Michele-Newman

Michele Mazzo, MSW, LCSW


Michele offers online video or phone sessions that are highly effective. Michele also offers face to face individual, couples, and family therapy sessions. Michele specializes in couples therapy as it relates to pre-marital counseling, communication styles, intimacy, trust, relationship dysfunction, divorce recovery, parenting, co-parenting, conflict resolution, and how to navigate daily stressors effectively. Couples’ therapy is not mutually exclusive with conflict. If you are seeking to understand your partner on a deeper level and would like to see noticeable improvement in the areas of trust, closeness and communication and intimacy, couples therapy is a wonderful option.

Michele has extensive experience in the following areas:

  • Marital / Premarital Counseling
  • Addictive disorders / Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Body Image Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Mediation
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Sexual Identity Work
  • Trauma / PTSD

Michele is highly skilled and knowledgeable in a variety of modalities to address the above areas of treatment. These include but are not limited to:

  • Attachment Based Behavioral Theory
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gottman Couples Therapy
  • Life Transitions Theory
  • Manifestation & Meditation
  • Mindfulness Based Therapy
  • Psychoeducation regarding masculine and feminine energy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Shadow Work
  • Solutions Focused Brief Therapy
  • Sound Healing
  • Spiritual Awareness 
  • Strengths Based Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Therapy

Michele’s approach to treatment focuses on discovering an individual’s unique purpose, building a strong sense of self, increasing emotional intelligence, adopting radical honesty and compassion and reparenting your inner child to heal generational trauma. 

Michele’s approach to therapy is client centered: clients are the experts on their lives and determine the direction and depth of therapy. Michele is highly skilled at offering her clients the tools needed to reframe thought processes to not only increase self-actualization and identity, but to also optimize strengths needed to achieve personal goals. Radically committed to sharing her gifts to make a difference in the world, Michele has devoted herself to providing unconditional positive regard, comprehensive clinical guidance, empathetic support, validation, authentic feedback and psychoeducation. Michele has spent the last 11 years as a healer / therapist in various settings in the state of New Jersey and the last 15 years weaving her own spiritual path in order to show up in integrity for herself and others. She has served as a Reunification Supervisor, Program Director, Residential Clinician, Sound healer, Art therapist, and Outpatient Therapist.

Michele is a true intuitive empath. Her natural born gifts allow her the ability to step into the unique frequency of others and truly feel what is present in her client’s emotional realm. Her deep understanding of the mind, clinical education/training, and empathic nature for the human experience, allows her to explore internal terrains not previously accessible without this level of awareness.

Educational Background:

  • Master of Social Work – Adelphi University
  • Bachelor of Social Work – Monmouth University
"I was lucky enough to begin sessions with Michele a year and a half ago - we instantly clicked. I felt so safe and at ease with Michele. I was going through some health issues and one of the more difficult times in my life. I developed anxiety issues from it all, and Michele was a lifesaver. She helped me overcome many obstacles and my life became easier again. Once we got through the more difficult times, she helped guide me through other areas of my life. I've not only gotten my life back, but I've gained so much more insight about myself and feel even better. I'm so very thankful for Michele and for Navesink Wellness for employing such kind people. If anyone is looking for assistance in any area of their life, Michele and the NWC team would be a great resource for you!"
"The treatment and care I received at NWC was unique, effective and insightful. Michele Mazzo blended traditional talk therapy with auditory / meditational methods and understanding of neurophysiology to rapidly and effectively bring about the change I was seeking. I couldn't recommend NWC and Michele more highly!"
“Michele has changed our lives. She has helped us learn to understand each other, leave space for one another's concerns, and learn how to build stronger foundation for our relationship. She has helped us become more confident individually and set healthy boundaries in many aspects of our lives. I love and appreciate that she helps self discover. She does not give her opinion or tell you what to do. She asks powerful questions that help YOU understand why you feel a certain way, where certain feelings sit with you, and ultimately - what is the underlying unmet need. We are forever grateful for Michele and the assistance we received in our marriage!”