Our Counseling Staff

Jessica Coleman

CEO and Founder/Outpatient Counselor


Jessica is a passionate Licensed Professional Counselor and lifelong teacher and student in the field of psychotherapy. After graduating from Temple University, Jessica has worked in the helping profession her entire career. She dedicates herself to growing personally and professionally and using her interpersonal gifts to uplift others. Although Jessica specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy, her approach to counseling is holistic with a strong influence of mindfulness. Jessica enjoys helping others recognize how thought patterns and habits create the life environment and state of being. She helps to retrain the mind and thoughts to foster more desirable outcomes and life experiences. Jessica understands that everyone has and will experience a level of challenge and trauma in one’s life and has overcome many of her own. This allows Jessica to be understanding, supportive and provide a service that comes from a place that far transcends professional skills.

Throughout her career, Jessica has been an advocate for the underserved and underrepresented. She has spearheaded policy changes and the delivery of human services to be more accessible and conducive to those who need them. Jessica is a strong communicator and leader. However, individuals who engage her for counseling believe her greatest skills lie in her ability to listen and provide unconditional positive regard and esteem. When Jessica is not supervising or counseling, she enjoys writing, reading, and coaching her son’s youth basketball team.


Diana Siwek, LCSW

Counselor


Diana is a dedicated licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with over ten years of professional experience. After completing her Masters degree at The Catholic University of America, she began her career helping reunite foster children with their biological families. It was there she realized her passion for helping individuals and families make meaningful changes and develop a greater insight can lead to a peaceful mind and more fulfilling relationships. As a therapist, Diana believes in building therapeutic relationships based on deep acceptance, warm regard, and collaboration towards personal empowerment. In her work with individuals and families, she uses an eclectic approach depending on what will be most effective. This may include CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), the trauma recovery model, and emotion-focused therapy. Diana specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, grief and loss, and post-traumatic stress disorder. She recognizes and respects the courage it takes to make that first step and seek help, and it will be a privilege to her to accompany you on your journey.


Helen Heilala-Cassell LCSW

Outpatient Counselor


Helen is a graduate of Monmouth University and a licensed therapist. She has been working with children and families for over ten years. Helen has experience working with all age groups and a range of challenges. Her specialties include helping individuals process trauma, manage feelings of depression and anxiety, and navigate significant life changing circumstances.   In addition, she has experience with eating disorders, anger, and self-mutilation. She is comfortable working with individuals, couples or families. Helen is passionate about helping others and guiding people through uncomfortable life situations with the goal of learning and utilizing calming techniques.


Samuel Lombardo, LCSW

Outpatient Counselor


Samuel is a psychotherapist that specializes in the treatment of personality and mood disorders. Clinically, he works from an integrative therapeutic framework; essentially, he applies knowledge and techniques from multiple schools of psychotherapy to help clients meet their goals. He has extensive experience with teens and adults.

Samuel relies on clinically tested and evidenced-based interventions to teach clients about the connections between their emotional symptoms, thoughts, feelings, and behavior. His theoretical modalities stem primarily from Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavior, and emotionally focused orientations.

Samuel is a retired Police Detective Sergeant with 20 years of service. During that time, he encountered many individuals suffering from persistent mental illness. Additionally, he worked with many victims of domestic violence, sexual assaults, and violent crimes. This led to his interest in mental health and the benefits of psychotherapy. He holds a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology and a Masters of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Samuel looks forward to working with teens, adults, and our first responders.


Taima Gates

Outpatient Counselor



Bio Coming soon


Grace Woods, MA, LMFC, NCC

Outpatient Counselor


Grace has worked with children ranging from pre-school to college level students. She is a certified teacher with over ten years of experience. Grace holds a Masters in School Psychology and School Counseling. In addition, she is a Nationally Board Certified Counselor, a certified CACREP School Counselor as well as a Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor. Grace is well versed in several counseling techniques and has experience in individual and group counseling.


Testimonials

Receiving services in my home was a godsend. My ex husband and I went through a divorce last August and my son became depressed and refused to go outside for weeks. The counselor we worked with was very knowledgeable and skilled. My son is now back to doing his regular activities and enjoying his life. Thanks Child and Family Solutions.

Regina Lawerenceville, NJ

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