Who Are These People Anyway?
Karin Kassab is a skilled psychologist and co-owner of Clarity Counseling Center. She has a genuine passion for ‘helping people help themselves.' Karin works in a very collaborative and participatory manner; you’ll get feedback, advice, and valuable evidence-based skills in each session. She primarily practices cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and (DBT) and has a strong appreciate for holistic health and mindfullness. She works with anxious teens, college students, and adults to find peace. Karin helps individuals regain their footing and focus, after a break-up, separation, or divorce. She is also passionate about working with individuals with eating issues. She also works other populations who have special therapy needs: therapists, businessowners, boss ladies, high profile clients, and individuals struggling with attachment issues or codependency.
Fun Fact: Karin is our resident yogi and techie.
Becky O'Dell is passionate about working with all anxiety suffers. Her therapeutic style is warm and welcoming. Becky is skilled at helping individuals rid themselvess of overwhelming panic, generalized anxiety, and social anxiety and build the lives they want. She also works with wonderful women. Especially women working through transitions like: new jobs, breakups, and divorce. She is a master at helping her clients develop healthy boundaries and assertiveness skills. Becky loves working with young adults and has a compassionate understanding of the challenges unique obstacles and social pressures the millennial generation faces. Becky therapeutic orientation is Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT).
Fun Fact: She has a sweet golden retriever rescue named Bradley and loves a good cup of coffee.
Bridgette Grant is excited about working to empower women. Especially anxious women adjusting to new roles: career, college students, marriage, motherhood, postpartum adjustment, postpartum stress, postpartum depression, etc. She is also passionate about working with teens, especially teenage girls. She helps teens better understand themselves, identify their strengths, and develop the ability to recognize when they’re on the right path. Bridgette's therapeutic style is direct yet compassionate, making her easy to talk to. She primarily practices cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) infused with an appreciation for holistic health.
Fun Fact: Bridgette enjoys the outdoors, the sound, the sea, and live music.
Chandler Nobles, approaches each day with a big smile and a little sarcastic humor. Compassion meets straight talk describes her perfectly. Chandler specializes in working with teens and young adults who have experienced trauma. She is a Certified Trauma Practitioner and is trained in two separate trauma modalities. She also enjoys working with anxious millennials who are feeling stressed and overwhelmed from the pressures of “adulting”. She helps lost millennials find their direction and their strengths. She also loves working with "wonderful women who do everything". She helps those who put themselves last take time for self-care, develop a strong awareness of their own feelings and needs, and form strong boundaries with others.
Fun Fact: Chandler plays violin, and played at Carnegie Hall by invitation when she was 13. She is also an animal lover and all of her pets have been rescues.
Jeanne Farabaugh is an ambitious couples therapist and has a true passion for helping couples! She is compassionate, easy with a laugh, and holds her clients accountable. She is driven to achieve ambitious results for the couples she works with. Jeanne is well versed in couples therapy treatment modalities, she pulls form the Gottman Method, Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples, and PAIRS. Many therapist feel overwhelmed by couples work, while Jeanne runs toward it. She specializes in working with couples who are struggling with different parenting styles, co-parenting difficulties, children, disconnected couples, work stressed, new parents, couples with in-law issues, communication problems, money/debt issues, and more!
Fun Fact: Jeanne is a die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan and loves outdoor summer live music/concerts.
Jessica DeLeon is an amazing couples therapist and loves working with couples of all kinds. Especially disconnected couples, LGBTQ+ couples, and ‘couples therapy for one’. She is supportive and direct. She helps couples go from “I can’t spend the rest of my life like this” to feeling hopeful about the future. She has completed Gottman Relational Therapy Training, based on over forty years of couples and relationship research. Additionally, she is a certified trainer for Practical Application of Intimate Relationship skills (PAIRS).
Fun Fact: Jessica has lived in six different states and is a published photographer.
Justin Mitchell is a skilled therapist dedicated to specialties other therapist often shy away from. In sessions he is compassionate yet direct when indicated. Justin is recognized as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and works with adult and adolescent trauma survivors of all kinds. In his treatment approach he incorporates EMDR , CBT, mindfulness, as well as family centerd approaches. Justin specializes in working with all adolescents but is especially passionate about working with angry and defiant teenage boys. He also passionate about working with individuals who wonder if they drink too much or use alcohol as coping. He helps individuals determine if their drinking is problematic, or not, in a non-judgmental environment, and individualizes treatment plans to help them move closer to their goals.
Fun Fact: Justin worked as an au-pair, aka manny, in Italy.
Kristin Nakajima is a Certified Trauma Professional and she is devoted to working with individuals struggling with all types of trauma, grief, loss, anxiety, and depression. She believes that each person’s experience is unique, personal, and important. Events both large and small can elicit a grief response: death, divorce, breakups, loss of a job, change in job, death of a fur baby, miscarriage, anniversary of a loss, and more. Kristin has specialized training and experience working with grief, loss and trauma and knows how to guide individuals from from feeling stuck, to living again. She is also passionate about working with two special populations: current or former athletes and first responders. Kristin primarily practices cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) infused with an appreciation for mindfulness and the arts.
Fun Fact: Kristin loves animals. She sings and plays the guitar.
Caroline Clement's approach is supportive, direct, and action oriented. She is an experienced and skilled Psychologist who has over 20 years of experience counseling, teaching, researching, and mentoring young psychologists. She currently has a specialized private practice and is a full time decorated professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She specializes and is passionate about working with individuals with fertility issues, infertility, couples undergoing fertility treatments, cancer patients, cancer survivors, loved ones of those fighting cancer, and individuals who have lost a loved one/s to cancer. When she's not being a super psychologist you can catch her tucked away with a great novel and spending time with her family and son.
Fun Fact: Carrie is known as our resident aspiring novelist.
Kati Joyner is a registered dietitian nutritionist, a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD), as well as a CEDRD Supervisor. She is passionate about helping individuals rebuild healthy relationships with food. Kati is a proud partner of Clairty Counseling Center and is passionate about working with individuals with eating disorders. Kati's approach is different than a typical dietitian. She uses a non-diet approach and creates a non-judgemental environment for clients to explore how eating habits contribute to overall health and wellness. Kati is a great motivator and creates customized treatment plans for each client to ensure she is best supporting each person in meeting their nutritional goals.
Fun Fact: Kati is a huge Oprah fan and saw her speak in Washington DC.
Jessica Swanson is our office manager a.k.a. 'the president of pretty much everything'. Jessica has years of experience as an office administrator in the healthcare industry. She is our social media guru, responsible for all front desk activities, handles scheduling, answers insurance questions, enforces HIPAA, creates administrative training handbooks as well as policies and procedures manuals, and much more! We don't know what we'd do without her!
Fun Fact: Jessica is a beach lover through and through. Toes in the sand and salt breeze in her hair and she's content.
Whitney Baker is our medical billing specialist. Her job is much more than filing insurance claims. Her personal mission is to use her knowledge and experience to help clients and providers navigate the insurance maze. She sorts the stress of insurance and collections so clients can get the care they need and our therapists can do the jobs they're trained to do.
Fun Fact: Whitney's happy place is the at the beach or on the boat with her husband Dave and their fluffy puppy Chubbs.
Molly Kinnisten is a member of our administrative staff who assists with various daily tasks that keep clarity running strong. Her duties include making out social media awesome, front desk activities, scheduling, and insurance questions. She loves interacting with clients, to organize, and is always up for a challenge. Molly is a therapist in training and plans to pursue a Masters degree in mental health counseling.
Fun Fact: Molly loves spending time with her dog, Georgia.
Laura Golden is an amazing published author. She spends time ensuring the Clarity blog is polished and professional. Laura is a writer, yoga teacher, and sailor who travels worldwide doing all these things. She received her B.A. in French and Spanish language and literature from Rutgers University, and has lived in both France and Spain. Laura also lived in New York City for fifteen years, where she worked in the publishing industry, translating and editing.
Fun Fact: Laura has sailed across the Atlantic Ocean three times and the Pacific Ocean once and she can stand on her head on a paddle-board.