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Our therapists and counselors

Summit Psychological Services (SPS) is a collaborative of 20 highly skilled clinicians, including licensed psychologists (PhDs and PsyDs), licensed social workers (LCSWs), licensed professional counselors (LPCs), and other mental health professionals. We also hold certifications in a wide range of specialized therapeutic techniques. We stay on the cutting edge of psychotherapy by taking continuing education courses taught by psychological trailblazers and by sharing our knowledge with each other.

Outside SPS, several of us have presented nationally and internationally, written books, published in professional journals, held college faculty appointments, trained and supervised doctoral students, advised colleagues on difficult cases, and served on boards of psychological associations.

Inside SPS, our clients say we're compassionate, supportive, smart, insightful, sometimes even fun—and always passionate about helping those we counsel.

Just like you, we're traveling the challenging, rewarding road to healing and growth. Now we're honored to accompany you along your path—and to watch your transformation unfold.

Helen Berman, PhD

Licensed Psychologist

NJ License #2915

Specializations and Expertise: 
  • Child and adolescent therapy (preschool to late teen/early adult); parent counseling and consultation; adult (individual) therapy; family therapy
  • Depression; anxiety; defiance and oppositional behavior; pervasive developmental/autism spectrum disorders; bipolar disorder; ADHD/ADD; psychosis; special education issues
  • Psychodynamic therapy; object relations therapy; cognitive behavioral therapy techniques

Clarissa D'Ambra, LCSW, LCADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor

NJ License #54929; NJ License #1954

Specializations and Expertise: 

Faith Dunkel, PsyD

Licensed Psychologist

NJ License #5658

Specializations and Expertise: 
  • Adult (individual) therapy; adolescent and child therapy; couple therapy; family therapy
  • Mood disorders; anxiety disorders; trauma; grief and loss; family conflict; identity and self-esteem issues; life-stage adjustments; intimacy issues
  • Psychodynamic therapy from an object relations perspective; couple and family therapy from a systems perspective 

Michael H. Goldman, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

NJ License #5460

Specializations and Expertise: 

Alison W. Johnson, PsyD

Licensed Psychologist

NJ License #3292

Specializations and Expertise: 

Keri Petrone, PsyD

Licensed Psychologist

NJ License #5634

Specializations and Expertise: 

Lauren Poleyeff, PsyD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Certified School Psychologist

NJ License #44SC05199100
NJ Certificate #903513
NJ TP #153-038

Specializations and Expertise: 
  • Adult (individual) therapy; child and adolescent therapy; young adult therapy; family therapy
  • Stress and anxiety; depression; family dynamics and parenting issues; learning and developmental disorders and their effect on the family; autism; trauma; social phobias; relational issues; identity concerns; aging and life transitions
  • Consultation for students with disabilities transitioning to higher education
  • Psychological testing
  • Psychodynamic therapy; attachment-based and relational therapies

Randy Simon, MBA, PhD

Licensed Psychologist

NY License #019915-1; NJ License #5090

Specializations and Expertise: 
482 Springfield Avenue
P: (908) 273-5558
F: (908) 273-3355
94 Valley Road
P: (973) 857-8857
F: (908) 273-3355

Summit Psychological Services, P.A.
Jeffrey S. Kahn, PhD, CGP, DABPS, Managing Director
Alison W. Johnson, PsyD, Director