Associates

  • Justine Beneski
    MA, NCC, LPC

    Justine Beneski is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. She graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Wilkes University and received her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Marywood University. 

    Her professional experience allowed her to work in a wide range of settings with a number of different populations, including wraparound services, community and school-based counseling, outpatient counseling, and private practice. Justine has experience working with children (aged 5+), adolescents, and adults. Her work often includes looking at the family system, as she strongly believes the people you live with and surround yourself with can hold a huge impact in how you move forward. Her counseling approach is a mix of cognitive behavioral therapy and person-centered therapy. The therapeutic relationship is also something that Justine hold’s to be the utmost importance in her work, as it can be a huge catalyst and driving force in the therapeutic process. 

    Justine’s specialty areas are Eating Disorders, Body Image Issues, Self-Esteem, Divorce, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, and Behavioral Issues. 

  • Tracy Di'Mattia
    LSW

    Tracy is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) who received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Marywood University and her undergraduate degree from Cedar Crest College.

    Tracy has 15 years of experience being a therapist. Tracy works with children, adolescents, and adults. Her past experiences include working as a clinical supervisor in an adolescent mental health program, a trauma specialist, and as a substance abuse counselor.

    Tracy’s areas of specialty include Trauma, PTSD, Substance Abuse, Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, and Chronic Illness. Tracy has Chronic Lyme Disease and understands how much Chronic Illness can impact one’s life. Tracy is also experienced working with grief and loss. Tracy understands first-hand how difficult it is to lose a loved one, losing both of her parents tragically at a young age. She took her loss and is now using her personal experience and professional training to help others. Tracy is skilled at working with children, adolescents, and adults. 

    Tracy is an eclectic therapist, utilizing psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and humanistic therapies. Tracy utilizes a strengths-based approach to therapy, which allows her clients to build upon their positive attributes.

  • Kelli Cali
    MS, NCC, CRC

    Kelli Cali graduated from the University of Scranton with a Master’s of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Painting at Marywood University.

    Kelli has experience working with children (aged 5 +), adolescents, and adults. She has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and their families. When working with children she uses a combination of behavioral therapy, play therapy, expressive arts, and sand tray therapy. When working with adults, Kelli uses an eclectic and integrative approach to therapy and works with the client to access their own inner resources. Her belief is every person has the answers they are searching for within themselves and therapist role is to provide guidance and direction. 

    Her areas of specialty include trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, eating disorders, family therapy, behavioral disorders, spirituality, and life adjustments.

  • Amara Chukwunenye
    M.S. PSYCHOLOGY DOCTORAL CANDIDATE/PSYCHOLOGY INTERN

    Amara is a Doctoral Psychology Intern who is working on completing her Psy.D at Marywood University. Amara has a Master’s in Psychology Degree from Marywood University and completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology at Howard University.

    Amara is well trained in psychological assessment and assists Dr. Edwards-Hawver with psychological testing. Amara has experience working with adolescents and adults. Her specialty areas are working with eating disorders, anxiety, and depression. Her therapeutic approach is cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic and interpersonal.

  • Andrea Genello
    M.S. PSYCHOLOGY DOCTORAL CANDIDATE/PSYCHOLOGY INTERN

    Andrea is a Doctoral Psychology Intern who is working on completing her Psy.D at Marywood University. Andrea has a Master’s in Psychology Degree from Marywood University and completed her Bachelor of Science In Biology with a concentration in Nutritional Studies from The University of Scranton.

    Andrea is well trained in psychological assessment and assists Dr. Edwards-Hawver with psychological testing. Andrea has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. Her specialty areas are working with behavioral issues, anxiety, depression, and trauma. Her therapeutic approach is cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic and interpersonal.

  • Michelle Martin
    MA, LPC, NCC

    Michelle Martin is a Licensed Professional Counselor and board-certified counselor who obtained her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marywood University. She also graduated from Keystone College with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. 

    Her professional experiences include working with adults and adolescents (ages 14+) in a group private practice setting, a college counseling center, and community mental health agencies. Michelle strives for an eclectic and integrative approach when working with clients as she caters therapy to the individual, believing that there’s no “one size fits all.” 

    Her areas of specialty include anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, social anxiety, agoraphobia and other phobias, sexual dysfunctions/intimacy issues, self-esteem, adjustment issues, and stress-management.  

  • Jillian Mishko
    MA, LPC, NCC

    Jillian D. Mishko is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a National Certified Counselor, and a member of the National Board of Certified Counselors.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Counseling and Human Services from the University of Scranton and her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health from the University of Scranton. 

    Her professional career has afforded her the opportunity to work with a plethora of populations including patients diagnosed with Lupus as well as other auto-immune diseases, Head Start and Early head Start Services, Community and School Based Mental Health Services, Hospice Care, women who were previously incarcerated, family reunification, and Eating Disorders. Jillian has experience working with children (5+), adolescents, and adults.  She is currently a School based Mental health therapist through the Luzerne Intermediate unit 18, a member of the Riverside School District’s Student Assistance Program, and Community Outreach volunteer.

    Her life’s passions include honest self-examination and personal betterment, and she feels blessed to be able to exercise these passions every day when she works with client's who she is fortunate enough to call her own.  Jillian knows the therapeutic experience can be healing in itself and that effective therapy can promote happiness, provide growth, as well as create a renewed sense of self-worth.  

    Jillian believes that finding a place one can trust to tell one’s stories is essential to finding a path to healing, recovery, and transformation.  She works from a person-centered, relational approach drawing from mindfulness and embodied techniques. She often works on understanding family and relational dynamics that she believes are at the core of most issues and unhealthy coping mechanisms.   This integrative approach allows client to connect their mind and body as one for a more holistic approach.  

    Jillian’s areas of expertise include Eating Disorders, trauma, PTSD, Substance Abuse, Anxiety, Grief and Loss, Depression, Family Therapy.  Chronic Illness.  Jillian has Lupus and understands the impact physical health can have on mental wellness.  Jillian pulls from her clinical training as well as personal, firsthand experience to aid in adjusting to life circumstances.  Jillian is skilled at working with children, adolescents, families, and adults.

    With a warm and authentic style, she will help you get closer to your goals as well as find balance in your emotions, actions, and values.  

    She would be honored to work beside you and support you in the process of growth, healing, and self-discovery.  

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