Caitlin Simpson, DSW, LCSW, LCADC
Caitlin Simpson, DSW, LCSW, LCADC earned a master’s degree in Social Work from Fordham University and a Doctoral Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University. She has sixteen years of experience in the behavioral health field with a specialization in substance use disorders, co-occurring disorders, and trauma.
Dr. Simpson began her career as a clinician in the substance use field, and subsequently advanced to the Superior Court of New Jersey where she served as the Substance Use Evaluator for both the criminal division and drug court program. For the past twelve years, Dr. Simpson has served in an administrative capacity within the roles of Clinical Supervisor, Program Director, Clinical Director, and most recently as the National Director of Clinical Operations with Footprints to Recovery.
Dr. Simpson has a range of experiences and passions including innovative clinical program design and implementation, clinical/facility operations, integrative and trauma-responsive care models, team and organizational leadership, clinical branding, business development, and data analytics/outcomes. Dr. Simpson believes that care should be innovative and integrative. She places an emphasis on cultivating a philosophy of care encompassing mindfulness, various therapeutic approaches, experiential therapy, and integrative medicine (chiropractic, acupuncture, yoga, etc.) to ensure we address all aspects of an individual; all while infusing fun, exploration, and connection to self, others and nature.
In her personal time, Dr. Simpson enjoys spending time with her two amazing boys, family and friends. She enjoys snowboarding, biking, hiking, the beach and traveling. She spends her time at the Jersey Shore where she was born and raised, and her winter weekends in the mountains of Vermont.
Quote: “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn how to surf.”
Clinical Site Leader
Keisha Barnhill, LCSW, LCADC, CCS
Keisha Barnhill has her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Fordham University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor in addition to being certified to provide clinical supervision. She has worked in the mental health field for over 9 years and has experience with all levels of outpatient care providing individual and group therapy. She works primarily with individuals struggling with mental health and/or substance use disorders.
Keisha uses a trauma informed and holistic approach working collaboratively to provide the support needed to help lay the foundation for life success. She values the importance of building a strong therapeutic alliance to assist individuals through their journey of self-discovery. She understands that every individual has different needs and is eclectic in her practice. She is aware of the impact of cultural, environmental, and other factors that may cause impairment for one to function at the best of their ability. Keisha uses evidenced based interventions such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), motivational interventions, and mindfulness practice.
Jaclyn Pryor, LCSW
Jackie is a recent transplant from the Midwest where she graduated from Marquette University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Social Welfare and Justice and received a Master’s of Social Work at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Social Work. Her studies were concentrated in children and family services.
Over the last 10 years, Jackie has experience working with all age groups and in a variety of therapeutic settings. Jackie prefers a holistic approach in her practice by considering the mind-body connection. She has expertise in school-related issues including the Special Education System, and a variety of mental health issues such as anxiety, ADHD, stress management and depression.
Jackie so far is loving the warmer weather and the coastal vibes of New Jersey. In her spare time, you can find her outdoors hiking with her Great Pyrenees, camping with her family and trying to keep her plants alive in her garden (so far so good!).
Samantha Notaro, LCSW
Samantha Notaro graduated from Rutgers University with her bachelor’s in social work with a minor in psychology. She also attended Rutgers University for graduate school and received her master’s degree in Social Work. Samantha Notaro’s background includes working with trauma, addictions, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and ADHD. Samantha is currently an LCSW and is pursuing her certificate in child and adolescent mental health and the treatment of eating disorders along with pursuing her license of drug and alcohol counseling.
Jennifer DiMarco, LPC
My name is Jennifer DiMarco, LPC, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, specializing in treating children, adolescents, and families. I have worked in the mental health field since 2014 at all levels of care, including Inpatient, Partial Hospitalization Programs, and Outpatient. I have worked as a Clinical Therapist since 2017, helping children, adolescents, and parents work through an array of different problems. I have experience in treating anxiety, depression, ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, grief, bullying, trauma, body focused repetitive behaviors (hair pulling, skin picking, nail biting), parental separation, and parenting issues.
My style of therapy is Person-Centered, meaning that I allow the client to guide the therapy sessions and open up when they are ready to. Many children and adolescents enter therapy because they were referred by their parents, school, or coaches. As a result, they may not be ready to explore their behavioral and/or emotional problems. I feel it is my job to make clients feel welcome, safe, and confident in being able to open up to someone new. In addition, I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy techniques and Sandplay Therapy to assist clients in working through their behavioral and/or emotional needs.
What is Sandplay Therapy? Sandplay is a type of therapy that allows clients of all ages to build a world in the sandtray using small figurines, rocks, shells, etc. This type of therapy allows clients to explore issues without fear of directly speaking about it and allows them to feel in more control.
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Tracy Mount, APN, PMHNP-BC
Tracy Mount received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Stockton University and her RN degree from Mercer Medical Center School of Nursing. After years of working as a registered nurse in the hospital setting, Tracy went on to earn her Master of Science in Nursing degree and Adult Nurse Practitioner Certification from The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Tracy worked as an adult nurse practitioner in a variety of settings including primary care, internal/geriatric medicine, sub-acute rehabilitation, and hospice care. While working in these settings for many years, Tracy saw a growing need for more mental healthcare providers. Tracy continued her education and went on to earn her Post Masters Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certification from Johns Hopkins University. Tracy is now a provider with Psychiatric and Behavioral Health of NJ where she provides care to children and adults in an outpatient setting.
Alexandra Howlett, LCSW
Alexandra is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of New Jersey. Alexandra has her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Loyola University of Maryland and a master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) with a concentration in clinical practice with families and children from Monmouth University. She has worked in the mental health field since 2014 in multiple settings including children’s crisis services, outpatient practices, and many non-profit programs. She has experience providing individual, group, and family therapy to both adolescents and adults with varying diagnoses including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, mood disorders, and self-esteem/body image issues. Alexandra utilizes various treatment modalities in collaboration with her clients to provide them with a treatment plan that best suits their specific needs. Alexandra believes in highlighting her clients’ strengths and empowering them on their mental health journey.
Front Desk Specialist
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Jennifer Levitt, APN, PMHNP-BC
Jennifer is a dually board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and Family nurse practitioner (FNP-BC) through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She earned her Master of Science in nursing from Rutgers University and a post-master’s certificate from Johns Hopkins University.
She has extensive experience working in both inpatient and outpatient settings treating anxiety and depressive disorders, ADHD, PTSD, psychotic disorders, and neurocognitive disorders.
She is an active listener whose approach is patient-centered. She is passionate about providing evidence-based, compassionate, and quality mental health services across the life span.
Interested in Working for Psychiatric & Behavioral Health
- Individual, Family & Group
- Medication Management Services
- Child/Adolescent Services
- Adult/Geriatric Services
Areas We Can Help You:
- Anxiety/Depressive Symptoms
- Mood Disorders
- Life Transitions
- Child Behavioral Concerns
- Child Anxiety/Depressive Related Concerns
- Personal Growth and Development
- Family Conflict
- LGBTQIA+ Related Concerns
- Stress Related Symptoms
- Grief & Loss
- Relationship Concerns
- Self Esteem / Self Worth