Our Team

Tom Kersting, MA, LPC Founder/Director

Tom Kersting, MA, LPC
Founder/Director

Michael Walty, MA, LPC Therapist

Michael Walty, MA, LPC
Therapist

Christine Orosz, M.Ed., LPC Therapist

Christine Orosz, M.Ed., LPC Therapist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tom Kersting, MA, LPC – Tom is the founder and owner of Valley Family Counseling LLC, which has been serving people in Bergen County since 2000. He is one of the most sought-after experts in the field of mental health, families and relationships as he provides advice to millions of people through regular television appearances, radio and print media, books and private sessions.

Tom is the co-host of two former A&E cable television series’, Surviving Marriage and Monster In-Laws.  He holds advanced degrees including a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from St. Thomas Aquinas College, a Master’s degree in Counseling & Human Development and a second Master’s in Administration & Supervision, both from Montclair State University. Tom also holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Hypnotherapy (alternative/non-traditional) from Kona University (formerly American Pacific University). Tom is also a former semi-professional baseball player, avid golfer and dedicated to fitness.

Tom is the author of the new book, Disconnected: How to reconnect our digitally distracted kids (2017).  He is also the author of the book, Losing Weight When Diets Fail ( 2007). He lives in New Jersey with his wife and two children.

Mike Walty, MA, LPC – Mike has 10 years of experience working with individuals, including adolescents, and families. He is also an expert in college and career counseling.

Mike holds advanced degrees including a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Quinnipiac University, a Master’s degree in Counseling and a second Master’s in Administration & Counseling Supervision, both from William Paterson University. Mike is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of New Jersey whose main focus is to listen, support and advocate for all of his counselees . He lives in New Jersey with his wife and two children.

Christine Orosz, M.Ed., LPC Christine Orosz is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a New Jersey Certified School Counselor. She has experience working with children, adults and families as a therapist and as an educator. Recently, she has served as an adjunct professor of professional and educational counseling at William Paterson University where she worked to prepare graduate level students to become professional counselors. These work experiences have reinforced her desire to continue her work as a therapist and provide mental health counseling to individuals and families that may be struggling with a variety of difficulties. Christine is also available to provide her services to Spanish-speaking clients.