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Lindsay Thein LCSW, LCADC, SAC- Clinical Supervisor

Hello! I’m Lindsay Thein and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC). I specialize in working with children, adolescents, teens, families and substance use. I attended Ramapo College of NJ for my Bachelor's Degree in Social Work (BSW) and Monmouth University for Master of Social Work (MSW) with a concentration in substance abuse and children and families. I currently hold a NJ Clinical Supervisor Certification, which allows me to supervise new social workers in the field. My background is extensive and consists of experience in many different areas of social work. Most recently, I was employed as a Student Assistance Counselor in the Keyport School District for 10 years. Prior to that, I worked in other school systems as a social worker and student assistance counselor. Although, a majority of my tenure has been in the school system, I have also worked in psychiatric facilities, crisis units in the ED, substance abuse treatment facilities and for DCP&P, formerly DYFS. The counseling modalities that I currently use are Cognitive-Behavioral, while utilizing a Strengths-Based Approach. It begins with changing negative patterns of thinking that lead to destructive behaviors. I will help you to recognize your strengths and develop a mindset that will allow you to make better choices. At Lindsay Meyer-Thein LLC we treat everyone equally and want you to realize how important you are. Remember: believe you can and you're halfway there. 

Currently Accepting Self Pay, OON Benefits, Aetna, UHC, Oxford, Optum, Medicare, BCBS and Cigna

Location- Red Bank & Hazlet

 

Erinn Barnes LCSW

 My background is extensive and consists of experience in many different areas of social work. I currently offer counseling services utilizing psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and mindfulness techniques with a strengths-based focus.  I believe that everyone has strength inside and I tailor my therapeutic approach to meet the individual needs of my clients. I enjoy working with children and their families, adults, and Law Enforcement and their families. I am currently offering in-person and telehealth sessions.

 

Currently Accepting Self pay, Out of Network Benefits, Aetna, Humana, Medicare, Cigna, UHC and BCBS

Location- Red Bank

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Nicolle Steakin LCSW 

Nicolle obtained her Masters in Social Work from Fordham University in 2018. Nicolle is a Certified Trauma Clinician, as well as being certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and the Nurtured Heart Approach. She also utilizes other modalities such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing. Nicolle has experience working with trauma, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, ASD, and grief.

 

Nicolle believes in client self empowerment, allowing the client to find their way, while guiding and supporting them in a nonjudgmental way. She has a strong passion for working with others, as evidenced from positive feedback received by clients. One of her clients parents shared “Nicolle provides constant communication with regards to our daughters treatment. The level of trust both us and our daughter have in Nicolle is unquestionable. Her level of commitment to her clients is undeniable and beyond question.”

 

In her free time Nicolle enjoys traveling and exploring new places. She also enjoys spending time with her cat and friends.

Now accepting Medicare, Cigna, BCBS, Aetna, Optum, UHC Self pay and Out of Network Benefits.

Location- Red Bank

Ashley Zingara LPC

Ashley obtained her Masters in School Counseling and Student Assistance Coordinator Endorsement from Monmouth University in 2015. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Her experience is working with children Pre K - 12th grade. She is trilingual, fluent in Portuguese and Spanish. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing with her clients. Ashley wants her clients to feel safe to express their concerns and be empowered to obtain their goals.

 

 In her free time, Ashley enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves to travel and go to the beach.

Accepts- OON benefits, Self Pay, UHC, Oxford, BCBS, Optum and Cigna

 

Location- Red Bank

Elly Breese LAC

Elly received her Masters in School Counseling (2012) and Student Assistance Counselor Endorsement (2013) from Monmouth University. Her experience is working with children in grades kindergarten through 12th grade. For the past 10 years she has worked at the Middle School level. Elly uses therapeutic techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with a Strengths-Based Approach and Motivational Interviewing to help clients feel empowered to make positive changes. Elly provides an ear to listen and strives to create a therapeutic environment in which clients feel understood and comfortable to express their feelings and set goals. She offers in-person and virtual sessions. 

 

In her free time, Elly enjoys spending time with her family and her dog, Bruce. She loves to travel and spends her summer days on the beach.

Location- Red Bank

Katie Laffan LSW

Katie earned a Master of Social Work from Stockton University in 2013. She is currently a licensed social worker (LSW) and is working towards her clinical licensure (LCSW). Katie is also a certified brain injury specialist (CBIS) and has seven years experience supporting adults with acquired and traumatic brain injuries providing cognitive rehabilitation therapy to increase executive functioning skills. Katie also has experience providing counseling services to the elderly, adults and teenagers with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and adolescents with emotional difficulties such as depression, anxiety, self-esteem, communication, and social skills. 

 

Katie takes a solution focused and strength based approach and enjoys being a listening ear so individuals can comfortably express themselves in a non judgmental environment. 

In her free time, Katie enjoys spending time with her friends and with her dog. She loves to sing karaoke, listen to music, and play games. 

 

Location- Hazlet

Caroline Guerrero LAC

Caroline is a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Monmouth University and received her Bachelors in Psychology at Rutgers University. Caroline has experience working with children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of presenting psychological and emotional difficulties such as anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, low self-esteem, bullying, trauma, and life transition struggles. She strives to create a safe, empathetic, and nonjudgmental environment for children, adolescents, and adults. She uses an integrative, client-centered perspective incorporating techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness and other evidenced-based techniques. She offers in-person and telehealth sessions.

In her free time, Caroline enjoys spending time with her friends, family and dog, Moose. She loves to travel, read, and go to the beach in the summer. 

Location-Red Bank

Denise Robles LSW

Denise earned a Master of Social Work from Fordham University in 2009. She is a licensed social worker (LSW) and is currently working towards completing hours towards the clinical social work license (LCSW). Denise is a certified School Social Worker and has extensive experience working with school-age children, especially adolescents. Denise takes a holistic, strengths-based approach with clients of all ages, with an emphasis on interventions that assist them through life’s challenges. Denise also provides culturally competent care and is bilingual in English and Spanish.  

 

Denise enjoys spending time with her family, traveling near and far, and DIY projects.

Location- Red Bank

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