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. Kyle sees patients on weeknights and Saturdays.
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.
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.
Jessica is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Scranton University. Jessica has worked in the mental health field for three years, previously working as a music teacher for 9 years. Jessica 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. Jessica specializes in treating LGBTQ+ clients, trauma and anxiety and has experience treating families and individuals, as well as significant work experience with adolescents, teens and young adults.
Anne joined Dr. Berger’s team in 2001 as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Anne received her master's degree from Marywood University. Anne specializes in grief therapy (child loss) along with depressive, anxiety and mood disorders. She practices Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with emphasis on DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy). Evening and Saturday appointments available.
Amanda joined Dr. Berger’s team in 2015 as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Amanda earned her master's in Social Work from Marywood University. Her professional experience consists of working with children and families in elementary schools throughout Luzerne County. Amanda serves populations consisting of children, adolescents and adults through individual and family counseling. She specializes in anxiety, depression, anger management and behavioral management.
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 worked as a psychiatric Social Worker in several areas of the mental health field throughout her career which spans more than 25 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 25+ years and served as Secretary on the NASW-PA Executive Board of Directors from 2013-2017. She remains active with NASW- PA serving as a co-chair of one of the task forces.
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.
Marian joined Dr. Berger’s team in 2008 as a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner and a Clinical Nurse Specialist (therapist). Marian received her PhD from Adelphi University. Marian received her post-master's Nurse Practitioner Certificate in Adult Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing from Drexel University. Marian specializes in adult psychiatric and mental health issues.
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.
Jennifer joined Dr Berger’s team in 2015 as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Jennifer obtained her Bachelor of Psychology at East Stroudsburg University and received her master’s degree from Walden University. Jennifer has been working in community mental health agencies helping children with mental health difficulties and their families. Jennifer worked with children with various diagnoses such as Borderline Personality Disorder, Bi-Polar Disorder, Anxiety, Depression and ADHD. She feels that helping children when they are young will allow them to have a more productive and successful life. Jennifer has conducted group, individual and family therapy. Individual therapy includes children and adults. After 10 years in the mental health profession, Jennifer is excited to switch gears and start in a private practice.
Jennifer is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which uses eye movements and other bilateral stimulation to assist an individual in processing traumatic memories. EMDR has been used for adults, teens and children to help in the treatment of panic attacks, anxiety, grief, PTSD, phobias, stress reduction, abuse history and personality disorders. Extensive research has been conducted since 1989 and EMDR has been proven effective. The negative beliefs are processed through bilateral stimulation and the individual will gain understanding of the events changing the negative belief into a positive, thereby reducing or eliminating triggers.
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.
Andrea joined Dr. Berger’s team in 2002 as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Andrea received her degree from Marywood University and is currently a member of the National Association of Social Workers. Andrea specializes in individual, family and couples therapy.
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.
Angelica is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has received her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Immaculata University and her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from West Chester University. Angelica has six years of experience working in the mental health field and currently is a Mental Health Therapist working with Children and Adolescents, Families and Adults. Professionally, Angelica is passionate about using a Positive Psychology approach, Person Centered and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help her clients who struggle with anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, poor self-esteem, ADHD, behavioral difficulties and relational problems. Type your paragraph here.