Sarah Mello, MA, MS, LPC, ACS
Owner, Clinical Director, Licensed Professional Counselor
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
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
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
Licensed Associate Counselor
Trish is an MEd in Counseling Psychology who is certified in 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.
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.
Red, Chief Morale Officer
Red does not attend in-person therapy sessions. He prefers to nap.
Licensed Associate Counselor
Katie has a masters degree in counseling from Arcadia University where she specialized in trauma. Since 2020 she has focused on sexual trauma and domestic/intimate partner violence and has worked with clients to learn to live with PTSD, anxiety, depression, and many other difficulties. Katie enjoys working together with her clients to find what helps them feel safe and empowered. She works with teens and adults, providing a safe space to wrestle with things that feel off-limits elsewhere, regain trust in themselves and others, and find their identity outside of the things that have happened to them.
“My clients amaze me every day with their bravery in showing up to work towards healing. I feel honored to be a part of their process and to walk with them along the way.”
Specialities: sexual trauma, complex trauma, spiritual and religious trauma, faith transitions
Hobbies and Interests: coffee, plants, pets, baking, and yoga
Fun Fact: My dog is the size of a small pony, although he still thinks he’s a lap dog. I’m hoping to get him trained as a therapy dog eventually!
Katie Rose, LAC
We are recruiting now for our Fall 2023 Internship placements. If you are looking for an internship for your Counseling program please contact Sarah@hereandnowcounseling.net