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MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING

Our professional counselors at The Giving Tree Wellness Center represent a wide variety of disciplines and specialties, while providing a safe, secure, and nurturing environment. Our team of counselors share a passion for providing the utmost care to individuals, couples, families, and groups to accomplish a healthy, balanced life.

 
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MEET OUR COUNSELORS

 
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AMANDA GENTILE, MA, LPC

Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor

My devotion consists of working with a variety of individuals who suffer from mental health disorders. My experiences vary from anxiety, depression, compulsiveness, addiction, and codependency disorders. I use cognitive behavior therapy and psychotherapy to support an individuals’ greater well-being.

My specialty is working with individuals who suffer from anxiety, grief and depression. I feel as though I can relate to these individuals on a personal level due to my own life experiences.

To make an appointment with Amanda, call 570-840-4596 or e-mail agentile@givingtreenepa.com

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CHERYL PAPPA, MA, NBCC, LPC

Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor

Cheryl is a licensed professional counselor with specialized training in trauma and women’s issues. She is EMDR trained by Dr. Laurel Parnell head of the Parnell Institute in California. Her practice encompasses working with both men and women as well as adolescents. She has worked with a goal of providing a holistic collaboration and therapeutic relationship in an atmosphere of unconditional positive regard where clients can discover their strengths and develop insight into presenting issues and roadblocks to change. The ultimate goal is for clients to emerge with an increased sense of self-worth personal empowerment and the ability to engage fully in the life of their choosing.

To make an appointment with Cheryl, call 570-470-7151 or e-mail cherylpappalpc@gmail.com

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JENNY WILDRICK M.S, LPC, CRC, CPRP

Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor

Hello! My name is Jenny Wildrick. I am a native of Northeastern Pennsylvania. I graduated from Keystone College in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and completedmy Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling in 2017 from the University of Scranton. I am currently working towards my Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision with Capella University.  I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, and a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner. My interests and experience include Substance Abuse, Mental Health, Career Counseling, Disability, and Advocacy. I have over 8 years of experience in the field. My prior experience includes working as a manager in a mental health group home, a case manager for children and adolescents, and working as a counselor for co-occurring populations in both a psychiatric hospital and a rehabilitation treatment center. I also have experience working with eating disorders. My counseling approach is rooted in a Person-Centered holistic approach as well as Cognitive-behavioral therapy. I tend to use these therapies as a foundation to meet clients where they are at and help to empower and promote change. Interventions that I utilize are individual therapy, family therapy, motivational interviewing, Trauma-Focused CBT, coping skills, life skills, mindfulness, and empowerment. I enjoy working with clients to build a therapeutic relationship that allows them to understand and process their struggles and concerns, as well as set goals, and develop healthy coping skills. I believe counseling works best by providing a comfortable space where clients can feel safe to explore and improve themselves freely and without judgement.