Now more than ever, we know how important it is to reach out for help if you need it. If you are going through a difficult time and feel overwhelmed or simply want to make improvements, why not take the first steps to sit down and talk to someone?
Clinical Counseling and Therapy
Our capable, nonjudgmental clinicians offer therapy services for all stages of life.
There’s no problem too big or too small.
Marjorie has worked at JFS in the SeniorLinks program, primarily providing Geriatric Care Management services. She earned her B.A. in psychology from Bloomsburg University in 1992 then received her Master of Social Work degree from Temple University in 2008. In being a geriatric care manager, Marjorie developed a passion for emotionally supporting older adults through difficult life transitions with empathy, compassion and empowerment. She enjoys working therapeutically with adults and older adults with issues of grief, transitions, relationship issues, self-esteem and healing from past trauma. Using an eclectic approach with influences of somatic therapies, guided meditation, basic EMDR and cognitive behavioral therapy, Marjorie enjoys blending effective mainstream therapeutic methods with holistic techniques, to address mind, body and spirit. She believes that the best healing environment is one in which the client feels safe and supported to explore issues of the past and grow into their best self.
Bryna has been a social worker for 30 years, working with diverse populations from foster care, infant adoption, case management, to in-home senior therapy, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities. Bryna specializes in older teen and adult therapy. She is a trauma-informed therapist and has been with JFS since 2012. Bryna holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Maryland and has been a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers since 1996.
Mary Tarbell serves children between the ages of 4 and 12 years of age. Mary is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Nationally Certified Counselor, and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. She earned her B.S. in Psychology from Clarion University and her M.Ed. in Counseling from Shippensburg University. She has 21 years of experience in counseling and play therapy, working with issues of abuse and trauma, foster care and adoption, attachment, behavior, autism spectrum disorders, school problems, anxiety, ADHD, anger management, separation and divorce-related issues. She is the coordinator and co-leader of our Social Sense program, which helps to develop social skills in a group setting. Mary also works in our AdoptionLinks program as a Permanency Coordinator, providing services to children and families who are involved in the child welfare system. Mary previously worked as an Elementary School Guidance Counselor and a Mobile Therapist/Behavior Specialist Consultant.
Recently, Mary has begun to offer Clinical Supervision for Play Therapists.
On the personal side, she and her husband are the proud adoptive parents of two teenage sons.
JFS is staffed by Licensed Clinical Social Workers and Counselors.