Staff

Meet the Team

Deirdre Waters, PsyD, Director, is a New Jersey licensed psychologist who has worked in the mental health field for over 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, throughout New Jersey, and providing empirically supported psychotherapy to its residents.

 

Julie Matsen Devitt, PhD, is a licensed psychologist in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Georgia.  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 as a licensed psychologist.

 

Willow, AKA Therapy Dog in Training, hopes to be at the office soon providing comfort and care to BHI clients. She is a loving puppy who will spend the next year in rigorous training to earn her certificate as a therapy dog.

 

 

 

Extern Class

Ismoni Walker, BA is a 3rd-year Clinical Psychology Doctorate (Psy.D) student at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Human Development and Family Science at The Ohio State University. Following graduation, Ismoni worked with primarily Black and brown youth and families at a therapeutic residential facility in Chicago, Illinois. Her clinical interests include supporting diverse communities with clinical modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She looks forward to expanding upon this work at BHI.

Anna Krisak, MA, LPC, LCADC is a 2nd year Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) student at Chestnut Hill College. She has experience working in adult inpatient psychiatric units, PHP/IOP, and providing in-home services to children and adolescents. Her clinical interests include working with young adults navigating life stressors, multicultural issues, and various mental health issues impacting their day to day functioning. In her spare time, she enjoys exercising, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.