Amy M. Clark, LCSW & Associates LLC
Amy M. Clark, MSW, LCSW
Amy M. Clark, MSW, LCSW
Amy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with individuals, and families. Amy graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA from Marywood University in 2006. She received her Master's in Social Work from Marywood University, and was also licensed to practice in 2009. After further training Amy received her clinical license in 2014. She is a member of Pi Gamma Mu and Delta Epsilon Sigma Honor Societies. She is a certified anger management specialist by the National Anger Management Association and offers both anger management therapy as well as classes for those who are court mandated. Amy has had extensive experience in working with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Her services also include, but are not limited to, treatment of trauma, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and mood disorders. Amy has a specific interest in working with BiPolar disorder and members of the LGBTQ community. She strives to create a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship with clients and is committed to helping clients empower themselves to take control of their own lives and happiness. Amy loves education and regularly provides clinical supervision therapists new to the field. She is the co author of "Domestic Violence and Massage" which is an educational book for massage therapists working with survivors of domestic violence. In 2021 she became an adjunct instructor in the Social Work program at Marywood University.
Jill White, MSW, LSW
Jill White, MSW, LSW
Jill is a licensed social worker with experience in case management, community mental health for both children and adults, foster care and adoption services. She has also counseled children, adolescents, and adults struggling with ADHD, parenting issues, depression and anxiety. Jill graduated cum laude with a BS from Keystone College in 2012. She received her master's in social work in 2017 from Boston University and became licensed in 2018. Jill uses cognitive behavioral therapy to challenge and assist reframing of negative thought processes. Jill also uses a strength-based approach to help enhance empowerment, and self-acceptance. Jill is committed to proving a safe and supportive environment, developing a trusting therapeutic relationship, and working in a collaborative manner to bring about positive life changes.
Amanda E. Garcia, MSW, LSW
Amanda is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Marywood University. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work in 2018 followed by both her Master's Degree in Social Work as well as her license to practice in May of 2021. Her services include, but are not limited to, treatment of depression, anxiety, stress, codependency, emotional disturbance and emotion regulation. Her interventions and therapeutic skills focus on healing from past traumas, and developing positive, healthy coping mechanisms. Amanda provides a therapeutic relationship with client’s working towards inner healing, growth, and self-acceptance. While Amanda holds a primary focus geared towards an awareness of our past experiences, her therapeutic style consists of processing and working through issues an individual is currently facing. She empowers clients through a feminist framework, encouraging the practice of self-compassion and self-care. Amanda strives to create a welcoming, safe environment for all individuals, including members of the LGBTQ+ community. She recognizes that actively choosing to invest time and energy into a therapeutic relationship can be overwhelming and scary. Amanda looks forward to assisting in taking the first step toward a pathway to healing, as well as provide an empathetic, understanding approach throughout your therapeutic journey.
Lea Dougherty, MSW, LSW
Lea Dougherty received both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Social Work from Marywood University. During her 30 year social work career Lea has done both direct service work with individuals, groups, and communities, as well as grant writing. Lea has worked with persons with behavioral health struggles, intellectual impairments, persons with HIV, military families, homeless persons, batterers, survivors of abuse, at-risk teens, and people in recovery. Lea never took the attitude that she didn’t want to or couldn’t work with someone.
Lea has been teaching social work classes at Marywood since 1995 and counseling classes at the University of Scranton since 2004. In January 2021, she became the BSW Program Director at Marywood University. In April 2021, she joined the counseling practice Amy Clark & Associates seeing adults, children, teens, and families.
In 2012, Lea became a foster parent. Over the next six years, she had 28 youth live with her. She became Legal Guardian to one and adopted another. God definitely placed these youth in her life for a reason. Her life is guided by a quote from Margaret Mead: Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.