Staff

Center For Family Guidance, PC is proud of the many physicians, psychologists, social workers, advanced practice nurses and support personnel which make up our staff.

Many of our dedicated professionals are accomplished in their respective fields for their clinical work, their research, or their contributions to improving the delivery of mental health services to the public. They are focused, creative, and readily embrace our mission to provide the best possible services to our patients and customers. By maintaining a staff of mental heath professionals fully accredited at different levels, Center For Family Guidance, PC is able to bring flexible customized programs to organizations and individuals.

 

varrellJames R. Varrell

MD Medical Director and President

The founder and Medical Director of Center for Family Guidance, Dr. Varrell is American Board certified in Psychiatry and Neurology, and certified in American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Varrell has the ability to think outside the box in a way that brings success to the projects in which he becomes involved. He displays his creative abilities, great dependability and effective skills in psychiatry through his development and implementation of mental health treatment systems to numerous individuals, families and organizations. Dr. Varrell has an extensive background in child and adolescent psychiatry. His continuing success is easily seen through his development and implementation of psychiatric treatment systems through inpatient psychiatric units, hospitals and residential facilities, acute settings in correctional facilities, (adult and juvenile), as well as in school systems. He is widely known and recommended through out New Jersey and is greatly respected for his talent as a psychiatrist and entrepreneur. Dr. Varrell is responsible for monitoring the quality of medical and health services for all of CFG Health System’s contracts. Departmental activities include physician liaison with other medical professionals, utilization management, continuing medication education and management of our quality improvement program. He actively participates in the establishment of protocols, clinical policies and audit activities.

 

friedmanJoel Friedman, PhD

Clinical Director

Dr. Friedman is a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of experience. He has provided direct clinical care, supervision, managerial services, policy development and consulting services in a wide variety of settings including private outpatient offices, several different correctional systems, hospitals, schools, and corporate offices. He has also been involved in pre-employment assessments for law enforcement personnel. Dr. Friedman has provided training on a variety of mental health topics for way enforcement personnel for many years. He teaches a course titled “Treatment of the Offender” as a local University.

 

dedra_lombardiDedra Lombardi

Practice Administrator

Mrs. Lombardi’s background consists of both business and counseling. She has a MBA and a MEd in School Counseling. She has over 20 years of administrative and management experience. She is responsible for the administration and growth of CFG’s three outpatient locations in Marlton, Westampton and Woodbury.

 

milesJeanine P. Miles, MS, LPC

Director of Business Development and Training

Ms. Miles is a New Jersey Licensed Professional Counselor. She has over 20 years administrative and management experience in the healthcare/behavioral healthcare field. She is responsible for the development and implementation of new programs including overseeing all start-up projects. She also oversees social skills training and school based programs.