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General Practitioners

Anna Adams, MSW (Pre-Licensed Professional)

Anna was born and raised on the Eastern Shore. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Salisbury University in 2015 and went on to graduate from Delaware State University with a Master’s in Social Work in May of 2022. She is currently working towards her licensure to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Anna has experience working with a variety of populations such as at-risk youth and their families, geriatrics, and survivors of domestic violence. She is passionate about delivering quality based services to those struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, mood disorders and cognitive disorders. Anna uses a strengths-based and trauma informed approach, employing evidence-based techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Mindfulness, and Dialectal Behavior Therapy.

When she is not working, Anna enjoys spending time with family, reading, going to the beach, and enjoying the outdoors.

Tanisha Baker, M.A. (Pre-Licensed Professional)

Tanísha graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Delaware State University and later went on to earn a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Bowie State University. She is currently working to obtain her license as a Professional Counselor of Mental Health.

Tanísha has worked with children, adolescents, and families for over 10 years and has a passion for helping families reach their goals. She has experience with crisis counseling, trauma, family therapy, career counseling, and treatment of behavioral issues. Tanísha utilizes person centered and holistic approaches to best support youth and families.

Marissa Beadle, M.S. (Pre-Licensed Professional)

Marissa is a graduate from the University of Delaware and Wilmington University, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees in Interpersonal Communication and Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Born and raised in Delaware, Marissa is passionate about serving the community that made her who she is. Marissa has 5 years of experience working with children in a variety of different roles, both in the hospital and school setting.

Marissa is currently working with school-based clients and virtually with adult clients on a weekly basis who have a wide variety of diagnoses and presenting problems. She believes in individualizing her approach to fit the needs of each unique client; however, Marissa mainly utilizes a person-centered approach, mindful to remain empathetic, non-directive, empowering, and motivating throughout the therapeutic process.

Dellie Belton-Nichols (Pre-Licensed Professional)

Dellie has worked with at-risk youth for fifteen years. She enjoys working with children, adolescents and adults. Her clinical focus is working with those experiencing anxiety, depression, and trauma. Dellie has a passion for helping clients to succeed in reaching their treatment goals. Her preferred modalities for treatment are Person-Centered Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Dellie completed her Master’s of Social Work degree from Delaware State University in May 2022. She will be taking the licensure exam to become a Licensed Master Social Worker.

Sunyana Benjamin, LCSW

Sunyana has a Master’s obtained from the University of New England and a Bachelor’s degree from Temple University. She specializes in working with children and families and has previously worked in an intensive outpatient therapy setting. Sunyana is experienced working with children and adolescents with various diagnoses including, but not limited to, Anxiety, Depression, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD), and trauma.

Sunyana is well versed in various Art Therapy techniques used to best engage children at their level of readiness. She utilizes evidence based practices including, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Diadatic Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Approach, and Play Therapy. Sunyana is also a military spouse, which allows her to be insightful and supporting of the military lifestyle, which can lead to difficulties transitioning in new settings.

Rosanna Biondolillo, MSW (Pre-Licensed Professional)

Rosanna received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Phoenix and later obtained her Master’s in Social Work from Delaware State University. She is currently working towards her licensure to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).

Rosanna enjoys working with children, adolescents, and young adults dealing with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and ADHD symptoms. She takes a person-centered approach, believing that to assist clients in reaching their goals, the clinician must meet them where they are. Rosanna combines a variety of evidence-based therapeutic modalities for treatment, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).

Kristine Blake, LACMH (Pre-Licensed Professional)

Kristine received her Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioral Science, Certificate in Child Advocacy, as well as her Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wilmington University. She is a Nationally Certified Counselor and Licensed Associate Counselor of Mental Health in Delaware. She has one and a half years of experience working in the outpatient and inpatient setting providing individual, family, and group therapy services. 

Kristine’s primary clinical focus is working with children, adolescents, and adults who experience anxiety (such as, generalized anxiety, separation anxiety, and panic disorder), grief, substance use disorders, anger, and clinical depression. She also has experience treating a variety of clinical issues including ADHD, mood disorders, personality disorders as well as trauma and relational issues.

Kristine is well- versed in evidenced-based treatment practices and incorporates the latest trends into her practice. She has received specialized trainings and incorporates a variety of therapeutic modalities into treatment including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Coping techniques and her experience in the performance arts. Kristine works with her clients to establish meaningful goals that enable them to live in accordance with their core values.

Kimberly Boulden, MSW (Pre-Licensed Professional)

Kimberly received her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from University of Delaware in 2016 and subsequently graduated with a Master of Social Work Degree from Widener University. She has been working with at-risk populations for over fifteen years. Her experience includes providing services in residential and office-based settings. Her clinical focus is a trauma-focused and strengths-based approach to work with children, adolescents, families, and adults.
 
Throughout her career she has experience working with clients facing trauma, homelessness, addiction, anxiety, and depression. Kimberly incorporates a variety of evidence-based therapeutic models into treatment such as Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).
 
Kimberly takes a holistic and empowering approach in her work. She believes in the principle of meeting clients where they are in order to establish and achieve treatment goals.

Melissa Clendaniel, LPCMH

Melissa Clendaniel is a native Delawarean born and raised in Kent County. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science from Wilmington University in 2014, she pursued her Masters of Clinical Mental Health Counseling also from Wilmington University, graduating in 2017. After passing the National Counselors Exam, she became a Nationally Certified Counselor through NBCC in May 2017.

Melissa is a Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health. She provides client-centered therapy to children, teens, adults, and families. Melissa has experience with a variety of issues including trauma, addiction, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, psychosis, grief, and suicidal ideation.

Throughout Melissa’s career as a therapist she has gained experience and training in a variety of specialized areas including Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy For Psychosis (CBTp).

Melissa most recently worked as a Mobile Outpatient Therapist on the Delaware CORE Grant. In this position she provided therapy services to teens and young adults who were experiencing their first episodes of psychosis. She has also worked as an Outpatient Therapist at an inpatient substance use residential facility. Melissa is passionate about providing the most effective and genuine counseling experience for clients and their families. She especially believes unconditional positive regard for all clients and meeting the individual where they are at is at the core of any therapy relationship.

Jeshonda Dennis, MSW (Pre-Licensed Professional)

Jeshonda grew up in the state of Delaware. She is a graduate of Delaware State University. In 2017, she earned a bachelor’s degree in social work. Thereafter, in 2018, she continued her education at Delaware State University and earned a master’s degree (MSW) in social work. In previous employments, Jeshonda has gained experience working as an outpatient therapist for children and teens. She has worked with children and teens between the ages of 4-17 who have had a wide array of mental and behavioral disorders. Jeshonda has been an interventionist during crisis situations for at risk youth. She is very passionate about being an advocate for children, teens, and families that need external support. Jeshonda engages clients in a variety of treatment methods, such as individual, couples, group, and family-based therapy. Jeshonda uses a variety of treatment methods, such as cognitive behavioral, trauma-focused, and person-centered. She believes that the best approach to therapy is the one that adapts to the clients’ specific needs. Jeshonda is, currently, working towards becoming a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW).

Monisha Dennis, MSW (Pre-Licensed Professional)

Monisha received her Bachelors of Social Work at Delaware State University and her Masters of Social Work at Salisbury University. She has 5+ year of experience working with adolescents and their families providing individual, family, and group therapy. As well as providing community resources.
 
Monisha’s primary focus is working with children and adolescents who experience anxiety, post traumatic stress, defiant behaviors, hyperactivity and impulsivity as well as major depression.
 
Monisha has experience with a variety of therapeutic treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family Focused Therapy (FFT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Motivational Interviewing. Monisha works well with her clients to identify triggers and coping skills in order to develop healthy goals and relationships.

Ivette Diaz Bracero, MSW (Pre-Licensed Professional)

Ivette earned her Master in Clinical Social Work in 2017 and has spent 9 years in a school social work role in both elementary and middle schools in Puerto Rico. She has experience with family services and providing individual therapy services in a school setting. She is fluent in English and Spanish. Ivette is looking forward to continuing to support the Hispanic community in Delaware through school-based services.

Melody Edelschein, M.A. (Pre-Licensed Professional)

Melody received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Temple University. She received her Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Adams State University in May 2022. She has over a year of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and adults providing outpatient therapy services. Prior to this, Melody worked as a Therapeutic Support Staff (TSS) for children in need of emotional and behavioral services for 2 years.

Melody often utilizes a person-centered approach to compassionately meet each individuals unique needs. She also has experience utilizing other various therapeutic interventions such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing.

Shavaughn Felder, M.S., NCC, LPCMH

Shavaughn graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a Master of Science in Community Counseling from Wilmington University. She is a National Certified Counselor and a Professional Counselor of Mental Health. Shavaughn has worked with at risk children, adolescents, and families for over 20 years and has a passion for helping youth reach their highest level of potential. She has experience with drug & alcohol counseling, trauma, anxiety, depression, career counseling, and treatment of behavioral issues. Shavaughn utilizes CBT, person-centered, and solution-focused approaches to best support youth.

Paola Fernández-Garay, MSW (Pre-Licensed Professional)

Paola received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work from the Ana G. Mendez University of Puerto Rico, and later she obtained her Clinical Social Work Master’s Degree from Inter American University of Puerto Rico. She has worked with children, adolescents and families and has supported many individuals with various needs and adjusts treatment accordingly. Paola has a passion for helping families reach their goals. Also, she has vast experience working with the Hispanic community. 

Paola conducts sessions in English and Spanish and provides school-based services, in office, and through telehealth. She is currently working to obtain her license as a Licensed Master Social Worker. Paola has experience utilizing person centered and holistic approaches. Also, she has experience working with those experiencing anxiety and depression.

Jennifer Fontal, MS (Pre-Licensed Professional)

Jennifer Fontal received her Bachelors in Behavioral Science from Wilmington University in 2015 and subsequently graduated with a Masters of Science Degree from Springfield College. She has been working with at-risk children, adolescents and their families for five years and has experience providing services in community and residential settings. Jennifer conducts individual, family, and group counseling as has experienced providing crisis intervention. She has knowledge in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy Models.

Teisha Fooks, MSW (Pre-Licensed Professional)

Teisha received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Southern Utah University. She will graduate in December with her master’s in social work from Delaware State University and is currently working to obtain her license as a Licensed Master of Social Work. Teisha’s primary clinical focus is working with children and adolescents. Teisha uses a person-centered approach and employs Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Play/Art Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Visual Imagery. She is also trained in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).

Kimberly Glenn, LMSW (Pre-Licensed Professional)

Kimberly Glenn is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) who earned a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in social work from Delaware State University in 2013, and her master’s from Morgan State University, in Baltimore, Maryland with a clinical focus on Urban Children, Youth, and Families in 2015. She went on to earn a post graduate degree in Fertility Counseling. Kimberly has over 12 years’ experience working with children, families, and community providers in a variety of areas. Kimberly’s career began as a case worker for a juvenile detention center, and expanded to areas of program administration, and leadership. Kimberly utilized a variety of techniques including strengths-based and solution focused approach to meet each client’s unique needs to help clients reach optimal wellness.

Casey Graney, MSW (Pre-Licensed Professional)

Casey received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Delaware in 2007 and later earned her Master of Social Work from Widener University in 2021. She has over 14 years of progressive experience working with children and families in residential and community-based programs. Casey has a passion for empowering individuals to overcome obstacles to meet their goals. She takes a strengths-based approach in meeting each person where they are.
 
Casey has experience working with individuals from birth through adulthood. She has worked with children and families experiencing an array of difficulties including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, ADHD, autism, mood disorders, psychosis, and trauma, among others.

Brittany Heitmann, M.A. (Pre-Licensed Professional)

Life is full of all sorts of events that can challenge us and create a need for a safe space to work through them. Brittany believes in creating that space for her clients. She has over 10 years of experience working with children and families and has experience working with individuals with anxiety, depression, trauma, chronic mental illness, relationship issues, family communication problems, chronic illness and caregiver stress, LGBTQ+ issues, and is open to clients of all backgrounds.

Brittany utilizes a combination of Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Solution Focused therapy to work collaboratively with her clients to achieve their goals. With a Bachelor’s in Psychology, a Master’s in Administration of Human Services, and a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, therapy is Brittany’s passion as she aims to create a space that is warm, welcoming, and collaborative to explore your journey together.

BrodieLynn Hughes, LCSW

Although she grew up in Delaware, Brodie earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, in 2004. From there she began working in residential treatment facilities with adolescents of various backgrounds. She and her husband served as foster parents to teenage boys in Utah while building their own family. They moved back to Delaware with their six children in 2012. She later earned her Master’s of Social Work from Delaware State University and became a Licenced Clinical Social Worker in 2021.

She utilizes a number of different modalities in her therapy sessions. Adolescents are her specialty, but she enjoys working with individuals of all ages

Jere' Hunter, MSW (Pre-Licensed Professional)

Jere’ received her Bachelors of Science degree in Behavioral Science from Wilmington University in Delaware and her Masters in Social Work from Widener University in Chester, Pa. She has 8+ years of experience working in inpatient settings for dual diagnosis providing individual, family, and group therapy services. 
 
Jere’s primary clinical focus has been working with adults with substance use and mental health challenges along with homelessness for the past 8+ years; experiences with school aged students in the school system, and adjudicated youth in the legal system. She also has experience working with the LGTBQIA+ community and with those with trauma related issues.  
 
Jere’ is skilled in evidenced based treatment practices and utilizes a variety therapeutic modalities such as: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI) along with being person centered. Jere’ works with her clients to build their self confidence to be able to achieve their goals in life while working towards independence. 

Tannisha Hutchinson, LCSW, LCSW-C

Tannisha Hutchinson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over fifteen years of experience providing behavioral health assessment, treatment and care management services to children, adolescents, and adults in different therapeutic settings. She currently holds a professional Clinical Social Work License in four states including Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. She is a graduate of the Master of Social Work program at Delaware State University with a concentration in mental health. Tannisha is trained in the following therapeutic modalities: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Multisystemic Therapy (MST) and Motivational Interviewing. She enjoys working with individuals from various backgrounds. Tannisha understands that culture, race, age, and gender differences can be a barrier to individuals accessing treatment; therefore, she utilizes cultural competency and motivational interviewing to build good engagement and implement effective interventions.

Olivia Iaquinto, MSW (Pre-Licensed Professional)

Olivia earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology as well as her Master of Social Work degree from West Chester University and is now working towards licensure. She has over five years of experience working with children, teens, and adults in a variety of settings including schools, residential facilities, and in the community. Additionally, Olivia has experience working with families as well as individuals and has facilitated numerous social-emotional skills groups for children and teens.
 
Olivia’s primary therapeutic focus is working with children, teens, and adults struggling with mood disorders and/or a history of trauma. She has experience treating symptoms of anxiety and mood disorders, ADHD, ODD, and trauma/PTSD. In addition, Olivia has experience addressing relational issues both individually or in family sessions.
 
Olivia utilizes several different approaches to therapy for which she has received training, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Ecosystemic Structural Family Therapy (ESFT). Olivia works to develop a meaningful therapeutic relationship with each client in order to encourage and support them through their mental health recovery.

Jeannette Jefferson, MA (Pre-Licensed Professional)

Jeannette is a graduate from Eastern University where she received a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She also received a Bachelors degree from Neumann University getting an Art degree in Psychology. Jeannette has over 5 years of clinical experience working with children and families in various different settings. Jeannette has experience working in a residential setting for children with severe mental and physical disabilities, schools, and foster care system. Jeannette is trained in play therapy along with sand tray therapy but also uses many strength based practices to assist clients with their needs and struggles. Jeannette provides individual and family based sessions.

Courtney Jones, M.S. (Pre-Licensed Professional)

Courtney received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Wilmington University and is set to receive her Master’s degree from Wilmington University in May 2022 in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Courtney also plans to become a licensed counselor in the state of Delaware.

Courtney has experience working with children, adults, and families. Courtney has treated clients with many different presenting issues such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, and impulse control disorders. Courtney looks forward to learning more in the field of counseling and expanding her area of expertise.

Emily Jones, MSW (Pre-Licensed Professional)

Emily received her Bachelor of Social Work degree in 2018 and graduated in 2021 with her Master of Social Work degree. Emily’s experience throughout her education consisted of working with at-risk youth and their families through a trauma-informed lens. Professionally, Emily has experience assisting and being a support for families accessing services whose children, birth to three, had a developmental delay or diagnosis. She specializes in working with youth ranging from ages birth to adolescent and has previously done work with families as a whole. Emily is experienced in working with children needing behavioral support, facilitating group therapy, and utilizing a coaching model.

Melanie Klosiewicz, MSW (Pre-Licensed Professional)

Melanie is a Delaware native who received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Washington College in Chestertown, MD, in 1998. After graduating, she started her career in Child Welfare working with children and families experiencing the trauma and loss associated with abuse and neglect. Melanie obtained her Masters in Social Work from Delaware State University in 2001. After taking some time off to raise six children of her own, she returned to her work with Delaware’s children and families and is currently working toward becoming a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW).
Melanie believes in coming alongside clients and giving them the tools they need to achieve their goals. These tools come from a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities. Melanie uses a whole person approach in therapy acknowledging the relationship between spiritual health, physical health, mental health, and environmental factors.

Melanie provides school based services in lower Delaware and virtual services.

Kelly Lackey, MSW (Pre-Licensed Professional)

Kelly is a graduate of the University of Delaware where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2004. After working directly with children and families for many years, she obtained her Masters in Social Work with an additional Trauma Certificate from Widener University in 2019.

She has spent her career serving children and families touched by trauma. She has spent 15 years working in child welfare, striving to keep children safe, strengthening at-risk families, and supporting adoptive children and families. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the About Child Trauma Foundation, a not-for-profit agency in Pennsylvania that provides advocacy and education about childhood trauma.

Kelly feels that true healing occurs within safe, supporting relationships. She believes in meeting each client where they are, and building upon every individual’s existing strengths. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and families and is currently working toward obtaining her Clinical Social Work license.

Marisa Maguire, MS (Pre-Licensed Professional)

Marisa is a graduate from Wilmington University where she earned her Bachelors in Psychology and her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Marisa is devoted to continuing to refine her skill and specialty training in a wide-range of therapeutic interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Mindfulness. She is currently working to become certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Marisa is a Pre-Licensed Mental Health Counselor who provides client-centered therapy to children, teens, and young adults. Marisa has experience treating a range of issues including, trauma, anxiety, depression, and more.

Marisa is passionate about providing the most effective and compassionate counseling. She believes in empowering individuals to live their most authentic life by utilizing strength-based approaches to increase resilience of those with whom she works.

Laniece McIntyre, MSW (Pre-Licensed Professional)

Laniece received her Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioral Science from Wilmington University. She later graduated with a Master of Social Work degree from Delaware State University. Laniece is a licensed social worker in Delaware with well over 7 years of experience working with children, youth, and their families as well as providing community resources.  She is currently working to obtain her license as a clinical social worker. 

Laniece’s career experience has involved working with clients dealing with trauma, homelessness, addictions, anxiety and relational disorders. Her primary focus is working with children and adolescents who experience anxiety, defiant behaviors, as well as major depression. Laniece uses a variety of treatment methods such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Strength Based Approach, and more to support children and youths.

Carly Mutschler, MS (Pre-Licensed Professional)

Carly is a Delaware native who received her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Kutztown University in 2019. She continued her education at Wilmington University, earning her Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is currently working to obtain her license as a Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor. Carly has experience working with children, teens, and adults individually and in groups in a variety of settings including schools, hospitals, and throughout the community.

Carly’s clinical focus is working with children, teens, and young adults who experience a range of concerns with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, grief, and trauma. By using a variety of therapeutic interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, mindfulness, strengths-based approaches, along with being person-centered, Carly shows passion in normalizing emotions and helping individuals navigate their experiences. Carly values providing compassion and authenticity with everyone she works with and strives to promote resilience and strength.

Keegan Myers, M.A.-pending (Pre-Licensed Professional)

Keegan received his Bachelor of Art degree in Psychology from the University of Valley Forge and will be receiving his Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from North Central University in fall 2022. He has 5+ years of experience working in the outpatient setting and providing individual, family, and group therapy services.

Keegan’s Primary Focus is working with married couples, dating couples, children, and adults who experience anxiety, depression, mood disorders bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, ADHS, personality disorders, trauma, and relational issues.

Keegan is well versed in evidenced-based treatment practices and utilizes the latest styles of therapy in what he practices. He has received trainings utilizes a plethora of modalities into his treatment including Structural Therapy (ST), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Trauma Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Systemic Therapy. Keegan also has intense training and schooling on the Systems Theory. Keegan works hard to build a strong rapport with his clients to help create, establish, and achieve meaningful goals and help aid clients to creating their best selves.

Rachel Newberry, MS (Pre-Licensed Professional)

Rachel is a native Delawarean. In 2018, she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Salisbury University in Psychology. Immediately after graduation, she continued her education and received her Master of Science’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wilmington University. Rachel is devoted to furthering her education and becoming well-trained in a variety of therapeutic interventions.

Rachel has experience working as a behavior interventionist, providing services to youth with behavioral and mental disorders. Additionally, she has worked in the school setting, where she provided assistance to children along the Autism Spectrum as well as other various developmental disorders. Her previous work with children benefits her tremendously as a therapist.

In her therapeutic work, she utilizes an evidence-based approach while providing individualized treatment to each of her clients. She specializes in working with children with a variety of needs including ADHD, Anxiety, and Autism. Rachel is currently working towards earning licensure in mental health counseling.

Coleen O'Connor, M.S.

Coleen graduated with a Masters in Community Counseling from Wilmington University. She retired in 2015 after 30 years as the Program Coordinator at The First State School for Chronically Ill Children and Adolescents, Christiana Care. She is continuing her education to renew her National Certification and Delaware License as a Mental Health Counselor. She is excited to now offer her services as a school based counselor. Coleen has experience working in a private practice with children, adolescents, families, and adults. She has experience working with a wide variety of mental and behavioral health disorders. Coleen also has an extensive amount of experience in grief counseling, working with death and loss for children, adolescents and families. She was an instructor at Wilmington University in Development and Psychology courses for 12 years. Coleen is passionate about decreasing bullying in schools after the trauma bullying has caused in schools, families, and the workplace across the country. She served as the President of the Delaware Bullying Prevention Association and co-created a course for Bullying Prevention.
 
Coleen embraces the quote by Mahatma Gandhi “Be the change you want to see in the world.” The students and families that she has been honored to meet, have taught her so much. When we listen to their needs, and treat them with respect and positive regard, lives are changed for the better.

Shana Petruccelli, LMSW (Pre-Licensed Professional)

Shana earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioral Science from Wilmington University and a Masters in Social Work from Widener University. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker with 14+ years experience working with children and families providing case management, crisis management, and therapeutic services. Her next goal is to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Shana’s primary clinical focus is a trauma-focused and strengths-based approach when working with children, adolescents, adults and families who have experienced grief, loss, trauma, and attachment issues. Additionally, she has experience treating at-risk youth and individuals with ADHD, anxiety, depression, and PTSD.

Shana utilizes a variety of treatment methods, such as art therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy and play therapy. Shana is passionate about working with, and advocating for, individuals of all ages and helping them meet their treatment goals.

Pam Seals, PhD, LACMH, NCC (Pre-Licensed Professional)

Pam has a passion for helping people. She has strived to build on that passion by earning her Bachelor’s degree in Human Services from Springfield College, Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University as well as her Ph.D. in Philosophy with a focus on Adult Behavior from Capella University. Pam has gained certification as a Trauma Professional and is currently working toward licensure as a LMHC. Her primary focus is working with teens, young adults, and adults. She has experience treating symptoms of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, grief, and trauma.

Pam is trained in the following therapeutic modalities: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), while also continually working to increase her clinical approach by training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT). She utilizes a person-centered approach and believes in working to build a strong therapeutic relationship with her clients to assist them on their journey.

Rosa Sutton, Ed.D, LPCMH, NCC

Rosa is a native Delawarean who earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from Villanova University. After spending four years abroad supporting the military, she returned to Delaware to earn her Master’s in Human Services Administration from Wilmington University, followed by her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, also from Wilmington University. Rosa completed her Ed.D. in Community Care and Counseling with a focus on Traumatology/Trauma Studies from Liberty University. Rosa is a Nationally Board Certified Counselor and is a Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health. Rosa has a background an intensive outpatient provider and has experience providing therapy services to children, adults, and families. Rosa holds a certification in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and is also trained in Functional Family Therapy (FFT). Rosa predominantly  uses traditional cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and  for her younger clients includes elements of play therapy. Regardless of modality, Rosa prefers a strengths-based approach, focusing on the strengths that her clients bring with them and building upon that foundation. 

Sherri Tull-Hubbard, M.S. (Pre-Licensed Professional)

Sherri is a graduate of Bowie State College where she studied Psychology and earned her Bachelor of Science degree. After graduation, Sherri spent 28 years providing service to the communities in Wilmington Delaware, as a member of the Wilmington Police Department rising to the rank of Captain.  While working for the police department, Sherri obtained a Master’s Degree in Education and a Master’s Degree in Community Counseling from Wilmington University. Sherri has experience working with children and families who have experienced and/or are in crisis. Additionally, she has been providing therapy to students in an elementary school setting, working with students in grades 1 through 8. Her therapeutic style of counseling is often eclectic however; she incorporates evidence-based theories and models as well. When working with younger children, Sherri primarily utilizes the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy model. She believes every child who has a mental health history can lead a productive life when services/interventions are provided early.

Brandi Walker, MSW (Pre-Licensed Professional)

Brandi was raised in the state of Delaware, where she decided to follow her parents and further her education at Delaware State University. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology (2016) and her Master’s in Social Work (2019). Brandi has experience working with Child Welfare and providing support to children and their families in Delaware’s schools. Brandi is also aware of the resources Delaware has to offer.

Brandi is trained in Functional Family Therapy and has a passion for bringing families together as well as being a shining examples to young women and mothers. She is currently working towards obtaining her Social Work license.

Natosha Warner, M.A., M.Ed. (Pre-Licensed Professional)

Natosha grew up in the city of Philadelphia, where she worked in federal law enforcement for over 30 years, specifically working with at-risk youth. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Business Communication from Rosemont College, she pursued her Master of Arts in Communication Management from Webster University. Realizing she had a passion to understand the effects that historical trauma has on marginalized communities, she pursued a degree in Mental Health Counseling from Springfield College, summa cum laude. Natosha provides client-centered therapy to children, teens, adults, and families. She has experience with a variety of issues including trauma, addiction, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, psychosis, grief, and suicidal ideation. 

Throughout Natosha’s career as a therapist, she has gained experience and training in a variety of specialized areas including Mindfulness, Grief Support, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. Natosha most recently worked as a therapist in a residential treatment facility. In this position she provided therapy services to adults who were experiencing a variety of mental health disorders, mostly stemming from traumatic incidents in their youth. Through her work with treating the trauma, Natosha believes we can heal our inner broken child. Natosha is passionate about providing the most effective and genuine counseling experience for clients and their families. She helps clients to heal by letting them know shame is often at the root of why they don’t get help sooner. She especially believes unconditional positive regard for all clients and meeting the individual where they are is at the core of any therapy relationship. Natosha is a published author and has worked with communities and mothers who have lost their children to gun violence and other traumatic incidents.

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