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Meet Our Clinical Team

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Katie Bowman, Psy. D.

Licensed Psychologist

Executive Director of New London Counseling Center

Dr. Bowman completed her Master’s (M.A.) and Doctoral degrees (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology at Immaculata University, and her internship and fellowship at Berkshire Psychiatric and Behavioral Health Services in Reading, PA. Dr. Bowman has presented academic research at national and international conferences, primarily in the areas of academic service delivery in higher education as well as marital conflict and child custody disputes. Her career has continued to focus on these two areas: psychoeducational assessment and services for children with learning needs; and the impact of marital conflict on children.  Dr. Bowman works with individuals and couples as they seek new ways of learning to self-soothe, manage distress, problem solve, and repair their relationships. It is her priority to approach each client with empathy, genuineness, and respect. She received training in collaborative law and is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator. This experience allows Dr. Bowman to understand how marriages can fall apart and utilize evidenced-based therapies to help them get back on track.


She has worked in a variety of mental health settings including residential treatment facilities, university counseling centers, emergency rooms, community clinics, and the foster care system. She was an Adjunct Professor at Immaculata University and Penn State University for a number of years and currently teaches classes at Saint Leo University. Dr. Bowman is passionate about supporting students and has supervised multiple undergraduate and doctoral clinical interns. She worked in higher education for over ten years, serving as an Associate Dean of Student Affairs, the Director of Disability Services, and the Director of Academic Success Services.

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Joanna Ross, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker


Joanna Ross, LCSW received her undergraduate degree (B.S.) in Biobehavioral Health at Pennsylvania State University and her Masters in Social Work (MSW) at the University of Central Florida. Ms. Ross holds a License in Clinical Social Work (LCSW), a Professional Development Certificate in Autism from Penn State, and is Pennsylvania certified to complete Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs). 


Ms. Ross has provided individual, family and group therapy as well as service coordination in a variety of settings including homes, schools, residential treatment settings, medical settings, and within a Managed Care Organization (MCO). She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Solution Focused Therapy, and behavioral methods to work with adults and children to address anxiety, depression, anger, a history of trauma, behavior concerns, parenting concerns, and crisis prevention.

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Jan Lady-Auld, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)


Jan received her MS in Counseling Psychology from Chatham University and a BA in Sociology and Communications from Duquesne University. Jan’s experience includes providing outpatient therapy and supervision in Chester County, and in-home family and individual therapy in Chester County PA, Raleigh, NC, and Pittsburgh, PA. She also has experience working in an outdoor youth residential program, and in middle & high school settings. 


Jan appreciates the uniqueness of individuals and tailors a blend of interventions and theories to each client. While working in community mental health, she received training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT). Jan has continued to attend trainings in mindfulness and stress reduction, trauma-focused care, and cultural competency. She also utilizes solution-focused and narrative strategies, and incorporates mindfulness, yogic breathing & movement into sessions. In work with individuals and families, Jan uses collaborative and strengths-based approaches to serve her clients with respect, sincerity, and support in finding gratitude and hope.

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Kari Hopkins, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Kari received her Bachelors degree in Psychology from North Carolina State University, and her Masters degree in Social Work from West Chester University. Kari has worked as a Community Support Advocate for adults improving their independence and daily living skills.  She has experience as a Therapeutic Staff Support, Behavioral Specialist, and a Mobile Therapist serving children on the Autism spectrum.  


Kari has provided clinical treatment in an outpatient setting to a wide population with varying diagnoses.  She is passionate about bringing an eclectic mix of modalities and treatment interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness and Stress Reduction, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Co-Occurring treatment interventions.  Through a strengths-based perspective, Kari is committed to seeing her clients for their positive attributes and tailoring each individuals’ treatments to effectively meet their goals.

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Julie Hillhouse, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Julie Hillhouse, M.S., (she/her) received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from James Madison University and a Master of Science in Community and Trauma Counseling from Thomas Jefferson University. She has provided individual and group therapy to clients of all ages in various settings as a hospice grief and bereavement counselor, college mental health counselor, and school behavioral health therapist. Julie also served as a community advocate for women diagnosed with breast cancer. 


Julie collaborates with individuals/families to assist in the positive work of gaining insight, building on personal strengths, exploring meaning, and fostering growth and healthy development to support mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. Her counseling approach is grounded in person-centered principles and technically integrative. The trauma-informed and evidence-based interventions she uses are selected to address a client’s unique concerns and may include elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Existential Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, mindfulness, and holistic modalities. Julie is committed to creating a safe, culturally responsive, and caring therapeutic space where clients can experience self-discovery, hope, and healing.

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Patti Guyre, LSW

Licensed Social Worker

Patti is a licensed social worker actively pursuing her Clinical License (LCSW). Patti

received her Bachelors degree in Sociology and her Masters Degree in Social Work at West Chester University. Patti has worked with adolescents and adults struggling with addiction and has facilitated group therapy for clients with dual diagnoses. Patti works primarily with individuals facing grief and loss, physical illness, depression, and anxiety; she also helps couples who wish to improve their partnership. She currently runs a support group at Chester County Hospital for women with cancer.


Patti strives to identify the best therapeutic techniques to help her clients and utilizes modalities including ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), Internal Family Systems, and Trauma-Informed care while incorporating mindfulness and meditation exercises where suitable.  Patti views herself as a partner in the care of her clients and employs a strengths-based perspective to help clients identify their needs and create action plans to a more enjoyable life. 


Michelle Bailiff, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Michelle Bailiff, LCSW received her undergraduate degree (B.A.) in Sociology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (1993) and her Masters in Social Work (MSW) at the University of Pittsburgh (1995). Michelle holds a License in Clinical Social Work (LCSW) in Pennsylvania and Delaware. Michelle has previously held certificates in Oncology Social Work (OSW-C), Certified Case Management (CCM) and Well-coaching (Wellcoaches®).

Michelle has worked primarily in medical settings in direct practice as well as in supervisory roles.  She has spent the past 25 years working with individuals and families providing guidance and support through painful life transitions such as illness, loss and changes in family structure/routine.  Michelle utilizes an eclectic approach rooted in Distress Tolerance, Trauma Informed Care, Strengths-Based Perspective, Schema Therapy, Meaning-making and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Michelle also provides guidance around spiritual/existential distress relying on her extensive experience as a co-facilitator of a spirituality-based support group serving persons facing uncertainty. Michelle addresses emotional and practical issues essential to a successful adjustment - in an empathetic, collaborative and gentle manner. Her authentic nature fosters a safe space to explore, find meaning, gain insight, grow and build a path forward that makes sense to her clients.  


Mark Lanyon, Ph.D

Licensed Professional Counselor

Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor

Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional Diplomate

Dr. Lanyon completed his Masters at Lincoln University and his Ph.D. at Columbia Commonwealth University.  Dr. Lanyon is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC)  a Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional Diplomate (CCDPD) as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Pennsylvania.  Dr. Lanyon has been the director of a variety of behavioral health programs in a variety of settings including inpatient agencies, outpatient agencies, prison programs, probation and parole programs, as well as hospitals.


Dr. Lanyon has been invited to be a guest speaker at the Delaware Family Court, the Wilmington Police Academy, Wilmington Hospital – Healthy Beginnings Program, Wilmington Hospital – Adult Medicine Office, DFS, Child, Inc., Del Tech’s Pharmacy Tech Program, Del Tech’s Certified Associate and Project Management Program, and St. Francis Residency Program.  Dr. Lanyon has presented at various national conferences.  Dr. Lanyon has spoken and ministered at both national and international youth conferences. Dr. Lanyon is honored to offer hope, healing, and wholeness to the teens and their families he works with at New London Counseling Center.

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Michael Kellum, LSW

Licensed Social Worker

Michael is a licensed social worker, actively pursuing his Clinical License (LCSW). He received a Bachelor's Degree (BA) in Psychology and Political Science from Muhlenberg College, and a Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW) from West Chester University. As a registered behavior technician, post-secondary education and career counselor, and mental health therapist, Michael has specialized in providing individual and group based clinical treatment to children, adolescents, and young adults from diverse backgrounds, with varying diagnoses.


Michael is passionate about counseling because of the impacts that mental health challenges have had on his family and friends. He provides strengths based care that celebrates peoples’ uniqueness and acknowledges their independence. To support clients in accomplishing their goals, Michael makes use of evidence-based interventions such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solutions Focused Therapy, and mindfulness. Michael’s clinical approach is grounded in an empathetic, person in environment perspective that recognizes the impacts that social and economic forces can have on people.

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I have been in the helping profession for the last 6 years, working with adolescents and adults. My comfort is in individual and group counseling, dealing with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, work, and existential challenges.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania and Texas. I attended University of Houston and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Philosophy, followed by a Master of Education degree in Counseling. Currently a Doctorate of Education candidate specializing in special population researching burnout at the University of Houston. In my spare time I enjoy reading, writing, and running.

A philosopher at heart, my theoretical approach is oriented towards Existentialism, and Person-Centered model of counseling. Existentialism for discovering the hidden meanings to the subtleties of life. Person-centered for building a trusting relationship that is crucial in establishing an environment conducive for growth, change, and self-discovery.

I’m a believer that the answers we seek lay dormant within each of us, and it is for us to present the proper questions that will allow those answers to awaken and be revealed. Therefore, therapy is an opportunity to work collaboratively through open and honest self-reflective conversations, to reach deeper depths within to discover oneself. The combination of self-discovery and self-acceptance is the road to liberation. Finding meaning along the way affords the process tolerance to continue seeking. As a counselor it is my duty to help guide and harness that strength within to help reach the destination being sought.

Teo Estepani, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

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JoAnne is a Licensed Professional Counselor, licensed in Pennsylvania and Delaware. She received her MS in Psychology, specializing in Clinical Counseling from Capella University. She has extensive experience working with youth and adolescence in the community, outpatient, and therapeutic in-home settings. JoAnne is a warm and friendly therapist who loves working with individuals of all ages and helping them unlock doors to achieve their goals, dreams, and desires. She finds great joy in assisting clients during times of adversity, finding peace, hope, and healing. JoAnne believes in helping her clients tap into their strengths to grow and blossom. JoAnne utilizes an eclectic approach. developing treatment and interventions tailored around the needs of the individual. Her person-centered, solution focused, and strength-based approaches are used to guide individuals in gaining new perspectives on self and life. She believes in a collaborative approach to therapy, to ensure that the entire family system is supported. Her knack for communication, problem-solving, and conflict resolution allows her to diffuse challenging situations. JoAnne meets her clients where they are and is fully committed to making a positive difference in the lives of the clients she serves.


JoAnne's life motto is from a song sung by Mahaila Jackson, “If I can help somebody as I pass along, then my living shall not be in vain”.

JoAnne Gaines, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

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