After earning his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Florida Tech., Dr. Ted Batlas received his Neuropsychology Fellowship training at JFK Medical Center.
He is an Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, at Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, and a Clinical Instructor, Dept. of Psychiatry, at Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine.
For 14 years, he served as the Chief of Psychology at Jersey Shore University Medical Center and as the Director of Neuropsychology for the Meridian Neuroscience line, as well as Neuropsychology Intern supervisor at Jersey Shore University 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.
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, Middlesex, and Burlington counties.
He is proud and excited to be offering, in association with Dr. Wolff, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) as a new, innovative additional treatment for appropriate patients.
Michelle is an empathic professional who has 19 years of experience treating adults and adolescents in a variety of settings including schools, addiction treatment centers, intensive outpatient programs, and in-home care.
Michelle takes a psychodynamic approach to treatment with the use of cognitive behavioral strategies to build success in brief therapy. She specializes in the treatment of addictive behaviors including drug and alcohol abuse, eating, codependence, gaming, sex and gambling.
Michelle works to uncover lifetime themes that reinforce maladaptive thought and behavior patterns, and contribute to increased symptoms of depression, anxiety, and disconnection. She works with survivors of complex trauma and understands the neurobiological impact of past experiences on present emotional and physical wellness. Michelle provides education on the connection of the mind and body to improve self-awareness and competence in daily functioning.
After teaching high school psychology and working 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.
Dr. Darren Caffery has been with Neuropsychology & Counseling Associates for over 25 years, and has extensive clinical experience in neuropsychological and cognitive assessment with a wide variety of clinical populations. Dr. Caffery has experience in the assessment of those with post-concussion syndrome, post-traumatic stress, ADD/ADHD, dementia, and a number of other psychiatric and neurological conditions. Dr. Caffery completed clinical practicums in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital 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, where he co-facilitated Dual Diagnosis and court-ordered Anger Management groups, and also had clinical rotations in psychiatric emergency screening, and substance abuse assessment, intervention, and programming. He has presented numerous original research studies involving the validity and reliability of neuropsychological tests at conferences of the American Psychological Association, the International Neuropsychological Society, and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. Dr. Caffery earned his B.A. in Psychology from Stockton University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Drexel University in Philadelphia. Dr. Caffery incorporates mindfulness of body/mind/spirit into his daily professional practice with his clients and recharges his own body, mind, and spirit in nature. He is an avid sea kayaker, and over the years, has logged over 1000 nautical miles in his kayak.
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.
Edward M. Franzoni, Ph.D.
Dr. Edward Franzoni is an Ivy League educated, (Bachelor of Science, Cornell University, Master's Degree, Columbia University), licensed psychologist with over 25 years of experience. Dr. Franzoni, who received his Ph.D. from Fordham University, trained at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, N.J., prior to entering into private practice. Dr. Franzoni has also served as Clinical Director at Kimball Medical Center (now Barnabas Health) in Lakewood, N.J. His excellent training, coupled with his many years of experience, enable him to competently and professionally provide the following services:
- Settlement-Based Child Custody/Parenting Time Evaluations
- Focused Child Custody/Parenting Time Evaluations
- Custody Neutral Assessments
- Parent-Child Reunification
- Supervised Visitation
- Co-Parenting Counseling
- Parenting Coordination
- Return to School/Work Evaluations
- Evaluations for Adoption
- Bonding Evaluations
- Psychological Evaluations
- Court-Ordered and non-Court-Ordered Forensic Evaluations
- Dog Bite Evaluations
- Firearms Evaluations for Initial Applicants and Reinstatement
- Evaluations for Medical Marijuana
- Psychological Counseling for Children, Adolescents and Adults
- Individual, Couples/Marital and Family Counseling
- Treatment for a Variety of Mental Disorders
Please call Dr. Franzoni's office at (732) 840-5266 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.)
Avi 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.
Rick 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.
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.
Gwyn Sondike, Ph.D., Master of social work licensed as a clinical social worker and clinical drug and alcohol counselor has worked in the area of trauma, dialectical behavior therapy and substance abuse treatment for over 8 years. Gwyn Sondike interned at the Department of Veteran Affairs in both inpatient and outpatient functions working with service members dealing with psychiatric issues including post-traumatic stress disorder and substance abuse. Ms. Sondike has also worked with adolescent, young adult and adult populations in residential, mental health and substance treatment facilities such as Integrity House and Daytop Village, where she developed and ran supportive education groups, conducted individual counseling and case management. Ms. Sondike currently works for Princeton House Behavioral Health where she works with adolescent, young adult and adult dual-diagnosis populations performing individual and group therapy, case management, group education, and dialectical behavior therapy sessions. Ms. Sondike also works for Neuropsychology and Counseling Associates, LLC, where she provides individual counseling with an emphasis on dialectical behavior therapy skills including mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation and distress tolerance. The goal is to make these skills more accessible and easy to apply to everyday life. Ms. Sondike also has her Ph.D. in public administration and has taught as an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University focusing on the non-profit sector and social welfare programs .
Marley 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.