Integrating Mindfulness in Mental Health Education
Because our work with people is seated in the practice of Mindfulness, we believe that:
- Mental health starts with an integration of a sound body and mind
- Life’s process is simple, repetitive and can be mastered through action
- Action determines success and success motivates action
An effective interplay between action and success requires:
- Awareness, pursuit and acceptance of reality without judging
- Self-reflection, honesty and dedication
- Knowing life’s personal relevance
- Learning from success and failure
- Planning for the future
- Creating a life worth living by interacting, participating, and communicating
- And, a sustained effort, moment to moment
Integrated Personal Growth
- Self-improvement emerges from…
- Knowing through awareness…
- Understanding through words…
- Accomplishment through action.
- Understanding through words…
- Knowing through awareness…
Lucien L Duquette, PhD
Dr. Duquette received his doctorate from New York University in 1987 and has been licensed as a Psychologist in the State of New Jersey since 1989. Between 1967 and 2011, he worked for the County of Bergen as a Psychologist, Clinical Supervisor, Program Administrator, Clinical Director and finally as the Director of the Division of Family Guidance. Dr. Duquette has been an Adjunct Associate Professor at Seton Hall University since 1979 and in private practice since 1989. In addition to a number of consulting positions, he has worked with persons experiencing substance abuse, most recently at New Pathways Counseling (both in Paramus and Pine Brook) and is currently a consulting Psychologist at the French American Academy in Englewood and Jersey City. He is a board member at Bergen’s Promise, Paradigm School and the Hope Foundation. He is trained in Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, working with Trauma, Mindfulness Cognitive Therapy, Ki Yoga, Tai Chi, Mindfulness Meditation, and Opened Focus Neurofeedback. Dr. Duquette is the founder of the Behavior Wellness Center & Associates LLC and works as director, psychotherapist and yoga/Tai-Chi Instructor.
Mallory S Everett, EDS, MA, PsyD, LPC, LCADA
Dr. Mallory Everett received her Educational Specialist Degree from Hampton University in 2013, her Masters-of-Arts in Counseling from Hampton University in 2010, and her Doctorate in Psychology from Saint Elizabeth University in 2019. She presently holds a New Jersey License as a Professional Counselor, a New Jersey License as a Clinical Alcohol & Drug Counselor, and a temporary permit as a New Jersey Licensed Psychologist. She has worked with several populations to include clients that are attempting to establish and maintain sobriety, those with Co-Occurring illnesses (mental health and substance abuse), clients with Trauma & Crisis, those who are experiencing academic adjustment and academic deficiencies, Children and families in need of psychoeducation and resources to meet their basic needs, those who have been Incarcerated and/or suffered diversity challenges. In addition, she has worked in a plethora of settings to include Correctional, Intensive Outpatient, Residential, Partial Hospitalization, and Community Agencies. Mallory is committed to serving those in need and dedicated to make it her life’s work.
Ashley Pirone, MSW, LCSW
Ashley Pirone earned her undergraduate degree in Social Work from Ramapo College and received her master’s degree in Social Work from New York University. She received practicum experience at St. Joseph’s Hospital and completed post-graduate supervised clinical experience working with individuals in various clinical and community settings. Ashley has a wide range of experience working with individuals coping with depression, anxiety, addiction, loss/grief, trauma, life transitions, and relationship and communication issues. Her work is based on the foundation that therapy is a collaborative process, the success of which is built on mutual respect and trust. She is comfortable utilizing a variety of different techniques including skills-based, insight-oriented, and trauma-focused. The intent is to help you discover and hone the skills you already have, while providing new tools and perspectives to aid you in feeling confident in yourself and hopeful for the future.
Caroline Roach, MS, PsyD, LPC, LCADA
Caroline Roach earned her Master of Science from Rutgers University in Rehabilitation Counseling and her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology at Saint Elizabeth University in Morristown, NJ. Currently, Caroline is a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC), a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and a temporary permit holder as a New Jersey Licensed Psychologist. She has experience working in different levels of care with the co-occurring population (people with substance abuse and mental health disorders) and understands the dynamics of how mental health and addiction can affect one another. Her experience includes working with the incarcerated population, intensive and outpatient services, residential community care, partial hospitalization, and medication assisted treatment (Methadone, Suboxone, and Vivitrol). Furthermore, Caroline has experience working with children of ages 5-17 years old in different treatment settings such as shelters, in home, and school to treat different types of diagnosis that are present early in childhood. Her experience with children has been related to ADHD, Autism, Conduct Disorders, behavioral health concerns and trauma including sexual and physical abuse and separation anxiety.
Melissa Scollan-Koliopoulos EDD, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, PMHS, CDCES
Dr. Melissa Scollan-Koliopoulos is board certified in advanced practice nursing in family primary care, and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, pediatric mental health, and a certified diabetes educator. Formerly, she was certified as a community health clinical nurse specialist and advanced diabetes nurse practitioner. Dr. Scollan-Koliopoulos received her doctorate in health and behavior and nursing studies from Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Scollan-Koliopoulos is a veteran of the Air National Guard of New Jersey. She diagnoses acute and chronic psychiatric disorders and provides medication prescriptions to augment psychotherapy. She is certified in rational emotive psychotherapy.