Meet The Team
Lindsay Klimik, PsyD
Dr. Klimik is a licensed psychologist and neuropsychologist. She specializes in neuropsychological assessment, a tool to understand how brain based differences affect a person’s everyday functioning. In particular, Dr. Klimik specializes in diagnosis and treatment of neurodevelopmental conditions such as autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, and learning disabilities.
Dr. Klimik works with individuals with a wide range of psychological and emotional difficulties, including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, childhood behavioral problems, grief, and difficulties coping with life’s challenges.
Dr. Klimik also provides executive coaching and consultation for teams and organizations to gain clarity around their vision, purpose and values, to get related to one another, and to get clear about what is in the way of achieving their goals. Through this work, teams transform and achieve goals that were previously impossible.
Dr. Klimik is currently accepting new patients for neuropsychological examination only.
Talya Bauer, LPC
Director of Therapeutic Services
Talya is a Licensed Professional Counselor who aims to provide a warm and safe environment for children, adolescents, parents, and families. She has over 10 years of experience working with children and families in a therapeutic setting. She is an advocate for seeking support when clients feel overwhelmed and strives to uplift her clients, create innovative solutions, and work towards wholesome outcomes.
Her clinical approach is evidence-based with a strong focus on strengths-based and client centered therapy. As a clinician that works with the family system, she uses age-appropriate humor and candor to align with her clients and help the entire family to engage in their work together.
In addition to her work as a therapist, she spent many years as a swim coach for two YMCA teams. She loves incorporating sports and other physical activity into her holistic approach to wellness.
Jamie Pagdonsolan, LCSW
Jamie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience working in residential, hospital, and school settings. She has a passion for working with children, adolescents, and families in an effort to empower them to find their own personal version of success, whatever that means to them. While Jamie utilizes evidence-based modalities that are person-centered and strengths-based in nature, she emphasizes three things – humanness, compassion, and connection.
When working with individuals, Jamie is a strong advocate for her clients. She finds collaborative ways to uplift them in discovering different strategies to cope with life’s everyday stressors. Jamie finds it imperative to create an atmosphere that is warm, welcoming, and a safe space where her clients will feel heard. Jamie’s mission is to empower her clients to find their own sense of self and looks forward to witnessing the steady progress her clients will make.
Renee Moffett, LCSW, LCADC
Renee is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She utilizes a strength-based approach to engage individuals in a journey of self-acceptance and personal growth. She integrates a variety of treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Enhancement technique, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Mindfulness. She has worked in a variety of settings including residential, intensive outpatient and standard outpatient settings. She specializes in working with adults and adolescents who are facing a broad range of presenting problems such as trauma, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, self-esteem struggles and low self-worth.
Renee’s goal is to provide clients with an open, safe, and nonjudgmental environment to explore and evolve throughout each session.
Jaclyn Ciampolollio, LPC
Jaclyn is a Licensed Professional Counselor who believes a trusting therapeutic relationship, empathy and support are most necessary to promote positive change. Her role in this process is to provide a safe space to motivate clients to reach their goals and increase self-awareness and self-acceptance. She works with adults and has extensive experience helping individuals cope with Anxiety, Depression, ADHD and Mood Dysregulation as well as working with those who are going through life transitions and relationship issues.
She believes in the client-centered approach to counseling and strives to create an atmosphere of positive communication, trust and understanding. The focus of treatment is to reach individualized goals and strive towards growth, healing, and self-actualization.
Tali Frankfort, PsyD
Dr. Frankfort is a licensed psychologist and neuropsychologist. She specializes in neuropsychological evaluation of children, adolescents, and young adults with a wide range of conditions that impact learning, behavior, and social-emotional functioning, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning disorders, and autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Frankfort is also trained in treatment for children with behavioral difficulties, anxiety, and mood disorders. She conducts psychological assessments and thoughtfully considers the complex interaction between child’s learning, emotions, and school environment.
Dr. Frankfort strives to foster a collaborative and non-judgmental environment within the therapeutic relationship through humor, empathy, and validation. Dr. Frankfort enjoys working with parents and providing parent management strategies to help cultivate understanding of children’s behaviors, ultimately leading to change. She is committed to empowering children, adolescents, young adults, and their families through the use of attachment theory and empirically supported treatments tailored to each individual and their families to help them reach their goals.
JuliaRose Marsh, LAC
JuliaRose is a Licensed Associate Counselor with a Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from Fordham University. She has experience working with children, teens, and adults in both partial hospitalization and outpatient settings. JuliaRose has assisted clients and families facing a wide range of challenges including anxiety, depression, disordered eating, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, parenting, and relationship issues.
JuliaRose emphasizes a strengths-based approach and utilizes techniques grounded in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). JuliaRose aims to individualize treatment to each client by incorporating creative modalities such as expressive art, movement, and music into sessions to facilitate the healing process. She strives to create a warm, empathic, client-centered environment to foster strong therapeutic connections.
Emma Bronowicki, LSW
Emma is a Licensed Social Worker with a passion for helping others embark on a transformative healing journey. Emma provides therapy with an empathetic and person-centered approach. She firmly believes that each person is unique, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to healing and personal growth. Her aim is to create a safe, non-judgmental space where clients can freely express themselves, explore their feelings, and gain a deeper understanding of their emotions and experiences.
Emma received her Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers University. She has several years of experience working in an inpatient setting with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, and trauma among other conditions.
Alexa Madoff, LAC, NCC, SAC
Alexa is a Licensed Associate Counselor with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Alexa has experience working with individuals in outpatient and school-based settings with a wide range of presenting psychological and emotional difficulties including anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, low self-esteem, bullying, trauma, and transitional struggles.
Alexa strives to create a safe, empathetic, and nonjudgmental environment for children, adolescents, and adults. Her main focuses in therapy include working collaboratively with her clients to develop healthy coping skills to improve daily functioning. She also works alongside her clients to help them reach their individualized goals and overcome the challenges that they may be experiencing. Working from an integrative, client-centered perspective, Alexa incorporates techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, and other evidence-based practices.
Christine Allaire, LSW
Christine is a Licensed Social Worker who aims to create a safe space for children, adolescents, and adults to find growth and healing. Christine received her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work, and has many years of experience providing group and individual therapy to adolescents and adults living with anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance use.
Christine creates a supportive environment where clients feel safe and accepted through the integration of a variety of approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution Focused Theories, and Strength’s Based Theories. She believes in a holistic practice geared towards reconciling the body, mind, and soul, as well as incorporating a combination of coping skills to fulfill the categories of human needs. With an open mind and willingness to dig deeper, Christine hopes to guide clients to build a toolbox of coping skills, recognize and regulate their emotions, and gain a better understanding of themselves.
Andrew Betro, LAC
Andrew is a Licensed Associate Counselor with a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. He has experience working with children, teens, and adults in both partial hospitalization and outpatient settings. Andrew has assisted clients and families facing a wide range of challenges including anxiety, depression, substance use, ADHD, and parenting.
Andrew emphasizes a strengths-based and person-centered approach and utilizes techniques grounded in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Andrew aims to make therapy a collaborative and fun process, incorporating creative modalities such as art, music, and the individual interests of each client into sessions. Asking for help can be frightening and unfamiliar, therefore Andrew’s goal is to create a safe, non-judgmental space for people to use their strengths and skills already familiar to them to achieve change. Andrew believes the world is what we make it, and finding meaning comes from within.
Ashlyn Doherty, LAC
Ashlyn is a Licensed Associate Counselor with a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Monmouth University. Prior to her master's, she graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Child Advocacy and Policy from Montclair State University. Ashlyn has experience with children, adolescents, adults, and families in both partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient settings. She also has experience working with individuals with trauma, anxiety, mood and personality disorders, behavioral issues, and ADHD.
Ashlyn emphasizes the importance of building an open and genuine relationship with clients. She does this by taking the time to get to know each individual and personalizing their therapy. She believes in learning and growing alongside her clients. Ashlyn utilizes an eclectic approach including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, humanistic, and psychoanalysis.
Megan Stefanelli, LPC, LCADC
Megan is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Megan obtained her Master’s Degree in Community Agency Counseling specializing in Addictions from The College of New Jersey. Megan is in the process of completing her doctorate degree in clinical psychology.
Megan has a variety of clinical experiences; from inpatient psychiatric hospitals, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, wrap-around services, private practice, psychiatric emergency services and county correctional facilities. The focus of Megan’s work has been working with clients, who present with mood disorder, anxiety, PTSD, behavioral issues, ADHD, addictions, and transitional struggles.
Megan integrates a variety of evidence based approaches including EMDR, CBT, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused Therapy. Megan takes a collaborative approach to treatment and values transparency within the therapeutic relationship. Megan is passionate about assisting people to live meaningful and authentic lives.
Amy Reinhart, MA
Amy is pursuing a Doctorate of Psychology (PsyD) in Counseling Psychology at Felician University. Amy obtained a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Felician University.
Amy has experience with individual and group therapy with children, adolescents, families, and adults. She has worked with individuals with autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, chronic illness, and the LGBTQIA+ community across many levels of care.
Amy specializes in working with individuals with personality disorders, trauma, depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, low self-esteem, bullying, relationship problems, and communication difficulties. She is a caring nonjudgmental therapist, who believes everyone deserves to feel heard, understood, and validated. She integrates a variety of evidence-based approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, mental health education, trauma-focused therapy, and mindfulness.
Amy’s approach to guiding clients toward their goals is to provide a welcoming, safe space where clients feel they can be vulnerable to share their experiences. She takes a collaborative approach to treatment, and values transparency and openness in developing a strong therapeutic relationship.
Carina JohnKlein, MAP
Executing Functioning Coach
Carina received her Master’s Degree in Applied Psychology from Rutgers University. Her experience focuses on social skills, executive and life coaching, trauma-informed care, and autism. Carina utilizes a blend of principles derived from Mindfulness Strategies, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Problem Solving, and Psycho-Education in her approach. At Worrywell, Carina is an Executive Functioning Training coach. She works one-on-one with clients, parents, and children to build executive functioning, develop healthy life skills, and strengthen relationships. Her belief is that individuals who have the courage to seek growth through their vulnerability can accomplish the goals they desire.
Ariana Kraja, BS
Ariana earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biopsychology from Wagner College, where she studied the relationship between physiological and psychological systems in the nervous system. She interned at Staten Island University Hospital in the Neuropsychology department. Here, she observed neuropsychologists evaluate patients of all ages using neuropsychological examinations. She completed an independent study researching risk-taking in the adolescent brain while also closely monitoring the chemical and biological functions of brain growth throughout development. Ariana also previously worked as a preschool teacher.
At Worrywell, Ariana serves the role of Neurofeedback Technician. She conducts quantitative EEGs which record the brain’s electrical activity in order to identify brain dysregulation and dysfunction. She then devises a treatment protocol tailored to each specific individual in order to retrain and rewire the brain, which in turn, results in symptom reduction. Ariana also serves as a psychometrician and an Executive Functioning Training coach. She works one on one with patients, parents and children to build executive functioning, develop healthy life skills, and strengthen relationships.
Dee Gaffney, BS
Executive Functioning Coach
Dee received her Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University. At Worrywell, Dee is an executive functioning coach. She works with clients and their families to build crucial skills, such as planning, organization, and time management, supporting them in becoming more efficient and effective in daily life and in reaching their cognitive potential. Dee believes in helping her clients to become more resilient and self-sufficient, empowering them to lead more meaningful and fulfilling lives. She is grateful for, and takes great personal satisfaction in, making a difference for her clients.
She also works at Brookdale Community College as an academic tutor for students with intellectual, emotional, and physical disabilities for 10 years. There, she provides one-on-one tutoring for students taking courses in various subjects. In this role, she serves as a mentor and coach to her students as they progress through their education, supporting them in all aspects of their college experience.
Amy Stern, BS
Executive Functioning Coach
Amy earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a focus in Neuroscience from the Pennsylvania State University. She minored in Biology and Sociology. At Worrywell, Amy is an Executive Functioning Training Coach. She works directly with clients and parents to build their executive functioning skills, promote healthy habits, and develop tools needed to work through challenges. Amy also serves as a psychometrician, administering and scoring neuropsychological assessments.
Amy also works as a Crisis Intervention Specialist, assisting to stabilize individuals with high support needs. Amy has previous experience working as a psychometrician with a geriatric population in a private practice setting. Amy also has experience using play therapy to serve toddlers on the autism spectrum through her current role as a volunteer at Brave Beginnings, a non-profit organization.
Extracted with permission from The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy