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Monmouth University Community Care Telehealth Clinic

What Is MUCCTC?

MUCCTC is a free online counseling service staffed by supervised Monmouth University clinical social work graduate interns. With flexible hours and accessible from anywhere, the program provides therapeutic support for the adult population of New Jersey. Participants must be 18 years or older and cannot be a member of the Monmouth University community.

MUCCTC Mission Statement

Our mission is to be a community leader in providing accessible telehealth services to adults residing in the State of New Jersey. Built on the principles of collaboration and strengths-based counseling, we seek to promote the emotional and mental well-being of the individuals we serve, while also supporting the professional growth of clinical social work interns.

MUCCTC Values Statement

We are dedicated to providing a competent service built on integrity, that is committed to equality, and embraces diversity by respecting the importance of all human relationships and the dignity and worth of every individual.

MUCCTC Staff
Use the links below for information on each staff member’s professional background, treatment philosophy and specialization areas.

Clinical Graduate Interns

You are the expert of your own experience, show me where you are, and I will meet you. I will work with you to identify and achieve your goals. I am on your side, an instrument to be used to help navigate onto this journey.

I believe in an empathetic approach to validate and support you throughout the counseling process. I work with a trauma-informed lens acknowledging traumatic life events and the impact of those events on your health and well-being.

  • Four years experience working with children and families in different phases and cycles throughout life. The clients and families I work with continue to teach me and show me how to provide the most effective care to their specific needs. Providing clients with the most effective care to invoke change specific to your needs is my top priority.

Areas of Focus

  • Family conflict/Relations
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Traumatic Life Experiences
  • Self-Esteem

Photo of Latisha Nichols-ChisolmPeople often have inner strengths they may be unaware of and as such we can work together to identify and utilize those strengths.

The decision to seek counseling may not be easy but often is necessary. I will work with you to identify goals specific to your needs and interpersonal growth. I am passionate about what I do and strive to provide clients with a safe and supportive environment free from judgment where we will work to empower you to become your most authentic self.

  • Certificate in TF-CBT
  • 17 years experience working with families

Areas of Focus

  • Family relationships
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Traumatic life experiences
  • Isolation/Loneliness

Photo of Brittany SantosThink of me as your teammate. I am on your side. Help me understand where you are at and we can work together to face those challenges.

I have been in the social work field for the last 4 years and I continue to learn every day. My clients are my teachers and I am always willing to learn from you.

Using an empathic understanding approach helps to validate your struggles and celebrate your self-worth.

As a current graduate student, I am always willing to work with you and help you build better relationships to alleviate your struggles.

Language Fluency: English and Portuguese

Areas of Focus

  • Family relationships
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Traumatic life experiences
  • Isolation/Loneliness
  • Self-Esteem
  • Infidelity

Photo of Tyson MoonUsing a collaborative approach, I assist individuals, couples, and families. I believe in the strength of the family unit. The goal is always for stability within oneself.

  • I assist individuals with addressing the many challenges that persist in the environment that lead to unexpected overwhelming stress.
  • I focus particularly on human behavior and the elements that we can control, to the extent that it allows an individual to secure the benefits of living a rewarding and fulfilling life.
  • As a male counselor, I know that historically men are very resistant toward the counseling experience. I relieve their anxiety by providing a friendly, non-judgmental setting for honest dialogue during the process.
    • Certificate in TF-CBT
    • 20 Years work with children and families

    Areas of Focus

    • Men’s issues
    • Parenting/Caregivers
    • Substance Use
    • Anxiety
    • Career Counseling
    • Domestic Violence
    • Family Conflict
    • Depression
    • Relationship Issues

Photo of Albert LobbatoCongratulations! By deciding to look for support, you have taken the first step towards becoming the best version of yourself.

The implementation of a comprehensive therapeutic and wellness approach is my goal. We will use client-centered and strength-based language to empower you. Self-care is very important, and the use of exercise and breathing can enhance the relationship between your mind and body. As someone who uses both for my own self-care, I can attest that they can help improve your well-being.

  • 7 years experience working with children and family experiencing a wide range of struggles.

Areas of Focus

  • Family Conflict/Parenting
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Coaching/Mentoring/Leadership
  • Life Transitions
  • Substance Use/Harm Reduction

Photo of Itiesha Nicole GloverI am dedicated to providing strength-based, client-focused therapeutic services that empower you to enhance your internal and external peace and wellness.

I view my clients as motorists on the road to reaching their successful destination and I’m the helpful passenger that will assist with navigating the drive to ensure you reach your desired location in life. I’m ready to begin the journey with you.

  • 18 years experience working children and families
  • Certificate in TF-CBT

Areas of Focus

  • Family conflict/relationships
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-Esteem
  • Traumatic life experiences
  • Isolation/Loneliness
  • Photo of Christine Dernbach-BitlerI am dedicated to providing strength-based, client-focused therapeutic services that empower you to enhance your internal and external peace and wellness.

    Even with well-meaning support, it can be inconvenient, disruptive, and isolating to cope with some life experiences on your own. It is important you have a safe space and an empathic, warm, and genuine climate to share your concerns. Because counseling is not a one-size fits, I will work collaboratively with you to understand, explore, and create resolutions to your life encounters by harnessing your innate strengths combined with personalized resources and tools.

    • 20 years experience working with children, adults, and their families has enabled me to develop a seasoned approach garnered from both diversity of experience and individualized intervention across the life span in medical, educational, and health/wellness settings.

    Areas of Focus

    • Illness
    • Loss
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Self-Esteem
    • Isolation/Loneliness

    Photo of Sarah RocheAllow me to be your ally and together we can discover your inner strengths, achieve a positive mindset, and overcome adversity.

    I am dedicated to providing a safe, non-judgmental, and trusting environment designed to help you find peace by providing empathy, support and feedback.

    • Using a strengths-based and client-centered approach, I will help you to identify areas of concern and work with you to achieve your goals tailored towards personal growth.
    • In addition to these approaches, I will use mindfulness-based practices to help foster a connection between your internal and external wellness.

    Areas of Focus

    • Relationship issues
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Traumatic Life Experiences
    • Self-Esteem
    • Isolation/Loneliness

    Photo of Esther SackCongratulations for making the first step in reaching out for help! I look forward to working with you toward a healthy, happier and more productive life.

    I am passionate about helping others. My approach of combining physical, mental and spiritual health has enabled me to help countless patients.

    • I have been working in the healthcare field for the last 20 years. I am an Advanced Practice Nurse with a background in Primary Care medicine. I am currently completing my education as a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

    Areas of Focus

    • All forms of addiction
    • Substance Use
    • Trauma
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Bipolar/Mood Dysregulation

    Licensed Clinical Social Work Faculty Members

    Photo of Dr. Ralph CuseglioDr. Cuseglio formerly served as a high school social worker for 9 years in an urban school district, having worked primarily with Latino adolescents and families. In this capacity, he provided supportive and therapeutic counseling to over 500 adolescents in individual and group modalities.
     
     
    MUCCTC Supervisor

    • Assistant Professor, School of Social Work
    • Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2010
    • Clinical Supervisor Certificate
    • Teaches primarily in the MSW Clinical program
    • Private Practice
    • Mental Health Trainer for Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteers (CASA)
    • Secretary, Executive Board for NASW, NJ Chapter

    Specialization, Treatment Philosophy, and Intervention

    • Mental Health
    • Collaborative
    • Psychodynamic approach
    • Mindfulness-based practices

    Photo of Dr. Elena MazzaDr. Mazza formerly served as the Director of Outpatient Behavioral Health at Monmouth Medical Center. Her passion has been in her work individuals affected by chronic and persistent mental health struggles. She has been a provider in the NJ Children’s System of Care since 2003, providing in-community services to children, adolescents and their families.

    MUCCTC Supervisor

    • MSW Program Director
    • Associate Professor, School of Social Work
    • Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1999
    • Clinical Supervisor Certificate
    • Teaches primarily in the MSW Clinical program

    Specialization, Treatment Philosophy, and Intervention

    • Mental Health
    • Collaborative
    • Strength’s-Based Perspective
    • Psychotherapy
    • Ego Psychology
    • Object Relations

    Photo of Professor Christa HoganProfessor Hogan has spent her practice career in a variety of specialized areas including school social work and private practice. However, most dear to her heart is her work with older adults and caregivers in long term care, hospice, and rehabilitation centers.
     
     
    MUCCTC Supervisor

    • BSW Program Director, School of Social Work
    • Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2005
    • Clinical Supervisor Certificate
    • 15 years teaching undergraduate and graduate social work students
    • Curriculum development specialist for End of Life Experiences and Social Work with Older Adults preparing students to become certified hospice volunteers
    • Private Practice

    Specialization, Treatment Philosophy, and Intervention

    • Older adults and their families
    • End of Life Care
    • Palliative Care
    • Supportive and Collaborative
    • Strengths Based
    • Psychotherapy

    Photo of Dr. Joelle ZabotkaDr. Zabotka is the coordinator of the Clinical Practice with Families and Children specialization within the MSW program. Her research focuses on parenting experiences, clinical work with families and children, and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.
     
     
    MUCCTC Supervisor

    • Associate Professor, School of Social Work
    • Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1997
    • Certified in Kazdin Parent Management Training (Yale Parenting Center)
    • Clinical Supervisor Certificate
    • Private Practice

    Specialization, Treatment Philosophy, and Intervention

    • Child and Adolescent Mental Health
    • Working with and Supporting Parents of Children and Adolescents
    • Supportive and Collaborative
    • Strength’s-Based Perspective
    • Psychotherapy
    • Communication