Theodore J. Batlas, Psy. D Neuropsychologist
(Temporary) Chief of Psychology, Jersey Shore University Medical Center
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.
Jenna Snedden M.S., CCC-SLP
Jenna is a Speech Language Pathologist certified by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association, licensed in New Jersey and Connecticut. Jenna holds a Master’s of Science in Speech Language Pathology from Sacred Heart University. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Connecticut.
Rhonda Batlas, MSW LCSW
My name is Rhonda Batlas. I am the Clinical Director of Neuropsychology Counseling & Associates. I come to the practice with 38 years of Clinical training . Upon graduating from New York University School of Social Work in 1984, I established my own private practice seeing children, teens and adults for a variety of concerns and diagnosis.
Rob Bishop, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner- BC
Rob 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.
Darren Caffery, Ph.D.
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.
Jessica Clark, LCSW
Jessica is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with varied experience working in diverse settings. She earned her bachelors degree in psychology from Lehigh University and her master's degree in social work from the University of Maryland. Jessica has worked with children, families, and adults in home and community-based programs. She also has hospital experience, working with adults facing both acute and chronic illness as well as organ transplant recipients.
Kathleen Corbran, BS, BS
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.
Neal L. Fleischman, Ed.S.,LMFT
Neal has been licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist since 1991. He has forty years of clinical experience working children adolescents and adults in a variety of settings including clinics, schools, hospitals, and private practice.
EDWARD M. FRANZONI, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist - NJ Lic # 3186 New Jersey Psychological Association (Forensic Committee) APA DIV. 47 (Sport and Performance Psychology)
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. and also served as Clinical Director at Kimball Medical Center in Lakewood, N.J., (both are now Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Barnabas Heath), prior to entering into private practice.
Richard Hadley, LCSW
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.
Michael P. Heptig, Psy.D.
Dr. Heptig is a licensed clinical neuropsychologist who completed his Master's and Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His dissertation focused on elucidating factors that contribute to the underreporting of mTBIs in high school sports.
Sherry Magaram, LCSW
Sherry 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.
Kathleen Manalio, LCSW
Kathleen Manalio is an individual, family, and group Psychotherapist who holds a BA in Psychology, Sociology, and Mediation, and a Clinical Master of Social Work Degree both from Rutgers University. Kathleen was honored in the NJ State House as a part of the All USA Academic Team for achievement and community volunteer work with children with cancer, foster families, and literacy programs. Kathleen’s background includes the development of a Rubric, by which she scored children’s Social Emotional Learning skills; this enabled teachers to create a positive, engaging learning environment. Subsequently, she developed Social Emotional Learning Curriculum for Rutgers University
Howard Mangel, Ed.D.
Howard Mangel, Ed.D. is an experienced Counseling Psychologist and Neuropsychologist, who provides psychological consultations, evaluations and therapy to older teens and adults over 18 years old. He tests and treats people with a variety of brain-related conditions, such as Traumatic Brain Injuries, particularly Post-Concussion Syndrome and mild TBI. As well, he provides consultation and Neuropsychological evaluations of patients referred due to suspected dementias, and cognitive impairments due to brain aneurysms, Multiple Sclerosis, effects of chemotherapy on thinking and memory (sometimes called “chemobrain”), among others.
Diane Marino, LCSW
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.
Stephanie Palmer, LCSW
A licensed clinical social worker who obtained her Master's degree from Rutgers School of Social Work with over 25 years of experience in the fields of medical, psychiatric, and geriatric social work. Her scope of practice includes helping individuals who are suffering from mood and anxiety disorders, PTSD, traumatic accidents, chronic medical conditions, and chronic psychiatric illness, as well as provides couples counseling and mediates marital discord using both a cognitive-behavioral and a family-centered approach.
Gwyn Sondike, Ph.D.
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.
Grace Zambelli, Ph.D., A.T.R - BC
Dr. Grace Zambelli is a New Jersey Licensed Psychologist with over thirty years experience working with children, adolescents and adults. She is a Certified School Psychologist and a Board Certified Art Therapist. She has an extensive background in helping individuals cope with grief, trauma, loss and medical related illnesses. She has worked as a child study member in public schools and as a clinical advisor and school psychologist in a state approved private school for behaviorally disturbed students.
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.