Driven by the goal to work for a non-profit organization in a business setting, Erika attended Lebanon Valley College for a year enrolled in Business Communication courses. After a year at Lebanon Valley, she then pursed her passion for art and transferred to the Art Institute of York to obtain an Associate’s in Graphic Design.
While Erika’s path to the Human Resources field was less than direct, she quickly discovered and re-kindled her goal of working for a non-profit after landing her first role as an HR Assistant for a large manufacturing company in 2012.
In 2016, Erika found the perfect role that combined both of her passions and joined Folium as the HR Representative/Graphic Designer. In 2020, Folium helped Erika obtain the SHRM-CP Certification (Society for Human Resource Management- Certified Professional) and has since transitioned into the role of HR Generalist in 2022.
Shannon has worked in the mental health field since 2006. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Syracuse University in 2006. After completing her bachelor’s degree, Shannon worked in a residential facility for children in crisis and then transitioned to behavioral support for students in an alternative education placement. Shannon earned her master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Shippensburg University in 2009. She has worked in a variety of unique settings including providing mobile therapy as well as chronic care for people suffering from mental health illness while incarcerated.
Shannon is a certified secondary school counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. She has also earned the title of Nationally Certified Counselor as well as Licensed Professional Counselor. Shannon is credentialed with multiple insurance providers.
Shannon joined Laurel Life as a school based counselor during the 2014-2015 school year. She has worked as an outpatient therapist specializing in thought and mood disorders as well as working with clients who have experienced trauma across all ages. Shannon has experience as a psychological associate completing best practice psychological evaluations. Shannon became the supervisor of Dauphin and Cumberland County School Based Services in 2016 and was promoted to Director of School Based Services in 2019.
Shannon provides clinical supervision for clinicians trying to obtain licensure. She works closely with multiple school districts to help provide the therapeutic component of Emotional Support programs as well as a trauma classroom within the public school setting. She values the collaborative relationship between the therapeutic and district staff as well as the parents and caregivers of our students.
Janna began working with children in the mental health field in 2008 doing in-home therapy and behavioral consultation. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Lehigh University in 2005 and her Master of Education in Secondary School Counseling from IUP in 2007. Janna continued her education in 2017 and received a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Counseling. Janna is PA certified in school counseling and is currently pursuing her LPC. She began working for Laurel Life in 2012 as a Brief Treatment therapist and then moved to a Transition Classroom in 2014. In 2016, Janna became a Supervisor of Transition Classrooms and began implementing the Transition Model throughout various school districts across the state. She is currently a Senior Director of Transition Classrooms.
Janna is passionate about helping students work through past trauma through resiliency practices, relationships and building empathy. She loves brainstorming behavior and developing creative ways to meet student needs. Janna also works closely with school district staff and enjoys building positive relationships within school communities. In addition, she is energized by the team she works with and the work being done.
Janna would love to someday combine her love of animals with working with children and open a therapy farm to continue to help children experience situations and themselves differently.
Jennifer started her experience at Laurel Life in 2010. Through the years, she held therapeutic roles within School Based Services, Brief Treatment, and Outpatient offices. She is now the Director of Outpatient Services.
Jennifer's specialties include EMDR, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders and PTSD She has worked with adults, adolescents, children and families in individual, group, and family therapy for the past 13 years. She is very active, energetic, involved and personal in her therapy sessions. Jennifer incorporates a blend of approaches, evidence-based practices, styles, and treatment modalities to find what is most helpful for each individual client. She provides support and understanding to help clients build on their strengths in order to gain the personal growth they would like to achieve.
She has been utilizing EMDR in her practice since 2020 and believes that our emotional well-being is interwoven with our physical state. She works with a variety of concerns including depression, mood disorders, anxiety, trauma and PTSD, behavioral disorders, divorce and grief.
Originally from upstate New York, Margaret has worked in the behavioral health field for over 10 years. While attending Indiana University of Pennsylvania for a Masters of Arts in Sociology she began working in day groups and homes for adults with Intellectual Disabilities. After moving to Chambersburg in 2010 she began working in a school setting specializing in Autism support as Director of Operations.
In 2014, Margaret started with Laurel Life as a Mobile Therapist and Behavioral Consultant with the Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS) team. In 2015, she transitioned into a supervisory role at the Franklin/Fulton program and in 2021, with programming changes occurring from BHRS to Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS), Margaret transitioned into the role of Operations Director.
She enjoys working with families to help them find the best level of service for their child and working with the IBHS team to understand program guidelines. Margaret enjoys spending time with her daughter, being outdoors, and reading.
Wilson has worked in the counseling and behavioral health field for more than 25 years. His work in criminology, behavioral and therapeutic work has paved the way for leading the Family-Based Mental Health Services as their Director. Wilson joined Laurel Life in 2015 as a Brief Treatment therapist and also was the JUMP therapist for the JUMP wellness Court which was designed to provide services to juveniles involved in the delinquency system with presenting behavioral health needs in a manner consistent with evidence based–practice. Wilson’s previous experience in the field include as a Therapeutic Staff Support, Case Manager, Mental Health Counselor, and within the forensic sector. Wilson graduated from Mansfield University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice, then continued on to earn his Masters of Science in Human Behavior from Capella University. He has also started and hopes to complete his PhD in Forensic Psychology with an emphasis on trauma. Wilson is also a Licensed Behavioral Specialist and a Certified Family Trauma Professional. An avid Philadelphia Eagles fan, Wilson enjoys coaching sports and providing motivational speaking engagements. Through his extensive experience, Wilson has gained comprehensive knowledge working with children, adolescents, adults, and seniors with mental and behavioral health issues. He specializes in working with children with Autism and moderate to severe behavioral issues while motivating individuals around him and others to be at their best at what they do.
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