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Judy Eckstein, PhD  is a licensed psychologist who has been in practice since 1987. She works with adults and adolescents in individual, couples and group setting, specializing in women’s issues including self-esteem, codependency and assertiveness skills. She also does psychological testing and evaluations. Her background is in Gestalt Therapy and she blends a variety of methodologies to create a warm, healing environment in which change can take place.

Neal Itzkowitz, LPC  has been in the mental health and chemical dependency fields since 1980. He has had extensive training in both short term and long term therapy and is able to meld the best of each in his treatment approaches. His friendly genuine style allows trust to be easily established; coupled with his insight and humor, feeling better comes naturally. Neal loves doing individual and couples therapy. He has expertise in treating people being affected by their past abuse (sexual, physical, or emotional), anxiety and panic, depression, grief, anger and domestic violence, chemical dependency, codependency and step-parenting conflicts.


Bryan McCrea, LPC  specializes in working with families, and children, especially boys, though he also sees adults and couples. His work with families includes assisting in resolving the effects of divorce, abuse, domestic violence, stepfamilies and other family issues. He also specializes in ADHD, child temper problems and defiance. Bryan brings compassion and years of experience and training to his practice. His therapy sessions facilitate personal growth, healing of wounds, and resolution of current life problems. He also specializes in Neurofeedback, which is a non-medication cutting edge approach to treatment of ADHD, conduct and mood problems.


Doug Eckstein, LPC has been counseling individuals and families since 1980. As a husband and a father, he knows firsthand the kinds of challenges that many of us face on a day-to-day basis. Combining natural warmth with seasoned professional insight, he provides a safe and comfortable environment for individuals, couples and families to undertake the process of growth. He specializes in treating relationship impasses, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and adult ADHD.


Gloria McCrea, LPC  has been in the counseling profession since 1975. She has devoted much of her professional time to working with women, adolescents and children. She holds two certifications with professional organizations specializing in the treatment of children and adolescents. Some of her current interests and areas of emphasis include the treatment of trauma reactions, weight control, the effects of divorce on adults and children as well as depression and anxiety. She brings a gentle warmth to her therapy sessions to assure a safe and comfortable therapeutic setting.

Meredith Krugel, LCSW  has over ten years of experience in counseling social work, and over three decades in family nursing. Her goal is to offer a warm, encouraging, and whole-person perspective to therapy. With a belief that all people have within them an innate capacity for healing and growth, her intention is that counseling services are inherently empowering.


Jimee Itzkowitz, LCSW has been a licensed therapist for 14 years. She enjoys working with teens, adults and couples. Jimee especially enjoys supporting and assisting seniors working through grief and life transition issues as well as assisting teens in developing positive self-esteem, self-awareness and confidence. Her intention is to assist her clients in living with more joy, passion and compassion in their lives. Jimee offers kindness, acceptance and support in a safe, healing environment.


Tania Welikala, MSW, CSWA, CADC 1 has received training in individual, couples, DBT, play therapy and family therapy. She has worked with depression, anxiety, PTSD, panic disorder, addictions, and domestic violence. Tania's approach includes both traditional psychotherapeutic skills and an appreciation for spiritual values. She works with clients of all ages to explore relationship challenges, to develop personal autonomy, and to enhance professional creativity and confidence.


Jody Howell MSW, CSWA has over 15 years in the human service and social work field. Through individual, couples or group counseling, Jody works with adults, children, and families to overcome past trauma while developing inner strength and resiliency. He has experience working with chemical dependency, domestic violence, sex abuse, mental disorders, trauma, grief, anger, loss, and relationship discord issues. Jody's genuineness, humor, and passion allows trust to be created.  


Michael W. Smith-Fernandez, MSW, CSWA, CADC I emphasizes working through a mindfulness lens to empower individuals, couples, and families in a nurturing environment. As a veteran, he is especially adept in working with military women, men, and families. Michael has extensive training with PTSD and substance use disorders as well as anxiety and depression as a result of grief and loss. Through his authentic and gentle demeanor, a supportive and soothing atmosphere of hope is created.

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