(609) 482-3701


LifeBack is a true partner in your success.

You can expect to be treated with the respect, empathy and in collaboration. All with the goal of helping you to get your life back. A new and improved you. A new path forward with hope, optimism and a fresh outlook on life. LifeBack gives you personalized treatment, custom tailored to your unique challenges and aspirations.

Lifeback provides Central New Jersey with compassionate, individualized adult and adolescent, mental health and substance abuse evaluations and treatment.
Lifeback offers individualized services for mental health / addiction services provision, combining holistic, systemic, medical and psychodynamic perspectives and approaches to our clients; providing a comprehensive evaluation and treatment experience.

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Call today and take your first step: (609)482-3701.


Lifeback provides Central New Jersey with compassionate, highly professional and individually-tailored adult and adolescent, mental health and substance abuse evaluations and treatment.

Lifeback utilizes individualized services for mental health / addiction services provision, which seeks to combine holistic, systemic, medical and psychodynamic perspectives and approaches to our clients; providing a comprehensive evaluation and treatment experience. We are located in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Call today for an appointment (609)482-3701.


Lifeback Psychiatric services include: Diagnostic evaluations and medication management, for all ages; as well as ASAM Board Certified prescribers for addictions (Suboxone, Subutex, Bunevil, Zubsolv, & Vivitrol.

Substance Abuse Services include: both adolescent & adult: evaluation, outpatient and/or outpatient therapies, mindfulness and meditation training, family education & therapy, and 12-Step instruction.

Lifeback Psychotherapy Services: Psychotherapy and psychosocial services include: Assessment and evaluation, outpatient therapy (individual, couples, family, child, &/or group), psycho-educational groups (i.e. weight control, stress management, and many more).

Lifeback’s Clinical Areas of Expertise include: substance abuse / addiction / recovery & relapse issues, depression, bipolar, anxiety, OCD, ADD/ADHD, eating disorders, personality disorders, family problems, grief, adjustment, marriage/ couples issues, divorce, parenting, abuse / PTSD, phobias, LGBTQQI issues, sleep disturbance, low self-esteem, psychosis management, and many more….

Suboxone: Lifeback offers Suboxone (Buponorphine) evaluation, administration, maintenance and therapy. Suboxone is a partial opioid agonist that blocks other opioids from attaching to receptor sites in the brain. This treatment can help one stop abusing opioids, and get your life back. Lifeback Suboxone clients will be given a thorough psychosocial and psychiatric evaluation upon intake, to determine suitability for Suboxone treatment. If accepted you will be enrolled for ongoing Suboxone administration, medical & psychiatric follow-up, and outpatient psychotherapy services.


Lifeback is committed to providing all our clients, with a sense of “really being cared for”, and the knowledge that their evaluation and treatment experience, will be designed and implemented with your unique needs and concerns as our prime directive. Lifeback ensures that all our clients are served with the utmost respect and integrity; and safeguard your privacy and dignity at all times. Most insurance plans accepted. Call us today to arrange your confidential and comprehensive mental health and/or substance abuse evaluation at: (609) 482-3701.


Lifeback is staffed with “highly qualified” board-certified professionals to serve you. Our staff includes: adult and adolescent psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, mental health nursing, addictions counselors & allied mental health professionals.


Program Director, MA, EdS, LPC, LCADC

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Jennifer Howell is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Drug and Alcohol Counselor in the State of New Jersey. She has a Master’s degree in Counseling and Post Graduate training in Marriage and Family Therapy. Jennifer has spent the past 18 years working in the Substance Abuse Field with a focus on family dynamics. Further special interest populations include adolescent girls and children with impulse control issues. Jennifer recognizes the value of the therapeutic relationship and takes a client-centered approach to counseling, empowering clients to regain control of their thoughts and emotions with awareness and mindfulness strategies.


Therapist, LPC
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Melissa is a graduate of Temple University and Chestnut Hill College, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts undergraduate degree and her Master’s of Science in Clinical and Counseling Psychology, respectively. Melissa’s experience spans across a multitude of populations, focusing extensively within the mental health and substance abuse field as well as in rape crisis intervention, domestic violence and abuse and as a first responder for those battling addiction. Melissa strives to make a difference in the lives of others.


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“It takes courage to endure the sharp pains of self discovery, rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives” – Marianne Williamson

Akiva S. Harris, MS, LPC is a clinically trained therapist whose therapeutic style is holistic as this approach treats the whole person. This holistic approach promotes individual growth and stability. Akiva serves as a change agent that provides support and empathetic understanding that allows clients to gain new awareness of themselves that facilitate health and healing. Akiva is relatable as she often draws on her own personal experiences and awareness that allows her to join with her clients. Akiva is eclectic in her approach as she utilizes various modalities, such as, but not limited to mindfulness, existential theory, trauma informed, and cognitive behavioral therapy.

Akiva holds a Master of Science in Clinical Counseling from Chestnut Hill College and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Akiva specializes in addictions treatment, as well as mental health issues such depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, trauma, group therapy, couples’ therapy, etc.

Akiva emphasizes being connected to your true self because that’s where all the answers lie. She is simply a conduit to support you to get there. Her goal is to support clients in navigating through life a little easier.


Clinical Director, MA, LPC, LCADC, ACS, CCS
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Kathleen Lee is a Licensed Professional Counselor an Licensed Clinical Drug and Alcohol Counselor in the state of NJ. Kathleen graduated with her master’s degree in community counseling from Rider University. Kathleen is also a an advanced/certified clinical supervisor. Kathleen began working in the field in 2008. Her experience in addiction and mental health as well as academic degrees in the field of mental health quickly encouraged her to be promoted from counselor to the Deputy Executive Director of Programs at New Horizon Treatment Services. While there, Kathleen successfully created and ran an award winning group program at New Horizon Treatment Services. Her expert understanding of issues relating to mental health and addiction paired with her innate ability to conceptualize and respond to challenges continue to make her a strong leader.


Therapist, LCSW


MSW, LCSW, CHT (Clinical Hypnotherapist)


Counselor, MA, LCADC
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Since 2008 Brandi has been working in the counseling field. Brandi is currently a Licensed Clinical Drug and Alcohol Counselor for the state of New Jersey. Brandi has extensive experience facilitating groups and providing substance use counseling. Special populations include adults with opiate and alcohol use disorders. Brandi takes an integrated approach which includes person centered, mindfulness and motivational interviewing. She is dedicate to providing an atmosphere of trust and acceptance.


Therapist, LPC, LCADC
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Having a Masters for over 25 years and the privilege of being in the helping profession allows me to focus on client needs first and foremost. As a cognitive therapist, I am a strength based counselor who looks to optimize the client’s potential within their current situation. The psychodynamics of how strengths and challenges developed often come to surface and are reexamined with the client to create a useful understanding of how to move forward with improvements. I created mindfulness methods to assist in reducing weight and managing stress that I enjoy sharing with clients. Working with couples to examine their contribution to the relationship is an area I find rewarding. I have experience working in an inpatient setting for mental health and substance abuse; and am also a hypnotherapist.


Therapist, MS, NCC, LAC


Clinical Support Therapist, MSW, LSW
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Adam Blake Rebhun is a Licensed Social worker in the state of New Jersey and is currently working towards his Licensed Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certificate and continues his work towards becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Adam is a graduate from Rider University’s Bachelor of Arts program where Adam studied Psychology and Social Work. Adam continued his education further at Stony Brook University in Suffolk County on Long Island where he completed his Master’s in Social Work program. Adam has obtained invaluable experience over his 3+ years as a clinician, establishing a diverse eclectic therapeutic background in dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, psycho-dynamic theory and whole person approaches to addiction. Adam is thrilled to be a member of LIFEBACK’s brilliant multidisciplinary team as he continues to work on remaining engaged in the ever changing world of substance abuse and mental health disorders, focusing on furthering his understandings of the research in empirically-based treatment options, while maintaining the self-determination of his patients.


Therapist, LCSW
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Stephen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in work with children with autism; specifically working on socialization skills and education. Stephen’s background is extensive having worked all throughout New Jersey and New York.

Stephen is pleased to be working back in direct service here at Lifeback after extensive experience in metal health administration. Providing his unique approach to working with children living with emotional, behavioral and developmental challenges and with adults suffering from traumatic experiences and other forms of emotional distress; including substance use disorders and maladaptive coping skills. Stephen works with these individuals and assist them as they progress towards a life of sobriety and serenity.


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Marcia MacKillop has a LCSW in the State of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Marcia holds two Master Degrees, receiving her training at Rutgers’ School of Social Work, MSW, and Princeton Theological Seminary, M. Div. She has been working in an outpatient setting with people who suffer from anxiety, depression, mood disorders and other family issues that stem from addiction and mental illness since 2013.

Marcia works with individuals of all ages, but particularly enjoys working with teens and young adults that are adjusting to life transitions and significant traumas that have affected the family system. She has over 7 years of experience working in a hospital setting on the adolescent, dual diagnosis, acute psychiatric and chronic and persistent mental illness units of Princeton House Behavioral Health and Carrier Clinic. While her focus is a wholistic and systemic perspective, she brings her theological experience and spiritual approach to help patients develop coping strategies that address their daily living and management of symptoms by using CBT, acceptance and mindfulness tools for self-care.


Medical Director at LifeBack for New Jersey


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