Yudelka Columna, BBA, MSW, LCSW Biography:

Yudelka Columna is a multi-awarded Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience in helping children, adults, and families overcome the difficult aftermath of mental, physical, and emotional trauma, including suicidal ideation, anxiety, depression, and behavioral issues.

In order to help disadvantaged groups with mental health issues, Yudelka started her own Counseling Private Practice in New Jersey named Healing Road Counseling Services, as well as a Non-Profit Organization named Healing Partners Counseling.

Yudelka immigrated to the United States from the Dominican Republic. She graduated in Business Administration at APEC University in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, where she received multiple awards as a top student in college and even the whole country. When she moved to the US, she proceeded to take her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

Yudelka received post-graduate training in Integrative Health Care from the University of Massachusetts. During her career, she continued receiving awards for her outstanding work as a professional therapist in New Jersey, United States. Yudelka has been invited as a motivational speaker at universities and other organizations in New Jersey.

She worked as a Bilingual Family Service Specialist at the Department of Child Protection and Permanency of New Jersey (DCPP), assisting families dealing with child abuse and neglect. She has also served as a therapist in outpatient settings, such as US Federal Qualified Health Care Centers, and has provided Intensive In-Home therapy through the New Jersey Children’s Systems of Care (PerformCare).

Her expertise lies in using an ethical, mindfulness-based, trauma-informed, culturally sensitive approach to help her clients. She makes sure to provide an empathetic, safe, and ethical environment to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, trauma, immigration challenges, child abuse and neglect, etc.

Yudelka received specialized training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), as well as utilize solution-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Problem-Solving, Brain Spotting, etc. to treat patients with Post Stress Traumatic Disorder (PTSD).

As an Afro-Latina, immigrant, and mother of three children, she has certainly implemented these down-to-earth and time-tested tips to deal with challenges in her own personal journey.

Yudelka’s book, “Emotional Resilience: Practical Solutions for Overcoming Challenges to Thrive in Life”, is for every person who needs tangible, real-world tools that will help them become mentally, physically, and emotionally resilient, so they can successfully navigate adversity and fulfill their maximum potential.

“Emotional Resilience: Practical Solutions for Overcoming Challenges to Thrive in Life” is now available on Kindle for you to purchase, download, share, and enjoy.

Altagracia Santana, LCSW

I am a bi-lingual, bi-cultural Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and I use evidence – based treatment to manage anxiety, depression, trauma and distress caused by life stressors. I work with young adults, adults across the life span and couples facing relationship conflicts. I also work with individuals and family members affected by substance use and co-dependence issues. I am a compassionate, empathetic and non-judgmental, with over 15 years of experience helping others. Each client is different. I begin with a thorough assessment, and then together, my client and I tailor a treatment plan of action.

I use an integrated approach that combines behavioral and psychodynamic modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); Brief Psychotherapy; Behavioral Activation, Emotional Focus Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Trauma Focused Treatment.

In addition, depending on my client’s individual needs, newer techniques such as Trauma Informed Treatment, Guided Imagery and Mindfulness were appropriate. I hope you consider taking the first step. Reaching out can be the beginning of real change. I am Licensed in the States of New York – 07787; Florida – SW 14249 ; South Carolina – SW – 12252.

Ginamarie Ramirez:

Allow me to come alongside you on your journey towards overall wellness.  As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and therapist for over 12 years, I have learned that progress is made when a trusting and therapeutic partnership is established.  Your story matters and deserves to be told.  It is my goal to provide an environment where you feel safe and comfortable to be yourself as well as an environment that promotes reflection and growth.  I provide online therapy sessions in both English and Spanish and specialize in working with children, adults, couples and families in the areas of stress management, anxiety, depression, and relational difficulties.  I look forward to assisting you in identifying your strengths as well as supporting you towards your goals. 

Permítame acompañarle en su viaje hacia el bienestar general. Como una licenciada trabajadora social clínica y terapeuta por mas de 12 años, e aprendido que el progreso se hace cuando se establece una colaboración terapéutica y de confianza. Su historia importa y merece ser contada.

Es mi meta proporcionar un ambiente donde usted se siente seguro y cómodo para ser usted mismo así como un ambiente que promueva la reflexión y el crecimiento. Yo proveo sesiones de terapia en inglés y español y me especializo en trabajar con niños, adultos, parejas y familias en las áreas de manejo del estrés, ansiedad, depresión y dificultades relacionales. Espero poder ayudarle a identificar sus puntos fuertes y a apoyarle en la consecución de sus objetivos.

Estrevina Rivera

Estrevina Rivera, LAC- Bilingual:

I am a Licensed Associate Counselor that has worked with children, families, adults, couples and adolescents. I have over 14 years of experience assisting individuals in different community settings. My clinical experience has extended from community centers, in home therapy and integrative medical settings in undeserved communities. I have obtained a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Felician University. Currently I am a fourth year doctoral student pursuing a doctorate in Counseling Psychology.

The focus of my work has been with clients suffering from grief/loss, trauma, depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, self-esteem, relationships and communication difficulties using evidence based approach.I providebilingual, English/Spanish,therapeutic services via Telehealth. As an integrative counselor,I believe everyone has individual needs. I work from the evidence based approach that can best treat the client.I provide cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focus therapy, trauma focused therapy, mindfulness based, person centered therapy, and emotionally focus therapy.

I believe everyone has inherent strengths that can assist them in overcoming life’s difficulties. My mission is to provide you with a safe, empathetic, genuine and caring environment in which you can grow and overcome challenges using your inherent strengths. I provide a judgment free environment in which diversity is embraced.

Maria Cacace

Maria Cacace, LAC:

I am a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) and National Certified Counselor with the state of New Jersey, with my master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health. I have experience working with a diverse, college-age level population of young men and women providing individual and group therapy sessions. I also have experience in addiction counseling, working with a variety of men and women of distinct backgrounds and wide age ranges. Cultural competency is of upmost value to me, as I have maintained a diverse group of friendships throughout my life. I have an understanding that all cultures are different and I am willing to work with you to keep your culture’s values, while providing you with the tools to get you to your best mental state. 

 
It has always been my passion to help others get the best out of their lives. Whether its stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, family matters, love and relationships, or trauma; I have an open and empathetic mind, ready to help you achieve your goals. It is of utmost importance to me that I treat each client as an individual and I am very flexible with my therapeutic approaches to fit your individual needs. 
 
Congratulations,  this is your first big step towards achieving better mental clarity, in order to live your best life! Please contact me if you’re ready to dive in to a new world of making small changes to work towards achieving your goals and promoting positivity. 
Cesar Coronado

Cesar Coronado:

My name is Cesar Coronado. I am a Licensed Social Worker passionate about helping people realize their full potential. I am a firm believer that within the human psyche is the potential for greatest. You can be great right where you are. I am passionate about helping people live their life to the fullest.

However, our mind can be a battleground for our thoughts and emotions and that’s where I come in to help. My particular area of emphasis is children and families, however I work to help people of all backgrounds work through their problem. I employ a culturally sensitive evidence-based approach to problems such as ADHD, depression, and anxiety. I also prefer to focus on practical solutions to your current problems.

Moreover, I am goal-oriented. I will always work fervently toward our goals in our sessions. You will find that I am a calm, patient, non-judgmental listener. I will listen to your needs. In therapy, you will get support and tools to build self-esteem, self-image, and motivation.

Jonathan Kull

Jonathan Kull:

As a Licensed Associate Counselor with experience providing Mental Health, Substance Abuse and counseling in Higher Education. I am confident that I have the skills and experience to help guide you towards improving your journey of life.  If you are struggling with Anger, Depression, Anxiety, Trauama, Career Challenges, Addiction, or just feeling stuck, please feel free to reach out today so we can work together on tackling the issues you are struggling with. 

I utilize an eclectic approach to counseling and strive to create a non-judgemental, warm and stress-free environment where we can collaboratively work on addressing your goals in therapy. I provide online therapy sessions in English and work with preteens through late adulthood.  Looking forward to working with you.

Diana P. Spieker, LAC. Bilingual

Diana P. Spieker, LAC. Bilingual

I am bilingual English/Spanish, License Associate Counselor, with a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Felician University, and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia.  Currently I am a first-year Doctoral student in Counseling Psychology at Felician University.

I have worked in different areas of psychology including organizational, education and clinical psychology. Most of my experience in the United States has been in the work with culturally diverse population, especially Latinx, with focus onhigh-risk children and families with history of substance abuse and / or mental illness, and domestic violence.  Also, with persons that experience grief / bereavement, trauma, depression, and interpersonal relationships.

My approach is integrative, Cognitive and Psychodynamic, evidence – based treatments and Multiculturally oriented.that help clients to gain understanding of their issues and make changes in their lives that are meaningful and aligned with their personal and cultural values.

Brittanie Scalora, LSW

Looking for help managing emotions? I am here to help. Finding the right counselor can be challenging. It is something that should be done in a safe, non-judgmental environment that is individualized to meet your needs to help you feel validated and understood. I aim to help provide you with tools to use in combination with your strengths to improve your mental state. When you reach out for help, I will return every call or email.

As a licensed social worker for over 11 years, I specialize in helping individuals with anxiety, depression, OCD, phobias, relationship distress, and stress and time management issues in both English and Spanish. My experience has extended from community centers, in home therapy and integrative medical settings with underserved communities. I have also worked for many years with domestic violence victims and immigrants. A variety of types of therapy are utilized including Behavioral Activation, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Focused Treatment, and Problem-Solving techniques.

Nicole Luthcke

Nicole Luthcke, MS, LAC, CRC, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology Drew University and a Master’s degree in Psychiatric Rehabilitation Counseling from Rutger’s University. She has held a variety of counseling roles, including experience in mental health and symptom treatment, case management, and vocational or career counseling.

Nicole has worked with youth ages 14 to older adults in both individual and group settings. She uses holistic approach to therapy, incorporating techniques such as CBT, positive psychology, and mindfulness with emphasis on values, wellness, and strengths. Nicole is skilled in assisting individuals cope with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders as well as challenges that come with low self-esteem, work concerns, relationship issues, and trauma. Nicole’s goal is to provide support through life’s difficulties as an ally, helping to develop coping skills, emotional awareness, and rational thinking in a judgement free space.