About the facilitators…
Laura Del Tufo, LMFT, LPC, ACS
Laura Del Tufo is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist as well as Licensed Professional Counselor. She received her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seton Hall University. She also holds an Approved Clinical Supervisor certification by the Center for Credentialing Education.
Laura is the Associate Vice President of Clinical Administration and has been working with CarePlus for 11 years. She has had extensive experience working in various roles within the agency. As a clinician, she has worked with children and families with a history of addiction, family conflict, anxiety, firesetting behavior, and behavioral issues. Her experience includes individual, couples and family therapy, group counseling, anger management counseling, and Intensive In-Community services. She looks forward to facilitating the Freedom From Anxiety group to help youth identify strategies to manage their emotions for a more successful future.
Lauren O’Connell, LPC, ACS
Lauren O’Connell is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has over 12 years of experience working with children and adolescents. She received her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern University. She holds an Approved Clinical Supervisor certification by the Center for Credentialing Education. Lauren is also a Certified Wellness and Nutrition Consultant. She has an Adoption Certification from Rutgers School of Social Work and is trained in the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy models for disruptive behavior, anxiety, and trauma.
Lauren is currently the Assistant Director of CarePlus Innovations. Lauren has used her extensive training to provide clinical supervision to counselors and clinicians for the last nine years. She has experience working with children in the foster care system as well as those pre-adoption and post-adoption. Previous to her work at CarePlus, Lauren worked with adolescents in a residential facility presenting with emotional and behavioral challenges. Lauren is excited to facilitate the Freedom From Anxiety group to help teens strengthen their skills to cope with difficult emotions.
Have questions? Call Gabriella Urato, LCSW at 201-797-2660 x5210 for more information and scheduling.