Nancy Scott is licensed as a marriage and family therapist (LMFT) and professional counselor (LPC) with certification as a nationally certified counselor. She has over twenty years of experience working with families, children and adolescents, specializing in traumatic events such as adverse childhood experiences, suicidal ideation, anxiety, depression and experiences unique to veterans and military families.
As the former Director of The College of New Jersey Clinic, Nancy holds certifications with American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and the Center for Credentialing and Education as an approved clinical supervisor for clinicians seeking licensure. Nancy has a passion for supporting new clinicians while actively expanding clinician training at the Center to support best practices in the field and to develop each clinician’s unique skills and talents.
"May my practice be dedicated to your well-being…"
George is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist known throughout New Jersey as an energetic and engaging speaker. His expertise helps bring professional staff and parents to a greater understanding of their role in raising healthy children. George believes, “All adults have the power within them to improve the lives of children.”
George is also certified in Post Traumatic Stress Management (PTSM) and is a state wide Coordinator for the Traumatic Loss Coalition. In addition, George Scott was a Training and Consultation Specialist for the New Jersey Youth Suicide Prevention Project, which was managed by Rutgers University Behavior Health Care (UBHC) and former adjunct faculty member at The College of New Jersey.
Gina is a Licensed Associate Counselor who has extensive experience working with children, adolescents and their parents. Through creativity and the arts, she focuses on helping to build a child’s strengths, resilience and coping skills. “Life Through Your Lens” is a phototherapy group that Gina created and facilitates to allow adolescents to tell their own story through photography and look ahead at their futures. She also works with parents to identify and cultivate their own parenting style using a family systems perspective. Gina is trained in motivational interviewing and believes healing and hope are possible for everyone.
Vanessa Arias-Martinez is a bilingual (Spanish-speaking) Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over a decade of experience working with individuals, couples, and families, and is a firm believer that we all have the capacity to direct our own journey for personal growth. Vanessa takes a systems-approach to her clinical work, helping clients more deeply understand how their behaviors, motivations, and identity develop and are impacted by the systems in which they exist.
Vanessa has developed expertise in providing training and capacity-building initiatives in the areas of suicide prevention, trauma-informed care, and sexual health. In addition to her work as a clinician, Vanessa is the HIV Prevention Director of Technical Assistance at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and serves as adjunct faculty at New York University, Montclair State University, and William Paterson University.
You deserve to live a life that feels like a gift - not a burden. You are searching to feel better than what you are feeling now, because what you are feeling now is misunderstood, overwhelmed, and unhappy. You are ready to tell your story and to finally feel heard.
I work to help my clients feel relief from their difficult feelings. Sometimes these feelings are rooted in the most painful moments of their lives. Together we will explore the chapters to the story of your life - uncovering where you are feeling “stuck”. Along the way I will teach you tools to help you cope with those hard emotions while highlighting your strengths. I want you to find meaning in your life. I want you to feel safe to feel happy again.
Katherine is a Licensed Associate Counselor. She received her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The College of New Jersey and her Bachelor’s from Columbia University where she studied psychology. Katherine co-authored published research exploring the efficacy of EMDR on survivors of domestic violence and sexual trauma. Katherine is a United States Marine Corps veteran and an avid dog lover!