Kathleen Coughlin, LCSW
Kathleen Coughlin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania. She completed her undergraduate studies at Kutztown University. She then earned her Master's in Social Work from Marywood University. Kathleen initially opened her individual counseling practice in 2002 and subsequently a group counseling practice has developed. Kathleen has extensive experience working with couples and families to assist them in developing communication and problem solving skills in their relationship. Kathleen's specialties include working with clients that are experiencing mood concerns, anxiety, family conflicts, grief and loss as well as adjustment issues as they relate to a client's personal and professional growth. Kathleen also works with families that are in the process of adopting a child. She will visit with the family and complete a full home study/family profile which is required in order for the child to be adopted. Kathleen works with clients that are experiencing depression and anxiety related to chronic medical conditions which include Trigeminal Neuralgia, Lyme Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Arthritis. Additionally, Kathleen offers clinical supervision to other social workers that are working toward obtaining their clinical licensure. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including: hospitals, residential programs, school based programs, behavioral health managed care and emergency services. Extensive training and experience in emergency services has provided her the opportunity to assist both small and large companies that require onsite debriefing services due to a critical incident that has impacted their employees. The goal of this service is to assist those that are impacted by the event to help them reduce distress and provide resources to assist them in restoring healthy functioning.
Kimberly Adams, LSW
Kimberly is a Licensed Social Worker in Pennsylvania. She received her Master's in Social Work from Columbia University. Kimberly provides therapy to adolescents, young adults, adults and families. Kimberly's background includes working as a social worker in a community based counseling center, primary school; adoption agency as well as an Employee Assistance Program. Her areas of specialty are depression, grief/loss, anxiety, adjustment disorder, trauma and PTSD. Kimberly enjoys helping address the many issues that span adolescence, young adulthood and adulthood including the search for identity and intimacy; transitioning into college, parenting, adoption and work/life balance. Kimberly has also volunteered at a Crisis Hotline and for The Soldier's Project, an organization helping veterans with PTSD. She enjoys working with military families and veterans. She engages well with a client that may not feel fully comfortable entering therapy by utilizing a nonjudgmental approach. Kimberly believes that creativity, humor and nonverbal methods all have a place in a successful therapeutic relationship.
Victoria Alercia-Casella, LPC
Victoria Alercia-Casella is a Licensed Professional Counselor in PA. She completed her Bachelor's at Moravian College and she earned her Master's from Chestnut Hill College. She is a member of the Lehigh Valley Psychological Association and the American Counseling Association. Victoria has experience working in various settings including partial hospitalization programs, residential, crisis residence and outpatient counseling. Her primary expertise is with clients who may be struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety, low self-esteem or stress management. She also has experience with children, adolescents, couples and marriage counseling as well as group therapy. She is currently working toward certifications in Gambling Addiction and Clinical Hypnosis. Victoria believes that everyone struggles with difficulties at some point in their life. She assists individuals to recognize their own inner strengths while working through their personal struggles. She believes that everyone has the ability to change if they are determined. In order for change to happen, an individual not only needs to be dedicated to attending regular therapy sessions but also to working on themselves outside of sessions. For those individuals that are interested, she will provide reading materials, handouts and community support information.
Lucy Brown, LCSW
Lucy Brown is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania and a member of the National Association of Social Workers. She earned her Master's Degree in Social Work from Syracuse University and she completed her undergraduate studies at the State University of New York at Potsdam. Lucy has extensive experience providing therapy to children, adolescents and adults. She is committed to understanding her clients and helping them to make positive life choices. She is experienced in providing family therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and play therapy. Lucy has experience working with clients that are experiencing grief and loss issues, trauma, depression, anxiety, anger and impulse control and behavioral concerns. During her professional career she has worked in a variety of clinical settings which include: in-home therapy, residential, inpatient, outpatient and school based services. Lucy tailors her treatment to the unique needs of her clients. In the sessions we will work to develop and implement a treatment plan where you will feel supported and empowered to begin to explore your feelings and emotions.
Michelle Childs- Healy, LSW
Michelle Childs-Healy is a Licensed Social Worker in Pennsylvania. Michelle graduated magna cum laude with her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and she earned her Master's in Social Work from Kutztown University. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, Psi Chi and Phi Alpha. Michelle works with children, adolescents, adults, families and couples. She specializes in behavioral issues, mood disorders, anxiety, depression, oppositional defiant disorder, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, marital and couples therapy as well as parenting and co-parenting education, communication and family relationship issues. Michelle has extensive experience in helping clients with chronic medical issues including Fibromyalgia, Bariatric Surgery, Arthritis, Lyme Disease, Amplified Muscular Pain Syndrome and RND-Reflex Neurovascular Dystrophy. Michelle's experience also includes working with children in a psychiatric hospital setting, counseling online in a teen forum, providing counseling on a crisis helpline, providing therapy in various community settings and supervising therapists within community based programs. She utilizes a cognitive behavioral approach to therapy that highlights each individual's strengths. She believes in client centered therapy that is a collaborative partnership between client and therapist in the development of a treatment plan that is goal specific to each individual. Michelle guides each client through supportive encouragement and empowerment while teaching techniques, coping skills and communication skills applicable to each individual's needs.
Jaclyn DeMontreux, LPC
Jaclyn DeMontreux is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania. She completed her Master's in Clinical Psychology from West Chester University. Jaclyn practices an eclectic and empathetic approach to therapy and she feels strongly that no one kind of therapy will work for everyone. She stresses individualizing and tailoring your therapy to meet your specific needs. Her clinical experience includes providing therapy to children, adolescents, young adults, adults and families. Her specific areas of specialization include: depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, conduct disorders, trauma, grief/loss, autism, co-parenting, relationships and family conflict. Jaclyn has experience working with individuals going through a divorce as well as blended families to help them improve communication and reach family goals. She has previously worked as a Behavioral Specialist providing behavioral modification techniques to children and adolescents on the Autism Spectrum. She has also provided mobile therapy to children, adolescents, adults and families in their own homes. She uses active listening, humor, homework and effective feedback to make therapy a fulfilling experience.
Stephen Kinsey, LPC
Stephen Kinsey is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania. He received his Master's in Counseling Psychology from Biblical Theological Seminary. Stephen has extensive experience providing therapy to children, adolescents, adults, families as well as couples. Stephen assists couples in facilitating improved communication and affection in their relationship. He has experience working in a variety of clinical settings including outpatient counseling, residential treatment, dual diagnosis programs and in-home services. His areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, anger and impulse control, eating disorders, PTSD, Asperger's Syndrome and ADHD. In session together a treatment plan will be developed as a means of working through areas of desired improvement along with developing coping strategies to use in creating positive change. Stephen takes a nurturing and nonjudgmental approach to therapy when he is working with clients. In session he utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, as well as an overall eclectic approach to help clients reach their personal goals.
Rebecca Mowen, LPC
Rebecca Mowen is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Pennsylvania as well as a National Certified Counselor. She is a member of Psi Chi, the Association for Play Therapy, and the Lehigh Valley Psychological and Counseling Association. Rebecca is a Magna Cum Laude graduate from Kutztown University where she majored in Counseling Psychology. Rebecca has experience working with children, teens, adults and families. She works with clients who struggle with mood, anxiety, attention, impulse control, anger, grief and loss issues. Rebecca works with couples struggling with communication issues and helps them understand communication styles to assist them in strengthening their bond. Rebecca also counsels gay, lesbian, and bisexual clients in their search to express themselves openly. She works with children and teens that are in foster care as well as helping children and parents to improve their relationship. Rebecca teaches children how to reduce their stress and express themselves creatively through play and artwork. She practices cognitive behavioral techniques in therapy. She utilizes skills such as humor, empathy and patience to connect with her clients so they feel safe to share their stories.
Johannah Schechter, LPC
Johannah Schechter is a National Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania. She acquired her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Wilkes University and a Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from Marywood University. She has practiced counseling in a variety of outpatient and inpatient settings, including hospitals, psychiatric and crisis residential facilities, in-home family-based treatment, and private practice. Johannah works with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families as well as, young adults and college-aged students. Clients may be experiencing anxiety, depression, sexuality/identity questions, relationship issues, low self-worth, trauma, and loss. Her approach centers around building a warm and trusting relationship in which clients feel comfortable to engage in self-exploration and healing. Johannah believes successful treatment is highly contingent upon individuals being willing to be open about their feelings that may be difficult or uncomfortable. She feels that emotional experiences offer valuable opportunities to grow when clients are presented with acceptance and openness.
Angelica Ventresca, LSW
Angelica Ventresca is a Licensed Social Worker in Pennsylvania. She completed her undergraduate studies at Penn State University and she earned her Master's Degree from Marywood University. She is fluent in both English and Spanish. Angelica provides therapy for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Angelica has extensive experience providing services to clients that may be struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, life changes and parent/child conflicts. Angelica is also an experienced behavioral health specialist for children and adolescents. She has worked with individuals and family members in Hospice providing them support and grief counseling. In couples counseling her focus is to help the couple improve communication skills that would encourage healthy interactions in their relationship. She will assist parents in learning parenting techniques, coping and anger management skills. Angelica has also worked with families of diverse backgrounds and she has helped them transition into a new culture in which they are not accustomed to. She also works with families that are in the process of adopting a child and will assist them in completing all the necessary home studies which are required in order for the adoption to finalize. Angelical offers a safe and comfortable environment where clients can openly discuss and address their concerns. She makes sure that each session is designed to help meet the specific need of the client and she works with the client to find a solution. The use of Empowerment Theory as therapeutic method is used in the sessions to help the client achieve their goals.