At Community Psychological Services we understand that the most important factor for a successful therapy outcome is the quality of the helping relationship between the client and therapist. The helping professionals listed below have diverse backgrounds, experiences, and training. This diversity allows for flexibility in matching you with a therapist that will best suit your needs.
Dr. Thomas C. Vellela received a M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Kutztown University prior to obtaining his Ed.D. from Temple University in 1993. Dr. Vellela holds certifications in addictions on a state, national and international level.
Dr. Vellela has been working in various positions in mental health and substance abuse treatment for over thirty-five years. He has worked with adolescents and adults in various settings, including hospitals, partial programs, and outpatient clinics. Dr. Vellela is currently the Executive Director of CPS.
Dr. Michael J. Dolan received the Doctor of Psychology degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2003. Dr. Dolan is a licensed psychologist and certified advanced drug and alcohol counselor.
Dr. Dolan's areas of expertise include addictions, relationship issues, adolescents and behavioral health therapy. He has been providing outpatient therapy at Community Psychological Services since 1988.
Thomas C. Vellela
Ed.D / C.A.A.D.C.
Michael J. Dolan
Psy.D. / C.A.A.D.C.
M.A. / L.P.C.
Melanie Himmelberger received her Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Kutztown University in 1994. Subsequent to her graduation, Melanie passed the examination to become a National Certified Counselor and gained the credential of Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania.
Melanie currently works with adults with mood disorders such as anxiety and depression, grief and loss issues, adjustment disorders, as well as trauma. Melanie is also able to provide faith-based therapy for those who prefer to address their counseling based on their Christian beliefs.
Leigh Ann Ryan
Ashley V. Flor
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Ashley Flor received her Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Kutztown University in 2014, and is currently working toward obtaining a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Immaculata University.
Ashley's experiences include working in residential treatment with children and adolescence, providing behavioral and community support to children and adults with autism, and treating addictions in inpatient and outpatient settings. Ashley has been working in the field of mental and behavioral health for over ten years and has been part of CPS since 2013.
Leigh Ann Ryan received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Cedar Crest College and her Master's Degree in Social Work from Marywood University.
Leigh Ann is licensed through the State Board of of Social Workers and has credentials to treat individuals, married couples, and families.
Leigh Ann currently works with children as young as 12 and adults of all ages. She treats mood disorders (anxiety/depression), PTSD, adjustment disorder, and grief counseling, in addition to providing interventions for parent/child conflicts.
Anastasia Katchan graduated from Kutztown University in 2010 with her Master's Degree in Social Work. In 2015, Anastasia became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Currently, Anastasia is working toward her certification in the treatment of addiciton.
Anastasia has experience working with children, adolescents, adults and coulples. In addition, Anastasia has worked at Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley, with women experiencing domestic abuse.
Anastasia uses a variety of approaches with her clients, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and play and art therapy with children.