Chai·tan·ya [Sanskrit]:


“life force or consciousness”

Chaitanya is a center dedicated to providing upliftment and empowerment to all who seek our services. We provide counseling and psychotherapy services that nourish the mind, body and spirit.

We offer psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families dealing with the following:

Panic Attacks
Self Esteem
Life Transitions
Peer Relationships

Women’s Issues
Relationship Concerns
Parenting Support
Family Conflict
Parents Of Children With Special Needs

Trauma (Including
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
Sexual Abuse
Substance Abuse
Grief And Bereavement
Spiritual Issues
Lack Of Direction

Our licensed psychotherapy professionals are dedicated to assisting you in restoring a sense of balance, vitality and well-being to your life. We provide a caring, respectful, open-hearted approach to support whatever changes you wish to make to enhance your life.

We do not participate as an in-network provider with any insurance company but can bill your insurance company directly on your behalf so that you can be reimbursed for psychotherapy sessions based on your out-of-network coverage benefits.

Sallie Norquist, PhD


Founder & Director

NJ licensed psychologist (NJ #2371)
Over 25 years of clinical experience

Extensive training in mind/body psychotherapy
• Graduate of Clinical Psychology doctoral program at Michigan State University
• Certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (2009)
• Certified Focusing Oriented Psychotherapist (2011)
• Certified Life Force Yoga Practitioner (2011)
• Internal Family Systems Practitioner (2014)
• EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Practitioner (Levels 1 & 2) in 2014, and Level 3 in 2015.

Lani Sommer-Padilla, MSW, LCSW
Psychotherapist, Family Therapist & Couples Counselor

NJ Licensed Clinical Social Worker (NJ#44SC05466800)
Over 10 years of clinical experience

• Graduate of New York University School of Social Work (2006)
• Post-graduate training in Family Therapy at the Ackerman Institute for the Family (2008)
• Training in motivational interviewing (Life Coaching)
• Certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) – ICEEFT (2012)
• Facilitator training in Bright Beginnings mother-child groups at Ackerman Institute for the Family (2016)

Emmy Mcbride, MSW, Psychotherapist

Emmy McBride, MSW, LCSW

NJ Licensed Clinical Social Worker (NJ#44SC05385300)
Over 15 years of clinical experience

• Graduate of Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service (2000)
• Post-graduate training at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, New York, NY
• Internal Family Systems Practitioner (2014)

Emmy Mcbride, MSW, Psychotherapist

Kelly Zanetich, PhD

NJ and NY Licensed Clinical Psychologist (NJ# 35SI00550600, NY# 68 020280)
Over 5 years of clinical experience

• Graduate of Counseling Psychology doctoral program at Fordham University
• Certificate in Mindfulness-Based Contemplative Psychotherapy from Nalanda Institute, New York
• In-depth training in the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model of psychotherapy

51 Newark St

Corner of Newark and Hudson Street, Hoboken

Chaitanya Counseling Services

Office Hours

Monday          9am to 9pm
Tuesday         4pm to 9pm
Wednesday  9am to 9pm
Thursday       9am to 9pm
Friday             4pm to 9pm

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