Michael S. Fingerman, LMFT

409 Morris Drive

Cherry Hill, NJ   08003-3432

Phone (856)


Objective To provide a compassionate and healing service to my clients with respect and a safe environment.
Education 1979 – 1981                  Yeshiva University              New York, New York             M.A., Psychology1975 – 1979                  Rutgers University              Camden, New Jersey            B.A., Psychology
Professional experience 05/01/2006 – Present        Michael S. Fingerman, LMFT, LLC           Cherry Hill, New Jersey

  •  Marriage and Family Therapist providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults, and couples.

08/01/2008 – 06/30/2010            Vicariate for Human Services             Camden, New Jersey


  • Continued to provide Psychoeducational Programs to Catholic Schools as a Consultant.

01/04/2005 – 7/31/2008

Crisis Intervention Specialist

  • Provided in school training and education on Psychoeducational Programs to Catholic Elementary, Middle and High Schools throughout Southern New Jersey.


07/05/2003 – 11/30/2005                           ValueOptions                       Hamilton, New Jersey

Care Coordinator

  • Care Coordinators perform the function of screening, triage, and referral for emergency, urgent or routine services, authorization, joint care reviews, information and referral and case management.   Ensures continuity of care through contact with providers, CMO’s, Mobile Response, Youth Case Management, and families. Conducts admission and joint care reviews to assess initial and continued need for services and to assure that consumers receive excellent clinical care in the least-restrictive, most clinically appropriate environment.

2001 – 2003                 Cape Counseling Services, Inc.           CMCH, New Jersey

Director of Children & Family Services

  • 10/01 Access Department and Adult and Adolescent Drug & Alcohol Services added to my responsibilities.
  • Responsible for administration of Adult and Children’s Outpatient Department, Residential Psychiatric Children’s Facility, Children’s Partial Program, Family Preservation Program, and Partnership for Children contracts.
  • Co wrote Care Chapter prior to JCAHO survey that agency passed with a 96 in May 2002.


1999 – 2000                      Drenk Mental Health Center                     Mt. Holly, New Jersey


  • November 1999 Promoted to be responsible for the administration and supervision of 7 youth service programs, including 2 residential, 2 outpatient, and 3 specialized programs.
  • Co-led the Environment of Care chapter during JCAHO accreditation at Drenk.
  • Appointed Chairperson of the Safety Committee.


Program Supervisor

  • Responsible for the daily operations and budget of a Group Home housing adolescent males including direct clinical work, supervision, and training of staff. Also supervised an after-school therapeutic activity program for adolescent males who were at-risk for an out-of-home placement.


1989-1991                  Cooper Hospital/ Department of Psychiatry       Camden, NJ

Outpatient Therapist

  • Provided therapy for couples, families, individuals and children.   Additional responsibilities included leading a Men’s Group; evaluation and treatment for Employee Assistance program; developing and implementing a Smoking Cessation program for hospital employees and the public; marketing.


1986 – 1989        Gloucester Township Counseling Services                     Blackwood, NJ


  • Directed and implemented a SLEPA grant for acting out adolescents and their families with an out of home placement and intensive Family Therapy.   Additional responsibilities included Administrative record keeping and reporting: marketing and fund raising.

1986 – 2001                 Michael S. Fingerman, M.A.                               Mt. Laurel, NJ

Private Practice

  • Provided Psychotherapy for individual, couples, families and groups.


1982 – 1986             Benjamin Rush MH/MR Center                                 Philadelphia, PA

Children’s Outpatient Therapist

  • Provided therapy for children, families, individuals and couples. Led groups for children and adolescents. Responsible for children’s intakes and school.
Certifications 1982 – 1986 Family Institute of Philadelphia, Clinical School of Marriage and Family Therapy.

1998 – 1999 Juvenile Sexual Offender Case Consultation Project.             Juvenile Justice Commission, NJ.

2001 – 2004     Crisis Prevention Institute, Certified Trainer.


Professional memberships Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, #FI 01537

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy – 2001


References Available on Request.


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