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, 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.
 
More recently, Dr. Griffiths has devoted her attention to becoming a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher. She is a qualified MBSR teacher through the University of Massachusetts Medical College and has opened Mindfulnepa in Scranton in order to promote MBSR and other modalities that connect the mind, body, and spirit.

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, supervision, and consultation.

Specialties and Interests:
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
  • 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:
 




Mari Noel Araya
570-316-6320 ext 322

 



CLARKS SUMMIT OFFICE

Juliana Soroka, Administrative Support Staff
570-316-6248 ext 301

 



DUNMORE OFFICE

Kristy Whitlock, Support Staff
570-284-3441 ext 319


 



KINGSTON OFFICE

Suzanne Krakowski, Billing Department
570-338-4031 ext 342



Stacy Yefko, Support Staff
570-983-2867 ext 324


 



PECKVILLE OFFICE

Yeni Frias, Administrative Assistant
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
 
Dr. Krystle L. Berkoski is a clinical psychologist from Northeastern Pennsylvania. Dr. Berkoski received her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the University of Scranton and her master’s and doctoral degrees, both in clinical psychology, from Marywood University. Dr. Berkoski completed her APA-accredited internship at the University of Buffalo’s Counseling Services, where she conducted individual and group therapy, as well as outreach programming, psychological 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 psychotherapy with children, teens, and adults, in settings including college counseling centers, community clinics, inpatient and outpatient hospitals, and the PA state prison system. 
 
Dr. Berkoski employs an interpersonal approach to psychotherapy, 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 and holistic in nature and considers cognition, behavior, communication, family of origin, cultural factors, and the physical body. She has focused her continuing education efforts on utilizing mindfulness and effectively treating unresolved trauma. Dr. Berkoski conducts psychotherapy with adolescents and adults, 16 years of age and older.   
 
While her training in supervision and consultation started as a master’s level student, Dr. Berkoski has enhanced these skills by conducting ongoing individual and group supervision with graduate students, social workers, counselors, and other psychologists, from beginner-level trainees to fully licensed professionals in academia and here at the practice. Her approach to supervision is integrative and linked closely to her psychotherapy style. She prioritizes the establishment of secure professional relationships so that any difficulty with clients and countertransference can be explored openly and guided effectively. A developmental framework informs this approach, ensuring supervisees get the appropriate level of support and direction.   
 
Specialties and Interests:
  • Adolescents (16 years & older) & Adults
  • Relationships
  • Family of origin
  • Mood disorders
  • Grief and loss
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Holistic Wellness
  • Women’s Issues
  • Trauma
  • Consultation & Supervision Services (Individual & Group)



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 in 2015. Annalisa attended SUNY Oneonta for her undergraduate education and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Child and Family Studies. In 2018, Annalisa commissioned into the Pennsylvania Army National Guard as a Behavioral Health Officer.

Annalisa has experience working with adults and adolescents.  Her background includes hospice work as well as outpatient work. Annalisa has experience with adolescents and adults on bereavement, eating disorders, parenting issues, depression, and anxiety.  Annalisa identifies as an anti-diet therapist and utilizes intuitive eating principles when treating eating disorders. 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



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
 


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 Scranton Area: Clarks Summit, 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



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 Vari, 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:
  • Children (ages 12 and up)
  • Adolescents and adults
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Art based directives
  • Mindfulness based directives
  • Depression and Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety and stress management
  • Self-esteem, self-awareness, self-care
  • Humanistic approach
  • Medical issues
  • LGBTQ+
 


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



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



Madelon Bohdal, M.A., Psy.D. Doctoral Student
Serving clients in Scranton Area: Peckville, PA
 
Madelon Bohdal is a doctoral student from Northeastern Pennsylvania. Madelon received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University 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 an integrative clinical practitioner, which has provided experiences in various settings with diverse populations.

Madelon has conducted therapy with children, adolescents, adults, and families in settings such as community mental health clinics and college counseling centers. Madelon also has experience conducting personality and cognitive assessments in children, adolescents, and adults. Madelon utilizes an integrative approach to therapy incorporating Interpersonal and Cognitive Behavioral orientations.
Specialties and Interests:
  • Anxiety, Stress
  • Depression and Mood Disorders
  • Relationship Functioning
  • Self-Esteem and Self-Awareness
  • Self-care, Healthy Coping Skills
  • Mindfulness
  • Child, Adolescent, Adult, and Family Therapy
  • Interpersonal Therapy
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Psychological Evaluation and Testing



Katie DeStefano, LSW.
570-316-6325 ext 321


Serving clients in Scranton Area: Dunmore, PA.
 
Katie received her bachelor’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Mansfield University. She then received her master’s degree in Social Work from Marywood University. Katie became a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in 2017 and is currently pursuing her Clinical Social Worker license.
 
Katie has worked with diverse populations and conducted outpatient services with children, adolescents, and adults within a community mental health agency. Katie has a multitude of experience working within the community such as school counseling/advocacy, and integrative care with primary doctors in the area.
 
Katie utilizes an integrative approach on the basis of her client’s needs such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential therapy, Reality therapy, and Solution-Focused. Katie believes in helping people find the best person they can be through insight, and guiding clients to foster their strengths with these therapeutic approaches.
 
Specialties and Interests:
  • Children (ages 8 and up)
  • Adolescents, and Adult psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Existential Therapy
  • Reality Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Depression, anxiety, and mood disorders
  • Diversity (I.e., women’s issues, and GLBTQ issues)
  • Self-esteem and body image issues
  • Holistic Wellness
  • Anger Management/ frustration tolerance in children
  • Emotional regulation
  • Social Skills
  • Behavioral issues (ADHD, and anger)



Elizabeth Ruch, NCC
570-316-6243 ext 335


Serving clients in Scranton Area: Clarks Summit, PA
 
Elizabeth (Liz) Ruch received her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Maywood University and has earned a Bachelor of Science in both Psychology and English Literature from University of Pittsburgh. Liz is a Nationally Certified Counselor and is currently working to become a Licensed Professional Counselor. She grew up in Allentown and has also lived in Pittsburgh, Jim Thorpe, and Scranton.
 
Liz has worked with children and adolescents at the inpatient psychiatric level while working at KidsPeace Children’s Hospital, children who struggle with anger management and increased stress levels at a specialized Stop Now And Plan (SNAP) summer camp, and with both children and their families as a therapeutic support staff. She has also provided group and individual counseling and assisted with outreach programs through her internship placement at Marywood University’s Counseling and Student Development Center. Liz has counselled children, adolescents, families, and adults struggling with a variety of issues including school/home behavioral issues, ADHD, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, and trauma. She uses an eclectic approach which encompasses humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, and interpersonal theories.
 
Additionally, her work as an Emergency Medical Technician for 10 years has fueled a passion for working with medical professionals struggling with Post-Traumatic Stress.
 
Liz’s approach utilizes evidence-based practices to assist clients in making positive changes and reaching their full potential.
 
Specialties and Interests:
  • Children, Adolescents, Adults
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD and Behavioral Management
  • Mindfulness
  • Relationships
  • Trauma
  • Self-Care
  • Stress Management



Simon Stauber, BS
570-933-7591 ext 314


Serving clients in Wilkes Barre Area: Kingston, PA.
 
Simon is working toward completion of his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He received his bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, NY, where he majored in psychology. His training in clinical psychology is as an integrative clinical practitioner, which has provided experiences in Community Mental Health services with many clinical concerns. He has also completed training in conducting personality and intelligence testing with adults, adolescents, and children.
 
Simon’s training includes the use of cognitive behavioral and humanistic techniques to help foster individuals' perceptions of strength, motivation, hope and feeling supported. He uses evidenced-based interventions to help alleviate symptoms and increase quality of life. Through this lens, Simon is interested in working with adults and young adults experiencing concerns with depression, anxiety, life satisfactions issues, relational concerns, trauma and other concerns.
 
Specialties and Interests:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-Care and Stress Management
  • Self-esteem
  • Relationship Functioning
  • Healthy Coping Skills
  • Cognitive-Behavior Therapy
  • Humanistic Approach
  • Psychological Evaluation and Testing



Nicholas Kaminski, LPC
570-316-6321 ext 305


Serving clients in the Scranton Area: Dunmore, PA

Nicholas received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from Cabrini University. He later received his Masters in Community Counseling from the University of Scranton. Nicholas became a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in 2018.
 
Nicholas has worked with a multitude of populations within a community mental health setting.  Nick has worked with children, adolescents, teenagers, and young adults in an outpatient milieu. Nicholas utilizes a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach as well as a conversational style towards individual counseling.
 
Specialties and Interests:
  • Autism Spectrum  and Intellectually Disabled Clientele
  • LGBTQ+
  • Depression
  • Anxiety and Stress Management
  • Children, Adolescents, Teenagers, and Young Adults
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Social Skills
  • Self Esteem
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy



Dwayne L. Albright, MA, NCC
570-221-9319  ext 327

Serving clients in the Scranton Area: Clarks Summit, PA


Dwayne is a nationally certified counselor who recently received his master’s degree at Marywood University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. He is currently working towards licensure to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Dwayne has extensive and diversified experience working in the field of providing responsive and quality focused mental health which began in 1986. He received his undergraduate degree in Organizational Leadership from Immaculata University and has been published within conference proceedings while presenting conference lectures at several Regional and National Conferences. Dwayne completed his practicum experience at the Aaron Center and his practical experience internship at Forensic Counseling while a graduate student at Marywood University. He is a member of several counseling organizations (e.g. American Counseling Association [ACA], the Pennsylvania Counseling Association [PCA], and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Counseling Association [NEPCA]).
 
Dwayne is experienced in supporting adolescent, adult, and senior individuals, couples, and families with a variety of mental health challenges which include: anxiety, depression, grief / loss issues, unresolved trauma, obsessive compulsive disorder, intellectual disabilities, personality disorders, schizophrenia, intimate partner violence, domestic violence, and working with both the victims and perpetrators of sexual offenses. Dwayne’s overarching theoretical orientation utilizes a Solution Focused Brief Therapy approach. SFBT is a goal directed brief therapy which utilizes a collaborative approach towards psychotherapeutic change which is rooted in the perspective that our clients are the experts of their own unique and individual experience and the challenges that they face. The client, therefore, best knows when their experience or challenge(s) has improved. The role of the counselor utilizes clarification and illumination of issues the client may be challenged by and harnesses the client’s therapeutic energy towards making self-identified healthy and positive change. Dwayne also utilizes and incorporates an eclectic counseling style which draws from Reality Therapy, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy (ET), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Exposure Therapies, Trauma Focused CBT (TF-CBT), and Attachment Based Therapy approaches. Dwayne has been a life-long advocate of persons who struggle with the many challenges and stigmas of mental illness and operates upon a foundation of treating all people with dignity and respect.

Specialties and Interests:
  • Transitional Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Unresolved Trauma
  • Loss / Grief Issues
  • Personality Disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Diversity Issues
  • Mindfulness
  • Spirituality
  • Training and Psychoeducation
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Domestic Violence
  • Victims & Perpetrators of Sexual Offenses



Jessica Bullick, MA, NCC
570-316-6321 ext 336


Serving clients in the Scranton area: Peckville, PA 
 
Jessica received her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and has earned a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Psychology, both from Marywood University. Jessica is a National Certified Counselor working towards completing the steps to be a Licensed Professional Counselor. Jessica has experience in working with both the adolescent and adult populations. Jessica has had previous counseling experience in individual, group, and addiction counseling in an outpatient setting. She has counseled clients with diverse cultural backgrounds and a variety of diagnoses. Jessica has worked with a variety of client concerns including, but not limited to, grief and loss, substance abuse disorders, anxiety, depression, bi-polar, adjustment disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, suicidality, and trauma. 
 
Jessica’s therapeutic approach addresses clients using a holistic model of treating the whole person in a therapeutic, confidential, professional, and highly supportive setting. She uses an eclectic approach which encompasses humanistic, cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based stress reduction, among others. Jessica is an enthusiastic, conscientious, and motivated individual who is eager to work with clients to promote growth and personal wellness in creative, effective, and evidence-base ways. 
 
Specialties/Interests: 
  • Addictions Recovery 
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Adolescent and Family Therapy
  • Chronic Pain and Chronic Health Issues
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Couple Therapy
  • Existential/ Humanistic Therapy
  • Grief Resolution 
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
 


Beau Samonte, BS
570-609-0477 ext 357


Serving clients in Scranton Area: Dunmore and Clarks Summit, PA
 
Beau is a student in Marywood University’s Clinical Psychology Psy.D. program. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience at the University of Scranton. Beau’s training in clinical psychology is as an integrative clinical practitioner. He has also completed training in personality and cognitive assessment.
 
Beau has worked with diverse populations in a community mental health setting. He is interested in working with children, adolescents, and adults experiencing a variety of concerns, including sleep disturbances, depression, anxiety, and relational issues. Beau utilizes an integrative approach to therapy, incorporating cognitive-behavioral and interpersonal techniques.
 
Specialties and Interests:
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Diversity 
  • Relationship Functioning
  • Health Psychology
  • Relationship Functioning
  • Psychological Evaluation and Testing



Siedah Cazaubon, BA
570-908-2749 ext 312


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

 
Siedah Cazaubon is a clinical psychology doctoral student from Douglassville, PA. Siedah received her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in public health from Muhlenberg College. She is currently completing her Psy.D. at Marywood University.
 
Siedah has worked with diverse populations and has conducted therapy with adolescents, adults, and couples in settings such as a community mental health clinic and partial hospitalization program. She has completed training in conducting personality and intelligence testing with adults, adolescents, and children. Siedah utilizes an integrative approach to therapy, incorporating Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, and Interpersonal orientations/techniques.
 
Specialties and Interests:
  • Adolescents and adults
  • Anxiety
  • Depression and Mood Disorders
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Self-Esteem and Empowerment
  • Women’s Issues
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychological Evaluation and Testing



Madison Gruber, MA
570-284-3389 ext 345


Serving clients in the Scranton Area: Dunmore, PA
 
Madison received a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Kutztown University in 2015, and attended East Stroudsburg University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She is currently pursuing her professional counselor license.

Madison has experience working with adolescents in a school-based partial hospitalization program, and with adults in a community mental health setting. She has worked with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, post-traumatic stress disorder, and trauma.
 
Madison utilizes a person-centered, strengths-based, integrative approach to help her clients realize their full potential. Madison works to provide a comfortable space, welcoming individuals to fully engage in the therapeutic process. 
 
Specialties and Interests:
  • Diversity Issues (LGBTQ, women’s issues)
  • Anxiety and Mood Disorders
  • Mindfulness Strategies
  • Cognitive – Behavioral Therapy
  • Humanistic
  • Suicidality
  • Anger Management
  • Relationships



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