Meet Our Counselors

Cari Herschman
Accepting:
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Cari Herschman, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Cari Herschman is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania who has 5 years experience partnering with teenagers, young adults and adults seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, mood disorders, grief/loss and relationship issues. She completed his Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from the Pennsylvania State University and received his Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Kutztown University.

Cari utilizes a person-centered approach to empower you to find your inner strength and connect with your best self. Cari helps her clients embrace their strengths and utilize them so they can live a more fulfilling life.

Cari believes everyone can benefit from therapeutic intervention, learning new coping skills, and changing unhealthy thought patterns.Cari is here to help you set goals and work to achieve them in a no-pressure, non-judgmental, safe environment. She has a calm, intuitive, and honest approach that allows you to work toward becoming the best version of yourself.

Education

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Kutztown University

Specialties

  • Anxiety Therapy
  • Stress Counseling
  • Panic Counseling
  • Depression Counseling
  • Mood Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder

 

Hayley Roverana
Accepting:
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Capital BlueCross
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Hayley Roverana, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Hayley Roverana is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Pennsylvania. Hayley has 4 years of experience working with adolescents and adults seeking help for anxiety, depression, domestic violence, substance use disorders, and other issues. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Social Work from East Stroudsburg University and her Masters of Science in Social Work from Marywood University.

Hayley utilizes a person-centered approach that focuses on meeting each client’s individualized needs. Hayley’s goal is to assist clients in leading a more fulfilling and peaceful life, as life is too short to surrender to bad relationships or let trauma, depression, or anxiety control us.

Hayley seeks to provide a safe space to explore one's struggles free from judgement. One of the bravest things you can do is reach out for help and take your story into your own hands. Calling a therapist can be intimidating, but we hope you take a moment to call and see how we can help.

Education

Marywood University
Masters of Science in Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Domestic Violence
  • Depression
  • Substance Use
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Adolescents
Jami Dumler
Accepting:
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Capital BlueCross
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jami Dumler, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Jami Dumler is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Pennsylvania and a nationally certified Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy provider. Jami has over four years of experience partnering with clients across the lifespan seeking help with various mood and anxiety disorders, family conflict and relationship stressors, traumatic experiences and life transitions such as loss, divorce, career changes, and weight loss journeys. Jami has experience working with clients age 3-65+ in individual, family and couple’s therapy. She completed her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from West Chester University and received her Masters of Social Work from University of South Carolina. Jami has also completed the WPATH foundations course for Best Practices in Transgender Care and has experience assisting children, teens and families on their journey in transitioning.

Jami utilizes a relational approach to help empower clients to create new insights and shift their current patterns and mindset to create a positive, meaningful, fulfilling life. Jami believes that you and your therapist are a team in this journey together and that everyone can benefit from having a safe, open place to process and problem solve life’s stressors. Jami utilizes strengths based approaches in mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and psychodynamic therapy to help frame sessions to fit your needs and personality. Jami is also known to incorporate various artistic outlets as well as games and yoga into sessions for a unique and positive experience!

Jami invites all clients to take a step towards your best self with a calm, caring, personalized experience. She vows to support you with a safe, no pressure, and non-judgmental environment and is excited to begin this new chapter with you.

Education

University of South Carolina
Masters of Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Grief
  • Parenting
  • ADHD
John O'Bell
Accepting:
  • Capital BlueCross
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Quest Behavioral
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

John O’Bell, LPC

Philosophy of Care

John O’Bell is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania who has 10 years working with individuals, groups, families and couples who may be experiencing life stressors or adjustments in life such as new relationship, parenting, new profession or adjusting to our ever-changing world.  In addition, John has attained a degree in religious studies and enjoys working with people who may be struggling to make a spiritual connection to the world in which we live.  John completed his Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from the University of Scranton and received his Master of Science in Community Counseling from that same institution.  He holds a Master of Divinity from Christ the King Seminary as well.  

John employs meaning focus therapeutic resources and cognitive behavioral techniques in therapy to help Clients meet challenges in their day-to-day living.  He seeks to establish a therapeutic relationship based on respect and a mindfulness approach so that individuals, families and couples can express themselves in new and more effective ways.  

Education

Master of Science in Community Counseling
University of Scranton

Master of Divinity
Christ the King Seminary

Specialties

  • Spirituality/Christian Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Couples Counseling
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Academic/Career Counseling
  • Addiction

 

Juliana Igbinosun
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Capital BlueCross
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150:Intake $100:Follow-up

Juliana Igbinosun, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Juliana F. Igbinosun is a Family Nurse Practitioner, board-certified by the American Academy Nurse Credentialing Center, and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, licensed by the state of Massachusetts to provide patient-centered healthcare to patients of adult and geriatric ages.

Her scope of practice encompasses health promotion, disease prevention, diagnosis and management of common and complex health care problems beginning in adulthood and continuing throughout the aging process. Provides Psychiatric and psychopharmacological assessment and treatment for a teenager, adult and seniors.

In addition to her extensive clinical experience, Juliana has an exceptional combination of strong medical and behavioral health skills and strives to provide the best health care possible. She believes in building a long-lasting and trusting relationship with all patients.

Education

Regis College
Master of Nursing

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood disorder
  • Social anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • PTSD
  • Stress Management
  • Life transitions
  • Anger management
Lauren Robison
Accepting:
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Lauren Robison, LPC, MA, ATR-BC

Philosophy of Care 

Lauren Robison is a Registered and Board-Certified Art Therapist as well as a  Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania working the last 5  years in a variety of settings supporting children, adolescents, adults, and older  adults with trauma, anxiety, depression, severe mental illness, behavioral issues, and life transitions. Lauren received her Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling from Drexel University. 

Lauren works to offer person-centered, compassionate, and humanistic care utilizing Art Therapy. Art therapy allows for a bridge of communication from what  is held in the mind and body to transform into a tangible product. This forms a  shared language between client and Art Therapist to join in a collective experience  reassuring the client no longer must face their difficulties alone. Lauren’s approach  creates an empathetic understanding through the creative process as well as  weaving in other techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness  to work to meet the client wherever they are at in their walk of life.  

Lauren’s eclectic style allows you to come as you are and feel heard and understood fostering a safe and confidential space to create, express yourself  freely, and work to meet your desired goals. Your life is a blank canvas, let’s make  it beautiful. 

Education

Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling
Drexel University

Specialties

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Relational Issues
  • Grief & Loss
Rachel Kelly
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Capital BlueCross
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Rachel Kelly, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Rachel Kelly is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 14 years in the mental health and addictions field. Rachel works with adults who are seeking help for trauma, addiction, anxiety, depression, Women’s issues, and life transitions. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Lock Haven University and received her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Arcadia University.
Rachel has a person-centered and solution focused approach and utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing, among other modalities. She also likes to use art in order to provide a different way of looking at issues than with just traditional talk therapy.
Rachel believes that everyone deserves to have time for themselves, be heard, and feel comfortable. She seeks to establish a caring and secure therapeutic environment to allow you to build on your strengths and meet the goals you have in mind and want to set for yourself.

Education

Arcadia University
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Arcadia University

Specialties

  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Women’s Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Self Esteem
Valton Canada
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Capital BlueCross
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Valton Canada, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Valton Canada is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania.  He earned his Master’s degree in Human Service Counseling from Lincoln University Philadelphia.

Valton has largely worked with at-risk youth in the community and residential settings, as well as juvenile and adult offenders reentering the community after periods of incarceration.  His clinical experience includes the treatment of trauma-related disorders, anger management, domestic violence, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse.  Valton integrates CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing and Reality Therapy approaches in his work with clients to assist them in identifying and changing maladaptive was of coping and increasing emotional self-regulation.

The challenges we face in life are inevitable, however, it is how we view and choose to address these challenges that determines what is gained.  Valton believes that while no one wants to experience discomfort, it is an essential part of the change process and ultimately growing as a person.  He works to provide individuals with a safe environment to explore and develop their strengths in order to enhance their lives.

Education

Masters in Human Service Counseling
Lincoln University Philadelphia

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Anger Management
  • Domestic Violence
  • Substance Abuse
Erica Johnson
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Erica Johnson, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Erica Johnson is a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner in the state of Pennsylvania. She completed her Bachelors of Nursing from Temple University in Philadelphia, P.A. She received her Masters of Nursing in Psychiatry from Walden University. She has over 11 years in the field of Nursing. 

Erica specializes in providing medication management and psychotherapy to individuals across the lifespan for many psychiatric disorders. This includes but not limited to depression, anxiety disorders, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorders, PTSD, Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder etc.

Education

Temple University
Walden University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Panic attacks
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD)
  • PTSD
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder
Jean Pantal
Accepting:
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Magellan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Jean Pantal, PMHNP, NP-C

Philosophy of Care

“When life gives you lemon makes lemonade”. With the pandemic and restrictions in place, this quote makes more sense than ever. The only constant in life is change. This is not a cry to give up but one to redefine and refocus one-self, to adapt and find new meaning for our lives. Dr. Pantal's (aka Dr. P, DNP) philosophy of care revolves around the principles that we are all unique and we all have the ability and strength to change our life for the better.  Dr. P prioritizes the needs of the individual and works in partnership to find the best path to personal wellness.

Jean J. Pantal is a board-certified PMHNP and Medical nurse practitioner.  He graduated from Temple University with a bachelor's in business administration, a Master in Nursing Science, and a Doctor in Nursing Practice. He also graduated from Drexel University with a bachelor's in Nursing Science. Dr. P has more than ten years’ experience in Advanced Practice Nursing. The practice is dedicated to working with clients (adults) dealing with mild to moderate depression and anxiety.

Jean J. Pantal is delighted to help you adapt to changes to your environment via a Holistic approach and medication management. Telehealth psychiatric platform is provided via a secure, and HIPAA compliant setting.

Education

Temple University
Doctorate in Nursing Practice

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
Jennifer Achille
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Capital BlueCross
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
Pending:
  • ComPsych
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Jennifer Achille, MA, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Jennifer Achille is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania with over 10 years of experiencing in supporting adolescents, adults and families with anxiety, depression, life stressors, and women’s issues. Jennifer completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Millersville University and received her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Arcadia University.

Jennifer uses an eclectic approach to support her clients in recognizing their own strengths as they navigate their journey in working towards their personal goals. Jennifer utilizes a collaborative, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness based, and solution-focused approach in working with her clients, while being open to creatives ways to best support the individuals she works with.

Jennifer seeks to establish a warm and safe atmosphere for you to identify and work towards your personal goals. Jennifer will work with you to motivate and support you in being your best self as you work towards the meaningful life you want to lead.

Education

Arcadia University
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress management
  • Women’s issues
  • Life transitions
  • Family issues
  • Relationship issues
Kimberlie Taylor
Accepting:
  • ComPsych
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Kimberlie Taylor, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care 

Kimberlie Taylor is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, with training and experience treating patients with psychiatric disorders across the lifespan and across practice settings, from in patient acute-hospitals, outpatient clinics and prison population. 

Her education includes a Master of Science in Nursing, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner specialization, from Walden University and a BSN in Nursing from LaSalle University.  Kimberlie utilizes Jean Watson 10 Caritas, where the patient is always the focus of the practice.  

Kimberlie firmly believes that the patient is the leader in their care and has deep respect for the clients lived experience.  Kimberlie’s goal is to empower patients in their decision-making.

Education

Walden University
Master's in Nursing

 

Monique Searight
Accepting:
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Capital BlueCross
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150:Intake $100:Follow-up

Monique Searight, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Monique Searight is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, with training and experience in treating adult patients with psychiatric disorders across practice settings, which includes: hospitals, long-term care facilities, and outpatient clinics. Some of her practice specialties include (but are not limited to) ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, and Schizophrenia. She has been a psychiatric nurse for over 10 years. Her education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Gwynedd Mercy University, and a Master of Science in Nursing, (Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner specialization), from Drexel University.

Monique's style of practice can be traditional (prescribing up to date psychiatric medications) or alternative medicine (natural treatments including but not limited to vitamins, supplements, lifestyle modification- diet, exercise, etc.). She believes in the mind/body/spiritual connection, with emphasis on how we are made up as a whole person and not a series of parts.

Monique strongly believes that medications assist greatly during recovery but are not all inclusive. She strongly encourages counseling/ therapy in order to obtain a new perspective, to learn new coping skills and to assist with processing past life events.

Education

Drexel University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar
  • Schizophrenia
Avis Pitkow
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Capital BlueCross
  • Independence BlueCross
Self Pay Rate: $119

Avis Pitkow, PsyD, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Pitkow earned her Master’s Degree and her Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from Immaculata University. She has a diverse background having worked with outpatient, inpatient, substance abuse and dual diagnosis populations. In addition to working in the field for close to 20 years, Dr. Pitkow brings essential life experiences to the work. Dr. Pitkow believes that the most important aspect of therapy is the relationship established between the client and the therapist, without which very little is accomplished. To that end she aims to create a safe and warm environment where the relationship can develop. She states she is not a “one size fits all” type therapist, therefore integrative, psychodynamic, eclectic and a touch of CBT would be good descriptors of her style. She believes in meeting clients where they are and going from there and is particularly fond of working with people who are in early sobriety having difficulty learning to “live life on life’s terms.“  She appreciates working with people who have felt stuck and are ready to do the work to make some changes. It is rewarding to be there with them to assist in that process.

Education

Immaculata University
Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology

Specialties

  • Relationships
  • Marriage
  • Phobia Counseling
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Substance and Addictive Disorders
  • CBT
  • Psychodynamic
  • Health/Medical Problems
Jocelyn Ackerman
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Capital BlueCross
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Jocelyn Ackerman, LMFT

Jocelyn Ackerman is a PA & NJ Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a NJ Licensed Addiction Counselor with experience working with trauma, addiction, couple and family therapy, domestic violence, religious/spiritual abuse, organizational/workplace abuse, incarceration, military life, chronic health and financial challenges, grief and loss. Jocelyn earned her undergraduate degree in Religious Studies at Cairn University (05) and her masters in Family Therapy at Liberty University (10). Jocelyn has Postgraduate Clinical Training from Council for Relationships (12) and Rutgers Addiction Counselor Training Programs (14). Jocelyn has additional clinical training in Compulsive Gambling Disorder through the NJ Council on Compulsive Gambling and Domestic Violence through NJ CASA training. Jocelyn has a variety of work experience in healthcare having been employed in the hospital system, working on military installments, working in school systems, working in residential and outpatient addiction treatment programming, community mental health, at-risk youth shelter, social services and prison in addition to private practice experience. 

Jocelyn’s main goal working as a therapist is to help strengthen interpersonal relationships in friendships, couples, families and organizations as well as help individuals build personal resiliency through the storms in their lives. Jocelyn believes that every person’s life journey is a unique pathway and considers it a privilege to join alongside others at pivotal moments in the process of change. Jocelyn understands from both a vast array of personal and professional experience that everyone benefits from support when healing.

Teresa Palank
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Capital BlueCross
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Teresa Palank, LPC

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I work with children, adolescents, and adult individuals with a wide range of concerns, such as  Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Autism spectrum disorders, Oppositional defiant disorder, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and Adjustment disorders, to other concerns such as grief, loss, anger, self-esteem, and stress management. 

As a Licensed Behavior Specialist, I have extensive training with children and adolescents with behavioral issues. I have worked in community mental health since early 2009 so I have a lot of knowledge about this system. 

I work hard to help individuals develop more positive coping strategies and behaviors that will improve their overall well-being.

Depending on your unique situation, I use therapies such as client-centered, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused, and motivational interviewing. Individuals like that I'm non-judgmental, genuine, down to earth, supportive, and sensitive to their needs. 

I believe in providing a safe environment where individuals can explore their feelings, fears, and concerns.

Lora Henne
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Capital BlueCross
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Lora Henne, LPC

“Is the glass half empty or half full?” Life is all about how we perceive it. Our perception is built from the interactions or lack of, with others. Interactions force us to make choices. And, we always have a choice.

The options may not be what you would like them to be, but there is always one choice better than the other. What will you choose?

If you are reading this, then you are contemplating the choice of a counselor that you want to choose with whom to work. Consider how you want to feel during and after session. Heard and understood is my goal for when I meet with clients. Being able to talk, without being judged, and to feel heard is a cathartic experience that all should have in their life.

I have over five years of providing therapy for individuals, couples, and families. It is my goal to provide the best services to my clients. I have worked with a wide array of issues with much client satisfaction and success.

Lynsey Reiss
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Capital BlueCross
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • ComPsych
  • Independence BlueCross
Self Pay Rate: $89

Lynsey Reiss, LPC

“A person is a fluid process, not a fixed and static entity; a flowing river of change, not a block of solid material; a continually changing constellation of potentialities, not a fixed quantity of traits.”
― Carl R. Rogers, On Becoming a Person: A Therapist's View of Psychotherapy

Lynsey holds the belief that change is fundamental to who we are as human beings, and sometimes the changes we need to make are difficult and overwhelming. She also believes that we inherently have the answers to our questions locked inside ourselves, and sometimes we need therapeutic support to reach them. As a clinician, Lynsey’s role is to help you develop more awareness into your insights; utilizing your strengths to help you become the best version of yourself. If you have been feeling stuck, Lynsey will work with you to explore the barriers keeping you from achieving your goals.

Lynsey has a MA in Counseling Psychology from Delaware Valley University, and has been a practicing clinician for three years, primarily working with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. She has experience working with individuals who have mood disorders, anxiety disorders, schizoaffective disorder, schizophrenia, substance use disorders, trauma, adjustment disorders; and those who may struggle with problems of self-esteem, loss, and stress management.

  Lynsey’s overall approach is humanistic, as she believes you are the expert of your life experiences, and you will be leading the therapeutic journey. She also utilizes a multicultural approach in counseling, as individual experiences, cultural dynamics, and worldviews are important to understanding how best to proceed with therapeutic interventions and treatment. Lynsey enjoys working with adult individuals of all backgrounds, abilities, and is LGBTQIA+ friendly. 

Additionally, Lynsey utilizes CBT and has a Level I certification in Rational Living Therapy (RLT). If you are someone who struggles with negative thought patterns, CBT and RLT can be of great benefit to you. Lynsey’s goal as your therapist is to work with you on identifying goals, and developing a therapeutic approach that is tailored to your needs. Whether you have experience in counseling, or this is your first time, Lynsey will strive to create a safe space for your growth process. 

Anissa Rieger
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Capital BlueCross
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $120- $140

Anissa A. Rieger, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Anissa A. Rieger is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania, as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor. She has over 15 years in the helping profession supporting individuals with interpersonal relationships, phase of life stressors, gender identity and expression, educational, learning, and career difficulties, all levels of anxiety and depressive disorders, trauma, grief and loss. 

Additionally, Anissa has a background in Early Childhood Education, School Counseling, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, as well as certification in Psychological First Aid and Disaster Mental Health through the American Red Cross. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Rutgers University, and completed her Master of Science in Counseling Psychology at Gannon University. 

Anissa has been described in client testimonials as a very approachable and authentic therapist who listens without judgment and shows unconditional positive regard and genuine concern for her clients. She respects clients’ individual goals and provides practical tools for successful change. She is professional and conscientious about privacy and ethical boundaries, while still maintaining a sense of humor. Her theoretical orientation is a combination of Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavioral Therapies.

An added message from Anissa: Besides our everyday stressors, COVID-19 has disrupted life as we know it, and compounded by the social and political unrest that dominate the headlines, it can lead to feelings of fear, confusion, sleeplessness, irritability, defensiveness, isolation, grief, and even despair.  If this sounds familiar, then you are having a completely normal reaction to an abnormal situation. No adult, child, or family, no matter what professional or educational level, is unaffected by this crisis, and each person adjusts in their own way.  I will help support you with pandemic-related concerns, either in person, or through online telehealth sessions for added peace of mind, and I encourage you to never feel silly about reaching out, as no symptom or concern is insignificant, and deserves to be addressed.

Please call and make an appointment with Anissa today.

Education

Gannon University
Master of Science

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectic Behavioral Therapy
  • Mindfulness/Meditation
  • PTSD
Erin Rectanus
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Capital BlueCross
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Erin Rectanus, LPC

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience in working with individuals as well as groups regarding mental health and addiction concerns. I earned my Bachelors from the University of Florida and my Masters from Lehigh University. I am passionate about helping individuals learn, grow, and thrive by providing a solution-focused approach to therapy. I help individuals to gain insight into their concerns and issues, create plans for positive change, and take action towards a healthier lifestyle. Life is filled with challenges and setbacks that can at times feel completely overwhelming. By attending therapy you are choosing to take back the control to pursue an enhanced and improved quality of life. No matter where you are at or what you are going through I’ll be here to walk by your side.  

Brandon Ballantyne
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Capital BlueCross
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Brandon Ballantyne, LPC, NCC, CCMHC

Brandon Ballantyne is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in the treatment of anxiety and depression. He is board certified through the National Board of Certified Counselors. Brandon has advanced credentials in the area of treatment planning and ethical decision making. He received a Master of Arts in Community Counseling from Alvernia University in 2011. He has been featured in Counseling Today for his development of CBT related therapy interventions and exercises.

Brandon’s clinical style is one that incorporates principles of cognitive behavioral therapy with a client centered mentality, to collaboratively explore the relationships between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. In doing so, he is able to support his clients in reaching a greater satisfaction in life, emotional well-being, and relationships. This is achieved through the client’s development and acquisition of more balanced thinking, and healthier emotional-behavioral reactions.

Brandon works well with adolescents and young adults who are navigating life adjustments and psych-social changes as his expertise in the development of flexible thinking allows for adaptive growth and healthier coping.

Brandon was born and raised in Berks County, Pennsylvania. He is a long time musician and athlete. Brandon regularly integrates the therapeutic use of sports and music into the treatment planning process.

“I think that individual potential is something that changes. My individual potential today might be different from my individual potential tomorrow.” – Brandon Ballantyne LPC, NCC CCMHC from Counseling Today Magazine Online Exclusive June 2016

Rebekah Messenger
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Capital BlueCross
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Rebekah Messenger, LPC

For many of us, taking those first steps towards greater health can be a challenge.  This is especially true when it comes to our mental and emotional wellbeing.  I commend you on taking these initial and pivotal movements.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Prior to obtaining my license I served as a music therapist (MT-BC) in a variety of settings for ten years.  I have had the pleasure of assisting those with numerous needs and strengths including children and adults with special needs, youth in the community, psychiatric, and educational settings, adults with severe and persistent mental illness, trauma-informed treatment, forensic care, geriatric settings, and end-of-life care.  In addition to this I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), a Reiki Master, and a certified yoga instructor.  All my experiences have illustrated not only the perseverance of human nature, but also the potential growth and healing any one is capable of achieving.

As your therapist we will work together to explore the matters currently affecting your efforts towards your highest potential for well-being.  My sessions are shaped by my client-centered and existential orientation; you will be provided a non-judgmental, respectful, and empathic space in which to explore, challenge and actualize your goals.  I look forward to assisting you along your journey. 

Christiana Mastrominas
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Capital BlueCross
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Christiana Mastrominas, LCSW

I am a licensed clinical social worker and received my Master's degree in Social Work from Millersville University in 2009.  I have been providing group, individual, and family therapy for ten years and have a passion for helping people to reach their desired goals.  I utilize a strengths based approach and view therapy as a collaborative relationship in which the person is able to explore and learn more about themselves.  I have extensive experience in working with those who struggle with addictions and/or mental health issues including anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder and pride myself in taking a supportive and non-judgmental stance in a therapeutic relationship.  I utilize a client centered approach and am able to help people to work through their struggles while also highlighting on their strengths.  I am ready to meet you where you are at and to help you to get to where you would like to be so that your life is more fulfilling!

Sarah Babcock
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Capital BlueCross
  • Humana
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Sarah Babcock, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Sarah Babcock is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. Sarah has four years of experience working with adults seeking help for depression, anxiety, domestic violence, substance use disorders, and other trauma-related issues. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Marist College and her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Monmouth University.
Sarah utilizes a person-centered approach to provide a safe environment as clients begin to explore what brings them into her office. Every client has their own unique journey to mental and emotional wellness, and through empathy, transparency, and trust, personal growth can be achieved.
Sarah seeks to empower and support her clients, establish a warm and caring relationship, and assist each client in reaching their goals. Every client is entitled to a nonjudgmental space to explore their struggles, strengths, and overall aspirations, and Sarah is dedicated to providing that space.

Education

Monmouth University
Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

● Anxiety
● Depression
● Domestic Violence
● Family Conflict
● Self Esteem and Self Worth
● Substance Abuse
● Trauma and PTSD

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Unlocking my potential

★★★★★
Through my sessions with Lora I’ve been able to stop doubting myself and my capabilities. My life has changed drastically for the better through her teachings and spot-on feedback. I started seeing Lora because I was going through a tough breakup and not only were we able to acknowledge the toxicity of that relationship, we were also able to tackle my productivity issues at work and I have since completely turned my career around. I feel as though I’ve been running with a ton of weight on my shoulders and Lora was able to guide me on how to liberate myself from all of these burdens and run freely! Thank you Lora, don’t know where I’d be without ya!
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Christiana is amazing!

★★★★★
I worked with Christiana for nearly four years in a clinical setting. In our agency, she was known as a compassionate counselor and was very sought-after by clients because of her caring nature and ability to hold clients accountable when needed. Her solid clinical skills made her a colleague I could always count on for solid feedback and a very thorough way of addressing client needs. She was able to look at clinical issues from multiple perspectives and with a real sense of fairness and respect for the client. Christiana is a rare find in this field!
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Stress & Anxiety

★★★★★
Throughout my first job I have had a lot of stress. Christiana has helped me battle through my mental obstacles and become a better human being.
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Camille Mackey

★★★★★
I've known Camille Mackey many years and she has always cared for/helped people. She is a wonderful and very compassionate therapist. I feel very comfortable talking to her.
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Christiana

★★★★★
Christiana is great! She is easy to talk to , ask the right questions to help me figure out how to get through my difficult time with my anxiety. I would recommend her to anyone looking for someone to just talk to or to help get through tough times!
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Christiana

★★★★★
Christiana is calm and patient and she is a great listener. She is very easy to talk to and makes you feel comfortable!
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Counselor

★★★★★
I have known Brandon Ballantyne for many years. He is one of the most compassionate and caring people I have ever met. He certainly has a knack for working with people as a counselor. He brings a positive energy to the table and leaves a lasting impression on the patients he works with. I would highly recommend Brandon’s services to anyone seeking supports.
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Brandon is excellent

★★★★★
Brandon is a great asset to the mental health field! Speaking as one that also works in medical field, I would recommend Brandon to any clients!
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Accountability

★★★★★
Christiana helped me realize that I am accountable for my actions, happiness, success and impact on others. She always went the extra step to help me break down my own roadblocks but made me do it on my own. I’m forever grateful for her and her direct but empathetic style.
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Really enjoyed talking with Stan

★★★★★
Really enjoyed talking with Stan on way to recovery.Also enjoyed connecting with him on other family issues.
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Stan was very professional and thorough

★★★★★
Stan was very professional and thorough. He explained his role and the standards he would uphold for the public and DOT. He also listened to my point of view during the assessment to better understand my situation and recommend a course of action. He made clear what was expected of me. Stan also went way above and beyond what I would consider part of his job. He was a great help and resource. Thank you
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Marianne Bartos Helped Me

★★★★★
Marianne Bartos was able to help me with anxiety. I was having panic attacks and she encouraged and taught me to practice breathing techniques and also meditation. These methods were very helpful to me! She is an excellent counselor and I would recommend her highly.
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LPC

★★★★★
I saw Marianne when I left my husband and she was a GREAT help to me. She helped me with my anxiety, (which was sometimes overwhelming), finances, and depression. Marianne is a welcoming and warm person. I wish her the best of luck in her new venture!
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Stan Theodoredis

★★★★★
What sets Stan Theodoredis apart from other professionals is his innate sense of compassion. He has a generous spirit that is evident the moment you meet him. If I had to use one word to describe him it would be "kind". I believe these are essential qualities to look for if you are searching for someone to guide you through any of life's challenges.
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Stan Theodoredis

★★★★★
Stan Theodoredis is a deeply caring and compassionate counselor who shares his insight and experience with generosity. He has a way of being present and listening that is comforting and gives the sense of someone who understands and is willing to make the journey no matter how rough it may be. His genuine warmth and good humor make him a pleasure to know, and are truly remarkable as he skillfully yet honestly travels the emotional, psychological and spiritual issues we all confront in our lives.
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