Mei-ling Cheng

Community-Based Counselor Education/Degrees: MA. Ed.S., Seton Hall University; LPC Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Bio: Mei-ling is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey. She has 19 years of experiences working as a mental health professional with a focus on the following populations: international students, victims of childhood traumas, college students, youth and families at high risk, and immigrants. She grew…


Cassandra Crespo

Title: Health Technician III for CAPS: Next Step

Education/Degrees: Medical Office Administration, Middlesex County College

Bio: Cassandra has worked in a hospital/mental health setting for 10 years and helped guide people from diverse backgrounds when life gets overwhelming.

Joyce Darakcioglu, MA, LPC, NCC

Title: Clinical Social Worker Education/Degrees: MA, La Salle University, LPC, NCC Bio: Joyce is licensed as a professional counselor in both NJ and PA. She specializes in providing trauma informed care to young adults. Joyce alao specializes in providing trauma-informed care to young adults as well as working with anxiety, depression, and grief and loss. She is certified in TF-CBT…

Irina V. Efremova, MD

Staff Psychiatrist Education/Degrees: MD, I. P. Pavlov Saint Petersburg State Medical University, St. Petersburg, Russia Bio: Dr. Efremova completed her Internship, Residency, and Fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York City. She is board-certified in Adult Psychiatry. Orientation: Integrative treatment. Her professional interests include positive psychiatry, affective disorders, cross-cultural issues, professional identity development in…