Wellness Counseling of Bergen County

70 W. Allendale Ave., Ste. D, Allendale, NJ




  • Counseling
  • Psychology
  • Psychology-Child & Adolescent

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Wellness Counseling of Bergen County

Jennifer Politis, PhD, LPC; Loren Galese, M.Ed., LPC; Rachel Calabrese, MA, LPC; Melissa Gizzi, MA, LAC

Speciality: Psychology / Counseling

Left to right: (standing) Jessica Carvalheira, LAC; Taylor Pini, LAC; Jesse Brady, LAC; Jennifer Cruz; Jennifer Politis, PhD, LPC; Allie Loeb, LSW; Rachel Calabrese, LPC; Chelsea Keough, LAC; Regina Curcione, APN; Charlene Juengling, LAC; (seated) Lara Librie, LPC; Kara James, LAC; Melissa Gizzi, LAC; Colleen Manley, LAC; Loren Galese, M.Ed., LPC


The all-female group of therapists at Wellness Counseling of Bergen County provides children, teens, adults and couples with a safe, judgment-free space to receive emotional support and guidance to move forward in life.

Helping Families Achieve Emotional Health

The highly trained, compassionate practitioners strive to make therapy fun in their warm and welcoming office, where there are lots of games and toys for kids. They pride themselves on their responsiveness to patients and connections within the local community.

“We never leave anyone hanging—you will always get a call back from us with guidance, even if we’re not the right fit for your family,” says Dr. Jennifer Politis, a mom of three. The practice’s mission is to help people achieve emotional health, whether it’s helping families navigate anxiety, depression or divorce or guiding couples through the stress caused by the pandemic.

“We find it very fulfilling to help children, teens and adults through transitions, whether it’s moving from elementary to middle school or working through a quarter-life crisis,” she says.

A Collaborative Approach

The therapists collaborate with each other as well as with school districts, pediatricians and other providers to create the most comprehensive treatment plan for each person. The clinicians are all trained in a variety of approaches and therapies, and are committed to incorporating the newest and most innovative therapeutic techniques into the practice. They strive to help alter long-standing behavior patterns and negative perceptions that hold clients back from experiencing more meaningful, fulfilling lives.

“We are all especially passionate about working with kids—we love how unique and special they are,” Dr. Politis says. “There’s nothing more rewarding than seeing families make positive changes and improve their lives.”


258 Newark St., Ste. 208, Hoboken


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See what parents are saying

"Absolutely in love with the Wellness Counseling Group in Allendale!! Dr. Jen helped my children with a transition for divorce and middle school to high school! Don’t hesitate to help your little angels if you’ve been thinking about it. Dr. Jen provided us with the compassion and gentleness I prayed for! " D.O., Mahwah

"Dr. Jennifer Politis has been my family therapist for the last 8 years. She has worked with me, my husband and my two children. We are a more connected family because of her. Over the years we have worked on communicating better and helping with our divorce. I can't thank her enough and I am so thankful she is still in our lives. " J.M., Saddle River

"Dr. Politis is such an amazing psychologist! She has helped my daughter so much with her depression. In a year's time my daughter is back to herself again. I can't recommend her and her practice, Wellness Counseling of Bergen County more!! " R.C., Ramsey

"Ms. Gizzi has provided exceptional service and has truly had an emotional positive impact on the life of my child. She is a very knowledgeable and dedicated professional! " C.P., Bergenfield

"Loren has honestly changed our lives. She is so patient, kind, down to earth, understanding, and knowledgable. She has made my son so comfortable in sharing struggles he has had. I can not recommend her enough! " D.P., Oakland

"Rachel creates a warm and inviting atmosphere for teens where they feel comfortable to open up about their issues. She is able to connect and help her patient's work through issues. She works with them to create tools to help navigate through their mental turmoil and help them to keep moving forward. She also works with parents to help them understand what and how to help their child. She is amazing " R.C., Wyckoff