Dr. Cachara is a Licensed Psychologist, owner and clinical director of the practice. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University (formally known as The American School of Professional Psychology). Dr. Cachara has been practicing in the field of psychology for over 15 years. Her clinical experience includes a specialized doctoral internship at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh where she was trained extensively with nationally recognized experts in the field of childhood trauma. Dr. Cachara is currently becoming certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She also utilizes play therapy and sand tray in her work with young children.
Dr. Cachara values the therapeutic relationship with the belief that change is facilitated through a non-judgmental and supportive relationship. She utilizes evidence-based treatment strategies to assist clients with symptom relief while allowing them to openly explore their thoughts and feelings as it pertains to the conflicts in their life. Dr. Cachara works out of both the Carlisle and Chambersburg offices.
Bernadette Cachara, PsyD
Tammi Tanner specializes in working with children (3+), adolescents, and families. Tammi is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Registered Play Therapist (RPT). Additionally, she is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) and Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional (CATP). Tammi treats a variety of concerns including difficult life experiences, Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Adjustment and Attachment Disorders. She also enjoys working with the LGBTQI population.
Tammi values the therapeutic relationship. She strives to provide an atmosphere of safety, trust and nurturance to foster the healing process. Through the power of play and expressive therapies individuals and families can build trust and mastery, foster learning, co-regulate emotions, promote creative thinking and problem-solving, develop open communication and a sense of self. She is trained in sandtray, attachment and trauma focused therapies.
Tammi Tanner, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker/ Registered Play Therapist
Ashley Tannous is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and holds a MSW from the University of Pittsburgh with a certificate in Integrated Healthcare. Her clinical background varies from working with disruptive youth in the alternative education system to working with adults and families within the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centers. She has a passion for working with adolescents, adults, families, and couples as they are transitioning throughout life's various challenges and changes. Ms. Tannous acknowledges that her medical background has shaped her practice and she has a strong belief in the importance of nurturing both our physical health and mental health.
She has specialized experience working with individuals who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, and trauma related to a physical health concern. Ms. Tannous has a special interest in working with clients and couples throughout the perinatal period (from conception to postpartum) and has received a certification in perinatal mental health through Postpartum Support International. Her approach is a blend of both client-centered and solution-focused, looking to meet her clients where they are to develop trust. Ms. Tannous is also currently pursuing certification in EMDR and can offer this unique psychotherapy approach where appropriate.
Ashley Tannous, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Perinatal Mental Health Certified
Laura Rhoads is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has a specialized license as a Behavior Specialist. She is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University. Laura has extensive training in the use of behavioral modification with children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorders.
Laura values the therapeutic relationship. She provides a warm and open style, allowing others to feel comfortable in their work with her. Laura uses an eclectic approach including behavioral interventions and cognitive behavioral therapy. She believes in a collaborative treatment approach, working with families as well as with teachers and other school officials to maximize treatment. She is a strong advocate for parents as they navigate the school system in efforts to obtain educational, behavioral and emotional support for their children. Laura works with individuals from toddlers to young adults with a variety of behavioral concerns, impulse regulation, social skills, anger management and anxiety.
Laura Rhoads, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor/Behavioral Specialist
Rebecca Anderson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker experienced in working with children, adolescents, and adults. She began her career at The University of Texas School of Social Work, where she interned in K-12 schools providing talk and play therapy. She went on to work in early childhood home visiting for over 6 years, offering wraparound case management and therapeutic support to expectant caregivers and families with children under 4. It was here that she developed an interest in early childhood and caregiver mental health. Rebecca then went on to spend 4 years in college mental health, practicing therapy within an integrated college health clinic where she enjoyed supporting young adults in their emerging identities, independence, and life transitions.
Rebecca employs a trauma-informed care approach which emphasizes choice, transparency, and collaboration. Her experience across age groups reflects her interest in human development and identity formation in light of life transitions and lived experiences. Although trained in a variety of modalities, she has particular expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), mindfulness, and self-compassion interventions. She is also Level II Certified in Facilitating Attuned Interactions (FAN), a reflective intervention to support the relationship between caregiver and child.
Rebecca Anderson, LSCW
Licensed Clinicial Social Worker
Laura Storm works as an Administrative Assistant. She completed her medical billing and coding certificate at YTI Career Institute. Laura has worked in the medical billing field for over 10 years and has extensive experience in working with insurance companies. Laura is responsible for guiding individuals through the first steps in becoming an established client of the practice as well answering any questions they may have about utilizing their insurance benefits.