About Us

 

We work together as a team to provide the best possible comprehensive care. Our practice consists of a diverse and dynamic group of professionals who have worked in schools, clinical practices, corporate environments, and teaching hospitals, which significantly contributes to the many years of experience and expertise in working with children and their families. We strongly advocate a holistic approach to the treatment of every individual. We value the many great benefits of traditional medicine but also understand and believe in a holistic and preventive health model with an emphasis on balanced physical and emotional hygiene. We strongly believe that parents play an essential role and are an integral part of treatment when any child or teenager is being seen in our practice. We communicate regularly with schools and other treatment providers when necessary.

 

To contact our MedPsych staff, please email them directly.

Laura Aguila, MS, LAC

Laura Aguila, MS, LAC,

is a Licensed Associate Counselor and Intake Coordinator at MedPsych Associates. Laura joined MedPsych in the spring of 2018. She has previously worked in education and outpatient substance programs.

Laura specializes in working with high school teens and young adults, who are struggling with anxiety, depression, and the challenges that young adulthood may bring. She utilizes various therapeutic techniques including CBT, Mindfulness, and Meditation. Laura recognizes the immense pressures that our teens and young adults face, and she is passionate about helping them find the path that is most meaningful to them. Laura incorporates spirituality and existential ideologies when requested by her client.

Laura lives in the woods of New Jersey, with her husband and their English bulldog, Shark. She enjoys meditating, reading, hiking, exploring new towns, and spending time with loved ones.

Contact Laura by email laguila@medpsychnj.com

Jason Berenberg LPC, LCADC

Jason Berenberg LPC, LCADC is a licensed professional counselor and licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor who is experienced in working with adolescents, young adults, adults, and families. Jason specializes in treating mood disorders, anxiety, addiction, PTSD, and co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Jason implements an array of therapeutic techniques that include DBT, CBT, Structural Family Therapy, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. His experience in working as both a therapist and coordinator in partial hospitalization/intensive outpatient programs lend to years of experience in crisis management/intervention, family counseling, and group and individual therapy.

Contact Jason by email jberenberg@medpsychnj.com

Carol Eng, MA

Carol Eng, MA is an ADHD Coach and works with adolescents and adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Executive Function Disorder. She has spent most of her career in corporate Learning and Education and has worked for Lloyds of London, J.P. Morgan, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Carol has been with MedPsych since 2011 as an ADHD Coach and works with students (middle -school to college-age) to develop effective study habits, organizational and time management skills, and collaborates with adults to establish and achieve personal and professional goals, and ultimately “to get things done in a timely manner!”. As a mother of teens and young adults, she understands the demands of life, challenges of parenting and the academic pressures of our young people. A prior resident of England for over twenty years, she has traveled extensively, worked overseas and enjoys learning about different cultures and people groups.

Contact Carol by email caroleng@medpsychnj.com

Sheena Lee, PA-C

Sheena Lee, PA-C is a certified physician assistant who has a passion for helping children and families live happy and healthy lives. She performs psychiatric evaluations and medication management with great care and attention to detail. Sheena has years of experience providing care to adults, children, and adolescents across many aspects of their health and well-being. Sheena works in close collaboration and consults with Dr, Hanna on every patient that she treats.  She utilizes a very conservative approach to the use of medications and advocates a holistic approach to treatment.  She lives with her husband and children in North Jersey.  Sheena loves coffee and Victorian houses.

Contact Sheena by email admin@medpsychnj.com

Kara Peters, Payments Processing Specialist

Kara holds a degree in Psychology and also certifications in K-5 and Special Education. She is passionate about using her experience in ABA therapy, administration and customer service in helping individuals and families.

Contact Kara by email billing@medpsychnj.com

Christine Bae MA, LAC, MHC-LP

Christine Bae MA, LAC, MHC-LP

is a Licensed Associate Counselor who takes a collaborative, goal-oriented approach with her clients. Christine works with children, adolescents, and adults utilizing eclectic therapy to cater to each of her client’s needs, with emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Play Therapy, Parenting Support/Coaching, and Faith-based Counseling.

Christine has counseled in various settings including an in-patient hospital, college campus, non-profit, and private practice for various age groups. Christine is passionate about guiding her clients through life transitions, self-discovery, self-esteem/confidence building, relational challenges, stress management, anxiety, and depression. Christine is an aerial yoga enthusiast who enjoys soaking up the sun outside, playing sports, and trying to stay up-to-date with new music. She is a proud alumna of Syracuse; go Orange!

Contact Christine by email cbae@medpsychnj.com

Justina M. Bittman, MA, LPC

Justina M. Bittman, MA, LPC  is a licensed professional counselor who strives to empower her clients to build upon their resiliency by utilizing structured Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Solutions-Focused Therapy. Justina works with children, adolescents, and adults who struggle with ADHD, Anxiety, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, and various phobias. She also works with parents on effective problem-focused parenting strategies. Justina is an avid Parks and Recreation fan and sees it as required viewing before treatment is considered complete.

Contact Justina by email jbittman@medpsychnj.com

Brian Greco, LCSW

Brian Greco, LCSW passion, and experience are working with children, adolescents and young adults to help them ultimately help themselves through challenging phase of development. Brian has great experience in helping those who struggle with Anxiety, ADHD, and depression. He incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Solutions Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) into treatment.

Contact Brian by email bgreco@medpsychnj.com

Kyle Mack, MSW, LCSW

Kyle Mack, MSW, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He specializes in helping individuals who struggle with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and mood disorders. Kyle draws his diversified experience from years of providing comprehensive clinical services to adolescents, adults, and their families in inpatient facilities and partial hospitalization/intensive outpatient programs. Kyle works collaboratively with individuals and their families to create goal-oriented treatment plans that combine an assortment of therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Structural Family Therapy.Kyle is also passionate about utilizing Religiously-Integrated Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (RCBT) with adolescents and college-age adults seeking to integrate Christian principles into their therapy.

Contact Kyle by email kmack@medpsychnj.com

Amy Provencher, Administrative Assistant

Amy Provencher earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Montclair State University.  She enjoys volunteering and mentoring youth, teens, and young adults and being a positive influence to others and helping individuals lead more healthier and fulfilled lives.

Contact Amy by email admin@medpsychnj.com

Mark A. Sykes, PhD

Mark A. Sykes, PhD takes a compassionate, collaborative, goal-oriented approach to therapy. He personalizes treatment, tailoring it to each client’s unique needs and strengths. His approach incorporates cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness-based therapy and motivational enhancement therapy. He specializes in the treatment of anxiety, panic, obsessive-compulsive behavior, trauma, and substance abuse.

Contact Mark by email msykes@medpsychnj.com

Ronald Battiston MSW, LCSW

Ronald Battiston MSW, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a decade of experience in providing successful, evidence-based treatment to children, adolescents and families.  Ronald specializes in the treatment of individuals suffering from Acute and Chronic Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and families in crisis.  Ronald develops a unique and customizable treatment plan for every client, that utilizes the principles of Person-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral and Solution-Focused Therapy.

Contact Ronald by email rbattiston@medpsychnj.com

Jonathan S. Byrne, MSW, LCSW

Jonathan S. Byrne, MSW, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker and certified school social worker who specializes in working with adolescents, young adults, adults, couples, and families. Jonathan brings years of experience and expertise in working with clients who struggle with Anxiety, Depression, Addictive Behaviors, Bi-Polar Disorder, and ADHD.  His customized approach effectively utilizes a variety of therapeutic techniques culled from CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing, experiential therapy, and existential psychotherapy. He has written, implemented, and managed partial hospitalization programs and intensive outpatient programs for anxiety disorders, co-occurring/dual diagnosis disorders, and a young adult program for college students.  Jonathan has years of experience in crisis and risk management; assisting families, couples, and individuals in navigating their or their loved one’s symptoms at the most challenging of times.

Contact Jonathan by email jbyrne@medpsychnj.com

Mohab Hanna, MD

Mohab Hanna, MD is the founder of MedPsych Associates. He is board certified in Child, Adolescent, & Adult Psychiatry. Dr. Hanna completed his training in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Hanna seeks to use an integrative approach to treatment. As a result, he seeks to help his patients pursue a healthy lifestyle that emphasizes wellness and balance in all areas of life.  He seeks to emphasize a conservative approach to the use of psychiatric medications that is part of a holistic treatment plan. Dr. Hanna is the author of the book: Making the Connection: A Parent’s Guide to Medication in AD/HD.  He grew up in Northern New Jersey and currently lives there with his wife and three children.  He has locally coached both baseball and basketball and is involved in the local community in a variety of roles. 

Contact Dr. Hanna by email admin@medpsychnj.com

Mena Mirhom, MD

Mena Mirhom, MD is a licensed physician who treats adolescents and adults. He incorporates the Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual model of whole-person integrated care in order to help patients truly thrive and find joy in everyday life. He is the co-author of “Master the Boards Step 2 CK” as well as “Neuroscience for psychiatrists” He is also a struggling New York Knicks fan and is always up for a game of NBA 2K19.

Contact Dr. Mirhom by email admin@medpsychnj.com

Frank Russo

Frank Russo is a Substance Abuse Counselor who embraces holistic and individualized approaches to substance abuse treatment. He has years of experience supporting individuals struggling with addiction. Frank specializes in an empathic client-centered approach as his clients navigate their personal and spiritual journeys. He also emphasizes the power of building important life-building skills and coping techniques vital to the successful movement towards a balanced healthy lifestyle free from active addiction. Frank has presented and spoken in a diversity of venues on hundreds of occasions in the tri-state region including numerous detox centers, inpatient drug rehabilitation facilities, the Bergen County Superior Courts, and live podcasts among others. He believes in the courage of emotional honesty as he quite often speaks about his personal experience with addiction and recovery. Frank has years of experience working for the Bergen County Health Department in Outpatient Addiction Services where he has provided treatment for referral sources such as NJ Probation, NJ Parole, NJ Drug Court, DCP&P, and the NJ IDRC.

Contact Frank by email frusso@medpsychnj.com