The Practice

Our Clinicians

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

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,
  • 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.


Amanda Ahearn, MA, LPC,
Clinical Director

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.


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.


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. 


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.


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.



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.


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 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.


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 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.

Hallie Galgano, Director of Billing and Practice Management

Laura Monteleone,
Intake Director

Silvia Todesco,
Billing Assistant