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Therapists

Sarah Mello, MA, MS, LPC, ACS

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Owner, Clinical Director, Licensed Professional Counselor

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Sarah is the owner and Clinical Director of Here and Now Counseling and has been in private practice since 2014.  She received her counseling degree from Capella University and completed a three-year post graduate training program at The Gestalt Training Institute of Philadelphia, where she is also a member of the faculty. Sarah works with individuals ages 16 and up, couples, and families.  

"Research continues to show that the most important factor in mental health treatment is the relationship between therapist and client.  You will always be seen, valued, and cared for without judgement or expectation.  Come just as you are.  I will too."

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Gender Issues, ASD

Hobbies and Interests: Painting, printmaking and strange roadside attractions

Fun Fact: I have a tattoo of The Velveteen Rabbit

Robin Bonfield,LCSW  
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Licensed Clinical Social Worker 

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Robin is a Licensed Clincal Social Worker in NJ and PA.  She earned her Master's degree in social work and graduate certificate in women's studies with LGBTQ+ focus from Temple University.  Robin has trained in cognitive therapy, trauma, psychodynamic psychotherapy and yoga.  Robin has over 24 years experience in the field including social justice work, advocacy, program leadership and counseling.  Robin has worked with individuals and families to cope with economic instability, systemic injustice, marginalization, substance use and intergenerational trauma

"I enjoy working with people at difficult cross-roads in their lives and supporting their healing and growth.  My approach is trauma responsive, compassionate, patient and non-judgmental."

Specialties: Childhood and recent trauma, PTSD, substance use, anxiety, depression

Hobbies and Interests: Spending time with family, being a mom.

Fun Fact: I was an extra in Kevin Smith's movie "Chasing Amy"

Trish Trivinia, MEd, LAC
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Licensed Associate Counselor

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Trish is an MEd in Counseling Psychology who is certified in EMDR, CBT, DBT, Hypnotherapy, Progressive Relaxation, and Visualization. In addition, she completed a 60-hour practicum in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for teaching professionals from Thomas Jefferson University. Trish has worked in a variety of clinical settings such as The Renfrew Center, Gift of Life, and Fox Chase Cancer Center. She has also worked in schools as both a counselor and a member of Child Study teams. At The Urban Promise Wellness Center in Camden, NJ, she served as a counselor and program organizer of Urban’s Mindfulness program. The program served over 600 K-12 students and employees in Urban’s school and after-school program. Additionally, Trish has worked with high school and D1 athletes teaching Mindfulness, Progressive Relaxation, Visualization, and Stress Reduction.

“My priority is to provide a safe, nonjudgemental, and supportive space to explore your experiences for healing, insight, and growth. I utilize techniques for a deeper understanding of how emotions are processed in both the brain and body for self-care and self-efficacy."

Special Interests: Anxiety, Trauma, Chronic Illness, Grief & Loss, ADHD and Sports Performance

Hobbies and Interests: Nature and the outdoors, golf, pickleball, time with family and friends.

Fun Fact: I’ve practiced Mindfulness Meditation for over 20 years.

Katie Rose, LAC
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Licensed Associate Counselor

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As a certified trauma therapist, Katie specializes in navigating the complexities of religious trauma, sexual trauma, and relational trauma. She understands the intricate layers of pain and distress that can accompany these experiences and is here to offer a safe space for healing and growth.

 

Katie employs a holistic approach that honors the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit. Every individual's journey is unique, and she believes in fostering a collaborative therapeutic relationship built on trust and empathy. Grounded in trauma-informed care, Katie integrates evidence-based techniques with a deep respect for each person's narrative and lived experience.

 

Whether individuals are seeking support to overcome past wounds, navigate current challenges, or cultivate a sense of wholeness, Katie is here to walk alongside them every step of the way.

 

Katie holds a MA in Counseling with a certificate in trauma from Arcadia University.

 

Specialties: Religious/Spiritual Trauma, Sexual trauma, Relational Trauma

 

Hobbies and Interests: coffee, plants, yoga, baking

 

Fun fact: My dog is about the size of a small pony, although he still thinks he’s a lap dog!

Rebecca Mauro, LAC
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Licensed Associate Counselor

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Rebecca has her MA in Counseling from Stockton University. During her internship at Here and Now Counseling, she collaborated with local businesses and organizations to create a private event for folks to explore their gender expression. Rebecca is motivated to continue connecting with the community to bring people together in a safe environment and support open discussion about mental health awareness. Rebecca enjoys working with clients 7 years of age and older. 

"There is nothing that energizes me more than being a part of the therapeutic alliance. I am grateful that clients allow me to witness their experience as I join them in their journey. My goal is to facilitate a sense of safety through connection."

Specialties: Children, Adolescents, Anxiety, LGBTQ+

Hobbies and Interests: yoga, scrapbooking, spending time at the beach, animals, concerts

Fun Fact: I recently visited the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam! Not only did the exhibits include his original works, but also included a program aimed at raising awareness about mental health and resources.

Clinical Interns

Clinical Interns are individuals who have completed the academic portion of their graduate training and are providing therapy as a part of their field training.  Interns provide therapy under the supervision of the Clinical Director and their graduate faculty.  Working with an intern is an affordable way to receive therapy and benefit from the background support of experienced therapists.  

Leigh Ryan
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Clinical Intern - Saint Joseph's University

Leigh is a Master’s-level intern with Saint Joseph’s University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. Over the last decade, my experience with wellness has been largely within the yoga and fitness industry.  Het interactions with her students have always been a source of inspiration and motivation to pursue a career in counseling.

Special Interests: LGBTQ+ support, adolescents, general self-care and empowerment 

Hobbies: trail running, reading, live music

Jacki Minet
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Clinical Intern - Capella University

Jacki’s passion for social justice and empowering others fuels her work as a Clinical Intern at Here and Now Counseling. Currently pursuing her MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, her multicultural roots, early LGBTQ+ identification, and diverse experiences shape her collaborative and inclusive approach. With a Criminal Justice foundation from Monmouth University and varied leadership roles, Jacline creates a safe space where clients explore their experiences and build on their inherent strengths.

"Appreciating your innate strengths and diverse experiences, I deeply value creating a safe space to support you in navigating life's opportunities and finding pathways to reach your desired destinations."

Hobbies: Stargazing (with telescopes!), astrology, road trips, lifelong learning, animal lover, skiing bunny hill pro

Fun Fact: Spontaneously booked a 4-state Southwest adventure, picturing scenic drives. Turns out, it was all hiking... and I quickly learned how surprisingly versatile tennis shoes can be.

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