Therapists

Sarah Mello, MA, MS, LPC, ACS

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Owner, Therapist

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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.  (Aetna insurance accepted)

"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: Fiber arts, encaustic painting, and roadside attractions.

Fun Fact: I have a tattoo of The Velveteen Rabbit

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 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.

Sarah LaFleur, LAC
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Licensed Associate Counselor

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Sarah is a holistic, trauma-informed counselor, writer, and post-lineage yoga teacher. She graduated summa cum laude with a MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Messiah University. Sarah's style is relational and non-pathologizing, interweaving her working understanding of attachment theory with creative, somatic-based modalities to offer clients attunement, engagement, insight, and a sense of being understood for who they truly are. Sarah is currently training in Internal Family Systems Therapy, Level I and Gestalt at The Gestalt Training Institute of Philadelphia. She is the founder of Relational Trauma Recovery, an Instagram platform and podcast dedicated to helping people heal from relational trauma in a relational context and the cross-disciplinary journal This Beautiful Business of Circumference on Substack

 

"I help people feel understood and seen for their authentic selves and discover healing in relationship."

 

Specialities: complex trauma, relationship issues, sensitive-creatives, HSPs, ADHDers, neurodivergence, anxiety, addictions, family conflict, blended families, couples

 

Hobbies and Interests: Dreamwork, poetry, board games, cats, coffee, yoga, astrology

 

Fun Fact: I’ve traveled to India and can read Sanskrit!

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.  

Rebecca Mauro, Clinical Intern
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Clinical Intern

Rebecca is currently working toward her Master's in Counseling at Stockton University.  Rebecca believes incorporating mindfulness techniques can help clients move forward on their journey to growth.

 

"Therapy is special in that the client and therapist work in collaboration to stimulate the client's healthy personal growth and self-awareness. Every human deserves the opportunity to work toward and achieve living their lives authentically. I am most excited to make people feel seen, heard, and supported."

 

Special Interests:  Anxiety, Couples therapy, Family therapy

 

Hobbies and Interests: Yoga, journaling, concerts, pets, spending time with loved ones, and spending time outdoors.

Fun Fact: I have 5 years of informal experience with active listening as I am also a bartender!

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Red does not attend in-person therapy sessions.  He prefers to nap.

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