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Doctor Batlas 2017

After earning his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Florida Tech., Dr. Ted Batlas received his neuropsychology fellowship training at JFK Medical Center.  He has served as a consultant for the New Jersey Brain Injury Alliance and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.

He had previously taught at the College of New Jersey and has served as a supervisor for students at many of the local universities.  Currently, he is the Chief of Psychology at Jersey Shore University Medical Center and is the Director of Neuropsychology for the Meridian Neuroscience line.

He is the Director of Neuropsychology and Counseling Associates, LLC—one of the largest private behavioral health practices in the state of New Jersey.  Neuropsychology & Counseling Associates, LLC, is a multidisciplinary practice with five offices in Monmouth, Ocean, and Middlesex counties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

wolffDavid Wolff, MD, is pleased to announce he is joining Neuropsychology & Counseling Associates, LLC.  He will lead the psychiatry division and direct the TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) program.  TMS is an alternative treatment for medication-resistant Major Depressive Disorder.

Dr. Wolff has nearly 25 years’ experience treating patients.  He is Board Certified in both General Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine.  He treats people of varying ages, older teens through geriatrics.  He stresses the importance of listening to his patients and understanding their goals in entering treatment.  Understanding your current and past life experiences is crucial to working with you to make sound recommendations.  Dr. Wolff’s goal is to alleviate the symptoms that bring you into treatment and help maximize your potential.  He will take the time to properly diagnose and discuss treatment options.  Should medication be recommended, he will explain the rationale for the medication suggested and address all your medication concerns.

Dr. Wolff is very excited about TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation).  TMS provides a safe, noninvasive, anesthesia-free, often drug-free treatment option for the treatment of depression.  It is being used for the treatment of depression in instances where multiple medications have been tried and have not been effective.  He sees the development of TMS as providing a real alternative option to medications or ECT in the treatment of depression.  He would welcome the opportunity to discuss this treatment option with you.
Christina Walters editedChristina Walters is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with a range of chronic or acute psychological and behavioral challenges.  Dr. Walters has worked in a variety of settings to include outpatient mental health, intensive outpatient treatment, Rehab After Work, inpatient and partial hospitalization programs, and college counseling. She has extensive experience conducting psychological, psychoeducational, and neuropsychological evaluations.  She is a member of the New Jersey Psychological Association.
 
Robert BishopRob Bishop is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner.  He specializes in treating depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, ADHD, schizophrenia, adjustment disorders, and substance abuse disorders.  Rob received his degree from Monmouth University.  He also holds a degree in Biology and graduate level training in Molecular Biology.  He tries to stay up-to-date on the latest research and treatments in treating mental illnesses.
Rob is a firm believer in treating the client as a "whole--mind, body, and spirit."  His strength is listening to the client and treating the appropriate symptoms, rather than just labeling one with a diagnosis.  His philosophy is to have the client be an active participant in their treatment to gain a sense of empowerment and independence.  He is a firm believer in therapy in conjunction with medication. 
Rob is married and has 2 sons and a dog.  He is an avid Star Wars and Star Trek fan.  He enjoys going to conventions, reading, sculpting, and painting.

Doreen BridgemanDoreen Bridgeman is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist with over 25 years of experience.  She was the Clinical Director at The Center for Cognitive Rehabilitation (UMDNJ) and a Clinical Consultant at The Center for Head Injuries/JFK Medical Center.  Doreen is a member of the Brain Injury Alliance of NJ and is a leader of the Parent/Adolescent Support Group.  She also volunteers with Team Kevin and Team Red White and Blue.  Doreen specializes in brain injury, stroke, other neurological disorders, ADD/ADHD, and executive functioning disorders.  She has special interests in brain health and pragmatic language skills.

Beyer newAfter teaching high school psychology with the Student Assistance Counselor, Carole decided to leave teaching and secure a Doctorate in Psychology from Rutgers University.  As part of her training, she completed clinical experiences in general adult psychology, personality and cognitive assessment, and substance abuse treatment.  While on an internship at Ancora State Hospital, Carole added a rotation in geriatrics, modeled on the APA requirements for specialization in the treatment of geriatric patients, in addition to general adult treatment and testing.  Since graduation, Carole continued to work in these areas focusing on adult life issues, which include depression, anxiety, marital/partner and child concerns, and neuropsychological evaluations.  Currently, Carole is licensed as a practicing psychologist in the State of New Jersey and participates in several insurance panels.

 

 

Darren CafferyDr. Darren Caffery has been administering neuropsychological tests in a group neuropsychology practice for over 15 years.  He has extensive cognitive testing experience with a variety of clinical populations including those with post-concussive syndrome, ADD/ADHD, and a number of other psychiatric and neurological conditions.  Dr. Caffery completed clinical practicums in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA, where he gained neuropsychological testing experience on the acute care trauma and rehabilitation units.  He also completed another clinical practicum at Shoreline Behavioral Health Center in Toms River, NJ, with rotations in geriatric and neuropsychiatric assessment and intervention.  Dr. Caffery completed his predoctoral clinical internship at Pollack Mental Health Services at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, NJ, with clinical rotations in psychiatric emergency screening, adult dual-diagnosis intervention and programming.  He has presented numerous original research studies involving neuropsychological tests at conferences of the American Psychological Association, the International Neuropsychological Society, and the National Academy of Neuropsychology.  He earned his B.A. in Psychology from Richard Stockton State College, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Drexel University in Philadelphia.  Dr. Caffery is an avid sea kayaker.

 

Kathleen Corbran has an extensive career as a Cognitive Remediation Therapist and Testing Technician that spans fifteen years.  She provides services for both Adult and Child populations diagnosed with Traumatic Brain Injury, Post-Concussive Syndrome, Cerebrovascular Accident, and ADD/ADHD.  Kathleen assists individuals with identification and implementation of strategies for memory loss, impaired attention and organization skills.  Kathleen earned a B.S. in Business Administration and a B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation and Psychology.  Her work experience includes Inpatient and Outpatient Physical Rehabilitation, Community-Based Cognitive Rehabilitation Program, and Psychology practices.

Margaret CunniffMolly is an individual, family, and group psychotherapist who has long experience in the mental health and addiction recovery fields.  She has worked in in- and outpatient psychiatric and substance abuse settings (hospital and rehabilitation), as well as inner city mental health and suburban domestic violence clinics.  Through her diverse experience, she has also developed expertise working with young adults and adolescents struggling with high anxiety, OCD, or panic disorder, mood disorders, and life crises.  Molly strongly believes that serious or chronic mental health issues can be prevented or ameliorated through developing cognitive and emotional flexibility--and that this can be aided by therapeutic use of innate strength and the creative impulse.

 

 

Molly carries a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Art Therapy, and received her Master's in Social Work from Hunter College of the City University of New York.  She practices painting and photography, and is open to the use of art in psychotherapy.

Kim FallonKim Fallon is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, providing psychotropic medication evaluation and monitoring for adults.  Kim has been in private practice in Ocean County for more than eight years and has also worked in inpatient, intensive outpatient, and crisis programs.  She specializes in treating clients with mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders, ADD/ADHD, personality disorders, sleep disorders, eating disorders, and substance abuse disorders.  Kim received her BSN from Seton Hall University and MS from Rutgers University.  She continues to attend seminars regularly to maintain her status as a master psychopharmacologist though NEI.  She enjoys time with her family and walking.  She has participated in the 3-Day, 60-mile breast cancer walks for the past six years.

 

Edward Franzoni

Edward M. Franzoni, Ph.D.

 

Dr. Edward Franzoni is an Ivy League educated, (Bachelor of Science, Cornell University, Masters Degree, Columbia University), licensed psychologist with over twenty years of experience.  Dr. Franzoni, who received his Ph.D. from Fordham University, trained at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, NJ.  Prior to entering into private practice, Dr. Franzoni served as Clinical Director at Kimball Medical Center in Lakewood, NJ.  Dr. Franzoni's excellent training, coupled with his many years of experience, enable him to competently and professionally provide the following services:

  1. Psychological Evaluations
  2. Court-ordered Forensic/Psychological Evaluations
  3. Child Custody/Parenting Time Evaluations
  4. Custody Neutral Assessments
  5. Firearm Evaluations
  6. Dog Bite Evaluations
  7. Return to School/Work Evaluations
  8. Adoption Evaluations
  9. Parent-child Reunification
  10. Supervised Visitations
  11. Co-parenting Counseling
  12. Parenting Coordination
  13. Psychological Counseling for Children, Adolescents and Adults
  14. Individual, Couples/Marital and Family Counseling
  15. Treatment for a Variety of Mental Disorders

Please call Dr. Franzoni's office to schedule an appointment or for a complimentary telephone consultation. (Please note that Dr. Franzoni is an independent/solo practitioner and is not an employee or partner in Neuropsychology & Counseling Associates, LLC.)

Krista GleasonKrista Gleason is a licensed Professional Counselor, providing individual therapy for teens and adults.  Krista received her BA from Georgian Court University in Psychology and her MA in Psychological Counseling from Monmouth University.  In addition, Ms. Gleason is a Board Certified Counselor through the National Board of Certified Counselors.  Krista’s services include individual therapy for men and women thirteen years through adulthood.

Krista’s approach focuses on helping individuals understand both their past and present challenges.  Krista addresses issues contributing to anxiety, depression, and co-dependency.  Krista helps the client learn to cope with their symptoms using cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which includes self-awareness, cognitive re-framing, stress management, and insight development.

 

Avi GopinAvi is a licensed Professional Counselor who is board certified in Biofeedback and Applied Psychophysiology.  He has been practicing in New Jersey since 1989, and specializes in Relaxation training, stress management, and mindfulness mediation.  He is skilled in treating people who are struggling with disorders that have strong stress components including IBS and other GI problems, migraine and tension headaches, panic attacks, phobias, anxiety/depression, chronic pain, and other neurological and cardiovascular problems.  At Neuropsychology and Counseling Associates, LLC, Mr. Gopin uses various forms of therapy including cognitive-behavioral and insight development therapy for most of his clients.  He also trains clients in deep relaxation using biofeedback.  Biofeedback measures and mirrors stress levels in the mind-body back to the client.  The client then learns to gain control over stress and its associated symptoms.  Once learned and mastered, these tools last a lifetime.

 

Richard HadleyRick Hadley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with seventeen years' experiences in psychotherapy.  He graduated from Stockton College with a Bachelor's degree and was awarded his Masters in Social Work from Temple University in 1995.  Rick is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and a provider with most major insurance companies.  Rick's client population includes adults, couples, children ages six and up, and families.  His clinical experience includes working with mood and anxiety disorders, couples' issues, family counseling, and has also worked with substance abuse issues.  Rich implements the use of support, stress management, cognitive and coping/communications skills, and development strategies.  Rick is a native of Ocean County, New Jersey, and is happily married with one child.

Sherry MagaramSherry obtained her undergraduate degree in social work and completed advanced standing program in Masters of Social Work from Hunter College in NYC.  She has over 15 years' experience working with diverse populations from children to older adults.  She has worked in an array of settings including elementary school, psychiatric hospital, home care, physical rehabilitation hospital, and nursing home.  Her specialty is treating mood and anxiety disorders through cognitive behavioral therapy, and especially likes to incorporate deep breathing exercises and guided meditation to help relieve symptoms.  She has been successful in working with students who experience test anxiety, patients coping with chronic pain, and residents facing loss of independence in a nursing home.  In addition to individual counseling, she also enjoys group work.  She has experience with leading a social skills group for children, co-leading a stroke survivor support group, and leading a support group for residents with depression in a nursing home.  Sherry also received her supervisory certificate in order to supervise LSWs to become LCSWs.
She is determined to help her clients reach their maximum potential mental health in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

Ms. Marino received her Master's degree in Social Work from Fordam School of Social Work in New York City.  She has been in the counseling field since 2003.  Prior to that, she worked for Community Medical Center in the Home Health and Hospice Department.  Diane has been involved in the Ocean County Community since 1981.  She has volunteered for the Dover Township Junior Woman’s Club, Interfaith Hospitality, and the Boy Scouts.  She has worked for the American Cancer Society as the patient’s service director initiating and developing transportation program, Road to Recovery, and the Children’s Programs, Christmas in July.  Diane focuses her practice on individual therapy including depression and anxiety, and coping with life threatening illnesses, along with family therapy.

 

Aubree NachmanAubree Nachman graduated summa cum laude and received her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Kean University in 2003.  She was a senior speech-language pathologist at JFK Medical Center’s Center for Head Injuries for five years, specializing in acute and subacute brain injury rehabilitation.  At Neuropsychology and Counseling Associates, LLC, Aubree is a speech and cognitive therapist specializing in rehabilitation for brain injury, stroke, dementia, and other neurological disorders.  Aubree also runs a brain injury support group at our Brick office.  She is a member of ASHA and the Brain Injury Alliance of NJ.  In her leisure time, she enjoys being with her family and volunteering for a local animal shelter.

 

David TaylorDavid Z. Taylor received his Master's Degree in Counseling/Psychology from the University of Scranton in 1977.  At that time, he was appointed Outpatient Coordinator for the Community Counseling Services in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.  Shortly after, he was named Director of Transitional Mental Health Services at Newton Memorial Hospital Center for Mental Health, later to be promoted to Vice President of Mental Health and Physical Rehabilitation Services.  He joined Neuropsychology & Counseling Associates in 2008.  Dave Taylor has been married for 40 years to Sandy and has proudly helped raise two successful children, Zak, age 35, and Alli, age 33.  Dave Taylor services include:  Individual and Family counseling for both male and female children age seven to 21 years, along with family counseling/collateral supportive counseling.  Presenting problem areas:  Anger, depression, oppositional and conduct disorders, adaptive behavioral issues at home and school, academic underachievement, social withdrawal/isolation, and social communication deficits.  Interventions provided:  Cognitive behavioral therapy, social skills building, communication skills building, family problem-solving and system improvement counseling, collateral support with other professionals and schools.

marley editedMarley is a graduate of the American Kennel Club.  He's listed in the Canine Good Citizen Archives as a Therapy Dog.  Marley's origins began in Hungary.  He was a hardy sheep herding dog and superb companion to his shepherd.  Today, Marley's shepherds are Theodore J. Batlas, Psy.D., and his family.  Marley spends his days at Dr. Batlas's office, Neuropsychology & Counseling Associates, LLC, offering love and kindness to patients.  Marley is a warm, cuddly, and affectionate dog, dedicated to making our patients feel comfortable when they come to our office.