Our Therapists

Michael Bacon

Michael Bacon, LPC (he/him)

Michael is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in Self Esteem, Relationship Issues and Mood Disorders. He works with adults and has experience working with depression, anxiety, PTSD, various serious persistent mental illnesses, and development of social skills and boundary setting skills in interpersonal relationships. He works with individuals using a “Person Centered” approach to treatment that seeks to identify strengths and meet each individual where they are. Michael believes we are able to work through and understand our own needs in our own way, so that we can better understand our story within the context of our lives to enact positive change.

Michael also utilizes a lot of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques as a part of his practice to better understand the connections between thoughts, feelings and behaviors, and the role they have in our everyday lives. As a part of his approach, he finds it essential to use a trauma informed lens to help account for and understand how trauma affects our lives.

Meghan Herring

Meghan Herring, LCSW (she/her)

Meghan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and her expertise lies in working with neurodivergent individuals across the lifespan, including those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Attention- deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and other neurodevelopmental conditions. Meghan is passionate about supporting neurodivergent individuals on their distinct journeys. With extensive training, Meghan specializes in offering tailored diagnostic evaluations and therapy to foster individual thriving and self-advocacy skills. As a licensed clinical social worker with a Master’s Degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Meghan is certified in neuropsychological tools like ADOS-2, Denver II, CARS-2, SRS, and ABAS. Her expertise spans assisting neurodivergent individuals, especially those with ASD, ADHD, and other neurodevelopmental conditions, providing accurate diagnoses and targeted strategies for success. Meghan conducts in-depth evaluations, tailor’s therapeutic approaches to individual strengths, assists in developing coping skills and self-advocacy, and supports families in understanding and nurturing their loved ones. Specializing in anxiety, trauma, autism spectrum disorder, developmental disorders, and related symptoms, Meghan invites those seeking support within neurodiversity to connect. Together, Meghan and her clients navigate the complexities of the neurodivergent journey, uncovering pathways to a fulfilling life in a meaningful partnership.

Samantha Gambale

Samantha Gambale, LSW (she/her):

Samantha is Licensed Social Worker specializing in anxiety, relationship issues, grief/loss and self-esteem and works with individuals ages 13 years though adult, couples and families. She is committed to meeting individuals as an open-minded ally to gain insight and make meaning of their journeys and considers it a privilege to provide individualized and effective mental health services. With a focus on exploring and meeting unique needs, Samantha encourages individuals to take one step closer on their path towards healing by exploring options for compassionate support. Acknowledging that struggling individuals do not have to go through challenging times alone, she offers assistance in navigating feelings and provides a person-centered approach to enrich personal growth for those choosing to start the healing process. Collaboratively, she partners with individuals to explore a mind, body, nature, and spirit approach based on their goals, empowering them to delve into their experiences with therapeutic insight, make meaning of their current life circumstances, and rebuild their path forward with growth and increased self-awareness.

Ashley Fein

Ashley Fein, LPC, CAADC, CCDPD (she/her)

Ashley is a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with individuals struggling with substance use disorders, trauma, PTSD, women's issues and depression and works with teens through adult. She loves her work as a therapist and feels passionate about helping people become their best selves. She has experience working with a variety of issues including trauma, general mental health, and substance abuse. Ashley’s goal is to help people heal and learn from the past while making changes in the present in order to live healthier and happier.

While Ashley incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, and psychodynamic theory into her therapy practice, she truly believes that the most important part of therapy is having a positive, non-judgmental, collaborative relationship.

Brad Markowitz

Brad Markowitz, LPC (he/him)

Brad is a Licensed Professional Counselor working with older adolescents and adults, specializing in relationship issues and self-esteem. Brad is a dedicated and passionate professional committed to guiding clients through the exploration of self-defeating thoughts for a more balanced interpretation of themselves. Rooted in classical Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Brad places emphasis on addressing the impact of past traumas on the lives of adults. With a profound understanding of challenges prevalent among mainstream middle-class individuals and their families, Brad draws inspiration from working with those who are dedicated to exploring and improving themselves and their relationships. His approach has proven effective for adults and families seeking insight and relief from compromised dynamics, cognitions, and behaviors in their relationships.

Melissa Markowitz

Melissa Markowitz, LCSW (she/her)

Melissa is a Licensed Clinical Social worker who aspires to nurture human potential, inspire hope and promote meaningful life choices. Her expertise spans working with children, adolescents and their families, as well as adults, who are faced with challenges including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, self-injury, behavioral issues, parent-child conflict, adjustment issues, and other emotional trauma. She specializes in women’s issues, LGBTQIA+, and working with teenagers through adults with issues surrounding self-esteem, life transitions and dealing with difficult emotions.

Melissa provides individual, couples and family therapy using an eclectic approach that incorporates Cognitive-Behavioral, Mindfulness and Solution-Focused techniques, as well as Family Systems theory to help individuals explore and connect feelings to unresolved past experiences and/or trauma in order to achieve insight, resolution and a more balanced life.

Jon Lauriello

Jon Lauriello, LPC, NCC (he/him)

Jon is a Licensed Professional Counselor and focuses his practice on adults and teens, specializing in ADHD, Autism, academic functioning, and anxiety. Additionally, he has extensive experience with LGBTQIA+ individuals, specifically helping to navigate those questioning sexual and gender identity as well as those transitioning. Jon has an approach that includes a heavy emphasis on behavioral interventions that include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Applied Behavior Analysis. He also integrates existentialist approaches that focus on creating meaning in your personal and professional life.

Kim Manderbach

Kim Manderbach, MA (she/her)

Kim is a pre-licensed therapist who feels embarking on the journey of change is a significant step, and she welcomes individuals to this transformative process. With 33 years of dedicated experience, Kim has assisted countless individuals, couples, and families in finding effective ways to make meaningful changes and lead more satisfying lives. Specializing in areas such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, grief/loss, substance abuse, self-esteem, emotional regulation, and life transitions and LGBTQIA+, she has worked across various settings, including hospitals, schools, drug and alcohol rehabs, jails, and outpatient facilities. Kim's expertise is most pronounced in working with individuals aged 14 through adulthood. Employing a person-centered therapeutic approach, the focus is on creating a positive and validating experience for clients. Acknowledging that therapy is a process of personal growth and discovery, Kim expresses anticipation in connecting with individuals to embark on this transformative journey together.

Alison Groder

Alison Groder, LSW (she/her)

Alison is a Licensed Social Worker and offers a therapeutic haven for those experiencing big life transitions, significant decisions, or the challenges of parenthood without losing sight of oneself. In therapy, the collaborative focus is on bringing understanding to the intricate roles’ individuals play in life's ever-changing ecosystem. With an approach encompassing unbiased listening, empathy, encouragement, and alternative perspectives, the goal is to empower individuals to move forward in a healthy and joyful manner. Alison employs a relational approach, considering biological, historical, social, and emotional factors contributing to concerning behaviors and relational issues. Customizing modalities for each individual, couple, or family, the emphasis is on taking the initial steps in the healing process. Through collaborative efforts, the hope is to provide tangible tools for healing past wounds, recognizing patterns, and building self-awareness to open new doors. Alison expresses anticipation in learning each individual's unique story and contributing to their journey towards growth and healing.

Kate Bowden

Kate Bowden, LSW (she/her)

Kate is a Licensed Social Worker aiming to empower individuals and foster human potential. With experience in working with dually-diagnosed (MH/IDD) children and adolescents facing life transitions, behavioral challenges, and emotional distress, as well as adults navigating life's hurdles, Kate serves as a strong advocate for individual empowerment. Additionally, Kate emphasizes the importance of growth through eco-systemic support systems. Specializing in working with families, the focus is on relational dynamics to enhance connection and provide the support necessary for emotional empowerment.

Mandi Resnick

Mandi Resnick, LCSW (she/her)

Mandi is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who understands that the initial outreach is the hardest for us to overcome as many of us feel we should be able to navigate life on our own. However, sometimes an outside perspective is what is needed to help shed some light on all your amazing qualities that you already possess. Mandi is passionate about meeting each individual where they are and aims to create a strong therapeutic connection with her clients, built on trust, safety and understanding to address Life Transitions, Emotional Disturbance and Coping Skills.

She has experience in healthcare settings both inpatient and outpatient- specifically working with chronic illness and/or cancer patients. She works with adolescents, young adults, and adults of all demographics.

In a society where we continue to have many stigmas and stereotypes- Mandi wants to help be a support to you. Therapy does not mean weakness- in fact it means that you are wanting to better yourself so that you can live a more fulfilled life, which is something that we all deserve.

Krista Kreh

Krista Kreh, LSW (she/her)

Krista is a Licensed Social Worker whose goal is to make her clients feel comfortable during what can often feel like a vulnerable process. She understands the importance of providing a safe and comfortable environment for her clients. She has experience working with children, adolescents and adults who have anxiety, depression, adjustment disorder and ADHD. Krista also has experience working with clients going through difficult life transitions, dealing with grief and loss, self-esteem, navigating relationships and coping with stress. She believes in person-centered therapy and uses modalities that are specific to what the client needs and wants. Krista provides individual therapy using Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, Psychodynamic therapy, Narrative therapy, Strengths-based solutions and Mindfulness.

Lisa MacMain

Lisa MacMain, LSW (she/her)

Lisa is a Licensed Social Worker who enjoys working with teens and adults who are navigating life transitions, struggling with difficult relationships, trying to make sense of chaos, or dealing with grief and loss. If you are healing from attachment wounds, suffering emotional injuries caused by intimate betrayal or yearning to break free from co-dependency, she will work collaboratively with you to identify and develop your inherent strengths, learn new skills, and build your capacity for resiliency in dealing with life's struggles.

Lisa specializes in women's issues, life transitions and relationship issues while specializing in adoption, foster care, parenting, grief/loss, peer relationships, self esteem, anxiety, co-dependency, depression and spirituality.

Alison Flannery

Alison Flannery, LCSW

Alison is our Clinical Coordinator and she has years of clinical experience perfectly suited to help you connect with one of our clinicians at Libratum Counseling. She will assist in finding the right clinician for you and help with any other questions related to our clinical and administrative operations. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions about our practice.

Nicole O'Leary

Nicole O'Leary, LSW (she/her)

Nicole is a Licensed Social Worker working with children/adolescents up through adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression and navigating life's challenges. She also specializes in family conflict, self-harm, suicidal ideation, relationship issues and women's issues including pregnancy, prenatal and postpartum. As a therapist with a social work background her goal is to provide you with practical tools to better manage and cope with emotions and life's circumstances. She believes in meeting each individual where they're at and working together to set goals that move you closer to where you want to be.