Comprehensive Counseling Services

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505 New Rd., Northfield, NJ

3804 Church Rd., Mt. Laurel, NJ

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If you are struggling with substance abuse, depression, anxiety, grief, self-esteem or relationship issues, Karen can help you to make positive changes. Recognizing negative feelings that can lead to self-defeating behaviors will help you begin to challenge the way you think and interact with others. She will guide you through the process of change that will help to strengthen and build a happier more fulfilling relationship with yourself and others.


Karen has over 20 years' experience in the addiction field and training in mental health issues primarily utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.



Meet our team of amazing counselors

You can trust our highly trained counselors and specialists to get you back on track toward a happy life.

Call and see what our counselors can do for you!



Suzanne Jacki Zipes - LCSW, LMFT, LCADC, CEAP, SAP

Years of experience as a licensed clinical social worker, licensed marriage and family therapist, and licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor gives Ms. Zipes the knowledge and experience needed to make the most out of every single therapy session.


Re-shaping, gaining awareness, healing, and finally moving on are the four cornerstones that embody the philosophy of her services. Aside from marriage and family counseling, she has a strong focus on adolescents, teenagers, and young adults. Her goal is to support you to move beyond self-limiting beliefs and

behaviors providing guidance for healing and growth.

Frank Healy - LPC

Frank is a therapist who understands counseling can't always happen 9 to 5 and he offers evening and Saturday hours. His firm belief is that when he shows you that you really can have full control over your thoughts and feelings, you can be empowered to drastically improve your life. Don't let bad memories or negative feelings hold you back. Frank is the author of the book "Heal Your Memories, Change Your Life."


Frank sees clients of all ages from children as young as six years old, adolescents and adults.

Alison Maxfield - LCSW

Alison Maxfield, LCSW is available for evenings and Saturday hours. She is a Psychodynamic therapist and loves to help people review their lives to see where dysfunctional thinking patterns originated in order to help heal the issues affecting their lives today. She enjoys encouraging all her patients to achieve greater levels of happiness and life satisfaction through self-reflection and increased awareness.


When requested, she also can provide spiritual and/or religious based counseling by working within your faith system to foster positive change and reduce anxiety and depression. Ms. Maxfield enjoys working with Individuals, and Couples. In Couples therapy, Ms. Maxfield works to foster greater happiness within each individual and to address dysfunctional patterns of communication so as to allow the couple to grow together.

Margo Ferrin - LPC

"Today you are taking a step on the path of growth and well-being. Feeling good about yourself and having a positive perspective on life is important for your mental and physical health." Margo is a licensed professional counselor and offers a variety of therapeutic skills to help you understand what you're feeling and learn positive ways to deal with life's challenges.


Her practice specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy and rational emotive behavioral therapy for adults, adolescent, children, and couples with depression, anxiety, phobias, PTSD infertility, adjustment disorders, ADHD, family conflict, divorce, parenting, peer relationships, and self-esteem. All services are confidential and in a comfortable relaxing atmosphere.

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Rita Taylor, LCSW

Rita is a licensed clinical social worker who received her master's degree in social work from Rutgers University, and began practicing in 1995. She worked with Associates for Life Enhancement from 1995-2009 and recently has returned to our practice and is now seeing clients again in Northfield on weekends. She is also accepting new clients in Mt.Laurel on Monday and Thursday with daytime and evening hour. Rita provides marital/couple, and individual therapy, utilizing CBT and solution focused therapies. She enjoys working with adults, couples and families.  Further, Rita is a dedicated professional to the field of counseling and is very compassionate, empathic and knowledgeable to the unique difficulties of her clients.


Rita also graduated with her BSN in nursing in 1989 from Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA. Her nursing background has given her excellent clinical skills and she is well-trained and sensitive to the needs of women who are struggling with post-partum depression, infertility, adoption issues and any individual who is suffering from depression, anxiety or other mood disorders.

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