YOUR GUIDES TO WELLNESS

OUR THERAPISTS

Our team of exceptional therapists is dedicated to providing unparalleled care and support to help you thrive. Our therapists are passionate about guiding you on your journey towards mental and emotional well-being.

Carolyn DeMarra, MS, LPC, CBIS

Mike G. McGuinness, MA, Ed.S., LPC, NCC

Ruth O’Gara, LCSW

Carolyn DeMarra, MS, LPC, CBIS

Hello and welcome! I know how difficult and scary it can be to take that first step towards making positive, lasting changes when life feels overwhelming or hopeless. When you are ready, I would be honored to walk beside you on that journey. Are you looking to improve your relationships, experiencing a stressful event, or need some guidance with making important life choices? I am here to provide support and work with you as a collaborative partner.

I received my master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Millersville University and am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania. I am also a Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) and have over 8 years of experience working with adults who have sustained physical and cognitive changes as a result of car accidents, falls, and other traumatic events. In addition, I have also worked with both adults and adolescents to address a variety of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, gender related issues, and general life adjustments. While I most commonly utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I also emphasize the importance of mindfulness and self-care throughout the therapeutic process.

I look forward to hearing from you and sharing in your experience of growth and self-discovery!

Mike G. McGuinness, MA, Ed.S., LPC, NCC

Hello! I strive to establish a welcoming and trusting connection with individuals and families searching for solutions to daily life challenges. I see counseling as a team effort between every unique client and clinician to create goals which treat the whole person, strengthening personal and social skills. I have years of experience in a variety of outpatient settings working with children/adolescents,  adults, and families. Each person can benefit from counseling, including the therapist, and I am eager to learn your story so we can create healthy, lasting changes.

I utilize a variety of therapies which focus on addressing thoughts and behaviors together, typically through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), as well as Motivational Interviewing (MI) strategies to better determine the best course of counseling for individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, grief and loss, previous trauma, and behavioral challenges. My background in music has also allowed me to join aspects of artistic expression to therapeutic practices, supporting a client’s ability to link emotions and internal dialogue to songs, lyrics, and other forms of art. Additionally, I attempt to weave humor into my therapy as I believe therapy should be a positive experience that can be an enjoyable part of the week for everyone.

I hold a license in Professional Counseling in Pennsylvania, am recognized as a Nationally Board Certified Counselor, and have recently gained my Educational Specialist I certificate for school guidance. I completed my education at Messiah University, earning an MA degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in School Counseling. My studies have allowed me to gain a broad understanding of the needs presented by each client and student, and I thrive on the successes of every individual I can serve.

I am excited to connect with you and share in this experience toward new beginnings

Ruth O’Gara, LCSW

Hello and welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with six years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I am glad that you are taking the first step towards finding support – sometimes that can be the hardest part.

I earned my Masters of Social Work from the University of Denver in Colorado and have provided outpatient therapy in a variety of settings. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, trauma, parenting challenges and family conflict. I am comfortable working with individuals from childhood through adulthood, as well as families.

I will work with you to create an authentic and down to earth space where you feel comfortable sharing about your past and your present and beginning to move towards change. I will be your partner in considering new perspectives, learning new tools for coping, and uncovering the solutions that you already possess. I use techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, and strategic family therapy. I also integrate art and play into sessions when appropriate. My goal is that you leave each session feeling empowered and optimistic about your journey.

I wish you all the best  and hope we have a chance to connect.

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