Clinical Staff

Clinical Staff Biographical and Specialty Information

Valarie Bielicki, LPC

Valarie Bielicki is a Masters Level Licensed Professional Counselor. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Criminology from Millersville University and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Millersville University. She is also currently pursuing her Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certification.   She has clinical experience working in a variety of settings including outpatient substance abuse at partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and general outpatient levels of care, outpatient mental health, university learning services, and behavioral health services in the school setting.  Valarie has an eclectic approach drawing on skills from a variety of theoretical orientations with a strong emphasis on cognitive behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and an overall strength-based perspective. Her areas of interest include depression, anxiety, other mood disorders, substance abuse, trauma, learning issues, and overall adjustment related concerns.  Her goal is to create a comfortable and supportive environment in which clients can work at their own pace to achieve the goals they have set for themselves.

Tiffany Dampier, LPC

Tiffany Dampier is a Master’s level Licensed Professional Counselor. She earned her Master of Science in Human Services with a specialization in Mental health counseling from Capella University and her Bachelor of Science in Social Psychology from Park University. Tiffany has worked in a variety of behavioral health settings, including outpatient, intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, and residential inpatient. She works with Adults to address a variety of behavioral, social, and emotional problems, including mood and anxiety disorders, codependency, life transitions, substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, ADD/ADHD and Autism. Tiffany utilizes an eclectic approach applying cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing or acceptance and commitment therapy based on individual client needs and goals for treatment. Being a veteran of the United States Air Force she values helping military family members and veterans with transitional issues as well as other concerns. She has experience working in addictions and enjoys working with individuals in recovery to address their underlying mental health concerns.

Diane Edmond, LPC

Diane Edmond is a Masters Level Licensed Professional Counselor. She earned a BS in Psychology from Millersville University and a MS in Clinical Psychology also from Millersville University. She is a Masters Level Certified Addictions Counselor Diplomate. She has clinical experience working in a variety of settings including inpatient substance abuse, outpatient mental health, outpatient substance abuse, facilitating co-parenting seminars and the wraparound system. Diane has an eclectic approach with a strong emphasis on cognitive therapy and family systems. She has completed Level II EMDR training. She works with adults and children over the age of 8, and has done significant work with adolescents. Her areas of interest include depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, codependency, substance abuse, adult children of alcoholics and drug addicts, relationship issues, sexual abuse, gender issues, co-parenting and personality disorders.

Jessica Eisenhauer, MS, LPC

Jessica Eisenhauer is a Master’s level Licensed Professional Counselor. She earned her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Arizona State University. Jessica also earned a post-master’s Play Therapy Certificate with Capella University. Jessica has worked in community health agencies working with a variety of different clients and needs. She works with adults, children, couples and families to address a variety of behavioral, social, and emotional problems, including mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, codependency, life transitions, co-occurring disorders, ADD/ADHD, autism, grief, self-harming behaviors, and LGBTQ needs. Jessica utilizes a client centered eclectic approach with a strong emphasis in dialectical behavior therapy. Jessica’s open and caring nature allows her to work alongside and be present with her clients throughout their journey of self-discovery.

Debra Good, Lic. Psychologist

Debra Good is a Master’s Level Licensed Psychologist. She earned her master’s degree in clinical psychology at West Chester University. Early in her career, she worked at a domestic violence shelter and then in a community mental health center servicing clients with severe and persistent mental health disorders in a Partial Hospitalization Program. For more than 25 years, she has worked in an outpatient setting, treating issues related to the workplace, mood disorders (depression, anxiety, OOCD, anger management), adjustment disorders, life transitions, relationship issues, trauma (including abuse survivors and family of origin issues), low self-esteem, codependency and boundary-setting, and addictive disorders (drug and alcohol, spending, food, love, sex, and romance). Her approach to therapy is client-centered with an attempt to work collaboratively and draw upon the inner resources which exist within each person, utilizing an individualized approach. She draws from a range of theoretical backgrounds, including cognitive-behavioral, brief-solution focused, family systems and Ericksonian hypnotherapy.

Alison Kirby, LPC

Alison Sarver is a master’s level Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania. She received her bachelor’s degree in clinical counseling psychology with a minor in women’s studies at Kutztown University. She also studied at Kutztown University to obtain her master’s degree in mental health counseling. She has worked in a juvenile detention center counseling adolescents, outpatient settings, and in community based programs focusing on reuniting children with their families of origin. She has experience working with couples, adolescents, and adults with trauma, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, adjustment issues to life changes, gender issues, sexual identity issues, sexual abuse, self-harming, and low self esteem. She draws from theories of client centered approaches, strengths based, cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma approaches, and mindfulness. She structures therapy around the client’s needs and draws upon the client’s strengths and resources. She uses her light hearted, open and accepting personality to allow clients to feel safe in a judgment free zone.

Rachel Mowery, MS, LPC

Rachel Mowery is a Licensed Professional Counselor who completed her graduate work at Shippensburg University. She has experience working in community mental health, including outpatient mental health treatment, a partial hospitalization program and as part of a substance use disorder treatment program. Rachel works with adults and adolescents experiencing a range of concerns, including depression and other mood disorders, anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder, PTSD, eating disorders, substance abuse/recovery, grief and loss and self-esteem issues. Rachel values a collaborative approach to therapy and prioritizes learning and understanding the client’s experience as key to figuring out insights and solutions together. Rachel integrates cognitive-behavioral, acceptance and commitment therapy and somatic/mind-body techniques into her therapeutic approach. Rachel is a member of the American Counseling Association and is a Nationally Certified Counselor.

Luis Rivera, Ph.D.

Luis Rivera is a Doctoral Level Licensed Psychologist.  He earned his master’s and doctoral degrees at the University of Pittsburgh.  He completed his psychology internship at Rutgers University – UMDNJ with an emphasis on sex therapy and family therapy.  Dr. Rivera has provided therapy to individuals, couples, groups and families for more then 30 years.  He has worked with persons who have anxiety, depression, anger, relationship issues, family of origin issues, sexual dysfunctions, and trauma/dissociation.  Dr. Rivera also has experience working with cross-cultural issues and speaks English and Spanish.  An emphasis is placed on developing a working relationship with each client so that a comprehensive and effective treatment plan is created.  His approach to therapy is primarily from a cognitive-behavioral perspective (CBT), but he is also trained in emotionally focused therapy (EFT) and family systems approaches..

Butch Romanoski, LCSW

Butch Romanoski is a Master’s level Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He received his BA in Psychology from the University of Delaware and also received a Master’s in Education in Counseling while being a graduate assistant coach for the football team. He then attended Columbia University in New York City where he received a Master’s in Social Work Administration. He worked in a community center in the South Bronx running groups and working on outreach for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder for the aftereffects of 9/11. Butch has experience working in residential programs, outpatient settings and supervising other Masters level clinicians. His primary target population is adolescent and teenage males but also works with adults. His approach is eclectic, focusing on finding practical solutions to the behavioral problems and psychological issues of the clients he works with. Butch’s area of interests includes oppositional defiant teens, transitional issues, family dynamics, depression, anxiety, and clients that self harm.

Shanna Savage, LPC

Shanna Savage is a Master’s Level Licensed Psychologist. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Cincinnati and her Master’s degree in applied clinical psychology at Penn State University Harrisburg Campus. She began working as a mobile therapist and behavior specialist after receiving her Master’s degree, providing support to families and children with autism, trauma, depression and anxiety. She has clinical experience working in a variety of settings including family-based program specializing in autism and trauma, providing support to each family member and assisting the family to adapt a healthier dynamic. She works with adults and children as young as 4 years of age, providing specific therapeutic modalities to best serve each developmental stage. Shanna has a strengths-based, client-centered approach. She has extensive experience working with trauma, anxiety, depression, survivors of domestic violence, autism, codependency, and borderline personality disorder.

Jessica Seachrist, MA, LPC

Since starting her journey to be a counselor, Jessica has worked to help others find strength and empowerment in their lives. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree from Kutztown University, she worked in community mental health with children and their families. Since obtaining her Master’s degree from Marywood University, she has gained experience in drug and alcohol treatment. Jessica has held certification as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and a License as a Professional Counselor (LPC).
As Jessica continues to grow in her experiences as a counselor, she also promotes client growth in their own lives. Areas she has helped clients with include anxiety, depression, relationships, self-acceptance and life transitions. Her continued training will allow focus w/eating disorders and trauma as well. She works with a range of clients from individual, couples, and family counseling. The population she serves mostly consists of adolescents (14+) and young adults, however she works with adults of any age.
Jessica utilizes a variant of therapeutic approaches based on the needs of the individual or couple/family. Most important is the humanistic approach with creates a safe accepting and genuine environment. Also used are psychodynamic and emotion focused therapy strategies. This helps to heal our past that directs our unconscious behavior. Cognitive behavioral approaches are also important in processing patterns of thinking/behavior that no longer serves us well.
A client’s comfort and needs are most important in her work with others. She serves as a guide to healing on a client’s own journey to happiness and health.

Tessa Snavely, LPC

Tessa Snavely is a Master’s Level Licensed Professional Counselor with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Tessa is able to provide therapy from a Christian perspective for those that are seeking that point of view. She has training and prior experience with helping those who are struggling with substance abuse/dependence and has provided group therapy in intensive outpatient and outpatient settings. She enjoys working with a wide variety of ages and has experience providing therapy to children and adolescents in a number of settings including partial, outpatient and school based. In addition, Tessa’s areas of focus include anxiety and mood disorders, grief and loss, attachment and relationship issues, trauma, codependency, and parenting concerns.

Kendra Trufahnestock, LCSW

Kendra Trufahnestock is a Master’s Level Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a warm, open, honest, client-directed style drawing from elements of insight-oriented, Gestalt, and mind/body work. She enjoys working with individuals and couples ranging from older teens to late adulthood. Kendra earned a BS in psychology from Messiah College and a MSW from Temple University, followed by passage of her license exam. Kendra joined New Passages in 2006 after 11 years of clinical experience including Rape Crisis/Domestic Violence Services, abnormal psychology services through Edgewater’s partial hospitalization program, and five years as therapist at Dickinson College’s Counseling Center. Kendra has worked successfully with clients presenting with a wide range of struggles including depression, anxiety, OCD, eating disorders, family of origin issues, GLBT issues, women’s issues, grief/loss, relationship issues, and survivors of childhood abuse.

Shanen Turk-Geller, LCSW

Shanen Turk-Geller is a Master’s Level licensed Social Worker with a specialty license in Clinical Social Work She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and her Master’s in Social Work from Boston University. Shanen has over fourteen years experience in the practice of psychotherapy. She has worked with children, adolescents, and families in a number of settings including in-home treatment programs, partial hospital programs, outpatient community mental health, and private practice. Shanen has run numerous groups for children and adolescents in areas that range from social skills development to improving self-esteem. Her particular areas of interest include child and adolescent depression, anxiety, attention deficit disorder, trauma, issues related to families who are dealing with divorce, as well as a wide range of other emotional, behavioral, and adjustment-related issues.