Our Lewes Team
Delaware Psychological Services is committed to serving the behavioral health needs of Children, Families
and Individuals. We take a multidisciplinary approach in our work with clients. Our team of experienced professionals come from the fields of psychiatry, social work, psychology, mental health and addictions counseling and work together to ensure client care is individually tailored to your unique needs.
Dr. Katherine Elder
PhD, Licensed Psychologist, LPCMH
Dr. Mathew Turley
Dr. Lauren Wisely
Psy D, Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Katherine Elder has a PhD in Psychology, is a Licensed Psychologist and a Licensed Professional Counselor. Dr. Elder has practiced in the behavioral health field for 15 years, specializing in serving adults, couples, children, youth and their families. Areas of specialization include: depression, anxiety, co-occurring disorders, eating disorders, parent-child relationships, ADHD, severe behavioral challenges in children and issues related to teen development. She is certified in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) as well as Level 1 Trainer for PCIT. Dr. Elder provides consultation to organizations and professional training in topics related to personalities, ethics, trauma, substance abuse and working with resistant clients. Dr. Elder has expertise in a variety evidenced-based practices. Dr. Elder also provides psychological evaluations for bariatric surgery, court-ordered assessments, and academic concerns. In her spare time she is with her children or training for her next triathlon.
Dr. Janice Cunningham
Psy D, Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Jan Cunningham is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and a certified trauma specialist. She is a cognitive behaviorist and trained at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic medicine. With over twenty-five years of experience, Dr. Cunningham has practiced in hospitals, nursing homes, large mental health health programs for children, addictions and private practice. She primarily worked in Pa. Before joining Delaware Psych. Services. Specialties include helping clients with organizational psychology needs, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, woman's issues, addictions, children and families, couple counseling, and health psychology. Dr. Jan is currently training her puppy, Bella, to be a therapy dog. When not spending time with Belle, Dr. Cunningham enjoys rock climbing, hiking, bicycling, swimming, kayaking, gardening, medical herbology, cooking and baking and of course, life at the beach. Being a mother and grandmother are particular joys and the icing on the cake.
Alisha’s expertise is in the field of child development and mental health. She is a Licensed Clinical Social worker with a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania. Alisha is co-owner of Child’s Play by the Bay, a small early childhood development resource center located in Lewes. Alisha supports and treats children and their families from birth through young adulthood. Alisha is a certified therapist in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children and Adolescents (TF-CBT). She has experience working with children with autism, developmental delays, anxiety, depression, and social and communication disorders. Alisha draws upon various evidence supported therapies and strategies to help children reach their highest potential. Alisha is able to administer various screeners and assessments related to child development & Autism. She uses Social Thinking concepts and strategies to help children develop social competencies to better connect with others. She has experience using various visual supports and can help families develop and create a visual support plan to best support their individual child. When not working or volunteering, Alisha enjoys spending time outside with her family. To learn more about Alisha go to www.alishafletcher.com.
Jamie is a Board Certified Adult Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and holds her Advanced Certification in Addictions. With over 9 years’ experience in Adult Psychiatry, Addictions Psychiatry, Correctional Psychiatry, Outpatient Psychiatry, as well as Community Psychiatry, she began her healthcare career in 2006 at Johns Hopkins Hospital working on an acute Psychiatric/Medical unit treating severely mentally ill, dual diagnosis, as well as geriatric patients. Jaimie obtained her Master’s degree in nursing and her Nurse Practitioner License from University of Maryland. Jaimie is committed to treating the mind body and spirit of her patients. Jaimie is available for medication consultations, pharmacological evaluations, and medication management for Adults 18 and older.
Joseph F. Anastasio is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Delaware and Maryland, providing psychotherapeutic services to youth, adults, families and couples. He received his MS in Special Education from Hunter College, NYC, and also holds an MSW from the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Joseph has experience in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), working with grief and bereavement, along with working with children and adults with autism and developmental disabilities. Currently, Joseph is an adjunct professor at Wilmington University, teaching courses in conflict resolution and mediation. He also has experience with Alternatives to Violence, Restorative Practices, mediation with couples & families, and issues facing the LBGTQ community. Joseph recently completed a position as the “Transition Coordinator – School to Work” for Baltimore City Schools, working with older youth with disabilities and IEPs. Before assuming this role, Joseph worked for The Arc Baltimore as Assistant Executive Director of Family & Children Services and also as the Director of Residential Services. He has taught courses in special education at various local colleges and volunteered in Baltimore City as a trained mediator. He has facilitated workshops on grief and bereavement, informed consent and working with families of children with disabilities. Being raised in Brooklyn, NY, he is always on a quest for the quintessential slice of pizza.
Tarajean Cornish is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is a graduate of Salisbury University
with a Bachelor’s in Social Work, minor in Psychology and a Master’s of Social Work. Tara’s
specialties are Depression, Anger Management, Panic, Anxiety, Grief Counseling, Stress
Management, End of Life Therapy and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Tara helps individuals
develop healthy cognitive patterns and beliefs about self and environment. She has 9 years of
experience providing End of Life Grief Support. Tara’s practice models are Cognitive
Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Problem Solving
and Strength-Based Approaches. Outside of work, Tara enjoys fishing with her husband,
spending time with her new grandson and reading spiritual/motivational books.Mary is family oriented and enjoys spending time with children and pets. She is also a Beachbody coach and is committed to exerciseing for overall health and well-being. She has a love for learning and enjoys spending time reading, gardening, decorating, travelling, walking on the beach and especially spending time with her family.
MS, NCC, LACMH
Brittany Malone is a Licensed Associate Counselor of Mental Health, Nationally Certified Counselor, and ACE Certified Personal trainer and Nutrition Specialist. Brittany earned her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC and a Master of Science in Counselor Education from East Carolina, as well. She has actively worked in the mental health field since 2017. In her counseling practice, Brittany focuses on working collaboratively with clients to address their needs and create a supportive environment for facilitating change. She maintains a holistic approach to wellness, emphasizing the mind-body connection of issues we face in our lives. It is her goal to address clients as whole, complete beings and to meet them where they are in their wellness journeys. Brittany specializes in eating disorders, body dysmorphia, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), anxiety, depression, and coping skills. In her spare time, Brittany enjoys being outside and active with her husband and dogs.
Dr. Adam Bowman
MD, Licensed Psychiatrist
Dr. Turley has worked in the behavioral health field for 12 years since completing his formal education at Pennsylvania State University, where he received degrees in Behavioral Health, Adult Education and Counseling. Dr. Turley, a Licensed Professional Counselor, specializes in work with individuals, children and families living with diverse mental health needs including: trauma, inappropriate sexualized behaviors, depression and anxiety disorders, ADHD and related learning needs, spirituality-based addiction recovery, Asperger's Disorder and the blended family experience. When Dr. Turley in not at the office you can find him enjoying his free time with his wife and 3 beautiful children.
Dr. Bowman is a Board Certified Psychiatrist (A diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc.) with over thirteen years of experience in Child & Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine, and Correctional Psychiatry and has worked within a wide arrary of treatment team-based healthcare systems. His areas of specialization include: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; and more recent focus in Addiction Psychiatry and Community Psychiatry/ Treatment of Chronic Mental Illness in Adults. He completed his Residency in General Psychiatry at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (Philadelphia, PA) in 2002; Completed Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in 2004. His role at DPS involves collaborating with and supervising Nurse Practitioners and therapists to provide comprehensive mental health and substance abuse services.
Dr. David Rindler
PhD, Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Rindler is a licensed Clinical Psychologist who has practiced in the Lewes – Rehoboth Beach area since 1992. He also has had a private psychotherapy practice in Potomac, Maryland. In addition, he has been the lead psychologist and team leader at the Washington VA Medical Center Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program.Dr. Rindler received his doctorate from the University of Maryland and a post-doctoral certification from Washington School of Psychiatry .His specialties are substance abuse, relationships, anxiety, marital separation, and self-esteem issues. Dr. Rindler provides individual psychotherapy, couples and partner counseling, and parent consultation. Outside of the office, he enjoys golf, landscaping and Zumba with his wife.
Brandy Myers is a Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health and National Certified Counselor, earning her Master's of Science in Community Counseling from Wilmington University. She is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), a psychotherapy approach to helping children deal with emotional and behavioral difficulties from experiencing traumatic life events such as child abuse, sexual assault, or death. She has experience working with families in domestic violence while working at Turning Point at People's Place II. Brandy is an authorized facilitator of Stewards of Children. Her areas of specialty include various traumas, ADHD, domestic violence, teen dating violence and school-based counseling. Brandy provides school-based outpatient counseling with children K-12.
MS, LCDP, LPCMH
Jim Elder's behavioral healthcare profession since 1995 holding a variety of clinical and administrative positions in both the private and public sectors. Until recently, Mr. Elder was the Bureau Chief of the Delaware Department of Correction’s Bureau of Substance Abuse and Mental Health. He earned his Master's Degree in Community Counseling from Wilmington College in 2000 where he was honored with the Behavioral Science Division’s Academic Achievement Award. His involvement with Wilmington College continued after graduation as an adjunct faculty member, teaching courses in the Behavioral Science and in the Masters of Science of Administration Justice Divisions.
Mr. Elder is a Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health (LPCMH), a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDP), a board Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) in the state of Delaware and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) under authority of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). He has been a trained practitioner in EMDR since 2017 and specializes in the treatment of substance use disorders.
Mr. Elder has presented as a subject matter expert on numerous national platforms including the American Correctional Association’s 2012 Annual Conference in New Orleans, the 2014 Florida Annual Alcohol and Drug Abuse (FAADA) Association Annual Conference in Orlando; the 2011 Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association, Inc. (IAODAPCA) in Itasca, Illinois and at the 2012 Pennsylvania’s 2nd Annual Veterans Trauma and Recovery Conference in Harrisburg, PA. Mr. Elder presents regularly on the topic of Professional Ethics most recently at the 2019 Rockford Center’s fall lecture series.
As a private consultant Mr. Elder was hired by Bermuda’s Department for National Drug Control in 2009 to help address the island nation’s problems with drugs and crime. Additionally, in his role as consultant Mr. Elder has worked with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, Colorado Department of Corrections, Florida Department of Corrections, Delaware Guidance Services, Inc., Prevention of Child Abuse in Delaware (PCADI) and the Delaware Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health. In 2015, Mr. Elder was appointed by Governor Jack Markell to the Board of Professional Counselors of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professionals where he presided as the Board’s Secretary. In December of 2017, Jim was also appointed by Delaware’s current Governor Carney to co-chair the state's Delaware Correctional Reentry Commission.
Along with his wife Dr. Katherine Elder, Mr. Elder is co-founder of Delaware Psychological Service and Associates, LLC - a behavioral health clinic serving the substance abuse and mental health needs of children, youth and families in both New Castle and Sussex County.
Mike is an integrative therapist, who believes in a holistic approach to improve overall well-being. His previous work, focusing on family stabilization and crisis intervention, has provided a wealth of experience in dealing with all age groups in both individual and family counseling settings. Working with clients experiencing parent-child conflict, depression, anxiety, addiction and other mental health challenges, Mike believes that through the power of the mind-body connection and the development of mindfulness, clients can improve their interpersonal and intrapersonal life experiences. Mike utilizes Trauma Informed Care practices and believes all clients are capable of developing and establishing resilience required to face life’s adversities. Mike is a Board Certified National Counselor and a Delmarva native, who earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Salisbury University and his Master’s Degree from Wilmington University.
Maria C. Castillo is a Bi-lingual, Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years experience as a therapist. She received her MSW from Hunter College in NYC. Maria has worked with a variety of clients and a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, PTSD, sexual abuse, partner violence, grief, and LGBT issues. She has worked in many different settings and has taught as an adjunct professor in a BSW program. Maria's approach is client centered, meaning the client leads the way, the focus of the session is decided by the individual in treatment. Maria's style is holistic and eclectic, she weaves Reiki, meditation, and guided imagery into her sessions She enjoys working with individuals to discover their strengths and help them to get in touch with their true self. Maria trained in Past Life Regression with Brian Weiss, MD. She is very honored to have been a contributing author in Dr. Weiss' latest book "Miracles Happen: The Transformational Healing Power of Past Life Memories."
Dr. Wisely works primarily from a cognitive-behavioral treatment perspective. According to the CBT model, our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are interconnected, each affecting one another. From this perspective, interventions focus on identifying and then working to change an individual's problematic thoughts and reactions. Once these are identified, there are a wide variety of skills that can be learned for changing thought patterns, withstanding negative emotional states, stopping impulsive or harmful behaviors, and improving relationships.
Dr. Wisely has over fifteen years of experience providing psychotherapy services. In addition to her training in cognitive behavioral therapy, Dr. Wisely also has extensive DBT and trauma treatment experience with teens and adults. For the past few years she has primarily focused on her outpatient psychotherapy practice working with adults, children & adolescents struggling with depression, anxiety, impulsivity, and high conflict relationships. Dr. Wisely graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the State University of NY at Albany and received her doctorate in psychology from C.W. Post, Long Island University.
Paula Kovarcik is a Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health and is board certified as an addiction counselor. She holds a Master’s of Science degree in counseling and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in psychology from Wilmington University.
She enjoys working with clients of all ages. Her focus is on assisting clients to meet the challenges of life; grief, anxiety, depression and clients diagnosed with Bipolar disorder. Paula has worked with clients who struggle with addiction, by showing them respect and offering guidance and support in their recovery. She has worked with children and teens for over 20 years. Including children and teens diagnosed with Bipolar disorder, OCD, Autism spectrum disorder, learning difficulties, anxiety, and depression.
Paula grew up outside Washington DC in Hyattsville MD. She moved to Delaware over 30 years ago and has lived in the Rehoboth area for 6 years. She began practicing meditation 10 years ago. Paula uses her free time to swim, be with her grandchildren, and visiting the Lewes Dog Park.
Trey Bell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Personal Trainer and avid Health “nut.” His approach to mental health not only lies in the operations of the mind but also the body. Trey believes that by cleansing the body, we can cleanse the mind. He specializes in Parent Child Interaction Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as utilizing experiential and recreational techniques to assist individuals and families in overall wellness. Trey graduated with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Master’s of Social Work from Long Island University-Brooklyn where he played intercollegiate baseball. Trey has worked with adults, children and families in a mental health capacity for over seven years including a year in Alaska at a wilderness therapy program. He encourages everyone to find a balance in their lives through self-care, recreation, physical activity, nutrition and mental health. In his free time, Trey enjoys rock climbing, surfing, traveling, adventures, and training for American Ninja Warrior.
Amanda is a licensed clinical social worker. She graduated from Lebanon Valley College with a degree in Sociology and later received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Temple University. Amanda has also received her Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certification. In addition, Amanda is certified in the Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach as both a clinician and a supervisor. She has worked for more than twelve years in the behavioral health field, specifically with the teen and young adult population. Her specialties include anxiety disorders, self-esteem, substance abuse, personality disorders, ADHD, and depression. She is a strong believer in Strengths based therapy and the power of positivity. Amanda, a Sussex county native, enjoys spending time with her family, husband, and raising their twin daughters at the beach.
Karin M. Westermann, LPCMH
Karin earned her Masters in Counseling Psychology from Seton Hall, Orange, New
Jersey, while working full time at the Arc of Morris County, N.J. She received her Licensed
Professional Counselor (LPC) during her 17 years of servicing individuals with disabilities at the
State of New Jersey as a behavior specialist. During this time she worked in inner cities and
rural areas. Karin worked as a substance abuse counselor at Summit Oaks Hospital in Summit,
N.J. on a per-diem status, working with the LGBQ population and other adults. Karin volunteered at a halfway house in Morristown, NJ, and was voted in as a member
of their Board of Directors. Karin was Chairperson of the State of New Jersey’s human rights committee for six years, and a State represented Liaison between Greystone Psychiatric
Hospital and the State of New Jersey. Karin has earned her Black Belt in karate. In August 2017, Karin relocated to Rehoboth Beach and recently joined our team as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Mental Health (LPCMH). She is particularly interested in
offering a holistic approach, brief-solution therapy and inner child work. Karin is sharing her
new home with her Boston Terrier, Charlie, and enjoys walks on the beach.
Katie is a Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor in Delaware and Maryland. She has worked in the mental health field for 12 years working with children, teens and adults. Katie has worked in multiple settings including a mental health group home, psychiatric rehabilitation, outpatient mental health, school based therapy, intensive outpatient, an outpatient Suboxone program and inpatient mental health. Katie originally trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing with a certificate in Child and Family Services and a Graduate Certificate in Addictions. Later, Katie focused on specializing in trauma based care. Katie teamed up with a county Foster Care system to provide Trauma Systems Therapy for children and support their changing families. During this time, Katie also began providing Eye Movement Desensitization Therapy (EMDR) services in the outpatient setting. Katie has incorporated Internal Family Systems into treatment when needed. Most recently, Katie has completed training in Clinical Supervision. Katie’s clinical interests include anxiety, depression, trauma, attachment, parenting support, supervision, LGBTQ populations, pregnancy and postpartum issues. Katie is married with two children. She enjoys spending time outside with her family and a good laugh.
Lindsay has over 10 years of experience working in the behavior health field. She received her Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. Lindsay is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the state of Delaware, specializing in serving adults, couples, children, youth and their families. Her areas of specialization include, impulsive behavior and mood disorders, depression, anxiety, ADHD, adjustment issues, parent-child relationships, co-occurring disorders, as well as helping others achieve a healthy life style and setting goals for success. Her love to help others started when she got her first job as a behavioral technician working at a residential facility assisting high risk teens with a variety of mental health needs.
Lindsay, originally from Georgia, now lives in Delaware since 2015. She spends her free time with family and hanging out at the beach.
MS, NCC, LPCMH
Natalie Engh is Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified counselor with 25 yrs of experience specializing in loss and grief issues, parenting issues, life transitions, stress management, and addiction. Natalie earned her Master’s degree in Community Counseling from Wilmington University and has extensive training in crisis intervention, complicated grief, parent education, and addiction. She believes thoughts create our future and life is a journey of self discovery. Natalie has worked with various populations including the chronically mentally ill, adolescents, the aging, dual-diagnosed clients, and those involved in the criminal justice system. In addition to working for Delaware Psychological Services, Natalie works with offenders in the Drug Diversion Program in the Sussex county court system. Natalie’s therapeutic approach is strongly influenced by the therapist-client relationship, a cognitive-behavioral approach, and with a strong emphasis on mindfulness and self-care. She enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as her involvement with the American Red Cross as a Mental Health Disaster volunteer.
David Bunch has over 10 years experience working in the mental health field. He recently received his Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella University and before that completed his Bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. David creates a compassionate culture and facilitates an intentional change in children and adolescence understanding of behavior through Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) techniques and Motivational Interviewing. David has dedicated his professional career to early intervention. In addition to working for Delaware Psychological Services, David is employed as a Disabilities/Mental Health coordinator with one of Delaware’s largest Head Start providers. His areas of specialty include working with children and adolescent who have been diagnosed with ADHD, ODD, learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Depression. Currently David provides school-based outpatient counseling with children K-12. David believes that our relationships with our emotions shapes our brains, our potential for success and the health of all our relationships.
Carmen received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Widener University, and before that her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Wilmington University. Her approach is integrative and holistic, working from a Trauma-Informed lens and drawing from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Attachment and Family Systems Theories while incorporating mindfulness and meditation. Serving adults, youth, children, couples, families, and LGBTQ; her specialties include mood disorders, depression, anxiety, PTSD, eating disorders, sexual dysfunction, anger and stress management, substance use, co-occurring disorders, and grief. Being client-centered, Carmen encourages and empowers her clients to choose the focus of work as she strongly believes the client is the expert on their life. Each therapy session is directly tailored to that individual client, as she feels there is no “one size fits all” therapeutic model. Previous work includes working with a Family Crisis Therapist at Frederick Douglass Elementary School and within the Delaware Correctional System as a Mental Health Clinician providing individual and group therapy, crisis intervention and assessments. She is currently still employed within the Level 4 facility’s CREST program which provides therapy, substance abuse treatment, and behavioral modification. When she is not working, she can usually be found spending time with her family, pets, hiking Delaware’s beautiful state parks, or at the beach.
Jessica is a Certified National Counselor, who earned her Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies from Grinnell College in Iowa and her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Vermont. She has experience working with children, teens, adults, and families in both individual and group therapy settings. Jessica works from social justice and trauma informed frameworks. She believes that client empowerment and support are important in the journey to wellness. In her free time Jessica likes to spend time outside; hiking, swimming, and sailing.
Catherine Devaney McKay
MS, LMFT, LCDP, ICAADC
Catherine has worked in the behavioral health field for 40 years as a therapist and a supervisor. She has a Master of Counseling from the University of Delaware and a post-Master’s certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Philadelphia Child and Family Therapy Training Center, the birthplace of structural family therapy. Catherine is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Professional and is internationally certified as an Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She specializes in work with individuals, children and families living with diverse mental health needs including trauma, substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, and relational problems in families and couples. Cathy is trained in Trauma Focused CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Ecosystemic Structural Family Therapy and other evidence-based approaches in the treatment of children and families who have experienced trauma and/or serious substance use, including opioid use disorder. In 2019, she made one of more than 50 major presentations, presenting a paper on the Prevention of Intergenerational Prevention of Opioid Use Disorder at the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapist national conference. Catherine is married and has two adult sons and four grandchildren.