Daija Grier, MFT
Choosing a therapist is one of the most important decisions you can make after deciding to start therapy. You need someone who is caring, knowledgeable, and accessible. Someone who is client-focused and who tailors sessions to you. My name is Daija Grier, and I am a kind well-trained therapist specializing in the treatment of both individuals and couples. My educational degrees are a bachelor’s degree in psychology (B.S.) and a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy (MFT). With my experience in a wide range of concerns in the mental health field and a systemic view, I am eager to provide quality evidence-based treatment to help clients heal and solve the challenges of life. I hope to create a safe space and to promote growth for all brave enough to start treatment and who I am excited to meet.
Dorothy Melton, LCSW
Dorothy Melton attended Temple University Graduate School of Social Work. She has earned her MSW and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Dorothy has over ten years of experience working with adolescents and adults in the mental health sector. This includes adolescents and families involved with Division of Child and Protective Services and adjudicated adolescents/families. Dorothy’s area of expertise include: depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, and ADHD in adults.
Cindy Scott, LSW
While working in the medical field Cindy learned the struggles many Nephrology patients faced while battling with health and life challenges. To assist with defeating barriers, Cindy earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University, with a Minor in Sociology and Criminology, New Brunswick, NJ. While pursuing her studies she continued to work with families and children, providing mentorship and interning for Head Starts, in Trenton, NJ. While striving for positive change within family dynamics, Cindy pursued higher education at Fordham University, Manhattan, New York and transferred to Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ, and obtained a Masters Degree in Social Work, Clinical Concentration. Cindy completed her internship with The Juvenile Justice Commission, Trenton, NJ, while working with all genders in several facilities. Cindy is passionate, caring, dedicated while being realistic to meet goals. Cindy is a Licensed Social Worker who is open and welcoming to working with all age groups, ready to make a change with creativity and humor.
Stephanie Holguin, LSW
Stephanie Holguin is a therapist and licensed social worker at Infinity Empowerment Services. Prior to joining the Infinity Empowerment team, Stephanie worked with individuals and families in a multitude of settings; engaging client populations in both in-home and outpatient therapy. Stephanie has developed creative interventions to help clients reach short-term and long-term goals and has connected them with community support and resources.
Stephanie received her master’s degree in Social Work from Rutgers University with an area of emphasis in Social Policy. Throughout her career, Stephanie has attended multiple seminars and meetings with the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP), Services Empowering Rights of Victims (SERV) and Board of Social Services. Throughout these experiences, she has advocated for change in intra-agency policies to better build professional relationships. The formal training she has received explored current evidence based practices and have provided her with a wide-range of knowledge on the most effective interventions. Stephanie is passionate and truly dedicated to learning about methods of creating sustainable outcomes for clients, their families and communities at large.
When she is not working to make sustainable change, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her family especially her two-year-old, and doing outdoor activities.
Christopher Simmons, LSW
Christopher Simmons is a Licensed Social Worker in New Jersey. He received his BA and Masters degree in Social Work at Rutgers University and is driven to make an impact in the field. Christopher enjoys working with adults and teenagers of all backgrounds and needs. He has experience working with individuals in long term care facilities with severe physical and mental health disorders. He enjoys approaching the concerns of his clients from a narrative and person-centered perspective; allowing them to rewrite the story of strength as well as meeting them where they are at in terms of their concerns. When he isn’t working, he enjoys being a full-time dad and spending quality time with his sons and friends.
Ashley Prescott, LSW
Ashley Prescott has been licensed social worker since 2018, and primarily focuses on healing and acceptance. By doing so, she believes it is important to recognize triggers, barriers and associated traumatic experiences. Her approach tailors to meet individuals’, families and couples where they are and work towards creating effective ways to freely express current and past challenges. She has worked with various populations that include those who have experienced sexual trauma, mood disorders, substance use, and autism. She utilizes client centered and empowerment to help individuals recognize strength.
Her therapeutic approach is geared towards healing and breaking generational patterns in ways that allow people to reach self-actualization. “As your therapist your voice will be heard, and you are the change agent towards growth. My goal is to meet you where you are by actively listening and assisting with setting attainable goals that can and will be met. I believe self-work is the hardest but most beneficial task and I will work to guide, support and identify ways to set a foundation to make the first step.”
Veronica Yates, LPC
I completed my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Temple University, a Master of Science in Organizational Management at Springfield College and a Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling at LaSalle University. I am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have experience treating anxiety, depression, eating disordered behavior, trauma focused treatment and grief/loss. I have provided individual, couple and family counseling services to individuals ranging in age from three to late adulthood.I identify as a Person-Centered counselor and in practice utilize several other treatment modalities based on clinical need. I am experienced with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, family systems and Gottman’s approach to marital therapy. I am passionate about helping clients foster self-awareness and gain insight into their thoughts, feelings and behaviors to improve overall functioning.