We do have immediate openings for tele-therapy and tele-psychiatry services (video and/or phone sessions) and

would be honored to support you during this time of national emergency. ​​​​

Call in today and speak with one of our compassionate and professional Staff!

Kwenyan PROFESSIONALS' Founder, THERAPISTS/Counselors and Staff: Phillipsburg, nj

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Impossible without people

What we do at Kwenyan Professionals in Phillipsburg, NJ, could not be a reality without our dedicated, compassionate, and hard-working individuals that make up our team of therapists/counselors and staff. We take pride in employing only the best professionals in the field who are driven by the desire to help people and the ability to do so exceptionally well. With our experienced staff of drivers, nurses, social workers, counselors, and of course our logistics, board members, and administrative employees, we ensure that we can offer you a wide range of services and world-class care.

Our team is essential to our multidimensional treatment approach, and everyone works together to make sure we are taking the best care of you and your family. Our diverse personalities and differing experiences guarantee that the right person to help you is here and more than prepared to guide you on one of the most important journeys of your life.  All of our staff members are professional, courteous, and considerate of you and your needs, and do all that they can to make sure that you have the best experience with our practice. For more information on our team and staff, please read on.


Dr. Daniel E. Cassell, Ph.D., MPH.
President/CEO, Founder

Our founder Dr. Daniel E. Cassell earned a BA in Kinesiology with a minor in Psychology from Temple University in Pennsylvania, a Masters in Public Health from A.T. Still University in Missouri, and both a Masters and a Doctoral (Ph.D.) in Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine from Northcentral University in Arizona. Dr. Cassell is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania and a licensed clinical drug and alcohol counselor (LCADC) in NJ. He also holds national and international certificates as a certified family trauma professional (ICFTP), certificate as an advance addictions professional, certified co-occurring disorder professional, and more. With more than 20 years of experience in the mental health and addiction fields backed by his previous work as a behavioral specialist consultant.


Mrs. Bindu R. Cassell-Operations Manager
Mrs. Carmen Ward, MA, LPC, ACS, CSOTS-Clinical Supervisor

Mr. Gordon Kusi, MS, APN.      Medical Staff



Ms. Robyn White, MSW, LCSW, CCS. State-wide Director of Clinical Services
Christie Carrera, MSW, LCSW. Regional Program Supervisor/Licensed Therapist 

Christie is our Program Supervisor at both our Phillipsburg and New Providence Kwenyan Professional Health locations. Christie received her undergraduate degree in Psychology (BA) from Rider University and her graduate degree in Social Work (MSW) from Rutgers University. Christie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of NJ. Christie holds 5+ years of experience in providing Clinical Therapy. Christie works from an integrative approach; preferred theoretical orientations include DBT, CBT, and SFT. Christie’s experience includes working with those across the life span with a variety of diagnoses and life challenges.


Nicole Zederbum, MSW, LCSW. Clinical Care Coordinator/Licensed Therapist     Nicole is the Clinical Care Coordinator.. Nicole received her undergraduate degree in Social Work (BSW) from Centenary University and her graduate degree in Social Work (MSW) from Monmouth University. Nicole is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of NJ. Nicole holds 5+ years of experience in providing Clinical Therapy. Nicole works from an integrative approach of theoretical orientations including CBT, Family Systems, Trauma Informed CBT and Strengths Based practice. Nicole also facilitates group therapy with focuses on adolescents, adult peer support and parenting. Nicole’s experience includes working with those across the life span with a variety of diagnoses and life challenges. 


Kimberly Nicholls, MSW, LSW. Mental Health Therapist and Drugs & Alcohol Counselor.

I am a Licensed Social Worker. I received by bachelor's degree in social work from Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV.  I  then attended Rutgers University where I received my master’s in social work and a certificate in substance abuse counseling. I started at Kwenyan in June 2018 after graduate school. I work with the entire lifespan. My areas of specialties are: eating disorders, substance use, anxiety, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and much more. The evidenced-based theories that I mostly use are motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and psychoeducation during my individual and group sessions. 

Mr. Wilson Kpodi-Office Manager


Mrs. Elizabeth Bayne, BA. 

State-wide Communication Outreach Director


Mrs. Katie-Ann Magnuson, MA, LAC. Mental Health Therapist 

Katie received her Master’s in Clinical Counseling from Centenary university and utilizes an Eclectic therapy approach to best meet the needs of the client. She has been working with individuals throughout the lifespan who struggle with a variety of mental illnesses. Katie has experience working with both children and adults on the Autism spectrum and has training in grief and play therapy. She will often utilize crafts, music, or activities to help individuals express their emotions or as self-care and coping techniques. Katie has run the middle school group as well as the grief and loss group for adults.

Marva Vassel, Administrative Assistant


Mrs. Jennifer Hyson, MA, LAC.

Marriage and Family Therapist 

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Kwenyan Professionals

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291 Pickford Ave.​
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865, USA
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