has a passion for learning, serving, and exploring the world around her.
Adrienne Sherwin, MSE
Adrienne is currently pursuing her second graduate degree at the Rutgers University School of Social Work as well as her second year with us at PSYCHealth. With an extensive background in education and a master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction, Adrienne has always had a passion for working with children and adolescents that informs her practice of social work. Her experience teaching and working with neurodiverse and culturally-diverse children and adults, as well as with creating and accommodating educational assessments gives her the ability to relate, recognize, and understand on a level that extends passed traditional talk therapy. Adrienne utilizes the Zones of Regulation curriculum as well as art to give clients a multi-faceted approach to treatment. Her passion and commitment to serving others can be felt and her knowledge of therapeutic modalities and their execution is obvious upon meeting with her. Adrienne’s desire to continually pursue higher education and increase her skillset ensures that she will consistently provide her community and clients with opportunities for growth, compassion, and advocacy.
Marcus DeMott, MSW, LCSW
Marcus is a trauma-informed psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience working with youth and families in in-home, residential, and hospital settings. He has worked with youth and adults living with developmental or cognitive disabilities, including those in the autism spectrum. Marcus graduated with his Masters in Social Work and earned his license in 2011. He completed his Clinical License in 2019. Since then he has earned certifications in Nonprofit Administration, Ecotherapy, and Clinical Supervision and is currently completing his certification for Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Marcus takes a positive approach to behavioral transformation and is a certified trainer of the Nurtured Heart Approach.
Mark Adamko is a graduate student at Rutgers University pursuing his masters degree in social work. He has always been interested in working with mental health and has been working at an inpatient psychiatric hospital for the last 5 years. Fun fact about Mark is that he can solve a Rubik’s cube in under 30 seconds and that right there is why we at PSYCHealth knew he would be a great fit on our team! He is also works with our sister company, Full Spectrum Therapy Partners working with their male program participants.