Keryn Shane, MA, LPC
“Every day may not be good, but there is something good in everyday”
My name is Keryn Shane. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with fourteen years' experience in the mental health field. I attended Rider University and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Community Counseling. I have experience working with adolescents, adults, and families. I believe therapy is a collaborative process. The first step is developing a counselor/client relationship built on trust. The guidance and support provided in therapy can lead to self-discovery and change. I structure my orientation to fit the person, and therefore take an eclectic approach with therapy. My goal is to make each and every person that I work with feel safe, and comfortable when expressing their thoughts and feelings.
David Seegert, MSW, LCSW
"My therapy requires that we use your inherent strengths to explore all aspects of your life in order to find growth"
My name is Dave Seegert. I work with school aged children and adults in a variety of settings, always focused on maintaining a healthy and trusting therapeutic relationship. My services are goal driven to increase your motivation to engage in positive changes of behavior or belief systems. I practice various methods, all client centered, including CBT-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Meaning-Therapy and Solutions Focused Therapy. I will also teach coping skills through Mindlessness Based Stress Reduction. I earned my Master's Degree in Social Work from Stony Brook University and am a fully Licensed Clinical Social Worker. In addition to providing clinical services for Thompson Therapy I serve as the Program Director of the School Based Youth Services Program of Preferred Children's Services.
Judy DeFrancesco, MA, LPC
"Never underestimate the power of the human spirit"
I am Judy DeFrancesco. I am a member of the American Counseling Association and I bring 20 years of providing adults and children with behavioral and substance abuse related issues in both agency and outreach settings. Due to my professional experience within various agencies, I have vast knowledge of government and social networks including child welfare, courts, schools and mental health systems.
Brett Mekles, MS, LPC
"Love and genuineness light the way to purpose and strength"
My name is Brett Mekles. I am a licensed Professional Counselor as well as a School Certified Counselor. I earned my Master's Degree in Psychological Counseling from Monmouth University. I work with school-aged children, primarily teenagers, in a variety of settings, but also have experience with adults and families. Trust and authenticity are the pillars of my practice and I maintain a goal of creating an open, genuine therapeutic environment in which each client can share and strengthen. Common therapeutic goals include improving self-esteem, developing healthy and effective coping skills, increasing self-awareness and personal growth.
Brian O'Rourke, MS, LAC
"Old habits can change, and new beginnings are more than possible"
As a Group Facilitator for Thompson Therapy Group, I strive to create self-awareness within my client-base, with the ultimate goal being measurable, lasting change within the individual. On a weekly basis, I am conducting assessments on substance abuse, domestic-violence, mental health and anger management and coordinating groups, always introducing new material and topics within our programs. I focus on personal growth within each one of our clients.
Bethany Hall, Administrator
My name is Bethany Hall. I have worked in different capacities within the mental health and substance abuse feild in various states for the past 6 years. I moved to NJ from Hawaii and recently joined Thompson Therapy Group as an intergrative part of our administrative team.
Janice Marshack Thompson, Director of Operations
My name is Janice Marshack-Thompson. My career and passion is in business and the photography field. As the Director of Operations here at Thompson Therapy Group, I strive to ensure that daily operations function smoothly for both our clinicians and our clients. I work to provide a positive, stress free experience by overseeing our clients billing , insurance , appointments and anything to assist our clients needs.