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Karen Tucker, MA, Resident in Counseling

Practicing Since: 2014 Karen creates an accepting, welcoming, and supportive atmosphere where clients can explore ways to address struggles in both the short and long term. She focuses on a client-centered approach, coupled with the Enneagram, to try to discover what methods work best for…

Issues Served: Anxiety/Panic, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, OCD

Sakina Blunt, Resident in Counseling

Practicing Since 2014 Sakina seeks to create a safe space where anyone who comes to therapy can feel that they can be themselves without judgement.  She is “here to help YOU find YOUR voice.”  She recognizes that past experiences and being able to understand the…

Issues Served: Abortion, Abuse/Neglect, ADD/ADHD, Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Autism Spectrum, Behavioral Issues, BIPOC Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family, Career Counseling, Codependency, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Miscarriages, OCD, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Process Addictions (i.e. food, gambling, other), PTSD, Self Esteem, Self-Harm, Sexual Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, Workplace Issues

Kathryn “Bailey” Johnson, LMSW, Supervisee in Clinical Counseling

Practicing Since: 2019 Bailey aspires to build authentic and trusting relationships with clients by providing a safe and private atmosphere.  She wants to get to know the client’s interests, personality, and passions so that the client may be fully known and seen by her as…

Issues Served: Abortion, Abuse/Neglect, ADD/ADHD, Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Autism Spectrum, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Career Counseling, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Miscarriages, OCD, Oncology, Personality Disorders, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Process Addictions (i.e. food, gambling, other), PTSD, Self Esteem, Self-Harm, Sexual Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, Workplace Issues

Chelsea Jefferson, LCSW

Practicing Since: 2016 Chelsea has gained experience with a variety of populations, situations, and backgrounds. The foundation of her experience was accumulated in a residential setting for children and adolescents. Although Chelsea’s specialty lies in treating trauma and adverse childhood experiences, she tailors each session…

Issues Served: Abortion, Abuse/Neglect, Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family, Career Counseling, Codependency, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Miscarriages, OCD, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Process Addictions (i.e. food, gambling, other), PTSD, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Trauma, Workplace Issues

Zamir Bridgman, MSW

Practicing Since: 2009 Zamir cultivates an atmosphere and relationship with her clients that is fundamentally supportive and nonjudgmental to both adults and children. Zamir has experience working with clients dealing with depression, anxiety, grief, DSM-5 diagnosis, and family counseling. Zamir believes that therapy is a…

Issues Served: Abortion, Abuse/Neglect, ADD/ADHD, Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Autism Spectrum, Behavioral Issues, BIPOC Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Career Counseling, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Developmental Disorders, Dissociative Disorders, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Eating Disorders, Gender Identity Issues, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Miscarriages, OCD, Personality Disorders, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, PTSD, Schizophrenia, Self Esteem, Self-Harm, Sexual Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma

Mary Martin, Supervisee in Clinical Social Work

Practicing Since: 2017 Mary believes that radical acceptance is foundational for healing and recovery.  She strives to create an environment of unconditional positive regard where clients feel safe exploring challenging thoughts, difficult emotions, and traumatic experiences. She uses trauma-informed and strengths-based interventions to help clients…

Issues Served: Abortion, Abuse/Neglect, Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic, Bipolar Disorder, Career Counseling, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Miscarriages, OCD, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Workplace Issues

Ben Orlando, Resident in Counseling

Practicing Since:2021 Ben creates a safe space so that clients feel comfortable working through difficult issues. His primary modality is Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy, which is an experiential therapy focusing on what is happening during the session.  He helps clients notice what is going on,…

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, ADD/ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Depression, Grief/Bereavement, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, OCD, PTSD, Self Esteem, Sleep Disorders, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, Workplace Issues

Lyzbeth Monard Eguren, MSW

Practicing Since: 2020 Lyzbeth believes that the counseling process is a journey of growth and healing based on trust and mutual respect. She utilizes holistic healing that acknowledges that a person is physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.  She gives clients the opportunity to explore their…

Issues Served: Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Depression, Divorce, Infertility, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Self Esteem

Kellie McCall, Resident in Counseling

Practicing Since: 2021 Kellie creates a comfortable and welcoming environment that encourages clients to feel safe in sharing their thoughts, feelings, and experiences.  She enjoys using a Person-centered approach in the early stages of therapy that allows her to get to know the client on…

Issues Served: Anxiety/Panic, Depression, Grief/Bereavement, Marital/Premarital, Self Esteem, Trauma

Susan McAlister, MA

Practicing Since: 2021 Susan’s counseling environment provides warmth, kindness, and honesty.  She offers a listening ear to understand the client’s needs and works with clients to find their unique strength-based solutions. She wants to help clients reach their goals and to thrive. Believing that people…

Issues Served: Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Career Counseling, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Grief/Bereavement, Marital/Premarital, PTSD, Self Esteem, Self-Harm, Sleep Disorders, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma

Ori Onazi, MA, Resident in Counseling

Practicing Since: 2019 Ori believes that the therapeutic process is a team effort that is successful when there’s vulnerability, honesty, and a willingness to be self-aware. She strives to create a warm and welcoming environment for individuals to attain emotional, social, and mental wellbeing. She…

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, Anxiety/Panic, Blended Family, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Grief/Bereavement, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, PTSD, Self Esteem, Self-Harm, Sex Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Addiction, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, Workplace Issues

Christen Panissidi, LCSW

Practicing Since: 2014 Christen believes that mental health should be talked about and normalized.  She strives to create a safe, relaxing, and fun environment for her clients to feel comfortable expressing their struggles with life.  She recognizes that everyone’s personal needs are important and helps…

Issues Served: Abortion, Abuse/Neglect, ADD/ADHD, Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Career Counseling, Depression, Eating Disorders, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Loss/Abandonment, Miscarriages, OCD, Oncology, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, PTSD, Self Esteem, Substance Dependence (i.e. drug/alcohol), Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, Workplace Issues

Sarah Nies, LPC, ATR-BC

Practicing Since: 2016 Sarah creates a caring and supportive environment, championing clients in self-discovery and healing. After earning a Master’s in Art Education and a Master’s in Art Therapy, Sarah continued expanding her knowledge and techniques, incorporating art into therapy. She is a Board-Certified Art…

Issues Served: Abortion, Abuse/Neglect, Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic, Bipolar Disorder, Career Counseling, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Infidelity, Intellectual Disabilities, Loss/Abandonment, Miscarriages, OCD, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, PTSD, Self Esteem, Self-Harm, Sexual Abuse, Trauma, Workplace Issues

Beatriz Portillo, MSW

Practicing Since: 2016 Beatriz approaches therapy from a practical and interactive way. She helps individuals build on their strengths to accomplish their personal goals both spiritually and mentally. Beatriz partners with her clients through the process of healing and personal growth. Having provided counseling and…

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family, Career Counseling, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Infidelity, OCD, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, PTSD, Self Esteem, Self-Harm, Sexual Abuse, Trauma, Workplace Issues

Ashley Conzel, LCPC

Practicing Since: 2020 Ashley’s extensive experience in mental healthcare has equipped her to guide clients through identifying and achieving therapeutic goals as they are the experts on their lives. She provides unconditional, positive, regard and offers a non-judgmental space to process emotions. Trained in EMDR…

Issues Served: Abortion, Abuse/Neglect, ADD/ADHD, Anxiety/Panic, Autism Spectrum, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Codependency, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Divorce, OCD, Personality Disorders, Process Addictions (i.e. food, gambling, other), PTSD, Schizophrenia, Self Esteem, Self-Harm, Substance Dependence (i.e. drug/alcohol), Trauma

Carrie Bravinder, LPC

Practicing Since: 1998 Carrie believes a strong therapeutic relationship is essential to the counseling process. She wants her clients to feel safe, understood, and accepted as she works with them to achieve their goals. As a military spouse, Carrie understands firsthand the unique challenges military…

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John Howard, MA, Resident in Counseling

Practicing Since: 2020 John approaches counseling from a client-centered perspective to help foster a safe, inclusive environment. Maintaining openness and transparency while upholding confidentiality is of utmost importance to him. He helps clients focus on re-framing commonly distressing events into a different, often more positive…

Issues Served: ADD/ADHD, Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Autism Spectrum, Behavioral Issues, Career Counseling, Codependency, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Grief/Bereavement, Loss/Abandonment, Process Addictions (i.e. food, gambling, other), Self Esteem, Sexual Addiction, Sleep Disorders, Substance Dependence (i.e. drug/alcohol), Suicidal Ideation

Isabel Stratton, MSW

Practicing Since: 2022 Creating opportunity for trust, allowing clients to be vulnerable while focusing on their strengths helps Isabel build relationship with her clients. Regardless of background, clients can expect a welcoming environment. Isabel believes it’s important to provide children and youth with the tools…

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic, Bipolar Disorder, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Infidelity, OCD, Personality Disorders, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, PTSD, Self Esteem, Self-Harm, Sexual Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, Workplace Issues

Kimberly Palmer, MA, Resident in Counseling

Practicing Since: 2017 Kim believes in the authentic self and strives to create a safe space that is empowering and genuine. She fervently listens to client needs and her approach is client specific within the framework of their purposeful goals. An eclectic therapist, Kim enjoys…

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, ADD/ADHD, Anxiety/Panic, Career Counseling, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Grief/Bereavement, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Oncology, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, PTSD, Self Esteem, Self-Harm, Sleep Disorders, Trauma, Workplace Issues

Evelyn Lieb, MA, Resident in Counseling

Practicing Since: 2021 Evelyn creates space where her clients feel comfortable and safe to talk about even the most difficult topics. Children are welcome as she creates a fun and playful environment, letting them lead the conversation. Evelyn chooses to focus on the strengths of…

Issues Served: Abortion, Abuse/Neglect, ADD/ADHD, Anxiety/Panic, Autism Spectrum, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Loss/Abandonment, Miscarriages, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, PTSD, Self Esteem, Self-Harm, Sexual Abuse, Substance Dependence (i.e. drug/alcohol), Suicidal Ideation, Trauma

Aparicio Cottrell Jr., MS, Resident in Counseling

Practicing Since:2016 Aparicio uses a solution-focused approach with clients. He seeks to allow his clients to tell him about who they are and likes to work together with his clients in order to help them achieve their treatment goals. Aparicio views the counseling process as…

Issues Served: Abortion, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Infidelity, Marital/Premarital, Process Addictions (i.e. food, gambling, other), Sexual Addiction

Lisa Kelleher, MA, Resident in Counseling

Practicing Since: 2010 Lisa believes everyone has the capacity and resiliency to help themselves but sometimes, they need someone else to help them discover the path to wellness. Her goal is to help individuals understand their thoughts, feelings, and experiences so that they may heal…

Issues Served: Abortion, Abuse/Neglect, Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Miscarriages, OCD, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, PTSD, Self Esteem, Self-Harm, Sexual Abuse, Substance Dependence (i.e. drug/alcohol), Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, Workplace Issues

Nettia Banton, Licensed Resident in Counseling

Practicing Since:2012 Nettia provides a safe and open space where clients are accepted, valued, and respected. She utilizes a strength-based, client-focused therapeutic approach grounded in Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavioral therapies. She focuses on listening to and understanding her clients in order to create a…

Issues Served: ADD/ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Codependency, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Grief/Bereavement, Marital/Premarital, Miscarriages, Personality Disorders, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Schizophrenia, Self Esteem, Self-Harm, Sleep Disorders, Substance Dependence (i.e. drug/alcohol), Suicidal Ideation, Trauma

Megan Thurkins, MA, Resident in Counseling

Practicing Since: 2019 We all carry stories within ourselves, some that are life-giving, some that can hurt. Who we are is complex, made up of inner narratives and experiences that can be challenging to untangle. Many times, clients decide to engage in therapy in the…

Issues Served: ADD/ADHD, Anxiety/Panic, Bipolar Disorder, Chronic Illness/Pain, Depression, Loss/Abandonment, OCD, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, PTSD, Self Esteem, Self-Harm, Sleep Disorders, Substance Dependence (i.e. drug/alcohol), Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, Workplace Issues

Dr. Karen Yaw, Ph.D., Resident in Counseling

Practicing Since: 2015 Karen’s therapeutic approach includes strength-based interventions which maintain a client’s autonomy while fostering growth and wellness. She is dedicated to helping clients develop a greater sense of self, awareness of need, and openness to healing relationships. Karen earned her doctoral degree in…

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, ADD/ADHD, Anxiety/Panic, Bipolar Disorder, Career Counseling, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Grief/Bereavement, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Miscarriages, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, PTSD, Self Esteem, Sleep Disorders, Trauma

Jennifer Schalow, LPC

Practicing Since: 2007 Jennifer implements both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Person-Centered treatment interventions in her practice. She has found that when using these interventions, individuals can overcome and understand their thought processes. Additionally, her focus on the family system unit allows her to be effective in…

Issues Served: Abortion, Abuse/Neglect, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Career Counseling, Codependency, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Grief/Bereavement, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, OCD, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Trauma, Workplace Issues

Michelle Wenz, LCSW

Practicing Since: 2011 Michelle is a bilingual (Spanish/English) Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in working with children and families to address anxiety, ADHD, autism, and other special educational needs, social skills, emotion dysregulation, trauma, abuse and/or neglect, life transitions and acculturation/reunification issues. She has…

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, ADD/ADHD, Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Autism Spectrum, Behavioral Issues, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Grief/Bereavement, Loss/Abandonment, PTSD, Self Esteem, Trauma

Dr. Patricia Profit, LPC, PhD

Practicing Since: 2016 Patricia finds it rewarding helping others learn to develop and maintain healthy relationships, overcome negative thoughts, become spiritually mature, and effectively manage their lives. Patricia’s approach to counseling is to build a therapeutic counseling relationship that provides support and practical feedback to…

Issues Served: Abortion, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Codependency, Depression, Grief/Bereavement, Infidelity, Marital/Premarital, Miscarriages, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Self Esteem, Trauma, Workplace Issues

Pamela Dourado, Masters Level Counselor & Life Coach

Practicing Since: 2012 Pam is a Board-Certified Life Coach with a Masters in Counseling from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. She meets individuals where they are to partner with them in moving out of stressful life situations to create a more fulfilling future. You might feel frustrated,…

Issues Served: Abortion, Abuse/Neglect, Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic, Career Counseling, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Miscarriages, OCD, Oncology, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Workplace Issues

Melissa Hoffman, LPC

Practicing Since: 2007 Melissa focuses on building the therapeutic relationship through empathy, respect for the individual, and unconditional support. Through this therapeutic relationship, clients are able to set goals and achieve them. Once this therapeutic relationship is built, Melissa uses cognitive behavioral techniques, mindfulness, and…

Issues Served: Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Career Counseling, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Grief/Bereavement, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Self Esteem, Workplace Issues

LeeAnn Gumulauskas, LPC

Practicing Since: 2010 LeeAnn creates a comfortable, safe space to unpack whatever concerns the client is bringing to counseling. LeeAnn utliizes talk therapy with an emphasis on instilling hope. Sometimes hope comes through changes in circumstances, other times through personal growth along the way. When…

Issues Served: Abuse/Neglect, ADD/ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family, Career Counseling, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Grief/Bereavement, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Process Addictions (i.e. food, gambling, other), PTSD, Self Esteem, Self-Harm, Sleep Disorders, Substance Dependence (i.e. drug/alcohol), Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, Workplace Issues

Karen Massey, MA, Resident in Counseling

Practicing Since: 2019 Karen received her Bachelor degree in Counseling from Liberty University in 2015. She received her Master degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2018. Karen holds a Domestic Violence certification from Berks Women in Crisis which she received in 2011. She…

Issues Served: Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Blended Family, Career Counseling, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Self Esteem, Sleep Disorders, Workplace Issues

Claudia McDowell, LCSW

Practicing Since: 1998 Claudia has over twenty years of experience working with children and families. She utilizes a strength-based perspective to support individuals through the healing journey. Claudia’s practice incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and trauma-informed best practices. She has received advanced training…

Issues Served: ADD/ADHD, Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Blended Family, Depression, Loss/Abandonment, Self Esteem, Workplace Issues