Psychotherapy and Counseling: All Ages 

Individual and Support Groups


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Sand Hills Community Wellness Center

57 Sand Hills Road

Kendall Park, NJ 08824

Meet Our Therapists

Irene Carman, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor


Irene Carman graduated from Rutgers University in New Brunswick. She completed her master's degree at The College of New Jersey and continued her post-master's training at Rutgers and completed a course of study at The New Jersey Institute for Training in Psychoanalysis.


         Irene's internships included Women Helping Women in Metuchen and The Institute for Experiential Learning and Development (IELD) in Lawrenceville. She subsequently became a therapist at both places and remained at IELD until its closing




in 2017. Since 2013 Irene has been a therapist at the Sand Hills Community Wellness Center in Kendall Park and was involved in its formation.

         Irene has presented workshops and groups on such topics as: Anxiety Disorders, Stress Management, Parenting, Body Image and Self Esteem, Procrastination, Journaling, and Overcoming Blocks to Creativity and/or Achieving Goals. She is an active member of the board of the New Jersey Mental Health Counselors Association and serves as its Central Jersey Coordinator.


         Irene works with high school and college students and adults of all ages and gender identities. Irene endeavors to help you understand your own unique and precious life and its relationships and challenges.


Judy V. Fisher MSW, ACSW, LCSW

We all face difficult challenges in our lives from time-to-time.  Talking with a professional counselor in an open and honest way leads to self-discovery and healing.  As owner of Choose Happiness, LLC, I work with people from all walks of life, educational levels, ages and cultures who are experiencing any number of emotional or behavioral challenges.   Join me, in working to help you explore and resolve your life’s challenges.

What gives me passion for my work is being able to help people resolve their challenges.  Some of the common issues people bring to me are, how to cope with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, anger and stress management,  school  related issues, work and career decisions, parenting , attention issues,  life transitions and marital conflicts.

My therapeutic approach is specific to the unique needs of the individual(s) with whom I’m working. My overall style is one of support, psycho-education, positive psychology, coping techniques and mindfulness.  Specifically, I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and Relaxation skills, with attention to relationship skill development utilizing the Nurtured Heart Approach, Imago Couples Counseling, Family Therapy, Mind-Body work and Positive Psychology.

When needed I’m able to perform biopsychosocial assessments and diagnosis; evaluate and provide documentation to support the need for Emotional Support Animals (ESA); or collaborate with schools regarding your child’s behavioral and/or academic needs.   

David Thurn, LCSW-R

Acknowledging a problem in your life is an important first step toward greater health and happiness. If you are reading this, I assume you may be ready to make the courageous decision to address it.  Studies have shown that talk therapy can be a highly effective means of dealing with life problems, and of achieving meaningful and lasting change. 


While each treatment is unique depending on particular needs, psychotherapy may be understood generally as a collaborative process that works to clarify the deeper sources of your suffering, and to enable the choices that can put your life on a healthy new foundation.

I work with a range of problems, including those associated with self-esteem, relationships, mood, behavior, traumatic experience, sexuality, creative or intellectual work, and existential or spiritual dilemmas. A commitment to the process of therapy can free you from unnecessary limitations, and lead to a richer and more fulfilling life.


I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (NYU), a psychotherapist, a psychoanalyst (William Alanson White Institute), and a former academic (Vassar, Princeton).