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
Sandtray & Play Therapy
· Coping Skills
· Developmental Disorders
· Family Conflict
· Oppositional Defiance
· Peer Relationships
· School Issues
· Trauma and PTSD
- all child related disorders
With over a decade of comprehensive experience with children and adolescents 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.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with almost two decades of
experience working as a therapist with clients of all ages, primarily
focused on children and adolescents, I have been able to assist clients
in various capacities. I have worked with school districts in Wayne
County, collaborating alongside families and schools to determine the
most appropriate course of assistance for clients. Throughout my
career I have worked with clients in residential treatment facilities,
group homes, foster care, partial hospitalization, school based
behavioral health, and case management. I am also familiar working in
a hospital setting and with the geriatric community. I believe in a
strengths-based approach with clients, and tailor treatment to a client’s
specific needs to help foster self-esteem and healthy coping strategies.
I have a particular interest in foster care and adoption, as I not only
have worked within this speciality, but I myself am a foster/adoptive
parent and a strong supporter of this population.
Areas of Focus:
Grief and Loss
School Related Concerns
Trauma and PTSD
David Goddard, C-IAYT, RYT 500 is a yoga teacher and yoga therapist, specializing in yoga and meditation for mental and emotional resilience. He is currently pursuing a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling to further develop his integration of mind/body approaches to wellness and healing. David is completing his practicum and internship under our supervision and bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to our facility.
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 will be providing a variety of services in the Northern Light Salt Cave!
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
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!