Creative Healing Counseling
& Wellness Center
Contact Us: 973--323-9225
Creative Healing Counseling & Wellness Center is a private clinical practice offering mental health and wellness services. Creative Healing was founded in January 2015 by Alyssa Simmonds and Nefertitti Towns-Scott. Alyssa and Nefertitti met while working as school social workers in the same school district. Although they moved on to different jobs, the friendship they established remained. Alyssa and Nefertitti founded Creative Healing as a private practice that specializes in helping children and families navigate the various stages of development and life. With their combined experience of working in schools and outpatient settings, they are able to offer interventions and strategies that take all environments into consideration. Creative Healing was founded on utilizing creative approaches to engaging children and families in therapy. Some of the approaches include incorporating art, music, play, and yoga. We believe that as we move towards mental wellness, we can positively impact our individual lives, families, and communities. Healthy mind, healthy you, healthy family.
Nefertitti has 19 years experience working with children and families as a MICA Specialist DCP&P Family Service Specialist, School Based Social Worker/HIB Specialist, Child Study Team Social Worker, and an In Home Community Counselor. Nefertitti incorporates art, music, and play into the therapeutic process with individuals and groups.
Alyssa has 15 years experience working with children and families. She has experience working as a school social worker where she worked on a Child Study Team , as well as provided counseling services. Alyssa also has significant experience providing intensive in home services for children and families. Alyssa enjoys infusing the arts into her sessions to help engage children and adolescents in therapy.
Ani has more than 20 years of counseling experience. She began her counseling career working with children and young adults as a school counselor. She now primarily works with adults, couples, and families, addressing a wide variety of issues. She has experience in relationship counseling, conflict resolutions, behavior modification, crisis management, and addictions. Ani incorporates diverse modalities in an effort to progress treatment and best serve her clients.
Our mission is to provide therapeutic and wellness services to children and families that help bring them to a place of awareness in which true healing, integration, and self-discovery is present. We believe that everyone has the power and capability within themselves to discover the resources, supports, and tools that best meet their needs; our staff act as a guide and partner along your journey.