Meet Our Team

We’re qualified, experienced, licensed and certified mental health professionals, but we’re so much more than that.

We understand pain, and we understand the pathway to making real change. We may not be able to change the world, but we can help you change yours, and your experience in it. At the Counseling and Mindfulness Group, we’re committed to your success. Just by being here, you’re already on the journey to healing.

We offer a safe, compassionate, acceptance-based environment with proven, research-based methods. But most important, we offer warmth, compassion, and genuineness. And in addition to counseling, we offer authentic mindfulness instruction—life-transforming, 2000-year old awareness skills that help change the way you experience your life. We practice these skills daily ourselves—we know they work, and we know they are transformative. We are excited to share them with you.

Jacky Fernandez

MA, LPC, LCADC, CMT-P

  • Master’s Degree in Counseling from Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor
  • Certified Mindfulness Teacher (International Mindfulness Teachers Association)
  • Specialties: meditation and mindfulness, addictions (substances and process), depression, grief, anxiety and life transitions, Buddhist psychology
  • Work experience: long-term addictions treatment, 28-day inpatient settings, methadone clinic, private practices
  • Conference presenter / public speaker
  • Accomplished lecturer
  • Member of the American Counseling Association
  • Member of the International Mindfulness Teachers Association
  • Certificate in Mindfulness from the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy
  • Personal meditation and mindfulness practice (20+ years)
  • Certificate in the Grief Recovery Method
  • Former literary agent
  • Freelance writer and editor

Dan Massey

MS, LAC, LCADC, CMT-P

  • Licensed Associate Counselor
  • Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor
  • Certified Mindfulness Teacher (International Mindfulness Teachers Association)
  • Master’s of Science Degree in Mental Health Counseling
  • Specializes in the effect of addiction on individuals, families, and systems
  • Accomplished provider of addictions treatment alternatives for those in distress
  • Work experience: long-term addictions treatment, multiple 28-day inpatient treatment programs, mindfulness instruction for groups and individuals, private practices
  • Member of the American Counseling Association
  • Member of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy
  • Member of the International Mindfulness Teachers Association
  • Accomplished and dynamic lecturer, presenter, and public speaker
  • Maintains a longtime personal meditation and mindfulness practice
  • Certificate in the Grief Recovery Method
  • Former career in marketing, working with major clients such as American Express and Ann Taylor

Kathleen Burke

MS, LPC, Associate

  • Master’s Degree Psychology Human Behavior and Organizational Psychology
  • Post Graduate University Courses in the areas of Counseling, Applied Behavior Analysis, Social Work, and Special Education
  • NJ LPC #PC01607 Licensed Professional Counselor
  • New Jersey School Social Worker Certification
  • New Jersey School Counselor Certification
    National Board of Certified Counselors NBCC Certified
  • S-4223 New Jersey Mental Health Screener Certification
  • NJ Traumatic Loss Coalitions for Youth Program Crisis Counselor
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy and behavioral techniques for adults, teens and children
  • Work experience: mental health screener psychiatric emergency services, inpatient psychiatric, outpatient psychiatric, partial hospitalization psychiatric, outpatient addictions treatment, school child study team, private practice

A good client/therapist fit is important. When you're ready, schedule a brief phone consultation to learn more about working together.

Counseling founded on

Compassion. Connection. Meaning.

(973) 813-5049

121 Shelley Dr., Ste. 2E
Hackettstown, NJ 07840