About Us

Our expert licensed clinical social workers look forward to working with you to create a treatment plan that is designed just for you. Learn more about our team below, and then contact us to make an appointment with the provider who best meets your needs.

Janelle Frazier, LCSW

(she/her)

Hello, I am Janelle (pronounced Jah-nell). I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Montclair State University and my Master’s degree from Rutgers University, with a concentration in clinical social work. I have more than 10 years of experience in the field of mental health, specifically treating individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.

 

I’m passionate about helping women and people of color find relief from depression and anxiety. If I can be an instrument that helps clients create change in their lives, I know that I’ve done my job.

 

Specialties

• Trauma
• BIPOC
• Womxn’s mental health
• Stress, Anxiety, and Depression

Maha Souman, LSW

(she/her)

Hello, I am Maha (pronounced My-Ah). I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Family Sciences and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Montclair State University. I focus on working family conflict, trauma as a result of an event or series of events, anxiety and depressive disorder.

 

I am passionate about helping families and individuals overcome difficult obstacles while exploring their identities and experiences in depth.

 

Specialties
• Family Conflict
• Trauma and PTSD
• Anxiety

Barbara Larson, LCSW

(she/her)

Hello! I am Barbara (pronounced Barb-rah). I earned my Master’s in Social Work from University of Wisconsin. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of New Jersey.I have worked in a variety of settings, including outpatient treatment, schools and hospice work. I have 30+ Years experience with psychotherapy and am committed to working with individuals and couples. I conduct psychotherapy using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills. I feel passionate about my work and I’m committed to working with adolescents and adults.

 

Specialties

• Trauma
• Bereavement/Grief
• Anxiety and Depression

Julie Marshall (Sisselman), LCSW

(she/her)

Hello! I am Julie (pronounced Joo-lee). I am the Director of Verne Psychotherapy and Wellness LLC. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work with a minor in Psychology from Ramapo College of New Jersey as well as a Master’s Degree in Social Work from New York University.

My passion lies in helping individuals create change in their lives while staying true to who they are. I enjoy helping folx work through anxiety, panic, OCD, and other life difficulties.

Specialties

• Anxiety- social, panic, general, phobias
• Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
• Stress

Janelle Frazier, LCSW

I have experience working in partial hospitalization, inpatient psychiatry, and outpatient – treating both children and adults. I’ve helped individuals, couples, and families manage a wide range of mental and behavioral health issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma, and self-esteem.

I am passionate about helping young adults navigate the “quarter-life crisis”. I am dedicated to helping adults push past their anxieties and uncertainties during this critical life stage. There is no road map, but I can help you carve your own path. I utilize a strengths-based approach to help clients uncover their inherent values and positive traits to reach their goals. I hold a certification in trauma therapy.

 

Specialties

• Trauma
• Depression
• Stress Management

 

Areas of Expertise

• Trauma and PTSD
• Depression
• Anxiety
• Relationship Issues
• Coping Skills
• Family Conflict
• Life Transitions
• Marital and Premarital
• Peer Relationships
• Racial Identity
• Self Esteem
• Stress

 

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Maha Souman, LSW

I have experience working in family services and outpatient settings treating adults and families. I’ve helped individuals, couples and families manage stress, trauma, conflict, and many other mental health challenges.

My passion is directed toward adults experiencing trauma as a result of an event or series of events, anxiety, depressive disorders, family conflict, and relationship issues. It is certainly difficult to navigate life while experiencing any of these obstacles!

I utilize trauma-informed therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy to help explore your experiences in depth, face your anxiety, understand your trauma, and process through it.

 

Specialties

• Family Conflict
• Trauma and PTSD
• Anxiety

 

Areas of Expertise

• Codependency
• Coping Skills
• Depression
• Divorce
• Domestic Abuse
• Domestic Violence
• Life Coaching
• Life Transitions
• Marital and Premarital
• Racial Identity
• Relationship Issues
• Self Esteem
• Stress
• Women’s Issues

 

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Barbara Larson, LCSW

I bring with me over 30 years of diverse clinical experience. I am passionate about helping teens and adults through grief, trauma, and other life stressors. I am trained in various therapeutic models including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and trauma-informed therapy. I have extensive expertise with mood disorders and personality disorders and I enjoy and welcome treating the LGBTQ community.

 

Specialties

• Trauma
• Bereavement/Grief
• Anxiety and Depression

 

Areas of Expertise

• Trauma and PTSD
• Anxiety, Depression, and Mood Disorders
• Personality Disorders
• Loss/Grief/Bereavement
• Stress Management
• Teen mental health
• Adult mental health
• Identity challenges LGBTQIA+

 

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Julie Marshall (Sisselman), LCSW

I have specialized training in mood disorders and anxiety disorders and have experience working with children, teens, and adults in various clinical settings from hospital, to community mental health, to in-home services, schools, and group private practice. As an LCSW, I am passionate about helping my clients through their most stressful life circumstances. I help with self-doubt, anxiety, and overall wellness.

Is stress affecting your overall well-being? Perhaps you are under or over sleeping, your health is taking a turn for the worse, you are more sedentary than usual, your mind is racing and is stuck in a loop, you have muscle tension, you are tired for no reason, or you are experiencing pandemic fatigue, burnout, or compassion fatigue.

If this sounds like you, I would like you to imagine feeling refreshed, empowered, optimistic, and ready to take on your day-to-day tasks. You are able to squash self-doubts and “what-ifs” as they come up. You no longer feel like you’re on autopilot. Your mind finally feels a sense of calm and ease that you thought may not ever happen again.

I will work with you to bring out your inherent values and strengths, crush barriers in the way, and treat the anxiety you have been faced with. The imagined scenario above can become a reality.

 

Specialties

• Anxiety
• Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
• Stress

 

Issues Treated

• ADHD
• Chronic Pain
• Coping Skills
• Life Coaching
• Life Transitions
• Peer Relationships
• Relationship Issues
• Self Esteem
• Sleep or Insomnia

 

Areas of Expertise

• Anxiety
• Social Anxiety
• Health Anxiety
• Generalized Anxiety Disorder
• Stress Management
• Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
• Phobias
• Mindfulness-Based Therapy
• EMDR

 
I belong to the National Association of Social Workers, New Jersey Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapists, and the International Foundation of Obsessive and Compulsive Disorders.

 

 

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