Rose Celia Rosato, MA, LPC


With 30 years of experience in the mental health field as a counselor and psychotherapist, I have maintained a well-established practice in Bergen County for 28 years. My practice provides individual, group and family counseling and psychotherapy in addition to workshops and lectures. I have worked in a variety of community and private agencies which have provided me with experience with diverse populations and services. Areas of experience include: depression, anxiety, women’s issues, trauma, life transition, adolescent issues, family issues, addiction, gifted population and more.  

In 2011 I expanded my practice and created Balance and Thrive, a center established to provide integrated mental health and wellness care for individuals and families. I have carefully chosen qualified, experienced and compassionate professionals to assist me in providing optimal health and wellness care to the people I serve. Each team member at Balance and Thrive works from an integrated perspective designed to help individuals and families enhance genuineness and insight and provide them with education and skills necessary to help achieve emotional balance and fulfillment in life. We will also provide referrals for services not offered at the center and if needed coordinate services.  

I would like to welcome you to Balance and Thrive. Thank you for your interest in the services we provide.  We will work our hardest to help you achieve your goals. Please feel free to contact me at any time with questions or suggestions.


Kelsey Bisson, LCSW

Kelsey is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of NJ with 10 years of experience working closely with individuals, groups, and families. She specializes with adults across the lifespan with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis, and the effects of aging and illness on individuals and families, with specialized training in treating our older adult population and their caregivers. 

Using a combination of CBT, DBT, insight oriented, solution, and focused therapy, Kelsey helps foster an individual's inherent right to self-determination and will help guide her clients to discover and achieve their own personal goals. Kelsey brings a passion in assisting her clients overcome adversity, feel positive about themselves, and create a healthy and satisfying life they will feel proud of.

Wendy Coffey, MSW, LCSW

Wendy Coffey is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of New Jersey. Her background is in family systems therapy. Having been trained in crisis intervention, she is familiar with family dynamics and how they affect the individual. Wendy has worked with adults, adolescents and children who present with anxiety, depression and time of life stressors. She believes in a holistic approach to treatment, which includes the integration of environment, body and mind.

Academic Teacher/ Educator:

Maryann Siebert-Poris

Maryanne holds an MA in English from Rutgers University and NJ teaching certificates in English and English as a Second Language, K-12.  A retired Bergen County high school English and journalism teacher, Maryann adjuncts at Montclair State University and County College of Morris teaching academic writing and communication courses. In her spare time, she writes and travels back and forth to Austin, Texas, where her family and grandchildren live.

Administrative Support:

Kathleen Behnke - Administrative Assistant-Billing Coordinator

Kathy Behnke is an Administrative Assistant with over 15 years of experience.  Being HIPPA trained and certified, she works closely with our staff to provide full and confidential office support.  Kathy’s attention to detail, ability to multi-task and exceptional communication skills are an integral part of running our office in a smooth, efficient and compliant manner.

Kathy has been married for 30 years and has three sons, ages 25, 23 and 19.  In her spare time, she loves to travel and entertain family and friends.

Dominick Rosato - Outreach Coordinator 

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