We are qualified, experienced, licensed and certified mental health professionals. Our qualifications are listed below. But what we want you to know about us it that we know pain. And we know a pathway to change. We’ve been there, too. We may not be able to change the world, but we can change ourselves and our experiences in it. We want to help.

We offer a safe, compassionate, acceptance-based environment with proven, research-based methods. But most important, we offer warmth, compassion, and genuineness. And in addition to counseling, we offer authentic mindfulness instruction—life-transforming, 2000-year old awareness skills that help change the way you experience your life. We practice these skills daily ourselves—we know they work, and we know they are transformative. We are excited to share them with you.

Jacky Fernandez, MA, LPC, LCADC

  • Master’s Degree in Counseling from Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor
  • Specialties: meditation and mindfulness, addictions (substances and process), depression, grief, anxiety and life transitions.
  • Work experience: long-term addictions treatment, 28-day inpatient settings, methadone clinic, private practices.
  • Conference presenter / public speaker
  • Accomplished lecturer
  • Member of the American Counseling Association
  • Member of the American Mindfulness Research Association
  • Member of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science
  • Certificate in Mindfulness from the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy
  • Personal meditation and mindfulness practice (17 years)
  • Certificate in the Grief Recovery Method
  • Former literary agent.
  • Freelance writer and editor

Dan Massey, MS, LCADC

  • Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor
  • Master’s of Science Degree in Mental Health Counseling
  • Specialty and passion for addictions counseling
  • Specializes in the effect of addiction on individuals, families, and systems.
  • Accomplished provider of addictions treatment alternatives for those in distress
  • Mindfulness instructor
  • Work experience: long-term addictions treatment, multiple 28-day inpatient treatment programs, mindfulness instruction for groups and individuals
  • Member of the American Counseling Association
  • Member of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy
  • Member of the American Mindfulness Research Association
  • Member of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science
  • Accomplished and dynamic lecturer, presenter, and public speaker
  • Maintains a personal meditation and mindfulness practice
  • Certificate in the Grief Recovery Method
  • Former career in marketing, working with major clients such as American Express and Ann Taylor.

Kathleen Burke, MS, LPC

Associate

  • Master’s Degree Psychology Human Behavior and Organizational Psychology
  • Post Graduate University Courses in the areas of Counseling, Applied Behavior Analysis, Social Work, and Special Education
  • NJ LPC #PC01607 Licensed Professional Counselor
  • New Jersey School Social Worker Certification
  • New Jersey School Counselor Certification
  • National Board of Certified Counselors NBCC Certified
  • S-4223 New Jersey Mental Health Screener Certification
  • NJ Traumatic Loss Coalitions for Youth Program Crisis Counselor
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy and behavioral techniques for adults, teens and children
  • Work experience: mental health screener psychiatric emergency services, inpatient psychiatric, outpatient psychiatric, partial hospitalization psychiatric, outpatient addictions treatment, school child study team, private practice.

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We are members of the American Counseling Association, The Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, and The Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences.

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