WELCOME TO THE
FAMILY HEALING CENTER
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"WHERE FAMILIES HEAL"
349 East Northfield Road,  Suite LL5
Livingston, New Jersey  07039    (973) 251-2874
Services
  1. Individual Therapy
    Individual Therapy
    Individual therapy is helpful if you are feeling stuck, having difficulty coping with life's many changes - demands, or feeling that stress is getting the best of you. Depression or anxiety can cloud your perspective and becomes overwhelming. Therapy helps your sort the feelings out and work on the core issues.
  2. Group Therapy
    Group Therapy
    We offer an extensive program of group therapy opportunities to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents, adults and families. Clients often find it is reassuring to hear that other people have a similar difficulty, or have already worked through a problem and can offer comfort.
  3. Therapy for Teens
    Therapy for Teens
    If you are in middle or high school, life can feel pretty tough. Academics can be hard, and sometimes there is a lot of pressure to succeed. Social pressure can be intense, and it may be hard to figure out just where you fit in. Therapy be a wonderful chance to explore who you are, what you value, and where you are heading.
  4. Therapy for Kids... and the Parents that Love Them
    Therapy for Kids... and the Parents that Love Them
    Kids often have hard feelings, just like adults do. Life can feel sad, confusing and sometimes you can't even find words for what is going on. Bad things can happen to wonderful kids, and it can cause lots of mixed-up feelings and stress. Therapy can help the bad feelings be less "in charge," and help you feel good again.
  5. Family Therapy
    Family Therapy
    Family therapy can be helpful when family relationships feel frayed; arguing dominates your days; negative patterns repeat; or when communication becomes conflict filled and difficult. Creative approaches to conflict resolution provide valuable tools for understanding, respecting and appreciating one another.
  6. Couples Therapy
    Couples Therapy
    Marriage counseling, also called couples therapy, helps couples — married or not — understand and resolve conflicts and improve their relationship. Marriage counseling gives couples the tools to communicate better, negotiate differences, problem solve and even argue in a healthier way.
  7. Parents Counseling
    Parents Counseling
    One of the biggest challenges and joys in life is raising children. It can be stressful and difficult one moment, and a pleasure the next. Some parents find that familiar patterns from their childhood don't work with this newest generation, that they don't see eye-to-eye with their spouse, or that they need to gain a new perspective.
  8. Addiction Therapy
    Addiction Therapy
    The first step for the addicted person is to acknowledge that there is a substance dependency problem (addiction problem). The next step is to get help. The specific type of treatment or combination of treatments will vary depending on the patient’s individual needs and, often, on the type of addiction they have.
  9. Neuro-Linguistic Programming
    Neuro-Linguistic Programming
    NLP is a multi-dimensional process that involves the development of behavioral competence and flexibility, but also involves strategic thinking and an understanding of the mental and cognitive processes behind behavior. NLP provides tools and skills for the development of states of individual excellence.
  10. Dialectical Behavior Therapy
    Dialectical Behavior Therapy
    (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment that was originally developed to treat chronically suicidal individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and it is now recognized as the gold standard psychological treatment for this population. It is effective in treating a wide range of other disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and eating disorders.
  11. Life Coaching
    Life Coaching
    Life coaching is a synergistic relationship between an accredited life coach and a client designed to tap into your full potential. Just as Olympic athletes wouldn’t think of training without the added insight, objective perspective and enthusiastic support of an athletic coach, many of today’s most successful business leaders, professionals, executives, entrepreneurs and CEOs use the services of a life coach to take their lives, careers, or businesses to the next level.
The Vision
     Our vision at Family Healing Center encompasses continued growth as a center of excellence and recognition as a leader in providing mental and behavioral health services.  Our pledge is characterized by our mutual:

  • Understanding of and sensitivity to our patients and their families;
  • Appreciation for and practical integrated application of the most current practices of psychotherapy, psycho-dynamic clinical care, and psycho-education;
  • Engagement and respect for the individuals, families, and organizations working together for the benefit of our patients; and
  • Steadfast commitment to advocating, promoting, and improving the overall well-being of our community.

     Our counseling services are provided by NJS licensed and highly trained professional therapists.  Their areas of expertise cover evaluation, assessments, counseling and recommended therapies to assist with a broad range of mental, emotional and behavioral issues.  

     Our staff includes:  Psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, addictions counselors, eating disorder specialists, nutritionists and other allied mental health professionals.  We seek to combine holistic, cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic views and methods with our clients; thus providing them with a comprehensive evaluation and treatment experience.
Counseling Menu
ADDITIONAL COUNSELING SERVICES

Behavioral Issues Bipolar Disorder
Chronic Impulsivity Divorce
Eating Disorders Emotional Disturbance

ADHD
Addiction
Alcohol Abuse
Anger Management
Antisocial Personality
Anxiety

Self Esteem
Self-Harming
Sexual Abuse
Sexual & Internet Addictions

Sleep or Insomnia
Spirituality

Substance Abuse
Trauma
PTSD

​​Family Conflict​​
Gambling
Grief
Infertility
Narcissistic Personality
Obesity
Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
Oppositional Defiance
Parenting
Peer Relationships
Meet The Team

   Our mission at Family Healing Center is to provide families with the highest quality
of care.  We accomplish this through compassionate individual therapy, supportive
         group counseling, and mental health education.

     Malik Carey, C.E.O. of Family Healing Center, brings his earnest passion for wellness and commitment in offering the highest quality of professional health care to families in need. His mission is simple…to assist families in fostering and maintaining sustained levels of mental and emotional health through a variety of individual and group counseling methods; the foundation upon which Family Healing Center has been established.
     Malik holds a BA in Religious Studies from Seton Hall University; an MS in Organizational Leadership from Nyack College; currently holds title as C.O.O. of The K.I.N.G. Movement, a National Men’s Ministry, past leader of The Overcomer’s Program, a 12-Step Christian-Based Empowerment group instilled with promoting and maintaining disengagement from substance abuse and other maladaptive addictions.
     Malik’s volunteer efforts are deeply rooted in New Jersey’s West Orange community where he is a highly respected mentor for young adults. Bethany Church, The Bethany Center of Champions and Daytop Treatment Facility are just a few of the faith-based organizations to which he graciously lends his time and efforts.
Malik Carey, MS
Chief Executive Officer
Bijay Minhas is a highly resourceful, energetic and motivated consultant who has worked in the area of Social Work and Diversity and Inclusion for over 30 years. A recognized coach, workshop leader, presenter and instructor, Bijay has consistently delivered results. Her clients have varied from individuals, families, community groups, small organizations to larger corporations. She enjoys bringing a creative fresh angle to any challenge, with an eye for detail and a unique style and problem solving skills. She puts in the extra mile required to ensure positive outcomes for her clients.
     Bijay has an engaging presentation style, which audiences connect with.  She is an exceptionally good communicator who stimulates active learning through story-telling and real-life experiences. She is multi-lingual and dedicated to practicing yoga, mindfulness and holistic wellbeing. Bijay has designed, delivered and evaluated a broad range of impressive and cutting edge diversity programs and personal development workshops.
     She has also coached social care practitioners and top executives navigating through complex challenges in the vast arena of diversity, inclusion, cultural competence and unconscious bias.  She has joined forces with a group of like-minded professionals to develop a range of personal & professional development workshops across the globe in countries such as USA, UK, UAE (Dubai) and India.
Bijay Minhas
LSW, MSW, CDP Dip.PR, NLP Life Coach
     Andrea Stefens is a creative arts therapist with a focus in drama therapy. She has a master’s degree from the NYU Drama Therapy program, has earned the designation of Registered Drama Therapist (RDT) from the North American Drama Therapy Association and holds a New York State Creative Arts Therapy license (LCAT).
     Through her work Andrea has had the honor of being trusted by a wide range of populations: children, teens, families, women in domestic violence shelters, the homeless, the acutely mentally ill, adults with traumatic brain injuries, people with chemical addictions, women who have experienced traumatic pregnancies, and Holocaust survivors.        Her passion in life is helping people access their natural strengths and work through their struggles in a way which is both engaging and non-judgmental. She does this by utilizing an eclectic blend of modalities: psychotherapy, drama therapy, music, poetry, songwriting, art, and sand tray.
     Andrea wants you to know that you don't have to be an artist of any kind to work with a creative arts therapist. You just need the desire to explore your life to live it more fully.
Andrea Stefens
MA, RDT, LCAT
Creative Arts Therapist
    Deborah Lipscomb, MSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker is a graduate of Douglass College/Rutgers University undergraduate school and Howard University's Master of Social Work Program.  She is an experienced educational program support professional, family consultant, and child welfare advocate utilizing a clinical background to provide organizational and collaborative skills to facilitate effective psychological/ educational programs and services to individuals. 
     Deborah's professional career spans over 30 years which has included working as a team leader and client advocate with dual diagnosed individuals in state institutions; additionally she has worked as a dedicated family consultant, curriculum consultant with the NJ Office of Education, and she has served as a NJ certified school social worker in public schools serving in specialized programs for at risk youth. Deborah has experience working with juvenile sex offenders and students receiving special education services in alternative education high schools.
     Deborah eagerly serves on various student / adolescent mental health committees: Essex County CIACC (Children's Mental Health Interagency Coordinating Council) a collaboration of mental health professionals for youth, educators and legal professionals. She is also a crisis responder with the Essex County Traumatic Loss Coalition responding with skill and professionalism to high profile crisis cases. The Essex County TLC is a state wide collaborative with Rutgers University. Deborah is a liaison with the state office of child welfare; DCF-DCP&P proving training for educators.
     Deborah's clinical therapeutic experience includes, but is not limited to, individual and group therapy, and working with other specialized groups. Her therapeutic skills include working with youth, adolescents, families, couples, and traumatic loss. Deborah is a calm, supportive therapist specializing in the following counseling modalities: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client Centered, Solution Focused, Mindfulness Based Therapy, Trauma Informed Care, Crisis Intervention, and Psychological First Aid.

Deborah Lipscomb
MSW, LCSW
     La Shone’s educational background includes a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University as well as extensive training in addictions, conflict resolution and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  Her experience in mental health clinics and the U.S. Superior Court system has afforded her the opportunities to work with “hard to reach” clients as well as people from diverse races and backgrounds.
     La Shone’s passion is to bring healing to people who have been through difficult and traumatic experiences in life; past or current relationships; or any circumstance that requires a well-trained and caring ear. My compassionate and sincere therapeutic approach helps many clients to resolve their problems and to live fulfilling, healthy lives.  She always makes time to help struggling teens, suffering adults, distant couples and hurting families of Northern New Jersey.
  
La Shone Arnett
MSW, LCSW, LCACD
OUR BEAUTIFUL FACILITY
WORKSHOPS & EVENTS ​​
  1. Great News! Life Coaching Workshops Begin    Fall 2017!
    Great News! Life Coaching Workshops Begin Fall 2017!
    Please download the schedule below. Call us and sign up, seats are filling quickly! 973.251.2874
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VIDEO GALLERY
  1. It's Not About The Nail!
    By Jason Hedley: Published on May 22, 2013 "Don't try to fix it. I just need you to listen." Every man has heard these words. And they are the law of the land. No matter what.
  2. Communication in Marriage
    Published on Nov 1, 2013 This "communication in marriage" funny skit shows just how important listening can be to your spouse. Learn more at: http://TheArtofMarriage.com
  3. Mom Goggles
    Published on Apr 30, 2014 Sometimes we wonder how moms do it. From dirty diapers, to cheering on the next Rembrandt...they seem to just see things differently.
  4. The Man / Woman Translator
    Uploaded on Dec 18, 2010 This a very clever video produced by Thatjustinguy dealing with the big issue of communication between men and women.
TESTIMONIALS
The following are just some of the positive things that our clients are saying about us. We are pleased to find that Family Healing Center is succeeding in healing and being so beneficial to many of our clients.
Going the Extra Mile! 
Integral to Our Healing.
  
My children and I were in a terrifying accident that left significant physical and emotional scars. The staff at Family Healing Center has been integral in our healing and well-being. I am healing and my children are thriving thanks to the attentive and judicious care of our counselors.
In addition to individual therapy, we attend family sessions which have greatly strengthened our family bond and facilitated the healing process. But the clinicians are not the only ones who have enhanced our experience; every staff member is courteous, efficient, and professional at all times. They always make me feel like my family is their top priority. All concerns are consistently given the time and attention they need. I truly believe that my family is receiving the best care available thanks to the Family Healing Center!

Client M (33)
  

I have a 15-year-old son who was under a program called Perform Care for his treatment of depression, however his treatment was ineffective and his situation was getting worse.  Perform Care recommended we reach out to Family Healing Center for family counseling.  In February of 2017 we began treatment at their center and from the beginning their staff treated us like family.  My son’s progress has been great to the point where he is smiling every day.  They are real professional and care about their clients.  I would recommend Family Healing Center to anyone that needs such serves.

Client G (47) Son (15) 
  

 
 

Quality Care
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I started therapy with Family Healing Center as the result of losing my mother to Crohn’s disease and a subdural hematoma.  I felt lost, despondent and unsure of how to function from day to day.  Additionally, I was carrying quite a bit of unresolved baggage from my childhood that ultimately affected my ability to find happiness, maintain a healthy lifestyle and to ultimately grow as an adult. The most profound part of my issues is that I was completely unaware of their personal impact on all of the areas of my adult life.  That lack of awareness had rendered me unable to isolate my issues or to find happiness; over time I had come unhinged and was completely unaware that it was happening. My therapy sessions helped me to isolate various components of what was ailing me, one issue at a time and that process invariably moved my healing process forward. The staff and therapists at Family Healing Center have always been extremely professional, compassionate, kind, resourceful and very helpful in the facilitation of my healing process. My Therapist has always gone the extra mile to care for me, which has in turn helped me learn  to care for myself in a healthier manner than when I started the therapeutic process.My Therapist feels more like an honest-broker, confidential friend, and therapist all rolled into a life coach who is assistive in fostering healthier approaches for my life. I very much appreciate all of the helpful tips and guidance on personal maintenance activities which have also been invaluable during times when I am alone and unsure of myself. My therapist has shown me how to keep the process going well after each session has ended.

The therapeutic milieu of the Family Healing Center involves a combination of holistic, practical, traditional and creative therapeutic approaches aimed at issue-specific healing activities for each individual and family. I have been a patient at the Family Healing Center for nearly two years.  I would highly recommend the Family Healing Center to persons of all age groups, gender, ethnicities and cultures.  My experience with the Family Healing Center has been transformational to my life.


Client A (53)


, practical, traditional and creative therapeutic approaches aimed at issue-specific healing activities for each individual and family. I have been a patient at the Family Healing Center for nearly two years.  I would highly recommend the Family Healing Center to persons of all age groups, gender, ethnicities and cultures.  My experience with the Family Healing Center has been transformational to my life.

Thank you,I started therapy with Family Healing Center as the result of losing my mother to Crohn’s disease and a subdural hematoma.  I felt lost, despondent and unsure of how to function from day to day.  Additionally, I was carrying quite a bit of unresolved baggage from my childhood that ultimately affected my ability to find happiness, maintain a healthy lifestyle and to ultimately grow as an adult. The most profound part of my issues is that I was completely unaware of their personal impact on all of the areas of my adult life.  That lack of awareness had rendered me unable to isolate my issues or to find happiness; over time I had come unhinged and was completely unaware that it was happening. My therapy sessions helped me to isolate various components of what was ailing me, one issue at a time and that process invariably moved my healing process forward. The staff and therapists at Family Healing Center have always been extremely professional, compassionate, kind, resourceful and very helpful in the facilitation of my healing process. My Therapist has always gone the extra mile to care for me, which has in turn helped me learn  to care for myself in a healthier manner than when I started the therapeutic process.My Therapist feels more like an honest-broker, confidential friend, and therapist all rolled into a life coach who is assistive in fostering healthier approaches for my life. I very much appreciate all of the helpful tips and guidance on personal maintenance activities which have also been invaluable during times when I am alone and unsure of myself. My therapist has shown me how to keep the process going well after each session has ended.

The therapeutic milieu of the Family Healing Center involves a combination of holistic, practical, traditional and creative therapeutic approaches aimed at issue-specific healing activities for each individual and family. I have been a patient at the Family Healing Center for nearly two years.  I would highly recommend the Family Healing Center to persons of all age groups, gender, ethnicities and cultures.  My experience with the Family Healing Center has been transformational to my life.

Thank you,
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CONTACT US ​​
FAMILY HEALING CENTER
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.     Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
​Sunday by Appointment
Tel.: 973-251-2874
Fax: 973-251-2878
Email: info@familyhealingcenternj.com

349 East Northfield Road
Suite LL5
Livingston, New Jersey 07039

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