WELCOME TO THE
FAMILY HEALING CENTER
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"WHERE FAMILIES HEAL"
349 East Northfield Road,  Suite LL5
Livingston, New Jersey  07039    (973) 251-2874
Services
  1. Individual Therapy
    Individual Therapy
    Individual therapy is helpful if feeling stuck or having difficulty coping with life's many changes. Depression or anxiety can cloud your perspective and become overwhelmingly stressful. Therapy helps you address feelings and work on core issues.
  2. Group Therapy
    Group Therapy
    We offer an extensive program of group opportunities to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents, adults and families. Clients often find it is reassuring to hear peers they can relate to. They also find comfort in the support of each other.
  3. Therapy for Teens
    Therapy for Teens
    Middle and High school can be difficult. Academic pressure is present. Often times, social pressure is the most intense, It may be hard to figure out where you fit in; therapy is a wonderful chance to explore yourself.
  4. Therapy for Kids... and the Parents that Love Them
    Therapy for Kids... and the Parents that Love Them
    Kids have hard feelings, just like adults do. Sometimes they are unable to express themselves. Bad things can happen to wonderful kids, and it can cause many confusing feelings. Therapy can help you gain control of emotions.
  5. Family Therapy
    Family Therapy
    Family therapy can be helpful when relationships feel frayed. Does arguing dominate your days or are negative patterns repeating? When communication becomes conflictual, creative approaches are invaluable. The goal is to begin understanding, respecting and appreciating one another.
  6. Couples Therapy
    Couples Therapy
    Couples therapy, helps couples — married or not — understand and resolve conflicts to improve their relationship. This approach gives couples the tools to communicate better, negotiate differences, problem solve and even argue in a healthy way.
  7. Parents Counseling
    Parents Counseling
    One of the biggest challenges and joys in life is raising children. Some parents find that their style of upbringing does not work with their own children. Parents can have different views from each other on how to raise children.
  8. Addiction Therapy
    Addiction Therapy
    The first step for the addicted person is to acknowledge that there is a substance dependency problem (addiction problem). The next step is to get help. The specific type of treatment or combination of treatments will vary depending on the patient’s individual needs and on the type of addiction they have.
  9. Neuro-Linguistic Programming
    Neuro-Linguistic Programming
    NLP is a multi-dimensional process that involves the development of behavioral competence and flexibility. This counseling delves into the mental and cognitive processes behind behavior. NLP provides tools and skills for the development of individual excellence.
  10. Dialectical Behavior Therapy
    Dialectical Behavior Therapy
    (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment that was originally developed to treat chronically suicidal individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and it is now recognized as the gold standard of psychological treatment. It is effective in treating a wide range of disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and eating disorders.
  11. Life Coaching
    Life Coaching
    Life coaching is a synergistic relationship between an accredited life coach and a client designed to tap into your full potential. Many of today’s most successful leaders, , executives, entrepreneurs and CEOs use the services of a life coach to take their lives, careers, or businesses to the next level.
The Vision
     Our vision at Family Healing Center encompasses continued growth as a center of excellence and recognition as a leader in providing mental and behavioral health services.  Our pledge is characterized by our mutual:

  • Understanding of and sensitivity to our patients and their families;
  • Appreciation for and practical integrated application of the most current practices of psychotherapy, psycho-dynamic clinical care, and psycho-education;
  • Engagement and respect for the individuals, families, and organizations working together for the benefit of our patients; and
  • Steadfast commitment to advocating, promoting, and improving the overall well-being of our community.

     Our counseling services are provided by NJS licensed and highly trained professional therapists.  Their areas of expertise cover evaluation, assessments, counseling and recommended therapies to assist with a broad range of mental, emotional and behavioral issues.  

     Our staff includes:  Psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, addictions counselors, eating disorder specialists, nutritionists and other allied mental health professionals.  We seek to combine holistic, cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic views and methods with our clients; thus providing them with a comprehensive evaluation and treatment experience.
Counseling Menu
ADDITIONAL COUNSELING SERVICES
​​Family Conflict​​
Gambling
Grief
Infertility
Narcissistic Personality
Obesity
Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
Oppositional Defiance
Parenting
Peer Relationships

ADHD
Addiction
Alcohol Abuse
Anger Management
Antisocial Personality
Anxiety

Behavioral Issues Bipolar Disorder
Chronic Impulsivity Divorce
Eating Disorders Emotional Disturbance

Self Esteem
Self-Harming
Sexual Abuse
Sexual & Internet Addictions

Sleep or Insomnia
Spirituality

Substance Abuse
Trauma
PTSD

Meet The Team

   Our mission at Family Healing Center is to provide families with the highest quality
of care.  We accomplish this through compassionate individual therapy, supportive
         group counseling, and mental health education.

Deborah Lipscomb
MSW, LCSW
​​Deborah's professional career spans over 30 years which has included working as a team leader and client advocate with dual diagnosed individuals in state institutions; additionally she has worked as a dedicated family consultant, curriculum consultant with the NJ Office of Education, and she has served as a NJ certified school social worker in public schools serving in specialized programs for at risk youth. Deborah has experience working with juvenile sex offenders and students receiving special education services in alternative education high schools.
     Deborah's clinical therapeutic experience includes, but is not limited to, individual and group therapy, and working with other specialized groups. Her therapeutic skills include working with youth, adolescents, families, couples, and traumatic loss. Deborah is a calm, supportive therapist specializing in the following counseling modalities: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client Centered, Solution Focused, Mindfulness Based Therapy, Trauma Informed Care, Crisis Intervention, and Psychological First Aid.

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LaShone Arnett
MSW, LCSW, LCACD
La Shone’s educational background includes a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University as well as extensive training in addictions, conflict resolution and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  Her experience in mental health clinics and the U.S. Superior Court system has afforded her the opportunities to work with “hard to reach” clients as well as people from diverse races and backgrounds.
     La Shone’s passion is to bring healing to people who have been through difficult and traumatic experiences in life; past or current relationships; or any circumstance that requires a well-trained and caring ear. My compassionate and sincere therapeutic approach helps many clients to resolve their problems and to live fulfilling, healthy lives.  She always makes time to help struggling teens, suffering adults, distant couples and hurting families of Northern New Jersey.
  

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Leo Siffhet
MA, LAC
I have been married to my best friend for over thirty-six years. During that time I have been blessed with two children (a son and daughter) and two wonderful grandchildren. Since 1989 I have worked throughout the tristate area as a counselor. After many years of working as a life-coach, as well as a spiritual/religious counselor, I decided to go back to school to attain a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have worked extensively in the criminal justice system with adults and troubled youth throughout Essex and Hudson County, and as a substance abuse counselor in Dover New Jersey, as well as East Orange, where

Jenifer Wilcher
MSW, LCSW
Your road to being emotionally well is the number one priority when you walk into my office door. I focus on working collaboratively with you to become your best self, live your best life, and have healthier relationships. Clients that I work with feel safe, comfortable and supported to explore their concerns. Together we will identify and work on goals targeting the change that you are seeking. I aim to help you regain focus on growth instead of feeling stuck and to find balance so you can get back to a place of peace instead of being in pieces.
I am a relationship specialist and my expertise includes treating: Depression, Stress Management, Life Transitions & Anxiety. My other specialties include: Couples Therapy, Maternal Mental Health (perinatal/antepartum, postpartum, infant loss, infertility, etc), & Therapy for Parents with Children with Exceptional Needs (Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD), Attention-Deficit Disorder(ADD) etc.)
I stand on core beliefs in my practice to give you Respect, Insight, Compassion & Empathy. In therapy with me, you'll do more than talking & I'll do more than listening. You'll be given genuine advice & practical change-based strategies.

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Tiffany Walker
MSW, LSW
Sometimes life can get hard and even opportunities can be overwhelming! Therapy provides a safe space to explore your feelings, process relationships, and empower you to make decisions that reflect your values and create a vibrant life! With my support and your strengths, we can take the journey towards healing and peace.
I like to engage my clients using family-centered and strengths-based approaches. Using a variety of practice methods such as mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy I engage adolescents, young adults, and families in their treatment by exploring emotions, relationship patterns, and various types of trauma.
As a mental health practitioner, I am passionately committed to promoting mental health literacy for those who identify with vulnerable and marginalized populations. I am committed to providing a safe space where families and individuals can be vulnerable in expressing their authentic selves and take the first step towards healing.
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Elise Nerenberg
LCSW
I believe it takes courage to come to therapy and that it's not easy! You deserve a warm, non-judgemental atmosphere where you can be seen and heard. I provide that safe space. With over 20 years of experience, I am a warm, competent therapist working with people of all ages. Many of my clients are highly successful in their professional lives but have issues including depression, anxiety or panic disorder. Others have relationships issues or job stress. Children may suffer with ADHD academic and behavioral issues. My aim is help you relieve the stress in your and empower you to lead a happy, more purposeful life.
I am well-versed in different therapeutic approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy a family systems approach, a psychodynamic model. I believe in the teaching of better coping and communication skills, in sessions and with homework. I work with people of all different backrounds with a special knowledge of Orthodox Judaism.


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Alicia Luckachko
DrPH, MSW, LSW
​​Alicia is dedicated to the health, wellbeing, and positive growth of individuals and families. As a therapist, she helps clients better understand themselves, realize their strengths, overcome their challenges, and reach their personal goals.
Alicia tailors interventions to meet each client's needs, drawing from various evidence-based techniques, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic approaches, family systems models, mindfulness and meditation.
Alicia has worked with children, adolescents, and adults from a diverse range of backgrounds. She strives to create an environment in which every person feels accepted and welcomed.
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Andrea Stefens
MA, RDT, LCAT, Creative Arts Therapist
Andrea Stefens is a creative arts therapist with a focus in drama therapy. She has a master’s degree from the NYU Drama Therapy program, has earned the designation of Registered Drama Therapist (RDT) from the North American Drama Therapy Association and holds a New York State Creative Arts Therapy license (LCAT).
     Through her work Andrea has had the honor of being trusted by a wide range of populations: children, teens, families, women in domestic violence shelters, the homeless, the acutely mentally ill, adults with traumatic brain injuries, people with chemical addictions, women who have experienced traumatic pregnancies, and Holocaust survivors.        Her passion in life is helping people access their natural strengths and work through their struggles in a way which is both engaging and non-judgmental. She does this by utilizing an eclectic blend of modalities: psychotherapy, drama therapy, music, poetry, songwriting, art, and sand tray.
     Andrea wants you to know that you don't have to be an artist of any kind to work with a creative arts therapist. You just need the desire to explore your life to live it more fully.

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Jeanette Morales
Front Desk Executive
Jeanette has been running the office for the last two years. She has a warm personality, being the first person a client interacts with upon entering the facility, She is dedicated to service as well as compassion.
Bijay Minhas
LSW, MSW, CDP, DIP, PR, NLP Life Coach
Bijay Minhas is a highly resourceful, energetic and motivated consultant who has worked in the area of Social Work and Diversity and Inclusion for over 30 years. A recognized coach, workshop leader, presenter and instructor, Bijay has consistently delivered results. Her clients have varied from individuals, families, community groups, small organizations to larger corporations. She enjoys bringing a creative fresh angle to any challenge, with an eye for detail and a unique style and problem solving skills. She puts in the extra mile required to ensure positive outcomes for her clients.
     Bijay has an engaging presentation style, which audiences connect with.  She is an exceptionally good communicator who stimulates active learning through story-telling and real-life experiences. She is multi-lingual and dedicated to practicing yoga, mindfulness and holistic wellbeing. Bijay has designed, delivered and evaluated a broad range of impressive and cutting edge diversity programs and personal development workshops.
     She has also coached social care practitioners and top executives navigating through complex challenges in the vast arena of diversity, inclusion, cultural competence and unconscious bias.  She has joined forces with a group of like-minded professionals to develop a range of personal & professional development workshops across the globe in countries such as USA, UK, UAE (Dubai) and India.

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Malik Carey, MS
Chief Executive Officer
Malik Carey, C.E.O. of Family Healing Center, brings his earnest passion for wellness and commitment in offering the highest quality of professional health care to families in need. His mission is simple…to assist families in fostering and maintaining sustained levels of mental and emotional health through a variety of individual and group counseling methods; the foundation upon which Family Healing Center has been established. Malik holds a BA in Religious Studies from Seton Hall University; an MS in Organizational Leadership from Nyack College; currently holds title as C.O.O. of The K.I.N.G. Movement, a National Men’s Ministry, past leader of The Overcomer’s Program, a 12-Step Christian-Based Empowerment group instilled with promoting and maintaining disengagement from substance abuse and other maladaptive addictions. Malik’s volunteer efforts are deeply rooted in New Jersey’s West Orange community where he is a highly respected mentor for young adults. Bethany Church, The Bethany Center of Champions and Daytop Treatment Facility are just a few of the faith-based organizations to which he graciously lends his time and efforts.

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OUR BEAUTIFUL FACILITY
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TESTIMONIALS
The following are just some of the positive things that our clients are saying about us. We are pleased to find that Family Healing Center is succeeding in healing and being so beneficial to many of our clients.
Going the Extra Mile! 
  
My children and I were in a terrifying accident that left significant physical and emotional scars. The staff at Family Healing Center has been integral in our healing and well-being. I am healing and my children are thriving thanks to the attentive and judicious care of our counselors.
In addition to individual therapy, we attend family sessions which have greatly strengthened our family bond and facilitated the healing process. But the clinicians are not the only ones who have enhanced our experience; every staff member is courteous, efficient, and professional at all times. They always make me feel like my family is their top priority. All concerns are consistently given the time and attention they need. I truly believe that my family is receiving the best care available thanks to the Family Healing Center!

Client M (33)
  
Integral to Our Healing.

I have a 15-year-old son who was under a program called Perform Care for his treatment of depression, however his treatment was ineffective and his situation was getting worse.  Perform Care recommended we reach out to Family Healing Center for family counseling.  In February of 2017 we began treatment at their center and from the beginning their staff treated us like family.  My son’s progress has been great to the point where he is smiling every day.  They are real professional and care about their clients.  I would recommend Family Healing Center to anyone that needs such serves.

Client G (47) Son (15) 
  

 
 
Quality Care
I started therapy with Family Healing Center as the result of losing my mother to Crohn’s disease and a subdural hematoma. I felt lost, despondent and unsure of how to function from day to day. Additionally, I was carrying quite a bit of unresolved baggage from my childhood that ultimately affected my ability to find happiness, maintain a healthy lifestyle, and ultimately grow as an adult. The most profound part of my issues was my complete unawaress of the impact on all areas of my life. That lack of awareness had rendered me unable to isolate my issues or find happiness; over time I became unknowingly unhinged. My therapy sessions helped me isolate various components of what was ailing me, one issue at a time. The process invariably moved my healing process forward. The staff and therapists at Family Healing Center have always been extremely professional, compassionate, resourceful and helpful in the facilitation of my healing process. My therapist has always gone the extra mile for me, in turn helping me learn  to care for myself in a healthier manner. My therapist feels more like an honesty-broker and confidential friend rolled into a life coach. I appreciate the guidance on personal maintenance activities, particularly invaluable during times when I am alone or uncertain.

The therapeutic milieu of the Family Healing Center involves a combination of holistic, practical, traditional and creative therapeutic approaches specializing in specific healing activities for each individual and family. I have been a patient at the Family Healing Center for nearly two years.  I would highly recommend the Family Healing Center to persons of all age groups, gender, ethnicities and cultures.  My experience with the Family Healing Center has been transformational to my life.

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Livingston, New Jersey 07039

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