At Be Well Psychotherapy, we are fortunate to work alongside a team of 8 therapists. Each therapist brings something remarkable to the center. Be Well's Owner, Lauren Taibi, has worked with each therapist for over a decade, in various capacities and organizations. Together, at Be Well, we have opportunities to collaborate and grow. Our team allows families to receive care all in one center. It is a humbling experience to be able to work alongside dedicated and qualified professionals!
Maria Carputo LPC, NBCC
Licensed Professional Counselor, National Board Certified Counselor
MA Mental Health Counseling, CACREP Accredited Caldwell University
BA Bachelor of Arts, Concentration in Psychology, Montclair State University
Maria holds a Masters degree in counseling from Caldwell University, and is an Licensed Associate Counselor in the State of New Jersey. Maria has clinical experience working in the mental health field. Maria has experience working with clients who suffer from several mental illnesses, individuals in crisis, clients experiencing issues related to anxiety, depression, relationship, and everyday challenges. Every client is uniquely different, thus, all therapy modalities used in sessions are distinct in order to meet each client's personal goal. Some of those treatment modalities used are Mindfulness, Psychodynamic approach, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Positive Psychology.
Victoria R. Faljean, MA, LAC,
Cornelia Sherman, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Boston University 1988
Brooklyn Law School 1993
New York University School of Social Work 2002
LCSW NJ and NY State
Cornelia works with a variety of clients who seek therapy for issues related to depression, anxiety, grief, relationship issues, health issues and general life challenges. She fosters an empathetic and caring atmosphere where the client is able to explore and share their thoughts, feelings, and observations about what they are experiencing and how they want to create positive changes. Each client is unique, so she draws upon different methods and techniques to ensure that each person's needs are met. Treatment modalities that are used in session include: Psychodynamic and Relational theories, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, and Psychoeducation. Cornelia actively seeks to help you understand how you can best improve an issue that is troubling to you in a timely fashion that creates space for thoughtfulness as well. She has been in practice for over 15 years and has specialized training in maternity and adolescences, as well as issues specific to senior citizens.
Victoria Mapura, LAC, NBCC
Licensed Associate Counselor, National Board Certified Counselor
MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Montclair State University
BA Family Child Students, Concentration in Child Advocacy, Montclair State University
As a Licensed Counselor in the State of New Jersey, Victoria has clinical experience in the mental health field. Victoria has experience specializing in person centered therapy with a mindfulness-based approach with children, adolescents, and adults. Victoria's goal is to create a safe and accepting space for all of her clients to feel comfort and ease as they look to achieve their goals.
Gina M. Conner, MA LAC
Licensed Associate Counselor
NJ School Counselor Certification
MA in Counseling Psychology, Centenary University
BA in Psychology, Rutgers University
Gina brings compassion and clinical expertise to Be Well Psychotherapy. As a Licensed Associated Counselor, she actively listens to her clients working toward goals. Gina provides her clients with resources and ensures utilizing up to date techniques. She has years of experience in the field, working in both clinical and educational settings. She has experience with children, adolescents, and adults, in an individual, group, family, or couple setting. She utilizes an approach that is client-centered, culturally aware, and trauma-informed. Gina uses a variety of therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Play Therapy.
Sofia Neves-Gilcher, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, Provisional Play Therapist
MA in Clinical and School Counseling, New Jersey City University
BS in Psychology, Scranton University
Sofia has over ten years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults in school and clinical settings. She uses a person centered approach that focuses on Mindfulness, Positive Psychology and viewing the client holistically. As a Therapist, Sofia meets the client's needs by creating a safe space for them to find their inner balance and create joy in their day to day experiences. Sofia specializes in anxiety, communication skills, goal setting and building self-esteem.
David Kaplan, MSW, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
MA Rutgers University
BA Monmouth University
David comes with over 20+ years of experience working with adults, adolescents, couples, and individuals in crisis. He specializes in the areas of loss, esteem building, and improvement of communication skills.