Elizabeth W. Gonzalez, Founder
Licensed Professional Counselor –
Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor
Beth began working in Berks County in 1996 and recognized a need for children’s mental health services in the area. She founded Fairview Counseling in 1999, largely introducing the effectiveness of Play Therapy to our community. Beth received her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Immaculata College. Her primary approach to working with children is Child-Centered Play Therapy in a family context. Beth has additional training in Sand Tray Therapy, Filial Therapy and Theraplay.
Gena Braiterman-Harting, Licensed Clinical Social Worker – Registered Play Therapist
Gena received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland. Her interests include grief, divorce, depression, anxiety, bullying, ADHD, self esteem, parenting issues and sibling relational problems. She believes that helping others to discover their own talents in a safe and playful environment nurtures healing and growth for children of all ages. Gena has additional training in Sand Tray Therapy and Child and Adolescent Trauma.
Kathryn B. Davis, Licensed Psychologist – Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor
Kayte received both her Master’s and Doctoral Degrees in Clinical Psychology from Widener University. Her interests include children with behavior problems related to ADHD and other academic labels, family discord as well as difficult adolescent and teen issues including anger, bullying, self injury, and depression. Kayte uses an eclectic, but client-centered approach when working with individuals in the context of their family, academic and social system.
Amanda L. Latshaw, Licensed Social Worker
Amanda received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Gallaudet University where she specialized in supporting and understanding the Deaf and Hard of Hearing cultures. Amanda’s interests include working with members of Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities, communication differences, identity development, self-esteem, depression, trauma, OCD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and sensory processing disorders. She is able to communicate in both ASL and English. Amanda believes that communication is the fundamental component to therapy and individual growth. She encourages and welcomes communication through play, art, assistive technology, signed and verbal languages. Amanda uses a client-centered approach to support individuals within a family and societal context. Amanda is in the process of earning her Registered Play Therapist certification.
Melissa Reber, Licensed Clinical Social Worker – Registered Play Therapist
Melissa received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Marywood University. Her interests include understanding trauma and its impact on an individual’s development. Melissa has worked with children and teens with anxiety, bullying, anger and depression. She believes in the importance of well rounded self-care and empowering individuals by helping them to identify their inner strengths.