I want people to walk into NLCC and immediately feel like they are entering a place where they are loved and cared for. We want our clients to know they are important and that there is hope. We encourage a culture that supports mental wellbeing and reduces shame surrounding our struggles. We all deserve to be treated with compassion and respect.”
-Katie Bowman, Psy.D.
President & Clinical Director of
New London Counseling Center
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Meet Our Clinical Team
Katie Bowman, Psy. D.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Julie Hillhouse, M.S.
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.
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.
Juliana Bowland, M.A.
Juliana received her Bachelor's degree in Clinical Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience at Washington College and her Masters in Clinical Psychology at Immaculata University. Juliana is currently a fifth year Psy.D. student at Immaculata University. She has experience working as a Therapeutic Staff Support, Behavioral Consultant, and Mobile Therapist for children and teens with neurodevelopmental, emotional, and behavioral needs.
Juliana has also provided individual and group therapy to diverse populations across multiple settings including college/university students and acute inpatient. Juliana practices multiple therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and aims to meet clients where they are and tailor interventions based on the individual’s needs and goals.
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
Laura Miller, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Laura received her Masters (M.A) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Immaculata University, and is a Licensed Practical Counselor (LPC) in the State of Pennsylvania. Her experience includes serving the geriatric population as well as working with at risk adolescences and family therapy. Laura has a versatile background evidenced by her work in a variety of mental health settings, which includes in-home therapy, community mental health, private practice, and residential treatment.
She has received additional training in Eco-systemic Structural Family Therapy (ESFT) through the Philadelphia Child and Family Training Center. Through this lens, clients are viewed within the context of their family, and community systems. By doing this she takes a holistic approach in integrating supports and addressing underlying processes occurring for individuals and family systems.
Emma Church, M.S.
Emma received her undergraduate degree (B.A) in General Biology, with minors in Psychology and Spanish at Washington & Jefferson College and her Masters in Clinical Psychology (M.S.) from Chestnut Hill College. She is currently a fourth-year student at Chestnut Hill College’s Clinical Psychology Psy. D program and has experience working with adults in both individual and group therapy. Previously, she worked with children struggling with mental health concerns as a Youth Care Worker.
Emma has provided clinical treatment in a community mental health outpatient setting to a diverse population with varying diagnoses ranging from Schizophrenia to Generalized Anxiety. In addition, she has experience in administering psychological and neuropsychological assessments. She practices in an integrative and eclectic manner, incorporating aspects of Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and a Systemic Approach. Emma is passionate about incorporating one’s culture into the therapy, particularly cultures such as military and first responders, as the client is the expert on themselves.