Clinical Staff

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.

Dr. Kathryn Davis, Clinical Director
Licensed Psychologist, Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor

Kayte received both her Master’s and Doctoral Degrees in Clinical Psychology from Widener University, Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology.  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.

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. 

Kimberly Ring
Licensed Professional Counselor

Kim received her Master’s degree in Community Counseling from Shippensburg University.  Her interests include working with children and teens on self-esteem issues, anxiety, depression, social skills, and family stress. Kim has over ten years of experience providing play therapy to children and teens.  She strives to establish a trusting, genuine relationship with each child and feels that this is instrumental in achieving therapeutic goals.  Although Kim often uses Cognitive Behavioral interventions, her approach is eclectic and tailored to the needs of each client.

Support Staff

Christine Barrera, Administrative Assistant
Jennifer Maulick, Office Manager
Irene Reber, Finance Director