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Dr. Sara Thaxton,

 PhD, LPC, EMDR

Clinician, Consultant, and Practice Owner
Specialties & Interests
  • EMDR Certified Therapist and EMDRIA Approved Consultant

  • CBT and DBT trained

  • Therapy for Therapists

  • Consultant for Licensed Therapists

  • Supervisor for Counselors-In-Training

  • Couples

  • Gottman Certified Level I and Level II

  • Group Therapy

  • Mood Disorders

  • Depersonalization, Derealization, and Dissociative Identity Disorder

  • Chronic Physical Conditions

  • Personality Disorders

  • Anger Management

  • Trauma and Abuse

  • Bariatric/Weight Loss

Hi! Thank you for taking the time to read a bit more about me and the practice. I believe it is important to create a therapeutic environment where individuals, families, and couples are able to safely and comfortably explore the concerns that brought them to therapy.

Using a holistic perspective as the foundation for my clinical work, treating the whole person: mind, body and spirit, I incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Person-Centered, art and wellness techniques, and a humanistic approach based on your needs.

I hold a Ph.D. in Counseling and Counselor Education from Syracuse University. My dissertation explored the experiences of burnout, wellness, and resilience among private practice counselors who own their own practice and continue to see clients. In 2010, I earned a master's degree in Community Counseling and in 2005 two bachelor’s degrees, one in Psychology and one in Biology.

I am a licensed counselor in the state of Pennsylvania and in New York. I am certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a specialized intervention for trauma, as well as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), a highly effective evidence based intervention helpful for mood and personality disorders. I’ve taught at the University level, and provide clinical supervision for master's degree counselors-in-training, as well as consultation for licensed counselors and EMDR providers looking to enhance their professional growth and development. 

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Sarah Airgood,

LPC

Specialties & Interests
  • EMDR

  • Depression/Mood Disorders

  • Anxiety

  • Trauma

  • Grief and Loss

  • First Responders

  • Veterans

  • Substance Abuse

       Location: Archbald and                              Virtual

Hello, my name is Sarah. My passion is empowering individuals to see their strength and courage. Through this courage, I believe that everyone can become the best versions of themselves possible. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I utilize a holistic approach while also incorporating CBT, DBT, Person-Centered, and Narrative Therapy skills. In 2017 I earned my master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The College of New Jersey. I have over five years of experiencing working with individuals struggling with substance abuse and mental health disorders. I aim to provide a safe and comfortable space for individuals to sort through their life experiences in order to achieve their goals.

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Justine Andrews,

LPC, NCC

Specialties & Interests
  • Depression/Mood Disorders

  • Anxiety

  • Trauma

  • Grief and Loss

  • Relationship Issues

  • Emotional Regulation

  • Behavioral Concerns

  • Teen Issues

  • Family Concerns

  • Bullying

  • Peer Relationships/Social Skills

  • Life Transitions/Stress

   

       Location: Scranton and                              Virtual

Hello! I earned my Master's Degree in Psychology at Marywood University and am a Nationally Certified Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor.

I view the counseling relationship as a team. I utilize a person-centered, non-judgmental, and holistic approach to assist you in meeting your needs. I incorporate techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Trauma Therapy. I have worked in the mental health field for the past 13 years with children, adolescents, adults, and families.

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Samantha
Blanchard,
MA, LPC, ATR-BC
Art Therapist

Specialties & Interests
  • Expressive Art Therapy

  • Mindfulness

  • Self-Compassion

  • Anxiety

  • Self-Worth & Self-Esteem

  • Identity Exploration

  • Depression/Mood Disorders

  • Substance Use/Addiction

  • Grief and Loss

  • Stress and Emotional Regulation

  • Emotional Disturbance

  • Life Transitions

  • Trauma

       Location: Hawley and                              Virtual

Therapy provides a safe space to hold, release and gain insight into difficult emotions and experiences. My goal is to support you through your own healing and transformative processes to become a better version of yourself- body, mind and soul, and empower you to invest in your life and nurture what needs attention. I believe in meeting each person exactly where they are in the present moment and utilizing their personal strengths throughout the therapeutic process. I utilize a holistic, individualized approach that may incorporate cognitive and dialectical behavior therapies, mindfulness, compassion-focused therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, motivational interviewing, existential and narrative perspectives. 

 

In addition to traditional talk therapy, I also provide art therapy for those interested and open to a different means of processing. Art therapy can offer new insights and perspectives on issues and serve as an outlet to express and process what may be difficult to put into words. I came to the field of art therapy through my own personal experiences of art as healing and want to help bring the power of creative expression to others. 

 

My experience is largely with adults and adolescents, however, I enjoy working with all ages. I am a registered art therapist (ATR) with a Master of Arts in Counseling and Art Therapy from Edinboro University in 2018 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Kutztown University in 2008. I look forward to helping you create meaning out of suffering and discover the life lessons that are before you.  

 

“If we can liberate the creative process in our lives, it will always find the way to whatever needs attention and transformation.”    –Shaun McNiff

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Kristal Bolhuis,
MA

Specialties & Interests
  • Trauma

  • Veterans

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Relational issues

  • Family Counseling

  • Teen Issues

  • Emerging Adults

  • EMDR

       Location: Dunmore and                              Virtual

Hello, my name is Kristal Bolhuis and I hold a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University. I have also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma Focused – CBT, Gottman Method level 1, and SYMBIS.

First, I want to say congratulations for taking the time to explore options to support your mental health.  It is my primary goal that clients feel safe, accepted, empowered, and heard within the therapeutic relationship. I am passionate about holding space for the experiences that have brought you to where you are. Whether that is a lifetime of military service, getting through college, or somewhere in-between, I will provide support as you identify your goals, and we collaborate on how to reach them. I also place great value on the presence and health of relationships in life. You can expect to be treated as a complex individual, with many moving and living parts.

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Brianna Boriosi, 
LPC

Specialties & Interests
  • Addiction

  • Trauma

  • Grief and Loss

  • Personality Disorders

  • Co-occurring Disorders

  • Emotion Regulation

  • Mindfulness/Meditation

  • Mood Disorders

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Cancer

  • Relationships

  • Social Skills

  • Self-Esteem
     

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to read about me and my experience. I have a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and am a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). I hold certificates in Addiction Counseling, Trauma- Specializing in Addiction, and Grief Interventions. I also am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Pennsylvania.

I have worked in the field for several years with adults, adolescents, families and couples, in extended care programs for addiction, group homes for adolescents with trauma and mental health disorders, and adults in inpatient rehabilitation settings. I have worked as both a clinician and a clinical director. 

Although, most of my career has been in the addiction setting, I have experience with clients with co-occurring disorders, trauma, grief, personality disorders, and assisting in regulating a variety of mental health symptoms.

I believe it is important to utilize a person-centered and strength-based approach to meet you where you’re at in terms of willingness and treatment goals. I primarily lean towards techniques from the CBT and DBT modalities. I believe in using de-escalation and grounding techniques to first regulate your body to allow you to thoroughly process your thoughts and emotions. I believe a client must first learn to be present in the moment before they can begin to address any presenting problems. 

My goal is to create a safe, open, and non-judgmental space so that my clients can learn to live their lives to their highest potential. I believe in respect and the freedom of choice, meaning my role is to simply help assist and support you in achieving your personal goals. I look forward to working with you!

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Katherine
Carrill, LSW

Specialties & Interests
  • ADD/ADHD 

  • Identity Exploration/Self Worth 

  • Life Transitions 

  • Grief & Loss

  • LGBTQ+ 

  • Anxiety 

  • Trauma 

  • Depression 

  • Infertility 

  • Relationship Challenges 

  • CBT

  • TF-CBT

Accepted. Seen. Heard. If these words reflect the opposite of how you often feel, you are in the right place. Do you frequently find yourself split between different worlds? Do you often feel you are trying to live up to standards but falling short? If you feel tired and overwhelmed by the work it takes to get through the day, you are not alone. I would be privileged to sit with you wherever you are in your journey. I am a licensed social worker who is presently working toward a clinical license. I specialize in treating adults and adolescents, but I also have experience working with families and the geriatric population.

 

I have my undergrad degree in criminal justice through Berkeley College and my Graduate degree in Social Work from Fordham University. I am passionate, energetic, and work collaboratively with my clients to connect on a personal level. 

If you want to start your day off with positivity, or end it with a clear mind, make an appointment that works best for you. I am here to help you accept the things beyond your control, grow personally and learn that inner peace is indeed attainable. 

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Brittany Caufman,
LPC

Specialties & Interests
  • Disordered Eating

  • Self-Esteem

  • Grief and Loss

  • Childhood Trauma

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • ADHD

  • Emotional Regulation

  • LGBTQ+

  • Mindfulness 

       Location: Archbald and                              Virtual

Hi! My name is Britt! I earned my master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Scranton. I am a Nationally Certified Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor. I take a holistic, person-centered, approach to counseling, while utilizing dialectical behavioral techniques.

 

I have experience working with children and adolescents struggling with emotional regulation, symptoms of ADHD, trauma, and anxiety. With adults, my primary focus has been eating disorders, body image, processing grief, and depression/anxiety. I also have experience working with all ages who identify as LGBTQ+.

 

I view counseling as a journey where the therapist walks alongside the client, empowering and challenging them along the way, in order to reach their goals. I value the therapeutic relationship and believe it is one of the most important aspects of the counseling process. My goal is that each of my clients feel supported and respected during our time together.

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Lindsey Cochrane,
MA

Specialties & Interests
  • Addiction

  • Anxiety

  • Anger Management

  • Depression

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Borderline Personality Disorder

  • Codependency

  • Domestic Violence

  • Dual Diagnosis

  • Relationship Issues

  • Self-Esteem

  • Trauma

  • Mood Disorders

  • Personality Disorders

       Location: Scranton and                              Virtual

Hello! My name is Lindsey, and I am a professional counselor whose experience has consisted of primarily working with individual and familial mental health and substance use concerns. I graduated from Marywood University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology in 2012 and later received my master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, also from Marywood in 2016. Over the last 11 years, I have worked as a clinician in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings as well as having spent the last several years working in a correctional facility working with individuals at a county, state and federal level.

 

My primary focus ranges from anxiety and depression to substance use, trauma and self-esteem. I utilize strength-based approaches to assist individuals with being able to develop the internal motivation for change. I have worked with individuals of all ages, couples and families. My goal is to provide you with a welcoming, non-judgmental, and safe environment where we can begin to work together towards embracing the best version of yourself.

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Darlene Cosenza,

M.Ed, LPC, NCC

Specialties & Interests
  • Anxiety

  • Stress Management

  • Life Transitions

  • Self-Esteem

  • Trauma/PTSD

  • Grief

  • CBT

  • Mindfulness/Meditation

  • Depression

  • Mood Disorders

  • Relationship Issues

  • Anger Management

       Location: Moscow and                              Virtual

Hi, I’m Darlene, a Licensed Professional Counselor with fourteen years of clinical experience in mental health treatment settings including college counseling centers, outpatient community based, non- profit centers, and private practice. I enjoy working with children adolescents, adults, couples and families.

I provide a warm and caring safe space utilizing a strength based approach to counseling. I work with clients in a collaborative and non-judgmental environment, offering a supportive setting to explore issues and goals. I combine a customized blend of cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, Person-Centered, reality based, and mindfulness therapies along with psychoeducation. I use a holistic approach exploring and educating clients on the interconnection of mind, body, and spirit.

I believe in partnering with clients to develop their goals and work on their present issues and challenges in order to achieve change and growth. My goal is to help clients attain happier, healthier, more rewarding lives. I would be a pleasure to help you on your journey as you find balance and improve your quality of life.

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Mariah Davis,

LCSW

Specialties & Interests
  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Depression/Mood Disorders

  • Anxiety

  • Trauma

  • Grief and Loss

  • Substance Abuse

  • Life Transitions

  • Relationship Issues

       Location: Clarks Summit                            and Virtual

I am passionate about working with adults and families who experience a wide range of concerns. I have a holistic view on therapy in which we build upon your inherent strengths to facilitate growth. I offer a space where you can open up about your life and be honest with yourself. I truly value the relationships I form with my clients. I work to provide tailored treatment plans that can be integrated into your daily life. 

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and received my master’s degree in Social Work from Marywood University with a specialization in Child and Family Practice, and my bachelor’s degree in Counseling and Human Services from The University of Scranton. 

My education and professional background give me a unique and effective approach to counseling. I utilize a variety of techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Strength-Based practices. I focus on self-worth, meditation, mind/body connection, mood management, anxiety reduction, empowerment, and work/life balance.

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Haley DeAngelo,
MS, LPC, NCC

Specialties & Interests
  • Children & Families 

  • Disruptive Behavior/Impulsivity

  • Tantrums

  • Separation, Divorce, Family Conflict

  • ADHD

  • Oppositionality 

  • Anger/Aggression

  • Anxiety

  • Social Skill Building

  • Bullying

  • Trauma/Grief 

       Location: Forty Fort and                            Virtual

Hello! My name is Haley DeAngelo and I am a child and adolescent therapist with over 10 years experience working in community mental health, private practice, and crisis intervention. I am licensed as an LPC and hold a Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in child and adolescent mental health interventions. I incorporate Child-Centered Play Therapy, Art Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy techniques, and Behavioral Modification techniques into my sessions based on your child/families needs.

 

I truly believe in the age-old saying, "it takes a village" and my approach in therapy reflects that. The most difficult (but rewarding!) job in this world is being a parent and/or caregiver to a child, and I look forward to helping you and your loved ones navigate any issues or stressors affecting your family unit. 

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Nicole Dunbar,
LPC

Specialties & Interests
  • Cancer

  • Depression/Mood Disorders

  • Anxiety

  • Trauma

  • Grief and Loss

  • Relationship Issues

  • Body Image

  • Infertility and Miscarriage

  • Emotional Regulation

  • Behavioral Concerns

  • Teen Issues

  • Family Concerns

  • Bullying

  • Peer Relationships/Social Skills

  • Life transitions/Stress

       Location: Scranton and                              Virtual

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I believe in providing a safe, non-judgmental, and empathic environment for all individuals. I value being able to sit with my clients through their difficulties and offer guidance and clarity into their concerns. I incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Existentialism, Gestalt Therapy, Person-Centered, and a humanistic approach based on individual needs.

I attended Marywood University where I earned a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have counseling experience in many realms including outpatient, inpatient, schools, and nonprofit organizations. I have experience working with individuals of all age ranges.

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Anna Elkin-Wren
LCSW

Specialties & Interests
  • Anxiety 

  • Depression/Mood 

  • Trauma 

  • Social Skills 

  • Stress Management 

  • Self-Esteem

  • Life Transitions 

  • LGBTQ+ 

       Location: Forty Fort and                            Virtual

        Fluent in Russian

Hi there and thanks for taking the time to get to know me. While it’s important to know my clinical expertise and background, I’d also like to share some fun facts about myself that can help you decide if you think we would make a good therapeutic match.  

 

I grew up in the Wyoming Valley, receiving my Bachelors Degree in Psychology & Sociology from King’s College and my Master of Social Work degree from Marywood University. I enjoy spending time outside and doing crafts like sewing and quilting.

 

I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, older adults, and families. Using mostly Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and a strengths-based approach, I help my clients help themselves.  I will do all I can to create a safe and comfortable space that will empower you to meet your goals.

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Matthew Fedor,
LSW

Specialties & Interests
  • Children

  • Adolescents

  • Gender Identity

  • LGBTQIA+

  • ADHD

  • ODD

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Anger and Aggression

  • School Related Issues

  • Bullying

  • Stress and Emotion Regulation

       Location: Archbald and                              Virtual

Hello! I’m Matt and I’m eager to work with you on whatever challenge, barrier, pain, struggle, difficulty, or “problem” you are facing.

My approach to therapy is based upon finding a mutual language that we both understand and incorporating therapeutic interventions into terms you already know. I believe that those who are this far in seeking out support (*ahem* you are reading an “about me” from a therapist), already have an idea of what they want to improve, be better at, and/or overcome, but might not fully know where to start or how to reach the end goal. I work collaboratively with my clients, to encourage and empower them to manage their own lives.

I have been in the mental health field for about 10 years and have found that being myself in sessions, showing my interests (like video games, super heroes, anime, music, & movies), and relating through those has been the most effective in supporting others to get to where they want to be.

My goal is to develop a relationship with my clients, for them to recognize the worth in themselves and in therapy, and to be able to obtain the tools, knowledge, and perspective in order to meet their full potential.

I have worked in various roles, primarily with children, adolescents, and their families. From experience in inpatient psychiatric treatment, crisis intervention, Functional Family Therapy, one-on-one individual therapy, and as a previous supervisor, I use my knowledge to help others. I am a Licensed Social Worker in Pennsylvania, and am working towards obtaining my Clinical Social Work license. I have a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Edinboro University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Counseling and Human Services from the University of Scranton.

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Chelsee Firestone, MA

Specialties & Interests
  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

  • Family Counseling

  • Parenting Support

  • LGBTQIA+

  • Grief, Loss, Bereavement

  • Trauma

  • PTSD

  • Children, Teens, Young Adult

  • Adults

  • Couples

     

       Location: Dunmore and                              Virtual

Hi, my name is Chelsee and I am looking forward to the opportunity to work with you!

I started my journey as a counselor at Fairleigh Dickinson University where I graduated with a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have focused my career on child development/behavior, adolescent/teen interpersonal effectiveness, family systems, and couples/marriage counseling. I am also certified in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). I have experience in settings ranging from preschool/daycares, middle/high school, residential treatment facilities, and outpatient.

 

How I practice therapy truly depends on you and what type of support you need. I utilize a combination of theoretical approaches such as psychoeducational, cognitive behavioral therapy, attachment theory, family dynamic systems, and person-centered theories. I hope to guide you in understanding your past, gaining insight on how it affects you currently, and support you in making long-lasting change in your future. Ultimately, my goal as your therapist is to provide you with compassionate support that results in you feeling empowered to achieve your desired outcome.

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Clarissa Fischer,
MA

Specialties & Interests
  • Anxiety

  • Couples

  • Depression

  • Grief

  • Mindfulness

       Location: Forty Fort and                            Virtual

Greetings! Thank you for taking the time to read a bit about me. More importantly thank you for reaching out to support YOU. Life is hard and full of struggles. We all have limitations of how much we can withstand on our own. The fact that you are here and are interested in counseling shows how strong you are. You have strength and you are not alone.

My name is Clarissa Fischer. I am a master's level clinician. I graduated with my master's degree from Marywood University in Scranton, PA. By fault I am a compassionate, supportive and empathetic person. I am passionate about my counseling career and aspire to foster hope and health for every one of my clients.

As a clinician I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with a Person-Centered approach to work with you cooperatively throughout the therapeutic process. My goal in counseling to provide you with a safe, non-judgmental space. Additionally, I want to help you learn to understand yourself, your thoughts and emotions by fostering self-awareness and insight. We will work together to find what works for you to develop coping skills, mindfulness, and self-empowerment. When we meet, we will work together to identify and develop your goals. Then in each session, strive to achieve these goals by addressing any barriers keeping you from reaching your own success.

Personal growth is a journey, and I would be honored to be part of this journey with you.

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Cassandra Gallinot,
LPC

Specialties & Interests
  • ADHD

  • Anxiety

  • Stress

  • Depression

  • School issues

  • OCD

  • Career Counseling

  • Behavioral Issues

  • Self-esteem

  • Mindfulness

  • Social Skills

  • Emotional Regulation

       Location: Forty Fort and                            Virtual

Hello! My name is Cassie. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania, also Nationally Certified (NCC). I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Art Therapy as well as a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, both from Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

 

I am a strong believer that mental health is just as important as physical health. Due to this I tend to take on a holistic approach to treatment. I tend to view the relationship between myself and the client as the most important aspect of our work together, as I feel progress cannot be made without first building trust.

 

I have approximately 10 years of experience in both school and outpatient settings in many different capacities. I utilize an eclectic approach in my work including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client-Centered Approaches, Psycho-education, and Creative and Mindfulness-based Therapies.

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Linda Gardepe,
LCSW

Specialties & Interests
  • Trauma Informed Counseling

  • EMDR

  • CBT & DBT

  • Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Other Crimes

  • LGBTQI+

  • Grief Counseling

  • Anxiety

  • Depression/Mood Disorders

  • Couples Counseling

  • Groups

  • And of course, the Arts and Music

       Location: Hawley and                                  Virtual

Hi All, My name is Linda and I have a deep passion for helping folks grow to the heights they want to achieve. I have been a therapist for years, and have spent a great deal of time helping those who have experienced trauma. I love working with people and have a special place in my heart for the Arts and Music. For many years I owned a woodcraft and ceramic business and continue to keep crafts close to me. I also love music and love to play the organ, piano, and guitar.

 

I was a non-traditional student and received my bachelor's degree in Clinical Psychology in 1996 from East Stroudsburg University and then raised my own three children for a while. I returned to school and completed my master's degree in Social Work in 2020 from Capella University. I currently hold an LCSW in PA.  I have taken many additional trainings in Trauma informed counseling, DBT, EMDR, and of course crafts/painting. Helping folks care for self is extremely important in life’s struggles, and sharing the hearts desires helps us all navigate the world.

 

It is with great anticipation that I get to know the uniqueness of you in a holistic environment where we can work on reaching the heights of your passion. I hope all my folks find me supportive and comforting on their journey in life. We can do this! See you soon!

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Tiffani Gebhardt, LPC

Specialties & Interests
  • EMDR

  • Addiction

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • CBT and Trauma-Focused CBT (children)

  • Depression/Mood Disorders

  • Anxiety

  • Special Needs

  • Stress and Emotional Disturbance

       Location: Forty Fort and                            Virtual

Hi! I am a licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania. I completed my master's degree at Villanova University in June 2020 and have two bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Cedar Crest College.

 

I have always felt curious about others’ unique experiences of the world. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. My primary focus in counseling is to create a safe space in which clients can be vulnerable and learn to understand themselves more deeply.

 

I approach counseling from a Cognitive Behavioral perspective that focuses on the connection between clients’ thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. I am also trained in EMDR. Let’s work together to uncover your authentic self.

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Emily Golden,
LPC, NCC

Specialties & Interests
  • Children, Adolescents, and Adults

  • Couples

  • Depression/Mood Disorders

  • Anxiety

  • Family Conflicts

  • Peer Relationships

  • Identification and Development of Healthy Relationships

  • Behavioral Concerns

  • Emotional Regulation

  • Life Stressors

  • Adjustment Disorders

  • Personal Development

       Location: Clarks Summit                            and Virtual

Hello! My name is Emily and a little educational history about myself: I graduated from Millersville University with my bachelor's degree in Psychology and received my master's degree in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling from Walden University.

 

Growing up and into my adult life I have always been the listener. I have a passion of listening and learning about people. My experience throughout the years has allowed me to work with a wide range of individuals and the issues they experience. I utilize CBT, Narrative, and Person-Centered therapies the most.

 

My goal as a therapist is to allow a safe place for couples and individuals to express themselves in an open and honest way. I strive to do my best to provide different avenues of thoughts and goals that meet my clients where they are, and help them build the life that they have envisioned.

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Megan Greenwald,
MA, LPC, NCC, CGCS

Specialties & Interests
  • Emotional Issues

  • Depression/Mood Disorders

  • Anxiety

  • Eating Disorders

  • Body Image

  • Self-Esteem

  • Trauma

  • Grief and Loss

  • Relationship Issues

  • Relational Counseling

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Codependency

       Location: Scranton and                              Virtual

Hi,

My name is Megan E. Greenwald. 

I believe that the counseling relationship is one that can help growth and transformation come. Using a relationship focused approach, we can create a working alliance that will assist you in personal growth and wellness. 

I went to Penn State University and obtained my Bachelors Degree in Human Development and Family Studies. I obtained my Masters Degree from Marywood University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am currently a Nationally Certified Counselor and am licensed as a professional counselor. 

I am also a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist. Together we can make a difference and I am honored to guide you in owning your story and loving yourself. 

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Harli Haggerty,
NCC

Specialties & Interests
  • LGBTQ+

  • Autism

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Trauma

  • Life Transitions

  • Identity Development

  • Self-Esteem

  • ADHD

       Location: Dunmore and                              Virtual

Hello! I'm Harli! I am a Nationally Certified Counselor. I earned my bachelor's degree in psychology and my Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Scranton.

 

I have five years of experience in community mental health. Most of my experience is working with children, adolescents, and young adults. I incorporate a humanistic, cognitive behavioral, and strength based approach to meet clients' individual needs. I believe in working closely with the client to empower them to accomplish goals.

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Alison (Ali) Hamilton-Fay,
MS, LPC, NCC

Specialties & Interests
  • Children, Adolescents, Adults

  • Child Centered Play Therapy

  • LGBTQIA+

  • Adolescent Issues

  • Adjustment Problems In Children

  • Identity Development

  • Grief and Loss

  • Trauma

  • Emotion Regulation

  • Emotional Disturbance

  • Parenting Concerns

  • Depression/Mood Disorders

  • Anxiety

       Location: Clarks Summit                            and Virtual

I earned a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with advanced training in Child-Centered Play Therapy from The University of Scranton in May 2019 and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Regis College in Massachusetts in 2001. 

I have experience working with children, tweens, adolescents and adults. Using a person-centered approach, my goal is to create an egalitarian relationship where clients feel supported and accepted in a safe, non-judgmental space that highlights strengths, emphasizes empowerment, and fosters resiliency. Through the counseling experience, I hope to help my clients see the whole picture of who they are, be able to live authentically, improve their overall wellbeing, and to grow or change in positive ways.

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Rachel Homitz,
M.Ed.

Specialties & Interests
  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • EMDR

  • Gender Dysphoria

  • LGBTQIA+

  • Eating Disorders

Hi! Thank you for taking the time to read more about me as you take the first steps to begin your journey to healing.

I graduated from Keystone College and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Child and Society, and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. I am pursuing my Master’s degree in Social Work from Marywood University. I have worked primarily with children and families over the past 13 years.

I am trained in EMDR to help clients work through trauma and distressing life experiences, which can continue impacting their lives. I believe there is no single approach for every individual, so I incorporate a person-centered and strengths-based approach. I am passionate about providing a non-judgmental and safe space for all individuals where my clients can explore and develop their strengths. By focusing on your strengths, you can build a sense of self-efficacy and control in your life, which can be instrumental in helping you achieve goals. We will work together to build upon your strengths, improve your communication, learn new coping skills, and create lasting changes. I will support you as you take the steps toward reaching your goals, learn to navigate life’s stressors and improve your overall well-being. I am committed to helping you make positive changes in your life.

I look forward to working together to help you on your journey to healing and to help you achieve your goals!

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Erin Joyce,

MA

Specialties & Interests
  • Expressive Arts

  • Ecotherapy

  • CBT/DBT

  • Mindfulness/Meditation

  • Anxiety

  • Depression/Mood Disorders

  • Behavioral Concerns

  • Life Transitions

  • Special Needs

  • Trauma

  • Grief and Loss

  • Parenting Support

  • Perinatal Mental Health (pregnant/postpartum mothers)

       Location: Dunmore and                              Virtual

I utilize a person-centered expressive arts therapy approach which includes the use of art, storytelling, music, movement, drama, sandtray, and play therapy tailored to meet the client's needs.  The use of expressive arts therapy allows the client to externalize their problems or issues.  Externalizing the problem through images, words, sounds, and/or movement allows the client to view it in many ways and to allow healing.  My journey into expressive arts therapy began in 2010 when I used art therapy and writing for my own healing. After experiencing the benefits, I decided to leave my career as a special education teacher and pursue a new career as an expressive arts therapist, to guide others on their own journey from suffering to health by assisting them with overcoming obstacles through the use of the arts. Everyone is an artist. One does not need to be labeled as an “artist” to experience the healing power of the arts. In addition to expressive arts, I also utilize cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness techniques in sessions.

I am currently working towards licensure as a professional counselor (LPC) and registered expressive arts therapist (REAT) and offer private pay sessions. I graduated from Lesley University (Cambridge, MA) in 2015 with a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a Specialization in Expressive Arts Therapy. I have over a decade of experience working with children and adolescents from my previous positions as a special education teacher, ABA therapist, and mobile therapist. I also have experience providing individual and couples therapy for adults diagnosed with anxiety, depression, and substance abuse from my internship placement at a non-profit outpatient clinic.

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Julia Lettieri,
MS, NCC

Specialties & Interests
  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Relationship Concerns

  • Communication Concerns

  • Trauma

  • Sexual Assault

  • Grief and Loss

  • LGBTQ+

  • Substance Use

  • Adjustment-related Concerns

Hi there! My name is Julie and I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and I am currently in the process of completing requirements to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I hold a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Scranton and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Marywood University. 

I have five years of experience working with many individuals experiencing a variety of mental health concerns. I have primarily worked with older adolescents and young adults with a wide range of concerns, as well as adults with substance use disorders and children with behavioral and learning disorders.

 

My counseling approach is a combination of cognitive-behavioral, person-centered and strengths-based therapy. My goals in working with clients are to empower them to be their most authentic selves, to encourage them to make positive changes to improve their overall well-being and lives, and to help them achieve their unique goals. 

I think of counseling like driving in a car together—you are driving the car and in total control of the vehicle and its destination, while I am in the passenger seat providing guidance and direction to get you to the destination. Let’s drive this car together and get you where you want to go! 

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Julia Lieback,
MS, NCC

Specialties & Interests
  • Trauma Focused Therapy

  • Relationship Issues

  • Drug and Alcohol

  • LGBTQIA+

  • Depression/mood disorders

  • Grief and Loss

  • Couples

  • Veterans

  • College Students

       Location: Forty Fort and                            Virtual

Hi, I'm Julia! I have always had an interest and passion in being a helper. I received my bachelor's degree in Psychology from Penn State Scranton and my master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Shippensburg University. I am currently pursuing my license as a professional counselor.

 

I believe the counseling relationship is one that benefits the client by empowering them, building their strengths and gaining new perspectives. Most of my experience is a mix of private practice and substance abuse work, which allows me to be versatile to each client's need. I have worked with a wide range of clients including college students, substance abuse, couples, veterans, and LGBTQIA+.

 

My interests include trauma focused therapy, grief and loss, drug and alcohol, couples therapy and my orientation leans towards Person-Centered modalities and CBT. I aim to provide a welcoming space for clients to begin their counseling journey. Thanks for taking your time to read about me! 

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Gina
Lispi-Murray,
LBS

Specialties & Interests
  • Eating Disorders

  • Body Image Issues

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Children & Adolescents

  • Relationship Issues

  • Couple Counseling

  • Autism

  • ADHD

       Location: Forty Fort and                            Virtual

I graduated from King's College in 2010, Bachelor of Arts, Cum-Laude, where I double-majored in Psychology and Criminal Justice.

While at King's, I completed an internship at Wyoming Valley First Hospital, where I administered Psychological testing, and facilitated group and individual therapy for adolescents and adults.

 

In 2012, I earned my Masters of Arts in Psychology, from

Marywood University. Upon graduating from Marywood University, I became a Licensed Behavioral Specialist Consultant, and a Mobile Therapist.

 

I have provided individual therapy to children and adolescents and have incorporated other family members or individuals directly involved with the client to develop a deeper understanding of the client's world.

 

It is my main goal to help all individuals feel safe and secure, in a nonjudgmental environment. I look forward to working together to meet all of your goals!

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Laura Mariani,
MA, LPC, CADC

Specialties & Interests
  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Mood Disorders

  • Pet Bereavement 

  • Substance Use Disorders

  • Trauma

       Location:

       Clarks Summit and Virtual

My name is Laura and I'm licensed professional counselor and a certified alcohol and drug counselor. I have extensive experience working with substance use disorders, addiction, depression, anxiety, and mood disorders.  


I earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Scranton and a Master's degree in Psychology from the University of Hartford Graduate Institute for Professional Psychology. 
 

My approach to treatment is person centered and strengths based. I believe in the importance of an authentic therapeutic alliance and strive to maintain an environment that encourages positive change. 
I am grateful for all the clients who have trusted me to help them explore and grow through therapy. 

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Kathleen McGlynn,
LSW

Specialties & Interests
  • Anxiety

  • Trauma

  • Depression/Mood Disorders

  • Life Transitions/Stress

  • Grief and Loss

  • Emotional Regulation

Hello, my name is Katie, thank you for taking the time to learn a little bit about me and my approach to overall wellness.  

For the past 15 years I have worked with children, families, and individuals in many capacities. My background is primarily with children & family systems and behavior modification. My practice is strongly routed strengths based solution focused framework. I strongly believe that starting with the clients strengths and working from there yields the best outcomes. I utilize a holistic approach to overall wellness with elements of cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, person centered, and mindfulness techniques.

I am a Licensed Social Worker.  I attended Marywood University where I earned a master’s in social work with a specialization in Child Welfare and a focus on trauma. For my undergraduate degree I attended East Stroudsburg University where I earned a bachelor of science in psychology.

 

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending” –C.S. Lewis

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Hannah
McMinn, MS

Specialties & Interests
  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Grief & Loss

  • Trauma

  • Children

  • Adolescents

  • Adults

  • Life Stressors

  • Self-Esteem

  • Family Conflict

  • Behavioral Concerns

       Location: Scranton 

                        and Virtual

Hello!  My name is Hannah McMinn, and I hold a Master of Science in Community and Trauma Counseling.  I am in the process of obtaining my LPC and have been working with adolescents and families for the past five years.  My area of focus is trauma and helping people to find peace and balance, despite early experiences of adversity and hardship.  As trauma is my area of focus, I am consistently researching and seeking educational opportunities regarding trauma treatment modalities and the advances in the science that surrounds it.  

 I have spent the past 3 years as an MST therapist working with at-risk youth and their families, helping my clients and their families find solutions and strategies to promote safety, wellness, and support in the home.  I have experience working with adolescents who do not traditionally like therapy or who have mandated to therapy by Children and Youth or Juvenile Probation.  In these cases, I work to adjust the therapeutic process to feel more relevant to them so that they can benefit from it and feel a sense of ownership of the process. 

 

Overall, I use a person-focused, strength-based and holistic approach to help my clients identify where they are now and where they would like to be. 

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George Mercurio,
MA, CADC, NCC, 
EMDR

Specialties & Interests
  • Alcohol and Substance Use Disorder

  • Adolescents

  • EMDR

  • Trauma

  • CBT

  • Facilitating Group Therapy

  • Emotional Regulation/Stress

  • Depression/Mood Disorders

  • Anxiety

  • Mindfulness

  • Grief and Loss

  • Family Issues

  • Personality Disorders

       Location: Forty Fort 

                        and Virtual

Greetings! My name is George, and my experience has shown me that the number one indicator of a client’s ability to heal is the strength of the relationship that is created between therapist and client. My approach is to always allow you to grow at your own pace, and to form a partnership where together, we can overcome the obstacles in your path and help you to achieve wellness.

 

I am a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) in the process of fulfilling my requirements to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I earned my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marywood University and my Bachelor’s Degree from Seton Hall University. I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and am also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP).

 

I have worked as a counselor for the past 6 years, helping both adults and adolescents who have drug and alcohol addictions and mental health disorders, as well as their families. Depending on your needs, my modalities include Person-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, and Mindfulness. In addition to traditional talk therapy, I offer EMDR to clients who have suffered from traumatic events in their lives. I look forward to being a part of your personal journey!

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Savina Ortiz,

LSW

Specialties & Interests
  • Depression/Mood Disorders

  • Trauma

  • Anxiety

  • Relationship Issues

  • Emotional Regulation

  • Children and Teens

  • Relationship Issues

  • Life Stressors

  • Motivational Interviewing

       Location: Forty Fort 

                        and Virtual

        Fluent in Greek

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to read a bit about myself and my counseling experience as you prepare to begin a counseling experience of your own! Whether you are new to counseling or continuing your journey, I believe that finding the right therapist with whom you can most connect with is one of the most important parts of the process.

 

I am currently a Licensed Social Worker, working towards receiving Clinical Licensure. I received my Bachelor of Social Work Degree from Monmouth University in New Jersey, and my Master of Social Work Degree from New York University. I am passionate about working with teens, adults, and families, and have experience working in schools and for non-profit organizations.

 

During my years as a therapist, I have helped teens and families of diverse financial, racial, and ethnic backgrounds work to achieve their goals. I have worked with populations struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, suicidal thoughts, and self-harm. I am aware that every individual is different and comes with their own unique life experiences, and should be treated as such. Therefore, I use different therapeutic approaches and interventions catered to each individual but favor motivational interviewing, talk therapy, person-centered, and a strength-based perspective.

 

I aim to empower and promote growth with all the individuals I work with by helping them understand and cope with their emotions, thoughts, and life events; to process adverse experiences; and to feel empowered to help themselves to achieve their highest level of functioning.

It is my goal to help individuals feel connected to a safe, unbiased, and therapeutic environment that I provide. Let us work together collaboratively to help process your experiences and emotions to initiate healing and work towards your goals!

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Tammy Rade,

LCSW

Specialties & Interests
  • Autism

  • Emotional Disturbance

  • Depression/Mood Disorders

  • Anxiety

  • ADHD

  • Trauma

  • Adjustment Problems In Children

  • Grief and Loss

  • Emotional Regulation

  • Behavioral Concerns

  • School Issues

  • Family Concerns

  • Parenting

  • Peer Relationships/Social Skills

  • Spirituality

       Location: Moscow 

                        and Virtual

I have a passion for listening to people and helping them unpack their current struggles to develop skills needed to grow and move forward. I take pride in creating a non-judgemental and safe space to explore struggles with my clients. I graduated with my masters in social work from the University of Chicago in 2003 and my Masters in Theology from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago in 2004. Since then, I have worked with people who were coming from many different walks of life and facing many different challenges. I have worked with children, as well as families, couples, and individual adults.

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Chantal Rich,

LSW

Specialties & Interests
  • Children & Adolescents 

  • Adults

  • Families

  • Adoption

  • Self-Esteem

  • Peer/Social Skills

  • Parenting Skills, Strategies, and Techniques

  • LGBTQI+

  • Multicultural and Multiracial Issues

  • Grief/Bereavement

  • Pet Bereavement 

  • Anxiety

  • Trauma

       Location: Scranton 

                        and Virtual

        Fluent in French

Hello! My name is Chantal. Thank you for taking the time to read a little about me. I am a Licensed Social Worker and obtained my master’s degree from Marywood University. My undergraduate degree is from the University of Maine at Machias in Fine Arts/American Studies.

 

I am interested in working with both children and adults in a safe, non-judgmental and therapeutic environment utilizing therapeutic techniques that will best fit the client’s needs. I use concepts from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, as well as stress reduction and relaxation techniques.

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Molly Rivera,

LPC, ATR-BC

Specialties & Interests
  • Art Therapy

  • Trauma

  • Depression/Mood Disorders

  • Anxiety

  • Grief and Loss

  • Developmental Disorders

  • Couples and Relationship Issues

       Location: Clarks Summit 

                        and Virtual

Hello. I use a variety of approaches involving creative and evidence-based practices using a person-centered approach to support my clients with issues related to trauma, anxiety and depression, and developmental disorders. I have a master's degree in art therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and over 12 years of experience in the therapy field. I believe the relationship between human beings is the dynamic element that powers healing. Therefore, it is important to meet my clients where they are at in order to provide a supportive working client/ therapist relationship. I have extensive training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and recently became certified in Equine Assisted Mental Health Therapy.

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Lyndi Roberts,
LSW, HSV

Specialties & Interests
  • Children

  • Adolescents

  • Adults

  • Parental Support

  • CBT

  • Life Stressors

  • School Related Concerns

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Behavioral Concerns

       Location: Hawley 

                        and Virtual

Hi there, I'm Lyndi! I am a Licensed Social Worker, and I earned my bachelor's degree in social work from Mercyhurst University and my master's degree in social work as well as my Home and School Visitors (HSV) Certification from Marywood University. I am currently pursuing my Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Certification from Penn State University as well as my Clinical Social Work License. 

I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. Utilizing different evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I aim to help individuals learn to live more in the moment, regulate intense emotions, and improve relationships with others.

 

I strive to provide a warm and inclusive environment that allows everyone to identify their strengths while obtaining the tools necessary for overcoming the life- challenges and stressors that could make us feel off-balanced. 

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Rochelle
Rodriguez, NCC

Specialties & Interests
  • Anxiety

  • Stress Management

  • Depression

  • School Issues

  • Career Counseling

  • Self-esteem

  • Mindfulness

  • Cultural Issues 

  • LGBTQ+

  • Adolescents/Emerging Adults 

  • Major Life Adjustments

       Location: Scranton

                        and Virtual

Hello! My name is Rochelle and I am a professional counselor working towards my license. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 2019 and my Master’s in School Counseling in 2021 from Marywood University. I have been working in the mental health field for about 4 years. I have experience working with individuals encountering difficulties with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, major life adjustments, and cultural issues. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and emerging adults. 

 

I take on a person-centered approach serving as a guide and a source of support to reaching self-acceptance and self-recovery. I view therapy as a collaborative effort in which I provide a judgment-free environment to help my clients work through life’s challenges in a safe place. My passion is to assist individuals reach their fullest potential by highlighting their strengths and helping them work through their areas of growth. I strive to assist individuals with finding purpose and healing. 

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Megan Runco,
MA, ATR-BC

Specialties & Interests
  • Children and Adolescents

  • Adults

  • Healthy Emotion Expression

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Trauma

  • Self-Esteem

  • Anger Management

  • Art Therapy

Hello! My name is Megan. I am a board certified and registered art therapist. I graduated with my master’s degree in Art Therapy from Marywood University and have been working in the art therapy field since 2013.  In those years, I’ve had the opportunity to assist children, adolescents, and adults with creative expression and healing through art therapy.  I have experience working in residential treatment facilities, inpatient hospital groups, and individual therapy settings.

 

I love helping people find alternate methods in which to express themselves! Using a variety of art techniques, metaphors, and discussion, I work with people to help them find peace and healing in their lives.  Art therapy isn’t about being “a great artist”.  In fact, no prior art experience is needed! It’s just another way to help work through difficult emotions and areas in our lives that may be hard to put into words.  Sessions are tailored to individual needs to make sure clients always feel comfortable and safe in the therapy space.

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Brenda 
Staerker-Lewis,
LCSW

Specialties & Interests
  • Addictions

  • Substance Use

  • Emotional Issues

  • Depression/Mood Disorders

  • Anxiety

  • Trauma

  • Grief and Loss

  • Family Dysfunction

  • Relationship Issues

  • Multiracial/Multiethnic Concerns

       Location: Scranton 

                        and Virtual

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a certification in Behavioral Health. I have extensive experience treating individuals, couples, and families impacted by addiction, trauma, and serious mental illness. I feel my overall goal is to help clients reframe their narrative so that they can access, and better understand their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. To achieve this, I use a Humanistic approach with a combination of techniques tailored to meet the needs of my clients.

I promise to be inclusive, non-judgmental, and compassionate. Together with my clients, I strive for a thorough understanding of past and present situations and behaviors, so that my clients can grow to accept, love, and appreciate the person they are.

The choice to seek therapy takes courage, but with courage comes empowerment! If you feel alone, disconnected, or just wish the world would stop for just one moment so you can breathe, make the choice, and call...we can do this together!

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Kim Stokes,
LPC, NCC

Specialties & Interests
  • Adults

  • Coping With Medical Conditions

  • Pain Management

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Grief and Loss

  • Caregiver Concerns

  • Stress Reduction

  • Mindfulness/Relaxation Training

       Location: Forty Fort 

                        and Virtual

Hello!  My name is Kim.  I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor.  I graduated from King's College with a bachelor's degree in Psychology and from The University of Scranton with a master’s degree in Community Counseling. I have over twenty years of experience in the field. 

 

I have experience counseling clients who have suffered major medical conditions including but not limited to: traumatic brain injury, stroke, amputations, cardiac events, major multiple injuries, COVID, etc. 

 

Through my experience I have learned the benefits of  looking at the whole person including their physical and emotional wellbeing and the strength of their support system. It has also become clear that communication with a multidisciplinary team including doctors, nurses, psychiatrists, social services, etc. leads to better outcomes overall.   

I like to compare the counseling process to building a house.  You need to find someone you trust, that listens to your concerns in a nonjudgmental manner, and takes into consideration the goals you have in order to create a blueprint for what you would like to accomplish from therapy.  Once you have that foundation, you use tools and collaboration to build something that can support you well beyond the time you spend together. 

To assist you I will apply a customized approach using elements of person-centered, cognitive behavioral, and solution focused therapies and mindfulness/relaxation training.

We will work together to reach your goals and be open to making modifications as needed. I will take a holistic approach to be sure the mind and body relationship is being respected and explored and I can provide relaxation skills training, suggestions for self care/wellness, and collaboration, as appropriate, with those important in supporting the whole person. 

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Jamie Richardson

Specialties & Interests
  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Life Stressors

  • School Related Concerns

  • Family Concerns

       Location: Scranton

                        and Virtual

Hello everyone, I am Jamie Richardson (He, Him). I am currently in the internship program for the University of Scranton’s Clinical Mental Health master’s degree program. I have a bachelor’s degree from Purdue Global University in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).  The approach I use is a person-centered focus with a solution and strength-based influence.

 

I want to take a moment to thank you for reading this and for considering your mental health needs. Obviously, from my picture, I have spent some time in this world. My background before college was in construction and helping clients that are physically and mentally indifferent. This has helped in creating the type of environment for a session where you can feel at ease and safe. This safe place is for you to be able to explore your thoughts and feelings while using myself as a sounding board. This is an opportunity to laugh, cry, scream and process what has been on your mind. 

 

Some history about myself, I am the oldest of ten children. I started working for my father’s construction company. This led to a lifetime of construction and maintenance experience. A few years ago, I was presented with the opportunity to find my passion. I have always enjoyed being able to help others through whatever means available. This lifetime of experiences has taught me to always take an out of the box approach to things. When looking at a problem there is often a point where it is more than what is being shown. If the sink is not draining right, we would at first go right to the drain, this could be the answer, or it could be other issues leading to the clog. I feel the same is true for mental health.  I look forward to working with you.

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Jackie Deck, LMT

Hi, I’m Jackie! I’m a therapeutic massage therapist licensed in Pennsylvania. I studied at the Massage Arts Center of Philadelphia, graduating in 2004. I incorporate the techniques that I have learned, in school and in continuing education classes, into every massage, as needed. I have experience in a spa setting as well as 13 years working in a chiropractic office. I love massage and what it can do to help encourage the body to heal from new and old injuries. I’m here to help and excited to do so!

Massage techniques:

  • Swedish

  • Deep Tissue

  • Myofascial Release

  • Cranial-sacral

  • Pre-natal

  • Sports

  • Reflexology

       Location: Scranton

                        

Yoga
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Marie-Audrey
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Bonjours 😊, my name is Audrey I am a Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher, RYT® 200.

I began my love affair with yoga back in 2012 to cope with stress from the Corporate World. Chemical Engineer by day, mother of 2, I was off center and unbalanced. My yoga practice steered me towards a quiet mind and taught me to slow down. I initially took the teacher training to further my practice but found an unexpected joy in leading others on their own journey. 

 

Always eager to learn, explore, and share, my goal is to inspire yoga practitioners of all skill levels in finding a calmness of their own.

My classes focus on providing a safe space so each student can just breath. In a fresh and modern way, I encourage students to embrace their unique flow in life – on and off the mat.

Ayurvedic Health Coaching
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Emma Hobson

Do you want to take back control of your health? Work with Emma to get a deeper understanding of your health on a more personal level. Ayurveda approaches treatment from an individual and holistic point of view, considering all aspects of your life from how you live to what you eat and from past to present. 

 

You will learn what types of symptoms and disorders you are most prone to, the things in your life that may contribute to those imbalances, and how to bring yourself back to a state of natural balance. Emma works with her clients to build a plan that fits into their current life and educates them on how to sustain their health beyond their work together. 

 

Ayurveda is for anyone and everyone. Emma's specialties include:

 

  • Stress/burnout

  • Anxiety

  • Insomnia

  • Digestive disorders

  • Chronic constipation/diarrhea

  • Chronic inflammation and auto-immune disorders

  • Female health and hormonal balance (PMS, fertility, perimenopause)

 

Book Free Discovery Call here: https://calendly.com/ayurvedawithemma/discovery-call

 

New clients are required to book a free Discovery Call to discuss which package is best suited for them. All new client packages include: intake questionnaire, initial consultation, and report of findings/recommendation review.

 

Insurance not accepted. Financial assistance and payment plans available.

Aromatherapy and Reiki
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Kim Harrington

Welcome! 

I have been a pharmacist for 35 years, graduating from Temple University School of Pharmacy and Somatic Coach  for Grief and Stress with certification from The Embody Lab and Trauma Healing Accelerated. 

I am also a Certified Aromatherapist, Usui Ryoho Reiki Practitioner for people and Animal Reiki practitioner, Nature Based Therapy Coach, Heartmath ® practitioner, and Companion Animal End of Life Doula.  

Using these modalities, I help people understand their nervous system and better cope with emotions and those difficult situations we often try to avoid feeling. I help clients focus on underlying physical sensations associated with emotions rather than talk about what happened. We stay in the present moment to heal the wounds of the past. 

Reiki is a non-invasive form of energy healing that can support and accelerate the body's natural ability to heal itself by balancing the energy field. 

I walked the walk myself with my own healing journey and am so happy to be able to teach others how they can find peace to breathe again and widen their window of tolerance in challenging times. I also support clients who have pets with newly diagnosed terminal illness or aging pets. Many people feel alone when dealing with the impending loss or illness of pets who are family for them and it doesn't have to be this way. I will provide you with the knowledge you need to care for yourself and your pet and hold loving space for you both. 

 

My specialties are :

 

Grief

Stress and Anxiety

Pet Loss and Hospice care

Caregiver Burnout

Mindfulness

Energy Healing and Reiki for physical and emotional Benefits 

AromaEmotion and natural  aromatherapy products for physical and emotional benefits 

 

Thanks for taking the time to read this and I’d love to get to know you! 

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Renée Arledge
Holy Fire III Reiki CRMT

I am a certified Aroma Freedom Technique Practitioner/Instructor, Holy Fire III Reiki Master/Teacher, Transition Specialist, owner of Reiki for Transitions and Oola Life Coach for Aroma Freedom. Oola is a formula for a building and sustaining a balanced and growing life.

I have 20 years of experience as a Master Herbalist and Reiki Master/Teacher.

I have taught natural health classes for Marywood University's Senior Learners program and Alternative Therapy classes at North Pocono Public Library. I teach Aroma Freedom/Oola internationally.

The Aroma Freedom Technique is a step-by-step process for  identifying and releasing negative thoughts, feelings and memories that  interfere with reaching our goals and dreams. It is meant to be used as  a way to set a person’s emotional energy flowing in a positive  direction, towards growth and expansion rather than contracting in fear,  doubt and paralysis. Aroma Freedom uses Young Living Essential Oils to trigger a  permanent shift in how we view ourselves and the world. This is a simple process that anyone can learn to use.

Acupuncture

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