Clark Barshinger, Ph.D.
Practicing clinical psychology for over 35 years, Dr. Clark Barshinger has broad and deep experience counseling patients. His graduate education includes a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University and a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from DePaul University. Under his direction, Cherry Hill Center has stressed a community focus to mental health, working closely with area physicians, teachers, social workers, and pastors, to integrate the health care of the client with other resources in their lives.

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Keith Bjorge, Psy.D.
Dr. Keith V. Bjorge is a clinical psychologist with roughly 25 years of experience. He has experience and passion working with troubled marriages, teen and family related problems, chemical addictions, and mood disorders. Dr. Bjorge earned the Master of Arts and Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. He is a gifted speaker who also has a passion to teach. In addition, he researched and wrote his doctorate dissertation on the therapeutic alliance and treatment motivation of adolescent substance abusers.

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Brendan Bell, MA, LCPC
Brendan C. Bell has served in the mental health field since 1998 and has worked as a psychotherapist in private practice for more than 14 years. His expertise involves working with children, adolescents, and their families, with extensive experience addressing behavior disorders, oppositionally defiant children and teens, and Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Other proficiencies include treating mood disorders, social skills deficits, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, High Functioning Autism, separation anxiety, anger management, self-harm, addictions, and anxiety disorders. Additional services offered include working with adult clients on numerous therapeutic issues, as well as providing a number of diagnostic screenings for multiple treatment issues. Brendan is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois and earned a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois.

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Amy Tanner, MSW, LCSW
Amy Tanner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been working in the field in various capacities since 1998. She holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Before joining Cherry Hill in 2008, Amy worked exclusively with abused and neglected children in various settings, particularly in the foster care and adoption arenas. As a certified instructor of a parenting model that helps adopted children, Amy has taught a 10-week parenting course to adoptive parents. While her passion is still with adoptive families, Amy has had the privilege of working with children, adolescents, adults, and families on various issues including marriage and family conflicts, grief and loss, anger management, depression, anxiety, and self-injury. Her extensive background in the field of social work has provided Amy with many rich experiences that she regularly draws upon while working in the private practice setting.

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Diane Geiser, MSW, LCSW
Diane Geiser, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, marital and family problems Diane started her career working at Lutheran General Hospital, with substance abuse, eating disorders and mood disorders. Diane is a highly skilled clinician who can work with individual, families, adolescents and adults in identifying goals and change strategies that promote wellness.

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Julie Hanson, MSW, LCSW
Julie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. She holds a Masters degree in Social Work from Aurora University. Julie has broad experience as a social worker in mental health, with 17 years working with children in the school system, 6 years in a hospital setting performing psychological evaluations in the ER and inpatient treatment, and 1 year working with adolescents in a juvenile delinquency group home and private practice. She is passionate about assisting people as they walk through life’s challenges, trials and changes.

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Ashley Yergler, MA, LPC
Ashley Yergler is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has experience working with individuals, families, couples, and groups. Ashley earned her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Trinity International University and is certified in PREPARE/ENRICH. Her experience includes working with mood and anxiety-related disorders along with identity, emotional regulation, self-injury, and relational issues. She places high value on the therapeutic relationship and makes sure the individual takes precedence over the treatment approach, tailoring it to meet the needs of each client. Ashley places importance on helping people discover their own strengths in the process of healing, while increasing their ability to relate in meaningful ways to the world around them.

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Valerie A. Bond, MA, LPC, CAMS-II
Valerie Bond has over ten years of counseling experience, working with individuals, couples and groups. She values the relational connections she develops with her clients. Her interactive, eclectic approach matches therapeutic interventions to her client’s personality, difficulties and strengths. She specializes in relational issues as well as mood disorders, anxiety, stress and anger management, self-esteem and personality issues. She is skilled at helping people understand, identify, regulate and find comfort in their emotions. Valerie served as a lay leader and certified mentor at Willow Creek Community Church. During that time she mentored engaged and married couples. In addition she developed and taught seminars and workshops. She has been married over 40 years, has 4 children and 6 grandchildren.

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Rick Coffaro, MA, LPC
Rick Coffaro’s work experience includes twenty-eight years in sales, marketing, and management. The theme of his career was making, building and maintaining relationships. Rick offers first-hand knowledge of life and career transitions; in mid-life he made a decision to make a major career transition to the field of mental health counseling.

Rick has a passion for people of all kinds and has extensive experience in his own personal and spiritual growth work. He is authentic and approachable with a vast amount of life experience.

Rick is passionate about individual, group, and family therapy.

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