Licensed Social Worker, Certified School Social Worker

Ethan Moutner, MSW, LSW

“I believe that everyone can benefit from therapy. By providing an empathetic, supportive, and safe space to explore interpersonal relationships, conflict, and sources of stress, we can be better prepared to manage our day-to-day lives, problem solve, and maintain good mental health.”
Ethan Moutner, MSW, LSW

About Me

  • Experience addressing social issues, anxiety, trauma, and learning disabilities (including Dyslexia, ADHD, Autism, and Social Adjustment disorders)
  • Specializes in fostering tools for coping with stress, managing interpersonal relationships and conflict, tangible problem-solving skills
  • Treats Adolescents through Young Adults
  • Works with parents on supporting and communicating with their adolescent(s), as well as managing stress brought on from parenting
  • Trained in Interpersonal Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Certified School Social Worker with experience managing student IEPs

Biography

Ethan Moutner is a Licensed Social Worker and Certified School Social Worker with experience counseling students and working in the greater Princeton area school systems for several years. He began his career as a School Social Worker and quickly learned that his heart and passion lie in the direct clinical work with students and families. Ethan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and pursued his Master’s degree in Social Work, graduating from Rutgers University in 2018. He is licensed to practice Social Work and is currently engaging in supervision services with Debra Ruisard, DSW, LCSW to earn his license in Clinical Social Work.

For over five years, Ethan has been a part of the school communities surrounding Ivy Counseling Group and has taken a psychodynamic and interpersonal therapeutic approach to working with students and families. Ethan has worked with students experiencing social issues, anxiety, and trauma. He has worked with middle school and high school students to cope with these issues, manage their familial and friend relationships, and develop plans for their future. Additionally, he has been honored to work with students with a wide variety of learning disabilities including Dyslexia, ADHD, Autism, and Social Adjustment disorders and has experience managing student IEPs. Ethan values a person-centered approach and autonomous decision making, believing that we cannot make decisions for our youth, only guide, lead, and add perspective to foster smart and healthy decision making and life choices. He is experienced in supporting parents in promoting healthy choices and emotional growth in their adolescents, as well as providing counsel to parents managing their own stress and concerns with the parenting process.

Personal Statement

I truly enjoy the way adolescent and young adult minds work – the questions they ask, the perspectives they take, and the ambition they can possess. As adults, we know that childhood and adolescence shape our future, but healthy, positive, and goal-oriented decisions need to be made. While the importance of this can not be overstated, we also know that life events, social interaction, and trauma can complicate this. I believe in building a strong therapeutic relationship and working together in an empathetic and non-judgemental setting to achieve goals, manage conflict and relationships, and build confidence.

My style incorporates a variety of therapeutic techniques and philosophies with a primary focus on Interpersonal Therapy with psychodynamic exploration to uncover our belief systems, motivations, and thought processes. Together, we will develop obtainable goals for therapy and work to maintain self-esteem, practice coping strategies, and bring awareness to our own challenges and obstacles that need to be tackled.”

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Jean Robinson, LPC
Executive Director, Licensed Professional Counselor, IFS Certified Therapist

Jean Robinson, LPC

"I create a supportive, non-judgmental, compassionate environment for client's to feel safe, respected and free to discuss any topic brought to counseling. My approach to counseling is client-centered & integrates various modalities using Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS). I provide counseling that is direct and goal oriented, yet compassionate, focusing on strengths and building on success. I enjoy working with teens/parents & couples to facilitate conscious communication which enhances their intimate relationships. I help connect clients with their own inner wisdom, enhance their clarity & decision making so that they can experience real transformation in their lives..."
Mahuya Ghosh, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Child/Adolescent Therapy, Neuropsychological Testing

Mahuya Ghosh, Ph.D.

"It's that 'A-ha' moment, that look of recognition and relief, when I've finally crossed the "psychological" bridge and developed a connection with someone. Over the past 10 years, I have worked with children/adolescents struggling with numerous issues, such as ADHD, depression, and family conflict. I provide a supportive and nurturing environment and, in conjunction with positive reinforcement from parents, a change starts to happen..."
Debra Ruisard, DSW, LCSW, LCADC
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Alcohol & Drug Counselor, EMDR Certified Therapist

Debra Ruisard, DSW, LCSW, LCADC

"Making the decision to engage in psychotherapy is an important step in healing from traumatic life events that leave emotional wounds long into adulthood. I work with individuals who wish to address the impact of traumatic stress from early childhood experiences of relational, emotional, physical and sexual abuse as well as domestic violence, sexual assault and other traumatic events that occur in adolescence and adulthood. My approach to working with individuals suffering from traumatic stress comes from an understanding that trauma is stored in the body..."
Lisa Zaneto, MA, LPC, NCC, ACS
Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor

Lisa Zaneto, MA, LPC, NCC, ACS

"I have a great appreciation for the adolescent mind. Developmentally, adolescence is an important time of discovery in an individuals life that comes with many emotional junctures, milestone celebrations, and stages of growth. I believe that by creating a safe and non-judgmental environment, clients will feel supported during these times and increase personal confidence allowing them to make positive decisions, meet their goals and set the foundation for future success. I believe that bringing creative therapeutic techniques into sessions is very helpful especially when adolescents are having trouble verbalizing what they are feeling or experiencing. Bringing things like journaling, grounding, music and art into sessions increases clients sense of safety and encourages them to be able to bring any topics into the counseling session. Together, the client and I will work through symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, depression, self-injurious behaviors, school related issues, and other stressors."
Rebecca LaSala, MSW, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Rebecca LaSala, MSW, LCSW

"Building genuine therapeutic relationships is the foundation of my work as a therapist. I believe that when people have a sense of emotional safety there is a natural opening for healing, growth, discovery, and transformation. My goal is to provide a safe, supportive, and non judgemental environment where people will feel safe enough to express their vulnerabilities, allow themselves to connect to their emotions, and tap into their innate inner strengths to be successful and meet their goals. My approach to therapy is psychodynamic which gives individuals the freedom to self reflect and help them identify patterns that contribute to unique challenges they face. I incorporate the use of unique and creative grounding and emotional regulation techniques to help people navigate complex emotional experiences. Being client-centered is another value I bring to each session as I give the opportunity for clients to incorporate their own regulation tools (art, music, games, etc.) to help them feel more comfortable during sessions. When people feel supported and empowered I believe they build the confidence they need to make healthy choices and recognize the potential for future success."
Erin Webb, LPC, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, IFS Therapist

Erin Webb, LPC, NCC

“I believe that each client that walks through our doors deserves care and attention. Individuals reach out in times of stress or difficulty and I work hard to make the process of seeking help as smooth and welcoming as possible. My approach to counseling is client-centered & integrates various modalities through an Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) framework. I meet clients where they are at and work collaboratively with them to establish realistic goals for treatment, to identify and build on strengths, and to create a supportive environment where clients feel safe to connect to their emotions or express vulnerabilities..."
Ethan Moutner, MSW, LSW
Licensed Social Worker, Certified School Social Worker

Ethan Moutner, MSW, LSW

“I truly enjoy the way adolescent and young adult minds work - the questions they ask, the perspectives they take, and the ambition they can possess. As adults, we know that childhood and adolescence shape our future, but healthy, positive, and goal-oriented decisions need to be made. While the importance of this can not be overstated, we also know that life events, social interaction, and trauma can complicate this. I believe in building a strong therapeutic relationship and working together in an empathetic and non-judgemental setting to achieve goals, manage conflict and relationships, and build confidence.  My style incorporates a variety of therapeutic techniques and philosophies with a primary focus on Interpersonal Therapy with psychodynamic exploration to uncover our belief systems, motivations, and thought processes. Together, we will develop obtainable goals for therapy and work to maintain self-esteem, practice coping strategies, and bring awareness to our own challenges and obstacles that need to be tackled.”
Susan Niedt, M.Ed., CA, CTA
Certified Aromatherapist, Reiki Practitioner, EFT Practitioner

Susan Niedt, M.Ed., CA, CTA

Susan Niedt is a Certified Aromatherapist, Reiki I and Reiki II, and a Certified Positive EFT Practitioner. She studied Aromatherapy at Aromahead Institute and Aromatic Wisdom Institute. She is an active member of NAHA. Her love of plants and their unique healing properties brought her to the world of Aromatherapy, through which she discovered that combining both the therapeutic and energetic properties of essential oils with EFT and Reiki protocols, deeper levels of healing can be experienced.
Bhavna Williams
Administrative Assistant 

Bhavna Williams

Bhavna has a BA in Political Science and Business Management from Drew University. Bhavna has 10 years experience working in the Human Resource industry in various capacities for such companies as ADP and Citigroup. Through her various positions, Bhavna has developed a strong background in customer relations. Bhavna has shared her communication skills as a volunteer for her local school.