Carol Fletcher is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to children, adolescents and adults in Virginia and Pennsylvania. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in trauma, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and family therapy. In her practice, her philosophy of care is person-centered; she believes that her clients hold a history that is essential to treatment.
Carol’s interest in mental and behavioral healthcare was established in elementary school and later became her focus in high school. She sees mental and behavioral healthcare as a wide field that incorporates education and medicine which are two areas she is passionate about.
When Carol was 10 years old, visiting the Buckingham Palace, she made one of the Queen’s Guards, who are not allowed to laugh or smile, gently laugh. Carol acquired the nickname “pioneer woman” while spending five years running a hay farm and raising dogs in upstate Pennsylvania. She also grew up on Broadway plays.
“You are the master of your unspoken words, but a slave to the words you have spoken.” -Sir Winston Churchill
Kasey Walls is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner offering services to children, adolescents and adults in Pennsylvania. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in eating disorders, mood disorders and geriatrics. In her practice, Kasey believes that the provider and patient should work together as a team, along with any other important figures in the patient’s life, to determine the best strategy for the highest quality of life.
Kasey’s interest in mental and behavioral health care developed during her undergraduate clinical rotation. Her clinical instructor’s deep passion for the specialty motivated her to pursue her doctor of nursing practice degree in psychiatric mental health nursing.
Kasey has two dogs, a Lhasa Apso named Leia and a Wheaten Terrier named Lily. She enjoys spending as much time outdoors as possible – hiking, kayaking, biking, anything really! Kasey is a plant lover and has at least 20 houseplants.
“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of the intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the beauty in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that one life has breathed easier because you lived here. This is to have succeeded.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Dr. Pamela Ralph is a board-certified psychiatrist offering services to adolescent and adult residents in Pennsylvania. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in affective disorders, grief and loss counseling, adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and stress management. Dr. Ralph’s philosophy of care is centered around the belief that all people need to be heard and cared about.
Dr. Ralph’s interest in mental and behavioral health care developed during medical school. After completing her medical rotations she decided that behavioral health was the best fit for her as a physician.
Dr. Ralph loves to travel. She used to be a teacher before she became a doctor and enjoys Latin-style ballroom dancing as a hobby.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
Tammy Jamison is a licensed professional counselor offering services to child, adolescent and adult residents in Pennsylvania. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in addictions, anxiety disorders, grief and loss counseling, women’s issues and depression. In her practice, Tammy’s philosophy of care can be summed up in one word – empathy.
Tammy has been working in the mental and behavioral health care field for over 20 years, 15 of which has been extensively with women and addictions. She volunteers to help the homeless and is in the process of being trained in EMDR therapy.
“Time heal all wounds” – Rose Kennedy
Elisha Farley is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adolescents and adults in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in anxiety disorders, mood disorders, stress management, life transitions and parenting. She believes that with a supportive relationship, like the one she offers, individuals can better cope with their unique challenges and move forward in recovery through personal growth, empowerment and a renewed pattern of living.
Elisha’s interest in mental and behavioral healthcare stems from being a child of divorce and benefiting from therapy to get the support she needed. She developed a joy for working with people and supporting them where she can.
Elisha is a mom. She enjoys being outside, hiking and walking. She has been a therapist for many years but has had a private practice for almost two years now.
Elisha often finds herself saying “Nothing changes if nothing changes;” “No would have, could have or should have;” or “You can’t control someone else, only yourself.”
Nena Forshee is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to child, adolescent and adult residents in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. She specializes in anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and adolescent and early adulthood therapy. Nena’s philosophy of care is centered around the belief that the most important part of providing care is understanding where patients are in their mental health journey and meeting them at that point. She enjoys taking a collaborative approach with clients to determine how they will work together in meeting their set goals.
Nena’s interest in mental and behavioral healthcare stems from her innate passion for helping others. She took a strong interest in mental health in high school which continued into college. She began working with children and adolescents in a residential program, where she became increasingly interested in diagnostic evaluations and different treatment models for therapy. Nena then went on to pursue her master’s in social work.
Last year Nena explored Europe visiting Ireland, France and England. She is extremely family oriented and her favorite place to be is on the beach listening to the ocean.
“The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places…” – Ernest Hemingway
Michele Leader is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to children, adolescents and adults in New Jersey. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in child and adolescent therapy, stress management, effective communication, career guidance and post-traumatic stress disorder. Michele’s philosophy of care is that one needs to develop positive support systems and relationships, strengthen established skills, gain new skills, be open to self-assessment, evaluate pros and cons of situations and issues, be willing to try new activities, be kind to one’s self and define and work towards a specific goal. Michele’s goal is to influence and support her clients’ growth and help them through any challenges they may face.
Michele volunteers at local animal rescues. She’s been a member of The National Association of Social Workers since 1990 and loves most types of music.
Taslim Zaman, MD is a board-certified psychiatrist offering services to adults in California, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He has a variety of clinical interests; however, he specializes in adult psychiatry, addiction and wellness and health promotion. In his practice, Taslim believes the mind, body and soul are intricately connected, and one must take care of all three to produce the best results.
Taslim’s interest in mental and behavioral health care developed at an early age. He comes from a family of psychiatrists and has always been surrounded by the culture of psychiatry. And because of his belief in the therapeutic benefits of psychotropics, he wanted to become a psychiatrist so he could use those tools to hopefully improve his patients’ lives.
Taslim loves the massive culture of cars. He enjoys spending hours researching, painting, or just talking to other automotive gearheads like himself. You can always find Taslim jamming to electronic music, because in his youth he always wanted to become a DJ. At his most in shape, he would go to the gym on a daily basis. He is a true believer in the concept of mind, body and soul.
“If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” – Bruce Lee
Vanessa Norris is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adult residents in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in medical and health issues, relationships, mood disorders and anxiety disorders. Vanessa believes in understanding and honoring her patients’ individual attributes and needs and tailoring treatment accordingly. While her training is mostly in psychodynamic therapies, she incorporates elements of other approaches into treatment including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy and problem focused therapy.
Vanessa’s interest in mental and behavioral health care began after working on Wall Street for three years. She realized that she was much more of a “people person” and decided to go back to school to earn her master’s degree in social work.
Vanessa is originally from New York. She has a daughter, a son, and a Boston Terrier puppy. Her favorite hobbies include gardening and cooking.
“Life isn’t about surviving the storm but learning to dance in the rain.”
Norma Cruz Luna is a board-certified psychiatrist offering services to adult residents in Pennsylvania. She has a vast array of clinical interests; however, her specializations are mood disorders and anxiety disorders. In her practice, Norma’s philosophy of care is to provide compassionate care with empathy.
Norma’s interest in mental and behavioral health care started early in medical school through behavior and pharmacotherapy studies.
Many would describe Norma as family-oriented, kind and a good listener.