Deborah Kourgelis, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adolescent and adult residents in New Jersey. She has a vast array of clinical interests; however, her specializations are grief, trauma and addiction. In her practice, Deborah’s philosophy of care starts with “being where the client is at”.
Deborah’s interest in mental health care stems from personal loss. Her experiences spearheaded the change from a career in human resources to becoming a therapist.
Deborah volunteers on a crisis team that works with schools when they have any type of loss. She enjoys training her dogs and has been to Walt Disney World with her four children more times than she can count.
“Do the storms ever stop? No, but neither do the rainbows.”
Kimberly Clark, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to children, adolescent and adult residents in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She has a vast array of clinical interests; however, her specializations are anxiety, depression, parenting, family counseling and couples counseling. In her practice, her philosophy of care is strength–based with some CBT.
Kimberly’s interest in mental health developed during her first-year nurse residency experience. She encountered many individuals who came into the hospital with a variety of mental health issues and concerns, seeking help but unfortunately, the adequate mental health resources were not available for them.
When Kimberly retires she would like to either travel the U.S. living in a camper or move to London and continue practicing mental health care. Kimberly was ambidextrous until the 1st grade and is a huge horror buff; she likes to read horror books, watch horror movies, and listen to scary podcasts.
“When people show you who they are believe them the first time.” Maya Angelou
Anna Ebrani, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adult residents in New Jersey and New York. She has a vast array of clinical interests; however, her specializations are trauma and abuse, PTSD, LGBTQ issues, relationships, CBT and anxiety. In her practice, Anna utilizes a combination of person centered, psychodynamic, CBT and solution focused modalities to treat her patients. She believes the most important factor is a strong therapeutic relationship in order to make any kind of change possible. Anna is also CBT certified through the Beck Institute, so she utilizes CBT techniques to address her patient’s depression and anxiety symptoms. In addition, Anna believes that a patient’s childhood, upbringing and past experiences need to be explored in order to gain a better understanding of their thought processes and behavioral symptoms.
Anna is a people person and helping people brings her joy. Growing up, her father was the religious leader of the community and people would always go to their home to seek counseling from him; because of this, helping others was instilled in Anna from a young age.
Anna loves to travel to exotic destinations and to get to know different cultures. She plays the piano and believes that music can be an amazing therapeutic tool.
“Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Monique Simpson, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to children, adolescent and adult residents in Virginia and New Jersey. She has a vast array of clinical interests; however, her specializations are depression, anxiety, family issues and relationships.
Dana Meadows, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adolescent and adult residents in New Jersey. She has a vast array of clinical interests; however, her specializations are anxiety disorders, stress management, mood disorders, dialectical behavioral therapy and life transitions. In her practice, Dana’s philosophy of care is to find the right treatment modality for each patient in order to provide the best care possible. She utilizes a strength-based approach in order to foster feelings of self-worth and confidence to be motivated for change. She believes it is important to collaborate and work as a team with her patients to help them meet their goals and find peace within themselves even when their life seems unstable or out of control.
Dana’s interest in mental health care comes from her innate desire to help others and to listen to their life stories. It’s been a drive and a mission in her life to be able to provide as much support to others and help them achieve emotional stability.
Dana is an avid music listener and loves karaoke. She loves collecting t-shirts and refuses to throw any of them away—especially concert tees. Her favorite show is The Office and has watched the series at least 20 times.
“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson