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)
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)
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 (Pre-Licensed Professional)
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)
Denise Fuller, LMSW (Pre-Licensed Professional)
Casey Graney, MSW (Pre-Licensed Professional)
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)
Olivia Iaquinto, MSW (Pre-Licensed Professional)
Jeannette Jefferson, MA (Pre-Licensed Professional)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Brianna Ruiz, M.Ed (Pre-Licensed Professional)
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.
Ed.D, LPCMH, NCC
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.
Angela Vassallo, PhD, LPCMH, NCC
Angela graduated from Neumann University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and a minor in Spanish. Additionally, she attended The University of Scranton to receive a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. In 2021, she completed her PhD in Educational Psychology from Walden University. Angela has completed her requirements to become a Nationally Certified Counselor and is a Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health.
Since 2016, Angela has had experience in working with a number of diagnoses, across all age ranges and varying backgrounds. Some of these diagnoses being ADHD, Autism, Conduct Disorders, Trauma and Anxiety. Though a Delaware native, she has also practiced in Scranton, Pennsylvania and Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania.
PhD, LPCMH, NCC
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.
Jessica Warman, MSW (Pre-Licensed Professional)
Jessica received her Masters in Social Work from Rutgers University. Jessica has worked with younger children and teens. Jessica’s experience has been focused in anxiety, trauma, and working on life skills.