Insight - Center for Counseling & Recovery - Clinical Team
Insight - Center for Counseling & Recovery, privately owned and operated, is grateful to associate with the most qualified and highly dedicated team of professionals in our field. Each practitioner has been committed to their 
trade and joins our team with varied and extensive experience.


Tanja Frade, MSW, LCSW, ACSW, CSS
Director of Clinical Services  
Licensed Clinical Social Worker 
Certified Clinical Supervisor

Tanja has met all the standards for qualification and certification by the Academy of Certified Social Workers. Tanja discovered her passion for social work at age 15 when she volunteered through her youth group at hospitals, homeless shelters, soup kitchens and began work with individuals with developmentally disabled. Tanja's work experience includes providing services to individuals living in supervised housing, training in suicide prevention, Program Coordinator for the Adolescent Program at GenPsych in Livingston. Tanja is passionate about working with teens, young adults, and all of us who are fully ‘adulting’ in life. Because of her personal connection with Autism, Tanja is passionate about helping young adults with both autism and schizophrenia to learn how to live their lives to their fullest potential. Additionally, Tanja specializes in providing clinical support and skill development for those dealing with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, substance abuse and relationship issues.

Tara Maher, MSW/LCSW
Director Client Management Services
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Toni Ayli-Manganielo, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor 
Youth Group Facilitator
Tara Ely, MA, LPC, LCADC, CCS
Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Clinical Alcohol & Drug Counselor
Certified Clinical Supervisor
Ann Alyi-Furrer, MA, LAC
Licensed Associate Counselor, Resident
DBT Infused Group Facilitator
"Insight truly reflects the values of hope and inspiration that I believe are required to heal and to improve one’s quality of life.” 
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Tara earned her Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers University in 2014 and completed a specialized program, earning a Certificate in Violence Against Women and Children. Tara provided services at her county’s domestic violence agency for 2 years, where she worked with both victims and perpetrators of verbal, emotional, psychological, and physical abuse. Tara has specialized her post-graduate training in the area of Trauma and is able to work compassionately with those who have experienced trauma and/or abuse to process what has happened to them in the past and help them to grow, access their inner strength, learn and embrace healthier patterns of acting and thinking, establish a sense of safety and worthiness, and take back their identity and control. Tara has worked in other mental health treatment settings including schools, long-term residential, partial-hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient. Tara is experienced in working with individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, attention-deficit disorder, and more.
“Whatever your struggle, you don’t have 
to go through it alone. 
Seeking help takes strength and is the first step 
toward change and growth.”
Empathy, support, trust, and compassion are all things that are vital for productive therapy. With active listening I am able to help my clients gain awareness of what their struggles might be. My goal is to assist in the development of strategies and coping skills in order for healing and transformation to take place. Taking the first step could be the best step. Allow yourself the opportunity to be the authentic person you were born to be. Therapy can be one of the best gifts you can give to yourself. .
"Allow yourself the opportunity to be the authentic person you were born to be. "
Toni earned a Master’s degree in Community Counseling from Montclair State University and is currently pursuing the credentials as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Toni has experience with working with all age groups but has extensive experience working with children and teens that are facing challenges interfering with their ability to find healthy coping skills to develop and maintain healthy relationships. Providing a safe, nonjudgmental space encourages awareness and verbalization of feelings. Together, as a team, "with your teen" work towards the development of healthy coping strategies to manage the numerous challenges that our young population is facing in today’s world. 



"At Insight, we recognize change is difficult. 
Providing a compassionate, warm, 
and safe space, fosters safety and manifests 
a spirit of change and personal growth."
Ann is an experienced therapist who has earned her Masters Degree from the College of Saint Elizabeth. Ann has a demonstrated work history of in the mental health care industry. Ann is skilled in Grief Counseling, Family Therapy, Dual Diagnosis, Life Transitions, and Anger Management, with a special emphasis on youth in transition. Ann is currently pursuing a specialized certification in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) .
Justin earned his Masters in Marriage and Family Studies 
in 2011 from the University of Central Oklahoma. Soon after, in 2013, he completed his Masters of Social Work. Justin’s practice focuses on the different systems at play 
in a person’s life; their individuality, their family, their community, their faith. He understands that we are all part of something greater, helping people connect with what is greater to help them find their purpose and meaning.
Throughout his career he has found that he does especially well with families/couples, Military (he serves in the PA Army National Guard), teenagers, those struggling with addiction, as well as the family members of those who struggle with substance dependence. His approach is eclectic, pulling from different counseling theories to find what suits his clients most. He has special training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT) as well as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

"...we are all part of something greater..."
Justin Wells, MSW, LSW, MFT, DSL  
Licensed Social Worker / Marriage & Family Therapist  Director of Community Development
Licensed Associate Counselor, Resident