Our Therapists / Our Business Staff

Our Therapists

With offices throughout New Jersey, IPG employs more than three dozen experienced and licensed therapists, including AASECT-certified Sex Therapists. This large variety of professionals enables IPG to match your unique needs with a therapist whose specialty can help you the most. We’re very experienced in relationship couseling, family therapy and working with children, from the very young through adolescence. We’re also internationally known for our work with the LGBTQ community, and have particular expertise working with transgender and gender non-conforming children and youth.

We’ve assembled a diverse staff, trained in a variety of treatment techniques. IPG therapists are trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Imago relationship counseling, Gottman couples counseling, objects relations theory, mindfullness meditation, family systems theory, Gestalt therapy, and psychodrama. Several of us are AASECT-certified sex therapists, and several are certified alcohol and substance abuse specialists. Many therapist are trained in EMDR and we have several trained in play therapy for the younger children. Others have specialized training and experience with young children, others with adolescents and young adults.

All of our therapists participate in group and individual supervision as part of their work at IPG, and all take part in bi-monthly in-service professional trainings given at the IPG offices. In this way we keep current, not only in the techniques listed above, but in ethical requirements of our profession, applications of neuroscience to psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, and other areas of knowledge that have a crucial impact on psychotherapy.

Margaret Nichols, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist and AASECT-certified sex therapist, is the Founder, President, and Executive Director of the Institute for Personal Growth. She oversees clinical supervision and training as well as maintains a small practice, publishes and lectures. Some of the senior therapists assist with clinical supervision, others design or deliver training programs. In addition to the publications of IPG’s Founder and Executive Director Dr. Nichols, many members of our therapy staff are well-known for their published writings in areas that include domestic violence, relationships, LGBTQ issues, kink and polyamory.

Cindy Caneja - MSW, LSWSherill Cantrell - MA, LPCJudy Clarke - MSW, LCSWEvangeline Croix- MSW, LCSW
 

Cindy Caneja

MSW, LSW

 

 

Sherill Cantrell

MA, LPC

 

 

Judy Clarke

MSW, LCSW

 

 

Evangeline Croix

MSW, LCSW

 

Licensed Social WorkerLicensed Professional CounselorLicensed Clinical Social WorkerLicensed Clinical Social Worker
Isak de Vries- MDiv, MSW, LSWCandice Ebbesen - LMFTJames Fedor - MSW, LCSWRonni Garcia- MS, LPC, NCC
 

Isak de Vries

MDiv, MSW, LSW

 

 

Candice Ebbesen

LMFT

 

 

James Fedor

MSW, LCSW

 

 

Ronni Garcia

MS, LPC, NCC

 

Licensed Social WorkerLicensed Marriage and Family TherapistLicensed Clinical Social WorkerLicensed Professional Counselor
Alison Grant - MSW, LCSWLauren Greenberg - MSW, LCSWKate Harrison - MBA, MSW, LCSWBarbara Hines - MA, LPC
 

Alison Grant

MSW, LCSW

 

 

Lauren Greenberg

MSW, LCSW

 

 

Kate Harrison

MBA, MSW, LCSW

 

 

Barbara Hines

MA, LPC

 

Licensed Clinical Social WorkerLicensed Clinical Social WorkerLicensed Clinical Social WorkerLicensed Professional Counselor
Maryana Ivonyak - LACJudy Kabus - PhD, LPCMichael LaSala - PhD, LCSW
 

Maryana Ivonyak

LAC

 

 

Judy Kabus

PhD, LPC

 

 

 

 

Michael LaSala

PhD, LCSW

 

Licensed Associate CounselorLicensed Professional CounselorLicensed Clinical Social WorkerLicensed Clinical Social Worker
Brian McCormickSusan MenahemLaura MorraMichael Outwater
 

Brian McCormick

MSW, LSW

 

 

Susan Menahem

MSW, LCSW

 

 

Laura Morra

MSW, LCSW

 

 

Michael Outwater

MA, LPC

 

Licensed Social WorkerLicensed Clinical Social WorkerLicensed Clinical Social WorkerLicensed Professional Counselor
Leora PerlmanRebeca RamirezTamara RosenbergLori Sequeira
 

Leora Perlman

MSW, LCSW

 

 

Rebeca Ramirez

MEd, LPC

 

 

Tamara Rosenberg

MSW, LSW

 

 

Lori Sequeira

MA, LPC

 

Licensed Clinical Social WorkerLicensed Professional CounselorLicensed Social WorkerLicensed Professional Counselor
Stella StempelKelly StolbergDeborah TengRuby Valles
 

Stella Stempel

MSW, LSW

 

 

Kelly Stolberg

MSW, LCSW

 

 

Deborah Teng

Psy.D.

 

 

Ruby Valles

MSW, LCSW

 

Licensed Social WorkerLicensed Clinical Social WorkerDoctor of PsychologyLicensed Clinical Social Worker

Our Business Staff

Thanks to our Vice President and Business Director, Nancy Musgrave, our business practices, operations and technology are state-of-the-art. This ensures that we will handle the financial and insurance sides of your relationship with IPG with maximum privacy, confidentiality, courtesy, efficiency and consideration of your personal situation.

Our excellent business staff assures that new clients are quickly matched to the appropriate therapists and scheduled for appointments. Their other responsibilities include managing customer service, client accounts and ensuring that daily operations in all the IPG offices run smoothly. Our Operations Supervisor, Art Manilio, and Lisa Cusumano, the Office Administrator, somehow manage all this as well as special projects. Cory Nichols has recently joined the team too, and will soon be taking over Nancy’s role.

All together, our professional staff keeps us on top of IPG’s business operations – and keeps us proud of them.

Nancy Musgrave - Vice President of IPG Counselingartie_maniliolisa_cusumano
Nancy MusgraveArt ManilioLisa CusumanoCory Nichols

OUR OFFICE LOCATIONS

235 9th Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
1119 Raritan Ave.
Highland Park, NJ 08904
90 West Main Street
Freehold, NJ 07728