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.

  • Allyson Villella
    MA, NCC

    Allyson is a Nationally Certified Counselor who received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marywood University. She attended Wilkes University for her undergraduate education where she obtained her Bachelors Degree in psychology. 

    Allyson’s areas of expertise are working with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, couples, families, parenting trauma, self-esteem, and adolescents. She has an integrative approach to counseling in which she relies on techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered, and Solution Focused theories. Allyson strives to create a safe and warm environment for her clients and allows clients to determine the direction of sessions. 

  • 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.

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