Meet the Team
Deirdre Waters, PsyD, Director, is a New Jersey licensed psychologist who has worked in the mental health field for the past twenty years and her areas of expertise include anxiety disorders, early recovery issues, substance abuse/dependency, women’s issues, and stress management. Dr Waters has supervised graduate students in various stages of training (practicum, pre doctoral interns and post doctoral fellows) and is committed to teaching third wave cognitive behavioral therapy (ACT) to her students. She is also dedicated to trying to close the treatment gap in the Bayshore area and providing empirically supported psychotherapy to its residents.
Julie Matsen, PhD, completed her degree in Counseling Psychology at Ball State University in 2019. She recently completed a postdoctoral training year at the Medical College of Georgia focused on the psychology of women with training in both ACT and DBT. Her clinical interests include trauma, disordered eating, and emotion dysregulation. Dr. Matsen was raised in the Bayshore area, and she is pleased to be able to return to Monmouth County to continue her postdoctoral training.
New Extern Class Begins September 2021