Meet Our Counselors

Erin Rectanus
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Capital Blue
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • Quest Behavioral
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
In process of being in network with:
  • Medicare
Self Pay Rate: $65

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.  

Jocelyn Ackerman
In network with:
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Capital Blue
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Quest Behavioral
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Highmark
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • Tricare
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $65

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
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Capital Blue
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Quest Behavioral
In process of being in network with:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $65

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.

LoraB Henne
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Capital Blue
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
In process of being in network with:
  • Penn Behavioral
Self Pay Rate: $65

Lora B 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.

Camille Mackey
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue
  • Cigna
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Quest Behavioral
  • Tricare
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $65

Camille Mackey, LPC

(Operates as Life Coach with Clients Outside PA)

I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Pennsylvania, and a nationally certified counselor. I received my M.Ed. from Florida Atlantic University in 2006.

I work with children from age 5 though adulthood/elders, families and couples. A few of the areas of client concerns that I work with include adult children of alcoholics, anger management, anxiety, codependency, communication problems, depression, parenting, and women’s issues.

In my role as your therapist, I would like to work with you in any areas that are of concern to you in a safe comfortable space. By identifying your strengths, we can begin moving toward achieving your goals. At times therapy can be difficult, but together we can find ways to achieve the goals and deal with the challenges that are most important to you.

Many people have come to me embarrassed and feeling ashamed that they needed help. The truth is that everyone needs help from childhood onward. Even as independent adults we seek out specialists whether it be a plumber for the home or a doctor for a medical condition. By seeking therapy, you show strength to deal with issues and find solutions to life struggles.

 

Brandon Ballantyne
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield/Anthem
  • Capital Blue
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Penn Behavioral
  • Tricare
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $65

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

Christiana Mastrominas
In network with:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield/Anthem
  • Capital Blue
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Quest Behavioral Health
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Humana
  • Penn Behavioral
Self Pay Rate: $65

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!

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d 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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sionate 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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