• Your Resource for Psychotherapy and Self-Care Support

    We provide compassionate, high quality mental health treatment and support to increase your emotional well-being and life satisfaction

    A Safe Place to Discuss Your Concerns and Hopes

    Let us assist you in your journey towards well-being and inner peace

    Counseling for Individuals and People in Relationships

    Contact us to discuss how we can help you enhance your mental health and well-being

    We are Here to Help

    Is This You?

    Are you overwhelmed with stress or other problems? Frustrated with where you are at in life? Feeling like you’re on a never-ending treadmill of responsibilities, worries and to-do lists? Having trouble in your relationships? Are you looking for a better way to manage your stress and difficulties, and live a more meaningful and joyful life?

    What We Offer

    The Mindful Counseling Center is a private practice offering high quality, compassionate psychotherapy – in person, as health conditions permit, and virtually – to increase your ability to live in healthy, productive and satisfying ways. We work with individuals 14 years of age and up, as well as with people in relationships.

    Seeking mental health therapy is an important step in making positive change in your life. We offer effective, evidence-based treatment to assist you in gaining a fresh perspective and identifying solutions to meet your personal goals. We can aid you in reducing feelings of anxiety, stress, depression and other problematic issues and patterns in your life.

    We also provide resources to support for your self-care. Explore our website for a variety of useful offerings. These can be a supplement to psychotherapy, as well as a stand-alone aid for those interested in improving their life skills and fulfillment.

    Let us assist you on your journey towards well-being and inner peace!

    Why Go to Therapy?

    What to Expect from Therapy

    It is a momentous decision to seek therapy. It takes courage to reach out for help, work through difficult and deep issues, and facilitate positive change in your life. The Mindful Counseling Center understands the strength, hopes, fears and frustrations that leads people to psychotherapy. When you reach out to us, we will first talk with you to find out what you are hoping to achieve through therapy. Based on these hopes, we will endeavor to match you with a therapist who can assist you in defining and addressing your specific therapeutic goals and increasing your well-being. We will then schedule your initial appointment, as appropriate.

    Your first appointment usually is an intake session (typically about 1 hour in length), designed for your therapist to gather more information from you about your needs and goals, and to give you an opportunity to ask further questions to help define what you want out of our services. The intake session will be followed by standard counseling sessions (usually 45 to 60 minutes in length, although longer sessions may be able to be arranged), where you and your therapist journey towards fulfilling your therapeutic needs and goals.

    The therapeutic process looks different for each person. The length of time it takes to reach therapeutic goals varies. While therapy will be challenging, some people may be more at ease with the process than others. We strive to make the process as comfortable and rewarding for you as possible. We will support you on your path to self-discovery and a better quality of life, whatever your therapeutic goals.

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    Mindful Counseling Center’s Self-Care Support

    Meet the Mindful Counseling Center Team

    Therapists

    BJ Pinnock, LCSW

    BJ Pinnock, LCSW

    BJ is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who earned her master’s degree from Rutgers University. She has over 25 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and older adults in outpatient agencies and inpatient treatment facilities. She has training in solution focused brief therapy, motivational interviewing, parent child interaction therapy, trauma focused-cognitive behavioral therapy, […]
    Tina Nolan, LCSW

    Tina Nolan, LCSW

    Tina Nolan completed her Master of Social Work from Temple University. Tina has practiced individual, couple and family therapy in hospitals as well as private settings in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Tina provides treatment for adults dealing with trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, addiction/substance abuse and co-occurring diagnoses. She also helps people who are struggling […]
    Michele Kramer, LCSW

    Michele Kramer, LCSW

    Michele Kramer received her Master of Social Work from Temple University. She has been a dedicated therapist since 2006. Michele has a strong focus of working with individuals 50 and older. She assists adults who are coping with anxiety, depression and grief issues. Michele’s therapy approach consists of pulling from many resources to meet the […]
    Michelle Williams, LPC, LCADC

    Michelle Williams, LPC, LCADC

    Michelle Williams, M.S., Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC), has an extensive background in both mental health and addictions counseling, with several years’ experience working in both outpatient and inpatient treatment settings. Her treatment approach is client-centered with an emphasis on acceptance and support to help fulfill one’s potential. She also utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help with thoughts and […]
    Kathleen Thomson, LPC, LCADC

    Kathleen Thomson, LPC, LCADC

    Katie completed her master’s degree in counseling psychology from Caldwell University in 2011. As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC), she has practiced individual and group therapy in a variety of settings, including hospitals, community-based programs, mental health clinics and outpatient substance abuse facilities throughout New Jersey. Katie provides [...]
    Leslie Stanton, LCSW

    Leslie Stanton, LCSW

    Leslie Stanton received her Master of Social Work from Fordham University and has several years of experience working in the field, working in outpatient, day treatment and hospital settings. She provides counseling services for adults dealing with depression, anxiety, grief, trauma and substance abuse. Leslie's approach to her work incorporates research-based methods, including cognitive behavioral […]

    Administrators

    Pat Connelly, LCSW, CEO

    Pat Connelly, LCSW, CEO

    Pat Connelly, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), is the owner and CEO of the Mindful Counseling Center. As a social worker, therapist, care manager, supervisor, program director and therapy practice owner, he has been active in the mental health community for nearly 30 years. […]
    Meghan Juniewicz

    Meghan Juniewicz

    Meghan is the office manager for the Mindful Counseling Center. She brings to the job 16 years of experience in office management. Contact Meghan with questions regarding our services, referrals, scheduling an appointment, health insurance benefits and billing. She is happy to assist you.

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