ABOUT

The Practice

Our Clinicians

Mollie Busino, LCSW

Mollie Busino, MSW, LCSW
Director and Founder
Mindful Power, LLC


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
  • EMDR
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy
  • Fair Play Certified Coach
  • RETAIN Parental Leave Certified Coach

Her work focuses on Anxiety, Entrepreneurship, Career Changes, OCD, Relationships, Dating Challenges, Insomnia, Fertility Counseling, and Maternal Mental Health. She is a past 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.

About

Amanda Ahearn, MA, LPC,
CIMHP, ACS
Clinical Director
Serving NJ & FL clients


Amanda is the Clinical Director of Mindful Power, LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional, and Approved Clinical Supervisor with 15 years experience supporting clients towards personal growth and healing.

Having worked in both nonprofit and private practice settings, Amanda has learned that helping her clients achieve optimal mental health includes the combination of active listening, practical tools, the use of evidenced-based therapeutic models and a warm and supportive style. She is committed to providing a space where clients can heal old wounds, discover a deeper understanding of themselves and make new meaningful and self-directed choices that align with their most authentic self.

Amanda has advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to treat individuals experiencing:

  • Anxiety and Obsessive/compulsive behaviors
  • Depression
  • Perinatal challenges
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

As a specialist in women’s mental health, Amanda has had the privilege help women navigate:

  • Their relationship to their body
  • Dating and relationship challenges
  • Fertility, Pregnancy and Maternal Mental Health
  • Interpersonal Trauma such as physical and sexual assault and;
  • Perinatal trauma

Amanda also has advanced training in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and offers a 12 session empirically validated treatment that is highly effective at reframing unhelpful thoughts and beliefs following a traumatic experience.

Jenny Mekkawy, LCSW

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.

About

Madeleine Archambault, LAC


Maddy is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), NJ Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC). and She is Certified Trauma Professional (PESI/Evergreen) and EMDR Trained (EMDRIA Approved). In addition, Maddy has been trained in Maternal Mental Health thru Postpartum Support International and has utilized CBT, Somatic, and Mindfulness tools. She specializes in adults managing anxiety, stress, relationship difficulties, and histories of trauma. She blends psychodynamic, systems and attachment theories to help clients gain insight on how their past shows up in their present. Maddy is a big believer in the mind/body connection & therefore also utilizes somatic modalities to help clients regulate their nervous systems. Her clinical lens is shaped by her belief that everyone is inherently good and has the capacity for change.

About

Arianna Spatidol, LCSW
Child & Adolescent Therapy Lead


Arianna is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Child & Adolescent Therapy Lead of Mindful Power LLC, and Certified School Social Worker in the state of New Jersey.  Arianna specializes in the treatment of children and adolescents experiencing anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, behavior regulation challenges, and relationship difficulties. 

Arianna has extensive experience in the field of youth mental health and believes in taking a whole child approach, including caretakers and other supports in the process. Arianna utilizes a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Play Therapy, with a relational and strengths focused approach. Arianna believes strongly in the benefits of meeting clients where they are and aligning with their values when implementing treatment. 

Arianna’s post graduate training includes eating disorders & body image, trauma informed practice, mindfulness for youth, and CBT for youth & adults through The Beck Institute.  Arianna is also trained in implementing SPACE Treatment (supportive parenting for anxious childhood emotions), under Dr. Eli Lebowitz.  Outside of private practice, Arianna’s experience includes roles in a variety of school settings including general education, special education, behavior management and crisis intervention. 

About

Trina Adelung, LCSW


Trina specializes in working with children, adolescents and young adults living with anxiety, depression, ADHD, high sensitivity and emotional regulation challenges. The young people she works with often struggle with low frustration thresholds, low self-esteem, self-consciousness, rigidity and perfectionism. She utilizes CBT, EXRP, play therapy, art therapy and mindfulness to support her clients in finding more ease throughout their daily lives. Her goal is to create a space where every individual feels empowered to make healthy, safe and authentic choices that reflect who they truly are. She believes therapy can be transformative, fun and challenging all at the same time. She holds an LCSW in the state of New Jersey, has received her Master’s in Social Work from Silberman School of Social Work at CUNY Hunter and has worked with children and young people in the mental health field for nearly ten years.

About

Caitlin Iglehart, LPC


Caitlin Iglehart (she/her) is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in New Jersey. Caitlin holds a masters degree in Applied Child and Adolescent Psychology: Prevention and Treatment from the University of Washington. Caitlin is trained in CBT+ (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for anxiety, depression, behavior management, and trauma), Helping the Noncompliant Child (HNC), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Caitlin’s clinical experience includes working as youth and family therapist (ages 5-25) at a community mental health agency, in school settings, and in transitional housing facilities.

Caitlin is experienced in supporting individuals experiencing anxiety, depression and mood disorders, impulse and behavior regulation challenges, experiencing the effects of trauma, and navigating life stressors.

Caitlin uses a culturally considerate, strengths-based, collaborative approach. She believes therapy should be an empowering process. She works hard to equip individuals and their support systems with tools to achieve positive, enduring mental health changes.

About

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.

Lesley-Neadel-LSW

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.

About

Ashley Lurker, LPC NCC


Ashley Lurker is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) in the state of New Jersey as well as 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 The Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Positive Psychology, and Solution-Focused Therapy.

Ashley believes that a strong therapeutic alliance is integral for successful therapy. Ashley works collaboratively and non-judgmentally with adults who wish to gain insight into their thoughts and behaviors, assisting them to establish goals that will make positive changes in their lives. She particularly enjoys helping clients find their voice so they can advocate for themselves and feel understood.

Her clinical experience includes working with adults across the lifespan seeking assistance with mood disorders, anxiety, OCD, addictions, perinatal mental health, relationship struggles, bereavement, anger management, self-esteem, and managing the stress of life transitions.

Ashley has been trained in Couples Work through the Gottman Institute and Beck Institute. She has been trained in Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy for OCD through the Cognitive Behavioral Institute. She received training through Postpartum Support International for Perinatal Mood Disorders. Ashley also has received DBT Core Training through Trinitas.

Gabriela Montoya LSW

Gabriela Montoya, LCSW


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.

About

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.

Kristine Thielman PsyD

Kristine Thielman, PsyD


Kristine is a doctoral-level 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.

Gracie Schreffler, RMHCI

Gracie Schreffler, RMHCI
Delray Beach location


Gracie is a registered mental health counselor intern in the state of Florida who takes a person centered approach to working with clients while utilizing cognitive behavioral as well as acceptance and commitment therapies to help clients process and overcome anxiety, depression, or the impact of traumatic events. Gracie utilizes CBT and mindfulness approaches to support clients of all ages and backgrounds but especially enjoys working with perinatal and postpartum women and women at any stage of the reproductive or fertility journey. Additionally, Gracie is passionate about helping women who are victims of sexual abuse, individuals suffering the effects of dysfunctional or traumatic childhoods, or clients who are feeling stuck in unhelpful patterns such as codependency or perfectionism. While unhelpful thoughts and reactions have likely served us and acted as survival traits, Gracie loves helping clients recognize that they can live a new way that better aligns with their true self!

Whatever the challenge, Gracie views therapy as a collaborative process in which the client should feel safe, heard and valued so that they may become more aligned with their true self.

Leah-Crescenzo

Leah Crescenzo


With decades of experience in holistic healing and personal transformation, Leah is a Certified Quantum Success Coach and practitioner of various powerful subconscious modalities including Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT), HeartHealingTM and Beyond Quantum Healing. Her journey began with a deep dive into holistic practices, earning certifications in Clinical Hypnotherapy, Ericksonian Hypnosis, Holistic Health Coaching, Yoga and Yoga Therapy, among others.

Her approach is rooted in the understanding that sustainable change begins within. Through Hypnotherapy, we unlock the subconscious mind, tapping into your innate resources to facilitate profound shifts. She believes that your state creates your story, and transformation is an “inside job.” By regulating the nervous system, acknowledging emotions, and reprogramming past traumas, we can break free from limiting beliefs and conditioned patterns that are keeping you stuck.

Leah specializes in helping women build a solid foundation of self-love, self-belief, and self-trust.

Leah Crescenzo, a Certified Rapid Transformational Therapist (RTT) and Clinical Hypnotherapist, our hypnotherapy sessions offer a safe and supportive environment for healing and growth. Drawing upon decades of experience in holistic healing and personal transformation, Leah guides clients in unlocking the root relational and experiential causes of their challenges.

Whether you’re struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem, phobias, or unwanted habits, hypnotherapy can offer profound relief and transformation. By bypassing the critical faculty of the conscious mind, we’re able to communicate directly with the subconscious, where deep-seated beliefs and patterns reside. Through gentle relaxation techniques and guided imagery, clients enter a state of heightened receptivity, allowing for the reprogramming of limiting beliefs and the release of emotional blocks.

Hallie Galgano, Director of Billing and Practice Management


Laura Monteleone,
Intake Director


Silvia Todesco,
Billing Assistant