Clinicians

Kim Melhorn: MS, Certified School Psychologist

Kim Melhorn 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. Kim also worked as a drug and alcohol specialist for 11 years and was previously a certified addiction counselor. 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. Other responsibilities have included conducting anger management assessments and anger management groups approved by the Lancaster County Courts and Adult Probation. At this time, in addition to supervising visits, Kim specializes in reunification therapy and co-parenting counseling. In addition, she is a mediator and a member of the Central Pennsylvania Collaborative Law mental health specialist in divorce/separation. Kim also has conducted custody evaluations as well. Kim is a member of the National Association of School Psychologists, Supervised Visitation Network, and Central Pennsylvania Collaborative Professionals.  

Danielle Rogers, MS, NCC, 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. Over the past twenty-plus years, Danielle has worked with 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 school and career readiness, and assist youth with grief and divorce/separation concerns. Danielle has facilitated supervised and therapeutic visitations, reunification therapy, and co-parenting counseling. She has received training in Mental Health First Aid, Nonviolent Crisis Intervention, Trauma-Informed, Domestic Violence, Divorce, Attachment, 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).

Jenn Hartzler, M.A., Certified School Counselor 

Jenn has been a K-6 certified school counselor in the suburban area since 2011. She obtained her Master’s of Arts Degree in School Counseling from Eastern University and Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Counseling from Lancaster Bible College. As a school counselor, Jenn has supported students through individual “brief” counseling, group counseling, social skills instruction, classroom directed counseling lessons, career readiness standards, behavior management interventions, consultation with teachers and parents, collaboration with therapists and mental health resources, and working closely with special education programs for students with emotional disturbance. In addition to the school counseling role, Jenn has worked as a Therapeutic Support Staff, Behavior Specialist Consultant, and Mobile Therapist for local agency providers as well as a Behavior Support Specialist for a private school specializing in educating and providing housing for students living in poverty. Jenn is a Student Assistance Program (SAP) team member and is trained in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention.

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 with Child First Family Services as coordinator of interagency contracts as well as supervisor of visitation. Marla worked in long-term care  for several years  while raising her three daughters. She lived in Argentina for many years which allowed her to learn Spanish as well as the amazing challenge of living in a different culture. Marla 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). She is actively pursuing licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Marla looks forward to supporting your family!

Angie Gornish, MA, Certified School Psychologist

Angie has almost 35 years of experience in the field of Special Education.  Angie obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education from Penn State University in 1985.  She taught Multiple Disabilities, Life Skills and Emotional Support classes in residential, school-based and center-based programs for fifteen years.  Angie and her husband owned and operated a personal care home for young men with intellectual disabilities for ten years, as well as provided foster care, respite and shared living services for both adults and children with disabilities for approximately twenty years.  After obtaining 21 graduate credits in Clinical Psychology from West Chester University, she went on to earn a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology and certification in School Psychology from Immaculata College in 2001.  Angie has worked as a school psychologist with students with a variety of intellectual, emotional/behavioral and learning difficulties for the past twenty years.  In her current position, she has conducted evaluations, taught social skills groups, counseled individual students, conducted functional behavioral assessments, developed behavior programs, and collaborated and consulted with teachers and other team members.  Angie is certified in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Techniques, is a member of the crisis team, and has been trained to be a Ropes Course and Adventure Based Learning  Facilitator.  She is looking forward to providing services to help families to reach their full potential. 

Cecilia Pharris, MS

Cecelia Pharris is a Licensed Master’s level Social Worker with UPMC Pinnacle Hospital.  She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Delaware State University and her Master’s of Social Work from Temple University.  In her role as a hospital Social Worker, Cecelia is specially trained to assist patients following certain medical diagnoses.  She helps people understand the details of their medical conditions and assists in planning and implementing necessary changes in lifestyle and healthcare. Cecelia helps patients meet all of their needs by providing training, resources and other supports which is an important asset to the hospital team as she helps patients and their families navigate the process of illness and injury, from hospitalization to recovery.  Cecelia has 12 years of experience in the field, serving in many roles where she advocated for services for individuals and families in the City of Harrisburg.  Much of her experience is working with adolescents/adults focusing on reproductive health with a specific focus on STD/HIV services.  She also spent 6 years providing case management support to families and earned her accreditation credentials in the evidence based Positive Parenting Program curriculum (Triple P) to assist parents with behavior modifications with their children.  

Melissa Corbin, MS, Certified School Counselor

Melissa Corbin, MS, Certified School Counselor has been a K-12 School Counselor working in public schools since 1997. Melissa earned her Bachelor’s Degree at Kutztown University in 1997 in Special Education and Elementary Education and her Masters Degree in School Counseling from University of Phoenix, Hawaii in 2002. Melissa has experience working with children in grades K-12 as a special education teacher, Student Support Specialist and is currently a school counselor with West Shore School District. She has worked in a variety of settings with families of many different cultures, races, religion and socioeconomic class. Melissa 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 and family issues related to drugs and alcohol. Melissa sits on multiple teams such as ESAP, MTSS, PBIS where she shares her knowledge and experience with others. Responsibilities have also included developing behavioral plans, consultation with parents and school staff to address student concerns, and working collaboratively with community agencies.

Jamie Doi, M.Ed., Certified School Counselor

Jamie is a graduate of Penn State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree while majoring in Human Development and Family Studies, and a Master of Education degree, focusing on School Counseling. Over the past 20 years, she has worked with adolescents and families in a variety of roles. While working as a Behavior Specialist for Community Services Group, she developed behavior plans, as well as conducted individual, family, and group counseling focusing on anger management, anxiety, self-control, personal/social, and domestic issues. She also coordinated and supervised a summer camp for at-risk youth and autistic children and adolescents. Jamie has also worked in the educational setting as an Elementary School Counselor, and most recently as a Secondary School Counselor. Through these roles, she has gained a wealth of experience working with students and families in the educational, social/emotional, and career planning areas. She is a certified, active member of the Student Assistance Program, as well as a member of the Pennsylvania School Counselor Association and the American School Counselor Association. 

Kimberly Gable, Masters, MFT

I am a marriage and family therapist. I received my Master of Art in MFT from Evangelical Seminary. I have been practicing for several years with individuals, couples and families who have challenges surrounding communication, addiction, and LGBTQ+ issues. I specialize in assisting clients in living authentically, particularly those impacted by the complexities of LBGTQ+. I enjoy working with families, supporting their emerging needs, helping them to have respectful dialogue with each other. After raising four sons, Kimberly obtained a Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy from Evangelical Seminary in Myerstown, PA. In addition to valuable personal work, Kimberly has years of experience working with children and families. Her love for people and desire to bring an authentic presence to the world allows her to connect in an empathic and empowering way to people from all walks of life. My philosophy of therapy is rooted in empowering those who have not fully realized the inherent Power they already possess.

Emily Wingenroth, M.Ed., Certified School Counselor

Emily earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Bloomsburg University and her Master of Education degree in School Counseling from Millersville University. Emily has worked with children and adolescents in the home, community, and school settings to assist them in developing their social and emotional needs for most of her career. As a school counselor, she conducts individual and group counseling sessions on a regular basis. She also provides lessons on social and emotional development to students. Emily currently sits on an education committee focused on creating an anti-bias curriculum for children in grades Pre-K-5 that attend programs at a local non-profit organization. She is an active member of Lancaster County School Counselor Association (LCSCA) and American School Counselor Association (ASCA). She is also currently pursuing her Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

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1668 Lincoln Hwy East

Lancaster, PA 17602

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3540 North Progress Ave., Suite 206

Harrisburg, PA 17110

 

 

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