Kathleen Coughlin completed her undergraduate studies at Kutztown
University, and received her Master in Social Work from Marywood University. Kathleen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania and is a member of the National Association of Social Workers. Kathleen provides clinical supervision to other social workers in the local area. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including: hospitals, residential, in-home therapy, school based, managed care, emergency room and outpatient. Since 2002, she has operated a private practice in the Lehigh Valley.
Lucy Brown completed her undergraduate studies at the State University of New York at Potsdam, and received her Masters Degree in Social Work form Syracuse University. Lucy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania and is a member of the National Association of Social Workers. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey. Lucy has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including: in-home therapy, residential, inpatient and outpatient, and school based services. She has provided therapy to children, adolescents, families and adults since 1989.
Lindsay Norvick is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Pennsylvania and a member of the American Counseling Association. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and completed her graduate work in Clinical Psychology at the University of Hartford. She has experience working in a variety of settings including residential programs, outpatient and family based services. Lindsay has extensive experience concerning family dynamics, anger management, mood disorders, AD/HD, Asperger's and anxiety. She has worked with children, adolescents, adults and families.
Colleen Madden Pellegrino is a Licensed Social Worker in Pennsylvania and a member of the National Association of Social Workers. Colleen has a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Slippery Rock University and received her Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania. Colleen provides therapy to individuals, adolescents, families and children. Colleen has extensive knowledge of working with families involved in the child welfare system, formal/ informal kinship care. Colleen has also served as a foster parent in the Lehigh Valley. Colleen has been a Board Member to Potential, Inc. which provides services to children with developmental and sensory issues since 2005. She has experience with behavioral health services for children including BHRS, Family Based Services, and Residential Treatment facilities. Colleen specializes in working with those dealing with anxiety, depression, anger management, grief/loss and abuse issues. She has experience working with couples, blended families and divorcing couples around co-parenting issues. Colleen’s practice focuses on personal empowerment with a creative approach.
Angelica Ventresca completed her Undergraduate studies at Penn State University, and she received her Master’s Degree from Marywood University. Angelica is fluent in English and Spanish. Angelica provides therapy for Children, Adolescents, Adults, Couples and Families. Angelica has extensive experience working with clients that have been involved with the justice system, individuals with mood disorders, drug and alcohol addictions, depression and child/parent conflicts.
Angelica also provides services at our office to the adult population providing DUI counseling sessions to help the individual learn insight into the disease concept and the benefits of sobriety. This program fulfills the legal requirements for outpatient counseling as mandated by the courts. This program is available in both English and Spanish.
Angelica has also worked with families of diverse background helping them transition into a new culture in which they are not accustomed to. Angelica works in a safe comfortable environment, making sure that each session is designed to help meet the specific need of the client and works with the client to find a solution. Angelica uses both Play Therapy and Art Therapy when working with children who have dealt with a specific trauma. Angelica uses the Empowerment Theory as therapeutic method to help the client meet their goals.
Jessica Lievendag is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania and a Nationally Certified Clinician. She completed her undergraduate degree in Communications at the University of Hartford and graduate degree from John Carroll University in Clinical Counseling. Jessica has worked as a clinician with students in academic settings at the University and Middle School level and as a therapist and supervisor in mental health agencies. Jessica has worked extensively with adults, children and adolescents providing individual, couples, co-parenting and family counseling. She specializes in mood, anxiety, behavior and adjustment disorders, anger management, divorce issues, grief and trauma.
Gina Nichol is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania. She completed her undergrad degree in Psychology from Kutztown University. Gina completed her graduate studies in Social Work at Marywood University. Gina has many years of experience providing counseling services to individuals, children, adolescents, families and couples. Gina has an extensive background working in a variety of clinical settings, which include: outpatient counseling, hospitals, residential-treatment facilities and social service programs. Gina is active with clients in challenging their thoughts and behaviors and she enjoys bringing humor & sincerity to her work with clients. Gina is an active member of the National Association of Social Workers.
Lauren Zielinski is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Cedar Crest College and received her Master's Degree from Kutztown University. Lauren has experience in a variety of clinical settings that include: residential treatment, outpatient counseling and family based services. Lauren has worked with families, couples and individuals of all ages. Additionally, Lauren has had extensive training from the Philadelphia Child Guidance Center in family therapy and family dynamics. Lauren's therapeutic focus incorporates a person-centered approach with a blend of expressive therapies. Lauren has professional memberships with the American Counseling Association and the Pennsylvania Association for Play Therapy.
Michael Platt has been a Licensed Social Worker in Pennsylvania since
2006. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of
Delaware. He earned his Master's in Social Work from Marywood
University. He also holds graduate degrees from both Harvard University
and Northeastern University. Prior to joining our practice, he
served as an educator for thirty five years, as both a teacher and
administrator in K-12 schools. He has also served as a Student
Assistance Program Therapist at the elementary, middle school and
secondary school levels in the Lehigh Valley and he was also a
Behavioral Specialist. He has worked extensively with both
children and adults throughout his career. His specific areas of
specialization include conflict management, anger management,
depression, anxiety and couples therapy. He is also very effective in
helping parents shape rules for their children which are consistent
and fit comfortably with what may be divergent parenting styles. His skills
encompass a wide range of abilities including helping individuals communicate more
clearly so that all parties both hear, understand and accept each
other's point of view.
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.