Joanna O'Neill, MA, LPC, NCC - Director of CCH
Joanna received her Masters in Counseling from The College of New Jersey in 1984. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in New Jersey and National Certified Counselor (NCC) by the National Board of Certified Counselors. Additionally, Joanna completed her post-graduate training in Family Therapy at the Philadelphia Child and Family Training Center at Children’s Hospital. With over 35 years experience in the field of mental health counseling, her previous employers were; Trenton Psychiatric Hospital, Princeton Medical Center, Newark Beth Israel Hospital and The Greater Trenton Community Mental Health Center. She was the first Mental Health Counselor in the United States certified in Distance Counseling, and is also certified in the Interactive Metronome, a non-medication approach used in the assistance of those with ADHD. In working with Anxiety Disordered clients, she formulated an exercise to eliminate anxiety and panic which is now available on CD. Joanna’s areas of expertise include Couple and Family Therapy, Anxiety Disorders, ADHD, Depression, Bipolar and Eating Disorders. More than a decade ago it was her vision to make Mental Health Counseling more accessible to the greater Hamilton area bringing the Counseling Center to Hamilton. Joanna also gives lectures to corporations and schools on various mental health topics. Her involvement with the State Incentive Program led her to design and utilize a Violations Management Program with the rehabilitation of first time teen offenders in Trenton. Joanna has been a member of the business networking group, LeTip of Princeton for over 10 years and has served as Vice President and President of the chapter. In her hometown, Joanna served a 3 year term on the Hamilton Board of Education. She is well versed in school policies and parental rights regarding special services for children. Joanna resides with her husband and 3 sons in Hamilton and has a personal understanding of the challenges life stress can bring.
Berrien Crowell-Gordon, MSW, LCSW
Berrien is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in NJ. and received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Boston College in 1983. She has over 30 years experience in the field of Mental Health Counseling and Addiction Treatment. Ms. Crowell-Gordon has worked in a variety of settings; Princeton House, Magellan Behavioral Health Green Spring of NJ, Raritan Bay Medical Center Addiction Outpatient Treatment Center and North Richmond Community Mental Health Center in NY. She has a broad background in treating the full scope of mental health issues and life stressors. Berrien’s expertise is with treating: Depression, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, PTSD, Grief and Addiction. She is a good listener who provides feedback to her clients in a caring and supportive environment. Her focus is on helping her clients improve their coping skills such as Anger or Stress Management and Assertiveness Skills.
Lynne Churney, MSW, LCSW
Lynne is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey. She received her Master’s degree in Social Work from The University of Pennsylvania in 1985. With over 30 years of experience working in the mental health field, she brings a compassionate, non-judgmental approach to care. Ms. Churney has worked in various settings including: Cooper and Virtua Hospitals, Haddon Heights School District, and Acacia Hospice. She has supervised Social Work interns and worked as a Child Study Team Coordinator. She has experience working with individuals, groups, couples, and families. Lynne’s areas of expertise include Depression, Anxiety, Grief, and low self-esteem. She resides in Lumberton with her husband and has a son and daughter. Lynne believes in making the best of every day.
Barbara A. Majoros, MSW, LCSW
Barbara is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Rutgers University and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Fordham University in NYC. She has worked at Catholic Charities Diocese of Trenton, Princeton House Behavioral Health, and Carrier Clinic. Her work experience has been as a psychotherapist, crisis clinician and inpatient social worker, providing crisis intervention, individual, marital, family, and group therapy. Her areas of expertise include treating depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief, stress and anger management. She has experience using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Wellness and Recovery to empower clients to take personal responsibility for their wellness in a supportive and encouraging environment.
Catherine M. Emme, Ed. Sp LPC
Catherine brings a specialty for working and counseling children, adolescents and their families. Wanting to bring more than just an education degree to her teaching career, Catherine majored in Family Child Studies at Montclair State University, eventually seeking NJ/PA certification in Early Childhood and Elementary Education K-8. Understanding family systems, needs, problems and how these issues may play out in the school has been her life’s work. She received her Master’s in Education from the College of New Jersey in Counseling in 1982. She started her career working with disadvantaged and troubled youth and then spent 20 years as an Elementary School Counselor in NJ Public Schools. Catherine is a Licensed Professional Counselor in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She received an Education Specialist degree in Marriage and Family Counseling in 2002 from the College of New Jersey. Catherine has worked in agency settings, provided wrap around services, and is a professional trainer and presenter. More recently, as part of her commitment to help children/adolescents be successful in school, Catherine has become certified in Neurofeedback; used to improve the symptoms of ADHD. Catherine and her husband Wayne have raised two sons and reside in Yardley, Pennsylvania.
Karen Mihalow, MA, Ed.S, LAC, NCC
Karen is a therapist in training working towards obtaining her license as a professional counselor. She currently has her license as an Associate Counselor in NJ. She received her Master’s degree in Counseling with a specialization in school counseling and her Education Specialist degree in community counseling from Rider University in 2010 and 2013. Her counseling background includes interning at Princeton House in Hamilton. Currently, she enjoys working as a school counselor in the Hamilton Township School District. She volunteered as a grief group facilitator for Good Grief in Princeton and also as caregiver support group facilitator for the Alzheimer's Association. Most recently, Karen became certified in Interactive Metronome. At CCH, Karen works to assist those with ADHD through testing, assessment and Neurofeedback Therapy. She is a good listener who is supportive to her clients and encourages them to reach their goals in a caring and supportive environment.
Joleen Benedict, LCSW, CCS
Joleen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey, and received her Master’s in Social Work at Rutgers University in 1989. She has thirty years experience in the mental health and addictions fields. Joleen was the Director of Behavioral Healthcare Services at Family Guidance Center in Hamilton, NJ, and a Program Supervisor at Catholic Charities outpatient mental health program in Mercer and Burlington Counties. Joleen specializes in working with adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety, stress and grief. Her eclectic therapeutic approach includes a variety of therapies and modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and depression, anxiety, and stress management. For those who are spiritually inclined, Joleen also integrates psychotherapy with spirituality to help individuals grow, heal, and realize their potential in a safe, supportive environment. She uses a psychospiritual approach to human growth that recognizes both our humanness and our divinity. Her approach offers ways of unblocking creative expression and of accessing inner healing, wisdom, and direction, and of providing concrete tools for deepening awareness, enhancing self- esteem, and living a responsible, fulfilled, and creative life.
Ilene Janofsky, CPC – A
Ilene is a Certified Professional Coder – Apprentice and is a member of the American Academy of Professional Coders. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Rutgers University. She previously worked as senior accountant for a CPA firm in Edison, NJ. Ilene also earned a Certificate as a Medical Biller/Coding Specialist from Mercer County Community College. She handles all the billing and insurance matters for the practice and is happy to assist you if any insurance concerns arise. She resides in West Windsor with her husband, three great kids and Cockapoo.
Counseling Center at Hamilton, LLC
2667 Nottingham Way, Suite #3 - Hamilton, NJ. 08619