Clinicians

Meet Our Clinicians

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Marcia Mackillop, LCSW
Clinical Supervisor & Therapist

Marcia MacKillop, LCSW

Assistant Coordinator & Therapist

Victoria Germano, MSW, LSW

Therapist

Adam Blake, LCSW, LCADC

Therapist

Joan Galkin, LCSW

Therapist

Chelsea Jenkins MA, LAC, NCC

Therapist

Jennifer Joireman, MA, EdS, LPC, LCADC

Cindy Kozicki
Therapist

Cindy Kozicki, MSW, LCSW

Therapist

Emily Novak, MA, LAC

Mike Osrowitz
Therapist

Michael Osrowitz, MS, LPC, LCADC, NCC

Therapist

Cara Piazza, MSW, LSW

Therapist

Stefanie Reinhard, MSW, LSW

Brandi Shaw
Therapist

Brandi Shaw, MA, LCADC

Therapist

Greg Smola, LSW

Therapist

Julie Tokar, MSW, LSW

Marcia Mackillop, LCSW

Clinical Supervisor & Therapist

Marcia MacKillop, LCSW

Marcia MacKillop is a LCSW in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Marcia holds two Master’s Degrees, receiving her training at Rutgers’ School of Social Work, MSW, and Princeton Theological Seminary, M. Div.  Since 2013, Marcia 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.

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. Her focus is derived from a holistic and systemic perspective and she uses her theological experience and spiritual approach to help patients. She has developed coping strategies that address daily living and management of symptoms by using CBT, acceptance and mindfulness tools for self-care.

Assistant Coordinator & Therapist

Victoria Germano, MSW, LSW

Victoria Germano is a Licensed Social Worker in New Jersey. She recently graduated with her Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Rutgers University and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from The College of New Jersey.  Victoria is currently working towards her Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certificate and developing her clinical skills to achieve her Licensed Clinical Social Work license. She has been part of LifeBack’s multidisciplinary team since 2017, beginning as an undergraduate intern and recently becoming a full-time therapist.  Victoria enjoys working with all populations, especially with children and teens. She currently runs a Teen Group, where high-school-aged girls come together for additional support during these challenging years.  She is excited to continue working and growing alongside the other clinicians at LifeBack and tailoring treatment to the individual needs of her clients.

Therapist

Adam Blake, LCSW, LCADC

Adam Blake is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor in New Jersey. Adam is passionate about helping individuals become the best versions of themselves through the understanding of trauma, anxiety disorders and other mental illnesses in order to find meaningful and sustainable ways to make people’s lives better! Adam works with people across the lifespan and brings solution-focused, cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy lenses to best help people move forward and to achieve their dreams.

Therapist

Joan Galkin, LCSW

Joan Galkin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey. Joan graduated with a Master’s Degree in social work from Rutgers University and a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Penn State University.

Joan has over 15 years of experience in an inpatient setting at Princeton House Hospital working with adults with acute psychiatric, addiction, dual diagnosis, and chronic and persistent mental illness. She has five years of experience working as an outpatient therapist in community mental health working with adults and children with anxiety, mood disorders, ADHD, and chronic mental illness.

Joan incorporates solution-focused, cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic and mindfulness methods in her approach, tailoring therapy to the needs of her clients.

Therapist

Chelsea Jenkins MA, LAC, NCC

Chelsea Jenkins is a Licensed Associate Counselor in New Jersey and also a Nationally Certified Counselor. Chelsea graduated in 2017 with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Rider University.

Chelsea began her experience at a children’s and adolescence residential home focusing on family attachment and trauma. Following her experience with residential treatment, Chelsea worked in a public school outpatient clinic working with a wide range of populations ranging from children to adults. During that time, Chelsea provided individual and family therapy for those struggling with mental health concerns related to traumatic experiences, anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation.

Chelsea utilizes an integrated approach of trauma-informed care to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment for clients, person-centered therapy to develop a healthy and secure rapport with clients, and cognitive behavioral therapy to assist clients with adjusting unhealthy thinking patterns.

Therapist

Jennifer Joireman, MA, EdS, LPC, LCADC

Jennifer Joireman 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 counsel, empowering clients to regain control of their thoughts and emotions with awareness and mindfulness strategies.

Cindy Kozicki

Therapist

Cindy Kozicki, MSW, LCSW

Cindy Kozicki received her Master’s Degree in clinical social work from Rutgers University and attended a postgraduate psychoanalytic institute in New York City. The majority of her professional career has been spent providing direct behavioral health services for children and adults, and she has also worked in school and hospital settings. Cindy provided suicide prevention training for a number of school districts and presented at multiple health conferences on the benefits of support groups for parents of chronically-ill children. She has experience in grief counseling and is a member of the Traumatic Loss Coalition. Cindy is proud to be a part of the LifeBack team, which she feels provides professional, comprehensive care in a compassionate, judgment-free environment.

Therapist

Emily Novak, MA, LAC

Emily Novak is a New Jersey Licensed Associate Counselor and is currently working toward the completion of her LPC (Licensed Professional Counseling).  Emily is also working toward obtaining her License in Certified Alcohol and Drug Counseling. Emily graduated from Georgian Court University with her Master’s Degree in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Montclair State University. During her first few years in the healthcare field, Emily gained experience in mental and behavioral health services through internships and work opportunities in adult addiction treatment services, adolescent addiction treatment services, treating addiction and mental health in the prison environment, and utilizing crisis intervention in the behavioral health unit of an emergency room. She uses motivational interviewing and strength-based interventions to build rapport and to create a comfortable and nonjudgmental environment. Emily is happy to be a part of the team and to contribute to the ambiance of acceptance and reliance that LifeBack provides.

Mike Osrowitz

Therapist

Michael Osrowitz, MS, LPC, LCADC, NCC

Michael Osrowitz (Mike) is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the New Jersey and is a Nationally Certified Counselor. Mike has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and has worked with patients with mental illness, substance abuse, and with family members of substance abusers. He is also a Remo Health Rhythms trained drum circle facilitator in their basic, adolescent, and advanced protocols (for health and wellness). Mike uses an integrative approach of person-centered therapy to develop a strong rapport with patients, cognitive behavioral therapy to help identify unhelpful thought patterns, and mindfulness techniques for centering and relaxation.

Therapeutic thought: “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” Viktor Frankl

Therapist

Cara Piazza, MSW, LSW

Cara Piazza is a Licensed Social Worker in New Jersey and is currently working toward her License in Clinical Social Work. Cara recently graduated Suma Cum Laude from Rutgers University with her Master’s Degree in Social Work and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Arizona. During her time in graduate and undergraduate studies, Cara gained experience in mental and behavioral health services through clinical internship placements throughout the entire continuum of care. Cara draws on the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy framework as well as incorporates the Solutions Focused model and Mindfulness techniques and principles. Her integrative approach fosters a strong therapeutic relationship and is tailored to each individual’s strengths and needs. She works with clients of all ages, and she especially enjoys working with adolescents. Cara currently runs a supper time wellness group at LifeBack that gives adults the opportunity to cultivate and nurture mindfulness practices to use in their everyday lives.

Therapist

Stefanie Reinhard, MSW, LSW

Stefanie is a Licensed Social Worker in Pennsylvania. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work, and from Cedar Crest College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. Stefanie has worked with a range of populations from adolescents to older adults experiencing various psychological, social, and relational stressors.

Stefanie is committed to supporting clients’ growth using principles of solution-focused therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy in a trusting environment that promotes self-acceptance. In addition to her clinical work, Stefanie has facilitated diversity trainings with groups, institutions, and communities. She feels fortunate to work alongside the dynamic team at LifeBack while developing her clinical skills as she works toward her LCSW certification.

Brandi Shaw

Therapist

Brandi Shaw, MA, LCADC

Since 2008 Brandi has been working in the counseling field. Brandi is currently a Licensed Clinical Drug and Alcohol Counselor in New Jersey.  Brandi received her Master’s Degree in Psychology and is currently working towards her Master’s of Social Work (MSW) from Rutgers University.  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, motivational interviewing, and CBT.  She is dedicated to providing an atmosphere of trust and acceptance.

 

Therapist

Greg Smola, LSW

Greg is a Pennsylvania Licensed Social Worker. He graduated with a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of New Hampshire. A dedicated recovery advocate, he has served as an inpatient counselor, residential case manager, and emergency room crisis clinician. Clients have benefited from Greg’s strength-based and motivating approach across a full continuum of care.

As an outpatient therapist, Greg helps patients gain more self-awareness and self-acceptance through a humanistic and cognitive behavioral framework. Greg especially enjoys working with young adults who are seeking stability, motivation, and purpose. Greg’s relaxed, attentive, non-judgmental, and often humorous rapport is something both his patients and colleagues appreciate. He is “thrilled to be part of the LifeBack team”!

Therapist

Julie Tokar, MSW, LSW

Julie Tokar is a Licensed Social Worker in New Jersey. Julie has a Master’s Degree in clinical social work from the University of Pennsylvania. She gained experience in behavioral research at the University of Delaware while earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Sociology.

Julie draws on a cognitive behavioral therapy framework while incorporating psychoeducation, dialectical behavioral therapy skills, mindfulness, and a strengths-based approach. She understands that the most important factor is the quality of the therapeutic relationship, and so takes the time to develop strong relationships with her clients.  Julie is happy to provide care in the client-centered and nonjudgmental environment that LifeBack provides.