Anna Gaitanos, M.ED., LPC
I practice a person-centered, strength-based approach to counseling. I believe you are the expert in your own life. I collaborate with you in developing a plan to meet your goals. Together we identify your strengths, where you want to be in your life, and the steps to get you there.
The focus of my counseling is on creating solutions to overcome current obstacles, building resilience toward future obstacles, and improving your overall well-being.
One of things I am most passionate about is educating people on the components of well-being and showing them ways to exercise their personal strengths toward improving well-being.
Education: Master of Education (M.Ed) – Lehigh University, 2008
License State: Pennsylvania, PC006170
Additional Licenses/ Certifications: Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor Professional
Affiliations: International Positive Psychology Association
Larissa M Fernsler, M.Ed, LPC, CAADC
I practice from a client-centered and cognitive-behavioral perspective with a focus on motivational interviewing techniques. I will work with you to create goals that are individualized to your needs, and will help you to implement these goals into your daily life. Through identifying goals for treatment, you will be able to break tasks down into manageable steps in order to overcome obstacles and thrive. I focus on prioritizing your needs and collaborate with you to implement coping strategies to help reframe thinking patterns, behaviors and actions.
The first focus of my counseling is to create a strong professional relationship with my clients.
It is my top priority that clients feel comfortable and safe to explore themselves. I focus on the well-being of my clients and will take your lead in regards to what goals you would like to set for yourself. Overall, it is my goal that you live your best life and I will collaborate with you in order to achieve that goal.
One of the things I am most passionate about is assisting individuals with dual diagnoses of substance use and mental health disorders. I use a CBT and Motivational Interviewing approach in order to identify motivation, strengths and goals for treatment.
Education: Master’s of Education (M.Ed.), Lehigh University, 2015
License State: Pennsylvania, PC011502
Additional Licenses/Certifications: Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Affiliations: American Psychological Association
Colleen Schaufele, LSW
I am a licensed mental health professional and have worked in northeastern Pennsylvania for over 20 years. I have experience working with adults, teens, children, families and couples facing life challenges and issues including mood swings, life transitions, grief, interpersonal conflict, serious mental illness, attention difficulties, anxiety, panic, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, job stress, and family conflict.
I believe in empowering my clients by teaching skills that help to make real change and relief of symptoms. I teach mainly cognitive behavioral concepts, interpersonal skills, mindfulness, and emotional regulation within a trauma sensitive mindset.
I bring a wealth of experience and compassion to my practice and find great joy in being able to understand people from the inside out and helping to improve lives.