We are the only mental health facility offering fully integrated mental health care, alternatives to medication using Functional Medicine. See our menu of services.


Specialized Therapy Associates, LLC (STA) is the only facility providing a full range of psychotherapy and psychological testing services and integrative mind body care using a functional medicine model.

mockup_05Formed under Dr. Vanessa Gourdine, Specialized Therapy Associates (STA) is a group of diverse, experienced and specialized staff of psychologists, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, and other health professionals. This highly skilled and specialized staff that is continuously trained on the most recent research and developments in the field making STA’s treatment services cutting edge.

Uniquely STA practices a true team approach. Each professional on staff brings a set of specialized training and skills to the team that allows for the full integration of care. We can utilize the team approach to provide individual, group, family and couples treatment under one roof, as well as allowing us to provide the specialized integrative care you require for you and your family’s personal needs and goals. Read more >

Contact STA

For a convenient appointment
and location near you:

Call Us: 201-488-6678


All locations are easily accessed from major highways. Our locations are in Hackensack, Ramsey, Riveredge and Fort Lee and are easily located off of Route 17, Route 4, Garden State Parkway, Route 80 and Route 95.

Our Services

STA provides the full range of psychological services. We are staffed with psychologists in the areas of clinical and school psychology. We maintain a multidisciplinary approach with a staff of clinical social workers, psychiatrists and other healthcare specialists.

Group Therapy

At STA, where your concerns deserve special care, we have designed our proprietary forms to begin an in-depth assessment. The forms can be emailed or faxed at your convenience to 201-342-4346 attention Intake Department.

About STA

Psy•chol•o•gy noun: The science that deals with mental processes and behavior; the emotional and behavioral characteristics of an individual, a group, or an activity. It is also the study of the relationship between the mind and/or spirit and the functions of the body.

Contact STA

To reach our staff you may contact us directly at 201-488-6678. If you are a current client and wish to reschedule an appointment please call 201-488-4849 if you are a client of Hackensack, Fort Lee or Short Hills. Please call 201-818-8838 if you are a client of Ramsey, NJ.

STA Participates in All Major Insurance Companies

but due to limitations set by some insurance companies not all providers are in network with all insurance companies. We would gladly participate as a group with all insurance companies but a few companies, such as United, don’t allow all providers to participate. When you register with us, we will do an insurance verification to check the status of participation for your policy.