Cumberland Valley Counseling Associates
 
 

about our therapists



Our office staff:
Mary Dean, Office Manager

Lisa Barnes, LCSW
Lisa is a Licensed Social Worker with over 20 years of varied experience in working with children, adolescents and their families. Lisa earned her Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh and her Master of Social Work from Syracuse University. She utilizes a variety of approaches in her work with clients, including, cognitive-behavioral therapy, traditional insight-oriented therapy, and behavioral therapy, depending on their needs. Clinical interests include depression, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, bullying issues, improving self-esteem, parenting skills, anger management, stress management, and coping with grief and loss.
Linda M. Chalk, Ph.D.
Linda Chalk has been a licensed psychologist since 1997. She graduated from Kalamazoo College with a B.A. in Psychology, and then earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Notre Dame. Prior to joining CVCA, Linda spent 13 years as Assistant and then Associate Director of the Dickinson College Counseling Center. Linda currently divides her time between CVCA and Shippensburg University Counseling Center. Linda specializes in cognitive-behavioral and existential psychotherapy, but is flexible in adapting treatment approaches to suit her clients. She has a particular interest in depression, anxiety, relationship problems, eating disorders, GLBT concerns, and grief and loss. Linda sees adolescents over the age of 16 and adults of all ages, including couples.
Cynthia Christenson, Psy.D.
Dr. Cynthia Christenson is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with more than 20 years of varied experience in the field of mental health. She graduated from Immaculata University with a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in English and a Master's Degree in Counseling and Human Relations from Villanova University. She is certified in Elementary Education and Elementary School Counseling.
Dr. Christenson has worked in the fields of public education, higher education, community mental health, wraparound services, and government. She has a broad base of clinical training and experience in outpatient therapy and psychological testing, brief therapy/EAP, and in the partial hospital setting. She has been trained from a psychodynamic orientation and draws upon an eclectic approach to working with the whole person. Dr. Christenson provides a positive, relational style in order to facilitate the client's desired changes.
Dr. Christenson has an interest in working with children, adolescents, adults, and couples who struggle with depression/mood disorders, stress/anxiety, relational issues, spiritual issues, loss/trauma, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and FASD. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association.



Judith DeRicco, M.S. Ed., L.P.C.
Judith is a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with individuals and couples in response to a variety of presenting concerns including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, eating disorders, relationship concerns, trauma and grief. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Molloy College and a Masters degree with a specialization in Counseling from Hofstra University in New York before relocating to Pennsylvania in 2002. Judith employs strength-based, cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic approaches in her work with clients and is trained in EMDR. She supports clients in accessing social, spiritual and cultural resources that are significant to the client as a means of enhancing emotional resiliency. She has served on the Carlisle Area Health and Wellness Task Force's Committee on Post-Partum Depression as well as serving as a volunteer facilitator for the Post-Partum Support Group at the Carlisle Regional Medical Center's Women's Center.
GENE GALBRAITH, MA
Gene Galbraith, MA, is a Licensed Psychologist who graduated from Juniata College with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and from Kutztown University with a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology. He has been involved in the fields of mental health, special needs, and corrections for over 30 years. He utilizes strength-based, cognitive-behavioral, and client-centered therapies for treating adolescents and adults of all ages. Gene also offers intellectual assessments for special needs individuals.
Jim Hahn, M.Ed., LPC
Jim Hahn is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over nineteen years of experience in a wide variety of settings. He has worked as a private practitioner, consultant and school counselor. His areas of expertise are working with children; working with Intellectually Disabled clients; school counseling issues; trauma and anger management. Jim offers supportive and insightful counseling.
Currently Jim lives in Mechanicsburg with his wife, Jen, and his two children, Max and Alicia. Of course a dog rounds out his family and her name is Mira.
MARY JO HARDICK, LCSW, LMFT
Mary Jo Hardick is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She completed her undergraduate work at the State University of New York at Buffalo with a BS degree. Her Masters of Social Work was completed in 1972 at the University of Kansas. Mary Jo works with individuals, couples and families. She uses cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, interpersonal and structural therapies. In addition, she practices and is certified in EMDR. She is trained and receives supervision in the practice of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. She incorporates breath work, guided imagery, mindfulness and relaxation techniques along with communication, conflict resolution and forgiveness techniques to improve and heal relationships. She has training in the treatment of anxiety and depression, PTSD, panic disorders and pain related disorders. She is credentialed to accept most major health insurances. Mary Jo is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and a member of the Philadelphia Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy.
Amy Harlacher, MS, LPC, NCC

Amy Harlacher is a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with individuals, couples, and families on a wide variety of issues.
She graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion-Philosophy and Humanities and earned a Master's degree in Counseling from Shippensburg University. She received post-graduate training in Couples and Family Counseling.

Amy believes in the intrinsic worth of people and uses a collaborative, strengths-based approach to work toward holistic growth in all aspects of one's self. She draws on interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral and structural family techniques to treat clients of all ages and especially enjoys working with adolescents and adults.

Clinical areas of practice include depression and other mood disorders, relational conflicts, parenting challenges, grief and loss, substance abuse/addiction, stress management, spiritual issues, life transitions, ADHD, attachment/trust issues, PTSD, non-suicidal self-injury, LGBTQ concerns, and women's issues. She can provide Christian counseling upon request. Amy is a member of the American Counseling Association and is Nationally Certified.

GWENDOLYN (WENDY) P. MINNIX, MS
Wendy Minnix is a Licensed Psychologist with more than 20 years of experience as a psychotherapist. She is a graduate of Dickinson College and Millersville University, where she obtained her M S in Clinical Psychology. Since 1990, she has developed specialties in treating eating disorders and trauma with traditional approaches such as cognitive-behavioral, gestalt, and psychodynamic therapies as well as innovative approaches such as EMDR, Brainspotting, EFT and somatosensory therapies. In addition to treating individuals, couples and families, Wendy provides supervision, consultation, and training with other professionals and groups about topics related to eating disorders and trauma. Wendy strives to network and coordinate treatment with other professionals such as PCPs, psychiatrists, dieticians, and other therapists for the benefit of her clients. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association.



TERI STEPHENS, L.C.S.W.
Teri is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1992. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a BS in Psychology and received her Masters in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh. In addition to treating depression, anxiety, OCD and general clinical issues, Teri specializes in the treatment of trauma, PTSD, eating disorders, grief and loss, and dealing with an addicted loved one. She draws on a variety of clinical approaches in helping clients to achieve their goals. Teri is specially trained in EMDR and eating disorder treatment. Christian counseling available upon request. Teri believes in and is fascinated by the amazing capacity of the human spirit to grow and change.
Robert Weaver, MS, LPC, NCC, MA, MAR
Bob is a Licensed Professional Counselor with National Certification. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Religion from Liberty University as well as a Master of Science degree in Counseling from Loyola College. Additionally, Bob has a Master?s degree in Biblical Studies from Evangelical Theological Seminary and a Master?s degree in Theology from Lancaster Bible College. Having worked across the mental health spectrum, including inpatient, outpatient, and crisis counseling, Bob employs strength-based, cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and psychodynamic approaches. Bob works with adult and older adolescent clients with issues of depression; anxiety; Bipolar disorder; self-esteem concerns; emotional regulation issues; spiritual issues; life changes and adjustment issues; and marital and family counseling. Bob also provides Christian counseling upon request.
Rosemary "Rosie" Via, MS, LPC, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor (PA)
Member American Counseling Association
Member National Board for Certified Counselors
Graduate: Loyola University Maryland (MS)
Graduate: Notre Dame of Maryland University (MA)
Graduate: York College of Pennsylvania (BS)

Rosie Via is passionate about helping people live their lives to the fullest! She strives to partner with her clients in a relaxed, relational manner to help them enjoy peace with self & others, success in the home & workplace, and purposeful living. She treats individuals of all ages in individual, family, couples, and group modalities. Specific areas of interest include anxiety, mood, and trauma-related disorders; life transitions due to relocation, loss of a pet or loved one, separation or divorce, retirement, and empty nest syndrome; parenting "children" of all ages; identifying and addressing verbal & emotional abuse in relationships; coping with singlehood, loneliness, and difficult family members; and challenges unique to women. Rosie treats the whole person, so she also provides Christian counseling to individuals, couples, and families, as desired. In addition to her professional degrees, Rosie has a broad range of life experiences and embraces people from all walks of life - businessmen/women, moms/dads, entrepreneurs, military, clergy, executives, the unemployed, and disabled.
Wendy Wood, MS, LPC, NCC
Wendy Wood is a Licensed Professional Counselor with National Certification. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Asbury College and a Master of Science degree in Counseling from Shippensburg University. Wendy utilizes client centered therapy to work with children, adolescents, families, married couples, and adults of all ages with a wide variety of issues. Clinical interests include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, relationship issues, healing from trauma and abuse, ADHD, OCD, bullying issues, improving self-esteem, parenting skills, anger management, stress management, and coping with grief and loss. Wendys approach to treatment includes the use of cognitive behavioral and gestalt therapies, relaxation, play therapy and Christian counseling upon request. Wendy has an empathic heart and passion for change and healing.