Kristy Nutt, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social worker who began working at CSG in August, 2018 in both the Outpatient and Same Day Access programs. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from Kent State University in 2004 and her Masters of Social Work from Ohio University in 2006. After graduation she worked as a multi-systemic therapist (MST) for four years. Following that position, Kristy worked at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio as a transplant social worker completing psychosocial assessments on transplant candidates. During this time, she also worked PRN at Akron Children’s Hospital in the behavioral health emergency department completing psychological assessments for youth. She has experience working with children, families, couples, adults and elderly. She has experience as well with inpatient and outpatient mental health and major medical illnesses.
Kristen Patryna, MS, NCC, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor that has been with Community Services Group since 2013. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Lycoming College in 2004 and her Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University in 2012. She has experience with a Therapeutic Community approach to treating substance abuse with incarcerated men, Applied Behavioral Analysis with children on the autism spectrum as well as group and individual therapy with adolescents. Kristen joined CSG as a Family Based therapist providing family, parent and individual therapy both in the home and in the community. She has been in the outpatient program since 2017 working with adults, adolescents and families as well as providing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder.
Robin Mansolino, CRNP is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who joined CSG in June 2018 to provide outpatient psychiatric services to children, adolescents, and adults. Prior to joining CSG, Robin had 6 years of experience working in Behavioral Health Care. Robin practiced as a Registered Nurse in a Chemical Dependence Psychiatric Unit as well as in a Mental Health Clinic providing inpatient and outpatient care. Robin completed her medical education at Florida International University. She has a combined experience of 9 years as a Clinical Psychiatric Instructor at City College and Florida Career College, both in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Lori Wilcocks, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology at the University of Western Ontario in London Ontario in 1993 and also completed a certificate in addiction studies in 1995. She Attended Georgian College in Orillia, Ontario and received a diploma in addiction studies in 1998 and moved to the Williamsport area. In 2005 she graduated with her Master of Social Work degree from Marywood University and joined the Community Services Group as an outpatient mental health professional in 2015. Lori has worked as a licensed Drug and Alcohol counselor working in inpatient, outpatient, rehabilitation and hospital facilities. She has also worked within the mental health field as a Therapeutic Staff support or Behavioral Specialist. Her expertise and compassion offer her clients the support and knowledge to make the necessary changes to increase the quality of their lives.
Kristie Steinbacher, LCSW, has been with Community Services Group since 2013. She started at CSG’s IDD Community Residential Program in York/Adams County. She began working as an outpatient therapist at the Mill Hall Office of CSG in 2016. She has 18 years of experience as an outpatient therapist; working at several community mental health centers; and most recently, as part of a medical family practice. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work/Psychology Minor from Shippensburg University in 1994 and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Marywood University in 1998. She enjoys working with all ages; providing individual, family, marital/couples, and play therapy.
Tammy Pennington, MD, PLLC was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 1994 from the University of Louisville. After working in healthcare for a few years she decided to return to school. She graduated from the University of Louisville Medical School in 2005. During that time she received the “S.Spafford Ackerly Award for Outstanding Performance in Psychiatry”. Dr. Pennington completed her Psychiatric Residency training from the University of Louisville in June 2009. During her training at the University of Louisville Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences she received the following awards: “Post graduate year-2 Inpatient Psychiatry Award”, “Harvey R. St. Clair, M.D. Award in Psychodynamics” and “The Dr. Henry P. and M. Page Durkee Laughlin Foundation Award of Distinguished Laughlin Fellow for 2009”. During her residency at the University of Louisville she had the privilege of training under a number of accomplished, very distinguished and nationally recognized physicians in the field of Psychiatry. Dr. Pennington chose the field of Psychiatry as a result of her dedication and commitment to helping those in need of mental health services. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Emily Sweely, MS, is a Mental Health Professional who has been providing outpatient therapy for two years. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree from the Pennsylvania State University, Altoona campus in 2008 and her Master of Science in Counseling and Clinical Health Psychology degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2014. She is currently working towards becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor. Emily has training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Emily has experience working with adults, adolescents, and children in outpatient and school based settings.
Aimee Tsikitas, LCSW, is Director of Mental Health Treatment Services for Community Services Group (CSG). Aimee is a graduate of Catholic University of America, where she received an MSW. Aimee became a Licensed Social Worker in 2001 and earned her Clinical Social Work license in 2003.
Following graduation, Aimee returned to Pennsylvania and began her career with CSG in March of 2001. After several years providing clinical care, Aimee was promoted to Assistant Program Director for Behavioral Health and Rehabilitative Services in 2004, Program Director of Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization Programs in 2007, and Director or Mental Health Treatment Services in 2015. Aimee has been involved in pioneering several services within CSG’s Outpatient program such as Telepsychiatry, Integration of behavioral healthcare into physical healthcare, and implementation of the Decision Support Center.
Misty Palmatier, LMFT, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who began working as an outpatient mental health professional with Community Services Group in 2015. Prior to working at CSG Misty worked in multiple mental health programs including behavioral health services for children, family based, school based, and outpatient therapy services. She has her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Lock Haven University and her Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Massachusetts. Along with traditional therapy with individuals Misty specializes in Family Based Therapy, Couples Therapy, and therapy with children and adolescents in the school setting. Misty also serves on the executive board for the Pennsylvania Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.
Valerie Noel, MS, NCC, LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been providing Mental Health Services for the past 13 years at CSG. She has worked with all ages across the continuum of care including Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services, Family Based, Partial Hospitalization Program, and Outpatient. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University in 2002 and her Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from the University of West Alabama in 2006. In August 2014, she completed her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. Valerie has extensive training in family systems therapy, behavioral therapy, certified in applied behavior analysis from the Florida Institute of Technology and is a certified clinical trauma professional. Valerie has experience working with individuals experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, abuse, family therapy, couples, bipolar, adjustment disorders, ADHD, IDD, self-regulation challenges, anger management, and short term counseling (EAP services). Valerie has a strength based approach, continuity of care, meeting individuals where they are presently functioning. Valerie utilizes CBT, IFS, ACT, relaxation, mindfulness, play therapy techniques, family systems, behavioral, psychoeducation and crisis intervention.