I obtained my Master's Degree in Social Work from Monmouth University. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker & a Licensed Clinical Alcohol & Drug Counselor.
A therapist by trade, I have over 10 years experience working in various settings including in home, office based, correctional facilities, & outpatient programs. My experience is diverse with regards to setting and population served. I have successfully worked with individuals who are motivated for treatment and others who may be initially indifferent or directly opposed to it. I was a Professor at Monmouth University and am an active member of The Social Work Advisory Council at the University. In addition, I have facilitated trainings for The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide (SPTS). I am a fitness and wellness enthusiast! I believe in the reciprocal relationship between your mind and your body. This passion lead me to obtain certification: NASM MMA Conditioning Specialist and NASM Certified Personal Trainer. I have been MMA training since 2007 and find it to be stress relieving and empowering! I've decided to integrate various approaches in achieving total wellness. I offer active release exercise groups, creative arts, relaxation and experiential exercises to treat individuals. I believe in a more comprehensive approach to meeting your individual needs.
Christina d'Angelo, registered dietitian
Energize Your Life is a health and wellness company that is determined to help individuals live their best lives! With a main focus in personalized nutrition counseling, I follow an evidence-based, whole body approach to improve energy and nutritional status in any individual. My specializations are mindful eating, weight loss, diabetes, cardiac and gastrointestinal health. I have a passion for nutrition, wellness and good tasting food! I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at West Chester University, and completed my Master’s Degree and Dietetic Internship from The College of Saint Elizabeth. I utilize a personalized and realistic approach to support client’s individualized goals. I believe that it is important to enjoy life, and that every food fits. Igniting changes in lifestyle can lead to dramatic physical and mental health improvements. By setting small, attainable objectives, clients are taught the balance of a healthy lifestyle to reach their ultimate goal. My philosophy is that every person is unique and nutrition is not a one size fits all approach. My teaching style is motivating and highlights the importance of consistency and balance, which can lead to amazing and lasting results!
Quinn batcho, lsw OUTPATIENT CLINICIAN
Change can be tough so I want to honor the courage you are showing by seeking therapy for yourself or your child. I am a warm and caring therapist; connecting with clients in a safe and effective way that facilitate growth and healing. I pride myself on helping individuals grow using an individualized, strength based approach. I deeply believe in the mind-body- sprit connection. In our work together, I will incorporate mindfulness based, emotion- focused and psychodynamic approaches to help you or your child build a life long toolbox of skills and build emotional intelligence. I have worked in various settings including transitional housing, emergency room psychiatric settings and as an in home child and family therapist. I have experience treating children, families and adults in areas such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship issues, gender questioning as well as working with young people and their families to facilitate healthy boundaries and open communication.
giovanna coppola, lsw outpatient clinician
I appreciate and value each person who has the courage to engage in the therapeutic process. I believe that all of us have different and unique needs, and so, I individualize my approach to therapy depending on what those needs are. I typically practice using a combination of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, but I am passionate about taking a Humanistic Approach. Meaning, I want to assist my clients in the development of a healthier sense of self, including a sense of safety and purpose in life. I share many of my own self-care practices with my clients, including journaling, meditation, and aromatherapy. I am a New Jersey Licensed Social Worker, and a Certified School Counselor. I have worked in homes, schools, and outpatient settings with children, adolescents, and adults. I have an extensive background in end-of-life counseling, and supportive grief counseling. My ideal client is you! I practice unconditional positive regard for everyone I work with, and I enjoy assisting people in the activation of change.