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Our Staff

Lindsay Thompson MS, LPC, ACS - Founder and Clinical Coordinator in Mainstay Center for Counseling

Lindsay Thompson MS, LPC, ACS
Founder and Clinical Coordinator
Licensed Clinician  

“There are many reasons that we as humans will experience chaos within ourselves and our relationships. Perfectionism, trauma, ignored emotional wounds, and underlying mental health issues are just a few of these reasons. Most people will try to ignore these things, and that may work...for a time. One thing I have come to learn in working with people is that if we don’t address these issues, we can be sure that they will eventually address us, and that can be a painful experience. 

 

My approach to therapy is to provide you with the tools and strategies to be able to explore and process the painful areas of your life without being debilitated by emotional distress. I can teach you how to have balance between thinking and feeling, and help you identify areas where you can start making positive life changes. 

 

Together we can work to dismantle the false parts of yourself that you may have inadvertently constructed out of pain and fear. Then we can identify who you were meant to be and all the purposes that can hold for you.”

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Melanie Garrison MS, LPC
Licensed Clinician 

Melanie graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in Psychology and received a Master of Science in Community Counseling from Wilmington University.  Melanie employs a multifaceted approach to counseling.  Specifically, Melanie’s therapeutic methodology is informed by Dan Siegel’s Whole-Brain Child and mindsight approach, attachment-based theories, cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, and tenets from the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF).  Melanie has over 10 years of experience counseling children, adolescents, and families in school, residential treatment homes, and private practice settings.  She cares deeply for her clients and is humbled to walk with others through various trials including anxiety, depression, familial conflict, adoption, and grief/bereavement. She has been recognized by clients and colleagues for her ability to establish therapeutic rapport with diverse populations.  Melanie appreciates opportunities to provide faith-based, biblically guided counsel to those who value this perspective.

Kimberly Geremia M.Ed, LAC - Associate Clinician in Mainstay Center for Counseling

Kimberly Geremia M.Ed, LAC
Associate Clinician

Kimberly graduated from Liberty University with a master's in education for School Counseling and has a certification of Advanced Graduate Study in Mental Health Counseling from Rowan University. Her counseling approach includes providing children with coping skills and teaching ways to identify and express emotions in a healthy manner. She incorporates mindfulness-based and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques in her work and values a client-centered approach to counseling. Kimberly has 9 years of counseling experience with children and adolescents, and she has experience working within individual, family, and group counseling settings. Kimberly is a great fit for school-aged children and their families and can provide a helpful perspective in navigating school- related issues, and other stage of life issues for this population due to her experience as a school counselor. 

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Sabrina Heggan MA, LAC
Associate Clinician

Sabrina holds an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Rosemont College. Her
therapeutic approach is person-centered, incorporating elements of cognitive behavioral therapy
and DBT-informed therapy. With three years of experience in behavioral health settings, Sabrina
has worked with diverse clients, providing a safe and supportive environment to address various
life challenges, including depression and anxiety, grief and loss, emotional dysregulation, goal-
setting, and relationship conflicts. Sabrina is dedicated to empowering clients to develop
resilience to stress and build self-efficacy. She believes that multidimensional wellness is
achievable for everyone through healthy social connections, effective coping skills, positive
thought patterns, and mindfulness practices.

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