Meet Our Staff

Dr. Miller is trained in Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is also trained in Anesthesia and Pain Management. Because of her broad experience, Dr. Miller is uniquely qualified to treat psychological trauma, depression and anxiety that can occur as a result of injury or disability. – Read More

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD)
  • Depression
  • Mood and Bipolar Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Substance Abuse

Dr. Waldman’s professional strengths include knowledge of a variety of diagnoses and treatment options, and a unique ability to connect easily and quickly with clients. She strives to help patients to get back to enjoying their lives and relating better to their friends and loved ones. – Read More

  • Couples and Families in Crisis
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD)
  • Depression
  • Parenting Issues
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorder
  • Professional Dilemmas

Dr. Christopher Hannon is a Board Certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. He obtained his Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Louisville. His training covers mental health treatment across the lifespan including psychopharmacological management of psychiatric conditions and a host of therapeutic modalities. Areas of particular interest include trauma/PTSD, depression/anxiety, substance use disorders, as well as stigma around mental illness and in general.

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Rosa is an experienced adult and pediatric nurse practitioner. She is bilingual in Spanish and Portuguese. Her areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, PTSD, and childhood disorders, including ADHD, behavioral dysregulation, and autism. She’s been a school nurse for over a decade, and is she is fully versed in the day-to-day complex issues regarding children and teens. 

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Triesha Gayle-Lawson is a Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner.  She received her master’s degree in Advanced Nursing Practice from Adelphi University.  Her training in Adult medicine incorporates Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric Medicine.  With over 13 years of Advanced Practice experience, her expertise ranges from inpatient Primary Care, Community Health and Behavioral Health Medicine.  She is experienced in pharmacologic treatment of Depression, Anxiety, PTSD and other psychiatric illnesses.  In addition, Triesha is also Buprenophine (Subaxone) trained and licensed in Medication Assisted treatment (MAT) of substance abuse. Read More

  • Anxiety
  • Mood Disorders
  • Depression
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Adolescent, Adult and Geriatrics

Wendy utilizes both solution focused and insight-oriented therapy, applying principles largely from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. She believes in treating the whole client. She specializes in treating teens and young adults. Read More

  • Eating Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm Behaviors
  • Impulsivities
  • Depression, Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Difficult Life Transitions

Benjamin Latner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Drug Counselor who believes that positive connections and interactions are a crucial part of dealing with life’s many stressors, and what better way to enhance that than through a positive therapeutic relationship. He has experience with individuals, couples, and families, who is familiar dealing with a wide variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, mood disorders, difficult life transitions, and substance abuse…. Read More

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Michael is a Trilingual (Portuguese, Spanish, and English) counselor who graduated from Montclair State University with a Masters in Community Mental Health Counseling. He comes to Family Psychiatry and Therapy after years of experience treating adults and children in hospital, home, and community settings. Read More

  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD)
  • Trauma
  • Coping Skills

We sometimes need help navigating life’s challenges, whether they occur at home, school, or the workplace. Learning to identify triggers and stressors, focus on strengths, and work collaboratively to address concerns in a safe and non-judgmental environment can help to produce positive change. As a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, my goal is to provide guidance, support, and understanding to assist individuals in overcoming these challenges.. Read More

  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Substance Abuse

At times, our life journey can encounter unexpected challenges that may be difficult to navigate; however, clinical therapy is a valuable solution to help combat these battles. The opportunity for therapy can help explore thoughts, feelings, patterns of behavior, identify root issues, and learn new coping skills and techniques to better manage daily challenges. Having a therapist can proactively help develop safe and effective treatment plans that provide individuals with tools for maneuvering life’s inevitable obstacles… Read More

Amanda is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work at Monmouth University. She has worked with children, adults and families in clinical settings such as intensive outpatient treatment programs, residential facilities, and hospitals.She has provided therapy to individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, adjustment difficulty, relationship struggles, health issues and various other mental health difficulties.Read More

Celina is a Licensed Social Worker with a BSW in Social Work from The Ohio State University and MSW in Social Services from Fordham University. Celina has extensive experience in working with adults, children, and first responders struggling with trauma-related diagnoses, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse issues. She has 7+ years supervising residential settings and crisis management with an extensive background in working with psychotic disorders and behavioral issues. Read More

Dr. Rosita Rodriguez is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC). She obtained his Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the Rutgers School of nursing . Additionally, Dr. Rodriguez has worked in the nursing field for over 20 years and has earned several national certifications in nursing. Dr. Rodriguez incorporates holistic therapeutic modalities into her clinical practice that focus on an individual’s strengths, wellness, and resilience-building strategies. She utilizes the trauma-informed approach while providing mental health care to persons across the lifespan.. Read More

Individuals struggling to get a handle on their emotions and behaviors will commonly deal with shame, guilt, and comparing themselves to friends, colleagues, and neighbors. Having a therapist who can help reduce those feelings makes life a little easier to face, knowing that there is professional support readily available. Noelia “(Noel”) Vicente is a Licensed Social Worker who believes that reintegrating the mind-body connection and empowering oneself are a recipe for success when navigating life’s challenges. She has experience with adolescents, adults, couples, and families, who has worked with those struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, post-traumatic stress disorder, mood disorders, and substance issues…. Read More

Sarah Merza is a Licensed Associate Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor. Sarah received her M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University and a B.A. in psychology from the Ohio State University. In her free time, she enjoys exercising, unwinding to any number of shows on Netflix, and reading the occassional mystery novel.

Sarah has experience working with older adults, young adults, and teenagers who struggle with mental health diagnoses. Sarah has worked in a variety of settings and gained extensive experience working with individuals with psychotic disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma-related diagnoses, and behavioral issues… Read More

Michelle Cicala PMHNP-BC

Michelle is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, with experience treating children, adolescents, families and adults in a variety of settings, including inpatient, intensive outpatient/partial hospitalization and outpatient settings. Michelle comes with years of experience as a nurse, and adopts a humanistic perspective to support patients’ mental, physical, and emotional well-being. In addition, with the appropriate use of medication and therapeutic strategies, she believes in building a therapeutic relationship with my patients in order to enhance their strengths, balance, and coping skills. This can result in greater emotional regulation, overall wellbeing, and success in achieving desired goals.

Michelle biggest accomplishment is raising her daughter. In Michelle’s spare time, she likes to make homemade pasta, bread and pizza!

Dr. Lily Tung

Dr. Lily Tung is a nurse practitioner offering comprehensive psychiatric care through her practice, Family Psychiatry and Therapy, which serves both in-patient and virtual settings in Paramus, NJ.

Utilizing her doctoral degree in nursing practice from Frontier Nursing University, Dr. Tung combines clinical excellence with a deep understanding of psychiatric conditions. She employs evidence-based treatment modalities and stays abreast of the latest developments in psychiatric care.

Dr. Tung provides an environment where clients can explore their concerns freely and work towards holistic well-being. Her dedication to fostering trust and collaboration empowers individuals to take control of their mental health and embark on a journey toward healing and recovery.