Our Staff

Jack Shovlin

Jack Shovlin is a licensed psychologist on the Master’s level with over thirty-five years of experience working in the mental health field. He obtained a B.A. in psychology from Villanova University in 1978 and a M.A. in psychology from Marywood College in 1986.

His area of expertise is the use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to treat depression, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, relationship and interpersonal problems. He works with adults, couples and adolescents. Other areas of interest include personality and self-actualization.

Kathey Atwell

Kathey Atwell received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Marywood College in 1986. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Board Certified Diplomate. She has worked in the mental health field for over thirty years. In addition she has supervised social work students in the clinical practicums.

Kathey’s areas of expertise include the treatment of depression and anxiety, grief and loss, women’s empowerment, gay/lesbian issues, and relationship and interpersonal difficulties. She works with adults, adolescents, seniors and couples. She utilizes a variety of treatment strategies with emphasis on cognitive behavioral therapy techniques.

Dr. Maria Richards

Dr. Maria Richards is a licensed psychologist who has been working in the mental health field for over ten years. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Wilkes University and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology degree from Widener University. She treats a wide range of clients across the lifespan from childhood through late adulthood. She uses techniques grounded in cognitive-behavioral principles in the treatment of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and relationship issues. She has a particular interest in working with children and adolescents.

Kathleen Casterline

Kathleen Casterline is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from College Misericordia and later received her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Marywood University. Kathleen has been providing Mental Health services to adults and children living in Luzerne County for the past 20 years.

Kathleen’s areas of expertise are child and adolescent emotional and psychological issues, trauma, addiction and recovery, and individual therapy with adults.

Kathleen utilizes a variety of treatment strategies specific to the unique needs of each client.