The Center offers traditional counseling services to those who seek or need one-on-one or small group counseling sessions. Our counselors are licensed, experienced, and have been trained in grief support. There are fees for these services. Some counselors accept various insurance coverage’s as payment. Some will also discuss your individual financial situation as to fees. You need to discuss this directly with your counselor, however the Center will gladly schedule your appointments.
Kathleen P. Lawless-Schmidt, LCSW, is a New Jersey Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She works with children (ages 3-18), families and individuals conducting play therapy, and counseling with a cognitive behavioral theory basis. In private practice for 13 years, her professional experience includes working with domestic violence and community mental health therapeutic foster care. She is trained in trauma and disaster relief, grief support, as well as suicide prevention treatment. She had responded to the events of September 11, 2001. Kathleen continues this trauma and grief treatment with various issues of trauma and loss. She is a member of “Give An Hour” a nonprofit organization that provides free mental health services to military personnel and families. Kathleen is available for ongoing grief support and individual services at the Center by appointment only.
Kathleen Parte-Willbergh, MA, LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and adults who are dealing with adjustment issues, anxiety, grief, depression and/or crisis. Her practice is based on cognitive behavioral therapy which includes teaching skills such as relaxation and positive self-talk. Kathy has a specialty in Sand Tray Therapy. She is trained to facilitate small groups. Kathy is available for individual services for ongoing grief support by appointment only.
Martha Kalakutok, is a trained Bereavement Counselor who specializes in Early Intervention Grief. She is trained by the Diocese of Trenton and her background in counselling is faith-based. However, she concentrates on guiding families through those first days of grief when nothing makes sense regardless of religious belief. Her extensive experience allows your family to grieve your loss with respected privacy and consolation. She is available 24 hours per day and can be reached immediately. She will stay with you and your family as long as you need her. Please contact the Center to schedule Martha. If there is no one at the center, please call (848) 333-8525 and leave a message. Someone will return your call promptly.