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Dorothy Ashman, M.A.
Licensed Psychologist,

Dorothy received her Masters in Psychology from Bucknell University. She studied biofeedback at the Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas and neurofeedback with Sigfried and Sue Othmer, of EEG Spectrum. She is an EMDRIA® Approved Consultant and an EMDR Facilitator. Dorothy is trained in Critical Incident Stress Management and has completed the 9-month ISSD course on dissociation taught by Dr. Richard Kluft.

In addition to her position as Director of the Bloomsburg Psychological Center, LLC, Dorothy specializes in stress management, anxiety and depression work, anger management, women’s issues, spiritual and personal growth concerns, trauma reduction and relationship problems. Dorothy works with adults, adolescents, couples, and families. She has also taught a variety of workshops on resiliency, stress management and Women’s Journaling.

Dorothy is an active member of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association and has done extensive volunteer work with EMDR-HAP in Ethiopia, teaching EMDR to the psychologists and social workers of that country.

Ronda Barto, LCSW, BCD
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Ronda received her Masters in Clinical Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania and Bachelors in Psychology at Bloomsburg University. She has specialized training in EMDR. Ronda provides services for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. She has worked extensively with families and behavior disordered teens. Other professional interests include anxiety, depression, grief, anger and trauma.

Ronda’s therapy dog Brewster splits his time between welcoming people to BPC and interacting with many of the children and adults who work with Ronda in session.

Leesa Buffer, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Nationally Certified Counselor

Leesa is a PA Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor, having completed her Master’s of Counseling Education at Marywood University and Bachelors of Humanities at Bloomsburg University. Leesa is a mother, step-parent, foster parent, and avid lover of animals.

Leesa has worked with adjudicated youth, in school-based mental health services, in the foster and adoption community and in out-patient therapeutic services. She has been a Supervisor, an Advocate, a Trauma Clinician, and an Adoption Consultant. Leesa has run groups for children of all ages regarding trauma and stress reduction. She is also currently employed as a Professor at Marywood University.

Leesa works with children, adults and families. She is influenced by a strength-based perspective and the Person-Centered relationship. She focuses on the treatment of trauma related disorders, abuse and neglect, stress reduction, adoption related issues, grief and loss, and attachment issues.

Through play, sand, art, Image Transformation Therapy and other modalities Leesa engages and meets the client where they are, working on building and maintaining a trustful therapeutic relationship, with unconditional positive regard and respect.

Anne Eaton, M.Ed., LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed K-12 School Counselor

Anne received her Masters in School Counseling from Bloomsburg University and has a background in the arts and holistic medicine. She provides services to children, adolescents, adults and families. Anne specializes in a variety of issues, including depression, stress and anxiety, phobias, grief and loss, anger, parenting and family problems, trauma, domestic violence and abuse, career choice, and eating disorders.

Anne provides a safe, comfortable environment to help clients explore problems, make meaningful life changes and find peace and balance in their lives. Her therapeutic process involves a collaboration that is goal oriented and client-centered.

Anne uses Art and Play therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy  in her practice. Anne incorporates Image Transformation Therapy to release images linked to painful memories and fear. The process is gentle. Clients often experience negative feelings beginning to disappear after a few treatments.

Sue Ei, PhD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Sue Ei is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who joined the BPC team in 2010. She is a Pennsylvania native who made her home in rural western & north-central PA until she moved to Laramie Wyoming in 1996 to complete her graduate education at the University of Wyoming. Her clinical orientation centers on Behavioral Health with an emphasis in Behavioral & Cognitive Behavioral approaches.

Dr. Ei has worked at the Bloomsburg University Center for Counseling & Human Development, Geisinger Medical Center, the University of Alabama at Birmingham Dementia Care Research Center, the Southern Nevada Functional Restoration Program, and the Sound-for-Healing Institute. She specializes in treating insomnia and other sleep disorders, and is also experienced in addressing life adjustment issues, health behavior change (stress management, smoking cessation, weight loss, diabetes management, etc.), anxiety, depression, coping with chronic pain, and other concerns. Dr. Ei works with adults of all ages and self-referred minors.

Sorrel Luhrs, M.A, CAC, CCS
Licensed Psychologist
Certified Addiction Counselor
Certified Clinical Supervisor Drug and Alcohol
Certified EMDR Therapist
Approved EMDR Consultant

Sorrel received his Masters in Clinical Psychology from Farleigh Dickinson University and has received specialized training in hypnosis, addictions and trauma resolution. He works with a wide variety of mental health issues and relationship problems, and has frequently worked with members of the military and their family members. Sorrel provides individual services for adolescents and adults.

In addition to his clinical work, Sorrel has taught psychology at the college level and consulted with various businesses on organizational development issues. He is also able to provide clinical supervision for Drug and Alcohol counselors. Sorrel is an EMDRIA® Certified Therapist and Approved Consultant.

Fran McAndrew, MHS, CAC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Certified Addictions Counselor
Certified in Co-Occurring Disorders

Fran McAndrew is recognized for his work with co-morbid chemical dependency and mental health issues. He developed an intensive outpatient program while working with IOTA, then added a partial hospital program to the Stepping Stone organization in Harrisburg through 1997.

After completing work on a master’s degree program, Fran became the interim director of Clare Center, an inpatient facility in Lancaster, PA where he implemented dual diagnosis treatment in an inpatient setting.  This experience led to using EMDR to address trauma issues with a chemically dependent population and beginning inpatient EMDR service to a larger population through CRC Health programs.

Fran currently works with individuals and couples and facilitates a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills group at the Center.  He has had experience addressing personality disorders in the recovering chemically dependent population.

Denyse Speer, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Denyse Speer, LCSW has been professionally affiliated with Bloomsburg Psychological Center as a behavioral health therapist since 2007. Denyse enjoys working with diverse populations of individuals ages 17 through seniors as well as couples. Denyse utilizes treatment modalities that are customized to meet the needs of the client including: Mindfulness -based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client – Centered Therapy, EMDR trauma therapy, and Animal-Assisted Therapy.

Denyse specializes in issues that include: depression, anxiety, trauma, loss and grief, life transitions, body image, LGBT related issues, domestic violence, sexual assault, relationship and communication, and work-related issues.

Denyse has recently become certified in Animal Assisted Therapy and looks forward to integrating her therapy dog Lily into the therapy experience for those clients who are interested.

MaryJo Stemrich, M.Ed, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed 7-12 School Counselor

Mary Jo received her Baccalaureate degree in Psychology and her Master’s in School Counseling from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. She is certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors and licensed as a Professional Counselor.

MaryJo has worked in community based programs and has done extensive training in family structural therapy through Philadelphia Child and Family Training Center, Inc. She has also served and advocated for women worldwide, as a member and officer of the Greater Phoenix Chapter of Zonta International. She is an active member of the American Counseling Association. MaryJo has successfully run adolescent groups in grief and loss and developed and implemented school wide positive behavioral support program for grades 6-9.

MaryJo works with adults, children and families, and specializes in helping clients resolve relational issues that impede them from reaching their full potential. MaryJo sees clients with a wide variety of problems, including anger management, anxiety, career development, depression and trauma.

Robert H. Tevis, M.Ed. LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor

Robert has a Master’s Degree in Education from Antioch University. His areas of interest include family therapy, working with individuals with special needs, ADHD, and drug/alcohol issues. In addition, Bob has experience working with adolescents, step-families, couple and marital counseling, gender and multicultural issues, as well as gay and lesbian clients. For ten years, Bob has worked as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor with experience in career concerns and transferable skill analysis.

Richard Whitmire, MSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
National Certified Addictions Counselor 1
Certified Imago Therapist

Richard received his Masters in Clinical Social Work from Marywood University in 1975 and his Bachelors in Psychology from Bloomsburg University in 1973. He is a Certified Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, board certified in clinical hypnotherapy from the National Board of Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists (NBCCH) and is a Nationally Certified Addictions Counselor (NAADAC).

Richard has attained additional certifications in Brief Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (NACBT), Forensic Counseling (NAFC), Rational Emotive Therapy, and Relapse Prevention Therapy. Richard is a Certified Imago Therapist and a Clinical Member of Imago Relationships International.

Richard provides services for adolescents and adults in individual, couples, and family therapy.

Jennifer M. Yarnell M.C.A.T., PhD.
Licensed Pennsylvania Psychologist
Art Therapist

Dr. Jennifer Yarnell received her Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from Drexel University and her Master’s Degree in Art Therapy from The Medical College of Pennsylvania at Hahnemann University.

Dr. Yarnell focuses on the treatment of trauma related disorders, stress reduction, women’s issues, grief, and building resilience to foster positive growth. Dr. Yarnell works with all age groups, families, and couples. In addition to counseling and art therapy, she also conducts psychological evaluations.

Sue LaBar Yohey, M.ED., M.S.
Licensed Psychologist
Nationally Certified School Psychologist

A Nationally Certified School Psychologist who earned her Masters in Education from Indiana University, Sue is also certified in Elementary Guidance Counseling from Bucknell University. She earned a second Masters from Bloomsburg University. Sue offers a wide variety of diagnostic assessments for both adults and children. A provider of psychological services in schools for over 30 years, Sue has wide experience with preschool populations, pervasive developmental disorders and diagnosis and treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Sue is also one of the DBT group facilitators at the Center.