Bob Wartenberg, MA
Bob began his career as a Social Worker in the New Jersey youth correctional system in 1989. He has since been a Director for an Adolescent Residential facility, a mental health Therapist for foster children ranging in age from 4 to 18 and for the past 15 years as an In-home master’s level therapist working with youth who present with social, emotional and behavioral challenges. Bob Received his Master’s degree in Counseling from Rider University. Bob has also worked as a Court Liaison in the Family court of Camden County seeking viable alternatives to incarceration for at risk youth and has built strong relationships with Camden County Probation as well as multiple community providers throughout Camden County. Bob was also a Multi Systemic Therapist through the Center for Family services for 3 years helping families navigate communication barriers and addressing solutions to oppositonal and defiant youth presenting with an array of behavioral challenges. Currently Bob is an Individual and Family Counselor at the a Teen Partial Care program located in Camden NJ and continues to work part time as an In- home counselor for youth presenting with social, emotional and behavioral challenges. Bob is also a professional tennis and golf instructor and developed the Grip and Rip it golf program for youth residing in the City of Camden. Bob is certified in the Nurtured Heart Approach and enjoys participating in sports of all kinds. Bob feels his strengths lie in working with older youth who may be court involved or at risk of out of home placement.
Lovell Shea Desir, Certified Coach
Maison de Désir is a fitness studio owned and operated by Lovell Shea Désir, Greater Philadelphia Native. Lovell Désir is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Nutritionist, and Yogini that is passionate about heart health and mental wellness. Lovell is also a Certified Life Coach and Reiki Master hoping to create a space for all to connect their minds to their bodies to promote mindfulness and inner joy. Lovell Désir is also the author of the Merriment Manual, a guide to transforming your mind, body, and spirit. Lovell uses modalities such as calisthenics training to correct deconditioned bodies; as well as yoga to create a more positive self-image. The Sweat to Smile course is a dance course designed for women to find a sense of joy in their current level of fitness while promoting weight-loss through cardiovascular fitness. Lovell Désir will also hold peer support groups to support communities of people with depression and anxiety. In her free time, Lovell spends her time mentoring youth via the non-profit she founded in 2017, Misfit Mentors. Lovell is an animal lover and advid gardener.