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Meredith O'Brien & Affiliates, LLC

 

Balancing your mind, body and spirit

We Now See Children Ages 3+! 

Meredith is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of New Jersey and Connecticut.

Meredith received her Master of Social Work degree from Fordham University in 2006 and received her Master of Science with a concentration in counseling from the College of Mount Saint Vincent in 2000. Meredith has an advanced training certificate in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She is also a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor.


Meredith specializes in the areas of depression, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, chronic suicidal ideation, self-harm, family conflict, emotional dysregulation and anger management. Meredith uses Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution-Oriented Therapy and Mindfulness-based treatments in her practice. Meredith specializes in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, a skills-based treatment focusing on mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness and walking the middle path. Meredith offers mindfulness meditation to all of her clients.


Meredith uses the intuitive eating philosophy to help her clients to create a healthy relationship with food. She helps to guide her clients to reject the diet mentality and to tune into their inner signals and to start to respect and accept themselves


Meredith has over ten years of experience working with children, adolescents, families and adults. Currently Meredith operates her private practice in Red Bank, NJ where she provides individual, family and group counseling for adolescents and adults. Past experience includes working as an addictions Therapist at Booker Behavioral Health at Riverview Medical Center in the Alcohol Related Services Department in Shrewsbury, NJ;  Outpatient Therapist at CPC Behavioral Healthcare in Freehold, NJ; In-Home Therapist for Maxim Healthcare Services in Brick, NJ; Program Coordinator of the Children’s Mobile Response and Stabilization Program at CPC Behavioral Healthcare in Red Bank, NJ and Admissions Director and Social Worker at a special education school providing services for children with emotional disturbances in Norwalk, CT.


Meredith provides a warm and nurturing environment for her clients. Clinical services are provided to help clients meet their goals and find more balance in their lives.


Barbara Tatum, LPC (Affiliate Clinician)


Barbara Tatum is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of New Jersey. She received her Masters and Education Specialist degrees in Professional Counseling from Seton Hall University in 2014.


Barbara has experience supporting and empowering children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She is committed to partnering together authentically to help solve and resolve personal, interpersonal, family, career and other mental health changes that impact functioning. Barbara specializes in the areas of anxiety, depression, anger management, stress management, self-image, self-esteem, school problems, interpersonal relationships, divorce, grief, family conflict, parenting, life transitions, crisis intervention, and substance abuse. Barbara utilizes an integrative wellness model to diagnose, counsel and implement treatment. Her theoretical framework is based in contemporary psychodynamic therapeutic interventions, solution focused therapy, the nurtured heart approach, cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness-based practices. Barbara also truly enjoys integrating creative arts therapies such as music!


Barbara has six years of experience working as a clinician within Monmouth County. Currently, Barbara is an Affiliate Clinician in the private practice of Meredith O’Brien, LCSW in Red Bank, NJ – where she will be providing individual and family services to children, adolescents and adults. She is also supporting children and families as an intensive in-community clinician for Platinum Counseling, LLC. Prior to these pursuits, Barbara worked as a Crisis Intervention Specialist at CPC Behavioral Healthcare’s Children’s Mobile Response and Stabilization Program; provided short term pre-treatment substance abuse counseling support to teens at both Red Bank Regional High School and Keansburg High School through the Project Insight Program; provided care management support to the child and adolescent psychiatrists at CPC Behavioral Healthcare’s Outpatient Program in Red Bank, NJ; and provided substance abuse counseling to adolescents and adults through the Addiction Recovery Services Program at CPC Behavioral Healthcare in Red Bank, NJ.


Barbara’s goal is to provide a positive, motivating, sincere, and authentic counseling experience to all individuals. Barbara seeks to learn from the individuals she supports and share her own knowledge, skills, tools, and resources. She works hard to integrate prevention, action, psychoeducation, and advocacy into her practice. Barbara’s goals also include promoting and supporting linkages to supports beyond counseling that would enhance each persons’ optimal health, wellness, growth and development. These include healthy living choices such as nutrition, exercise, socialization, recreation and play. Barbara strives daily to meet the needs and goals of the individuals she supports so that they can find connection, meaning, and fulfillment in their lives.   


Jessica Lupon, LPC (Affiliate Clinician)


Jessica Lupon is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of New Jersey. She received her Masters Degree in Professional Counseling from Seton Hall University in 2010.

 

Jessica’s goal is to provide a safe and nurturing environment in which you can work together to explore your thoughts and feelings in order to improve your quality of life. Jessica has experience working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She utilizes a strength based, client centered approach while integrating cognitive behavioral (CBT) and dialectal behavioral skills (DBT). Jessica specializes in the areas of anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, anger management, stress management, self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, family conflict, life transitions, crisis intervention, dual diagnosis and substance abuse.

 

Jessica has eight years of experience working as a clinician within Monmouth County. Currently, Jessica is an Affiliate Clinician in the private practice of Meredith O’Brien, LCSW in Red Bank, NJ – where she provides individual, family, and group therapy to adolescents and adults. Prior to private practice, Jessica has worked as a clinician at High Focus Centers in Freehold in the adult dual diagnosis intensive outpatient and partial care program. Jessica has also worked as the Director of clinical services at The Center for Vocational Rehabilitation (CVR). Jessica has experience working with adolescents from providing services at Daytop, a residential treatment facility for adolescents in Mendham NJ.


Carianne D'Oriano, LPC (Affiliate Clinician)


Carianne is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of New Jersey. She received two Masters degrees in Professional Counseling and Counseling and Mental Health Services from The University of Pennsylvania in 2014.


Carianne's goal as a therapist is to help improve your overall mood and increase your ability to deal with life stressors with more positive outlets. Carianne believes that it is important to feel comfortable and trust your therapist in order to make positive changes in your life. Carianne has experience working in the school, community, and outpatient settings. Carianne is eclectic in her theoretical orientation which helps her focus on each individual’s unique experiences and goals while providing treatment. Carianne believes it is important to provide a nurturing and solution focused environment as a therapist. Carianne incorporates motivational interviewing, psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology, mindfulness, and family therapy in her  practice. Carianne has experience working in the following areas: anxiety, family conflict, mood disorders, stress management, parenting skills, ADHD, crisis intervention, substance abuse, depression, trauma, loss, and other life changing events.


Currently, Carianne is an Affiliate Clinician in the private practice of Meredith O’Brien, LCSW in Red Bank, NJ – where she will be providing individual and family services to children, adolescents and adults. Carianne is also supporting children and families as a Crisis Intervention Specialist for Mobile Response through CPC Behavioral Healthcare. Carianne has worked as a Primary Therapist for Princeton House Behavioral Healthcare at NuView Academy and an Intensive In-Community Therapist for The Community YMCA.


John Muldoon, PHD, LPC (Affiliate Clinician)


John Muldoon has his PhD in Counselor Education from the University of South Carolina. He was recently a Co-Occurring and Substance Abuse Counselor in Pennsylvania. Previously, Dr. Muldoon was the director of a batterer intervention program for domestic violence and has worked at multiple levels of care with people who had substance abuse issues. He has also been a faculty member for 10 years, most notably teaching part time at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Muldoon is licensed as a Professional Counselor in New Jersey, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania. He is also a Certified Addictions Professional in Florida and an Approved Clinical Supervisor (national credential). Dr. Muldoon’s counseling interests include substance abuse, group counseling, and trauma / recovery. He is published in state and national journals including being a co-author of a chapter entitled Interpersonal Violence in the edited book Crisis Intervention.  Dr. Muldoon has also presented at state, regional, and national conferences on topics of ethics, substance addiction, and elder issues.



Tatiana Grant, LPC, NCC (Affiliate Clinician)


Tatiana Grant is a licensed professional counselor in New Jersey and nationally board certified multiculturally competent therapist. Tatiana received her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in children and adolescents from Monmouth University in 2015.


Tatiana specializes in the areas of: anxiety, depression, anger management, emotional/behavioral dysregulation, self-esteem, self-care, school problems, ADHD and parenting skills. Tatiana’s theoretical framework are an eclectic mix of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Child Centered Play Therapy and Mindfulness techniques. Using an eclectic approach allows Tatiana to individualize her client’s treatment goals.


Tatiana has experience working with children as young as three years old, adolescents and families. She has experience in providing in home services, community supports, outpatient and school based services. Ms. Grant also has experience presenting mental health materials to the community. Tatiana is proficient in Spanish.


Tatiana is a major advocate of self-care, when she is not counseling she enjoys running and other forms of exercising.  Tatiana is an Affiliate Clinician in the private practice of Meredith O’Brien & Affiliates, LLC in Red Bank, NJ; where she will be providing individual and family services to children and adolescents.