We specialize in the special needs child, adolescent and young adult and your family struggling with:

Dr Liz
  • Anxiety
  • Learning Disability
  • ADHD
  • Behavior
  • Autism
Robert Matheis

We Are In This Together

Our mission to serve you, your child and your family when you are struggling emotionally, socially, academically, or behaviorally.  We provide therapeutic, consultative and psycho-educational assessment services based on empirically guided interventions.

Getting Started

Our team of professionals are here to help you get started with your, your child’s or your family’s area of struggle. We are here to guide you with empathy, respect and interventions that will make a positive change for your child, adolescent or

Due to COVID-19, we are available to you, your child, and your family through Telemental Health. 

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young adult.

Meet the Team

Dr. Liz is a licensed clinical psychologist and certified school psychologist. She has worked in the public schools as a member of the Child Study Team as well as the Coordinator of the Child Study Team. During her tenure in private school, she served as the team leader to provide supports to teachers and paraprofessionals, emotional support to parents, and school-based counseling for students as well as behavior management.
Robert J. Matheis, Ph.D., MA has been licensed as a clinical psychologist for 16 years and is co-founder of Psychological and Educational Consulting LLC. Dr. Matheis enjoys working with adolescents, young adults, and families using cognitive behavioral approaches to address challenges.
Rachael Berringer, L.A.C., M.A. is a Licensed Associate Counselor and has worked as a school counselor for the past 8 years. She has worked in the field of special education for over 12 years. Rachael completed post-graduate training in play therapy, AutPlay therapy, DIR/Floortime, Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, family trauma models, children’s yoga, social thinking , nurtured heart and mindful parenting, and executive functioning coaching.
Nicholas Campestre, LCSW is a Certified NJ School Social Worker with over 20 years experience working with adolescents, young adults and their families. Nick's experience includes being the Coordinator of School Based Youth Services for a public school district and the Coordinator of Adolescent Partial Care at a major medical center. He provides group, individual and family counseling to address a myriad of challenges that adolescents and young adults face, such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, autism, and behavioral issues.
Daniel Cherry, MA is a certified School Psychologist and has over 15 years of experience in working with children and adolescents. He also has expertise in the field of special education from Early Intervention to transitioning young adults to residential living. Dan uses both behavioral and developmental approaches to support children and their families who struggle with Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Disabilities and has a background and training in behavior management.
Nicole Filiberti, LCSW is a certified New Jersey School Social Worker as well as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. ​Nicole also works at a private school for students with special needs where she provides group and individual therapy to students presenting with Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, and learning disabilities.
Jennifer Mandato, L.A.C., M.A. is a Licensed Associate Counselor. Jennifer has been a School Counselor for the past ten years in a private school for students with special needs. She provides individual and group counseling, as well as family support, future planning and executive functioning coaching. She works with children, adolescents and young adults with Autism, Anxiety, Down Syndrome, and other Developmental Disabilities.
Michelle is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist. To further her clinical skills, Michelle received her Education Specialist degree specializing in play therapy. Michelle has been working with children and families for the past 20 years focusing on counseling children, and their families, with Autism, Anxiety, behavioral struggles, and learning disabilities. Michelle also works with children and families who are grieving the loss of a loved one.
Evana Christopher, our Social Media Intern, is a senior at William Paterson University with a major in Psychology and a minor in Business. She plans to continue her studies in pursuit of a doctorate degree. In her free time, she is a personal trainer with an interest in health and fitness.
Amanda Marshall, Fall 2019 Intern, received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Columbus State University. She is currently pursuing a PhD in School Psychology at Fordham University with a concentration in therapeutic interventions.
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"The various psycho-educational testing Dr. Liz conducted on our son gave us critical clues about where his learning strengths and weaknesses lie so that his needs could be better addressed at home and school. Moreover, because of their warm, kindhearted personalities, both Dr. Liz and her associate, Stephanie, formed an immediate bond with my son. He eagerly looks forward to his weekly therapy sessions. We are so lucky Dr. Liz came into our family's lives when she did! For stressed-out families trying to help their children as best they can, she is a calming voice of reason!"
- Julie C.
"Dr. Matheis has a remarkable ability to understand the unique needs of her patients and address them constructively. She builds strong, meaningful relationships with patients and their families, encouraging trust and collaboration. When working with my son who struggles with autism-related anxiety, she created an environment in which he was able to calm down and open up to her in ways I had not seen before. She was able to reach him and helped him work through his crisis/problem. Most importantly, she empowered him to move forward."
- N.L.
"Dr. Matheis is amazing. She has tremendous resources and loads of energy. She is not willing to accept anything less than the most effective results for her clients. She made me feel as if my son was her top priority throughout the entire process. I would, without reservation, give her my highest recommendations.  Thank you, Dr. Matheis!"
- Anonymous
"Dr. Matheis has an amazing ability to read kids and connect with them. She has been an invaluable resource for our family over the past several years and has helped us with everything from educational consulting, to uncovering diagnoses as well as family therapy. Working with Dr. Matheis never feels clinical and most importantly, our children love and trust her. We can not thank you enough Dr. Liz!"
- Anonymous
"My teenage son had been seeing Dr. Matheis through his senior year of high school, as he was only diagnosed with ADHD at 16 years old.  Dr. Matheis came highly recommended from our pediatrician and she has done wonders for our son as well as our family, navigating new ways for him to deal with his diagnosis without the use of medication.  She taught him ways to organize himself and even when something did not work for him, she patiently continued teaching him new ways to keep himself on track.  She has also helped us as parents to understand how his mind works so that we did not continue to blame his lack of focus on him, rather on his unique way of thinking.  Thank you Dr. Matheis!!!!"
- LG
"Dr. Liz is the best! Our family was directed to her by our Pediatrician to assist with figuring out severe mood changes, severe anxiety, strange new fears and food aversion that had come onto one of our children literally overnight. After just a couple of visits, she suggested that the issues may actually be rooted in a physical issue and suggested we immediately take our child to be swabbed for strep, because Dr. Liz suspected PANDAS (a pediatric autoimmune disorder brought on by strep). The same Pediatrician that suggested Dr. Liz would not do the swab (they do not believe in PANDAS and we no longer go there) but I took my child to my doctor who did the swab and it was positive for strep. When our child went on antibiotics, within 24 hours all symptoms went away and our child was back 🙂 Dr. Liz then recommended a PANDAS specialist who helped us and our child is in complete remission and is happy and healthy. We are incredibly grateful to Dr. Liz for her knowledge of all things, even the most remote and unusual and for helping us so much! Thank you!"
- Anonymous
"The various psycho-educational testing Dr. Liz conducted on our son gave us critical clues about where his learning strengths and weaknesses lie so that his needs could be better addressed at home and school. Moreover, because of their warm, kindhearted personalities, both Dr. Liz and her associate, Stephanie, formed an immediate bond with my son. He eagerly looks forward to his weekly therapy sessions. We are so lucky Dr. Liz came into our family's lives when she did! For stressed-out families trying to help their children as best they can, she is a calming voice of reason!"
- Anonymous
"Thank you, Dr. Liz. Although we have told you countless times, it will never feel enough. You have listened when J could barely speak and continued to listen when he was sad, angry and confused. You've challenged him and directed us in our roles as parents. You've helped J face his fears while the list evolved and changed, and yet you've stayed committed to 'the course.' We pray that your children realize that time away from them is spent helping children learn and that vulnerability is a sign of strength and bravery."
- June I
"My son was admitted to an Ivy League school when only 2 years ago, you assessed him and saw his struggles, his Dyslexia. We are grateful that he no longer has to carry that deep feeling of inadequacy or shame that must have kept him so self conscious and from reaching his potential. He has the PERFECT program for him. He has A's in high math and economics. He became a Merit Scholar, a Boys State legislature, the HEAD captain of the football team and help a job ALL while studying and managing his classes and disability. I am PROUD of you, a young doctor, who knows and sees the vulnerability of children and helps them recognize "it's NO big deal" God bless."
- Anonymous

About our Practice

Psychological & Educational Consulting was started by Dr. Liz & Dr. Rob Matheis in 2008, who met at Fairleigh Dickinson University, during their doctoral training in 1999. The practice started out of their home and remained there until 2017, running out of their former dining room.  The practice expanded in 2017 when Dr. Liz & Dr. Rob hired therapists to join the practice and needed more office space. The scope of services available has grown as well as the number of therapists in the practice.

Dr. Liz & Dr. Rob are the proud parents of 3 children, which includes a teen and budding teen. Their parenting journey is similar to many of yours and they are not afraid to admit it!

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513 W Mt Pleasant Ave, Ste 212,
​Livingston, NJ 07039