Staff

At Shore Counseling LLC, our psychotherapists are compassionate professionals in the healthcare field. We strive to provide individualized treatment while ensuring that you feel safe, heard, and supported every step of the way.

Christine Lane, MSW, LCSW

Christine Lane is a licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University. She is the owner of Shore Counseling LLC, founded in 2007.

Christine is a practicing psychotherapist with over 17 years of experience and is skilled in cognitive therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), stress management, and crisis intervention. She has extensive experience working with women and young adults who are struggling with codependency, depression, anxiety, and self-esteem with a focus on ‘Mind, Body, and Spirit’. She takes a holistic approach to wellness and mental health.

Christine strives to provide a nurturing and supportive environment where you can safely explore areas of your life, overcome struggles, and gain important insight along the way.

Stress and anxiety are at an all-time high with political uncertainty, school violence, and social media. Learn Emotional Freedom Techniques to release negative emotions; while developing a healthier self. She also does psychological assessments for candidates considering bariatric surgery.

Christine is licensed to practice in New Jersey and in Florida.


Charlene DiPeri, MSW, LCSW

Charlene DiPeri, MSW, LCSW

Charlene is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from East Stroudsburg University and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University. Since 2003, Charlene has maintained an active private practice providing individual counseling, couples therapy and family therapy to those struggling with anxiety, depression, military trauma, life transitions, domestic violence, disabilities, and LGBTQ/Gender issues.

Charlene has also worked for the Coast Guard for over fifteen years, providing psychosocial and domestic violence assessments and therapy. Charlene has also dedicated her time to volunteering as a Crisis Intervention Counselor for Women’s Resources and served as a board member for the Coalition Against Rape and Abuse.

Charlene feels that it is important to use her skills to help the community. As an active member of the St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, she often follows the Serenity Prayer as a guiding principle in practice: ‘God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.


Dr. Steven M. Stolar, Ed.D., LPC

Dr. Steven M. Stolar, Ed.D., LPC

A National Board Certified and Licensed Professional Counselor, Dr. Steven M. Stolar is a staff psychotherapist.

He is available to adolescents and adults for a variety of concerns for healthy, successful living.

Retired emeritus from Rowan College South Jersey, he was a member of the Student Services Division. There he held a number of faculty, counselor, advisor, and administrative roles.

A graduate of Stockton University, Loyola University, and Virginia Tech, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University.


Martha Francis, LCSW

Martha Francis, LCSW

Martha Francis is a licensed clinical social worker in New Jersey with an MA in clinical social work from Smith College.

She has over twelve years of experience helping people overcome anxiety and depression so that they can enjoy meaningful and productive lives.

She treats people who are struggling with chronic illness and pain, aging, gender identity development, and adoption. In addition, she has specialized training in couple’s therapy and trauma-informed psychotherapy.

She works with clients to develop a plan for either short-term solution-focused therapy or more in-depth long term psychotherapy.


Julianne Valenti – Office Manager

Julianne Valenti – Office Manager

Office Manager, Julie Valenti, has worked at Shore Counseling for over 2 years: She provides administrative support to all the psychotherapists as well as oversees the front office, scheduling appointments, medical delivery, and customer service.

Julie graduated from Rowan University with a business degree and has worked in the health care and service industry.

Julie is happy to assist you with scheduling an appointment or answering your questions.

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