Pamela Pater-Ennis MDiv, LCSW, PhD
Location(s): Hoboken / Englewood
A pastoral psychotherapist and Executive Director at the Hudson River Care and Counseling, with offices both in Hoboken and in Englewood.
She brings to her ministry, thirty years of clinical social work experience. Her areas of specialty include the following: elderly persons; chronic and terminal illnesses; bereavement; sexual trauma; GLBTQ persons; faith crises; and couples and family crises. She has extensive experience in preaching and in working with congregations in transition.
She is an ordained minister in the Reformed Church in America and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker both in New York and New Jersey. She is a graduate of Hope College in Holland, Michigan, and holds a Masters in Social Work from Rutgers University and a Masters of Divinity from New Brunswick Theological Seminary. Shecompleted her PhD in Social Work from the University at Albany, the State University of New York. She is adjusting at Fordham University School of Social Services
She is married to the Reverend Mark W. Ennis, who is the Pastor of the Clinton Avenue Reformed Church in Bergenfield and is the mother of two grown daughters, Rebecca and Leah.
Mario Irigoyen MSW, LCSW
Director of Spanish Services
Location(s): Englewood / Hackensack
Mario H. Irigoyen, MSW, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Hudson River Care and Counseling, LLC and in private practice in Englewood, NJ. Born in Argentina and living in the United States for over forty years, he is able to offer a bi-lingual (Spanish), and bi-cultural point of view to those clients not fluent in English.
His areas of specialty include sexual trauma; domestic violence; GLBTQ issues; chronic and terminal illness; bereavement and family crises, treatment of families of returning veterans and psycho-educational groups, utilizing UTAH Strengthening Families Program and Iowa Strengthening Families Program. He has experience treating individuals, families, couples, victims of trauma and PTSD, Ryan White clients, Victims Crime Compensation [VCCB] clients and Violence Against Women Act [VAWA] clients. He has also worked with the Community Change Project with court mandated domestic violence perpetrators.
Mario graduated from Dominican College in Sparkill, NY and holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from New York University’s Shirley M. Ehrenkranz School of Social Work in Orangeburg, NY. He attended a yearlong training in Child Sexual Abuse at Hackensack Hospital’s Audrey Hepburn Children’s House and has completed many hours of continuing education classes with a focus on Post Traumatic Stress Management.