iwc’s services are offered by independent credentialed providers who offer our clients a wealth of experience and knowledge. Our dedicated practitioners provide mind-body wellness services which include psychotherapy, psychiatry, massage, acupressure, pilates, yoga and mindfulness meditation. Each provider is committed to providing superior personalized treatment.
We are always welcoming talented, new providers dedicated to cutting-edge services for women. Please contact us for more information.
Valerie Merton LPC, NCC, ACS
Founder of iwc, Licensed Professional Counselor, Psychotherapist
Valerie has been practicing psychotherapy since the year 2000 and opened the iwc doors with a full team in 2014. She has worked in many different treatment settings including hospital, residential, outpatient clinic and private practice. She specializes in mindfulness-based CBT and EMDR therapy. She loves helping people gain clarity and new perspectives that lead to an overall sense of peace and calm. She specializes in the treatment of Anxiety and Depression. Valerie leads the weekly Womens Group meetings and works with families and individuals privately. She recently developed the “Sort, Clarify & Solve” and “Vent & Release” Drop-In therapy service, a ground-breaking form of therapy that allows for people to receive the benefits of talking with a seasoned objective professional to work through a specific issue or simply just to vent, in a single session without continued, ongoing weekly sessions.
Christine Femia, ACSM
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Exercise Test Technologist
Christine Femia has been practicing health, fitness and wellness for over 25 years and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Rutgers University, NJ. She owns a private practice specializing in Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) and is a level II certified therapist from the Stretch to Win Institute in Arizona. Christine is also a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) and a certified Exercise Test Technologist (ETT) from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Other credentials include IMX Pilates advanced reformer & tower instructor, American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer & AFAA certified group exercise instructor.
She also has an extensive background as a corporate wellness program manager for companies including Merck, Exxon and American Home Products. She has also taught as a teaching assistant for the Stretch to Win Institute. Currently, Christine is using her advanced FST and extensive background in exercise science to help men, women and children of all ages and fitness levels feel better and improve their quality of life.
Dr. Rowena Francisco, MD
Board Certified Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychiatrist
Dr. Francisco has been practicing psychiatry for over 25 years in various treatment settings including hospital, outpatient clinics and private practice. She specializes in the treatment of Anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Depression, Bipolar D/O, eating disorders and substance abuse. She addresses each client from a whole-person perspective and loves helping people feel better and improve daily functioning. She treats each patient with a smile on her face, her approach is soft and she is easy to talk to. If you are interested in using medications, Dr. Francisco is here to help you.
Certified Yoga Instructor
Ellen Twill is a certified Yoga Instructor. Her certification is from American Yoga Academy in Summit, NJ and she has been practicing yoga since 2002. She is a natural teacher after many years in the classroom. Ellen's love of yoga allows her to live a balanced life based on its study of the body/mind connection. Her other interests include hiking, gardening, cooking and enjoying a good book.
Adina Crump, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
Adina Crump LMT, offers Swedish, deep tissue, neuro-muscular, myofascial, reflexology and pre/post natal massages at iwc.