Gregory J. Coram, PsyD, PMHNP
I am a licensed psychologist who prescribes under an APN license. These two specialties offer an individual a holistic focus of treatment from therapy to medication management. This approach is enhanced by utilizing evidence-based treatments in medicine. With the daily advancement in psychiatry and psychology, I believe that it is essential to know the literature and attend educational meetings to enhance my medical knowledge. I held an academic position and have published in the fields of psychology and medicine.
I am board certified in Medical Psychology and completed Master Psychopharmacology Program with Neuroscience Education Institute. I treat adults with a range of psychiatric disorders, especially Bipolar, Depression, Anxiety Disorders, ADHD, Psychotic Disorders, and Substance Use Disorders. Substance abuse treatment could include Suboxone or Vivitrol.
I have been in practice for over 35 years and work collaboratively with each person; I believe that the success in treatment is based upon a trusting relationship between a prescribing psychologist and the individual in treatment.
Tony Dicken, PMHNP
Tony is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who has years of experience working with individuals with mental illness and related disorders. He has expertise in identifying and treating generalized and social anxiety disorders, mood disorders such as major depression and bipolar disorder, ADHD, OCD, substance abuse disorders, psychotic disorders, and other psychiatric disorders. Tony has had experience in numerous types of settings such as: outpatient mental health services, voluntary inpatient mental health services, inpatient detoxification, and involuntary inpatient services for those who are the most severely and acutely ill. He is also an adjunct professor for a local university’s undergraduate nursing program.
Tony offers stigma-free mental health treatment and provides a safe space for all, including those within the LGBTQ community. Individuals with a history of substance abuse are treated with the same level of compassion and respect as any other client as we work together towards long-term sobriety and continue to, or begin to, address any underlying mental illness.
Through active listening and empathizing, Tony is able to achieve a genuine understanding of his client’s struggles and anticipate subsequent needs. This allows for the creation of a client-centered treatment plan that is entirely derived from a collaborative decision-making process in which the client is educated and guided towards choosing the best treatment option that fits their individual needs. Tony strives to be the pivotal catalyst in his clients’ lives that sets the trajectory for an improved quality of life and ultimately, just feeling better.
Heather McCooey, LCSW, LCADC
Heather McCooey is a New Jersey Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor and Certified Clinical Supervisor, who specializes in treatment of individuals, groups, couples and families. She has experience working with adults with a variety of acute and chronic behavioral health issues such as- anxiety, depression, drug and alcohol use disorders, and mood disorders.
Ms. McCooey attained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development and Sociology from Boston College. She then obtained a Masters of Social Work from Monmouth University, specializing in clinical practice with families and addiction studies. Ms. McCooey has significant clinical experience in both inpatient and intensive outpatient settings, providing clinical treatment to adults with substance abuse issues, chronic mental illness and acute emotional distress. Ms. McCooey provides individual, family and group counseling to adults using cognitive behavioral, motivational and person centered therapies. She offers a thoughtful, down to earth and humorous demeanor and perspective in working with her clients and feels grateful to be a part of their journey towards self-improvement and change.
In addition to working in direct clinical practice, Ms. McCooey provides clinical supervision to counselors working towards their professional licensure in addiction and mental health services. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.
Aileen Hayes, LSW
Aileen Hayes is a Licensed Social Worker in New Jersey. She graduated with her Masters in Social Work in 2009 with a dual concentration in Clinical Social Work and Social Justice/Social Change. Her primary expertise is in addressing trauma and grief with individuals and families. Her approach is to explore the type of therapeutic technique that would best fit each client’s unique story and set of needs. She believes every client is the expert in their own healing and it is her job to guide them on that journey.
Amy Tarr, LCSW
Amy Tarr is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with extensive experience working with clients in crisis situations, in-patient psychiatric hospitalization settings and out-patient mental health. Amy utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy and is a client centered therapist. Amy recognizes each person is on their own journey and works with the client to overcome obstacles and achieve goals.
Amy holds her bachelor degree in Psychology with a minor in Gerontology. Prior to pursuing her Master’s degree in Social Work, Amy worked extensively with individuals diagnosed with various forms of dementia and support, and education to their families as a Dementia Care Professional of America, through the Alzheimer’s Association.
For the past 12 years Amy has worked in both out-patient and in-patient settings providing clinical treatment to individuals who are experiencing issues related to mental health. Amy works to build rapport with her clients and has an easy-going demeanor to help the client feel at ease and work towards their goals. Amy has three children, who keep her on her toes as well as knowledgeable in issues surrounding the youth of today.
Bridgette Devlin, MS
Bridgette Devlin is a Behavioral Analyst and Behavioral Health Care Manager. She graduated with her Bachelors in Psychology from Moravian College and her Masters in Forensic Psychology and Behavioral Sciences from Kean University. Bridgette works extensively to provide individuals with resources they may be in need of on a daily basis. These resources can include but aren’t limited to: Housing, transportation, insurance, food, and any other necessary goods. Bridgette has experience working with adults who experience addiction, trauma, anxiety/depression, bipolar disorder and more. Bridgette enjoys working with individuals who are actively seeking to create positive change in their lives.