Steven is the office manager at Two Rivers Counseling, LLC. He brings to the position a wealth of management and customer service experience. Having spent many years in retail and owning his own business, Steven is now with us to make your counseling experience a comfortable one. From the first phone call and throughout your relationship with Two Rivers Counseling, LLC he is here to answer your questions and assist you with the counseling process.
Jeanne is with us several days a week to assist you in the counseling process and make your experience as smooth as possible. Jeanne offers years of experience in office administration and has a background in mental health both of which provide additional understanding when working to help you with what you are looking for.
Robyn Harrison-Taft, MA, LPC, NCC
Robyn earned her M.A. in Counseling from West Virginia University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). She has effectively worked with children, adolescents, families, and adults. During her fifteen years experience in the mental health field she has provided community education, worked with clients through life transitions, as well as effectively helped those dealing with depression, anxiety, domestic violence, and ADHD. She has worked in many clinical settings including: community agencies, an outpatient psychiatric office, and a private counseling agency. She also has experience in a public school system. She has completed the Level 2 training in the Gottman Method of couples therapy. Lastly, she is a family mediator.
” I want to see my client’s whole life picture and work to provide a plan that fits their goals. My practice includes a range of client types, each being unique. I believe that everyone has the power to change. I meet my clients where they are and I strive to provide a safe, nonjudgmental and supportive environment to facilitate that change. I look forward to working with you in making the change you seek.”
Jennifer Newman MSW, LICSW
Jennifer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker; having received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Denver. Jennifer began her career working with home-based agencies where she worked with at-risk children and adolescents. She has spent several years working in medical settings providing individual and group counseling to adults, children and adolescents. Jennifer has worked extensively with individuals who are experiencing grief and loss issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem and adjustment issues.
Jennifer incorporates her co-therapist, therapy dog, Willow. Research studies have documented the benefits of incorporating animals into therapeutic settings. Animals can enhance the mental health of people by providing unconditional affection, especially during times of transitions or difficulty. Willow is a female Golden Retriever who provides Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT). Willow is always cheerful and happy to see you. She offers enthusiastic greetings and never stops wagging her tail until all are settled into session. Once in session she becomes calm and seems to sense just what her clients need. Willow and Jennifer have worked together over the past 3 years and have interacted with different people, environments, and other animals. Willow has completed the necessary training to become a certified therapy dog which ensures she has the appropriate temperament to make people feel comfortable.
“My role as a counselor is to help individuals; I cannot push you or pull you through your experience, I can only walk along side of you offering professional assistance to move you forward in your life. I work collaboratively with my client’s to identify goals they can work towards in a safe, nonjudgmental and supportive environment. “
Jennifer Newman works as a contracted therapist with Two Rivers Counseling, LLC and is her own entity.
Sarah Anderson MA, LPC, NCC
Sarah is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) having received her degree from West Virginia University. Sarah has worked with children, adolescents and adults in many settings that include group homes, in-home services, a community health agency and a psychiatric hospital. In addition to her counseling experience Sarah has also held positions as an admissions specialist and a clinical supervisor. Her theoretical orientations are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Rational Emotive Therapy. She is currently undergoing training to be certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
“I think therapy assists with uncovering or improving strengths and resources that may have been forgotten due to overwhelming life circumstances. Whether you are an individual, child, couple, or family, I believe each person possesses strengths and resources to solve their problems and improve their quality of life. I provide a safe, supportive environment to explore barriers, trauma, and conflict, as well as to heal and identify resolutions. I look forward to assisting you on your journey towards wellness.”
Steve Mininberg MA, LPC
Steve is a Licensed Professional Counselor in both Maryland and West Virginia. He received his MS in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University and has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings. Steve started his career over 15 years ago as a teacher in a residential treatment center working with young people who had severe emotional issues. He then worked providing individual and family services for adolescents at risk of being removed from their homes due to inappropriate behaviors. Most recently, Steve has worked providing offsite counseling services meeting clients and their families at home or in school. Steve has worked extensively with clients who have a history of trauma, anger issues, depression, poor academic performance, ADHD, poor peer relations, and issues with self-esteem. Steve believes in doing everything possible to meet clients where they are by making services easy to access.
“I believe counseling should be accessible to everyone and can be an integral part of a healthy life style. Therapy doesn’t have to happen in an office, but can take place in a client’s home, in school, taking a walk outside, or while playing a game. The physical location is not as important as the therapeutic relationship the client has with the therapist. Once trust is built, the healing can begin.”
Steve Mininberg works as a contracted therapist with Two Rivers Counseling, LLC and is his own entity.