Meet the Team

Caitlyn Fitzick - Office Manager/Administrative Assistant

Caitlyn is an experienced office manager, administrative assistant and marketing specialist. Driven by helping the community, her goals include ending the stigma against mental health, and maintaining a tranquil and serene office environment.

Caitlyn is the voice behind the phone when calling our office. She can answer all of your questions, and provide you with as much information as possible about our practice.

For more information about our practice, or to set up your first appointment, please email Caitlyn at: reception@counselingbytheseanj.com or call 609-525-4517. 

Angie Corry - Child/Adolescent & Family Therapist

Angie is a licensed therapist in the state of New Jersey. She has an advanced graduate degree in social work and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in social work research. Angie is recognized as a certified trauma therapist and primarily works with children, adolescents, and families. Angie’s great passion is bringing healing to children, adolescents, and families who have been through traumatic and stressful experiences. She has had experience in several aspects of clinical services in various settings including: community-based, outpatient, and alternative educational settings. She also has extensive experience working with youth and adults with emotional and behavioral issues.

Angie has been trained in a range of modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strength Based Therapy, Family Systems, Play Therapy Informed Technique, Solution Focused, Trauma Informed Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Psychotherapy (EMDR). Angie is also a recognized international speaker in the social work field regarding her research done on human sexuality in adolescents and emerging adults.

 

Kelli Karver - Psychotherapist/Art Therapist

My name is Kelli and I take a holistic approach to my life and my counseling. I believe that your quality of life is maintained through nurturing a well rounded routine and living life everyday with purpose and integrity. I have experience providing trauma-informed care within an inpatient substance abuse facility. Working closely with grief and loss, anxiety, and depression, I have helped loved ones of those suffering from addiction, couples therapy, and family therapy. My background in art therapy can also provide another dynamic approach to exploration through creative modalities for adults and children. I have over four years of teaching experience, two of those as an autistic support teacher creating individualized behavioral interventions at school and at home. I am honored to learn your story and to assist you in achieving your goals.

DeAnn Mishler - Psychotherapist/Yoga Therapist

DeAnn Mishler is a Licensed Master level Social Worker and Certified Yoga Therapist. She specializes in anxiety and depression, personality disorders, borderline and bipolar disorders, trauma, PTSD, substance abuse, eating disorders and phobias. DeAnn is certified in domestic violence, and sexual assault. She also works with grief and loss, divorce and couples seeking to mend and reconnect. DeAnn is experienced with the 12-step philosophy that aligns with her mindfulness-based approach to healing.

DeAnn works with all gender adults, families and groups and facilitates an ongoing weekly mindfulness-based practice of DBT group therapy for clients seeking help with emotion regulation. DeAnn’s style is warm and person centered; attachment and solution focused and offers a holistic and mindful methodology to help clients free themselves and live the life they envision.

 

As a yoga therapist, DeAnn uses yoga to reconnect the mind and body to release the central nervous system from holding past pain or trauma that has been stored in the body as an undiagnosable disease, such as general body pain, fibromyalgia, tinnitus, IBS, fatigue and more, to regain balance and remove oneself from hyper-vigilance.

DeAnn has a diverse medical background and earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Widener University. She is a member of the Phi Alpha National Honor Society of Social Workers, a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and the National Association of Social Workers NJ Chapter.

Victoria Schwachter - Art Therapist

My journey to this opportunity to meet and work with you began in special education over 25 years ago.  I have worked in educational settings from elementary through high school, helping each place to be impactful in positive ways including suicide prevention and working to reduce student and families’ reported feelings of stress and isolation.  To me, therapy is learning, so I strive to hold non-judgmental space that promotes self-acceptance and encourages working to achieve goals by celebrating successes big and small.

I have learned from those involved in the mental health system while working there as well – from head trauma survivors’ group homes to psychiatric residential programs – inpatient units and partial hospitalization programs for adults, teens and kids.  I have seen first-hand the frustrations and obstacles that many families and individuals encounter and overcome on their individual path to wellness – living with diagnoses including Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Schizophrenia, Anxiety and Mood disorders - and confronting high risk behaviors such as self-injury. 

I am inspired by those I have met, and by their willingness and drive to create a new life – to write their own story.  My work as a Registered and Board-Certified Art Therapist (Drexel 2001) has allowed me to focus on tools like perspective-taking, mindfulness, problem solving and authentic self-expression in a helping relationship.  My ongoing professional education has allowed me to become more and more trauma-informed and to continue learning aspects of neuroscience that maximize our time spent in session.  I believe that creativity can be a key to feeling joy and a path to experiencing inner and outer beauty. It is a wonderful way for people to connect.  I look forward to meeting with you.

Taylor Groff - Nutritionist

Taylor is a functional nutritionist that specializes in using evidenced based nutrition and food as medicine to treat the root cause of any illness- physical, emotional, and/or metabolic- that affects our ability to live a happy, healthy, and fulfilled life. Taylor helps move individuals into a state of optimal health by providing the tools and resources necessary to make informed health choices. Taylor focuses on the client as an individual with their own personal and genetic uniqueness, health history, lifestyle, environment, and cultural influences and designs a personalized food plan specific to their nutritional needs and health goals.

Taylor’s functional nutrition service requires two initial consultations that take place no more than 2-weeks apart. The first session is 60-90 minutes and consists of an extensive series of questions designed to learn more about you and your present health status. Taylor also provides educational materials and teaches basic nutrition principles during the first session. In the second session you well receive your personalized nutrition plan, grocery list, recipe cards, sample meal ideas, helpful handouts, reference materials, and forms for tracking your progress.

Call (609) 525-4517 to schedule your free 15-minute phone consultation with Taylor to learn more!

Ashley Steelman - Psychotherapist

I am a licensed social worker and graduate of Stockton University's MSW program. While I have experience working with people of all ages,  I specialize helping children ages 11-14 overcome social, behavioral and emotional issues. I enjoy working with individuals, groups and families alike, and strive to help others reach their goals in therapy using evidence based practices. My approach to therapy is solution-focused and strengths-based. I am trained in Trauma-Focused CBT and have experience in grief and trauma counseling. I have a passion for helping others recognize their potential for change and their ability to take the first step towards wellness.

 

Trisch Corcoran - Psychotherapist

Trisch is a Licensed Social Worker, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Gambling Addiction Counselor and beginning 1 Somatic Experiencing ® Practitioner. She uses a holistic client-centered, trauma-informed approach in therapy. She believes in integrating the physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual dimensions to find meaning and purpose in one’s life to move beyond limitations and develop the capacity to overcome adversity, increase resilience and cultivate self-transformation.

Trisch believes each person has their own unique story, past trauma, and collection of struggles. The healing process in therapy should be tailored to meet the unique needs of each person. Her goal is to work with you on your journey creating a safe environment and offer new ways of coping to overcome obstacles, increase hope and resilience, develop skills to manage stress and begin a path of self-exploration and healing to reach your maximum level of well-being.

Trisch works with teenagers and adults experiencing depression, anxiety, anger, PTSD, complex trauma, domestic violence, male and female sexual abuse survivors, grief and loss, gambling addiction and chronic pain. She has training and experience in Somatic Experiencing ®, mindfulness, meditation, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), trauma-focused CBT, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, creative and expressive therapies, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Trisch has a diverse background working in hospice, domestic violence, and sexual assault advocate, working with human trafficking survivors, and adult male and female sexual abuse survivors. She has also worked in massage therapy for 22 years with individuals who suffer from chronic pain, chronic illness and stress.

Caitlyn Fitzick, Office Manager

Anjennett Corry, LCSW, MSW

Kelli Karver, MA, LAC, ATR

DeAnn Mishler, LSW, C-IAYT

Victoria Schwachter, ATR, BC

Taylor Groff, MS, Functional Nutritionist

Ashley Steelman, LSW

Trisch Corcoran, MSW, LSW, CTP, LMT

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