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Hearts Empowerment Counseling Center (HECC)  is a group therapy practice in Essex County, New Jersey that provides a safe space for women and adolescent girls through individual, group, and family therapy. 

Whether you need a confidential ear to vent or support; my mission is to help you improve your life. I provide compassion and a non-judgmental, culturally sensitive environment that allows others to express themselves, uncover the barriers to achieving happiness, stability, and success.  You don't have to continue living with your struggles. You can receive the help you need. I am here to assist you. Your happiness and improvements in your life may only be one click away.

We were listed as Forbes Next 1000 List of Entrepreneurs in the US

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We offer a variety of therapeutic services for women and girls.

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Therapy for families

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Therapy for Teen Girls

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Therapy for Women 

Our heart-centered team of therapists are here to help you navigate your stressors. 

  • Depression

  • Anxiety and Stress

  • Relationship Issues

  • Work/Life Stressors

  • Racial Trauma

  • Career Concerns and Transitions

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Trauma/PTSD

  • Self-Esteem Issues

  • ADHD

  • Family/Peer Relationships

  • Pandemic Stressors

  • Grief and Loss

  • Self-Esteem Issues

  • Ethnic Identity

  • Marital Conflicts


Dr. Marline Francois-Madden, LCSW

Founder and Clinical Director 

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My team are so thrilled to help you on your journey with therapy. Our main focus is to provide a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space to talk about the challenges you would like to process. Whether you're dealing with stressors from work, a recent break up, peer conflicts, the stressors of working from home, anxiety from your busy schedule, difficulties setting boundaries, or difficulties with a past traumatic experience.  We are here to help you and give you the strategies and tools you need to succeed. 

Now, let's get you started! 


275 Bloomfield Avenue Suite 4

Caldwell, NJ 07006


Contact us today!

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