BPC Staff

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Dorothy Ashman, M.A.
Licensed Psychologist,
Director

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 a 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
Co-Director

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.


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.


Ann Johnson, LSW
Licensed Social Worker

Ann received her Bachelor’s in Psychology at Bloomsburg University and her Master’s in Social work at Marywood University. During her career, she has worked with individuals with a variety of needs. She has received accreditation in her work with individuals with brain injuries as well as vocational rehabilitation. She has provided individual and group counseling. She utilizes a strengths-based approach along with cognitive behavioral therapy.


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.


Stephanie Matruder, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Stephanie received her Masters in Clinical Social Work from Marywood University and Bachelors in Psychology from Bloomsburg University. She has specialized training in DBT.

Stephanie provides services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Stephanie specializes in a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, behavioral management, parenting and family problems, anger and trauma.

Stephanie utilizes Art and Play therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Image Transformation Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy in her practice.


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.


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.


Bernadette Zoppetti, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor

Bernadette received her Master’s in Psychology and Counseling from Goddard College in Vermont and then worked with youths and families in an outreach agency in Ohio.  Afterwards she worked in a private practice group serving individuals, couples, children, teens and families using a strengths-based perspective, helping clients on their journey to find meaning in areas of emotional, spiritual creative and relational health.  The same work continues at Bloomsburg Psychological Center.

Bernadette is EMDR and Gestalt trained and has served as a hospice volunteer in NY and IN, helping to support families dealing with grief and loss, as well as at a local women’s shelter, helping to build confidence and self-esteem in the women living there.