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Family Therapy Services for Therapy and Consultation Services

FTxCS / UFS staff of professionals includes Licensed & Associate Licensed Master’s Level Therapists, Board Certified Behavior Analysts and Assistants, and Behavior Assistants. Our wonderful staff have a wide range of specialties and are culturally representative of the families in the region.
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Michael McKee, LPC, ACS
President and CEO

Mike is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Approved Clinical Supervisor, and has worked with children and families in a variety of settings since 2004. Mike completed his Bachelor’s degree at St. Joseph’s University and his Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling Psychology at LaSalle University. He is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable therapist who enjoys working with diverse populations. He incorporates a variety of therapeutic orientations into his practice, including, but not limited to, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Trauma-Focused therapy, and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. Mike’s philosophy of counseling consists of providing an environment of empathy and unconditional positive regard in which children and families can feel safe in developing a greater ability to communicate and employ appropriate therapeutic techniques to facilitate change.

Our Valuable Clinical Team Members

Nancy Kline Gold, LPC
Nancy Kline Gold, LPCVice President
Nancy Kline Gold is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey and an Approved Supervisor for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She received her Master’s degree in Psychological Services in Education from the University of Pennsylvania and her post-master’s Certification in Family Therapy and School Consultation from the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic. Ms. Gold has over 30 years’ experience in developing programs for youth and families; she has devoted many years of study and practice to working with and changing families, schools and other systems. Nancy served on many community and state boards such as the Camden County Youth Services Commission and the Governor’s Advisory Committee for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, where she was able to bring a focus on family intervention to local and statewide policy and funding decisions. She is President of the Board for the Minuchin Center for the Family.
Marcus Meara, LPC, ACS
Marcus Meara, LPC, ACSChief Operating Officer
Marcus is a Licensed Professional Counselor and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. After earning his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the Catholic University of America, he went on to receive his Master’s in Clinical Counseling at LaSalle University. His journey with FTxCS began in August of 2009 as a Behavior Assistant during his time in graduate school. Marcus’s background and experience focuses on interventions with at-risk youth. His joy and passion comes from working with youth who realize their potential by overcoming ever present obstacles. Marcus utilizes a systemic approach to counseling in order to empower youth and families and encourage them to apply their skills in daily living. He feels that his work is strongly supported by the family-like atmosphere that exists in the working environment at Family Therapy and Consultation Services.
Jennie Baile, LCSW
Jennie Baile, LCSWClinical Director
Jennie is a Licensed Therapist for Family Therapy and Consultation Services and the Clinical Director for all agency programs. When children and families experience trauma or severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. Jennie’s great passion is bringing healing to children and families who have been through traumatic/stressful experiences. She has extensive experience working with youth and adults with emotional and behavioral issues as well as substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.

Jennie has been trained in a range of modalities including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Nurtured Heart Approach, Arc Grow, and is Trauma Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) certified. Jennie is a Nurtured Heart Approach Certified trainer and trains all staff as well as provides training in schools and other community programs.

Jennie’s educational background includes a Masters in Social Work from Widener University as well as a Bachelors of Arts in Social Work from Millersville University. She became a Licensed Social Worker in 2001 and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2003. Jennie is certified as an Approved Clinical Social Work Supervisor.

Lori Posner, MS, LMFT
Lori Posner, MS, LMFTClinical Supervisor
Lori is an AAMFT Clinical Fellow and an approved AAMFT Supervisor. She holds a Masters of Science Degree in Counseling Psychology and Family Therapy from Chestnut Hill College. Over the years she has incorporated Systemic Relational therapies Cognitive therapy, Mindful Meditation and Communication therapies when working with individuals, couples, families and groups. For more than 20 years Lori has specialized in trauma, attachment and loss for individuals and families. Lori’s personal philosophy of counseling starts with a willingness to join with her clients experience and understand them. By listening with compassion and non judgment, she teaches others to do the same, freeing them to develop in healthier ways or allowing them to communicate more effectively in their relationships. As a clinical supervisor her focus is the professional development of Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapists and graduate students. Her style primarily utilizes Self of the Therapist and Family Systems theoretical orientation. Lori currently serves on the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, in support of the professional development of students and providers of systemic and relational therapy for families, couples, and individuals.
Beth Ruske, LMFT, ACS
Beth Ruske, LMFT, ACSClinical Supervisor
Beth Ruske, MSEd, LMFT, ACS earned her Masters of Science of Education in Psychological Services from the University of Pennsylvania, and followed this with a certification in Marriage and Family Therapy at the Philadelphia Child and Family Therapy Training Center. Over the years she has completed Adoption Certification through Rutgers University, extensive training in Trauma focused CBT with the CARES Institute, and Postpartum depression and anxiety specialization through the Postpartum Stress Center. She is an AAMFT Clinical Fellow and AAMFT Approved Supervisor Candidate, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor.

Beth has been a practicing therapist for almost 20 years, and has worked with adults, youth, and families in a variety of environments, from inpatient facilities to outpatient programs, small group practice, in-home counseling and school based services. She specializes in working with relational struggles and past traumas and abuse, and has extensive experience working with chronic mental health, depression, anxiety, addictions, chronic illness, grief and loss, attachment, parenting, postpartum depression and anxiety, and couples.

Focusing on the therapeutic relationship, Beth creates a compassionate, safe and non-judgmental environment where clients are able to be vulnerable, process experiences, and challenge themselves to bravely live a life worth living. Beth carries this into her work with students and supervisees, encouraging new and training therapists to bring their authentic selves into their work, find new ways to think about problems and approach both every client and themselves with compassion.

Jolene Bredrick
Jolene BredrickClinical Supervisor
Jolene N. Bredrick is a LMFT in NJ and PA, and an Approved Supervisor/Mentor through AAMFT. Jolene has been working in the mental health field and intensive home based services for 13 years. In addition, Jolene has worked in a variety of settings and roles and has a clear understanding of the system of care in Philadelphia and New Jersey. She received her Masters of Couples and Family Therapy from Drexel University in 2010 and was certified in Child Sexual Abuse Treatment from Widener University in 2012.

Jolene has experience in working with those struggling with chronic mental health, anxiety, depression, trauma, Autism Spectrum disorder, intellectual/social difficulties and relational struggles in families and couples. Her main orientation in therapy and supervision is Structural Family Therapy (SFT) with a Feminist influence. While she is knowledgeable in SFT, she is also able to guide and practice in Contextual Therapy, CBT, Family Systems Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy.

Jolene provides intensive in home therapy and couples/family/individual outpatient therapy. She has a passion for guiding children and families to improve structure/messages, emotions, and sense of self so that they may work towards healing from trauma in all it’s forms. Jolene’s supervision is guided by creating an open and positive environment to lead supervisees in a fluid manner towards
development of their own identity and to shape their lenses of therapy as an agent of change in the system.

Joanne Turner
Joanne TurnerClinical Supervisor
Joanne has worked in the mental health field for more than 25 years. She had had experience in both administrative and direct practice of clinical services, providing services to children, youth and families in various settings including: Community-based, Outpatient, Foster Care, Residential placements and Alternative Educational settings. She has used psycho-educational and psycho-therapeutic interventions, and has experience in performing biopsychosocial and biopsychosexual assessments. Joanne has received a wide-range of training to work with youth and families struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, firesetting, oppositional and defiant behaviors, self injurious behaviors as well as victims and perpetrators of childhood sexual abuse. In addition to providing clinical services, Joanne has been available to share her professional expertise with students and supervisees in the field of social work since 2000.
Tom Hoshall
Tom HoshallDirector of Human Resources
Tom has over 15 years of HR experience. As the Director of HR, he researches, plans, develops, organizes, implements, directs and evaluates the agency’s human resources strategy, function, and performance. He collaborates with the Executive Team to understand the agency’s organizational goals and strategy related to recruiting, onboarding, staffing, training, and retention of talent. Tom also creates and audits job descriptions, researches compensation data, and makes hiring recommendations to the directors of the programs. Tom is a key player in the onboarding process for newly hired staff, including orientation, director communication, preparing new hire interview processes, background checks, and data entry and analysis. As the Director of HR, he participates in the development, design, of retention programs and strategies. Tom is always happy to assist a staff member with a question regarding the agency or a document.
Akilah Robinson
Akilah RobinsonExecutive Director of Pennsylvania Services
Akilah Robinson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in NJ and PA, a Certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, and an AAMFT-Approved Supervisor-in-Training. Akilah received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The College of New Jersey and her Master’s in Family Therapy at Drexel University. She has been working in the mental health field for the past 10 years in both intensive in-home and outpatient settings.

Akilah has always had a passion for working with youth and their families. Through compassion, non-judgment, and empathy, she works to establish a positive working relationship with her clients and supervisees to help them feel comfortable and supported. Akilah takes a strength-based and trauma-informed approach and strives to help empower youth and their families to know that they have the abilities to heal and navigate life’s obstacles.

Our Valuable Administrative Team Members

Sharon Lancaster
Sharon LancasterDirector of Administration
Sharon Lancaster has over 30 years experience in the Administrative field. As Administrative Director, Sharon oversees all administrative functions of the agency. She is very goal and detail oriented and is primarily responsible for assisting employees, providers and third parties to navigate the paperwork often required in the social work and mental health field. She is often a liaison between the State or referring entities to assure a positive outcome to sometimes difficult situations involving financial obligations or expectations. Whether it’s an explanation of required paperwork, a sounding board or an ear on a difficult day, she handles each situation to resolution as it arises.

Sharon has always enjoyed helping others understand business practices and procedures, as well as the importance of organization. She has experience as a consultant providing administrative and technical support to individuals. Her first full time job, at age seventeen, was Administrative Assistant to the Principal of an Elementary School. Over the years, she has enriched her knowledge by supporting many top level executives in industries spanning from Commercial Insurance, Aquatic Sciences and Human Services.

Yeidi Gilliams
Yeidi GilliamsAdministrative Assistant
Yeidi Gilliams is an Administrative Assistant with over 14 years’ experience in the administrative field. She is currently working towards her Bachelors in Business Administration. She has obtained her administrative experience working within the school system, non-profit organizations and residential facilities for adolescents. Yeidi works hard to accomplish all that is assigned to her and more. Her dedication and loyalty make her a great addition to our family!
Vanessa Camacho
Vanessa Camacho
Elizabeth Bailey
Elizabeth Bailey
Linda Gray
Linda Gray
Ruth Baker
Ruth Baker