Linda Alba-Lichardi is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adults in New Jersey. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in anxiety, addiction, obsessive-compulsive disorder, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy and women’s issues. In her practice, her philosophy of care is client-centered with a biopsychosocial approach.
Linda’s interest in mental and behavioral healthcare developed naturally due to her innate desire to help vulnerable populations move toward change that would lead to a more balanced life.
Linda enjoys cooking and is a master gardener and certified hypnotherapist.
“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” ― C.S. Lewi
Carly Silipino is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to children, adolescents and adults in New Jersey. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in child and adolescent therapy and psychopharmacology, anxiety disorders and trauma and abuse. In her practice, Carly aims to create a safe environment for individuals to feel comfortable sharing what makes them who they are. By doing so, she helps them identify their personal strengths and abilities which allows them to create goals and ultimately achieve them.
Carly’s interest in mental and behavioral health care stems from her innate and genuine interest in the wellbeing of others. Mexico is her favorite place to visit, she enjoys watching episodes of The Office and loves cheese!
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style.” – Maya Angelou
Courtney Henson is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adults in New Jersey. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in mood disorders, anxiety disorders and stress management. As a therapist, Courtney values the power of listening and being heard. Her goal is to teach therapeutic skills that bring meaningful and positive change to a client’s life. These changes can lead to both immediate relief and, ideally, ongoing growth.
Courtney’s interest in mental and behavioral healthcare stems from her innate desire to help others. At a young age, it became clear to her that a person’s internal dialogue and feelings about themself had a huge impact on mood and life decisions. She eventually decided to follow a career path that would allow her to help people realize their individual goals for mental wellness.
Courtney enjoys yoga at least two times a week. She loves going to the Jersey Shore with her family, where they kayak and swim in the ocean. Her favorite place she’s ever traveled to was Greece when she was in college and she hopes to go back one day.
“You’ll have bad times, but it’ll always wake you up to the good stuff you weren’t paying attention to.” – Good Will Hunting
Donna Lam is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adult residents in New Jersey. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy, substance use, addiction, life coaching, wellness and health promotion and mood disorders. In her practice, Donna hones in on the craft of listening and expressing empathy for those facing life’s inevitable struggles. She collaborates with her clients with the aim of problem-solving and managing challenges.
Donna’s interest in mental and behavioral healthcare developed while working many years in the legal arena, advocating and negotiating on behalf of diverse clients. However, the all–or–nothing approach of the law left her wondering “Is there another way?” She started to find her answers while pursuing a social work degree which then led her to become a licensed clinical social worker.
Donna is an honorably discharged Army Reservist. She enjoys reading science fiction novels and traveling with her family.
“Then as it was, then again it will be and though the course may change sometimes rivers always reach the sea.” – Led Zeppelin, Ten Years Gone
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.”