• About Us

    Seaside Serenity Counseling, LLC counselors have been providing mental health, substance abuse, and EAP services to the Southern NJ region for over 25 years.

    Seaside Serenity Counseling LLC counselors, help clients to refocus and rebalance life in a positive manner in order for clients to get on with their lives in the most productive ways. Increasing insight, healing, and moving toward achieving goals is the touchstone of our services. Seaside Serenity Counseling, LLC provides counseling to couples, adults, and adolescents for a variety of reasons. If you are suffering from anxiety, depression, experiencing relationship difficulties, or problems that are having an overall negative impact on your life, we can help.

    Karen Kerr, LPC, LCADC, NCC, CEAP, SAP

    Karen is licensed in NJ as a Professional Counselor and is a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She is registered to provide telemental health services to residents in the State of Florida. She has over 25 years of experience in the substance abuse field and received most of her training in mental health while working at Associates for Life Enhancement Inc. in Northfield, New Jersey, under the guidance and direction of Jacki Zipes, LCSW. Karen primarily uses Cognitive Behavioral and Solution-focused therapies.

    If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, self-esteem, substance abuse, codependency/relationship issues, Karen can help you to make positive changes. Recognizing negative feelings that lead to self-defeating behaviors will help you begin to challenge the way you think and interact with others. She will guide you through the process of change to help strengthen and build a more fulfilling relationship with yourself and others.


    Frank Healy, LPC

    Frank is a therapist who understands counseling can't always happen 9 to 5 and he offers evening and Saturday hours. His firm belief is that when he shows you that you really can have full control over your thoughts and feelings, you can be empowered to drastically improve your life. Don't let bad memories or negative feelings hold you back. Frank is the author of the books Heal Your Memories, Change Your Life, The Ultimate Guide to Healing Your Past, Empower Yourself Through Your Memories, and Emotional Intelligence, Skill For the Modern Age. Frank sees clients of all ages from children as young as six years old, adolescents, and adults.

    Rebecca Klabe, LCSW

    Rebecca is a licensed clinical social worker who received her master’s degree in social work from Temple University. Rebecca began working in the helping field in 2008, gaining experience in a variety of settings including community outpatient clinics, residential/in-patient treatment facilities, in-home therapy, schools, and crisis intervention working with children, adolescents, families, and parents.  If you or your child is struggling with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationships, behavioral issues, or mental health challenges, Rebecca is here to help.  She provides a safe and supportive environment where you can work on reaching your personal goals collaboratively.  She utilizes holistic approaches, promoting change in order to create stronger and more meaningful relationships with yourself and others.  Rebecca is available in the evenings and on Saturdays.


    Kelly McLaughlin, LPC

    Kelly has been working in the counseling field providing therapy, supervision, and oversight of clinical programs for the past 15 years. Her extensive experience has been gained through working in partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs for adults providing individual, family, couples, and group therapy services. Kelly also has significant experience working with adults and with complex youth experiencing and suffering from intense trauma. She treats co-occurring and substance abuse disorders, mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder,  psychosis, personality disorders, trauma, and other mood disorders utilizing CBT, DBT, and solution-focused therapies. Further, Kelly is a dedicated professional to the field of counseling and is very compassionate, empathic, and knowledgeable about the challenges her clients may face and feels that through therapy and support personal changes and goals can be obtained.  Kelly is available in the evenings and on Saturdays.

    Rita Taylor, LCSW

    Rita is a licensed clinical social worker who received her master's degree in social work from Rutgers University and began practicing in 1995. Rita is currently accepting new clients and provides marital/couple, and individual therapy, utilizing CBT and solution-focused therapies. She enjoys working with adults, couples, and families.  Further, Rita is a dedicated professional to the field of counseling and is very compassionate, empathic, and knowledgeable about the unique difficulties of her clients.

    Rita also graduated with her BSN in nursing in 1989 from Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA. Her nursing background has given her excellent clinical skills and she is well-trained and sensitive to the needs of women who are struggling with post-partum depression, infertility, adoption issues, and any individual who is suffering from depression, anxiety or other mood disorders.