Navesink Psychological Services Practitioners


George W. Halliwell III, M.A., LPC, NCC 

George W. Halliwell III is a licensed professional counselor with over 10 years experience working with with a diverse set of individuals, families, and other systems. He has worked with clients across the lifespan, including children and adolescents to those facing the end of life. Mr. Halliwell's work has included clients with developmental and intellectual disabilities, terminal or life altering illness, and clients who have experienced physical or sexual traumas. Mr. Halliwell takes an active and holistic approach to the therapy process while relying on valid and evidence based modalities, including: motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), integrative behavioral therapy, and mindfulness based stress reduction. He believes in developing and fostering therapeutic relationships that encourage each individual to realize (or rediscover) a path that will help them develop a greater sense of personal fulfillment.

Education:

  • Post Master’s Certificate (Professional Counseling): Monmouth University

  • M.A. (Counseling Psychology): Monmouth University

  • B.A. (Psychology): Stockton University


Nicole P. D’Amore-Nolan, MPP, MSW, LSW

Nicole D’Amore-Nolan started her professional career working in the non-profit sector, working with an organization that focused on addressing the public health challenge of teen suicide. Nicole has several years of experience working with communities and schools to build competent caring collaborations to help bring best practice interventions to youth all while helping to save lives. Through this work, Nicole was the director of a county wide youth council, bringing teens together from Monmouth and Ocean Counties in a partnership to create change and awareness for mental health. Alongside these teens, Nicole was able to develop and implement a youth summit that brought together topics teens were passionate about in a day-long event, focusing on overall wellness and resiliency. Stemming from her passion to help young people and decrease suicide rates in Monmouth County, Nicole returned to Monmouth University to receive her degree in Clinical Social Work. Following her graduation, Nicole worked with families in crisis, providing one on one counseling for youth aged 10-17 in both home and school settings. Through this work, Nicole also delivered teen psychoeducational groups in schools for middle and high school students. Nicole is an adjunct professor in the Department of Counseling at Brookdale Community College, where she helps incoming freshmen transition to college and adulthood expectations. Nicole has worked with a variety of clients including but not limited to those who have struggled with school behaviors, anxiety, grief and loss, and family dysfunction.

Education:

  • MSW (Master of Social Work – Clinical Practice with Children & Families): Monmouth University

  • M.P.P. (Master of Public Policy): Monmouth University

  • B.A. (Philosophy): Rutgers University, New Brunswick


Zenia Ruby Conti, Psy.D.

Prior to obtaining independent licensure, doctoral level psychologists can obtain a temporary permit, which allows them to provide clinical services under the direct supervision of a fully licensed psychologist. Dr. Ruby Conti works under the direct supervision of Dr. Strobel.  Her training meets all requirements of NJ law, other than the required number of hours of post-doctoral supervised experience and passing of national and state psychology examinations.

Dr. Ruby earned her Doctor of Psychology degree from Rutgers University, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP). Her training included psychoeducational assessment, differential diagnosis, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for a variety of psychological disorders. As a Certified School Psychologist for over 10 years, she has experience at both the elementary and secondary levels. Her background includes initial identification and evaluation of children and adults with suspected learning disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), cognitive disabilities, executive functioning deficits, and emotional disorders. Additionally, she has experience providing psychoeducational evaluations for students requesting accommodations at post-secondary settings, such as for college or standardized exams (e.g., PSAT, SAT). While a member of the Rutgers Disabilities Committee, she reviewed applications and documentation from university students requesting academic modifications and accommodations. This unique "first-hand" experience, in conjunction with her extensive training and experience, enables her to tailor individualized assessments necessary to advocate for appropriate educational accommodations and modifications for students with a variety of needs. She generates recommendations to guide development of evidence-based, executive academic instruction strategies. 

During her extensive experience on Child Study Teams for more than 10 years, she collaborated with parents, teachers, and administrators to support academic progress. She very much enjoys assessing and advocating for individuals with learning or emotional differences to maximize achievement and overall life satisfaction. 

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, New York University

  • Master of Psychology, Rutgers University

  • Doctor of Psychology, Rutgers University

  • Certified School Psychologist (NJ & NY)

  • NJ Permit Holder (TP#153-122)


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