Mollie Busino, MSW, LCSW
Director and Founder
Mindful Power, LLC
Mollie has had extensive training and post graduate certificates in:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,
- Rational Emotive Therapy,
- Positive Psychology,
- Perinatal Mental Health,
- Seleni /PSI
- Fertility Counseling,
- Covington & Applegarth Fertility Counseling Course
- Exposure Response Prevention Therapy, UPenn
- CBT-I for Insomnia, UPenn
Her work focuses on Anxiety, Entrepreneurship, Career Changes, OCD, Relationships, Dating Challenges, Insomnia, Fertility Counseling, and Maternal Mental Health. She is an executive board member of Postpartum Support International. Mollie has presented to business groups on the Psychological Barriers to Success and contributed articles related to Perinatal Anxiety, Depression, and challenges associated with COVID-19. She utilizes an interactive, goal oriented structure when meeting with clients. Mollie’s passion and commitment for initiating mindful changes for others is clearly demonstrated in her work and ongoing clinical expansion.
Mollie has had extensive training and post graduate certificates in: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Beck Institute Rational Emotive Therapy, Ellis Institute Positive Psychology, UPenn Mindfulness Perinatal Mental Health, Seleni /PSI Fertility Counseling, ASRM Covington & Applegarth Fertility Counseling Course Exposure Response Prevention Therapy, UPenn CBT-I for Insomnia, UPenn Her work focuses on Anxiety, Entrepreneurship, Career Changes, OCD, Relationships, Dating Challenges, Insomnia, Fertility Counseling, and Maternal Mental Health.
Amanda Ahearn, LPC
Amanda is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to treat anxiety, OCD, postpartum challenges, life transitions and depression. She is duly licensed to work with clients living in New Jersey and Florida.
In addition to cognitive restructuring, Amanda offers a whole body approach to mental health through the use of Emotional Freedom Tapping (EFT), mindfulness, nutritional therapy and is a Certified Mental Health and Integrative Medicine Provider (CMHIMP).
It is Amanda’s aim to provide each client with a safe space to explore thinking patterns and cultivate an empowered and self-accepting life by intention.
Jenny Mekkawy, LCSW
Jenny is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness to help people work towards positive and helpful thinking and behavioral changes. She has extensive experience working with adults struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, mood changes, bipolar, and co-occurring disorders as well as helping people better navigate relationship issues and improve emotion regulation. Jenny additionally enjoys supporting those navigating pregnancy and postpartum challenges and has received training in Perinatal Mental health thru the Seleni Institute. She obtained her Master of Social Work degree from New York University Silver School of Social Work and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Elementary Education and Spanish from Middlebury College. Jenny takes a client-centered and holistic approach, meeting clients wherever they are in their desire for change while also utilizing goal-oriented strategies. Jenny believes in the importance of understanding one’s values to make healthy decisions and drive goal-oriented behaviors. She helps people work towards accepting things that are out of their control and working to change what is in their control to improve quality of life.
Madeleine Archambault, LAC
Maddy is a National Certified Counselor Certification (NCC) and a NJ LAC licensure and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Certification (CCTP) by ~Aug’22. While in her graduate program, Maddy conducted individual, group & family client-work at a private practice in Scotch Plains, NJ. Maddy specializes in adults managing with anxiety, life transitions, complex trauma, stress management, and relationship difficulties. Where appropriate, Maddy encourages the use of somatic practices like meditation, deep breathing, & mindful exercise to assist with the individual work. She hopes to walk alongside clients as they begin to put the pieces of themselves back together to become their highest and most beautiful selves.
Arianna Spatidol, LSW
Arianna Spatidol is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) and Certified School Social Worker in the state of New Jersey. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Quinnipiac University and her Masters of Social Work (MSW) from Rutgers State University. Arianna specializes in working with children and adolescents who experience anxiety, communication challenges, challenging behaviors, and struggles with focus and attention. She has extensive experience in the field of special needs and believes in taking a whole child approach, including family members in the process, to reach therapeutic goals. Arianna has training in Trauma Informed Practice, Behavior Management and Mindfulness with children (Mindful Schools).
Trina Adelung, LSW
Trina is a licensed therapist in New Jersey. She obtained her Master’s in Social Work from Silberman School of Social Work at CUNY Hunter and her Bachelor’s in Psychology/Elementary Education Certification from Ramapo College of New Jersey. Trina specializes in working with young people experiencing anxiety, depression, behavioral challenges and attachment issues. Trina utilizes narrative, relational, cbt, and play therapy when working with her clients. She has nearly ten years of experience connecting with a wide range of young adults, adolescents and children in community mental health centers as well as traditional and alternative school settings.
Lesley Neadel, LSW
Lesley is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in New Jersey. She has extensive experience in the field of maternal mental health, supporting, counseling and advocating on the local and national level for new mothers. Lesley uses motivational CBT- and DBT-based skills to help manage anxiety, depression and adjustment disorders in a safe and supportive way. An avid proponent of peer support and normalizing mental health struggles, Lesley runs the “Managing the Mental Load” virtual support group for moms in addition to providing individual counseling.
Lesley previously served on the Board of Directors, and as Northern NJ Warrior Mom Ambassador, for Postpartum Progress Inc., spoke at the Partnership for Maternal & Child Health of Northern New Jersey’s “Contemporary Discussions in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders” Conference, and has completed multiple professional trainings including Mental Health First Aid, and courses via the Beck Institute, the Seleni Institute and Postpartum Support International among others.
Lesley holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Syracuse University’s SI Newhouse School of Public Communications and worked at a NYC-based PR firm for more than 12 years prior to going back to graduate school and receiving her Masters in Social Work (MSW) degree from Simmons University.
Kristen DalCortivo, LAC NBCC
Kristen is a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) and a National Board-Certified Counselor (NBCC) in New Jersey. She has an abundance of experience working with children who are struggling with anxiety, stress, conflict resolution, peer relationships, and related difficulties. As a current School Counselor, Kristen has a strong understanding of the various stressors children experience in today’s world. Her approach to counseling is integrative with an emphasis on Solution Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Kristen offers real strategies her clients can use independently. She believes in the individuality of clients and the importance of creating a trusting relationship by providing a safe, non-judgemental environment.
Abby Colen, LCSW
Abby is a Licensed Clinical Social worker (LCSW) with over twenty years of experience working with adults and teens. Abby uses Cognitive BehavioralTherapy (CBT) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) as well as additional evidenced-based modalities in her practice. She specializes in working with anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, OCD, life transitions and relationship challenges. Abby utilizes a holistic approach and is dedicated to working collaboratively with her clients and provides them with the tools necessary to achieve their goals and heal, in a warm, non-judgmental and safe environment. Abby has extensive post-graduate training in areas of childhood trauma, CBT, and adoption issues. She has also completed trainings for treating Perinatal Mental Health challenges thru Postpartum Support International. In addition to providing individual therapy, Abby has experience facilitating group therapy and workshops about childhood trauma. She is a certified clinical supervisor for therapists in the licensing process and SIFI certified for graduate level therapists. Abby obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Tufts University and her Master’s in Social Work from Hunter College School of Social Work. Abby uses Cognitive BehavioralTherapy (CBT) , Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) , and Eye Movement Desensitization Response (EMDR), Exposure Response Therapy (EXRP) as well as additional evidenced-based modalities in her practice. She specializes in working with anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, OCD, Perinatal Mental Health, life transitions and relationship challenges.
Ashley Lurker, LPC NCC
Ashley Lurker is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of New Jersey and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). Ashley specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) however enjoys utilizing techniques from other orientations such as Motivational Interviewing, Positive Psychology, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Existential Therapy. Her clinical experience includes mood, anxiety, and co-occurring disorders as well as bereavement, addictions, anger management, interpersonal effectiveness, self-esteem, and life transitions. Ashley enjoys working collaboratively and non-judgmentally with adults who wish to gain insight into their thoughts and behaviors to make positive changes in their lives. She has experience teaching healthy coping skills both individually and within groups and has worked at various levels of care. Ashley specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) , Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) , Motivational Interviewing, Positive Psychology, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Existential Therapy. Ashley has been trained in Couples Work thru the Gottman Institute and Beck Institute. Her clinical experience includes relationship challenges, mood, anxiety, and co-occurring disorders as well as bereavement, addictions, anger management, interpersonal effectiveness, self-esteem, and life
Alison Printz, LSW
Alison is a licensed therapist in both New Jersey and New York. She received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Barnard College. Alison specializes in women’s mental health, including perinatal mental health, and is in the process of obtaining certification from Postpartum Support International. Alison also has experience in working with adults facing challenges such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, and relationship issues. Alison takes a holistic approach to treatment, combining evidence-based coping skills from both CBT and DBT with a psychodynamic approach. Alison tailors treatment to each client individually, as each client has their own unique set of therapeutic needs
Gabriela Montoya LSW
Gabriela is a Licensed Social Worker in New Jersey. She received her undergraduate degree from Montclair State University in Child Advocacy and Policy and her graduate degree in Social Work from Rutgers University. Gabriela specializes in working with children and adolescents who are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, and have experienced trauma. She utilizes a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, and a Strengths Based Approach to help her clients and their families meet their goals. Gabriela has a history of working in residential treatment facilities, school settings, and in crisis response. She has completed the 40 Hour Domestic Violence Training, Nurtured Heart Approach Training, and has a Violence Against Women and Children Certificate. In her work with her clients, Gabriela places a strong emphasis on building rapport and fostering a nurturing, therapeutic environment that allows her clients to build on their strengths. Gabriela also values integrating the family in treatment in order to ensure that the strategies used in treatment are transferred into the home environment.
Saila Javed , LSW
Saila is a licensed social worker (LSW) in the state of New Jersey.
She specializes in DBT, CBT, and TF-CBT with a focus in anxiety, depression, life-transitions, and stress.
Saila has experience in working with adults, adolescents, and families. She has extensively worked with mult-cultural individuals and families and takes a multicultural approach. Saila likes to take into account the mediating role of cultural factors in helping individuals address mental health concerns or life changing events. She believes in the best quality of care for everyone and client’s self-autonomy. In addition, Saila is fluent in English and Hindi.
Audrey Spear, LCSW
Audrey is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in NY & NJ and many other things– a therapist, listener, observer, empath, creative, enneagram 4, wife, and mother of two toddlers. Audrey believes we are all inherently worthy and whole- but sometimes life situations make it hard to access that truth. Audrey considers the therapist/client relationship as what Irvin Yalom describes as fellow travelers – someone who is walking the path with you. She does not view herself as an authority or advice-giver, but rather as someone here to witness your story, walk alongside you, and cheer you on as you overcome barriers and unlearn old stories. If you work with Audrey, she will hold space, offer radical acceptance, and honor your full humanity– messiness and all. Audrey utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in her journey with clients to help them become aware of negative thought patterns holding them back so that they can view challenging situations more clearly and respond in a more effective way. She also utilizes mindfulness-based interventions to assist in reducing stress, anxiety, and depression. Audrey obtained her Master of Social Work degree from Baylor University and has worked as a school social worker in NYC for a decade. She has extensive experience helping parents navigate the high and lows of modern parenthood and has a passion for working with women in the perinatal stage.
Kristine Thielman, PsyD
Kristine is a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist in the state of New Jersey. Kristine utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to help individuals increase their overall well-being and autonomy. During sessions, Kristine holds space for her clients using a non-judgmental, person-centered approach. Kristine allows clients to feel safe while simultaneously supporting individuals and working alongside them to reach their identified goals and live a more fulfilled life. She enjoys guiding people who seek to better understand the relationship between their thoughts, emotions, and actions, as well as working to identify and master healthy coping strategies. Kristine works collaboratively with clients through goal-setting, motivational interviewing, positive psychology, mindfulness practices, and other evidence-based practices based on the needs and interests of the client. Kristine has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. Her work focuses on anxiety, depression, anger, life transitions, and stress reduction, as well as individuals who are seeking guidance and support during a challenging time period or are working to find more joy and satisfaction in their daily lives.