Associates

  • Dr. Colleen Brown, PsyD
    Licensed Psychologist

    Dr. Colleen Brown is a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania, holding a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from La Salle University and an additional master’s degree in General Psychology from New York University. For over ten years, Dr. Brown has worked in a variety of settings in the United States, including community mental health clinics, day/partial hospitalization programming, crisis programming, residential settings, school settings, and juvenile detention facilities in the states of Pennsylvania, New York, and Delaware. Further, she has spent two years working internationally in the Cayman Islands. Dr. Brown works with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of mental health issues, but has received specialized training with children with severe mental illness as well as those who have experienced trauma, abuse and/or violence.

    Dr. Brown implements an integrated therapeutic approach as she believes each client presents with unique issues and treatment must be tailored accordingly.  She is trained in utilizing primarily Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills, Parent Management Training (PMT), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and behavior modification techniques. She has a multitude of experience in collaborating with interdisciplinary teams of primary care physicians, psychiatrists, schools and other professionals, and believes it is essential for optimal client care. Dr. Brown has also presented papers, given conference talks, made media appearances, and guest lectured on a variety of topics including child development, childhood trauma, behavioral techniques, bullying, suicide, self-harm, and confidentiality issues. She has a strong interest in diversity and the impacts of culture on the individual.

  • Gina Constantini,
    LCSW
    Licensed Clinical Social Worker

    Gina is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and trained psychotherapist with more than 20 years of experience. She earned her Master's in Social Work at Marywood University. Gina has worked in a variety of settings helping people who struggle with anxiety, depression, or stress stemming from family and relationship issues. She helps individuals who are coping with significant medical issues, addiction, and those who have experienced loss or trauma. Gina has received additional training in several areas including Trauma therapy and Mental Health Nutrition.

    Along with her training and years as a clinician, Gina draws from her experience as a Yoga instructor and her knowledge of Ayurveda, the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. She believes that incorporating mindfulness techniques with clinical approaches can best help a person to heal, to achieve goals for self-improvement, or overcome barriers. 

    'One positive thought each morning will change your whole day. Take a few moments at the start of your day to think about what is good in your life and set your intention for the day.'

  • Tracy Di'Mattia,
    LSW
    Licensed Social Worker

    Tracy is a Licensed Social Worker who received her master’s degree in Social Work from Marywood University and her undergraduate degree from Cedar Crest College. She has over 15 years of experience being a therapist and 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, understanding first-hand how difficult it is to lose a loved one after 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. She also utilizes a strengths-based approach to therapy, which allows her clients to build upon their positive attributes.

  • Michelle Martin,
    LPC, NCC
    Licensed Professional Counselor

    Michelle is a board-certified, Licensed Professional 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 primarily with adults in settings such as group private practice, college counseling, and community outpatient mental health. Michelle strives for an eclectic and integrative approach when working with clients, often pulling techniques from various theories/orientations such as Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy during sessions. She does her best to cater therapy to the individual and their unique struggles, believing that no two experiences can ever be the same no matter how similar the factors and understanding that change can be difficult. Michelle also tries to incorporate humor when appropriate in sessions, motivated from a belief that laughter is one of the best medicines for mental health and has found it beneficial in building rapport and comforting clients.

    Her areas of specialty include anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, trauma-related disorders, sexual dysfunctions and intimacy issues, OCD and phobias, adjustment issues, and stress-management. 

  • Breanna Beth Santarsiero,
    MS, NCC
    Therapist

    Breanna earned her Master of Science degree in School Counseling from the University of Scranton. She did her undergraduate studies at Pennsylvania State University where she majored in Human Development and Family Studies. Her professional experiences include working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in both educational and clinical settings.

    Breanna has extensive experience working with children as a counselor, mental health worker, family educator, and developmental advisor. She has precious experience with Allied Services, Head Start, and the Pennsylvania Department of Education. She is a Pennsylvania Certified In-State Educational Specialist (K-12) as well as a National Certified Counselor. She is a member of both the American Counseling Association and American School Counseling Association. 

    Breanna’s areas of specialties include Anxiety, Depression, Grief, and PTSD. When working with children and adolescents, she uses Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy. When working with adults, she uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy from an eclectic approach.

  • Sydney Palmer,
    MA
    Doctoral Intern/Therapist

    Sydney Palmer earned her master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Marywood University. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at Marywood with a specific focus on health psychology, including chronic illnesses and eating disorders. She is particularly interested in exploring the ways the physiological and psychological parts of our bodies interact. Sydney integrates these concepts into her therapeutic approach while working with children, adolescents, and families. She is currently completing her doctoral dissertation on the quality of life of parents with a child with chronic illness. Sydney continues to explore different ways she can support children and families with chronic illnesses. 

  • Loren Carmichael,
    MA
    Doctoral Intern/Therapist

    Loren Carmichael earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychological Sciences from Austin Peay State University. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at Marywood University with a focus on Eating Disorders and Addiction. Loren uses an integrative approach to therapy, using various techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy. Loren’s current doctoral dissertation involves looking at the body image of Black women through the lenses of Eating Disorders, Hair Type Satisfaction, and Skin Color Satisfaction.