Our Therapists

Shari Bennett

Shari Bennett, RN, LICSW

Shari Bennett, RN, LICSW, is a licensed clinical social worker and the founder and director of Interactions Counseling and Intervention Center, Inc. Shari is also a high school adjustment counselor and has over 25 years of experience working with teens in the school setting. She has extensive training in hypnosis and EMDR, which she uses in her work to help clients with trauma resolution, to decrease anxiety and depression, and for self-esteem enhancement. She co-authored the book The Me Nobody Knows: A Guide for Teen Survivors. Shari works with adolescents, adults, couples, and families.

Ashley Olejarz

Ashley Olejarz, LMHC

Ashley Olejarz, LMHC, is a licensed mental health counselor whose clinical expertise is in working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She has broad clinical experience in inpatient psychiatric, school, community mental health, and substance abuse settings. Ashley’s approach is strength-based and draws from an eclectic counseling perspective, including but not limited to cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and family-based therapy. Ashley works with adolescents, adults, couples, and families.

Gillian Yurko

Gillian Yurko, LICSW

Gillian Yurko, LICSW, is a licensed independent clinical social worker with extensive experience working with children and families in a variety of settings. Her approach is highly solution-focused and strengths-based. She uses a variety of creative methods to connect with children and build their emotional capacity while working closely with parents to help them effectively manage their children’s behaviors. Gillian has expertise in working with children on the autistic spectrum, high-risk children, and adolescents with multiple diagnoses. She also works with young adults and couples.

Vanessa Grisco

Vanessa Grisco, LICSW

Vanessa Grisco, LICSW, is a licensed independent clinical social worker whose clinical expertise is working with children, adolescents, and families. She has extensive experience supporting parents and children who have experienced trauma, anxiety, or depression. She uses strength-based approaches, cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, mindfulness, and dialectical behavioral therapy to address parents and children’s needs.

Diane Saffer

Diane Saffer, LICSW

Diane Saffer, LICSW, is a licensed independent clinical social worker with over 14 years of experience working with children and families in schools and clinics. Her areas of special interest include helping individuals with life transitions, adjustment issues, anxiety, attention deficit disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and stress reduction. She has extensive experience providing child therapy and addressing parenting challenges. She draws from a variety of approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, relaxation, and mindfulness. Diane works with children, adults, and families.

Jessica Lankenau

Jessica Lankenau, LMHC

Jessica Lankenau, LMHC, is a licensed mental health counselor with 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in school and outpatient settings. She offers a collaborative, strength-based approach incorporating skills from dialectical behavior therapy and acceptance commitment therapy. She aims to support clients in creating the best version of themselves.

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