Dr. Shipon is an energizing, cut-to-the-chase, solution focused psychotherapist. His approach is to provide support and keenly observant practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. He uses his observations of body language, expressions, tones of voice, posture, etc., to help discern exactly what is happening for them, and then will ask them to change these things in order to change their experience. He teaches clients to avoid self-judgment and cultivate direction to help them build on their strengths and take massive action towards their goals. Dr. Shipon is the owner and clinical director, and may consult with your Inner Wellth therapist on rapid-change techniques as requested.
Jennifer tailors her approaches to her clients' unique life situations. She focuses on cultivating a warm, empathic environment. She also has an advanced counseling certificate in addition to her master's degree in counseling. She is an autism and Asperger's Disorder specialist as well, and has a great deal of experience working with people of all ages in various formats, including individual sessions and groups.
Stacy is the wellness coordinator of the practice. She is a registered yoga teacher, clinical hypnotherapist under the supervision of Dr. Shipon, and a certified holistic health coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Stacy has tremendous experience helping people select natural wellness programs, working with therapists and doctors. In addition, she has hosted several wellness programs at the practice and locally, and offers individual and group consultations to our clients.
Shawnis a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) who believes that being present in the here and now, while also attending to past concerns that have shadowed the now is at the heart of true wellness and recovery. He believes that courage and self-determination are powerful tools that are always available to us on the journey of self-exploration and empowerment. His goal is to collaboratively get to the heart of the matter and examine the processes that sabotage successes in recovery. This establishes the platform for making meaningful changes in other areas of everyday life.
Antonia brings a wealth of experience as an educator to her career as a licensed associate counselor and the newest member of the practice. She is an expert listener with backgrounds in cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic approaches, being particularly fond of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). She uses tools to help her clients of all ages attune to the moment through mindfulness practice, and also enjoys experimenting with other short-term approaches such as acupoint tapping and clinical hypnotherapy. She helps her clients respond skillfully to the events in their lives.
Jackie is a licensed professional counselor and licensed clinical drug and alcohol counselor who has the ability to work with people of all ages, groups, and families. She adapts her approach to the person she is working with, and has experience and training with trauma. Jackie is also fluent in Spanish, and has experience with different kinds of testing.
Caitlin brings her natural lifelong compassion and facility in helping people of all ages to our practice. Her special areas of emphasis include working with adolescents and people who have been through traumatic situations. She has a background in helping students with special needs and has worked as a screener in a psychiatric setting. She dedicates her practice to being a skillful and empathic listener, who is supportive of her clients in their new directions.
Medina is completing her graduate education in clinical mental health counseling at Fairleigh Dickinson University and is currently accepting adult psychotherapy clients for individual, couples, family, and group work. Medina's approach is to mobilize a client's strengths and previous successes to address the current life challenges at hand. She does this with a sense of warmth and engagement, and connects easily with many different kinds of people. She is currently accepting private pay and sliding scale clients.