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:
 


KINGSTON OFFICE

Christie Gordon, Administrative Support Staff, Kingston
570-316-6247 ext 302   



Suzanne Krakowski, Billing Deparment, Kingston
570-338-4031 ext 342



 


PECKVILLE OFFICE

Yeni Frias, Administrative Assistant, Peckville
570-908-2758 ext 333



 



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 bachelor's and master's degrees 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



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



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

Serving clients in Scranton Area: Dunmore, PA.
 
Annalisa, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 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 Bachelor of Arts 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, LCSW
570-221-9319 ext 327
 
Serving clients in Scranton Area: Dunmore, PA 
 
Michelle, a licensed clinical social worker from Northeastern Pennsylvania, received her bachelor’s degree from King’s College, located in Wilkes-Barre PA, in Neuroscience with a secondary in Psychology. Michelle also received her master’s degrees in clinical psychology and social work from Capella University and Marywood University, respectively.  While at Marywood, Michelle specialized in behavioral health, completing field work in multiple settings including:  Geisinger Health System’s Adolescent Psychiatry Unit and Care Management Department, First Hospital Wyoming Valley’s Psychometry Department, and the trauma focused equine therapy ranch Marley’s Mission.
 
Michelle has had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings including inpatient psychiatry, outpatient case management, school based behavioral health, sleep medicine, and behavioral health rehabilitative services. Michelle’s experience includes working with a variety of ages ranging from children and adolescents to adults in individual, family and group settings.

Michelle tailors her approach to each individual client, often employing the humanistic model to meet the client where they are present. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as one of her main approaches targeting negative thought patterns in an effort to re-frame how one approaches their world.  
 
Specialties and Interests
  • Individual Therapy
  • Children, adolescents, adults and older adults
  • Medical Issues with a specific focus on Autoimmune Disorders
  • Depression and Mood Disorders
  • Stress and Anxiety related disorders
  • Cognitive Behavioral therapy
  • Behavioral modification
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Mindfulness practices and self-care
 


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 Bachelor of Science 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 Pennsylvania licensed clinical psychologist 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.  She has most recently 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, anxiety, the effects of chronic trauma, and difficulty within 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 training 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, individual therapy, and supervision of other clinicians.

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
 


Bradley Guarneri, LPC
570-316-6244 ext 307


Serving Clients in Wilkes-Barre Area: Kingston, PA

Brad received his Master of Science 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
 


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



Sarah van Belle, Ph.D., LSW
570-316-0927 ext 35

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 Master 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



Erica Chaplin, LCSW
570-299-3135 ext 305

Serving clients in Scranton Area: Dunmore, PA

 
Erica received her master’s Degree in Social Work from Marywood University, with a specialization in work with children and families. Erica is originally from the Binghamton, NY area. She is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) and is currently pursuing her Clinical Social Work License. Erica earned a bachelor’s degree in Social Work Marywood University as well. During her time at Marywood, Erica completed field experiences at United Neighborhood Centers and Friendship House, focusing on community services and child/adolescent mental health.
 
Erica has experience working with children and families. Her background includes work both in outpatient and community/school-based settings. She has experience working with self-harm, suicidal ideations, depression, anxiety, trauma, and behavioral challenges. Erica uses cognitive behavioral therapy and positive reinforcement techniques. Erica’s objective is to create a positive, goal-driven therapeutic environment using a strengths-based, solution-focused approach.
 
Specialties and Interests:
  • Trauma
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD and behavior management
  • Children and adolescents
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy



Victoria Rites, LPC
570-309-6966 ext 317
 
Serving Clients in Wilkes-Barre Area: Kingston, PA
 
Victoria Rites, a Licensed Professional Counselor, received her bachelor’s degree in Clinical Psychology and master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Marywood University. 
 
Victoria has experience treating adults in a college counseling center with a variety of presenting concerns. She also has experience working with children and adolescents in a variety of settings including therapeutic foster care, group home and outpatient therapy settings. Victoria has experience treating a variety of issues including mood disorders, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and trauma. She is trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and utilizes Cognitive Behavioral approaches. Victoria works towards identifying the modality which will best serve each client's individual needs. 
 
Specialties and Interests: 
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression 
  • Children, adolescents, families and adults
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy



Sarah Schwartz, M.A., Psy.D. Doctoral Student
570-309-6076 ext 318
 
Serving clients in Scranton Area: Clarks Summit, PA
 
Sarah Schwartz is a doctoral student from New York. Sarah received her bachelor’s degree from Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, New York and her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She is currently completing her Psy.D. at Marywood University. Her training in clinical psychology is as a generalist practitioner, which has provided experiences in various settings with diverse populations.

Sarah has conducted therapy with children, adolescents, adults, and families in settings such as community mental health clinics and college counseling centers. Sarah also has experience conducting intelligence, personality and ADHD testing for children, adolescents and adults. Sarah utilizes an integrative approach to therapy incorporating Interpersonal, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioral orientations.
 
Special Interests:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Child, Adolescent and Family Therapy
  • Interpersonal Therapy
  • Mood Disorders
  • Mindfulness
  • Relationship Functioning
  • Self-Esteem
 


Emily Melhorn, M.A., Psy.D. Doctoral Student
570-609-0477 ext 357

Serving Clients in Scranton Area: Dunmore, PA
 
Emily Melhorn is a doctoral student from Hershey, PA. Emily received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Millersville University and her master’s degree in clinical psychology from Marywood University during May of 2018. She is currently completing her Psy.D. at Marywood University.

Emily has worked with diverse populations and has conducted therapy with adolescents and adults at a community mental health clinic. She has completed training in conducting personality and intelligence testing with adults, adolescents, and children. Emily utilizes an integrative approach to therapy, incorporating Cognitive Behavioral and Interpersonal orientations.
 
Special Interests:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma and Trauma-Focused CBT
  • Women’s Issues
  • Health Psychology Topics (wellness, self-care, physical health)
  • Mindfulness
  • Self-Esteem
  • Psychological Evaluation and Testing



Amanda Marra M.A
570-316-6326 ext 308

Serving clients in the Scranton Area: Clarks Summit and Wilkes-Barre Area: Kingston PA

Amanda received her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling at Marywood University in 2015 and her bachelor’s in psychology at King’s College in 2012.

Amanda has experience in treating clients at inpatient, outpatient and detox settings for drug and alcohol treatment. She is experienced in medication assisted treatment and believes that there is more than one way to live a life of recovery from substances. In addition, Amanda has experience counseling clients regarding anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, healthy relationships, grief, and codependency.

Amanda tailors her counseling style to the client, meeting them where they are. Amanda focuses on a client’s strengths to help them build the life they have always envisioned.
 
Specialties and Interests:
  • Addiction
  • Codependency
  • Grief
  • Trauma
  • Self-esteem
  • DBT
  • Anxiety
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • SMART recovery\Life Ring
  • Healthy coping skills



Krista Hurley, LCSW
570-316-6246 ext 310

Serving clients in Wilkes Barre Area: Kingston PA

 
Krista is a Licensed Social Worker who received her master's degree in Social Work from Marywood University. Krista also attended Marywood University for her undergraduate education and earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.

Krista has experience working with adults, adolescents, and children in the community mental health setting. Krista has also worked closely with children and families in the foster care and adoption system. Krista has counseled children, adolescents, and adults struggling with ADHD, parenting issues, depression, and anxiety. Krista uses cognitive behavioral therapy to challenge and reframe negative thought processes. Krista also uses a strength-based approach to help individuals focus on their strengths and use these strengths to help deal with their problems. 

Specialties and Interests
  • Depression
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Children, Adolescents, Families, Adults
  • Self-Care
  • Mood Disorders
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy



Erica Mazewski, LSW
570-983-2872 ext 326
 
Serving clients in Scranton Area: Peckville PA
 
Erica is a licensed social worker (LSW), from Brooklyn, New York. She received her bachelor’s degree in social work from Long Island University Brooklyn (LIU) and her graduate degree in social work from New York University (NYU). She also earned minors in English and Photography during her undergraduate years. Her LIU field placement was at Catholic Charities’ Narrows Senior Center. During her time at NYU, she completed field work at New Design High School, as well as Pathways 2 Leadership at P.S. 15 The Roberto Clemente School.
 
Erica has had practice working with families and the aging population in both a case management and clinical setting. She provided case management, as well as cognitive behavioral therapy to seniors in a community outreach program. She has experience providing counseling with students who had behavioral issues, used crisis intervention, art therapy, psychodynamic therapy and group therapy that specifically aimed at increasing self-esteem and self-awareness to children and adolescence. Erica also has experience running an LGBTQ+ group during her time at New Design High School, providing a safe space of support.
 
Her approach to therapy is client-centered, strengths-based, and humanistic. She believes in utilizing an individual’s strengths to increase their sense of independence. By focusing on her skills in the arts, she is able to creatively plan and treat individuals with an array of issues. She specializes in working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families.
 
Specialties and Interests:
  • Depression and Mood Disorders
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Children and Adolescents
  • Adults and Elderly
  • Art Therapy, Family Therapy, Humanistic, and Mindfulness
  • Self-Esteem and Self-Awareness
  • Medical Issues
  • Self-Care



Amanda Burnside, MA, ATR-BC
570-316-6321 ext 336

Serving the Scranton Area: Peckville, PA

 
Amanda Burnside is a board-certified art therapist, born and raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Amanda earned a bachelor’s degree in Art Therapy from Marywood University. Amanda went on to earn her Master of Arts in Art Therapy from Marywood University, as well. While at Marywood, Amanda completed internships at Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers in Lancaster County, Pocono Medical Center, and St. Joseph’s Trinity Child Care Center where she gained experience in working with addiction, inpatient mental and behavioral health, children who are medically fragile, and children with developmental delays. 
 
Amanda has presented at the National Conference for Addiction Disorders where she also  co-presented an Art and Addiction Art Show. The exhibit focused on client art work from the inpatient rehab setting.

Amanda has worked with adults and adolescents experiencing substance abuse issues. She has utilized her skills as an art therapist in both group and individual counseling and has experience with inpatient and outpatient drug and alcohol counseling in community and school-based settings. Amanda has also worked with clients experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, PTSD, mindfulness in both individual and group settngs. She utilizes a humanistic, person centered therapeutic approach. Amanda strives to encourage those she works with to create a meaningful and fulfilled life and to strive for their dreams. 
 
Specialties and Interests:
  • Art Therapy
  • Addiction
  • Mindfulness
  • DBT
  • Adolescents and Children
  • Trauma



Emily Golden, Student Intern
570-933-7591 ext 314

Serving Clients in the Scranton Area: Clarks Summit PA

 
Emily is a Student Intern working towards her master’s degree in Family, Marriage, and Couples counseling from Walden University. Emily attended Millersville University and earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology in 2013.
 
Emily has been working with families and children with autism for four years at New Story Throop. She has provided support for families and children in the community, school-based settings, as well as in the home. Emily is always excited when she can help individuals, couples, and families grow. Emily utilizes a strengths based approach to help others meet their goals and achieve success.
 
Specialties and Interests:
  • Family, Marriage, Couple
  • Children, Adolescents
  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Autism



Sarah Edelman, BM, Student Intern
570-908-2749 ext 312
 
Serving Clients in the Scranton Area: Dunmore, PA
 
Sarah Edelman is working toward completion of her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Sarah received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami in Coral Gables Florida, where she majored in both music therapy and psychology. Her training in clinical psychology is as an integrative clinical practitioner, which has provided experiences in Community Mental Health services with diverse populations.
 
Sarah has conducted therapy with children, adolescents, and adults in a community mental health setting. She has completed training in conducting personality and cognitive assessments in children, adolescents, and adults. Sarah utilizes an integrative approach to therapy including Interpersonal and Cognitive Behavioral orientations from a person-centered framework.
 
Specialties and Interests:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Child, Adolescent, and Family Therapy
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychological Evaluation and Testing
  • Relationship Functioning



Sarah Albright, LPC
570-316-6241 ext 306
 
Serving clients in the Scranton area: Peckville, PA
Sarah is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who received her master’s degree in Community Counseling from Alvernia University. Her bachelor’s degree is in Clinical Psychology from Kutztown University. She also earned a minor in Literature during the completion of her undergraduate course work.

Sarah has experience working with persons throughout the lifespan (children, adolescents, adults and older adults). While working toward her master’s degree from Alvernia University, Sarah obtained experience in working with adults with intellectual disabilities through supervising a private non-profit group home. Sarah also interned as an undergrad at Allentown State Hospital with a focus primarily on personality disorders. Subsequent to receiving her master’s degree, Sarah worked in a community counseling agency that specialized in working with victims and perpetrators of abuse, adults recently released from prison, domestic violence victims, and perpetrators of various offenses. Sarah has worked with both voluntary & mandated clients, those who have been diagnosed with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and trauma. She has experience in working with individuals, groups, and families.

Sarah utilizes a Reality based approach in order to guide clients through understanding and acceptance of their needs. Sarah also utilizes an eclectic approach including cognitive-behavioral therapy and attachment based theory with interpersonal relationships, utilizing evidence-based approaches to ensure quality treatment outcomes for each client.

Specialties and Interests:
  • Victims of abuse (physical, emotional, sexual)
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety, Depression and Mood Disorders
  • ADHD
  • Suicidality
  • Bullying
  • Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • PTSD
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Realty Based Therapy
  • Attachment Based Family Therapy
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Anger management
  • LGBTQ related issues



Chelsea Graziano, MBS, PsyD
570-983-2871 ext 325
 
Serving clients in Scranton Area: Dunmore, PA

Dr. Chelsea Graziano, MBS, is a doctoral level clinician from Northeastern Pennsylvania. Dr. Graziano received her bachelor's degree with a double major in Biology and Psychology from King's College in Wilkes-Barre, PA. She then attended The Geisinger School of Medicine, formerly Commonwealth Medical College, and received a master's degree in Biomedical Science. Dr. Graziano obtained her master's and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from Marywood University in Scranton, PA. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Edison Court Inc, a secure residential treatment facility for adolescent sexual offenders and outpatient clinic for adult sexual and violent offenders. Her post-doctoral residency was completed at Marywood University where she acted as an adjunct faculty member and psychologist in the Counseling and Student Development Center, as well as a supervisor to student trainees.
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Dr. Graziano has extensive experience in individual and group therapy, diagnostic assessment, and psychological evaluation. She has worked in forensic and criminal justice settings, including Mental Health Court of Lackawanna County and USP Canaan (federal penitentiary), and has completed evaluations for Children and Youth via her position with Supportive Concepts for Families as a forensic evaluator. In addition, she has trained in drug and alcohol treatment at Marworth and has worked in several community and private practice settings. Dr. Graziano is also the psychotherapy group facilitator at First Hospital Wyoming Valley where she works with children, adolescents, and adults.
 
Dr. Graziano utilizes an integrationist approach to psychotherapy, drawing from evidence based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy techniques with an interpersonal focus. This interpersonal and relationship based focus is weaved through all that Dr. Graziano does. Furthermore, with her experience in forensic settings, she is well versed in working with resistance and hesitance toward treatment.

Specialties and Interests:
  • Relationship issues
  • Family of origin issues
  • Anger management
  • Drug and alcohol
  • Testing and assessment
  • Personality disorders
  • Forensic issues
  • Supervision



Richard J. Dante, MS
570-316-6245 ext. 309
 
Serving clients in the Wilkes Barre Area: Kingston, PA
 
Richard received his Bachelor's Degree of Science in Psychology from Penn State University. Richard continued on to receive his Master's Degree in Marraige and Family Counseling while attending Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA. 

Richard has had experience working with adolescents and young adults in the Clinical and Field settings individually, focusing on mood disorders, behavior change, anxiety, and trauma. He has also worked with families and couples of all ages to support growth, understanding, communication and family cohesion.

Richard marries a variety of evidence-based techniques to show measurable change and improvement which facilitate self-growth and care. Richard has been formally trained in Functional Family Therapy and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy which focus on communication skills as well as specific behavior techniques to promote healthier and more positive relationships.
 
Specialties and Interests: 
  • Family and Relationships 
  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy 
  • Children and Adolescents 
  • Functional Family Therapy 
  • Stress and Anxiety 
  • Depression 
  • Self-Esteem



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