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.
Stephanie received her BA in Psychology from Rider University and is currently completing her master’s degree in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling and Therapy (MCFCT) from The College of New Jersey. She has experience working with diverse individuals, couples, and families. Every client of hers is valued and accepted. She takes a nonjudgmental and empathetic approach in helping them feel a sense of belonging while tailoring sessions so that their goals also include what is special about them. Stephanie believes collaboration, connection, and humor are key to therapeutic success and moves at a pace that is right for the client.
Stephanie is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT). She holds a certification as a Youth Mental Health First Aid instructor. Stephanie is trained in diversity, inclusivity, and multiculturalism. She typically employs a systemic and strengths-based approach while pulling therapy models such as Bowenian, Solution-Focused, Mindfulness, CBT, Bio-Psycho-Social, and more. Stephanie welcomes a safe space for clients all of ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, genders, religions, and ages.