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. 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.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Laura Miller, M.A.
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.
Joanna Ross, MSW
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 achieved her License in Clinical Social Work (LCSW) and has provided individual, family and group therapy as well as service coordination in a variety of settings including homes, schools, Intensive Care Units (ICUs), Emergency Rooms, a children’s hospital, a Residential Treatment Facility, a community health department, and a Managed Care Organization (MCO).
She received her Professional Development Certificate in Autism in 2011 from Penn State and is Pennsylvania certified to complete Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs). Her expertise is with children, youth, couples and caregivers experiencing life difficulties due to mental health diagnoses in their family. Ms. Ross has a strong understanding of children’s services in Pennsylvania. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) techniques to address behavior concerns, marital conflict, apply parenting skills, cope with grief for milestones or life goals that will not be met, and crisis prevention.
Sasha Ryan, M.Ed. School Counseling
Licensed Chemical Dependency Professional
Licensed Professional Counselor Intern
Sasha, LCDP, is most passionate about serving at-risk youth and their families. She encourages clients to work through personal and familial obstacles and empowers them to focus on improving their personal lives and relationships. She works with clients to implement healthy coping skills and set achievable goals to reduce high-risk behaviors including substance use. Actively involved in Celebrate Recovery, Sasha demonstrates resourcefulness as a counselor combining her personal knowledge with formal education and clinical experience. She employs the following practices as part of her work: Motivational Interviewing, Drug Education, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and Trauma Informed Care (TIC). She is also a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) and incorporates both breathing techniques and mindfulness practices into her therapy sessions.
Sasha received her Master’s in Education School Counseling (M.Ed.) from Wilmington University. She achieved her Professional License in Chemical Dependency while working at Brandywine Counseling and Community Services in Delaware. Sasha is currently enrolled at West Chester University, working towards her Post Masters Certificate in Licensed Professional Counseling (LPC). She has provided individual, family and group counseling to children and their families with substance use and co-occurring disorders. Sasha has also coordinated treatment for clients in a variety of settings including Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP), juvenile detention centers, family services (DFS), family court, homes, schools, and community centers. She is grateful to be part of the New London Counseling Center team and serve the communities of Chester County.
Mark Lanyon, Ph.D
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
Licensed Professional Counselor
Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor
Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional Diplomate