top of page
IMG_8337.jpg

Our vision and staff

About Turning Tides

 

When I envisioned opening the doors of Turning Tides Psychological Services, LLC, I imagined an atmosphere of intentional growth. I wanted to create a space where I could take my clients to a place where therapy would solely be based on their needs and journey to changing their path. I provide an integrative, self-tailored therapy experience.  I utilize my training and knowledge of evidence based practices to shape your journey based on your strengths and therapy goals. I also conscientiously choose each of our small group staff to fit the Turning Tides vision. Each therapist brings different talents and preferred client populations, giving us the ability to help more people reach their potential and needs. 

In the last several years, Turning Tides has expanded to now having twelve unique providers in three locations as well as teletherapy optins. We are now able to accommodate most commercial insurances, several EAP programs, and now take Medicare. Call us today or hit the contact us button to schedule an intake today. 

 

Together, we can change the course of your story.

                                                                                                                     -Carrie Johanson

Dr. Carrie Johanson
Founder and Psychologist

Carrie Johanson, Ph.D., is a PA licensed psychologist with degrees from Texas Woman’s University (Ph.D. & M.A.) and the State University at Albany (B.A. & M.S.). During her fifteen years in the field, she has worked with individuals struggling with trauma, substance abuse, anxiety, and making changes in their lives. She provides a mixed approached of evidence-based treatments, tailored to your identified goals, needs, and presenting symptoms.

 

Dr. Johanson currently provides individual and couples therapy, both in the Scranton office and online. She also provides evaluations on a case by case basis and provides post graduate supervision to other mental health professionals.  

IMG_0006 (1).jpg

Megan Ryman, MA, LPC, 

NCC, CADC Therapist

Megan is a Licensed Professional Counselor and received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marywood University. Megan's early field experience was primarily in addiction counseling, she enjoys working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, stress management, life transitions, relationship concerns, self-esteem, and impulse control disorders.

IMG_1498_edited.jpg

Lori Chieffallo, LCSW

Lori is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Lori has a long history of working with adolescence and families. At turning tides, she treats adults, teens, and families. Lori is one of our Medicare Providers and primarily works out of the Dickson City office. 

IMG_8127 (1)_edited.jpg

Megan Ryman, MA, LPC, 

NCC, CADC Therapist

Megan is a Licensed Professional Counselor and received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marywood University. Megan's early field experience was primarily in addiction counseling, she enjoys working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, stress management, life transitions, relationship concerns, self-esteem, and impulse control disorders.

IMG_1498_edited.jpg

Tara Ahearn Simington, MA, NCC, LPC, CDBT

Tara was previously a State Certified Teacher in Elementary Education and Special
Education and graduated from Wake Forest University in 2019 with her MA in
Mental Health clinical Counseling. She was licensed in 2022. She has worked in
schools, hospitals, in home and outpatient settings throughout out her careers. She
treats teens, adults, and couples.

headshot.jpg

Peggy Cummiskey, MA, LPC, NCC
CACREP Certified Therapist

Peggy attended the Liberty University and completed her Master of Arts for Professional Counseling in Dec 2018. She utilizes CBT, REBT, Solution Focused, Impact therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.  Peggy works with a range of presenting concerns and works with teens, adults, and families. Peggy primarily works out of our Dickson City office.  

IMG_7932.JPG

Jim Roberts, MS, LPC, NCC  Therapist

Jim completed his Masters of Science in Counseling at the University of Scranton in 2016. He holds a state license to practice in the state of PA. Jim has previously worked with children in the NEPA area and has experience working with addiction, anxiety, and other life problems. Jim brings CBT, Solution Focused, Motivational Interviewing and other identified needed interventions to the therapeutic relationship. Jim primarily works out of our Scranton office. 

IMG_5751 (1).JPG

Lori A Villano, LCSW, CAADC

Lori is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor with over 30 years of experience in counseling and supervision. She received her Degree from Marywood University in 1990 and works with adults. Lori is one of out Medicare providers and works out of our Dickson City location. 

IMG_7978.jpg

Joe Monczewski, MS, LPC, NCC  Therapist

Joe has been a therapist and in the field since 1983. He has a MSRC from the University of Scranton and is a fully licensed counselor. Joe works with both adults and couples and works with a range of therapy concerns. Joe is located at our Dickson City office. 

Megan Ryman, MA, LPC, 

NCC, CADC Therapist

Megan is a Licensed Professional Counselor and received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marywood University. Megan's early field experience was primarily in addiction counseling, she enjoys working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, stress management, life transitions, relationship concerns, self-esteem, and impulse control disorders.

IMG_1498_edited.jpg

Jean Barney, LPC

Jean is an LPC with over 25 years of experience working with young children and couples. Jean will also work with older adults and life transitions. Jean works out of the Dickson City office. 

jbarney.jpg

Michele Vella-Healey, Ph.D.

Michele Vella-Healey, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist with degrees from Lehigh University (Ph.D.& M.Ed.), The City College of New York, (M.A.), The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism (M.S.), and Middlebury College (B.A.) She completed her doctoral internship at Mt. Sinai St. Luke’sRoosevelt Hospital (New York, NY) and her post-doctoral fellowship in health psychology at the VA Manhattan. In addition, she was awarded a fellowship from the American Psychological Association in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Policy. She has worked with individuals affected by the mental health impact of chronic health conditions; chronic pain; trauma; depression; anxiety disorders; and the intersections of culture and behavioral health. She believes that the individual serves as the expert of her/his healing and that provider and client are on a journey to harness that healing together. She tailors evidenced based approaches with psychodynamic interventions to provide the best client-centered care.

Psychologist Session

Megan Ryman, MA, LPC, 

NCC, CADC Therapist

Megan is a Licensed Professional Counselor and received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marywood University. Megan's early field experience was primarily in addiction counseling, she enjoys working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, stress management, life transitions, relationship concerns, self-esteem, and impulse control disorders.

IMG_1498_edited.jpg

Annette Perez, Administrator

Annette is a multifaceted Virtual assistant and administrative specialist, with 20+ years experience in business administration. Also proficient in social media management and content creation. With extensive experience in remote work, Annette takes pride in providing exceptional administrative support to help clients stay organized and efficient. From administrative tasks, and managing emails to streamlining operations, she ensures a clients workflow runs seamlessly, taking the burden off their shoulders. 

Efficient, organized, and passionate about helping individuals succeed, Annette is here to simplify the workload for both therapist and clients.

image0_edited.jpg
bottom of page