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.
Kristi Capriglione, LPC, NCC
Kristi Capriglione is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of New Jersey and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). Kristi specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy, Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing.
Kristi utilizes these approaches based on the client’s need. Her clinical work has included a large focus on bereavement and end of life transitions, including training thru the Columbia Center for Complicated Grief. She has been trained thru the American Group Professional Association and has co-facilitated a grief group at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck NY and offered a Bereavement focused support group at our practice. She strives to provide a safe environment for all her clients so they can become comfortable sharing their own stories and further understanding their journey.
Kristi specializes in working with clients who experience grief/bereavement, anxiety, depression, relationship struggles and life adjustments. In addition to her clinical training, Kristi has taught a undergraduate course focused on Holistic Health at Kean University, and attended the meditation training at the Dhammakaya International Meditation Center in Fanwood, NJ.
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, Clinical Counseling Intern
Maddy is a Clinical Counseling Intern and National Certified Counselor Certification (NCC) who is on track to receive 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).
Taylor Elwood, MSW, LSW
Taylor Elwood LSW (she/her) has experience working with adults, children, and families. Her clinical focuses have included working with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, life transitions, and perinatal mental health and parenting concerns. Taylor’s post-graduate training has included Advanced Training through Postpartum Support International, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, CBT thru the Beck Institute, Fertility Counseling thru ASRM. Taylor’s clinical approach to therapy is warm and welcoming with a collaborative, interactive, and conversational approach. Her work is informed by her background as a certified trauma-informed yoga and mindfulness instructor and full spectrum doula. She obtained her undergraduate degree in psychology from Adelphi University and her Masters of Social Work from Rutgers University.
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