JUSTINE BENESKI, MA, NCC, LPC
Justine is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) who received her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling at Marywood University. Justine attended Wilkes University for her undergraduate education and earned a B.A. in Psychology.
Justine has provided counseling for children and their families in the home, community, and school based settings, as well as adults in a college counseling setting for her internship at Keystone College.
Justine frequently works with children and adolescents and has experience counseling school behavioral issues, anxiety, relational issues, self-esteem, assertiveness, coping skills, and trauma. Her eclectic approach encompasses a person-centered method which allows the client to choose the focus and direction of therapy.
Justine receives weekly individual supervision and biweekly group supervision with Dr. Cynthia Edwards-Hawver. All therapists at Dr. Cynthia Edwards-Hawver and Associates complete group trainings in various topics over the year to be current and up to date in the ever changing field of psychology.
You can reach Justine directly at 570-903-3255.
ANDREA GENELLO, M.S.
PSYCHOLGY DOCTORAL CANDITATE/PSYCHOLOGY INTERN
Andrea has joined Dr. Cynthia Edwards-Hawver and Associates as a Psychology Intern as she completes her Psy.D at Marywood University. She obtained her M.A. in Psychology from Marywood University in 2017 and she completed her Bachelor of Science In Biology with a concentration in Nutritional Studies from The University of Scranton.
Andrea has worked at the Psychological Service Center and Counseling Center at Marywood University. She is well trained in psychological assessment and will be assisting Dr. Edwards-Hawver with psychological testing. Andrea also has experience working in therapy with children, adolescents, and adults. She receives weekly supervision with Dr. Edwards-Hawver in addition to group supervision. It is a pleasure to welcome Andrea to our practice.
KELLI PETTINATO, MS, CRC
Kelli Pettinato graduated from the University of Scranton with a Masters of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling. Prior to graduate school she obtained her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Painting.
Kelli specializes in working with children and adolescents. She is gifted at connecting with children and making them feel comfortable instantly. She has experience in expressive arts therapy and works from a strengths-based perspective. Kelli believes in working with the whole family to help each child and adolescent she works with reach their fullest potential. Kelli has experience working in a private practice and in crisis situations. Kelli is able to work with children and adolescents suffering from a variety of mental health disorders such as: behavioral issues, ADHD, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, trauma, divorce, bullying, self-esteem, and basic adjustment disorders.
To schedule an appointment with Kelli Pettinato in our Clarks Summit, Pa office please call 570-575-3765
TRACY DI MATTIA, LSW
Tracy is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) who received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Marywood University and her undergraduate degree from Cedar Crest College.
Tracy has 14 years experience as a therapist. She is experienced working with children, adolescents, and adults. 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 is gifted in working with parents and providing them guidance on the challenging world of parenting. Tracy is a mom herself so she understands personally and professionally the challenges of parenting. She is skilled in helping parents feel more confident, less alone, and less stressed. Her kind and compassionate demeanor will make you feel instantly at ease.
Tracy’s areas of specialty include Trauma, PTSD, and Chronic Illness(Lyme Disease, Fibromyalgia, Autoimmune Disorders). Tracy has Lyme Disease and understands how much Chronic Illness can impact one’s life. Tracy also is experienced working with Grief and loss. Tracy understands first hand how difficult it is to lose a loved one, 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 an eclectic therapist, utilizing psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, and humanistic therapies. Tracy utilizes a strengths-based approach to therapy, which allows her clients to build upon their positive attributes.
Tracy is working toward her Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) credential and receives weekly supervision with Dr. Cynthia Edwards-Hawver, biweekly group supervision, and biweekly supervision with Susan Giampapa, LCSW. All therapists at Dr. Cynthia Edwards-Hawver and Associates complete group trainings in various topics over the year to be current and up to date in the ever-changing field of psychology.
Tracy is also starting a Lyme Disease and Chronic Illness Group with Dr. Cynthia Edwards-Hawver that will begin in April 2018. For more information about the group click here.
You can reach Tracy at (570) 309-7915.
ALLYSON VILLELLA, MA, NCC
Allyson is a Nationally Certified Counselor with a Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marywood University. Allyson attended Wilkes University for her undergraduate education where she obtained her bachelors degree in psychology.
Allyson has extensive experience working with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trauma, behavioral issues, self-esteem, and relationship issues in adolescent and adult populations. Allyson also works with couples and families. She has an integrative approach to counseling in which she uses techniques of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal, and Solution Focused theories. Allyson strives to create a safe and warm environment for her clients and allows clients to determine the direction of sessions.
Allyson receives wonderful feedback from her clients and they report active change in a short period of time.
Allyson receives weekly supervision and biweekly group supervision from Dr. Edwards-Hawver. She additionally receives supervision from Dr. Janet Muse-Burke in order to obtain hours necessary for licensure.
If you are interested in scheduling an appointment with Allyson, you can contact her directly at 570-980-4340.