Counselors



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Carla Arrow
LPC,NCC
Education:
Carla received her Masters Degree and Advanced Graduate Degree in Clinical Community Counseling from The John Hopkins University where she specialized in Cognitive-Behavioral and Reality Therapy. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor with over 16 years of experience in counseling families, individuals, couples, adolescents and children.

Experience:
After completing her Bachelor of Art degree in Psychology, Carla began her career by providing spiritual direction to children and their families in a church setting. Carla then began providing therapeutic interventions for children with Autism in the school environment and began a therapeutic after-school program for children and adolescents diagnosed with Axis I disorders. She then transitioned to working in an inpatient setting with children and adolescents diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant and Conduct Disorders. While working on her Master’s degree, Carla worked with families and children providing Cognitive Behavioral therapy to the whole family in order to preserve or reunify those families through the York County Children and Youth and Juvenile Probation programs. After completing her Master’s and Post-Masters degrees, Carla worked in an outpatient setting with Adults and Couples struggling with a variety of issues from Mood Disorders to Addiction to Communication issues and Eating Disorders. At the same time, she began to supervise other therapists and advocates who provided support and therapy to families in their home. Carla continued in her career by providing therapy for those in the York County Prison and Parole system. For the last 4 years Carla has specialized in helping Adults and Couples and has provided trainings in Adult Mental Health to Bachelor and Master level clinicians. Carla also specializes in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing and Eating Disorders as well as couples issues.

Clinical Expertise:
Couples counseling, Spiritual issues, Grief and Loss, Anxiety, Anger management, Depression, Sexual addiction, Intimate relationship conflicts, Family conflicts, Impulse control problems, Stress Management, Low self esteem, Parenting issues, Dependency, Risk taking behaviors (cutting, aggression, running away, promiscuous behaviors, self harmful behaviors, suicide attempts), and Eating disorders.




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Annemarie Smith
LCSW

Education:

Annemarie received her Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work where she specialized in clinical work with families and children. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker under Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors. She received specialized training in Structural Family Therapy through The Philadelphia Guidance Center.

Experience:
Annemarie began her career working with adolescents in foster care who were in an Independent Living Program in Maryland. She worked 7 years in a residential treatment program working with children who had experienced physical abuse, sexual trauma, emotional abuse or neglect. She coordinated treatment between the residence and the school, including contributing to treatment plan meetings and IEP meetings. She also worked as a Family-Based Therapist providing intensive individual, parent, and family therapy sessions. She initiated behavior modification treatment interventions as a Behavior Specialist Consultant. She has worked as an outpatient therapist over the past 5 years. Annemarie has a passion for helping people discover the root causes of feeling stuck in defeating patterns and experiencing the freedom which allows them to have a hope-filled outlook on life.

Clinical Expertise:
Problem areas including Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Anger Management, Parenting concerns, Families affected by Divorce, Grief and Loss, Stress Management, Parentified Child, Oppositional Behaviors, Self harmful behaviors, Marital Conflict, Low Self-Esteem, and Job Stress. Treatment approaches including Faith-Based Counseling, Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Love and Logic Parenting and Structural Family Therapy.




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Amy Ports
MS,LCSW
Education:
Amy received her Masters Degree in clinical social work from Temple University. Amy is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) under the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and FamilyTherapists and Professional Counselors. She has over 15 years of experience providing outpatient mental health psychotherapy to adolescents, adults and families. Amy continues to receive ongoing clinical instruction to expand her knowledge and to improve outcomes for her clients.

Experience:
Amy began her social work career providing individual and group counseling to survivors of violence and sexual trauma. She continued working in a medical setting assisting individuals and families impacted by life altering physical trauma; such as, brain and spinal injury and those encountering newly diagnosed illness or chronic medical conditions. It was in the primary care setting that Amy transitioned to clinical outpatient counseling. For more than 15 years, Amy has been providing outpatient mental health psychotherapy in a clinical setting with adolescents, young adults, adults, couples and families who have sought guidance in improving their overall emotional well being and functioning. Amy approaches each client relationship with optimism, respect, empathy and non-judgement.

Clinical Expertise:
Amy integrates theory and technique from cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectic behavioral therapy, mindfulness, meditation and relaxation skills to :

    • alleviate symptoms of depression and mood disorders
    • diminish symptoms of anxiety and panic
    • improve quality of relationships
    • adjust to life challenges and transitions
    • reduce stress
    • manage anger
    • strengthen parent-child interactions
    • heal trauma, loss and grief
    • cope with chronic health issues


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Jessica Lowry
LCSW
Education:
Jessica received her Masters of Social Work degree from Wheelock College in Boston, MA. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience in counseling families, individuals, couples, adolescents, and children.

Experience:
After completing her Bachelor of Social Work degree, Jessica began her career by working as a case manager and housing advocate for women and their children who fled from domestic violence situations and were living in a specialized, supportive housing program. Jessica then began working in a specialized outpatient therapy setting with children, ages 0-8, who had experienced various forms of violence (domestic, community, media, etc.) and additional trauma. After obtaining her masters degree, Jessica moved to Louisiana and Mississippi to help with disaster relief efforts following Hurricane Katrina. Jessica then settled in Louisiana and worked in community and school settings providing individual and group therapy with individuals, children, adolescents, and families with various diagnoses, including but not limited to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, attention- deficit hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorders, and attachment disorders. Jessica and her family relocated to Pennsylvania in 2013, where Jessica worked in a partial-hospitalization program as a group therapist with adults living with severe and persistent mental illnesses. She also worked in both community-based and school-based programs working with children with Autism and/or significant behavioral issues. Jessica then made the transition back into the outpatient realm of her profession, where she began working with couples, in addition to the populations she had previous experience working with.

Clinical Expertise:
Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, Parenting Support, Grief and Loss, Marital Conflict, Improving Self-Esteem and Self-Worth, Faith-Based Counseling, Family Conflict and Strengthening, Stress Management, Anger Management, and Attachment Issues.





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Holly Hartman, Ph.D, LCSW
Education:
Holly earned her Master of Social Work degree at Temple University, where she specialized in clinical social work. Her graduate research centered primarily on understanding the impacts of trauma and of substance abuse on individuals and families. Her extensive continuing education studies have focused heavily on learning about effective treatments for the substance abuse and mental health disorders that often develop in the aftermath of trauma. Holly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She also holds a Doctorate degree in Biochemistry from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Experience:
Holly’s clinical career has included providing with children, adolescents, and adults with individual, couples and/or family therapy. She has had experience providing services at various levels of mental health care including: long-term residential treatment, intensive in-home therapy, and outpatient counseling. Her therapeutic approach involves combining her in depth understanding of human physiology, brain chemistry and brain function with a variety of mental health treatment modalities to design individualized treatment plans that meet the needs of each of her clients. Therapeutic methods she frequently uses in her practice include: motivational interviewing, client-centered therapy, psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness training, narrative therapy, interpersonal therapy, structural family therapy, strategic family therapy, experiential family therapy and play therapy.

In addition to mental health expertise, Holly is very familiar with the challenges that clients with substance use disorders, and their loved ones, find themselves confronted with during active addiction and during recovery. Early in her career, she contributed four years of volunteer service as a facilitator for a SMART Recovery® self-help group that utilized evidence-based techniques drawn from psychotherapy to help group members overcome their substance abuse and other compulsive behaviors. She also has previous experience doing drug and alcohol evaluations.

Clinical Expertise:
Holly is a compassionate and strengths-based therapist who is passionate in her provision of high quality services that empower her clients to live more meaningful, fulfilling and satisfying lives. She specializes in provision of trauma-specific therapy for healing from all forms of abuse and neglect (physical, sexual, emotional, psychological, and spiritual). She is also skilled in treatment of Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Grief, Bereavement, Anxiety, PTSD, complex PTSD, Panic Disorder, Dissociative Disorders, Adjustment Disorders, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorders, Co-Dependence, and Borderline Personality Disorder. She has extensive experience with providing treatment for disorders of childhood and adolescence including: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Disruptive, Impulse Control and Conduct Disorders. And, she is adept at helping individuals, couples, parents and families to resolve their interpersonal relationship issues.




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Jennie Glover
LCSW
Education:
Jennie received her graduate degree from Bryn Mawr College, where she specialized in clinical social work focusing on children, adolescents, and families. Jennie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Experience:
Jennie has over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescent, and families in a variety of settings including foster care, Family Based Mental Health Services, medical hospitals, residential treatment facilities, and Behavioral Health Rehabilitative Services. Jennie utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavior Modification, and play therapy techniques.

Clinical Expertise:
Autism Spectrum Disorders, Developmental Disabilities, ADHD, Mood Disorders, Chronic Illnesses, foster care, adoption, and attachment issues




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Jamie Toluba
LSW
Education:
Jamie received her Masters degree in Social Work from Widener University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she focused on clinical social work. She is a licensed social worker and has been working in the social work field for over 10 years.

Experience:
After receiving her Bachelors in Psychology from Penn State, Jamie went on to work with children who were diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum as well as oppositional defiant disorder and ADHD. Soon thereafter, she went back to school to obtain her Masters. Immediately after graduating she became a mobile therapist, continuing to work with children but also with their families in both the school and home environment. Jamie has worked at a private practice for the last 2 years, gaining experience in working with adults as well as couples and marriage therapy.

Clinical Expertise:
Jamie comes from a strengths-based approach along with utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy. Jamie has worked with children and adolescents who have ADHD, depression and anxiety. Jamie also has experience with adults in the areas of anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Bi-polar, and short and long term depression.




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Leslie Munson
MSW, LCSW
Education:
Widener University (MSW in Social Work), The Pennsylvania State University (BS in Marketing)
Experience:
Leslie Munson has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of PA since 2009 and has worked in the mental health field since 2002. Leslie earned a Masters of Social Work with a clinical social work emphasis from Widener University in 2005, graduating summa cum laude and as a member of the Phi Alpha Honor Society. Leslie serves the populations of adults and adolescents in individual, couples and marital psychotherapy.

Clinical Expertise:
Her expertise centers around mood disorders, anxiety, adult ADHD, grief and loss, disordered eating, and phase of life issues. She works effectively with couples and families teaching successful communication skills and parenting techniques and bonds well with the adolescent population. Leslie works with medical related trauma as well as the needs of the LGBT community. Leslie is sensitive to spiritual issues and will apply Christian principles if requested. Leslie began her professional career with a B.S in Marketing from The Pennsylvania State University, working 20 years in sales and marketing before returning to graduate school and her second career in the mental health profession.

Specialties: Ages 13+, marital and couples counseling, medical/cardiac trauma, faith-based counseling, anxiety, grief and loss, cognitive behavior therapy, depression, eating disorders, mood disorders, parenting, personality disorders, phobias, PTSD, stress management, sexual orientation, trauma, work issues



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Dawn Allen
LSW
Education:
Dawn is a Licensed Social Worker under the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapist, and Professional Counselors. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Master’s degree in Social Work from Walden University. She is currently continuing her education in Clinical Social Work under the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapist, and Professional Counselors.)


Experience:
After receiving her Bachelor’s in Psychology, Dawn went to work with adults with disabilities including, Developmental, Autism, ODD, ADHD, Intermittent Explosive Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, and Bi-Polar Disorder. She provided Mobile Therapy in Baltimore City for Inner city youth and families. Dawn also has experience working with children and youth in Foster Care, as well as short and long term residential placements. She went on to receive her Master’s degree where she works as a Renal Social worker assisting patients and families with emotional, psychological, and financial adjustments to Chronic Kidney Disease, including end of life decisions and planning.

Clinical Expertise:
Developmental Disabilities, Autism, ODD, ADHD, Intermittent Explosive Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Foster Care, Reunification, Chronic Illnesses. Parenting Concerns, Self-Esteem, Stress Management.



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Emma Pyle
MSW, LCSW
Education:
Emma received her Masters in Social Work from the University of MD School of Social Work in 1990 with a concentration in clinical social work. Emma received a Bachelor of Arts from University of MD Baltimore County in 1989, majoring in Social Work and Psychology with a minor in Sociology. Emma has been licensed at the clinical level since 2007 and is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) under the Commonwealth of PA Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.

Experience:
Emma has over 20 years of social work experience and has worked in various settings since graduation, including residential treatment, healthcare, and hospice. Most recently, Emma has been working in Community Mental Health providing counseling and intake assessment to adults and children.

Clinical Expertise:
Emma has experience working with clients utilizing the principals of cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, mindfulness, stress reduction techniques, and strengths focused approaches.

Emma has experience working successfully with issues related to grief and loss; trauma; anxiety and panic; depression; mood disorders; adjustment to life changing events; marital and relationship problems; medical illness and chronic pain; impulse control disorders; parenting concerns; communication problems and coping with stress.



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Tammie Cool
MSW, LSW
Education:
Tammie earned her Master of Social Work degree from Temple University, where she specialized in clinical social work. Her studies were primarily centered on relationships, depression, anxiety, and trauma. She earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Pennsylvania State University. She has been licensed as a LSW (licensed social worker) through the Commonwealth of PA Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.

Experience:
Tammie has several years of experience working as a behavioral health specialist. She worked with students diagnosed with ASD diagnoses for several years.Tammie has experience with developing treatment plans for ASD and has written therapeutic curriculum for after school programs. Tammie moved on to working as a direct care worker where she addressed behavioral, emotional, and physical needs of individuals diagnosed with intellectual disabilities. Immediately after graduation from Temple University, she was offered a counseling center position at Penn State York where she provided individual and couple's therapy to young adults, provided mental health outreach services to the campus, and provided education services to the psychology and human development classes.


Clinical Expertise:
Tammie comes from a strengths-based perspective while utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy to help individuals understand and identify thought distortions. Tammie's expertise includes Couple's Therapy, adolescents and young adults, mood disorders, anxiety, ADHD, stress management, and ASD.



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Robert Gordon
Clinical Psychologist
Education:
Robert received his bachelor degree from Duquesne University and his Master degree and certificate of advanced graduate study in clinical psychology from Springfield College.

Experience:
Robert has been a licensed clinical psychologist with over 40 years of experience, which includes working at a vocational rehabilitation center with persons with multiple disabilities, working at a rehabilitation hospital, treating patients with head trauma and patients with chronic pain, and working in an outpatient mental health center.

Clinical Expertise:
Robert's expertise include client centered psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, pain management therapy, vocational counseling, diagnostic psychological evaluations, evaluations of attention deficit disorder, forensic evaluations, neuropsychological evaluations, and vocational evaluations.

Evaluation Specialty Areas

  1. Evaluations of attention deficit disorder in children, adolescents, and adults.
  2. Evaluations of attention deficit disorder in children and adolescents to obtain accommodations in the classroom, such as a 504 plan, and to assist with the development of a 504 plan.
  3. Evaluations to obtain accommodations in college due to attention deficit disorder, learning disabilities, and anxiety disorders.
  4. Psychological and vocational evaluations of adolescents and adults to assist with educational and vocational planning, including identifying patterns of academic strengths, vocational aptitudes, career interests, and personality characteristics.
  5. Psychological evaluations for diagnostic clarification and to assist with treatment planning.
  6. Evaluation of autistic spectrum disorders, including Asperger's disorder.
  7. Psychological evaluations to obtain Wraparound services, such as services of a therapeutic staff support, behavioral specialist consultant, or mobile therapist in the home, school, and community settings.
  8. Psychological evaluations to determine the necessity for placement in a residential treatment program.
  9. Neuropsychological evaluations for assessment of perceptual-motor, cognitive, and memory impairment.
  10. Neuropsychological evaluations to assess cognitive recovery in persons who have had traumatic brain injury and to assess geriatric patients who have shown signs of possible dementia.
  11. Psychological evaluations of adults to assist with disability determination for social security disability.
  12. Psychological evaluations of adults who have had physical injuries and chronic pain to assist them with vocational rehabilitation, to assist them with psychological adjustment to their physical limitations, and to assist them with pain management.
  13. Forensic vocational and economic loss evaluations to determine employability and losses in future earning capacity for persons who have suffered injuries that affect vocational capabilities.
  14. Forensic vocational evaluations for use at equitable distribution hearings for persons involved in divorce to determine the spouse's present earning capacity and to determine whether the spouse can achieve an increased earning capacity with further education or with vocational retraining.
  15. Forensic psychological evaluations to assess the presence and severity of a depressive disorder and of an anxiety disorder for persons who have suffered an injury affecting major life activities and to estimate the projected costs of future psychotherapy treatment.
  16. Court ordered psychological evaluations to determine the presence and severity of a psychological disorder that may affect behavior and that potentially could be a risk factor for recurring offenses and to determine the necessity for psychotherapy treatment for persons referred by juvenile probation or by adult probation.