Welcome to Dr. Tiffany Griffiths and Associates.

We are all here to provide you with the integrated, holistic and evidence-based therapeutic support that you need. Our therapists are located in
Scranton and Wilkes Barre PA Areas.



Tiffany Griffiths PsyD Tiffany Griffiths, Psy.D.
570-316-6327 ext 303

Serving clients in Scranton Area: Dunmor
e, PA /
Clarks Summit, PA and Wilkes Barre Area: Kingston, PA


Dr. Tiffany Griffiths is a licensed clinical psychologist who has private practices in Clarks Summit, Dunmore, Exeter, Peckville, and Kingston, PA. She is from the Scranton area in Northeastern Pennsylvania where she received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Scranton. She went on to pursue her doctorate in clinical psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago (now known as Argosy University, Chicago Campus). She chose to specialize her education and training in the area of diversity. Dr. Griffiths’ internship experience was gained at Chicago’s Loyola University where she worked at the University’s Counseling Center providing outreach, evaluations, therapy, and supervision to students, faculty, and staff. Her internship class at Loyola was the first to become accredited by the American Psychological Association. Dr. Griffiths moved back to the Scranton area after completing her internship. She is dedicated to providing comprehensive quality care to the people of this area. She brings with her the exceptional and diverse experiences gained while living and working in Chicago.

As a humanistic psychotherapist, Dr. Griffiths believes in the innate potential for human growth. It is her goal to provide an unconditional environment, which is most conducive to achieving peace and happiness with one’s self. Her approach is integrated, holistic and eclectic, emphasizing the wholeness of our individual experiences and drawing from multiple evidence-based approaches to best fit one’s needs. This approach allows the individual to reunite with shut off aspects of the self in order to lead a more authentic and mindful life. Interpersonal, cognitive, behavioral, physical, spiritual, and familial factors are explored. She currently conducts intake evaluations, psychological assessments, mindfulness groups, and supervision/consultation.

Specialties and Interests:
  • Anxiety and Mood Disorders
  • Diversity (i.e., women’s issues, GLBTQ issues, sensitivity training)
  • Mindfulness
  • Medical Issues (i.e., Lyme Disease, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, chronic pain)
  • Humanistic Therapy
  • Spirituality
  • Training and Education
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluations
  • Infant Loss
  • Integrating with Primary Care

 

E-mail our office: office@drtiffanygriffiths.com
 

 




Meet Our Administrative Staff:
 


DawnRae Whipple, Practice Manager
570-316-6320 ext 322



Krystle Berkoski Psy.D., Clinical Manager
570-908-2757 ext 316

 



Lou Ann Hudzik, Administrative Assistant, Peckville

570-908-2758 ext 333


 

Mackenzie Punko, Administrative Assistant, Kingston

570-316-6247 ext 302



Kim Felkowski, Administrative Assistant, Dunmore
570-342-8434 ext 324



Lynda Swenson, Administrative Assistant, Clarks Summit
570-316-6248 ext 301




Suzanne Krakowski, Billing Deparment, Dunmore
570-983-2867 ext 324


Deb Romanelli, Billing Department, Kingston
570-338-4032

 



Ada Rios-Rivera, Employee Relations Manager
570-908-2749 ext 312

 



Meet Our Clinicians:

 



Medication Consultation and Management:


Jen Brilla, RN, CRNP, Yoga Instructor, Reiki
570-316-6247 ext 302


Serving clients in Scranton Area: Dunmore, PA and Wilkes Barre Area: Kingston, PA

Jen began her career as a Registered Nurse in cardiac care and open heart surgery.  She completed an Associates Degree in Nursing at Luzerne County Community College followed by a Bachelors and Masters in Nursing from College Misericordia. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) through Wilkes University.
 
Jen is also a Nurse Practitioner. Her work as an NP began in Long Term Care with a focus on geriatrics and geriatric psychiatry. She has also worked at Children's Service Center where she focused on child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. Jen has developed an infection control program, provided medication training programs for staff, and facilitated wellness groups for residential clients.
 
Jen completed the Holistic Health Care Program through Washington Institute of Natural Medicine. Jen is a yoga instructor and a Reiki Practitioner with plans for a certification in psychiatric nursing, creating a holistic nutrition program, and working with ayruvedic medicine on the horizon.
 
With her training and experience in both traditional nursing and holistic health care, Jen offers clients a unique and exciting perspective on traditional medication management as well as alternative treatment options.

Psychotherapists:



Thomas E. Di Matteo, LPC
570-316-0926 ext 352

Serving clients in Scranton Area: Dunmore, PA / Clarks Summit, PA.

 

Tom Di Matteo is a certified rehabilitation counselor and licensed professional counselor. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Scranton, MS in Rehabilitation Counseling from Syracuse University, and doctorate in Educational Leadership (Gerontology) from Fairleigh  Dickinson University.
Tom has over 36 years experience as a drug and alcohol administrator, clinician, and educator/trainer, much of which has been in the greater Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area.


Specialties and Interests:

  • Addictions
  • Adolescent and Adult therapies
  • Problems of Aging
  • Relationship Issues

 



Ann Fischetti,  LSW
570-316-6321 ext 336

Serving clients in Scranton Area: Dunmore, PA


Ann is a licensed social worker who has been working in the field for almost 20 years.  She received her Masters of Social Work degree from Marywood University.

Ann has experience working in a residential treatment facility where she counseled children and their families on numerous issues including addictions; anger management, parenting, bullying, eating disorders and depression.  Ann has spent the past several years working as a medical social worker in the hospice field and has expertise in dealing with grief and loss as well as death and dying. 

Specialties/Interests

  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy Loss
  • Eating Disorders
  • Children/Adolesent
  • Anger Management
  • Bereavement

 



Ada Rios-Rivera, PhD

570-908-2749 ext 312

Serving clients in Scranton Area: Dunmore, PA

Ada Rios-Rivera, PhD is a social psychologist, writer, educator, relationship consultant and life coach with 30 years’ experience promoting human growth and potential. Ada specializes in Individual and Relationship Mythology; a practice that mines the inherent symbolism in our origin stories as organic, creative perspectives and strength based solutions.  

Ada uses a Personal Mythological approach to help individuals, couples, and groups:  
  • Learn and grow in fun and exciting ways through the symbols and clues in your individual and relationship stories! 
  • Ask the questions for which only you have the answers.  
  • Move freely between the memory that keeps you in one view, and into your story's symbolic myth, which offers you limitless possibilities! 
  • Change the chronic patterns and issues you’ve secretly grown hopeless about and given up on.

As a recent transplant from the West coast with East coast roots, Ada is excited to bring her innovative approaches to life challenges as a way to support people in discovering what’s right about what they think is wrong.
 

Specialties and Interests:
Alternative, Jungian, Physics, Taoist & Indigenously oriented approach to the following areas:

  • Conflict/mediation for couples, families, groups, organizations
  • Consultation/education/support​ for private practice clinicians
  • Relationship work, relationship mythology mapping
  • Consultation in diversity,marginalization, power,privilege rank, issues
  • Writing groups for healing, meaning making & relationship tools & resourcing
  • Alternative perspective/approach to struggles with creativity, productivity, procrastination 
  • Process oriented & s.t.e.p. based parenting 
  • Consultation/ education/training groups in process oriented psychology, dreamwork, myth work




Sandra Ancas, LCSW, BCD
570-316-6323 ext 315


Serving Clients in Wilkes Barre Area: Kingston, PA
 
Sandra brings over 30 years of experience in related social work and counseling roles, ranging from Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist, to Individual, Marital, and Family Therapist, and Clinical Supervisor and Manager of an Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Program. Her knowledge includes a combination of mental health and addiction issues, focusing on supporting people make healthy choices for themselves and in their relationships.
 
Sandra employs trauma-informed counseling methods and has worked as a private therapist for over 10 years with Valley Counseling and Associates. She has also been an adjunct faculty member at Marywood University Graduate School of Social Work for over 10 years. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services from the University of Scranton and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Marywood College.
 
Currently, Sandra works full time at the VA Hospital as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. In February 2015, she attended training in St Louis gaining a certificate in evidence-based Problem Solving Therapy. She is available at the Exeter office.

Specialties and Interests:
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety, Depression and Mood Disorders
  • Overall Wellness and Self-care
  • Trauma
  • Sexual Issues
  • Adolescents
  • Relationships
  • Stress/Coping
  • PTSD



Krystle L. Berkoski, Psy.D.
570-908-2757 ext 316

Serving clients in Scranton Area: Peckville, PA
 
Krystle L. Berkoski, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist from Northeastern Pennsylvania. Krystle received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Scranton and her master’s and doctoral degrees, both in clinical psychology, from Marywood University. She completed her internship experience at the University of Buffalo’s Counseling Services, where she conducted individual and group therapy, as well as outreach, assessment, and supervision. Her training in clinical psychology is as a generalist practitioner and, as such, she has experiences in various settings and with diverse populations. She has conducted therapy with children, teens, and adults, in settings such as college counseling centers, community clinics, inpatient and outpatient hospitals, and the state prison system. 
 
Krystle employs an interpersonal approach to therapy, which emphasizes the relationship she develops with the client, as well as the relationships the client is engaged in outside of the therapeutic context. Treatment is focused on identifying, expressing, and processing emotions. Her approach is integrated in nature and considers cognition, behavior, communication, family of origin, cultural factors, and the physical body.    
 
Specialties and Interests:
  • Relationships
  • Family of origin
  • Mood disorders
  • Grief and loss
  • Cognitive Behavioral therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Wellness
  • Women’s Issues
  • Supervision
  • Children & Adolescents



Allison Little, Psy.D.
570-316-6322 ext 341
 
Serving Clients in Scranton Area: Clarks Summit, PA.
 
Dr. Allison Little is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in working with children and adolescents.  She is from Connecticut and earned her doctorate degree in clinical psychology from the University of Hartford.  Dr. Little completed her internship at JLG-RICA, a residential, clinical, and educational facility for youth with severe emotional disabilities.  She then moved to Texas where she worked in a private practice setting, providing therapeutic and evaluative services to children, adolescents, adults, and families. 
 
Dr. Little has experience in a wide variety of clinical settings including private practices, outpatient clinics, college counseling centers, day treatment and residential facilities, and inpatient psychiatric hospitals.   She has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families, conducting play therapy, individual and family therapy, and psychological evaluations.  Dr. Little uses an eclectic approach to treatment, drawing on cognitive-behavioral interventions and other evidence-based approaches to provide the best treatment for each client.  She conducts intake evaluations, psychological evaluations, therapy, and supervision.
 
Specialties and Interests:
  • Child and adolescent services
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Dialectical-behavior therapy
  • Psychological testing and evaluations
  • ADHD and behavior management
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Depression and mood disorders
  • Relaxation and mindfulness



Kristy Dante, LPC
570-609-0477 ext 357


Serving clients in Wilkes Barre Area: Kingston, PA
 
Kristy Dante, LPC was born in Northeast Pennsylvania and has been in the mental health field for over ten years. She has worked in a variety of settings including helping clients in school, their homes, community, partial hospitalization programs and in emergency service settings. 
Kristy has been working with various groups of clients including children, adolescents, and adults. Kristy has worked with children and families affected by autism, mental health issues, and those with co-occurring disorders through an eclectic approach to psychotherapy.  Cognitive Behavioral approaches are often emphasized in therapy. Kristy has also worked with victims of sexual assault and has worked as a victim’s advocate in the court systems. 
She obtained her Associate’s Degree from Luzerne County Community College and her Bachelor's degree from Wilkes University, majoring in both business and sociology. Kristy obtained her master's degree in Community Mental Health from a combination of the University of Scranton and Capella University.  Kristy currently holds licenses as a Professional Counselor and a Behavioral Specialist.

Specialties and Interests:
  • Children, adolescents, families
  • School and behavior problems
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Autism
  • Self-esteem
  • Depression
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Empowerment



Amanda Leonard, LCSW
570-316-6245 ext 309
 
Serving clients in Wilkes Barre Area: Kingston, PA.
 
Amanda White-Lief is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who serves individuals, families, and couples. Amanda received her Bachelor’s in Arts from McGill University in Montreal, QC, and received her MSW from Boston University. She was born and raised in New England, and is a transplant to NEPA. 
 
Amanda has worked in a variety of community-based treatment programs, inpatient programs, as well as provided therapy in school and home settings. She is grateful for the opportunity to work with individuals and families addressing issues concerning foster care and adoption, attachment, trauma, behavioral challenges such as ADHD and anxiety, self-harming behaviors, and depression. Amanda regularly incorporates art and expressive therapy into treatment to help individuals communicate in effective and therapeutically uplifting ways. Amanda is solution oriented and provides positive reinforcement and validation to help individuals recognize their own capacity to make changes in their lives.
 
Specialties and Interests:
  • Children, Adolescents, Families, Adults
  • Anxiety, Depression and Mood Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Relationships
  • Art Therapy
  • Mindfulness and stress reduction exercises
  • Self-care



Annalisa Bova, LSW
570-316-6251 ext. 350

Serving clients in Scranton Area: Dunmore, PA.
 
Annalisa is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) who received her Master's degree in Social Work from Marywood University with a specialization in behavioral health. Annalisa attended SUNY Oneonta for her undergraduate education and earned a B.A. in Child and Family Studies.

Annalisa has experience working with adults, adolescents, and children. Her background includes hospice work, outpatient work, and working with children who have behavioral problems. Annalisa has counseled children, adolescents, and adults on bereavement, eating disorders, ADHD, parenting issues, depression, and anxiety.   Annalisa uses cognitive behavioral therapy to deconstruct and reframe negative thinking patterns. Annalisa provides positive reinforcement and uses the humanistic theory to allow for a safe and inviting environment.

Specialties and Interests
  • Depression
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Children, Adolescents, Families, Adults
  • Eating Disorders            
  • Bereavement
  • Self-Care



Stephanie Waters: LSW
570-316-0925 ext 351

Serving clients in Scranton Area:  Clarks Summit, PA.

Stephanie is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) who received her Master's degree in Social Work from Temple University.  She has a specialization in behavioral health and a focus in mindfulness-based stress reduction.  Her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology was earned while attending Misericordia University.  She also earned a minor in Religious Studies during the completion of her undergraduate course work.

Stephanie has experience working with adults and adolescents in a variety of settings.  While obtaining her Master’s degree from Temple University, she obtained field experience at the VA Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre serving Veterans in the Housing and Urban Development and VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program.  She also interned at NHS Human Services in Carbondale as an Outpatient Behavioral Specialist.  Her experience includes working with individuals, couples, and groups.  IN addition, she has experience as an outpatient behavioral specialist, counselor, and case manager.   She has practice working with Veterans, individuals with dual-diagnoses, and court-mandated clients. She has worked with clients that have been diagnosed with stress, anxiety, depression, adjustment disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and trauma.
 
Stephanie utilizes a humanistic approach to provide a safe and inviting therapeutic environment.  She uses an eclectic approach to treatment, employing evidence-based approaches to insure the best treatment for each client.

Specialties and Interests:
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Depression and Mood Disorders
  • Adolescents and Adults
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Art Therapy, and Narrative Therapy
  • Mindfulness and Positive Psychology
  • Anger Management and PTSD
  • Holistic and Aroma Therapy



Michelle Rabbas, LSW
570-221-9319 ext 327
 
Serving clients in Scranton Area: Peckville, PA
 
Michelle is a licensed social worker (LSW), born and raised in Northeastern Pennsylvania. She received her Bachelor’s degree from King’s College in neuroscience and psychology and her graduate degree in social work from Marywood University. During her time studying at Marywood she completed field work at Geisinger Wyoming Valley in the Care Management department and at Marley’s Mission providing therapy to survivors of trauma.
 
Michelle has had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings including inpatient psychiatry, outpatient case management, and school/community settings. Her experiences include working with children, adolescents and adults in both individual and group/familial settings.
 
Specialties and Interests:
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Behavioral Health for Children, Adolescents, and Adults
  • Stress/Coping/ Anxiety
  • Trauma Informed Treatment
  • Self-care and wellness
  • Self-esteem
  • Empowerment
  • Depression/Mood disorders
  • Medical Issues (autoimmune disorders, etc.)
  • Sleep medicine
 


Laura Foytik, LPC
570-316-6388 ext 337

 
Serving clients in Scranton Area: Clarks Summit, PA
 
Laura received her Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling at Marywood University. Laura attended the University of Pittsburgh for her undergraduate education and earned a B.S. in Psychology.
 
Laura has provided counseling for children and their families in community, family, and school based settings as well as adults in a college counseling center.  Laura has experience counseling school behavioral issues, relational issues, body image and self-esteem, assertiveness, career development, anxiety, and trauma.  Her eclectic approach encompasses a humanistic, grounded method which recognizes the uniqueness of each individual.  Laura is committed to listening closely and working creatively with you along your journey to gain insight, enhance personal strengths, and resolve conflicts. 
 
Specialties and Interests:
  • LGBTQ
  • Mindfulness
  • Stress, Anxiety, Depression
  • Relationships
  • Relaxation and Self-Care
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Children, Adolescents, Adults, Families
  • Assertiveness Training



Sofia Mansurova, MFT, Psy.D. Candidate
570-955-3165 ext 313
 
Serving clients in Scranton Area: Dunmore, PA.
Sofia Mansurova is an experienced Marriage and Family Therapist, Sex Therapist and a PsyD (doctoral) candidate in Clinical Psychology. Additionally, she holds an MD from Volgograd State University, Russia and is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Sofia received her BS in Psychology from Temple University, Philadelphia, PA and MS Marriage and Family Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University (Medical School), Philadelphia, PA.  

Sofia is trained and certified in numerous modules including, but not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Aaron Beck, Sex Therapy, Prepare-Enrich Relationship checkup for couples, Havening with Dr Ruden, Mindfulness, and EFT. Sofia served as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior in Volgograd State Medical University, where she taught Basis of Sex Therapy, Sex Addictions, and Marital Therapy. Sofia appreciates that individuals, couples, and families have unique problems, and therapy must follow the contours of their lives. She uses a collaborative and eclectic approach to explore stories that clients tell about their problems while seeking the forgotten or hidden strengths that can contribute to solving those problems.

Clients are drawn to Sofia for her engaging style, her deep caring and her effectiveness in helping them resolve and heal troubling emotions and relationships. She encourages her clients to be open and direct about what they want from their significant others and from her. She explores each client’s positive motivations and individual needs in order to help them increase compassion, empathy and closeness.  

Her areas of expertise include depression and anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, couples communication and intimacy, affairs and infidelity, work-life balance, and parenting effectiveness. She specializes in working with individuals and couples who are struggling with relationship, marital and sexual issues together with couples; and individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersexual, transsexual, transgender or questioning (LGBITQ), as well as couples where one or both partners identify as LGBITQ.

Sofia has successfully treated individuals with histories of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse in both couples and individual therapy. Her approach to therapy is proactive and client-centered, and she uses a comprehensive, integrative approach in her work with individuals, couples and families at all stages of family development, from pre-marital counseling to families with adult children.

Specialties and Interests:
  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Sex therapy
  • Marriage Therapy
  • Mediation (Divorce/Financial)
  • Family Therapy, including Emotional Focused Therapy
  • LGBITQ
  • PREPARE/ENRICH Relationship Check-up
  • Abusive relationships (emotional, physical, sexual)
  • Relational and Communication issues
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PTSD
 


Nicole Ashton, Psy.D.
Serving clients in Wilkes Barre Area: Kingston PA.

570-316-6243 ext 335


Dr. Nicole Ashton is a postdoctoral resident who earned her doctorate degree in clinical psychology from La Salle University, an APA accredited program in Philadelphia.  Originally, she is from Kingston PA.  Dr. Ashton has a wide range of experience working in medical centers, acute inpatient units, the federal prison system, in drug and alcohol treatment facilities, as well as outpatient clinics.  Most recently she has completed her internship at Girard Medical Center, a facility in which she worked in the outpatient clinic as well as the acute unit providing therapy to inpatients that were in crisis and struggling with recent suicidal behavior, and/or had experienced severe trauma. 
 
Dr. Ashton works specifically with people who struggle with emotion regulation difficulties, depression, anxiety, the effects of trauma, and difficulty with relationships. She works to decrease problematic behaviors (e.g. impulsivity, aggression, avoidance) while simultaneously validating the difficulties and emotional suffering that these behaviors are causing. She has extensive experience in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, which is a cognitive behavioral mode of therapy that teaches coping skills to increase ability to tolerate distress, ability to regulate emotions more effectively, and increases interpersonal effectiveness. These skills are built while integrating mindfulness-based practices to be more aware of internal experiences, thus better able to control and regulate oneself. She conducts intake evaluations, psychological evaluations, therapy, and supervision.
 
Specialties and Interests:
  • Adult psychotherapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety and avoidance
  • Emotion Regulation difficulties
  • Anger and Impulsivity
  • Trauma
  • Mindfulness
  • Difficulties with Relationships
 


Kylie McColligan-Oleski, Psy.D.
570-983-2871 ext 325
 
Serving Clients in the Scranton Area: Dunmore, PA

Kylie McColligan-Oleski, Psy.D. is currently completing her post-doctoral residency for licensure with Tiffany Griffiths, Psy.D. and Associates. She is from Northeastern Pennsylvania, where she received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Scranton and her master’s and doctoral degrees, both in clinical psychology, from Marywood University. She completed her APA-accredited internship experience at Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems in Exton, PA, where she conducted individual, group, and family therapy. Kylie also gained assessment experience by conducting mental health court and neuropsychological evaluations.
 
Kylie has experience providing crisis intervention services and substance abuse counseling. Her training in clinical psychology is as a generalist practitioner and, as such, she has experiences in a variety of settings including college counseling centers, community clinics, private practice, and an inpatient hospital. Kylie utilizes an integrative approach to therapy, incorporating the Humanistic, Interpersonal, and Cognitive Behavioral orientations.
 
Specialties and Interests:
  • Integrated Care
  • Anxiety
  • Mood Disorders
  • Attachment/Relationships
  • Community Mental Health



Bradley Guarneri, LPC
570-316-6244 ext 307


Serving Clients in Wilkes-Barre Area: Kingston, PA

Brad received his MS in Community Counseling from the University of Scranton and is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor. Brad is from Northeast Pennsylvania and has practiced in this region within the mental health field for over ten years. He has worked in drug and alcohol treatment, as well as corrections. While Brad has diverse experience in the field, the vast majority of his career has been focused on the treatment of children, adolescents, and young adults.

Brad borrows heavily from systemic, cognitive-behavioral, and existential theory when conceptualizing, but often utilizes an eclectic approach in treatment. He believes that for treatment to be successful, it is imperative to fit the treatment to the person rather than attempting to force a specific treatment model on the individual.

Brad views the therapeutic process as a partnership in which the parties involved work together to achieve growth, aspirations, and the ability to live life to its fullest potential.

Specialties and Interests:
  • Children/Adolescents 
  • Anxiety/Depression 
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Systemic Therapy
  • Existential Therapy
  • Anger Management
  • Adjustment and Coping
  • Acting Out Behavior



Roya Fahmy, LSW
570-316-6241 ext 306
 
Serving clients in Scranton Area: Peckville, PA.
 
Roya Fahmy is a social worker specializing in assisting families from a wide variety of backgrounds and circumstances. She has lived in the Middle East, North Africa, South America as well as Washington D.C., Los Angeles and New York City.
 
Roya graduated from Wilkes University with a B.A. in Communications and her MSW is from the University of Maryland at Baltimore.  While in graduate school, Roya designed her own internship and research study with Seeds of Peace, an international organization that works with youth from warring areas of the world.  Roya served as an intern, staff member, conflict resolution facilitator, program director and finally board member for a total of 10 years.  Her longitudinal research study was on attitude changes amongst youth from warring nations in a summer camp experience. 
 
Roya worked as a consultant and designed youth and adult diversity awareness programs for LA Works in Los Angeles and the U.S. Department of State as well as the Academy for Educational Development in Washington DC. Locally, she worked with Misericordia University, King's College and the University of Scranton.  
 
Roya also enjoys university teaching and has taught for the Temple University School of Graduate Social Work and is currently teaching at King's College. She currently holds PA state certifications in ABA Behavioral Health; Diversity and Multicultural Training.
She is pleased to be joining and learning from Dr. Tiffany Griffiths and her new colleagues.
 
Specialties and Interests:
Roya specializes in meeting the special needs of families from a variety of backgrounds and circumstances:
  • Multicultural
  • Interfaith
  • International
  • Bicultural
  • Immigrant
  • Refugee
  • Special Needs
  • Adoptive
  • Third Culture



Kristina Bishop, LSW
570-983-2872 ext 326
 
Serving clients in the Scranton area: Peckville, PA
 
Kristina Bishop is a licensed Social Worker from Northeast Pennsylvania who received her Master’s in Social Work from Marywood University. She has a wide range of experience with families, adults, and adolescents.

Kristina has worked helping families overcome trauma, engage in healthier relationships, build coping and parenting skills, and overcome adversity within the child welfare system. Kristina has provided care for children and teens within the residential care system. She has worked with families in their homes, at schools, and in the community through Family Home Based Services and the BHRS system. Kristina has also worked for the Luzerne County school system as a School Social Worker.

After working in homes, at schools, and within the court system, Kristina approaches individuals, families, and groups from a strength-based eco-systemic approach that acknowledges the many factors that create a whole person. She takes a holistic approach to dealing with the many layers of modern issues and needs within her clients.

Specialties and Interests:
Adults
  • Adolescents
  • Families
  • Couples (relationships)
  • Parenting
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety/depression
  • Stress, coping, and problem solving
  • Empowerment



Michelle Martin, BA, Clinical Intern
570-316-6326 ext 317
 
Serving clients in Scranton Area: Clarks Summit, PA
 
Michelle is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marywood University and is serving as an intern for the summer. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Keystone College and is also a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) candidate, having passed the National Counselor Examination (NCE).
 
Michelle has experience providing counseling to adults in a college counseling center, ranging from a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, adjustment, stress and coping skills, self-esteem, and relationship problems. During her internship for the summer, she will be primarily focusing on short-term, problem-focused approaches with clients.
 
Specialties and Interests:
  • Stress and Coping
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • LGBTQ
  • Crises/Trauma
  • Sexual Issues
  • Children, Adolescents, Adults, Couples



Samantha Fitz-Gerald, Psy.D.
570-983-2863 ext. 323
 
Serving clients in the Scranton area: Clarks Summit, PA
 
Samantha Fitz-Gerald, Psy.D. is completing her post-doctoral residency for licensure with Tiffany Griffiths, Psy.D. and associates. She is from Scranton, Pennsylvania where she completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Clinical Psychology from Marywood University. She received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Most recently, Samantha completed her APA-accredited internship experience at Girard Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA where she conducted individual and group therapy in an outpatient setting and provided psychoeducation on crisis management and relapse prevention on an acute inpatient unit.   

Samantha provides an integrative approach to therapy including cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and humanistic orientations. She promotes a collaborative care environment and focuses on individual strengths in order to enhance interpersonal awareness. She has had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings including inpatient psychiatry, outpatient psychiatric clinics, residential drug and alcohol facilities, and a traumatic brain injury treatment center providing a combination of therapy and psychological testing.

Specialties and interests:
  • Adult psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Addiction/Substance Use
  • Grief and Loss
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Anger
  • Relationship functioning
  • Trauma



Ashley Gilbert, Psy.D.
570-299-3134 ext 304

Serving clients in Wilkes Barre Area: Kingston, Pa


Dr. Ashley Gilbert, native to the Poconos, is a postdoctoral resident with a doctorate in clinical psychology from Immaculata University, an APA accredited program near West Chester, Pennsylvania. Dr. Gilbert's pre-doctoral internship was completed at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, an APA accredited facility providing residential treatment and therapy to adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Dr. Gilbert provides an integrative approach to therapy incorporating cognitive-behavioral and humanistic orientations. Her training in clinical psychology is of a general practitioner model and, as such, she has experiences in various settings including inpatient units, residential facilities, and outpatient clinics treating individuals across the lifespan. Additionally, she has training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), co-facilitating a comprehensive DBT group. Dr. Gilbert currently conducts intake evaluations, psychological evaluations, therapy, and supervision.

Specialties and Interests
  • Children, Adolescents, Adults
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Psychological Evaluation & Testing
  • Anxiety & Mood Disorders
  • Intellectual/Developmental Disability
  • Behavioral Management
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Integrated Care
  • Self-Care
  • Stress Management


Briana Luppino, M.A., PsyD candidate
570-309-6076 ext 318
 
Serving clients in Scranton Area: Dunmore, PA
 
Briana Luppino is a doctoral student from New Jersey. Briana received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from The College of New Jersey, and received her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Marywood University. She is currently completing her Psy.D. at Marywood University. Her training in clinical psychology is as a generalist practitioner, and, as such, has experiences in various settings with diverse populations of all ages. She has conducted therapy with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples, in settings such as community mental health clinics, college counseling centers, outpatient hospitals, and private practice. Briana also has experience conducting personality, intelligence, achievement, and ADHD testing for children, adolescents, and adults.
 
Briana utilizes an integrative, strength-based approach to therapy, incorporating Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioral, and Interpersonal orientations.
 
Special Interests:
  • Children/Adolescents
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Attachment/Relationships
  • Stress, Coping, and Anxiety
  • Depression and Mood Disorders
  • Mindfulness
  • Self-Esteem



Sarah van Belle, Ph.D., LSW
570-316-0927 ext 353

Serving clients in Scranton area: Peckville, PA

 
Dr. Sarah van Belle is a licensed social worker who specializes in working with adolescents and adults. She received her Masters of Social Work from Marywood University and her Doctorate in Social Work from Bryn Mawr College. Dr. van Belle earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.
 
Dr. van Belle has experience working with clients who have mental health and addiction issues, as well as survivors of intimate personal violence and sexual assault. She approaches her clinical work from client centered and empowerment perspectives, assisting clients in making healthy and meaningful changes in their lives.
 
Specialties and Interests:
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Mindfulness
  • Overall Wellness and Self-care
  • Traumas
  • Relationships
  • Stress/Coping



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