Meet Our Team of Professional Clinicians

The backbone of The Counseling Center is its dedicated team of medical professionals. Our staff members have a reputation in each of their field, earned by their success in helping clients who want to overcome addiction, change and replace their destructive behavior to reach, and maintain long-term recovery.
Marc Wurgaft Executive Director The Counseling Center
Marc Wurgaft
Executive Director
A New Jersey native, Marc Wurgaft is a graduate of The Wurzweiler School of Social Work. He began his career in social services as a psychotherapist with the Brooklyn Center for Psychotherapy, in Brooklyn, New York, where he assumed the role of Associate Clinical Director before leading the New Directions Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Treatment Program as Director. In 2013, he joined The Counseling Center to bring a modern Intensive Outpatient (IOP) program to Bergen County, NJ. 
Alicia Jennings Executive Director The Counseling Center
Alicia Jennings, MSW, LCSW, CCSWS, DRCC
Executive Director
Executive Director, Alicia Jennings, started her career as a social worker with a passion for treating psychiatric and mental health disorders. However, seeing the rise in co-occurring disorders, she shifted her focus on the growing need for simultaneous treatment of substance abuse and mental health disorders. Alicia earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from Ramapo College and a master’s degree in Social Work from Rutgers University.
Kristie Ashe Clinical Supervisor The Counseling Center
Kristie Ashe, MSW, LCSW
Clinical Director
A 20+ year veteran working in substance abuse and mental health treatment, Clinical Supervisor and Director of Mental Health Treatment Programming, Kristie Ashe, earned her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Trinity College of Vermont and a master’s degree in Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University. As the Director of Mental Health Treatment Programming, Kristie facilitates both the individual and group sessions.
Richard Naimoli Alumni Coordinator The Counseling Center
Richard Naimoli
Alumni Coordinator
Originally from Toms River, NJ, Richard Naimoli, Alumni Coordinator, is a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS). Richard has personal experience with addiction and recovery, and as such, exudes compassion and understanding for those that are struggling to get sober or even maintain their sobriety. As the Alumni Coordinator, Richard oversees The Counseling Centers Post-Discharge Wellness Program. He is available 24/7 to ensure the continued safety and healthy lifestyle even after our client’s discharge.
Tom Roskin Community Outreach The Counseling Center
Tom Roskin
Tom Roskin grew up in Roslyn, NY and graduated from Syracuse University (Bachelor of Arts). His work as Outreach Coordinator for The Counseling Center allows him to communicate with people all over New Jersey and New York, helping connect providers to the individuals seeking help and the resources they need to improve their lives.