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Our Team

We accompany you and/or your family through transformation in an emotionally enriching space. We understand the vastness of the human experience and embrace the honor to teach and lead in the beautiful unfolding of growth.

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Heather DiDomenico, LPC
Owner and Director of Bridges Counseling
  • M.S. Marriage and Family Therapy, Seton Hall University

  • B.S. Exercise Science/B.S. Psychology, Rutgers University, Douglass Women's College ​

  • Specialties:  

- Relationships (Relational Life Therapy)

- Children and Trauma

Heather focuses on the solution focused treatment of individuals, couples and families struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, divorce, behavioral difficulties, high conflict, parent child conflict, life cycle issues, athletic performance issues, and life cycle changes (birth, aging, death). Her clinical experience spans across 25+ years and includes being a Therapeutic companion,  In-home and outpatient family therapist, and Clinician working with severely disabled adults and their families. She is also an experienced Guest Speaker and provides community education on attuning to the whole-child, parenting, and marriage.  She serves as guest lecturer at Montclair State University presenting on the whole-brained approach to engaging families in the educational setting and sits on the Editorial Review Board for the American Psychotherapy Association.

 

“I strongly believe that although difficulties in life may exist; people are not broken. It is my privilege to work alongside our clients in discovering and learning to use unknown strengths and resources which lead to significant brain changes ultimately supporting definitive improvements in life, sport, and overall well-being. I curiously search for the root function and key to solution for even the unhealthiest of behaviors in a warm, engaging and confidential therapeutic relationship which becomes the foundation for lasting change. Although I am rigorously committed to my work at Bridges Counseling, I am eternally devoted to my two daughters, and my yoga training.”

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Susan Costello, LPC 
Licensed Professional Counselor
Certified School Psychologist
  • MA: Child Development - Tufts University

  • Coursework for PhD in Child Clinical Psychology - Pennsylvania State University

  • Specialties: 
    - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    - Spectrum Disorders
    - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    - Mood Disorders

  • Additional Training / Experience: 
    - Child Play Therapy
    - Psychological and Behavioral Assessment
    - Family Systems Therapy
    - Parent Training
    - Social-skills group treatment for children

Susan has over 25 years of experience in working with adults, children and families in a variety of settings. She’s worked at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, NJ as a mental health clinician working with children and families at University Behavioral Health Care and in the Early Intervention Program  providing developmental intervention and family counseling. She served as a School Psychologist in Harmony Township, NJ and maintained a private practice in Cresskill, NJ as well as worked as a Mental Health Consultant in southeastern Massachusetts. 

 

“I use a strengths-based approach with the aim of helping families and children to build confidence, while improving their communication and self-regulation skills.”

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Tracey Bauer, LMFT, MA  
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • MA: Psychological Services - Kean University

  • BA: Psychology - East Carolina University

  • Specialties: 
    - Solution Focused Family Therapy
    - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 

Tracey is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience working in an outpatient setting with children and adolescents, individuals, families, and couples addressing a variety of presenting problems. She is passionate about working with a wide variety of clients to manage behavioral issues, impulse control, depression, anxiety, trauma, family conflict, parenting, and relationship issues. 

 

“I believe that therapy is a collaborative process that helps client’s reach their own desired center of health. The tools and techniques I use are unique to the client’s needs, as I place importance on meeting the client where they are and joining them on their journey. The therapeutic process starts with creating a safe and comfortable environment where barriers to healthy living are addressed.”

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Bridges Counseling Substance Abuse Coordinator

Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor

International Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor

John Cerrato, LCADC, ICADC   

John has over 30 years of experience treating adults, adolescents and their families struggling with drug and alcohol dependency as well as other family and couples issues.  He is one of the three founders in opening up and developing the Daytop-Mendham residential program where he served as the Family Therapy Director.  He also served in other critical leadership roles such as Clinical Director and Outpatient Director. 

 

“I practice using a structural family therapy model which examines and addresses issues in family functioning that continue to support a problem.  I help clients feel at ease while searching for solutions and positive behavior change in treatment.  I am also currently working at High Focus Centers with Adult and Adolescent Co-occurring populations, and I am honored to have been named a Top Counselor in Mendham by the International Association of Health Care Professionals (IAHCP).  My personal interests include family and physical fitness.” 

  • Specialties: 
    - Addiction
    - Substance Abuse

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Bridges Counseling Clinical Administrator & Substance Abuse Coordinator

Licensed Professional Counselor

Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Colette SanFelice, LPC, LCADC   
  • MA: Clinical Counseling - Fairleigh Dickinson University

  • BS: Psychology - Fairleigh Dickinson University

  • Specialties: 
    - Adolescent Females
    - Adults
    - Substance Abuse

Colette specializes in clinical work that focuses on adolescent females and issues regarding self-esteem, self-mutilative disorders and eating disorders. She is also skilled in working in substance abuse, anxiety, family and marital counseling, and working with young children of alcoholics and/or those dealing with the divorce of parents. She has developed many programs over the years to help young girls through the ups and downsof life; including a nutritional wellness program at Daytop Treatment Center. 

 

“I enjoy helping people discover new ways of doing things. I believe that everybody can be given a new beginning and can benefit from a therapeutic relationship. When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and children and traveling as much as possible”

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Sara Klejmont, LCSW 

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • MA: Social Work - Monmouth University

  • BA: Psychology - Monmouth University

Sara has over 15 years experience working with children, adolescents and families struggling with anxiety, special education needs, depression, family conflict and various  life adjustments. As a lifelong learner, I have completed classes to be an educational supervisor, as well as supervisor to social workers. I am also an adjunct Professor at William Paterson University in the Special Education/Counseling department teaching classes under the Disabilities studies minor, and I currently work in a school for children with disabilities.

"I enjoy starting where the client is, and working to create individualized sessions tailored to their unique needs. My approach is solution focused, and cognitive behavioral. I also enjoy incorporating mindfulness into sessions, while I empower my clients to become the best versions of themselves."

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Donna Grossman, LAMFT, RN, BSN

Licensed Associate Marriage & Family Therapist*

  • MA: Human Services, Marriage and Family Counseling – Liberty University

  • RN, BSN: Nursing, State University of New York at Stony Brook

  • Specialties: 
    - Marriage and Family Therapy
    - Families with Special Needs Members

Donna has devoted her career to strengthening families, starting with her work as a nurse specializing in maternal child health. As a family therapist, she focuses on the strength of each member to facilitate future emotional growth within the family unit. She enjoys working with couples to enhance their marriage and to find a new appreciation for themselves as well as their partners. She believes that growth occurs when individuals are willing to be vulnerable with their challenges, and to accept others within their family with their own struggles. As one family member becomes stronger and healthier, the entire family benefits. Donna is adept at working with various populations, including families with special needs children for their medical concerns as well as their emotional needs.

*Direct Supervision provided externally by Dr. Paul Rockwood, PhD, LMFT, LCSW

"I am an optimistic person who believes that there is always hope, and that attitudes and behaviors can be altered for the benefit of all family members. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and adult children, as well as swimming, ballet, and watching my favorite baseball team."

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Jennifer Kenny, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

  • Ed.S. Marriage and Family Therapy, Seton Hall University

  • M.A. Psychological Studies, Seton Hall University

  • B.S.  Psychology, University of Scranton

  • Specialties: 
    - Adolescents

    ​- School Refusal

       - Anxiety Issues

       - Behavioral problems

       - Relationship issues

       - Grief and Trauma issues

       - Substance Abuse

Jennifer has over 25 years of experience working with adolescents and their families in residential, outpatient and in school settings. She worked at a residential and outpatient substance abuse facility where she was the Family Therapy Supervisor and Outpatient Director conducting individual, group and family sessions. She has been trained at the Minuchin Center for the Family in the structural family therapy approach and currently also works as a Student Assistance Counselor where she provides counseling services, crisis management, and intervention services. She has experience with assisting adolescents through grief and trauma issues, and works collaboratively with other mental health professionals to provide the best services to her clients. 

 

“I am dedicated to helping individuals to find the strength within themselves to live their most fulfilling life. I believe everyone has the strength and the ability to reach their goals and will do what I can to assist them. I am always looking to help clients find the reasons behind their struggles and provide them with the guidance to overcome them.”  

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Charlotte Escaravage

Clinical Intern, MSW in training

(see AFFORDABLE COUNSELING OPTION tab at top of page)

  • Master of Social Work in training: Rutgers University 

  • BA: Princeton University

Charlotte is pursuing her Master of Social Work at Rutgers University School of Social Work and is supporting Bridges in its community outreach initiatives while training as a social work professional. She aspires to expand and share her life experiences in the field of social work and counseling by advocating and working with teens and young adults in the LGBTQ+ community as well as teens and adults with depression and anxiety. 

On a personal note, Charlotte is a mom to three adult children, loves gardening, nature walks, cooking and family. She is warm, conscientious, creative and dedicated to supporting others in their growth. 

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Ariana Esposito

Clinical Intern, LPC in training

(see AFFORDABLE COUNSELING OPTION tab at top of page)

  • M.A. in Professional Counseling (pursuing), Seton Hall University

  • BA: Psychology, Seton Hall University

Ariana is pursuing her Master‘s Degree in Professional Counseling at Seton Hall University and is interning at Bridges while she trains to become an LPC. Ariana is interested in focusing on Marriage and Family Counseling. She is also passionate about women’s issues, particularly with regard to healthcare. Ariana has had experience working as an intern for the Office of The Public Defender in Newark, NJ where she assisted in interviewing clients with mental health issues and finding alternatives to incarceration for these clients.

 

“I aspire to be a compassionate counselor who will listen to and assess the needs of each individual client, guiding them on their journey of growth, self-discovery, and healing”.

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Kristen Brinkman

Office & Business Manager

  • BA: Communications and Business - Pennsylvania State University

  • Specialties: 
    - Intake, Client Placement & Scheduling
    - Insurance & Billing
    - Human Resources & Admin

       - Accounting 

       - Marketing & PR

As your first contact at Bridges Counseling, Kristen is happy to work with clients to listen to their needs, determine any insurance benefits, explain how we operate, and match them with an appropriate therapist. She works directly with insurance companies, problem-solving when necessary, to create an easy, hassle-free experience. Her background includes marketing, sales, customer service, education and charitable fundraising.  

 

“Sometimes it takes a lot of courage to call a therapist, and my goal is to make the process as easy as possible with a friendly, down to earth approach.  I truly enjoy talking with clients to understand their concerns and feel good about being able to assist in getting them the help they need while taking away some of their workload  administratively.  I aim to provide efficient, professional customer service and am always available to answer questions or act on a client’s behalf.” 

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