Kim Melhorn: MS, Certified School Psychologist
Kim Melhorn, MS, Certified School Psychologist is the founder and has served as the director of Child First Family Services since 2011. Kim earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, Master degree in Clinical Psychology, and obtained her certification as a School Psychologist from Millersville University. Kim has worked as both an urban and suburban School Psychologist for public schools since 1992 and currently continues to work in a public school district in Lancaster County. As a School Psychologist, Kim has been responsible for psycho-educational evaluations, risk assessments, and ADHD evaluations. Kim also has participated in Crisis Management teams in York, Adams, Franklin, Lancaster, and Lebanon Counties and continues to be part of the team in Lancaster and Lebanon counties. Other responsibilities have included conducting anger management groups, anxiety groups, groups for adolescents that have parents that are not together, social skills groups, and life strategies groups. Responsibilities have also included developing behavioral plans to address anxiety, depression, ADHD, and transitional issues; consultation with parents and school, and working collaboratively with community agencies. In addition, Kim worked as a drug and alcohol specialist for 11 years and was previously certified as an addiction counselor. Her experience included conducting Act #122 Groups, drug and alcohol assessments, individual, group, and family counseling as well. Since 1999, Kim also continues to administer anger management assessments and conducts adult anger management groups which are approved through Lancaster County Adult Probation. Kim is a member of the Supervised Visitation Network and National Association of School Psychologists.
Christina Lampo, MS, Certified School Counselor
Christina Lampo, MS, Certified School Counselor has been a certified K-12 school counselor working in public schools in Lancaster County since 2009. Christina earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Alvernia University in 2006 and her Master of Science in Counseling (specializing in school and mental health counseling) from Barry University, Miami Shores, FL in 2008. She is continuing her education by pursuing her license to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania. Christina has experience working with children in grades K-12 in working in both urban and suburban school districts. In addition, Christina has worked with children, adults, and families in behavioral health organizations. Christina specializes in working with children both individually and in groups on a variety of academic and behavioral concerns including anxiety, anger management, depression, self-control, academic, personal/social issues, grief and other separation issues , drugs and alcohol concerns, and college and career readiness. She has received training in Mental Health First Aid, Crisis Intervention, and the Student Assistance Program. Christina currently holds membership in the American School Counseling Association (ASCA), the Pennsylvania School Counselors Association (PSCA), Lancaster County School Counselor Association (LCSCA), and Supervised Visitation Network.
Kris has been a licensed social worker since 2000, earning her Masters in Social Work from Temple University, as well as her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the University of Richmond. Kris currently works for an educational service agency in the field of early childhood education. In her current role, Kris supervises staff and oversees the mental health and family engagement components of the program. This role provides Kris with an extensive knowledge base in child development, positive behavior support and working with families from a strength based perspective. Her previous work experience includes supporting students with disabilities in higher education, clinical clinician in therapeutic foster care, mental health advocacy and working with immigrants and refugees in a variety of capacities. Kris speaks Spanish as a second language, and she is able to utilize this skill within the context of supervised visits.
Erica Bachman, M.Ed., Certified School Counselor
Erica earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Mansfield University and her Master of Education in School Counseling from Millersville University. Erica worked as a Therapeutic Support Staff for Community Services Group and also for CCRES. She also worked in the Undergraduate Admissions Office of Millersville University helping to recruit students and process transfer credits for transfer students. Since 2016 Erica has been a School Counselor in a public high school in Berks County. In this role, she works with 9 through 12-grade students, helping them socially, academically, and with career planning. She is the advisor of student council and the girl’s tennis coach. Erica is trained in CPR and First Aid. Currently she is a member of Pennsylvania School Counselor Association (PSCA) and Berks Area School Counselor Association (BASCA).
Danielle Rogers, MS, Certified School Counselor
Danielle earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Lock Haven University and her Master of Science in Counselor Education from Marywood University. Danielle is currently pursuing her license to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania. Over the past twenty years, Danielle has worked in elementary and middle school populations in both rural and suburban areas. Danielle focuses on working with school-age children and adolescents to reduce anxiety and depression, develop coping skills, support the mediation process, understand brain development, improve emotional regulation, prepare for college and career readiness, and assist youth with grief and divorce/separation concerns. She has received training in Mental Health First Aid, Nonviolent Crisis Intervention, Domestic Violence and the Student Assistance Program. Danielle currently holds membership in the American School Counseling Association (ASCA), the Pennsylvania School Counselors Association (PSCA), and Lancaster County School Counselor Association (LCSCA).
Holly Sheaffer, MSW
Holly has been a Social Worker since 2010. She earned her Bachelor's of Social Work and her Master's of Social Work from Millersville University. Holly’s expertise includes over 14 years of social service work with populations including adolescents, children, elderly, victims of domestic violence, developmentally disabled, individuals struggling with addiction, individuals who have perpetrated domestic violence, and individuals who have sexually offended. Holly has 5 years of experience working with the forensic population and currently provides individual and group therapy to adults who have sexually offended, perpetrated domestic violence, and struggle with general mental health concerns. In addition to this, Holly composes Sexual Offender Risk and Needs Assessments. Holly has historically interned and employed through an agency that has provided supervised visitation. She is also trained in Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) protocol.
Tamara Weaver, MS, Certified School Psychologist
Tamara has been working in the education field since 2002. Tamara obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, and Masters and School Psychologist certification from Millersville University. Tamara has extensive experience in assessing, evaluating and diagnosing students with a wide range of disabilities. She has served school districts as a district-wide psychologist and has worked in special population classrooms. In her current role, she works as a school psychologist, in specialized classrooms, with students who are deaf or hard of hearing. She has experience assessing and evaluating students with deficits in executive functioning and behavioral issues and has conducted training on executive functioning. She is trained in treating trauma in children and adolescents through play therapy and has experience in individual therapy and social skills groups. She is looking forward to assisting your family!
Lori Earle, M.Ed., Certified School Psychologist
Lori has worked for the local intermediate unit and in public schools since 2007. She earned two master’s degrees, one in school psychology from Millersville University, and the other in therapeutic recreation from Temple University. Her undergraduate degree was completed at Pennsylvania State University. As a school psychologist, Lori has conducted numerous psycho-educational evaluations for students with learning disabilities, autism, emotional difficulties, attention deficit, intellectual disabilities, and gifted aptitude. She provides social skills instruction to individuals and groups of students with disabilities. Her work involves devising behavior modification strategies, brief counseling, and both parent and teacher consultation and collaboration. Lori has provided training to staff on topics about the principles of behavior, behavior strategies, and trauma-informed classrooms. She is a Student Assistance Program team member and is trained in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention. Her professional interests are in adverse childhood experiences and trauma, cognitive behavior therapy, growth mindset, and mindfulness.
Marla Tognoli, M.Ed., Certified School Counselor
Marla is a graduate of Lancaster Bible College with a Bachelor of Science in biblical studies and a Master of Education in School Counseling. She has worked in long-term care as a secretary and resident assistant for several years while raising her three daughters. Marla lived in Argentina for many years which allowed her to learn Spanish as well as the amazing challenge of living in a different culture. She is trained in CPR and is a member of Lancaster County School Counselor Association (LCSCA), Pennsylvania School Counselor Association (PSCA), and American School Counselor Association (ASCA). Marla looks forward to supporting your family!
Caitlin Chubb, MS
Caitlin has been in the field since 2013. Caitlin is currently pursuing her license to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and her master's in clinical psychology from Millersville University. Caitlin’s expertise of 6 years has included child/adolescent and adult therapy with high conflict families, mood disorders and trauma. She has worked with populations from age 5 to the elderly, in individual, group, partial, inpatient, residential and family therapy settings. She has two years clinical experience working closely with reunification therapy and families with high conflict custody. Treatment focus has supported clients and families working to build emotional intelligence, communication skills, coping strategies to mitigate stressors and improve relational dynamics. In addition to this, Caitlin has received training in Collaborative Law, Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD, TEAM CBT, Sanctuary Model and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (Informed).