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White Sand and Stone

Healing Grounds Wellness Center, LLC was founded in September of 2021 by Zachyra Scott- Rodriguez, Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  Healing Grounds, believes that healing begins from the time our clients contact us for services.  We provide clinical counseling services in a safe supported environment and walk with each of our clients on their journey to wholeness and healing.  Therapy is provided by licensed clinicians who utilize evidence based approaches with clinical interventions while integrating a Holistic component; mental, emotional, physical and spiritual. The Healing Grounds Wellness Center's mission is to provide a warm, compassionate, and safe environment where diverse individuals from any ethnicity can find their true freedom to wholeness.

HGWC New Location
HGWC New Location
HGWC New Location
HGWC New Location

Meet our Clinical Team

Healing Grounds team
Zachyra

Bilingual Licensed Psychotherapist

Executive Director & Owner

LCSW, CCATP, CCTP CFD

Zachyra Rodriguez, is a Bicultural-Bilingual Licensed Clinician whose motto is “Making a difference in people’s lives”. Her love for God & passion for helping others has driven her to work with many individuals in different settings and backgrounds. 

 

Zachy (“Sashi”) as many know her by, has been providing psychotherapy in English and Spanish to many families, couples, and individuals for several years utilizing eclectic therapeutic approaches. She is a public speaker and has developed pilot programs, facilitates workshops, psychoeducational groups, parenting education, and mentorship programs. 

Her specialty in working with clients with trauma, grief, anger management, anxiety, depression, self-esteem and other challenges, has allowed her the privilege of holding people’s most painful moments and helping them towards the road of healing, recovery, and restoration in a warm and safe environment.

Zachyra Rodriguez

Zachrya Rodriguez

Specialties

Clinical Trauma Practitioner, Grief, Couples Counseling, Clinical Anxiety Practitioner, Ages 16 and above.  Spanish Speaking

Insurances accepted:

Oxford health, United Health Care, Oscar, Aetna

Out of network benefits and cash clients accepted. More info: Rates & Insurance

Zachy earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology from Wilmington University and a Master’s in Clinical Social Work from Rutgers University. She is a Certified Marriage Specialist and holds a specialized Certificate in Family Development from Rutgers University. In addition, she is a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Practitioner and a Certified Clinical Trauma Practitioner.

 

In 2018, she founded the Anthony’s Legacy of Love (ALL) Foundation, a nonprofit organization in honor of her 24-year-old son, Anthony. Their mission is to bring autoimmune awareness to the community and help those in need through college scholarships and also to provide essential needs to the community. 

 

One of her favorite quotes is “Use me, God. Show me how to take who I am, who I want to be, and what I can do, and use it for a purpose greater than myself.”  MLK

Sasha

Bilingual Licensed Clinician
LCSW

Sasha Rodriguez, is a Bilingual Licensed Clinician who prides herself on providing mental health services to her community. Her passion for eradicating the stigma of therapy in communities of color has driven her more holistic work of working with adolescents and their families, as well as adults.

Cultural responsiveness is the key to her approach.  She understands the nuance specific to various demographics and prides herself on being adaptive and flexible to meet the needs of her clients.  She is passionate about providing equitable opportunities for mental health and welcomes the gamut of backgrounds across genders, ethnic backgrounds, religion- children and adults alike. She understands the distinct challenges both adolescents and adults have as well as the necessary treatment plans for working with both populations and their specific needs.  Currently, she offers psychotherapy in English and Spanish to teens and their parents addressing trauma and encouraging healthy communication in the home.

She provides therapy in both individual and group settings and has a wealth of experience developing group curricula,  facilitating various training, psychoeducational groups and parenting education.   

Sasha

Sasha Rodriguez - LSW

Specialties

Trauma Specialist, Family Conflict Recovery, Ages: 15 and above. Spanish Speaking

Insurances accepted:

Out of network benefits and cash clients accepted.

Licensed Clinician
LSW

Ivette

Ivette Valori - LSW

Specialties

Children & Teens, Individual, Family Conflict Recovery, Ages 8 and above

Insurances accepted:

Out of network benefits and cash clients accepted.

Ivette Valori, is a licensed clinician who enjoys working with children, teens, adults, and families in a wide range of ages. She is passionate about helping individuals and families who are struggling through life’s challenges and to help them more wholly connect with themselves and others.  She believes that a “calm and undisturbed mind and heart are the life and health of the body” (Proverbs 14:30) and works from a collaborative, strengths-based approach, assisting and supporting clients to be the best version of themselves.  Her empathy and warmth help to create a safe, nonjudgmental space where clients can process and heal.

Ivette has earned a Master’s in Social Work from Kean University, which has prepared her for evidence-based clinical practice, and a Master’s in Pastoral Ministry with a concentration in Spiritual Direction from Seton Hall University. Her clinical interests and experience include grief and loss, anxiety, depression, disruptive behaviors, parenting skills, relationship challenges, self-esteem, and spirituality.

Brenmarie Rentas, is a bilingual licensed clinician who believes that counseling should be an experience that is safe, provides respite, and empowers people to make necessary changes in their lives and habits. Brenmarie earned her bachelor of social work from Cairn University and her Master of social work from University of New England.

She has been practicing social work since 2019. Since this time, she has worked as a school social worker at a middle school, as a school clinician providing counseling services in middle and high schools, and as a crisis screener at a school district for 24 different schools. She has worked providing individual and group therapy to children, adolescents, young adults, and Spanish speaking individuals and families. Brenmarie has experience with different modalities and believes that treatment should be molded around people's identity and needs. As a client you are in the driver's seat; only you have the power to gain insight and make choices towards healing and growth. As a clinician, Brenmarie strives to be a support, build a therapeutic relationship, and to equip people with skills and tools to take steps to be their best imagined self. She tries to incorporate creativity in every session and looks forward to meeting you as you are and where you're at in your journey. 

Licensed Clinician
LSW

Brenmarie R

Brenmarie Rentas - LSW

Specialties

Children & Teens, Individual, Family Conflict Recovery, Ages 8 and above. Spanish Speaking

Insurances accepted:

Out of network benefits and cash clients accepted.

Licensed Clinician
LSW

LaToya Craddox

LaToya Craddox - LSW

Specialties

Individual and Family Conflict Recovery. Ages 6 and above

LaToya Craddox, is a licensed clinician who enjoys working with people from all walks of life. LaToya has over15 years experience working with youth and families who need support due to high behavioral, psychological, and psychiatric needs. Through the use of different modalities, she has helped clients find their way by providing psychoeducation, effective coping skills, stress management, self-care, symptom management, and skill building that enhances fulfillment. She is passionate about helping others make the connections needed to live their lives authentically and to the fullest. LaToya strongly believes that “wholeness” is obtainable for everyone, by using an approach that focuses on the client's support, community, and strengths to help address their needs. 

 

LaToya has earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology with a Minor in Religion from Rutgers University, and a Master’s in Social Work from Monmouth University

Insurances accepted:

Out of network benefits and cash clients accepted.

Johanna Murillo, a graduate-level counseling intern, is deeply committed to facilitating positive change in individuals' lives. Armed with a Bachelor's degree in Theology and pursuing a Master's of Science in Clinical Counseling at Divine Mercy University, she merges counseling with Christian Faith, respecting clients' beliefs. Johanna employs an eclectic approach, drawing from person-centered theory, Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Cognitive Behavioral Theory (CBT).

Currently advancing as a Clinical Traumatologist and seeking a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certification, she is fully bilingual (Spanish and English) and embraces clients from diverse backgrounds.

 

With a decade of teaching experience, Johanna values trust, safety, collaboration, and client feedback in building therapeutic relationships. She empowers clients as the experts of their lives, guiding them towards their goals and fostering flourishing lives.

Insurance Accepted:

Out of network benefits and cash clients accepted.

Master's Level Counseling

Intern

Johanna M

Johanna Murillo

Specialties

Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Cognitive Behavioral Theory (CBT)

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