Clinicians

Elizabeth W. Gonzalez, Founder
Licensed Professional Counselor
Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor

Beth founded FairView Counseling and The Play Therapy Center in 1999.  Beginning her career as a Mobile Therapist, she quickly recognized the need for child-specific mental health services for children in Berks County.

In creating FairView, Beth’s goal was to create a space designed for children, teens and their families to receive quality, affordable counseling in a welcoming, child-centered environment. She believes that healthy individuals make healthy families that go on to make healthy communities. Over the past 20 years, Beth has largely introduced the effectiveness of Play Therapy to Berks County and the surrounding communities. 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 executive function deficits/ADHD, academic problems, or family discord. She also enjoys difficult adolescents and teens. Kayte uses humor and a client-centered approach when working with clients in the context of their family, academic and social system. She has additional training in neuropsychology/assessment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Filial Therapy, and Theraplay.

Amanda L. Latshaw
Licensed Clinical 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. Her interests include working with members of Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities, communication differences, depression, anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and sensory processing disorders. Amanda believes that communication is the fundamental component to therapeutic success and individual growth. She encourages and welcomes communication through play, art, assistive technology, signed and verbal languages.

* Amanda is able to communicate in both ASL and English.

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 enjoys working with children and teens with anxiety, bullying issues, anger, and depression. She believes in the importance of well-rounded self-care and empowering individuals by helping them to identify their inner strengths.

Rachael Stamm
Licensed Social Worker 

Rachael received her Master’s Degree in social work from Edinboro University. Her interests include working with children and teens to adjust to changes and to build coping skills and more positive relationships in their lives. She uses a foundation of Child Centered Play Therapy to guide all of her work and carefully chooses directive techniques when appropriate to help meet treatment goals. Rachael believes in the importance of building warm and trusting relationships as the vehicle for change and enjoys using humor and play-based interventions with both children and their families. Additionally, Rachael has training and experience in Applied Behavior Analysis, AutPlay®️therapy, and is currently completing training in the field of Animal-Assisted Play Therapy™️with a goal of becoming a certified Animal-Assisted Play Therapist.