As the owner and founder of Northern Light Counseling, I've made it my mission to change the image of mental health services, and create an atmosphere of love, empathy, and understanding. We specialize in creating a family-friendly environment with data-driven treatment. Clients can anticipate an approachable and familiar face, an abundance of psychoeducation, and a counseling relationship that facilitates empowerment and progression towards reaching goals. Families won’t feel like a number and their voices will be heard and validated throughout treatment.
As a certified Child & Adolescent Trauma Professional (CATP), trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), I aim to create a safe space providing services to strengthen and empower the most vulnerable populations.
I can support families navigating any school-related concerns (academic, social, emotional, behavioral), as I am a certified School Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I have experience as a school-based therapist, working with families and schools as partners. This provides continuity of care and allows for clients to make therapeutic progress and reach their goals faster.
Treatment is tailored to your family’s specific needs, therefore a wide variety of modalities may be utilized. Throughout therapy, your child will build self-esteem, emotional awareness and regulation skills that can be incorporated into their daily lives.
Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Child & Adolescent Trauma
Sandtray & Play Therapy
Working towards Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Certification
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With over a decade of comprehensive experience in the social work field, I provide complete care for clients across their spectrum of needs. From school-related concerns to self-harm and suicidal ideation, I apply my wide-ranging experience to help clients and families navigate the road to wellness. I have extensive experience working in tandem with school districts, and other service providers, to meet the unique needs of each client and/or family. Two professional passions of mine are working with those involved with the foster care system and providing care in rural communities. I provide perspective to these unique circumstances both professionally and personally, as I am a foster parent myself and a strong advocate for this population.
Amy is a Master’s-Level Registered, Board-Certified Art Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in Art Therapy, Play Therapy and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) for children, adolescents and families. She has also been an Art Therapy educator at Marywood University, as well as a practicum supervisor for students at Cedar Crest College and Marywood University. Amy’s primary focus is adapting the appropriate clinical modalities to each individual she works with and meeting each individual where they are.
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David Goddard, M.A., C-IAYT, RYT 500 is a Master-Level clinician & Nationally Board-Certified Counselor. He is currently pursuing his doctorate degree to further develop his integration of mind/body approaches to wellness and healing.
David has been a student of yoga and meditation for over 20 years and has been teaching yoga techniques for stress reduction for over ten years. David brings his passion for cognitive science into the realm of integrative wellness and offers a new clinical approach combining mindfulness, meditation, breathing techniques, yoga, and clinical mental health.
Science continues to show the efficacy of body-based & breath-based interventions for improving mental health, and David’s background and specialization in mental and emotional resilience provides the perfect combination of healing modalities. When working with David, you will receive individualized breathing techniques, guided meditations, yoga, and clinical counseling services.
Good news! David also provides these services via telehealth! If you don’t live in the area or aren’t able to get into our facility for a face-to-face session, no worries! David has extensive experience working remotely and is happy to provide services via telehealth as well.
David is offering a discounted out-of-pocket rate of $55.00 per hour while we work on getting him credentialed with commercial insurance.
** David's clients (and any of our therapist’s counseling clients) will receive 25% off yoga classes! **
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Tracy has practiced yoga for 8 years. In July of 2022 she completed her training as a 95 hour Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT). Tracy has worked with children and their families professionally for over 20 years. She has always been drawn to human services and helping others. Her goal is to teach loving kindness and self care through mindful yoga practices.
Tracy’s yoga classes are a safe space for children to play and learn. She incorporates music, movement, breath work and mindfulness to foster creativity, self esteem, self awareness and lots of engagement and FUN!
200 hr RYT- Boundless Yoga Studio- Stroudsburg, PA 95 hr RCYT- Deven Sisler Yoga- Bend, OR
I am a master-level art therapist and have recently graduated from Marywood University. I have experience working with children and adolescents in both group and individual sessions, utilizing art psychotherapy and expressive therapies. Prior experience includes: art therapy groups at PATH East Stroudsburg, Wallenpaupack Area High School, Carbondale Area Achievement Program, and Kid’s Peace. My passion is working with kids and teens to build coping skills, pro-social skills, and identity development. My research interests are based in school art therapy, trauma and resiliency, and anxiety and stress reduction. I believe in the healing powers of the process of creating art and my goal is to share that with others!
Kirsten is a board-certified music therapist and received a bachelor’s degree in music therapy with a minor in Peace and Justice studies from Marywood University and completed her internship at Summit Music Therapy and Saint Joseph’s Center. Kirsten has experience working with children in a variety of settings including: mommy and me music classes, individual music therapy, adaptive lessons, etc. Kirsten's experience also ranges throughout the life span, as she has experiences with adolescents in individual and group settings, as well as leading sessions in nursing homes and hospice facilities. Kirsten's clinical experiences have led her to develop a client-centered and humanistic approach to music therapy. She is passionate about using music to enhance her clients' quality of life and helping them learn and grow through music! Kirsten looks forward to bringing additional services to Northern Light Counseling!
Jeannette is a Reiki Master Teacher and PT Assistant licensed in PA. She became a PT Assistant 27 years ago and has been employed by Wayne Memorial Hospital since 2010. She started her spiritual journey 20 years ago and continues to work towards expanding her awareness. She started her Reiki journey 8 years ago and was also a circle leader on line for 4 years leading meditations and helping others to find the answers to their questions through their own inner knowing. She is also a BQH practitioner which is another way to find the answers to your questions and healing through guided “regression” experience modality. She will be practicing Reiki and leading circles here at Northern Light Counseling!
Christina is the first face you'll see at Northern Light Counseling. She is our office manager and billing specialist. Please reach out to Christina with any scheduling and/or billing questions!
Shane is a jack of all trades at Northern Light Counseling! He may be the first face you see at our front desk, the one taking your phone calls/messages, or the guy getting the salt rooms ready for you! Shane is also the mastermind behind the construction and woodworking at Northern Light Counseling.
Carressa is our newest office addition and another smiling face you'll see when visiting us at Northern Light! Carressa is currently handling many phone calls and appointment requests. Please feel free to say hi and introduce yourself to Carressa next time youre in!