Light the Way Counseling Center, LLC

317 Godwin Ave, 3rd Floor
Midland Park, New Jersey, US
07432

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Practice Specialties

  • Abuse & Trauma
  • Anger Management
  • Bilingual Christian Counseling
  • College Student Counseling
  • Counseling for Families Affected by Disability
  • Counseling to Pastors and Wives
  • Couples Counseling
  • Depression Stress and Anxiety Therapy
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief and Bereavement Counseling
  • Marriage and Family Counseling
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Parent Coaching
  • Pornography and Sexual Addictions
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Seniors Adults and Young Adlutls
  • Sex and Intimacy Counseling
  • Special Needs Counseling
  • Spiritual Growth
  • Stress Anxiety Depression Christian Counseling
  • Teen Counseling

About

Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or relationships? Has food become an issue for you? Do you have a hard time adjusting to new circumstances? We are here to help.
We have 16 licensed therapists to help you with relationship issues, eating issues, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, abuse, and adjusting to the changes and transitions in life.
We will set you up with the right therapist with one call or email. Our diverse group of therapists are highly qualified Christians who are Licensed Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists. Our combined group has over 60 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, individuals, young adults, adults, couples, and families. We have groups available.
Through our experiences and training, we profoundly understand your obstacles and struggles. We work with you to alleviate your pain and help you reach your potential.
Our goal is to help identify your goals, obstacles, and strengths and provide helpful tools to reach your goals. We believe each of us is broken and needs someone to come alongside, hear our story, and work together to facilitate positive change and a healthier life.
The success of your therapy involves trust in the therapeutic relationship with your therapist, along with your need and desire for healing. We strive to collaborate with you to help you make wise choices, find healing of wounds, and improve your meaning in life.
Don't wait. Give us a call today.

Therapists on Staff

Gerard DeMatteo
Christina Han
Marie Jules
Robert Kaphan
MA, LPC, Director
Tamara O'Shea
Moises Orbe
Erica Realpe
Grace Yoon
Gerard DeMatteo

Gerard DeMatteo

LPC
As stressors and struggles impact us living in a broken world, we need a hope-filled focal point to reorder our lives. Gerard has been providing that with compassionate counseling, providing hope, and giving encouragement to people who are struggling. For over 20 years as a pastoral elder at a local church in New Jersey, Gerard has been teaching, disciplining, providing pre-marital and marital counsel, pastoral counseling to individuals and groups, and being a resource to those in his greater church network.

He has recently honed his skills. He is a graduate of the Alliance Graduate School of Counseling in 2016 Nyack, NY, with an MA in Mental Health Counseling and was awarded AGSC’s “Excellence in Clinical Skills” Award. Gerard is licensed with the State of NJ as a Licensed Professional Counselor. He resides in Rutherford, NJ, with his wife Mickie. They have four grown daughters.

Gerard works at our Rutherford location and telehealth.
Christina Han

Christina Han

LAMFT
Christina received a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University with a concentration in Psychology. She also holds a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliance Graduate School of Counseling. Christina is passionate about helping others discover peace and fulfillment in their relationships and lives. Whether you are working on a parent-child relationship, a marital relationship, or a relationship with yourself, Christina equips people with the coping skills and necessary tools to grow more positive encounters with self and others. Also, she partners with children, adults, couples, and families to overcome tough life challenges, including depression, anxiety, life adjustments, and stress. Christina uses compassionate and empathic conversation through counseling to discover new perspectives and create attainable goals.

Christina provides therapy in English or Korean. She works in our Midland Park office, Fort Lee, and telehealth.
Marie Jules

Marie Jules

LAMFT
Our families come with all sorts of issues and problems. We love them, but we have challenges relating to some of them. And sometimes, we are the one that is a challenge. Marie works with individuals, couples, and families to help heal relationships.
Marie is fluent in English, Creole, and French.
She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a background as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
She provides in-person sessions virtually for anyone in NJ and in our Randolph location.
Robert Kaphan

Robert Kaphan

LAMFT
We all need more hope in our lives. But sometimes, it’s challenging to be hopeful when we feel something is wrong. Maybe you’ve recently had that feeling, or you’ve had that feeling for a long time. As someone with a caring heart, I want to help you untangle things to help you make sense of what’s wrong and bring healing to the places in your heart that have been troubling you.

I have experience helping adults, adolescents, couples, and families, find clarity and meaning. I can help you process your present difficulties in light of the past and how your past experiences have impacted you. You are worth it! Your relationship is worth it! There is hope to face the challenges you’re facing now and the ones still to come. I want to join with you in finding that hope.

Robert sees clients in our Phillipsburg location, Midland Park, and telehealth.
Tamara O'Shea

Tamara O'Shea

LAMFT
What struggles are you experiencing within yourself and your relationships? Tamara can help bring out what lies deep within by using Art Therapy and other creative interventions.
Tamara is licensed as an Associate Therapist in Marriage and Family and has an MA in Art Therapy. When you give us a call, you might have Tamara answer your call as she is our Intake Director. Her soft and compassionate voice will help you feel welcomed and put you at ease.
She is passionate about helping people reach their potential. She works with children, couples, and individuals.
She is in our Bloomfield and Midland Park offices and can meet with you via telehealth.
Moises Orbe

Moises Orbe

LAMFT
Moises is an exceptional therapist who helps people struggling with ADHD, addiction to video games, and those struggling with social skills. He connects well with teenagers but also with couples working in their relationships. Moises accepts people where they are, providing gentle understanding and safety. Moises sees people in Midland Park and via telehealth. He speaks Spanish and English fluently.
Erica Realpe

Erica Realpe

LMFT
Erica Realpe received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Rutgers University with a concentration in Spanish. She also holds a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Alliance Graduate School of Counseling. Erica works with couples, families, individuals, and groups from English and Spanish-speaking backgrounds. Erica's passion is to provide counseling for the well-being and restoration of family relationships. She is an active member of her community and church and has volunteered to lead various community, children, and youth outreach programs. Erica enjoys teaching and participating in multiple forms of artistic expression while at the same time balancing her love of being a wife and mother.
Grace Yoon

Grace Yoon

LAMFT
Grace has a passion for helping teens, adults, couples, and families heal and grow from the challenges they encounter. She is a newly licensed associate therapist in Marriage and Family. She can see you in person in Fort Lee or Midland Park or via telehealth. She speaks fluent Korean and English and some Chinese.

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