Director of Counseling
— Thomas Giglio, MSW, M. Div.
Thomas earned a Master of Social Work from Rutgers University and a Master of Divinity from New Brunswick Theological Seminary. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the College of New Jersey. Thomas serves as Director of the counseling center, as well as Program Director for the Market Street Mission’s Life-change Recovery Program. He previously worked as school social worker for Stafford Township Schools and has also served as adjunct professor for the counseling program at Pillar College. Thomas holds certifications in Trauma and Crisis Counseling, as well as Sexual Abuse and Assault Counseling. His theoretical orientation is grounded in a Christ-centered, biblically informed, Christian perspective that integrates sound psychological theory and best practices. Thomas’s counseling approach is heavily influenced by his orientation. He desires to see the client’s heart soften and buried wounds come to light as the Holy Spirit begins to work and healing is realized. Prior to his experience in social work, Thomas and his late wife Jeanne owned and operated a small family business for 30 years. He has previously worked as Executive Pastor of New River Fellowship in Tennessee and now serves as Pastor of Pottersville Church in NJ. Thomas is an avid basketball player, surfer, and body surfer, and loves spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Clinical Supervisor and Counselor
— Paul Rabideau, MA, LPC, ACS
Paul received a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling with honors from Alliance Graduate School of Counseling at Nyack College and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Fairfield University. He is licensed by the state of New Jersey as a Licensed Professional Counselor (Lic. #37PC00508200) and is certified as an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS2794). Paul serves as clinical supervisor for the center’s counselors and counselor interns, as well as supervisor for counseling research. His approach to counseling is eclectic and integrative, as he draws upon multiple clinical approaches and biblical truths. Paul believes that an individual’s needs and motivation for change are unique, and therefore aims to adjust to each client’s style and preference utilizing multiple counseling tools. Additionally, he feels called to help others and seeks opportunities beyond his practice in individual, family, and group counseling to use his training and experience in missionary and pastoral settings as both a counselor and a conference speaker. Prior to entering the field of counseling, Paul enjoyed a career in Marketing Analytics for healthcare for over 20 years and holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Economics. He is an Elder at Cedarcroft Bible Chapel in South Plainfield and helps lead the church through a team-oriented approach.
Assistant Director and Counselor
— Melanie Molloy, MA, LPC
Melanie holds a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Nyack College’s Alliance Graduate School of Counseling and earned a Bachelor of Science in Community Health from Hofstra University. She is licensed in the state of New Jersey as a Licensed Professional Counselor (Lic. # 37PC00746300). Melanie serves as Assistant Director of the counseling center and works collaboratively with the Director to engage in community outreach efforts and employ marketing initiatives. She maintains professional memberships with the American Counseling Association and the American Association of Christian Counselors. Melanie has a heart for helping others and believes in building authentic therapeutic relationships based on trust and acceptance. Her desire is for clients to gain greater insight and self-awareness, thereby empowering themselves to realize their full potential. Melanie has completed advanced certificates in trauma and anxiety and has co-authored a peer-reviewed article entitled “Spiritual Factors Predict State and Trait Anxiety” published in the APA Journal of Religion and Health (2016). She is also passionate about helping couples strengthen relationships and is certified as a Prepare/Enrich facilitator. Melanie is an avid traveler, food enthusiast, novice spin cyclist and animal lover.
Marriage and Family Therapist
— David Dressler, MA, LMFT
David earned a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nyack College’s Alliance Graduate School of Counseling. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a focus on Christian Counseling and a minor in Biblical Studies. David is licensed in the state of New Jersey as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Lic.# 37F100194800). He is a member of American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. David provides a therapeutic relationship to assist individuals, couples, and families work through a variety of life’s challenges. His systemic approach combined with Biblical training supports those seeking solutions to anxiety, depression, addictions, reconciliation, life transitions, trauma, grief and loss. David’s therapeutic style focuses on the client’s individual needs concerning areas of communication, conflict resolution, boundaries, and self-care strategies that support desired change. In therapy clients find a safe place to process difficult emotions that are often a reflection of unmet needs.
— Nelly Leenman, MA, LAC
Nelly completed a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling at Liberty University and Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Vocational University Ede, the Netherlands. She is licensed in the state of New Jersey as a Licensed Associate Counselor (Lic. # 37AC00466900) and is supervised by Paul Rabideau (Lic. #37PC00508200). Nelly serves as the primary staff counselor for the MSM Life Change Program and has over 3 years of experience integrating a variety of therapeutic methods to help clients deal with mental health issues, including addiction. She has global experience in a wide variety of health care settings. Nelly enjoys hiking, reading, writing, traveling and textile art.
JSRM Counseling Manager and Counselor
— Patrick A. Tansey, MA, LAC
Patrick graduated with honors from Montclair State University earning a Master of Arts in Counseling with a specialization in Addiction Counseling and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor certificate. He participated as a member of Chi Sigma Iota, an international and professional academic honor society for counseling students, counselor educators and professional counselors. In 2018, Patrick returned to Montclair State University to complete the Advanced Counseling Certificate Program. He is licensed in the state of New Jersey as a Licensed Associate Counselor (Lic. #37AC00508400) and is supervised by Paul Rabideau, MA, LPC (Lic. #37PC00508200). Patrick is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and is currently working toward credentials as a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. He is the Jersey Shore Rescue Mission Counseling Manager and has over ten years of experience working with individuals struggling with substance use disorders. In counseling, Patrick utilizes an eclectic approach using techniques from Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Reality Therapy. Patrick loves the outdoors and is an avid photographer.