Kyle is a masters level clinician who’s interest in the mental health field started during his time in undergrad, after taking a general class in psychology. Kyle declared a major in Counseling Psychology eventually getting a bachelors from East Stroudsburg University. Kyle then continued his education with the University of Scranton where he earned a degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. It was during this time Kyle started to learn more about the field of addiction counseling eventually taking an internship at an in-patient setting. After graduate school, Kyle began working as a primary counselor with Geisinger in Waverly, Pennsylvania. During his time with Geisinger, Kyle worked with a wide array of clients and their families, working to promote mental health and reduce the stigma that exist around seeking help. Kyle also ran an Animal Assisted Therapy program with Geisinger, a program developed to help clients who struggle to engage in group settings share more openly about their experiences. Kyle also has varied experience in the following areas: sexuality/gender identity, anger management, depression, anxiety, as well as grief and loss issues. His primary goal is to assist individuals with their counseling needs to help promote a healthy well-being, and to gain insight into challenges by offering coping strategies. The population Kyle currently serves consists primarily of adolescents and adults through individual and family counseling.
Megan joined Dr. Berger's practice in 2020. Megan is a Licensed Professional Counselor who received her Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marywood University and her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Bloomsburg University. Prior to joining Dr. Berger's team, Megan started out as a Mental Health Therapist in the community inpatient behavioral health system working with Children, Adolescent, and Adults. Megan uses an eclectic therapeutic approach to ensure each clients individualized needs are being met. She has varied experience working with clients who struggle with self-harming behaviors, relational issues, depression, anxiety, and behavior management.
Jessica is a Master's level clinician and National Certified Counselor. She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Misericordia University and earned a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Scranton. Her interest working in mental health began while working post undergrad in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She has experience working with relationship issues, childhood trauma, coping skills, anxiety and depression and couples counseling. Jessica's approach to counseling varies based on a clients needs, but favors Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Jessica is passionate in helping clients achieve happiness through empowering individuals to achieve their personal goals in which they set for themselves.
Dani joined Dr. Berger's practice in May 2022. Dani is a Licensed Professional Counselor who received her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Scranton and her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Lock Haven University. Dani has experience in inpatient mental health hospital, specifically children and adolescents, and in community mental health, specializing in children and adolescents. Dani works with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, anger, relational issues, and behavior management. Dani has a strong interest in play therapy, where she is continuing her education to obtain a certification. Dani currently sees individuals, ages 5- 45 while using an eclectic approach to meet the needs of her clients.
Mark earned his clinical social work license in December 2019 before joining Dr. Matthew Berger’s clinical team. He earned his bachelor’s degree in social work from Misericordia University in 2012 with a focus on child welfare. Mark earned his master’s degree in social work from Temple University in 2014 with a focus in children and families. Mark has a professional background in child welfare, children’s mental health, and home health and hospice care. His areas of interest include anxiety, depression, behavioral management, disruptive mood dysregulation, and grief and loss.
Cassie is a Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified
Counselor. She earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Scranton. Her clinical approach is collaborative and involves both the person and counselor to work together to formulate solutions to create change. While Cassie acknowledges that people will need to overcome numerous personal obstacles in life, she fully understands that no one should feel they must take the courageous journey alone. Cassie utilizes an eclectic therapeutic approach, utilizing a wide range of therapeutic techniques
and approaches that would address the needs of everyone depending on their situation and presenting issues. Cassie specializes in treating adults individually, or with their loved ones, focusing on addictions, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, codependency, stress management, coping skills, and relationship issues. Cassie believes life is a precious gift that people should not take for granted. She finds purpose in helping people start to live and thrive instead of just surviving.
Edward is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) who received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The University of Scranton. He then received his master’s degree in Social Work from Marywood University.
Edward has worked in a variety of roles including suicide prevention and crisis work, forensic community-based therapy, guardianship and hospice care, and inpatient and outpatient individual and group therapist.
Edward utilizes an integrative approach based on her client’s needs such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Brief Interventions, and Solution-Focused therapies. Edward believes in helping people develop a willingness to face their identified areas of concern through guided goal setting, mastery, and improved self-talk, and self-esteem with these therapeutic approaches.
Marietta was a member of Dr. Berger’s team from 2003-2011. She re-joined the practice in 2016. Marietta is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Qualified Clinical Social Worker. She has worked as a Psychiatric Social Worker in several areas of the mental health field throughout her career which spans 30+ years. Marietta has a bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy from College Misericordia and a master’s degree in Social Work from Marywood College. Additionally, she has been a social work educator for many years at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Marietta has presented various seminars and workshops on the national, state and local level. She has been a member of NASW (National Association of Social Workers) for 30+ years and served as Secretary on the NASW-PA Executive Board of Directors from 2013-2017. She remains active with NASW- PA and continues to present seminars and workshops on a variety of topics.
Mary joined Dr. Berger's team in 2013 as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Mary received her bachelor’s degrees in Human Services and Sociology from The University of Scranton. She obtained her master's degree in Social Work from Marywood College. She has practiced social work in hospital and behavioral health settings over the course of the last thirty years and holds the BCD (Board of Clinical Diplomate) credential. Her areas of interest include grief and loss issues, depression and anxiety with a special interest in the gero-psychiatric realm of practice.
Tina joined Dr. Berger’s team in April of 2010 as a Marriage & Family Therapist. Tina graduated from Phillips Graduate Institute. Tina specializes in addiction issues, domestic violence, gay and lesbian issues, PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) therapy, as well as marital and family therapy.
Kelly is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. She earned her Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from The University of Scranton. Kelly has experience working with individuals, couples, and families. Her counseling is focused on treating the whole person, exploring strengths, challenging negative thinking, and meeting each person where they are at. In doing so, Kelly utilizes a variety of therapeutic approaches such as cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, experiential, and relational.
Laura joined Dr. Berger's practice in 2016 as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Laura earned her undergraduate degree in Social Work from Misericordia University and her master’s degree in Social Work from Marywood University. Laura works with children and their families with issues such as anxiety, relational issues, depression, anger management, impulse control and behavioral management. Laura serves children and adults through individual and family therapy utilizing a client centered method.
Marian joined Dr. Berger’s team in 2008 as a certified registered psychiatric nurse practitioner and a certified psychiatric clinical nurse specialist (therapist). She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Marian received her PhD in nursing at Adelphi University. She completed a graduate nursing program in psychiatric/mental health nursing at Syracuse University. She completed a post-master's nurse practitioner program in Adult Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing from Drexel University. She graduated from Misericordia University with an undergraduate and graduate degree in nursing. Marian also completed a post-master’s nurse practitioner program in Health Care of Women at University of Pennsylvania. She is certified by the National Certification Corporation for the Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing Specialties. Marian specializes in adult psychiatric and mental health issues
Laura is a Licensed Professional Counselor who received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Scranton. Laura worked in the mental health field for four years. She previously worked as a Dance Instructor, Mobile Therapist and a TSS worker. Laura draws upon a variety of therapeutic orientations in order to meet the unique needs of each client, including relational, psycho-dynamic, cognitive behavioral, person centered, and solution focused modalities. Laura specializes in treating depression, anxiety, trauma and has experience treating individuals and groups, as well as significant work experience with adolescents, teens and young adults.
Robert joined Dr. Berger’s team in 2009 as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Robert received his degree from Marywood University with additional education at Philadelphia Child Guidance Center. Robert specializes in treating anxiety and depression in children, adolescents and adults. He also provides EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy).
JoAnn joined Dr. Berger’s team in 2015 as a Licensed Professional Counselor. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Social Work at Marywood University. JoAnn has over 20 years of experience in the mental health field and addiction fields. She was also a professor at Penn State University Worthington Campus. JoAnn is a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor specializing in issues with addictions. She also has varied experience in the following areas: marital/couples, family/divorce, anger management, depression, anxiety, as well as grief and loss issues. Her primary goal is to assist individuals with various counseling needs to help promote a healthy well-being, insight into challenges by offering coping strategies, and overall empowerment to access one’s opportunities. The population she currently serves consists primarily of adolescents and adults through individual and family counseling. JoAnn sees patients on weeknights and Saturdays.
Donna joined Dr. Berger’s team in 2005 as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Donna received her Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work and Sociology from King's College. She received her master's degree in Psychology (Clinical Concentration) from Marywood University. She is a board-certified psychotherapist and a licensed professional therapist.
Marissa joined the team in 2022 as a licensed professional counselor and a National Certified Counselor. She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree Community Counseling, both from the University of Scranton. She works with adolescents and adults by using a strength-based approach that allows people to reach their fullest potential. Marissa has extensive experience in individual and group therapy with adolescents and young adults. Her areas of specialty include adolescent and young adult development/transitions, self-esteem building, anxiety management, mood regulation, and communication skill building.