About Us

Nicole Woods, Director

(Market Street Office and Virtual Office)

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Nicole's educational background includes graduating with honors from both Towson University where she received her BS and the University of Maryland where she obtained her MSW.

She has been practicing since 2002 and has clinical experience working in a variety of settings including inpatient hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, The MD Board of Childcare, outpatient mental health clinics, and in private mental health practice.

Nicole is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C) who works with children over the age of 10 years old, adults, and families. She believes in the ability to create change in one's life in the context of a therapeutic relationship in an environment of safety and trust which she is committed to providing.

Nicole is an active member of the NASW, AED, IAEDP, NAPW ​​and is highly committed to her professional development. As a result, she participates regularly in Continuing Education courses and trainings at both the local and national level. Nicole is recognized as a Give an Hour program clinician for military personnel and their families. She possesses a specialization in cognitive behavioral therapy and eating disorders. Nicole is also a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS), as well as a Certified Clinical Supervisor who provide​s supervision for other clinicians seeking advanced clinical licensure.​ In addition to her own development, she also teaches the course, Clinical Counseling Skills and Critical Multiculturalism as an adjunct professor at Elizabethtown College.

In her spare time, she enjoys reading, crafting, volleyball, coaching Girls on the Run and spending time with family.

Lauren Bailey, Registered Dietitian

(Market Street Office and Virtual Office)

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Lauren is a Registered Dietitian whose educational experience includes graduating from The University of Pittsburgh in 2010 and then completing her dietetic internship through Indiana State University in 2011. She obtained her Masters of Science in Nutrition through The University of Rhode Island in 2020 and focused her research on the relationship of Eating Disorders within the transgender population. Lauren holds a certification as a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician and is credentialed through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Her career is rooted in clinical nutrition and she has enjoyed gaining clinical experience working in hospitals, community settings, and in outpatient environments. She has experience engaging in care with a diverse group of clients encompassing all ages. She is an ally of the LGBTQIA+ community and an advocate for mental health.

Lauren developed her passion working with individuals with Eating Disorders when she was employed at a local hospital and then at an adolescent Eating Disorder clinic. Most recently, Lauren had the opportunity to work with Veterans who experienced Eating Disorders. Lauren's mission includes assisting individuals with the promotion of embracing realistic and healthy relationships with food and bodies. She truly values building relationships and trust with her clients.

In her free time she enjoys gardening, painting, crafts, cooking, movies, and spending time with family and friends.

🐾 Molly 🐾, Office Support

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Molly, is a miniature schnauzer. She was recently adopted by her new mommy, Lauren the dietitian. Her first mommy loved her very much and would be proud to see what she is doing today! She loves to go to work with Lauren and meet new friends. She's a little shy at first, but warms up easily. If you give her pets and scatches, she will love you forever!

She loves to play with toys, especially her Lambchop. She also loves to walk, chase squirrels, bark, look out the window, and eat treats and cookies. Sometimes when she is bored, she gets into mischief. It is a good thing that she is so cute! People always compliment her on those fabulous eyebrows and beard. She is very soft and the best snuggler. If you see Lauren or come into the office, you may get to meet her and she looks forward to it. Woof!

Nicole Benner, Director of Nutrition Services

(Market Street Office and Virtual Office)

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Nicole is a Registered Dietitian who is passionate about helping her clients find peace with food and their body in order to live their fullest lives. She provides medical nutrition therapy based on each person's unique needs and incorporates intuitive eating, a non-diet approach. She encourages clients to make room for all foods as a source of nourishment and pleasure and break free from the cycle of diets and disordered eating.

Nicole's educational experience includes graduating from Penn State University in 1996 and subsequently completing her internship with Aramark in the Greater Philadelphia Area in 1997. She has experience partnering with clients in hospitals, outpatient centers, corporate, community as well as university settings.

Nicole is committed to building a safe, compassionate space and values a collaborative approach to care, free of judgement or criticism. In addition, she strives to stay current on research and treatment modalities through continuing education in the area of eating disorders. She is credentialed by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, is licensed in the state of Pennsylvania and is a member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP).

In her free time she enjoys kayaking, hiking reading, gardening and spending time with her family, friends and dog.

Chad Briggs, Clinician

(Market Street Office and Virtual Office)

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Chad Briggs is a first generation college graduate from a small agricultural community in the heart of central Pennsylvania. He completed Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology at Penn State University in 2006. He attended graduate school at Shippensburg and completed his Masters of Social work in 2017. Chad became a Licensed Social Worker in February of 2019. He has a large background of work experience in the areas of child welfare and inpatient mental health treatment. Chad is an advocate for mental health and wellness and reducing the stigma of receiving mental health treatment.

Chad has a strong focus on helping children and families to identify therapeutic needs and working collaboratively on finding solutions through the use of CBT, mindfulness, and Narrative based approaches. He also has a strong interest in the area of trauma, it's subjectivity, and it's effects on development and perception.

Chad spends his free time at home attempting to be an amateur landscaper, hiking, watching movies, or enjoying live music. He's also a wanna be foodie so he's always looking for unique and creative cuisine. Chad also has a passion for the performing arts and has done live theater for many years including several dinner theater shows. He is a self professed game show lover and enjoys watching and participating in trivia shows. Chad has tried out for both Teen Jeopardy and Who Wants to Be A Millionaire. Sadly he didn't make it past the initial round but that hasn't stopped him from continuing to try.

Karleena Calimer, Clinician

(Virtual Office)

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Karleena is a Licensed Social Worker who graduated from Shippensburg University with a Bachelors Degree and Masters Degree in Social Work.

Karlena advocates for self-determination and strongly believes in meeting individuals where they are at in their healing journey. She strives to promote an environment that is comfortable for all individuals by fully integrating a person's physical, mental, and spiritual well-being into her practice. Her love for relationships brings her desire to understand emotional processes and healing. She firmly values rapport and trust in the therapeutic relationship. She understands how difficult it can be to seek therapy services and is ready to meet you where you are at.

Karleena has experience working with individuals that are struggling with grief, loss, anxiety, depression, and family concerns. In addition, has experience serving those with terminal conditions and complex medical issues. She demonstrates a commitment to professional development by regularly attending Continuing Education and local conferences that expand her knowledge across all age groups. She is an advocate for wellness and hopes to empower others throughout all phases of life. Karleena enjoys spending time with her family and raising her children. She enjoys traveling to new areas, listening to music, and being outdoors.

Shannon Canu, Clinician

(Market Street Office and Virtual Office)

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Many people feel alone and unheard, especially those who are dealing with the effects of trauma. Through a person-centered approach, Shannon uses experiential techniques and traditional talk therapies to provide a unique, customized approach for children and adults. She is experienced in working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, self-harm, grief, divorce, and trauma. She believes strongly in meeting her clients where they are in life, facilitating change and growth, and supporting them as they begin the work toward new perspectives. Listening without judgment, Shannon guides her clients as they find their new path forward. With a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling, Shannon is also a Registered Play Therapist with extensive experience working with both children and adults. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her many wonderful pets.

Megan Cline, Clinician

(Market Street Office and Virtual Office)

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Megan graduated with honors from York College of Pennsylvania, where she obtained her Bachelor's Degree, and Temple University's Master of Social Work program. She has been practicing in the field since 2012, and in previous years, has volunteered her time and services to multiple organizations, including Access York, Family-Child Resources, and the Children's Resource Center in Harrisburg. She also has clinical experience working in partial hospitalization programs, outpatient mental health facilities, mental health private practice, and higher education.

Megan is familiar and comfortable working with a variety of issues, including but not limited to, eating disorders, LGBTQIAA-related issues, anxiety, grief and loss, self-harm/suicidality, emotional disturbances, relationship/family concerns, depression, and other mental health disorders. With a non-judgmental approach, she empowers clients to make positive and healthy choices when met with difficult life situations.

Megan obtained her social work license from the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists to continue practicing in the field of counseling and social work. She also furthers her professional development and meets licensure requirements by regularly participating in trainings and Continuing Education courses at local and national levels. As a social worker and member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), she ensures that she practices within typical social work guidelines and properly abides by the Code of Ethics.​

James Corbin, Clinician

(Virtual Office)

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James R. Corbin is an LCSW with over 20 years of experience working in Pennsylvania. James received his Masters Degree in Social Work from Temple University and earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the Pennsylvania State University.

James completed post-graduate work in clinical social work at the Clinical Social Work Institute in Washington DC including advanced psychodynamic training and supervision. He also possesses a specialty in treating childhood mental illness and has received training in child centered play therapy. He works with both adults and children and specializes in providing individual and family therapy with children, adolescents, adults, and their families. He also works extensively with adults experiencing life transitions, parenting challenges, relationship strain, and loss including military service members and their families. James is currently a part-time adjunct professor at Sacred Heart University in their Masters in Social Work program teaching in their advanced practice courses as well as their advanced research course. He had previously served as a full-time clinical faculty and instructor in the Graduate School of Social Work at Temple University and was formerly Assistant MSW Program Director.

Mr. Corbin has written and presented extensively on the subject of neuroscience, trauma, and attachment and the impact on clinical practice. He is a volunteer therapist for Give an Hour and was an active member of PA Cares and the Harrisburg Regional Planning Team for Operation Military Kids.

Ashley Donmoyer, Clinician

(Lenker Street Office and Virtual Office)

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Ashley Donmoyer graduated from Millersville University with both a Bachelor's Degree and a Master's Degree in Social Work. She obtained her license after graduating and more recently obtained a certification as a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist.

Ashley has clinical experience in geriatrics where she began her career focusing on those in need of long-term care, now engaging as a hospice social worker. Her extensive experience in medical social work has helped her develop an understanding and sensitivity to the needs of medically vulnerable populations with competency in supporting their families and loved ones. Ashley is skilled in cultural differences and strives to offer a non-judgmental environment encouraging exploration and growth.

In her spare time, Ashley spends time with her family and enjoys time outdoors- deep in the forest or relaxing on the beach.

Katie Green, Clinician

(Lenker Street Office and Virtual Office)

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Kathleen (Katie) Green graduated from Shippensburg University in 2010 with her Bachelor of Science in Psychology. In 2018 she obtained her Masters graduate degree in Social Work and became a licensed social worker in February of 2019.

Katie has clinical experience treating individuals, couples, families, and groups in multiple behavioral health care settings for over a decade. She has had experience in such settings as an inpatient psychiatric hospital, home care settings, and in the school setting. Her experience in the inpatient psychiatric hospital has helped her develop an understanding and sensitivity to the needs of vulnerable populations and is trained in cultural competency awareness. She is sensitive of and affirming of individuals experiencing (LGBTQ+) gender identity issues. Katie takes a holistic approach, viewing the client as the center of treatment and recognizes that each individual's journey is different and unique. Katie has received formal training and has experience in various therapy processes such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Family Therapies and the treatment of eating disorders. She is able to take a creative approach that endeavors to foster rapport, trust, empathy, and respect within the therapeutic relationship.

In her spare time, Katie enjoys traveling to different states and exploring national parks with her family. She enjoys spending time with her dog, taking him for walks, and photography. When she isn't outside enjoying the fresh air, she can be found watching movies or attending live concerts.

Julie Hillard, Clinician

(Lenker Street Office and Virtual Office)

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Julie Hillard is a licensed Social Worker who graduated from Lebanon Valley College with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology, and obtained her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Millersville University. Julie is a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist (CGCS).

Julie has nearly 20 years of experience in healthcare with backgrounds in skilled nursing settings, hospital, and hospice care. She strongly believes in the unique journey of each individual and approaches care in a non-judgmental manner. She has vast experience in providing culturally competent care to those of different populations to include LGBTQ+ individuals. She is well versed in supporting those experiencing trauma, loss, and grief. Additionally, she is comfortable working with a variety of areas, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, emotional disturbances, relationship/family concerns, and other mental health disorders.

Julie enjoys traveling with her spouse all over and coming home to her dog and cat. She is involved with a local nonprofit sports club and enjoys rugby and running.

Vilma Lopez, Clinician

(Market Street Office and Virtual Office)

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Vilma Lopez is a Licensed Social Worker who graduated from Millersville University with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Master's Degree in Social Work. Vilma has worked in the field since 2015 and has experience working with adolescents, young adults, and adults in school settings, youth programs, and higher education. She has experience working with clients that experience anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, grief and loss, life-adjustments, and emotional disturbances. Vilma's clinical approach includes a focus on the utilization of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Strength-Based practices in her treatment relationships.

Vilma became passionate about working with the adolescent population during her many volunteer experiences in other countries. Some of her volunteer experiences include working overseas in South Africa where she worked with women and children in domestic violence situations. She also volunteered in Bolivia, South America, where she gained experience providing group therapy at an orphanage.

Vilma is a current member of the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work (PSCSW). She regularly receives training and participates in Continuing Education Courses. She is committed to treating each person respectfully and prioritizing their dignity and worth. Vilma emphasizes the importance of confidentiality and is committed to providing a safe environment for her clients to express themselves in a judgment free space. She strives to help clients realize their capacity for growth and assists them in seeing their ability to make empowering changes in their lives.

Some fun facts about Vilma are that she enjoys traveling abroad and exploring different cultures. She loves hiking and spending time reading in nature. She loves being adventurous with friends and family and enjoys mentoring the youth and young adults.

Rachel Mailey, Clinician

(Market Street Office and Virtual Office)

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Rachel Mailey graduated with her Master of Science (MS) in Counseling from Shippensburg University in 1998, and became a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in 2002. Rachel is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) with the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). She is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and Chi Sigma Iota (CSI). She has worked in a variety of mental health settings including small group counseling practices, community mental health agencies, and family and children's services. She has worked as a bereavement counselor at a local Hospice and in the schools as a school-based counselor.

Rachel currently works with clients from adolescence through adulthood. Areas of interest and expertise include depression, anxiety, grief and loss, PTSD, post-partum depression/anxiety, marital conflict, and life transitions. She also has a special interest in working with people of all ages who are struggling with/recovering from eating disorders.

Rachel provides individual, family and couples counseling in a very accepting and empowering environment. She invites parental involvement in the therapeutic process when working with adolescents when appropriate. Rachel believes in the power that each person has to make positive changes for themselves in their lives, and recognizes that sometimes seeking professional guidance and support in an objective and non- judgmental setting is necessary to promote growth. She recognizes that allowing oneself to be vulnerable in a counseling setting is not an easy process but that the rewards can be tremendous. She looks forward to walking the journey with you!

Rachel's pride and joy (and toughest job on the planet!) is raising her five children, with the help of her husband. She was an active member of her local public school board for several years and can often be found volunteering in the schools for a variety of activities. She loves to garden and read, and is found most evenings running to, and attending, her children's sports, music and theater events

Chelsea Ranney, Clinician Site Director

(Lenker Street Office and Virtual Office)

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Chelsea is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her BS in Communications and Master's of Social Work from Millersville University.

Chelsea has been in the Human Services field for approximately ten years. She has experience in a variety of fields, including but not limited to: Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol, Trauma, Eating Disorders, Marriage Counseling, Inmate and Re-entry Services, Gender Identity, LGBTQIA+, and grief and loss. Chelsea works with children and adults over the age of 12 and uses a plethora of theories and practices to help motivate and empower the client.

Chelsea spends her free time with her new husband and their furry friend Frankie: hiking, walking and being outdoors. She also enjoys theatre, hockey and interior design.

Ken Smith, Clinician

(Market Street Office and Virtual Office)

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Ken is proud to be a first-generation college graduate. He has lived in central Pennsylvania all his life. He was a non-traditional college student, having not started his academic journey until he was almost 40 years-old. Prior to attending college he gained valuable life experience in a variety of positions. He received both his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and his Masters in Social Work from Shippensburg University. Before entering into private practice, he gained experience working in the inpatient hospital where he interacted clinically with a variety of populations. Ken is passionate about spreading the word of the importance of mental wellness, and he works hard to dispel the stigma of receiving mental health help. Patient and client advocacy is a passion of his which guides him in all he does, in both his professional and personal life.

Ken enjoys working with adult mental health clients from all walks of life, experiencing a number of different symptoms. He utilizes an eclectic approach of treatment modalities dependent on a client's needs. He has a foundation in cognitive behavioral therapy and trauma focused therapy. He has a strong desire to provide treatment to active and retired military personal and their families, as he would like to give back to those who have sacrificed so much for us. Personally he has a deep connection with the military as all the men in his family have served.

In his free time he enjoys reading, cooking, shooting pool, watching movies, going on walks, and simply relaxing with his beloved family and pets.

Kirstie Ward, Clinician

(Lenker Street Office and Virtual Office)

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Kirstie is a Licensed Social Worker who graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and later graduated from Marywood University with her Master's of Social Work.

Kirstie has experience working with children and adults of all ages and has provided services to individuals and families. She has experience working in the inpatient hospital setting, school-based settings, and the outpatient clinical setting. Kirstie has an interest in providing support to individuals and families with concerns related to anxiety, depression, LGBTQ+ related stressors, ADHD, eating disorders and behavioral concerns. Additionally, she has extensive experience working with autism spectrum disorder.

Kirstie enjoys being outdoors, listening to music, crafting, and spending time with her husband and their two pets. She also volunteers for a youth mentoring program and loves getting to spend time with her "little sister".

Paige Williams, Clinician

(Virtual Office)

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Paige is a Licensed Social Worker who graduated from Shippensburg University with a Bachelor's degree and Master's degree in Social Work. Paige is a current member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).

Paige has experience providing care to all ages in such settings as skilled nursing facilities, hospice care, and hospital care. Paige has experience supporting individuals and families using a holistic, non-judgmental approach through empowering clients to make positive and healthy choices when met with difficult life situations. Paige is comfortable engaging in collaborative care with clients experiencing a range of conditions, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, self-esteem and body image, relationship/family concerns, and women's issues. Paige understands that seeking therapy can be a difficult decision, and she is ready to meet clients where they are in their personal healing process. She is committed to helping individuals feel their best at any phase of life.