Counseling

 

Counseling is at the core of what we do at The Center KSQ. The inception of the design of our integrated-wellness community was founded on the insight and vision of our original counseling team. Counseling is such a vital and important tool. It centers around not what is wrong with you, but about what has happened. This is a paradigm shift in the clinical world and a cornerstone to who we are and how we practice as a team at The Center KSQ.

 

Winden S. Rowe

DIRECTOR, MS, NCC, LPC

Winden Rowe is the Director of The Center for Change at Kennett Square where she works with individuals, couples, families, and organizations. Her education, clinical experience, and passionate interest center around the study of and work in the field of stress and trauma. Ms. Rowe’s approach to securing sustained improvement and recovery for clients dealing with the effects of stress and trauma centers around linking the biological, psychological, and social implications of traumatic stress and the identified challenge. In addition to counseling, Winden lectures, teaches, and consults in the field. Her newest venture in partnering with mediation experts is an exciting adventure for her. She is excited to work with families in the community to help reduce the impact of traumatic stress that tends to come along with family transitional change.

Ms. Rowe has been a guest on a variety of media broadcasts including National Public Radio ‘Morning Edition’, ‘Radio Times’ and lectures at Jefferson University in the Community and Trauma Counseling Graduate Program.  She is a member of HEAL PA, a trauma informed approach to addressing social and political change in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and a community advisory board member at the University of Pennsylvania on the topic of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and suicide prevention in military service persons.  She is incredibly passionate about her work and is also a prolific writer on trauma, healing, and resilience.

Areas of Expertise: Trauma, Stress, Addiction, Codependency, Eating Disorder, Divorce, LGBTQ, Women’s issues, Parenting, Veterans

Media & Podcasts

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John R. Hill

MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPIST ,M.DIV., MFT

John specializes in Couples and Family Therapy. He also works with a variety of people having many other different treatment goals. He utilizes an eclectic approach that begins with analysis of his clientele in the context of where they see themselves at the time the therapy begins. He focuses on the family and the individuals as part of a larger system and treatment is prescribed according to needs.

John seeks to assist people in making the changes they would like to make to strengthen and improve how they view themselves and function within the family or other relationships, helping to guide them to a happier healthier life.

“I am unique as a therapist because of the many life experiences I have had. These have included extensive education and many different cultural influences. I have lived in rural, suburban, and urban communities. Professionally I have worked as a laborer, business professional, clergy person, and therapist. I have been a husband and a father.

“Over the years I integrated my education and these many experiences to become the person and therapist I am today. These qualities and others help me to relate to a wide range of individuals and the many different circumstances they bring to me.”

Areas of Expertise: Affairs and Infidelity, Anger Management, Divorce, Grief, Loss and Bereavement, LGBTQ, Life Transitions, Men’s Issues, Parenting, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Veterans, Active Military and Their Families.

John is a pre-licensed counselor under supervision accruing post-grad hours.

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Jason R. Saltarelli

CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR, MS

Jason’s passion is empowering clients to accomplish their goals in an optimal and mindful manner. He works with all ages but specializes in adolescents, young adults, and executives who experience stress, maladaptive coping, and mental health concerns. Jason combines his creativity with his humble yet expansive degree of life experience. As a counselor, Jason is dedicated to holistic health with mindfulness as a core value.

Jason’s professional identity is rooted in humanism with an Eclectic mix of Acceptance & Commitment therapeutic techniques, a Mindfulness-Based CBT orientation, with existential traditions. He believes self-compassion and connection are the keys to change. As a past executive and parent, Jason has seen the impact of systematic hardships and believes sustainable change may be found through vulnerability and communication.
“Your path to recovery, independence, and a higher quality of life may feel distant, but you need not travel alone.”

“My passion is empowering people to accomplish their goals in a mindful and compassionate manner. Together we’ll take steps to Reconnect, Recenter & Restore your wellness.”

Areas of Expertise: Anxiety, Addiction, Depression, Divorce/Blending Families, Career Counseling, Excessive Stress, Parenting, Substance Abuse, Identity/Personality Struggles, Youth Development (ie ADD), and additional mental health concerns.

Jason is a pre-licensed counselor under supervision accruing post-grad hours.

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Christine Jones

CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR, MS

Christine Jones is a Pre-licensed Master’s level Clinical Counselor. She uses her nurturing energy and empathetic mindset to put her clients at ease in an effort to fully connect and allow them to feel heard and safe. She believes trust and comfort are the foundations of a productive therapeutic relationship. She understands the challenges people face throughout their lives and addresses issues using a combination of a Person-Centered approach and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques. She also often uses humor, creativity, and mindfulness to help clients design step by step strategies to keep them from feeling overwhelmed.

Christine’s goal is to help clients take control of their own lives and set goals based on their own unique vision of contentment. Christine works with all age groups but has more extensive experience with late adolescents and young adults addressing issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, addictions, and other mental health issues. As a parent, she identifies with the system based struggles families face as children grow, change, mature, and ultimately launch.

Christine is the founder of Care Forward Counseling Services and together with The Center For Change she hopes to offer holistic healthful solutions to mental health issues. She is Ally Trained in LGBTQA issues as well as Cultural Diversity and is familiar with cross-generational and cross-cultural communication struggles. Her goal is to consider all aspects of her clients’ lives, to listen intently, and help them restructure ideas and self-imposed limits. Christine feels strongly that with support and compassion clients will find an ally in her and their partnership can ease growing pains and help clients adjust to changes with grace thus gently guiding them forward with care.

Areas of Expertise: Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Grief, Illness, Addiction, Eating Disorders, Family System Issues, LGBTQ Related Advocacy, Late Adolescent and Young Adult Adjustment and Maturity issues, Self Esteem Challenges.

Christine is a pre-licensed counselor under supervision accruing post-grad hours.

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Eric Shapiro

CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR, MS

Eric is a mental health therapist who recently moved to the area from Philadelphia. Eric’s approach and philosophy are grounded in creative interventions through a supportive and trauma focused lens. A writer, father, and graduate of Thomas Jefferson University’s Trauma Counseling program, Eric uses a combination of cognitive behavioral, existential, and narrative techniques to help clients tell their story and work through both past and present struggles to lead a more fulfilling life.

“Maybe you’re coping with the grind of daily living, or something deeper that was never properly addressed. Our minds have a funny way of trying to reconcile the past by taking a toll on the present. And by building awareness to past experiences we can create a stronger bridge to the present, connecting what you have endured to what you might be struggling with today.” 

Eric models his existential work after Viktor Frankl, psychologist and author of “Man’s Search for Meaning.” Eric strongly believes in a non-judgmental person-centered approach, one where the counseling relationship is built with absolute trust.  

“My background and specialization in trauma treatment means you never have to worry about whether something you want to discuss is ‘too much.’  We can’t be expected to walk on egg shells or tip toe around the more difficult aspects of our lives. How else can we ever switch from merely surviving, to thriving? I think we all deserve that. Everyone has to start somewhere.”  

Areas of Expertise: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Creative Professionals, Adults, Adolescents, Life Changes, Career Counseling, Family Conflict, Couples, Stress Management, Existential Crises. Certified in Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD.  

Eric is a pre-licensed counselor under supervision accruing post-grad hours.

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Diana Damon

CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR, MS, NCC

Diana is a Master’s level Clinical Mental Health Counselor who creates a warm, supportive, and non-judgmental environment where adults, adolescents, young adults, couples, and families feel comfortable exploring the uncomfortable.  She utilizes a collaborative approach, emphasizing that each client is an expert on themselves.  She believes that a strong, trusting therapeutic alliance is the foundation to a rewarding experience in therapy.  This collaboration helps to build self-esteem, unpack trauma, work towards goals, and overcome internal barriers.

Diana supports each client in developing a realistic and sustainable treatment plan to support them through various life transitions and individual mental health struggles.  She applies elements of various therapeutic modalities in order to fit the specific needs of each client including CBT, DBT, psychodynamic psychotherapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, and body-based techniques.

“I am very grateful for the privilege of hearing clients’ stories and helping them to heal, make changes, and feel better about themselves and their future.”

Areas of expertise:  Depression, Loneliness, Stress, Anxiety, Rumination, Career Challenges, Anger, Life Transitions, Recovery / Relapse Prevention, Relationships, Family Issues.

Diana is a pre-licensed counselor under supervision accruing post-grad hours.

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Sarah Lanahan

CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR, MS

Sarah engages a trauma-informed approach to care for clients’ mind, body and spirit. This approach does not ask “what is wrong with you” but instead seeks to understand “what happened in your life” that led to where you are now. The course of therapy begins with establishing safety — in self and in relationship — while learning grounding techniques and coping skills for daily life before moving into deeper work for transformation. Short-term and longer-term counseling is available, depending on the client’s needs and goals. 
 
Sarah’s holistic framework takes a client’s whole system into consideration. She believes our struggles usually come from learned (and often reasonable!) responses to difficult circumstances; since we cannot control everything around us, healing comes through cultivating the conditions for peace and groundedness from within. Trained in pastoral care, Sarah’s non-judgmental, non-denominational approach accepts each client for who they are where they are in their journey. 
“The people I work with come from a wide range of ages, orientations, cultural backgrounds and relational configurations. The one thing they have in common is the desire to feel better and live more fully.”
 
Sarah also has a Master’s degree in education, and a former life as a high school teacher. She is drawn to adolescents and young adults who need support navigating a wide variety of challenges and transitions, as well as parents who may be struggling.
 
Areas of expertise: Relationships, LGBTQ+, family systems, communication, transitions & discernment, anxiety & depression, parenting. 
Multicultural competencies, trauma-informed, pastoral care/spiritual formation

Sarah is a pre-licensed counselor under supervision accruing post-grad hours.

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Caitlin Gross

CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR, MS

Caitlin Gross is a Master’s level Counselor and a recent graduate of Thomas Jefferson University’s Community and Trauma Counseling Program. Caitlin was the acting President of Delta Sigma Mu (2021-2022), the University’s chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, an international honor society for Professional Counselors. During her internship placement, Caitlin worked with children and adolescents aged 5 to 18 in a community mental health setting.

Caitlin’s population of interest is Children and Adolescents. She believes in a flexible and eclectic approach when working with clients. Caitlin often utilizes psychoeducation, mindfulness, talk therapy, and play and enjoys bringing play into treatment to create a comfortable and intriguing environment to engage children and adolescents in session. She believes that each individual’s experience is unique, and the therapeutic process should be flexible to fit the client’s needs. Caitlin works to address the individual’s goals and provide skills needed for emotional regulation and problem-solving. 

Caitlin welcomes a collaborative approach with caregivers and believes it is an important step in the therapeutic process. She enjoys working with caregivers, incorporating parenting skills into her sessions, and meeting with caregivers individually. 

Outside of the office, Caitlin enjoys eating delicious food (Italian being her favorite), relaxing at the beach, and snuggling her dog, Bo! She aspires to become a certified play therapist in the future. 

Caitlin is a pre-licensed counselor under supervision accruing post-grad hours. 

Areas of expertise: trauma, ADHD, anxiety, depression, attachment disorders, adjustment disorder, parenting.

 

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Linda Gross

LIFE COACH & MEDIATOR

Linda Gross is a life coach, business professional, and former global nomad. Before settling down in Kennett Square, PA in 2014, Linda spent her time living, working and studying in various countries across the globe. Her extensive international background combined with her corporate world experience, provided her the opportunity to work in populations of different contexts. This, along with her curiosity in behavior and personal growth inspired Linda to take the step into a life-long dream: working in the field of life coaching.

Her goal as a life coach is to help people deepen their connection with their inner voice – to help individuals grow their inner dialogue from a place of strength, courage and compassion. She has a keen understanding of human insights and complex emotions, and is a firm believer that growth is best achieved when using a holistic approach that involves the mind, body, and soul.

Education accomplishments include a BBA from Jonkoping University (Sweden); Leadership & Management studies at Singapore Management University and Copenhagen Business School (Denmark). She has a certificate in Positive Psychology and Emotional Resilience at the University of Pennsylvania as well as in Mediation from CORA Good Shepherd Mediation.

Linda has a strong gravity toward those looking for direction and guidance when feeling “stuck” or looking for a way to move forward. She is also interested in working with those who need direction, support and encouragement while moving through a challenging time.

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Breyana Chavis

COUNSELING INTERN

We are overjoyed to have Breyana Chavis interning with us at The Center KSQ. Bre comes to us from Thomas Jefferson University’s Community and Trauma Counseling program, the same program that Winden attended and now lectures in. Breyana holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Childhood studies. She has worked as a therapeutic staff support with children ranging in ages 3-7 for the past three years and is a member of Delta Sigma Mu Chi Sigma lota, an international honor society of professional counselors. In her studies, Breyana will be focusing on trauma, addiction, and recovery. Her interests stem from both clinical and life experience. 

In her free time Breyana enjoys reading, spending quality time with her family and friends, and watching her favorite shows on Netflix and Hulu. Upon completing her Master’s degree, she intends to expand her experience outside of the scope of youth/adolescents and focus on pursuing a career in counseling with teens and adults in addictions, recovery, and trauma. She will be working alongside Winden in the meantime learning the ropes.

Breyana is a counseling intern under supervision.

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Julia Smith

COUNSELING INTERN

Julie comes from Thomas Jefferson University’s Community and Trauma Counseling program.  She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and is working towards her Masters. Julie has worked with children ranging in age from 5-16 in therapeutic settings and groups settings at the Cleveland Clinic Children’s hospital and has recently been working with high school students helping with the transition to college. Julie is a member of Delta Sigma Mu Chi Sigma Iota, an international honor society of professional careers. Julie is passionate about helping others and giving the tools for them to help themselves. In her free time she enjoys being outdoors doing activities like hiking, hanging out with her family and friends, reading and of course, checking out local ice cream spots.  When her masters is completed she hopes to use her experience to help those who have experienced trauma and loss.

Julie is a counseling intern under supervision.

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Jenna Loz

COUNSELING INTERN

Jenna Loz is our newest clinician from Thomas Jefferson University’s Community & Trauma Counseling Program. Jenna’s work focuses on how what our minds and bodies experience throughout our lives impact our perspectives, our physiology, and our relationships with ourselves, our loved ones, and the world. With a background in multi-sensory related research and intervention development, she started her career building accommodations for neurodivergent folk at amusement parks. Most recently, her professional experience centered around the healthcare environment as she worked in suicide prevention in the hospital setting throughout the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Jenna focuses on helping people through trauma and adjustments at all stages of life – especially with everything going on in the world right now, she believes everyone can use some extra support. LGBT+ welcome. She loves the arts and worked with the Philadelphia Museum of Art to develop arts and literacy programming for children in local Philadelphia neighborhoods. For self-care, she loves to walk her dogs, cook, visit her friends in Philadelphia, try different coffee shops, press flowers, and listen to music. She looks forward to getting to know you!

Jenna is a counseling intern under supervision.

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