CFAR has an incredible team of Clinical Supervisors, and we have Full Time Therapists and Part Time Therapists to meet the needs of any individual, family, or couple.
Dana DiPretoro MA, ATR
Dana graduated from Drexel University with a Master’s Degree in Art Therapy and Counseling. She is a registered Art Therapist working towards obtaining her Board Certification (ATR-BC) and license as a Professional Counselor (LPC). Dana is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), which promotes healing for children and their caregivers who have experienced trauma. She is also certified in Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE), which aims to reduce PTSD symptoms in adolescents and adults. Dana is passionate about utilizing the power of art making and the creative process to encourage growth, healing, self-expression, and self-awareness. She believes in creating a safe, supportive, and collaborative space for individuals and families to heal and reach their highest potential.
Cheryl FoxworthMA, LMFT, AS
Cheryl is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been working with families in distress for over 20 years. She is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor in Pennsylvania and is working toward a specialization in Early Childhood Trauma. Cheryl’s approach to therapy is warm, positive, and empathetic. She believes that most often the negative experiences we have in childhood corrupts our true sense of being. Cheryl’s personal mantra is derived from a quote by philosopher Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche that states “What does not kill you will make you stronger.” This quote she states, addresses the trials and tribulations we encounter in our pursuit of a happy and productive life and the personal strength it builds.
Lauren obtained her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy at La Salle University. Lauren is currently certified in Prolonged-Exposure therapy (PE) to treat those for suffer from symptoms of PTSD,as well as is a certified Prolonged Exposure Consultant. Lauren is currently trained through the Gottman Method Level 3. Additionally, Lauren is currently an AAMFT Approved Supervisor Candidate. She enjoys working with couples, individuals, and families. She finds it of the utmost importance to explore the long-standing roots of a clients’ concerns, as well as any systemic factors that influence the reasons for clients coming into therapy. Providing empathy and a comfortable environment to clients is important to Lauren, as she recognizes the difficulties in exploring challenging and painful emotions. Lauren strives to meet clients where they are at the moment, and to empower them to recognize their strengths within to meet their goals in life. Techniques involving mindfulness, goal setting, and reflection are some of Lauren’s go-to tools in the therapy space.
Monica graduated with a Master’s Degree from La Salle University and a focus on Family Therapy. She enjoys working with families, couples, and individuals. She is trained in TFCBT and is passionate about helping children and families build healthy coping skills. Monica aims to empower her clients and provide them with a safe and supportive environment that promotes personal growth.
Brigid WalkerMA, MFT
Brigid is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Clinical Supervisor. She believes therapy is an opportunity for families, couples, and individuals to create new meaning of past experiences and to become empowered to reach their future goals. Brigid hopes her clients will feel supported in building upon their individual strengths, while learning to improve their relationships and connections with others. Brigid is passionate about working with survivors of trauma and is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and is a certified Prolonged Exposure (PE) Consultant and therapist.
Full Time Therapists
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Yolanda BookerMA, Pre-Licensed LPC, TF-CBT
Yolanda graduated from Missio Seminary with a Masters in Counseling, and has been trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Yolanda is passionate about therapy because she loves to help people reach their fullest potential. Yolanda passion is working with individuals that struggle with grief. Yolanda is the author of several books one of those books is “Grief Speaks Journal.” Through life’s experiences and training Yolanda is grateful to be on the journey with every client she encounters. Yolanda’s style of therapy pulls various models to find what works best for the client and meet them where they are. Yolanda’s personality allows others to be open with sharing their struggles. She also enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling and has a special place in her heart for the love of all people.
Jocelynne MacDanielMA, MFT
Jocelynne who graduated from La Salle University, believes she is meant to assist people with moving from heartache to healing. She strives to give clients a trustworthy place to share, grow, and introspect, and her approach allows clients to find a path towards balance through insight, seed planting, and systemic awareness. Jocelynne enjoys podcasts, music, and adventurous activities in her free time.
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Gabrielle MooneyMA, ATR, PE
Gabrielle graduated from Southwestern College & New Earth Institute with a Master’s Degree in Art Therapy and Counseling. She is a registered Art Therapist working towards obtaining her Board Certification (ATR-BC) and becoming certified in Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE), which aims to reduce PTSD symptoms in adolescents and adults. Gabrielle is an Art Therapist who enjoys combining her passion for art with her interest in psychology. She is passionate about offering a variety of art-making experiences that utilize both conventional and unconventional materials to enhance the creative process and encourage healing through expressive art-making. She believes that anyone can make art regardless of age, disability, or skill level and that “There is no such thing as bad art, only the kind that brings about healing”. She, of course, enjoys creating art in her free time, and she also enjoys camping, gardening, and kayaking.
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Priscilla A. SanchezMS Clinical Psychology
Priscilla earned her Master’s of Science in Clinical Psychology from Capella University. She is currently working towards licensure in Pennsylvania and is getting trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Priscilla, who is bilingual, was raised in Philadelphia and is passionate about helping her community. She was inspired to become a therapist in high school, as she witnessed so many people struggling with their mental health. Priscilla loves to assist clients in modifying their negative thinking patterns and behaviors so that they can live more fulfilling lives.
Ashley graduated from La Salle University with a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is currently working toward receiving licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Ashley is trained in family systems theory and encourages family involvement throughout the treatment process.Shebelieves that the family system provides invaluable insight into presenting issues and highlights opportunities for futuregrowth.In her approach to therapy, Ashley frequently utilizes cognitive-behavioral techniques in order to address a wide range of psychological issues—including depression and anxiety. Ashley values consistent collaboration throughout treatmentand strives to empowerher clients with lifelong skills and resourcesthat will extend far beyond the therapy room.
Alyssa WatsonMA, MFT
Alyssa graduated from LaSalle University with a Master’s degree in Marriage & Family Therapy in 2016. Alyssa was a therapist at CFAR, working with individuals and families for 4 years, before taking on the role as Intake Coordinator. As the first face clients see before engaging with their therapist, Alyssa hopes that she can create a safe and welcoming space for individuals to begin to “unpack their stuff.”
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Family Counseling Specialists
The Center for Families and Relationships is a not for profit counseling center serving the needs of individuals, couples, families and children.